Craftsman 919.769060 Pressure Washer User Manual

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IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as the
carburetor, fuel filter, hose or tank
during storage. Also, experience
indicates that alcohol-blended fuels
(called gasohol or using ethanol or
methanol) can attract moisture which
leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
Engine Preparation
First add a fuel stabilizer to the
fuel tank.
Run pressure washer for a full 5
minutes to allow fuel stabilizer to
enter the fuel system.
While preparing the
engine make sure
water supply is turned on and
flowing to the unit. NEVER run unit
without water supply running
through pump. Failure to do so will
cause pump damage.
Next shut off engine and
disconnect the water supply.
Disconnect the spark plug wire
and remove the spark plug.
Add one teaspoon of oil through
the spark plug hole.
Place rag over spark plug hole
and pull the recoil a few times to
lubricate the combustion
Replace the spark plug, but do
not connect the spark plug wire.
It is recommended that you follow
these steps to protect the internal
seals of the pressure washer when
storing the unit for an extended
period and WHEN FREEZING
NOTE: If storing the unit for more
than 30 days RV antifreeze or
windshield washer fluid needs to be
run through the pump. This helps
prevent damage within the pump
head. RV antifreeze or windshield
washer fluid is not only added for
winterizing, but for proper lubrica-
tion regardless of temperature or
environment. Storing the pump less
than 30 days does not require the
RV antifreeze or windshield washer
1. Obtain a funnel, six ounces of RV
antifreeze or windshield washer
fluid, and approximately 12 inches
of garden hose with a male hose
connector attached to one end.
Use only RV
antifreeze. Any
other antifreeze is corrosive and can
damage pump.
2. Disconnect spark plug wire.
3. Disconnect high pressure hose
from pump and from spray gun.
4. Connect 12 inch length of hose to
water inlet of pump.
5. Add RV antifreeze or windshield
washer fluid to hose as shown.