String Trimmer
Models:
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
RBC221
RBC251
RBC25A
Read rules for operation and instructions carefully.
Model
RBC221
Dimensions (mm)
(L x W x H)
Weight (kg)
Revolution of cutter head (rpm)
Gear ratio
Clutch
Drive Shaft Type
Engine:
Displacement (cc)
Power rating @s)
Carburetor
Starting system
Ignition system
Spark Plug
Fuel tank (I)
Fuel
NOTE:
RBC251
RBC25A
1,725~214~238
(67-29132"x 8-7116" x 9-318")
4.1 (9.0 Ibs)
4,000 6,000
13119
Automatic centrifugal type
Splined steel shaft
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21.7
1.o
4.3 (9.5 Ibs)
Flexible steel shaft
24.5
1.3
All position diaphragm type
Recoil starter
Solid state ignition
NGK BM7A or equivalent
0.5 (0.48 quarts)
Mixed gas (Unleaded Gasoline: Genuine Makita Two-cycle Engine Oil
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= 50 : 1 )
STRINGTRIMMERS A R E FOR USE WITH NYLON CUTTING HEADS ONLY.
NEVER INSTALL OR USE ANY METAL CUTTER BLADE OR METALLIC CUTTING LINE. SERIOUS LACERATIONS
COULD RESULT.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Thank you very much for purchasing your MAKITA STRING TRIMMER. We are proud of and very confident
in recommending our MAKITA STRING TRIMMER as a result of our extensive development and substantial
knowledge and experience.
Please read and understand this booklet thoroughly before operating your MAKITA STRING TRIMMER in
order to take advantage of its outstanding performance.
STRING TRIMMERS are designed for trimming grass, weeds and low growth, non-wood ground cover.
Always u s e the proper machine for the job.
SAFETY RULES AND PRECAUTIONS
Proper safety precautions must be observed. Like all power equipment this unit must be handled carefully.
DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF OR OTHERS TO DANGER. Follow these general rules. Do not permit others
to use this machine unless they are thoroughly responsible and have read and understood the machine manual
and are trained in its operation.
1. Always wear safety goggles for e y e protection. Dress appropriately; d o not wear loose clothing or jewelry
that could become caught in moving parts of the unit. Safe, sturdy, nonskid footwear should always be
worn. Long hair should be tied back. It is recommended that legs and feet be covered to protect them
from flying debris during operation.
2 . Inspect the entire machine for loose parts (nuts, bolts, screws, etc.) and any damage. Repair or replace
as necessary before using the machine.
3. DO NOT U S € any attachment with this power head other than o n e recommended by MAKITA. Serious
injury to the user or bystanders or d a m a g e to the engine could result.
4. Keep the handles free of oil and fuel.
5. Always u s e the proper handle and shoulder strap when cutting.
6 . Do not smoke while mixing fuel or filling tank.
7. Do not mix fuel in a n enclosed room or near open flames. Assure adequate ventilation.
8. Always mix and store the fuel in a properly marked container that is approved by local codes and
ordinances for such usage.
9. Never remove the fuel tank c a p while the engine is running.
10. Never start or run the engine inside a closed room or building. Fumes from the exhaust contain
dangerous carbon monoxide.
11. Never attempt to make engine adjustments while the unit is running and strapped to the operator. Always
make engine adjustments with the unit resting on a flat, clear surface.
12. Do not u s e the unit if it is damaged or poorly adjusted. Never remove the machine's guard.
13. Inspect the a r e a to be cut and remove all debris that could become entangled in the nylon cutting head.
Also remove any objects that the unit may throw during cutting.
14. Keep children away. Onlookers should be kept at a safe distance from the work area, a t least 50 feet.
15. Never leave the machine unattended.
16. Do no u s e this unit for any jobs other than those for which it is intended as described in the manual.
17. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Do not run the unit while standing on a
ladder or any other unstable footing location.
