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Kärcher K 2.97 M Operator's Manual

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Please keep the original box, packaging and receipt.
Before operating this unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain
it for future reference.
Part No. 1.421-212.0
K 2.97 M
High Pressure
Washer Operator
Manual
Overview ....................................... 2
Important Precautions ............ 3 - 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
Storage ......................................... 8
Cleaning Tips ....................... 9 - 10
Troubleshooting .................. 11 - 12

Specifications

Operating pressure
Max. Pressure
Water volume
Voltage
Amp draw
Manual Part No. 5.960-786.0 01/03EN
8000 kPa
1400 PSI
1.6 GPM
120 V
13 AMPS

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Please keep the original box, packaging and receipt. Before operating this unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. Part No. 1.421-212.0 K 2.97 M High Pressure Washer Operator Manual Overview ... 2 Important Precautions ... 3 - 4 Assembly Instructions ...
  • Page 2: Components View

    Never drink alcohol or use drugs while operating this equipment. Never operate while standing in water. Never touch plug with wet hands. Never let electrical connections rest in water. Never Never operate pressure washer without the water turned on Never Never Never Never use hot water...
  • Page 3: Important 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: Important Precautions

    Slide the trigger gun holder into track on the right hand side of the pressure washer. • 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.
  • Page 5: Operating Instructions

    Connect garden hose to the cold water source and turn water on completely. Step 6 Turn on the pressure washer (I). 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 High pressure nozzle This nozzle features a steady powerful high pressure spray pattern, for general cleaning. Warning TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, NEVER POINT SPRAY NOZZLE AT YOURSELF, OTHER PERSONS OR ANIMALS Rotary nozzle This nozzle features a 0º pencil jet which rotates 360º...
  • 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 your retailer or call: 1-800-465-4980 The following Kärcher detergents are available: •...
  • Page 8: Shut Down And Clean-up

    Caution: Failure to follow the above directions will result in damage to the pump assembly and accessories. Step 4 Press trigger to release water pressure. Step 7 Engage the gun safety lock. Step 2 Turn pressure washer to off (O) position.
  • Page 9: Cleaning Tips

    CLEANING TIPS Deck Cleaning (with or without detergent) Pre-rinse deck and surrounding area with fresh water. If using Kärcher Deck Wash , place detergent suction tube directly into cleaning solution and apply to surface at low pressure. For best results, limit your work area to smaller sections of approximately 25 square feet.
  • Page 10: Optional Cleaning Accessories

    • If painted surfaces are peeling or chipping, use extreme caution as pressure washer may remove the loose paint from the surface. • When using on surfaces which might come in contact with food, flush surfaces with plenty of drinking water.
  • Page 11: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Disconnect the machine from the power source before making any repair. Symptom Cause Motor will not start On/Off switch is in the “OFF” (O) position. Power cord is not plugged in. Extension cord is too long. Extension cord is not proper gauge. Extension cord is damaged.
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    (up to 10 drops per minute is permissible). Oil Drips. If you encounter any additional difficulties not listed, please call our service center at 1-800-465-4980 for help, or visit www.karcher.ca Cause Detergent suction tube not properly connected to the machine.

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