Craftsman 358.745321 Operator`s manual

Operator's Manual
4.6 Amp Motor
15 Inch Cutting Path/.065 In. Line
ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER _
Model No.
358.799470
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Warranty Statement
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service & Adjustments
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Back Cover
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY' ON CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER ®
UNE TRIMMER
If this Craftsman Electric Weedwacker ® Line Trimmer fails to perform properly
due to a defect in material or workmanship within (1) one year from the date of
purchase, Sears will repair or replace it, free of charge.
This warranty does not cover the nylon line.
WARRANTYSERVICE IS AVAILABLEBY RETURNINGTHE CRAFTSMANELECTRIC
WEEDWACKER® LINE TRIMMERTO THE NEARESTSEARS STORE OR SERVICE
CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other dghts
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck end Co., D/817WA_ Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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_WARNING:
When using electric
gardening appliances, basic safety
precautions must always be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electdo
shock, and sedous injury. Read and
follow all instructions.
._--./SAFETY
WARNING: Trimmer line throws
objects violently. You and others can
be blinded/injured. Wear safety
glasses, boots, and leg protection.
Keep body parts clear of rotating line.
INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
_
This power unit can be dangerous!
Operator is responsible for following
the wamings ,,nd instructions in this
manual and on the unit. Read entire
Operator's Manual before using unit!
Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the unit.
Restrict the use of this unit to persons
who read, understand, and follow unit
and manual warnings and instructions. Never allow children to operate
this unit. Close attention is necessary
when used near children.
Glassesor simian
Keep children, bystanders, and animals 50 feet (15 meters) away. If approached stop unit immediately.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and
good judgement. If you need assisnee, call 1-800-235-5878.
OPERATOR SAFETY
• Dress properly.Always wear safety
glasses or similar eye protection
when operating, or performing maintenance on your unit. (Safety
glasses are available.) Always wear
_kDANGER:
Never use blades or
flailing devices. Unit is designed for line
trimmer use only. Use of any other accessories or attachments will increase
the dsk of injury.
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faceordustmaskifoperation
is
dusty.
_ways wear heavy, long
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact
a qualified electrician to install the
proper wall outlet. Do not change
the equipment plug, extension cord
receptacle, or extension cord plug in
any way.
• To reduce risk of electrical shock,
use extension cords specifically
marked as suitabie for outdoor ap_elianceshaving electrical rating not
ss than the retinal of unit. Cord
must be marked with s_
"W-A" (in
Canada "W"). Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. Inspect extension cord before use and
replace if damaged. Do not use a
damaged cord. Cord insulation
must be intact with no cracks or detedoretion, Plug connectors must be
undamaged. An undersized extension cord will cause a drop in line
voltage resulting in loss of power
and overheating. If in doubt, use the
next heavier gauge, The lower the
gauge number, the heavier the cord
{see SELECT AN EXTENSIONCORD).
Do not use multiple cords. •
• Do not abuse cord. Never carry the
unit by the extension cord or yank
extension cord to disconnect unit.
• Use cord retainer to prevent disconnaction of extension cord from unit.
See ATTACHTHE EXTENSIONCORD
TO YOUR TRIMMER in the OPERATION section.
• Do not use the unit if the switch
does not turn the unit on and off
_ropedy, Repairs to the switch must
• maae by your Sears Service
Center.
• Keep the extension cord clear of operator and obstacles at ell times. Do
not expose cords to heat, oil, water,
or sharp edges.
• To avoid the posslbUity of electric
shock, avoid body contact with any
grounded conductor, such as metal
fences or pipes.
• Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
viGFCi}protection ehould be proded on circuit or outlet to be used.
Receptacles are available having
built-in GFCI protection and may be
used for this measure of safety.
UNIT SAFETY
• Inspect unit before use. Replace
damaged parts. Makesure ell handles, guards, and fasteners ere in
piece and securely fastened. Parts
that are damaged must be repaired
or replaced by a Sears Service Center These include head pads that
pants, long sleeves, boots, and
gloves. Do not go barefoot or wear
sandals,
• Secure hair above shoulder length.
Secure or remove loose clothing
and jewelry or clothing with loosely
hanging ties, straps, tassels, etc.
They can be caught In moving parts.
• Being fully covered also helps protect you from debris and pieces of
toxic plants thrown by spinning line,
• Stay Alert. Do not operate unit when
you are tired, ill, or under influence
of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
Watch what you are doing; use common sense.
. Avoid unintentional starting of the
unit. Never carry unit with your finger on the switch. Be sure the
switch is in OFF position when connecting extension cord.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
_WAF_NING:
Avoid a dangerous
environment. To reduce the dsk of
electrical shock, do not use in rain, in
damp or wet locations, or around
swimming pools, hot tubs, etc. Do not
expose to snow, rain. or water to avoid
the possibility of electrical shock.
-_ WARNING: When ddlling holes
in wall during installation of wall mount
bracket, avoid electrical wires in the
wall and penetrating completely
through the wall.
• Use a voltage supply as shown on
the nameplate of the unit.
• Avoid dangerous situations. Do not
use in the presence of flammable
liquids or gases to avoid creating a
fire or explosion and/or causing
damage to unit.
• To reduce the dsk of electrical
shock, thb equipment has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other) and will require the use of
a polarized extension cord, The appliance plug will fit into a polarized
extension cord only one way. if the
plug does not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the plug. If the
plug still does notfit obtain a correct
polarized extension cord, ApolarIzed extension cord will require the
use of a polarized wall outlet. This
plug will fit into the polarized wall
outlet only one way, If plug does not
fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse
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arecracked,
orchipped,
guards,
• Keep the air vents clean end free of
debris to avoid overheating the motor. Clean after each use.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
• Stop the unit and disconnect the
power source when not in use.
Carry
motor
Store the
the unit
unit with
so the
line stopped.
limiter
• and any other part that is damaged.
Do not repair unit yourself.
• Use only .065" (1.65 ram) diameter
recommended trimmer line, (See
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS). Never use wire, rope, string, etc.
• Use specified trimmer spool. Make
sure spool is propedy installed and
blade (on underside of shield) cannot cause injury.
• Store unit indoors in a high, dry
place out of the reach of children.
Store unit unplugged.
DOUBLE INSULATION
CONSTRUCTION
This unit is double insulated to help
_nrOtsctagainst electric shock. Double
sulation construction consists of two
separate "layers"of electrical insulation instead of grounding.
Tools built with this 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 car
be plugged into any poladzed 120 voil
electrical outlet.
• all parts ere securely fastened.
Use only Craftsman replacement
parts and accessories as recommended.
CUTTING SAFETY
• Inspect area to be cut. Remove objects (rocks, broken glass, nails,
wire, string, etc.) which can be
thrown or become entangled in cutting head.
• Do not overreach or stand on unstable suppod. Keep firm footing end
balance.
• Keep the cutting head below waist
level Do not mtse handles above
ydqurwaist. Cutting head can come
angerously close to your body.
• Keep away from cutting head end
spinning line.
• Use unit properly. Use only for tdmming, edging, scalping, and_'nowing. Do not force unit. it will do the
job better and with less risk of injury
atthe rate for which it was designed.
• Use only in daylight or in good adificia! light,
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
Safety precautions must be observed
when operating any electrical tool.
The double Insulst,on system only
rovidas added protection against inry resulting from an internal electric_
sulation failure.
WARNING: All electrical repairs
to this unit, including housing, switch,
motor, etc., must be diagnosed and
repaired by qualified service personnel. Replacement parts for a double
insulated appliance must be recommended by the manufacturer. A
double insulated appliance is marked
with the words =doubleinsulation• or
"double insulated." The symbol
(square within a square) r_ may also
be marked on the appliance. Failure
to have the unit repaired by qualified
service personnel can cause the
double insutationconstruction to become ineffective and result in serious
injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
.
