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Sun joe SPX3000 Operator's Manual

Sun joe SPX3000 Operator's Manual

Electric pressure washer


A Division of Snow Joe
Safety Instructions
All Operators Must Read These
Instructions Before Use
This indicates a hazardous situation, which,
if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
This indicates a hazardous situation, which,
if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
This indicates a hazardous situation, which,
if not followed, will result in death or serious injury.
General Safety
This appliance is not intended for use
by children or by unassisted, unsupervised persons whose
physical, sensory or mental capabilities prevent them from
using it safely. Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
Before starting up your machine, please check it carefully for
any defects. If you find any, do not start up your machine.
Contact your authorized Snow Joe
call the Snow Joe
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1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563).
When using the pressure washer, basic
safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury. These include:
• Know your product – Know how to stop the machine and
bleed pressure quickly. Thoroughly familiarize yourself with
the controls.
• Keep bystanders away – All visitors and pets should be
kept a safe distance away from the work area.
• Use the right product – Do not use this machine for any
job except that for which it is intended.
• Dress properly – Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
They can get caught in moving parts. Protective rubber
gloves and non-slip footwear are recommended when
working outdoors.
CAUTION! – Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
Wear protective footwear that will protect your feet and
improve your footing on slippery surfaces.
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All rights reserved. Original instructions.
2030 PSI | 1.76 GPM | 14.5 AMP
Model SPX3000
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dealer or
customer service center at
• Stay alert – Watch what you are doing. Use common
sense. Do not operate the pressure washer when you are
tired, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Do not overreach – Keep proper footing and balance at
all times.
• Avoid unintentional starting – Do not carry a plugged-
in machine with your finger on the trigger. Make sure the
switch is off before plugging in the machine.
• Do not abuse the cord – Never carry the machine by the
cord or yank the cord to disconnect it from the receptacle.
Keep the cord away from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
• Use safety glasses – Also use safety footwear, snug-fitting
clothing, protective gloves, hearing and head protection.
• Check the water temperature – This pressure washer is
not meant to pump hot water. NEVER connect it to a hot
water supply as it will significantly reduce the life of the
• Store indoors – NEVER store the pressure washer
outdoors or where it could freeze. The pump could be
seriously damaged.
• Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) – Protection
should be provided on the circuits or outlets to be used
for this pressure washer. Receptacles are available having
built-in GFCI protection and may be used for this measure
of safety.
• Inspect electrical cables – The insulation of the power
cord should be perfectly intact. If the power cord is
damaged or shows any signs of wear or tear, do not use the
pressure washer. Contact your authorized Snow Joe
Sun Joe
dealer or call the Snow Joe
service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563).
Do not use this appliance without reading
this instruction manual.
This appliance has been designed for
use with cleaning agents that are recommended by the
manufacturer. The use of other cleaning agents or chemicals
may adversely affect the safety of the appliance.
Do not use the appliance within range of
persons unless they are wearing protective clothing.
High-pressure jets can be dangerous if
subject to misuse. The jet must not be directed at persons,
pets, live electrical equipment, or the appliance itself.
• Do not direct the jet at yourself or others in order to clean
clothes or footwear.
• Risk of explosion – Do not spray flammable liquids.
Form No. SJ-SPX3000-880E-MR2
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  • Page 1 ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASHER 2030 PSI | 1.76 GPM | 14.5 AMP Model SPX3000 Form No. SJ-SPX3000-880E-MR2 OPERATOR’S MANUAL A Division of Snow Joe , LLC ® IMPORTANT! • Stay alert – Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate the pressure washer when you are Safety Instructions tired, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Page 2: Electrical Safety

    Power cords on drums should always be should be performed only by qualified service personnel at completely unwound to prevent the cord from overheating. an authorized Snow Joe + Sun Joe dealer. Replacement ® ® • Power cord connections should be kept dry and off the parts for a double-insulated appliance must be identical ground.
  • Page 3: Risk Of Electrocution

    Risk of electrocution plug still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper wall outlet. Do not modify the appliance • Inspect cord before using. plug, power cord receptacle, or power cord plug in any way. • Do not use if cord is damaged. •...
  • Page 4: Safety Symbols

