Craftsman WEEDWACKER C944.515570 Instruction manual

Instruction
Manual
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32cc/1.9 cu.in. 2-Cycle
GASOLINE
WEEDWAOKER
®
Model No.
C944,515570
•
•
Safety
Assembly
•
•
Operation
Maintenance
•
Parts List
For Occasional
Use Only
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions
before first use of this product.
Sears Canada,
545001412
3/7/05
Inc,, Toronto,
Ontario
M5B 2B8
Warranty
2
Storage
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Statement
2
4
5
8
Troubleshooting
Service & Adjustments
9
Parts and Ordering
LIMITED TWO (2_ YEAR WARRANTY
WEEDWACKER _ LINE TRIMMER
Emissions
11
Table
12
Statement
Parts List
13
Center Section
Back Cover
ON CRAFTSMAN
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, Sears Canada, Inc., will repair or replace
free of charge at Sears option parts which are defective as a result of material or
workmanship.
COMMERCIAL OR RENTAL USE:
Warranty on Gas Weedwacker
will be 90 days from the date of purchase if used for
commercial or rental purposes.This warranty does not cover:
1. Spark plugs, filter, line, spool, starter rope, and blade.
2. Damages to the motor of the unit when operated without the proper fuel
mixture (see manual).
Warranty service is available by returning the Weedwacker to the nearest Sears Service
Centre/Department in Canada. This warranty applies only while this product is in use in
Canada.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranty and does not exclude or limit
legal rights you may have but shall run concu rrently with applicable provincial legislation. Furthermore, some provinces do NOT allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty will last, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario MSB 2B8
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• ltWARNING:
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_
_i
DANGER:
flailing devices=
for line trimmer use only. Use of any
other accessories or attachments will
increase the risk of injury.
-@00
_iWARNING:
Trimmer line throws
objects violently. You and others can be
blinded/injured. Wear eye and leg
protection. Keep body parts clear of rotating line.
_otection
/_
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SAFETY
INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
Keep children, bystanders, and animals
50 feet (15 meters) away. Stop unit immediately if approached.
Never use blades or
This unit is designed
2
Ifsituations
occur
which
arenotcoveredinthismanual,
usecareand
goodjudgment.
Ifyouneedassistance,
contact
yourSears
Service
Center.
OPERATOR
SAFETY
• Make carburetor adjustments with
lower end supported to prevent line
from contacting any object.
• Keep others away when making carburetor adjustments.
• Use only recommended
Craftsman
accessories and replacement parts.
• Have all maintenance and service
not explained in this manual performed by a Sears Service Centre.
FUEL SAFETY
• Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
• Keep away from sparks or flames.
• Use a container approved for fuel.
• Do not smoke or allow smoking near
fuel or the unit.
• Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up all
fuel spills.
• Move at least 10 feet (3 meters)
away from fueling site before starting engine.
• Stop engine and allow to cool before
removing fuel cap.
• Always store gasoline in a container
approved for flammable liquids.
CUTTING SAFETY
• 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.
• Always wear face or dust mask if operation is dusty.
• Always wear hea W, long pants, long
sleeves, boots, and gloves. Wearing
safety leg guards is recommended.
• Always wear foot protection.
Do not
go barefoot or wear sandals. Stay
clear of spinning line.
• 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.
• Being fully covered also helps protect you from debris and pieces of
toxic plants thrown by spinning line.
• Stay Alert. Do not operate this unit
when you are tired, ill, upset or under the influence of alcohol, drugs,
or medication.
Watch what you are
doing; use common sense.
• Wear hearing protection.
• Never start or run inside a closed
room or building. Breathing exhaust
fumes can kill.
• Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
UNIT / MAINTENANCE
SAFETY
• Disconnect the spark plug before
performing maintenance except carburetor adjustments.
• Look for and replace damaged or
loose parts before each use. Look
for and repair fuel leaks before use.
Keep in good working condition.
• Replace trimmer head parts that are
chipped, cracked, broken, or damaged in any other way before using
the unit.
• Maintain unit according to recommended procedures.
Keep cutting
line at proper length.
• Use only Craffsman(R_ replacement
line. Never use wire, rope, string,
etc.
• Install required shield properly before
using the unit. Use only specified
trimmer head; make sure it is properly
installed and securely fastened.
