Generac Pressure Washer 6595 User Manual

Operator's Manual  
Power Washer  
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Introduction  
INTRODUCTION  
SAFETY RULES  
Thank you for purchasing this power washer manufactured by  
Generac Power Systems, Inc. This model is a high performance,  
air-cooled, engine-driven power washer that operates between  
2500 and 3100 psi depending on which model you purchased.  
The units feature custom designed wheels, axial cam pump  
with stainless steel pistons, automatic cool down system, quick  
connect nozzles, high pressure hose, detergent siphoning hose  
and chemical tank(s) depending on unit model.  
Throughout this publication, and on tags and decals affixed to  
the power washer, DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and NOTE  
blocks are used to alert personnel to special instructions about  
a particular operation that may be hazardous if performed  
incorrectly or carelessly. Observe them carefully. Their definitions  
are as follows:  
Commonsenseandstrictcompliancewiththespecialinstructions  
are essential to preventing accidents. The operator must read  
this manual and thoroughly understand all of the instructions  
and warnings before using the equipment. If any portion of the  
manual is not understood, contact the nearest Authorized Dealer  
for starting, operating and servicing procedures. The owner is  
responsible for proper and safe use of the equipment.  
Indicates a hazardous situation or action which, if not avoided,  
will result in death or serious injury.  
Indicates a hazardous situation or action which, if not avoided,  
could result in death or serious injury.  
The power washer can operate safely, efficiently and reliably only if  
it is properly located, operated and maintained. Before operating,  
servicing or storing:  
Indicates a hazardous situation or action which, if not avoided,  
could result in minor or moderate injury.  
NOTE:  
• Study all warnings in this manual and on the product carefully.  
• Become familiar with this manual and the unit before use.  
• Refer to the Assembly section of the manual for instructions on  
final assembly procedures. Follow the instructions completely.  
Notes contain additional information important to a procedure  
and will be found within the regular text body of this manual.  
These safety warnings cannot eliminate the hazards that they  
indicate. Common sense and strict compliance with the special  
instructions while performing the action or service are essential to  
preventing accidents.  
The manufacturer cannot anticipate every possible circumstance  
that might involve a hazard. The warnings in this manual, and on  
tags and decals affixed to the unit are, therefore, not all inclusive.  
If using a procedure, work method or operating technique that the  
manufacturer does not specifically recommend, ensure that it is  
safe for others. Also make sure the procedure, work method or  
operating technique utilized does not render the power washer  
unsafe.  
SAFETY SYMBOLS AND MEANINGS  
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN WAS BASED ON  
MACHINES IN PRODUCTION AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION.  
GENERAC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THIS MANUAL AT  
ANY TIME.  
Hearing Protection  
Save these instructions for future reference. If you loan this  
device to someone, ALWAYS loan these instructions AND the  
Owner's Manual to the individual as well.  
Toxic Fumes  
Kickback  
Electrical Shock  
Fluid Injection  
WHERE TO FIND US  
You can contact Generac Customer Service by phone at 1-888-  
important information of the unit in the following chart for future  
reference and/or service inquiries.  
Fall  
Slippery Surface  
Model Number  
Serial Number  
Date Purchased  
Fire  
Explosion  
Operator’s Manual  
Hot Surface  
Moving Parts  
Flying Objects  
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Safety Rules  
WARNING: Hearing Protection Recommended.  
WARNING: Contact with muffler area can result in serious  
burns. Exhaust heat/gases can ignite combustibles,  
structures or damage fuel tank causing a fire.  
• DO NOT touch hot parts and AVOID hot exhaust gases.  
• Allow equipment to cool before touching.  
• Keep at least five (5) feet (152 cm) of clearance on all  
sides of power washer including overhead.  
DANGER: NEVER aim spray gun at people, animals, or  
electrical devices. Serious injury or death will result.  
• It is a violation of California Public Resource Code, Section  
4442, to use or operate the engine on any forest-covered,  
brush-covered, or grass-covered land unless the exhaust  
system is equipped with a spark arrester, as defined in  
Section 4442, maintained in effective working order. Other  
states or federal jurisdictions may have similar laws.  
ALWAYS point spray gun in safe direction, squeeze spray gun  
trigger to release high pressure, every time you stop engine.  
Engage trigger lock when not in use.  
• The high pressure stream of water that this equipment  
produces can cut through skin and its underlying tissues,  
leading to serious injury, possible amputation or death.  
Spray gun traps high water pressure, EVEN WHEN engine  
is stopped and water is disconnected, which can cause  
injury.  
Contact the original equipment manufacturer, retailer, or dealer to  
obtain a spark arrester designed for the exhaust system installed  
on this engine.  
• Replacement parts must be the same and installed in the same  
position as the original parts.  
• NEVER allow CHILDREN to operate power washer or play nearby.  
This is NOT a toy.  
• NEVER repair high pressure hose. Replace it.  
• NEVER repair leaking connections with sealant of any kind.  
Replace o-ring or seal.  
