Weed Eater 2000T Operating instructions

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3000B
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
250 Bobby Jones Expressway
Augusta, GA 30907
Copyright E2002 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
530086789
4/30/02
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.
ESPAÑOL
Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
SAFETY RULES
WARNING: Failure to follow all
Safety Rules and Precautions can result in
serious injury.
KNOW YOUR UNIT
S Read your instruction manual carefully until
you completely understand and can follow
all warnings and safety rules before operating this attachment.
D Restrict use of this attachment to users who
understand and will follow all warnings and
safety rules in this manual.
PLAN AHEAD
WARNING: Inspect area before use.
Remove all debris and hard objects such as
rocks, glass, wire, etc. that can ricochet, be
thrown, or otherwise cause injury or damage
during operation.
D Always wear eye protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance
on this attachment. Wearing eye protection
will help to prevent rocks or debris from being blown or ricocheting into eyes and face
which can result in blindness and/or serious injury. Eye protection should be
marked Z87.
D Always wear foot protection. Do not go
barefoot or wear sandals.
D Always wear respirator or face mask when
working with unit in dusty environments.
D Secure hair above shoulder length. Secure
or remove jewelry, loose clothing, or clothing with loosely hanging straps, ties, tassels, etc. They can be caught in moving
parts.
D Do not operate unit when you are tired, ill,
upset, or if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
D Keep children, bystanders, and animals
away from work area a minimum of 30 feet
(10 meters) when starting or operating unit.
Do not point blower discharge opening in
the direction of people or pets.
FUEL SAFETY (for gas powerheads)
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Eliminate all sources of sparks or flame (including smoking, open flames, or work that
can cause sparks) in the areas where fuel is
mixed, poured, or stored.
Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area; store
fuel in a cool, dry, well ventilated place; use
an approved, marked container for all fuel
purposes.
Do not smoke while handling fuel or while
operating the unit.
Make sure the attachment is properly assembled and in good operating condition.
Do not fill fuel tank while engine is running.
Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up fuel spills
before starting engine.
Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from
fuel and fueling site before starting engine.
Always store gasoline in a container approved for flammable liquids.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY (for electric
powerheads)
WARNING: Avoid a dangerous environment. To reduce the risk of electrical shock,
do not use in rain, in damp or wet locations, or
around swimming pools, hot tubs, etc. Do not
expose to snow, rain, or water to avoid the possibility of electrical shock. Do not handle extension cord plug or unit with wet hands.
D Use only a voltage supply as shown on the
nameplate of the powerhead.
D Avoid dangerous situations. Do not use in
presence of flammable liquids or gases to
avoid creating a fire or explosion and/or causing damage to unit.
D Avoid dangerous environments. Do not use
in unventilated areas or where dust or explosive vapors can build up
D To reduce the risk of electrical shock, use
extension cords specifically marked as
suitable for outdoor appliances. The electrical rating of the cord must not be less than
the rating of the unit. The cord must be
marked with the suffix “W-A” (in Canada,
“W”). Make sure your extension cord is in
good condition. Inspect extension cord before use and replace if damaged. An undersized extension cord will cause a drop in
line voltage resulting in loss of power and
overheating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number,
the heavier the cord.
D Do not use multiple cords.
D The powerhead may have a polarized plug
(one blade is wider than the other); if so, it
will require the use of a polarized extension
cord. The appliance plug will fit into a polarized extension cord only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully into the extension
cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still does
not fit, obtain a correct polarized extension
cord. A polarized extension cord will require the use of a polarized wall outlet. This
plug will fit into the polarized wall outlet only
one way. If plug does not fit fully into the wall
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician to install the
proper wall outlet. Do not change the equipment plug, extension cord receptacle, or
extension cord plug in any way.
D Do not attempt to repair unit. Inspect the insulation and connectors on the powerhead and
extension cord before each use. If there is
any damage, do not use until damage is repaired by your authorized service dealer.
D Do not pull or carry by cord; do not use cord
as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord
around sharp edges or corners. Keep cord
away from heated surfaces. Do not unplug by
pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not
the cord.
