Craftsman 358.360131 Instruction manual

Instruction Manual
2.4 cu.in./40cc
GASOLINE
Model No.
358.360131
2-Cycle
CHAIN SAW
- 18 in. Bar
•
Safety
•
Assembly
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•
Operation
Maintenance
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Parts List
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Espa_ol
For Occasional Use Only
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions
before first use of this product.
For answers
Call 7 am-7
to your questions about this product:
pm, Mon-Sat; Sun, 10 am-7 pm
1-800-235-5878
Sears, Roebuck
530164815
1/14/04
and Co., Hoffman
(Hours
,isted
are
Central
Time)
Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A.
Warranty
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service and Adjustments
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13
16
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
Storage
Troubleshooting
Table
Emissions Statement
Parts List
Spanish
Parts & Ordering
ON CRAFTSMAN
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Back Cover
_ GAS CHAIN SAW
For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas Chain Saw is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instruction manual, Sears
will repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship.
This warranty excludes the bar, chain, spark plug and air filter, which are
expendable parts, and become worn during normal use.
If this Gas Chain Saw is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty
applies for 30 days from the date of purchase.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THIS CHAIN SAW TO THE
NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
_WARNING:
Always disconnect
spark plug wire when making repairs
except for carburetor adjustments. Because a chain saw is a high-speed
woodcutting
tool, special precautions
must be observed to reduce risk of accidents. Careless or improper use of
this tool can cause serious injury.
PLAN AHEAD
• Restrict the use of your saw to adult
users who understand and can follow the safety rules, precautions,
and operating instructions found in
this manual.
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Safety Hat
Eye
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• Wear protective geac Always use
steel-toed safety footwear with non-slip
soles; snug-fitting clothing; heavy_luty,
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non-slip gloves; eye protection such
as non-fogging, vented goggles or
face screen; an approved safety hard
hat; and sound barriers (ear plugs or
mufflers) to protect your headng. Regular users should have hearing
checked regularly as chain saw noise
can damage headng.
Secure hair above shoulder length. Do
not wear loose clothing or jewelry; they
can get caught in moving parts.
Keep all parts of your body away
from the chain when the engine is
running.
Keep children, bystanders, and animals at least 30 feet (10 meters)
away from the work area when starting and using the saw.
Do not handle or operate a chain saw
when you are fatigued, ill, or upset, or
if you have taken alcohol, drugs, or
medication. You must be in good
physical condition and mentally alert. If
you have any condition that might be
aggravated by strenuous work, check
with doctor before operating.
Do not start cutting until you have a
clear work area, secure footing, and
especially if you are felling a tree, a
retreat path.
OPERATE YOUR SAW SAFELY
• Do not operate with one hand. Serious injury to the operator, helpers, or
bystanders may result from onehanded operation. A chain saw is intended for two-handed use.
• Operate the chain saw only in a wellventilated outdoor area.
• Do not operate saw from a ladder or
in a tree.
• Make sure the chain will not make
contact with any object while starting
the engine. Never try to start the saw
when the guide bar is in a cut.
• Do not put pressure on the saw, especially at the end of the cut. Doing
so can cause you to lose control
when the cut is completed.
• Stop engine before setting saw down.
• Hand carry saw only when engine is
stopped. Carry with muffler away
from body; guide bar& chain projecting behind you; guide bar preferably
covered with a scabbard.
• Do not operate a chain saw that is
damaged, improperly adjusted, or not
completely and securely assembled.
Always replace bar, chain, hand
guard, chain brake, or other pads immediately if they become damaged,
broken, or are ol_erwise removed.
MAINTAIN
YOUR
SAW IN GOOD
WORKING ORDER
• Have all chain saw service performed by a qualified service dealer
except the items listed in the MAiNTENANCE section of this manual.
• Make certain the saw chain stops
moving when the throttle trigger is
released. For correction, refer to
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS.
• Keep the handles dry, clean, and
free from oil or fuel mixture.
• Keep caps and fasteners securely
tightened.
• Nonconforming replacement components or the removal of safety devices
may cause damage to the unit and
possible injury to l_e operator or bystanders. Use only Craftsman accessories and replacement parts as recommended. Never modify your saw.
• Maintain chain saw with care.
• Keep unit sharp and clean for better
and safer performance.
• Follow instructions for lubricating and
changing accessories.
• Check for damaged parts. Before further use of the chain saw, a guard or
other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it
will operate properly and perform its
intended function. Check for alignment
of moving parts, binding of moving
parts, breakage of pads, mounting and
any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired
or replaced by a Sears Service Center
unless otherwise indicated elsewhere
in the instruction manual.
• When not in use, chain saws should
be stored in a dry, high or locked-up
place out of the reach of children.
• When stodng saw, use a scabbard or
carrying case.
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION
• Do not smoke while handling fuel or
while operating the saw.
• Eliminate all sources of sparks or
flame in areas where fuel is mixed or
poured.
• Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area
and use an approved, marked container for all fuel purposes. Wipe up
all fuel spills before starting saw.
• Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) from
fueling site before starting.
• Turn the engine off and let saw cool
in a non-combustible
area, not on
dry leaves, straw, paper, etc. Slowly
remove fuel cap and refuel unit.
• Store the unit and fuel in a cool, dry
well ventilated space where fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or open
flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK
Follow all safety rules to help avoid
kickback and other forces which can
result in serious injury.
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Avoid Obstructions
Clear The Working Area
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41_WARNING:
Avoid kickback which
can result in serious injury. Kickback
is the backward, upward or sudden forward motion of the guide bar occurring
when the saw chain near the upper tip
of the guide bar contacts any object
such as a log or branch, or when the
wood closes in and pinches the saw
chain in the cut. Contacting a foreign
object in the wood can also result in
loss of chain saw control.
• Rotational Kickback can occur
when the moving chain contacts an
object at the upper tip of the guide
bar. This contact can cause the
chain to dig into the object, which
stops the chain for an instant. The
result is a lightning fast, reverse
reaction which kicks the guide bar up
and back toward the operator.
• Pinch-Kickback can occur when the
the wood closes in and pinches the
moving saw chain in the cut along the
top of the guide bar and the saw chain
is suddenly stopped. This sudden
stopping of the chain results in a reversal of the chain force used to cut
wood and causes the saw to move in
the opposite direction of the chain
rotation. The saw is driven straight
back toward the operator.
• PulHn can occur when the moving
chain contacts a foreign object in the
wood in the cut along the bottom of
the guide bar and the saw chain is
suddenly stopped. This sudden stopping pulls the saw forward and away
from the operator and could easily
cause the operator to lose control of
the saw.
REDUCE THE CHANCE OF
KICKBACK
• Recognize that kickback can happen.
With a basic understanding of kickback, you can reduce the element of
surprise which contributes to accidents.
• Never let the moving chain contact
any object at the tip of the guide bar.
• Keep working area free from obstructions such as other trees, branches,
rocks, fences, stumps, etc. Eliminate
or avoid any obstruction that your saw
chain could hit while cutting.
• When cutting a branch, do not let the
guide bar contact another branch or
other objects around it.
• Keep saw chain sharp and properly
tensioned. A loose or dull chain can
increase the chance of kickback. Follow manufacturer's chain sharpening
and maintenance instructions. Check
tension at regular intervals, but never
with engine running. Make sure chain
brake nuts are securely tightened.
• Begin and continue cutting at full
speed. If the chain is moving at a
slower speed, there is greater chance
of kickback occurring.
• Use extreme caution when reentering
a cut.
• Do not attempt cuts starting with the
tip of the bar (plunge cuts).
• Watch for shifting logs or other forces
that could close a cut and pinch or fall
into chain.
• Use the specified Reduced-Kickback
Guide Bar and Low-Kickback Chain.
Avoid Pinch-Kickback:
• Be extremely aware of situations or
obstructions that can cause material
to pinch the top of or otherwise stop
the chain.
• Do not cut more than one log at a
time.
• Do not twist saw as bar is withdrawn
from an undercut when bucking.
Avoid Pull4n:
• Always begin cutting with the engine
at full speed and the saw housing
against wood.
• Use wedges made of plastic or wood.
Never use metal to hold the cut open.
MAINTAIN CONTROL
Stand to the left of the saw
Thumb on
underside
of h_
Elbow
locked
Never reverse hand positions
• A good, firm grip on the saw with both
hands will help you maintain control.
Don't let go. Gdp the rear handle with
your right hand whether you are right
or left handed. Wrap the fingers of
your left hand over and around the
front handlebar, and your left thumb
under the front handlebar. Keep your
left arm straight with the elbow locked.
Low-Kickback Chain
• Position
yourlefthand
onthefront
Contoured Depth Gauge
handlebar
soitisina straight
linewith
yourrighthand
ontherearhandle
deflects kickback
when
making
bucking
cuts.
Stand
force And allows
slightly
totheleftsideofthesawto
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wood
longated
to gradually
Guard Link
keep
yourbody
frombeing
inadirect
ride into Cutter
linewiththecuring
chain.
CHAIN BRAKE
• Stand
withyourweight
evenly
bal• Chain Brake: designed to stop the
anced
onbothfeet.
• Donotoverreach.
Youcould
bedrawn chain in the event of kickback.
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offbalance
andlosecontrol. aWARNIN_:
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• Donotcutabove
shoulder
height.
Itis RESENT AND YOUWEDONOT
SHOULD NOT AS*
difficult
tomaintain
control
ofsaw
SUME THAT THE CHAIN BRAKE WILL
above
shoulder
height.
PROTECT YOU IN THE EVENT OF A
KICKBACK
SAFETY FEATURES
_WARN|NG:
The following features
are included on your saw to help reduce
hazard of kickback; however, such features will not totally eliminate this danger.
Do not rely only on safety devices. Follow all safety rules to help avoid kickback and other forces which can result
_nsenous _njury,
• Front Hand Guard: designed to reduce
the chance of your left hand contacting the chain if your hand slips off the
front handlebar.
• Position of front and rear handlebars:
designed with distance between handles and "inqine" with each other. The
spread and "in-line" position of the
hands provided by this design work
together to give balance and resistance in controlling the pivot of the
saw back toward the operator if kickback occurs.
• Reduced-Kickback
Guide Bar: designed with a small radius tip which
reduces the size of the kickback danger zone on the bar tip. This type bar
has been demonstrated to significantly
reduce the number and seriousness of
kickbacks when tested in accordance
with ANSI B175.1.
Tip Guide Bar
Small Radius
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Large Radius [
Tip Guide Bar
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• Low-Kickback Chain: has met kickback performance requirements when
tested on a representative sample of
chain saws below 3.8 cubic inch displacement specified in ANSI B175.1.
KICKBACK. Kickback is a lightning fast
action which throws the bar and rotating chain back and up toward the operator. Kickback can be caused by allowing contact of the bar tip in the
danger zone with any hard object.
Kickback can also be caused by
pinching the saw chain along the top
of the guide bar. This action may push
the guide bar rapidly back toward the
operator. Either of these events may
cause you to lose control of the saw
which could result in serious injury or
even death. DO NOT RELY UPON ANY
OF THE DEVICES BUILT INTO YOUR
SAW. YOU SHOULD USE THE SAW
PROPERLY AND CAREFULLY TO AVOID
KICKBACK. Reduced-kickback
guide
bars and low-kickback
saw chains reduce the chance and magnitude of
kickback and are recommended.
Your
saw has a taw kickback chain and bar
as original equipment.
Repairs on a
chain brake should be made by an authedzed Sears Service Center. Take
your unit to the place of purchase or to
your nearest Sears Service Center.
• Tip contact in some cases may cause
a lightning fast reverse REACTION,
kicking guide bar up and back toward
operator.
• Pinching the saw chain along the top
of the guide bar may push the guide
bar rapidly back toward the operator.
• Either of these reactions may cause
you to lose control of the saw which
could result in serious injury. De not
rely exclusively upon safety devices
built into your saw.
SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure to vibrations through prolonged use of gasoline
powered hand tools could cause blood
vessel or nerve damage in the fingers,
hands, and joints of people prone to
circulation disorders or abnormal swelling. Prolonged use in cold weather has
been linked to blood vessel damage in
otherwise healthy people. If symptoms
occur such as numbness, pain, loss of
strength, change in skin color or texture,
or loss of feeling in the fingers, hands, or
joints, discontinue the use of this tool
and seek medical attention. An anti-vibrafion system does not guarantee the
avoidance of these problems. Users
who operate power tools on a continual
and regular basis must closely monitor
their physical condition and the condition
of this tool.
CHAIN BRAKE: If this saw is to be
used for commercial logging, a chain
brake is required and shall not be removed or otherwise disabled to comply
with Federal OSHA Regulations for
Commercial Logging.
SPARK ARRESTING SCREEN: Your
saw is equipped with a temperature limiting muffler and spark arresting screen
which meets the requirements of California Codes 4442 and 4443. All U.S. forest land and the states of California, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey,
Oregon, and Washington require by law
that many internal combustion engines
be equipped with a spark arresting
screen. If you operate a chain saw in a
state or locale where such regulations
exist, you are legally responsible for
maintaining the operating condition of
these parts. Failure to do so is a violation of the law. Refer to Customer Responsibilities chart in the MAINTENANCE
section.
STANDARDS: This chain saw is listed
by Underwriters Laboratedes, Inc. in accordance with American National Standards for Gasoline-Powered Chain
Saws Safety Requirements (ANSI
B175.1-2000).
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I_WARNING:
Before using chain
saw, ensure all fasteners are secure.
CARTON CONTENTS
Check carton contents against the following list.
Model 358.360131
• Chain saw (fully assembled)
• Chain adjustment tool (Bar toot)
• 2-cycle engine oil
• Carrying case
Examine parts for damage. Do not use
damaged parts.
If you need assistance or find that parts
are missing or damaged, please call
1-800-235-5878.
NOTE: It is normal to hear the fuel filter
rattle in an empty fuel tank.
Your unit has been factory tested and
the carburetor precisely adjusted. As a
result you may smell gasoline or find a
drop of oil/fuel residue on the muffler
when you unpack the unit.
ASSEMBLY
Your saw is fully assembled; no
assembly is necessary.
KNOW YOUR SAW
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
CHAIN SAW. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with
the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future
reference.
AdjusChmaint
Tool
Front HatedGuard .--=`
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Front HandI_arter Rope
Cha,n Mud,or
Bar Oil Fill Cap
Throttle
Lockout
Fuel Mix Fill Cap
Chain
Direction
of Travel
Adjusting
Screw
Rear
Handle
Throttle
Trigger
Housing
;r , er
Bar Sprocket
Hole
t
Choke/ Chain
Fast Idle Brake
Lever
Chain
Nuts
Catcher
ON/STOP SWITCH
The ON/STOP SW_TCHis used to stop
the engine.
THROTTLE TRIGGER
The THRO]qLE TRIGGER controls engine
speed.
THROTTLE LOCKOUT
The THROTiLE LOCKOUT must be
pressed before you can squeeze the
throttle l_gger. This feature prevents you
from accidentally squeezing the tdgger.
CHOKE/FAST IDLE LEVER
The choke and fast idle are set by pulling the CHOKE/FAST iDLE LEVER out to
the full extent for cold stadthg or after
refueling. The choke provides additional
fuet to the engine during cold starting.
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB circulates fuel to the
carburetor to provide quicker starting,
CHAIN BRAKE
The CHAIN BRAKE iS a device designed
to stop the chain if kickback occurs.
The chain brake activates automatically
in the event of kickback. The chain
brake ac_vates manuatty if the front
hand guard is pushed forward. The
chain brake is disengaged by pulling the
front hand guard back toward the front
handle as far as possiMe.
CHAIN TENSION
It is normal for a new chain to stretch
dudng first 30 minutes of operation, You
should check your chain tension frequently. See CHAIN TENSION under the
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section,
_WARN|NG:
Muffler is very hot
during and after use. Do not touch the
muffler or allow combustible material
such as dry grass or fuel to do so.
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BEFORE
STARTING
_WARNING:
ENGINE
Be sure to read the
fuel handling information in the safety
rules section of this manual before you
begin. If you do not understand the
fuel handling information do not attempt to fuel your unit. Seek help from
someone that does understand the information or call the customer assistance help line at 1-800-235-5878.
GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL
The bar and chain require lubrication.
The chain oiler provides continuous
lubrication to the chain and guide bar.
Be sure to fill the bar oil tank when you
fill the fuel tank (Capacity = 6.8 fl. oz.).
Lack of oil will quickly ruin the bar and
chain. Too little oil will cause overheating shown by smoke coming from the
chain and/or discoloration
of the ban
For maximum guide bar and chain life,
we recommend you use Craftsman
chain saw bar oil. If Craftsman bar oil
is not available, you may use a good
grade SAE 30 oil until you are able to
obtain Craftsman brand. The oil output
is automatically
metered during operation. Your saw will use approximately
one tank of bar oil for every tank of fuel
mix. Always fill the bar oil tank when
you fill the fuel tank.
FUELING ENGINE
_WARNING:
Remove fuel cap
slowly when refueling,
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline. Before operation, gasoline must be mixed with a good quality
synthetic 2-cycle air-cooled engine oil.
We recommend Craftsman brand synthetic oil. Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio
of 40:1, A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2 ounces of oil with 1 gallon of
unleaded gasoline. Included with this
saw is a 3.2 ounce container of oil.
Pour the entire contents of this container into 1 gallon of gasoline to
achieve the proper fuel mixture.
DO NOT USE automotive oil or boat oil.
These oils will cause engine damage.
When mixing fuel follow the instructions printed on the oil container.
Once oil is added to the gasoline,
shake container momentarily to assure
that the fuel is thoroughly mixed. AI-
ways read and follow the safety rules
relating to fuel before fueling your unit.
IMPORTANT
Expedenca indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage for 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See STORAGE instructions
for additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
See the STORAGE section for additional
information.
CHAIN BRAKE
Ensure chain brake is disengaged by
pulling the front hand guard back toward the front handle as far as possible. The chain brake must be disengaged before cutting with the saw.
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I_WARNING:
The chain must not
move when the engine runs at idle
speed. If the chain moves at idle
speed, refer to CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT within this manual. Avoid contact with the mufflen A hot muffler can
cause serious burns.
STOPPING YOUR ENGINE
• Move ON/STOP switch to the STOP
position.
STARTING POSITION
• To start the engine, hold the saw
firmly on the ground as illustrated.
Make sure the chain is free to turn
without contacting any object.
Starter Rope Handle
on Front
Handle
Right Foot Through Rear Handle
IMPORTANT
POINTS TO REMEMBER
When pulling the starter rope, do not
use the full extent of the rope as this
can cause the rope to break. Do not let
starter rope snap back. Hold the handle and let the rope rewind slowly.
For cold weather starting, start the unit
at FULL CHOKE; allow the engine to
warm up before squeezing the throttle
trigger.
DO NOT attempt to cut material with the
choke/fast idle lever in the FULL
CHOKE position.
3.
4.
Slowly press primer bulb 6 times.
Pull the starter rope quickly with your
right hand until the engine starts.
