Electrolux Flymo Contour Instruction manual

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Carton Contents
Switch Lever
Steady Handle
Upper Shaft
Electric Cable with
moulded on plug
Lower Shaft
Instruction
Manual
Guard
Wheel
IMPORTANT ! Please check the contents of the carton are correct BEFORE assembling your new Flymo product.
IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING CONTACT:Electrolux Outdoor Products Customer Service Department direct
Telephone : 01325 300303, Fax : 01325 318193
Safety
If not used properly this trimmer can be dangerous! This trimmer can cause serious injury to the operator and others, the warnings and safety instructions must be followed to ensure reasonable safety and
efficiency in using this trimmer. The operator is responsible for following the warning and safety instructions in this manual and on the trimmer.
Explanation of Symbols on the Contour
Warning
Read the user instructions carefully to
make sure you understand all the controls and what they do.
360º
10m
Keep others, including children, pets and
bystanders outside the 10 metre hazard
zone. Stop the trimmer immediately if you
are approached.
General
1. Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the trimmer. Local regulations
may restrict the age of the operator.
2. Only use the trimmer in the manner and for the
functions described in these instructions.
3. Never operate the trimmer when you are tired, ill or
under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medicine.
4. The operator or user is responsible for accidents or
hazards occurring to other people or their property.
The use of eye protection is recommended to protect against objects thrown by
the cutting line.
To avoid the possibility of electric shock,
do not use in damp or wet conditions.
Switch off! Remove plug from mains
before adjusting, cleaning or if cable is
entangled or damaged.
Warning: The cutting line continues to rotate after the
machine has been switched off.
Electrical
1. The British Standards Institute recommend the use
of a Residual Current Device (R.C.D.) with a tripping
current of not more than 30mA. Even with a R.C.D.
installed 100% safety cannot be guaranteed and
safe working practice must be followed at all times.
Check your R.C.D. every time you use it.
2. Before use, examine cable for damage, replace it if
there are signs of damage or ageing.
3. Do not use the trimmer if the electric cables are
damaged or worn.
4. Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity
supply if the cable is cut, or the insulation is damaged. Do not touch the electric cable until the electrical supply has been disconnected. Do not repair
a cut or damaged cable. Replace it with a new
one.
5. Your extension cable must be uncoiled, coiled
cables can overheat and reduce the efficiency of
your trimmer.
6. Keep the cable clear of the cutting area and obstacles at all times.
7. Do not pull cable around sharp objects.
8. Always switch off at the mains before disconnecting
any plug, cable connector or extension cable.
9. Never pull on the cable to disconnect any of the plugs.
10. Switch off, remove plug from mains and examine
electric supply cable for damage or ageing before
winding cable for storage. Do not repair a damaged
cable, replace it with a new one. Use only Flymo
replacement cable.
11. Always wind cable carefully, avoiding kinking.
12. Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown on the
product rating label.
13. Flymo trimmers are double insulated to EN60335.
Under no circumstance should an earth be connected to any part of the trimmer.
Preparation
1. While using your product always wear substantial
footwear and long trousers.
2. Before using the machine and after any impact,
check for signs of wear or damage and repair as
necessary.
3. Inspect the area to be cut before each use. Remove
all objects such as stones, broken glass, nails, wire,
string etc, which can be thrown or become entangled in the trimmer head.
4. Check that the cutting head is fitted correctly.
Use
AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. KEEP YOUR
HANDS AND FINGERS AWAY FROM THE SWITCH
LEVER.
1. Use the trimmer only in daylight or good artificial light.
2. Avoid operating your trimmer in wet grass, where
feasible.
3. Take care in wet grass, you may lose your footing.
4. On slopes, be extra careful of your footing and wear
non-slip footwear.
5. Do not walk backwards when trimming, you could
trip. Walk never run.
6. Keep cutting head below waist level.
7. Switch off before pushing the trimmer over surfaces
other than grass.
8. Never operate the trimmer with damaged guards or
without guards in place.
9. Never fit metal cutting elements.
10. Keep hands and feet away from the cutting means at
all times and especially when switching on the motor.
