Operator's
Manual
I CRRFTgMRN°I
25cc/1.5 cu. in. 2-Cycle
GASOLINE
HEDGE TRIMMER
Model No.
358.796340
- 22" Blade
• Safety
• Assembly
•
•
Operation
Maintenance
•
Parts List
•
Espar_ol,
p. 15
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions
before first use of this product.
For answers
Call 7 am-7
to your questions about this product:
pm, Mon-Sat;
10 am-7 pm, Sun
1-800-235-5878
Sears, Roebuck
545140965
and Co., Hoffman
12/15/06
(Hours
listed are Central Time)
Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A.
Warranty
Statement
Safety
Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service
&Adjustments
2
2
4
5
7
8
Storage
9
Troubleshooting
Table
10
Emissions
Statement
11
Parts
List
13
Spanish
15
Parts
andOrdering BackCover
ONE
YEAR
FULL
WARRANTY
ONCRAFTSMAN
®GASOLINE
HEDGE
TRIMMER
When
used
andmaintained
according
totheoperator's
manual,
ifthisproduct
fails
duetoadefect
inmaterial
orworkmanship
within
oneyearfromthedateofpurchase,
return
ittoanySears
store,
Sears
Service
Center,
orother
Craftsman
outlet
in
theUnited
States
forfreerepair
(orreplacement
ifrepair
proves
impossible).
Thiswarranty
excludes spark plug, air filter and blades, which are expendable
parts that can wear out from normal use in less than one year.
This warranty applies for only 30 days from purchase
for commercial or rental purposes.
date if this product is used
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
PLAN AHEAD
A
DANGER:
THIS POWER TOOL CAN
BE DANGEROUS! This unit can cause serious injury including amputation or blindness to the operator and others. The
warnings and safety instructions in this
manual must be followed to provide reasonable safety and efficiency in using
this unit. The operator is responsible for
following the warnings and instructions in
this manual and on the unit. Never allow
children to use this tool.
_WARNING:
Failure to follow all
Safety Rules and Precautions can result in serious injury.
KNOW YOUR UNIT
• Read your operator's 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 and on the unit.
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_WARNING:
Inspect the area be-
fore starting the 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.
• Always wear eye protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance on unit. Wearing eye protection will help to prevent brush or debris
from being thrown or ricocheting into
eyes and face which can result in
blindness and/or serious injury. Eye
protection should be marked Z87.
• Wear hearing protection when using
this unit.
• 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.
• Stay alert. Do not operate unit when
you are tired, ill, upset, or if you are
under the influence of alcohol, drugs,
or medication.
Safety
Glasses
WARNING:
Blades can throw objects violently.
• You can be blinded or injured.
• Wear safety glasses.
t
Boots
WARNING:
Hazard zone for thrown objects
• Blades can throw objects violently.
• Others can be blinded or injured.
• Keep people and animals 30 feet
(10 m) away.
Blades move Allow blades to stop
_releasedmOmentarily before removing
after the them from the cut.
trigger is.
• Keep children, bystanders, and animals away from work area a minimum of 30 feet (10 meters) when
starting or operating unit.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good
judgment. If you need assistance, contact your Sears Service Center or call
the Customer Assistance Helpline at
1-800-235-5878.
HANDLE
FUEL WITH CAUTION
• 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.
• Do not fill fuel tank while engine is
running.
• Make sure the unit is properly assembled and in good operating condition.
• Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up fuel
spills before starting the 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.
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WARNING:
u
Blades move momentarily after the
trigger is released.
• The blades can seriously cut you or
others.
• Allow blades to stop before
removing them from the cut.
OPERATE
YOUR UNIT SAFELY
_i DANGER:
RISK OF CUT; KEEP
HANDS AWAY FROM BLADE - Blade
moves momentarily after the trigger is
released. Do not attempt to clear away
cut material when the blade is in motion. Make sure the ON/OFF switch is in
the OFF position, the spark plug wire is
disconnected,
and the blade has
stopped moving before removing
jammed material from the cutting
blade. Do not grab or hold the unit by
the cutting blade.
• 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 or building. Breathing
exhaust fumes can kill.
• Avoid dangerous environments.
Do
not use in unventilated areas or
where explosive vapors or carbon
monoxide build up could be present.
• Be not overreach or use from unstable surfaces such as ladders, trees,
steep slopes, rooftops, etc. Keep firm
footing and balance at all times.
• Do not raise unit above your shoulders; the cutting blade can come
dangerously close to your body.
• Always keep unit in front of your body.
Keep all parts of your body away from
the cutting blade=
• Keep the cutting blade and air vents
free from debris.
• Use only for jobs explained
manual.
MAINTAIN
in this
YOUR UNIT PROPERLY
_WARNING:
Disconnect spark
plug before performing maintenance
except for carburetor adjustments.
• Have all maintenance and service
not explained in this manual performed by a Sears Service Center.
• Do not use a cutting blade that is
bent, warped, cracked, broken, or
damaged in any other way. Have
worn or damaged parts replaced by
your Sears Service Center.
• Use only recommended
Craftsman
cutting blades and 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.
• Hand carry the unit with the engine
stopped and the muffler and cutting
blade away from your body.
• Allow engine to cool, empty the fuel
tank, and secure the unit before storing or transporting it in a vehicle.
• 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 the unit so the cutting blade
cannot accidentally cause injury.
• Store in a dry area out of reach of
children.
CARTON CONTENTS
Check carton contents
lowing list.
Model 358.796340
• Hedge Trimmer
• Scabbard
• 2-Cycle
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 who operate power tools on a
continual and regular basis must monitor closely their physical condition and
the condition of this tool.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Your hedge trimmer is equipped with a temperature
limiting muffler and spark arresting
screen which meets the requirements
of California Codes 4442 and 4443. All
U.S. forest land and the states of California, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New
Jersey, Oregon, and Washington require by law that many internal combustion engines be equipped with a
spark arresting screen. If you operate
a hedge trimmer in a state or locale
where such regulations exist, you are
legally responsible for maintaining the
operating condition of these parts.
Failure to do so is a violation of the law.
For normal homeowner use, the muffler
and spark arresting screen will not require any service. After 50 hours of
use, we recommend that your muffler
be serviced or replaced by your Sears
Service Center.
NOTE: It is normal for the fuel filter to
rattle in the empty fuel tank.
ASSEMBLY
Your hedge trimmer is fully assembled;
no assembly is required.
against the fol-
Engine Oil
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KNOW YOUR HEDGE TRIMMER
READ THIS OPERATOR'S 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.
Muffler
ON/OFF
Switch
Spark
Plug _.
Hand Guard
,_/Throttle
Lock
_
Throttle
Lock-out
_-
Trigger
Primer
Bulb
Choke Lever
ON/OFF SWITCH
The ON/OFF SWITCH is used to stop the
engine. To stop the engine, move the
switch to the OFF position.
CHOKE
The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the
engine to aid in cold starting. Activate the
choke by moving choke lever to the desired position. See STARTING YOUR ENGINE for complete starting information.
4t_WARNING:
Muffler is very hot
during and after use. Do not touch the
muffler or allow combustible material
such as dry grass or fuel to do so.
BEFORE
STARTING
_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
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 of oil
with 1 gallon of unleaded gasoline=
Included with this hedge trimmer is a
3.2 ounce container of oil. Pour the
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Fuel Mix Fill Cap
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB removes air from the
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.
THROTTLE TRIGGER
The THROqq-LETRIGGER controls engine
speed. Squeeze the trigger for full speed
operation; release it for idle speed.
entire contents of this container into 1
gallon of gasoline to achieve the proper
fuel mixture. 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.
See the STORAGE section for additional
information.
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
To maximize operating efficiency, do
not run the engine for longer than 30
seconds at a time at full throttle.
Releasing the trigger and allowing the
engine to briefly return to idle speed
(5-10 seconds) will be sufficient.
IMPORTANT
POINTS
• Use the minimum throttle speed necessary to effectively cut hedges for
optimal hedge trimmer performance.
• Never attempt to use this hedge trimmer to cut hedges that have any
branches with a diameter larger than
3/4".
OPERATING
POSITION
1. Move the ON/OFF switch to the ON
position.
2. Engage the throttle lock as follows:
• press the throttle lock-out;
• squeeze and hold throttle trigger;
• press and hold throttle lock;
• release the throttle trigger
NOTE: Keep the throttle lock engaged
until the engine starts.
ON
OFF
Hearing
Protection
Protection
3. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
4. Move the choke lever to the FULL
CHOKE position.
Primer Bulb
STOPPING YOUR ENGINE
• To stop the engine, move the ON/OFF
switch to the OFF position.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
• Fuel engine. Move at least 10 feet (3
meters) away from the fueling site.
• Hold the unit on the ground in the
starting position as shown. Support
unit so the blade is off of the ground
and away from trees, bushes, onlookers, etc.
TL-.:/',,
,I_S/
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
warm engine after running out of
fuel)
Throttle Lock
X
/
,
Throttle
Trigger
1
Throttle
Lock-out
/
Choke
Lever
Pull starter rope handle sharply until
engine sounds as if it is trying to run,
but do not pull rope more than 6
times.
Move the choke lever to the HALF
6,
CHOKE position.
7. Pull starter rope sharply until the engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls.
NOTE: If the engine doesn't start after 6 pulls (at the HALF CHOKE position), check to make sure the ON/
OFF switch is in the ON position.
Move the choke lever to the FULL
CHOKE position and press the primer bulb 6 times; 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 more pulls.
If the 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
totheOFF
CHOKE
posi- 6. Allow the engine to run 10 seconds,
tion.Allow
theunittorunfor30more then move choke lever to the OFF
seconds
attheOFF
CHOKE
position CHOKE position.
before
squeezing
andreleasing
the 7. Release the throttle lock by squeezthrottle
trigger
torelease
thethrottle ing and releasing the throttle trigger.
lock.NOTE:Ifengine
dieswiththe NOTE: If engine has not started, pull
choke
leverintheOFF
CHOKE
posi- starter rope 5 more pulls. If engine still
tion,move
thechoke
lever
tothe
not run, it is probably flooded. ProHALF
CHOKE
position
andpullthe does
ceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
ropeuntilengine
runs,butnomore STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
than6pulls.
Flooded engines can be started by
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1. Move the ON/OFF switch to the ON
position.
2. Slowly press the primer bulb 6
times.
3. Move the choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
4. Engage the throttle lock as directed
in STARTING A COLD ENGINE.
NOTE: Keep the throttle lock engaged
until the engine starts.
5. Pull starter rope sharply until engine
runs, but no more than 5 pulls.
CUSTOMER
_t
placing
position
CHOKE
throttle
the ON/OFF switch in the ON
and the choke lever in the OFF
position and engaging the
lock as directed in the START-
ING A COLD ENGINE section; then, pull
the rope to clear the engine of excess
fuel. 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.
RESPONSIBILITIES
WARNING:
Ensure ON/OFF switch is in the OFF position and disconnect
the spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TASK
WHEN TO PERFORM
Check for loose fasteners
and parts
Before each use
Check for damaged
or worn parts
Before each use
Inspect and clean unit and labels
After each use
Clean air filter
Inspect muffler and spark arresting
Every 5 hours of operation
screen
Every 50 hours of operation
Replace
spark plug
Yearly
Replace
fuel filter
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
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CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact Sears Service Center for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
• ON/OFF Switch - Ensure ON/OFF
switch functions properly by moving
the switch to the OFF 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.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND
LABELS
• Before and after each use, inspect
complete unit for loose or damaged
parts.
• After each use, clean the unit and labels using a damp cloth with a mild
detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
Air Filter
Cover
Air Filter
Screw
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: 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. Add a few drops of oil to the filter;
squeeze filter to distribute oil.
6. Replace parts.
INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK ARRESTING SCREEN
_.WARNING:
As the unit is used, carbon deposits
build up on the muffler and spark arresting screen. For normal homeowner
use, however, the muffler and spark arresting screen will not require any service. After 50 hours of use, we recommend that your muffler and spark arresting screen be serviced or replaced
by a Sears Service Center.
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 RCJ-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.
Fuel Filter
Fuel Line
The muffler on this
product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer.
_WARNING:
Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance,
service or adjustments except for carburetor adjustments.
We recommend all service and adjustments not listed in this manual be performed by your Sears Service Center.
CARBURETOR
,_WARNING:
ADJUSTMENT
Keep others away
when making idle speed adjustments.
The blade will be moving during most
ofthis procedure.
Wear your protective
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equipment and observe all safety precautions. When making adjustments,
use a screwdriver short enough to
keep your hands behind the handguard and away from the blade. After
making adjustments, the blade must
not move 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 blade moves at idle.
Keep others away when making idle
speed adjustments. Make adjustments
with the unit resting on a level surface
free of debris that can be caught in the
hedge trimmer blade. Serious injury to
the operator and others can occur if the
carburetor is not properly adjusted.
Keep all parts of your body away from
the blade and muffler.
Idle Speed Adjustment
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until
engine runs without blade moving (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 the
blade moves at idle.
_WARNING:
Recheck the idle
speed after each adjustment. The blade
must not move at idle speed to avoid serious injury to the operator or others.
Idle Speed Screw
If you require further assistance or are
unsure about performing this procedure, contact your Sears Service Center or call our customer assistance help
line at 1-800-235-5878.
• Apply a light machine oil along the
edge of the top strap as shown.
4BbWARNING:
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:
• Clean the entire unit.
• Store in a clean dry area.
• Clean all parts and check for damage.
Have damaged parts repaired or replaced by your Sears Service Center.
• Lightly oil external metal surfaces, including the blade.
To oil the blade:
• Stop the engine and allow blade to
come to a complete stop.
• Ensure ON/OFF switch is in the OFF
position.
• Disconnect the spark plug wire.
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FUEL SYSTEM
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.
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 gasoline in fuel tank or fuel storage container. Follow the mix instructions
found on stabilizer container. Run engine
at least 3 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
(see REPLACE SPARK PLUG section).
• Clean air filter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
_,
• 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.
TABLE
WARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of the recommended
remedies below except remedies that require
operation
TROUBLE
Engine will not
start.
of the
unit.
CAUSE
REMEDY
1. ON/OFF switch
position.
2. Engine flooded.
in the OFF
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Spark plug not firing.
5. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
6. Compression
Engine will
not idle
properly.
6. Contact
cover).
low.
1. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
3. Compression
low.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power.
or dies under
a load.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
Engine
smokes
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
runs
Sears Service
the ON
Engine"
mixture.
replace.
fuel tine;
(see back
1. See "Carburetor Adjustment" in
Service and Adjustments
Section.
2. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
3. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
1. Clean or repIace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug
and regap.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
4. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
5. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
5. Compression
low.
excessively.
Engine
hot.
1. Move ON/OFF switch to
position.
2. See "Starting a Flooded
in Operation Section.
3. Fill tank with correct fuel
4. Install new spark plug.
5. Check for dirty fuel fitter;
Check for kinked or spilt
repair or replace.
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
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).
1. See "Fueling Engine" in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
4. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good
judgment. If you need assistance, contact your Sears Service Center or
call the Customer Assistance Helpline at 1-800-235-5878.
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YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND
OBLIGATIONS:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/California
Air Resources Board and Sears, Roebuck
and Co., U.S.A., are pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on your year 2007 and later small
off-road engine. In California, all new
small off-road engines must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the
State's stringent anti-smog standards.
Sears 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, the ignition system and
the fuel tank (California only). Where a
warrantable condition exists, Sears will
repair your small off-road engine 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.
OWNER'S WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES: As the small off-road engine
engine owner, you are responsible for
the performance of the required maintenance listed in your operator's manual. Sears recommends that you retain
all receipts covering maintenance on
your small off-road 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 small off-road engine engine owner, you should be
aware that Sears may deny you warranty coverage if your small off-road
engine engine or a part of it has failed
due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved modifications, or
the use of parts not made or approved
by the original equipment manufacturer. You are responsible for presenting
your small off-road engine to a Sears
authorized repair center as soon as a
problem exists. Warranty repairs
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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
small off-road engine is purchased.
LENGTH OF COVERAGE: This warranty shall be for a period of two years
from the initial date of purchase.
WHAT IS COVERED: REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS. Repair or
replacement of any warranted part will
be performed at no charge to the owner at an approved Sears Service Center. 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 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 Service
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.
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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.
This engine is certified to be emissions
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Moderate
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Intermediate
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Extended
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY
PARTS LIST: Carburetor, Ignition System: Spark Plug (covered up to maintenance schedule), Ignition Module, Muffler including Catalyst, Fuel Tank (California only). MAINTENANCE
STATEMENT: The owner is responsible for
the performance of all required maintenance as defined in the operator's
manual.
compliant
(50 hours)
(125 hours)
(300 hours)
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for the following
use: