Yardworks 060-2288-0 Operating instructions

Electric Grass Trimmer
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IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all safety rules and operating
instructions before using this product.
Instruction
Manual
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Specifications
Table of Contents
Technical Data
Know your trimmer
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Symbols
SAFETY INFORMATION
Electrical information
EXPLODED VIEW
PARTs LIST
assembly
operation
maintenaince
troubleshooting
WARRANTY
Motor:
Feed:
Speed:
Cutting path:
Line diameter:
Weight:
4
5
7
10
11
13
18
22
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24
4A
Automatic dual line
9000 RPM (no load)
12” (30.5 cm)
0.065” (1.65 mm)
5 lb 3 oz (2.4 kg)
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Know Your Grass Trimmer
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1. Cord retainer
2. Rear handle
3. Switch trigger
4. Split boom
5. Front handle
6. Grass deflector
7. Edger guide
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Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their
meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and
safer.
Symbol
Name
Designation/Explanation
Safety Alert
Indicates a potential personal injury hazard.
Symbols
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and
Read Operator’s Manual understand operator’s manual before using this
product.
Eye and Ear Protection
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Keep Bystanders Away
Keep all bystanders at least 50’ (15 m) away.
No Blade
.../min
to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
Wet Conditions Alert
Ricochet
no
Always wear eye protection with side shields marked
Thrown objects can ricochet and result in personal
injury or property damage.
Do not install or use any type of blade on a product
displaying this symbol.
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
No Load Speed
Rotation speed, at no load
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per
minute
v
Volts
Voltage
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
min
Minutes
Time
Class II construction
Double-insulated construction
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Safety is a combination of common sense, staying alert and knowing how to use your grass
trimmer.
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READ and become familiar with this entire instruction manual. LEARN about the tool’s
applications, limitations and possible hazards.
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AVOID DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. DO NOT use in wet or damp areas or expose to rain.
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DO NOT use in the presence of flammable liquids or gases.
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KEEP BYSTANDERS AT A SAFE DISTANCE. NEVER allow children near the tool.
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DRESS FOR SAFETY. DO NOT wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties, or jewellery (rings,
watches, etc.) when operating the tool. Loose clothing can get caught and draw you into
moving parts.
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ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
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ALWAYS remove the extension cord plug from the electrical outlet when making
adjustments, changing parts or cleaning.
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AVOID ACCIDENTAL START-UP. Make sure the power switch is in the OFF position
before plugging in the extension cord.
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TREAT the extension cord with care. Do not use it to carry the tool. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges, or moving parts. Replace damaged cords immediately; they may
create a shock or fire hazard.
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NEVER LEAVE A RUNNING TOOL UNATTENDED. Turn the power switch to OFF. Do not
leave the tool until it has come to a complete stop.
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DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
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MAINTAIN TOOLS PROPERLY. ALWAYS keep tools clean and in good working order.
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CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding, breakage
or any other conditions that may affect the tool’s operation. Any part that is damaged
should be properly repaired or replaced before use.
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WARNING: To avoid mistakes that could cause serious
injury, do not plug in the grass trimmer until the following
steps have been read and understood.
Safety Information
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
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Safety Information
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KEEP THE HANDLE DRY, CLEAN AND FREE OF OIL AND GREASE. Always use
a clean cloth when cleaning. Do not use solvents, brake fluids, gasoline, or other
petroleum products to clean the tool, because they may damage plastic parts.
Use only flexible, non-metallic line recommended by the manufacturer. Never use
wire, wire rope, and the like, as it can cause serious injury.
Polarized Appliance Connections
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other) and will require the use of a polarized extension cord. The
appliance plug will fit into a polarized extension cord only one way. If the plug does
not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit, obtain
a correct polarized extension cord. A polarized extension cord will require the use of
a polarized wall outlet. This plug will fit into the polarized wall outlet only one way. If
the plug does not fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not
fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper wall outlet. Do not change the
equipment plug, extension cord receptacle, or extension cord plug in any way.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
A grass trimmer can throw foreign objects into
your eyes, which could cause permanent eye
damage. ALWAYS wear safety goggles (not
glasses). Ordinary eye glasses have only impactresistant lenses—they are NOT safety goggles.
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IF YOU ARE NOT thoroughly familiar with using the grass trimmer, obtain advice from a
qualified person.
MAKE SURE wiring codes and recommended electrical connections are observed. The
grass trimmer is double insulated.When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
DO NOT grasp the exposed cutting line when picking up or holding the grass trimmer.
AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Don’t carry the plugged-in grass trimmer with your
finger on the switch. Make sure the switch is in the OFF position when plugging in the
grass trimmer.
DO NOT FORCE THE GRASS TRIMMER. It will do the job better and with less likelihood
of injury when used at the pace for which it was designed.
