Operator’s Manual 2-Cycle MULCHING BLOWER/VACUUM Model No. 316.794970 with • SAFETY • ASSEMBLY • OPERATION • MAINTENANCE • PARTS LIST CAUTION: Before using this product, read this manual and follow all safety rules and operating instructions. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A. Visit our website: www.sears.com/craftsman 769-01695 TABLE OF CONTENTS Warranty Page Safety Rules 2 Specifications Page 20 Pages 3 - 7 Parts List Pages 21 - 22 Assembly Pages 8-10 Notes (Intentionally Blank) Pages 23 - 29 Oil and Fuel Information Page 11 CARB / EPA Warranty Information Page 30 Starting/Stopping Instructions Page 12 Repair Protection Agreement Page 31 Operation Pages 13 - 14 Service Numbers Page Back Cover Maintenance and Repair Pages 15 - 18 Troubleshooting Page 19 WARRANTY STATEMENT TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN GAS BLOWER/VACUUM For two years from the date of purchase, when this Blower is used and maintained according to the operator’s manual, Sears will repair any defect in material or workmanship free of charge. This warranty excludes the spark plug, air filter, and vacuum bag, which are expendable parts that can wear out from normal use in less than two years. If this Blower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 30 days from the date of purchase. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THIS BLOWER TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER IN THE UNTIED STATES. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING SPARK ARRESTOR NOTE NOTE: For users on U.S. Forest Land and in the states of California, Maine, Oregon and Washington. All U.S. Forest Land and the state of California (Public Resources Codes 4442 and 4443), Oregon and Washington require, by law that certain internal combustion engines operated on forest brush and/or grass-covered areas be equipped with a spark arrestor, maintained in effective working order, or the engine be constructed, equipped and maintained for the prevention of fire. Check with your state or local authorities for regulations pertaining to these requirements. Failure to follow these requirements could subject you to liability or a fine. This unit is factory equipped with a spark arrestor. If it requires replacement, ask a Sears or other qualified service dealer to install the Accessory Part #753-04689 Spark Arrestor Kit. WARNING THE ENGINE EXHAUST FROM THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM. 2 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and their explanations, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures. Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. DANGER: Indicates danger, warning or caution. Attention is required in order to avoid serious personal injury. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs. Failure to obey a safety warning can result in injury to yourself and others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. SAFETY ALERT: WARNING: NOTE: Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment. to obey a CAUTION: Failure safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. Read the Operator’s Manual(s) and follow all warnings and safety instructions. Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the operator and/or bystanders. • IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS • Clear the area of children, bystanders, and pets. At a minimum, keep all children, bystanders, and pets outside a 50 feet (15 m.) radius; there still may be a risk to bystanders from thrown objects. Bystanders should be encouraged to wear eye protection. If you are approached, stop the unit immediately. BEFORE OPERATING When using the unit, you must follow the safety rules. Please read these instructions before operating the unit in order to ensure the safety of the operator and any bystanders. Please keep these instructions for later use. WARNING: FUEL SAFETY WARNINGS Gasoline is highly flammable, and its vapors can explode if ignited. Take the following precautions: WARNING: • Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls and proper use of the unit. • Store fuel only in containers specifically designed and approved for the storage of such materials. • Avoid creating a source of ignition for spilled fuel. Do not start the engine until fuel vapors dissipate. • Do not operate this unit when tired, ill, or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. • Children must not operate the unit. Teens must be accompanied and guided by an adult. • Always stop the engine and allow it to cool before filling the fuel tank. Never remove the cap of the fuel tank, or add fuel, when the engine is hot. Never operate the unit without the fuel cap securely in place. Loosen the fuel tank cap slowly to relieve any pressure in the tank. • All guards and safety attachments must be installed properly before operating the unit. • Inspect the unit before use. Replace damaged parts. Check for fuel leaks. Make sure all fasteners are in place and secure. Replace parts that are cracked, chipped, or damaged in any way. Do not operate the unit with loose or damaged parts. • Mix and add fuel in a clean, well-ventilated outdoor area where there are no sparks or flames. Slowly remove the fuel cap only after stopping engine. Do not smoke while fueling or mixing fuel. Wipe up any spilled fuel from the unit immediately. Always wipe unit dry before using. • Carefully inspect the area before starting the unit. Remove all debris and hard or sharp objects such as glass, wire, etc. • Move the unit at least 30 feet (9.1 m) from the fueling source and site before starting the engine. Do not smoke. Keep sparks and open flames away from the area while adding fuel or operating the unit. 3 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION • Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dirt, debris, and anything that may reduce the air flow. WHILE OPERATING • Never start or run the unit inside a closed room or building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill. Operate this unit only in a well-ventilated outdoor area. • Do not touch the engine or muffler. These parts get extremely hot from operation, even after the unit is turned off. • Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked as meeting ANSI Z87.1 standards and are marked as such. Wear ear/hearing protection when operating this unit. • Do not operate the engine faster than the speed needed to do the job. Do not run the engine at high speed when not in use. • Never run the unit without the the proper equipment attached. When using this unit, always install the blower/vacuum tubes and vacuum bag depending on blower or vacuuming application. • Always stop the engine when operation is delayed or when walking from one location to another. • Stop the engine for maintenance, repair, to install or remove the blower tubes or vacuum attachments. The unit must be stopped and the impeller no longer turning to avoid contact with the rotating blades. • To reduce the risk of hearing loss associated with sound level(s), always wear ear/hearing protection when operating this unit. • Wear heavy long pants, boots, gloves, and a long sleeve shirt. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelery, short pants, sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair above shoulder level. • If you strike or come into contact with a foreign object, stop the engine immeadiately and check for damage. Do not operate before repairing damage. Do not operate the unit with loose or damaged parts. • To avoid static electricity shock, do not wear rubber gloves or any other insulated gloves while operating this unit. • Use only replacement parts or accessories recommended for this tool that are sold by Sears or a Craftsman outlet. Use of any replacement parts or accessories purchased elsewhere may be hazardous, and will also void your warranty. • Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light. • Keep outside surfaces free from oil and fuel. • Never use this unit for spreading chemicals, fertilizers or other substances which may contain toxic materials. • Avoid accidental starting. Be in the starting position whenever pulling the starter rope. The operator and unit must be in a stable position while starting. Refer to Starting/Stopping Instructions. • To reduce fire hazard, replace faulty muffler and spark arrestor. Keep the engine and muffler free from grass, leaves, excessive grease or carbon build up. • Do not set unit on any surface except a clean, hard area while engine is running. Debris such as gravel, sand, dust, grass, etc. could be picked up by the air intake and thrown out by the discharge opening, damaging unit, property, or causing serious injury to bystanders or operator. • Turn the engine off and disconnect the spark plug for maintenance or repair. • Use the right tool. Only use this tool for its intended purpose. • Do not force unit. It will do the job better and with less likelihood of injury at a rate for which it was designed. • Do not overreach or use from unstable surfaces such as ladders, trees, steep slopes, rooftops, etc. Always keep proper footing and balance. • Always hold the unit with a firm grip when operating. • Keep hands, face, and feet away from all moving parts. Do not touch or try to stop the impeller when it is rotating. Do not operate without guards in place. 4 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION WHILE OPERATING UNIT AS A BLOWER • Store the unit in a dry place, secured, or at a height to prevent unauthorized use or damage. Keep out of the reach of children. • Never point the blower or blowing debris in the direction of people, animals, or in the direction of windows. Always direct the blowing debris away from people, animals, and windows. Use extra caution when blowing debris near solid objects such as trees, automobiles, walls, etc. • Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liquid. Keep handles dry, clean, and free from debris. Clean after each use, see Cleaning and Storage instructions. • Keep these instructions. Refer to them often and use them to instruct other users. If you loan this unit to others, also loan these instructions to them. WHILE OPERATING UNIT AS A VACUUM • Avoid situations that could catch the vacuum bag on fire. Do not operate near an open flame. Do not vacuum warm ash from fireplaces, barbecue pits, brush piles, etc. Do not vacuum discarded cigars or cigarettes unless the cinders are completely cool. SPECIAL NOTE: 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 use of this tool and seek medical attention. A reduced vibration system does not guarantee avoidance of these problems. Users who operate power tools on a regular basis must closely monitor their physical condition and the condition of this tool. • The unit is designed to pickup dry material such as leaves, grass, small twigs, and bits of paper. Do not attempt to vacuum wet debris and/or standing water as this may result in damage to the blower/ vacuum. To avoid severe damage to the impeller, do not vacuum metal, broken glass, etc. OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS • Always disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance or accessing movable parts. • Never store the unit, with fuel in the tank, inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame (pilot lights, etc.) or sparks (switches, electrical motors, etc.). SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS • Allow the engine to cool before storing or transporting. Be sure to secure the unit while transporting. 5 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product. Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information. SYMBOL SYMBOL MEANING MEANING • ON/OFF STOP CONTROL • SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL ON / START / RUN Indicates danger, warning, or caution. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs. • ON/OFF STOP CONTROL OFF OR STOP • READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL WARNING:Read the Operator’s Manual(s) and follow all warnings and safety instructions. Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the operator and/or bystanders. • HOT SURFACE WARNING Do not touch a hot muffler or cylinder. You may get burned. These parts get extremely hot from operation, even after the unit is turned off. • WEAR EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION WARNING: Thrown objects and loud noise can cause severe eye injury and hearing loss. Wear eye protection meeting ANSI Z87.1-1989 standards and ear protection when operating this unit. Use a full face shield when needed. • BLOWERS – ROTATING IMPELLER CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY WARNING: Turn the engine off and allow the impeller to stop before opening the vacuum door, installing, changing tubes or bag, or before cleaning or performing any maintenance. • KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY WARNING: Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets, at least 50 feet (15 m.) from the operating area. • THROTTLE CONTROL Indicates “HIGH” or “FASTEST” speed. • UNLEADED FUEL • THROTTLE CONTROL Always use clean, fresh unleaded fuel. Indicates “IDLE,” “LOW” or “SLOWEST” speed. • OIL Refer to operator's manual for the proper type of oil. • THROWN OBJECTS CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY WARNING: Keep clear of blower outlet. Never point the blower at yourself or others. Objects can be thrown from blower. Do not operate unit without proper attachments and guards in place. 