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FX26SC
ESPAÑOL
Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
For Occasional Use Only
WEED EATER
7349 Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
WEED EATER
850 Matheson Blvd. West
Mississauga, Ontario L5V 0B4
545186796 Rev. 5 3/1/10 BRW
FRANÇAIS
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA:
Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e
instrucciones de seguridad. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones
graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Lire le manuel d’instructions et bien respecter tous les avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Tout défaut de le faire
pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY SYMBOLS
DANGER: Use only specified trimmer head,
spool, and 0.080 inch (2 mm) recommended trimmer line. Never use blades, flailing devices, wire,
rope, string, etc. Unit is designed for line trimmer
use only. Failure to follow these instructions may
result in serious injury.
WARNING: This unit can be dangerous! Careless or improper
use can cause serious injury.
WARNING: Read the operator’s manual before use. Failure to
follow instructions could result in serious injury to the operator and/or
bystanders. Save operator’s manual.
Hazard zone for thrown objects.
S Trimmer line throws objects violently.
S You and others can be blinded/injured.
S Keep children, bystanders, and animals
50 feet (15 meters) away.
Trimmer line can throw objects violently.
You can be blinded or injured. Always
wear hearing protection and safety
glasses marked Z87. Always wear
heavy, long pants, long sleeves, boots
and gloves.
Secure hair above shoulder length.
Do not wear jewelry, loose clothing, or
clothing with loosely hanging straps,
ties, tassels, etc. They can be caught
in moving parts.
Never allow children to operate this unit.
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IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY SYMBOLS
Store unit indoors in a high, dry place out of the reach of
children.
When servicing unit, use only identical replacement parts.
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before
cleaning or servicing.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Never mix, pour, or store gasoline or
use the unit near a flame or sparks (including smoking, open flames, or
work that can cause sparks).
Use unleaded gasoline and two--stroke oil mixed at a ratio of
40:1 (2.5%).
SAFETY RULES
WARNING: When using gardening
appliances, basic safety precautions must always be followed to reduce the risk of fire and
serious injury. Read and follow all instructions.
This power unit can be dangerous! Operator is
responsible for following instructions and warnings on unit and in manual. Read entire instruction manual before using unit! Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
unit. Restrict the use of this unit to persons who
have read, understand, and will follow the
instructions and warnings on the unit and in the
manual. Never allow children to operate this
unit.
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
DANGER: Never use blades or flailing
devices. This unit is designed for line trimmer
use only. Use of any other accessories or attachments will increase the risk of injury.
If situations occur which are not covered in
this manual, use care and good judgment. If
you need assistance, contact your authorized
service dealer or call 1-800-554--6723.
OPERATOR SAFETY
SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
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S Dress properly. Always wear safety glasses
or similar eye protection when operating, or
performing maintenance, on your unit (safety
glasses are available). Eye protection should
be marked Z87.
S Always wear face or dust mask if operation is
dusty.
S Always wear heavy, long pants, long sleeves,
boots, and gloves. Wearing safety leg guards
is recommended.
S Always wear foot protection. Do not go barefoot or wear sandals. Stay clear of spinning
line.
S Keep others including children, animals,
bystanders, and helpers at least 50 feet (15
meters) away. Bystanders should be encouraged to wear safety glasses. Stop engine
immediately if you are approached.
S Use only for trimming, scalping, mowing and
sweeping. Do not use for edging, pruning or
hedge trimming.
S Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach.
S Keep all parts of your body away from muffler
and spinning line. Keep engine below waist
level. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
S Cut from your right to your left. Cutting on left
side of the shield will throw debris away from
the operator.
S Use only in daylight or good artificial light.
S Use only for jobs explained in this manual.
S Secure hair above shoulder length. Secure or
remove loose clothing or clothing with loosely
hanging ties, straps, tassels, etc. They can
be caught in moving parts.
S Being fully covered also helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic plants thrown
by spinning line.
S Stay Alert. Do not operate this unit when you
are tired, ill, upset or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. Watch what you
are doing; use common sense.
S Wear hearing protection.
S Never start or run inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
S Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
UNIT / MAINTENANCE SAFETY
WARNING: Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance except
carburetor adjustments.
S Look for and replace damaged or loose parts
before each use. Look for and repair fuel
leaks before use. Keep in good working
condition.
