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Electric Pressure Washer 

039-8557-8

OWNER’S MANUAL

S

ku

 039-8557-8

VERSION    XE08_ManualE_v1

If you have any questions or comments, visit our website at www.simoniz.ca or call 
our toll-free hotline 1-866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664).

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 A 
WINTERIZING PROCEDURE TO PROTECT IT. FAILURE TO WINTERIZE THE UNIT MAY 
PERMANENTLY DAMAGE PUMP AND VOID THE WARRANTY.

 


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

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

Working with detergents .............................................................................................11

Shutting down and cleaning up ....................................................................................12

Taking a break ..............................................................................................................12

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

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

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

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Pressure Washer  Specifications
Peak Pressure: 2000 PSI
Rated Max. Pressure: 1300 PSI
Power Source Requirement: 120 V / 60 Hz
Power cord: 23’ (7 m) 16 AWG
High-pressure hose: 20’ (6 m)
Max. water flow: 1.5 US GPM
Current Drawn: 13 A 
Inlet water: Cold tap water 
Nozzle spray angle (high pressure): 0°, 15°, 40°

WARRANTY

Product Warranty
Always keep your receipt as proof of purchase. 

We’re here to help! If you have any questions or comments, call our toll-free hotline  
1-866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664). Have your serial number ready. The serial number can 
be found on the back plate, located on the rear of the unit. 

This product has a Parts Replacement, Product Exchange and/or Repair Warranty only.  
NO REFUNDS will be provided. Please see stores for Product Exchange details.

Two (2)-year Warranty - Motor
This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for two 
years from the date of its original purchase. If such a defect appears during the warranty 
period, upon presentation of proof of purchase, Trileaf Distribution will repair or replace the 
product (at its option). Shipping charges may apply.

Ninety (90)-day Warranty - Accessories
Trigger gun, hose, spray wands and other accessories are warranted for ninety (90) days 
from the date of purchase. You may purchase accessories directly through the place of 
purchase, or by calling our toll-free hotline 1-866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664). 

This warranty does not cover accidental damage, unreasonable use, normal wear and 
tear, use of improper detergents, freezing, neglect, or non-compliance with Operating 
Instructions. Warranty does not cover loss of use, or other consequential damages arising 
from any of the above, nor does it cover repairs made or attempted by unauthorized 
persons.

Warranty is void if the equipment is used for commercial, rental or industrial purposes.

If you have more questions, visit our website (www.simoniz.ca), or call 1-866-4SIMONIZ 
(1-866-474-6664).

 


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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 
replace. 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: 
•Readalltheinstructionsbeforeusingtheproduct.
•Waterspraymustneverbedirectedtowardsanyelectricwiring,devicesordirectly

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

•Toreducetheriskofinjury,donotoperatethemachinenearchildren.
•Learnhowtostopthemachineandreleasepressurequickly.Bethoroughlyfamiliarwith

the controls.

•Stayalert—watchwhatyouaredoing.
•Forusewithcoldwatersupplyonly.Donotdrawotherliquids.
•Thepressurewashershouldnotbeusedinareaswheregasvapoursmaybepresent.An

electric spark could cause an explosion or fire.

•Tominimizetheamountofwatergettingintothepressurewasher,theunitshouldbe

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

•Avoidaccidentalstarts.Shutpower“OFF”beforeconnectingordisconnectingcordto

electrical outlets.

•Donotoperatetheproductwhenfatiguedorundertheinfluenceofalcoholordrugs.
•Donotstandonunstablesurfaces.Standwithbothfeetbalancedatalltimes.
•Priortostartingthepressurewasherincoldweather,besureicehasnotformedonany

part of the equipment.

•Nevercarryyourpressurewasherbythecord.
•Donotpullonthecordtodisconnectfromtheoutlet.
•Toallowfreeaircirculation,thepressurewashershouldnotbecoveredduringoperation.
•Keepoperatingareaclearofpeopleandpets.
•Followthemaintenanceinstructionsspecifiedinthemanual.

If replacement of the plug or cord is needed, use only identical replacement parts.
•Thisproductoritspowercordcontainslead,achemicalknowntocausecancer,birth

defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after use.

Warnings

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

medicalaidimmediately.

•ThissystemiscapableofproducinghighpressureasratedintheTechnical

Specifications.Toavoidruptureandinjury,donotoperatethismachinewith
componentsratedlessthantheunititself(includingbutnotlimitedtosprayguns,
hoseandhoseconnections).

•Beforeservicing,cleaningorremovalofanyparts,shutpower“OFF”andrelieve

pressure.

•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’(15m).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
Improperconnectionoftheequipment-groundingconductorfromtheoutlet
canresultinariskofelectricshock.Checkwithaqualifiedelectricianorservice
personnelifyouareindoubtastowhethertheoutletisproperlygrounded.Donot
modifytheplugprovidedwiththeproduct—Ifitwillnotfittheoutlet,haveaproper
outletinstalledbyaqualifiedelectrician.Donotuseanytypeofadaptorwiththis
product.