• Make sure unit is assembled correctly as shown in this manual.
_,WARNING:
Inspect the area before each use. Remove objects
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, etc.)
which can be thrown by or become
entangled in line. Hard objects can
damage the trimmer head and be
thrown causing serious injury.
• Use only for trimming, scalping, mowing and sweeping. Do not use for edging, pruning or hedge trimming.
• Keep firm footing and balance. Do not
overreach.
• Keep all parts of your body away from
muffler and spinning line. Keep engine
below waist level. A hot muffler can
cause serious burns.
• Cut from your left to your right. Cutting
on right side of the shield will throw debris away from the operator.
• Use only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Use only for jobs explained
in this
manual.
TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
• Allow engine to cool before storing or
transporting in vehicle.
• Empty the fuel tank before storing or
transporting the unit. Use up fuel left in
the carburetor by starting the engine
and letting it run until it stops.
• Store unit and fuel in area where fuel
vapors cannot reach sparks or open
flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
3
• Store
unitsolinelimiter
blade
cannot SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is
accidentally
cause
injury.
Theunitcan equipped with a temperature limiting
behungbytheshaft.
muffler and spark arresting screen
• Store
unitoutofreach
ofchildren. which meets the requirements of CaliSAFETY
NOTICE:
Exposure
tovibra- fornia Codes 4442 and 4443. All U.S.
tions
through
prolonged
useofgasoline forest land and the states of California,
powered
hand
tools
could
cause
blood Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey,
vessel
ornerve
damage
inthefingers, Oregon, and Washington require by
hands,
andjoints
ofpeople
prone
tocir- law that many internal combustion enculation
disorders
orabnormal
swellgines be equipped with a spark arrestings.Prolonged
useincoldweather ing screen. If you operate in a locale
hasbeen
linked
toblood
vessel
dam- where such regulations exist, you are
ageinotherwise
healthy
people.
If
legally responsible for maintaining the
condition of these parts.
symptoms
occur
suchasnumbness, operating
Failure to do so is a violation of the
pain,
lossofstrength,
change
inskin
color
ortexture,
orlossoffeeling
inthe law. For normal homeowner use, the
fingers,
hands,
orjoints,
discontinue
the muffler and spark arresting screen will
useofthistoolandseek
medical
attennot require any service. After 50
tion.Ananti-vibration
system
does
not hours of use, we recommend that your
guarantee
theavoidance
ofthese
prob- muffler be serviced or replaced by a
lems.Users
whooperate
power
tools Sears Service Centre.
onacontinual
andregular
basis
must
monitor
closely
theirphysical
condition
andthecondition
ofthistool.
CARTON
CONTENTS
Check carton contents against tile following list.
Model 0944.515570
• Trimmer
• Shield
• Wing Nut (screwed onto shield)
• Container of line
• Container of oil
Examine parts for damage. Do not
use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find
parts missing or damaged, contact
your Sears Service Centre.
It is normal for the fuel filter to rattle in
the empty fuel tank.
Finding fuel or oil residue on muffler is
normal due to carburetor adjustments
and testing done by the manufacturer.
ASSEMBLY
WARNING:
If received
Loosen wing nut on handle.
Rotate the handle on the shaft to an
upright position; retighten wing nut.
ATTACHING
SHIELD
_&WARNING:
The shield must be
properly installed. The shield provides
partial protection from the risk of thrown
objects to the operator and others and
is equipped with a line limiter blade
which cuts excess line to the proper
length. The line limiter blade (on underside of shield) is sharp and can cut you.
For proper orientation of shield, see
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER illustration in OPERATION section.
1. Remove wing nut from shield.
2. Insert bracket into slot as shown.
3. Pivot shield until bolt passes
through hole in bracket.
4. Securely tighten wing nut onto bolt.
as-
sembled, repeat all steps to ensure
your unit is properly assembled and all
fasteners are secure.
ADJUSTING
1.
2.
Wing Nut
_/
Bracket
Slot
THE HANDLE
_WARNING:
When adjusting tile
assist handle, be sure it remains above
the safety label and below the mark or
arrow on the shaft.
SI
Gearbox
Shield
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
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.
Assist Handle
J
Shaft
Trimmer
Head
X_
STOP Switch
Starter Handle
Shield
Primer Bulb
Line Limiter
Blade
Throttle
Trigger
Choke
Lever
Muffler
STOP SWITCH
The STOP switch is used to stop the
engine. To stop the engine, push and
hold the switch in the STOP position until
the engine stops.
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.
CHOKE
BEFORE STARTING
gasoline. Included with this trimmer is a
3.2 ounce (95 ml) container of oil. Pour
the entire contents of this container into
1 gallon (4 litres) of gasoline to achieve
the proper fuel mixture. DO NOT USE
automotive oil or marine 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=
WARNING:
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 choke
lever to the HALF CHOKE position. Once
engine has started, move the choke lever to the OFF CHOKE position.
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. Contact your Sears
Service Centre.
FUELING ENGINE
_WARNING:
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 synthetic 2-cycle air-cooled engine oil. We recommend Craftsman
brand synthetic oil. 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 litres) of unleaded
5
Toavoidengine
problems,
empty
the
fuelsystem
before
storage
for30days
orlonger.
Drain
thegastank,
startthe
engine
andletitrununtilthefuellines
Choke
andcarburetor
areempty.
Usefresh
position
fuelnextseason.
decal
Never
useengine
orcarburetor
cleanerproducts
inthefueltankorpermanentdamage
mayoccur.
SeetheSTORAGE
section
foradditionalinformation.
4. Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and
HOW
TO STOP YOUR UNIT
hold through all remaining steps.
• To stop the engine, push and hold
the STOP switch in the STOP position
until the engine stops.
• If engine does not stop, move choke
lever to FULL CHOKE position.
_Swit
5.
6.
STOP
eh
HOW TO START
YOUR UNIT
_WARNING:
The trimmer
Pull starter rope handle sharply
until engine sounds as if it is trying
to start, but do not pull rope more
than 6 times.
As soon as engine sounds as if it
is trying to start, move choke lever
to HALF CHOKE by aligning lever
with position shown on decal (see
following illustration).
Choke
position
decal
head
will turn while starting the engine,
Avoid any contact with the muffler. A
hot muffler can cause serious burns,
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
warm engine after running out of
fuel)
__rting
7.
Position
Choke
P Lever
8.
Primer Bulb
Muffler
1.
2.
3.
Set unit on a flat surface.
Slowly press the primer bulb 6
times.
Move choke lever to FULL CHOKE
by aligning lever with position
shown on decal (see illustration
below).
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. If the
engine doesn't start, repeat procedure 2 additional times.
NOTE: If engine still doesn't start, it
is probably flooded. Proceed to
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
Once the engine starts, allow it to
run 10 seconds, then move the
choke lever to OFF CHOKE by
aligning lever with position shown
on decal (see illustration below).
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.
• IWARNING:
Always wear eye
protection. Never lean over the trimmer
head. Rocks or debris can ricochet or
be thrown into eyes and face and
cause blindness or other serious injury.
When operating unit, stand as shown
and check for the following:
• Wear eye protection and heavy
clothing.
• Hold trigger handle with right hand
and assist handle with left hand.
• Keep unit below waist level.
• Cut only from your left to your right to
ensure debris is thrown away from
you. Without bending over, keep line
near and parallel to the ground and
not crowded into material being cut.
Do not run the engine at a higher speed
than necessary. The cutting line will cut
efficiently when the engine is run at less
than full throttle. At lower speeds, there
is less engine noise and vibration.
Always release the throttle trigger and
allow the engine to return to idle
speed when not cutting.
To stop engine:
• Release the throttle trigger.
• Push and hold the STOP switch in
the STOP position until the engine
stops.
CUTTING METHODS
Choke
position
decal
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1. Move the choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
2. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger. Keep throttle trigger fully
squeezed until the engine runs
smoothly.
3. Pull starter rope sharply until engine
runs, but no more than 5 pulls.
4. Allow engine to run 15 seconds,
then move the choke lever to the
OFF CHOKE position.
NOTE: If engine has not started, pull
starter rope 5 more pulls. If engine still
does not run, it is probably flooded.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
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.
,_WARNING:
If the unit still doesn't start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or contact
your Sears Service Centre.
OPERATING
ALWAYS
POSITION
WEAR:
Eye
Use minimum
speed and do not crowd the line when
cutting around hard objects (rock,
gravel, fence posts, etc.), which can
damage the trimmer head, become
entangled in the line, or be thrown
causing a serious hazard.
• The tip of the line does the cutting.
You will achieve the best performance and minimum line wear by not
crowding the line into the cutting
area. The right and wrong ways are
shown below.
Tip of line does the Line crowded into
Pto_ction
cu_
work area.
Right
Wrong
Heavy Sh_,_
• The line will easily remove grass
and weeds from around walls,
fences, trees and flower beds, but it
also can cut the tender bark of trees
or shrubs and scar fences.
Cut only from your left to your right.
7
MOWING - Your trimmer is ideal for
• Fortrimming
orscalping,
useless
thanfullthrottle
toincrease
linelife
mowing in places conventional lawn
anddecrease
headwear,
especially: mowers cannot reach. In the mowing
position, keep the line parallel to the
• During
lightdutycutting.
• Near
objects
around
which
theline ground. Avoid pressing the head into
the ground as this can scalp the
canwrap
such
trees
orfence
wassmall
ire. posts,
ground and damage the tool.
• Formowing
orsweeping,
usefull
Mowing
throttle
foragoodclean
job.
TRIMMING
- Hold
thebottom
ofthe
trimmer
head
about
3 inches
(8cm)
above
theground
andatanangle.
Allowonlythetipofthelinetomake
contact.
Donotforcetrimmer
lineinto
workarea.
Trimming
SWEEPING - The fanning action of the
rotating line can be used to blow away
loose debris from an area. Keep the line
parallel to and above the area surface
and swing the tool from side to side.
3 inches
(8 cm) abow
ground
_
Sweeping
SCALPING - The scalping technique
removes unwanted vegetation down to
the ground. Hold the bottom of the trimmer head about 3 inches (8 cm) above
the ground and at an angle. Allow the
tip of the line to strike the ground
around trees, posts, monuments, etc.
This technique increases line wear.
Scalping
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
_,
WARNING:
Disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance
except for carburetor adjustments.
CARE & MAINTENANCE TASK
WHEN TO PERFORM
Check for loose fasteners
Check for damaged
Before each use
and parts
Before each use
or worn parts
After each use
Inspect and clean unit and decals
Clean air filter
Inspect muffler and spark arresting
Replace
spark plug
Every 5 hours of operation
screen
Every 50 hours of operation
Yearly
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
• Assist Handle Screw
• Debris Shield
CHECK FOR DAMAGED
WORN PARTS
OR
Contact your Sears Service Centre for
replacement of damaged or worn
parts.
• STOP Switch - Ensure STOP switch
functions properly by pushing and
holding the switch in the STOP position. Make sure engine stops. Restart engine and continue.
• Fuel Tank - Discontinue use of unit
if fuel tank shows signs of damage
or leaks.
• Debris Shield - Discontinue use of
unit if debris shield is damaged.
INSPECT
CALS
AND CLEAN UNIT AND DE-
• After each use, inspect complete
unit for loose or damaged parts.
Clean the unit and decals using a
damp cloth with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
LINE REPLACEMENT
• Always use Craftsman
line.
replacement
Choose the line size best suited for
the job at hand. Red line is designed
for cutting grass and small weeds.
The black colored line is designed for
cutting larger weeds and light brush.
CLEAN 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 dirt from falling
into the carburetor chamber when
the cover is removed.
2. Remove parts by pressing button
to release air filter cover.
NOTE: To avoid creating a fire hazard
or producing harmful evaporative
emissions, do not clean filter in gasoline or other flammable solvent.
3. Wash the filter in soap and water.
4. Allow filter to dry.
5. Replace parts=
_ Air Filter
Button
_F_ -,,, ,,
_,,
REPLACE
(_
when using medium (red) or
large (black) line
when using lines with diameter
(_) smaller than medium (red) line
(optional)
Line glide
NOTE: Before inserting new line into
the holes in the cutting head, identifythe
proper
holes. Follow directions
as
shown on the line glide plate.
1= Remove the old line and line glide
plate from the cutting head.
2. Clean entire surface of cutting head.
3= Reinstall line glide plate (see illustration). Align arrowwith:
SPARK PLUG
Replace the 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 and
nonadjustable.
1. Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
2. Remove spark plug from cylinder
and discard.
3. Replace with Champion RCJ-6Y
spark plug and tighten securely
with a 3/4 inch socket wrench.
4. Reinstall the spark plug boot=
Cutting head
Arrow
NOTE: Line glide plate must be reinstalled in cutting head before inserting
new line.
4.
Insert both ends of your line
through the proper holes in the
side of the cutting head.
!
Positioning
Tunnel
5.
Pull the line and make
sure
the line
is against the hub and extended
full
through
the positioning
tunnels.
Line against
the hub
Positioning
Tunnel \
6. Correctly installed line will be the
same length on both ends.
REPLACING THE CUTTING HEAD
1. Align hole in tile dust cup with tile
hole in the side of the gearbox by
rotating the dust cup.
2. Insert a small screwdriver into
aligned holes. This will keep the
shaft from turning while removing
and installing trimmer head.
CARBURETOR
_,WARNING:
Keep others away
when making idle speed adjustments.
The trimmer head will be spinning during most of this procedure.
Wear your
protective equipment and observe all
safety precautions. After making adjustments, the trimmer head must not
move or 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:
• Engine will not idle when the throttle is
released.
• The trimmer head moves or spins at
idle.
Make adjustments with the unit supported so the cutting attachment 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 cutting attachment and muffler.
Idle Speed Adjustment
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until
engine runs without trimmer head
moving or spinning (idle too fast) or
engine stalling (idle speed too slow).
• Turn idle speed screw clockwise to
increase engine speed if engine
stalls or dies.
• Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to decrease engine speed if
trimmer head moves or spins at idle.
Cover
Air Filter __
Idle Speed
Screw
Screwdriver _
3.
4.
5.
While holding the screwdriver in
position, remove trimmer head by
turning clockwise.
Thread replacement trimmer head
onto the shaft by turning counterclockwise. Only tighten hand tight!
Remove the screwdriver.
ADJUSTMENT
_I_WARNING:
Recheck the idle
speed after each adjustment.
The
trimmer head must not move or spin at
idle speed to avoid serious injury to
the operator or others.
If you require further assistance or are
unsure about performing this procedure, contact your Sears Service
Centre.
lO
all.WARNING:
Perform the following steps after each use:
• Allow engine to cool 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:
• 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 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.
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,
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.
11
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
Engine will not
start.
1. Engine flooded.
1,
2. Fuel tank empty.
3. Spark plug not firing.
4. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
2.
3.
4.
5. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
5.
Engine will
not idle
properly.
1. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
3. Compression
low.
1. See "Carburetor Adjustment"
in
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
3. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power.
or dies under
a load.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
5. Compression
low.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug and regap.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
1. Adjust choke.
2. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
3. Clean or replace air filter.
4. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
Engine
smokes
excessively.
REMEDY
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine
hot.
runs
1. Fuel mixture
incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
See "Starting a Flooded Engine" in
Operation Section.
Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
Install new spark plug.
Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
4. Contact
Sears Service
(see back cover).
5. Contact
Sears Service
(see back cover).
1. See "Fueling Engine" in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
4. Contact
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Sears Service
(see back cover).
YOUR WARRANTY
RIGHTS AND
OBLIGATIONS:
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency/Environment Canada and Sears Canada,
Inc., are pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on your
year 2005 and later small off-road
engine. Sears Canada 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, Sears Canada 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 Sears Canada. 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. Sears Canada recommends that you retain all receipts
covering maintenance on your small
off-road engine, but Sears Canada
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 Sears
Canada 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 offroad engine to a Sears Canada authorized repair centre 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 centre or call Sears Canada at
1-800-469-4663.
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE: The warranty period begins on the date the small offroad 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 Canada servicing centre. If you
have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you
should contact your nearest authorized
service centre or call Sears Canada 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 Canada servicing
centre. CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES:
Sears Canada 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
Canada 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 centre or call
Sears Canada at 1-800-469-4663.
WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall
be provided at all Sears Canada service
centres. Call 1-800-469-4663.
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MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT
AND REPAIR OF EMISSION RELATED PARTS: Any Sears Canada 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.
The information on the product label indicates which standard your engine is certified,
Example: (Year) EPA Phase 1 or Phase 2 and/or CALIFORNIA.
This engine is certified to be emissions
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Moderate
[]
Intermediate
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Extended
compliant
(50 hours)
(125 hours)
(300 hours)
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for the following
use: