Ryobi ZRRY41002 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR'S MANUAL
15 in. (381 mm)
String Trimmer
ZRRY41002 Series
EL15
(ZRRY41002)
Your new trimmer has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi’s high standard for dependability, ease of
operation and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual.
Thank you for buying a Ryobi trimmer.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction ..............................................................................................................................................................2
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General Safety Rules ................................................................................................................................................3
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Specific Safety Rules ........................................................................................................................................... 3-4
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Symbols ................................................................................................................................................................ 5-6
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Specifications ...........................................................................................................................................................7
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Unpacking ................................................................................................................................................................7
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Features ...................................................................................................................................................................8
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Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................ 9-10
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Operation .......................................................................................................................................................... 11-13
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Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................... 14-15
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Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................................................................16
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Accessories ............................................................................................................................................................17
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Warranty..................................................................................................................................................................18
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Customer Service Information ................................................................................................................................20
INTRODUCTION
Your trimmer has many features that make using this product more pleasant and enjoyable. We have given safety,
performance, and dependability top priority in the design of this product, making it easy to maintain and operate.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING:
When using electric gardening appliances, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including
the following:
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
n Clear the work area before each use. Remove all objects, such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, or string
that can be thrown or become entangled in the cutting
line.
n Wear heavy, long pants, boots, and gloves. Do not wear
loose fitting clothing, short pants, or go barefoot. Do
not wear jewelry of any kind.
n Secure hair above shoulder level to prevent entanglement in moving parts.
n Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use
this product.
n Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 50 ft.
(15 m) away.
n Do not operate this product when you are tired, ill, or
under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
n Do not operate in poor lighting.
n Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach. Overreaching can result in loss of balance or exposure to
hot surfaces.
n Keep all parts of your body away from moving parts.
n Inspect the product before use. Replace any damaged
parts before use.
n Do not operate the product in damp or wet locations.
n Do not use the product in the rain.
n Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked to
comply with ANSI Z87.1 standard when operating this
product.
n Use the right product. Use the product for the intended
purpose only.
n Do not handle the product with wet hands.
n Do not use the product if the switch does not turn the
product on or off. A product that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
n Avoid accidental starting; never carry the product with
your finger on the trigger.
n Stay alert and pay attention to what you are doing. Use
common sense when using this product.
n Do not force the product. It will do a better job with less
likelihood of a risk of injury when you operate it at the
rate for which it was designed.
n Use the product for cutting grass and light weeds only.
Do not use for any other purpose.
n Before starting the product, position it so that the line
does not come in contact with anything you do not
intend to cut.
n Keep the grass deflector in place at all times while operating the product. The product may overheat without
the grass deflector in place.
n Stop the product immediately, unplug it, and check for
damage if you strike or become entangled with foreign
objects. Do not operate the product before having any
damage repaired.
n Keep hands away from the cutting line. Do not attempt
to remove cut material or to hold material to be cut when
the line is moving. Be sure the unplug the product and
the release the trigger when clearing jammed material
from the line. Do not grasp the line when picking up or
holding the product.
n Be cautious after turning off the product. The line coasts
after turning off the product.
n Disconnect the product from the power supply when
it is not in use, before servicing, and when changing
accessories.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
SPECIFIC TRIMMER SAFETY RULES
n Replace the trimmer head if cracked, chipped, or damaged in any way. Be sure the trimmer head is properly
installed and securely fastened.
n Make sure all guards, straps, deflectors, and handles
are properly and securely attached.
n Use only the manufacturer’s replacement line in the
trimmer head.
n Never operate the product without the grass deflector
in place and in good condition.
n Maintain a firm grip on both handles while trimming.
Keep the trimmer head below waist level. Never cut with
the trimmer head over 30 in. (76 cm) or more above the
ground.
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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
ELECTRICAL SAFETY RULES
n Make sure the cord is located so that it will not be
stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected to
damage or stress.
n Do not abuse the power cord. Never carry the product
by the cord. Never yank the plug out of the receptacle.
