Craftsman 358.797310 Instruction manual

Instruction
Manual
(RRFTSMR
24cc/1.4 cu.in. 2-Cycle
200 MPHi400 CFM
GASOLINE
POWERED
BLOWER/VAC
Model No.
358.797310
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Safety
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Assembly
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Operation
Maintenance
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Parts
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Espa_ol
A
List
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,
530087872
Roebuck
8/10/01
and Co., Hoffman
_Hoors listed are Centre, Th'qe)
Estates,
tL 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 wilt 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 SLOWER TO THE NEAREST
SEARS 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
,IMllWARNING:
Failure to follow all
Safety Rules and Precautions can resuit in serious injury.
KNOW YOUR UNIT
• Read your instruction manuaI carefully until you completely understand
and can folIow all warnings and
safety rules before operating the unit.
• Restrict unit to users who understand and witi follow ait warnings and
safety rules in this manual.
PLAN AHEAD
• Always wear eye protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance on unit. Wearing eye protection wiiI 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 meet the requirements of ANSi Z87.1.
• Always wear foot protection.
Do not
go barefoot or wear sandals.
• Always wear respirator or face mask
when working with unit in dusty environments.
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• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION, tT
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 cooI, dry, wel_ventilated
pIace; use an approved, marked container for al} fuel purposes.
• Do not smoke while handling fuel or
while operating the unit.
• Make sure the unit is properIy assembIed 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 t0 feet (3 meters)
away from fuet and fueling site before starting engine,
• Always store gasoline in a container
approved for flammabIe tiquids.
OPERATE
YOUR UNIT SAFELY
_I'WARNING:
Stop the engine be-
fore opening the vacuum intet door.
The engine must be stopped and the
impeller btades no longer turning to
avoid serious injury from the rotating
blades.
ing debris away from people, animals, glass, and solid objects such
as trees, automobiles, waits, 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 instat_
b}ower tubes. When using the optiona_ vacuum kit, always instalt vacuum tubes and vacuum bag assembly. Make sure vacuum bag assembly is compIete_y zipped.
• Check air intake opening, blower
tubes, and vacuum tubes frequent}y,
a_ways with engine stopped and
spark plug disconnected.
Keep vents
and discharge tubes free of debris
which can accumulate and restrict
proper air ftow.
• Never ptace any object in air intake
opening as this coutd restrict proper air
flow and cause damage to the unit.
• Never use for spreading chemicals,
fertilizers, or other substances which
may contain toxic materiaIs.
• To avoid spreading fire, do not use
near leaf or brush fires, fireplaces,
barbecue pits, ashtrays, etc.
• Use only for jobs explained in this
• 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 oi_
and fuel.
• Never start or run engine inside a
closed room, building or other unventilated area. Breathing exhaust
fumes can kilt.
manuaI.
MAINTAIN YOUR UNIT PROPERLY
• Have all maintenance other than the
• 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
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 bIow-
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recommended procedures described
in the instruction manual performed
by Sears Service.
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 _etting it run unti_ it
stops,
Do not use any accessory or attachment other than those recommended
by manufacturer for use with your unit.
• Do not store the unitorfuelin
a
closed area where fue} vapors can
reach sparks or an open flame from
hot water heaters, e_ectric motors or
switches, furnaces, etc.
• Store in a dry area out of reach of
children.
Service for the correct kit. The spark
arrestor, btower tubes, and nozzles
must be assembled to unit to be in full
compliance with reguIations.
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 arrestor, maintained in effective working order, orthe
engine must be constructed, equipped,
and maintained for the prevention of
fire. Check with your state or tocal
authorities for regulations pertaining to
these requirements.
