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Kärcher HD 425 Operator's Manual

Karcher electric pressure washer operator's manual
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High Pressure Washer Operator Manual
Overview ........................................................................ 2
Precautions ................................................................ 2-4
Assembly Instructions ................................................... 4
Operating Instructions ................................................... 5
Using the Accessories ................................................... 6
Working with Detergents ............................................... 7
Shut Down and Clean-Up ............................................. 8
Taking a Break ............................................................... 8
Winterizing and Long-Term Storage ............................. 8
Optional Cleaning Accessories ................................... 9
Troubleshooting ................................................... 11-12

Specifications

Max. Pressure
Max. Water Volume
Voltage
Amp Draw
Please keep the original box, packaging and receipt.
Before operating this unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
1150 PSI
1.8 GPM
120 V
13 AMPS
HD 425
5.960-859 (2005435-04-03)

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    1150 PSI Max. Water Volume 1.8 GPM Voltage 120 V Amp Draw 13 AMPS Please keep the original box, packaging and receipt. Before operating this unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. HD 425 5.960-859 (2005435-04-03)
  • Page 2: Overview

    Never operate while standing in water. Never touch plug with wet hands. Never let electrical connections rest in water. Never operate pressure washer without the water turned on. Never use hot water. THE BEST ANTI-FREEZE PROTECTION IS PROVIDED BY USING AND STORING THE MACHINE IN SHELTERED SPACE.
  • Page 3: Precautions

    IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – Read First! Safety Warnings When using this product basic precautions should always be followed: • Read all the instructions before using the product. • High pressure jets can be dangerous if subject to misuse. The jet must not be directed at persons, animals, electrical devices, or the machine itself.
  • Page 4: Assembly Instructions

    ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Step 1 Attach the high pressure hose to the spray gun. • Never use the pressure washer to draw in water contaminated with solvents, e.g. paint thinners, gasoline, oil, etc. NOTE: Dirt in the feed water will damage the unit. To avoid this risk, we recommend fitting a water filter.
  • Page 5: Operating Instructions

    Plug the power cord into the power outlet. Unlock the lock of the trigger gun. Step 6 Turn on the pressure washer (ON). NOTE: This unit is equipped with a pressure switch. The motor only starts up when the trigger on the gun is pulled.
  • Page 6: Using The Accessories

    USING THE ACCESSORIES Triple Jet Nozzle The triple jet nozzle must be positioned to one of the two settings for high pressure cleaning by turning the nozzle tip. The pencil jet spray (0°) should be used for stubborn dirt. The High pressure flat spray (25°) should be used for cleaning over a large surface area.
  • Page 7: Working With Detergents

    Special formula won’t clog the suction tube filter and will protect the internal parts of the pressure washer for a longer life. For Kärcher Detergents, check with your dealer or call:...
  • Page 8: Shut Down And Clean-Up

    SHUTTING DOWN & CLEAN-UP Step 1 Remove detergent suction tube from jug and insert into 1 gallon (5 L) of fresh water. Siphon water at low pressure for one minute. Step 5 Disconnect the garden hose from the water inlet on the unit. TAKING A BREAK...
  • Page 9: Optional Cleaning Accessories

    OPTIONAL CLEANING Optional cleaning accessories are available to further enhance your cleaning capabilities: • Rotating Wash Brush • .033 Dirt Blaster Attachment • Extension Wands • Pipe Drain Cleaner KÄRCHER 1 YEAR WARRANTY Kärcher Canada Inc. warrants to the original owner that this product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year from the date of its original purchase.
  • Page 10: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Disconnect the machine from the power source before making any repair. ymptom Cause Motor will not start. On/Off switch is in the “OFF” position. Power cord is not plugged in. Extension cord is too long. Extension cord is not proper gauge. Extension cord is damaged.
  • Page 11 10 drops per minute is permissible). Oil Drip. If you encounter any additional difficulties not listed, please call your dealer or Customer Service at 1-888-705-9444 for help, or visit www.karcher.ca Cause Detergent is too thick. Filter on detergent suction tube is clogged.