6 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION KNOW YOUR BLOWER/VAC Throttle Control APPLICATIONS As a blower: • Cleaning yards, garages, driveways, porches, patios, around walls, fences and more Starter Rope Grip Front Handle As a vacuum: • Picking up leaves and other light debris On/Off Stop Control Fuel Cap Blower Tube Blower Outlet Rear Handle Assembled as a Blower Spark Plug Shoulder Strap Attachment Points Red EZ-Fire™ Lever Rear Handle Assembled as a Vacuum Front Handle Vacuum Door Vacuum Bag Hook Vacuum Tube Primer Bulb Muffler Vacuum Bag Zipper Air filter/muffler cover Vacuum Inlet Vacuum Bag Adapter Vacuum Bag 7 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS ASSEMBLING UNIT AS A BLOWER ASSEMBLING UNIT AS A VACUUM Blower Tube Assembly To assemble the unit as a vacuum, begin by removing the blower tube. Refer to the previous section. Vacuum Tube Assembly To prevent serious personal injury, stop the engine and allow the impeller to stop before attaching or removing tubes. WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury, stop the engine and allow the impeller to stop before attaching or removing tubes. WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury or damage to the unit, the blower tube must be installed while operating this unit as a blower. WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury or damage to the unit, always install vacuum tubes and the vacuum bag, and make sure the vacuum bag is completely zipped closed when operating this unit as a vacuum. WARNING: NOTE: If the unit was assembled as a vacuum unit, remove all vacuum parts and store away in a secure place for later use. NOTE: If the unit was assembled as a blower unit, remove the blower tube and store away in a secure place for later use. Installing • Install the blower tube over the blower outlet and push it on until both tabs snap into place (Fig. 1). Installation 1. Align the small arrow on the lower vacuum tube with the arrow on the upper vacuum tube (Fig. 2). Removing • Remove the blower tube by pressing both tabs at the same time and pulling off the blower (Fig. 1). 2. Grasp the lower and upper vacuum tubes firmly with both hands, and push the lower vacuum tube into the upper vacuum tube. Turn the lower vacuum tube clockwise until it snaps into place and locks. When properly assembled, the dot on the lower tube aligns with the dot on the upper tube. Tabs Upper Vac Tube Blower Outlet Arrows Lower Vac Tube Fig.2 Fig. 1 3. Flip the blower/vac so it is standing straight up on the muffler cover. The front of the unit and the vacuum door should face you (Fig. 3). ASSEMBLING THE GUTTER CLEAN-OUT ADAPTER In order to use the gutter clean-out attachment kit, you must install the gutter clean-out adapter (not included). Push the adapter onto the blower outlet until both tabs snap into place (Fig. 1). Refer to the Gutter Attachment Kit manual for more information 8 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS 4. Insert a flat head screwdriver under locking clip, lift upward and open vacuum door (Fig. 4). Locking Clip Installing the Vacuum Bag 7. Install the vacuum bag adapter over the blower outlet and push on it until both tabs snap into place (Fig. 5). Position the bag so it hangs below the unit. Vacuum Door Slot 8. Attach the vacuum bag to the vacuum bag hook located at the underside of the unit. 9. Keep the bag zipped and shut. Elbow Tabs Fig. 3 5. While holding the vacuum door open, insert the assembled vacuum tube (put together in Step 2). Arrange the tube so the flat area faces the vacuum door. The grooves on the side of the tube will line up with the small tabs in the impeller intake (Fig. 4). From the exterior, align the small arrow on the vacuum tube with the arrow on the impeller intake. Vacuum Bag Hook Fig. 5 Removing the Vacuum Bag 1. Unhook the bag. 2. Remove the vacuum bag by pressing both tabs on the vacuum bag elbow at the same time and pulling the bag off the blower (Fig. 5). 3. Install the blower tube in order to assemble the unit as a blower. 4. Make sure the vacuum door is securely latched shut. 6. Push the vacuum tube in firmly and grip it with both hands. Turn the tube clockwise as far as possible until it snaps into place and locks. When properly assembled, the dot on the vacuum tube will align with the dot on the impeller intake. Vacuum Tube Groove Flat Area Never operate the unit in the blower configuration without the vacuum door secured and latched shut. WARNING: Tabs Emptying the Vacuum Bag 1. Refer to Emptying the Vacuum Bag in Operating Instructions. Align Arrows Impeller Intake Fig. 4 9 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLING THE SHOULDER STRAP Attach Here for Blowing To avoid serious personal injury, never attempt to start the unit when standing with the unit clipped to the shoulder strap. Always follow the starting procedures as described in the Starting/ Stopping Instructions section. WARNING: Attach Here for Vacuuming 1. Push the strap through the center of the buckle. 2. Pull the strap over the cross bar and down through the slot in the buckle (Fig.6). Fig. 7 4. While standing in the operating position, adjust the length to fit the operator’s size. Pull the tab to lengthen, pull the strap to shorten (Fig 8). Clip Fig. 6 3. Snap the clip on to the support fittings on the front or back of the handle. Clip to the front portion of the handle when using the unit as a blower, and clip to the back portion of the handle when using the unit as a vacuum (Fig. 7). Fig. 8 10 OIL AND FUEL INFORMATION OIL AND FUEL MIXING INSTRUCTIONS To Obtain Correct Fuel Mix: Old and/or improperly mixed fuel are the main reasons for the unit not running properly. Be sure to use fresh (less than 60 days old), clean unleaded fuel. Follow the instructions carefully for the proper fuel/oil mixture. Thoroughly mix the proper ratio of 2-cycle engine oil with unleaded gasoline in a separate fuel can. Use a 40:1 fuel/oil ratio. Do not mix them directly in the engine fuel tank. See the Fuel Mixture Table for specific gas and oil mixing ratios. Definition of Blended Fuels NOTE: One gallon (3.8 liters) of unleaded gasoline mixed with one 3.2 oz. (95 ml.) bottle of 2-cycle oil makes a 40:1 fuel/oil ratio. Today's fuels are often a blend of gasoline and oxygenates such as ethanol, methanol, or MTBE (ether). Alcohol-blended fuel absorbs water. As little as 1% water in the fuel can make fuel and oil separate and leads to formation of acids during storage. When using alcohol-blended fuel, use fresh fuel. FUEL MIXTURE TABLE + Using Blended Fuels If you choose to use a blended fuel, or its use is unavoidable, follow recommended precautions: • Always use the fresh fuel mix explained in your operator's manual • Always shake the fuel mix before fueling the unit • Drain the tank and run the engine dry before storing the unit Using Fuel Additives The bottle of 2-cycle oil that came with your unit contains a fuel additive which will help inhibit corrosion and minimize the formation of gum deposits. It is recommended that you always use Craftsman 2-cycle oil with this unit. If Craftsman 2-cycle oil is unavailable, use a good 2cycle oil designed for air-cooled engines along with a fuel additive, such as STA-BIL® Gas Stabilizer or an equivalent. Add 0.8 oz. (23 ml.) of fuel additive per gallon of fuel according to the instructions on the container. NEVER add fuel additives directly to the unit's fuel tank. UNLEADED GAS 2 CYCLE OIL 1 GALLON US (3.8 LITERS) 3.2 FL. OZ. (95 ml) 1 LITER 25 ml MIXING RATIO - 40:1 Gasoline is extremely flammable. Ignited vapors may explode. Always stop the engine and allow it to cool before filling the fuel tank. Do not smoke while filling the tank. Keep sparks and open flames at a distance from the area. WARNING: proper engine CAUTION: For operation and Remove fuel cap slowly to avoid injury from fuel spray. Never operate the unit without the fuel cap securely in place. WARNING: maximum reliability, pay strict attention to the oil and fuel mixing instructions on the 2-cycle oil container. Using improperly mixed fuel can severely damage the engine. Add fuel in a clean, well ventilated outdoor area. Wipe up any spilled fuel immediately. Avoid creating a source of ignition for spilled fuel. Do not start the engine until fuel vapors dissipate. WARNING: NOTE: Dispose of the old fuel/oil mix in accordance to Federal, State and Local regulations. 