Keep the cord away from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
n To reduce the risk of electrical shock, use only roundjacketed extension cords approved for outdoor use,
such as cords of type SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOWA, SJOW-A, SJTW-W, or SJTOW-A. Since this tool is
double insulated, you may use a 2-wire extension cord
(an extension cord without a ground). However, you
may also use a 3-wire extension cord (an extension
cord with a ground) that has a NEMA-type connector
(parallel blade, U ground). Extension cords are available
from your local retailer.
n Be sure to use a cord that is heavy enough to carry the
current that your product will draw. The correct cord
size depends on cord length and amperage rating (see
figures below). An undersized cord set will cause a drop
in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating.
Use of an improper extension cord could result in a risk
of fire and electric shock. If an extension cord must be
used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the same
number, size and shape as those on the plug on the
charger.
b. That the extension cord is properly wired and in good
electrical condition; and
c. That the wire size is large enough for the AC ampere
rating of the product as specified below:
Cord Length (Feet) 25'
50'
100'
Cord Size (AWG)
16
14
12
Note: AWG = American Wire Gage
n To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this product has
a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other)
and requires the use of a polarized extension cord.
This product’s plug fits into a polarized extension cord
in 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. Use
of a polarized extension cord requires use of a polarized wall outlet. This product’s plug fits into a polarized
wall outlet in only one way. If the plug does not fit fully
into the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If the plug still
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the
proper wall outlet. Do not change the product plug, the
extension cord receptacle, or the extension cord plug
in any way.
n Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection should
be provided on the circuits(s) or outlet(s) used for this
product. Receptacles with built-in GFCI protection are
available and may be used.
n Inspect extension cords for deterioration, cuts, or
cracks in the insulation. Repair or replace the cords if
any defects appear.
n A nameplate on the product indicates the unit’s voltage. Never connect the product to an AC voltage that
differs from this voltage.
MAINTENANCE RULES
n Maintain the product with care. Follow instructions for
changing accessories. Keep the product dry, clean,
and free from oil and grease.
n Release the trigger, allow the motor to stop, and unplug
the product before making adjustments or repairs.
n Do not use the product if parts have been damaged.
Check the product to make sure that it will operate
properly and perform the intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, and any other condition that may
affect the unit’s operation. Inspect the unit’s power connection. Any part that is damaged should be properly
repaired or replaced by a Homelite authorized service
center.
n Keep the product clean of grass clippings and other materials that may become lodged in the cutting lines.
n Never douse or squirt the product with water or any
other liquid. Keep handles dry, clean and free from
debris. After each use, clean with a soft, dry cloth.
SERVICE RULES
n Service on this product must be performed by qualified
repair personnel only. Service or maintenance performed
by unqualified personnel could result in injury to the
user or damage to the product. Such service may also
void your warranty.
n Use only identical replacement parts when servicing
the product. Follow the instructions in the Maintenance
section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or
failure to follow maintenance instructions may create
a risk of shock, serious injury to the user, or damage to
the product. Such use may also void your warranty.
STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION RULES
n Stop the motor when you are waiting to cut or when
you are walking from one cutting location to another.
n Store the product inside in a dry place. Store the
product up high or lock it up to prevent unauthorized
use or damage. Keep the product out of the reach of
children.
n Secure the product when transporting it.
n Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and
use them to instruct others who may use this
product. If you loan someone this product, loan
these instructions also.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool more safely and effectively.
SYMBOL
NAME
EXPLANATION
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
Ricochet
Thrown objects can cause severe injury. Wear
protective clothing and boots.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields and a full face shield when
operating this product.
Keep Bystanders Away
Keep all bystanders at least 50 ft. (15 m) away.
No Blade
Do not install any type of blade on this
product.
Class II Construction
Double-insulated construction.
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp
locations.
Read Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and
understand operator’s manual before using this
product.
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50' 15m
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in
serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property
damage.
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SERVICE
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to your nearest AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When
servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use
this product until you read thoroughly and understand
completely the operator’s manual. Save this operator’s
manual and review frequently for continuing safe operation and instructing others who may use this product.