S Replace trimmer head parts that are chipped,
cracked, broken, or damaged in any other
way before using the unit.
S Maintain unit according to recommended procedures. Keep cutting line at proper length.
S Use only 0.080 inch (2 mm) diameter WEED
EATER brand line. Never use wire, rope,
string, etc.
S Install required shield properly before using
the unit. Use only specified trimmer head;
make sure it is properly installed and securely
fastened.
S Make sure unit is assembled correctly as
shown in this manual.
S Make carburetor adjustments with lower end
supported to prevent line from contacting any
object.
S Keep others away when making carburetor
adjustments.
S Use only recommended WEED EATER accessories and replacement parts.
S Have all maintenance and service not explained in this manual performed by an authorized service dealer.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
FUEL SAFETY
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
Keep away from sparks or flames.
Use a container approved for fuel.
Do not smoke or allow smoking near fuel or
the unit.
Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up all fuel spills.
Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from
fueling site before starting engine.
Stop engine and allow to cool before removing fuel cap.
Always store gasoline in a container approved for flammable liquids.
CUTTING SAFETY
WARNING: Inspect the area before
each use. Remove objects (rocks, broken
glass, nails, wire, etc.) which can be thrown
by or become entangled in line. Hard objects
can damage the trimmer head and be thrown
causing serious injury.
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S Allow engine to cool; secure unit before storing or transporting in vehicle.
S Empty the fuel tank before storing or transporting the unit. Use up fuel left in the carburetor by starting the engine and letting it run until
it stops.
S Store unit and fuel in area where fuel vapors
cannot reach sparks or open flames from water heaters, electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
S Store unit so line limiter blade cannot accidentally cause injury. The unit can be hung by the
shaft.
S Store unit out of reach of children.
SAFETY NOTICE: 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 swellings. 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 the use of this tool and seek medical attention. An anti--vibration system does
not guarantee the avoidance of these problems. Users who operate power tools on a
continual and regular basis must monitor
closely their physical condition and the condition of this tool.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is equipped
with a temperature limiting muffler and spark
arresting screen which meets the requirements of California Codes 4442 and 4443. All
U.S. forest land and the states of California,
Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington require by law that
many internal combustion engines be
equipped with a spark arresting screen. If you
operate in a locale where such regulations exist, you are legally responsible for maintaining
the operating condition of these parts. Failure
to do so is a violation of the law. For normal
homeowner use, the muffler and spark arresting screen will not require any service. After
50 hours of use, we recommend that your
muffler be serviced or replaced by your authorized service dealer.
ASSEMBLY
NOTE: If locking sleeve assembly will not
WARNING:
If received assembled,
repeat all steps to ensure your unit is properly
assembled and all fasteners are secure.
Examine parts for damage. Do not use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find parts
missing or damaged, call 1-800-554-6723.
It is normal for the fuel filter to rattle in the
empty fuel tank.
Finding fuel or oil residue on muffler is normal
due to carburetor adjustments and testing
done by the manufacturer.
tighten, the shafts are not fully seated.
ADJUSTING THE HANDLE
WARNING: When adjusting the assist
handle, be sure it remains above the safety label
and below the mark or arrow on the shaft.
1. Loosen wing nut on handle.
2. Rotate the handle on the shaft to an upright
position; retighten wing nut.
NOTE: Your unit is equipped with a special
accessory attached to the assist handle that
can store an extra replacement spool of line.
To store extra spool, push spool into accessory until it snaps into place. The spool can be
removed by firmly pulling on the tap button.
SHAFT ASSEMBLY
CAUTION: When assembling shaft, place
the unit on a flat surface for stability.
1. Align grooves on upper and lower shafts.
Upper Shaft
Grooves
Lower Shaft
2.
Push the two shafts together until the lower
shaft is fully seated in the upper shaft (the
shafts lock into place).
Tap Button
ATTACHING SHIELD
3.
WARNING: The shield must be properly installed. The shield provides partial protection from the risk of thrown objects to the operator and others and is equipped with a line limiter
blade which cuts excess line to the proper
length. The line limiter blade (on underside of
shield) is sharp and can cut you.
For proper orientation of shield, see KNOW
YOUR TRIMMER illustration in OPERATION
section.
1. Remove wing nut from shield.
2. Insert bracket into slot as shown.
3. Pivot shield until bolt passes through hole in
bracket.
