Electrolux TE Series User's Manual

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Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
250 Bobby Jones Expressway
Augusta, GA 30907
Copyright E2003 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
Electrolux Canada Corporation
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2
530084129
2/11/03
FRANÇAIS
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before using this product. Read instructions carefully before assembling. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA:
Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e
instrucciones de seguridad. Antes de ensamblar el producto lea
cuidadosamente el instructivo. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Veuillez lire le manuel d’instructions et bien respecter tous les
avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Bien lire les
instructions avant d’assembler l’outil. Tout défaut de le faire pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
ESPAÑOL
SG / TE / XT Series
OPERATOR SAFETY
S Dress properly. Always wear safety
glasses or similar eye protection when
operating or performing maintenance on
your unit. (Safety glasses are available.)
Always wear face or dust mask if operation is dusty. Always wear heavy, long
pants, long sleeves, boots, and gloves.
Do not go barefoot or wear sandals.
S Secure hair above shoulder length.
Secure or remove loose clothing and
jewelry or clothing with loosely hanging
ties, straps, tassels, etc. They can be
caught in moving parts.
S Being fully covered also helps protect
you from debris and pieces of toxic
plants thrown by spinning line.
S Stay alert. Do not operate unit when you
are tired, ill, upset or under the influence
of alcohol, drugs, or medication. Watch
what you are doing; use common sense.
S Avoid unintentional starting of the unit.
Never carry unit with your finger on the
switch. Be sure the switch is in OFF
position and never touch the switch
when connecting extension cord.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
SAFETY RULES
WARNING: When using electric
gardening appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and
serious injury. Read and follow all
instructions.
SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
This power unit can be dangerous! Operator is responsible for following the warnings
and instructions in this manual and on the
unit. 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
read, understand, and follow unit and
manual warning and instructions. Never allow children to operate this unit. Close
attention is necessary when used near
children.
DANGER: Never use blades or flailing devices. Unit is designed for line trimmer use only. Use of any other accessories or attachments will increase the risk
of injury.
WARNING: Trimmer line throws
objects violently. You and others can be
blinded/injured. Wear safety glasses,
boots, and leg protection. Keep body
parts clear of rotating line.
Safety Glasses or similar eye protection
Hazard Zone
Boots
15 m
50 ft.
Keep children, bystanders, and animals
50 feet (15 meters) away. If approached
stop unit immediately.
If situations occur which are not covered
in this manual, use care and good
judgement. If you need assistance,
contact your Authorized Service Dealer
or call 1-800-554-6723.
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WARNING: Avoid a dangerous environment. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use in rain, in damp or
wet locations, or around swimming
pools, hot tubs, etc. Do not expose to
snow, rain, or water to avoid the possibility of electrical shock.
S Use a voltage supply shown on unit.
S Avoid dangerous situations. Do not use
in the presence of flammable liquids or
gases to avoid creating a fire or explosion and/or causing damage to unit.
S To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this
appliance has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other) and will require the use of a polarized extension
cord. The appliance plug will fit into a polarized extension cord only one way. If
the plug does not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still
does not fit, obtain a correct polarized extension cord. A polarized extension cord
will require the use of a polarized wall
outlet. This plug will fit into the polarized
wall outlet only one way. If plug does not
fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse the
plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper
wall outlet. Do not change the equipment
plug, extension cord receptacle, or extension cord plug in any way.
S To reduce risk of electrical shock, use
extension cords specifically marked as
suitable for outdoor appliances having
S Use only recommended Weed Eaterr
replacement parts and accessories.
CUTTING SAFETY
S Inspect area to be cut. Remove objects
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string,
etc.) which can be thrown or become
entangled in cutting head.
S Do not overreach or stand on unstable
support. Keep firm footing and balance.
S Keep the cutting head below waist level. Do not raise handles above your
waist. Cutting head can come dangerously close to your body.
S Keep away from cutting head and spinning line.
S Use unit properly. Use only for trimming, edging, and mowing. Do not
force unit; it will do the job better and
with less risk of injury at the rate for
which it was designed.
S Use only in daylight or in good artificial
light.
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
electrical rating not less than the rating
of unit. Cord must be marked with suffix “W--A” (in Canada “W”). Make sure
your extension cord is in good condition. Inspect extension cord before use
and replace if damaged. Do not use a
damaged cord. Cord insulation must
be intact with no cracks or deterioration. Plug connectors must be undamaged. An undersized extension cord
will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. If
in doubt, use the next heavier gauge.
The lower the gauge number, the
heavier the cord (see SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD). Do not use multiple
cords.
S Do not abuse cord. Never carry the unit
by the extension cord or yank extension cord to disconnect unit.
S Use cord retainer to prevent disconnection of extension cord from unit.
See ATTACH THE EXTENSION CORD TO
YOUR TRIMMER in the OPERATION section .
S Do not use the unit if the switch does
not turn the unit on and off properly. Repairs to the switch must be made by
your authorized service dealer.
S Keep the extension cord clear of operator and obstacles at all times. Do not
expose cords to heat, oil, water, or
sharp edges.
S To avoid the possibility of electric
shock, avoid body contact with any
grounded conductor, such as metal
fences or pipes.
S Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
protection should be provided on circuit or outlet to be used. Receptacles
are available having built-in GFCI
protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
UNIT SAFETY
S Inspect unit before use. Replace damaged parts. Make sure all handles,
guards, and fasteners are in place and
securely fastened. Parts that are damaged must be repaired or replaced by
an authorized service dealer. This includes head parts that are cracked, or
chipped, guards, and any other part
that is damaged.
S Do not repair unit yourself.
S Use only 0.065” (1.65 mm) diameter
recommended trimmer line (see ACCESORIES ). Never use wire, rope, string,
etc.
S Use specified trimmer spool. Make
sure spool is properly installed and all
parts are securely fastened.
WARNING: Disconnect unit from
the power supply before performing
maintenance, or when changing trimmer
line.
S Maintain unit according to recommended procedures. Keep cutting line
at proper length. Follow instructions for
changing trimmer line.
S Have all service and maintenance not
explained in this manual performed by
an authorized service dealer to avoid
creating a hazard.
S Never douse or squirt the unit with water
or any other liquid. Clean unit and labels
with a damp sponge. Keep handles dry,
clean, and free from oil and grease.
S Keep the air vents clean and free from
debris to avoid overheating the motor.
Clean after each use.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
S Stop the unit and disconnect the power
source when not in use.
S Carry the unit with motor stopped.
S Store the unit so that the line limiter
blade (on underside of shield) cannot
cause injury.
S Store unit indoors in a high, dry place
out of the reach of children. Store unit
unplugged.
DOUBLE INSULATION
CONSTRUCTION
This unit is double insulated to help protect against electric shock. Double insulation construction consists of two
separate “layers” of electrical insulation
instead of grounding.
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ALIGN INSTALLATION ARROWS
Tools built with this insulation system are
not intended to be grounded. No grounding means is provided on this unit, nor
should a means of grounding be added
to this unit. As a result, the extension
cord used with your unit can be plugged
into any standard 120 volt electrical outlet.
Safety precautions must be observed
when operating any electrical tool. The
double insulation system only provides
added protection against injury resulting
from an internal electrical insulation failure.
WARNING: All electrical repairs to
this unit, including housing, switch, motor, etc., must be diagnosed and repaired
by qualified service personnel. Replacement parts for a double insulated appliance must be recommended by the
manufacturer. A double insulated appliance is marked with the words “double
insulation” or “double insulated.” the
symbol (square within a square) may
also be marked on the appliance. Failure
to have the unit repaired by qualified service personnel can cause the double insulation construction to become ineffective and result in serious injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Twist shield in
direction of
arrow to assemble
CAUTION: Sharp line limiter blade
Place handle in
comfortable
position and
tighten securely.
NOTE: SG & XT units are equipped with
an extendable tube. Extend the tube until
it snaps into place. Without the tube fully
extended the Twist ’N Edge feature on
the XT series will not operate.
ASSEMBLY
Extendable tube
(Some models)
WARNING: If you receive your unit
assembled, check each step to insure
your unit is properly assembled. Follow
all safety information in the manual and
on unit.
CAUTION: The tube must be fully extended for the unit to operate correctly.
USING YOUR UNIT
WARNING: The shield must be
Use only a voltage supply as specified
on your unit.
SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD
properly installed. The shield provides
partial protection from the risk of thrown
objects to the operator and others. Your
unit is equipped with a line limiter blade,
which cuts excess line to the proper
length while running. The line limiter
blade (on underside of shield) is sharp
and can cut you.
NOTE: If shield is not properly installed,
damage to unit (including motor failure)
will result.
Extension Cord Gauge Chart
Length of Cord
Gauge
25 Ft. (7.5 m)
50 Ft. (15 m)
100 Ft. (30 m)
18 Gauge
16 Gauge
16 Gauge
Extension cords are available for this
unit.
ATTACH THE EXTENSION
CORD TO YOUR TRIMMER
Loop your extension cord through the
handle and around the hook. Insure the
plug and cord are firmly and fully engaged.
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TAP
Metal Blade
TWIST ‘N EDGEr FEATURE
XT & TE series units are equipped with a
button on the side of the unit. If your unit
includes this feature you can press this
button and twist the lower portion 180_
counterclockwise into an edging position.
CORRECT OPERATING POSITION
(XT & TE)
Edging
Trimming
WARNING: 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:
S Wear eye protection and heavy clothing.
S Hold trigger handle with right hand and
assist handle with left hand.
S Keep unit below waist level.
S Cut from your right to your left to ensure
debris is thrown away from you. Without bending over, keep line near and
parallel to the ground (perpendicular
when edging) and not crowded into
material being cut.
ADJUSTING UPPER HANDLE
(XT Series only)
S Press button located on the underside
of the upper handle and extend handle
to a comfortable position.
Button
ADVANCING THE CUTTING LINE
To advance the line, tap the bottom of the
cutting head on the ground while the trimmer is running at full speed. The metal
blade attached to the shield will cut the
line to the proper length.
Cutting
Head
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S Align the notch with the line exit hole.
S Push the spool into the hub until it
snaps into place, while keeping light
tension on the end of the line.
S Pull on the line extending outside of the
hub to release it from the notch; otherwise, the unit will not function properly.
SERVICE
REPLACING THE LINE
S Disconnect unit from the power source.
S Remove the spool by firmly pulling on
the tap button.
S Clean entire surface of hub and spool.
S Replace with a pre-wound spool, or cut a
length of 30 feet of 0.065 diameter Weed
Eaterr brand line. Use of heavier line
could overload and damage the unit.
Never use wire, rope, string, etc., which
can break off and become a dangerous
missile.
S Insert one end of the line about 1/2 inch
(1 cm) into the small slot inside the spool.
Small
Hole
STORAGE
WARNING: Perform the following
steps after each use.
S Stop the unit and disconnect the power
source when not in use.
S Carry the unit with motor stopped.
S Store the unit so the line limiter blade
cannot cause injury.
S Store unit and extension cord indoors
in a high, dry place out of the reach of
children. Store unit unplugged.
S Store unit with all guards in place. Position unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
Spool
S Wind the line evenly and tightly onto
the spool. Wind in the direction of the
arrow found on the spool.
S Push the line into the notch, leaving 3
to 5 inches (7 -- 12 cm) unwound.
S Insert the line into the exit hole in the
hub as shown in the illustration.
NEED ASSISTANCE?
For assistance, or a replacement part
call: 1-800-554-6723.
Line in
Notch
Hub
Safety Glasses
Spool with 30’ line
50’ coil of bulk line.
100’ coil of line.
200’ coil of line.
Line exit hole
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect from the power source before
performing all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
Semi-automatic
head stops
under a load or
does not turn
when switch is
pressed.
1. Crowding trimmer line
against material being
cut.
2. Electrical failure.
3. Thrown circuit breaker.
4. Debris stopping head.
1. Allow tip of line to do the cutting.
Line does not
advance or
breaks while
cutting.
1. Line improperly routed
in head.
2. Line improperly
wound onto spool.
3. Incorrect line size
4. Not enough line
outside of head.
5. Dirt buildup on unit.
1. Line size is incorrect.
2. Incorrect spool.
3. Line is being crowded
against material being
cut.
1. Line improperly
routed in head.
2. Spool damaged.
1. Check line routing.
1. Line improperly routed
in head.
2. Line size is incorrect.
3. Crowding line against
material being cut.
4. Spool worn or damaged.
1. Check line routing.
1. Too little line outside
of head.
2. Line size incorrect.
1. Remove cover and pull 4 in.
(10 cm) of line outside of head.
2. Use only .065 in. (1.65 mm) dia. line.
Line welds onto
spool.
Line releases
continuously.
Line usage is
excessive.
Line pulls back
into head.
REMEDY
2. Contact your authorized service dealer.
3. Check Breaker Box.
4. Remove debris.
2. Rewind line tightly and evenly.
3. Use only .065 in. (1.65mm) dia. line.
4. Remove cover and pull 4 in.
(10 cm) of line out of head.
5. Clean unit.
1. Use only .065 in. (1.65mm) dia. line.
2. Replace with correct spool.
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended.
1. Check line routing.
2. Replace spool.
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2. Replace spool.
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended.
4. Replace spool.
the warranty period. This warranty does
not cover predelivery set--up or normal
adjustments explained in the instruction
manual.
LIMITED WARRANTY
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS,
INC., warrants to the original purchaser
that each new Weed Eaterr brand electric or cordless product is free from defects in material and workmanship and
agrees to repair or replace under this
warranty any defective Weed Eater
brand electric product within two (2)
years from the original date of purchase.
If your Weed Eater brand electric or
cordless product should fail within the
limited warranty period, return it, complete, prepaid, with proof of purchase, to
the dealer from whom it was purchased
for repair or replacement at the option of
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS,
INC.
This warranty is not transferable and
does not cover damage or liability
caused by improper handling, improper
maintenance or the use of accessories
and/or attachments not specifically recommended by ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS, INC., for this electric product. Additionally, this warranty does not
cover parts that will wear and require replacement with reasonable use during
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE.
NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED,
AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EXPRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
The policy of ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS, INC., is to continuously improve its products. Therefore, ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC., reserves the right to change, modify, or
discontinue models, designs, specifications, and accessories of all products at
any time without notice or obligation to
any purchaser.
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