11 STARTING/STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: Operate this unit only in a well-ventilated outdoor area. Carbon monoxide exhaust fumes can be lethal in a confined area. Avoid accidental starting. Make sure you are in the starting position when pulling the starter rope (Fig. 11 and 12). To avoid serious injury, the operator and unit must be in a stable position while starting. Do not set unit on any surface except a clean, hard area while starting. Debris such as gravel, sand, dust and grass could be picked up by the air intake and thrown out by the discharge opening. This could damage the unit, property, or cause serious injury to bystanders or the operator. WARNING: STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS 1. Move the throttle control to the idle position ( ). Allow the engine to cool down by idling (Fig. 10). 2. Put the On/Off Stop Control in the OFF (O) position (Fig. 10). Idle Throttle Control Fast STARTING INSTRUCTIONS 1. Mix gas with oil. Fill fuel tank with fuel/oil mixture. See Oil and Fuel Mixing Instructions. To avoid serious personal injury, always remove the vacuum bag prior to refueling the unit. The bag may become a fire hazard when saturated with fuel. 2. The On/Off Stop Control is in the ON (I) position at all times (Fig. 10). 3. Fully press and release the primer bulb 10 times, slowly. Some amount of fuel should be visible in the primer bulb and fuel lines (Fig. 10). If you can’t see fuel in the bulb, press and release the bulb as many times as it takes before you can see fuel in it. 4. Place the unit in the starting position (Fig. 11) as a blower, Fig. 12 as a vacuum). Move the throttle control to the idle position ( ) (Fig. 9). This is especially important during cold starting. 5. Push the red EZ-Fire™ Lever towards the primer bulb until it clicks and locks into place (Fig. 10). NOTE: The unit uses the Incredi-Pull™ starting system with MAX FIRE IGNITION™, which significantly reduces the effort required to start the engine. You must pull the starter rope out far enough to hear the engine attempt to start. There is no need to pull the rope briskly-- there is no harsh resistance when pulling. Be aware that this starting method is vastly different from (and much easier than) what you may be used to. 6. Pull the starter rope out with a controlled and steady motion until the engine attempts to start. Repeat until the engine starts. 7. When the engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position ( ) and let the engine warm up for 15 to 30 seconds. The red EZ-Fire™ Lever will click off automatically when you move the throttle control to the fast position. IF... The engine does not start, go back to step 3. IF... The engine stops while moving the throttle, go back to step 5. IF... The engine stops before you move the throttle, move the throttle to the fast position and pull the starter until the blower starts. NOTE: If you are having trouble starting the unit or are operating in extreme temperatures (below 40º F, above 90º F), refer to the Troubleshooting section. WARNING: 12 On/Off Stop Control Fig. 9 Primer Bulb Red EZ-Fire™ Lever Fig. 10 Blower Starting Position Starter Rope Blower/Vac Equipped With Incredi-Pull Starting Fig. 11 Vacuum Starting Position Starter Rope Fig. 12 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS • Watch out for children, pets, open windows or freshly washed cars, and blow debris safely away. HOLDING THE BLOWER/VACUUM To avoid serious personal injury, wear goggles or safety glasses at all times when operating this unit. Wear a face mask or dust mask in dusty locations. Before operating the unit, stand in the operating position. Check for the following: • Operator is wearing proper clothing, such as boots, safety glasses or goggles, ear/hearing protection, gloves, long pants and long sleeve shirt WARNING: • Clean up after using blowers and other equipment. Dispose of debris appropriately. OPERATING AS A BLOWER 1 Use the blower for trees, shrubs, flower beds and hard-to-clean areas (Fig. 13). 2. Use the unit around buildings and for other normal cleaning procedures (Fig. 13). 3. Use the blower around walls, overhangs, fences and screens (Fig. 14). • If the conditions are dusty, the operator is wearing a dust mask or face mask • The unit is in good working condition • The tubes and guards are in place and secure To prevent serious personal injury or damage to the unit, make sure blower tubes or vacuum tubes and the vacuum bag are in place before you operate the unit. WARNING: OPERATING TIPS • Be sure the vacuum bag is zipped closed before operating the unit. • Ensure the unit is not directed at anybody or any loose debris before starting the unit. • Verify that the unit is in good working condition. Make sure the tubes and guards are in place and secure. Fig. 13 • Always hold the unit securely when operating. Keep a firm grip on both the front and rear handles. • To reduce the risk of hearing loss associated with sound level(s), hearing protection is required. • To reduce noise levels, limit the number of pieces of equipment used at any one time. • To reduce noise levels, operate power blowers at the lowest possible speed to do the job. • Check your equipment before operation, especially the muffler, air intakes and air filters. • Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before blowing. • In dusty conditions, slightly dampen surfaces when water is available. • Conserve water by using power blowers instead of hoses for many lawn and garden applications, including areas such as screens, patios, grills, porches, and gardens. Fig. 14 13 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS OPERATING AS A VACUUM When the upper and lower vacuum tubes are removed, make sure the vacuum door is snapped closed and secured before using the unit, to avoid injury from the impeller. WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury or damage to the unit, always install vacuum tubes, vacuum bag and make sure the vacuum bag is completely zipped closed when operating this unit as a vacuum. WARNING: Emptying the Vacuum Bag 1. Remove the bag from the vacuum bag hook. Check for the following before operating the unit: • Operator is wearing proper clothing, such as boots, safety glasses or goggles, ear/hearing protection, gloves, long pants and long sleeve shirt 2. While wearing eye protection and a dust mask, unzip the vacuum bag and empty the contents into a garbage bag or container. • If the conditions are dusty, operator is equipped with a dust mask or face mask To avoid serious personal injury, turn off the unit and allow the impeller to stop before opening vacuum door or installing or removing vacuum bag. WARNING: • The unit is in good working condition-- the vacuum tubes and vacuum bag are in place and secure. • The vacuum shoulder strap in place and correctly adjusted 3. Turn the bag inside out after initial emptying and vigorously shake out dust and debris. Operation Procedure 4. Zip close and reinstall the vacuum bag. Use the unit for vacuuming up light debris like leaves and paper. Hold the vacuum, tilting the suction tube slightly (2-4 in or 50-100 mm above the ground), and use a sweeping action to collect light debris (Fig. 15). The debris will flow into the vacuum bag. Items such as small leaves and small twigs will be mulched as they pass through the fan housing, allowing the vacuum bag to hold more debris. When the bag is full, suction will noticeably decrease. Turn off the unit and allow the impeller to stop before you unzip the bag. Unzip the bag and empty the contents before continuing. Refer to Emptying the Vacuum Bag. To avoid serious personal injury, never unzip the vacuum bag without stopping the unit first WARNING: WARNING: As a vacuum, the unit is designed to pick up dry material such as leaves, grass, small twigs and bits of paper. To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to vacuum wet debris and/or standing water as this may result in damage to the blower/ vacuum. To avoid severe damage to the impeller, do not vacuum metal, broken glass or similar items. Fig. 15 Avoid situations that could catch the vacuum bag on fire. Do not operate near an open flame. Do not vacuum warm ash from fireplaces, barbecue pits, brush piles, etc. Do not vacuum discarded cigars or cigarettes unless the cinders are completely cool. WARNING: 14 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and system may be performed by a Sears or other qualified service dealer. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® for more information. Perform these required maintenance procedures at the frequency stated in the table. These procedures should also be a part of any seasonal tune-up. NOTE: Some maintenance procedures may require special tools or skills. If you are unsure about these procedures take your unit to a Sears or other qualified service dealer. Call 1-800-4-MYHOME®. In order to ensure peak performance of your engine, inspection of the engine exhaust port may be necessary after 50 hours of operation. If you notice lost RPM, poor performance or general lack of acceleration, this service may be required. If you feel your engine is in need of this inspection, refer service to a Sears or other qualified service dealer. Call 1-800-4-MYHOME® for more information. DO NOT attempt to perform this process yourself as engine damage may result from contaminants involved in the cleaning process for the port. To prevent serious injury, never perform maintenance or repairs with unit running. Always service and repair a cool unit. Disconnect the spark plug wire to ensure that the unit cannot start. WARNING: FREQUENCY MAINTENANCE REQUIRED REFER TO Before starting engine Every 10 hours Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel Clean and re-oil air filter Page 11 Page 15 Every 25 hours Check and clean spark arrestor Check spark plug condition and gap Page 16 Page 17 Every 50 hours Inspect exhaust port and spark arrestor screen for clogging or obstruction to assure maximum performance levels Page 16 AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE Cleaning the Air Filter Removing the Air Filter/Muffler Cover Clean and re-oil the air filter every 10 hours of operation. It is an important item to maintain. Failure to maintain your air filter properly can result in poor performance or can cause permanent damage to your engine. To avoid serious personal injury, always turn your unit off and allow it to cool before you clean or service it. WARNING: 1. Remove air filter/muffler cover. Refer to Removing the Air Filter/Muffler Cover. 2. Turn cover over and look inside to locate the air filter. Remove the air filter from inside the air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 17). 3. Wash the filter in detergent and water (Fig. 18). Rinse the filter thoroughly. Squeeze out excess water. Allow it to dry completely. 1. Remove the four (4) screws securing the air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 16). Use a flat blade or T20 Torx bit screwdriver. 2. Pull the cover from the engine. Do not force. Red EZ-Fire™ Lever Screws Screws Air Filter Inside Muffler Cover Fig. 17 Fig. 16 15 Fig. 18 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS 4. Clean the spark arrestor screen with a wire brush. Replace it if it is damaged, or if you are unable to clean it thoroughly. 5. Reinstall the spark arrestor screen by putting the “raised” portion of the screen inside the recessed hole of the muffler. Make sure that the spark arrestor screen fits flat against the muffler. 6. Place the spark arrestor plate on top of the spark arrestor screen with the “raised” side up and the opening facing towards the engine (Fig. 21). Fig. 19 7. Place the spark arrestor hood on top of the spark arrestor plate with the “raised” side up and the opening facing AWAY from the engine (Fig. 21). Verify that the exhaust will be directed AWAY from the engine. Fig. 20 4. Apply enough clean SAE 30 oil to lightly coat the filter (Fig. 19). 5. Squeeze the filter to spread and remove excess oil (Fig. 20). 6. Replace the air filter inside the air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 17). 8. Replace the two screws you removed in Step 2 and tighten them securely. 9. Reinstall the air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 16). NOTE: Operating the unit without the air filter and air filter/muffler cover assembly will VOID the warranty. If the exhaust deflector assembly is not tightened securely, it could fall off causing damage to the unit and possible serious personal injury. WARNING: Reinstalling the Air Filter/Muffler Cover 1. Place the air filter/muffler cover over the back of the carburetor and muffler. Align the screw holes. 2. Insert the four (4) screws into the holes in the air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 16) and tighten. Do not over tighten. Muffler NOTE: Make sure that the Red EZ-Fire™ lever is positioned away from the primer bulb. Spark Arrestor Screen Spark Arrestor Plate SPARK ARRESTOR MAINTENANCE NOTE: Please let engine cool. The exhaust can only flow in one direction: AWAY from the engine. Pay close attention when disassembling the muffler so you can put it back together correctly. Failure to do so will damage the unit and may cause serious personal injury. Opening Engine Recessed Hole 1. Remove air filter/muffler cover. Refer to Removing the Air Filter/Muffler Cover. Spark Arrestor Hood Assembly Includes: 2. Locate the muffler, but do not remove it. Find the two (2) screws on the bottom of the muffler (Fig. 21). These two screws hold the Spark Arrestor Hood Assembly and the spark arrestor screen to the bottom of the muffler. Remove the two (2) screws using either a Torx T20 or flat blade screwdriver. Spark Arrestor Screen Spark Arrestor Plate Spark Arrestor Hood and Screws Spark Arrestor Hood Screws Fig. 21 3. Using a small flat blade screwdriver, carefully pry up the spark arrestor screen from the recessed hole, taking care to notice that the “raised” part of the spark arrestor screen is inside the recessed hole. Remove the spark arrestor screen from the muffler. 16 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT The idle speed of the engine is adjustable through the air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 22). NOTE: Careless adjustments can seriously damage your unit. Contact a Sears or other qualified service dealer to make carburetor adjustments. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® for more information Check Fuel Mixture Idle Speed Screw Old and/or improperly mixed fuel is usually the reason for improper unit performance. Drain and refill the tank with fresh, properly-mixed fuel prior to making any adjustments. Refer to Oil and Fuel Information. Clean Air Filter The condition of the air filter is important to the operation of the unit. A dirty air filter will restrict air flow and change the air/fuel mixture. This is often mistaken for an out of adjustment carburetor. Check the condition of the air filter before adjusting the idle speed screw. Refer to Air Filter Maintenance. Fig. 22 Adjust Idle Speed Screw REPLACING THE SPARK PLUG WARNING: This unit will need to be running during idle speed adjustment. Wear protective clothing and observe all safety instructions to prevent serious personal injury. Use a Champion RDJ7Y spark plug, or equivalent. The correct air gap is 0.020 inch (0.5 mm). Remove the plug after every 25 hours of operation and check its condition. Also, DO NOT set unit on any surface except a clean, hard area while starting or performing any adjustments. Debris such as gravel, sand, dust, grass, etc. could be picked up by the air intake and thrown out by the discharge opening, damaging unit, property, or causing serious injury to bystanders or operator. 2. Clean around the spark plug. Remove the spark plug from the cylinder head by turning a 5/8-inch socket counterclockwise. If after checking the fuel mixture and cleaning the air filter the engine still will not idle, adjust the idle speed screw as follows. 1. Start the engine and let it run at the fast position for a minute to warm up. Refer to Starting/Stopping Instructions. 2. Move the throttle control to the idle position and let the engine idle. If the engine stops, insert a small phillips or flat blade screwdriver into the hole in the air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 22). Turn the idle speed screw in, clockwise, 1/8 of a turn at a time (as needed) until the engine idles smoothly. 3. If the engine appears to be idling too fast, turn the idle speed screw counter-clockwise 1/8 of a turn at a time (as needed), to reduce idle speed. Do not sand blast, scrape or clean electrodes. Grit in the engine could damage the cylinder. 1. Stop the engine and allow it to cool. Grasp the plug wire firmly and pull it from the spark plug. 3. Replace a cracked, fouled or dirty spark plug. Set the air gap at 0.020 in. (0.5 mm) using a feeler gauge (Fig. 23). WARNING: 4. Install a correctly-gapped spark plug in the cylinder head. Tighten by turning the 5/8-inch socket clockwise until snug. If using a torque wrench torque to: 110-120 in.•lb. (12.3-13.5 N•m) Do not over tighten. Checking the fuel mixture, cleaning the air filter, and adjusting the idle speed should solve most engine problems. If not and all of the following are true: • the engine will not idle • the engine hesitates or stalls on acceleration • there is a loss of engine power Have the carburetor adjusted by a Sears or other qualified service dealer. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® for more information. Spark Plug 0.020 in. (0.5 mm) Fig. 23 17 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TRANSPORTING STORAGE • • • • • Never store a fueled unit where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. • Allow the engine to cool before storing. • Store the unit locked up to prevent unauthorized use or damage. • Store the unit in a dry, well-ventilated area. • Store the unit out of the reach of children. Allow the engine to cool before transporting. Drain fuel from unit. Tighten fuel cap before transporting. Secure the unit while transporting. CLEANING THE UNIT To avoid serious personal injury, always turn your unit off and allow it to cool before you clean or service it. Use a small brush to clean off the outside of the unit. Do not use strong detergents. Household cleaners that contain aromatic oils such as pine and lemon, and solvents such as kerosene, can damage plastic housing or handle. Wipe off any moisture with a soft cloth. WARNING: LONG TERM STORAGE If you plan on storing the unit for an extended time, use the following storage procedure: 1. Carefully drain the fuel tank by running the unit dry or remove fuel cap and tip the motor housing over and drain oil/gas fuel into a container with the same 2cycle fuel mixture. Do not use fuel that has been stored for more than 60 days. CLEANING THE VACUUM BAG 1. Empty the bag after each use to avoid deterioration and obstructing air flow, which will reduce the performance of the vacuum. 2. Wearing eye protection and a dust mask, clean the bag as needed. Turn the bag inside out after initial emptying and vigorously shake out dust and debris. 3. Wash the bag once a year or more often if needed: a. Remove the vacuum bag. b. Turn bag inside out. c. Hang it up. d. Hose it down thoroughly. e. Hang to dry. f. Turn bag right-side out and reinstall. Dispose of the old fuel/oil mixture in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations. CAUTION: 2. Start the engine and allow it to run until it stalls. This ensures that all fuel has been drained from the carburetor. 3. Allow the engine to cool. Remove the spark plug and put 1 oz. (30 ml) of any high quality motor oil or 2-cycle oil into the cylinder. Pull the starter rope slowly to distribute the oil. Reinstall the spark plug. Dispose of the old fuel/oil mixture in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations. CAUTION: CLEARING A BLOCKED TUBE / IMPELLER To avoid serious personal injury, be sure the unit is off before cleaning or performing any maintenance on it. WARNING: NOTE: Remove the spark plug and drain all of the oil from the cylinder before attempting to start the unit after storage. 