18. Keep hands and feet clear of the nylon cutting head while the unit is in use.
19. Do not use this type of machine for sweeping away debris.
20. Do not u s e the unit when you are tired or under the influence of medication, drugs or alcohol.
21. Do not u s e a damaged cutting head. If a stone or any other obstacle is hit, stop the engine and check the
nylon cutting head. A broken or unbalanced nylon cutting head must never be used. Follow instructions
for changing accessories.
22. Do not store in a closed area where fuel vapors can reach a n open flame from hot water heaters,
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furnaces, etc. Store in a locked, well ventilated area only.
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23. Use only replacement parts that are identical to original equipment parts when servicing the unit: these
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27.
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35.
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parts are available from your dealer. The use of any other accessory or attachment may create a
potential hazard, injury to the user and damage to the machine.
Clean the machine completely, especially t h e fuel tank cap, its surroundings, and the air cleaner.
When refueling, be sure to stop the engine and confirm that it has cooled down. Never refuel when the
engine is running or hot. When gasoline spills, be sure to completely wipe it away and properly dispose of
those materials before starting the engine.
Stay clear of other workers or bystanders.
When approaching an operator of the machine, carefully call his attention and confirm that the operator
stops the engine. Be careful not to startle or distract the operator causing an unsafe situation.
Never touch the nylon cutting head while the engine is running. If it is necessary to adjust the protector or
nylon cutting head, be sure to stop the engine and confirm that the nylon cutting head has stopped
turning.
The engine should be turned off when the machine is moved between work areas.
Be careful not to hit the nylon cutting head against stones, or the ground. Unreasonably rough operation
will shorten the life of the machine as well a s create an unsafe environment for you and those around you.
Pay attention to loosening and overheating of parts. If there is any abnormality of the machine, stop
operation immediately and check the machine carefully. If necessary, have the machine serviced by a
qualified service facility. Never continue to operate a machine which may be malfunctioning.
In startup or during operation of the engine, never touch hot parts such as the muffler, the high-voltage
wire or the spark plug.
For a while after the engine has stopped, the muffler is still hot. Never place t h e machine near flammable
materials (dry grass, etc.), combustible gasses or combustible liquids.
Pay special attention when operating in the rain or shortly after the rain as the ground may be slippery.
If you slip or fall to the ground or into a hole, release the throttle lever immediately.
Be careful not to drop the machine or hit it against obstacles.
Before proceeding to adjust or repair the machine, be sure to stop the engine and detach the spark plug
cap from the spark plug.
Before storing the machine for a long time, drain all fuel from the fuel tank and carburetor, clean the
parts, move the machine to a safe place, and confirm that the engine has cooled down.
Make periodic inspections to assure safe and efficient operation, If you need professional inspection of
your machine, please contact your nearest Makita Factory Service Center or authorized dealer.
Keep the machine well away from fire or sparks.
Warning: The cutter area is dangerous while the machine is coasting to a stop.
Don't try to tackle a big job with an undersized machine. Use this machine only for trimming; use a lawn
mower for large areas.
Wear a dust mask in dusty work conditions.
Wear hearing protection for extended periods of use, and any time the noise is uncomfortable.
Keep guards and protectors in place and in working order.
Never operate this machine while it is turned upside-down or when it is at an extreme angle.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
WHEN MIXING GASOLINE WITH TWO-CYCLE ENGINE OIL, USE ONLY GASOLINE WHICH CONTAINS NO
ETHANOL OR METHANOL (TYPES OF ALCOHOL), THIS WILL HELP TO AVOID POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO
ENGINE FUEL LINES AND OTHER ENGINE PARTS.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Mounting the handle (Fig. 1)
1 . Attach the handle to the drive shaft.
2. Install the handle joint on the handle as shown in
Fig. 1.
3. Insert the installation bolt M6x45 through the
holes in the handle, and attach the flange nut M6.
4. Adjust the handle to the desired position and
Installation bolt M6x45
tighten the installation bolt.
Mounting the protector (Fig. 2)
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Fig. 1
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Gear case
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Installation bolt M6x20
1. Install the clamp on the drive shaft so that the
projection of the clamp is inserted into the
opening between the gear case and the drive
shaft.