_1_WARNING: Disconnectunitfrom
the powersupplybeforeperforming
maintenance,or when changingtrim.
mar line.
• Maintainunitaccording to recommendedprocedures.Keep cutting
lineat properlength.Followinstructionsfor coangingtrimmerline.
• Have all serviceand maintenance
notexplainedin thismanualperformedby a Sears ServiceCenterto
avoidcreatinga hazard.
• Never douseor squidthe unitwith
wateror any otherliquid. Cleanunit
and _abeiswith a dampsponge.
Keephandlesdry,dean, andfree
from oil andgrease.
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CARTON CONTENTS
Check carton contents against the following list.
Model 358.799470
• Trimmer
• Shield
; Extra
Spool Bracket
Wall Mount
NOTE: Follow installation instructions attached to bracket packaging.
_WARNING;
When drilling
holes in wall during installation of
wall mount bracket, avoid electrical
wires in the wall and penetrating
completely through the wall.
Examine parts for damage. Do not
use damaged parts.
NOTE: If'you need assistance or find
parts missing or damaged, call
1-800-235-5878.
ASSEMBLY
/k WARNING: If receivedassembled,reviewall assemblystepsto
ensureyourunitispropedyassembledand allfastenersare secure.
• Extendthe tube untilit snapsinto
place.
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F_.
Extendabletube
l;" T-, :.
ATTACHING THE SHIELD
_, WARNING: The shield must be
properly installed. The shield provides
partial protection from the risk of
thrown objects to the operator and
others. Your unit is equipped with a
line limlter blade, which cuts excess
line to the proper length while running.
The line ,miter blade (on underside of
shield) is sharp and can cut you.
NOTE: If shield is not propedy
installed, damage to unit (including
motor failure) wilt result.
1. Alignthe installation arrow onthe
shieldwiththe installationarrowon
the motorhousing(see illustration
below).
2. Inserttheshieldontothe motor
housing.Ensurecuttinglineremainsfree to rotateand is not
caughtbetweenthe shieldand the
motorhousing.
3. Twisttheshield as illustrateduntil
itsnapssecurelyintoplace. Make
surethe shieldisfacingthe back
of the unitas shownon the front
coverof this manual,
AUGN INSTALLATION ARROWS
ADJUSTING UPPER HANDLE
• Press button located on the underaide of the upper handle and extend
handle to a comfortable position.
Button
"_'_
ADJUSTING ASSIST HANDLE
I. LOosenwing nut or knob on handie.
2. Rotate tl_e handle on the tube to
an upright position; place in a
oormortable position and retighten
wing nut.
Twist shield in
direction of
arrow to assembls
CAUTION:
Sharp line limiter blade
KNOW
YOUR
TRIMMER
READ
THIS
OPERATOR'S MANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFOREOPERATINGYOUR
UNIT. Compare the illustrationswith your unit to familiadze yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Recessed
Plug
Assist Handle
Cord
Retainer
MotorHousing
3 Guide
AirVen_
Semi-antometic
Headwith
-.065" line
_dge
"Buffon
RECESSED PLUG
The RECESSED PLUG is where you attach your extension cord to the unit.
TRIGGER SWITCH
The TRIGGER SWITCH is used to turn
on the unit. Squeeze the trigger switch
to operate the unit.
LINE UMITER BLADE
The LINE UM1TERBLADEcuts the cutting line to the proper cutting length.
ASSIST HANDLE
The ASSIST HANDLE is used to help
hold and guide the unit.
HANDLE BUTTON
The HANDLEBUTTON is used to adjust
the upper handle to a comfortable operating position.
_Tap Button
Une LimiterBlade
SEMI-AUTOMATIC HEAD
The SEMI-AUTOMATICHEADholds the
cutting line and rotates during operation.