The grass trimmer should be stored indoors in a dry, high, or locked location, out of
children’s reach, when not in use.
MAKE all adjustments with the switch in the OFF position and the grass trimmer
disconnected from the power source.
ALWAYS use accessories provided or recommended by the grass trimmer’s manufacturer.
KEEP guards in place and in working order. Keep hands and feet away from cutting line.
WHEN LENGTHENING A NEW CUTTING LINE, be careful of the sharp line cutter on the
guard.
KEEP VENTILATION OPENINGS clear of debris.
Before using the grass trimmer, remove any stones, sticks, debris or objects that could
become entangled or ejected by the grass trimmer.
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WARNING: Never reach under the grass trimmer (cutting line
area) until it has completely stopped. The grass trimmer’s
cutting line will continue to rotate for a few seconds after it
is switched off.
Safety Information
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR GRASS TRIMMER
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Electrical Information
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DOUBLE INSULATED
This grass trimmer has a plug that looks like the one shown in Fig. A.
The grass trimmer is double insulated to provide a double thickness of insulation between you
and the tool’s electrical system. All exposed metal parts are isolated from the internal metal
motor components with protective insulation.
Fig. A
1) 2-prong plug
2) Properly grounded extension cord
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WARNING: To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards, or
damage to the tool, use proper circuit protection. Your grass
trimmer is wired at the factory for 120 v operation. Connect
to a 120 v, 15 a circuit, and use a 15 a time-delayed fuse or
circuit breaker. To avoid shock or fire, if the extension cord
is worn, cut or damaged in any way, replace it immediately.
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WARNING: Use only identical replacement parts when
servicing the grass trimmer, to avoid injury.
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WARNING: Double insulation does not take the place of
normal safety precautions when operating this tool.
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WARNING: TO AVOID ELECTROCUTION:
1. Use only identical replacement parts when servicing a tool
with double insulation. Servicing should be performed by
a qualified technician.
2. Do not use in wet or damp areas or expose to rain.
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CAUTION! ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT YOUR OUTLET IS PROPERLY GROUNDED. IF
UNCERTAIN, HAVE IT CHECKED BY A CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD.Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause overheating. The table below shows the
correct size to use depending on cord length and name plate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the
next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum Gauge for Extension Cords (AWG)
(when using 120 V only)
Ampere Rating
Total Length of Cord in Feet (meters)
More Than
Not More Than
25’ (7.6 m)
50’ (15 m)
100’ (30.4 m)
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18
16
16
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10
18
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12
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Not
Recommended
Make sure your extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition. Always
replace a damaged extension cord or have it repaired by a qualified person before use. Keep
extension cords away from sharp objects, excessive heat and damp or wet areas.
Use a separate electrical circuit for your tools. This circuit should comprise a wire of at least 18
gauge and should be protected with a 15 A time-delayed fuse. Before connecting the motor to
the power line, make sure the switch is in the OFF position and the electric current is identical
to that stamped on the motor name plate. Running at a lower voltage will damage the motor.
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WARNING: This grass trimmer is for outdoor use only. Do
not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
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WARNING: Although this tool is double insulated, the
extension cord and receptacle must still be grounded while
in use to protect the operator from electric shock.
Electrical Information
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Exploded View
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Item
Description
Part No.
Qty
1
Handle assembly
31109719
1
2
Auxiliary handle
31111719
1
3
Fastening clamp
34101185-4
1
4
Guide
33303719
1
5
Guard assembly
31110719
1
6
Spool assembly
31105719
1
7
Spool cover
34108178A
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Parts List
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Assembly
UNPACKING
This product requires assembly.
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Carefully remove the product and any accessories from the box. Make sure that all items
listed in the packing list are included
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Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during
shipping. Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and
satisfactorily operated the product.
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If any parts are damaged or missing, please call 1.866.523.5218 for assistance.
PACKING LIST
Trimmer Assembly
Grass Deflector Assembly with Screw
Operator’s Manual
Auxiliary handle
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WARNING: If any parts are damaged or missing do not
operate this product until the parts are replaced. Failure to
heed this warning could result in serious personal injury.
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WARNING: Do not attempt to modify this product or create
accessories not recommended for use with this product.
Any such alteration or modification is misuse and could
result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious
personal injury.
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WARNING: Do not connect to power supply until assembly
is complete. Failure to comply could result in accidental
starting and possible serious personal injury.
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ATTACHING GRASS DEFLECTOR
Remove supplied screw (4) with a cross-head screwdriver from the trimmer head.
Fit the grass deflector into the slots on trimmer head.
Turn counterclockwise to lock grass deflector (1) into place (2).
Line up the screw hole (3) in the grass deflector (1) with the centre hole in the trimmer.
