Craftsman 358.797341 Instruction manual

Instruction
Manual
I CRAFTSMAN°I
25cc/1.5 cu.in. 2-Cycle
205 MPH/410 CFM
GASOLINE POWERED
BLOWER/VAC
Model No.
358.797341
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Safety
Operation
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Maintenance
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WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of this product.
For answers to your questions about this product:
Call 7 am-7 pm, Mon.-Sat., or 10 am-7 pm, Sun.
1-800-235-5878
Sears, Roebuck
530088069
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and Co., Hoffman
(Hours
listed are Central Time)
Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A.
Warranty Statement
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service & Adjustments
FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY
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Storage
Troubleshooting
Table
Emissions Statement
Parts List
Spanish
Parts and Ordering
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® GAS BLOWER
For two (2) years from date of purchase, when this Gas Blower is maintained,
lubricated, and tuned up according to the instructions in the instruction manual,
Sears will repair, free of charge, any defects in material or workmanship.
This warranty excludes blower tubes, spark plug, and air cleaner, which are expendable parts and become worn during normal use.
If this blower is used for commercial purposes, this warranty applies for 90 days from
the date of purchase. If this Blower is used for rental purposes, this warranty applies
for 30 days from the date of purchase. This warranty applies only while this product
is in use in the United States.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE BLOWER TO THE NEAREST
SEARS STORE OR SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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Failure to follow all
Safety Rules and Precautions can result in serious injury.
KNOW YOUR UNIT
• Read your instruction manual carefully until you completely understand
and can follow all warnings and
safety rules before operating the unit.
• Restrict unit to users who understand and will follow all warnings and
safety rules in this manual.
_I_WARNING:
Inspect area before
starting unit. Remove all debris and
hard objects such as rocks, glass,
wire, etc. that can ricochet, be thrown,
or otherwise cause injury or damage
during operation.
Use your unit as a blower for:
• Sweeping debris or grass clippings
from driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc.
• Blowing grass clippings, straw, or
leaves into piles, around joints, or between bricks.
Use your unit as a vacuum for:
• Picking up dry material such as
leaves, grass, small twigs, and bits of
paper.
• For best results during vacuum use,
operate your unit at high speed.
• Move slowly back and forth over the
material as you vacuum. Avoid forcing the unit into a pile of debris as
this can clog the unit.
• Keep the vacuum tube about an inch
above the ground for best results.
PLAN AHEAD
• Always wear eye protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance on unit. Wearing eye protection will help to prevent rocks or debris
from being blown or ricocheting into
eyes and face which can result in
blindness and/or serious injury. Eye
protection should be marked Z87.
• Always wear foot protection. Do not
go barefoot or wear sandals.
• Always wear respirator or face mask
when working with unit in dusty environments.
• Secure hair above shoulder length.
Secure or remove jewelry, loose
clothing, or clothing with loosely
hanging straps, ties, tassels, etc.
They can be caught in moving parts.
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• Do not operate unit when you are
tired, ill, upset, or if you are under the
influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
• Keep children, bystanders, and animals away from work area a minimum of 30 feet (10 meters) when
starting or operating unit. Do not
point blower nozzle in the direction of
people or pets.
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION, IT IS
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE
• Eliminate all sources of sparks or
flame (including smoking, open
flames, or work that can cause
sparks) in the areas where fuel is
mixed, poured, or stored.
• Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area;
store fuel in a cool, dry, well ventilated
place; use an approved, marked container for all fuel purposes.
• Do not smoke while handling fuel or
while operating the unit.
• Make sure the unit is properly assembled and in good operating condition.
• Do not fill fuel tank while engine is
running.
• Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up fuel
spills before starting engine.
• Move at least 10 feet (3 meters)
away from fuel and fueling site before starting engine.
• Always store gasoline in a container
approved for flammable liquids.
OPERATE YOUR UNIT SAFELY
'_WARNING:
Stop the engine before opening the vacuum inlet door. The
engine must be stopped and the impeller blades no longer turning to avoid serious injury from the rotating blades.