Failure to follow
these requirements is a violation of the
taw. This unit is not factory equipped
with a spark arresting muffler; however, a spark arrestor is available as
an optional part. If a spark arrestor is
required in your area, contact Sears
SPECIAL NOTICE: Exposure to vibrations through prolonged use of gasoline
powered hand tools coutd 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 vesse_ damage in otherwise healthy peopte. If symptoms occur
such as numbness, pain, bss of
strength, change in skin color or texture,
or loss of feeling in the fingers, hands, or
joints, discontinue the use of this tooI
and seek medical attention. An antivibration system does not guarantee the
avoidance of these problems. Users
who operate power tools on a continual
and regular basis must monitor cioseIy
their physical condition and the condition
of this toot.
CARTON
BLOWER
CONTENTS
Check carton contents
Iowing Iist.
Model 358.797310
Slower
Blower tube
Elbow tube
Vacuum bag
Upper vacuum tube
Lower vacuum tube
Container of Oil
ASSEMBLY
BLOWER TUBE ASSEMBLY
If you have a_ready assembled your
unit for use as a vacuum, remove the
vacuum tubes and collection bag.
1. Atign the rib on the btower tube
with the groove in the blower outlet;
slide the tube into place.
against the fol-
NOTE: Tube clamp must be loose
enough to allow btower tube to be insetted in btower outtet. Loosen tube
NOTE: tt is normal for the fuel filter to
clamp by turning knob countercbckwise.
rattle in the empty fuel tank.
ASSEMBLY
,_II,WARNING: Stop engine
and be
sure the impeller blades have stopped
turning before opening the vacuum inIet door or attempting to insert or remove the vacuum or blower tubes.
The rotating blades can cause serious
injury.
WARNING:
2.
3.
If received as-
sembIed, repeat all steps to ensure
your unit is properIy assembled and aIl
fasteners are secure.
A standard screwdriver
for assembly.
is required
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Tighten the tube clamp by turning
the knob clockwise.
To remove the tube, turn the knob
counterctockwise
to loosen ctamp;
remove tube.
VACUUM ASSEMBLY
VACUUM BAG ASSEMBLY
1. Open the 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
2.
insert a screwdriver into the latch
area on the vacuum inlet cover.
A_
Latch
Zipper
Opening
Rib
NOTE: Make sure edge of the smaIt
opening is flush against the flared area
of the elbow tube, and the rib on the
eIbow tube is on the bottom.
3. Close the zipper on the bag. Make
sure the zipper is closed completely.
4. Remove blower tube from engine.
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3.
Gently titt the handle of the screwdriver toward the back of the unit
4.
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
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7.
Post
Vacuum
Groove
6.
Inlet
Rib
Retaining
5.
Latch Area
Outlet
Vacuum
Blower
inlet Cover
Inlet
_vtube into the blower outlet. Make sure elbow tube is
aligned with the bIower outlet
groove.
Turn clamp knob clockwise to tighten.
Secure the ends of the shoulder
strap by routing the strap through
the buckle as shown.
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5.
VACUUM
TUBE ASSEMBLY
1. Align the 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.
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 shouider strap over your
head and onto your right shoulder.
3. Extend you left arm toward the rear
of the vacuum bag.
4 Adjust shouider strap until the vacuum bag/shoulder
strap seam lies
between your thumb and index
finger.
5. Make sure air flows freety from the
elbow tube into bag. tf bag is
kinked, the unit witt not operator
properly.
KNOW YOUR SLOWER
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 controts and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference,
Throttle Lever
Spark Plug
Primer
Button
Blower
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LCehv
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ON/STOP
Switch
Fuet Mix
Starte r
Tube_
Vacuum Bag
Upper
Elbow
Tube
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Lower
Vacuum Tube
ON/STOP SWITCH
The ON/STOP switch is used to stop
the engine, The switch stays in the ON
position. To stop engine, push and
hoId the switch in the STOP position
until the engine comes to a comptete
stop.
THROTTLE
LEVER
The THRO_LE LEVER controls engine
speed. Move it atl the way forward for
fuII speed operation. Move it all the way
backward for idte speed.
PRIMER BUTTON
The PRIMER BUTTON removes air from
the carburetor and fuel tines and fiils
them with fuel. This allows you to start
the engine with fewer pulls on the
starter rope. Activate primer button by
pressing it and atlowing it to return to
its original position.
