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(I) MANUALE DI USO E MANUTENZIONE (GB) USE AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL (FRA) MANUEL D’UTILISATION ET D’ENTRETIEN (D) BETRIEBS - UND WARTUNGSANLEITUNG (E) MANUAL DE USO Y MANTENIMIENTO (P) MANUAL DE USO E MANUTENÇÃO (GR) ATTENZIONE. Non usare l’apparecchio senza avere letto il foglio di istruzioni. CAUTION. Do not use the device without the previous reading of the instruction leaflet. ATTENTION. Ne pas utiliser l’appareil sans avoir lu la notice d’utilisation. ACHTUNG. Das Gerät nicht benutzen, ohne die vorliegende Gebrauchsanweisung gelesen zu haben. CUIDADO. No utilicen el aparato sin haber previamente leído el folleto de instrucciones. ATENÇÃO. Não usar o aparelho sem antes ter lido a folha de instruções. . IDROPULITRICI AD ACQUA CALDA HOT WATER HIGH PRESSURE CLEANERS NETTOYEURS HAUTE PRESSION À EAU CHAUDE WARMWASSER-HOCHDRUCKREINIGER HIDROLAVADORAS DE AGUA CALIENTE HIDROLIMPADORAS COM ÁGUA QUENTE SCOUT CLASSIC - SCOUT EXTRA
23 ENGLISH Summary 1 GENERAL INFORMATION______________________________________24 1.1 TERMS OF THE GUARANTEE ...............................................................................24 1.2 ADDRESS OF THE MANUFACTURER .....................................................................25 1.3 USE AND CONSERVATION OF THESE OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL .......25 1.4 SYMBOLS AND TERMS .......................................................................................25 1.4.1 Symbols ............................................................................................................ 25 1.4.2 Terms................................................................................................................ 25 2 FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS__________________26 2.1 IDENTIFICATION OF COMPONENTS.......................................................................26 2.2 SAFETY DEVICES ..............................................................................................27 2.3 INTENDED USE .................................................................................................28 3 REMOVING THE APPLIANCE FROM ITS PACKING MATERIALS __28 3.1 IDENTIFICATION LABEL AND WARNING LABELS...................................................28 3.2 STANDARD ACCESSORIES...................................................................................29 3.3 OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES....................................................................................29 3.3.1 Optional accessories with max. operating temperature lower than 90 °C/194 °F ............................................................................................29 4 INSTALLATION________________________________________________30 4.1 ASSEMBLING THE ACCESSORIES..........................................................................30 4.2 CHECKS AND CONNECTION TO THE MAINS WATER SUPPLY ..................................30 4.3 CHECKS AND CONNECTION TO THE MAINS ELECTRICITY SUPPLY ..........................30 5 OPERATION___________________________________________________31 5.1 PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES ...............................................................................32 5.2 STANDARD OPERATION (HIGH PRESSURE) WITH COLD WATER ..............................33 5.3 STANDARD OPERATION (HIGH PRESSURE) WITH HOT WATER ................................33 5.4 USE WITH DETERGENTS.....................................................................................34 5.5 INTERRUPTING USE (TOTAL STOP) ......................................................................34 6 SWITCHING OFF AND STORAGE _______________________________34 6.1 SWITCHING OFF................................................................................................34 6.2 STORAGE .........................................................................................................35 7 CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE _______________________________35 7.1 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ...................................................................................35 7.2 SPECIAL MAINTENANCE ....................................................................................36 8 DISMANTLING AND DISPOSAL ________________________________36 9 PROBLEMS, CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS__________________________37
24 1 GENERAL INFORMATION Congratulations for choosing one of our products. We would like to remind you that we took the safety of the operator, the efficiency of its use and the protection of the environment into great consideration when designing and manufacturing this product. In order to preserve its features over time, please read and follow these instructions carefully. Particular attention must be awarded to the parts with the following symbol: fi« CAUTION as they contain important instructions regarding safety when using the water cleaner. The Manufacturer is not liable for damage caused by: • failure to comply with these instructions; • use of the water cleaner not included in the “INTENDED USE” section; • failure to comply with current safety regulations and regulations for the prevention of accidents in the workplace; • incorrect installation; • failure to carry out the prescribed maintenance; • modifications or actions without the authorisation by the Manufacturer; • use of non-original or unsuitable spare parts for this model of water cleaner; • repairs which were not carried out by a Skilled Technician. 1.1 TERMS OF THE GUARANTEE The guarantee is valid for a period of 24 months from the date on the sales document (receipt, invoice etc.) provided the guarantee certificate included with the documents for the water cleaner was sent back to the Manufacturer within 10 days of the purchase date with all its parts filled in. The purchaser has sole right to the replacement of the parts which the Manufacturer, or his authorised representative, deems faulty as regards their material or manufacture. This does not imply any right to compensation for any type of direct or indirect damage. Any costs for labour, packing and transportation are at the purchaser’s expense. Should the product be sent to the Manufacturer for repairs under this guarantee, it must be complete with all its original parts and not be tampered with upon arrival. Any request under this guarantee will be denied if this is not the case. All replaced parts become a property of the Manufacturer. Any faults or failures which occur during or after the period of the guarantee do not imply the right to suspend payment or to any further extension. This guarantee does not cover the replacement of the water cleaner and automatically becomes void should the agreed terms of payment not be abided by. The following are not covered by the guarantee: • direct or indirect damage, of any type, caused by falls, incorrect use of the water cleaner and failure to observe regulations regarding safety, installation, operation and maintenance which are contained in these instructions; • damage caused by the inactivity of the water cleaner for repairs; • any parts which are subject to wear during normal use; • any parts which are deemed faulty due to negligence or carelessness during use; • damage caused by the use of non-original spare parts or accessories or not expressly authorised by the Manufacturer, and by repairs not completed by a Skilled Technician • damage caused by incorrect electrical power supply. The guarantee becomes void should the water cleaner, and especially its safety devices, be tampered with and the Manufacturer is no longer liable.