• Inspect unit before each use for
worn, loose, missing, or damaged
parts. Do not use until unit is in
proper working order.
• Keep outside surfaces free from oil
and fuel.
• Never start or run engine inside a
closed room, building or other unventilated area. Breathing exhaust
fumes can kill.
• To avoid static electricity shock, do
not wear rubber gloves or any other
insulated gloves while operating unit.
• Do not set unit on any surface except a clean, hard area while engine
is running. Debris such as gravel,
sand, dust, grass, etc. could be
picked up by the air intake and
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thrown out through discharge opening, damaging unit, property, or causing serious injury to bystanders or
operator.
• Avoid dangerous environments.
Do
not use in unventilated areas or
where explosive vapors or carbon
monoxide build up could be present.
• Do not overreach or use from unstable surfaces such as ladders, trees,
steep slopes, rooftops, etc. Keep firm
footing and balance at all times.
• Never place objects inside the blower
tubes; always direct the blowing debris
away from people, animals, glass, and
solid objects such as trees, automobiles, walls, etc. The force of air can
cause rocks, dirt, or sticks to be
thrown or to ricochet which can hurt
people or animals, break glass, or
cause other damage.
• Never run unit without the proper
equipment attached. When using
your unit as a blower, always install
blower tubes. When using the optional vacuum kit, always install vacuum tubes and vacuum bag assembly. Make sure vacuum bag assembly is completely zipped.
• Check air intake opening, blower
tubes, and vacuum tubes frequently,
always with engine stopped and
spark plug disconnected.
Keep vents
and discharge tubes free of debris
which can accumulate and restrict
proper air flow.
• Never place any object in air intake
opening as this could restrict proper air
flow and cause damage to the unit.
• Never use for spreading chemicals,
fertilizers, or other substances which
may contain toxic materials.
• To avoid spreading fire, do not use
near leaf or brush fires, fireplaces,
barbecue pits, ashtrays, etc.
• Use only for jobs explained in this
manual.
MAINTAIN YOUR UNIT PROPERLY
• Have all maintenance other than the
recommended procedures described
in the instruction manual performed
by a Sears Service Center.
• Disconnect spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments.
• Use only recommended
CraftsmanZ
replacement parts; use of any other
parts may void your warranty and
cause damage to your unit.
• Empty fuel tank before storing the unit.
Use up fuel left in carburetor by starting engine and letting it run until it
stops.
• Do not use any accessory or attachment other than those recommended
by manufacturer for use with your unit.
• Do not store the unit or fuel in a
closed area where fuel vapors can
reach sparks or an open flame from
hot water heaters, electric motors or
switches, furnaces, etc.
• Store in a dry area out of reach of
children.
SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure to vibrations through prolonged use of gasoline
powered hand tools could cause blood
vessel or nerve damage in the fingers,
hands, and joints of people prone to circulation disorders or abnormal swelling.
Prolonged use in cold weather has been
linked to blood vessel damage in otherwise healthy people. If symptoms occur
such as numbness, pain, loss of
strength, change in skin color or texture,
or loss of feeling in the fingers, hands, or
joints, discontinue the use of this tool
and seek medical attention. An
antivibration system does not guarantee
the avoidance of these problems. Users
CARTON
CONTENTS
Check carton contents against the following list.
Model 358.797341
• Blower
• Blower tube
• Elbow tube
who operate power tools on a continual
and regular basis must monitor closely
their physical condition and the condition
of this tool.
SPECIAL NOTICE: For users on U.S.
Forest Land and in some states, including California (Public Resources Codes
4442 and 4443), Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington: Certain internal combustion engines operated on forest, brush, and/or
grass covered land in the above areas
are required to be equipped with a spark
arresting screen, maintained in effective
working order, or the engine must be
constructed, equipped, and maintained
for the prevention of fire. Check with
your state or local authorities for regulations pertaining to these requirements.
