Craftsman 580.76804 Pressure Washer User Manual

Water should not remain in the unitfor long periods of
time. Sediments of minerals can deposit on pump
parts and "freeze" pump action. Follow these
procedures after every use:
Flush the chemical system by selecting the System
Rinse tank and run the cleaning system with nozzle
in low pressure mode. Flush for one minute or until
the chemical is cleared from the system.
Shut offthe engine and let itcool, then remove all
,_ CAUTION! Be sure the engine control switch is
in the "Off" position before you continue.
Empty the pump of all pumped liquids by pulling
recoil handle about 6 times with the engine control
switch in the "Off" position. This should remove
most of the liquid in the pump.
Rotate the Dial-A-Cleaner TM selector knob to the
OFF position.
Coil the high pressure hose and inspect it for
damage. Cuts in the hose or fraying could result in
leaks and loss of pressure. Should any damage be
found, replace the hose. DO NOT attempt to repair
a damaged hose. Replace the hose with the
genuine Craftsman part.
Drain water from hose and prepedy hang it on the
wire support provided on the guide handle.
Store system in a clean, dry area.
,_ DANGER! Never store the engine with fuel in
the gas tank indoors or in enclosed, poorly
ventilated areas where fumes may reach an
open flame, a spark, or pilot light.
,_ CAUTION! You must protectyour unitfrom
freezing temperatures. Failure to do so will
permanently damage your pump and render
your unit inoperable.
To protect the unit from freezing temperatures:
Empty all chemical reservoirs as follows:
a. Disconnect hose connected to chemical inject
fitting on the pump. Place end of hose into
suitable container.
Flush t_lechemical system by selecting a tank and
run the cleaning system with nozzle in low pressure
mode. Flush until each tank is empty, then switch
the selector knob to the next tank. The last tank to
be emptied must be the System Rinse tank.
Connect a 3-fcot section of garden hose to the inlet
adapter. Pour RV-Antlfreeze (antifreeze without
alcohol) intothe hose. Pull the recoil handle twice.
If you do not plan to use the cleaning system for more
than 30 days, you.must prepare the engine for long
term storage.
It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in
essential fuel system parts such as the carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose or tank during storage. Also,
experience indicates that alcohol-blended fuels (called
gasohol, ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation of acids
dudng storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage.
Protect Fuel System
DANGER! Drain fuel into approved container
outdoors, away from open flame. Be sure
engine is cool. Do not smoke.
Remove all gasoline from the fuel tank to prevent
gum deposits from forming on these parts and
causing possible malfunction of engine.
Run engine until engine stops from lack of fuel.
Make sure you have water supply to pump inlet
connected and tumed ON.
Change Oil
While engine is stilt warm, drain oil from crankcase.
Refill with recommended grade. (See Changing Oil)
Oil Cylinder Bore
,Remove spark plug Squirt about 1 ounce (30 ml) of
engine oil intothe cylinder. Cover spark plug hole
with rag. Crank engine slowly to distribute oil.
,_ CAUTION! Avoid spray from spark plug hole
when cranking engine.
Install spark plug. Do not connect spark plug wire.
b. Move the selector knob to Tank A and open
that tank's cover. Gravity should shortly empty
the tank contents into the container.
c. When the tank is empty, repeat step (b) for
tanks B and C.
d. Reconnect the hose to the chemical inject
fitting on the pump. Add 0.5 literof clean fresh
water to each tank and close tank's cover.
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
If possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to
give protection from dust and dirt. BE SURE TO
IMPORTANT: NEVER cover your cleaning system
while engine and exhaust area are warm.