CHOKE LEVER
The CHOKE helps to suppiy fuet to the
engine to aid in cotd starting. Activate
the choke by moving the choke tever
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,
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OPERATING TIPS
• While vacuuming or blowing debris,
hold the unit with the muffler side fac-
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ing away from your body and clothes
(see OPERATING POSITION).
To reduce the risk of hearing boss
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 ptace.
Operate power equipment only at reasonable hours-not early in the morning or late at night when people might
be disturbed. Compty with times listed
in local ordinances. Usual recommendations are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday though Saturday.
To reduce noise levets, Iimit the number of pieces of equipment used at
any one time.
To reduce noise levets, operate power blowers at the lowest possible
throttte speed to do the job.
Use rakes and brooms to toosen
debris before Mowing.
In dusty conditions, stightly 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_
patJos_
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 UPt Dispose of debris in
trash receptacles.
OPERATING
POSITION
Blower
Vacuum
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BEFORE
STARTING
_WARNING:
ENGINE
Be sure to read the
fuel information in the safety ruIes before you begin. If you do not understand the safety rules, do not attempt
to fuel your unit. Call 1-800-235-5878.
FUELING ENGINE
This engine is certified to operate on
unleaded gasoline. Before operation,
gasotine must be mixed with a good
quality 2-cycle air-coo_ed 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 fueiing your unit.
IMPORTANT
Experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohot or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids dudng 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 tet 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 acceptabIe alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage.
Craftsman brand oil is already btended
with fuel stabilizer. See the STORAGE
section for additional information.
STOPPING YOUR ENGINE
• To stop the engine, press and hold
the ON/STOP switch until engine
stops,
STARTING
THE ENGINE
more than 5 pulls (below 30oF, 8
pulls).
NOTE: If the engine attempts to start
before the 5th putt, go to the next step
immediately.
5. Move choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
6. Putt the starter handle sharply until
the engine runs, but no more than
5 pulls (beIow 38 F, 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
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You MUST make sure
the tubes are secure before using the
unit.
Fuel engine. Move at teast 10 feet
(3 meters) away from the fuelng
site.
HoM the unit in the starting position
as shown. Make sure the blower
end is directed away from peopte,
animals, gtass, and sold objects.
STARTING POSITION
seconds at RUN before moving the
throttle levertothe
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position.
tf the engine has not started after 5
pulls (at HALF CHOKE), repeat the
STARTING A COLD ENGINE procedure.
tf the engine still does not start, proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
Blower
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WARNING:
When starting engine,
hold the unit as ilustratad. Do not set
unit on any surface except a ciean, 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 throttIe lever to the '_
position.
2. Press the primer button slowty 12
times.
3. Move the choke lever to the FULL
CHOKE position.
Throne
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: tf the engine has not started,
pull starter handle sharpIy for 5 more
pulls. If engine stit does not run, it is
probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
3. To stop the engine, press and hold
the ON/STOP switch until engine
stops.
DIFFICULT STARTING
(or etarting
a
flooded engine)
Flooded engines can be started by placing the choke lever in the RUN position.
Move throttle lever to the fast position
zi_ ; then, putl rope until engine starts.
After engine starts, move the throttle tevet to the slow position _
to allow engine to idle.
Starting could require puling 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 catt
1-800-235-5878.
switch
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4.
To stop the engine, press and hold
the ON/STOP switch until engine
stops.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
Putt starter handle sharply until the
engine attempts to run, but no
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CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TASK
WHEN TO PERFORM
Check for Loose fasteners
and parts
Before each use
Check for damaged or worn parts
Clean unit and IabeIs
Before each use
Clean air filter
Every 5 hours of operation
Replace
spark plug
Yearly
Replace fuel filter
Check muffler bolts
Yearly
After each use
Yearly
CLEAN AIR FILTER
dBbWARNING:
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.
G EN ERAL R ECOMMENDATIONS
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
wilt 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.