WARNING:
Observe all normal safety precautions related to avoiding electrical shock.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety
Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection
which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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SPECIFICATIONS
MOTOR
Motor Type ......................................................................................................................................................... 120 V AC
Operating RPM.......................................................................................................................................................... 7500
Amperes ................................................................................................................................................................ 6 amps
DRIVE SHAFT AND CUTTING HEAD
Drive Shaft.............................................................................................................................................. 1/4 in. Flex Shaft
Cutting Head ...................................................................................................................................... Bump Line Release
Cutting Path Diameter...............................................................................................................................15 in. (381 mm)
Drive Shaft Housing ..................................................................................................................................Aluminum Tube
Cutting Line Diameter .................................................................................................................................080 in. (2 mm)
UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
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PACKING LIST
Carefully remove the parts from the box.
Inspect the parts carefully to make sure no breakage
or damage occurred during shipping.
Do not discard the packing material until you have
carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the
product.
If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-860-4050 for assistance.
WARNING:
If any parts are missing, replace them before operaing the product. Failure to do so could result in serious personal injury.
Upper shaft (Power head) (1)
Attachment shaft (Cutting head) (1)
Front Handle (1)
Carriage bolt - 6 mm x 50.0 mm (1)
Flat washer - 6 mm (1)
Wing nut - 6 mm (1)
Grass deflector (1)
Wing nut - 1/4 in. (1)
Flat washer - 1/4 in. (1)
Lock washer - 1/4 in. (1)
Hex bolt - 1/4 in. x 2 in. (1)
Operator’s manual
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FEATURES
TOP-MOUNTED MOTOR
GRASS DEFLECTOR
The top-mounted motor improves balance and is located away from the dust and debris of the cutting area.
The trimmer includes a grass deflector that helps protect
you from flying debris.
CORD RETAINER
ERGONOMIC DESIGN
The cord retainer helps prevent accidental unplugging of
the extension cord.
The design of the trimmer provides for easy handling. It is
designed for comfort and ease of grasp when operating
in different positions and at different angles.
DUAL LINE
WARNING:
The dual line permits more efficient and aggressive
cutting.
Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this product. Any such alteration or modification is misuse and
could result in a hazardous condition leading to serious
personal injury.
EZ LINE™ TAP ADVANCE SYSTEM
The EZ Line™ Tap Advance System allows easy line
advance during trimmer operation.
MOTOR HOUSING
TRIGGER
HANDLE
CORD BEND
RELIEF
TRIGGER
FRONT
HANDLE
CORD
RETAINER
GRASS
DEFLECTOR
DUAL LINE
Fig. 1
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ASSEMBLY
CONNECTING THE ATTACHMENT TO THE
UPPER SHAFT
See Figure 2.
The coupler connects the attachment to the upper shaft.
Follow these steps to connect the attachment to the upper shaft.
n Loosen the knob by turning it counterclockwise.
n Remove the end cap from the attachment shaft.
n Align the button with the guide recess on the upper
shaft.
n Slide the attachment shaft into the upper shaft until
the attachment shaft clicks into place.
NOTE: If the button does not release completely in
the positioning hole, the shafts are not locked. Slightly
rotate the attachment shaft until the button is locked
into place.
n Tighten the locking knob securely by turning it clockwise.
NOTE: During operation, periodically check the knob
and tighten as necessary.
UPPER SHAFT
COUPLER
GUIDE RECESS
BUTTON
POSITIONING
HOLE
See Figure 2.
Disconnect the upper shaft and attachment shaft for storage or when a job calls for a different attachment.
Follow these steps to remove the attachment from the
upper shaft.
n Release the trigger and allow the trimmer to coast to
a stop.
n Unplug the trimmer.
n Loosen the locking knob by turning it counterclockwise.
n Push the button, while pulling out the attachment.
BOLT
WASHER
ATTACHING THE FRONT HANDLE
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Fig. 2
FRONT
HANDLE
REMOVING THE ATTACHMENT FROM THE
UPPER SHAFT
See Figure 3.
Follow these steps to attach the front handle.
n Press the front handle onto the upper shaft so that the
handle is angled toward the trigger handle.
n Place the front handle along the upper shaft to a position that allows for comfortable operation.
n Slide the bolt through the holes in the front handle.
n Slide the washer onto the bolt.
n Place the wing nut onto the bolt and tighten the wing
nut securely.
KNOB
ATTACHMENT
SHAFT
WING NUT
Fig. 3
ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING THE GRASS DEFLECTOR
See Figure 4.
GRASS
DEFLECTOR
WARNING:
LOCK WASHER
WASHER
The line cutting blade on the grass deflector is
sharp. Avoid contact with the blade. Failure to avoid
contact can result in serious personal injury.
Follow these steps to attach the grass deflector.
n Slide the grass deflector onto the attachment shaft
and fit it over the bracket.
n Install the bolt through the holes in the tabs on the
grass deflector and the slots in the bracket on the
attachment shaft.
n Install the flat washer, the lock washer, and the wing
nut.
n Tighten the wing nut securely.
n Remove the protective packaging from the line cutting
blade.
WING NUT
CUT OFF BLADE
BOLT
Fig. 4
EXTENSION CORD RETAINER
n An extension cord retainer is located on the bottom
of the trimmer. This provides strain relief for the cord,
preventing unwanted disconnects.
Note: To reduce the disconnection of the power cord
from the extension cord during operation, use the
extension cord retainer described below.
METHOD OF SECURING EXTENSIONCORD
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Use the extension cord retainer when you connect
the extension cord to the power cord to prevent disconnection. Use only an outdoor approved extension
cord as indicated by the letters “W-A” on the cord’s
jacket.
Loop the extension cord through the extension cord
retainer slot located on the bottom end of the trimmer. See Figure 5.
Pull loop of extension cord around tongue and pull
tight. See Figure 6.
Attach extension cord to plug on trimmer.
See Figure 6.
Fig. 5
CORD
RETAINER
Fig. 6
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OPERATION
WARNING:
The product may throw objects during operation, causing injury to the operator or to bystanders. Always wear
suitable eye protection, boots, gloves, and long, heavy
pants while operating the product.
STARTING AND STOPPING THE TRIMMER
See Figure 7.
n To start the trimmer: Press the trigger.
n To stop the trimmer: Release the trigger.
OPERATING THE TRIMMER
See Figure 8.
Follow these steps to operate the trimmer.
n Plug the trimmer cord into an extension cord approved
for outdoor use. Refer to “Electrical Safety Rules ”
earlier in this manual.
n Hold the trimmer with your right hand on the trigger
handle and your left hand on the front handle.
NOTE: Keep a firm grip with both hands during operation.
n Place the trimmer on the right side of your body with
the engine behind and away from your body.
n Press the trigger to start the trimmer.
n Trim grass and weeds in a right-to-left motion with the
line parallel to the ground.
TRIGGER
Fig.7
CUTTING TIPS
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Inspect and clear the area to be trimmed for any rocks,
broken glass, or wire that could be thrown or become
entangled in the cutting line.
Trim only when grass or weeds are dry.
Keep the cutting line parallel to the ground.
Cut grass or weeds over eight inches tall from the top
to the bottom in small amounts. This will prevent grass
becoming wrapped around the trimmer head assembly,
which may result in damage due to overheating. If grass
becomes wrapped around the trimmer head assembly,
stop the trimmer, unplug it, and remove the grass.
Move the trimmer slowly in and out of the area you
are cutting, keeping the trimmer at the desired cutting
height.
Use the tip of the line to do the cutting. Do not force
the trimmer head assembly into uncut grass.
Feed out some line after each use to prevent the line
from retracting into the cutting head.
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Fig. 8
OPERATION
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The tip of the cutting line will wear during use; this
reduces the cutting swath. If the line is not advanced
occasionally, it will wear down to the eyelet. When the
trimmer stops, the line tends to relax and may retract
into the trimmer head assembly. Should this occur,
unplug the trimmer, remove the spool, refeed the line
through the eyelets, and reassemble the spool.
Avoid hitting objects with the line, such as chain-link
fences or concrete, as this causes rapid wear.
Never drag the trimmer head assembly on the ground
while trimming.
ADVANCING THE CUTTING LINE AUTOMATICALLY
RETAINING CAP
Fig. 9
See Figure 9.
