Weed Eater 358 Operator`s manual

Operator's
Manual
CRAFTSMAN°
24cc/1.3 cu.in. 2-Cycle
17 Inch Cutting Path
GASOLINE WEEDWACKER
®
Model No.
358.795100
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WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of this product.
For answers
Call 7 am-7
to your questions about this product:
pro, Mon.-Sat.,
or 10 am-7 pro, Sun.
1-800-235-5878
Sears, Roebuck
53006T/66
2/25100
and Co., Hoffman
(Hours
listed
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Central
33me)
Estates,
IL 60179 USA
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Warranty Statement
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service & Adjusl_nents
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5
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9
Storage
Troubleshooting Chart
Emissions Statement
Parts List
Spanish
Parts and Ordering
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
WEEDWACKER ® LINE TRIMMER.
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® GAS POWERED
For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas Powered
Weedwacker
Line Trimmer is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to
the operating and maintenance instructions in the Operator's Manual, Sears will
repair, free of charge, any defect in materials or workmanship.
This warranty excludes nylon line, spark plug, and air filter, which are expendable
parts and become wom during normal use.
If this Weedwacker line trimmer is used for commercial purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase. If this Weedwacker line trimmer is
used for rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 30 days fiom the date of purchase. This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE WEEDWACKER UNE TRIMMER TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other tights
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co:, D/817 WA Hoffman Eetatee, IL 60179
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# Operater is responsible for following instructions and warnings on unit and in
manual. Read entire Operator's Manual
before using unit! Be thoroughly familiar
with the cori'm_ls 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.
Safety inforrnation
on the un____
DANGER:
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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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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. Keep children, bystanders,
and animals 50 feet (15 meters) away. If
approached stop unit immediately.
OPERATOR
SAFETY
• Always wear safety eye protection.
• Always wear long pants, long
sleeves, boots, and gloves. Wearing
safety leg guards is recommended.
Do not go barefoot or wear sandals.
Being fully covered helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic
plants thrown by spinning line. 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.
• Do not operate when you are tired,
ill, upset, or under the influence of
alcohol, drugs, or medication.
• Wear hearing protection.
• Never start or run inside a closed
room or building. Breathing exhaust
fumes can kill.
• Keep handles free from oil and fuel.
UNIT / MAINTENANCE
SAFETY
• Disconnect the spark plug before
performing maintenance except carburetor adjustments.
• Look for and replace damaged or
loose parts 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.
• 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
Craftsman
accessories and replacement parts.
FUEL
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SAFETY
Mix and pour feel outdoors.
Keep away from sparks or flames.
Use a container approved for fuel.
Do not smoke or allow smoking near
fuel or the unit.
• Wipe up all feel 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.
cu'n'ING
SAFETY
• Use only for trimming, scalping, mowing, edging, and sweeping. Do not use
for pruning or hedge trimming.
• 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.
• Keep firm footing and balance. Do
not overreach.
• Keep all parts of your body away
from muffler and spinning line. Keep
engine below waist level. A hot muffler can cause serious bums.
• Cutting on left side of the shield will
throw debris away from the operator.
TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
• Allow engine to cool; secure unit before storing or transporting in vehicle.
• 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.
• Store unit and fuel in area where fuel
vapors cannot reach sparks or open
flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
• Store unit so line limiter blade cannot
accidentally cause injury. The unit
can be hung by the tube.
• Store unit out of reach of children.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and
good judgment. If you need assistance, call 1-800-235_878.
SPECIAL
NOTICE:
This unit is not
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 arrestor screen. If you operate in a locale
where such regulations exist, you are
legally responsible for installing and
maintaining the operating condition of
these
parts.
Failure to do so is a violation of law. Contact a Sears Service
Center fur the correct parts.
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 swellings. Prolonged use in
cold weather has been linked to blood
vessel damage
in otherwise
healthy
CARTON
CONTENTS
Check carton contents against the following list,
Model 358=796100
• Trimmer
• Shield
• Wing Nut (screwed
• Container of line
• Container of oil
onto shield)
Examine parts for damage. Do not use
damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find
parts missing or damaged, call
1-800-235-5878.
