Harbor Freight Tools 212cc Product manual

Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
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Using an engine indoors
CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide.
This is a poison you cannot see or smell.
NEVER use inside
a home or garage,
EVEN IF doors and
windows are open.
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and far away from
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and vents.
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Table of Contents
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Troubleshooting.......................................... 18
Parts Lists and Diagrams........................... 22
Warranties.................................................. 26
Specifications
Chipper/Shredder Specifications
Chipper Chute Capacity
Chipper Dimensions
Hopper Capacity
Hopper Dimensions
Ground Clearance
Wheels
3" Maximum Limb Diameter
3-1/8" x 5" opening
1/2" Maximum Limb Diameter
17-1/2" L x 15" W
3-1/2″ At Lowest Point
12" Diameter x 3-1/4" W
Engine Specifications
Displacement
Engine Type
Cooling System
Type
Fuel
Capacity
Engine Oil
Type SAE
Capacity
Run Time @ 50% Load
with full tank
Sound Level at 22 feet
Bore x Stroke
Compression Ratio
Rotation viewed from PTO
(power takeoff - the output shaft)
Spark Plug
Valve Clearance
Speed
212cc
Horizontal Single Cylinder
4-stroke
Forced air cooled
87+ octane stabilizer-treated
unleaded gasoline
0.9 Gallon
10W-30 above 32° F
5W30 at 32° F or below
20 ounces (0.6 Liter)
3 hr.
104 dB
70 mm x 55 mm
8.5:1
Counterclockwise
Type
NGK® BP-6ES
NHSP® / Torch® F6TC
Gap
Intake
Exhaust
Idle
0.7 - 0.8 mm
0.10 - 0.15 mm
0.15 - 0.20 mm
1740 ± 50 RPM
The emissions control system for this Engine is warranted for standards set by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For warranty information, refer to the last pages of this manual.
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WARNING SYMBOLS AND DEFINITIONS
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential
personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that
follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Safety
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
RPM
HP
Property or Statement
Revolutions Per Minute
Horsepower
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Eye Injury. Wear ANSI-approved
safety goggles with side shields.
Read the manual before
set-up and/or use.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Hearing Loss.
Wear hearing protection.
Symbol
Property or Statement
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Respiratory Injury.
Operate engine OUTSIDE and far away
from windows, doors, and vents.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Fire while handling fuel.
Do not smoke while handling fuel.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Fire.
Do not refuel while operating.
Keep flammable objects
away from engine.
Operation
Symbol
Setup
Symbol Definitions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING! Read all instructions.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in fire, serious injury and/or DEATH.
The warnings and precautions discussed in this manual cannot cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. It must be understood by the operator that common sense and caution
are factors which cannot be built into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Gasoline fuel and fumes are flammable, and
potentially explosive. Use proper fuel storage
and handling procedures. Do not store fuel
or other flammable materials nearby.
4. Set up and use only on a flat, level,
well‑ventilated surface.
2. Have multiple ABC class fire extinguishers nearby.
6. Use only lubricants and fuel recommended
in the Specifications chart of this manual.
3. Operation of this equipment may create sparks that
can start fires around dry vegetation.
A spark arrestor may be required. The operator
should contact local fire agencies for laws or
regulations relating to fire prevention requirements.
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5. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles, heavy-duty
work gloves, and dust mask/respirator during set up.
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Maintenance
Set up Precautions
Operating Precautions
CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD
Using an engine indoors
CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide. This is a poison
you cannot see or smell.
1.
Safety
12. If the machine becomes clogged,
immediately turn the Engine off. Wait until
the Chipper/Shredder comes to a complete stop.
Unplug the Spark Plug Wire from the Spark Plug.
Then clear the machine of the clogged material.
13. Keep all spectators at least six feet
from the Engine during operation.
14. Fire Hazard! Do not fill fuel tank while engine is
running. Do not operate if gasoline has been
spilled. Clean spilled gasoline before starting engine.
Do not operate near pilot light or open flame.
NEVER use inside a home or garage,
EVEN IF doors and windows are open.
15. Do not touch engine during use.
Let engine cool down after use.
16. Never store fuel or other flammable
materials near the engine.
17. Only use a suitable means of transport and
lifting devices with sufficient weight bearing
capacity when transporting the equipment.
Setup
18. Secure the equipment on transport vehicles to
prevent it from rolling, slipping, and tilting.
Only use OUTSIDE and far away from windows,
doors, and vents.
2. Keep children away from the equipment,
especially while it is operating.
3. Locate the Chipper/Shredder on a flat,
level, sturdy surface capable of supporting
the weight of the Chipper/Shredder and
any additional tools and equipment.
Operation
4. Be extremely cautious of the rotating Blades
in the Chipper/Shredder. Never allow your
hands, fingers, or any other part of your body
to enter the Chipper Chute or Hopper.
5. Never place your hands, fingers, feet,
or any other part of your body close
to the Discharge Opening while the
Chipper/Shredder is in operation.
6. Do not look into the Hopper,
Chipper Chute or Discharge Opening
when the machine is running.
7. Do not allow metal, stone, glass, or other foreign
objects to be fed into the Chipper/Shredder.
Use a stick to push the tree limbs,
leaves, etc. into the feed Hopper.
19. Industrial applications must follow
OSHA requirements.
20. Do not leave the equipment unattended when it is
running. Turn off the equipment (and remove safety
keys, if available) before leaving the work area.
21. The equipment can produce high noise levels.
Prolonged exposure to noise levels
above 85 dBA is hazardous to hearing.
Wear ear protection when operating the equipment
or when working nearby while it is operating.
22. Wear ANSI-approved safety glasses
and hearing protection during use.
23. People with pacemakers should consult their
physician(s) before use. Electromagnetic fields in
close proximity to a heart pacemaker could cause
pacemaker interference or pacemaker failure.
Caution is necessary when near the
engine’s magneto or recoil starter.