11. Never pick up or carry a trimmer by the cable.
12. Do not lean over the trimmer guard - objects may
be thrown by the cutting line.
13. Remove the plug from the mains :
before leaving the trimmer unattended for any period;
before clearing a blockage;
before checking, cleaning or working on the appliance;
if you hit an object. Do not use your trimmer until
you are sure that the entire trimmer is in a safe
operating condition;
if the trimmer starts to vibrate abnormally. Check
immediately. Excessive vibration can cause injury.
Maintenance and storage
1. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the
trimmer is in safe working condition.
2. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
3. Only use the replacement cutting line specified for
this product.
4. Only use replacement parts and accessories recommended by Electrolux Outdoor Products.
5. To avoid the risk of injury keep fingers and hands
clear of the line cutter on the leading edge of the
guard.
6. Inspect and maintain the trimmer regularly. Any
repairs must be carried out by an authorised repairer.
Cables
IMPORTANT
Use only 1.00mm2 size cable up to 40 metres length
maximum.
Maximum rating:
1.00mm2 size cable, 10 amps 250 volts AC.
THE CONTOUR IS SUPPLIED WITH AN ELECTRIC MAINS CABLE WIRED DIRECTLY INTO
THE PRODUCT.
1. Flymo Mains Cables and Extension Cables are
available from your local Electrolux Outdoor
Products Approved Service Centre.
2. Do not wire an extension cable directly to your product yourself. Please contact your local Electrolux
Outdoor Products Approved Service Centre for further
information on the connectors and kits available.
3. Only use extension cables specifically designed for
outdoor use.
CONNECTORS
Flymo connectors are suitable for use with 2 core cable
only. Under no circumstances should these connectors
be used for earthed products.
All Flymo connectors and cables are of splashproof
construction. They are not waterproof and must not be
left outside permanently nor should they be submerged
or immersed in water. Do not let cable lay or trail
through pools of water or splashed with water from
hose pipes.
MAINS PLUG REPLACEMENT
• If the plug supplied is cut off it should be
destroyed. There is an electric shock hazard if a
cut off plug is inserted into a 13 amp socket.
1. No earth required. Flymo products are double
insulated to EN60335 and under no circumstances
should an earth be connected to any part of the
product.
2. Ensure the mains voltage suits your product.
3. IMPORTANT!
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
BLUE
NEUTRAL
BROWN
LIVE
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to
the Terminal which is marked with the letter ‘N’ or
coloured BLACK. The wire which is coloured BROWN
must be connected to the Terminal which is marked with
the letter ‘L’ or coloured RED.
4. It is important that the outer sheath is clamped correctly into the 3-pin plug.
5. If in doubt consult your local Service Repairer or
qualified electrician before the machine is used.
6. A 5 Amp fuse must be fitted to the Mains Plug.
7. The normal plug fuse and household fuse only protect the electrical equipment and are not a safeguard against electrocution.
If your product is hard wired i.e. non-detachable
mains electric cable, a conversion kit and extension cable is available from all Electrolux Outdoor
Products Approved Service Centres which can be
found in your local Yellow Pages.
Assembly Instructions
A
1
Shaft Assembly (A)
1. Locate the lower shaft (A1) into the upper shaft (A2).
2. Grasp firmly and hold steady the lower shaft. Locate
the upper shaft and snap together firmly.
• The unit is correctly assembled when the gap
between the upper and lower shaft has been
closed.
2
2
1
B
C
Safety Guard Assembly (B) & (C)
1. Locate the safety guard (B1) over the cutting head
(B2). Ensure the nylon line is fed through the hole in
the safety guard as illustrated in fig B.
2. Push into location and turn safety guard in the direction illustrated in Fig C, until a click is heard and the
safety guard is securely locked in position.
• ENSURE THE SAFETY GUARD IS SECURELY IN
PLACE BY ATTEMPTING TO TWIST GUARD.
1
2
D
E
1
F
Wheel Assembly (D) & (E)
1. Fix the 2 halves of the wheel together as illustrated in
fig D.