It is normal fur 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.
ASSEMBLY
WARNING:
If received as-
sembled, repeat all steps to ensure
your unit is properly assembled and all
fasteners are secure.
ADJUSTING
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 anitvibration system does not guarantee
the avoidance of these problems. Users who operate power tools on a conitnual and regular basis must monitor
closely their physical condition and the
condition of this tool.
• Loosen wing nut or knob on handle.
• Rotate the handle on the tube to an
upright position; retighten wing nut.
A'I-rACHING
WARNING:
The shield must be
proparly installed. The shield provides
partial protection from the risk of thrown
objects to the operator and others and is
equipped with a line limiter whkth cuts
excess line to the proper lengl_. The line
limiter (on underside of shield) is sharp
and can cut you. For proper oitentaiton,
see illusbaiton in OPERATION sec_on.
• 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.
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THE HANDLE
WARNING:
When adjusting the
handle, be sure it remainsbetween the
triggerand the safety label,
SHIELD
Shield
KNOW
YOURTRIMMER
READ THIS OPERATOR'S 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 fur future reference.
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Muffler
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Throttle
Trigger
OIl/STOP
StarterSW'ch/_._
Shield
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Plug
Choke
Lever
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Fill Cap
_Trirnmer
Head
ON/STOP SWITCH
The STOP switch is used to stop engine.
Press and hold switch to stop engine.
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 odginal form.
CHOKE
The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the
engine to aid in cold staring. Activats
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 OFF CHOKE position.
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
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.
IMPORTANT
A
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
1-800-235-5878.
FUELING
ENGINE
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 feel lines
This engine is certified to operate on
unleaded gasoline. Before operation,
gasoline must be mixed with a good
quality 2-cycle air-cooled engine oil.
We recommend Craftsman brand oil.
Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio of 40:1
(A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2
ounces of oil with 1 gallon of unleaded
gasoline). DO NOT USE automotive oil
or boat oil. These oils will cause
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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.
STOPPING
YOUR ENGINE
• Press and hold the ON/STOP switch
in the STOP position.
• If engine does not stop, move choke
lever to FULL CHOKE position.
Choke Lever
Engine
Stop
Switch
STARTING YOUR ENGINE
COLD ENGINE OR WARM ENGINE
AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
WARNING:
The trimmer head
will turn while startingthe engine.
Avoid any contact with the muffler. A
hot muffler can cause serious burns.
• Set unit on a flat surface.
• Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
• Move choke lever to FULL CHOKE
position.
• Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and
hold through all remaining steps.
Choke
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Iver
Primer
I Bulb
• Pull starter rope handle sharply 6
times.
NOTE: If the engine sounds as if it is
trying to start before the 6th pull, go to
the next step.
• Move choke lever to HALF CHOKE
position.
• Pull starter rope handle no more than
6 pulls, until engine runs,.
NOTE: If the engine has not started
after 6 pulls (at HALF CHOKE), check to
make sure the choke lever is in the
proper position. Then, 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 HALF CHOKE and
pull the starter rope until the engine
runs, but no more than 6 more pulls. If
the engine still has not started, it is
probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
• Allow the engine to run 10 seconds,
then move the choke lever to OFF
CHOKE. Allow the unit to run fur 30
more seconds at OFF CHOKE before
releasing the throttle trigger.
NOTE: If engine dies with the choke
lever at the OFF CHOKE position, move
the choke lever to HALF CHOKE and
pull the rope until engine runs.
STARTING
A WARM ENGINE
• Move the choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
• Squeeze and hold the throtfle trigger.
Keep throttle trigger fully squeezed
until the engine runs smoothly.
• Pull starter rope sharply until engine
runs, but no more than 5 pulls.
• Allow engine to run 15 seconds, then
move the choke lever to OFF CHOKE.
NOTE: If engine has not started, pull
starter rope 5 more pulls. If engine still
does not run, it is probably flooded.
