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1450

 PSI ElEctrIc PrESSurE WaShEr 

Owner’s Manual

Purchase Date:___________________ 

 

Serial #: __________________

version

 

ye

03_09/2009_

rev

.1

Questions, Problems, missing Parts?
before returning to your retailer, visit our web site or call our customer service at 
www.activeproducts.com / 1-866-924-7626

Please KeeP tHe original boX, PaCKaging anD reCeiPt. beFore oPerating 
tHis unit, Please reaD tHis manual tHorougHlY anD retain it For Future 
reFerenCe.  iF You must store Your Pressure WasHer in a PlaCe WHere 
tHe temPerature is beloW 5ºC, You must aPPlY WinteriZing ProCeDure to 
ProteCt it. Failure to WinteriZe tHe unit maY PermanentlY Damage PumP 
anD VoiD tHe WarrantY.

moDel no.: Ye03
sKu: 039-8591-4

 


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Technical specifications ........................................................................................................ 1

Warranty ............................................................................................................................... 2

Important precautions – Read first! ...................................................................................... 3

Safety features and electrical power information ................................................................. 5

Parts and diagram list ........................................................................................................... 6

Assembly and operating instructions.................................................................................... 7

Using the accessories ..................................................................................................11

Working with detergents .............................................................................................12

Shutting down and cleaning up ....................................................................................13

Taking a break ..............................................................................................................13

Winterizing and long-term storage ......................................................................................14

Cleaning and maintenance  .................................................................................................15

Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................16

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Pressure Washer Specifications
Peak Pressure: 1450 PSI
Power Source Requirement: 120 V / 60 Hz
Electrical cord: 23’ (7 m) 
High-pressure hose: 20’ (6 m)
Water Flow Rate: 1.25 GPM
Current Drawn: 11A 
Inlet water: Cold tap water

WARRANTY

LIMITED 1 YEAR WARRANTY 

This pressure washer is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship 

under normal residential use for one (1) year. 

Specific warranty applies to: 

• Electric motor and pump are warranted for one (1) year. 

• Standard accessories and attachments including the gun, wand/hose and coupler are war-

ranted for a ninety (90) day period. 

The warranty period is calculated from the date of purchase by the end user and covers  

the cost for replacement parts/equipment. In order to verify a warranty situation a copy of 

the original receipt or gift receipt must accompany the warranty claim, along with the  

manufacturer’s serial number from the product. Any warranty claim, work, or replacements 

given are to fulfill the terms of the original warranty period only.    

The manufacturer‘s obligation under this warranty shall strictly be limited, at manufacturer’s 

option, to replace any pressure washer or parts thereof, which in the opinion of the  

manufacturer, shows defect in workmanship or material.  All decisions of Active Products 

with regard to this limited warranty shall be final.  NO RETURNS or REFUNDS will be  

allowed by the retailer or manufacturer. To make a warranty claim or inquiry, you must call  

1-866-924-7626. You must have the product serial number and receipt information ready.  

If defects should appear within one year of purchase, you may return the unit with your 

receipt as proof of purchase to the place of purchase for an exchange of either a new or 

refurbished unit, at manufacturer’s discretion. There will be no REFUNDS provided. 

The warranty does NOT cover: 

• Merchandise sold as reconditioned, used, demonstration or floor models. 

• Any commercial, industrial or rental usage of this product.  Any such usage will void the 

implied warranty. 

• Any product that has been damaged by freezing, dropping, misuse, neglect, accident, 

abuse, improper handling, normal wear and tear, or non-compliance with the owner’s 

manual. 

• Any product that has been damaged by a contaminated water supply, water sediment or 

chemicals/detergents that are not approved by or recommended by Active Products. 

• Any product that has been damaged by acts of nature such as fires, floods, earthquakes, 

lightening strikes, etc. 

• Damage caused by repairs made by the end user or any service center not authorized by 

Active Products. Any such tampering will void the implied warranty. 

• Any cost for shipping by the customer or authorized service center of the allegedly  

defective product. 

• Any cost for shipping of replacement parts or accessories.  Such shipping costs will be 

borne in full by the end user. 

• Any non-standard or bonus accessory/attachement included with the original product. 

The manufacturer shall in no event be liable for injuries to persons or property, or for inci-

dental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of this product.  

This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negli-

gence or accidents; repairs or alterations; or lack of maintenance.  The manufacturer shall 

not be liable for any misrepresentations by stores, store employees, or any parties, that 

make claims on this product. 