2. Attach the wheel to the trimmer making sure that it is
located into the groove on the trimmer head (E1).
3. Clip the wheel together on the other side, making
sure it is secure.
4. The wheel should turn freely.
G
Cable Restraint (F) & (G)
1. Form loop in mains cable and push the loop through
the slot as illustrated in picture (F).
2. To secure, position loop over the hook and pull the
cable back through the slot as illustrated in picture
(G).
Double Auto Feed System
H
line cutter
How the automatic line feed works (H)
1. When initially switching on the trimmer, a small length
of line is fed out.
2. A ‘clattering’ noise will be heard when the two nylon
lines hit the line cutter. DO NOT BE ALARMED this
is quite normal. After approximately 5 seconds the
line will be cut to the correct length and the noise will
reduce as the motor reaches full speed.
• Make sure the motor is up to full speed before
trimming or edging.
3. If the noise of the nylon line being cut cannot be
heard, more line will need to be fed out.
4. To feed more line, it is first necessary to to allow the
motor to stop completely, then re-start, allowing the
motor to reach full speed.
5. Repeat step 4. until you hear the lines hitting against the
cutter. (Do not repeat this procedure more than 6 times)
6. If problems are experienced with the automatic line
feed refer to Fault Finding Chart.
How to trim and edge
J
• WARNING
• The use of eye protection is recommended.
Do not lean over the trimmer whilst trimming or
edging, objects may be thrown by the cutting line.
Do not allow cutting head to rest on the ground.
Do not overload your trimmer.
Overloading can be avoided by making sure the
motor speed does not drop unduly.
DISCONNECT FROM THE MAINS ELECTRICITY
SUPPLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY MAINTENANCE OR ADJUSTMENT.
• BEFORE USE
Make sure that both lines are fed out.
• Make sure motor is up to full speed before trimming or edging.
How to trim
1. Hold as illustrated in Fig J.
2. To start, squeeze the switch lever.
3. Cut with nylon line at an angle using the tip. See Fig
K.
4. Swing trimmer in and out of the cutting area taking
small cuts (L)
5. Line is fed out automatically every time the trimmer
head stops rotating and returns to operating speed.
• Extra line can be fed out manually as described in
Manual line feed
6. To stop your trimmer release the switch lever.
How to edge
1. To convert to edging mode, press button (M1) and
twist head (M2). An audible "click" will confirm that
the head is locked.
2. Hold as illustrated in Fig J.
3. To start, squeeze the switch lever.
4. Rest edger on wheel for extra stability and line up the
edge of the lawn with the two indicators on the guard
(N1). Edge in direction indicated in Fig N.
5. To stop your trimmer release the switch lever.
6. To return to trimming mode, press button and twist
head back the opposite way. An audible "click" will
confirm that the head is locked.
L
M
N
2
1
1
Manual line feed
P
To manually feed the nylon line (P)
1. If required line can be fed out manually.
2. To operate, press and release manual line feed button, whilst gently pulling on one of the lines until the
line reaches the line cutter.
3. When the required amount of line is fed out, gently
pull on the second line (there is no need to press the
manual line feed button again).
4. If the line extends past the line cutter, too much line
has been fed out.
5. If too much line is fed out, remove the spool cap and
click spool anti-clockwise until the line is at the desired
length.
K
manual line
feed button
Cutting Head
Q
Cap
Cap release
latch
Spool
Spoolholder
Eyelet
R
Cut out area
of spool
Eyelet
S1
S
Cleat
To remove spool cap
1. Press and hold in the two cap release latches. (Q).
2. Pull cap away from the spoolholder. (Q).
When refitting the spool cap
1. Keep all areas of the cap and spoolholder clean.
Failure to do so may prevent the cap being securely
located in the spoolholder.
2. Replace the cap, pressing firmly DOWN towards
the spoolholder to ensure cap is fully located.
3. Check that the cap is correctly fitted by trying to
remove it without depressing the two latches.
To replace nylon line.
For your convenience it is recommended you buy spool
and line complete. Nylon line only is also available. Both
are available from Electrolux Outdoor Products stockists.