D Do not use the powerhead if the switch
does not turn the unit on and off properly.
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Have the unit repaired by your authorized
service dealer.
Keep the extension cord clear of operator and
obstacles at all times. Do not expose cords to
heat, oil, water, or sharp edges.
Avoid any body contact with any grounded
conductor, such as metal fences, or pipes, to
avoid the possibility of electric shock. Don’t
handle plug or unit with wet hands.
Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If
powerhead is not working as it should, has
been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or
dropped into water, return it to your authorized service dealer for repair.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
protection should be provided on the circuit
or outlet to be used for the powerhead. Receptacles are available having built-in
GFCI protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
DOUBLE INSULATION
CONSTRUCTION
Your powerhead should be double insulated
to help protect against electric shock. Double
insulation construction consists of two separate “layers” of electrical insulation instead of
grounding. Tools and appliances built with a
double insulation system are not intended to
be grounded.Safety precautions must be observed when operating any electrical tool.
The double insulation system only provides
added protection against injury resulting from
an internal electrical insulation failure.
WARNING: All repairs to an electric
powerhead, including housing, switch, motor,
etc., must be diagnosed and repaired by qualified service personnel. Replacement parts
for a double insulated appliance must be identical to the parts they replace. A double insulated appliance is marked with the words
“double insulation” or “double insulated”. The
symbol
(square within a square) may also
be marked on the appliance. Failure to have
the unit repaired by your authorized service
dealer can cause the double insulation construction to become ineffective and result in
serious injury.
BLOWER SAFETY
WARNING: Never put hands or other
objects into blower housing to avoid serious
injury from the rotating impeller.
WARNING: Inspect the area before
using the unit. Remove all debris and hard
objects such as rocks, glass, wire, etc., that
can ricochet, be thrown, or otherwise cause
injury or damage during operation.
S Inspect attachment before each use for
worn, loose, missing, or damaged parts. Do
not use until unit is in proper working order.
S Keep outside surfaces free from oil and
fuel.
S Never start or run engine inside a closed
room, building or other unventilated area.
Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
S Avoid dangerous environments. Do not
use in unventilated areas or where explosive vapors or carbon monoxide build--up
could be present.
S Do not set unit on any surface except a
clean, hard area while engine is running.
Debris such as gravel, sand, dust, grass,
etc. could be picked up by the air intake and
thrown out through discharge opening,
damaging unit, property, or causing serious
injury to bystanders or operator.
S Do not overreach or use from unstable surfaces such as ladders, trees, steep slopes,
rooftops, etc. Keep firm footing and balance
at all times.
S Never place objects inside the discharge
opening; always direct the blowing debris
away from people, animals, glass, and solid
objects such as trees, automobiles, walls,
etc. The force of air can cause rocks, dirt, or
sticks to be thrown or to ricochet which can
hurt people or animals, break glass, or
cause other damage.
. Keep
S Check air intake opening frequently
vents and discharge opening free of debris
which can accumulate and restrict proper
air flow.
S Never place any object in air intake opening
as this could restrict proper air flow and cause
damage to the unit.
S Never use for spreading chemicals, fertilizers, or other substances which may contain
toxic materials.
S To avoid spreading fire, do not use near leaf
or brush fires, fireplaces, barbecue pits,
ashtrays, etc.
S Wear hearing protection.
S Use only in daylight or good artificial light.
S Use only for jobs explained in this manual.
MAINTAIN YOUR UNIT PROPERLY
WARNING: Disconnect powerhead
spark plug (or disconnect powerhead from
power source) before performing maintenance.
D Have all maintenance other than the recommended procedures described in the instruction manual performed by your authorized service dealer.
D Always see your authorized service dealer to
replace a damaged impeller. Parts that are
chipped, cracked, broken, or damaged in
any other way can fly apart and cause serious injury. Have damaged parts replaced
before using attachment.
D Use only recommended Weed Eater! replacement parts; use of any other parts
may void your warranty and cause damage
to your unit.
D Never douse or squirt the attachment with
water or any other liquid.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
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Hand carry the unit with the engine
stopped.
Allow the powerhead and attachment to
cool and secure the unit before storing or
transporting in a vehicle.
Store unit and fuel in area where fuel vapors
cannot reach sparks or open flames from
water heaters, electric motors or switches,
furnaces, etc.
D Store in a high, cool, dry, indoor area out of
reach of children.
SPECIAL 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
swelling. Prolonged use in cold weather has
been linked to blood vessel damage in otherwise healthy people. If symptoms occur such as
numbness, pain, loss of strength, change in skin
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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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY
Your attachment is fully assembled; no assembly is necessary.
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR BLOWER ATTACHMENT
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
BLOWER ATTACHMENT. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the
location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Hanger
Tube
Air Intake Opening
Blower Discharge
Opening
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OPERATING THE COUPLER
Your powerhead is equipped with a coupler
which enables optional attachments to be
installed. The optional attachments are:
MODEL:
Edger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1000E
Cultivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000T
Brushcutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4000C
WARNING: Always disconnect pow-
erhead spark plug (or disconnect powerhead
from power source) before removing or installing attachments.
REMOVING ATTACHMENT
CAUTION: When removing or installing at-
tachments, place the unit on a flat surface for
stability.
1. Loosen the coupler by turning the knob
counterclockwise.
Upper Tube
3. Push the attachment into the coupler until
the locking/release button snaps into the
primary hole.
4. Before using the unit, tighten the knob securely by turning clockwise.
INSTALLING ATTACHMENT
HANGER
An attachment hanger is provided for storage
when attachment is not in use. To install hanger on attachment:
1. Remove the tube cap from the attachment (if present) and discard.
2. Press and hold the locking/release button.
3. Push hanger onto the attachment until
the locking/release button snaps into the
hole.
OPERATING POSITION
Coupler
LOOSEN
Lower
Attachment
ALWAYS WEAR:
Eye Protection
TIGHTEN
Knob
2. Press and hold the locking/release button.
Locking/Release
Button
Coupler
Lower Attachment
Upper Tube
3. While securely holding the upper tube,
pull the attachment straight out of the
coupler.
INSTALLING ATTACHMENT
1. Remove the tube cap from the attachment (if present) and discard.
2. Position locking/release button of attachment into guide recess of upper tube coupler.
Coupler Primary Hole
Guide Recess
Upper
Tube
Locking/
Release
Button
Attachment
WARNING: Inspect the area before
using the unit. Remove all debris and hard
objects such as rocks, glass, wire, etc., that
can ricochet, be thrown, or otherwise cause
injury or damage during operation.
Use your blower attachment for:
S Sweeping debris or grass clippings from
driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc.
S Blowing grass clippings, straw, or leaves into
piles, or removing debris from corners,
around joints, or between bricks.
Control air flow by directing the blower discharge opening down or to one side. Always
work away from solid objects such as walks,
large stones, vehicles, and fences.
Clean corners by starting in corners and moving
outward. This will help prevent an accumulation
of debris which could fly into your face.
Be careful when working near plants. The force
of the air could damage tender plants.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Always stop unit and dis-
connect spark plug wire (or disconnect powerhead from power source) before performing
maintenance.
CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS
AND PARTS
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.
S Housing Screws
STORAGE
WARNING: Perform the following
steps after each use:
S Allow attachment to cool before storing or
transporting.
S Store in a high, cool, dry, indoor area out of
reach of children.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare attachment for storage at end of season or if it will not be used for 30 days or more.
If your blower attachment is to be stored for a
period of time:
S Clean the entire unit.
S Inspect attachment for any loose or damaged parts. Tighten any loose screws.
S Replace any damaged, worn or broken
parts.
S At the beginning of the next season, use
only fresh fuel having the proper gasoline to
oil ratio.
LIMITED WARRANTY
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.,
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.
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 the use
of accessories and/or attachments not specifically recommended by ELECTROLUX
HOME PRODUCTS, INC., for this tool. Additionally, this warranty does not cover tuneups, spark plugs, filters, 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 ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC., is to continuously improve its
products. Therefore, ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS, INC., 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.
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