Weed Eater 545137261 Instruction manual

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Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
ESPAÑOL
FL26
For Occasional Use Only
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.
WEED EATER
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2
545137261
11/30/06
FRANÇAIS
WEED EATER
1030 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA 30907
SAFETY RULES
S Always wear foot protection. Do not go bare-
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
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UNIT / MAINTENANCE SAFETY
S Disconnect the spark plug before performing
maintenance except carburetor adjustments.
SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
S Look for and replace damaged or loose parts
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.
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S
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WARNING: Trimmer line throws objects violently. You and others can be blinded/injured. Wear eye and leg protection. Keep body
parts clear of rotating line.
Eye Protection
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S
Hazard Zone
Boots
foot or wear sandals. Stay clear of spinning
line.
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.
Being fully covered also helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic plants thrown
by spinning line.
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.
Wear hearing protection.
Never start or run inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
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50 ft.
(15 m)
S
before each use. Look for and repair fuel
leaks before use. Keep in good working
condition.
Replace trimmer head parts that are chipped,
cracked, broken, or damaged in any other
way before using the unit.
Maintain unit according to recommended procedures. Keep cutting line at proper length.
Use only 0.080″ (2 mm) diameter WEED
EATER brand line. Never use wire, rope,
string, etc.
Install required shield properly before using
the unit. Use only specified trimmer head;
make sure it is properly installed and securely
fastened.
Make sure unit is assembled correctly as
shown in this manual.
Make carburetor adjustments with lower end
supported to prevent line from contacting any
object.
Keep others away when making carburetor
adjustments.
Use only recommended WEED EATER accessories and replacement parts.
Have all maintenance and service not explained in this manual performed by an authorized service dealer.
Keep children, bystanders, and animals 50 feet
(15 meters) away. If approached stop unit immediately.
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.
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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 Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up all fuel spills.
S Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from
FUEL SAFETY
S Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
S Keep away from sparks or flames.
S Use a container approved for fuel.
S Do not smoke or allow smoking near fuel or
OPERATOR SAFETY
S Dress properly. Always wear safety glasses
the unit.
fueling site before starting engine.
S Stop engine and allow to cool before removing fuel cap.
S Always store gasoline in a container approved for flammable liquids.
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CUTTING SAFETY
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.
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.
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.
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.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
S Allow engine to cool; secure unit before storing or transporting in vehicle.
S Empty the fuel tank before storing or trans-
porting 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.
ASSEMBLY
tor 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.
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove wing nut from shield.
Insert bracket into slot as shown.
Pivot shield until bolt passes through hole in
bracket.
Securely tighten wing nut onto bolt.
ADJUSTING THE HANDLE
Slot
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.
Shield
Bracket
ATTACHING SHIELD
PIVOT
WARNING:
The shield must be properly installed. The shield provides partial protection from the risk of thrown objects to the opera-
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Line Limiter
Blade
Wing
Nut
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
Shaft
Shaft Mark
or Arrow
Safety Label
Spark Plug
Trimmer
Head
Shield
Primer
Bulb
Throttle
Trigger
STOP
Switch
Choke Lever
Fuel Mix Fill Cap
Line Limiter
Blade
Starter Handle
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.
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
mixing 3.2 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.
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.
FUELING ENGINE
WARNING:
when refueling.
IMPORTANT
Remove fuel cap slowly
HELPFUL TIP
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
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Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or
methanol) can attract moisture which leads to
separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, empty the fuel system before storage for 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank,
start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
season. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. See the STORAGE section for
additional information.
5.
HELPFUL TIP
If your engine switch reads
“push to stop”, it is always
in the ON position.
6.
7.
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.
HOW TO START YOUR UNIT
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
8.
If your engine still does not
start after following these
instructions, please call
1-- 800-- 554-- 6723.
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
warm engine after running out of
fuel)
Starting Position
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 engine 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.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1.
Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE
position.
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.
2.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
Primer Bulb
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.
Choke
Lever
Starter Handle
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Use only 0.080″ (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.
Tip of the Line
Line Crowded Into
Does The Cutting Work Area
Long pants
Heavy shoes
Cut from your right to your left.
WARNING: Always wear 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.
Right
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.
Wrong
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
3 inches (8 cm)
above ground
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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.
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
Scalping
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
MAINTENANCE
CLEAN AIR FILTER
WARNING:
Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance except
for carburetor adjustments.
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.
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.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
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S
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Button
Spark Plug Boot
Air Filter
Housing Screws
Assist Handle Screws
Debris Shield
Air Filter
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
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.
Air Filter 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.
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.
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REPLACE SPARK PLUG
1.
2.
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.
3.
4.
Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
Remove spark plug from cylinder and discard.
Replace with Champion RCJ-6Y spark
plug and tighten securely with a 3/4 inch
(19 mm) socket wrench.
Reinstall the spark plug boot.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
LINE REPLACEMENT
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
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″ (2 mm) diameter WEED EATER brand line.
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.
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
Line exit holes
Hub
Idle Speed Adjustment
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.
Idle Speed Screw
Line in Notch
Line in Notch
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.
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.
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STORAGE
HELPFUL TIP
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.
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.
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.
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
Engine will not
start.
CAUSE
REMEDY
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. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
3. Air filter dirty.
4. 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 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. Adjust choke.
2. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
3. Clean or replace air filter.
4. 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 warrants to the original
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.
1 YEAR -- Parts and Labor, when used for
household purposes.
60 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 the use of
accessories and/or attachments not specifically
recommended by WEED EATER for this tool.
Additionally, this warranty does not cover
tune--ups, 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 predelivery setup or
normal adjustments explained in the instruction
manual.
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.
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 2007 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
(California only). 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 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
or
call
WEED
EATER
at
1--800--554--6723. 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. 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
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nearest authorized service center or call
WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723. 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 fail-
ures 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 or call WEED EATER at
1--800--554--6723. WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall be provided at all WEED EATER
service centers. Call: 1--800--554--6723.
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, Ignition System: Spark
Plug (covered up to maintenance schedule),
Ignition Module, Muffler including Catalyst,
Fuel Tank (California only). 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 Phase 1 or Phase 2 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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