25 The Manufacturer reserves the right to make any modification at any time which it deems necessary to improve the product and is not liable to make these modifications to previously manufactured products, be they delivered or under delivery. The conditions in this section exclude any previous explicit or implicit condition. 1.2 ADDRESS OF THE MANUFACTURER The address of the manufacturer is given in the declaration of conformity at the end of this part of the instruction manual. 1.3 USE AND CONSERVATION OF THESE OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL The operating and maintenance instructions are an integral part of the water cleaner and they must be kept in a safe place for future reference so that they may be readily consulted in case of need. The operating and maintenance instructions contain important information for the safety of the operator and of any people near him and for the protection of the environment. In case of deterioration or loss, a new copy should be requested from the dealer or from an authorised service centre. If the water cleaner is passed on to a third party, please make sure these operating and maintenance instructions are also given to the new owner. We take great care when drawing up our instructions. If you note any mistakes, please do inform the Manufacturer or an authorised service centre. The Manufacturer reserves the right to modify, update and correct these instructions without notice. It is illegal to copy these instructions, even partially, without prior authorisation by the Manufacturer. 1.4 SYMBOLS AND TERMS 1.4.1 Symbols The symbol: fi« CAUTION next to certain parts of the text, is to indicate that there is the firm possibility of injury to persons if the relative instructions and indications are not followed. The symbol: WARNING next to certain parts of the text is to indicate that there is the possibility of damaging the water cleaner if the relative instructions are not followed. 1.4.2 Terms • Skilled Technician: a person, generally from the service centre, who has received appropriate training and is authorised to carry out special maintenance and repairs on the water cleaner. Any work on is electrical parts must be carried out by a Skilled Technician who is also a Qualified Eletrician, i.e. a person with professional training who is authorised to check, install and repair electrical equipment correctly and according to current regulations in the country where the water cleaner is installed. • Total Stop: this stops operation of the water cleaner every time the control lever on the cleaner gun is released. • Easy Start: this aids starting up the water cleaner by lowering the pressure for the first moments of its operation.
26 2 FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS SCOUT 150 SCOUT 135 Classic Extra Classic Extra ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Mains power supply Absorbed power Fuse 230 V 1~50 Hz 2,7 kW 16 A 230 V 1~50 Hz 2,7 kW 16 A 13 A according to BS 1362, if the device is equipped with a BS 1363 conforming plug HYDRAULIC CONNECTION Maximum inlet water temperature Minimum inlet water temperature Minimum inlet water flow Maximum inlet water pressure Maximum priming depth 40°C 104°F 5 °C 41 °F 700 l/h 185 US gph 8 bar 116 psi 0 m 0 in 40°C 104°F 5 °C 41 °F 750 l/h 198 US gph 8 bar 116 psi 0 m 0 in PERFORMANCE Maximum water flow Maximum pressure Maximum water outlet temperature Recoil of cleaner gun Sound level Operator arm vibrations 540 l/h 143 US gph 150 bar 2176 psi 90° C 194 ° F 21,4 N 82 dB (A) < 2,5 m/s2 600 l/h 159 US gph 135 bar 1958 psi 90° C 194 ° F 22,8 N 82 dB (A) < 2,5 m/s2 WEIGHT AND DIMENSION Lenght x width x height 89 x 50 x 82 cm 35 x 19,7 x 32,3 in Weight 85 kg 187,4 lb 87 kg 191,8 lb 85 kg 187,4 lb 87 kg 191,8 lb Gas oil tank capacity Detergent tank capacity 20 l 5,3 US gal 4,5 l 1,2 US gal All features and technical specifications are only indications. The Manufacturer reserves the right to modify the appliance as it deems necessary. 2.1 IDENTIFICATION OF COMPONENTS Please also refer to figure 1, which is located at the start of these operating and maintenance instructions.