Failure to follow these requirements is a
violation of the law. This unit is not factory equipped with a spark arresting
screen; however, a spark arresting
screen is available as an optional part. If
a spark arresting screen is required in
your area, contact Sears Service for the
correct kit. The spark arresting screen,
blower tubes, and nozzles must be assembled to unit to be in full compliance
with regulations.
•
A standard screwdriver
for assembly.
BLOWER
is required
ASSEMBLY
• Vacuum bag
• Upper vacuum tube
• Lower vacuum tube
• 2-Cycle Engine Oil
NOTE: It is normal for the fuel filter to
rattle in the empty fuel tank.
BLOWER TUBE ASSEMBLY
If you have already assembled your
unit for use as a vacuum, remove the
vacuum tubes and collection bag.
1. Align the rib on the blower tube
with the groove in the blower outlet;
slide the tube into place.
NOTE: Tube clamp must be loose
enough to allow blower tube to be inserted in blower outlet. Loosen tube
ASSEMBLY
clamp by turning knob counterclockwise.
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WARNING:
Stop engine and be
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sure the impeller blades have stopped
turning before opening the vacuum inlet door or attempting to insert or remove the vacuum tubes. The rotating
blades can cause serious injury.
Blower
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Groove _
WARNING:
If you receive your
unit assembled, repeat all steps to ensure your unit is properly assembled
and all fasteners are secure.
2.
3.
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Blower
Tube
Rib
Tighten the tube clamp by turning
the knob clockwise.
To remove the tube, turn the knob
to loosen clamp; remove tube.
2.
VACUUM
ASSEMBLY
VACUUM BAG ASSEMBLY
1. Open tile zipper on the vacuum
bag and insert the elbow tube.
2. Push the small end of the elbow
tube through the small opening in
the bag.
Elbow
Tube
Small
Opening
/
Rib
4.
NOTE: Make sure edge of the small
opening is flush against the flared area
of the elbow tube, and the rib on the
elbow tube is on the bottom.
3.
4.
Close the zipper on the bag. Make
sure the zipper is closed completely.
Remove blower tube from engine.
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3.
Zipper
Opening
Insert a screwdriver into the latch
area on the vacuum inlet cover.
Outlet
Latch Area
BlOwer
vacuum
Inlet Cover
Gently tilt the handle of the screwdriver toward the back of the unit
while pulling up on the vacuum inlet cover with your other hand.
Hold the vacuum inlet cover open
until upper vacuum tube is installed.
Vacuum Inlet
Retaining Post
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Rib
Inlet
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Cover _.._
5.
Insert the elbow tube into the blower outlet. Make sure elbow tube is
aligned with the blower outlet
groove.
6. Turn clamp knob clockwise to tighten.
VACUUM TUBE ASSEMBLY
1. Align tile lower vacuum tube as
shown. Push lower vacuum tube
into upper vacuum tube.
Upper
Vacuum Tube
Place the hooks on the vacuum tube
on the retaining posts; pivot tube into
position. Secure vacuum tube by
turning the knob clockwise until tight.
5.
Hooks
6.
Lower
Vacuum Tube
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When converting back to the blower feature, make sure latch on the
vacuum inlet cover is securely fastened.
SHOULDER STRAP ADJUSTMENT
(for vacuum use only)
1. Hold the unit as shown.
2. Pass the shoulder strap over your
head and onto your right shoulder.
3. Extend your left arm toward the
rear of the vacuum bag.
4. Adjust shoulder strap until the vacuum bag/shoulder
strap seam lies
between your thumb and index
finger.
5. Make sure air flows freely from the
elbow tube into bag. If bag is kinked,
the unit will not operate properly.
KNOW YOUR BLOWER
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.
MULCHING BLADES
Your blower is equipped with mulching blades as a standard feature. When using
the optional vacuum attachment, the mulching blades automatically reduce debris
at a ratio of up to 16:1.
Upper
Vacuum Tube
Lower
Vacuum T_
Primer
Button
Choke
Throttle
Lever
Elbow Tube
Lever
Fuel Mix
Rope
Tube
Blower
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Rear
Handle
THROTTLE LEVER
The THROTFLE LEVER is used to select
the desired engine speed and to stop the
engine. Move the throttle lever to the
position for full speed operation.