• ON/STOP Switch - Ensure ON/STOP
switch functions properly. To stop engine, push and hold switch in the
STOP position until engine comes to a
complete stop. 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.
CLEAN UNIT & LABELS
• Clean the unit using a damp cloth
with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
Air
_oqiAir
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Cover
Screws
Cleaning the air filter:
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Always
clean after every 5 hours of operation.
1, Clean the 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 ctean filter in gasoline
or other flammable solvent. Doing so
can create a fire hazard or produce
harmfuI evaporative emissions.
3. Wash the fitter 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
Reptace spark plug each year to ensure the engine starts easier and runs
better. Set spark plug gap at ,025 in.
Ignition timing is fixed, nonadjustable.
1, Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
2, Remove spark plug from cylinder
and discard.
3,
4,
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Filter
Filter
Replace with Champion CJ-8Y
spark plug and tighten with a 3/4 in,
socket wrench (1 O- 12 ft/tbs).
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. Instatl new fuel filter on fuel
Once each year, ensure muffler boits
are secure and tightened properIy to
prevent damage. Remove muffler cover and tighten the two muffler boIts
(100 in/Ibs).
line; reinstall parts,
CHECK
MUFFLER
_ItWARNING:
BOLTS
Avoid touching
muf-
over
fler unless engine is coM. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
We recommend att 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 welt as the carburetor, tf you require further assistance or are unsure about performing
this procedure, call our customer assistance help line at 1-800-235-5878.
QId 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 witl not idte. See iDLE SPEED
and MIXTURE under adjusting
procedure.
• Engine dies or hesitates instead of
accelerating. See ACCELERATION
CHECK under adjusting procedure.
• Loss of power. See MIXTURE under
adjusting procedure.
Idle Speed
Screw
Initial Setting8
1. Turn the mixture
2.
3.
screw counter-
clockwise until it stops.
Turn the idle speed screw clockwise until it stops. Now turn counterclockwise 4-1/2 turns.
Start motor and let it run for 3 minutes, then proceed to adjust
screws according to the instructions below. If engine performance
at initial settings is acceptabIe, no
further adjustments are necessary.
tf engine does not start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE. If still
unable to remedy situation, call
1-800-235-5878.
Idle Speed "IDLE"
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until
engine runs without stalling.
• Turn IDLE screw clockwise to increase engine speed.
• Turn IDLE screw counterclockwise
to
decrease engine speed,
Mixture "MIX"
Atlow engine to idle. Then accelerate
the engine and note performance. If
engine hesitates, bogs down, or
smokes during acceleration, turn MIX
screw clockwise in 1/1a-turn increments until performance is satisfactory.
Repeat this procedure as necessary
for proper adjustment. After completing
adjustments, check for acceleration,
Reset if necessary.
Acceleration Check
ADJUSTING
PROCEDURE
If engine dies or hesitates instead of
accelerating, turn MIX screw counterclockwise until you have smooth acceleration.
CAUTION:
Do not force plastic limiter
caps on screws beyond the built-in
stops or damage witt occur.
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WARNING:
Perform the following
steps after each use:
•AlIow engine to cool, and secure the
unit before storing or transporting.
• Store unit and fuel in a welt 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 welt out of the
reach of children.
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if it will not be used for 30 days
or more.
EXTERNAL SURFACES
• If your unit is to be stored for a period
of time, clean it thoroughly before
storage. Store in a ctean dry area.
• Lightly oil external metaI surfaces.
FUEL SYSTEM
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERATION section of this manual, see message Iabeted IMPORTANT
regarding
the use of gasohot in your engine.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel
gum deposits during storage. Add stabi-
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lizer to gasoline in fuel tank or fuel storage container. Fotlow the mix instructions found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 5 minutes after adding
stabilizer.