27 1. Water inlet connector 2. Main switch 3. Hose reel ring nut (only EXTRA) 4. Hose reel (only EXTRA) 5. Hose reel knob (only EXTRA) 6. Water outlet connector (only CLASSIC) 7. High pressure hose 8. Accessory tray 9. Seat for water gun/lance hose 10. Plate “Read the manual before...” 11. Object-holding pocket 12. Identification plate 13. Plate “Do not spray towards persons,...” 14. Power supply wire 15. Plate “Guaranteed sound power ” 16. Water gun 17. Lance hose 18. Nozzle-holding head 19. Nozzle cleaning hole 20. Nozzle 21. Lance stand 22. High-pressure hose fast connector (only CLASSIC) 23. Pocket for accessories (only CLASSIC) 24. Water gun lever 25. Water gun lever safety stop 26. Handle 27. Water adjusting knob 28. Stack 29. Plate “Caution: Hot surfaces” 30. Pressure gauge 31. Detergent tank plug 32. Gas oil tank plug 33. Water suction filter/gasket 34. Control panel 35. Water suction connector 2.2 SAFETY DEVICES This water cleaner is provided with the following safety devices: a) Amperometric protector It is a device that is built in the switch (2) that stops the water cleaner operation in case of current over-absorption, thus making the switch itself trigger to position “0”. When it triggers, it is necessary to proceed as follows: - remove the plug from the power socket; - press the lever (24) of the water gun, in order to evacuate the possible rest pressure; - wait 10÷15minutes, so that the water cleaner cools down; - check the prescriptions described in paragraph “CHECKSAND CONNECTION TO THE MAINS ELECTRICITY SUPPLY”, with special reference to the check of the possibly used extension; - reconnect the plug into the power socket and repeat the starting procedure described in paragraph “OPERATION”. b) Safety valve It is a maximum pressure valve that is duly calibrated by the Producer and that discharges the pressure in excess, in case of failure to the pressure and/or temperature adjusting system. fi« CAUTION • If this safety device cuts in repeatedly, do not use the water cleaner until it has been checked by a Skilled Technician. c) Pressure limiting/adjusting valve It is a valve that is duly calibrated by the Producer and that avoids the generation of pressures that are higher than the maximum allowed ones, thus making the fluid in excess flow back to the pump suction. d) Temperature limiting/adjusting thermostat It is a device that avoids to overcome the maximum temperature. e) Water missing protection It is a device that prevents the burner from operating in case of water absence.
28 f) Locking device of the water gun lever It is a safety stop (25) that allows to block the lever (24) of the water gun (16) in closing position, thus preventing accidental operations (see picture 1, position S). 2.3 INTENDED USE fi« CAUTION • This water cleaner is to be used exclusively for: - washing of vehicles, machines, buildings, tools, etc. with hot or cold water, possibly supplemented with detergents approved by the producers; - distributing detergents as per the Manufacturer’s instructions; - removing lime scale and unblocking pipe work using the appropriate tools as per the Manufacturer’s instructions; - water sanding objects using the appropriate tools as per the Manufacturer’s instructions; • The water cleaner must not be used to wash people, animals, energized electrical appliances, delicate objects or the high pressure cleaner itself. • The high pressure cleaner is not suitable for use in certain situations such as in corrosive or explosive atmospheres. • Contact the Manufacturer’s service centre before use on board vehicles, ships or airplanes, as there may be additional instructions for use. Any other use is considered improper. The Manufacturer is not liable for any damage caused by improper or incorrect use. 3 REMOVING THE APPLIANCE FROM ITS PACKING MATERIALS fi« CAUTION • Protective gloves and glasses must be worn when removing the appliance from the packing materials to prevent injury to the hands and eyes. • The packing materials (plastic bags, staples etc.) must not be left in reach of children, as they are potentially dangerous. • The packing materials must be disposed of according to current regulations in the country where the water cleaner is installed. In particular, plastic bags and packaging must never be abandoned, as they are harmful to the environment. • After removing the appliance from the packing materials, check that no parts are missing. In case of doubt, do not use the water cleaner but contact an authorised service centre so that a Skilled Technician can check the appliance 3.1 IDENTIFICATION LABEL AND WARNING LABELS See Fig. 1 at the front of these operating and maintenance instructions. The identification label (12) contains the serial number and the main technical specifications of the water cleaner. The warning labels contain information regarding any further risks that may exist when using the water cleaner and their meaning is explained below. • Warning plate (10): indicates that the water cleaner must not be used unless the operating and maintenance instructions have been read carefully beforehand. • Warning plate (13): indicates that the water cleaner must not be used to wash people, animals, electrical appliances or the high pressure cleaner itself.
