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Frequently Asked Questions

A: 2-cycle Generator:  2-cycle Air Cooled Engine oil with a ratio of 40:1 or 3.2 oz per 1 Gallon of Gas. Do not use Marine grade 2-cycle oil.

A: 4-cycle Generator:  SAE 10w-30 API SJ or SL

A: Diesel Generator:  15W40 High Detergent

A: For exact quantities refer to your owners manual.  4-cycle engines fill to the top mark on the dipstick. Be careful as too much oil can do just as much damage as too little. IF you overfill just lean it over and drain the excess out the fill into an EPA approved container.

A: 30 minutes of unloaded run time. Change the oil after the first 20 hrs. of run time. Then every 50 hrs. after that.

A: 3 minutes or until no more air comes out of the system.

A: Always store the pressure washer, parts, and accessories in an area with a temperature above 0° C (32° F).

If you must store it somewhere else follow the instructions below:

 

GAS

A: Tip the unit on its side with the inlet connection pointing up.

  1. Insert a small funnel (to prevent spilling) into the inlet and pour in approximately 1/4 cup of antifreeze.
  2. Disconnect spark plug wire.
  3. Pull the recoil several times to circulate the antifreeze in the pump system.

Another method of reducing risks of freeze damage is to drain your pressure washer as follows:

  1. Stop the pressure washer and detach garden supply hose and high pressure hose. Squeeze the trigger of the discharge gun to drain all water from the wand and hose.
  2. Restart the pressure washer and let it run briefly (5 seconds) until water no longer discharges from the high pressure outlet.

Engine Storage

When the pressure washer is not being used or is being stored for more than a month follow these instructions:

  1. Replenish engine oil to upper level.
  2. Drain gasoline from fuel tank, fuel line, fuel valve and carburetor.
  3. Pour about one teaspoon of engine oil through the sparkplug hole, pull the recoil a few times to distribute oil. Pull the recoil starter slowly until you feel increase pressure which indicates the piston is on its compression stroke and leave it in the position. This closes both the intake and exhaust valves to prevent the inside of the cylinder from rusting.
  4. Cover the pressure washer and store in a clean, dry place that is well ventilated away from open flame or sparks.

NOTE: The use of a fuel additive, such as STA-BIL, or an equivalent, will minimize the formulation of fuel gum deposits during storage.

ELECTRIC

After disconnecting the water supply, and before disconnecting the high-pressure hose, turn the pressure washer on for 2-3 seconds, Squeeze the trigger until any remaining water in the pump exits. Turn unit off immediately.

A: No, the pump comes pre-lubed from factory. If you decide to change your oil the recommended oil is SAE 30 non detergent. It should be filled 1/2 way.

JD North America, Corp.
PO Box 9328
Ontario, CA 91762-9328

A: Any small engine repair shop or www.ALTAQUIP.com
 1-877-777-4803. Parts are available through us.

A: Your gap setting should be between 0.028″ – 0.31″ (.7mm- .8mm)

