Shindaiwa X7502863800 Operator`s manual

SHINDAIWA OWNER / OPERATOR’S MANUAL
DH231 HEDGE TRIMMER
WARNING!
Minimize the risk of injury to yourself and others! Read
this manual and familiarize yourself with the contents. Always
wear eye and hearing protection when operating this unit.
X7502863800
04/10
Introduction
The Shindaiwa 231 series of handheld power equipment is designed
and built to deliver superior
performance and reliability without
compromise to quality, comfort, safety
or durability. Shindaiwa engines
represent the leading edge of highperformance engine technology,
delivering exceptionally high power
with remarkably low displacement
and weight. As an owner/operator,
you’ll soon discover for yourself why
Shindaiwa is simply in a class by itself!
Contents
IMPORTANT!
The information contained in these
instructions describes units available at
the time of publication.
Echo, Inc. reserves the right to make
changes to products without prior
notice, and without obligation to
make alterations to units previously
manufactured.
The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals
known to the State of California
to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
PAGE
PAGE
Mixing Fuel..............................................7
Filling the Fuel Tank...............................8
Starting the Engine..................................9
Stopping the Engine..............................10
Operation................................................10
Maintenance...........................................10
Long Term Storage................................15
Troubleshooting Guide.........................16
Warranty.................................................19
PAGE
Attention Statements...............................2
General Safety Instructions....................3
Unit Description.......................................6
Specifications............................................6
Emission Control.....................................7
WARNING!
IMPORTANT!
The operational procedures described in this manual are intended to help you get the most from this unit as well as to protect
you and others from harm. These procedures are guidelines for safe operation under most conditions, and are not intended to
replace any safety rules and/or laws that may be in force in your area. If you have questions regarding your series of hand-held
power equipment, or if you do not understand something in this manual, contact Shindaiwa at the address printed on the back of
this Manual.
Attention Statements
Throughout this manual are special
“attention statements”.
DANGER!
A statement preceded by
the triangular attention symbol and
the word “DANGER” contains information that should be acted upon
to prevent serious injury or death.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
A statement preceded by
the triangular attention symbol and
the word “WARNING” contains
information that should be acted
upon to prevent serious bodily
injury.
A statement preceded by the
word “CAUTION” contains
information that should be acted
upon to prevent mechanical
damage.
IMPORTANT!
A statement preceded by the word
“NOTE” contains information that is
handy to know and may make your job
easier.
A statement preceded by the word
“IMPORTANT” is one that possesses
special significance.
NOTE:
Safety and operation labels
A hedge trimmer has the
potential to cause serious
personal injury to the operator or bystanders if misused,
abused or mishandled. You
must observe all special
safety instructions to reduce
the risk of personal injury.
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Read and follow this
manual, make sure anyone
using the trimmer does
likewise. Failure to do so
could result in serious
personal injury or machine
failure. Keep this manual for
future reference.
Always wear a hard hat
to reduce the risk of head
injuries during operation of
this machine. In addition,
always wear eye and hearing
protection. Shindaiwa recommends wearing a face shield
as additional face and eye
protection.
Keep hands clear of the
cutter blades when starting
the engine.
WARNING !Surface can
be hot. Always wear gloves
when handling this unit.
HOT SURFACE
The blades are SHARP.
Handle with care.
Safety
Work Safely
A hedge trimmer has the potential to
cause serious personal injury to the
operator or bystanders if misused,
abused or mishandled. To reduce the
risk of injury, you must maintain control
at all times, and observe all safety precautions during operation. Never permit
a person without training or instruction
to operate this machine!
Stay Alert
You must be physically and mentally fit
to operate this unit safely.
WARNING!
Never make unauthorized
attachment installations. Always
use genuine Shindaiwa parts and
accessories when repairing or
maintaining this unit.
WARNING!
Never operate power
equipment of any kind if you are tired
or if you are under the influence of
alcohol, drugs, medication or any
other substance that could affect
your ability or judgement.
Operating Precautions
■■Never transport the hedge trim-
mer or leave it unattended with the
engine running. An engine that’s
running could be accidently accelerated causing the blades to oscillate.
■■Make sure that the blade cover is in
place when transporting or storing
the hedge trimmer.
■■Always make sure that the cutter attachment and all handles and
guards are properly installed and
firmly tightened before operation.
■■Inspect for broken, missing or
improperly installed parts or
attachments.
■■Never use a cracked or warped cutter or cutter bar: replace it with a
serviceable one and make sure it
fits properly.
■■Make sure there are no missing or
loose fasteners, and that the stop
switch and throttle controls are working properly.
■■ Make sure there is always good
ventilation when operating the articulated hedge trimmer. Fumes from
engine exhaust can cause serious
injury or death. Never run the engine
indoors!
WARNING!
■■Never smoke or light fires near the
hedge trimmer. Keep the unit away
from excessive heat. Engine fuel is
very flammable and fire could lead
to serious personal injury or property damage.
■■Make sure the cutters are correctly adjusted before operating
the hedge trimmer (see the section
”Cutter Blade Adjustment” for cutter adjustment procedures). Never
attempt cutter adjustment with the
engine running!
■■Before starting the engine, make
sure the cutter is not contacting
anything.
■■Always confirm safe operation
when using the machine.
■■Immediately stop the engine with
the stop switch if the machine suddenly begins to vibrate or shake.
■■Always stop the engine immediately and check for damage if
you strike a foreign object or if the
machine becomes tangled. Do not
operate with broken or damaged
equipment.
■■When cutting a branch that is
under tension, be alert for springback so that you will not be struck
by the moving branch.
■■If a cutter should bind fast in a cut,
shut off the engine immediately.
Push the branch or tree to ease
the bind and free the cutter.
■■Always stop the engine and allow
it to cool before refueling. Avoid
overfilling and wipe off any fuel
that may have spilled.
■■To reduce fire hazard, keep the
engine and muffler free of debris,
leaves, or excessive grease
■■Keep a Solid Stance. Maintain
footing and balance at all times.
Do not stand on slippery, uneven
or unstable surfaces. Do not work
in odd positions or on ladders. Do
not over reach.
WARNING!
Hedge Clipper blades are very sharp. Touching them may lead to severe personal injury. Avoid touching
blades whenever possible, and always wear gloves to protect hands
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WARNING
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects away
from all openings.
•ALWAYS stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts have come to a complete stop before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit.
•DO NOT start or operate unit unless all guards and protective covers are properly assembled to unit.
•NEVER reach into any opening while the engine is running. Moving parts may not be visible through
openings.
WARNING
Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires around dry vegetation. This unit is equipped
with a spark arrestor and a spark arrestor may be required. The operator should contact local fire agencies for
laws or regulations relating to fire prevention requirements.
WARNING
Engine exhaust IS HOT, and contains Carbon Monoxide (CO), a poison gas. Breathing CO can cause unconsciousness, serious injury, or death. Exhaust can cause serious burns. ALWAYS position unit so that exhaust
is directed away from your face and body.
Cutter Blades
Blade Cover
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Safety (continued)
Operating the Hedge Trimmer
ALWAYS protect yourself from hazards
such as thorny brush and flying debris by
wearing gloves and close fitting clothing
that covers arms and legs. Never wear
shorts. Don’t wear loose clothing or items
such as jewelry that could get caught in
machinery or underbrush. Secure long
hair so it is above shoulder level.
NEVER allow children to use
the unit. Avoid operating near
bystanders.
ALWAYS wear eye, ear, and
hand protection while operating
this unit!
ALWAYS operate with both
hands firmly gripping the unit.
NEVER operate this unit if the
safety guard has been removed or
damaged!
ALWAYS stop the engine before
removing branches or debris from
the cutters! Never allow the cutters to
contact buildings or other hard objects!
AVOID using or storing this unit in a wet
environment. Water on the cutters may
enter the gearcase and damage your unit.
ALWAYS stop the engine and install the blade
cover before moving to another work site,
and maintain a firm footing while operating or
carrying the trimmer.
AVOID cutting large or extremely
“woody” branches. Doing so can shorten
cutter life, and may also damage the
gearcase.
NEVER cut metal objects
or wire with the blade.
USE EXTREME CAUTION
when operating near fences
or electric wiring.
DH251003
ALWAYS keep proper footing and do
not overreach. Maintain your balance at
all times during operation.
CAUTION
Always maintain this unit according to this owner’s manual and follow the recommended scheduled
maintenance.
Never modify or disable any of the
unit’s safety devices.
Always use genuine Shindaiwa parts
and accessories when repairing or
maintaining this machine.
Do not make unauthorized modifications to the unit.
Never allow the engine to run at high
RPM without a load. Doing so could
damage the engine.
When transporting the unit in a vehicle, tie it down securely to prevent fuel
spillage or damage to the machine.
Always stop the engine and allow it to
cool before refuelling. Avoid overfilling
and wipe off any fuel that may have
spilled.
Never place flammable material close
to the engine muffler and never run
the engine without the spark arrestor
screen in place.
Keep the cutters sharp and properly
adjusted.
Keep the unit as clean as possible.
Keep it free of loose vegetation, mud,
etc.
Always clear your work area of trash
or hidden debris to help ensure good
footing.
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Product Description
Cutter
blades
Front handle
Using the illustration as a guide, familiarize yourself with this unit and its various components. Understanding your
machine helps ensure top performance,
longer service life, and safer operation.
Throttle interlock
Throttle trigger
Rear handle
Muffler
Guard
WARNING!
Do not alter this machine
or any of its components!
Recoil starter
On/Off Switch
Blade cover
Fuel tank
Air filter
cover
Specifications
Model
Engine Type
Engine Bore x Stroke
Engine Displacement
Unit Weight, Less Fuel
Unit Dimensions (LxWxH)
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fuel/oil ratio
Carburetor
Ignition
Spark Plug
Electrode Gap
Torque
Air Cleaner
Muffler Type
Starting Method
Stopping Method
Blade Length
Blade Type
Clutch Type
Gear Type
Gear Lubrication
Standard Equipment
Engine Speed
Clutch Engagement Speed
Wide Open Throttle Speed (W.O.T.)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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DH231-24
DH231-30
2-cycle, horizontal cylinder, air cooled
32mm x 28mm (1.26 X 1.10 in)
22.5cc (1.37 in3)
5.8 kg (12.8 lb)
6 .1 kg (13.4 lb)
1080 x 250 x 210 mm (42.52 x 9.84 x 8.27 in)
1220 x 250 x 210 mm (48.03 x 9.84 x 8.27 in)
0.53 liter (18.0 oz.)
50:1 with *ISO-L-EGD or JASO FD class 2-cycle Mixing Oil
Diaphragm type
Fully electronic, transistor controlled
NGK BPMR 6A
0.6 mm (0.024 in)
150 - 170 kgf•cm / 130 - 150 in•lbf
Foam element
Spark arrestor muffler or spark arrestor muffler with catalyst
Recoil type
Slide switch,grounding type
605 mm (23.82 in)
745 mm (29.33 in)
Double-blade cutting action: double-edged blade
Centrifugal clutch, dry-type
Spur gears
Lithium-based grease
Rear handle w/integral controls, anti-vibe mountings, front handle w/guard, tool set, blade cover.
3,000 RPM
4,100 RPM
11,000 RPM
IMPORTANT This spark ignition system complies with the Canadian standard
ICES-002.
Emission Control (Exhaust & Evaporative)
EPA 2010 and Later and/or C.A.R.B. TIER III
The emission control system for the engine is EM/TWC (Engine Modification and 3-way Catalyst) and for the fuel tank
the Control System is EVAP (Evaporative Emissions) or N (for nylon tank). Evaporative emission may be applicable to
California models only.
An Emission Control Label is located on the unit. (This is an EXAMPLE ONLY; information on label varies by engine FAMILY).
PRODUCT EMISSION DURABILITY (EMISSION COMPLIANCE PERIOD)
The 300 hour emission compliance period is the time span selected by the manufacturer certifying the engine
emissions output meets applicable emissions regulations, provided that approved maintenance procedures are
followed as listed in the Maintenance Section of this manual.
Mixing Fuel
WARNING!
Alternative fuels, such as E15 (15% ethanol), E-85 (85% ethanol) or any fuels not meeting Shindaiwa
requirements are NOT approved for use in Shindaiwa gasoline engines. Use of alternative fuels may cause
performance problems, loss of power, overheating, fuel vapor lock, and unintended machine operation, including,
but not limited to, improper clutch engagement. Alternative fuels may also cause premature deterioration of fuel
lines, gaskets, carburetors and other engine components.
Fuel Requirements
Gasoline - Use 89 Octane [R+M/2] (mid grade or higher) gasoline known to be good quality. Gasoline may contain
up to 10% Ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether). Gasoline containing methanol (wood
alcohol) is NOT approved.
2 Stroke Mixture Oil - A 2-stroke engine oil meeting ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and J.A.S.O. M345/FD standards
must be used. Shindaiwa OneTM 2-Stroke Oil is strongly recommended as it meets this standard and is specifically
formulated for use in all Shindaiwa 2-stroke engines. Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by
failure to use an ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and J.A.S.O. M345/FD certified oil will void the engine warranty.
For increased engine protection, Shindaiwa recommends using Shindaiwa Red ArmorTM engine oil to protect the
engine from harmful carbon build up, maintain engine performance, and increase engine life. Shindaiwa Red
ArmorTM engine oil exceeds ISO-L-EGD and J.A.S.O. M345/FD performance requirements.
Examples of 50:1 mixing quantiIMPORTANT!
ties
Shindaiwa OneTM 2-Stroke oil or Red ArmorTM engine oil may be mixed at 50:1
ratio for application in all Shindaiwa engines sold in the past, regardless of ratio
specified in those manuals.
IMPORTANT!
Stored fuel ages. Do not mix more fuel than you expect to use in thirty (30) days, ninety (90) days when a fuel stabilizer is added. Use of unmixed, improperly mixed, or stale fuel, may cause hard starting, poor performance, or severe
engine damage and void the product warranty. Read and follow instructions in
the Long Term Storage section of this manual.
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Handling Fuel
DANGER
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when mixing, storing or handling or serious personal injury may result.
•Use an approved fuel container.
•DO NOT smoke near fuel.
•DO NOT allow flames or sparks near fuel.
•Fuel tanks/cans may be under pressure. Always loosen fuel caps slowly allowing pressure to equalize.
•NEVER refuel a unit when the engine is HOT or RUNNING!
•DO NOT fill fuel tanks indoors. ALWAYS fill fuel tanks outdoors over bare ground.
• DO NOT overfill fuel tank. Wipe up spills immediately.
•Securely tighten fuel tank cap and close fuel container after refueling.
•Inspect for fuel leakage. If fuel leakage is found, do not start or operate unit until leakage is repaired.
•Move at least 3m (10 ft.) from refueling location before starting the engine.
Mixing Instructions
1. Fill an approved fuel container with half of the
required amount of gasoline.
2. Add the proper amount of engine oil to gasoline.
3. Close container and shake to mix oil with gasoline.
4. Add remaining gasoline, close fuel container, and
remix.
IMPORTANT!
Spilled fuel is a leading cause of hydrocarbon emissions. Some states may require the use of automatic
fuel shut-off containers to reduce fuel spillage.
After use
• DO NOT store a unit with fuel in its tank. Leaks can
occur. Return unused fuel to an approved fuel storage container.
Storage - Fuel storage laws vary by locality. Contact
your local government for the laws affecting your area.
As a precaution, store fuel in an approved, airtight
container. Store in a well-ventilated, unoccupied building, away from sparks and flames.
IMPORTANT!
Stored fuel may separate. ALWAYS shake fuel container thoroughly before each use.
Filling the Fuel Tank
WARNING!
Minimize the Risk of Fire
■■NEVER smoke or light fires near the
engine.
■■ALWAYS stop the engine and allow
it to cool before refueling.
■■ALWAYS Wipe all spilled fuel and
move at least 3 meters (10 feet)
from the fueling point and source
before starting.
■■NEVER place flammable material
close to the engine muffler.
■■NEVER operate the engine without the muffler and spark arrester
screen in place and in good working condition.
■■FUEL IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE.
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■■ALWAYS store gasoline in a
container approved for flammable liquids.
■■ALWAYS inspect the unit for
fuel leaks before each use.
During each refill, check that
no fuel leaks from around the
fuel cap and/or fuel tank.
If fuel leaks are evident, stop
using the unit immediately.
Fuel leaks must be repaired
before using the unit.
■■ALWAYS move the unit at
least 3 meters (10 feet) away
from a fuel storage area or
other readily flammable materials before starting
the engine.
1. Place the unit on a flat, level
surface.
2. Clear any dirt or other debris from
around the fuel filler cap.
CAUTION!
Slowly remove the fuel cap only
after stopping the engine.
3. Remove the fuel cap, and fill the
tank with clean, fresh fuel.
4. Reinstall the fuel filler cap and
tighten firmly.
5. Wipe away any spilled fuel before
starting engine.
Starting the Engine
Before starting the engine
This unit comes completely assembled. Before using this product,
please make sure you have all the
components required for a complete
unit. Carefully inspect all components
for damage.
■■This user manual
■■Tol kit including combination spark
plug/13mm wrench
■■Blade cover
Starting the Engine
IMPORTANT!
The terms “left,” “left-hand,” and “LH”;
“right,” “right-hand,” and “RH”; “front”
and “rear” refer to directions as viewed
by the operator during normal operation of this product.
IMPORTANT!
Engine ignition is controlled by a two position switch mounted on the throttle housing labeled, “I” for ON or START and “O” for OFF
or STOP.
WARNING!
The cutting attachment
will operate immediately when the
engine starts and could result in
loss of control and possible serious injury. Keep movable parts of
the cutting attachment away from
objects that could become entangled or thrown.
1. Slide the ignition switch to the “ON”
position.
2. Set the throttle trigger to the “fast
idle”:
a.Depress and hold the throttle lock,
then squeeze the throttle trigger.
b.Depress and hold the fast idle
button.
c.Release the throttle trigger and
throttle lock, then release fast idle
button.
3. Press the primer bulb until fuel can
be seen flowing in the transparent
return tube.
IMPORTANT!
WARNING!
Never start the engine from the operating position.
The cutting attachment will move when the engine accelerates!
NOTE:
The blade cover is used for transportation and storage. Remove blade cover
before using the unit.
START
Ignition
Fast Idle
button
Throttle
interlock
Throttle trigger
Slide the ignition switch to the ON position
Return Tube
Press
Press the
the primer
primer bulb
bulb
Hold the unit
Make sure the cutters are
clear of obstructions!
Choke closed
Pull recoil
starter handle
upward
The primer system only pushes fuel
through the carburetor. Repeatedly
pressing the primer bulb will not flood
the engine with fuel.
4. Set the choke lever to the CLOSED
position if engine is cold.
5. Place the unit on the ground. Grip
the engine cover with your left hand
and the starter handle with your
right hand (shown).
6. Pull the starter handle slowly
toward you until you feel the starter
mechanism engage.
7. Start the trimmer by pulling the
starting handle rapidly outward.
Primer bulb
Set the choke lever to the CLOSED position if
engine is cold
CAUTION!
The recoil starter can be easily
damaged by abuse! Never pull the
starter cord to its full length.
Start the trimmer by pulling the starting
handle rapidly outward
IMPORTANT!
If the engine fails to start after several attempts with the choke in the
closed position, the engine may be
flooded with fuel. Refer to the “Starting a Flooded Engine” section of this
manual.
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Starting the engine (continued)
When the motor starts...
1. Open the choke by moving the
choke lever backward (toward the
fuel tank).
2. If the engine does not continue to
run, repeat the appropriate cranking procedures for a cold or warm
engine.
Starting A Flooded Engine
WARNING!
Burn danger from hot
engine! Allow engine to cool before
removing cylinder cover.
3. When the engine starts, clear
excess fuel from the combustion
chamber by accelerating the engine
several times with the throttle lever.
4. Operating the throttle will automatically disengage the fast idle setting.
If the engine does not start
1. Slide the ignition switch to the “I”
(ON) position.
3. If the engine still fails to start or fire,
refer to the troubleshooting flow
chart at the end of this manual.
2. Open the choke, squeeze the throttle trigger to the wide open throttle
position, then clear excess fuel from
the combustion chamber by cranking the engine several times.
■■Repeat the appropriate starting procedure for a cold or warm engine.
■■If the engine still fails to start,
use the procedures for “Starting a
flooded engine.”
Stopping the engine
1. Cool the engine by allowing it to
idle for 2–3 minutes.
2. Move the ignition switch to the “O”
or STOP position.
Slide the ignition switch to the OFF position
Operation
■■Squeezing the throttle increases
engine speed, causing the clutch to
engage and operate the cutters.
■■Releasing the throttle decreases
engine speed, causing the cutters
to slow, and then stop altogether as
the clutch disengages.
■■Use a sweeping motion when cut-
ting, and vary throttle settings often.
■■Avoid cutting material larger than
1.27 cm in diameter.
Maintenance
General maintenance
IMPORTANT!
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES AND SYSTEMS MAY BE PERFORMED BY ANY REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT OR INDIVIDUAL; HOWEVER, WARRANTY REPAIRS MUST BE PERFORMED BY A DEALER OR SERVICE CENTER AUTHORIZED BY ECHO, INC. THE USE OF PARTS THAT ARE NOT
EQUIVALENT IN PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY TO AUTHORIZED PARTS MAY IMPAIR THE EFFECTIVENESS
OF THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM AND MAY HAVE A BEARING ON THE OUTCOME OF A WARRANTY CLAIM.
WARNING!
Before performing any
maintenance, repair, or cleaning
work on the unit, make sure the
engine and cutting attachment are
completely stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wire before performing
service or maintenance.
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WARNING!
Non-standard accessories,
cutting attachment, or replacement
parts may not operate properly with
your unit and may cause damage
and lead to personal injury.
DEVICES AND SYSTEMS MAY BE
the unit, make sure the engine and
parts may not operate properly with
PERFORMED BY ANY REPAIR ESTABcutting attachment are completely
your unit and may cause damage and
LISHMENT OR INDIVIDUAL; HOWstopped. Disconnect the spark plug
lead to personal injury.
EVER, WARRANTY REPAIRS MUST
wire before performing service or
BE PERFORMED BY (continued)
A DEALER OR
Maintenance
maintenance.
SERVICE CENTER AUTHORIZED BY
Spark Plug
SWISHER INC. THE USE OF PARTS
Muffler
Keep the spark plug and wire connections
THAT ARE NOT EQUIVALENT IN PER0XIÁHU
tight
andthe
clean.
This
unit must AND
neverDURABILITY
be operated TO
with a faulty or missing spark arrester or muffler. Make
sure
muffler is well secured and
FORMANCE
This
unit
must
never
be
operated
with
PARTS
MAY
IMPAIR muffler is a fire hazard and may also cause hearing
inAUTHORIZED
good condition.
A worn
or damaged
loss.
Fasteners
a faulty or missing spark arrester or
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EMISMake sure nuts, bolts, and screws (except
Spark
Plug
muffler. Make sure the muffler is well
SION CONTROL SYSTEM AND MAY
carburetor adjusting screws) are tight.
secured
in good condition. A worn or
HAVE
A spark
BEARING
Keep
the
plugON
andTHE
wireOUTCOME
connections tight
and and
clean.
damaged
muffler
is
a
fire
hazard
and
may
OF A WARRANTY CLAIM.
NOTE:
Fasteners
also cause hearing loss.
Using
non-standard
replacement
Make sure nuts, bolts, and screws (except carburetor adjusting screws) are tight.
parts could invalidate your Shindaiwa
warranty.
NOTE:
Using non-standard replacement parts could invalidate your Shindaiwa warranty.
Daily maintenance
Daily maintenance
Prior to each work day, perform the
Prior
to each work day, perform the
following:
following:
WARNING!
WARNING!
Always wear gloves when
workingAlways
around wear
the cutter
assembly.
gloves
when
working around the cutter assembly.
WARNING!
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keep the engine and muffler free of
debris, leaves, or excessive grease
Check cutters and guide
bar for damage and that
bolts are tight
Ŷ Lubricate the cutters with oil before
the cutters
with oil before
■■Lubricate
use, and after
refueling.
and after refueling.
Ŷuse,
Check the cutters for damage and make
Inspect/clean air
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■■Check
cutters
for damage and
sure allthe
bolts
are tight.
all bolts
are tight.
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Checksure
for loose,
damaged,
or missing
components,
and
repair
as necessary.
■■Check for loose, damaged,
or misscomponents,
and repair
Ŷing
Remove
all grass clippings
andasdirt
necessary.
from the hedge trimmer.
Remove any
compacted
debris
from
■Ŷ■Remove
all grass
clippings
and
dirt
around
fuel tank
and/or muffler.
from
thethe
hedge
trimmer.
Inspect cooling
system. Check
cooling
■Ŷ■Remove
any compacted
debris
from
air intake
baseand/or
of crankcase.
around
thearea
fuelattank
muffler.
Remove all debris. Dirt build-up in
■■Inspect
cooling
system.
Check
coolthese areas
can lead
to engine
overheating
air
intake
area
at
base
of
cranking, fire, or premature wear.
Remove all debris. Dirt buildŶcase.
Clean under the cylinder over and
up in these areas can lead to engine
around the spark plug.
overheating, fire, or premature wear.
Ŷ
Inspect the air filter element for clog■■Clean
underasthe
cylinder cover and
ging, clean
necessary.
around the spark plug.
Ŷ Check for fuel leaks.
■■Inspect the air filter element for
clogging, clean as necessary.
■■Check for fuel leaks.
Inspect front and rear
handles for damaged
or loose attachments
Daily maintenance
Keepcooling
cooling
Keep
fins clean
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Keep
Keep cooling
cooling air
air
intake
intake passages
passages
clean
(Fuel
tank
clean (Fuel tank
removed
removed for
for
clarity)
clarity)
Inspect cooling system
Inspect cooling system
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Maintenance (continued)
10 - hour maintenance
(more frequently in dusty
conditions)
1. Remove the air filter element, and
wash the element in clean, neutral
solvent or warm soapy water. Rinse
the element thoroughly, and then
squeeze dry before reassembly.
Air filter element
Air filter cover
CAUTION!
Never operate the unit if the air filter
assembly is damaged or missing or
if the air filter element is soaked with
water!
Clean air filter
10 - 15 hour maintenance
Remove and clean the spark plug.
Adjust the spark plug electrode gap to
0.024 inch (0.6 mm). If the spark plug
must be replaced, use only the spark
plug recommended on the Specifications section or an equivalent resistor type spark plug of the correct heat
range.
CAUTION!
Before removing the spark plug,
clean the area around the plug to
prevent dirt and debris from getting
into the engine’s internal parts. .
0.6 mm
(0.024 inch )
Remove the spark plug and adjust the
gap at the electrode
Every 20 and 100 hours
Gearcase lubrication
CAUTION!
gearcase to run slower than normal, and may also cause leakage from excess grease.
■■Do not remove the Conrods from
the cutters. Conrod bearings can
be lost or damaged if disturbed.
spark plug gap--all mo
Grease fitting
■■Over-lubricating may cause the
BOTTOM
VIEW
DO NOT REMOVE
CONRODS
BOTTOM VIEW
Every 20 hours
Top off gearcase grease level by using
a lever-type grease gun to force 1–2
strokes of high quality lithium-based
grease through the gearcase grease
fitting.
Gearcase cover
Every 100 hours
(or before long-term storage)
Remove the gearcase cover, and use
solvent and a soft brush to remove all
old grease from the gearcase. To refill,
hand-pack the gearcase with approximately 40–50 grams of high quality lithium-based grease (50–70% of capacity). DO NOT OVERFILL!
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Hex screws
Gearcase lubrication
Maintenance (continued)
50 hour maintenance
Every 50 hours of operation (more
often in dusty or dirty conditions):
BOTTOM VIEW
DO NOT REMOVE
CONRODS
■■Remove and clean the cylinder cover
and clean grass and dirt from the cylinder fins.
Gearcase lubrication
Remove the gearcase cover, and use
solvent and a soft brush to remove all
old grease from the gearcase. To refill,
hand-pack the gearcase with approximately 40–50 grams of high quality lithium-based grease (50–70% of capacity).
DO NOT OVERFILL!
Gearcase cover
Hex screws
Remove and replace fuel filter
element
Gearcase lubrication
■■Use a wire hook to extract the
fuel filter from inside the fuel tank.
Inspect the fuel filter element. If it
shows signs of contamination from
debris, replace it with a genuine
Shindaiwa replacement fuel filter
element.
Before reinstalling the filter, inspect
the fuel line. If you discover damage or deterioration, the unit should
be removed from service unitl it can
be inspected by a Shindaiwa-trained
service technician.
Hooked
wire
Fuel filter
CAUTION!
Make sure you do not pierce the fuel
line with the end of the hooked wire.
The line is delicate and can be damaged easily.
Throttle free play adjustment
If the unit does not return to idle speed
or doesen’t reach full rpm, the throttle trigger free play may need to be
adjusted as follows:
1. Measure free play at the end of
the throttle trigger. Throttle trigger
free play should be approximately
5-7 mm (0.2-0.275”).
2. If adjustment is necessary, remove
the air cleaner cover by loosening the
two thumbscrews. Loosen the cable
adjuster lock nut and turn the cable
adjustment fitting in or out until throttle
trigger free play is approximately
5-7 mm (0.2-0.275”).
3. Replace the air cleaner cover, and
tighten the cover retaining screws
securely.
Throttle Trigger
Free Play
Throttle trigger free play
.2-.275"
(5-7 mm)
Throttle
Cable
Throttle Cable
Adjuster Lock Nut
Air Cleaner
Cover
Throttle
Cable
Adjuster
DH231_08A
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Maintenance (continued)
Cutter blade adjustment
WARNING!
The cutter blades are very
sharp! Always wear gloves when
working around the cutter assembly.
Cutting performance of your machine
depends a great deal on proper cutter
blade adjustment. Properly adjusted
blades will oscillate freely yet help prevent binding of cut material between
blades. Adjust blades as follows:
1. Loosen all blade locknuts at least
one full turn.
2. Tighten each blade shoulder bolt
firmly, and then loosen the shoulder
bolts 1/4 to 1/2 turn.
CAUTION!
Locknut
Operating the trimmer with worn
or improperly adjusted cutters will
reduce cutter performance and may
also damage your machine. Never
operate the machine with damaged or
worn cutters.
3. Working from the gearcase end,
lock each bolt in place by firmly
tightening its locknut while preventing the shoulder bolt from turning.
Guide Bar
Cutter
Blades
Washer
(should turn
freely)
Shoulder Bolt
Adjusting cutter blades
When shoulder bolt adjustment is correct, there should be a gap of 0.25–
0.50 mm between the cutter blades
and the flat washers, and the flat
washer beneath each bolt head should
turn freely.
135 - hour maintenance
WARNING!
Never operate the unit with
a damage or missing muffler or spark
arrester! Operating with a missing
or damaged spark arrester is a fire
hazard and could also damage your
hearing.
If the engine becomes sluggish and
low on power, check and clean the
spark arrester screen.
1. Loosen the knob of the spark plug
cover and remove the cover.
2. Remove the spark plug lead from
the spark plug.
3. Loosen the four 5 mm bolts located
at the top of the recoil starter housing and remove the cover.
4. Loosen the 5 mm bolt located at the
top of the cylinder cover and two
4 mm bolts located at the bottom
of the cylinder cover and remove
cover.
5. Loosen three 5 mm muffler cover
bolts and remove the muffler cover.
6. Remove muffler gasket bolt.
7. Loosen two 4 mm screws from the
muffler cover.
8. Remove two 4 mm screws from the
top tail plate and remove tail plate.
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Muffler plate screws
Top tail plate
Spark arrester screen
Muffler cover
screws
Lower tail plate
Plate
Muffler
cover bolts
Gaskets
Gasket plate
Muffler
gasket
Muffler gasket bolt
9. Remove the spark arrester screen
and clean with a stiff bristle brush.
10.Remove the muffler from the engine
and inspect the cylinder exhaust
port for carbon buildup.
11.Reassemble the muffler in the
reverse order of disassembly
Muffler
Muffler
cover
IMPORTANT!
If you note excessive carbon buildup,
consult your servicing dealer.
Carburetor Adjustment
Engine Break-In
New engines must be operated a minimum duration of two tanks of fuel break-in before carburetor adjustments can be
made. During the break-in period, your engine performance will increase and exhaust emissions will stabilize. Idle speed
can be adjusted as required.
High Altitude Operation
This engine has been factory adjusted to maintain satisfactory starting, emission, and durability performance up to 1,100
feet above sea level (ASL) (96.0 kPa). To maintain proper engine operation and emission compliance above 1,100 feet ASL
the carburetor may need to be adjusted by an authorized Shindaiwa service dealer.
IMPORTANT!
If the engine is adjusted for operation above 1,100 feet ASL, the carburetor must be re-adjusted when operating the engine
below 1,100 feet ASL, otherwise severe engine damage may result.
NOTE
Every unit is run at the factory and the carburetor is set in compliance with emission regulations. Carburetor adjustments,
other than idle speed, must be performed by an authorized Shindaiwa dealer.
The engine must return to idle speed whenever the throttle lever is released. Idle
speed is adjustable, and must be set low enough to permit the engine clutch to
disengage the cutting attachment.
Idle adjustment
screw
Idle Speed Adjustment
1. Place the trimmer on the ground, then start the engine, and then allow it to idle
2-3 minutes until warm.
2. If the attachment moves when the engine is at idle, reduce the idle speed by
turning the idle adjustment screw counter-clockwise.
3. If a tachometer is available, the engine idle speed should be final adjusted to
the values in the Specification section.
WARNING!
The cutters must NEVER engage at engine idle speeds! If the idle
speed cannot be adjusted by the procedure, described here, contact your
authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer.
NOTE
Carburetor fuel mixture adjustments are preset at factory and cannot be serviced
in the field.
Long Term Storage
Whenever the unit will not be used for
30 days or longer, use the following
procedures to prepare it for storage:
■■Clean external parts thoroughly.
■■Drain all the fuel from the carburetor and the fuel tank.
To do so:
1.Prime the primer bulb until no
more fuel is passing through.
2.Start and run the engine until it
stops running.
3.Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the
engine will no longer start.
■■Remove the spark plug and pour
CAUTION!
Gasoline stored in the carburetor
for extended periods can cause
hard starting, and could also lead to
increased service and maintenance
costs.
IMPORTANT!
All stored fuels should be stabilized
with a fuel stabilizer such as STA-BIL.
NOTE
Damage caused by stale or contaminated fuel is not covered by the
Shindaiwa warranty policy.
about 7 ml (4 oz.) of engine oil into
the cylinder through the spark plug
hole. Slowly pull the recoil starter 2
or 3 times so oil will evenly coat the
interior of the engine. Reinstall the
spark plug.
■■Before storing the unit, repair or
replace any worn or damaged parts.
■■Remove the air cleaner element
from the carburetor and clean it
thoroughly with soap and water, let
dry and reassemble the element.
■■Store the unit in a clean, dust-free
area.
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Troubleshooting Guide
ENGINE DOES NOT START OR HARD TO START
Possible Cause
What To Check
Vaporlock.
Remedy
Engine hot/heat soaked.
Let cool completely and restart.
Low fuel quality.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that
meets or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils
at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
ENGINE DOES NOT START
Possible Cause
What To Check
Does the engine crank?
NO
Internal damage.
NO
Loose spark plug.
Tighten and re-test.
Excess wear on cylinder,
piston, rings.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
NO
Fuel incorrect, stale, or
contaminated; mixture incorrect.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that
meets or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils
at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
NO
Check for clogged fuel filter
and/or vent.
Replace fuel filter or vent as required.
Re-start.
Priming pump not functioning properly.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
The ignition switch is in
“O” (OFF) position.
Move switch to “I” (ON) position
and re-start.
Shorted ignition ground.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
YES
Does the tank contain fresh
fuel of the proper grade?
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer.
Fluid in the crankcase.
YES
Good compression?
Faulty recoil starter.
Remedy
YES
Is fuel visible and moving
in the return line when
priming?
YES
Is there spark at the spark
plug wire terminal?
YES
Check the spark plug.
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NO
Faulty ignition unit.
If the plug is wet, excess
fuel may be in the cylinder.
See "Starting a Flooded Engine"
The plug is fouled or improperly
gapped.
Clean and gap the spark plug. Check the Specifications
section for the correct plug and gap for your unit. Restart.
The plug is damaged internally
or of the wrong size.
Replace the spark plug. Check the Specifications section for
the correct plug and gap for your unit. Restart.
Troubleshooting Guide (continued)
LOW POWER OUTPUT
What To Check
Is the engine overheating?
Engine is rough at all
speeds. May also have
black smoke and/or
unburned fuel at the
exhaust.
Possible Cause
Operator is overworking the unit.
Use a lower throttle setting.
Carburetor mixture is too lean.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Improper fuel ratio.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that meets
or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils at 50:1
gasoline/oil ratio.
Fan, fan cover, cylinder fins dirty
or damaged.
Clean, repair or replace as necessary.
Carbon deposits on the piston or
in the muffler.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Clogged air cleaner element.
Service the air cleaner element.
Loose or damaged spark plug.
Tighten or replace the spark plug.
Check the Specifications section for the correct plug and gap
for your unit.
Air leakage or clogged fuel line.
Repair or replace fuel filter and/or
fuel line.
Water in the fuel.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that meets
or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils at 50:1
gasoline/oil ratio.
Piston seizure.
Faulty carburetor and/or diaphragm.
Engine is knocking.
Remedy
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer.
Overheating condition.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Improper fuel.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that meets
or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils at 50:1
gasoline/oil ratio.
Carbon deposits in the
combustion chamber.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
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Troubleshooting Guide (continued)
ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS
Symptom
Poor acceleration.
Engine stops abruptly.
Possible Cause
Clogged air filter.
Clean the air filter.
Clogged fuel filter.
Replace the fuel filter.
Lean fuel/air mixture.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Idle speed set too low.
Adjust idle. Check Specifications page for correct idle speed.
Ignition switch turned off.
Reset the switch and re-start.
Fuel tank empty.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that
meets or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils
at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
Water in the fuel.
Engine difficult to shut off.
Engine will not idle
down.
Cutting attachment
moves at engine idle.
Excessive vibration.
Clogged fuel filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Shorted spark plug or loose terminal.
Clean or replace spark plug. Check the Specifications section
for the correct plug and gap for your unit. Tighten
the terminal.
Ignition failure.
Replace the ignition unit.
Piston seizure.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Ground (stop) wire is disconnected,
or switch is defective.
Test and replace as required.
Overheating due to incorrect spark plug.
Replace the spark plug. Check the Specifications section for
the correct plug and gap for your unit. Restart.
Overheated engine.
Idle engine until cool.
Idle set too high.
Adjust idle. Check Specifications page for correct
idle speed.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa servicing
dealer.
Engine has an air leak.
Engine idle too high.
Adjust idle. Check Specifications page for correct idle
speed.
Broken clutch spring or worn clutch
spring boss.
Replace spring/shoes as required, check idle speed.
Loose attachment holder.
Inspect and re-tighten holders securely.
Warped or damaged attachment.
Loose gearcase.
Cutting attachment will not
move.
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Remedy
Inspect and replace attachment as
required.
Tighten gearcase securely.
Bent main shaft/worn or damaged bushings.
Inspect and replace as necessary.
Shaft not installed in powerhead or gearcase.
Inspect and reinstall as required.
Broken shaft.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa servicing
dealer.
Damaged gearcase.
SHINDAIWA LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT FOR
PRODUCT SOLD IN USA AND CANADA BEGINNING 01/01/2010
ECHO, INC'S RESPONSIBILITY
ECHO Incorporated’s (ECHO, INC.) Limited Warranty, provides to the original purchaser that this Shindaiwa product is free from defects
in material and workmanship. Under normal use and maintenance from date of purchase, ECHO, INC. agrees to repair or replace at it’s
discretion, any defective product free of charge at any authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer within listed below application time periods,
limitations and exclusions. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO SHINDAIWA PRODUCTS SOLD BY AUTHORIZED
SHINDAIWA DEALERS. IT IS EXTENDED TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER ONLY, AND IS NOT TRANSFERABLE TO SUBSEQUENT
OWNERS EXCEPT FOR EMISSION RELATED PARTS. Repair parts and accessories replaced under this warranty are warranted only
for the balance of the original unit or accessory warranty period. Any damage caused by improper installation or improper maintenance
is not covered by this warranty. All parts or products replaced under warranty become the property of ECHO, INC. This warranty is
separate from the Emission control warranty statement supplied with your new product. Please consult the Emission Control Warranty
Statement for details regarding emission related parts. For a list of Authorized Shindaiwa Dealers refer to WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM or
call 1-877-986-7783.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your Shindaiwa equipment on-line at WWW.SHINDAIWA.
COM or by filling out the warranty registration card supplied with your unit. Registering your product confirms your warranty coverage
and provides a direct link if we find it necessary to contact you.
The owner shall demonstrate reasonable care and use, and follow preventative maintenance, storage, fuel and oil usage as prescribed in
the operator’s manual. Should a product difficulty occur, you must, at your expense, deliver or ship your Shindaiwa unit to an authorized
Shindaiwa servicing dealer for warranty repairs (within the applicable warranty period), and arrange for pick-up or return of your unit
after the repairs have been made. For your nearest authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer, call Shindaiwa’s Dealer Referral Center, at
1-877-986-7783 or you can locate a Shindaiwa servicing dealer at WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM. Should you require assistance or have
questions concerning Shindaiwa’s Warranty Statement, you can contact our Consumer Product Support Department at 1-800-673-1558
or contact us through the web at WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM.
PRODUCT WARRANTY PERIOD
RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION
• 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Units for residential, or non-income producing use will be covered by this limited warranty for two (2) years
from date of purchase.
EXCEPTIONS:
• For engine powered products, the electronic ignition module, flexible drive cable, and solid drive shaft are warranted for the
life* of the product on parts only.
• Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, tines, blades, Power BroomTM, belts, and nylon trimmer
heads for residential or non-income producing use will be covered for failures due to defects in material or workmanship for a
period of 60 days from original product purchase date. Any misuse from contact with concrete, rocks, or other structures is not
covered by this warranty.
• Multipurpose Tool Attachments carry the same warranty duration as the units they are designed to fit.
COMMERCIAL APPLICATION
• 90 DAY WARRANTY - All Chain Saws and Cut-Off Saws for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, or income producing use will be
covered by this limited warranty for 90 Days from the date of purchase.
• 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Units for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, or income producing use will be covered by this
limited warranty for two (2) years from the date of purchase.
EXCEPTIONS:
• For engine powered products, the electronic ignition module, flexible drive cables, and solid drive shafts are warranted for the
life* of the product on parts only.
• Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, tines, blades, Power BroomTM, belts, and nylon trimmer
heads for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, rental, or income producing will be covered for failures due to defects
in material or workmanship for a period of 30 days from original product purchase date. Any misuse from contact with concrete,
rocks, or other structures is not covered by this warranty.
• Multipurpose Tool Attachments carry the same warranty duration as the units they are designed to fit.
RENTAL APPLICATION - 90 DAYS WARRANTY
• Units for rental use will be covered against defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of
purchase.
* ECHO INC’s liability under the “Lifetime” coverage is limited to furnishing parts specified under the PRODUCT WARRANTy PERIOD
section of this warranty statement for “Life” free of charge for a period of ten (10) years after the date of the complete unit’s final
production.
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PURCHASED REPAIR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
• 90-day all applications
ATTENTION ENGINE POWERED PRODUCT OWNERS
This Shindaiwa engine powered product is a quality-engineered unit which has been manufactured to exact tolerances to provide superior
performance. To help ensure the performance of the unit, it is required to use engine oil which meets the ISO-L-EGD Standard per
ISO/CD 13738 and JASO M345/FD Standards. Shindaiwa Red ArmorTM and Shindaiwa OneTM are a premium engine oil specifically
formulated to meet ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and JASO M345/FD Standards. The use of engine oils designed for other applications,
such as for outboard motors or lawnmowers can result in severe engine damage, and will void your engine limited warranty.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGE CAUSED BY:
•
Lack of lubrication or engine failure, due to the use of engine oils that do not meet the ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and JASO
M345/FD Standards. Shindaiwa ONETM Engine Oil meets the ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345/FD Standard. Emission related parts
are covered for 2 years regardless of engine oil used, per the statement listed in the EPA or California Emission Control Warranty
Explanation.
•
Damage caused by use of gasohol, containing methanol (wood alcohol), or gasoline containing less than 89 octane. Only use
gasoline which contains 89 octane or higher. Gasohol which contains a maximum 10% ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl/
tertiary/butyl/ether) is also approved. The prescribed mixing ratio of gasoline to oil is listed on the Shindaiwa oil label and covered
in your operator’s manual.
•
Engine damage caused by use of ether or any starting fluids.
•
Damage caused by tampering with engine speed governor or emission components, or running engines above specified and
recommended engine speeds as listed in your operator’s manual.
•
Operation of the unit with improperly maintained/removed cutting shield or removed/damaged air filter.
•
Damage caused by dirt, pressure or steam cleaning the unit, salt water, corrosion, rust, varnish, abrasives, and moisture.
•
Defects, malfunctions or failures resulting from abuse, misuse, neglect, modifications, alterations, normal wear, improper servicing,
or use of unauthorized attachments.
•
Incorrect storage procedures, stale fuel, including failure to provide or perform required maintenance services as prescribed in the
operator's manual. Preventative maintenance as outlined in the operators manual is the customer’s responsibility.
•
Failures due to improper set-up, pre-delivery service or repair service by anyone other than authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer
during the warranty period.
•
Certain parts and other items are not warranted, including but not limited to: lubricants, starter cords, and engine tune-ups.
•
Use of spark plugs other than those meeting performance and durability requirements of the OEM spark plug listed in the Operator's
Manuals.
•
Overheating or carbon scoring failures due to restricted, clogged exhaust port or combustion chamber, including damage to spark
arrester screen.
•
Adjustments after the first (30) thirty days and beyond, such as carburetor adjustment and throttle cable adjustment.
•
Damage to gears or gear cases caused by contaminated grease or oil, use of incorrect type or viscosity of lubricants, and/or failure
to comply with recommended grease or oil change intervals.
•
Damage caused by pump or sprayer running dry, pumping or spraying caustic or flammable materials, or lack of or broken
strainers.
•
Additional damage to parts or components due to continued use after operational problem or failure occurs. Should operational
problem or failure occur, the product should not be used, but delivered as is to an authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer.
It is a dealer’s and/or customer’s responsibility to complete and return the warranty registration card supplied with your Shindaiwa
product or by visiting WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM. your receipt of purchase including date, model and serial number must be maintained
and presented to an authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer for warranty service. Proof of purchase rests solely with the customer. Some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so you may also have other specific legal rights which vary from
state to state. This limited warranty is given by ECHO Incorporated, 400 Oakwood Rd., Lake Zurich, IL 60047.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
This limited warranty is in lieu of all other expressed or implied warranties, including any warranty of FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE OR USE and any implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY otherwise applicable to this product. ECHO, INC. and its affiliated
companies shall not be liable for any special incidental or consequential damage, including lost profits. There are no warranties extended
other than as provided herein. This limited warranty may be modified only by ECHO, INC.
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02/05/2010
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ECHO INCORPORATED EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
FOR ECHO AND SHINDAIWA BRANDS
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.) and ECHO Incorporated (ECHO Inc.) are pleased
to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2010 and later equipment/small off-road engine (SORE). New equipment/SORE must be
designed, built and equipped to meet stringent EPA and C.A.R.B. anti-smog standards. ECHO Inc. must warrant the emission control system on
your equipment/SORE for the periods of time listed below, provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your equipment/
SORE. Your emission control system may include parts such as: carburetor, fuel-injection system, ignition system, catalytic converter/muffler, fuel
tank, fuel feed lines, fuel cap assembly, spark plug, air filters, and other associated components. Where a warrantable condition exists, ECHO
Inc will repair your equipment/SORE at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor. The Emission Control System warranty is extended
to the original owner including all subsequent owners.
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
The emission control system is warranted for 2 years or the length of the ECHO Inc. warranty, whichever is longer. If any emission-related part
on your equipment is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by ECHO Inc. or its Authorized Service Representative.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the equipment/SORE owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Operator's Manual. ECHO
Inc. recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your equipment/SORE however, ECHO Inc. cannot deny warranty solely
for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance. As the equipment/SORE owner, you should be
aware that ECHO Inc. may deny you warranty coverage if your equipment/SORE or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance
or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your equipment/SORE to an ECHO Inc. authorized service representative as soon as a problem exists. The
warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If a warrantable condition exists and there is no
Authorized Dealer within 100 miles, ECHO Inc. will pay to ship the unit to the nearest authorized dealer. If you have questions regarding your
warranty coverage, you should contact ECHO Inc. at 1-800-673-1558, web site WWW.ECHO-USA.COM or contact Shindaiwa at 1-877-9867783, web site WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM.
WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY COVER?
ECHO Inc. warrants that your equipment/SORE was designed, built and equipped to conform with applicable EPA and C.A.R.B. emissions
standards and that your equipment/SORE is free from defects in material and workmanship that would cause it to fail to conform with applicable
requirements for 2 years or the length of the ECHO Inc. warranty, whichever is longer. The warranty period begins on the date the product is
purchased by an end user.
HOW WILL A COVERED PART BE CORRECTED?
If there is a defect in a part covered by this warranty, any ECHO Inc. Authorized Service Dealer will correct the defect. You will not have to pay
anything to have the part adjusted, repaired or replaced. This includes any labor and diagnosis for warranted repairs performed by the dealer. In
addition, engine parts not expressly covered under this warranty but whose failure is a result of a failure of a covered part will be warranted.
WHAT PARTS ARE COVERED?
Any applicable emission related part not scheduled for "required maintenance" will be repaired or replaced within the warranty period. The repaired
or replaced part will be warranted for the remaining ECHO Inc. warranty period.
Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the warranty period stated
above. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining ECHO Inc. warranty period.
Any emission related part scheduled for replacement during "required maintenance" is warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled
replacement point for that part. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty shall be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the
first scheduled replacement point for that part.
Any manufacturer-approved replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs on emission related parts,
and must be provided without charge if the part is still under warranty.
Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repairs, and shall not reduce
the warranty obligations of the manufacturer.
Throughout the equipment/SORE warranty period, ECHO Inc. will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the expected demand
for such parts.
SPECIFIC EMISSION RELATED WARRANTED PARTS:
• Electronic Ignition System
• Catalytic Converter / Muffler Assembly
• Choke
• Fuel Tank
• Air Filter
• Spark Plug
• Carburetor (complete assembly or replaceable components)
• Fuel-Injection Assembly (or replaceable components)
• Fuel Cap Assembly
• Fuel Feed Line (and associated clamps/connectors as applicable)
WHAT IS NOT COVERED?
Any failure caused by abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved modifications, use of unapproved add-on parts/modified parts or
unapproved accessories.
This Emission Control Warranty is valid only for the U.S.A., it's Territories, and Canada.
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Servicing Information
Parts/Serial Number
Genuine Shindaiwa Parts and Assemblies for your Shindaiwa products are available only from an Authorized
Shindaiwa Dealer. When you do need to buy parts always have the Model Number, Type and Serial Number of the
unit with you. You can find these numbers on the engine. For future reference, write them in the space provided
below.
Model No. _____________ Type _________SN. ______________
Service
Service of this product during the warranty period must be performed by an Authorized Shindaiwa Service Dealer.
For the name and address of the Authorized Shindaiwa Service Dealer nearest you, ask your retailer or call: 1-877986-7783. Dealer information is also available on WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM. When presenting your unit for Warranty
service/repairs, proof of purchase is required.
Consumer Product Support
If you require assistance or have questions concerning the application, operation or maintenance of this product you
may call the Shindaiwa Consumer Product Support Department at 1-877-986-7783 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Central
Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Before calling, please know the model and serial number of your unit.
Warranty Registration
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your Shindaiwa equipment by filling out the
warranty registration card supplied with your unit. Registering your product confirms your warranty coverage and provides a direct link if we find it necessary to contact you.
Additional or Replacement Manuals
Replacement Operator and Parts Catalogs are available from your Shindaiwa dealer or at WWW.SHINDAIWA.
COM or by contacting the Consumer Product Support Department (1-877-986-7783). Always check WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM for updated information.
ECHO Incorporated.
400 Oakwood Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047-1564 U.S.A.
Telephone: 1-877-986-7783
Fax: 1-847-540-8416
www.shindaiwa.com
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All Rights Reserved.
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