• NEVER connect high pressure hose to nozzle extension.  
• Keep high pressure hose connected to pump and spray gun  
while system is pressurized.  
• NEVER secure spray gun in open position.  
• NEVER leave spray gun unattended while machine is running.  
• NEVER use a spray gun which does not have a trigger lock or  
trigger guard in place and in working order.  
WARNING: Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and  
explosive. Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or death.  
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WHEN ADDING OR DRAINING FUEL  
• Turn power washer OFF and let it cool at least two (2)  
minutes before removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to  
relieve pressure in tank.  
• Fill or drain fuel tank outdoors.  
• DO NOT overfill tank. Allow space for fuel expansion.  
• If fuel spills, wait until it evaporates before starting  
engine.  
• Keep fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and  
other ignition sources.  
• DO NOT light a cigarette or smoke.  
• ALWAYS be certain spray gun, nozzles and accessories are  
correctly attached.  
WHEN STARTING EQUIPMENT  
WARNING: Risk of electrocution.  
• Ensure spark plug, muffler, fuel cap, and air cleaner are in place.  
• DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed.  
WHEN OPERATING EQUIPMENT  
Contact with power source can cause electric shock or  
burn.  
• DO NOT tip engine or equipment at angle which causes fuel to  
spill.  
• NEVER spray near power source.  
• DO NOT spray flammable liquids.  
WHEN TRANSPORTING OR REPAIRING EQUIPMENT  
• Transport/repair with fuel tank EMPTY or with fuel shutoff valve  
OFF.  
• Disconnect spark plug wire.  
WHEN STORING FUEL OR EQUIPMENT WITH FUEL IN TANK  
• Store away from furnaces, stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers,  
or other appliances that have pilot light or other ignition source  
because they can ignite fuel vapors.  
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Safety Rules  
NOTE:  
WARNING: Use of power washer can create puddles and  
slippery surfaces. Kickback from spray gun can cause you to  
fall.  
High pressure spray may damage fragile items including  
glass.  
• DO NOT point spray gun at glass when using red (0°) MAX  
• Use only on a level surface.  
nozzle.  
• The cleaning area should have adequate slopes and  
drainage to reduce the possibility of a fall due to slippery  
surfaces.  
• Do not use on elevated surfaces where chance of kickback  
could result in a serious fall.  
• NEVER aim spray gun at people, animals, electrical devices or  
plants.  
NOTE:  
Improper treatment of power washer can damage it and  
shorten its life.  
• Firmly grasp spray gun with both hands when using high  
pressure spray to avoid injury when spray gun kicks back.  
• If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or contact  
qualified service center.  
• NEVER operate units with broken or missing parts, or without  
protective housing or covers.  
• DO NOT by-pass any safety device on this machine.  
• DO NOT operate power washer above rated pressure.  
• DO NOT modify power washer in any way.  
• Before starting power washer in cold weather, check all parts of  
the equipment to be sure ice has not formed there.  
• NEVER move machine by pulling on hoses. Use handle  
provided on unit.  
• Check fuel system for leaks or signs of deterioration, such as  
chafed or spongy hose, loose or missing clamps, or damaged  
tank or cap. Correct all defects before operating power washer.  
• This equipment is designed to be used with Generac authorized  
parts ONLY. If equipment is used with parts that DO NOT  
comply with minimum specifications, user assumes all risks  
and liabilities.  
WARNING: Starter and other rotating parts can  
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ntangle hands, hair, clothing, or accessories.  
• NEVER operate power washer without protective housing  
or covers.  
• DO NOT wear loose clothing, jewelry or anything that  
may be caught in the starter or other rotating parts.  
• Tie up long hair and remove jewelry.  
WARNING: Starter cord kickback (rapid retraction) can result  
in bodily injury. Kickback will pull hand and arm toward  
engine faster than you can let go. Broken bones, fractures,  
bruises, or sprains could result.  
• NEVER pull starter cord without first relieving spray gun  
pressure.  
• To relieve trapped pressure, point gun in safe direction and  
release pressure by pulling/actuating trigger on spray gun.  
• When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance is felt and  
then pull rapidly to avoid kickback.  
• After each starting attempt, where engine fails to run, always  
point spray gun in safe direction, and squeeze spray gun trigger  
to release high pressure.  
• Firmly grasp spray gun with both hands when using high  
pressure spray to avoid injury when spray gun kicks back.  
WARNING: Unintentional sparking can result in fire or electric  
shock.  
WHEN ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS TO YOUR POWER  
WASHER.  
• Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and  
place the wire where it cannot contact spark plug.  
WHEN TESTING FOR ENGINE SPARK  
• Use approved spark plug tester.  
• DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed.  
WARNING: Risk of eye injury. Spray can splash back or  
propel objects.  
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• Always wear safety goggles when using this equipment or  
in vicinity of where equipment is in use.  
• Before starting the power washer, be sure you are  
wearing adequate safety goggles.  
• NEVER substitute safety glasses for safety goggles.  
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