DIFFICULT
STARTING
OR
STARTING
A FLOODED
ENGINE
Flooded engines can be started by
placing the choke lever in the OFF
CHOKE 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 chart or call
1-800-235-5878.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATINGPOSITION
HEAD
TRIMMER
33pof 6_eLine
Does The Cutting
Line Crowded Into
Work Area
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• 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
Bring the engine to cutting speed before entering the material to be cut.
Do not run the engine at a higher
speed than necessary. The cuing line
will cut e_ciently 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 '_'eld"
onto the spool.
If the trimmer head does not turn when
the engine is in operation, make sure
the drive shaft housing is propedy
seated in engine shroud.
Always release the throttle trigger and
allow the engine to return to idle speed
when not cutting.
To stop engine:
• Release the throttle trigger.
• Push and hold down the ON/STOP
switch until the engine has stopped
completely.
CUTTING
METHODS
WARNING:
and scar fences. To help avoid damage especially to delicate vegetation
or trees with tender bark, shorten line
to 4-5 in. (10-13 cm) and use at less
than full throttle.
• For trimming or scalping, use less
than full throttle to increase line life
and decrease head wear, especially:
• During light duty cut_ng.
• Near objects around which the line
can wrap such as small posts,
trees or fence wire.
• For mowing or sweeping, use full
throttle for a good clean job.
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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.
TRIMMING - Hold the bottom of the
trimmer head about 3 in. (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
. • . .
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.
• 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.
Above Ground
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SCALPING - The scalping technique
removes unwanted
vegetation.
Hold
the bottom of the trimmer head about
3
in. (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
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SWEEPING - The fanning action of the
rotating line can be used fur 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.
MOWING - Your trimmer is ideal fur
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 SCHEDULE
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TASK
WHENTOPERFORM
Check for loose fasteners and parts
Before each use
Check for damaged or worn parts
Clean unit and labels
Before each use
Clean air filter
Every 5 hours of operation
Replace spark plug
GENERAL
RECOMMEN
CHECK
FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS
AND PARTS
• Spark Plug Boot
• Air Filter
• Housing Screws
• Assist Handle Screws
• Debris Shield
FOR DAMAGED
PARTS
use
Yearly
DATIONS
The warranty on this unit does not cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, the
operator must maintain unit as instructed in this manual. Various adjustments
will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your unit.
CHECK
WORN
Aftereach
OR
Refer replacement of damaged/%'om
parts to your Sears Service Center,
• ON/STOP Switch - Ensure ON/STOP
switch functions properly by pressing
and holding the switch in the STOP
position. Make sure engine stops;
then restart engine and continue.
• Fuel Tank - Discontinue use of unit if
fuel tank shows signs of damage or
leaks.
• Debris Shield - Discontinue use of
unit if debris shield is damaged.
CLEAN
UNIT & LABELS
• Clean the unit using a damp cloth
with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
Do not clean filter in gasoline or other
flammable solvent to avoid creating a
fire hazard or producing harmful evaporative emissions.
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Always
clean after every 5 hours of operation.
• Clean the cover and the area around
it to keep dirt from falling into the
carburetor chamber when the cover
is removed.
REPLACE
SPARK
PLUG
Replace the spark plug each year to
ensure the engine starts easier and
runs better. Set spark plug gap at
.025 in. Ignition timing is fixed and
nonadjustable.
• Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
• Remove spark plug from cylinder
and discard.
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Remove parts as illustrated.
Wash the filter in soap and water.
Allow filter to dry.
Add a few drops of oil to the filter;
squeeze the filter to distribute oil.
• Replace parts.
• Replace with Champion CJ-8Y spark
plug and itghten with a 3/4 in. socket
wrench (10-12 ft.-Ibs).
• Reinstall the spark plug boot.
Air Filter
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_CtI_WS
Cover
REPLACING
THE
LINE
• Always use Cra_sman
line,
• Pull the line and make sure the line
is against the hub and extended fully
through the positioning tunnels.
• Correctly installed line will be the
same length on both ends.
CARBURETOR
ADJUSTMENT
replacement
Choose the line size best suited for the
job at hand, Green colored line is designed for cutting grass, red line for
grass and small weeds, The black colored line is designed for cutting larger
weeds and light brush,
• Before inserting the line into the
holes in the cutting head, identify the
proper holes, When using Green, or
Red, insert line into the holes marked
small on the cutting head. Black line
should be inserted in the holes
marked large.
• Insert both ends of your line through
the proper holes in the side of the
cutting head.
Positioning
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WARNING:
The trimmer head
will be spinning during most of this
procedure. Wear your protective
equipment and observe all safety precautions. After making mixture adjustments, recheck idle speed.
Carburetor adjustment is critical and if
done improperly can permanently
damage the engine as well as the carburetor. If you require further assistance or are unsure about performing
this procedure, call our customer assistance help line at 1-800-235-5878.
Old fuel, a dirty air filter, a dirty fuel filter, or flooding may give the impression of an improperly adjusted carburetor. Check these conditions before
adjusting the carburetor.
The carburetor has been carefully set
at the factory. Adjustments may be
necessary if you notice any of the following conditions:
• Engine will not idle. See ISLE SPEED
under adjusting procedure.
• Engine dies or hesitates instead of
accelerating. See ACCELERATION
CHECK under adjusting procedure.
• Loss of cutting power. See MIXTURE
ADJUSTMENT under adjusting
procedure.
Small
Tun__
Large
• Insert ends of the line one at a time
through the positioning tunnels.
Line against
hub
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There
aretwoadjustment
screws
on
the carburetor.
Screw
(withUrniter
Air Filter
Cap)
CARBURETOR
PRESETS
When making carburetor preset adjustments, do not force plastic limiter caps
beyond stops or damage will occur.
If carburetor presets are not needed,
proceed to ADJUSTING PROCEDURE,
IDLE SPEED.
To adjust presets:
• Turn mixture screw counterclockwise
until it stops.
• Turn the idle speed screw clockwise
until it stops. Now turn counterclockwise 4-1/2 turns.
• Start motor, cut grass fur 3 minutes,
and proceed to the adjustment
section. If engine does not start,
refer to troubleshooting
chart or call
1-800-235-5878.
• ]f engine performance is acceptable
at the preset positions, no further
adjustment is necessary.
ADJUSTING
PROCEDURE
Idle Speed
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until
engine runs without stalling.
• Turn clockwise to increase engine
speed if engine stalls or dies.
• Turn counterclockwise to decrease
speed.
No further adjustments are necessary
if performance is satisfactory.
Mixture Adjustment
"H"
DO NOT operate engine at full throt_e
for prolonged periods while making adjustments. Damage to the engine can
occur. Extend line to the length allow
by the line limtier and cut some grass.
Based on performance while cutting,
turn the mixture adjustment in
1/16-tom increments as follows:
• Clockwise until the engine has good
power while cutting with no hesitation.
Do not adjust by sound or speed, but
judge by how well the engine performs while cutting.
• Counterclockwise
if the engine has
speed but dies or lacks power while
cutting.
After completing adjustments, check
for acceleration. Reset if necessary.
Acceleration
Check
If engine dies or hesitates instead of
accelerating, tom mixture adjustment
counterclockwise until you have
smooth acceleration. Recheck and adjust as necessary for acceptable perfurmance.
Prepare unit fur storage at end of season or if it will not be used for 30 days
or more.
WARNING:
• Allow engine to cool, and secure the
unit before stodng or transporting.
• Store unit and fuel in a well ventilated area where fuel vapors cannot
reach sparks or open flames fTom
water heaters, electric motors or
switches, furnaces, etc.
• Store unit with all guards in place.
Position unti so that any sharp object
cannot accidentally cause injury.
• Store unit and fuel well out of the
reach of children.
EXTERNAL
SURFACES
If your unit is to be stored fur a pedod
of time, clean it thoroughly before storage. Store in a clean dry area.
• Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
FUEL
SYSTEM
Under Fueling Engine in the Operating
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
10
10 times to distribute oil.
• Replace spark plug with new one of
recommended type and heat range.
• Clean air filter.
• Check entire unit fur loose screws,
nuts, and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken, or worn parts.
• Atthe beginning of the next season,
use only fresh fuel having the proper
gasoline to oil ratio.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts
to rust.
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.
Craftsman 40:1,2-cycle
engine oil (air
cooled) is already blended with fuel
stabilizer. If you do not use this Sears
oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer to your
fuel tank.
INTERNAL
ENGINE
• 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
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
TROUBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Engine will not
start.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Engine flooded.
Fuel tank empty.
Spark plug not firing.
Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
• Compression
Engine will not
idle properly,
See "Starting Instructions."
Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
Install new spark plug.
Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
• Contact a Sears Service Center.
low.
• Idle speed set too low.
• Idlespeed
settoo high.
• Carburetor requires
adjustment.
• Crankshaft seals worn.
• Compression low.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
Engine smokes
excessively.
• Air filter dirty.
• Spark plug fouled.
• Contact a Sears Service Center.
• Contact a Sears Service Center.
• Clean or replace air filter.
• Clean or replace spark plug
and re_Jap.
• See "Carburetor Adjustments."
• Carburetor requires
adjustment.
• Carbon build up.
• Compression low.
• Contact a Sears Service Center.
• Contact a Sears Service Center.
• Choke partially on.
• Fuel mixture incorrect.
• Move choke to off posifion.
• Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
• Clean or replace air filter.
• See "Carburetor Adjustments."
• Air filter dirty.
• Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine runs hot.
• Adjust idle speed screw
clockwise to increase speed.
• Adjust idle speed screw counterclockwise to reduce speed.
• See "Carburetor Adjustments."
• Fuel mixture incorrect.
• Spark plug incorrect.
• Carburetor requires
adjustment
• Carbon build up.
• See "Fueling Your Unit."
• Replace with correct spark plu,_.
• See Carburetor Adjustments.
• Contact a Sears Service Center.
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YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND
OBLIGATIONS:
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., USA
are pleased to explain the emissions
control system warranty on your lawn
and garden equipment engine. All new
utility and lawn and garden equipment
engines must be designed, built, and
equipped to meet the stringent antismog standards. SEARS must warrant
the emission control system on your
lawn and garden equipment engine for
the periods of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your
lawn and garden equipment engine.
Your emission control system includes
parts such as the carburetor and the
ignition system. Where a warrantable
condition exits, SEARS will repair your
lawn and garden equipment 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 SEARS.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILrrlES: As the lawn and garden
equipment engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the
required maintenance listed in your
Owner's Manual. SEARS recommends
that you retain all receipts covering
maintenance on your lawn and garden
equipment engine, but SEARS cannot
deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the
performance of all scheduled maintenance.
As the lawn and garden
equipment engine owner, you should
be aware that SEARS may deny you
warranty coverage if your lawn and
garden equipment 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 lawn and
garden equipment engine to a SEARS
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
SEARS at 1-800-473-7247
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT
DATE: The
warranty period begins on the date the
lawn and garden equipment 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
SEARS servicing center. If you have
any questions regarding your warranty
rights and responsibilities, you should
contact your nearest authorized service center or call SEARS at
1-800_t73-7247.
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 SEARS
servicing center. CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES: SEARS 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. SEARS 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 or
call SEARS at 1-800473-7247.
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WHERE
TOGETWARRANTY
SERVICE:
Warranty
services
orrepairs
shall
beprovided
atallSEARS
service
centers.call:1-800-473-7247.
MAINTENANCE,
REPLACEMENT
ANDREPAIR
OFEMISSION
RELATED
PARTS:
AnySEARS
approved
replacement
partused
intheperformance
ofanywarranty
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.
MAINTENANCE
STATEMENT: The
owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance as
defined in the owner's manual.
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