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  • Brand: Comet
  • Product: Pressure Washer
  • Model/name: Scout Extra
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Italian

Table of Contents

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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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• 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.
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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.
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• 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.
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• 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.
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• 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.
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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.
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• 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.
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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.
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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”.
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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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