4. Securely tighten wing nut onto bolt.
Slide lower locking sleeve assembly over
upper locking sleeve assembly and tighten by turning clockwise.
Upper Locking
Sleeve Assembly
Lower Locking
Sleeve Assembly
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Shield
Wing Nut
Bracket
Slot
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls
and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Muffler
Assist Handle
Locking Sleeve
Assembly
Shaft
Trimmer
Head
Throttle Trigger
Shield
Primer Bulb
Spark Plug
Line Limiter
Blade
STOP Switch
Choke
Lever
Starter
Handle
Fuel Mix
Fill Cap
STOP SWITCH
CHOKE
The STOP switch is used to stop the engine. To
stop the engine, push and hold the switch in the
STOP position until the engine stops.
The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the engine
to aid in cold starting. Activate the choke by
moving the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE
position. After the engine attempts to start, move
the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position.
Once engine has started, move the choke lever
to the RUN position.
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB removes air from the carburetor and fuel lines and fills them with fuel.
This allows you to start the engine with fewer
pulls on the starter rope. Activate the primer
bulb by pressing it and allowing it to return to
its original form.
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BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
HOW TO START YOUR UNIT
WARNING: Be sure to read the fuel
information in the safety rules before you
begin. If you do not understand the safety
rules, do not attempt to fuel your unit. Call
1-800-554-6723.
WARNING: The trimmer head will
turn while starting the engine. Avoid any contact with the muffler. A hot muffler can cause
serious burns.
HELPFUL TIP
FUELING ENGINE
WARNING:
when refueling.
If your engine still does not
start after following these
instructions, please call
1-- 800-- 554-- 6723.
Remove fuel cap slowly
HELPFUL TIP
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
warm engine after running out of
fuel)
To obtain the correct oil mix
ratio, pour 3.2 ounces of
2-- cycle synthetic oil into
one gallon of fresh gas.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded
gasoline. Before operation, gasoline must be
mixed with a good quality synthetic 2-cycle
air-cooled engine oil designed to be mixed at a
ratio of 40:1. Poulan/WEED EATER brand
synthetic oil is recommended. Mix gasoline and
oil at a ratio of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is obtained by
mixing 3.2 fluid ounces (95 ml) of oil with 1
gallon (4 liters) of unleaded gasoline. DO NOT
USE automotive oil or marine oil. These oils will
cause engine damage. When mixing fuel, follow
instructions printed on container. Once oil is
added to gasoline, shake container momentarily
to assure that the fuel is thoroughly mixed.
Always read and follow the safety rules relating
to fuel before fueling your unit.
CAUTION: Never use straight gasoline in
your unit. This will cause permanent engine
damage and void the limited warranty.
STARTING POSITION
1.
2.
3.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This engine requires the use of minimum 87
octane [R+M]/2 clean gasoline.
4.
IMPORTANT
Use of alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can cause major engine performance and durability problems.
Set unit on a flat surface.
Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
Move choke lever to the FULL CHOKE
position.
Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and hold
through all remaining steps.
Primer
Bulb
Choke
Lever
WARNING: Alternative fuels (not gasoline) such as E--15 (15% alcohol), E--20 (20%
alcohol), E--85 (85% alcohol) are NOT classified
as gasoline and are NOT approved for use in
2--stroke gasoline engines. Use of alternative
fuels will cause problems such as: improper
clutch engagements, overheating, vapor lock,
power loss, lubrication deficiency, deterioration
of fuel lines, gaskets and internal carburetor
components, etc. Alternative fuels cause high
moisture absorption into the fuel/oil mixture
leading to oil and fuel separation.
Starter
Handle
Thottle
Trigger
HELPFUL TIP
If your engine switch reads
“push to stop”, it is always
in the ON position.
5.
HOW TO STOP YOUR UNIT
S To stop the engine, push and hold the STOP
switch in the STOP position until the engine
stops.
S If engine does not stop, move choke to the
FULL CHOKE position.
6.
7.
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Pull starter rope handle sharply until engine
sounds as if it is trying to start, but do not
pull rope more than 6 times.
As soon as engine sounds as if it is trying to
start, move choke lever to HALF CHOKE
position.
Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs,
but no more than 6 pulls. NOTE: If the en-
8.
gine doesn’t start after 6 pulls (at the HALF
CHOKE position), move the choke lever to
the FULL CHOKE position and press the
primer bulb 6 times. Squeeze and hold the
throttle trigger and pull the starter rope 2
more times. Move the choke lever to the
HALF CHOKE position and pull the starter
rope until the engine runs, but no more than
6 pulls. If the engine still doesn’t start, it is
probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING A
FLOODED ENGINE.
Once the engine starts, allow it to run 10 seconds, then move the choke lever to the
RUN position. Allow the unit to run for 30
more seconds at RUN before releasing the
throttle trigger. NOTE: If engine dies with
the choke lever in the RUN position,
move the choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position and pull the rope until
engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls.
WARNING: Always wear hearing
protection and eye protection. Never lean
over the trimmer head. Rocks or debris can
ricochet or be thrown into eyes and face and
cause blindness or other serious injury.
Do not run the engine at a higher speed than
necessary. The cutting line will cut efficiently
when the engine is run at less than full throttle.
At lower speeds, there is less engine noise and
vibration. The cutting line will last longer and will
be less likely to “weld” onto the spool.
Always release the throttle trigger and allow the
engine to return to idle speed when not cutting.
To stop engine:
S Release the throttle trigger.
S Push and hold the STOP switch in the
STOP position until the engine stops.
TRIMMER LINE ADVANCE
The trimmer line will advance approximately 2
inches (5 cm) each time the bottom of the
trimmer head is tapped on the ground with the
engine running at full throttle.
The most efficient line length is the maximum
length allowed by the line limiter.Always keep
the shield in place when the tool is being operated.
To advance line:
S Operate the engine at full throttle.
S Hold the trimmer head parallel to and above
the grassy area.
S Tap the bottom of the trimmer head lightly
on the ground one time. Approximately 2
inches (5 cm) of line will be advanced with
each tap.
Always tap the trimmer head on a grassy
area. Tapping on surfaces such as concrete
or asphalt can cause excessive wear to the
trimmer head.
If the line is worn down to 2 inches (5 cm) or
less, more than one tap will be required to obtain the most efficient line length.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1.
Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE
position.
2. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger. Keep
throttle trigger fully squeezed until the engine runs smoothly.
3. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs,
but no more than 6 pulls.
4. Allow engine to run 15 seconds, then move
the choke lever to RUN.
NOTE: If engine has not started, pull starter
rope 5 more pulls. If engine still does not run, it
is probably flooded.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
Flooded engines can be started by placing the
choke lever in the RUN position; then, pull the
rope to clear the engine of excess fuel. This
could require pulling the starter handle many
times depending on how badly the unit is
flooded. If the unit still doesn’t start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call
1-800-554-6723.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Use only 0.080 inch (2
mm) diameter line. Other sizes of line will not
advance properly and will result in improper
cutting head function or can cause serious
injury. Do not use other materials such as
wire, string, rope, etc. Wire can break off during cutting and become a dangerous missile
that can cause serious injury.
It is recommended that the engine not be
operated for longer than 1 minute at full
throttle.
OPERATING POSITION
ALWAYS
WEAR:
Eye protection
CUTTING METHODS
WARNING: Use minimum speed
and do not crowd the line when cutting around
hard objects (rock, gravel, fence posts, etc.),
which can damage the trimmer head, become
entangled in the line, or be thrown causing a
serious hazard.
S The tip of the line does the cutting. You will
achieve the best performance and minimum line wear by not crowding the line into
the cutting area. The right and wrong ways
are shown below.
Long
Pants
Heavy
Shoes
Cut from your right to your left.
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Tip of the Line
Does The Cutting
Line Crowded Into
Work Area
Right
Wrong
SCALPING -- The scalping technique removes unwanted vegetationdown to the
ground. Hold the bottom of the trimmer head
about 3 inches (8 cm) above the ground and
at an angle. Allow the tip of the line to strike the
ground around trees, posts, monuments, etc.
This technique increases line wear.
Scalping
S The line will easily remove grass and
weeds from around walls, fences, trees and
flower beds, but it also can cut the tender
bark of trees or shrubs and scar fences. To
help avoid damage especially to delicate
vegetation or trees with tender bark,
shorten line to 4--5 inches (10--13 cm) and
use at less than full throttle.
S For trimming or scalping, use less than full
throttle to increase line life and decrease
head wear, especially:
S During light duty cutting.