2. Attach the protector with two installation bolts
M6x20.
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Protector
Fig. 2
Mounting the nylon cutting head
1. Turn the machine upside down so that you can
easily install the nylon cutting head.
2. Insert the hex wrench through the hole in the
gear case, a n d turn the support washer until it is
locked with the hex wrench (or the shaft is
locked).
3. Using the socket wrench, remove the left-handed
nut (by turning it clockwise). Also remove the
tightening washer (Fig. 3).
4. Screw the nylon cutting head onto the shaft
(Fig. 4).
Tightening washer
Nut
Fig. 3
IMPORTANT!
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR U S E OF THE
NYLON CUTTING HEAD (PAGE 1 1 ) BEFORE
OPERATING THIS MACHINE.
Hex wrench
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Fig. 4
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PREPARING FOR OPERATION
Fuel and oil mixture
Inspect the fuel tank and fill with clean, fresh fuel of the proper mixture to a s s u r e the longer life of the tool. Use
the following mixed gas.
Gasoline : Genuine Makita Two-cycle engine oil = 50 : 1 or
Gasoline : Other manufacturer's Two-cycle engine oil = 25 : 1 recommended
FOR CALIFORNIA REGULATION:
THIS EQUIPMENT IS CERTIFIED TO OPERATE ON GASOLINE + TWO-CYCLE ENGINE OIL
WHEN MIXING GASOLINE WITH TWO-CYCLE ENGINE OIL, USE ONLY GASOLINE WHICH CONTAINS NO
ETHANOL OR METHANOL (TYPES OF ALCOHOL). THIS WILL HELP T O AVOID POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO
ENGINE FUEL LINES AND OTHER ENGINE PARTS.
DO NOT MIX GASOLINE AND OIL DIRECTLY IN THE FUEL TANK.
IMPORTANT: Failure to follow proper fuel mix instructions may cause damage to the engine.
CAUTION:
1. When preparing fuel mixture, mix only the amount needed for the job you are to do. Do not u s e fuel
mixture that h a s been stored longer than two months. Fuel mixture stored longer than this will c a u s e hard
starting and poor performance. If fuel mix h a s been stored longer than this time, it should be removed
and replaced with a fresh mixture.
2. Never fill the fuel tank to the very top.
3. Never add fuel to the tank in a closed, unventilated area.
4. Do not add fuel to this unit close to a n open fire or sparks.
5. Be sure to wipe off spilled fuel before attempting to start the engine.
6. Do not attempt to refuel a hot engine.
Check points before operation
1. Check for loose bolts, nuts and fittings.
2 . Check the air cleaner for dirt. Clean the air filter of all dirt, etc. before operation.
3. Check to b e sure that protector is securely in place.
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ENGINE STARTING A N D S T O P P I N G
Stop Position
PROCEDURES
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Start Position
7"
Starting when the engine is cold
Use the following procedure when the engine is cold, or after it
has been stopped for longer than 5 minutes, or after fuel has
been added to the engine:
1. Slide the stop switch away from the "STOP" position
(Fig. 5).
2. Gently push on the primer pump repeatedly (7 - 10 times)
until fuel enters the primer pump (Fig. 6).
3. Close the choke lever fully by moving it to the
[XI position (Fig. 6).
4. Lock the throttle lever in the "start" position as follows:
i). Squeeze the throttle lever fully.
ii). Hook the lock fin to the notch in the throttle lever
case while releasing the throttle lever (Fig. 7).
5. Place the machine on the ground. Hold the drive shaft
or the grip with one hand, and give several strong pulls to
the starter using the other hand.
6. After the engine has started, open the choke lever fully
by moving it gradually to the I $ I position.
7. Release the throttle lever fully.
Note: The throttle lever is unlocked by squeezing it
slightly.
Fig. 5
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Choke lever
Fig. 6
Restarting immediately after the engine h a s stopped.
