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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start my Gas Pressure Washers?

1. Make sure you have gas and oil in the engine. The engine does not come with oil.

2. Turn the water on, then squeeze the trigger on the gun to make sure the water will flow smoothly out of the tip.

3. Put the engine throttle control fully to the left, in the “Fast/Start” position. Set the shut off switch to “ON.”

4. Set the choke fully to the left. Set the fuel valve lever fully to the right in the “ON” position.

5. Pull the trigger (to relieve any back pressure in the pump) while pulling the starter cord.

What type of oil do I use?

Engine: The engine DOES NOT COME FILLED WITH OIL. See Page 10 for engine oil types and quantities.

Pump:The pump comes filled with the correct amount of oil and should not need changing or filling. Refer to Pages 9 and 10 of this manual for oil changing instructions, oil types and quantities.

Why don’t I have any water pressure?

• Is the water hose attached to the pressure washer?

• Is the water turned on?

• Check for any kinks, leaks, or blockage in the hoses, fittings, or the nozzle.

• Is the quick connect tip in place? (See Page 5 and 6).

• Is the inlet filter screen free of debris? Check and remove debris if needed.How do I get high pressure?

• Use any color tip except black. The black tip is only used for low pressure detergent application.

How do I get the soap suction to work?

1. Connect the clear plastic chemical suction tube to the plastic hose barb on pump, insert the other end into your detergent.

2. Install the black spray tip to apply low pressure detergent.Why doesn’t the pressure washer apply detergents with high pressure?Detergents “bounce” off cleaning surfaces as fast as they are applied. The pressure washer’s features allow for a detergent to bedrawn while in low pressure mode only. By applying detergent at low pressure, the effect of “bouncing” is reduced. Also, detergentsare only effective when time is allowed for them to work on the surface of whatever is being cleaned. After applying the detergent,wait 1-3 minutes while it works, and then proceed to rinse the surface with high pressure.

What maintenance do I need to perform on my Gasoline Powered Pressure Washers?

1. After turning off the pressure washer and the water, depressurize the hose by triggering the gun.

2. Remove the garden hose and high pressure hose from the pump.

3. Pull the start rope slowly five times to purge water from the pump. This will help protect the pump from damage.

4. Do not store your pressure washer in an area where the temperature will drop below 32 ̊ F.5. Follow proper storage and winterizing instructions found on pages 8 and 9.

What do I do if I’m missing a part?

Call Campbell Hausfeld at 1-800-330-0712 and we will promptly replace your missing parts. DO NOT RETURN THE PRESSURE WASHER TO THE RETAILER!

Where can I buy accessories for my pressure washer?

• If you can’t find accessories at the store where you purchased your pressure washer, call Campbell Hausfeld 1-800-330-0712 or visitour website at


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