The trimmer includes the EZ Line™ Tap Advance System.
Follow these steps to advance the cutting line automatically.
n Press the trigger.
n Tap the retaining cap lightly on the ground while the
motor is running. Do not hold the retaining cap on the
ground.
NOTE: The line cutting blade on the grass deflector
will cut the line to the proper length.
NOTE: To help prevent line tangle, tap only once to
lengthen the line. If additional line is required, wait a
few seconds before retapping the retaining cap. Keep
the line length at or near full cutting diameter.
ADVANCING
MANUALLY
THE
CUTTING
LINE
See Figure 10.
If the cutting line wears to less than the recommended
length, you may not be able to lengthen it by tapping the
retaining cap.
Follow these steps to advance the cutting line manually.
n Release the trigger and allow the trimmer to coast to
a stop.
n Unplug the trimmer.
n Pull sharply on the line while pushing down on the
retaining cap.
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LINE
RETAINING CAP
Fig. 10
OPERATION
CUT OFF BLADE
This trimmer is equipped with a cut-off blade on the grass
deflector. For best cutting, advance string until it is trimmed
to length by the cut-off blade. Advance string whenever
you hear the engine running faster than normal. This will
maintain best performance and keep string long enough
to advance properly.
DIRECTION OF
ROTATION
CUTTING TIPS
See Figure 11.
n Keep the trimmer tilted toward the area being cut; this
is the best cutting area.
n Do not cut in dangerous cutting area.
n Use the tip of string to do the cutting; do not force
string head into uncut grass.
n Wire and picket fences cause extra string wear, even
breakage. Stone and brick walls, curbs, and wood
may wear string rapidly.
n Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood moldings,
siding, and fence posts can easily be damaged by
the string.
DANGEROUS
CUTTING AREA
BEST CUTTING AREA
Fig. 11
GRASS DEFLECTOR LINE TRIMMING CUTOFF BLADE
See Figure 12.
This trimmer is equipped with a line trimming cut-off blade
on the grass deflector. For best cutting, advance string until
it is trimmed to length by the cut-off blade. Advance string
whenever you hear the engine running faster than normal.
This will maintain best performance and keep string long
enough to advance properly.
CUT-OFF BLADE
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Fig. 12
MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
Use only identical Ryobi replacement parts when servicing this product. Use of any other parts may create
a hazard or cause product damage.
CLEANING THE TRIMMER
Release the trigger, allow the trimmer to coast to a stop,
and unplug the trimmer before cleaning.
n Clean the exterior of the trimmer with a soft, dry
cloth.
n Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types
of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their
use.
n Wipe or scrape the trimmer head and spool area when
they accumulate dirt or clippings.
n Scrape or brush debris away from air intake vents on
the motor housing.
Fig. 13
SERVICING THE TRIMMER
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Check all fasteners and tighten as necessary. If any
part is damaged or lost, repair it or replace it.
Any other service should be performed at a Homelite
Authorized Service Dealer.
UPPER AREA
REPLACING THE CUTTING LINE
See Figures 13, 13a and 13b.
WARNING:
Use of line other than the original .080 in. monofilament
cutting line could cause serious personal injury or damage to the trimmer.
Follow these steps to replace the cutting line.
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Release the trigger and allow the trimmer to coast to
a stop.
Unplug the trimmer.
LOWER AREA
Fig. 13a
TRIMMER HEAD
WARNING:
Make sure the trimmer head stops rotating when you
release the trigger. Contact with a rotating trimmer head
could cause personal injury.
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Remove the retaining cap by turning it counterclockwise.
Remove the empty spool.
Clean the trimmer head thoroughly. Inspect the trimmer head for any damaged or worn parts.
Cut two pieces of line approximately 9 ft. (2.7 m)
long.
Insert the end of the new line into the hole in the upper
threaded area of the spool.
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SPOOL
RETAINING CAP
Fig. 13b
MAINTENANCE
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Wind the line counterclockwise around the spool following arrows on spool. Do not overfill.
NOTE: After winding the line, there should be about 6
in. (152 mm) between the wound line and the outside
edge of the spool.
Secure the line temporarily by pushing it into one of
the slotted tabs on the spool.