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1. Slide the stop switch away from the "STOP" position
(Fig. 5).
2 . Gently push on the primer pump repeatedly (7 10 times)
until fuel enters the primer pump (Fig. 6).
3. Leave the choke lever in the open 1 $ 1 position (Fig. 6).
4. Leave the throttle lever fully released.
5. Place the machine on the ground. Hold the drive
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shaft or grip with one hand, and give several strong
pulls to the starter using the other hand.
CAUTION:
Never operate the engine at high rpm without load. With
the throttle lever fully squeezed and no load, the engine
rpm will be very high which could have an adverse effect
on the life of the engine.
Fig. 7
Stopping
1. Release the throttle lever fully.
2. When the engine rpm has lowered, push the stop
switch to the "STOP" position. The engine will stop.
Idle adjustment
The nylon cutting head should not run when the throttle lever is
fully released. If necessary, adjust the idle rpm using the idle
adjusting screw (Fig. 8).
Idle adjusting screw
Fig. 8
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CORRECT HANDLING OF THE MACHINE
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Fig. 10
Fig. 9
Attachment, adjustment and detachment of the shoulder strap
Attachment
Place the strap hook into the hanger which is located on the shaft between the grip and the handle.
Adjustment
Adjust the strap length so that the nylon cutting head will be kept parallel to the ground (Fig. 9).
Detachment (NORMAL)
Remove the strap hook from the hanger
Detachment (EMERGENCY)
In a n emergency, release the throttle lever, firmly pull the release belt upward and detach the machine from you
(Fig. 10). Be extremely cautious to maintain control of the machine a t this time. Do not allow the machine to be
deflected toward you or anyone in the work vicinity.
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Notes:
T h e shoulder strap h a s a quick release system.
Check that the hook is assembled as shown in
Fig. 11. If it is not, remove it and reassemble it
as shown. (Fig. 11)
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Hook
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Release Belt
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strap
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DAILY CHECK-UP AND MAINTENANCE
r cleaner case
cover
cleaner
cover
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Sponge element
Fig. 12
0.6 mm
(0.024"
Fig. 13
- 0.7 mm
- 0.028")
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Fig. 14
Fig. 15
1. Before operation, pay particular attention to the tightness of t h e nylon cutting head. Re-tighten the nylon
cutting head if necessary (every 8 hours or daily).
2. Check for clogged cooling air passage and cylinder fins. Clean them if necessary (every 8 hours or daily).
3. Clean the air cleaner every 8 hours or daily, using the following procedure:
i). Remove the air cleaner cover. Clean the sponge element and remove any excessive dust or dirt
adhering to the cleaner (Fig. 12 and 13). A clogged air cleaner may make it difficult or impossible to
start the engine or to increase the engine rotational speed
Re-install the sponge element around the ribs of the air cleaner case.
4. Check the spark plug every 8 hours or daily.
The gap between the two electrodes of t h e spark plug should be 0.6 to 0.7 mm (0.024"to 0.028").
If the gap is too wide or too narrow, adjust it.
If the spark plug is clogged with carbon or fouled, clean it thoroughly or replace it (Fig. 14).
5. Apply grease (SHELL ALVANIA No. 3 or equivalent) to the gear case through the grease hole every 30
hours (Fig. 15).
ii).
6. FOR RBC25A ONLY
Apply grease (SHELL ALVANIA No. 2 or equivalent) to the flexible shaft every 50 hours.
i).
ii).
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a.
9.
10.
11.
Pull the gear case from the drive shaft after removing bolts.
Pull the flexible shaft out of the drive shaft housing. Apply grease to the drive shaft.
Clean the muffler exhaust port every 50 hours or monthly.
Check the fuel filter. If clogged, replace it with a new one every 50 hours or monthly.
Replace the fuel lines every 200 hours or yearly.
Overhaul the engine every 200 hours or yearly.
Replace the packing and gaskets with new ones every time the engine is reassembled.