    Safety Symbols The following table depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine before attempting to assemble and operate. Symbols Descriptions Symbols Descriptions READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S) – Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the WARNING! Electrical shock hazard.
  • Page 5: Product Overview And Parts

    Know Your Electric Pressure Washer Read the owner’s manual and safety instructions carefully before operating the electric pressure washer. Compare the illustration below to the electric pressure washer in order to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
  • Page 6: Assembly

    2. Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping. If you find damaged or missing parts, DO NOT return the unit to the store. Please call the Snow Joe + Sun Joe customer service center at ® ®...
  • Page 7 5. Insert the detergent bottles (top end first) under the ridge 6. Connect the PVC detergent tube to the detergent of their designated storage compartment (Figs. 4 & 5). connection (Fig. 7). Then snap the bottom of the bottles into the V-shaped grooves to secure them in place (Fig.
  • Page 8 8. To assemble the hose holder, slide the holder into position 9. Fit the spray wand into the trigger gun and rotate it until (Figs. 10 & 11) and secure it to the unit with the remaining the two parts are completely locked (Fig. 13). small screw (Fig.
  • Page 9: Operation

    WARNING! Keep hose away from sharp objects. Fig. 18 Bursting hoses may cause injury. Examine hoses regularly and replace if damaged. Do not attempt to mend a damaged hose. 12. Connect the garden hose adaptor (female coupler) to the water inlet of the pressure washer, then thread your garden hose (male end) into the garden hose adaptor (Fig.
  • Page 10: How To Start

    2. Engage the safety lock on the trigger handle by pushing Fig. 20 up on the safety lock until it clicks into the slot (Fig. 22). Slot Fig. 22 Slot Safety lock Trigger Safety lock 3. Turn the switch to the ON (I) position to start the pressure 3.
  • Page 11: Rinsing With Pressure Washer

    WARNING! Use only detergents specifically designed Fig. 25 for use with pressure washers. DO NOT USE household detergents, acids, alkaline solutions, bleaches, solvents, flammable material, or industrial grade solutions. These could damage the pressure washer. Many detergents may require Detergent selection dial mixing prior to use.
  • Page 12: Shutting Down

    5. Select the right nozzle for the job (Fig. 26): IMPORTANT! NEVER USE: • Bleach, chlorine products, and other corrosive chemicals Fig. 26 • Liquids containing solvents (e.g. paint thinners, gasoline, oils) • Tri-sodium phosphate products • Ammonia products • Acid-based products These chemicals will harm the unit and will damage the cleaning surface.
  • Page 13: Circuit Diagram

    Winterizing and long-term storage Fig. 28 If you must store your pressure washer in a location where the temperature falls below 32ºF (0ºC), you can minimize the chance of damage to your machine by utilizing the following procedure: • Disconnect all water connections. Inlet filter •...
  • Page 14: Recycling The Washer

    Service and Support If your Sun Joe Pressure Joe SPX3000 electric pressure ® washer requires service or maintenance, please call the Snow Joe + Sun Joe customer service center at ®...
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    • Check the hoses and connections are airtight. • Valves dirty, worn out, or stuck. • Clean or replace valves/seals. • Pump seals worn out. • Please call the Snow Joe + Sun Joe customer ® ® service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563) for assistance.
  • Page 16 The use of any other attachment or accessory can be dangerous and could cause injury or mechanical damage. Accessories Item Model SPX3000 Series Spray Tip Set – Fits SPX3000-TPS SPX3000 + SPX3001 Pressure Washer Models 25-Foot Extension Hose for SPX SPX-25H Pressure Washer Series Dual Swivel Brass Connector –...
  • Page 17 NOTES...
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  • Page 19 SNOW JOE + SUN JOE CUSTOMER PROMISE ® ® ABOVE ALL ELSE, Snow Joe + Sun Joe are dedicated to you, our customer. We strive to make your experience ® ® as pleasant as possible. Unfortunately, there are times when a product does not work or breaks under normal operating conditions.
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