29 • Warning plate (29): informs about a burning danger that is due to the contact with hot parts that are to be found near the plate itself. • Warning plate (15): informs about the sound pressure value that is guaranteed by the water cleaner. fi« CAUTION • After removing the appliance from the packing materials, check that the identification label and the warning labels are present and are legible. If this is not the case, contact your dealer or an authorised service centre so they can be replaced. • If the identification label and the warning labels deteriorate during use, contact your dealer or an authorised service centre so they can be replaced. 3.2 STANDARD ACCESSORIES Make sure that in the product package that was bought there are the following elements: • SCOUT high-pressure water cleaner; • high-pressure delivery pipe with fast coupling (only CLASSIC); • hose reel complete with high-pressure delivery pipe (only EXTRA); • water gun; • lance hose; • accessory bag containing: - nozzle - nozzle cleaning pin, - water suction connector - water suction filter/gasket; - use and maintenance manual; - guarantee certificate. In case of problems, apply to the dealer or to an authorised service centre. 3.3 OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES fi« CAUTION • The operation of the water cleaner may be impaired if unsuitable accessories are used and they may even make it dangerous. Only use original accessories endorsed by the Manufacturer. Refer to the documents provided with the optional accessories for information regarding their general use, safety warnings, installation and maintenance. • Some accessories have a maximum operating temperature that is lower that the maximum one that can be reached by the water cleaner: with these accessories it is therefore necessary to limit the temperature, by operating on knob (27) in the due way. It is possible to build in the standard equipment of the water cleaner with a rich range of accessories. To buy them, apply to the dealer or to an authorised service centre. 3.3.1 Optional accessories with max. operating temperature lower than 90 °C/194 °F • Pipe draining probe: maximum operating temperature 60 °C/140 °F. • Rotating nozzle lance hose: maximum operating temperature 60 °C/140 °F (there is also a professional version with maximum operating temperature of 100 °C/212 °F). • Floor-washing lance: maximum operating temperature 60 °C/140 °F. • Rotating water jet brush: maximum operating temperature 60 °C/140 °F.
30 4 INSTALLATION See Fig. 2 at the front of these operating and maintenance instructions. 4.1 ASSEMBLING THE ACCESSORIES a) Assemble the fixed fan-like jet professional nozzle (20) on the nozzle-holding head (18), by tightening well with a 14-mm socket wrench (not supplied). Operation A of Fig. 2. b) Screw the end of the high-pressure hose (7) (side without fast coupling for CLASSIC) on the water gun thread (16) and tighten well with two open end 17-mm wrenches (not supplied). Operation B of Fig. 2. c) Engage the lance hose (17) onto the water gun (16) and screw well. Operation G of Fig. 2. d) Unwind the high-pressure hose (7), insert the fast-coupling connector (22) onto the water outlet connector (6), screw and tighten the ring nut by hand (only CLASSIC). Operation C of Fig. 2. e) Insert the water suction filter/gasket (33) into the water inlet connector (1), by paying attention to position the projecting side of the filter inside the connector and screw well the water suction connector (35). Operation D of Fig. 2 4.2 CHECKS AND CONNECTION TO THE MAINS WATER SUPPLY WARNING • The water supply must be able to guarantee the adequate delivery of water flow to the high pressure cleaner; refer to the table of technical specifications. In case of doubt, contact a Skilled Technician. • Do not supply the water cleaner with water at a temperature in excess of 40°C/104°F or below 5°C/41°F. • The pressure of the water supply must not be in excess of 8 bar/116 psi. • Do not operate the high pressure cleaner with a priming depth in excess of 0 m / 0 ft. • Do not operate the high pressure cleaner if it is not connected to a water supply. • Do not supply the high pressure cleaner with salt water or water containing impurities. In this event, run the high pressure cleaner for a few minutes with clean water. fi« CAUTION • Follow current regulations for connection to the mains water supply in the country where the water cleaner is installed. 4.3 CHECKS AND CONNECTION TO THE MAINS ELECTRICITY SUPPLY fi« CAUTION • A Skilled Technician must check that the electrical supply complies with the data indicated on the identification label (12) on the high pressure cleaner. It is especially important that the supply voltage does not differ more than +-5% from that indicated on the label. • All connections to mains electricity must be carried out by a Qualified Eletrician according to IEC 364 regulations or the equivalent standard in the country where the high pressure cleaner is to be used. It is especially important that the current outlet where the high pressure cleaner is connected is provided with an earth conductor and a suitable fuse (according to the size indicated on the identification label and in the table of technical specifications), and must be protected by a magneto-thermal differential circuit breaker, whose sensitivity is not in excess of 30 mA. WARNING • This appliance must be earthed.