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STORAGE
When storing the machine for a long time, drain t h e fuel from the fuel tank and carburetor as foll,ows:
1. Drain all fuel from the fuel tank. Gently push on the primer pump repeatedly until all fuel is expelled out of
the primer pump. Properly dispose of the fuel in accordance with all local laws.
2. Remove the spark plug and add a few drops of oil into the spark plug hole. Then, pull the starter gently to
assure that a n oil film coats the engine inside, then insert and tighten the spark plug.
3. Clear or blow any dirt or dust from the nylon cutting head and engine housing; wipe them with a n
oil-immersed cloth and store the machine in a dry location.
REASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Screw M5x18
Reassembling the drive shaft and the engine.
T h e shaft and the engine on this machine have been
assembled in the factory. If you remove the shaft
(example, for maintenance) carefully reassemble it as
shown below:
1. Loosen t h e screws M5x18 and insert the drive
shaft into the holder case (Fig. 16).
Note:
Always insert the drive shaft into the holder
case fully (approx. 60";
2-3/8"). If the inner
shaft resists full insertion of the drive shaft,
try to insert it again while slightly rotating the
support washer on the gear case.
ii). Be cautious not to allow the switch cords to
b e pinched between t h e holder case and t h e
grip end.
After making s u r e that the drive shaft is installed
fully and properly, tighten the screws M5x18 to
secure the drive shaft.
Insert the nipple of the throttle wire through the
square hole in the grip until it fits into a n inner
square hole in the moving part which is inside the
grip. The nipple should move when t h e throttle
lever is squeezed (Fig. 17).
Note: S q u e e z e the throttle lever to make s u r e that
the throttle wire moves smoothly.
Connect the two switch wires to the engine wires
by inserting o n e into the other.
Cover the throttle wire and switch wires with split
tubing.
Note:
It is easier to install the split tubing if the bullet
connectors are partially pushed into the motor
cover to remove slack from the wires (Fig. 18).
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3.
4.
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Holder case
Fig. 16
Nipple of throttle wire
Fig. 17
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR U S E OF THE NYLON CUTTING HEAD
(BUMP & FEED BF4)
Safety Instructions
1. Read this section carefully and thoroughly before use.
2. Check the nylon cutting head carefully before each use.
If you notice any of following, replace the worn or
damaged parts with new ones immediately (Fig. 19):
Dents appear on the knob head.
The housing (cover) is damaged or cracked.
The "Limit marks (notches)"on the cover have
disappeared.
3. Wear appropriate clothing and protectors.
4. Always stop t h e engine before inspecting the cutting
head BF4 or replacing the nylon cord.
5. Do not allow anyone near t h e operation area. The
cutters might send stones or debris flying, possibly
harming bystanders.
6. Never use the cutting head BF4 on tools with a cutter
head speed higher than 10,000 RPM.
imit mark (notch)
Fig. 19
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Installation
Shaded area
See page 5 (Mounting the nylon cutting head)
Fig. 20
Operation
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1. Increase the cutter head speed to approx. 6,000
RPM. Low speed (under 4,000 RPM) causes
inefficient cutting. Use the tip of the nylon cord
(shaded area shown in Fig. 20) for more effective
cutting.
2. When the nylon cord wears down (becomes short),
decrease the engine speed to under 4,000 RPM
and bump the knob of t h e nylon cutting head
against the ground to feed out the nylon cord (Fig. 211.
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Parts Breakdown
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Fig. 21
Replacing the nylon cord
1. Press the housing latches inward to lift off t h e cover;
then remove the spool (Fig. 23).
Run the new nylon cord through the hole in the center
of the spool, and pass one end of the cord through
the notch into the other side of the spool. Allow one
end of the cord to extend about 3" (80 mm) further
than the other end (Fig. 24).
Wind both ends firmly around t h e spool in the
direction of t h e head rotation (Fig. 25).
Wind all but about 4" (100 mm) to 6 (150 mm) of the
cord, leaving t h e ends temporarily hooked through a
notch on the side of the spool (Fig. 26).
Mount the spool in the housing so that the grooves
and protrusions on the spool are aligned with those in
the housing.
Unhook the ends of the cord from their temporary
position and feed the cords out through t h e eyelets in
the side of the housing (Fig. 27).
Align the protrusions on the underside of the cover
with the slots of the eyelets. Then push the cover
firmly onto the housing to secure it (Fig. 28).
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Fig. 23
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3"(80 mm)
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Notch
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Holes
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Fig. 24
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Models RBC221 I RBC251 I RBC25A
wind cord in
4" (100 mm)
to 6" (150 mm)
Fig. 25
Fig. 26
Eyele
Protri
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Fig. 27
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Fig. 28
Emission Control Warranty Statement
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The CaliforniaAir Resources Board and Makita U.S.A., Inc. are pleased to explain the emission control warranty
on your 1995 and later utility and/or lawn and garden equipment engine. In California,new utility and lawn and
garden equipment engines must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State's stringent anti-smog standards. Makita U.S.A.,Inc. must warrant the emission control system on your utility and/or lawn and garden equipment engine for the periods of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper
maintenance of your utility andlor lawn and garden equipment engine.
Your emission control system includes parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection systems, the ignition system
and the catalytic converter. Also included are the hoses and connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Makita U.S.A., lnc. will repair your utility and/or lawn and garden equipment at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
The 1995 and later utility and/or lawn and garden equipment engines are warranted for two years. I f any emission-related part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Makita U.S.A., Inc.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the utility and lawn and garden equipment engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the
required maintenance listed in your owner's manual. Makita U.S.A., Inc. recommends that you retain all receipts
covering maintenance on your utility and/or lawn and garden equipment engine, but Makita U.S.A., Inc. cannot
deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
As the utility and/or lawn and garden equipment engine owner, you should be aware, however, that Makita
U.S.A., Inc. may deny you warranty coverage if your utility and/or lawn and garden equipment engine or a part
has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your utility and/or lawn and garden equipment engine to a Makita U.S.A., Inc.
service center as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable time, not to
exceed 30 days.
I f you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact a Makita
Factory Service Center Manager nearest you. A list of the Factory Service Center locations and phone numbers
is provided below for your convenience.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
California Only
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Makita U.S.A., Inc., a distributor of utility and lawn and garden equipment in the U.S., warrants to the owner of
1995 and later utility and/or lawn and ga'rden equipment engines that the engine (1) has been designed, built,
and equipped at the time of manufacture so as to conform with the applicable regulations of the California Air
Resources Board, and (2) is free from defects in materials and workmanship which may cause it to fail to conform with those regulations as applicable according to the terms and conditions stated below.
WARRANTY PERIOD
The warranty period begins on the date which the utility and/or lawn and garden equipment engine is delivered
to the original retail purchaser and ends two years after that date. During this two year period Makita U.S.A.,
Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine is free from defect
in material and workmanship that can cause the failure of a warranted emission-related part.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THIS WARRANTY
Repair and/or replacement of any warranted emission-related part will be performed at no charge provided t h e
work is performed at an authorized warranty station. There will also be no charge for any diagnostic labor performed at an authorized warranty station which leads to the determination that a warranted emission-related part
is defective.
Any warranted part which is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance, or which is scheduled only
for regular inspection to the effect of "repair or replace as necessary" shall be warranted for the warranty period.
Any warranted part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance shall be warranted for the period of time up to the first scheduled replacement of that part. This warranty shall apply only towards the repair,
replacement, and/or adjustment of the component parts listed below.
EMISSION-RELATED PARTS COVERED UNDER THIS WARRANTY
1. Fuel Metering Systems
(a) Carburetor and its internal parts
(b) Air cleaner plate
(c) Air cleaner case
(d) Air cleaner element
(e) Fuel filter
2. Ignition Systems
(a) Spark Plug
(b) Flywheel Magneto
(c) Ignition Coil
3. Other Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
(a) Fuel Hoses
(b) Sealing Gaskets
If it is determined by an authorized warranty station that other engine components have been damaged due to
the failure of a warranted emission-related part during the warranty period, Makita U . S . A . , Inc. will repair and/or
replace the necessary componerlts.