Craftsman 40:1,2-cycle
engine
cooIed) is already bIended with
stabilizer. If you do not use this
oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer
fuel tank.
oil (air
fuel
Sears
to your
INTERNAL ENGINE
• Remove spark pIug and pour 1 teaspoon of 40:1, 2-cycte engine oil (air
cooled) through the spark plug opening. Slowly pull the starter rope 8 to
10 times to distribute oil.
• Replace spark plug with new one of
recommended type and heat range.
• Clean air filter.
• Check entire unit for loose screws,
nuts, and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken, or worn parts.
• At the beginning of the next season,
use only fresh fuel having the proper
gasoline to oil ratio.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts
to rust.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TABLE
WARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing any of the recommended
remedies betow other than remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
Engine wiII not
start.
CAUSE
1. Move Ignition switch to ON.
2. See "Difficu{t Starting" in Operation
section
3. Fuel tank empty
4. Spark piug not firing.
5. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
3. Fil_tank with correct
6. Compression
Engine witl not
idle properly
Engine will not
accelerete,
_acks power, or
dies under a
Ioad.
Engine smokes
excessively.
Engine
runs hot
REMEDY
1. Ignition switch off
2. Engine flooded.
low
fuel mixture.
4. InstaII new spark plug
5. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
6. Contact Sears Service.
t. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
1. See Service and Adjustments
2. Contact
Sears Service.
3. Compression
3. Contact
Sears Service.
low.
section.
t. Air filter dirty.
2 Spark plug fouled
t Clean or replace
2 Clean or replace
and re-gap
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
3 See Service
4. Carbon build up
5. Compression
low.
4 Contact
5 Contact
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
1. Adjust choke.
2. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fueI mixture
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
3. Clean or replace ag filter.
4. See Service and Adjustments
1. Fuel mixture
t See "Fueling Engine".
2 Replace with correct spark plug.
incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment
4-. Carbon build up.
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. Att new utility and
Iawn and garden equipment engines
must be designed, buitt, 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 peri-
and Adjustments
section.
Sears Service.
Sears Service.
3 See Service
4 Contact
air fiIter
spark pIug
and Adjustments
section.
section
Sears Service.
ods of time listed below provided there
has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your tawn and
garden equipment engine. Your emission control system includes parts
such as the carburetor and the ignition
system. Where a warrantable condition
exits, Sears witt repair your tawn and
garden equipment engine at no cost to
you. Expenses covered under warranty include diagnosis, parts and labor,
MANUFACTURER'S
WARRANTY
COVERAGE:
tf any emissions related
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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 witl be repaired or repIaced by Sears. OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the
Iawn 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
Iawn and garden equipment engine,
but Sears cannot deny warranty solely
for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of atl
scheduled maintenance.
As the Iawn
and garden equipment engine owner,
you shoutd be aware that Sears may
deny you warranty coverage if your
Iawn 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 responsibte for presenting your
tawn and garden equipment engine to
a Sears authorized repair center as
soon as a problem exists. Warranty
repairs shoutd be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed
30 days. lfyou have any questions
regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your
nearest authorized service center or
catl Sears at 1-800-473-7247
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT
DATE:
The warranty period begins on the
date the tawn and garden equipment
engine is purchased,
LENGTH OF
COVERAGE:
This warranty shaII be
for a period of two years from the initiat
date of purchase. WHAT IS COVERED: REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
OF PARTS. Repair or replacement of
any warranted part witl 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 shoutd
contact your nearest authorized service center or catt Sears at
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1-800-473-7247.
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
shalt be warranted for the period of
time up to the first scheduled repIacement point for that part. DIAGNOSIS:
The owner shatt 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 stiIt under warranty. WHAT IS
NOT COVERED: AIt 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
liabIe 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 shoutd contact your
nearest authorized service center or
calt Sears at 1-800-473-7247.
WHERE
TO GET WARRANTY
SERVtCE: Warranty services or repairs shah be provided at atl Sears service centers, catl:
1-800-473-7247.
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 scheduIe), Ignition Module.
MAINTENANCE
STATEMENT: The
owner is responsible for the performance of alt required maintenance as
defined in the instruction manual.