Install supplied screw (4) and tighten by turning clockwise with a cross-head screwdriver.
Assembly
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THE CUTTING LINE
Assembly
A double-wound spool of monofilament cutting line is pre-installed on the grass trimmer. When
the cutting line needs replacing, install a new spool.
Use YARDWORKS 60-2269-6 replacement spools.
To remove the spool:
1. Unplug the extension cord.
2. Turn the grass trimmer over to access the spool (2).
3. Remove the spool cover by pressing on two tabs parallel to each other on the side of the
cover (1).
4. Remove the spool (2) from the spool housing (3).
To replace the spool:
1. Replace the spool (2) with a new pre-wound spool.
2. Insert the end of one line through the opening (4) in the spool housing. Insert the other side
of the line through the other opening (5).
3. Align the tabs on the spool cover with the slots in the spool housing on the trimmer head.
4. Push down on the spool cover, locking it to the spool housing.
5. To advance the line when initially installed, you must pull both sides of the line while pressing
the black line-release button on the side of the spool housing (6).
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4
2
5
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6
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WARNING: Do not grasp the exposed cutting line when
picking up or holding the grass trimmer.
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WARNING: Before connecting your grass trimmer to the
extension cord, always turn the switch to the off position.
Failure to do so could result in accidental start-up causing
serious injury.
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If you are unable to purchase a new pre-wound spool, you may purchase 0.065”(1.65 mm)
nylon monofilament cutting line and refill the spool that was supplied with your grass trimmer.
1. Remove the spool from the trimmer head.
2. Cut a length of cutting line to approximately 20’ (6.1 m) long and fold it in half.
3. Loop the “V” end of the cutting line into the small notch on the inner rail of the spool to
anchor the line.
4. Wind the line evenly and tightly in a counter-clockwise direction. Make sure each section of
the spool contains a separate thread.
5. Do not wind the line beyond the edge of the cutting spool.
Assembly
To refill the spool
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Assembling and adjusting the Auxiliary handle
Assembly
1. Position auxiliary handle (1) onto the upper portion of the trimmer shaft by sliding over shaft.
2. Once auxiliary handle is in the desired position tighten the knob (2) until locked into position.
3. Before operating the grass trimmer, make sure the auxiliary handle (1) is tightly locked into
position.
4. Turn the auxiliary handle adjustment knob (2) clockwise to lock the handle securely into
position.
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2
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WARNING: To avoid injury, adjust the auxiliary handle for
optimum control and balance. Do not overreach when
operating the grass trimmer. Keep proper balance for better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
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STARTING/STOPPING THE TRIMMER (FIG. 8-9)
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Attach the outlet end of an extension cord to the plug on the rear of the string trimmer.
Route the extension cord through the slot located on the rear of the string trimmer housing
and place underneath the cord retainer.
To start the string trimmer, press the switch trigger.
To stop the string trimmer, release the switch trigger.
OPERATING THE TRIMMER (FIG. 10)
Follow these tips when using the string trimmer:
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Press spring button, then connect up and down boom as shown in Fig. 7.
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Hold the trimmer with one hand on the rear handle and the other hand on the front handle.
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Keep a firm grip with both hands while in operation.
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Trimmer should be held at a comfortable position with the rear handle about hip height.
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Cut tall grass from the top down. This will prevent grass from wrapping around the shaft
housing and string head which may cause damage from overheating.
If grass becomes wrapped around the string head:
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Stop the trimmer.
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Unplug the string trimmer.
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Remove the grass.
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WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with products to make
you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a
second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
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WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields when operating products. Failure to do
so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes
resulting in possible serious injury.
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WARNING: Do not use any attachments or accessories not
recommended by the manufacturer of this product. The
use of attachments or accessories not recommended can
result in serious personal injury.
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NOTE: Use only approved outdoor extension cords.
Operation
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Operation
SWITCH
TRIGGER
ATTACH OUTLET END
OF EXTENSION CORD
HERE
Fig. 8
Fig. 7
CORD
WRAP
OUTLET
END
Fig. 9
Fig. 10
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ADVANCING THE STRINGS MANUALLY
Disconnect the string trimmer from the power supply, then push the spool retainer button in
while pulling on strings to manually advance the strings.
CUT-OFF BLADE
This trimmer is equipped with a cut-off blade on the grass deflector. For best cutting, advance
strings until they are trimmed to length by the cut-off blade. Advance strings whenever you hear
the engine running faster than normal, or when trimming efficiency diminishes. This will maintain
best performance and keep strings long enough to advance properly.
CUTTING TIPS
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Keep the trimmer tilted toward the area being cut; this is the best cutting area.
The string trimmer cuts when passing the unit from left to right. This will avoid throwing
debris at the operator. Avoid cutting in the dangerous area.