31 • If the power supply cable is too short, an extension cord can be used provided it is not longer than 10 m / 32.8 ft, the section of the wires is at least 1.5mm² and the plug and the socket are waterproof. Contact a Qualified Eletrician so that all these requirements are followed. The use of unsuitable extension cords can be dangerous. 5 OPERATION fi« CAUTION • The high pressure cleaner must be used with care and attention. It is your responsibility to make sure that any infrequent users have read these instructions and are acquainted with the operation of the water cleaner; otherwise do not allow others to use the high pressure cleaner. Water cleaners must not be used by children or by unauthorised personnel. • Comply with the safety warnings in the operating and maintenance instructions of any optional accessories to be used. • Do not use the high pressure cleaner if: - the power supply cable or other important parts such as the high pressure pipe, the safety devices, the cleaner gun and the lance are damaged; - the high pressure cleaner has been tipped over or has been bumped; - there are obvious leaks of water. In these circumstances, the water cleaner should be tested by a Skilled Technician. • It is especially important to pay great attention when the high pressure cleaner is used in areas where there are moving vehicles as these can crush or damage the power supply cable, the high pressure pipe, the cleaner gun etc. • During operation, never leave the water cleaner unattended and make sure it is out of children’s reach.Payparticularattentionwhenusingitinkindergartens,nursinghomesandoldpeople’shomes, as unsupervised children, elderly people and disabled people may be present in such places. • Before using the water cleaner, make sure it is in a dry place and that it is in a flat and stable position in order to avoid accidents and prevent it from falling over. • Before moving the water cleaner, follow the instructions in the “Switching off” section. • Before starting the water cleaner, put on clothing which guarantees adequate protection against the possibility of incorrect manoeuvres of the jet of pressurised water. Do not operate the water cleaner near people unless they are also wearing protective clothing. • High-pressure jets of water can be dangerous if they are not used properly. Do not point the jet in the direction of people, animals, and energized electrical appliances or towards the water cleaner itself. • Hold the cleaner gun firmly during use: when operating the lever (28), the operator is subjected to the backlash of the high pressure. The power of this recoil is indicated in the table of technical specifications (recoil is expressed in N, where 1 N = 0.1 kg). • Do not point the jet towards oneself or other people in order to clean off clothing or footwear. • To safeguard the environment, washing vehicle engines or machineries containing hydraulic circuits must be done only in suitable places that are equipped with oil separator. • Vehicle tyres must be cleaned at a distance of at least 50 cm / 19 in to safeguard them from being damaged by the high-pressure jet. The first evidence of damage to a tyre is a change in colour. • Do not point the high-pressure jet towards materials, which contain asbestos or other harmful substances. • Do not use the water cleaner in the rain. • Pay particular attention to the instructions in the “Checks and connection to the mains electricity supply” section. • Pay particular attention to the instructions in the “Use with detergents” section.
32 • When the water cleaner is not in use, do not leave its plug in the power outlet and disconnect it before any activity. More precisely, make sure that the mains switch (2) is in position “0”, remove the plug from the power outlet, press the lever (24) on the cleaner gun to eliminate any remaining pressure and bring the safety catch in its locked position (25) (Fig. 1 – position S): - before leaving the high power cleaner unattended, even for only a short time; - after use; in addition, wait until the high pressure cleaner has completely cooled down before cleaning or maintenance. • During use, do not lock the lever (24) on the cleaner gun in the open position. • Do not remove the plug from the power outlet by pulling on the power supply cable. • Do not put any reducers or adaptors between the electric plug and the power outlet. • Keep the power supply cable, any extension cords, the plugs and the outlets dry. Do not touch them with wet hands. • If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the Manufacturer or by a Skilled Technician, in order to avoid a hazard. • If, due to any reasons, the plug is cut from the power supply cable, there is the risk of electrical shock in case it is inserted in any home socket. To avoid this ranger, it is necessary to immediately eliminate the cut plug. • If the device is equipped with a 13 A plug conforming to standard BS 1363, it is necessary to observe what follows: - do not use the device if the fuse cover is not present: in case it was lost, the spare cover can be ordered to the service centre - replace the possibly burnt fuse only with a 13 A ASTA approved fuse according to standard BS 1362; to replace the fuse, in case of doubts, apply to a Skilled Technician or to a Qualified Electrician; - reposition the cover in the correct way after replacing the fuse. • Use only gas oil for motor driving. The use of any other fuel can be dangerous. • During the operation, do not cover the water cleaner and do not place it where its ventilation could be impaired; never cover the stack (28) emitting the boiler exhaust gases. • When you use the water cleaner in closet environments, make sure that the exhaust gases are evacuated in the correct way and that there is a correct ventilation (poisoning danger). • Never bend onto the stack (28), nor touch it with bare hands (burning danger). WARNING • If you use the water cleaner at room temperature that is higher than 40 °C/104 °F, do not let it directly under the sun. • If the water cleaner is used beyond 1000 m/3280 ft of height, apply to a Skilled Technician for a check and a possible combustion adjustment. 5.1 PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES • Unroll the high-pressure pipe (7) completely. If you have a model equipped with hose reel (4), unlock the device by rotating the ring nut in counter-clockwise direction (3); unwind the hose quantity that you need, by rotating it in counter- clockwise direction by using knob (5); lock the device by rotating the ring nut (3) in clockwise direction. • Fix a supply hose having an inner diameter of 18 mm/0.7 in. to the water suction connector (35), by tightening with a suitable collar clamp. Operation D of Fig. 2. • Open the water supply tap, by paying attention that there is no dropping. Operation E of Fig. 2.
