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Kärcher K 3.540 Operator's Manual

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K 3.540
HIGH PRESSURE WASHER - OPERATOR MANUAL
NETTOYEUR HAUTE PRESSION - MANUEL D'UTILISATION
MANUAL DE USUARIO DEL LIMPIADOR DE ALTA PRESIÓN
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  • Page 1 K 3.540 HIGH PRESSURE WASHER - OPERATOR MANUAL NETTOYEUR HAUTE PRESSION - MANUEL D'UTILISATION MANUAL DE USUARIO DEL LIMPIADOR DE ALTA PRESIÓN English Français Español 59642330 (03/11)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    “an imminently hazardous sit- In the U.S. or Canada, please call uation which, if not avoided, will result 1-800-537-4129 for warranty issues in death or serious injury.” and visit www.karcher-help.com for WARNING technical support and product assis- indicates “a potentially hazardous situ- tance.
  • Page 3: Model Overview

    MODEL OVERVIEW 1 Garden hose connector (female) 12 Storage hook for mains connection cable 2 Quick coupling for high pressure hose 13 Accessory storage 3 High pressure hose 14 Power cord with Ground Fault Cir- cuit Interrupter (GFCI) 4 Water inlet with connector 15 Wheels 5 ON/OFF switch 16 Trigger gun...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING WARNING When using this product basic precau- Risk Of Explosion – Do not spray tions should always be followed, in- flammable liquids. cluding the following: Do not use acids, alkaline, solvents,  or any flammable material in this product.
  • Page 5 the skin. do not point the gun at anyone CI) built into the plug of the power-sup- or any part of the body. In case of pen- ply cord. This device provides etration seek medical aid immediately. additional protection from the risk of This system is capable of producing electric shock.
  • Page 6: Assembly Instructions

    ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS For more detailed information on  Install the transport handle how to assemble this pressure Before assembling the handle you washer, please visit need to place the tubes of the deter- www.karcherresidential.com/as- gent regulator between handle and sembly machine body.
  • Page 7 Install the dosage regulator for de- Connect the high pressure hose to tergent the hand spray gun STEP 3: STEP 4:   Insert detergent suction tube onto Push the high pressure hose into the hose fitting. the trigger gun until it locks audibly. Install the dosage regulator and Note: Make sure the connection connect using 2 screws.
  • Page 8: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS This pressure washer has been tested Disconnect: by Kärcher's quality assurance team. A Push the casing of the quick cou-  small amount of water may be present pling for the high pressure hose to- in the water inlet or outlet. This is nor- ward the rear and disconnect the mal and will not affect the performance high pressure hose from the appli-...
  • Page 9 STEP 5: STEP 7:   Connect garden hose to the cold Unlock the trigger gun safety lock. water source and turn water on Trigger the gun to eliminate trapped completely. air, wait for a steady flow of water to emerge from the spray nozzle.
  • Page 10: Using The Accessories

    USING THE ACCESSORIES WARNING Dirtblaster ® To avoid serious injury never point This nozzle features a 0º pencil jet  spray nozzle at yourself, other per- which rotates 360º for maximum dirt sons or animals. cutting action, effectively increasing Always test an inconspicuous area cleaning performance up to 50%.
  • Page 11: Working With Detergents

    (Mix). to work area. Do not allow deter- gent to dry on surface. STEP 2:  Fill the detergent tank with Karcher STEP 5:  detergent and position the tank into To rinse, move the VPS out of „Mix“...
  • Page 12: Taking A Break ..Five Minutes Or More

    Ammonia products – CAUTION Acid-based products – Never use: These chemicals will harm the unit and Bleach, Chlorine products and oth- – will damage the surface being cleaned. er corrosive chemicals Use of these items will void the war- Liquids containing solvents (i.e., –...
  • Page 13: Shutting Down & Clean-Up

    SHUTTING DOWN & CLEAN-UP STEP 1: water may leak from the connec-  tions after operation. Turn the switch to OFF (0) position and unplug cord from outlet. STEP 2:  Turn off the water source. STEP 3:  Press trigger to release water pres- sure.
  • Page 14: Winterizing And Long-Term Storage

    WINTERIZING AND LONG-TERM STORAGE 1: Disconnect all water connec- of heat as it may dry out the pump  tions. seals. 2: Turn on the machine for a few  CAUTION seconds, until the water which had Failure to follow the above directions remained in the pump exits, turn off will result in damage to the pump as- immediately.
  • Page 15: Cleaning Tips

    CLEANING TIPS House Siding CAUTION Before cleaning any surface an in-  (with or without detergent). Pre-rinse conspicuous area should be cleaning surface with fresh water. If us- cleaned to test spray pattern and ing detergent, apply to surface at low distance for maximum cleaning re- pressure (for best results, limit your sults.
  • Page 16 Brush Attachment (not included) to re- Cars, Boats & Motorcycles move stubborn dirt. Rinse at high pres- (with or without detergent). Pre-rinse sure in a sweeping motion keeping the vehicle with fresh water. If using deter- spray nozzle approximately 3-6 inches gent, apply to surface at low pressure.
  • Page 17: Optional Cleaning Accessories

    OPTIONAL CLEANING ACCESSORIES Optional accessories are available to Rotating Wash Brush (bayonet) further enhance your cleaning capabil- For more effortless cleaning of all smooth ities. These accessories are accurate surfaces (painted, glass and plastic) try as of the printing date of this manual. the Kärcher Rotating Wash Brush.
  • Page 18 Wet Sandblasting Kit (bayonet) Why spend hours stripping old paint and rust by hand using harsh chemi- cals? Let the Kärcher Wet Sandblast- ® ing Kit do the work! Attach the kit to your pressure washer, add abrasive material and attack the rust and paint with our eco-friendly alternative.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Disconnect the machine from the pow- CAUTION er source before making any repair. Symptom Cause Solution Motor will not start On/Off switch is in the “OFF” Turn switch to the “ON” (I) po- (0) position. sition Power cord is not plugged in. Plug in power cord. Electrical outlet does not sup- Try a different outlet.
  • Page 20 Call Customer Support drops per minute is worn. permissible). Oil Drip. Oil seals are damaged or Call Customer Support worn. If you encounter any additional difficul- ties not listed, please visit our website. USA / Canada: www.karcher-help.com México: www.karcher.com.mx English...