Home Applications Approximate Starting Wattage  Approximate Running Wattage  240V required?
Refrigerator or Freezer
Refrigerator or Freezer (Energy Star) 1200 132-192  
Refrigerator or Freezer standard 2200 700
Microwave Oven
650 watts 1000 650  
800 watts 1300 800
1000 watts 1500 1000
Incandescent Lights Bulb Wattage (i.e. 60W) Bulb Wattage (i.e. 60W)
Furnace Fan, gas or fuel oil
1/8 Horsepower 500 300 Y
1/6 Horsepower 750 500 Y
1/4 Horsepower 1000 600 Y
1/3 Horsepower 1400 700 Y
1/2 Horsepower 2350 875 Y
Television
Tube type 300 300
Flat Screen (20”) 120 120
Flat Screen (46″) 190 190
Coffee Maker (4 cup) 600 600
Dishwasher (Cool Dry) 540 216
Electric Fry Pan 1500 1500
Electric Range (8-inch element) 2100 2100 Y
Automatic Washer 1200 1200
Clothes Dryer (Electric) 6750 5400 Y
Radio 50 to 200 50 to 200
Sump Pump
1/3 Horsepower 1300 800 Y
1/2 Horsepower 2150 1050 Y
Window Air Conditioner (10,000 BTU) 2200 1500
Laptop 200-250 200-250
Desktop 600-800 600-800
Monitor (LCD style) 30 30
Printer 400-600 400-600
Hot Water Heater 4500 4500 Y
Garage Door Opener 1420 720
Recreational Applications   Approximate Starting Wattage  Approximate Running Wattage
RV Air Conditioner
11000 BTU 1600 1010
13500 BTU 2800 1800
15000 BTU  3300  2000
RV Refrigerator  600 180
Blender 850 400
Electric Grill (tabletop)  1650  1650
Slow Cooker 170-270 170-270
Hair Dryer (1600 watts) 1900 1800
Microwave Oven (650 watts) 1000 1000
Coffee Maker 600 600
Radiant Heater 1300 1300
Laptop computer 200-250 200-250
Satelite Receiver  250  250
Radio 50 to 200 50 to 200
Two-Way Radio
12A 360W 360W
23A 840W 840W
35A 960W 960W
Fan (portable) 120 40
DVD Player 350  350
Contractor Applications Approximate Starting Wattage Approximate Running Wattage
Air Compressor
1/2 hp 1600 975
1 hp 4500 1600
Bench Grinder (8 in.) 2500 1400
Circular Saw (Heavy Duty, 7 1/4 in.) 2300 1400
Concrete Vibrator
1/2 hp 840 (avg) 840 (avg)
1 hp 1080 (avg) 1080 (avg)
2 hp 1560 (avg) 1560 (avg)
3 hp 2400 (avg) 2400 (avg)
Demolition hammer 1260 (avg.) 1260 (avg.)
Drain cleaner 250 (avg.) 250 (avg.)
Drills
3/8 inch, 4 amps 600 440
1/2 inch, 5.4 amps 900 600
Electric Chain Saw (14 inches, 2 hp) 1100 1100
Hand Drill (1/2 in.) 900 600
High-pressure Washer (1 hp) 3600 1200
Rotary hammer 1200 (avg.) 1200 (avg.)
Table Saw (10 in.) 4500 1800
Industrial Motors Approximate Starting Wattage Approximate Running Wattage
Split Phase
1/8 Horsepower 1200 275
1/4 Horsepower 1700 400
1/3 Horsepower 1950 450
1/2 Horsepower 2600 600
Capacitor Start Induction Run
1/8 Horsepower 850 275
¼ Horsepower 1050 400
1/3 Horsepower 1350 450
½ Horsepower 1800 600
¾ Horsepower 2600 850
1 Horsepower 3000 1000
1 ½ Horsepower 4200 1600
2 Horsepower 5100 2000
3 Horsepower 6800 3000
4 Horsepower 9800 4800
Capacitor Start Capacitor Run
1/8 Horsepower 600 275
¼ Horsepower 850 400
1/3 Horsepower 975 450
½ Horsepower 1300 600
¾ Horsepower 1900 850
1 Horsepower 2300 1000
1-½ Horsepower 3200 1600
2 Horsepower 3900 2000
3 Horsepower 5200 3000
4 Horsepower 7500 4800
Fan Duty
1/4 Horsepower 1200 650
Farm Equipment Approximate Starting Wattage Approximate Running Wattage
Electric Fence, 25 miles 250 250
Milk Cooler 1800 1100
Milker (vacuum pump, 2hp) 2300 1000
Portable Heater (kerosene, diesel fuel)
50,000 BTU 600 400
90,000 BTU 725 500
150,000 BTU 1000 625
Battery Charger
15 amp 380 380
60 amp with 250-amp boost 1500/5750 1500/5750