33 • Make sure that the main switch (2) and the temperature adjusting knob (27) are set to off (position “0”) and engage the plug in the power supply socket. Operation F of Fig. 2. • Set the main switch (2) to position “1”. • Press the cleaner gun’s control lever (24) and wait for a continuous jet of water to be issued. • Turn the main switch (2) to position “0” and connect the lance pipe (16)) to the cleaner gun (17). 5.2 STANDARD OPERATION (HIGH PRESSURE) WITH COLD WATER • Check that the temperature adjusting knob (27) is set to off (position “0”) and that the nozzle-holding head (18) is not set to detergent supply (see also paragraph “Operation with detergent”). • Restart the water cleaner by setting the main switch (2) to “1” (2). Note: during this restart phase, the high pressure cleaner will immediately stop operating after the initial peak, as the Total Stop device will take effect. • Use the cleaner gun’s lever (24) to start operation of the high pressure cleaner and thus start cleaning. • The pressure value can be read on the pressure indicator (3). 5.3 STANDARD OPERATION (HIGH PRESSURE) WITH HOT WATER fi« CAUTION • During the filling/topping-up operations of the gas oil tank, pay attention not to confuse the tanks. If you pour gas oil into the detergent tank by mistake, do not use the water cleaner and apply to a Skilled Technician. • During the filling operations of the gas oil tank, pay attention not to pour liquid onto the water cleaner. In case this happens, wait at least 24 hours before restarting the water cleaner, so that the fluid that has possibly entered the device can evaporate. • Remove the plug (32) and by paying attention not to make the fluid overflow (we recommend to use a funnel only for this operation), fill the tank (max. capacity of 20 l/5.3 US gal) with gas oil for motor driving; close the tank. WARNING • The use of agricultural gas oil for heating or dirt causes excessive deposits onto the burner, thus impairing its good operation. • Check that the nozzle-holding head (18) is not set to detergent supply (see also paragraph “Operation with detergent”). • Restart the water cleaner by setting the main switch (2) to “1”. Note: during this starting-up the water cleaner stops immediately after the starting pickup, because the Total Stop device is activated. • Rotate the temperature adjusting knob (27) in order to select the wished temperature. • Operate the water cleaner, thus starting the washing operations; you only need to activate the lever (24) of the water gun. • The pressure value can be read from the pressure gauge (3). • If you wish to shift from the operation with hot water to the one with cold water, set the temperature adjusting knob (27) to “0”. WARNING • Periodically check the gas oil level in the tank and fill it before it empties completely. • The burner starts to work only after approx. three seconds from the water gun opening and stops when the water gun is closed or when the set temperature is reached.