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:

WARNING
Extensioncordsarenotrecommendedunlesstheyarepluggedintoagroundfault
circuit-interrupter(GFCI)foundincircuitboxesorprotectedreceptacles.

Useasufficientgauge:
Maximum cable length: 50’ (15.2 m). Only use 12 or 14 AWG rated extension cords.
•Useonlyextensioncordsthatareintendedforoutdooruse.Theseextensioncordsare

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

•Useonlyextensioncordshavinganelectricalratingnotlessthantheratingoftheproduct.
•Donotusedamagedextensioncords.Examineextensioncordbeforeusingandreplace

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

•Keepcordawayfromheatandsharpedges.
•Alwaysdisconnecttheextensioncordfromthereceptaclebeforedisconnectingthe

product from the extension cord.

•Toreducetheriskofelectricshock,keepallconnectionsdryandofftheground.Donot

touch plug with wet hands.

CAUTION
Thismachinehasbeendesignedforusewithdetergentsthatarespecifically
approvedforpressurewasheruse.Theuseofothercleaningdetergentsmayaffect
theoperationofthemachineandvoidthewarranty.

PARTS LIST AND DIAGRAM

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E

G

H

B

A

C

J

F

I

Item No.

Quantity

Part Name

Parts Number

A

1

High-pressure hose

XE08-020-0004

B

1

Gun holster

XE08-020-0008

C

1

Detergent bottle

XE08-020-0005

*D

1

Hand crank

XE08-020-0007

E

1

Cord bracket

XE08-020-0006

F

1

Quick-connect wand

XE08-020-0002

G

1

Spray gun

XE01-020-0003

H

5

Spray tips

XE01-020-0001

**I

1

Water filter

XE08-030-0001

J

1

Needle (for nozzle cleaning)

XE01-062-0002

*    Hand crank come pre-installed on the hose reel.

* * Water filter and inlet adaptor come pre-attached on the water inlet.

 


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Surface Preparation
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. 

Water Supply (Cold Water Only) 
Only draw water through the unit. For use with cold water supply only. Water hose must 
be at least 1/2” (13 mm) in diameter. Flow rate of water supply must not fall below 2 
GPM (gallons per minute) [7.6 LPM (litres per minute)]. Flow rate can be determined by 
running the water for one minute into an empty 5-gallon (19 L) container. The water supply 
temperature must not exceed 104°F (40°C).

CAUTION
• Never use the pressure washer to draw in water contaminated with solvents (e.g. 

paint thinners, gasoline, oil, etc.).

• Dirt in the water inlet will damage the unit. To avoid this risk, we recommend checking 

the water 

 (located inside the water inlet. To clean it out, see Maintenance section).

• Always prevent debris from being drawn into the unit by using a clean water source 

and an additional accessory water 

 if required.

• To prolong the life of the unit, rest the unit for 5 minutes after every 30 minutes of 

use.

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Attach the desired colour coded spray tip to wand. Ensure it is clicked in securely. Insert the 
wand into the gun. Hand tighten only.

Connect the garden hose to the inlet adapter.

Red

For tough spots 

& grimes (e.g. 

concrete surface)

Yellow
15°
To clean larger areas 

(e.g. driveway)

White
40°
For delicate cleaning 

and detailing  

(e.g. vehicles)

Black
Low pressure
To apply 

detergent

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Attach the hand crank onto the hose reel.

Attach the high-pressure hose from the hose reel to the 
gun (hand tighten only).

Assemble the gun holster and cord bracket.

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3

Recommendation for 

spray tip usage:

4

Turbo spray tip
To clean larger areas 
(e.g. driveway)  

 


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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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Attach the garden hose to the water supply and turn water on.

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

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

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

10

Press the ON button.

9

Depress the 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.

OFF

ON

 


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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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.

To apply detergents you must be operating at low pressure. This provides a gentle 
application of detergent, with the pressure equivalent to that of a garden hose.  
The high-pressure setting is used for cleaning; you cannot apply detergents when working 
at high pressure. Always test detergent in an inconspicuous area before use.

CAUTION
Only use cleaning detergents recommended for pressure washers.

WORKING WITH DETERGENTS

1

Engage gun safety lock. 

Attach the low-pressure spray tip (black) for 
soap application.

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2

Turn on the pressure washer. Pull the trigger to operate the unit. The liquid detergent will 
automatically mix with water, and be discharged through the nozzle. Apply detergent to a 
DRY work surface, from bottom to top.

Gently pull the detergent containers out of storage position, and fill with detergent.  
Push the containers back into storage position.