5. Squeeze and release throttle trigger, allowing engine to return to
idle speed.
DIFFICULT STARTING (or starting a
flooded engine)
The engine may be flooded if it has not
started after 10 pulls. Flooded engines
can be cleared of excess fuel by pushing the choke/fast idle lever in completely (to the OFF CHOKE position)
and then following the warm engine
starting procedure listed above. Ensure the ON/STOP switch is in the ON
position. Starting could require many
pulls depending on how badly the unit
is flooded. If engine still fails to start,
refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
or call 1-800-235-5878.
CHAIN BRAKE
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a warm
engine after running out of fuel)
NOTE: In the following steps, when
the choke/fast idle lever is pulled out to
the full extent, the correct throttle setting for starting is set automatically.
ON/STOP SWITCH
(SIDE VIEW)
_WARNING:
STOP
ON
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1.
Move ON/STOP switch to ON position.
2. Pull choke knob out to the full extent (to the FULL CHOKE position).
3. Slowly press primer bulb 6 times.
4. Pull the starter rope quickly with
your right hand 5 times. Then, proceed to the next step.
NOTE: If the engine sounds as if it is
trying to start before the 5th pull, stop
pulling and immediately
proceed to the
next step.
5. Push the choke/fast idle lever in to
the HALF CHOKE position.
CHOKE/FAST IDLE LEVER
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HALF
]f the brake band is
worn too thin it may break when the
chain brake is triggered. With a broken
brake band, the chain brake will not stop
the chain. The chain brake must be replaced if any part is worn to less than
0.020 inch (0.5 ram) thick. Repairs on a
chain brake should be made by your
Sears Service Center. Take your unit to
the place of purchase or to the nearest
Sears Service Center.
• This saw is equipped with a chain
brake. The brake is designed to stop
the chain if kickback occurs.
• The inertia-activated
chain brake is
activated if the front hand guard is
pushed forward, either manually (by
hand) or automatically
(by sudden
movement).
• If the brake is already activated, it is
disengaged by pulling the front hand
guard back toward the front handle
as far as possible.
• When cutting with the saw, the chain
brake must be disengaged.
FULL
6.
Pull the starter rope quickly with your
right hand until the engine starts.
7. Allow the engine to run for approximately 5 seconds. Then, squeeze
and release throttle trigger to allow
engine to return to idle speed.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1. Move ON/STOP switch to the ON
position.
2. Pull the choke/fast idle lever out to
the HALF CHOKE position.
Disengaged
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Braking function control
CAUTION: The chain brake must be
checked several times daily. The engine
must be running when performing this
procedure. This is the only instance
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when
thesawshould
beplaced
onthe
ground
withDeengine
running.
Place the saw on firm ground. Grip the
roar handle with your right hand and the
front handle with your left hand. Apply
full throWe by fully depressing the throttle
trigger. Activate the chain brake by turning your left wrist against the hand guard
without releasing your grip around the
front handle. The chain should stop immediately.
Inertia activating function control
_WARNING:
When performing the
following procedure, the engine must
be turned off.
Grip the rear handle with your right hand
and the front handle with your left hand.
Hold the chain saw approximately
14
inches (35 cm) above a stump or other
wooden surface. Release your grip on
the front handle and let the tip of the
guide bar fall forward and contact the
stump. When the tip of the bar hits the
stump, the brake should activate.
OPERATING TIPS
• Check chain tension before first use
and after 1 minute of operation. See
CHAIN TENSION in the MAINTENANCE
section.
• Cut wood only. Do not cut metal,
plastics, masonry, non-wood building
materials, etc.
• Stop the saw if the chain strikes a
foreign object. Inspect the saw and
repair parts as necessary.
• Keep the chain out of dirt and sand.
Even a small amount of dirt will
quickly dull a chain and increase the
possibility of kickback.
• Practice cutting a few small logs using
De following steps. This will help you
get the "feel" of using your saw before
you begin a major sawing operation.
• Squeeze the throttle trigger and allow the engine to reach full speed
before cutting.
• Begin cutting with the saw frame
against the log.
• Keep the engine at full speed the
entire time you are cutting.
• Allow the chain to cut for you. Exert
only light downward pressure.
• Release the throttle trigger as soon
as the cut is completed, allowing
the engine to idle. If you run the
saw at full throttle without a cutting
load, unnecessary wear can occur.
• To avoid losing control when cut is
complete, do not put pressure on
saw at end of cut.
• Stop engine before setting saw down.
TREE FELLING
TECHNIQUES
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aWARNING:
Check for broken or
dead branches which can fall while
cutting causing serious injury. Do not
cut near buildings or electrical wires if
you do not know the direction of tree
fall, nor cut at night since you will not
be able to see well, nor during bad
weather such as rain, snow, or strong
winds, etc. If the tree does make contact with any utility line, the utility company should be notified immediately.
• Carefully plan your sawing operation
in advance.
• Clear the work area. You need a
clear area all around the tree so you
can have secure footing.
• The chain saw operator should keep
on the uphill side of the terrain as the
tree is likely to roll or slide downhill
after it is felled.
• Study the natural conditions that can
cause the tree to fall in a particular
direction. These conditions include:
• The wind direction and speed.
• The lean of the tree. The lean of a
tree might not be apparent due to
uneven or sloping terrain. Use a
plumb or level to determine the direction of tree lean.
• Weight and branches on one side.
• Surrounding trees and obstacles.
• Look for decay and rot. If the trunk is
rotted, it can snap and fall toward the
operator.
• Make sure there is enough room for
the tree to fall. Maintain a distance of
2-1/2 tree lengths from the nearest
person or other objects. Engine
noise can drown out a warning call.
• Remove dirt, stones, loose bark,
nails, staples, and wire from the tree
where cuts are to be made.
Plan a clear retreat path
K
10
"(2"
_
- Direction of fall
FELLING LARGE TREES
(6 inches in diameter or larger)
The notch method is used to fell large
trees. A notch is cut on the side of the
tree in the desired direction of fall After
a feUing cut is made on the opposite
side of tree, the b-ee will tend to fall in
the direction of the notch.
NOTE: If tree has large buttress roots,
remove them before making the notch.
If using saw to remove buttress roots,
keep saw chain from contacting
ground to prevent dulling of the chain.
NOTCH CUT AND FELLING TREE
• Make notch cut by cutting the top of
the notch first. Cut through 1/3 of the
diameter of the tree. Next complete
the notch by cutting the bottom. See
illustration. Once the notch is cut, remove the wedge of wood from tree.
Felling cut here
First cut
Second CU _"
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_
Hinge
• After removing the wood from the
notch, make the felling cut on the opposite side of the notch. This is done
by making a cut about two inches
higher than the center of the notch.
This will leave enough uncut wood
between the felling cut and the notch
to form a hinge. This hinge will help
prevent the tree from falling in the
wrong direction.
Hinge holds tree on
stump and helps
control fall
Opening of
felling cut
Closin
of not_
NOTE: Before felling cut is complete,
use wedges to open the cut when
necessary to control the direction of
fall. To avoid kickback and chain
damage, use wood or plastic wedges,
but never steel or iron wedges.
• Be alert to signs that the tree is
ready to fall: cracking sounds, widening of the felling cut, or movement in
the upper branches.
• As tree starts to fall, stop saw, put it
down, and get away quickly on your
planned retreat path.
• DO NOT use your saw to cut down a
partially fallen tree. Be extremely
cautious with partially fallen trees
that may be poorly supported. When
a tree doesn't fall completely, set the
saw aside and pull down the tree
with a cable winch, block and tackle,
or tractor.
CUTTING A FALLEN TREE
(BUCKING)
Bucking is the term used for cutting a
fallen tree to the desired log size.
_,WARNING:
Do not stand on the
log being cut. Any portion can roll
causing loss of footing and control. Do
not stand downhill of the log being cut.
IMPORTANT POINTS
• Cut only one log at a time.
• Cut shattered wood very carefully;
sharp pieces of wood could be flung
toward operator.
• Use a sawhorse to cut small logs.
Never allow another person to hold
the log while cutting and never hold
the log with your leg or foot.
• Do not cut in an area where logs,
limbs, and roots are tangled. Drag logs
into a clear area before cutting them
by pulling out exposed and cleared
logs first.
TYPES OF CUTTING USED FOR
BUCKING
_WARNING:
If saw becomes
pinched or hung in a log, don't try to
force it out. You can lose control of the
saw resulting in injury and/or damage
to the saw. Stop the saw, drive a
wedge of plastic or wood into the cut
until the saw can be removed easily. Restart saw and carefully reenter the cut.
Do not use a metal wedge. Do not attempt to restart your saw when it is
pinched or hung in a log.
Use a wedge to remove pinched saw
Turn saw OFF and use a plastic or
wooden wedge to force cut open.
Overcutting
begins on the top side of
the log with the bottom of the saw
against the log. When overcutting use
light downward pressure.
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1stCut
Undercutting involves cutting on the
underside of the log with top of saw
against the log. When undercutting
use light upward pressure. Hold saw
firmly and maintain control. The saw
will tend to push back toward you.
Using a support stand
_WARNING:
Never turn saw upside down to undercut. The saw cannot be controlled in this position.
Always make your first cut on the compression side of the log. The compression side of the log is where the pressure of the log's weight is
concentrated.
_
1st Cut
First cut on compression side of log
LIMBING
Second cut
First cut on compression side of log
BUCKING WITHOUT A SUPPORT
• Overcut through 1/3 of the diameter
of the log,
• Roll the log over and finish with a
second overcut,
• Watch for togs with a compression
side to prevent the saw from pinching, See illustrations above for cutting logs with a compression side.
BUCKING USING A LOG OR
SUPPORT STAND
• Remember your first cut is always on
the compression side of the log. (Refer to the illustrations below for your
first and second cut).
• Your first cut should extend 1/3 of the
diameter of the log.
• Finish with your second cut.
Using a log for support
2na Cut
_'_'---,
_-
-
AND PRUNING
zt
_
41_WARNING:
Be alert for and guard
against kickback. Do not allow the moving chain to contact any other branches
or objects at the nose of the guide bar
when limbing or pruning. Allowing such
contact can result in sedous injury.
1stCut
_WARNING:
Never climb into a
tree to limb or prune. Do not stand on
ladders, platforms, a log, or in any position which can cause you to lose
your balance or control of the saw.
IMPORTANT POINTS
• Watch out for spdngpoles. Springpoles
are small size limbs which can whip
toward you. or pull you off balance.
Use extreme cauSon when cutting
small size limbs.
• Be alert for spdngback from any
branches that are bent or under pressure. Avoid being struck by the branch
or the saw when the tension in the
wood fibers is released.
• Frequently clear branches out of the
way to avoid tripping over them.
LIMBING
• Limb a tree only after it is cut down.
• Leave the larger limbs underneath the
felled tree to support the tree as you
work.
• Start at the base of the felled tree
and work toward the top, cutting
branches and limbs. Remove small
limbs with one cut.
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• Next make the second cut an overcut all the way through the limb.
• Finish the pruning operation by using
an overcut so that the stump of the
limb protrudes 1 to 2 inches from the
trunk of the tree.
• Keep the tree between you and the
chain.
• Remove larger branches with the
cutting techniques described in
BUCKING WITHOUT A SUPPORT.
• Always use an overcut to cut small
and freely hanging limbs. Undercutting could cause limbs to fall and
pinch the saw.
Second cut
PRUNING
_WARNING:
irst cut
Limit pruning to limbs
shoulder height or below. Do not cut if
branches are higher than your shoulder. Get a professional to do the job.
• Make your first cut 1/3 of the way
through the bottom of the limb. This
cut will make the limb sag so that it
falls easily on the second cut.
/3 of way
Third cut 1 to 2
inches from trunk
of tree
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
_WARNING:
Disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance
except for carburetor adjustments.
Fill in dates as you complete
regular service
Check for damaged/worn
Befon
Use
parts
After
Use
Ever
5hrs
Every
25hrs.
Yeady
Service
Dates
_'
Check for loose fasteners/perts
_'
Check chain tension
Check chain sharpness
-_"
Check guide bar
_'
Check fuel mixture
level
Check guide bar and chain oil
-_"
_'
Inspect and clean unit & decals
._"
Check chain brake
Clean guide bar groove
._
Clean air filter
Clean/inspect
muffler and spark
arresting screen
"_"
Replace spark plug and fuel filter
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this unit does not cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, the
operator must maintain unit as instructed in this manual Various adjustments
will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your unit.
• Once a year, replace _e spark plug,
air filter element, and check guide bar
and chain for weac A new spark plug
and air filter element assures proper
air-fuel mixture and helps your engine
run better and last longer.
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CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact Sears Service Center for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
NOTE: It is normal for a small amount
of oil to appear under the saw after engine stops. Do not confuse this with a
leaking oil tank.
• ON/STOP Switch - Ensure ON/STOP
switch functions properly by moving
the switch to the STOP position.
Make sure engine stops; then restart
engine and continue.
• Fuel Tank - Do not use saw if fuel
tank shows signs of damage or leaks.
• Oil Tank - Do not use saw ifoil tank
shows signs of damage or leaks.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
Chain Brake Nuts
Chain
Muffler
Cylinder Shield
Air Filter
Handle Screws
Vibration Mounts
Starter Housing
Front Hand Guard
CHECK CHAIN TENSION
_WARNING:
Wear protective
gloves when handling chain. The
chain is sharp and can cut you even
when it is not moving.
Chain tension is very important.
Chains stretch during use. This is especially true during the first few times
you use your saw. Always check
chain tension each time you use and
refuel your saw.
1. Use the screwdriver end of the
chain adjustment tool (bar tool) to
move chain around guide bar to
ensure kinks do not exist. The
chain should rotate freely.
Guide
Chain Brake Adjust
. .ng
Tool
Nuts
Screw
(Bar Tool)
2. Loosen chain brake nuts until they
are finger tight against the chain
brake.
3. Turn adjusting screw clockwise until chain solidly contacts bottom of
guide bar rail.
4.
5.
Using bar tool, roll chain around
guide barto ensure all links are in
bar groove.
Lift up tip of guide bar to check for
sag. Release tip of guide bar, then
turn adjusting screw 1/4 turn clockwise. Repeat until sag does not
exist.
Adjusting Screw- t/4 Turn
6.
While lifting tip of guide bar. tighten
chain brake nuts securely with the
bar tool.
Chain Brake
o
7.
8.
9.
Nuts
Use the screwdriver end of the bar
tool to move chain around guide
ba£
If chain does not rotate, it is too
tight. Slightly loosen chain brake
nuts and loosen chain by turning
the adjusting screw 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
Retighten chain
brake nuts.
If chain is too loose, it will sag below the guide bar. DO NOT operate
the saw if the chain is loose.
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aWARNING:
If the saw is operated
with a loose chain, the chain could
jump off the guide bar and result in serious injury.
CHECK CHAIN SHARPNESS
A sharp chain makes wood chips. A
dull chain makes a sawdust powder
and cuts slowly. See CHAIN SHARPENING in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section.
CHECK GUIDE BAR
Conditions which require guide bar
maintenance:
• Saw cuts to one side or at an angle.
• Saw has to be forced through the cut.
• Inadequate supply ofoil to bar/chain.
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Check the condition of guide bar each
time chain is sharpened. A worn guide
bar will damage the chain and make
cutting difficult.
After each use, ensure ON/STOP
switch is in the STOP position, then
clean all sawdust from the guide bar
and sprocket hole.
To maintain guide bar:
• Move ON/STOP switch to STOP.
• Loosen and remove chain brake
nuts and chain brake. Remove bar
and chain from saw.
• Clean the oil holes and bar groove
after each 5 hours of operation.
• Burdng of guide bar rails is a normal
process of rail wear. Remove these
burrs with a flat file.
• When rail top is uneven, use a flat
file to restore square edges and
sides.
_r_File
Worn Groove
and Sides
Square
Rail Edges_[[J_
Correct
Groove
Replace guide bar when the groove is
worn, the guide bar is bent or cracked,
or when excess heating or burring of
the rails occurs. If replacement is necessary, use only the guide bar specified for your saw in the repair parts list
or on the decal located on the chain
saw.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND
DECALS
• After each use, inspect complete unit
for loose or damaged parts. Clean
the unit and decals using a damp
cloth with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CHECK CHAIN BRAKE
• See CHAIN BRAKE in the OPERATION
section,
CLEAN AIR FILTER
A dirty air filter decreases the life and
performance of the engine and increases fuel consumption and harmful
emissions. Always clean your air filter
after 15 tanks of fuel or 5 hours of operation, whichever comes first. Clean
more frequently in dusty conditions. A
used air filter can never be completely
cleaned. It is advisable to replace your
air filter with a new one after every 50
hours of operation, or annually, whichever comes first. To clean filter:
1. Loosen 3 screws on cylinder
cover.
2. Remove cylinder cover.
3. Remove airfilter.
4. Clean the air filter using hot soapy
water. Rinse with clean cool water.
Air dry completely before reinstalling.
5. Lighfiy oil air filter befors installing to
improve the efficiency of air filter.
Use 2-cycle engine oil or motor oil
(SAE 30). Squeeze excess oil from
filter.
6. Reinstall airfilter.
7. Reinstall cylinder cover and 3
screws. Tighten securely.
_Cylinder Cover
Air_,/_
_<_._Filter..z_
/ Screws
;,ndor
CHECK
FUEL MIXTURE
LEVEL
• See FUELING ENGINE under the OP*
ERATION section.
ver
LUBRICATION
Bar Oil
Fill Cap
• See GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL under the OPERATION section.
INSPECTMUFFLERAND
SPARKARRESTING SCREEN
As the unit is used, carbon deposits
build up on the muffler and spark arresting screen, and must be removed
to avoid creating a fire hazard or affecting engine performance.
Replace the spark arresting screen if
breaks occur.
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Muffler Diffuser
Spark
Arresting
Muffler
Cover
Screws
CLEANING THE SPARK
ARRESTING
SCREEN
Cleaning is required every 25 hours of
operation or annually, whichever
comes first.
1. Loosen and remove the 2 muffler
cover screws.
2. Remove the muffler cover (cover
snaps off muffler body).
3. Remove muffler diffuser and spark
arresting screen assembly. Notice
the orientation of these parts for
reassembling.
4. Clean the spark arresting screen
with a wire brush. Replace screen
if breaks are found.
5. Replace any broken or cracked
muffler pads.
6. Reinstall diffuser and spark arresting screen assembly with round
holes facing up.
7. Reinstall muffler cover and 2
screws. Tighten securely.
aWARNING:
Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance,
service, or adjustments except for carburetor adjustments.
CHAIN SHARPENING
Chain sharpening requires special
tools. You can purchase sharpening
tools at Sears or go to a professional
chain sharpener.
CHAIN REPLACEMENT
_WARNING:
Wear protective
gloves when handling chain. The
chain is sharp and can cut you even
when it is not moving.
It is normal for a new chain to stretch
during the first 15 minutes of operation.
You should recheck your chain tension
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
The spark plug should be replaced
each year to ensure the engine starts
easier and runs better. Ignition timing
is fixed and nonadjustable.
1. Loosen 3 screws on cylinder
cover.
2. Remove the cylinder cover.
3. Pull off the spark plug boot.
4. Remove spark plug from cylinder
and discard.
5. Replace with Champion CJ-7Y
spark plug and tighten securely
with a 3/4 inch socket wrench.
Spark plug gap should be 0.025
inch.
6.
7.
Reinstall the spark plug boot.
Reinstall the cylinder cover and 3
screws. Tighten securely.
Screws_
Cylinder
Cover
Plug Boot
Plug
REPLACE FUEL FILTER
To replace fuel filter, drain your unit by
running it dry of fuel Remove fuel cap
and its connected retainer from tank.
Pull filter from tank and remove from
line. Replace and reassemble.
frequently and adjust the chain tension
as required. See CHAIN TENSION section.
Replace the old chain when it becomes worn or damaged.
Use only
the Low-Kickback
replacement chain
specified in the repair parts list. The
correct replacement bar and chain is
also specified on a decal located on
the chain saw.
See your Sears Service Center to replace and sharpen individual cutters
on your chain.
TO REPLACE CHAIN:
1. Move ON/STOP switch to the STOP
position.
2. Remove chain brake nuts.
3. Remove chain brake.
4. Remove the old chain.
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10. Fit chain drive links into bar groove.
11. Pull guide bar forward until chain is
snug in guide bar groove. Ensure
all drive links are in the bar groove.
12. Install chain brake making sure the
adjusting pin in positioned in the
lower hole in the guide bar.
Chain
Brake
Clutch Drum
Brake
Chain Brake
NOTE: An adjusting pin and screw is
used to adjust Me tension of the chain, It
is very important that the pin located on
the adjusting screw aligns into the lower
hole in the guide bar. Turning the screw
will move the adjustment pin up and
down the screw.
Inside view of
C_ain
Brake
Adjustment located on Chain Brake
5.
Turn adjusting screw by hand
counterclockwise
until adjusting pin
just touches the stop.
6. Slide guide bar behind clutoh drum
until guide bar stops against clutch
drum sprocket.
7. Carefully remove new chain from
package. Hold chain with the drive
links as shown,
Tip of
Bar
DIRECTION OF ROTATION
Cutters
8.
9.
Depth Gauge
Drive Links
Place chain over and behind
clutch, fitting the drive links in the
clutch drum sprocket,
Fit bottom of drive links between
the teeth in the sprocket in the
nose of the guide bar.
Adjusting Pin
13. Install
tighten
ther at
CHAIN
Guide Bar
chain brake nuts and finger
only. Do not tighten any furthis point. Proceed to
ADJUSTMENT
CHAIN ADJUSTMENT
See CHAIN TENSION in MAINTENANCE
section.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
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I_WARNING:
_
The chain will be
moving during most of this procedure.
Wear your protective equipment and
observe all safety precautions. The
chain must not move at idle speed.
The carburetor has been carefully set
at the factory. Adjustments may be
necessary if you notice any of the following conditions:
• Chain moves at idle. See IDLE
SPEED-T adjusting procedure.
• Saw will not idle. See IDLE SPEED-T
adjusting procedure.
Idle Speed-T
Allow engine to idle. If the chain moves,
idle is too fast. If the engine stalls, idle is
too slow. Adjust speed until engine runs
without chain movement (idle too fast) or
stalling (idle too slow). The idle speed
screw is located in the area above the
primer bulb and is labeled T.
• Turn idle screw (T) clockwise to increase engine speed.
• Turn idle screw (T) counterclockwise
to decrease engine speed.
If you require fur_er assistance or are
unsure about performing this procedure,
contact your Sears Service Center or
call our customer assistance help line at
1-800-235-5878.
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I_WARNING:
Perform the following
steps after each use:
• Allow the engine to cool, and secure
the unit before storing or transporting.
• Store chain saw and fuel in a well
ventilated area where fuel vapors
cannot reach sparks or open flames
from water heaters, electric motors or
switches, furnaces, etc.
• Store chain saw with all guards in
place and position chain saw so that
any sharp object cannot accidentally
cause injury.
• Store chain saw well out of the reach
of children.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare your unit for storage at the
end of the season or if it will not be
used for 30 days or more.
If your chain saw is to be stored for a
period of time:
• Clean saw thoroughly before storage.
• Store in a clean dry area.
• Lightly oil external metal surfaces
and guide bar.
• Oil the chain and wrap it in heavy paper or cloth.
FUEL SYSTEM
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERA_
TION section of this manual, see message labeled IMPORTANT regarding
the use of gasohol in your chain saw.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to the gasoline in the fuel
tank or fuel storage container. Follow
the mix instructions found on stabilizer
containers. Run engine at least 5 minutes after adding stabilizer.
Craftsman 40:1,2-cycle
engine oil (air
cooled) is blended with fuel stabilizer. If
you do not use this Sears oil, you can
add a fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank.
ENGINE
• Remove spark plug and pour 1 teaspoon of 40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air
cooled) through the spark plug opening. Slowly pull the starter rope 8 to
10 times to distribute oil.
• Replace spark plug with new one of
recommended type and heat range.
• Clean air filter.
• Check entire unit for loose screws,
nuts, and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken, or worn parts.
• At the beginning of the next season,
use only fresh fuel having the proper
gasoline to oil ratio.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts
to rust.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
_j.
TABLE
WARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of the recommended
remedies below except remedies that require
operation
TROUBLE
Engine will not
start or will run
only a few
seconds after
starting.
of the unit.
REMEDY
CAUSE
f. ON/STOP switch
STOP position.
2. Engine flooded.
in
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Spark plug not firing.
5. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
6. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
7. None of the above.
Engine will
not idle
properly.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lackspoweB
ordies under
_load.
Engine
smokes
excessively.
2. See "Difficult Starting" in the
Operation Section.
3. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
4. Install new spark plug.
5. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
6. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
7. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
1. Idle speed set too high
or too low.
2. Low Speed Mixture
requires adjustment.
3. Crankshaft seals worn.
4. Compression low.
5. None of the above.
1. See "Carburetor Adjustment" in the
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Exhaust ports or muf*
fler outlets plugged.
5. Compression low.
6. Chain brake engaged.
7. Noneof the above.
f. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug and regap.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
1. Adjust choke.
2. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
3. Clean or replace air filter.
4. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
3. Air filter dirty.
4. High Speed Mixture
requires adjustment.
5. Crankcase leak.
Engine runs
hot.
1. Move ON/STOP switch to ON.
1. Fuel mixture
incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. High Speed Mixture
set too lean.
4. Exhaust ports or muffief outlets plugged.
5. Carbon build-up on
spark arresting screen.
6. Starter housing dirty
7. None of the above.
3. Contact
4. Contact
5. Contact
4. Contact
Sears Service
Sears Service
Sears Service
Sears Service
(see back cover).
(see back cover).
(see back cover).
(see back cover).
5. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
6. Disengage chain brake.
7. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
5. Contact
Sears Service
(see back cover).
f. See "Fueling Engine" in the Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct plug.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
4. Contact
Sears Service
5. Clean spark arresting
(see back cover).
screen.
6. Clean starter housing area.
7. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TABLE - Continued
TROUBLE
Oi_ inadequate
for bar and
chain
lubrication.
CAUSE
1. Oil tank empty.
2. Oil pump or oil filter
clogged.
3. Guide bar oil hole
blocked.
REMEDY
1. Fill oil tank.
2. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
Chain moves at
idle speed,
1. Idle speed requires
adjustment.
2. Clutch requires repair.
1. See"CarburetorAdjustment" in the
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
Chain does not
move when engine is acceler*
ated.
1. Chain tension too
tight.
2. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
3. Guide bar rails
pinched.
4. Clutch slipping.
5. Chain brake engaged.
1. See"Check Chain Tension" in the
Maintenance Section.
2. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
1. Chain tension incorrect.
1. See "Check Chain Tension" in the
Maintenance Section.
2. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
3. Resharpen or replace chain.
4. See "Chain Sharpening" in the
Service and Adjustments Section.
Chain clatters
or cuts roughly.
2. Cutters damaged.
3. Chain worn.
4. Cutters dull, improperly
sharpened, or depth
gauges too high.
5. Sprocket worn.
6. Chain installed
backwards.
Chain stops
within the cut.
Chain cuts at
an angle.
3. Remove bar and clean.
3. Repair or replace.
4. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
5. Disengage chain brake.
5. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
5. Install chain in right direction.
1. Chain cutter tops not
filed flat.
2. Guide bar burred or
bent; rails uneven.
3. Clutch slipping.
1. See "Chain Sharpening" in the
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Repair or replace guide bar.
1. Cutters damaged on
one side.
2. Chain dull on one side.
1. See "Chain Sharpening" in the
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. See "Chain Sharpening" in the
Service and Adjustments Section.
3. Replace guide bar.
3. Guide bar bent or worn.
3. Contact
Sears Service
(see back cover).
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good
judgement. If you need assistance, contact Sears Service or the CUSTOMER
ASSISTANCE HELPUNE at 1-800-235-5878.
YOUR WARRANTY
RIGHTS AND
OBLIGATIONS:
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and Sears,
Roebuck and Co., U.S.A., are pleased
to explain the emissions control system
warranty on your year 2002-2004 small
off-roed engine. Sears must warrant
the emission control system on your
small off-road engine for the periods of
time listed below provided there has
been no abuse, neglect, or improper
maintenance of your small off-road engine. Your emission control system in-
dudes parts such as the carburetor and
the ignition system. Where a wec_antable condition exists, Sears will repair
your small off-road engine at no cost to
you. Expenses covered under warranty
include diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER'S
WARRANTY
COVERAGE: If any emissions related
part on your engine (as listed under
Emissions Control Warranty Parts List) is
defective or a defect in the materials or
workmanship of the engine causes the
failure of such an emission related part,
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thepartwillberepaired
orreplaced
by
Sears.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the small off-reed
engine owner, you are responsible for
the performance of the required maintenance listed in your instruction manual,
Sears recommends that you retain all
receipts covering maintenance on your
small off-road engine, but Sears cannot
deny warranty solely for the lack of receipte or for your failure to ensure the
performance of all scheduled maintenance.
As the small off-read engine
owner, you should be aware that Sears
may deny you warranty coverage if your
small off-toed engine or a part of it has
failed due to abuse, neglect, improper
maintenance, unapproved modifications,
or the use of parts not made or approved by the original equipment
manufacturer. You are responsible for
presenting your small off-read engine to
a Sears authodzed repair center as
soon as a problem exists. Warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of gme, not to exceed 30
days. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest
authorized service center or call Sears
at 1-800-469-4663.
WARRANTY
COMMENCEMENT
DATE: The warranty period begins on the date the small
off-roed engine is purchased. LENGTH
OF COVERAGE: This warranty shall be
for a period of two years from the initial
date of purchase. WHAT IS COVERED: REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
OF PARTS. Repair or replacement of
any warranted part will be performed at
no charge to the owner at an approved
Sears servicing center. If you have any
questions regarding your warranty dghte
and responsibilities, you should contact
your nearest authorized service center
or call Sears at 1-800-469-4663.
WARRANTY PERIOD: Any warranted
part which is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance, or which
is scheduled only for regular inspection
This engine is certified to be emissions
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Moderate
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Intermediate
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Extended
to the effect of "repair or replace as necessary" shall be warranted for 2 years.
Any warranted part which is scheduled
for replacement as required maintenance shall be warranted for the period
of time up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. DIAGNOSIS:
The owner shall not be charged for
diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective if the diagnostic work is performed at an approved Sears servicing
center. CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES:
Sears may be liable for damages to other engine components caused by the
failure of a warranted pad still under
warranty, WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
All failures caused by abuse, neglect, or
improper maintenance are not covered.
ADD-ON OR MODIFIED PARTS: The
use of add-on or modified parts can be
grounds for disallowing a warranty claim.
Sears is not liable to cover failures of
warranted parts caused by the use of
add-on or modified parts. HOW TO
FILE A CLAIM: If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and
responsibilities, you should contact your
nearest authorized service center or call
Sears at 1-800-469-4663.
WHERE TO
GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty
services or repairs shall be provided at
all Sears service centers. Call
1-800-469-4663.
MAINTENANCE,
REPLACEMENT
AND REPAIR OF
EMISSION RELATED PARTS: Any
Sears approved replacement part used
in the performance of any warranty
maintenance or repair on emission refated pads will be provided without
charge to the owner if the part is under
warranty. EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY PARTS LIST: Carburetor, Ignition System: Spark Plug (covered up to
maintenance schedule), Ignition Module.
MAINTENANCE STATEMENT: The
owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance as
defined in the instruction manual.
compliant
(50 hours)
(125 hours)
(300 hours)
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for the following
use: