Craftsman 358.799080 Operator`s manual

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6 AMP MOTOR
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Semi-Automatic Head
ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER ®
• Assembly
• Operation
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• Customer Res.p.ons=bllities
° Service and Adjustment
Seam, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
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SAFETY RULES
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WARNING - WHEN USING ELECTRIC GARDENING APPLIANCES, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWEDTO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, AND
PERSONAL INJURY. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
OPERATOR
SAFETY
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cord oniy one way. (one bl_leiswlder than the o_er), lfthe
plugdoes notfitfullyinthe outlet, reversethe plug. liltstilldoes
notfit' contaota q uaiifiedelectricianto install the proper outlet.
Do not change the plug in any way.
UNIT SAFETY
• inspect entire unit before each use. Replace damaged parts.
Make sure alt handles, guards, and fasteners are in place and
securely fastened. A guard or other part that is damaged
should be properlyrepaired or replaced byyour Sears Service
Center.
protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance onyourunit. (Safetygtassesareavailable,)Alwayswear
face mask or dust mask if operation is dusty. Always wear
heavy, long pants, long sleeves, boots,and gloves.Do not go
barefoot or wear sandals, short pants,or short sleeves.
_ecure hair above shoulder length. Secure or remove toose
clothing and jewelry or clothing w_ loosely hanging ties,
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ress properly.
Always
safety
glasses
or similar
straps,
tassels, etc,
They wear
can be
caught
in moving
parts.eye
Being fully covered helps to protect you from pieces of toxic
plants thrown by spinning line.
damaged before using the unit.
STAYALERT- - Do not operate thisurdtwhen you are tired, ill,
Use only .065" diameter genuine trimmer line.
or underthe influence ofaicehol, drugs,or medication. Watch
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eplace
trimmer head
partsuse
that
arerope,
cracked,
chipped,
or
(See
=Accessories")
Never
wire,
string
etc.
what you are doing; use common sense.
Use only the specified tdmmer head, Make sure the semi• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING OF THE UNIT-automai_c head is properly installed and securely fastened.
Never carrythe unitwith yourfingaron the switch. Besurethe
Disconnect unit from the power supply before changing
switch is in the off position before connecting the extension
semi-automatic head.
cord.
• Use only recommended accessories as recommended. Use
• Restrict the use of this unttto personswho read, unders_nd,
of any other accessory may increase the risk of injury.
and followthe warnings and ins'mJc_ons
inthismanuelandon
Keep guards in place and in working order.
the unit.
CUTTING SAFETY
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
• Inspect the area to be cut before each use. Remove objects
* Useonlya t 20A.C. voitagesupplyas shownonthe nsmsplate
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string, etc.) which can be
ofthe unit.
thrown or become entangled in the semi-automatio head.
. Avoid dangerous situations. Do not use in the presence of
•
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY--Keep others including children,
flammable liquidsorgases toavoid creating afire orexpiosion
animals, bystanders and helpers aminimum ors0 feet (15 meand/or causing damage to unit.
ters) away. Stop the unit immediately ifyou are approached.
• WARNING--TO
REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL
Never allow children to operate the unit.
SHOCK--Do
not use in damp or wet locations or around
• Stop the unit and disconnect the power source when not in
swimming pools, hottubs, etc. Do notexposeto snow,rain, or
use.
water to avoid the possibility of etest_caishock.
•
DO NOT OVERREACH OR STAND ON UNSTABLE SUP* WARNING - -To reducethe riskofeIectrtcelshock, use extenPORT- -Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach,
sion cords specifically marked as suitable for outdoor
• Keep the semi-automatic head below waist level.
appliances havlng electrioai ratingnot less than the rating of
• Do not raise handles above your waist. The semi-automatic
the unit. The cord must be marked with the suffix=W-A" (in
head can come dangerously close to your body.
Canada =W'). Use a .polarizedcord. Make sureyour extension
• Keep all parts of your body away frem semi-automatic head
cord is in good condition.Replacedamaged cords. An underwhen unit is running.
sized extension cord will cause admp inline voltage resulting
• USE UNIT PROPERLY--Use only for jobs explained in this
in loss of power and overheating, ff in doubt, use the next
manual. Do notforce the unit, it will do the job betterand with
heaviergauge. The amailer the gaugenumber,the heavier the
le,_slikelihood of a riskof injuryetthe rate for which itwas decord. (NOTE: Figure 1 shows the correctsize to be used designed.
pending on the cord length).
* DO NOTATTEMPTTO REPAIRUNIT- - Inspactthe insulation •
Use only in daylight or in good a,lffioial fight,
SAFETY
and connectors on the unit and extensioncord before each MAINTENANCE
use. If there is any damage, do notuse until damage is re• Maintain unit according to recommended procedures. Keep
paired by your Sears Service Center/DepL
the cuffing line atthe proper length.
* DO NOT ABUSE CORD. Never carrythe unit bythe extension
. Have all intemaiservice and melntenarice not explained inthis
cord or yank the extension cord to disconnect the unit.
manual performed by your Sears Service Center/Dept. to
• To reduce the possibility ofthe extensioncord disconnecting
avoid creating a hazard and/or voiding your warranty. When
from the unit during operation, elipthe extension cord behind
servicing use only identical replacement parts.
the tab on the cord retorter as shownin Figure 2. Plug exten.
•
DISCONNECT UNIT FROM THE POWER SUPPLYbeforepersioncord into the recessed plug onthe handle ofthe unit. Figforming
maintenance.
ure 2.
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Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liquid.
. Do not usethe unitifthe switch doesnottumthe uniton and off
Clean unit and labels with a damp sponge. See "Storage,"
properly. Repairs to the switch mustbe made by your Sears
Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
Service Center/Dspt.
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Keepthe airvents clean and free from debristo avoid overheat* Keeptheextension cord clear of operatorand obstacleSat all
ingthe motor. Clean after each use. See =Spec_cations" for
times. Do not expcae cordsto heat'oil,water, or sharp edges.
locations.
• Avoldany bodycontact with anygrounded conductor,such as TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
metal pipes or wire fences, to avoid the possibilityof electric
• Hand carry the unit with the motor stopped.
shock.
• Allow the unit to coo] and se_Jre the unit before stodng or
• Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFGI) protection should be
transporting in a vehicle.
provided on the circuit oroutlattc beused forthis unit. Recep• Store the unit so the line limiter cannot accidentally cause
tsciesare available having built-inGFCIprotection and maybe
used for this measure of safety,
injury.
o TomducetheriskofalactrioaJshockthisequipmanthasapo• STORE UNiT INDOORS--Store
unit unplugged in a high,
larized plug. This piug will fit in a po_rized outlet or extension
dry place out of the reach of children.
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LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
IT MEANS - ATTENTION!!!
BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY !S INVOLVED.
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SAFETY RULES
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DANGER
THIS POWER UNIT CAN BE DANGEROUS! THIS UNIT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR BLINDNESS TO THE
OPERATOR AND OTHERS. WHEN USING AN ELECTRIC TRIMMER, THESE BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
MUST BE FOLLOWED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY, FIRE, AND ELECTRIC SHOCK. FAILURE TO FOLLOW
ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN BIJNDNESS OR OTHER SERIOUS INJURY. THE OPERATOR IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING THE WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND ON THE UNIT.
READ THE ENTIRE OPERATOR'S MANUAL BEFORE ASSEMBUNG AND USING THIS UNto RESTRICT THE
USE OF THIS UNIT TO PERSONS WHO READ, UNDERSTAND, AND
FOLLOW THE WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND ON THE UNIT.
(SEE ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
THROUGHOUT THIS MANUAL)
NEVER USE BLADES OR FLAILING DEVICES
WITH THIS UNrl:
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THE BLADE CAN COME OFFAND SERIOUSLYHURT
YOU AND OTHERS,
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STAY CLEAR OF SPINNING LINE.
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THIS UNIT IS DESIGNED FOR LINE TRIMMER USE
ONLY
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WARNING
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TRIMMER LINE CAN THROW
VIOLENTLY.
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OBJECTS
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YOU CAN BE BLINDED OR INJURED.
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WEAR EYE AND LEG PROTECTION.
Eye Protection
Hazard Zone
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HAZARD ZONE FOR THROWN
OBJECTS
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TRIMMER LINE CAN THROW OBJECTS VIOLENTLY.
OTHERS CAN BE BLINDED OR INJURED.
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KEEP PEOPLE AND ANIMALS 50 FEET (15 METERS)
AWAY.
READ OPERATOR'S
MANUAL,
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FOLLOW ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS.
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FAILURE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY.
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BE THOROUGHLY FAMILIAR WITH THE
CONTROLS AND THE PROPER USE OF THIS
UNIT.
Safety
Labels
Manual
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchaseof a Sears
Craftsman
E/eotric
Weedwaoker.
It hasbeendesigned,
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
engineered and manufactured to give you the best
possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problems you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service
Center/Department. Sears has competent, well trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this
unit.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructionswill
enable you to assemble and maintain your unit properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES."
120 Volts A.C.
AMPS .................
6.0
CUTTING PATH ........
16"
TRIMMER LINE: ........
065" Di_ line
LINE FEED ............
Semi-Automatic Head
WEIGHT ..............
9.01.bs.
358.799080
MODEL NUMBER:
SER/AL NUMBER/DATE CODE:
VOLTAGE: .......
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DATE OF PURCHASE:
MANUFACTURED UNDER ONE OR MORE OFTHE FOLLOWING U.S.J
PATENTS: 4,4,90,910; 4,860,451; 4,926,557; DES._01,009. Other U.S. j
and foreign patents pending.
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THE MODEL NUMBER WILL BE FOUND ONA DECAL
ATTACHED TO THE PRODUCT.
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THE SERIAL NUMBER_ATE CODE WILL BE FOUND
ON THE UPPER PARTOF THE MOTOR HOUSING.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER
/DATE CODE AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP
IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
CUSTOMER
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CRAFTSMAN
RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for,
and using your uniL
Followthe instructions under =Customer
Responsibilities=and "Storage" sections of this Operator's Manual.
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON
ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER ® LINE TRIMMER
if this Craftsman Electric Weedwaoker_ Une Trimmer fails to perform properly due to a detect in material or
workmanship within (1) one year from the date of purchase, Seats will repair or replace it, free of charge.
This warranty does not cover the nylon line.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER® LINE
TRIMMER TOTHE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights,and you may also have other rights whioh vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCKAND
CO., D/817WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Safety Rules ...................................
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Product Specifications ..........................
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Warranty .....................................
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Accessories ...................................
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Assembly .....................................
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Operation ......................
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Customer Responsibilities ......................
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Service and Adjustments .......................
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Storage......................................
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TroubleShooting..............................
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RepairPaRs Ordering/Service
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Accessories ...................................
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Assembly .....................................
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Customer Assistance Hotline ..........
Back Cover
Customer Responsibilities ......................
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Hardware Contents .............................
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Know YourWeedwacker ........................
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LineAdvancement ............................
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LineLimiter
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LineReplacement .............................
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Maintenance Schedule ......................
Model Number ..............................
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Operation ...........................
Ordering Repair Parts ................
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Safety Rules ................................
Specifications ...............................
Storage ....................................
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Trouble Shooting ............................
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Back Cover
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ACCESSORIES
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These accessories and attachments were available when the unit was purchased originally. They am also available at
most Sears retail outlets and service centers. Most Seam stores can order these items for you when you provide the
model:number of your unit.
ACCESSORIES
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Safety Goggles
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Extension Cord
Spool with line
(.065" diameter only)
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Bulk Une
(.065" diameter only)
HARDWARE CONTENTS
LOOSE PARTS IN CARTON NOT SHOWN ACTUAL SiZE
REMOVE WEEDWACKER
CARTON.
FROM
Shield (1)
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Remove loose parts included wfth Weedwacker.
Remove all packing material
Check carton thoroughly for additional loose
parts.
TOOLS
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Wing Nut (1)
REQUIRED
None
Operator's Manual (1)
ASSEMBLY
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WARNING
The shield must be propedy installed. The
shield provides partial protection from the
riskof thrownobjects to the operator and others and is equipped with a line limiter which
cutsexcess line tothe properlength. The line
limiter (on underside of shield) is sharp and
can cut you.
Attach the shield as illustrated below.
Wing Nut
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Bracket
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In good condition. Cord insulation must be intact
with no cracks or deterioration. Plug connectors
must be undamaged.
Proper extension cords are available for your Sears
Store.
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Secure the cord by connecting the unit as illustrated
in figure 3.
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Insert the cord socket into the recessed plug on the
unit.
To reduce the risk of eie_ric shock, this unit has a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This
plug willfit in e polarized extension cord only one way. If
the plug does not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse
the cord. If it _ill does not fit, make sure you have a
polarized extension cord. ffthe extension cord does not
fit into the outlet, reverse the cord. If it stilldoes not fit into
the outlet, contact a quatiiied electrician to install the
proper outlet. Do not change the plug or socket of the
unit or extension cord in any way.
MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE
RECOMMENDATIONS
Shield
VOLTS
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120
Figure 1
EXTENSION
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CORD ATTACHMENT
(Fig. 2 &3)
Use only a voltage supply as shown on the nameplate
of the unit to power your unit.
The extension cord used to reach the power source
must be:
• A poladzed Extension Cord. (One blade is wider
than the other.)
• Specifically marked as suitable for outdoor use.
The cord must be marked with the suffix %V-A.'(in
Canada "W").
• Heavy enough to carry the current from the power
source the full length of the extension cord to the
unit. Otherwise, loss of power and overheating can
occur causing damage to the unit. Refer to Figure
2 for minimum wire gauge recommendations. The
cord must be marked with the proper wire gauge.
16
A.W.G.*
*American Wire Gauge
16
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Recessed Plug
Cord Socket
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CHECK LIST
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Check all fastenem. Make sure they are tight and
there are no loose parts.
•
Checkthe position of the assist handle and trigger
handle for operating comfort.
•
Make sure your extension cord is marked with a
suffixof =W-A".{in Canada W'_).
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Make sure the semi-automatic head is properly assembled and securely fastened.
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KNOW YOUR WEEDWACKER
(Fig. 4)
READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR WEEDWACKER ®. Compare the
iflustrationswith your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this
manuel for future reference.
CORD RETAINER
RECESSED PLUG
ASSISTHANDLE
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TRIGGER SWITCH
DEBRIS SHIELD --
LINE LIMITER
(Underside
• SEMI-AUTOMATIC
HEAD
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of Debris Shield)
CUTTING UNE
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Figure 4.
The RECESSED PLUG is where you attach your extenThe LINE UMITER cuts the cutting lineto the proper cutsion cord to the unit.
ting length.
The TRIGGER SWITCH is used to turn on the unit.
Squeeze the trigger switch to operate the unit.
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The ASSIST HANDLE is used to help hold and guide the
unit.
The SEMI -AUTOMATIC HEAD holds the cutting lineand
rotates during operation.
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DOUBLE INSULATION CONSTRUCTION
This unit is Double Insulated to help protect against
electric shock. Double insulation construction consists
of two separate "layem" of electrical insulation instead of
grounding.
Toolsand appliances built with a double insulation system are not intended to be grounded. No grounding
means is provided on this unit, nor should a means of
grounding be added to this unit. As a result, the extension cord used with your unit can be plugged into any
standard 120 volt elec_ca! outlet.
ALL ELECTRICAL
WARNING
REPAIRS TO THIS UNIT,
INCLUDING HOUSING, SWITCH, MOTOR,
ETC., MUST
BE DIAGNOSED
AND
REPAIRED BY QUAUFIED
SERVICE
PERSONNEL
REPLACEMENT PARTS
FOR A DOUBLE INSULATED APPLIANCE
MUST BE IDENTICAL TO THE PARTS
THEY REPLACE. A DOUBLE INSULATED
APPLIANCE
IS MARKED WITH THE
WORDS
"DOUBLE
INSULATION"
OR
"DOUBLE INSULATED." THE _.YMBOL
(SQUARE WITHIN A SQUARE) igl MAY
ALSO BE MARKED ON THE APPUANCE.
FAILURE TO HAVE THE UNIT REPAIRED
BY
SEARS
QUALIFIED
SERVICE
PERSONNEL CAN CAUSE THE DOUBLE
INSULATION
CONSTRUCTION
TO
BECOME INEFFECTIVE AND RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURY.
Safety precautions must be observed when operating
any electrical tool. The double insulation system only
provides added protection against injury resu_ng from
an internal electrical insulation failure.
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WARNING
THE RAPIDLY MOVING LINE CAUSES OBJECTS TO BE THROWN VIOLENTLY. THE
SHIELD WILL NOT PROVIDE COMPLETE
PROTECTION TO THE OPERATOR OR OTHERS. THE OPERATOR MUST WEAR A SAFETY FACE SHIELD OR GOGGLES, STAY
CLEAR OF SPINNING LINE. ALWAYS WEAR
HEAV_, LONG PANTS AND SHOES OR
BOOTS. KEEP OTHERS AT LEAST 50 FEET
(15 METERS) AWAY.
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SAFETY
Always wear a face safety shield or goggles. See
=Accessories."
• Always wear heavy, long pants, long sleeves,
shoes or boots, and gloves. See "Accessories." Do
not go barefoot or wear sandals.
•
Stay clear of spinningline.
•
Being fullycovered willhelp protectyoufrom piecesof
toxic plants such as poison ivy thrown by the trimmer
head which could be more of a hazard than touching
the plant itseff.
. Secure hairabove shoulder length. Secure or remove
loose clothing or clothing with loosely hanging "des,
straps, tassels, etc. They can be caught in moving
parts.
• Do not operate this unit when you are fired, III, or
under the influence
of alcohol,
drugs, or
medication.
UNIT SAFETY
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Hazard Zone
Use Only
Recommended Sears
Replacement Parts
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CUTTING LINE HEAD PARTS THAT ARE
CHIPPED, CRACKED, BROKEN, OR DAMAGED IN ANY OTHER WAY CAN FLY APART
AND CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. DO NOT
USE. REPLACE DAMAGED PARTS BEFORE
USING THE UNIT.
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THIS UNIT WILL THROW OBJECTS AND
CUT. KEEP OTHERS INCLUDING CHILDREN, ANIMALS, BYSTANDERS, AND HELPERS AT LEAST 50 FEET (15 METERS) AWAY
FROM THE OPERATOR AND UNIT. STOP
THE UNIT IF YOU ARE APPROACHED.
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Thrown
Inspect the entire unit before each use. Replace
damaged parts. Make sure all fasteners are in place
and securely fastened.
Use only .065" diameter line. Never use wire, rope,
string, etc.
Make sure the trimmer head is properly assembled
end securely fastened.
Use only genuine accessories or attachments as
recommended.
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CUTTING
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SAFETY
Inspect area to be cut before each use. Remove objects (rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, stdng, etc.)
which can be thrown or become entangled in the trimmer head. Always cut to the left side of the unitso that
clippings and debds will be thrown away from you.
Hold the unit firmly.
Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach.
Keep the trimmer head below waist level.
Do not raiee the unit above your waist. Thetdmmer
head can come dangerously close to your body.
Keep all parts of your body away from the trimmer
line when the unit is running.
Use only for jobs explained in this mnnuaL
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ASSIST HANDLE ADJUSTMENT
Release the trigger switch.
POSITION
(Fig. 5)
Before operating the unit, stand in the operating position
and check for the following:
• Operator weadng eye protection.
•
(Fig. 6)
• Remove finger from trigger switch to turn off trimmer.
• Loosen wing nut.
• Rotate the Assist Handle intoan upright position.
• Tighten wing nut.
STARTING
YOUR UNIT
• Squeeze the triggerswitch.
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Assist Handle
Operator wearing heavy clothing.
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Right arm slightly bent, hand holding trigger handle.
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Left arm straight, hand holding assisthandle.
Unft belowwaist level.
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Without operator bending over, the semi-automatic
head is near and parallelto the groundand easily contacts the rnatedal to be cut.
Wing Nut
Figure 6
TRIMMER
OPERATING POSITION
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LINE ADVANCE (Fig. 7)
MATIC
HEAD
AN ABRASIVE
SURFACE
AUTION:
DOONNOT
BUMP SEMI-AUTOSUCH AS CONCRETE, ASPHALT, OR
GRAVEL TO ADVANCE THE UNE.
BUMPING THE SEMI-AUTOMATIC
HEAD
ON AN ABRASIVE SURFACE CAN CAUSE
EXCESSIVE WEAR OR DAMAGE THE UNIT.
Your trimmer is equipped with a semi-automatic head.
Whenever the tap button is pressed, the head
automatically advances a predetermined amount of line.
Eye Protection
allel
and
above a grassyhead
area of
ground.hold it parWhiletothe
semi-automatic
istuming,
Tap semi-automatic head lightly on the ground one
time. Approximately 1-1/2 to 3 inches of line will be
advanced after each tap. Rgure 7.
The line limiter on the plastic shield will cut line to the
correct length. The most efficientline length is maximum
length allowed by line limiter.
Figure 5.
Tap Button
Figure 7.
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DO NOT CROWD LINE WHEN CUTTING
WARNINGHARD OBJECTS (ROCKS,
AROUND
GRAVEL, FENCE POSTS, ETC), WHICH
CAN DAMAGE THE SEMI-AUTOMATIC
HEAD, BECOME ENTANGLED IN THE
LINE, OR BE THROWN CAUSING A
SERIOUS HAZARD.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. THIS
UNIT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR EDGING.
NEVER
LEAN
OVER
THE
SEMI-AUTOMATIC
HEAD. ROCKS OR
DEBRIS
CAN RICOCHET
OR
BE
THROWN INTO EYES AND FACE AND
CAUSE
BLINDNESS
OR
OTHER
SERIOUS INJURY.
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The line wilt easily remove grass and weeds from
around wafts, fences, trees, and flower beds, but it
also can cut the tender bark of trees or shrubs and
scar fences.
SCALPING
Figure 9.
MOWING Your trimmer is ideal for mowing in places
conventional lawn mowers cannot reach. Keep the
line parallel to the ground.
MOWING
best performance and minimum line wear by not
he tip of the
the line
lineintothe
does the
cutting.
You will achieve
crowding
cutting
area.
Allow the unit to reach full speed before enteringthe
material to be cut.
Always release the trigger switch and allow the unit to
stop when not cutting.
Hold the bottom of the semi-automatic head about 3
inches above the ground and at an angle.
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TRIMMING Allow onlythe tip ofthe lineto make contact. Do not force the trimmer line into the work area.
TRIMMING
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SWEEPING The fanning action ofthe rotating line can
be used for a quick and easy clean up. Keep the line
parallel to and above the surfaces being swept and
move the unit from side to side.
SWEEPING
SCALPING
The scalping technique removes unwanted vegetation. Allow the tip of the line to strike
the ground around trees, posts, monuments, etc. This
technique increases line wear.
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
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Fill in da_esas you complete regular service.
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Before
Use
Check for damaged or worn parts.
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Check for loose fasteners
and
parts.
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After
Use
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Clean unit and labels
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
BEFORE EACH USE
The warranty on this unitdoes 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.
CHECK FOR DAMAGED/WORN
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your unit.
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Alladjustments in the "Service and Adjustments_ section
of this manual should be checked at least once each
season.
Follow the maintenance schedule in this manual.
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PARTS
Semi-Automatic Head - replace semi-automatic
head parts that are bent warped, cracked, or damaged in any way.
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS!PARTS
Semi-Automatic Head
Assist Handle Wing Nut
Shield Wing Nut
AFTER EACH USE
CLEAN UNIT AND LABELS
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ARNING
CUTTING LINE HEAD PARTS THAT
ARE CRACKED, CHIPPED, OR DAMAGED
IN ANY OTHER WAY REPLACED BEFORE
USING THE UNIT,
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Clean the unit using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
Wipe offthe unit w_tha clean dry cloth.
Keep air vents free from debris at all times.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
LINE REPLACEMENT
INS
Cutting line may be replaced by one of two different
methods: rewinding the existing spool or installinga
prewound spool.
WARNING
TAL
LING THE SPOOL (Fig. 12 & 13)
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THE EXISTING
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Insert line into hub as shown.
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Align the notch with the line exit hole.
Push spool into the hub until it snaps into place.
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Pullthe line to release it from the notch in the spool.
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USE
RECOMMENDED I
REPLACEMENT LINE. DO NOT USE WIRE J
OR METAL REINFORCED LINE - BROKEN l
PIECES
CAN BECOME DANGEROUS I
MISSILES.
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REMOVING
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Tap ButtorJSpool
Notch
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SPOOL
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Check the indexing teeth on the spool and hub for
wear. If necessary, replace spool.
o Use a clean cloth to wipe the inner and outersurfaces
of the hub and spool.
REWINDING
THE EXISTING
Figure 12.
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SPOOL
Use only .065 inch (1.65 ram) diameter line. Use of
any other diameter line may damage the unit.
• Cut a length of line approximately 30 feet (10 m). Insert
one end of the line about 1/2 inch (10 ram) into the
small hole on the inside of spool.
• Wind the line evenly and tightly onto the spoof.
NOTE: Winding too much line witl cause head to jam or
feed improperly. Failure to wind the line in the direction
indicated or using excessive line will cause the bump
head to operate incorrectly.
• Push the line into the notch leaving 3"-5" (8-12 cm)
unwound.
Linein Notch
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Hub
Do not windpastthislineon spool.
STORAGE
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Immediately prepare your unit for storage at the end of
the season.
STORAGE
INSTRUCTIONS
Ifyour trimmer isto be stored for a period of time, clean it
thoroughly before storage. Remove any dirt, sawdust,
leaves, etc. Store in a clean dry area.
• Clean the entire unit.
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Open the semi-automatic head assembly and clean
any dirt, grass or debristhat has collected, tnspectthe
trimmer fine, ff old (chalky look and sticky to the
touch), remove and discard. Installfresh new linethe
next time product is to be used.
Clean air vents of debris.
Reassemble all loose parts, being surethatall handles
are in place and are securely fastened. Replace any
damaged parts.
Store your unit in a well ventilated area and covered, if
possible, to prevent dust and dirt accumulation. Do
not cover with plastic. Plastic cannot breathe and will
induce condensation and eventual rust or corrosion.
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Figure 13.
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOM
CHART
CAUSE
Semi-automatic
head stops under a
load or does not
turn when switch is
pressed.
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REMEDY
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1. Crowding trimmer line against matedai
being cut.
2. Electrical failure.
3. Thrown circuit breaker.
4. Debris wrapped at semi-automatic head.
5 None of the above.
1. Back trimmer head away from grass being
cut; allow tip of line to do the cutting.
2. Contact your Sears Service Center/Dept.
3. Check breaker box:
4. Remove debds.
5. Contact your Sears Service Center/Dept.
1. Line improperly routed in semi-automatic
head.
2. Line improperly wound onto spool.
3. Line size incorrect.
1. Remove cover. Check line routing.
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Line does not
advance or breaks
while cutting.
4. Too little line outside semi-automatic
head.
5. Dirt accumulated on cover.
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Linewelds
onto spool.
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2. Rewind line tightly and evenly.
3. Use only correct diameter line. (See
"Specification Chart")
4, Remove cover. Pull 4" of line to outside,
5. Clean cover.
2. Incorrect spool.
3. Crowding line against material being cut.
1. Use only correct diameter line. (See
uSpecification Chart")
2. Use proper spool.
3. Cut with tip of !!ne, fully extended.
._e releases
continuously.
1. Line improperly routed in semi-automatic
head.
2. Damaged spool.
3. Damaged hub.
1. Remove cover. Check line routing,
Une usage is
excessive.
1. Line improperly muted in semi-automatic
head.
2. Line size incorrect.
1. Remove cover. Check line routing.
3. Crowding line against material being cut.
4. Spool teeth worn or damaged.
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1. Line size incorrect.
Une pulis back
into head.
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1. Too little llne outside semi-automatic
head.
2. Line size incorrect.
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2. Replace spool
3. Contact your Sears Service Center/Dept.
2. Use only correct diameter line. (See
=Specification Chart')
3. Cut with tip of line.
4. Replace spool.
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1. Remove cover. Pull 4" of line to outside.
2. Use only correct diameter line. (See
=Specification Chart")
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ff situations occur which are not covered in this manu& use care and good judgement
ff you need assistance, contact your Sears Servioe Center/Depar_ent
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE HOTLINE at 1-800-235-5878.
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Operator's
Manual
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6.0 AMP MOTOR
16 Inch Semi-Automatic
Head
ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER _
Model No.
35e.799o8o
(18")
IF YOU NEED REPAIR
SERVICE OR PARTS:
Each ElectricWeedwacker ® has its own model number.The model
number for your unit will be found on a decal attached to the unit.
All parts listed herein may be ordered through Seam, Roebuck and
Co. Service Centers and most Retail Stores.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
REPAIR SERVICE
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7247)
ORDERING PARTS
1-800-FON-PART
1-800-366-7278
• PRODUCT - "ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER"
• MODEL NUMBER - 358.799080
• PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
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Sears has service unitsnationwide staffed with Sears trainedtechnicians.., professional technicians specificallytrained on Sears products, having the parts, tools and the equipment to insure that we
meet our pledge to you, we service what we sell.
ASSISTANCE
1-800-235-5878
If you need assistance, contact your SEARS Service Center/Department or the CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE HOTLINE 1-800-235-5878
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Sun,HOURS
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