S Near objects around which the line can
wrap such as small posts, trees or fence
wire.
S For mowing or sweeping, use full throttle for
a good clean job.
TRIMMING -- Hold the bottom of the trimmer
head about 3 inches (8 cm) above the ground
and at an angle. Allow only the tip of the line to
make contact. Do not force trimmer line into
work area.
Trimming
MOWING -- Your trimmer is ideal for mowing
in places conventional lawn mowers cannot
reach. In the mowing position, keep the line
parallel to the ground. Avoid pressing the
head into the ground as this can scalp the
ground and damage the tool.
Mowing
SWEEPING -- The fanning action of the rotating line can be used for a quick and easy
clean up. Keep the line parallel to and above
the surfaces being swept and move the tool
from side to side.
Sweeping
3 inches (8 cm)
above ground
MAINTENANCE
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
WARNING: Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance except
for carburetor adjustments.
Contact an authorized service dealer for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
S STOP Switch -- Ensure STOP switch functions properly by pushing and holding the
switch in the STOP position. Make sure engine stops. Restart engine and continue.
S Fuel Tank -- Discontinue use of unit if fuel
tank shows signs of damage or leaks.
S Debris Shield -- Discontinue use of unit if
debris shield is damaged.
HELPFUL TIP
IMPORTANT: Have all
repairs other than the recommended maintenance
described in the instruction
manual performed by an
authorized service dealer.
If any dealer other than an authorized
service dealer performs work on the
product, WEED EATER may not pay for
repairs under warranty. It is your responsibility to maintain and perform
general maintenance.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND
LABELS
S After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit and
labels using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
S
S
S
S
S
Spark Plug Boot
Air Filter
Housing Screws
Assist Handle Screws
Debris Shield
CLEAN AIR FILTER
9
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and
harmful emissions. Always clean after every
5 hours of operation.
1.
Clean the air filter cover and the area
around it to keep dirt from falling into the
carburetor chamber when the cover is
opened.
2. Open air filter cover by pushing button
(see illustration). Remove air filter.
NOTE: To avoid creating a fire hazard or
producing harmful evaporative emissions, do
not clean filter in gasoline or other flammable
solvent.
3. Wash the filter in soap and water.
4. Allow filter to dry.
5. Replace air filter and close cover.
MUFFLER AND SPARK ARRESTING SCREEN
WARNING: The muffler on this product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
As your unit is used, carbon deposits build up
on the muffler and spark arresting screen.
For normal homeowner use, however, the
muffler and spark arresting screen will not require any service.
After 50 hours of use, we recommend that
your muffler be serviced or replaced by your
authorized service dealer.
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
Button
Air Filter
Air Filter Cover
Replace the spark plug each year to ensure
the engine starts easier and runs better. Set
spark plug gap at 0.025 inch (0.6 mm). Ignition timing is fixed and nonadjustable.
NOTE: This spark ignition system complies
with the Canadian standard ICES--002.
1. Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
2. Remove spark plug from cylinder and discard.
3. Replace with Champion RCJ-6Y spark
plug and tighten securely with a 3/4 inch
(19 mm) socket wrench.
4. Reinstall the spark plug boot.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
LINE REPLACEMENT
Line in notch
1. Remove spool by firmly pulling on tap
button.
2. Clean entire surface of hub and spool.
3. Replace with a pre-wound spool, or cut two
lengths of 12-1/2 feet of 0.080 inch (2 mm)
diameter WEED EATER brand line.
WARNING: Never use wire, rope,
string, etc., which can break off and become a
dangerous missile.
4. Insert ends of the lines about 1/2 inch (1
cm) into the small holes on the inside of
spool.
Spool
Small
Holes
Hub
Line exit hole
Line in notch
Line exit hole
5.
Wind the line evenly and tightly onto the
spool. Wind in the direction of the arrows
found on the spool.
6. Push the lines into the notches, leaving 3
to 5 inches (7 -- 12 cm) unwound.
7. Insert the lines into the the exit holes in
the hub as shown in the illustration.
8. Align the notches with the line exit holes.
9. Push spool into hub until it snaps into
place.
10. Pull the lines extending outside of the hub
to release the lines from the notches.
REPLACING THE TRIMMER HEAD
1.
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Hold the dust cup with a wrench to keep
the shaft from turning while removing and
installing trimmer head.
To adjust idle speed:
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until engine
runs without stalling (idle speed too slow).
S Turn idle speed screw clockwise to increase engine speed if engine stalls or dies.
S Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to
decrease engine speed.
Dust Cup
Idle Speed Screw
2. Remove trimmer head by turning counterclockwise (looking from bottom of unit).
3. Thread replacement trimmer head onto the
shaft by turning clockwise. Only tighten
hand tight!
CARBURETOR IDLE SPEED
ADJUSTMENT
WARNING: Keep others away when
making idle speed adjustments. The trimmer
head will be spinning during this procedure.
Wear your protective equipment and observe
all safety precautions.
The carburetor has been carefully set at the
factory. Adjustments may be necessary if you
notice any of the following conditions:
S Engine will not idle when the throttle is released.
Make adjustments with the unit supported so
the cutting attachment is off the ground and
will not make contact with any object. Hold
the unit by hand while running and making adjustments. Keep all parts of your body away
from the cutting attachment and muffler.
Air Filter Cover
If you require further assistance or are unsure
about performing this procedure, contact an
authorized
service
dealer
or
call
1--800--554--6723.
STORAGE
WARNING:
Perform the following
steps after each use:
S Allow engine to cool, and secure the unit
before storing or transporting.
S Store unit and fuel in a well ventilated area
where fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or
open flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
S Store unit with all guards in place. Position
unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
S Store unit and fuel well out of the reach of
children.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if
it will not be used for 30 days or more.
If your unit is to be stored for a period of time:
S Clean the entire unit before lengthy storage.
S Store in a clean dry area.
S Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
FUEL SYSTEM
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERATION section of this manual, see message labeled IMPORTANT regarding the use of gasohol in your engine.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits
during storage. Add stabilizer to the gasoline
in the fuel tank or fuel storage container.
Follow the mix instructions found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 5 minutes after
adding stabilizer.
HELPFUL TIP
During storage of your gas/
oil mixture, the oil will separate from the gas.
We recommend that you
shake the gas can weekly
to insure proper blending of
the gas and oil.
ENGINE
S Remove spark plug and pour 1 teaspoon of
40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air cooled) through
the spark plug opening. Slowly pull the
starter rope 8 to 10 times to distribute oil.
S Replace spark plug with new one of recommended type and heat range.
S Clean air filter.
S Check entire unit for loose screws, nuts,
and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken,
or worn parts.
S At the beginning of the next season, use
only fresh fuel having the proper gasoline to
oil ratio.
OTHER
S Do not store gasoline from one season to
another.
S Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of the
recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Engine will not
start.
1. Engine flooded.
1. See “Starting a Flooded Engine” in
Operation Section.
2. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
3. Install new spark plug.
4. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
5. Contact an authorized service dealer.
2. Fuel tank empty.
3. Spark plug not firing.
4. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
5. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine will
not idle
properly.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
Engine
smokes
excessively.
Engine runs
hot.
1. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
3. Compression low.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
5. Compression low.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
2. Air filter dirty.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
1. See “Carburetor Idle Speed Adjustment”
in Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug
and regap.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
5. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
2. Clean or replace air filter.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. See “Fueling Engine” in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
WEED EATER, a division of Husqvarna
Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc.,
warrants to the original consumer purchaser
that each new WEED EATER brand gasoline
tool or attachment is free from defects in
material and workmanship and agrees to repair
or replace under this warranty any defective
gasoline product or attachment as follows from
the original date of purchase.
2 YEARS - Parts and Labor, when used for
household purposes.
90 DAYS - Parts and Labor, when used for
commercial, professional, or income producing
purposes.
30 DAYS - Parts and Labor, if used for rental
purposes.
This warranty is not transferable and does not
cover damage or liability caused by improper
handling, improper maintenance or alteration, or
the use of accessories and/or attachments not
specifically recommended by WEED EATER
for this tool. This warranty does not cover
tune--up, spark plugs, filters, starter ropes,
starter springs, cutting line, or rotating head
parts that will wear and require replacement with
reasonable use during the warranty period. This
warranty does not cover pre--delivery setup or
normal adjustments explained in the instruction
manual. This warranty does not cover
transportation costs.
In the event you have a claim under this
warranty, you must return the product to an
authorized service dealer.
Should you have any unanswered questions
concerning this warranty, please contact:
WEED EATER, a division of Husqvarna
Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc.
7349 Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
1--800--554--6723
In Canada, contact:
WEED EATER
850 Matheson Blvd. West
Mississauga, Ontario L5V 0B4
Giving the model number, serial number and
date of purchase of your product and the name
and address of the authorized dealer from
whom it was purchased.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE.
NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED,
AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES
EXCEPT
THOSE
EXPRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN.
SOME STATES DO
NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED
WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This is a limited warranty within the meaning of
that term as defined in the Magnuson--Moss Act
of 1975.
The policy of WEED EATER is to
continuously
improve
its
products.
Therefore, WEED EATER reserves the right
to change, modify, or discontinue models,
designs, specifications, and accessories of
all products at any time without notice or
obligation to any purchaser.
U.S. EPA/CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT CANADA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, California Air Resources
Board, Environment Canada and WEED
EATER are pleased to explain the emissions
control system warranty on your year 2010 and
later small off--road engine. In California, all
small off--road engines must be designed, built,
and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. WEED EATER 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 includes parts such as the carburetor, the ignition system and the fuel tank.
Where a warrantable condition exists, WEED
EATER will repair your small off--road engine
at no cost to you. Expenses covered under
warranty include diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE: If any emissions related part on your
engine (as listed under Emissions Control
Warranty Parts List) is defective or a defect in
the materials or workmanship of the engine
causes the failure of such an emission related
part, the part will be repaired or replaced by
WEED EATER. OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the small off--road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed
in your instruction manual. WEED EATER
recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your small off--road engine, but WEED EATER 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 be aware that WEED
EATER may deny you warranty coverage if
your small off--road engine or a part of it has
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failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved modifications, or the use
of parts not made or approved by the original
equipment manufacturer. You are responsible
for presenting your small off--road engine to an
WEED EATER authorized repair center as
soon as a problem exists. 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 contact your nearest authorized service center, call WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723, or send e-mail correspondence to emission.warranty@HCOP-emission.com. WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE: The warranty period begins on
the date the small off--road engine is purchased. LENGTH OF COVERAGE: This
warranty shall be for a period of two years
from the initial date of purchase, or until the
end of the product warranty (whichever is longer). WHAT IS COVERED: REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS. Repair or replacement of any warranted part will be
performed at no charge to the owner at an approved WEED EATER servicing center. If you
have any questions regarding your warranty
rights and responsibilities, you should contact
your nearest authorized service center, call
WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723, or send
e-mail correspondence to emission.warranty
@HCOP--emission.com. WARRANTY PERIOD: 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” shall be warranted for 2 years.
Any warranted part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance shall be
warranted for the period of time up to the first
scheduled replacement point for that part.
DIAGNOSIS: The owner shall 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 approved WEED EATER servicing center.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES: WEED
EATER may be liable for damages to other
engine components caused by the failure of a
warranted part still under warranty. WHAT IS
NOT COVERED: All failures caused by
abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance are
not covered. ADD-- ON OR MODIFIED
PARTS: The use of add--on or modified parts
can be grounds for disallowing a warranty
claim. WEED EATER is not liable to cover failures of warranted parts caused by the use of
add--on or modified parts. HOW TO FILE A
CLAIM: If you have any questions regarding
your warranty rights and responsibilities, you
should contact your nearest authorized service
center, call WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723,
or send e-mail correspondence to emission.
warranty@HCOP--emission. com. WHERE TO
GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall be provided at all WEED
EATER service centers. Call: 1--800--554--6723
or send e-mail correspondence to emission.
warranty@HCOP--emission.com. MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR
OF EMISSION RELATED PARTS: Any
WEED EATER approved replacement part
used in the performance of any warranty
maintenance or repair on emission related
parts will be provided without charge to the
owner if the part is under warranty. EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY PARTS
LIST: Carburetor, air filter (covered up to maintenance schedule), ignition system: spark plug
(covered up to maintenance schedule), ignition
module, muffler including catalyst (if equipped),
fuel tank. MAINTENANCE STATEMENT:
The owner is responsible for the performance
of all required maintenance as defined in the
instruction manual.
The information on the product label indicates which standard your engine is certified.
Example: (Year) EPA and/or CALIFORNIA.
This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use:
Moderate (50 hours)
Intermediate (125 hours)
Extended (300 hours)
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