Safety, Warning – John Deere OMM156510 User Manual
Safety - 3
Risk of electrocution.
Contact with power source can cause electric shock
• NEVER spray near power source.
Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or death.
WHEN ADDING OR DRAINING FUEL
• Turn pressure washer OFF and let it cool at least 2 minutes before
removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in tank.
• Fill or drain fuel tank outdoors.
• DO NOT overfill tank. Allow space for fuel expansion.
• If fuel spills, wait until it evaporates before starting engine.
• Keep fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and
other ignition sources.
• DO NOT light a cigarette or smoke.
WHEN STARTING EQUIPMENT
• Ensure spark plug, muffler, fuel cap, and air cleaner are in place.
• DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed.
WHEN OPERATING EQUIPMENT
• DO NOT tip engine or equipment at angle which causes fuel to spill.
• DO NOT spray flammable liquids.
WHEN TRANSPORTING OR REPAIRING EQUIPMENT
• Transport/repair with fuel tank EMPTY or with fuel shutoff valve
• Disconnect spark plug wire.
WHEN STORING FUEL OR EQUIPMENT WITH FUEL IN TANK
• Store away from furnaces, stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers, or
other appliances that have pilot light or other ignition source because
they can ignite fuel vapors.
Starter cord kickback (rapid retraction) can result in
bodily injury. Kickback will pull hand and arm toward
engine faster than you can let go.
Broken bones, fractures, bruises, or sprains could
• NEVER pull starter cord without first relieving spray gun pressure.
• When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance is felt and
then pull rapidly to avoid kickback.
• After each starting attempt, where engine fails to run, always point
spray gun in safe direction and squeeze spray gun trigger to release
• Firmly grasp spray gun with both hands when using high pressure
spray to avoid injury when spray gun kicks back.
Contact with muffler area can result in serious
Exhaust heat / gases can ignite combustibles,
structures or damage fuel tank causing a fire.
• DO NOT touch hot parts and AVOID hot exhaust gases.
• Allow equipment to cool before touching.
• Keep at least 5 feet (1.5 m) of clearance on all sides of pressure
washer including overhead.
• Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 36 Parks, Forests, and Public
Property require equipment powered by an internal combustion
engine to have a spark arrester, maintained in effective working
order, complying to USDA Forest service standard 5100-1C or later
revision. In the State of California a spark arrester is required under
section 4442 of the California Public resources code. Other states
may have similar laws.
Unintentional sparking can result in fire or electric
WHEN ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS TO YOUR PRESSURE
• Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and place the
wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
WHEN TESTING FOR ENGINE SPARK
• Use approved spark plug tester.
• DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed.