Chicago Electric 68364 Specifications

12V Cordless Auto-Hammer
68364 12V Cordless Auto-Hammer
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Specifications
Charger Input
120 V~ / 60 Hz
Charging Time
3-5 Hours
Battery Type
12V, Ni-Cd, 800 mAh
Nail Size
2-1/2” Max. Length
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assembly, operating, inspection, maintenance and
cleaning procedures. Write the product’s serial
number in the back of the manual near the assembly
diagram (or month and year of purchase if product
has no number). Keep this manual and the receipt
in a safe and dry place for future reference.
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION, used with the safety alert symbol,
indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices
not related to personal injury.
Important Safety Information
In this manual, on the labeling, and all other
information provided with this product:
This is the safety alert symbol. It is
used to alert you to potential personal
injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol to
avoid possible injury or death.
CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is used
to address practices not related to personal injury.
General Power Tool
Safety Warnings
WARNING Read all safety warnings and
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/
or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for
future reference.
The term ″power tool″ in the warnings refers
to your mains-operated (corded) power tool
or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools
create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away
while operating a power tool. Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
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3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do
not use a power tool while you are tired or under
the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating power
tools may result in serious personal injury.
b. Use personal protective equipment. Always
wear eye protection. Safety equipment such
as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard
hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the
switch is in the off‑position before connecting
to power source and/or battery pack, picking
up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools
with your finger on the switch or energizing power
tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on. A wrench
or a key left attached to a rotating part of the
power tool may result in personal injury.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. This enables better control
of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves
away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry
or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of
dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure
these are connected and properly used. Use of
these devices can reduce dust‑related hazards.
h. Only use safety equipment that has been
approved by an appropriate standards agency.
Unapproved safety equipment may not provide
adequate protection. Eye protection must be ANSIapproved and breathing protection must be NIOSHapproved for the specific hazards in the work area.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the
correct power tool for your application. The
correct power tool will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b. Do not use the power tool if the switch
does not turn it on and off. Any power
tool that cannot be controlled with the switch
is dangerous and must be repaired.
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of
children and do not allow persons unfamiliar
with the power tool or these instructions
to operate the power tool. Power tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts
and any other condition that may affect the
power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the
power tool repaired before use. Many accidents
are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits
etc. in accordance with these instructions,
taking into account the working conditions
and the work to be performed. Use of the
power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5. Battery tool use and care
a. Recharge only with the charger specified by
the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable
for one type of battery pack may create a risk
of fire when used with another battery pack.
b. Use power tools only with specifically
designated battery packs. Use of any other
battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
c. When battery pack is not in use, keep it away
from other metal objects, like paper clips,
coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal
objects, that can make a connection from
one terminal to another. Shorting the battery
terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
d. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be
ejected from the battery; avoid contact.
If contact accidentally occurs, flush with
water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally
seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
6. Service
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified
repair person using only identical replacement
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source
and/or the battery pack from the power tool
before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power tools. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk
of starting the power tool accidentally.
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Auto Hammer Safety Warnings
Wear hearing protection during use;
Auto Hammer is loud during operation.
1.
2. Do not use Auto Hammer with
nails longer than 2-1/2”.
3. Do not leave Auto Hammer
unattended during charging.
4. Use as intended only. Use to hammer nails
into the following materials only: wood,
wood-like materials and plaster board.
5. Hold power tools by insulated gripping
surfaces when performing an operation where
the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring.
Contact with a ″live″ wire will make exposed metal
parts of the tool ″live″ and shock the operator.
6. Maintain labels and nameplates on the tool.
These carry important safety information. If
unreadable or missing, contact Harbor
Freight Tools for a replacement.
7. Avoid unintentional starting. Prepare to
begin work before turning on the tool.
8. Do not lay the tool down until it has come to
a complete stop. Moving parts can grab the
surface and pull the tool out of your control.
9. When using a handheld power tool, maintain a firm grip
on the tool with both hands to resist starting torque.
10. Do not leave the tool unattended when it is plugged
into an electrical outlet. Turn off the tool, and
unplug it from its electrical outlet before leaving.
11.
The battery charger gets hot during use.
The charger’s heat can build up to unsafe
levels and create a fire hazard if it does not
receive adequate ventilation, due to an
electrical fault, or if it is used in a hot environment.
Do not place the charger on a flammable surface. Do
not obstruct any vents on the charger. Especially
avoid placing the charger on carpets and rugs; they
are not only flammable, but they also obstruct
vents under the charger.
Place the charger on a stable, solid, nonflammable
surface (such as a stable metal workbench or concrete
floor) at least 1 foot away from all flammable objects,
such as drapes or walls. Keep a fire extinguisher and a
smoke detector in the area. Frequently monitor the
charger and battery while charging.
12. This product is not a toy. Keep it
out of reach of children.
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13. People with pacemakers should consult their
physician(s) before use. Electromagnetic fields in close
proximity to heart pacemaker could cause pacemaker
interference or pacemaker failure. In addition, people
with pacemakers should:
• Avoid operating alone.
• Do not use with power switch locked on.
• Properly maintain and inspect
to avoid electrical shock.
14. WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities, contains chemicals known [to the State
of California] to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints
• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement or other
masonry products
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on
how often you do this type of work. To reduce your
exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated
area, and work with approved safety equipment, such
as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter
out microscopic particles.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
15. WARNING: Handling the cord on this product’s charger
will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State
of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
16. The warnings, precautions, and instructions discussed
in this instruction manual cannot cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. It must
be understood by the operator that common sense
and caution are factors which cannot be built into
this product, but must be supplied by the operator.
Vibration Safety
This tool vibrates during use. Repeated or
long-term exposure to vibration may cause
temporary or permanent physical injury,
particularly to the hands, arms and shoulders. To
reduce the risk of vibration-related injury:
1. Anyone using vibrating tools regularly or for an
extended period should first be examined by a
doctor and then have regular medical check-ups to
ensure medical problems are not being caused or
worsened from use. Pregnant women or people who
have impaired blood circulation to the hand, past
hand injuries, nervous system disorders, diabetes,
or Raynaud’s Disease should not use this tool. If
you feel any symptoms related to vibration (such
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as tingling, numbness, and white or blue fingers),
seek medical advice as soon as possible.
2. Do not smoke during use. Nicotine reduces
the blood supply to the hands and fingers,
increasing the risk of vibration-related injury.
3. Wear suitable gloves to reduce the
vibration effects on the user.
4. Use tools with the lowest vibration
when there is a choice.
1. Tools marked “Double Insulated” do not require
grounding. They have a special double insulation
system which satisfies OSHA requirements and
complies with the applicable standards of Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc., the Canadian Standard
Association, and the National Electrical Code.
2. Double insulated tools may be used in either of the 120
volt outlets shown in the preceding illustration.
(See Outlets for 2-Prong Plug.)
5. Include vibration-free periods each day of work.
Extension Cords
6. Grip tool as lightly as possible (while still keeping
safe control of it). Let the tool do the work.
Note: Extension cords must not be used with this
item’s charger.
7. To reduce vibration, maintain the tool as
explained in this manual. If any abnormal
vibration occurs, stop use immediately.
Symbology
Double Insulated
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INSTRUCTIONS.
Canadian Standards Association
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Grounding
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK AND
DEATH FROM INCORRECT GROUNDING
WIRE CONNECTION: Check with a qualified
electrician if you are in doubt as to whether
the outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the
power cord plug provided with the tool. Never remove
the grounding prong from the plug. Do not use the tool
if the power cord or plug is damaged. If damaged,
have it repaired by a service facility before use. If the
plug will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
Double Insulated Tools:
Tools with Two Prong Plugs
V~
A
Volts Alternating Current
Amperes
n0 xxxx/min. No Load Revolutions per Minute (RPM)
WARNING marking concerning Risk
of Eye Injury. Wear ANSI‑approved
safety goggles with side shields.
Read the manual before
set-up and/or use.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Hearing Loss.
Wear hearing protection.
WARNING marking concerning Risk
of Fire.
Do not cover ventilation ducts.
Keep flammable objects away.
WARNING marking concerning Risk of
Electric Shock.
Properly connect power cord
to appropriate outlet.
Outlets for 2-Prong Plug
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Functions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this manual including
all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger and disconnect Battery Pack before assembling or making any adjustments to the tool.
Note: For additional information regarding the parts listed in the following
pages, refer to Parts List and Assembly Diagram on page 11.
Magnetic Sleeve
Work Light
Trigger
Battery Tab
Battery Pack
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hours to fully charge. CAUTION! Recharging the
Battery Pack for more than 5 hours can damage
the battery cells. Keep track of charging time.
Operating Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION section at the beginning
of this manual including all text
under subheadings therein before
set up or use of this product.
Tool Set Up
6. Unplug the Charger and disconnect it from
the Battery Pack when finished.
7. Allow the Battery Pack to cool
completely before using it.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM
ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger and disconnect Battery Pack
before adjusting tool or installing accessories.
Work Piece and Work Area Set Up
1. Designate a work area that is clean and welllit. The work area must not allow access by
children or pets to prevent distraction and injury.
2. Route the power cord along a safe route to reach
the work area without creating a tripping hazard or
exposing the power cord to possible damage. The
power cord must reach the work area with enough
extra length to allow free movement while working.
3. Secure loose work pieces using a vise or clamps
(not included) to prevent movement while working.
4. There must not be objects, such as utility lines,
nearby that will present a hazard while working.
Charging
1. Place the Battery Pack on a dry fireproof surface in
a room where the temperature is from 50–104° F.
Note: If recharging a newly spent Battery Pack, allow it to
cool completely before charging.
Make sure the Battery Pack is undamaged; do
not charge a cracked or leaking battery pack.
2. Disconnect the Cord from the Battery Charger. Attach
the Adapter plug to a grounded, 120 V~, 60 Hz outlet.
3. Plug the Charger into the power supply. The
red light on the Charger will light, showing
that power is supplied to the Charger.
4. IMPORTANT: When Battery is fully charged, the
red light will continue to stay lit. WARNING!
Do not leave unattended while charging.
Note: The Battery Pack’s capacity will increase
somewhat during the first few charging cycles.
A fully discharged battery will take about 3 to 5
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5. While charging, the Battery Pack and Charger,
and Adapter may become warm to the touch. This
is normal, and does not indicate a problem.
8. Press the Battery Tabs to release Battery Pack from the
Charger (or when removing it from the Auto Hammer).
9. Store the Charger and Battery Pack indoors, out of
reach of children. WARNING! Do NOT use a different
Charger or Battery to power this Auto Hammer.
General Operating Instructions
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM
ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger and disconnect Battery Pack
before adjusting tool or installing accessories.
• DO NOT install the Battery Pack until
AFTER you complete the following steps
to set up the Auto Hammer for use.
• Refer to page 6 for the location of the parts of
the Auto Hammer for the following steps.
1. The Auto Hammer is designed to accept up to 2-1/2”
long nails. Do not use larger nails with this Auto
Hammer as damage to the tool, nail or workpiece may
occur. Only use to hammer nails into wood, drywall
and/or particle board.
CAUTION: This tool is not intended for framing or other
heavy-duty applications. Larger 2-1/2” nails may take
longer to completely drive, especially in harder wood.
WARNING! Do not use Auto Hammer for
hammering nails into metal or concrete.
2. To load nails, hold the Auto Hammer firmly and
keep your fingers away from the Trigger.
3. With the Auto Hammer’s nose pointed away from you,
feed a nail into the magnetic sleeve. The sleeve will
hold the nail in place until you are ready to drive the
nail into the workpiece.
WARNING! Keep the Auto Hammer pointed away
from yourself and others when loading nail. Do
not load nail while pressing the Trigger.
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4. Once the nail is loaded, secure the workpiece with
clamps.
Maintenance and Servicing
CAUTION: Use a scrap piece of wood
to test the potential of marring your
workpiece when using finish nails.
Procedures not specifically explained
in this manual must be performed
only by a qualified technician.
5. Use your free hand to steady the point of the nail at the
desired location on the workpiece.
WARNING! Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles,
heavy-duty work gloves, and hearing protection.
6. Press the Trigger, applying enough force to partially
drive the nail into the workpiece (far enough into
the workpiece so that the nail does not wobble.)
7. Move your hand away from the nail before
activating the Auto Hammer again.
8. Press the Trigger again and continue to do so until the
nail head is flush with the workpiece.
WARNING! Do not force the tool or apply
side pressure with your free hand. Use only
one hand to hold the tool during use.
9. During use, avoid hammering nails into knots in wood
or similar grain patterns. Doing so can make it difficult
for the Auto Hammer to drive the nails.
WARNING! Do not place your hand or fingers near
the nail head while the tool is hammering. Use your
hand to hold the nail only during the initial firing.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM
ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger and disconnect Battery
Pack before performing any inspection,
maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM TOOL FAILURE:
Do not use damaged equipment. If abnormal
noise or vibration occurs, have the problem
corrected before further use.
Cleaning, Maintenance,
and Lubrication
1. BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general condition
of the tool. Check for loose hardware, misalignment
or binding of moving parts, cracked or broken
parts, damaged electrical wiring, and any other
condition that may affect its safe operation.
2. AFTER USE, wipe external surfaces of the tool with
clean cloth.
NOTE: Ni-Cd BATTERY MUST BE RECYCLED
OR DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. Do not
short, incinerate or open Battery Pack.
10. Avoid driving nails close to the edges of the workpiece.
This can cause the wood to splinter or split.
11. Be careful when driving nails close to the
edge of the workpiece. Driving the nail
too far can damage the workpiece.
12. When finished using the Auto
Hammer, release the Trigger.
3. When storing, always store in clean, dry and
safe location out of reach of children.
4.
WARNING! If the supply cord of this power
tool’s charger is damaged, it must be replaced
only by a qualified service technician.
13. Remove the Battery Pack.
14. Clean then store the Auto Hammer indoors and out of
children’s reach.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Tool will not start.
Excessive noise
or rattling.
Overheating.
Possible Causes
1. No power at outlet during
charging.
2. Internal damage or
wear. (Carbon brushes or
switch, for example.)
Internal damage or wear. (Carbon
brushes or bearings, for example.)
1. Forcing tool to work too fast.
2. Accessory misaligned.
3. Accessory dull or damaged.
Likely Solutions
1. Check power at outlet. If outlet is unpowered,
turn off tool and check circuit breaker. If breaker
is tripped, make sure circuit is right capacity
for tool and circuit has no other loads.
2. Have technician service tool.
Have technician service tool.
1. Allow tool to work at its own rate.
2. Check and correct accessory.
3. Keep cutting accessories sharp. Replace as needed.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the tool. Disconnect power supply
before service.
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Parts List and Assembly Diagram
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR
MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS
QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE
ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY
STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND
LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY
ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS
THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Parts List
Part
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
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19
20
21
22
Description
Housing
Screw (ST2.9x16)
Battery Pack
Battery Terminal
Gear Case & Motor
Switch
Wire
Lock Ring
Screw (ST2.9x12)
Trigger
LED
Upper Housing
Bearing (6900Z)
Circlip (1x19x25)
Gear Shaft
Needle Bearing (8800Z)
Bearing (697Z)
Transmission Gear
Motor Gear
Motor Screw (M3x10)
Motor Bearing
Motor Bracket
Qty.
1
5
1
1
1
1
4
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Part
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29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
Description
Motor
Lower Housing
Screw (ST2.9x12)
Impact Cover
Press Spring (1x19x25)
Sealing Ring (6x2)
Impactor
Press Spring Ring
Press Spring
Impact Sheath
Magnetic Block
Magnetic Cover
Head Screws
Pin
Bearing (607Z)
Impact Plate
Impact Block
Balance Block
Tension Spring
Main Shaft
Flat Key
Gear Plate
Qty.
1
1
12
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only,
and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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Parts List and Assembly Diagram
1
2
10
11
7
9
6
5
4 3
8
12
42
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36
38
37
39
40
43
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44
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41
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19
20
21
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25
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27
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33
34
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Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability
standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship
for the period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or
indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity,
improper installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death,
injuries to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use
of our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation
charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise.
If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may
elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will
return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted
from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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