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WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THIS WARRANTY
This warranty does not cover any emission-related part which malfunctions, fails, or is damaged due to alterations and/or modifications such as changing, adding, or removing parts.
When an engine is being serviced under warranty, Makita U.S.A., Inc. and any of its authorized dealers, distributors, or warranty stations shall not be liable for any loss of use of the engine, for any damage to goods, or loss
of time or inconvenience.
This limited warranty also does not apply to any emission-related part which malfunctions, fails, or is damaged
due to failure to follow the maintenance and operating instructions specified in the 1995 and later Owner's
Manual including:
(a) Improper or inadequate maintenance of any warranted emission-related part.
(b) Improper installation, adjustment, or repair of the engine or any warranted emission-related part unless
performed by a factory authorized warranty station.
(c) Failure to use recommended fuel as specified in the 1995 and later Owner's Manual.
(d) Repairs and diagnosis performed outside of an authorized warranty station.
(e) Use of parts which are not authorized by Makita U.S.A., Inc.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
The engine owner is responsible for having all scheduled inspection and maintenance services performed at the
intervals specified in the 1995 and later Owner's Manual and to retain records of these services as having been
performed. These records should be transferred to each subsequent owner of the engine. Makita U.S.A., Inc.
cannot deny a claim solely because there are no records of scheduled maintenance; however, a warranty claim
may by denied if the failure to perform the scheduled maintenance; however, a warranty claim may by denied if
the failure to perform the scheduled maintenance and inspection resulted in the failure of a warranted emissionrelated part. A s a minimum, the engine owner is responsible for the scheduled inspection and maintenance
described below which are based on the procedures described in the Owner's Manual.
PROCEDURE
INTERVAL
Check all nuts and bolts and tighten as necessary.
Check air passages and engine cylinder fins for clogging
Remove all obstructions as necessary.
Clean the air cleaner.
Check the spark plug. Clean and adjust it if necessary.
Check the muffler exhaust port. Clean it if necessary.
Check the fuel filter. If clogged, replace it with a new filter.
Replace fuel lines.
Overhaul the engine.
Replace the packings and gaskets.
Every 8 hours of use or daily.
Every 8 hours of use or daily.
Every 8 hours of use or daily.
Every 8 hours of use or daily.
Every 50 hours of use or monthly.
Every 50 hours of use or monthly.
Every 200 hours of use or yearly.
Every 200 hours of use or yearly.
Every time the engine is reassembled.
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REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT OF EMISSION-RELATED PARTS
It is recommended that only engine replacement parts which have been authorized and approved by Makita
U.S.A., Inc. should be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs of emission-related
parts. These replacement parts will be provided at no charge if the part is still under warranty.
HOW TO FILE A WARRANTY CLAIM
AND WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICES
Contact the nearest Makita Factory Service Center Manager to determine the appropriate location where t h e
required warranty services are to be performed. A list of the Factory Service Center locations and phone numbers are provided below for your convenience.
14930 Northam Street
La Mirada, CA 90638-5753
(714) 522-8088
41 850 Christy Street
Fremont, CA 94538-5107
(510) 657-9881
1421 N. Clovis Ave., Ste. 112
Fresno, CA 93727
(209) 252-5166
4554 Roseville Rd., Ste. E
North Highlands, CA 95660
(916) 331-6211
392 S. Arrowhead Ave., #A-1
San Bernardino, CA 92408
7674 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 921 11
(619) 278-4471
1714 E. McFadden Ave., Unit M
Santa Ana, CA 92705
333 Littlefield Ave.
(909) 885-1289
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
(415) 875-1002
(714) 667-5066
16735 Saticoy St., Ste. 105
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 782-2440
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WARN I NG :
The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known
t o the State of California to c a u s e cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Makita Corporation of America
2650 Buford Hwy
Buford, Georgia 30518
8840318992
PRINTED IN USA
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