Repeat the process for the lower threaded area of the
spool, winding the line counterclockwise and securing
it in the slotted tab opposite the first secured line.
Insert the lines into the eyelets in the trimmer head.
Place the spool on the drive shaft.
NOTE: To install the spool, you may need to rotate
it slightly.
NOTE: If the line should tangle or break at the eyelets,
remove the spool, refeed the line through the eyelets,
and reassemble the spool on the trimmer.
Release the lines from the tabs by sharply pulling each
line while pushing down on the spool.
Push down on the spool to reveal the threads on the
drive shaft.
Place the retaining cap on the threads inside the drive
shaft.
Secure the retaining cap by turning it clockwise.
WARNING:
DRIVE SHAFT
TRIMMER HEAD
SPOOL
Fig. 14
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An improperly installed retaining cap or spool could
fly off the trimmer. Contact with a thrown retaining
cap or spool could cause personal injury.
REPLACING THE SPOOL
See Figure 14.
The spool may wear during normal use of the line advance
feature and may require occasional replacement. Replacement spools are available through your local retailer.
n Release the trigger.
n Unplug the trimmer.
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WARNING:
Make sure the trimmer head stops rotating. Contact
with a rotating trimmer head could cause personal
injury.
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Remove the retaining cap by turning it counterclockwise.
Remove the empty spool.
Clean the trimmer head thoroughly. Inspect the trimmer head for any damaged or worn parts.
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Hold the spool so that its tabbed side is positioned
upward.
NOTE: On the new spool, the ends of the lines are
secured in slots on tabs. Release the line from the
tabs, unwind approximately six inches of line, and
re-secure the lines in the tabs.
Insert the lines on the new spool into the eyelets in
the trimmer head.
Place the spool on the drive shaft.
NOTE: To install the spool, you may need to rotate
it slightly.
NOTE: If the line should tangle or break at the eyelets,
remove the spool, refeed the line through the eyelets,
and reassemble the spool on the trimmer.
Release the lines from the tabs by sharply pulling each
line while pushing down on the spool.
Push down on the spool to reveal the drive shaft.
Place the retaining cap on the drive shaft.
Secure the retaining cap by turning it clockwise.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Line will not advance when tap 1. Line is welded to itself.
retaining cap
2. Not enough line on spool.
3. Line is worn too short.
4. Line is tangled on spool.
1. Lubricate with a silicone spray.
2. Install more line (Refer to “Replacing the Cutting Line” earlier in this manual).
3. Pull lines while alternately pressing down on
and releasing spool retainer.
4. Remove line from spool and rewind (Refer
to “Replacing the Cutting Line” earlier in this
manual).
Retaining cap is hard to turn
Screw threads are dirty or damaged.
Clean threads and lubricate with grease. If no
improvement, replace spool retainer.
Grass wraps around the attachment shaft and the trimmer head assembly
Cutting tall grass at ground level.
Cut tall grass from the top down.
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ACCESSORIES
REPLACEMENT PARTS
String Head (RH Thread) .080 in. (2 mm) ......................................................................................................... DA03001A
Spool & Line .080 in. (2 mm) ..............................................................................................................................UP00145
String Refill .080 in. (2 mm); 390 ft. (118 mm) ...................................................................................................... D06511
String Refill .080 in. (2 mm); 50 ft. (15 mm) ........................................................................................................D06509A
Retaining Cap (RH thread)............................................................................................................................... DA98866A
Retaining Cap (Power Care™) ........................................................................................................................... AP04106
OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS
Expand-It Tiller Attachment..............................................................................................................................UT15550A
Expand-It Edger Attachment........................................................................................................................... UT15518E
Expand-It Straight Shaft Trimmer Attachment .................................................................................................UT15522E
UT15522E
UT15518E
WARNING:
The use of attachments or accessories not listed above could result in serious personal injury.
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UT15550A
WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT
Ryobi Technologies, Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser that this Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product is free
from defect in material and workmanship and agrees to repair or replace, at Ryobi Technologies, Inc.’s discretion, any
defective product free of charge within these time periods from the date of purchase.
One year if the product is used for personal, family or household use;
90 days, if any of the above products are used for any other purpose, such as commercial or rental.
This warranty extends to the original retail purchaser only and commences on the date of the original retail purchase.
Any part of the Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product manufactured or supplied by Ryobi Technologies, Inc. and found in
the reasonable judgment of Ryobi Technologies, Inc. to be defective in material or workmanship will be repaired or
replaced by an authorized Ryobi Technologies, Inc. service dealer without charge for parts and labor.
The Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product including any defective part must be returned to an authorized service dealer
within the warranty period. The expense of delivering the Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product to the dealer for warranty
work and the expense of returning it back to the owner after repair or replacement will be paid for by the owner. Ryobi
Technologies, Inc.’s responsibility in respect to claims is limited to making the required repairs or replacements and no
claim of breach of warranty shall be cause for cancellation or rescission of the contract of sale of any Ryobi Technologies,
Inc. product. Proof of purchase will be required by the dealer to substantiate any warranty claim. All warranty work must
be performed by an authorized Ryobi Technologies, Inc. service dealer.
This warranty is limited to ninety (90) days from the date of original retail purchase for any Ryobi Technologies, Inc.
product that is used for rental or commercial purposes, or any other income-producing purpose.
This warranty does not cover any Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product that has been subject to misuse, neglect, negligence,
or accident, or that has been operated in any way contrary to the operating instructions as specified in the Ryobi
Technologies, Inc. operator’s manual. This warranty does not apply to any damage to the Ryobi Technologies, Inc.
product that is the result of improper maintenance or to any Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product that has been altered or
modified so as to adversely affect the products operation, performance or durability or that has been altered or modified
so as to change its intended use. The warranty does not extend to repairs made necessary by normal wear or by the
use of parts or accessories which are either INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. product or
adversely affect its operation, performance or durability.
In addition, this warranty does not cover:
A. Tune-ups – Spark Plugs, Carburetor Adjustments, Filters
B. Wear items – Bump Knobs, Outer Spools, Cutting Lines, Inner Reels, Starter Pulley, Starter Ropes, Drive Belts
Ryobi Technologies, Inc. reserves the right to change or improve the design of any Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product
without assuming any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE STATED WARRANTY PERIOD. ACCORDINGLY,
ANY SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
OR OTHERWISE, ARE DISCLAIMED IN THEIR ENTIRETY AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE APPROPRIATE ONEYEAR OR NINETY DAY WARRANTY PERIOD. RYOBI’S OBLIGATION UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS STRICTLY
AND EXCLUSIVELY LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS AND RYOBI DOES
NOT ASSUME OR AUTHORIZE ANYONE TO ASSUME FOR THEM ANY OTHER OBLIGATION. SOME STATES DO
NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU. RYOBI ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER
DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NO LIMITED TO EXPENSE OF RETURNING THE RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
PRODUCT TO AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER AND EXPENSE OF DELIVERING IT BACK TO THE OWNER,
MECHANIC’S TRAVEL TIME, TELEPHONE OR TELEGRAM CHARGES, RENTAL OF A LIKE PRODUCT DURING
THE TIME WARRANTY SERVICE IS BEING PERFORMED, TRAVEL, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERLY,
LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, LOSS OF TIME, OR INCONVENIENCE, SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, any you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
This warranty applies to all Ryobi Technologies, Inc. Products manufactured by Ryobi Technologies, Inc. and sold in
the United States and Canada.
To locate your nearest service dealer, dial 1-800-860-4050.
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NOTES
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
15 in. (381 mm)
String Trimmer
ZRRY41002 Series
•
SERVICE
•
MODEL NO. AND SERIAL NO.
Now that you have purchased your product, should a need ever exist for
repair parts or service, simply contact your nearest Authorized Service
Center. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please
call 1-800-860-4050 for your nearest Authorized Service Center.
The model number of this tool is found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the serial number in the space provided below.
•
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
When ordering repair parts, always give the following information:
• Model No. ZRRY41002 (EL15)
• Serial No.
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road
Anderson, SC 29625
Post Office Box 1207
Anderson, SC 29622
Phone 1-800-860-4050
983000-624
11-04