Use the tip of the string to do the cutting; do not force string head into uncut grass.
Wire and picket fences cause extra string wear, even breakage. Stone and brick walls,
curbs, and wood may wear strings rapidly.
Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood mouldings, siding, and fence posts can easily be
damaged by the strings.
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WARNING: Always hold the string trimmer away from the
body, keeping clearance between the body and the string
trimmer. Any contact with the string trimmer cutting head
while operating can result in serious personal injury.
Operation
ADVANCING STRINGS
NOTE:The trimmer is equipped with an autofeed head. Bumping the head to try to advance the
line will damage trimmer and void warranty.
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With the trimmer running, release the switch trigger.
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Wait two seconds, and press the switch trigger.
NOTE: The strings will extend approximately 1/4” (1/2 cm) with each stop-and-start of the switch
trigger until the strings reach the length of the grass deflector blade.
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Resume trimming.
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SPLIT BOOM (FIG. 11)
Operation
•The trimmer can be split when you pack.
•Press spring button, then connect up and down boom.
SPLIT
BOOM COUPLER
Fig. 11
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Keep your grass trimmer clean and in good repair for maximum performance and service life. Before
each use, inspect the switch and cord for damage. Check for damaged, missing, or worn parts.
Check for loose screws, misalignment, moving parts that are jammed, or any other conditions that
may affect the operation. If abnormal vibration or noise occurs, turn off the tool immediately and have
the problem corrected before further use. Do not use the grass trimmer until it is properly repaired
or replaced.
Cleaning
Wipe the outside of the grass trimmer with a dry soft cloth. Do not hose down or wash the grass
trimmer with water. Scrape the guard and spool area to remove dried clippings and mud. Brush or
blow dust, debris, and grass clippings out of the air vents. Keep the vents free of obstruction.
Cutting Line
Replace the cutting line only with nylon monofilament line on pre-wound spools. Always wind the
line in the same direction as the arrow on the spool.
Use YARDWORKS 60-2269-6 replacement spools.
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WARNING: Turn off the tool and unplug the extension cord
from the outlet before maintaining the grass trimmer.
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WARNING: To avoid damage or electric shock, do not
use strong solvents or detergents on the plastic housing
or plastic components. Certain household cleaners may
damage the product and may also cause a shock hazard.
Maintenance
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
1. Strings are welded to themselves. 1. Lubricate with silicone spray.
Strings will not
advance when
using the Auto
Feed Head.
Grass wraps
around
driveshaft
housing and
string head.
Motor falls
to start when
switch trigger is
depressed.
2. Not enough string on spool.
2. Install more string. Refer to String
Replacement earlier in this manual.
3. Strings are worn too short.
3. Pull strings while alternately
pressing down on and releasing
spool retainer.
4. Strings are tangled on spool.
4. Remove strings from spool and
rewind. Refer to String Replacement
earlier in this manual.
1. Cutting tall grass at ground level.
1. Cut tall grass from the top down
to prevent wrapping.
1. Power cord is not plugged in or
connection is loose.
1. Plug in the power cord.
2. Household circuit breaker is
tripped.
2. Check circuit breaker.
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This warranty does not cover:
1. Any part that has become inoperative
due to misuse, commercial use, abuse,
neglect, accident, improper maintenance, or
alteration; or
2. The unit, if it has not been operated and/
or maintained in accordance with the owner's
manual; or
3. Normal wear, except as noted below;
4. Routine maintenance items such as
lubricants, trimmer line;
5. Normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
Full One Hundred Twenty Days Warranty on
Normal Wear Parts: Normal wear parts are
defined as blade adaptors, blades, grass
bags and tires. These parts are warranted to
the original purchaser to be free from defects
in material and workmanship for a period of
one hundred twenty (120) days from the date
of retail purchase.
How to obtain service:
Warranty service is available by calling the
toll-free helpline, at 1.866.523.5218.
The factory will not accept the return of a
complete unit unless prior written permission
has been extended by YARDWORKS
CANADA.
Transportation Charges:
Transportation charges for the movement
of any power equipment unit or attachment
are the responsibility of the purchaser. The
purchaser must pay transportation charges
for any part submitted for replacement under
this warranty unless such return is requested
in writing by YARDWORKS CANADA.
Other Warranties:
All other warranties, express or implied,
including
any
implied
warranty
of
merchantability is limited in its duration to
that set forth in this express limited warranty.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty
provide the sole and exclusive remedy of
YARDWORKS CANADA obligations arising
from the sale of its products.
YARDWORKS CANADA will not be liable for incidental or
consequential loss or damage.
Warranty
For TWO YEARS from the date of purchase
within Canada, YARDWORKS CANADA
will, at its option, repair or replace for the
original purchaser, free or charge, any part
or parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship.