Weed Eater 545117552 Instruction manual

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Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
WEED EATER
1030 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA 30907
545117552 Rev. 2 8/2/07 BRW
FRANÇAIS
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA:
Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e
instrucciones de seguridad. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Lire le manuel d’instructions et bien respecter tous les avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Tout défaut de le
faire pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
ESPAÑOL
PE550
SAFETY RULES
S Don’t overreach or stand on unstable support. Keep good footing and balance at all
times.
WARNING:
When using gardening
appliances, basic safety precautions must always be followed to reduce the risk of fire and
serious injury. Read and follow all instructions.
This power unit can be dangerous! Operator
is responsible for following instructions and
warnings on unit and in manual. Read entire
instruction 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 have read, understand and
will follow the instructions and warnings on
the unit and in the manual. Never allow children to operate this unit.
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
UNIT SAFETY
S Inspect entire unit before each use. Replace damaged parts. Check for fuel leaks.
Make sure all fasteners are in place and securely fastened.
S Maintain the unit according to recommended procedures.
S Throw away blades that are bent, warped,
cracked, broken, or damaged in any other
way. Replace parts that are cracked,
chipped, or damaged before using the unit.
S Use only recommended WEED EATER
parts and accessories. Never use wire,
wire rope, string, flailing devices, etc.
S Disconnect the spark plug before performing
maintenance except carburetor adjustments.
S Be sure the blade stops turning when the
engine idles (see CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS).
S Remove the blade before making carburetor adjustments. Hold the unit by hand. Do
not make carburetor adjustments from the
blade side of the unit.
S Keep others away when making carburetor
adjustments.
S Never start the unit with the gearbox removed. The clutch can fly off and cause serious injury.
S Have all maintenance and service not explained in this manual performed by an
authorized service dealer.
SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
OPERATOR SAFETY
S Dress properly.
Always wear safety
glasses or similar eye protection when operating, or performing maintenance on your
unit (safety glasses are available). Eye
protection should be marked Z87.
S Always wear face or dust mask if operation
is dusty.
S Always wear heavy, long pants, long
sleeves, boots, and gloves. Do not go barefoot or wear sandals.
S Secure hair above shoulder length.
Secure or remove loose clothing or clothing
with loosely hanging ties, straps, tassels,
etc. They can be caught in moving parts.
S Being fully covered also helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic plants
thrown by spinning blade.
S Stay alert. Do not operate when you are
tired, ill, upset, or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. Watch what
you are doing; use common sense.
S Wear hearing protection.
S Never start or run inside a closed room,
building or other unventilated area. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
S Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
S Always use the handle.
S Keep hands and feet away from cutting
area.
S Do not attempt to remove cut material nor
hold material to be cut when engine is running or when cutting member is moving.
S Make sure spark plug is disconnected
when cleaning jammed material from cutting member.
S Never direct discharge of material toward
bystanders nor allow anyone near the area
of operation. Use care in directing discharge to avoid glass enclosures, automobiles, and the like.
EDGING SAFETY
WARNING: Inspect the area to be
edged before each use. Remove objects
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string, etc.)
which can be thrown by the blade or can wrap
around the shaft.
S Keep others including children, animals,
bystanders, and helpers at least 50 feet (15
meters) away. Stop the unit immediately if
you are approached.
S Hold the unit firmly with both hands.
S Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach or stand on unstable support.
S Do not attempt to remove cut material nor
hold material to be cut when the engine is
running or when cutting member is moving.
S Always keep the wheels and skid in contact
with the ground.
S Keep all parts of your body away from the
blade and muffler.
S Always push the unit slowly over the
ground. Stay alert for uneven sidewalks,
holes in the terrain, large roots, etc.
S Use only for jobs explained in this manual.
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WARNING:
Thrown
objects
Safety
Glasses
Blade can throw objects violently.
D You can be blinded or injured.
D Wears safety glasses or similar eye
protection.
Boots
WARNING:
Hazard zone for thrown objects.
D Blade can throw objects violently.
D Others can be blinded or injured.
D Keep people and animals 50 feet (15 meters)
away.
50 pieds
(15 m)
Blade rotates
momentarily
after the
trigger is
released.
Allow blade to stop
before removing
it from the cut.
WARNING:
Blade rotates momentarily after the trigger is
released.
D The blade can seriously cut you or others.