SHUTTING DOWN AND CLEANING UP

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2

4

(If you are not using detergent, go directly to Step 2.) When you have finished using 
the detergent injection system,   the detergent bottle with clean water. Siphon water 
at low pressure for one minute so that all the detergent is flushed through the system. 
Remove the detergent bottle and rinse it until it is thoroughly cleaned.

Unplug the power cord from the outlet.

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

Press the trigger to release any remaining water pressure.

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6

Disconnect the garden hose from the water inlet on the unit.

WARNING
Turn off water supply and squeeze trigger to depressurize the unit. Failure to do so 
could result in personal injury due to discharge of high-pressure water.

TAKING A BREAK

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3

2

Engage the gun safety lock.

Engage the gun safety lock.

Unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Turn the unit to “OFF” (O) position.

If taking a break of five minutes or more:

ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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Allow detergent to remain on the surface for a short time before rinsing. Do not allow 
detergent to dry on surface.

Rinse with clean water under high pressure. On a vertical surface, rinse from the 
bottom up, then rinse from the top down to avoid streaking. Hold nozzle 6-8” (15-20 
cm) from the work surface, at a 45° angle.

When you have 

 using the detergent injection system,   detergent bottle 

with clean water. Siphon water at low pressure for one minute, so that all detergent 
is flushed through the system. Remove detergent bottle, and rinse it until it is 
thoroughly cleaned.

CAUTION
Damage may occur to painted surface if chemical is allowed to dry on surface. Wash 
and rinse a small section at a time. Avoid working on hot surfaces or in direct sunlight.

 


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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

CAUTION
Failuretocleanproperlywillcausethedetergentinjectionsystemtobecome
cloggedandinoperable.

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

CAUTION
Draingunassemblyofanyremainingwater.Aimgundownwardsandsqueezetrigger.

WINTERIZING AND LONG-TERM STORAGE

OptimumWinterizingProcedure
Winterizing your pressure washer will help protect it and prolong its life. We strongly 
recommend you follow the steps below using Pressure Washer Antifreeze (039-8602-0). 
This will keep the internal parts lubricated, protect them from rust, and prevent the pump 
from freezing.

1. Connect the pump saver to the inlet adaptor.
2. Depress the button on top of the pump saver container.
3. Continue until fluid exits the pressure hose.
4. Remove the hose from the pump inlet.

PUMP SAVER

Recommended: Pressure Washer Antifreeze (039-8602-0)

 


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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 
immediately required. You can clean the 
spray tips by carefully inserting a needle, or 
a thin, sharp instrument (e.g. paperclip) into 
the tip to rid it of deposits.

WaterFilterScreen
The pressure washer is equipped with a 
water 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 the water inlet screen, remove 

the filter screen inside the inlet adaptor.

* The Inlet adaptor comes pre-attached on  

the water inlet. 

2. Rinse the screen until it is free of debris 

and blockage.

3. Place the screen back 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) 
14/3 gauge cord or a 50’  
(15 m) 14/3 gauge cord.

Electrical outlet does not 
supply adequate power.

Try a different outlet.

Unit does not reach  
high pressure.

Diametre 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.

Power nozzle is in low-
pressure position.

Replace with desired high-
pressure tip.

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.

Calcified gun, hose or 
power nozzle.

Run distilled vinegar 
through detergent tank.

Detergent is 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.

Filter on detergent suction 
tube is clogged.

Run warm water through 
filter to remove build-up.

Damaged or clogged 
detergent suction tube.

Remove obstruction or 
replace detergent  
suction tube.

Nozzle is in high-pressure 
position.

Use low pressure (black) 
tip.

Discharge nozzle is 
obstructed.

Blow out or remove debris 
with a fine needle.

Garden hose connection leaks. Loose fittings.

Tighten fittings.

Missing/worn rubber washer. Insert new washer.

Spray wand, extension, or 
nozzle leaks.

Spray nozzle not  
properly attached.

Ensure quick-connect wand 
is attached securely.
Ensure spray tip is clicked 
in securely.

Broken O-ring or plastic 
insert.

Call Toll-Free Hotline.

Pump is noisy.

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 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 Toll-Free Hotline.

TROUBLESHOOTING

IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY ADDITIONAL DIFFICULTIES NOT LISTED, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT  

WWW.SIMONIZ.CA OR CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664) FOR HELP.

Imported by Trileaf Distribution Trifeuil Toronto, Canada M4S 2B8

Symptom

Cause

Solution

Oil is dripping.

Oil seals are damaged or 
worn.

Call Toll-Free Hotline.

Motor buzzes but fails to run. Supply voltage  

below minimum.

Verify that only the pressure 
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 Toll-Free Hotline.

Residual friction among 
components. Unit might 
hum.

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

No water.

Water inlet filter is clogged.

Remove filter and rinse 
with warm water.

Water supply is off.

Turn on water supply.

Kinkinthegardenhose.

Remove kink in garden 
hose.