_IST
AND EDGE BUII'ON
The TWIST ANDEDGE BURTONis used
to twlst the lower portion of the unit
into an edging position.
EDGE GUIDE
The EDGEGUIDE protects the unit
from contacting the ground dudng
edging.
TAP Bun'oN
The TAP BUTTONis used to advance
the cutting line dudng operation end to
remove the spool during line replacement.
ATI'ACH THE EXTENSION
CORD TO YOUR TRIMMER
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
Use only a voltage supply as specified
on your unit.
SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD
Loop your extension cord through the
handle and around the hook, Insure
the plug and cord are firmly and fully
engaged.
Extension Cord Gauge Chart
Length of Cord
Gauge
25 Ft. (7.5 m)
50 Ft. (15 m)
100 Ft. (30 m)
18 Gauge
16 Gauge
16 Gauge
Extensioncordsare availableforthis
unitat Sears.
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CORRECT
OPERATING
PosmoN
EDGING POSITION
Youcan pressthis buttonandtwist
the lowerportion180° intoan edging
position.
L
Button
Trimming
Edging
"£_ WARNING: Always wear eye
protection. Never lean over the trim_er head. Rooks or debris can ricochet or be thrown into eyes and face
and cause blindness or other serious
injury.
When operating unit, stand as shown
and check for the following:
• Wear eye protebtion and heavy
clothing.
• Hold trigger handle with right hand
and assist handle with left hand.
Keep unit below waist level,
Cut from your right to your left to ensure debds is thrown away from you.
Without bending over, keep line near
and parallel to the ground (Perpendicular when edging) and not
crowded into matedal being cut.
ADVANCING THE CUTTING LINE
Advance line by tapping bottom of cutting head lightly on the ground while
unit is running at full speed. A metal
blade attached to the shield will cut
the line to the proper length.
TRIMMING
Hold the bottom of the trimmer head
about 3 in, (8 cm) above the ground
end at an angle. Allow only the tipof
the line to make contact. Do not force
trimmer line into work area.
Tflmmlng
3 in.
Above Ground
EDGING
While edging allow the tip of the line t(
make contact. Do not force the line.
The edge guard helps protect the unit
and keeps the unit from contacting th_
iground. Take extra caution while edgng as objects can be thrown from the
trimmer line.
Edgl.ng
SCALPING
The scalpingtechniqueremovesunwantedvegetation.Holdthe bottomo
the trimmerhead about 3 in, (8 ore)
abovethe groundand at an angle.Allow the tip ofthe line to strikethe
groundaroundtrees, posts,monuments, etc.Thistechniqueincreases
linewear.
Scalping
MOWING
Your trimmer is ideal for mowing in
places conventional lawn mowers
cannot reach. In the mowing position,
keep the line parallel to the ground•
Avoid pressing the head into the
ground as this can scalp the ground
and damage the tool
SWEEPING
The fanning action of the 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 tool from side to side.
Mowing
CUSTOMERRESPONSIBILITIES
_)* WARNING: Disconnectpowersourcebeforeperformingmaintenance.
CARE & MAINTENANCE TASK
Check for loose fasteners and parts
Check for damaged or worn parts
Inspect and clean unit and labels
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. Vadous adjustments will need to be made periodically to propedy maintain your unit.
BEFORE EACH USE
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
Housing
Screws
Assist
Handle
Screws
• Debds Shield
• Edge Guide
WHEN TO PERFORM
Before each use
Before each use
After each use
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact Sears Service Center for replacement of damaged or worn pads.
• Trigger Switch - Ensure switch functions properly by pressing and releasing the _gger swlP.,h.Make sure
motor stops.
• Debris Shield - Discontinue use of
unit if debris shield is damaged.
AFTER EACH USE
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND LABELS
• After each use, inspect complete
unit for loose or damaged parts.
Clean the unit using a demp cloth
with a mild dstergenL
• Wipe offunit with a clean dq/cloth.
REPLACING
THEUNE
1. Remove
thespoolbyfirmlypulling
onthetapbutton.
2. Clean
entire
surface
ofhuband
spool.
3. Replace with a pre-wound spool
te#71-85837), or cut a length of 30
et of .065"(1.6 ram) diameter
Craftsman® Pro Trimmer line. Use
of heavier lines could overload the
unit and damage unit. Never use
wire, rope, string, etc., which can
break off and become a dangerous missile.
4. Insert one end of the line about lj2
inch (1 cm) into the small hole inside the spool.
5. Wind the line evenly and tightly
onto the spool. Wind in the direction of the arrow found on the
spool.
6. Push.the line intothe notch, leaving 3 to 5 inches (7 - 12 cm) unwound.
7. Insert the line into the exit hole in
the hub as shown in the illustration.
USER REPLACEABLE SERVICE PARTS
8, Align the notch with the line exit
hole,
9. Push the spool into the hub until it
snaps into p[aca.
10. Puff on the line extending outside
the hub to release it fTomthe
notch; otherwise, the unit will not
function properly.
Hol
Button
Line in
Notch
Line exit hoie
REPLACEMENT PART
PART N_MBER
Spool with .065" Pro Trimmer Line
Assist Handle
71-88837
530401991
530401989
530016118
530402673
530402661
530015815
Bolt Carriaqe, 1/4-20
Wing Nut
Shield Assy,
Edge Guide
Screw_ 10-16 X 1/2 HI-LO SEMS
"=-'-- Spool
• Store unit and extension cord indoors in a high, dry placa out of the
reach of children.Store unit un-
_WARNING:
Perform the following
steps after each use:
Stop the unit and disconnect the
.,._,wer source when not in use.
• Carry the unit with motor stopped.
• Store the unit so the line limiter
blade cannot cause injury,
• plugged.
, .In place.
.
Store unit with all guaros
Position unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause Injury.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TABLE
_JhWARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnectfrom the power source before
performing all ofthe recommended remedies below except remedies that require unit to be operating.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
Semi-automatic
head stops
under a load or
does not turn
when switch is
_ressed,
1, Crowling trimmer line
against meter;st being
cut.
2, Electrical failure.
3, Thrown circuit breaker,
4, Debris stopping heed.
Line does not
advance or
breaks while
cutting,
3. Use only ,065 in. t.65mm) die. line.
4, Remove cover and pull 4 in,
(10 cm) of line out of heed.
5. Clean unit,
1. Use only .065 in. (1.65mm) die` line,
2. Replace with correct spool
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended,
Line releases
1. Une improperly routed
in heed,
2. Line improperly
wound onto spool.
3. incorrect line size
4. Not enough line
outside of heed,
5. Dirt buildup on unit,
1. Line size is inc_xreut.
2. Incorrect SPOOL
3. Line is being crowded
against material being
cut.
1. Line improperly
continuous y.
2. Spool
routed damaged,
in heed,
2. Replace spool.
.ine usage is
_xcesaive,
1. Line impropl:dy routed
in head,
_"
2, Line size is incorrect,
3. CrowdingUne against
matedaibeing cut,
4. Spool worn or demaged,
1. Check line routing.
2. Replace SPOOL
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended,
1. Too little line outside
of head,
2, Line size Incorrect.
1. Remove cover and pull 4 in.
(10 cm) of line outside of head,
2. Use only .065 in, (1.65 mm) die. line.
Line waids onto
spool,
.ine pulls back
nto head,
REMEDY
1, Allow tip of line to do the cutting.
2, Contact your Sears Se_oe Center,
3, Check Breaker Box,
4. Remove debris,
1. Check Linerouting.
2. Rewind line tighUy and evenly.
1. Check line routing.
4, Replane spool.
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