D Allow blade to stop before removing it from
the cut.
WARNING:
Instruction Manual
Read instruction manual.
D Follow all warnings and instructions.
D Failure to do so can result in serious
injury.
Safety Labels
FUEL SAFETY
S Mix and pour fuel outdoors and where there
are not sparks or flames.
S Always store gasoline in a container approved for flammable liquids.
S Do not smoke or allow smoking near fuel or
the unit; do not smoke while using the unit.
S Make sure the unit is properly assembled
and in good operating condition.
S Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up all fuel
spills before starting unit.
S Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from
fueling site before starting engine.
S Stop engine and allow to cool before removing fuel cap.
S Do not store the unit with fuel in the fuel
tank; use up fuel left in the carburetor and
fuel line by starting the unit and letting it run
until it stops.
S Store unit and fuel in an area where fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or open flames
from water heaters, electric motors or
switches, furnaces, etc.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
S Do not grasp or hold exposed blade.
S Stop unit before leaving work area.
S Allow unit to cool, run fuel out of the fuel
tank, and secure the unit before storing or
transporting it in a vehicle.
S Before storing, use up fuel left in the carburetor by starting the unit and letting it run until it stops. Always allow the unit to cool before storage.
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S Store unit and fuel in area where fuel vapors
cannot reach sparks or open flames from
water heaters, electric motors or switches,
furnaces, etc.
S Store unit so blade cannot accidentally
cause injury.
S Store unit out of reach of children.
If situations occur which are not covered in this
manual, use care and good judgment. If you
need assistance, call 1-800-554-6723.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is not
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 arrestor screen. If you
operate in a locale where such regulations exist, you are legally responsible for installing
and maintaining the operating condition of
these parts. Failure to do so is a violation of
the law. If a spark arresting screen is required in your area, contact your authorized
service dealer for the correct kit.
SPECIAL 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 swellings. 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-vibration system does
not guarantee the avoidance of these problems. Users who operate power tools on a
continual and regular basis must monitor
closely their physical condition and the condition of this tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY
3. Thread one locknut onto each screw and
tighten securely.
WARNING:
If received assembled,
repeat all steps to ensure your unit is properly
assembled and all fasteners are secure.
Examine parts for damage. Do not use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find parts
missing or damaged, call 1-800-554--6723.
This instruction manual has been developed
to help you assemble the unit and to provide
its safe operation. It is important that you read
the entire manual to become familiar with the
unit before you begin assembly.
Read your instruction manual.
Tools you will need:
S Adjustable wrench
S Hex wrench (provided)
Handle tube
Screws
Lower
Tube
Starter Rope
Locknuts
NOTE: When performing the following step,
TUBE ASSEMBLY
NOTE: When performing the following step,
be sure the starter rope is not caught under
the cable clamp. The starter rope must hang
freely to operate properly.
4. Align the cable clamp between the tube
screws. Install the cable clamp around the
tube and throttle cable.
be sure the handle is aligned as follows: label
on top, throttle trigger to the operator’s right
hand side. The starter rope and the throttle
cable must not wrap around the tube.
Label
Throttle trigger
Cable Clamp
1. Assemble handle tube to the lower tube (it
will be necessary to pull some of the starter rope out of the housing).
2. Align the screw holes; insert the screws
through the aligned holes.
Throttle cable
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR EDGER
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
UNIT. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
ON/OFF
Switch
Starter Rope Handle
Fuel/Oil Mix Cap
Throttle Trigger
Choke
Depth
Control
Lever
Primer Bulb
Spark Plug
Air Filter
Muffler and
Guard
Depth
Adjusting
Skid
Blade Guard
Blade
ON/OFF SWITCH
the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position.
Once engine has started, move the choke lever
to the OFF CHOKE position.
STARTER ROPE HANDLE
THROTTLE TRIGGER
The ON/OFF switch is used to select the ON
or OFF position.
The STARTER ROPE HANDLE is used for
starting the engine.
The THROTTLE TRIGGER controls engine
speed. It is designed to be activated by the
right hand.
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB removes air from the carburetor and fuel lines and fills them with fuel.
This allows you to start the engine with fewer
pulls on the starter rope. Activate the primer bulb
by pressing it and allowing it to return to its original form.
BLADE
The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the engine
to aid in cold starting. Activate the choke by
moving the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE
position. After the engine attempts to start, move
The DEPTH CONTROL LEVER regulates
the cutting depth. Move the lever backward
for full depth edging, forward for half depth
edging.
The BLADE is designed to cut sod.
DEPTH ADJUSTING SKID
The DEPTH ADJUSTING SKID sets the
depth of the cut.
CHOKE
DEPTH CONTROL LEVER
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
is recommended. Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio
of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2
ounces (95 ml) of oil with 1 gallon (4 liters) of unleaded gasoline. DO NOT USE automotive oil
or boat oil. These oils will cause engine damage.
When mixing fuel, follow instructions printed on
container. Once oil is added to gasoline, shake
container momentarily to assure that the fuel is
thoroughly mixed. Always read and follow the
safety rules relating to fuel before fueling your
unit.
WARNING: Be sure to read the fuel
information in the safety rules before you begin. If you do not understand the safety rules,
do not attempt to fuel your unit. Call
1-800-554-6723.
FUELING ENGINE
WARNING:
when refueling.
Remove fuel cap slowly
IMPORTANT
HELPFUL TIP
To obtain the correct oil mix
ratio, pour 3.2 ounces of
2-- cycle synthetic oil into
one gallon of fresh gas.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded
gasoline. Before operation, gasoline must be
mixed with a good quality synthetic 2-cycle aircooled engine oil designed to be mixed at a ratio
of 40:1. Poulan/Weed Eater brand synthetic oil
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Experience 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, empty the fuel system 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.Never use engine or carburetor
4. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger.
Keep throttle trigger fully squeezed until
the engine runs smoothly.
cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.See the STORAGE section for additional information.
STOPPING YOUR ENGINE
S To stop a running engine, move the switch
to the OFF position.
S If engine does not stop, move choke lever
to FULL CHOKE position.
ON/OFF Switch
5. Pull starter rope handle sharply until engine sounds as if it is trying to start, but do
not pull rope more than 6 times.
6. As soon as engine sounds as if it is trying
to start, move choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
7. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs,
but no more than 6 pulls. If the engine
doesn’t start after 6 pulls (at the HALF
CHOKE position), move the choke lever to
the FULL CHOKE position and press the
primer bulb 6 times. Squeeze and hold the
throttle trigger and pull the starter rope 2
more times. Move the choke lever to the
HALF CHOKE position and pull the starter
rope until the engine runs, but no more than
6 pulls. NOTE: If engine still doesn’t start, it
is probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING
A FLOODED ENGINE.
8. Once the engine starts, allow it to run 10
seconds, then move the choke lever to
OFF CHOKE. Allow the unit to run for 30
more seconds at OFF CHOKE before releasing the throttle trigger. NOTE: If engine dies with the choke lever in the OFF
CHOKE position, move the choke lever to
the HALF CHOKE position and pull the
rope until engine runs, but no more than 6
pulls.
STARTING YOUR ENGINE
(for location of controls, refer to the KNOW
YOUR EDGER section)
S Fuel the engine; then move 10 feet (3 meters) away from the fueling site.
DANGER: The cutting blade will
turn when the engine starts.
WARNING: Avoid any contact with
the muffler. A hot muffler can cause serious
burns.
S Rest the unit on the ground. Support the
unit so the blade is off of the ground and
away from trees, bushes, onlookers, etc.
STARTING
POSITION
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1. Move the ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
2. Move the choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
3. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger.
Keep throttle trigger fully squeezed until
the engine runs smoothly.
4. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs,
but no more than 5 pulls.
5. Allow engine to run 10 seconds, then
move the choke lever to the OFF CHOKE
position. Release the throttle trigger.
NOTE: If engine has not started, pull starter
rope 5 more pulls. If engine still does not run, it
is probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING A
FLOODED ENGINE.
HELPFUL TIP
If your engine still does not
start after following these
instructions, please call
1-- 800-- 554-- 6723.
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
warm engine after running out of
fuel)
1. Move the ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
2. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
3. Move choke lever to the FULL CHOKE
position.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
Choke Lever
FULL
HALF
OFF
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Flooded engines can be started by placing
the choke lever in the OFF CHOKE position;
then, pull the rope to clear the engine of excess fuel. This could require pulling the starter
handle many times depending on how badly
the unit is flooded.
If the unit still doesn’t start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call
1-800-554-6723.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and disconnect spark plug before making adjustments. Your edger is equipped with several
edging depths. The depth used will depend
on your personal edging preference and the
condition of the area where the edging operation is to be done.
NOTE: If the area to be edged has never
been cut or several weeks have passed since
the last cut, the first edging should be done at
no more than half depth.
EDGING
As you become familiar with your edger, you
will be able to determine your own operating
pace. Conditions such as depth of cut and
material being cut will regulate the speed and
time required for your edging job.
S Allow the engine to warm up for one minute
before you begin edging.
S Increase the engine speed before placing
the blade in the cut. For best operation, run
the engine at full throttle while cutting.
S Keep your edging path straight by aligning
the blade guide rib on the rear of the blade
guard with the edge of the sidewalk. Keep
all wheels flat on the walkway.
To set the depth:
S Move the depth control lever forward for
shallower edging.
S Move the depth control lever backward for
deeper edging.
Depth Control Lever
Blade
Guide Rib
Depth
Adjusting
Skid
Support Arm
S Always work going away from people and
solid objects such as walls, large stones,
trees, automobiles, etc.
S Be careful when edging near trees or valuable plants. The high speed metal blade
may cut roots and cause damage to the
plants.
S If the blade stalls, immediately move the
unit rearward slightly to allow the blade to
restart. If the blade continues to stall, stop
the engine, disconnect the spark plug, and
inspect for blockage or damage.
S Always keep the blade area clean. Stop the
engine, make sure the blade has completely stopped turning, and disconnect the
spark plug before cleaning.
When edging, the trigger handle must be
raised until the skid rests on the ground. The
trigger handle must be held in the raised position during the entire edging operation to
maintain a consistent edging depth.
DEPTH ADJUSTING SKID
The surface of the depth adjusting skid will
wear over a period of time. This part is reversible to provide a second wear surface.
1. Remove the two mounting screws which
hold the skid to the support arm.
2. Rotate the skid 180 degrees.
3. Reinstall the mounting screws.
EDGING TIPS
Inspect unit before each use.
Inspect the area to be cut before each use.
Keep unit in front of your body.
Cut at full throttle.
Keep the wheels and skid in contact with
the ground.
S Always work going away from others.
S
S
S
S
S
SETTING THE EDGING DEPTH
WARNING: Never attempt to adjust
the depth adjusting skid when the engine is
running. Always release the throttle trigger,
wait until the blade stops turning, move the
MAINTENANCE
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
WARNING:
Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance except
for carburetor adjustments.
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.
S Once each year, replace the spark plug, replace air filter element and check blade for
wear. A new spark plug and a clean/new air
filter element assures proper air/fuel mixture and helps your engine run better and
last longer.
HELPFUL TIP
IMPORTANT: Have all
repairs other than the recommended maintenance
described in the instruction
manual performed by an
authorized service dealer.
If any dealer other than an authorized
service dealer performs work on the
product, WEED EATER may not pay for
repairs under warranty. It is your responsibility to maintain and perform
general maintenance.
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
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Contact an authorized service dealer for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
bypassing the filter and to keep dust from entering engine and causing damage.
8. Reinstall air filter cover.
S ON/OFF Switch -- Ensure ON/OFF switch
functions properly by moving the switch to
the OFF position and assure the engine
stops; then restart engine and continue.
S Fuel Tank -- Discontinue use of edger if fuel
tank shows signs of damage or leaks.
S Blade Guard -- Discontinue use of edger if
blade guard is damaged.
Air Filter
Cover
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Blade nut
Muffler
Cylinder shield
Clutch
Throttle trigger
Handle screws
Fasteners
Cover
Screws
BLADE MAINTENANCE
WARNING: The blade will continue
to spin after the engine stops or after the
throttle trigger has been released. Make sure
the blade has stopped coasting and disconnect the spark plug before performing work on
the blade.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT & LABELS
S After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit and
labels using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
WARNING: Wear protective gloves
when handling or performing maintenance on
the blade to help avoid injury.
Always replace a blade that is bent, warped,
cracked, broken, or damaged in any other
way. Never attempt to straighten and reuse a
damaged blade. Use only specified replacement blade.
S The blade is reversible. When the cutting
edge on one side becomes worn, turn the
blade over.
S Check blade for flatness periodically. Lay
the blade on a flat surface to inspect for flatness. Throw away a blade that is not flat.
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 5 tanks of fuel
or 5 hours of operation, whichever comes
first. Clean more frequently in dusty conditions. 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. Clean the cover and the area around it to
keep dirt from falling into the carburetor
chamber when the cover is removed.
2. Remove the two screws and the air filter
cover from the engine.
3. Remove air filter.
NOTE: Do not clean the air filter with gasoline or other flammable solvent to avoid creating a fire hazard or producing harmful evaporative emissions.
4. Clean the air filter using hot soapy water.
Rinse with clean cool water. Air dry completely before reinstalling.
5. Lightly oil air filter before installing to improve the efficiency of the air filter. Use
2--cycle engine oil or motor oil (SAE 30).
NOTE: Do not soak air filter in oil.
6. Squeeze the air filter to distribute oil and to
remove any excess oil.
7. Reinstall air filter in housing.
CAUTION: Make sure air filter is fitted in to
the corners of the housing to prevent air from
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
The spark plug should be replaced each year
to ensure the engine starts easier and runs
better. Set spark plug gap at 0.025 inches.
Ignition timing is fixed, nonadjustable.
1. Twist then pull off the spark plug boot.
2. Remove and discard the spark plug.
3. Replace with Champion RCJ--6Y spark
plug and tighten securely with a wrench.
4. Reinstall the spark plug boot.
Spark Plug Boot
Spark Plug
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
BLADE REPLACEMENT
Keep others away when making idle speed
adjustments. Remove the blade before making carburetor idle speed adjustments. Do not
make adjustments from the blade side of the
unit. Recheck the idle speed after each adjustment. The blade must not spin at idle
speed to avoid serious injury to the operator
or others. Make adjustments with the unit
supported so the blade is off the ground and
will not make contact with any object. Hold
the unit by hand while running and making adjustments. Keep all parts of your body away
from the blade and muffler.
1. To remove the blade, insert a screwdriver
into one of the holes in the gearbox; then,
remove the blade nut by turning clockwise.
Gearbox holes
Idle Speed Adjustment
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until engine
runs without the blade shaft spinning (idle too
fast) or engine stalling (idle speed too slow).
S Turn idle speed screw clockwise to increase engine speed if engine stalls or dies.
S Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to
decrease engine speed if the blade shaft
spins at idle speed.
Blade
2. Remove the washer and blade from the
blade shaft.
3. Align the flat area of the blade opening with
the flat side of the shaft. Place the new
blade on the shaft.
WARNING: Recheck the idle speed
after each adjustment. The blade shaft must
not spin at idle speed to avoid serious injury to
the operator or others.
Nut
Hole
Flat sides
Washer
4. Install the washer and nut; turn nut counterclockwise on the blade shaft.
5. Bind blade by inserting a screwdriver into
one of the holes in the gearbox; then, firmly
tighten nut with a wrench.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
Idle Speed
Adjustment
Screw
If you require further assistance or are unsure
about performing this procedure, contact an
authorized
service
dealer
or
call
1--800--554--6723.
WARNING:
Keep others away when
making idle speed adjustments. The blade
shaft will be spinning during most of this procedure. Wear your protective equipment and
observe all safety precautions. After making
adjustments, the blade shaft must not spin at
idle speed.
The carburetor has been carefully set at the
factory. Adjustments may be necessary if you
notice any of the following conditions:
S Engine will not idle when the throttle is released.
S The blade spins at idle.
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STORAGE
WARNING: Perform the following
steps after each use:
S Allow engine to cool before storing or transporting.
S Store unit 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.
S Store unit with all guards in place. Position
unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
S Store unit and fuel well out of the reach of
children.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if
it will not be used for 30 days or more.
If your unit is to be stored for a period of time:
S Clean the entire unit before lengthy storage.
S Store in a clean dry area.
S Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
FUEL SYSTEM
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERATION section of this manual, see message labeled IMPORTANT regarding the use of gasohol in your engine.
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
container. Run engine at least 5 minutes after
adding stabilizer.
HELPFUL TIP
During storage of your gas/
oil mixture, the oil will separate from the gas.
We recommend that you
shake the gas can weekly
to insure proper blending of
the gas and oil.
ENGINE
S 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.
S Replace spark plug with new one of recommended type and heat range.
S Clean air filter.
S Check entire unit for loose screws, nuts,
and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken,
or worn parts.
S At the beginning of the next season, use
only fresh fuel having the proper gasoline to
oil ratio.
OTHER
S Do not store gasoline from one season to
another.
S Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of the
recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Engine will not
start or will run
only a few
seconds after
starting.
1.ON/OFF switch in OFF
position.
2. Engine flooded.
1. Move ON/OFF switch to the ON
position.
2. See “Difficult Starting” in
Operation Section.
2. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
3. Install new spark plug.
4. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
5. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. See “Carburetor Adjustment” in
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
Engine will
not idle
properly.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
Engine
smokes
excessively.
Engine runs
hot.
Blade turns at
idle speed.
Blade stops under a load or
does not turn
when engine is
accelerated.
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Spark plug not firing.
5. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
6.Compression low.
1. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
3. Compression low.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug
and regap.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build up.
5. Compression low.
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
4.
5.
1.
2.
Contact an authorized service dealer.
Contact an authorized service dealer.
Adjust choke.
Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
3. Clean or replace air filter.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
1. See “Fueling Engine” in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct plug.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up.
1. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Throttle cable binding.
3. Clutch requires repair.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. See “Carburetor Adjustment” in
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Replace or repair throttle cable.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Check gearbox.
2. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Blade not engaged.
2. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
3. Clutch requires repair.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
WEED EATER warrants to the original purchaser that each new WEED EATER brand
gasoline tool or attachment is free from defects
in material and workmanship and agrees to repair or replace under this warranty any defective
gasoline product or attachment as follows from
the original date of purchase.
2 YEARS--Parts and Labor, when used for
household purposes.
90 DAYS--Parts and Labor, when used for commercial, professional, or income producing purposes.
30 DAYS--Parts and Labor, if used for rental
purposes.
This warranty is not transferable and does not
cover damage or liability caused by improper
handling, improper maintenance, or the use of
accessories and/or attachments not specifically
recommended by WEED EATER for this tool.
Additionally, this warranty does not cover tuneups, spark plugs, filters, etc., that will wear and
require replacement with reasonable use during
the warranty period. This warranty does not
cover predelivery setup or normal adjustments
explained in the instruction manual.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE.
NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED,
AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EXPRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
The policy of WEED EATER is to continuously improve its products. Therefore, WEED
EATER reserves the right to change, modify,
or discontinue models, designs, specifications, and accessories of all products at any
time without notice or obligation to any purchaser.
U.S. EPA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The U. S. Environmental Protection
Agency and Poulan/WEED EATER are
pleased to explain the emissions control system
warranty on your year 2005 and later small off-road engine. Poulan/WEED EATER 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 includes
parts such as the carburetor and the ignition
system. Where a warrantable condition exists,
Poulan/WEED EATER 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, the part will be repaired or replaced by
Poulan/WEED EATER. OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the small off--road
engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in
your instruction manual. Poulan/WEED EATER
recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your small off--road engine,
but Poulan/WEED EATER cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your
failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance. As the small off--road engine owner, you should be aware that Poulan/
WEED EATER may deny you warranty
coverage if your small off--road 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--road engine to
a Poulan/WEED EATER authorized repair center as soon as a problem exists. Warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable
amount of time, 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
Poulan/WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723.
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE: The
warranty period begins on the date the small
off--road 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 Poulan/
WEED EATER servicing center. If you have any
questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest
authorized service center or call Poulan/WEED
EATER at 1--800--554--6723. WARRANTY PERIOD: Any warranted part which is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance,
or which is scheduled only for regular inspection
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
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which leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective if the diagnostic work is
performed at an approved Poulan/WEED EATER servicing center. CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES: Poulan/WEED EATER may be liable for damages to other engine components
caused by the failure of a warranted part 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. Poulan/WEED EATER 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 Poulan/WEED EATER at
1--800--554--6723. WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall be provided at all Poulan/WEED
EATER service centers. Call 1--800--554--6723.
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF EMISSION RELATED PARTS: Any
Poulan/WEED EATER approved replacement
part used in the performance of any warranty
maintenance or repair on emission related parts
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.
This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use:
Moderate (50 hours)
Intermediate (125 hours)
Extended (300 hours)
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