To fit spool and line complete:
1. Remove old spool.
2. Place new spool into spoolholder with cut out areas of
the spool in line with eyelets as shown in figure R.
3. Release one line from cleat and feed line through eyelet (R).
4. Repeat for second line.
• Ensure spool is fully located by gently rotating it during fitment, whilst keeping the spoolholder steady.
5. Refit the cap.
To fit nylon line only:
• Remember ! Your Flymo Trimmer is designed to use
only nylon line with a maximum diameter of
1.5mm. Use only genuine Flymo nylon line.
1. IMPORTANT - Always wind the line onto the
upper section of the spool first.
Take approximately 5 metres of line. Insert 15mm of
line into one of the holes in the upper section of the
spool (S) and wind line in the direction of the arrows
on the top of the spool. Leave approximately 100mm
of line unwound and place into cleat as illustrated in
figure S1. Repeat on lower section of spool.
2. Care should be taken to ensure that the line is neatly
coiled on the spool. Failure to do so will impair the
efficiency of the automatic line feed.
3. Then fit spool as described in ‘To fit spool and line
complete’, section above.
Maintenance
T
•
U
WARNING
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply,
before attempting any maintenance or adjustment. Cutting head continues to rotate after the
trimmer has been switched off. Keep fingers and
hands clear of the line cutter on leading edge of
guard.
Caring for your Contour
After you have finished using your Flymo Contour follow
the procedure below:
1. Disconnect from the mains electricity supply.
2. Never clean your trimmer with water, cleaning fluids,
or solvents, just remove debris with a suitable tool, a
soft brush or dry cloth.
3. Using a soft brush, clean around the inside of the
safety guard, the cutting head (Fig T) and the motor
housing air vents. (Fig U)
Maintenance
V
4. Remove the wheel by pressing one of the buttons.
Clean the wheel and groove on trimmer head with a
soft brush (V & W).
5. Attach wheel as described in Wheel Assembly.
6. Inspect the trimmer carefully, especially the parts of
the cutting head.
7. If your trimmer is damaged in any way contact your
local Electrolux Outdoor Products approved service
centre.
• Never use a damaged trimmer.
8. Wind cable carefully to avoid kinking.
9. Store in a cool, dry place and out of reach of children.
W
Fault Finding Chart
WARNING Disconnect from the mains electricity supply before attempting any maintenance or adjustment.
FAULT
LINE NOT FEEDING
OR
LINE TOO SHORT
OR
TRIMMER VIBRATES
CONTINUOUS CLATTERING NOISE
LINE SNAPS CONTINUOUSLY
CHECK
ACTION
Is the automatic line feed working?
No
Manually feed out line.
SEE “MANUAL LINE FEED”
Is the line fed out and visible?
Has line been removed from
cleat?
No
Remove cap and spool, free line
and re-fit spool and cap. SEE
“CUTTING HEAD”
Is the manual line feed working?
No
The line may be jammed on the
spool. Rewind line to remove
crossed loops. Check that line is
in correct section of spool.
Has the motor reached full
speed before use?
No
Allow the motor to reach full speed
before use.
Has too much line been fed out?
Yes
SEE “MANUAL LINE FEED”
Is the line cutter missing from
the safety guard?
Yes
Contact your local approved
Service Centre or Electrolux
Outdoor Products Customer
Service.
Are you using the trimmer correctly?
?
Is the line jamming on the
spool?
Yes
Only use tip of nylon line to trim.
SEE “How to trim and edge”
Rewind the line on the spool, if
symptoms still persist, change
spool and line.
WHEEL STOPS TURNING
Clean wheel and groove on trimmer head. SEE “MAINTENANCE”
IF NONE OF THE ABOVE
OR IF FAULT PERSISTS
Contact Electrolux Outdoor Products Customer Service
Telephone : 01325 300303
Environmental Information
Electrolux Outdoor Products are manufactured under an
Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) using,
where practical, components manufactured in the most
environmentally responsible manner, according to company procedures, and with the potential for recycling at
the end of the products’ life.
• Packaging is recyclable and plastic components have
been labelled (where practical) for categorised recycling.
• Awareness of the environment must be considered
when disposing of ‘end-of-life’ product.
• If necessary, contact your local authority for disposal
information.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local council office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Service Recommendations
•
•
Your product is uniquely identified by a silver and black product rating label.
We strongly recommend that your product is serviced at least every twelve months, more often in a professional
application.
Guarantee & Guarantee Policy
If any part is found to be defective due to faulty manufacture
within the guarantee period, Electrolux Outdoor Products,
through its Authorised Service Repairers will effect the repair or
replacement to the customer free of charge providing:
(a) The fault is reported directly to the Authorised Repairer.
(b) Proof of purchase is provided.
(c) The fault is not caused by misuse, neglect or faulty adjustment by the user.
(d) The failure has not occurred through fair wear and tear.
(e) The machine has not been serviced or repaired, taken apart
or tampered with by any person not authorised by
Electrolux Outdoor Products.
(f)
The machine has not been used for hire.
(g) The machine is owned by the original purchaser.
(h) The machine has not been used commercially.
*
This guarantee is additional to, and in no way diminishes
the customers statutory rights.
Failures due to the following are not covered, therefore it is important that you read the instructions contained in this Operator's
Manual and understand how to operate and maintain your machine:
Failures not covered by guarantee
* Replacing Nylon Line.
* Failures as a result of not reporting an initial fault.
* Failures as a result of sudden impact.
* Failures as a result of not using the product in accordance
with the instructions and recommendations contained in this
Operator's Manual.
* Machines used for hire are not covered by this guarantee.
* The following items listed are considered as wearing parts
and their life is dependent on regular maintenance and are,
therefore not normally subject to a valid warranty claim: Nylon
Line, Spool and Line, Electric Mains Cable
* Caution!
Electrolux Outdoor Products does not accept liability under
the warranty for defects caused in whole or part, directly or
indirectly by the fitting of replacement parts or additional parts
that are not either manufactured or approved by Electrolux
Outdoor Products, or by the machine having been modified in
any way.
EC Declaration of Conformity
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP. Certify that the product:Category........ Electric Lawn Trimmer
Make.............. Electrolux Outdoor
Products
Conforms to the specifications of Directive
2000/14/EEC
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP Certify that a sample of the above
product has been tested using directive
81/1051/EEC as a guide. The maximum Aweighted sound pressure level recorded at
operator position under free field semi anechoic chamber conditions was :-
Type of Cutting Device............. Cutting Line
Identification of Series...............See Product Rating Label
Conformity Assessment Procedure....ANNEX VI
Notified Body..............................I.T.S., Cleeve Road, Leatherhead,
Surrey. KT22 7SB England
Other Directives:-.......................98/37/EEC, 89/336/EEC,
73/23/EEC
& applicable standards:-. EN786:1996, EN786A2:1996, IEC60335-1:1991,
IEC60335-2-91:1997, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55014-1,
EN55014-2
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
EIT23
23 cm
10,500 RPM
93 dB (A)
92 dB (A)
81 dB(A)
5.14 m/s2
2.1 kg
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP Certify that a sample of the above
product has been tested using ISO 5349 as
a guide. The maximum weighted root mean
square value of vibration recorded at operator’s hand position was:-
Type............................................................................. A
Width of Cut................................................................. B
Speed of Rotation of Cutting Device........................... C
Guaranteed sound power level................................... D
Measured Sound Power Level.................................... E
Level............................................................................ F
Value........................................................................... G
Weight......................................................................... H
EIT25
25 cm
10,500 RPM
93 dB (A)
92 dB (A)
86 dB(A)
7.4 m/s2
2.1 kg
Newton Aycliffe, 24/11/2003
M. Bowden,
Research & Development Director
Electrolux Outdoor Products
Aycliffe Industrial Park
NEWTON AYCLIFFE
Co.Durham DL5 6UP
ENGLAND
Telephone - (00) 44 1325 300303 Fax - (00) 44 1325 310339
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Electrolux Outdoor Products manufacture products for a number of well known brands under various registered patents, designs and
trademarks in several countries.
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