Move the throttle lever to the _
position for idle speed. To stop the engine,
move the throttle lever to the STOP position.
the engine with fewer pulls on the starter
rope. Activate primer button by pressing
it and allowing it to return to its original
position.
CHOKE LEVER
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 engine
attempts to start, move the choke lever
to the HALF CHOKE position. Once engine starts, move choke lever to the
RUN position.
PRIMER BUTTON
The PRIMER BUqq-ONremoves air from
the carburetor and fuel lines and fills
them with fuel. This allows you to start
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OPERATING TIPS
• While vacuuming or blowing debris,
hold the unit with the muffler side facing away from your body and clothes
(see OPERATING POSITION).
• To reduce the risk of hearing loss
associated with sound level(s), hearing protection is required.
• To reduce the risk of injury associated
with contacting rotating parts, stop the
engine before installing or removing
attachments. Do not operate without
guard(s) in place.
• Operate power equipment only at reasonable hours-not early in the morning or late at night when people might
be disturbed. Comply with times listed
in local ordinances. Usual recommendations are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday though Saturday.
• To reduce noise levels, limit the number of pieces of equipment used at
any one time.
• To reduce noise levels, operate power blowers at the lowest possible
throttle speed to do the job.
• Use rakes and brooms to loosen
debris before blowing.
• In dusty conditions, slightly dampen
surfaces or use a mister attachment
when water is available.
• Conserve water by using power blowers instead of hoses for many lawn
and garden applications, including
areas such as gutters, screens, patios,
grills, porches, and gardens.
• Watch out for children, pets, open
windows, or freshly washed cars.
Blow debris away safely.
• Use the full blower nozzle extension
so the air stream can work close to
the ground.
• After using blowers and other equipment, CLEAN UP! Dispose of debris
in trash receptacles.
OPERATING
POSITION
Protection
BEFORE
_WARNING:
ENGINE
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
1-800-235-5878.
FUELING
_WARNING:
ENGINE
Remove fuel cap
slowly when refueling.
This engine is certified to operate on
unleaded gasoline. Before operation,
gasoline must be mixed with a good
quality 2-cycle air-cooled engine oil.
We recommend Craftsman brand oil.
Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio of 40:1
(A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2
ounces of oil with 1 gallon of unleaded
gasoline). 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.
IMPORTANT
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 cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage.
Craftsman brand oil is already blended
with fuel stabilizer. See the STORAGE
section for additional information.
STOPPING
Blower
STARTING
YOUR ENGINE
• To stop the engine, move the throttle
lever to the STOP position.
Vacuum
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STARTING
THE ENGINE
_,WARNING:
You MUST make sure
the tubes are secure before using the
unit.
• Fuel engine. Move at least 10 feet (3
meters) away from the fueling site.
• Hold the unit in the starting position
as shown. Make sure the blower end
is directed away from people, animals, glass, and solid objects.
Blower
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Vacuum
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WARNING:
When starting engine,
hold the unit as illustrated. Do not set
unit on any surface except a clean, hard
area when starting engine or while engine is running. Debris such as gravel,
sand, dust, grass, etc. could be picked
up by the air intake and thrown out
through the discharge opening, damaging the unit or property, or causing serious injury to bystanders or the operator.
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
warm engine after running out of
fuel)
1. Move the throttle lever to the '1_
position.
2. Move the choke lever to the FULL
CHOKE position.
3. Slowly press the primer button 8
times.
Throttte Lever
Primer Button
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Choke Lever
4.
Pull starter handle sharply until the
engine attempts to run, but no
more than 5 pulls (below 30"F, 8
pulls).
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NOTE: If the engine attempts to start
before the 5th pull, go to the next step
immediately.
5. Move choke lever to HALF CHOKE.
6. Pull the starter handle sharply until
the engine runs, but no more than
5 pulls (below 30°E 10 pulls).
7. After a 5 second warm-up, move
the choke lever to the RUN position.
8. Allow the unit to run for 30 more
seconds at RUN before moving the
throttle lever to the _
position.
If the engine has not started after 5
pulls (at HALF CHOKE), repeat the
STARTING A COLD ENGINE procedure.
If the engine still does not start, proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
9. To stop the engine, move the
throttle lever to the STOP position.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1. Move the throttle lever to the '_
position.
2. Pull the starter handle sharply until
the engine starts, but no more than
5 pulls.
NOTE: If the engine has not started,
pull starter handle sharply for 5 more
pulls. If engine still does not run, it is
probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
3.
To stop the engine, move the
throttle lever to the STOP position.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
Flooded engines can be started by placing the choke lever in the RUN position.
Move throttle lever to the fast position
; then, pull rope until engine starts.
After engine starts, move the throttle lever to the slow position _
to allow engine to idle.
Starting could require pulling the starter
rope many times depending on how
badly the unit is flooded. If the unit still
doesn't start, refer to the
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call
1-800-235-5878.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TASK
Check for loose fasteners
and parts
WHEN TO PERFORM
Before each use
Check for damaged or worn parts
Inspect and clean unit and labels
Clean air filter
Before each use
Replace
spark plug
Yearly
Replace
fuel filter
Check muffler mounting
After each use
Every 5 hours of operation
Yearly
screws
_WARNING:
Avoid touching muffler unless engine and muffler are cold.
A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
_WARNING:
Stop engine and be
sure the impeller blades have stopped
turning before opening the vacuum inlet door or attempting to insert or remove the vacuum or blower tubes.
The rotating blades can cause serious
injury. Always disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance or
accessing movable parts.
GENERAL RECOMMEN DATIONS
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.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Spark Plug Boot
• Air Filter
• Housing Screws
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact Sears Service Center for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
• Throttle Lever - Ensure throttle lever
functions properly by moving the
throttle lever to the STOP position.
Make sure engine stops; then restart
engine and continue.
• Fuel Tank - Do not use unit if fuel tank
shows signs of damage or leaks.
• Vacuum Bag - Do not use vacuum
bag if it is torn or damaged.
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Yearly
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT
AND LABELS
• After each use, inspect complete unit
for loose or damaged parts. Clean
the unit using a damp cloth with a
mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
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Air Fi,ter
Cover
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Air Filter
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Always
clean after every 5 hours of operation.
Cleaning the air filter:
1. Clean tile cover and the area
around it to keep debris from falling
into the carburetor chamber when
the cover is removed.
2. Remove parts as illustrated.
NOTE: Do not clean filter in gasoline
or other flammable solvent. Doing so
can create a fire hazard or produce
harmful evaporative emissions.
3. Wash the filter in soap and water.
4. Allow filter to dry.
5. Apply a few drops of oil to the filter;
squeeze filter to distribute oil.
6. Replace parts.
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
Replace spark plug each year to ensure
the engine starts easier and runs better.
Set spark plug gap at 0.025 inch. Ignition timing is fixed, nonadjustable.
1. Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
2. Remove spark plug from cylinder
and discard.
3. Replace with Champion CJ-6Y
spark plug and tighten securely
with a 3/4 inch socket wrench.
4. Reinstall the spark plug boot.
REPLACE FUEL FILTER
To replace fuel filter, drain unit by running it dry of fuel, then remove fuel
cap/retainer assembly from tank. Pull
filter from tank and remove it from the
fuel line. Install new fuel filter on fuel
line; reinstall parts.
CHECK MUFFLER MOUNTING
SCREWS
Once each year, ensure muffler
mounting screws are secure and tightened properly to prevent damage,
Mounting
Screw
Muffler Cover
Holes
Screws
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loosen and remove the 2 screws
from the muffler cover.
Remove the muffler cover.
Tighten the 2 muffler mounting
screws securely.
Reinstall muffler cover and 2
screws. Tighten securely.
Fuel Filter
We recommend all service and adjustments not listed in this manual be performed by your Sears Service Center.
CARBURETOR
ADJUSTMENT
Carburetor adjustment is critical and if
done improperly can permanently
damage the engine as well as the carburetor. If you require further assistance or are unsure about performing
this procedure, call our customer assistance help line at 1-800-285-5878.
Old fuel, a dirty air filter, a dirty fuel filter, or flooding may give the impression of an improperly adjusted carburetor. Check these conditions before
adjusting the carburetor.
The carburetor has been carefully set
at the factory. Adjustments may be
necessary if you notice any of the following conditions:
• Engine will not idle. See LOW SPEED
MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT (L) under adjusting procedure.
• Engine dies or hesitates instead of accelerating. See ACCELERATION CHECK
under adjusting procedure.
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• Loss of power. See MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT (L or H) under adjusting procedure.
There are two adjustment screws on
the carburetor. The low speed adjustment screw is marked with the letter L,
and the high speed adjustment screw
is marked with the letter H. The throttle
lever is used to control engine speed.
The throttle lever can be placed in one
of four positions: STOP, IDLE or _,
FULLTHROTTLE or ,t_, and one intermittent position.
imer Button
Thro_
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Adjustment "L"
Lever
s_mtme et "H"
ADJUSTING
PROCEDURE
CAUTION:
Do not force plastic limiter
caps on screws beyond the built-in
stops or damage will occur.
Initial Settings
1. Turn both mixture screws (L and H)
counterclockwise until they stop.
2. Start engine, let it run for 3 minutes,
then proceed to adjust screws according to the instructions below. If
engine performance at initial settings
is acceptable, no further adjustments
are necessary. If engine does not
start, refer to TROUBLESHOOTING
TABLE. If still unable to remedy situation, call 1-800-235-5878.
Low Speed Mixture Adjustment
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1. Allow the engine to idle.
2. Turn low speed mixture screw (L)
slowly clockwise until the speed begins to drop.
3. Turn the low speed mixture screw
(L) counterclockwise until the speed
increases and then starts to drop
again.
4. Set the low speed mixture screw (L)
at the midpoint between the two
positions.
High Speed Mixture Adjustment
- H
CAUTION:
Adjust the mixture screw
1/16 of a turn at a time. A 1/16 turn is
about the width of the slot in the top of
the screw.
1. Run engine at full throttle.
2. Turn the high speed mixture screw
(H) counterclockwise until it stops.
3. Turn the high speed mixture screw
(H) 1/16 of a turn clockwise at a time
until the engine runs smoothly.After
completing adjustments, check for
acceleration. Reset if necessary.
Acceleration Check
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gum
lizer
age
tions
WARNING:
Perform the following
steps after each use:
• Allow engine to cool, and secure the
unit before storing or transporting.
• 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.
• Store unit with all guards in place.
Position unit so that any sharp object
cannot accidentally cause injury.
• 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:
If engine dies or hesitates instead of
accelerating, turn the low speed mixture screw (L) counterclockwise
until
you have smooth acceleration.
deposits during storage. Add stabito gasoline in fuel tank or fuel storcontainer. Follow the mix instrucfound on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 5 minutes after adding
stabilizer. Craftsman 40:1,2-cycle
engine oil (air cooled) is already blended
with fuel stabilizer. If you do not use
this Sears oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank.
ENGINE
• Remove spark plug and pour 1 teaspoon of 40:1,2-cycle
engine oil (air
cooled) through the spark plug opening. Slowly pull the starter rope 8 to
10 times to distribute oil.
• Replace spark plug with new one of
recommended type and heat range.
• Clean air filter.
• Check entire unit for loose screws,
• Clean the entire unit before lengthy
storage.
• Store in a clean dry area.
• 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
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nuts, and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken, or worn parts.
• At the beginning of the next season,
use only fresh fuel having the proper
gasoline to oil ratio.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts
to rust.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TABLE
WARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing any of the recommended remedies below other than remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
Engine will not
start.
CAUSE
REMEDY
1. Engine flooded.
2. Fuel tank empty.
3. Spark plug not firing.
4. Fuel cot reaching
carburetor.
5. Compression
Engine will not
idle properly.
low.
1. Fuel cot reaching
carburetor.
2. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
3. Crankshaft seals worn.
4. Compression
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power, or
dies under a
load.
low.
3. Install new spark ptug.
4. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
5. Contact your Sears Service Center.
1. Check for dirty fuet filter; replace.
Check for kinked or spilt fuet line;
repair or replace.
2. See "Carburetor Adjustment" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
3. Contact your Sears Service Center.
4. Contact your Sears Service Center.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
3. Clean or replace spark plug
and re-gap.
4. See "Carburetor Adjustment"
in
Service and Adjustments section.
5. Contact your Sears Service Center.
6. Contact your Sears Service Center.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
3. Spark plug fouled.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
5. Carbon build up.
6. Compression
low.
Engine smokes
excessively.
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
Engine
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
runs hot.
1. See "Starting a Flooded Engine"
in Operation section.
2. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build up.
1. Adjust choke.
2. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
3. Clean or replace air filter.
4. See "Carburetor Adjustment" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
1. See "Fueling
section.
Engine"
in Operation
2. Replace with correct spark pIug.
3. See "Carburetor Adjustment"
in
Service and Adjustments section.
4. Contact your Sears Service Center.
YOUR WARRANTY
RIGHTS AND
OBLIGATIONS:
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and Sears,
Roebuck and Co., U.S.A., are pleased
to explain the emissions control system warranty on your lawn and garden
equipment engine. All new utility and
lawn and garden equipment engines
must be designed, built, and equipped
to meet the stringent anti-smog standards. Sears must warrant the emission control system on your lawn and
garden equipment engine for the periods of time listed below provided there
has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your lawn and
garden equipment engine. Your emission control system includes parts
such as the carburetor and the ignition
system. Where a warrantable condition
exits, Sears will repair your lawn and
garden equipment engine at no cost to
you. Expenses covered under warranty include diagnosis, parts and labor.
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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 Sears. OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the
lawn and garden equipment engine
owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance
listed in your instruction manual. Sears
recommends
that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your
lawn and garden equipment engine,
but Sears cannot deny warranty solely
for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all
scheduled maintenance.
As the lawn
and garden equipment engine owner,
you should be aware that Sears may
deny you warranty coverage if your
lawn and garden equipment 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
lawn and garden equipment engine to
a Sears 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 Sears at 1-800-469-4663
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT
DATE:
The warranty period begins on the
date the lawn and garden equipment
engine is purchased.
LENGTH OF
COVERAGE:
This warranty shall be
for a period of two years from the initial
date of purchase. WHAT IS COVERED: REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
OF PARTS. Repair or replacement of
any warranted part will be performed at
no charge to the owner at an approved
Sears servicing center. If you have any
questions regarding your warranty
rights and responsibilities,
you should
contact your nearest authorized set-
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vice center or call Sears at
1-800-469-4663.
WARRANTY
PERIOD: Any warranted part which is not
scheduled for replacement as required
maintenance, or which is scheduled
only for regular inspection to the effect
of "repair or replace as necessary"
shall be warranted for 2 years. Any
warranted part which is scheduled for
replacement as required maintenance
shall be warranted for the period of
time up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. DIAGNOSIS:
The owner shall not be charged for
diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective if the diagnostic work is performed at an approved Sears servicing
center. CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES: Sears may be liable for damages to other engine components
caused by the failure of a warranted
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. Sears is not
liable to cover failures of warranted
parts caused by the use of add-on or
modified parts. HOW TO FILE A
CLAIM: If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your
nearest authorized service center or
call Sears at 1-800-469-4663.
WHERE
TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall be provided at all Sears service centers, call:
1-800-469-4663.
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF EMISSION RELATED PARTS: Any Sears
approved replacement part used in the
performance of any warranty maintenance or repair on emission 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.