4. Thoroughly clean the unit and inspect it for any loose or damaged parts. Repair or replace damaged parts and tighten loose screws, nuts or bolts. The unit is ready for storage. To avoid serious personal injury, always wear gloves to protect yourself from the impeller blades or other sharp objects. WARNING: 1. Press the On/Off Stop control down in the STOP (O) position until the engine comes to a complete stop (Fig. 10). 2. Disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent the unit from starting. 3. Remove the blower/vacuum tube and the vacuum bag. 4. Carefully remove material blocking the tube or impeller. Inspect the blades to assure no damage has occurred. Rotate the impeller blades by hand to assure the blockage is completely cleared. 5. Reinstall the vacuum bag and blower/vacuum tube. 6. Reconnect the spark plug wire. 18 TROUBLESHOOTING ENGINE WILL NOT START CAUSE ACTION 1. Empty fuel tank 1. Fill fuel tank with properly mixed fuel 2. Primer bulb wasn't pressed enough 2. Press primer bulb fully and slowly 10 times 3. Engine flooded 3. Flip throttle lever to FAST and pull starter rope 4. Old or improperly mixed fuel 4. Drain gas tank / Add fresh fuel mixture 5. Fouled spark plug 5. Replace or clean the spark plug 6. Plugged spark arrestor 6. Clean or replace spark arrestor 7. Red EZ-Fire™ Lever wasn’t flipped/set 8. The outside temperature is below 40º F 7. Move lever to the starting position 8. Pull the starter rope up to 10-15 times 9. The outside temperature is above 90º F 9. Move the throttle control to the fast position and pull the starter rope with out moving the red EZ-Fire™ lever 10. Throttle lever is in the incorrect position 10. Refer to the Starting/Stopping instructions ENGINE WILL NOT IDLE CAUSE 1. Air filter is plugged 2. Old or improperly mixed fuel 3. Improper carburetor adjustment ACTION 1. Replace or clean the air filter 2. Drain gas tank / Add fresh fuel mixture 3. Adjust according to the Carburetor Adjustments ENGINE WILL NOT ACCELERATE CAUSE 1. Old or improperly mixed fuel 2. Improper carburetor adjustment 3. Dirty air filter 4. Plugged spark arrestor ACTION 1. Drain gas tank / Add fresh fuel mixture 2. Take to a Sears or other qualified service dealer for carburetor adjustment 3. Clean or replace the air filter 4. Clean or replace spark arrestor ENGINE LACKS POWER OR STALLS CAUSE 1. Old or improperly mixed fuel 2. Improper carburetor adjustment 3. Fouled spark plug 4. Plugged spark arrestor 5. Air filter is plugged ACTION 1. Drain gas tank / Add fresh fuel mixture 2. Take to a Sears or other qualified service dealer 3. Replace or clean the spark plug 4. Clean or replace spark arrestor 5. Replace or clean the air filter UNIT WILL NOT BLOW OR VACUUM CAUSE 1. Bag full 2. Blocked tube 3. Blocked impeller 4. Damaged impeller ACTION 1. Empty bag, as described in Empty the Vacuum Bag 2. Clear the blockage as described in Clearing a Blocked Tube/ Impeller 3. Clear the blockage as described in Clearing a Blocked Tube/ Impeller 4. Take the unit to a Sears or other qualified service dealer NOTE: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above, contact your nearest Sears Parts & Repair center (1-800-4-MY-HOME®) or other qualified service dealer for an adjustment. 19 SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE* Engine Type.......................................................................................................................................... Air-Cooled, 2-Cycle Displacement....................................................................................................................................... 31.5 cc (1.95 cu. in) Idle Speed RPM ...................................................................................................................................... 3,200 - 4,400 rpm Vacuum Operating RPM................................................................................................................................... 6,800+ rpm Blower Operating RPM..................................................................................................................................... 7,200+ rpm Ignition Type.................................................................................................................... Electronic-MAX FIRE IGNITION™ On/Off Stop Control....................................................................................................................................... Rocker Switch Spark Plug Gap .................................................................................................................................... 0.020 inch (0.5 mm) Lubrication ................................................................................................................................................... Fuel/Oil Mixture Fuel/Oil Ratio................................................................................................................................................................. 40:1 Carburetor ....................................................................................................................................... Diaphragm, All-Position Starter .......................................................................................................................... Incredi-Pull™ Starting Auto Rewind Muffler ..................................................................................................................................................... Baffled with Guard Fuel Tank Capacity ................................................................................................................................. 13 ounces (384 ml) BLOWER / VACUUM* Throttle Control........................................................................................................................................... Finger-Tip Lever Blower Velocity ............................................................................................................................. up to 205 mph (330 kmh) Blower Air Output ........................................................................................................................ up to 425 cfm (12.1 cmm) Mulching Ratio...................................................................................................................................................... up to 10:1 Vacuum Bag Capacity ................................................................................................................... 1.5 bushels (52.8 Liters) Shoulder Strap ........................................................................................................................................ Single Quick-Snap Approximate Unit Weight (no fuel, with blower tube) ...................................................................................11.3 lb. (5.2 kg) Hearing protection OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ..................................................................................................................................................... Gutter Clean Out Adapter *All specifications are based on the latest product information available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice. 20 PARTS LIST ENGINE PARTS - MODEL 794970 2-CYCLE GAS MULCHING BLOWER VACUUM 3 30 4 14 5 16 15 9 2 1 3 18 11 6 7 19 8 17 10 41 12 21 13 22 44 39 23 37 24 40 25 27 26 38 28 35 33 29 36 43 34 32 20 42 31 30 Item 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 Part No. Description 753-04810 791-180350B 791-180351 753-04227 753-1194 753-04807 791-610675 791-181860 791-683974B 753-1196 791-684451 753-1208 753-04747 791-612134 753-04310 791-181803 791-181086 791-682039 791-145308 753-04409 791-182736 753-04748 753-04705 753-04459 753-04286 791-611061 Muffler Cover Assembly (includes 2 & 30) Air Cleaner Filter Carburetor Mounting Screw Choke Knob Choke Plate Carburetor Assembly (includes 7 & 18) Carburetor Gasket Carb Mount Screw Primer & Hose Assembly Carb Mount Assembly (includes 8, 11 & 12) Reed Assembly Carburetor Mount Gasket Crankcase Service Assembly (includes 8) Rear Mounting Pad Fuel Tank Assembly (includes 16-18) Fuel Cap Fuel Return Line Fuel Line Assembly Front Mounting Pad Shroud Extension (includes 30) Flywheel Assembly Spacer Pulley Retainer Recoil Pulley Assembly (includes 28 & 44) Recoil Spring Rope Guide Item 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 * * * * 21 Part No. Description 753-05011 791-613103 791-181862 791-181345 753-05010 791-182402 753-05012 791-610311B 753-04618 753-04619 753-04620 753-04814 753-04367 753-04182 791-182723 791-182396 791-181524 753-04288 753-04689 753-1209 753-04924 Pull Handle Rope Housing Screw Cover Screw Starter Housing Assembly (includes 23-30 & 44) Wire Lead Module Assembly Spark Plug Muffler Assembly (includes 36 & 37) Exhaust Gasket Muffler Mounting Bolt Set Cylinder Assembly (includes 40 & 41) Piston and Rod Assembly Cylinder Gasket Cylinder Bolt Washer Crankshaft Extension Palnut Spark Arrestor Piston Ring Set Short Block Assembly (includes 8, 13, 34 & 38-41) Items Not Shown PARTS LIST HOUSING PARTS - MODEL 794970 2-CYCLE GAS MULCHING BLOWER VACUUM 3 5 2 6 8 3 4 1 22 9 19 7 10 20 12 1 22 11 13 14 16 17 18 15 21 25 23 24 26 Item 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Part No. Description 753-05046 791-181345 753-05047 753-05013 791-182420 753-05014 791-182423 791-182405 791-182422 791-00049 753-04809 791-182409 753-04755 753-04596 753-04482 753-04833 753-04834 791-182414 Engine Cover Assm (includes 2) Screw Handle Assm (includes 2) Throttle control Assm (includes 5-9) Upper Throttle Control Plate Throttle Control Lever Screw Rocker Switch Assm Lower Throttle Control Plate Throttle Cable Engine Mount Plate (includes 12 & 13) Washer Screw Impeller Blade Impeller Hardware (includes 16-18) Washer Lock Washer Bolt Item 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 * * * * 22 Part No. Description 753-04456 753-04455 753-05015 791-182424 753-05016 791-182477 753-05017 791-180467 791-612930 753-04458 Vacuum Door Spring Vacuum Door Lock Vacuum Door Mounting Plate Hardware Blower Tube Vacuum Bag Adaptor Upper Vacuum Tube Lower Vacuum Tube Cable Tie Vacuum Bag Assm (includes Bag & Cable Tie) 791-682075B Shoulder Strap Items Not Shown NOTES 23 NOTES 24 NOTES 25 NOTES 26 NOTES 27 NOTES 28 NOTES 29 California / EPA Emission Control Warranty Statement Your Warranty Rights and Obligations The California Air Resources Board, The Environmental Protection Agency and Sears are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2000 and later small off-road engine. New small off-road engines must be designed, built and equipped to meet stringent anti-smog standards. Sears, Roebuck and Co. 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 may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related assemblies. Where a warrantable condition exists, Sears will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor. The 2000 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Sears. Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities • As the small off-road 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 owner, you should however be aware that Sears may deny you warranty coverage if your small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications. • You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to a Sears authorized service center as soon as problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. if you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage • The warranty period begins on the date the engine or equipment is delivered to the retail purchaser. • The manufacturer warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser, that the engine is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause the failure of a warranted part for a period of two years. • Repair and replacement of warranted part will be performed at no charge to the owner at an authorized Sears service center. For the nearest location please contact Sears at: 1-800-4-MY-HOME®. • 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” is warranted for the period. Any warranted part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance will be warranted for the period of time up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. • The owner will 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 authorized Sears Service Center. • The manufacturer is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under warranty. • Failures caused by abuse, neglect or improper maintenance are not covered under warranty. • The use of add-on or modified parts can be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. The manufacturer is not liable to cover failures of warranted parts caused by the use of add-on or modified parts. • In order to file a claim, go to your nearest authorized Sears Service Center. Warranty service or repairs will be provided at all authorized Sears Service Centers. • Any manufacturer approved replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repair of emission related parts and will be provided without charge to the owner. Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance or durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repair and will not reduce the warranty obligations of the manufacturer. • The following components are included in the emission related warranty: engine, air filter, carburetor, primer, fuel lines, fuel pick up/fuel filter, ignition module, spark plug and muffler. 30 Repair Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to time. That’s when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. 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