This warranty is non-transferable and only applies to products that were sold in and reside 

in Canada. 

If you have any questions or comments, visit our web site at www.activeproducts.com or 

call our toll free customer service line at 1-866-924-7626. 

 


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Save These Instructions
In a double-insulation product, two systems of insulation are provided instead of
grounding. No grounding is provided on a double-insulated product, nor should a 
means for grounding be added to the product. Servicing a double-insulated
product requires extreme care and knowledge of the system, and should be
done only by qualified service personnel. 

Replacement parts of a double-insulated product must be identical to the parts they re-
place. A double-insulated product is marked with the words “DOUBLE INSULATION” 
or “DOUBLE INSULATED”.  The symbol “   ” may also be marked on the product.  

IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – READ FIRST

   Warnings

When using this product, basic precautions should always be followed: 
• Read all the instructions before using the product.
• Water spray must never be directed toward any electric wiring, devices or directly toward 

the pressure washer machine itself, or fatal electric shock may occur.

• To reduce the risk of injury, do not operate the machine near children.
• Learn how to stop the machine and release pressure quickly. Be thoroughly familiar with 

the controls.

• Stay alert—watch what you are doing.
• For use with cold water supply only. Do not draw other liquids.
• The pressure washer should not be used in areas where gas vapours may be present.  

An electric spark could cause an explosion or fire.

• To minimize the amount of water getting into the pressure washer, the unit should be 

placed as far as possible from the cleaning site during operation.

• Avoid accidental starts. Shut power “OFF” before connecting or disconnecting cord to 

electrical outlets.

• Do not operate the product when fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Do not stand on unstable surfaces. Stand with both feet balanced at all times.
• Prior to starting the pressure washer in cold weather, be sure ice has not formed on any 

part of the equipment.

• Never carry your pressure washer by the cord. 
• Do not pull on the cord to disconnect from the outlet.
• To allow free air circulation, the pressure washer should not be covered during operation.
• Keep operating area clear of people and pets.
• Follow the maintenance instructions specified in the manual.

if replacement of the plug or cord is needed, use only identical replacement parts.
• This product or its power cord contains lead, a chemical known to cause cancer, birth 

defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after use.

Warnings

•Donotusewithflammableliquidsandtoxicchemicals.
•InjectionHazard:Equipmentcancauseseriousinjuryifthespraypenetratestheskin.
•Donotpointthegunatanyoneoranypartofthebody.Incaseofpenetration,seek

medicalaidimmediately.

•ThissystemiscapableofproducinghighpressureasratedintheTechnicalSpecifi-

cations.Toavoidruptureandinjury,donotoperatethismachinewithcomponents
ratedlessthantheunititself(includingbutnotlimitedtosprayguns,hoseand
hoseconnections).

•Beforeservicing,cleaningorremovalofanyparts,shut“OFF”powerand 

relievepressure.

•Donotsprayelectricalapparatusandwiring.
•Ifconnectionismadetoaportablewatersystem,thesystemmustbeprotected

againstbackflow.

IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – READ FIRST

WARNING-RiskofInjury
DoNotDirectDischargeStreamatPersons.
• High-pressurejetcanbedangerousifmisused.
• Thejetmustnotbedirectedatpersons,animals,electricaldevices,ortheunititself.

WARNING-RiskofExplosion
• Donotsprayflammableliquids.
• Donotuseacidsandsolventsinthisproduct.
• Theseproductscancausephysicalinjuriestotheoperatorandirreversibledamage 
 tothemachine.

CAUTION-GunKicksBack
• Holdwithbothhands
•Thetriggergunsafetylockpreventsthetriggerfrombeingengagedaccidentally.
•ThesafetyfeatureDOESNOTlocktriggerintheONposition.

WARNING-RiskofElectricShock
• Inspectcordbeforeusing-donotuseifcordisdamaged.
• Keepallconnectionsdryandofftheground.
• Donottouchplugwithwethands.
• Donotuseextensioncordslongerthan50’(15.2m).Onlyuse12or14AWGrated

extensioncords.

 


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SAFETY FEATURES & ELECTRICAL POWER INFORMATION

The pressure washer is equipped with a stop device that will sense when the trigger on  
the gun is released. It will open the power circuit to the motor, and cause the pressure 
washer motor to stop. The motor will start again when the trigger is pulled.

WARNING
Thepressurewasherisalsoequippedwithamainpower“ON/OFF”switchlocated
ontheunit.Itshouldalwaysbemovedtothe“OFF”positionwhenthepressure
washerisnotbeingusedtopreventpossibleinjuryordamage.

DANGER
Improperconnectionofpoweroutletcanresultinariskofelectricshock.Checkwith
aqualifiedelectricianorservicepersonnelifyouareindoubtastowhethertheout-
letisproperlygrounded.Donotmodifytheplugprovidedwiththeproduct—Ifitwill
notfittheoutlet,haveaproperoutletinstalledbyaqualifiedelectrician.Donotuse
anytypeofadaptorwiththisproduct.

ExtensionCords
If possible, do not use extension cords with this product. However, if you must use one, 
observe all of the warnings and instructions listed below:

Useasufficientgauge:
Maximum cable length: 50’ (15.2 m). Only use 12 or 14 AWG rated extension cords.
• Use only extension cords that are intended for outdoor use. These extension cords are 

identified by a marking that reads “Acceptable for use with outdoor appliances; store 
indoors while not in use.”

• Use only extension cords having an electrical rating not less than the rating of the product. 
• Do not use damaged extension cords. Examine extension cord before using and replace 

if damaged. Do not abuse extension cord and do not yank on any cord to disconnect.

• Keep cord away from heat and sharp edges.
• Always disconnect the extension cord from the receptacle before disconnecting the 

product from the extension cord.

• To reduce the risk of electric shock, keep all connections dry and off the ground. Do not 

touch plug with wet hands.

CAUTION
Thismachinehasbeendesignedforusewithdetergentsthatarespecificallyap-
provedforpressurewasheruse.Theuseofothercleaningdetergentsmayaffectthe
operationofthemachineandvoidthewarranty.

PARTS AND DIAGRAM LIST

ItemNo.

Quantity

PartName

PartsNumber

A

1

Adjustable wand

YE03-020-0002

B

1

Turbo wand

XE03-020-0001

C

1

Spray gun

XE03-020-0003

D

1

High-pressure hose

YE03-020-0004

E

1

Water filter

YE03-020-0009

F1

1

Quick-connect coupling

XE03-030-0003

F2

1

Inlet adapter

XE03-030-0002

G

1

Hose bracket

YE03-000-0002

H

1

Detergent bottle assembly

YE03-050-0003

I

1

Needle (for nozzle cleaning)

YE03-062-0002

F1

F2

E

D

C

B

A

G

H

I

 


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SurfacePreparation
Before starting any cleaning task, it is important to inspect the area for objects that could 
create a hazard. Remove any objects from the work area that could be tripped over, such as 
toys or outdoor furniture. Ensure that all doors and windows are closed tightly. 

WaterSupply(ColdWaterOnly)
Only draw water through the unit. For use with cold water supply only. Water hose must be 
at least a 1/2” (13 mm) in diameter. Flow rate of water supply must not fall below 2 GPM 
(gallons per minute) [9.1 lpm (litres per minute)]. Flow rate can be determined by running 
the water for one minute into an empty 5-gallon (19 L) container.

CAUTION
•Neverusethepressurewashertodrawinwatercontaminatedwithsolvents(e.g.

paintthinners,gasoline,oil,etc.).

•Dirtinthewaterinletwilldamagetheunit.Toavoidthisrisk,werecommendchecking

thewaterfilter(locatedinsidethewaterinlet.TocleanitoutseeMaintenancesection).

•Alwayspreventdebrisfrombeingdrawnintotheunitbyusingacleanwatersource

andanadditionalaccessorywaterfilterifrequired.

•Toprolongthelifeoftheunit,resttheunitfor5minutesafterevery30minutesofuse.

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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Attach high pressure hose to the gun assembly 
(hand tighten only).

Attach the inlet adapter to the machine’s water inlet. 
Hand tighten only. (Some models come with inlet 
adapter pre-assembled. Check your unit.)

Insert choice of wand to the gun and twist 
¼ turn to lock in position.

Attach quick connect coupling to garden hose (hand 
tighten only) and attach to inlet adapter.

1

Attach high pressure hose to the machine’s water outlet 
(hand tighten only).

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OFF

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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Attach garden hose to water supply and 
turn water on.

Make sure the ON/OFF switch is on the OFF 
position.

Completely unwind power cord and plug the 
unit into an outlet.

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

9

Press the ON Button.

Depress trigger until there is a steady stream of water.

    CAUTION

Drain unit after each use 
(for storage): remove water 
connection, turn ON the 
machine for a few seconds 
and press gun trigger to bleed 
remaining water in the pump.  
Turn OFF immediately.

ON

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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

AdjustingTheSpray
The adjustable spray nozzle can be adjusted from fan to jet. The spray is adjusted from jet 
to fan spray by turning the nozzle.

Working with detergent ensures a quick soaking of the dirt, and allows the high-pressure 
water to penetrate and remove the dirt more effectively. Always spray detergent on a dry 
surface, do not pre-soak area. Wetting the surface first dilutes the detergent and reduces 
its cleaning ability.

CAUTION
Makesurethegunsafetylockisengagedsothetriggercannotbesqueezedwhile
thedetergentnozzleisbeingattached.

USING THE ACCESSORIES

WORKING WITH DETERGENTS

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

CAUTION
Damagemayoccurtopaintedsurfaceifchemicalisallowedtodryonsurface.
Washandrinseasmallsectionatatime.Avoidworkingonhotsurfacesorindirect
sunlight.

WARNING
Neverusebleach,chlorineproductsandothercorrosivechemicals.Neveruseliquids
containingsolvents(i.e,paintthinners,gasoline,oils).Neveruseammoniaproducts.
Neveruseacid-basedproducts.

Theseproductscancausephysicalinjuriestotheoperatorandirreversibledamageto
themachineand/ordamagethesurfacebeingcleaned.

CAUTION
Jetsprayadjustmentisveryaggressive.Donotadjustwhilespraying.

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3

Do not allow the detergent to dry on the surface that you are cleaning.

Release the gun safety lock and pull the trigger to operate the unit and apply detergent.

Attach the detergent wand onto the gun as shown. Make sure all components are 
locked.

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Fill the detergent container with detergent only. Do not put any water into container.

 


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CAUTION
Neveruse:
•Bleach,chlorineproductsandothercorrosivechemicals
•Liquidscontainingsolvents(i.e.,paintthinners,gasoline,oils)
•Tri-sodiumphosphateproducts
•Ammoniaproducts
•Acid-basedproducts
Thesechemicalswillharmtheunitandwilldamagethesurfacebeingcleaned.

TAKING A BREAK

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3

2

Engage gun safety lock.

Unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Turn unit to “OFF” (O) position.

If taking a break of five minutes or more:

SHUTTING DOWN AND CLEANING UP

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2

2

1

1

1

3

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3

Press trigger to release any remaining water pressure.

Turn off the water supply.

Unplug the power cord from the outlet.

4

4

4

5

6

Turn the switch to “OFF” (0) position.

WARNING
Turnoffwatersupplyandsqueezetriggertodepressurizetheunit.Failuretodoso
couldresultinpersonalinjuryduetodischargeofhigh-pressurewater.

Disconnect the garden hose from the unit.

Engage the gun safety lock.

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

CAUTION
Draingunassemblyofanyremainingwater.Aimgundownwardsandsqueezetrigger.

WINTERIZING AND LONG-TERM STORAGE

OPTIMUM WINTERIZING PROCEDURE

Winterizing your pressure washer will help protect and prolong its life. We strongly 
recommend you follow the below steps using Pressure Washer Pump Saver (39-8602-0). 
This will keep the internal parts lubricated, protected from rust, and prevents the pump 
from freezing.

Connect Pressure Washer Pump Saver hose onto the adaptor and quick-connect 
coupling.

Depress button on top of Pump Saver container.

Continue until fluid exits the pressure hose.

Remove the hose from pump inlet.

QUICK WINTERIZING PROCEDURE

If you cannot do the Optimum Winterizing procedure, you can still protect your pressure 
washer from winter-damage by doing below:

Disconnect all water connections.

Turn on the machine for a few seconds, 
until the remaining water in the pump 
exits. Turn off immediately.

Do not allow high-pressure hose to 
become kinked.

Store the machine and accessories  
in a room that does not reach freezing 
temperatures. Do not store near 
furnace or other sources of heat as it 
may dry out the pump seals.

Recommended: Pressure Washer Pump 
Saver (39-8602-0)

 


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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

Connections
Connections on pressure washer hoses; gun and spray wand should be cleaned regularly 
and lubricated with non-water soluble grease.

SprayTipsOnly
Clogging of the spray tips causes the pump 
pressure to be too high and cleaning is im-
mediately required. You can clean the spray 
tips by carefully inserting the needle, or a 
thin, sharp instrument (i.e. paperclip) into 
the tip to rid it of deposits.

WaterFilterScreen
The pressure washer is equipped with a wa-
ter inlet screen to protect the pump. If the 
screen is not kept clean, the flow of water 
to the pressure washer will be restricted 
and the pump may be damaged.

1. To clean inner water screen, remove 

quick-connector and remove the filter 
screen from the pump inlet.

2. Rinse screen until it is free of debris  

and blockage.

3. Replace screen and quick-connector im-

mediately to prevent any foreign matter 
from entering the pump.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Disconnect the machine from the power source before making any repairs.

Symptom

Cause

Solution

Motor will not start.

On/Off switch is in the
“OFF” (O) position.

Turn switch to the “ON”  
( | ) position.

Power cord is not plugged in. Plug in power cord.
Extension cord is too long. 
Extension cord is not 
proper gauge. 
Extension cord is damaged.

Replace extension cord 
with either a 25’ (7.6 m) 
14AWG cord or a 50’ (15 m) 
14AWG cord.

Electrical outlet does not 
supply adequate power.

Try a different outlet.

Tripped pressure washer 
circuit breaker

Allow to cool, and restart unit.

Unit does not reach  
high pressure.

Diameter of garden hose is 
too small.

Replace with a 1” (25 mm) or 
5/8” (16 mm) garden hose.

Water supply is restricted.

Check garden hose for 
kinks, leaks and blockage.

Not enough water supply.

Open water source fully.

Water inlet filter is clogged.

Remove filter and rinse in 
warm water.

Pump is sucking air.

Check that hoses and 
fittings are airtight. Turn 
“OFF” machine, and purge
pump by squeezing trigger 
gun until a steady flow of 
water emerges through  
the nozzle.

Output pressure varies high 
and low.

Not enough inlet water supply. Turn water on fully. Check 

garden hose for kinks, leaks 
or blockage.

Pump is sucking air.

Check that hoses and 
fittings are airtight. Turn 
“OFF” machine, and purge
pump by squeezing trigger 
gun until a steady flow of 
water emerges through  
the nozzle.

Water inlet filter is clogged.

Remove filter and rinse 
with warm water.

 


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TROUBLESHOOTING

Symptom

Cause

Solution

Output pressure varies high 
and low. (continued)

Discharge nozzle is obstructed. Blow out or remove debris 

with a fine needle.

Detergent not working.

Detergent container is empty. Add more detergent.
Detergent bottle or suction 
tube not properly connected.

Check connections.

Detergent is too thick.

Dilute detergent.

Damaged or clogged deter-
gent suction tube.

Remove obstruction or 
replace detergent  
suction tube.

Garden hose connection leaks. Loose fittings.

Tighten fittings.

Missing/worn rubber washer. Insert new washer.

Spray wand, extension, or 
nozzle leaks.

Broken o-ring or plastic insert. Call the Toll-Free Hotline.

Pump is noisy

Pump is sucking air

Check that hoses and fit-
tings are airtight. Turn off 
machine and purge pump 
by squeezing trigger gun 
until a steady flow of water 
emerges through the nozzle.

Water filter is clogged.

Remove water filter and 
rinse in warm water.

Water leaks from pump (up 
to 10 drops per minute  
is permissible).

Loose fittings.

Check that all fittings are tight.

Water seals are damaged 
or worn.

Call the Toll-Free Hotline

Oil is dripping

Oil seals are damaged or 
worn.

Call the Toll-Free Hotline

TROUBLESHOOTING

IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY ADDITIONAL DIFFICULTIES NOT LISTED, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT 
www.activeproducts.com OR CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-866-924-7626 FOR HELP.

Symptom

Cause

Solution

Motor buzzes but fails to run. Supply voltage  

below minimum.

Verify that only the pres-
sure washer is running on 
this circuit.

System has residual pressure.

Turn unit “OFF”, squeeze 
trigger on spray wand to 
release pressure, then turn 
unit “ON”.

Voltage loss due to  
extension cord.

Unplug any extension cords 
attached and plug the unit 
directly into the outlet.

Pressure washer not used 
for long periods.

Call the Toll-Free Hotline.

Residual friction among 
components. Unit might 
hum.

Disconnect water supply 
and power ON for 2 to 3 
seconds, repeat couple 
times or until the motor 
starts.

No Water

Water supply is OFF.

Turn ON water supply.

Kink in the garden hose.

Remove kink in garden 
hose.