34 5.4 USE WITH DETERGENTS fi« CAUTION • The high pressure cleaner was designed to be used with the detergents recommended by the Manufacturer. Use of other detergents or chemicals can affect the safety of the high pressure cleaner. Never suck up liquids, which contain solvents, petrol, diluents, acetone and fuel oil, as these products are highly inflammable, explosive and toxic when nebulized. • Carefully read the instructions and warnings on the label of the detergent to be used. • Store detergents in a safe place out of children’s reach. • Should detergent come into contact with your eyes, wash immediately with water. Contact a doctor without delay and remember to take the container of detergent with you. • If detergent is swallowed, do not provoke vomiting. Contact a doctor without delay and remember to take the container of detergent with you. • When filling the tank with detergent, take care not to spill any detergent on the high pressure cleaner. If this should happen, wait at least 24 hours before using the high pressure cleaner so that any liquid, which may have entered the appliance, can evaporate. The recommended detergents, are over 90% biodegradable. • Remove the plug (31) and by paying attention not to make the fluid overflow (we recommend to use a funnel only for this operation), fill the tank (max. capacity of 4.5 l/1.2 US gal) by following the recommendations relating to the batching that are reported on the detergent packaging; close the tank. WARNING • During the filling/topping-up operations of the gas oil tank, pay attention not to confuse the tanks. If you pour detergent into the gas oil tank by mistake, do not use the water cleaner and apply to a Skilled Technician. • As for the use mode, refer to the indications on the detergent packaging. • Rotate the ring nut of the nozzle-holding head (18) as shown in Fig. 1-a and then activate the lever (24) of the water gun and start to spray the detergent. Rotate the nozzle-holding ring nut (18) as shown in Fig. 2-b to reset the high-pressure operation. 5.5 INTERRUPTING USE (TOTAL STOP) Release the lever (24) on the cleaner gun and the water cleaner will automatically stop. The water cleaner starts operating normally again when the lever on the cleaner gun is pressed again. fi« CAUTION • It is important to remember that the high pressure cleaner is still operational when it is in Total Stop mode. Therefore, always put the main switch (2) in position “0”, remove the plug from the power outlet, press the lever (24) on the cleaner gun to eliminate any remaining pressure and lock the safety protection device (25) (Fig. 1, position S), before leaving it unattended, even for a short time. 6 SWITCHING OFF AND STORAGE After cleaning, switch the water cleaner off and prepare it for storage. 6.1 SWITCHING OFF • Use the water cleaner with cold water for a couple of minutes.
35 • Close the tap for the water supply securely. • Empty the water out of the water cleaner by pressing the lever (24) on the cleaner gun for a few seconds. • Put the main switch (2) in position “0” • Remove the plug from the power outlet. • Press the lever (24) on the cleaner gun to eliminate any remaining pressure in the high-pressure pipe (7). • Wait for the high pressure cleaner to cool down. fi« CAUTION • When the water cleaner is left to cool down, take care that: - the water cleaner is not left unattended in the presence of unsupervised children, elderly or disabled people. - the water cleaner is in a stable position and not at risk of falling over. - the water cleaner is not in contact with inflammable materials, or in their immediate vicinity. 6.2 STORAGE • Wind up the high-pressure pipe (7) carefully and avoid bending it. If you have a model with hose reel (4), unlock the device by rotating the ring nut in counter- clockwise direction (3); wind the hose by rotating the reel in clockwise direction by using the knob (5); lock the device by rotating the ring nut (3) in clockwise direction. • Wind up the electric power supply cable (14). • Put the water cleaner in a clean and dry place making sure that the electric power supply cable and the high-pressure pipe are not damaged. WARNING • The water cleaner is not frost proof. In order to prevent the formation of ice inside the water cleaner in cold areas, it is possible to make the high pressure cleaner take up a motor vehicle grade anti freeze before starting the “Switch off” procedures. Contact a Skilled Technician before attempting this as the pumped liquid could damage the seals in the high-pressure pump. If it is not possible to protect the high pressure cleaner in cold areas as described above, it must be brought into a warm room for the time required to melt any ice which may have formed inside it before attempting to start it up again. If these instructions are not followed, the high pressure cleaner may be seriously damaged. 7 CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE fi« CAUTION • Only start cleaning and maintenance once the instructions in the “Switching off” section have been completed. It is particularly important to always disconnect the electricity supply. • To safeguard the safety of the high pressure cleaner, only use the original spare parts supplied by the Manufacturer or those endorsed by him. • The rubber pipes, the coupling and the high-pressure lances are important for safety: only use those endorsed by the Manufacturer. 7.1 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Follow the instructions in the “Switching off” section and abide by the recommendations in the table below.
36 INTERVAL FOR MAINTENANCE ACTION Each time used Check the supply cable, high-pressure pipe, couplings, cleaner gun, lance pipe. Should any of these parts appear to be damaged, do not use the high pressure cleaner and contact a Skilled Technician. Weekly Cleaning the water suction filter/gasket (33). Usually, it is sufficient to pass the filter under running water or in a jet of compressed air to clean it. In more difficult cases, use a lime scale remover or replace the filter. Contact an authorised service centre for the purchase of a new filter. The inner water inlet filter must be cleaned by a Skilled Technician (see also paragraph “Special maintenance”). Monthly Clean the nozzle (20). For cleaning, it is generally enough to pass the supplied pin (19) inside the nozzle hole. If you do not obtain suitable results, replace the nozzle by applying to an authorised service centre to buy the spare part. To replace it, use a 14-mm socket wrench (not supplied). WARNING • During use, the high pressure cleaner should not be too noisy and large amounts of water or oil should not drip from underneath it. In this event, a Skilled Technician should test the appliance. 7.2 SPECIAL MAINTENANCE fi« CAUTION • Only Skilled Technicians are authorised to carry out special maintenance. Follow the instructions in the table below for special maintenance. INTERVAL FOR MAINTENANCE ACTION Every 100 hours Check the pump hydraulic circuit. Check the pump fixing. Ad just the electrodes. Clean the gas oil nozzle. Check/replace the gas oil filter. Check/replace the inner water inlet filter. Every 200 hours Replace the pump oil. Check the pump suction/delivery valves. Check the pump screws are tightened. Check the pump adjustment valve. Check the safety devices. Every 500 hours Replace the electrodes. Replace the gas oil nozzle. Clean the boiler. Descale the coil. WARNING • The data in the table are indications. 8 DISMANTLING AND DISPOSAL Only trained personnel are allowed to dismantle the high pressure cleaner in accordance with the current regulations in the country where it is installed. fi« CAUTION • Before disposing of the high pressure cleaner, make sure it is no longer possible to operate it, by cutting the power supply cable for example. Make sure all its parts are inoffensive, as they could prove to dangerous to children playing.
