Craftsman 358.351063 Operator`s manual

Operator's Manual
CRRFTSMRN°
2.2 cu.in./36cc2-Cycle
GASOLINE CHAIN SAW
Model No.
358.351143
358.351063
- 14 in, Bar
- 16 In. Bar
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
WARNING:
Instructionsbefore first use of this product.
For answers to your questions about this product:
Call 7 am-7 pm, Mon.-Sat., or 10 am-7 pm, Sun.
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1-800-235-5878
(Hourslisted are CentralTime)
Sears, Roebuckand Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
530--087302 01/13/98
Warranty
SafetyRules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
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Serviceand Adjustments
Storage
TroubleShootingChart
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Parts& Orsering
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ® GAS
CHAIN SAW
Forone year from the date ofpurchase,when thisCraftsm._nGas ChainSaw is
maintained,lubricatedand tuned-upaccordingto the owners manual,Sears will
repair,free of charge,any defectin materialor workmanship.
Thiswarrantyexcludesthe bar, chain,spark plugand air.filter,whichare
expendableparts,and becomewornduringnormaluse.
If thisGas ChainSaw is usedfor commercialor rentalpurposes,thiswarranty
appliesfor 30 daysfrom the dateof purchase.
WARRANTYSERVICE IS AVAILABLEBY RETURNINGTHIS CHAIN SAW TO
THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITEDSTATES.
Thiswarrantygivesyouspecificlegalrights,and you may alsohaveotherrights
whichvaryfromstateto state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., I;)/817WA, Hoffman Estates,IL 60179
WARNING: Alwaysdisconnectspark
duty,non-slipgloves;eye protection
suchas non-fogging,
ventedgoggles
plugwire when makingrepairsexcept
or face screen;an approvedsafety
for carburetoradjustments. Becausea
chainsaw is a hlgh-speedwoodcutttng hardhat;and soundbarriers(ear
plugsor mufflers)to protectyour
tool,carelessor improperuse ofthis
hearing.Regularusersshouldhave
toolcan causeseriousinjury.
hearingcheckedregularlyas chain
PLAN AHEAD
saw noisecandamagehearing.Se• Restd_ the useof yoursaw toadult
cure
hairaboveshoulderlength.
userswho understandand canfollow
• Keep all partsof yourbodyaway from
the safetyrules,precautions,and opthe chainwhenthe engineisrunning.
erstinginstructions
found inthis
•
Keep children,bystanders,and animanual.
malsat least30 feet (10 meters)
Hearing
_,__
SafetyHat
awayfrom the workarea whenstart.
P_otectlon
_ _.
Eye
lng
and usingthesaw.
i_r_---.- Protection
Snug
• Do not handleor operatea chainsaw
Fitting_
HeavyDuty whenyou are fatigued, Ill, or upset,or
ifyou have takenalcohol,drugs,or
medication,Youmustbe in good
physicalconditionand mentallyalert.
If you haveanyconditionthatmight
Clothlng_
,_T,_
j" Gloves
f,/Safety
Chaps
be aggravatedby strenuouswork,
checkwith doctorbeforeoperating.
N_m
• Do notstartcuttinguntilyouhave a
, Wear protectivegear.Alwaysuse
clearworkarea, secure footing, and
;=ee!-toedsafetyfootwear withnonespeciallyif youare felling a tree, a
slipsoles;snug-fittingclothing;heavy- retreatpath.
2
OPERATE
YOURSAWSAFELY
• Donotoperate
withonehand.
Sedousinjurytotheoperator,
helpers,
or
bystanders
mayresultfromonehanded
operation.
Achainsawis intended
fortwo-handed
use
• Operate
thechainsawonlyina well-
• Storethe unitand fuelin a cool,dry
well ventilatedspacewherefuel vaporscannotreachspark.sor open
flamesfrom waterheaters,electdc
motorsor switches,furnaces,etc.
GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK
Followal! safetyrulesto helpavoid
kickbackand otherforces whichcan
resultin seriousinjury.
Kickback
Path
ventilatedoutdoorarea.
• Do notoperatesaw from a ladderor
in a tree, unlessyouare specifically
trainedto do so.
• Makesure the chainwillnotmake
contactwith any objectwhilestarting
the engine.Never tryto startthe saw
when the guidebar )sin a cut.
AvoidObstructions
° Do not put pressureon thesaw, especiallyat the end ofthe cut.Doing
so cancause you to losecontrol
whenthe outis completed.
• Stop enginebeforesettingsaw down.
• Handcarry saw onlywhenengineis
stopped.Carry withmuffleraway from
ClearTheWorking
Area
body;guidebar & chainprojectingbeWARNING: RotationalKickback can
hindyou;guide bar preferablycov,
occurwhen the movingchaincontacts
ered witha scabbard.
an objectat the upperportionof thetip
MAINTAIN YOUR SAW IN GOOD of the guide bar.Contactat the upper
WORKING ORDER
portionof thetip of the guidebar can
• Have all chainsaw serviceperformed causethe chainto dig Intothe object,
whichstopsthechainfor an instant.The
bya qualifiedservicedealerexcept
the itemslistedin the maintenance
resultisa lightningfast, reversereaction
whichkicksthe guide bar up and back
sectionofthis manual.
• Make certainthe sawchainstops
towardthe operator.
movingwhen the throttletriggerIs re- Pinch*Kickbackand Pull*Inoccurwhen
leased. Forcorrection,referto "Car- the chainIs suddenlystoppedby being
buretorAdjustments."
pinched,caught,or by contactinga for• Keep the handlesdry,clean,and free eign objectIn thewood. Thissudden
from oilor fuel mixture.
stoppingof the chainresultsIn a reversalof the chainforce used to cutwood
• Keep capsand fasteners securely
and causesthe saw to move inthe optightened.
• Use only Craftsmanaccessoriesand positedirectionofthe chainrotation.
replacementpartsas recommended. Pinch,Kickbackdrivesthe sawstraight
Never modify yoursaw.
backtowardthe operator.PuU-inpulis
the saw away fromthe operator.
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION
REDUCE THE CHANCE OF
• Do not smokewhilehandlingfuel or
KICKBACK
whileoperatingthe saw.
•
Recognizethat kickbackcan..h,_pp.en.
• Eliminateall sourcesofsparksorflame
Witha basicundemtanding
or_CKDaCK,
in areaswherefuel ismixedor poured.
you can reducetheelementof surprise
• Mix and pour fuel In an outdoorarea
Whlchcontdbutas
to acciaonts.
and use an approved,markedcontainerfor all fuel purposes.Wipe up
anyobjectat
tip ofchaincontact
theguidebar.
i Never
let the the
moving
all fuel spillsbeforestartingsaw.
Keep workingarea free fromobstruc• Move at least 10 feet (3 meters)from
tionssuchas othertrees, branches,
fueling sitebeforestarting.
rocks,fences, stumps,etc.=Eliminate
° Turnthe engine offand letsaw coolin or avoidany obstructionthatyoursaw
cnamcouldhit whilecutting.
a non-combustible
area, noton dry
• Keep saw chainsharpand-properly
leaves, straw,paper,etc.Slowlyretensioned.A looseor dullchaincan
movefuel cap and refuelunit.
increase
thechance
ofkickback.
Fol- keepyourbodyfrom being in a direct
lowmanufacturer's
chainsharpening linewiththe cuttingchatn.
andmaintenance
instructions,
Check ° Stand withyourwelghtevenlybalanced on bothfeet.
tension
at regularintervals, butnever
withenginerunning.MakeSure bar
clamp nutsare securelytightened.
speed,If the chainis movtngat a
slowerspeed,thereis greaterchance
i ofeginand
continue
cuttingat full
kickback
occurring,
Use extremecautionwhen reentering
a cut.
tip
bar (plungecuts). with the
Doofthe
notattemptcutsstarting
Watchfor shiftinglogsor otherforces
thatcouldclosea cutand pinchor fall
intochain.
. Usethe specifiedReduced-Kickback
GuideBarand Low-KickbackChain,
Avoid Pinch-Kickback:
• Be extremelyaware of situationsor
obstructions
that can causematerial
to pinchthetopoi or otherwisestop
thechain.
• Do not cut morethan one log at a
time.
• Do not twistsaw as bar Iswithdrawn
from an undercutwhen bucking.
Avoid PuU-ln:
at fuUspeed and the saw housing
i againstwood.
lwaysbegincutting withtheengine
Usewedgesmade of plasticorwood.
Neveruse metalto h0]dthe cut open,
MAINTAIN CONTROL
Standtothe leftofthe saw
Thumbon
_/ I_
f\,
• Do notoverreach.Youcould bedrawn
orthrownoffbalanceand losecontrol,
° Do not cut above shoulderheight.It is
difficultto maintaincontrolof saw
aboveshoulderheight.
KICKBACK SAFETY FEATURES
WARNING: The following features are
includedon yoursaw to helpreduce
hazardof kickback;however,suchfeatureswillnot totallyeliminatethisdanger.Do notrelyonlyonsafetydevices.
• Handguard:designedto reducethe
chanceof yourlefthandcontacting
the chainifyourhandslipsoffthe
front handlebar.
° Positionoffront and rearhandlebars:
designedwithdls!ancebetweenhandles and "in-line witheach other.The
spreadand "in-line* positionof the
handsprovidedbythisdesignwork
togetherto givebalanceand resistance In controlllngthepivotof the
saw backtowardthe operatorIf kickbackoccurs,
• Reduced-Kickback
GuideBar: designedwitha small radiust!pwhich
reducesthe size ofthekickbackdandger
zone. Thistype barhas been
emonstratedto significantly
reduce
the numberand seriousness
of kickbackswhentestedin accordance with
ANSI B175.1.
_'_,1_
of handf_
underside
SmallRadius
_,_
_
_
TipGuideBa_
T/pGuideBar
"
Elbow
° Low-Kickback
Chain:hasmet kickback
locked
performance
requirements
whentested
Neverreverse
handpositions
on a representative
sampleOfchain
• A good;firm gripon thesaw with both saws below3.8 cubicinch
handswillhelpyou maintatncontrol,
displacement
specifiedInANSIB175.1.
• Don'tletgo. Gripthe rear handlewlth Low-Kickback
Chatn
your righthandWhetheryou are right
Contoured
DepthGauge
or lefthanded.Wrapthe fingers of
__ L.__J"11
Elongated
GuardLink
yourlefthand overand aroundthe
_=_=Z:_l_-,,_,,P----Deflects
Kickback
fronthandlebar,and yourleftthumb
_
_
ForceAndAllows
under thefront handlebar.Keepyour
"-'_
T_,_ WoodToGradually
leftarm straightwiththe elbowlocked. -'_
RideIntouutter
° Positionyourlefthandon thefront
SAFETY NOTICE; Exposureto
handlebarso ItIs in a straightlinewith vibrationsthroughprotonged
us_Of
your righthand on the rear handle
gasolinepoweredhandtoolscould
when makingbuckingcuts.Stand
cause bloodvesselor nervedamagein
slightlyto the leftside ofthe saw to
the fingers,hands,and jointsofpeople
4
pronetocirculation
disorders
or .
abnormal
swelling.
Prolonged
usein
mufflerandsparkarrestingscreen
whichmeetsthe requirementsof
coldweatherhas been linkedto blood CaliforniaCodes4442 and 4443. All
vesseldamage inotherwisehealthy
U.S. forest landand the statesof
people,if symptomsoccursuch as
California,Idaho, Maine, Minnesota,
numbness,pare,lossof strength,
New Jersey,Oregon,and Washington
changein skincolorOrtexture,or loss requirebytaw thatmanyinternal
offeelinginthe fingers, hands,orjoints, combustionenginesbe equippedwitha
discontinue
the useof thistooland
sparkarrestorscreen.If youoperatea
seek medicalattention.An
chainsaw in a state or localewhere
anti-vibration systemdoesnot
such regulationsexist,youare legally
guaranteethe avoidanceofthese
responsible
for maintainingthe
problems.Userswho operatepower
operatingconditionof theseparts.
toolson a continualandregularbasis
Failureto do so is a violationof the law.
must closelymonitortheirphysical
conditionand the conditionof thistool. Refer to CustomerResponsibilities
Section.
CHAIN BRAKE If thissaw isto be used chart in the MAINTENANCE
for commerciallogging,you must order STANDARDS:This chainsaw is listed
and install a chain brake tocomply with by UnderwritersLaboratories,Inc. in
FederalOSHA Regulationsfor Comaccordance withAmedcanNational
Standardsfor Gasoline-PoweredChain
mercialLogging.ContactyourSears
Service Centeror call 1-800-235-5878. Saws Safety Requirements(ANSI
SPARK ARRESTOR: Your saw is
B175.1-1991).
equippedwith a temperaturelimiting
CARTON CONTENTS
Checkcartoncontentsagainstthe followinglist.
• Models 358,351143 & 358.351063
• Chain Saw (fullyassembled)
• Chain adjustmenttool
• 2-cycleengineoil. (Bar oilnot
included)
• Model 358.351063 only.
,, Carryingcase
• Extrachain
• Examinepartsfor damage. Do not
usedamagedparts.
• If you need assistance or lind parts
missing or damaged,pleasecall
1-800-235-5878.
NOTE: It is normalto hear the fuel filter
rattlein an empty fuel tank.
Your unit has been factory tested and
the carburetorprecisely adjusted.As a
resultyou may smellgasolineor find a
dropofoil/fuelresidueon the muffler
when you unpack the unit.
ASSEMBLY
Yoursaw is fullyassembled,and no
assemblyis necessary.
KNOWYOURSAW
READTHIS OPERATOR'SMANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFOREOPERATING YOUR CHAINSAW.Comparethe illustrations
withyourunittofamiliarize
yourselfwiththe locationof thevariouscontrolsand adjustments.
Save this
manualfor future reference.
ChainAdjust- •
mentTool
.'
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.
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FrontHandle
Mand
uuaro--- ,. .F j
.
chain
I1_/
BarOilF_tC_
Housing
Cylinder
Cover
___
ThrottleLock I. / P'.
Rear \L
/ J
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.f_II
_
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J_
I
Screw
/
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_
,
_
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Primer
Fue_MixR!ICap
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L
Dtrectlon
ofTravel
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f
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Guide13at "
Throttle Choke _
p._,,=_,_
BarClampNuts udet3ar
Tdgger Knob learL,lamp Ca_l';er
T..'oTr,E
ocKo
c.,u.TEN=O.
The throtttelockout mustbe pressed
before you cansqueezethethrottletrigget. Thisfeature preventsyou from aoo
.cidentailysqueezingthe trigger,
FAST IDLE LOCK
The fast idle loci(holdsthethrottletrigger in the startingposition.Thisallows
you to holdthefronthandleandpullthe
ropeduringstarling.Activatethefast
idlelockby first pressingthethrottle
Jockout
and squeezingthethm_e trigger. Withthe throttletdggersqueezed,
pressthe fast idlelock.Releasethe
throttlelockout and triggerwhileholding
the fast idlelockbutton.
It ls normalfor a newchaintostretch
duringfirst30 minutesofoperation.You
shouldcheckyourchaintensionfrequentiy,See Chain Tensionunderthe
Serviceand AdjustmentsSection.
BEFORE
STARTING
ENGINE
WARNING:
Besuretoreadthefuel
handling
information
inthesafetyrules
section
ofthismanualbeforeyoubegin.
thefuel linesand carburetorare empty.
Usefresh fuel nextseason. See STORAGEinstructions
for additionalInformation.
Neveruseengineor carburetorcleaner
Ifyou do not understandthe fuel hanproductsin the fueltankor permanent
dlinginformationdo not attemptto fuel
occur.
yourunit. Seek helpfrom someonethat damagemay
See theSTORAGEsectionfor additional
doesunderstandtheinformationor call
information.
thecustomerassistancehelplineat
STOPPING YOUR ENGINE
1-800-235-5878.
• MoveOn/Stopswitchtothe STOP
GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL
position.
The chainoilerprovidescontinuouslu- • if enginedoes notstop,pullchoke
bricationto the chain andguide bar.Be
knobout fully.
sureto fillthebar oiltankwhenyou fill
STARTING YOUR ENGINE
the fuel tank(Capacity= 6.8 fL oz.)
Formaximum guidebar and chainlife, COLD ENGINE OR WARM ENGINE
AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
we recommendyou useCraftsman
chainsaw bar oil. If Craftsmanbar oil is • Rll baroil tankwithbar oi!.'(our saw
notavailable,you may use a good
willuseapproXimately
one tank ofbar
o[Ifor each tankoffuel mix.
gradeSAE 30 oil untilyou are able to
obtainCraftsmanbrand.The oiloutput • Primeengineby slowlypressingprimer bulbsixtimes.
is automatically
metered duringoperation. Yoursaw willuseapproximately
PrimerBulb
one tankof bar oil for everytank offuel
mix.Alwaysfillthe bar oiltankwhen
you fill the fuel tank.
Ignition
STOP
FUELING ENGINE
Thisengineiscertifiedto operateon
unleadedgasoline.Beforeoperation,
• Turnon ignitionby movingOn/Stop
gasolinemustbe mixedwitha good
switchto ON.
quality 2-cycleair-cooledengineoil.We ° Actuatechokeby pullingchokeknob
recommendCraftsmanbrandoil, Mix
fully out.Set saw on theground.Grip
gasolineand oilat a ratioof 40:1 (A
front handlewithyourlefthandand
40:1 ratiois obtainedby mixing3.2
placerightfoot throughrear handle.
ouncesof oilwith 1 gallonof unleaded
ff _
/
ChokePositions
gasoline).DONOTUSEautomotiveoll
" .: -,
t
damage.Whenmixingfuel
followengine
the
_ ':
orboatoil. These oilswilloause
___,qp......
_OOff'F_-'
instructions
printedon the container.
II
Onceoilis addedtothe gasoline,
•
Set
fast
Idleby
dapressingthethrottle
shakecontainermomentarily to assure
lockwithyourrighthand.Then,
thatthefuel isthoroughlym=xed.
squeezethrottletriggerand hold.With
Alwaysread and followthe safety rules
YdOUr
thumb,pressthe fast idlelock
relatingto fuel beforefuelingyourunit,
own and hold.Next, releasethe
throttletrigger.
IMPORTANT
° DONOTsqueezethrottletriggerdurExperienceindicatesthatalcohol
ingstarting;otherwise,itwillbe necblendedfuels (calledgasoholor using
essaryto resetthe fast idleJock.
ethanolor methanol)can attractmoisNOTE: When pullingthe starter rope,
ture whichleads toseparationand
do not usethe full extentof the rope.
formation ofacids duringstorage.AcidDo not letstarterropesnap back.
icgascan damagethe fuel systemof
Holdhandle.Let roperewindslowly.
an enginewhileIn storage.
To avoidengineproblems,the fuel sys- • Pullstarterropehandlefirmlyand
quicklywithyourdghthanduntilthe
tem shouldbe empti_l_beforestorage
for30 days or longer.Drainthe gas
engineattempts to startor 5 pulls.
tank,starttheengineand let it rununtil
Thenpushthe chokeknobfully in.
'7
Resumepullinghandleuntilengine
starts.See Illustration.
• Above40'°F,allowengine torunfor
approximately5 seconds.Then,
squeezeand releasethrottletriggerto
allowengineto idle.
• Below40°1=,allow engineto warmup
for 30 secondsto 1 minute;then
squeezeand releasethrottletriggerto
allow engineto idle.
° To stopengine,moveOn/Stopswitch
to the STOP position.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
DONOTusathe choketo starta warm
engineor floodingand hardstarting
may occur.
° Move On/Stopswitchto ON.
° Set fast idlelock.
• Be sure chokeis in the OFFposition.
° Withsaw on ground,gripfront handle
withleft handand placeyourrightfoot
through rear handle.
° Graspstafferropehandleand pull
ropefirmly and quickly to startengine.
° Squeezeand releasethrottletrigger
to returnengineto idlespeed.
LeftHand
on Front
Handle
€ltn_lllr
FootThroughRearHandle
Startingcouldrequiremanypullsdependingon howbadlyunitisflooded. If
enginestillfails tostart, refertoTROUBLESHOOTINGchaffor call
1-800-235-5878.
OPERATING TIPS
• Checkchaintensionbeforefirst use
and after 1 minuteofoperation.See
ChainTensionIn the Maintenance
section.
, Cutwoodonly.Do notcutmetal,plastics, masonry,non-woodbuildingmaterials,etc.
• Stopthe saw ifthe chainstdkesa foreignobject.Inspectthe saw and repairpartsas necessary.
° Keepthe chainout of dirtand sand.
Evena small,amountof dirt willquicklydulla chainand Increasethe possibilityof kickback.
, Practicecuttinga few smalllogsusing
thefollowing steps. Thiswillhelpyou
getthe "feel"of usingyoursaw before
youbegina majorsawingoperation.
° Squeezethe throttletriggerand allowthe engineto reachfullspeed
beforecutting.
log. thesaw frame
i againstthe
Begincuttingwith
Keep the engineat full speedthe
entiretime you are cutting.
• Allowthechainto cutfor you.Exert
onlylightdownwardpressure.
• Release the throttletriggeras soon
as thecut iscompleted,allowingthe
engineto idle. tf you runthe saw at
full throttlewithouta cuttingload,
unnecessarywear can occur.
• To avoidlosingcontrol when cutis
complete,do notput pressureon
saw at end of cut.
• Stopthe engine beforesettingthe
saw down.
DIFFICULT STARTING OR
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
The engine may be floodedif Ithas not
started after 10 pulls.Floodedengines
TREE FELLING TECHNIQUES
canbe cleared of excessfuel withthe
WARNING: Checkfor brokenor dead
following
procedure:
Activatethe
fast idlelock.
brancheswhichcan fallwhilecutting
° Verifythatthe On/StopswitchIs in the causingserious Injury.Do notcutnear
ON position,
bulldlngsor electricalwiresif youdo not
• Pushchoke knobto the OFF position, knowthe directionof treefall, norcutat
* Withsaw on ground,gripfront handle nlghtsinceyou willnot be able to see
withleft handand place rightfoot
wetl,norduringbad weathersuchas
throughrear handle,
rain,snow,or strongwinds,etc.
• Gripstarterrope handleand pull rope Carefullyplanyoursawingoperationin
firmly and quicklyto start engine.If
advance. Clearthe work area. You
notsuccessful,repeatuntilengine
need a clear area all aroundthetree=so
staffs.
youcanhave securefooting. Studythe
naturalconditionsthat cancausethe
tree to fallIn a particulardirection,such
conditionsinclude:
The winddirectionand speed.
The leanof thetree. The leanof a
tree mightnot be apparent due to unevenor slopingterrain.Usea plumb
or levelto determinethe directionof
tree loan.
• Weightand brancheson one side.
Surroundingtreesand obstacles.
Lookfor decayand rot. If thetrunkis
rotted,it cansnap and fail towardthe
operator.
Make surethere is enoughroomfor the
treeto fall. Maintaina distanceof2-1!2
tree lengthsfromthe nearestpersonor
otherobjects.Enginenoisecan drown
out a warningcall.
Removedirt,stones,loosebark,naUs,
staples,and wire from the treewhere
cutsareto be made.
_'_:
Notch.... _\! _-
.....
+
Hingehe/detreeonstumpandhe_ps
control
fall
Opening
offetllng
Closing
of A
notch
,,_
NOTE: Beforefelling out iscomplete,
usewedgestoopenthe cutwhen
necessarytocontrolthe directionof fall.
To avoidkickbackand chaindamage,
use woodor plasticwedges,but never
steelor ironwedges.
• Be alertto signs that the treeis ready
to fail: cracking sounds,wideningof
the fellingcut, or movementin the upper branches.
Ran a clearretreatpath
.... (_ ,_1_'+="'_"Direction
ofFafl
FELLING LARGE TREES
(6 inchesin diameteror larger)
The notchmethodis used tofell large
trees.A notchis cuton theside of the
tree in the desireddirectionof fall.After
a felling cutis madeon theopposite
side of tree, thetree willtend to fall in
the directionofthe notch.
NOTE: tf thetree has largebuttress
roots, removethem beforemakingthe
notch.
NOTCH CUT AND FELLING TREE
• Make notchcut bycuttingthe topof
the notchfirst.Cut through113of the
diameterofthe tree. Nextcomplete
the notchbycuttingthe bottom.See
illustration.
Once the notchis cutremovethewedge of woodfromthe
tree,
• After removingthe wood,make the
felting cuton the oppositesideof the
notch.This isdone by makinga cut
abouttwo incheshigherthanthe center of the nol=h,Thiswillleave
enoughuncutwoodbetweenthefelling cutand the notchtoform a hinge;
This hingewilthelppreventthe tree
fromfalling inthe wrongdirection,
Finalcuthere
Firstcut | r'
/
down,and get away quicklyon your
I plannedretreatpath.
s treestartsto fall, stopsaw, put it
Be extremelycautiouswith partially
fallen treesthatmay be poorlysupported.When a tree doesn'tfall comdPletely,
set thesaw asideand pull
own thetree witha cable winch,
blockand tackle,or tractor,Do not
use yoursaw to cutdowna partially
fallentree.
CUTi'ING A FALLEN TREE
BUCKING)
uckingisthe termused for cuttinga
fallen tree tothe desiredlogsize.
WARNING: Do not stand onthe log
beingcut. Any portioncan rollcausing
lossof footing and control.Do notstand
downhillofthe Jogbeingcut.
IMPORTANT POINT8
+ Cut onlyone log at a time.
• Cut shattered woodvery carefully;
sharppiecesof woodcouldbe flung
towardoperator.
o
, Use a sawhorseto cutsmalllogs.
Never allowanotherpersonto hold
the logwhilecutting and neverhold
thelogwithyourleg or foot.
• Do notcutin an area wherelogs,
limbs,and rootsare tang_ed.Draglogs
intoa oTearareabeforecuttingthem.
BUCKING TECHNIQUES
WARNING: If saw becomespinched
or hungin a log, don'ttry to force itout.
Youcanlosecontrolofthe saw resulting in injuryand/ordamage to thesaw.
Stop thesaw, drivea wedge of plastic
or woodintothe cut untilthe saw can
be removedeasily.Restartthe saw and
carefullyreenterthe cut. Do_ot use a
metalwedge.Do notattemptto restart
yoursaw whenit is pinchedor hungin
a log.
Usea wedgetoremovepinched
saw
TurnsawOFFendusea plastto
or
wooden
wedgetoforcecutopen.
Overcuttingbeginson the top sideof
the logwiththe bottomof the saw
againstthe log.When overcuttinguse
lightdownwardpressure.
Overcuttlng
Undercutting
Undercuttinginvolvescuttingon the
undersideof the logwith top of saw
againstthe log.When undemuttinguse
lightupwardpressure.Hold saw firmly
andmaintaincontrol.The saw willtend
to pushbacktowardyou.
WARNING: Never turnsaw upside
downto undercut.The saw cannotbe
controlledin this position.
Secondcut
Rrs_cut on pressureside of log
BUCKINGWITHOUT A SUPPORT
• Overcutthrough1/3of the diameterof
the log.
• Rollthe logoverand finish witha secondovercut.
• Watchfor logswitha pressureside.
See illustration
abovefor cuttinglogs
witha pressureside.
Usinga log
forsupport
2nd(
BUCKING USING A LOG OR
SUPPORT STAND
• Rememberyourfirstcut is alwayson
thepressureside ofthe log.
(Referto the illustrationbelowfor your
first andsecondcut)
• Yourfirstcutshouldextend 1/3of the
diameterof thelog.
• Finishwithyoursecondcut.
Usinga supportstand
Always make yourfirst cut on thepressureside ofthe log.
Firstcutonpres_resldeoflog
10
2ndCut
LIMBING AND PRUNING
WARNING: Never climbintoa treeto
limbor prune.Do notstandon ladders,
platforms,a log, or in any position
whichcan cause you to loseyourbalance or controlof the saw.
IMPORTANT POINTS
• Watchout for springpoles.
Spdngpolesare smallsize limbs
whichcanwhiptowardyou,or pull
you off balance. Use extremecaution
when cuttingsmallsize limbs.
• Be alert for springback. Watch outfor
branchesthatare bent or underpressure.Avoidbeingstruckbythe
branchor thesaw whenthetensionin
the woodfibersis released,
• Frequentlyclearbranchesout of the
way toavoid tdppfngover them.
LIMBING
• Limba tree onlyafter it is cutdown.
• Leavethe largerlimbsundemeaththe
felled tree to support thetree as you
work.
° Startat the baseof the felledtree and
worktowardthe top,cutting branches
and limbs.Removesmalllimbswith
one cut.
° Keepthe tree betweenyou and the
chain.
• Removelarger,supportingbranches
withthe 1/3,2/3 cutting techniquesdescdbedin the buckingsection.
, Alwaysuse an overcutto cut small
andfreely hanginglimbs. Undercuttingcouldcause limbstofall and
pinchthe saw.
PRUNING
WARNING: Limit pruningtolimbs
shoulderheightorbelow.Do not cut if
branchesare higherthanyourshoulder,Get a professional
to do thejob.
• Make yourfirstcut 1/3oftheway
throughthebottomof the limb.
• Nextmake a secondcutall the way
through the limb,
, Finishthe pruningoperationby using
an ovomutsothatthe stumpofthe
limbprotrudes1 to 2 inchesfrom the
trunkofthe tree.
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Rrstcut
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
Fillin dates as youcomplete
regularservice
Before After Ever_ Every Yearly Service
Use Use i 5 hrs. 25 hrs.
Dates
Checkfor damaged/womparts
e,
Check for ioose fasteners/parts
_.
Check chaintension
_
Check chain sharpness
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CheckrguJde
bar
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Clean unit& labels
Clean air filter
Clean/inspectsparkarrestor
screen& Inspectmuffler.
Replacespark plug
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P"
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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warrantyonthis unitdoes not cover itemsthathavebeensubjectedto
operatorabuseor negligence.To receivefullvaluefrom the warranty,the
operatormustmaintainunitas instructed in thismanual.Variousadjustments
willneed to be madeperiodicallyto
properlymaintainyourunit.
• Oncea year,replacethe spark plug,
air filterelement,and checkguidebar
and chainfor wear. A new sparkplug
and air filter elementassuresproper
air-fuelmixtureand helpsyour engine
runbetterand lastlonger.
WARNING: Disconnectthe spark plug
beforeperformlngmaintenanceexcept
for carburetoradjustments.
LUBRICATION
1 Bar
2 Bar Oil
Sprocket FillCap
Lube
.
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'K1 I
• HandleScrews
• VibrationMounts
• Starter Housing
• Handguard
CHECK CHAIN TENSION
• Use the screwdriver
end of the chain
adjustmenttoolto movechainaround
guidebar toensurekinksdo not exist,
The chainshouldrotatefreely.
Gulds
Bar
Bar Clamp
Nuts
Chain
Adjusting Adjustment
Screw
Tool
• Loosenbar clampnutsuntilthey are
fingertightagainstthebar clamp.
=Tum adjustingscrewclockwiseuntil
chainbarelytouchesthe bottomof
• Rollchainaround guidebar to ensure
all linksare in bar groove.
guidebar.
1Sprocketlube
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN
PARTSchaln saw bar oil
2 Craftsman
Replacementofdamaged/wornparts
shouldbe referredto yourSears ServiceCenter.
NOTE: It is normalfor a smallamount
of oilto appearunderthe saw after enginestops.Do not confusethis witha
leakingoiltank.
• On/StopSwitch- EnsureOn/Stop
switchfunctionsproperlyby moving
the switchtothe "Stop"position.
Make sureenginestops;then restart
engineand continue.
• FuelTank- Discontinueuse of chain
saw iffuel tankshowssignsof damage or leaks.
• Oil Tank- Discontinueuse of chain
saw if oiltankshowssignsof damage
or leaks.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Bar ClampNut
• Chain, Muffler
• CylinderShield
• Air Filter
• ClutchDrum/Sprocket
.J_ _"_I
Screw
/
BarClampNuts
GuideBar
• Liftup tip of guidebar to checkfor
sag. Releasetip of guidebar,then
turnadjustingscrew1/4turnclockwise.Repeatthisstepuntilsag does
notexist.
, While liftingtip of guidebar,tighten
bar clampnutswiththe chainadjustmenttool.Torqueto 10-15 ft-lbs.
Adjusting
Screw
Clamp
Nuts
1/4Turn
• Use the screwdriverend ofthe chain
adjustmenttoolto movechain"around
the guidebar.
• If chain does notrotate,itis too tight.
Slightlyloosen bar clampnutsand
12
turn adjusting screw 1/4 turn counterclockwise. ReUghten bar clamp nuts.
• If chain is too loose, it will sag below
the guide bar. DO NOT operate the
saw if the chain is loose.
sidesSquare
Fi(eEdgesand
WornGroove
_,_
CorrectGroove
Replacethe guidebar whenthe groove
is worn,the guidebar is bentor
cracked,or when excessheatingor
burringof the railsoccurs,if replacementis necessary,use onlythe guide
bar specifiedfor yoursaw in the repair
partslist,alsospecifiedon the replacement bar andchaindecallocatedon
the chainsaw.
CHECK CHAIN SHARPNESS
A sharpchainmakeswoodchips.A
dullchainmakes a sawdustpowder
and cutsslowly.
CHAIN SHARPENING
Chainsharpeningrequiresspecial
tools.Youcan pumhasesharpening
toolsat Sears or go to a professional
chainsharpener.
CLEAN UNIT & LABELS
, Cleanthe unitusinga damp clothwith
a milddetergent.
• Wipeoffthe unitwitha clean dry
cloth.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
A dirtyair filterdecreasesthe lifeand
performanceof the engineand increasesfuelconsumption
and harmful
emissions.Alwayscleanyourair filter
CHECK GUIDE BAR
after 15 tanksoffuel or 5 hoursof opConditionswhich requireguidebar
eration,whichevercomesfirst. Clean
maintenance:
morefrequently in dustyconditions.A
• Saw cutsto one sideor at an angle. used airfiltercan never be completely
• Saw has to be forcedthrough thecut. cleaned,It isadvisableto replaceyour
Inadequatesupplyof oilto the bar
air filterwitha new one after every50
and chain.
hoursof operation,or annually,whichCheck theconditionofthe guidebar
ever comesfirst. To cleanfilter;
each timethechain issharpened. A
wornguidebar willdamagethe chain
• Loosen3 screwson cylindercover.
Removecylindercover.
and make cutting difficult.To maintain • Removeair filter.
guidebar:
o Cleanthe air filterusinghotsoapy
, MoveOn/Stop switch to _Stop."
water.Rinsewith cleancool water.
* Removebar and chainfromsaw.
: • Airdrycompletelybeforereinstalling.
* Cleanall sawdustand any other
Lightlyoilair filterbeforeinstalling.
debrisfrom the guidebar grooveand
Use2-cycleengineoilor motoroil
sprocket holeaftereach use.
(SAE30). Squeezeexcessoilfrom
filter.This willimprovetheefficiencyof
RemoveSawdustFromGutde
theair filter.
BarGroove
° Reinstallair filter.
Reinstallcylindercoverand 3 screws
(15-20 in-lbs.).
SprocketHole
iOylfndsr
Cover
Screws
° Addlubricantto sprocketholeafter
each usa.
* Burringofguide bar railsis a normal
processof railwear. Removethese
burrswith a flat file.
• When railtop is uneven,usea flatfile
to restoresquareedgesand sides.
Cylinder
Cover
-f.q
INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK
ARRESTOR
SCREEN
As the unit is used, carbon deposits
build up on the muffler and spark
arrestor screen, and must be removed
to avoid creating a fire hazard or affect-
ingengineperformance.
Replacethesparkarrestorscreenif
breaksoccur.
• Replaceany brokenor crackedmuf*
fler parts.
.
• Reinstalldiffuserand sparkarrestor
screenassembtywithroundholes
facing upand towardsmufflercover.
° Reinstallmufflercoverand 2 s_rews
(7-8 ft-lbs.).
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
The sparkplugshouldbe replaced
Muffler Diffuser
eachyear toensurethe enginestarts
Spark
easierand runsbetter.Ignitiontimingis
Arrestor
Screen
fixed and nonadjustable,
Muffler ° Loosenthe 3 screwsonthe cylinder
Cover
Screws
cover.
Pulloffthesparkplugboot.
Remove the cylindercover.
Removesparkplugfrom cylinderand
discard.
° Replacewith'ChampionRCJ7Y spark
Body
Muffler
Cover
plugand tightenwitha 3/4 inchsocket
wrench(10-12 ff-lbs). Sparkpluggap
CLEANING THE SPARK
shouldbe .025 in.
ARRESTOR SCREEN
• Reinstallthesparkplugboot,
Cleaningisrequiredevery25 hoursof • Reinstallthecylindercoverand 3
operationor annually,whichevercomes screws(t5-20 In-lbs).
first.
* Loosenand removethe2 mufflercov- Screws
er screws.
• Removethe mufflercover (cover
snapsoffmufflerbody).
Plug
• Removemufflerdiffuserand spark
Boot
arrestorscreenassembly.Noticethe
orientationofthesepartsfor reassembling.
, Cleanthe sparkarrestorscreenwith a Spark
wire brush.Replacescreenif breaks
Plug
are found.
CHAIN REPLACEMENT
• Move On/Stopswitchtothe Stop
position.
CAUTION: Wear protectivegloves
• Replacetheoldchainwhenitbewhen handlingchain,The chainis
comeswornor damaged.
sharpand cancutyou evenwhen it is ° Usa onlythe Low-Kickback
replacenot moving.
mentchainspecifiedin the repair
It is normalfor a new chaintostretch
parts list.The correctreplacementbar
duringthe first 30 minutesof operation. and chainis alsospecifiedon a decal
located on the chainsaw.
Youshouldrecheckyourchaintension
frequently and adjustthechaintenslon *See yourSearsService Centerto reas required.See ChainTensionsecplace and sharpenindividualcutters
tion,
on yourchain.
• Removebar clampnuts.
• Removebar clamp.
• Removethe oldchain.
t
Bar
Clamp
t
CHAIN ADJUSTMENT
See =ChainTension"in Maintenance
section.
CLEAN FUEL FILTER
To clean fuelfilter,drainyourunitby
runningdry offuel, removefuelcap/retainer assemblyfromtank. Pull filter
from tankand .removefrom _ne. Clean
withmilddetergentand rinse.Dry thoroughly,reassemble.
Bar
ClampNuts
• "rumadjusting screwby hand countemlockwiseuntiladjusting pinjust
touchesthe stop.
• Slideguidebar behindclutchdrum
untilguidebar stopsagainstclutch
drumsprocket,
• Carefullyremovenewohainfrom
package,Hold chainwiththe drive
linksas shown.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
WARNING: The chainwillbe moving
dudngmostof thisprocedure.Wear
Cutters
DepthGauge
yourprotectiveequipmentand observe=
all safetyprecautions.Duringthe tow
speed mixtureadjustmentrecheckIdle
speed aftereachturnofthe screw.The
chainmustnot moveat idlespeed.
Carburetoradjustment is cdtical and if
DriveLinks
doneimproperly can permanentlydamage the engineas wellas thecarbure' Placechainover and behindthe
tor.If you requirefurtherassistanceor
clutch,
• Fit bottomof ddvelinksbetween teeth are unsureaboutperformingthisprocedure, call ourcustomerassistancehelp
in sprocketnose.
lineat t-800-235-5878.
• Fit chaindrivelinksintobar groove.
Old
fuel,a dirtyair filter,dirtyfuel filter,
• Pullguidebarforwarduntilchainis
or flooding may givethe impression of
snugin guidebar groove.
an Improperlyadjustedcarburetor.
• Now,installbar clamp makingsure
Check theseconditionsbeforeadjusttheadjusting pin ispositionedinthe
ing the carburetor.
lower holein the guidebar,
The carburetor has been carefullyset at
thefactory. Adjustmentsmay be necessaryifyou noticeanyof the following
conditions:
• Chain movesat idle, See =idleSpeed"
underadjustingprocedure.
• Saw willnot idle, See "idleSpeed"
and =LowSpeed Mixture"under
ad/
justingprocedure.
tower
* Enginediesor hesitateswhen it
Hole
shouldaccelerate. See =Acceleration
Adjusting
Pin
Bar
Check"underadjustingprocedure.
o Loss of cuttingPower.See "High
Speed MixtureH_ underadjusting
procedure.
• Installbar clampnuts and fingertighten only.DOnottightenany furtherat There are three adjustmentscrewson
thispoint.
thecarburetor. They am labeledH, L,
4_
the engineand notepedormance.If enginehesitates,bogsdown,or smokes
duringacceleration, turnmixture screw
clockwisein 1/16-tumincrementsuntil
performanceis satisfactory.Repeatthis
procedureas necassa_ for properadjustment Aftercompletingadjustments,
checkfor accelerationand chainmovementat idle. Resetif necessary.
High Speed Mixture "H"
DO NOT operateengineat full throttle
for prolongedperiodswhilemakingadjustments.Damage tothe enginecan
occur.Make a testcut. Basedon performance of the saw whilecutting,adjust the highspeed mixturesettingin
1/16-rumincrementsas follows:
• Clockwiseuntilthesaw has good
powerin thecutwithno hesitation.
Do not adjustby soundor speed,but
judge by how wellthe saw performsin
the cut,
ADJUSTING PROCEDURE
• Counterclockwise
if the saw has
speed,but dies in the cutor lacks
Idle Speed "1"
Allowengineto idle.Adjustspeed until
powerin the cut.
enginerunswithoutchainmovementor Aftercompletingadjustments,checkfor
accelerationand chainmovementat
stalling.
• Turn clockwiseto increaseengine
Idle. Resetif necessary.
speed ifenginestallsor dies.
Acceleration Check
° Tum counterclockwise
todecrease
If theengine dies or hesitatesinsteadof
speed.
accelerating,turnthe low speedmixture
No further adjustmentsare necessaryif adjustmentcounterclockwise
untilyou
chaindoes notmoveat Idlespeedand have smoothaccelerationwithno chain
if pedormanceissatisfactory.
movementat idle. Recheckand adjust
as necessaryfor acceptableperforLow Speed Mixture "L"
mance.
Allowengineto idle.Thenaccelerate
and T. They are locatedin the areajust
abovethe primerbulb.
CARBURETOR PRESETS
When makingadjustments,do notforce
the plasticlimitercapsbeyondthe
stopsor damagewilloccur.
If carburetorpresetsare notneeded,
proceedto "IdleAdjustments."
• Turn bothmixturescrewscounterclockwiseuntiltheystop.
° Turnthe idlespeedscrewclockwise
untilit stops.Now turncounterclockwise4.1/2turns.
Startmotor,letit runfor 3 minutes,and
proceedtothe adjustmentsection.If
enginedoes notstart, referto troubleshootingchartor call 1-800,235-5878.
If engineperformanceisacceptableat
the presetpositionsand there is no
chainmovementat idle,no further adjustmentis necessary.
Prepareyourunitfor storageat the end EXTERNALSURFACES
of the seasonor if it willnot be used for if yourchainsaw isto be storedfor a
30 daysor more.
pedodof time, clean Itthoroughlybefore storage.Store In a cleandry area.
WARNING:
• Allowthe engineto cool,and secure • Lightly oil extemalmetalsudacesand
guidebar.
the unitbeforestodngor transporting.
• Oil the chainand wrapit in heavypa• Storechainsaw and fuel in a well
per or cloth.
ventilatedarea wherefuel vapors
FUEL SYSTEM
cannotreachsparksor openflames
from water heaters,electricmotorsor UnderFueling Enginein the Operating
switches,furnaces, etc.
Sectionof thismanual,see message
• Store chainsaw withall guardsin
labeledIMPORTANTregardingtheuse
placeand positionchainsaw so that ofgasohotin yourchainsaw.
any sharpobjectcannotaccidentally Fuelstabilizeris an acceptablealternativein minimizingthe formationof fuel
causeinjury.
• Store chainsaw weltoutof the reach gumdepositsduringstorage.Addstabiofchildren.
lizerto the gasolinein thefuel tankor
fuel storagecontainer.Followthe mix
16
instructions
foundon stabilizercontainers. Runengineat least5 minutesafter
addingstabilizer.
CRAFTSMAN40:1, 2-cycleengineoil
(afrcooled)is especiallyblendedwith
fuel stabilizer.If you do not usethis
Sears oil,you can add a fuel stabilizer
to yourfuel tank.
INTERNAL ENGINE
• Removesparkplugand pour 1 teaspoonof40:1,2-cycle engineoil(air
cooled)throughthe sparkplugopening.Slowlypullthe starterrope8 to
10 timesto distributeoil.
TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLE
!CAUSE
Enginewillnot
start or willrun
onlya few
secondsafter
starting.
'
•
• Replacesparkplugwithnewone of
recommended
type and heatrange,
• Cleanair filter.
• Checkentireunitfor loosescrews,
nuts,and bolts.Replaceanydamaged,broken,or wornparts.
° At thebeginningof thenext season,
useonlyfreshfuel havingtheproper
gasolineto oilratio.
OTHER
• Do not storegasolinefromone seasonto another. •
', Replaceyourgasolinecan ifit starts
torust.
CHART
REMEDY
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•
•
°
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Engine wiilnot
Idleproperly.
°
•
_°
°
•
•
Enginewillnot
accelerate,
lackspower,
or dies under
a load.
;
Ignition switchoff.
Engineflooded.
,
Move Ignitionswitchto ON.
See =StartingInstructions."
Filltankwith correctfuef mixture,
Fueltankempty.
Sparkplugnot firing. :° Installnew spirk plug.
•
!° Check for dirt,r fuelfilter; clean.
Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
Check for kint:edor splitfuel line
repairor replace.
See "Carburetor Adjustments,"
Carburetorrequires
adjustment.
Noneof theabove.
• ContactSears Service.
Idlespeedset too high • See =Carburetor
Adjustments."
or too low.
See "CarburetorAdjustments."
Low Speed Mixture
requiresadjustment.
Crankshaftsealsworn. • Contact Sears Service.
• Contact Seam Service.
Compressionlow.
• Contact Sears Service.
Noneof theabove.
Air filterdirty.
, Clean or replace air filter.
Spark plugfouled.
• Clean or replace plug
e
* Carburetorrequires
adjustment.
, Exhaustportsor muffler outletsplugged.
and regap.
• See"Carburetor Adjustments."
ContactSears Service.
•
•
•
Chokepartiallyon.
Enginesmokes
; Fuel mixture incorrect. •
excessively.
Compression
low.
None
ofthe above.
• Air filterdirty.
HighSpeed Mixture
requiresadjustment.
• Crankcaseleak,
q-/
ContactSearsService.
ContactSears Service.
Adjustchoke. "
Emptyfuel tankand refillwith
correctfuel mixture.
• Clean or replaceair filter.=
• See "Carburetor Adjustments."
• ContactSears Sewice.
TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART-
Continued
TROUBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Engineruns
hot.
* Fuelmixtureincorrect.
• Sparkplug Incorrect.
• High SpeedMixture
set toolean.
• Exhaustportsor muffleroutletsplugged.
• Carbonbuild-upon
muffleroutletscreen.
• Fan houslng/cylinder
fins dirty.
• Noneof theabove.
• See "FuelingYourunIL"
J'_
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* Replacewithcorrectplug. ,
• See CarburetorAdjustments.
Oil inadequate •
for bar and
°
chain
lubrication. •
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* ContactSears Service.
* Cleanspark arrestorscreen.
• Clean area.
• ContactSears Service.
• Fill oiltank.
o ContactSears Service.
Oil tankempty.
Oil pumpor oilfilter
clogged.
Guidebar oilhole
blocked.
• Removebar and clean.
Chain moves ° Idle speedrequires
at idlespeed,
adjustment.
° Clutchrequiresrepair.
• See"CarburetorAdjustments."
Chaindoes
• Chaintensiontoo
notmove
tight.
whenengine ° Carburetorrequires
isaccelerated,
adjustment.
• Guidebar rails
pinched.
• Clutchslipping.
* See'Chain Tension."
• See"CarburetorAdjustments."
* Repairor replace.
• ContactSears Service.
Chainclatters •
or cutsroughly.•
•
•
Chaintensionincorrect.
Cuttersdamaged.
Chainworn.
Cuttersdull,tmpropedy
sharpened,or depth
gaugestoohigh.
• Sprocketworn.
• Chain installed
backwards.
Chainstops
withinthe cut.
F
Chaincuts at
an angle,
° ContactSeers Service.
• See "ChainTension."
• ContactSears Service.
,* Resharpenor replacechain.
See =SharpeningChain."
• ContactSears Service.
, Installchainin rightdirection.
• Chaincuttertops not
filedflat.
• Guidebar burredor
bent;railsuneven.
• Clutchslipping
• See"Sharpening Chain."
* Cuttersdamagedon
one side.
Chain dullon one side.
Guidebar bent orworn.
• See'Sharpening Chain."
• Repairor replaceguidebar.
• ContactSears Service.
See "SharpeningChain."
_ Replaceguide bar.
if situationsoccurwhichare notcoveredinthis manual,usecare and good
judgement.If you need assistance,contactSears Service or the CUSTOMER
ASSISTANCEHELPLINEat 1-800-235-5878.
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