24. Use only accessories that are recommended
by Harbor Freight Tools for your model.
Accessories that may be suitable for one
piece of equipment may become hazardous
when used on another piece of equipment.
Maintenance
9. Feed material slowly into the machine.
25. Do not operate in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable
liquids, gases, or dust. Gasoline-powered
engines may ignite the dust or fumes.
10. Branches larger than 3" diameter should
not be fed into the Chipper Chute and
branches larger than 1/2" diameter
should not be fed into the Hopper.
26. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating this piece of
equipment. Do not use while tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
11. Do not allow Discharge Bag to overfill
with processed material. This may prevent
proper discharge and can result in kickback
of material through the feed Hopper.
27. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. This enables better control
of the equipment in unexpected situations.
8. Do not attempt to use the machine
on a slope or slick surface.
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31. Do not cover the equipment during operation.
32. Keep the equipment, engine, and
surrounding area clean at all times.
37. Keep hands and feet away from moving parts.
Do not reach over or across
equipment while operating.
33. Use the equipment, accessories, etc., in
accordance with these instructions and in the
manner intended for the particular type of
equipment, taking into account the working
conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the equipment for operations different from
those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
38. Before use, check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other
condition that may affect the equipment’s operation.
If damaged, have the equipment serviced
before using. Many accidents are caused
by poorly maintained equipment.
34. Do not operate the equipment with known
leaks in the engine’s fuel system.
Service Precautions
1. Before service, maintenance, or cleaning:
a. Turn the engine switch to its “OFF” position.
b. Allow the engine to completely cool.
c. Then, remove the spark plug cap
from the spark plug.
2. Keep all safety guards in place and in
proper working order. Safety guards include
muffler, air cleaner, mechanical guards,
and heat shields, among other guards.
3. Do not alter or adjust any part of the
equipment or its engine that is sealed by the
manufacturer or distributor. Only a qualified
service technician may adjust parts that may
increase or decrease governed engine speed.
39. Use the correct equipment for the application.
Do not modify the equipment and do not use the
equipment for a purpose for which it is not intended.
8. Follow scheduled engine and
equipment maintenance.
Refueling:
1. Do not smoke, or allow sparks, flames,
or other sources of ignition around the
equipment, especially when refuelling.
2. Do not refill the fuel tank while the
engine is running or hot.
3. Do not fill fuel tank to the top.
Leave a little room for the fuel to expand as needed.
TO PREVENT FUEL LEAKAGE AND
FIRE HAZARD, do not fill fuel above
the bottom of fuel strainer.
4. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles,
heavy‑duty work gloves, and
dust mask/respirator during service.
6. Have the equipment serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts.
This will ensure that the safety of the equipment
is maintained. Do not attempt any service or
maintenance procedures not explained in this
manual or any procedures that you are uncertain
about your ability to perform safely or correctly.
7. Store equipment out of the reach of children.
Max Fuel
DO NOT OVERFILL!
4. Refuel in a well-ventilated area only.
Maintenance
5. Maintain labels and nameplates on the equipment.
These carry important information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
5. Wipe up any spilled fuel and allow excess
to evaporate before starting engine.
To prevent FIRE, do not start the engine
while the smell of fuel hangs in the air.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Safety
30. Parts, especially exhaust system components,
get very hot during use. Stay clear of hot parts.
36. When spills of fuel or oil occur, they must be
cleaned up immediately. Dispose of fluids and
cleaning materials as per any local, state, or
federal codes and regulations. Store oil rags in
a bottom-ventilated, covered, metal container.
Setup
29. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Keep hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
35. WARNING: This product contains or, when
used, produces a chemical known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm. (California Health
& Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
Operation
28. Use this equipment with both hands only.
Using equipment with only one hand
can easily result in loss of control.
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Set Up
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this manual
including all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
Safety
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY: Operate only with proper spark arrestor installed.
Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires around dry vegetation.
A spark arrestor may be required. The operator should contact local fire agencies for laws or
regulations relating to fire prevention requirements.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL STARTING: Turn the Power Switch
of the equipment to its “OFF” position, wait for the engine to cool, and unplug the spark
plug wire(s) before assembling or making any adjustments to the equipment.
At high altitudes, the engine’s carburetor, governor (if so equipped), and any other parts that control
the fuel-air ratio will need to be adjusted by a qualified mechanic to allow efficient high-altitude
use and to prevent damage to the engine and any other devices used with this product.
Note: For additional information regarding the parts listed in the following pages,
refer to the Assembly Diagrams near the end of this manual.
Setup
Assembly
1. Slide a Wheel (17) and Flat Washer (19) onto
each end of the Axle Assembly (16) at the
lower rear of the unit. Refer to Figure A.
2. Insert a Cotter Pin (18) through each
end of the axle and bend the Cotter Pin over
to secure the Wheels in place.
16
17
34 26 28
19
Operation
45
3. Secure the Support Leg (46) to the Engine
using Bolts (45), Shock Absorbers (53), Large
Flat Washers (54), Flat Washers (28), Lock
Washers (26) and Nylon Lock Nuts (34).
18
54
53
46
Figure A
6
4. Attach the Handle (7) to the Hopper (4) using
Bolts (6) and Nylon Lock Nuts (5). Refer to Figure B.
4
7
5
Maintenance
5. To attach the Discharge Bag (56), lift the
Discharge Port Cover (22) and attach the Bag
onto the discharge port using the rope tie.
22
56
Figure B
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Safety
Components and Controls
Fuel Cap
Muffler
Chipper
Chute
Air
Filter
Setup
Engine
Switch
Choke
Throttle
Starter
Handle
Fuel
Valve
Oil Cap/
Dipstick
Oil Drain
Plug
Hopper
Operation
Handle
Maintenance
Access Panel
Wheel Locks
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High Altitude Operation Above 3000 feet
WARNING! TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM FIRE:
Follow instructions in a well-ventilated area away from ignition sources.
If the engine is hot from use, shut the engine off and wait for it to cool before proceeding. Do not smoke.
Safety
NOTICE: Warranty void if necessary adjustments are not made for high altitude use.
At high altitudes, the engine’s carburetor, governor (if so equipped), and any other parts that control the fuel-air
ratio will need to be adjusted by a qualified mechanic to allow efficient high-altitude use and to prevent damage
to the engine and any other devices used with this product. The fuel system on this engine may be influenced by
operation at higher altitudes. Proper operation can be ensured by installing an altitude kit at altitudes higher than
3000 ft. above sea level. At elevations above 8000 ft, the engine may experience decreased performance, even
with the proper main jet. Operating this engine without the proper altitude kit installed may increase the engine’s
emissions and decrease fuel economy and performance. The kit should be installed by a qualified mechanic.
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Close the fuel valve.
3. Place a bowl under the fuel cup to catch any spilled fuel.
CAUTION! Carburetor bowl may have gas in it which will leak upon removing the bolt.
4. Unthread the bolt holding the fuel cup.
Setup
5. Remove the bolt, Bolt Seal, fuel cup, Fuel Cup Seal and Main Jet from the body of the carburetor assembly.
A carburetor screwdriver (not included) is needed to remove and install the Main Jet.
Note: The mixing tube is held in place by the Main Jet and might fall out when it is removed.
If it falls out, replace it in the same orientation before replacing the Main Jet.
6. Replace the Main Jet with the replacement Main Jet needed for your altitude range (part 1a or 2a).
Note: The Fuel Cup Seal and Bolt Seal may be damaged during removal
and should be replaced with the new ones from the kit.
7. Replace the Fuel Cup Seal (4a), fuel cup, Bolt Seal (3a), and bolt. Tighten in place.
CAUTION: Do not cross thread bolt when tightening.
Finger tighten first and then use a wrench to make sure the bolt is properly threaded.
8. Wipe up any spilled fuel and allow excess to evaporate
before starting engine. To prevent FIRE, do not start the
engine while the smell of fuel hangs in the air.
Operation
High Altitude Kit Parts List - A
Part
1a
2a
3a
4a
Description
Main Jet 3000-6000 ft.
Main Jet 6000-8000 ft.
Bolt Seal
Fuel Cup Seal
Qty
1
1
1
1
Carburetor
Assembly
Fuel Cup Seal
Mixing Tube
(might remain
inside carburetor)
Main Jet
Fuel Cup
Bolt Seal
Maintenance
Bolt
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Operation
Safety
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this manual
including all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
Pre-Start Checks
Inspect engine and equipment looking for damaged, loose, and missing parts before set up and starting.
If any problems are found, do not use equipment until fixed properly.
Full level
Full level
1. Make sure the engine is stopped and is level.
2. Close the Fuel Valve.
3. Clean the top of the Dipstick and the area around it.
Remove the Dipstick by turning it counterclockwise,
and wipe it off with a clean, lint free rag.
4. Reinsert the Dipstick without threading it in and
remove it to check the oil level. The oil level
should be up to the full level as shown above.
5. If the oil level is at or below the low mark add the
appropriate type of oil until the oil level is at the
proper level. SAE 10W‑30 oil is recommended for
general use. (The SAE Viscosity Grade chart on
page 15 in the Maintenance section shows other
viscosities to use in different average temperatures.)
6. Thread the dipstick back in clockwise.
Maintenance
NOTICE: Do not run the engine with too little oil.
The engine will be permanently damaged.
Operation
NOTICE: Your Warranty is VOID if the engine’s
crankcase is not properly filled with oil before
each use. Before each use, check the oil level.
Do not run the engine with low or no engine oil.
Running the engine with no or low engine oil
WILL permanently damage the engine.
Setup
Checking and Filling Engine Oil
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Checking and Filling Fuel
Safety
WARNING! TO PREVENT SERIOUS
INJURY FROM FIRE:
Fill the fuel tank in a well-ventilated area
away from ignition sources. If the engine
is hot from use, shut the engine off and
wait for it to cool before adding fuel. Do not smoke.
1. Clean the Fuel Cap and the area around it.
2. Unscrew and remove the Fuel Cap.
3. Remove the Strainer and remove any dirt
and debris. Then replace the Strainer.
Note: Do not use gasoline containing more than
10% ethanol (E10). Do not use E85 ethanol. Add fuel
stabilizer to the gasoline or the Warranty is VOID.
Note: Do not use gasoline that has been stored in a
metal fuel container or a dirty fuel container. It can
cause particles to enter the carburetor, affecting
engine performance and/or causing damage.
4. If needed, fill the Fuel Tank to about 1 inch under
the fill neck of the Fuel Tank with 87 octane or
higher unleaded gasoline that has been treated
with a fuel stabilizer additive. Follow fuel stabilizer
manufacturer’s recommendations for use.
5. Then replace the Fuel Cap.
6. Wipe up any spilled fuel and allow excess
to evaporate before starting engine.
To prevent FIRE, do not start the engine
while the smell of fuel hangs in the air.
Setup
Starting the Engine
Before Starting the Engine
Before starting the engine:
a. Inspect the equipment and engine.
b. Fill the engine with the proper amount and type of both unleaded gasoline and oil.
c. Clean debris from discharge area — engine will not start if discharge area is jammed.
d. Engage the Wheel Locks on both wheels to prevent Chipper/Shredder movement during use.
Operation
Maintenance
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1. To start a cold engine, move the Choke to the
CHOKE position.
To restart a warm engine, leave the
Choke in the RUN position.
Safety
Manual Start
1
2. Open the Fuel Valve.
Setup
2
3. Slide the Throttle or Speed Control Lever to 1/3
away from the SLOW position (the “turtle”).
Note: Some tools have a Speed Control Lever located
elsewhere on the tool which functions the same as
the Throttle. Use the Speed Control Lever in place
of the Throttle when the tool is so equipped.
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4. Turn the Engine Switch on.
5. Grip the Starter Handle of the Engine loosely and pull
it slowly several times to allow the gasoline to flow into
the Engine’s carburetor. Then pull the Starter Handle
gently until resistance is felt. Allow Cable to retract fully
and then pull it quickly. Repeat until the engine starts.
ON
I
4
5
Maintenance
OFF
ON
Note: Do not let the Starter Handle snap back against the engine.
Hold it as it recoils so it doesn't hit the engine.
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6. Allow the Engine to run for several seconds.
Then, if the Choke lever is in the CHOKE position,
move the Choke Lever very slowly to its RUN position.
Safety
6
Note: Moving the Choke Lever too
fast could stall the engine.
IMPORTANT: Allow the engine to run at no load for five minutes
after each start‑up so that the engine can stabilize.
7. Adjust the Throttle as needed.
Break-in Period:
a. Breaking-in the engine will help to ensure proper equipment and engine operation.
b. The operational break-in period will last about 3 hours of use. During this period:
• Do not apply a heavy load to the equipment.
• Do not operate the engine at its maximum speed.
Setup
c. The maintenance break-in period will last about 20 hours of use.
• Change the engine oil after this period.
Under normal operating conditions subsequent maintenance follows
the schedule explained in the Maintenance section.
Chipping and Shredding
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY: Do not force the Chipper/Shredder. Branches cannot be
thicker than 1/2" for Hopper and branches cannot be thicker than 3" for Chipper Chute.
Do not force branches into machine. The Chipper/Shredder is designed to draw material at the proper rate.
Operation
Never use your hands to feed material directly into the Shredder.
If needed, use a stick to push the material into the Shredder.
1. Without putting your hands into Shredder (on top), slowly
drop material into the Hopper (one branch at a time). The
machine will pull the material in automatically.
Hopper
1/2" thick branches
maximum
2. The Chipper Chute is located on the side of the unit;
only feed one branch in at a time, larger end first.
3. Material discharges from the discharge port at
high speed. Make sure the Discharge Bag is
properly attached before use. Do not operate the
Chipper/Shredder without the Discharge Bag in place.
Chipper Chute
3" thick branches
maximum
Maintenance
4. Do not allow Discharge Bag to overfill with processed
material. This may prevent proper discharge and can result
in kickback of material. Empty bag periodically as needed.
Note: Should Chipper/Shredder jam during use, immediately turn
off the Engine. Wait until the machine completely stops. Disconnect
the Spark Plug. Clear the jam in the machine by shifting the
material with a long stick. Then, resume operation.
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Stopping the Engine
I
Safety
OFF
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1. To stop the engine in an emergency,
turn the Engine Switch off.
2. Under normal conditions, use the following procedure:
a. Slide the Throttle or Speed Control
Lever to SLOW (the “turtle”).
Setup
b. Turn the Engine Switch off.
c. Close the Fuel Valve.
Cleaning and Storing
a. Remove spark plug cap from spark plug.
Hopper
b. Allow engine to cool completely.
c. Remove the Lock Nuts (34) and Washers (28)
holding the Hopper/Rotor Housing assembly in
place. Refer to Figure D.
d. Clear all debris out of the Main Housing
and discharge port.
Operation
1. After every use and before storing, clean
debris out of machine:
Rotor
Housing
Maintenance
e. Replace the Hopper/Rotor Housing assembly
and secure in place using the Washers and
Lock Nuts.
2. Store the Chipper/Shredder in a dry indoor
location that does not allow access by children.
NOTICE
Figure D: Fastener Locations
See Long-Term Storage on page 17
for complete storage instructions.
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Maintenance
Safety
WARNING
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL STARTING:
Turn the Power Switch of the equipment to its “OFF” position, wait for the engine to cool, and disconnect
the spark plug cap before performing any inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM EQUIPMENT FAILURE:
Do not use damaged equipment. If abnormal noise, vibration, or excess
smoking occurs, have the problem corrected before further use.
Follow all service instructions in this manual. The engine may fail critically if not serviced properly.
Many maintenance procedures, including any not detailed in this manual, will need to be performed
by a qualified technician for safety. If you have any doubts about your ability to safely service the
equipment or engine, have a qualified technician service the equipment instead.
Cleaning, Maintenance, and Lubrication Schedule
Setup
Note: This maintenance schedule is intended solely as a general guide. If performance decreases or if
equipment operates unusually, check systems immediately. The maintenance needs of each piece of equipment
will differ depending on factors such as duty cycle, temperature, air quality, fuel quality, and other factors.
Note: The following procedures are in addition to the regular checks and maintenance
explained as part of the regular operation of the engine and equipment.
Before
Each
Use
Procedure
After
Each
Use
Every
Every
Every
Every Monthly or
Yearly or
25 hr. of 3 mo. or 6 mo. or
Every
5 hr.
every 20
every 300
use or as 50 hr.
100 hr.
2 Years
of use hr. of use
hr. of use
needed
of use
of use
Brush off outside of engine
Check engine oil level
Clean debris from
chipper/shredder
Check for loose hardware
Operation
Change engine oil
Inspect/replace
shredding hammers
Inspect/replace chipping blades
Check air cleaner
**
**
*
Clean air filter
Check sediment cup
Check and clean spark plug
Inspect chipper chute, hopper,
and discharge port cover
Clean debris from
impeller cooling fins
1. Check/adjust idle speed
**
2. Check/adjust valve clearance
Maintenance
3. Clean fuel tank, strainer
and carburetor
**
4. Clean carbon build-up from
combustion chamber
Replace fuel line if necessary
**
**
*Service more frequently when used in dusty areas.
**These items should be serviced by a qualified technician.
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Checking and Filling Fuel
Engine Oil Change
WARNING! TO PREVENT SERIOUS
INJURY FROM FIRE:
Fill the fuel tank in a well-ventilated area
away from ignition sources. If the engine is
hot from use, shut the engine off and wait
for it to cool before adding fuel. Do not smoke.
CAUTION! Oil is very hot during operation and can
cause burns. Wait for engine to cool before changing oil.
3. Remove the Strainer and remove any dirt
and debris. Then replace the Strainer.
Note: Do not use gasoline containing more than
10% ethanol (E10). Do not use E85 ethanol. Add fuel
stabilizer to the gasoline or the Warranty is VOID.
Note: Do not use gasoline that has been stored in a
metal fuel container or a dirty fuel container. It can
cause particles to enter the carburetor, affecting
engine performance and/or causing damage.
4. If needed, fill the Fuel Tank to about 1 inch under
the fill neck of the Fuel Tank with 87 octane or
higher unleaded gasoline that has been treated
with a fuel stabilizer additive. Follow fuel stabilizer
manufacturer’s recommendations for use.
5. Then replace the Fuel Cap.
6. Wipe up any spilled fuel and allow excess
to evaporate before starting engine.
To prevent FIRE, do not start the engine
while the smell of fuel hangs in the air.
Safety
2. Unscrew and remove the Fuel Cap.
2. Close the Fuel Valve.
3. Place a drain pan (not included) underneath
the crankcase’s drain plug.
4. Remove the drain plug and, if possible,
tilt the crankcase slightly to help drain
the oil out. Recycle used oil.
5. Replace the drain plug and tighten it.
6. Clean the top of the Dipstick and the area around it.
Remove the Dipstick by turning it counterclockwise,
and wipe it off with a clean, lint free rag.
Full level
Full level
7. Add the appropriate type of oil until the oil level is at
the full level. SAE 10W‑30 oil is recommended for
general use.
The SAE Viscosity Grade chart shows other
viscosities to use in different average temperatures.
Setup
1. Clean the Fuel Cap and the area around it.
1. Make sure the engine is stopped and is level.
SAE Viscosity Grades
10W-30
5W-30
-20
0
20
40
60
80
Average outdoor temperature
100°F
Operation
30
8. Thread the dipstick back in clockwise.
Maintenance
NOTICE: Do not run the engine with too little oil.
The engine will be permanently damaged.
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Spark Plug Maintenance
Air Filter Maintenance
1. Remove the Air Cleaner Cover and the air filter(s)
and check for dirt. Clean as described below.
Safety
Spark
Plug
Cap
2. Cleaning:
1. Disconnect spark plug cap from end of plug.
Clean out debris from around spark plug.
2. Using a spark plug wrench, remove the spark plug.
3. Inspect the spark plug:
If the electrode is oily, clean it using a clean, dry rag.
If the electrode has deposits on it, polish it using
emery paper. If the white insulator is cracked or
chipped, the spark plug needs to be replaced.
Setup
Recommended Spark Plugs
NGK®
NHSP® / TORCH®
BP-6ES
F6TC
NOTICE: Using an incorrect spark plug
may damage the engine.
4. When installing a new spark plug,
adjust the plug’s gap to the specification on the
Specifications chart. Do not pry against the
electrode, the spark plug can be damaged.
5. Install the new spark plug or
the cleaned spark plug into the engine.
Operation
• Gasket-style:
Finger-tighten until the gasket
contacts the cylinder head,
then tighten about 1/2-2/3 turn more.
• Non-gasket-style:
Finger-tighten until the plug
contacts the cylinder head,
then tighten about 1/16 turn more.
NOTICE: Tighten the spark plug properly.
If loose, the spark plug will cause the
engine to overheat.
If overtightened, the threads in the
engine block will be damaged.
• For paper filters:
To prevent injury from dust and debris,
wear ANSI-approved safety goggles,
NIOSH‑approved dust mask/respirator, and
heavy-duty work gloves. In a well‑ventilated
area away from bystanders, use pressurized
air to blow dust out of the filter. If this does not
get the filter clean, replace it.
• For foam filters:
Wash the filter in warm water and mild
detergent several times. Rinse. Squeeze out
excess water and allow it to dry completely.
Soak the filter in lightweight oil briefly,
then squeeze out the excess oil.
3. Install the cleaned filter(s). Secure the
Air Cleaner Cover before use.
Shredding Hammer Inspection
1. Remove the Bolts (10), Lock Washers (11),
and Flat Washers (12) securing the circular
Access Panel (13) located on the back of the
Rotor Housing (14), then remove the Panel.
2. Inspect the Rectangular Hammers (33)
and L-Hammers (30) on the cutting
edges for wear or damage.
3. If necessary, have the Hammers
replaced by a qualified technician.
Chipper Blade Inspection
1. Remove the Lock Nuts (34) and Washers (28)
securing the Chipper Chute (39) to the
Chipper/Shredder. Remove the Chute to
gain access to the Chipper Blades (36).
2. Slowly pull the Starter Handle to rotate the Rotor
Assembly into a position where the Blades
can be inspected for wear or damage.
3. If necessary, have the Chipper Blades sharpened
or replaced by a qualified technician.
Maintenance
6. Apply dielectric spark plug boot protector
(not included) to the end of the spark plug
and reattach the wire securely.
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Long-Term Storage
2. FUEL:
To protect the fuel tank during storage, fill the
tank with gasoline that has been treated with
a fuel stabilizer additive. Follow fuel stabilizer
manufacturer’s recommendations for use. Refer
to Checking and Filling Fuel on page 10.
WARNING! TO PREVENT SERIOUS
INJURY FROM FIRE:
Fill tank in a well-ventilated area away from
ignition sources. If the engine is hot from
use, shut the engine off and wait for it to
cool before adding fuel. Do not smoke.
3. LUBRICATION:
d. Pull Starter Handle to distribute oil in cylinder.
Stop after one or two revolutions when you
feel the piston start the compression stroke
(when you start to feel resistance).
4. STORAGE AREA:
Cover and store in a dry, level, well-ventilated
area out of reach of children. Storage area should
also be away from ignition sources, such as
water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces.
NOTICE: During extended storage periods the
Engine must be started every 3 months and allowed
to run for 15 – 20 minutes or the Warranty is VOID.
5. AFTER STORAGE:
Before starting the engine after storage, keep in
mind that untreated gasoline will deteriorate quickly.
Drain the fuel tank and change to fresh fuel if
untreated gasoline has been sitting for a month,
if treated gasoline has been sitting beyond the
fuel stabilizer’s recommended time period,
or if the engine does not start.
Maintenance
Operation
a. Change engine oil.
c. Replace spark plug, but leave
spark plug cap disconnected.
Safety
1. CLEANING:
Wait for engine to cool, then clean engine with
dry cloth. NOTICE: Do not clean using water.
The water will gradually enter the engine
and cause rust damage. Apply a thin coat
of rust preventive oil to all metal parts.
b. Clean out area around spark plug.
Remove spark plug and pour one tablespoon of
engine oil into cylinder through spark plug hole.
Setup
When the equipment is to remain idle for longer than
20 days, prepare the engine for storage as follows:
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine will not start
Possible Causes
Probable Solutions
Safety
FUEL RELATED:
FUEL RELATED:
1. No fuel in tank or fuel valve closed.
1. Fill fuel tank and open fuel valve.
2. Choke not in CHOKE position, cold engine.
2. Move Choke to CHOKE position.
3. Gasoline with more than 10% ethanol used. 3. Clean out ethanol rich gasoline from fuel
(E15, E20, E85, etc.)
system. Replace components damaged by
ethanol. Use fresh 87+ octane stabilizertreated unleaded gasoline only.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
Setup
Operation
Maintenance
4. Low quality or deteriorated, old gasoline.
4. Use fresh 87+ octane stabilizer-treated
unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
5. Carburetor not primed.
5. Pull on Starter Handle to prime.
6. Dirty fuel passageways.
6. Clean out passageways using
fuel additive. Heavy deposits
may require further cleaning.
7. Carburetor needle stuck.
Fuel can be smelled in the air.
7. Gently tap side of carburetor float
chamber with screwdriver handle.
8. Too much fuel in chamber. This can be
caused by the carburetor needle sticking.
8. Turn Choke to RUN position.
Remove spark plug and pull the start
handle several times to air out the
chamber. Reinstall spark plug and
set Choke to CHOKE position.
9. Clogged Fuel Filter.
9. Replace Fuel Filter.
IGNITION (SPARK) RELATED:
IGNITION (SPARK) RELATED:
1. Spark plug cap not connected securely.
1. Connect spark plug cap properly.
2. Spark plug electrode wet or dirty.
2. Clean spark plug.
3. Incorrect spark plug gap.
3. Correct spark plug gap.
4. Spark plug cap broken.
4. Replace spark plug cap.
5. Incorrect spark timing or
faulty ignition system.
5. Have qualified technician diagnose/
repair ignition system.
COMPRESSION RELATED:
COMPRESSION RELATED:
1. Cylinder not lubricated.
Problem after long storage periods.
1. Pour tablespoon of oil into
spark plug hole. Crank engine a
few times and try to start again.
2. Loose or broken spark plug.
(Hissing noise will occur
when trying to start.)
2. Tighten spark plug.
If that does not work, replace spark plug.
If problem persists, may have
head gasket problem, see #3.
3. Loose cylinder head or damaged
head gasket. (Hissing noise will
occur when trying to start.)
3. Tighten head.
If that does not remedy problem,
replace head gasket.
4. Engine valves or tappets
mis‑adjusted or stuck.
4. Have qualified technician adjust/
repair valves and tappets.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the equipment or engine.
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Probable Solutions
1. Spark plug cap loose.
1. Check wire connections.
2. Incorrect spark plug gap or
damaged spark plug.
2. Re-gap or replace spark plug.
3. Defective spark plug cap.
3. Replace spark plug cap.
4. Old or low quality gasoline.
4. Use only fresh 87+ octane stabilizertreated unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
5. Incorrect compression.
5. Diagnose and repair compression.
(Use Engine will not start:
COMPRESSION RELATED section.)
1. Fuel tank empty or full of impure or low
quality gasoline.
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh 87+ octane
stabilizer-treated unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
2. Low oil shutdown.
2. Fill engine oil to proper level.
Check engine oil before EVERY use.
3. Defective fuel tank cap creating vacuum,
preventing proper fuel flow.
3. Test/replace fuel tank cap.
4. Faulty magneto.
4. Have qualified technician service magneto.
5. Disconnected or improperly
connected spark plug cap.
5. Secure spark plug cap.
Engine stops when
under heavy load
1. Dirty air filter
1. Clean element.
2. Engine running cold.
2. Allow engine to warm up prior
to operating equipment.
Engine knocks
1. Old or low quality gasoline.
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh 87+ octane
stabilizer-treated unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
2. Engine overloaded.
2. Do not exceed equipment’s load rating.
Engine stops
suddenly
Safety
Engine misfires
Possible Causes
Setup
Problem
1. Impure or low quality gasoline.
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh 87+ octane
stabilizer-treated unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
2. Engine too cold.
2. Use cold weather fuel and
oil additives to prevent backfiring.
3. Intake valve stuck or overheated engine.
3. Have qualified technician
diagnose and service engine.
4. Incorrect timing.
4. Check engine timing.
Chipping action slow, 1. Branch diameter too thick.
or Engine stalling
2. Throttle set too low.
1. Do not process branches over 3" diameter.
Branch vibrates and
moves excessively
when chipping
1. Branches are too hard and/or dried out.
1. Material is not suitable for chipping.
2. Chipping blades are dull or damaged.
2. Have qualified technician
service Chipper/Shredder.
1. Chipper/Shredder is jammed.
Engine runs but no
material is processed
2. Throttle set too low.
2. Adjust throttle to increase Engine speed.
1. Clear all debris out of the Main
Housing and discharge port.
2. Adjust throttle to increase Engine speed.
Unusual noise and/or 1. Rotor Assembly area clogged with material. 1. Stop adding material to Hopper/
Chipper Chute–allow Chipper/Shredder
vibration during use
to clear itself before continuing.
2. Hammers loose, damaged,
or obstructed by debris.
2. Have qualified technician
service Chipper/Shredder.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the equipment or engine.
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Maintenance
Engine backfires
Operation
3. Incorrect spark timing, deposit buildup,
3. Have qualified technician
worn engine, or other mechanical problems.
diagnose and service engine.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
Safety
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR
MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS
QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE
ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY
STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND
LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY
ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS
THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Setup
Operation
Maintenance
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Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Maintenance
Operation
Setup
Safety
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only,
and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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Parts Lists and Diagrams
Parts List
Safety
Part
Setup
Operation
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Description
Flange Bolt M8 x 16
Batten
Hopper Flap
Hopper
Nylon Lock Nut M6
Bolt M6 x 16
Handle
Bolt M8 x 82
Flange Nut M8
Bolt M6 x 12
Lock Washer Ø6
Flat Washer Ø6
Access Panel
Rotor Housing
Flat Washer Ø8
Axle Assembly
Wheel
Cotter Pin Ø3 x 30
Flat Washer Ø16
Bolt M8 x 20
Socket Head Cap Screw M8 x 100
Discharge Port Cover
Main Housing
Socket Head Cap Screw M8 x 130
Washer Ø12
Lock Washer Ø8
Socket Head Cap Screw M8 x 50
Flat Washer Ø8
Long Spacer Bushing
Qty.
4
1
1
1
19
15
1
4
1
3
5
11
1
1
3
1
2
2
2
10
1
1
1
1
1
22
4
32
4
Part
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
Description
L-Hammer
Socket Head Cap Screw M8 x 20
Washer
Rectangular Hammer
Nylon Lock Nut M8
Socket Head Cap Screw M8 x 25
Chipper Blade
Rotor Assembly
Engine Plate
Chipper Chute
Chipper Chute Flap
Chipper Chute Mounting Ring
Engine Mounting Block
Engine Flat Key
Engine
Bolt M8 x 65
Support Leg
Left Brake Lever
Left Brake Pad
Right Brake Pad
Right Brake Lever
Socket Head Cap Screw M6 x 16
Socket Head Cap Screw M6 x 25
Shock Absorber
Flat Washer Ø8
Bolt M8 x 16
Discharge Bag
Hopper Gasket
Qty.
2
2
4
2
31
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
4
4
3
1
1
Maintenance
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7
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57
13
Maintenance
12 11 10
28 34
5
6
4
3
2
1
22
16
52 51
55 26 15
14
A
48
47
21
28
49
50
C
12
A
23
20
5
11
Operation
9
17
B
27 26 28
18
19
24 26 25
34 26 28 31
29
34 26
56
30
32
37
35 36
C
Setup
33
8 26
B
38
39
40
41
6 5
28 34
42
43
28 34
Safety
45
53
54
44
46
34 26 28
Main Assembly Diagram
Engine Parts List
Part
Safety
Setup
Operation
Maintenance
1A
2A
3A
4A
5A
6A
7A
8A
9A
10A
11A
12A
13A
14A
15A
16A
17A
18A
19A
20A
21A
22A
23A
24A
25A
26A
27A
28A
29A
30A
31A
32A
33A
34A
35A
36A
37A
38A
39A
40A
41A
42A
43A
44A
45A
46A
47A
48A
49A
50A
Description
Cylinder Head Subassembly
Cylinder Head Gasket
Cylinder Head Cover Subassembly
Cylinder Head Cover Gasket
Breather Tube
Bolt
Stud
Stud
Pin
Cylinder Head Bolt
Spark Plug
Crankcase Subassembly.
Engine Oil Sensor
Governor Gear Assembly
Governor Arm
Drain Plug Bolt
Washer
Bearing
Seal, Oil
Governor Gear Washer
Pin
Bolt
Crankcase Cover Assembly
Bearing
Oil Seal
Crankcase Gasket
Pin
Oil Dipstick Subassembly
Engine Oil Plug Subassembly
Bolt
Crankshaft Assembly
Piston Pin Clip
Piston
Piston Pin
Connecting Rod
Piston Ring Assembly
Air Cleaner Element Subassembly
Rubber Jacket
Camshaft Assembly
Valve
Stud
Valve Spring Seat
Valve Lock Clamp
Nut
Seal Guide
Valve Tappet
Valve Lifter
Lifter Stop Plate Subassembly
Valve Adjusting Bolt
Valve Rocker Arm
Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
2
2
4
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
6
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
4
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
Part
51A
52A
53A
54A
55A
56A
57A
58A
59A
60A
61A
62A
63A
64A
65A
66A
67A
68A
69A
70A
71A
72A
73A
74A
75A
76A
77A
78A
79A
80A
81A
82A
83A
84A
85A
86A
87A
88A
89A
90A
91A
92A
93A
94A
95A
96A
97A
98A
99A
100A
Description
Valve Adjusting Nut
Valve Lock Nut
Valve Spring
Bolt
Recoil Starter Assembly
Shroud
Cylinder Body Shroud
Lower Shield
Oil Protector
Stop Engine Switch Subassembly
Bolt
Bolt
Bolt
Collar
Bolt
Carburetor Assembly
Air Cleaner Gasket
Carburetor Gasket
Carburetor Insulator Plate
Carburetor Insulator Gasket
Nut M6
Air Cleaner
Exhaust Outlet Gasket
Nut M8
Muffler Assembly
Fuel Tank
Fuel Strainer
Fuel Tank Cover
Fuel Tank Oil Outlet Subassembly
Collar
Fuel Tube
Bolt
Nut M6
Flywheel Nut
Starter Pulley
Impeller
Flywheel Subassembly
Bolt
Ignition Coil
Throttle Control Assembly
Governor Spring
Governer Rod
Throttle Valve Return Spring
Governor Support Subassembly
Bolt
Governor Support Bolt
Nut
One Way Valve
Clamp
Fuel Steam Rubber Hose
Qty.
2
2
2
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
When ordering replacement parts from this list, the “A” suffix must be included in order to get the correct part.
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6
6
3 4
52 51
52 51
5
10
50
50
10
10
10
73
29
30
25
49
43
49 43
75
23
43
43
11
30 30
Maintenance
6
74
74
30
30
30
1
8
7
48
42 53 45
42 53
8
24
28
69
2
68
26
41
27
9
9
66
13
47
67
32
47
46
33
46
44
34
32
12
16
Operation
36
40
31
22
22
70
39
27
76
17
18
80
35
100
99
14
81
82
80
79
98
71
95
95
89
16
19
17
83
38
83
77
78
37
88
88
87
62
86
85
94
62
20
97
Setup
71
72
15
21
93
96
91
92
90
57
84
58
64
61
63
56
65
59
61
55
61
61
60
Safety
54
54
54
Engine Assembly Diagram
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Warranties
Safety
Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability standards,
and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for the
period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly,
to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper
installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries
to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of
our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
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To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation charges prepaid.
Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise.
If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or
we may elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement.
We will return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted
from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Operation
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Emissions Control System Warranty
Where a warrantable condition exists, HFT will repair your
engine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage
The 2014-2015 engines are warranted for two (2) years.
If any emissions-related part on your engine is defective,
the part will be repaired or replaced by HFT.
Harbor Freight Tools Emissions Control
Defects Warranty Coverage
Engines are warranted for a period of two (2) years relative
to emissions control parts defects, subject to the provisions
set forth below. If any emissions related part on your engine
is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by HFT.
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
• As the engine owner, you are responsible for the performance
of the required maintenance listed in your Owner’s Manual.
HFT recommends that you retain all receipts covering
maintenance on your engine, but HFT cannot deny warranty
solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to
ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
• As the engine owner, you should, however, be aware
that HFT may deny you warranty coverage if your
engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect,
improper maintenance, or unapproved modifications.
• You are responsible for shipping your engine to a HFT
warranty station as soon as a problem exists. Contact the
HFT Customer Service department at the number below to
make shipping arrangements. The warranty repairs should be
completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
Warranty claims shall be filed in accordance with the provisions
of the HFT warranty policy explained in the box at the top of the
previous page. HFT shall not be liable for any loss of use of
the engine, for any alternative usage, for any damage to goods,
loss of time, or inconvenience. Warranty coverage shall also be
excluded for any part which fails, malfunctions, or is damaged
due to failure to follow the maintenance and operating instructions
set forth in the Owner’s Manual including, but not limited to:
a) Use of parts which are not authorized by HFT
b) Improper installation, adjustment or repair of
the engine or of any warranted part unless
performed by an authorized warranty center
c) Failure to follow recommendations on fuel use
contained in the Owner’s Manual
d) Improper or inadequate maintenance of any warranted parts
e) Repairs performed outside of
the authorized warranty service dealers
f) Alterations by changing, adding to or
removing parts from the engine.
5. Service and Maintenance
Component parts which are not scheduled for replacement
as required maintenance or are scheduled only for regular
inspection to the effect of “repair or replace as necessary”
are warranted for the warranty period. Any warranted part
which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance
is warranted for the period of time up to the first scheduled
replacement point for that part. Any replacement part, provided
it is equivalent in durability and performance, may be used
in performance of maintenance or repairs. The owner is
responsible for commissioning a qualified technician/mechanic
to perform all required maintenance, as outlined in the
Inspection, Cleaning, and Maintenance section in this manual.
6. Warranted Parts
1)
2)
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact the Harbor Freight Tools
Customer Service Department at 1-888-866-5797.
3)
Harbor Freight Tools Emissions Control Defects
Warranty Provisions
4)
1. Length of Coverage
HFT warrants to a first retail purchaser and each
subsequent purchaser that the engine is free from
defects in materials and workmanship that cause
the failure of warranted parts for a period of two (2) years
after the date of delivery to the first retail purchaser.
2. No Charge Repair or Replacement
5)
Fuel Metering System
i) Carburetor and its internal parts.
ii) Fuel pump (if so equipped).
iii) Cold start enrichment system.
Air Induction System
i) Intake pipe/manifold.
ii) Air cleaner.
Ignition System
i) Spark plug.
ii) Magneto ignition system.
Catalyst System (if so equipped)
i) Exhaust pipe stud.
ii) Muffler.
iii) Catalytic converter (if so equipped).
Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
i) Vacuum, temperature and time
sensitive valves and switches.
ii) Hoses, belts, connectors, and assemblies.
Repair or replacement of any warranted part will be
performed at no charge to the owner if the work is
performed through a warranty station authorized by HFT.
For emissions warranty service, contact the HFT
Customer Service Department at 1-888-866-5797.
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Safety
4. Coverage Exclusions
Setup
Your emissions control system may include parts such as the
carburetor or fuel-injection system, and the ignition system.
Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors
and other emissions‑related assemblies.
Coverage under this warranty shall also extend to the failure
of any engine components caused by the failure of any
warranted part while it is still covered under this warranty.
Operation
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (herein EPA)
and Harbor Freight Tools (herein HFT) are pleased to explain the
emissions control system warranty on your 2014-2015 Small Off‑Road
Engine (herein engine). Within the United States, new off‑road,
spark-ignition engines certified for model year 2014-2015,
must meet similar standards set forth by the EPA. HFT must
warrant the emissions control system on your engine for the
periods of time described below, provided there has been no
abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your engine.
3. Consequential Damages Coverage
Maintenance
United States Emissions Control
Defects Warranty Statement
For technical questions, please call 1-888-866-5797.
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