37 9 PROBLEMS, CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS fi« CAUTION • Before undertaking any action, follow the instructions in the “Switching off” section. If it is not possible to restore correct operation of the high pressure cleaner using the information in the table below, contact a Skilled Technician. FAILURES CAUSES SOLUTIONS By setting the switch (2) to “1”, the water cleaner does not start. Remember also what mentioned in the note of section “Interrupting the use (Total Stop)” A safety device of the system to which the water cleaner is connected (fuse, differential switch, etc.) has triggered. The plug of the power supply cable is not inserted correctly. Reset the protection device. In case of a new triggering, do not use the water cleaner and apply to a Skilled Technician. Disconnect the plug from the socket and reconnect it correctly. The water cleaner vibrates a lot and is noisy. The water suction filter/gasket (33) and/or the inner water inlet filter is dirty. The water supply is not enough. Observe what mentioned in the section “Routine maintenance” and “Special maintenance”. Check that the tap is completely opened and that the capacity of the hydraulic network conforms with what mentioned in the section “Features and technical specifications”. The water cleaner does not reach the maximum pressure. The nozzle-holding head (18) is in low pressure position (Fig. 1-a). The water nozzle (20) is worn. Rotate the nozzle-holding head as shown in Fig. 1-b. Replace the nozzle according to what mentioned in the section “Features and technical specifications”. Poor detergent suction. The nozzle-holding head (18) is in low pressure position (Fig. 1-b). The used detergent is too viscous. Product missing in the tank. Rotate the nozzle-holding head as shown in Fig. 1-a. Use a detergent that is recommended by the producer,by observing the thinning indicated on the label. Add product to the tank. No water comes out from the nozzle (20). Water missing. Water nozzle clogged. Check that the tap of the water network is completely opened. Clean and/or replace the nozzle according to what mentioned in the section “Features and technical specifications”. The water cleaner stops during the operation. A safety device of the system to which the water cleaner is connected (fuse, differential switch, etc.) has triggered. The amperometric protection device has cut in. Reset the protection device. In case of a new triggering, do not use the water cleaner and apply to a Skilled Technician. Observe what mentioned in the section “Safety devices”. Rotating the main switch (2), the motor hums but does not start. The electrical system and/or the extension are not suitable. Observe what mentioned in the section “Checks and connection to mains electricity supply”. The water cleaner does not supply hot water. The gas oil in the tank is below the minimum level. The gas oil filter is clogged. Add gas oil. Observe what mentioned in the section “Special maintenance”.
EC declaration of conformity according to Directive: 73/23/EC, 93/68/EC, 89/336/EC, 98/37/EC, 2000/14/EC. Comet S.p.A. Via G. Dorso, 4 - 42100 Reggio Emilia - Italia as the owner of the technical documentation declares, under its own responsibility, that the water cleaner: SCOUT CLASSIC SCOUT EXTRA with serial number (to be reported by the purchaser by referring to the identification plate): ________________________________________________________ to which this declaration refers, conforms with the requirements of the Directives 73/23/EC, 93/68/EC, 89/336/EC, 98/37/EC e 2000/14/EC. For the check of conformity, reference to the following Standard has been made: • EN 60335-1 • EN 60335-2-79 • EN 55014 • EN 55104 • EN 61000-4-2 • EN 61000-4-4 • ENV 50141 • EN 292-1 • EN 292-2 • EN ISO 3744 The measured power level amounts to 97 dB(A) and the guaranteed sound power level is 99 dB(A) Rated capacity (max.): 600 l/h Conformity evaluation procedure: Enclosure V to Directive 2000/14/EC Reggio Emilia, 24/2/2004 Baldi Renzo (President Comet S.p.A.)
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