3.8 Horsepower 9 Inch EDGER/BEVEL CUT MODEL NO. 536.772200 Caution: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.SlA. 711942 0,3/27/98 Table of Contents Warranty Safety Rules Contents of Shipping Carton Assembly Operation Maintenance LIMITED TWO-YEAR 2 2 2-3 4 4-5 6-10 10-12 WARRANTY Service and Adjustments Storage Troubleshooting Edger Repair Parts Engine Repair Parts Spanish(EspaSol) Parts Ordering/Service ON CRAFTSMAN 12-13 14 15 16-19 20-23 24-37 Back Cover EDGER For two years from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Edger is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up. according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Craftsmanwill repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship. If this Craftsman Edger is used for commemial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover the following: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as spark plugs, etc. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent crank shafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN EDGER TO THE NEAREST CRAFTSMAN SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN USE IN THE UNITED STATES. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co., D817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Look for this symbol to point out Important safety precautions. ATTENTION!I! Become alertl!l Your safety Is Involved, Z_ CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug to prevent accidental starting when setting-up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs. IMPORTANT: Safety standards require operator presence controls to minimize the risk of injury. Your Edger is equipped with such controls. Do not attempt to defeat the function of the operator presence control under any circumstances. BEFORE USE • Read the owner's manual carefully. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the Edger. Know how to stop the edger and disengage the controls quickly. • Do not operate the Edger without wearing adequate outer garments. Wear It means-- footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces. • Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children and pets. • Thoroughly inspect the area where the Edger is to be used and remove all foreign objects. FUEL SAFETY • Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable. ° • Use an approved container. • Check fuel supply before each use, allowing space for expansion as the heat of the engine and/or sun can cause fuel to expand. • Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill fuel tank indoors. Replace fuel tank cap securely and wipe up spilled fuel. • Never remove the fuel tank cap or add fuel to a running or hot engine. • Never store fuel or Edger with fuel in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame. OPERATING SAFETY • Never allow children or young teenagers to operate the Edger. Keep them away while it is operating. Never allow adults to operate the Edger without proper instruction. • Do not operate this machine if you are taking drugs or other medication which can cause drowsiness or affect your ability to operate this machine. • Do not use this machine if you are mentally or physically unable to operate this machine safely. • Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation or while performing an adjustment or repair to protect your eyes from foreign objects that may be thrown from the Edger. • Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. • Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic. • Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling. • Never operate the Edger without proper guards, plates, or other safety protective devices in place. • Never operate the Edger at high transport speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care when backing. • Never allow bystanders near the Edger. • Keep children and pets away while operating. • Never operate the Edger without good visibility or light. • Do not run the engine indoors. The exhaust fumes are dangerous, containing CARBON MONOXIDE, an ODORLESS and DEADLY GAS. • Take all possible precautions when leaving the Edger unattended. Stop the engine. • Never store the Edger with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building where ignition sources are present such as water and space heaters, clothes dryers, and the like. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. • Keep the Edger in safe working condition. Check all fasteners at frequent intervals for proper tightness. REPAIR/ADJUSTMENTS SAFETY • After striking a foreign object, stop the engine (motor). Remove the wire from the spark plug, and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent accidental starting. Thoroughly inspect the Edger for any damage, and repair the damage before restarting and operating it. • If Edger should start to vibrate abnormally, stop engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. • Stop the blade whenever you leave the operating position. Also, disconnect the spark plug wire before unclogging the blade and when making any repairs, adjustments or inspections. • When cleaning, repairing or inspecting, shut off the engine and make certain all moving parts have stopped. • Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine is running except when specifically recommended by the manufacturer. A WARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. WARNING: This unit is equipped with an intemal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be main,0 tained in effective working order by the operator. • Do not overload the Edger capacity by attempting to edge too deep at too fast a rate. SAFE STORAGE • Always refer to the owner's manual instructions for important details if the Edger is to be stored for an extended period. 3 In the state of Califomia the spark arrester is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester/muffier is available through your nearest Craftsman Authorized Service Center (See ENGINE REPAIR PARTS section in this manual). Contents of Parts Bag (shown full size) 1 - Owner's Manuel (not shown) (2) - Hair Pins Parts packed separately in carton (not shown full size) (1) -Control Rod 1 - Container SAE30 0.(20 ounces) 1 - Parts Beg (not shown) A ZJ_ CAUTION: Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while assembling Edger. The figure to the right shows the Edger completely assembled. References to the dght or left hand side of the Edger are from the viewpoint of the operator's position behind the unit. TO REMOVE EDGER FROM CARTON • Remove the control rod, bottle of oil and parts bag from carton. • Cut down all four corners of the carton. • Remove packing material on front and rear of unit. Leave packing material on bottom of unit until control rod is assembled. This will help keep the front wheel in a stable position to allow for easier assembly of control rod. TO ASSEMBLE THE EDGER • Loosen T-knobs before pivoting the upper handle upward being careful not to pinch or pull the engine control wire, until the handles align, then tighten T-knobs. T-knobs should be to the outside of the handles as shown in second figure. _i;=T.Knob. T-Knob'_!i: • Insertoneendof the control rod from right to left through the hole in the front wheel bracket. Attach with hairpin found in parts bag. See figure below. • To attach the recoil starter rope to the rope guide, twist the rope through the rope guide mounted on the right side of the handle. r Pin Rod Rope Bracket • Push down on handle to tilt unit back. • Insert the other end of the control rod from right to left through the hole in the depth control lever. Attach with hairpin found in parts bag. See figure below. • Depth control lever should be in forward most selection slot for transport and starting. See figure below. • Remove bottom packing material. Pull J CHECKLIST Before you operate your new Edger, to ensure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this quality product, please review the following checklist: Rod ,/ Lever ,/ ,I All assembly completed. No remaining All fasteners installed and instructions have been loose parts in carton. have been properly tightened. While learning, how to use your Edger, pay extra attention to the following important items: ,/,/ ,/,/ ,/,/ Engine oil is at proper level. Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular Unleaded gasoline. Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate controls before starting engine. KNOW YOUR EDGER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR EDGER. Compare the illustrations with your EDGER to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Fast Slow Stop Primer Button Depth Control Lever Muffler Throttle Control Starter Handle Fill-Cap/Dipstick Fill Cap Blade Guard Blade Guide pstick Lever (Located on left side of Edger) 6 Throttle Control - Used to control the en- TO USE THE LEVER gine speed. Primer Button - Injects fuel directly into the carburetor manifold for faster starts. Lever - Controls gine to start and run. See next figure. the depth • Release the engine control lever to stop the engine. Blade Guard - Used to prevent stones or other material from being thrown at the operator. NOTE: If engine continues to run after lever is released, use the stop O position on the throttle control to stop the engine. See your Craftsman Service Center to correct the engine control lever problem. Engine Control Lever- Must be held back to allow engine to start and run. Index Lever- Permits adjustment from the edging (vertical) position to beveling (45 ° ) position. To change position, pull the index lever and rotate the quill assembly to the desired angle or position. /_ WARNING: CONTROL • Pull the engine control lever back with your left hand and hold it in contact with the upper handle cross tube to allow en- Starter Handle - The engine on this edger is equipped with an easy pull recoil starter. Depth Control of the blade. ENGINE /_ CAUTION: Always stop the engine and make sure all parts have stopped whenever leaving the operator's position or when cleaning, replacing or inspecting the Edger. Blade is rotating when engine is running or being started. Keep hands and feet away from blade to prevent injury. Control HOW TO USE YOUR EDGER Z_ WARNING: The operation of this Edger can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes, which can cause severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating the Edger. We recommend standard safety glasses or Wide Vision Safety Mask for over your glasses. TO STOP EDGER TO USE THROTrLE • Make sure the depth control lever is all • Run at full '_ engine speed during normal use. • Push throttle control lever forward to the way forward and release engine control lever. There is a O STOP position on the throttle control lever in increase speed; back to decrease speed. case of a failure with the engine control lever. Wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the operator position. Z_ CAUTION: CONTROL • Pulling the throttle control lever all the way back will stop IO the engine. Never leave the Edger unattended while the engine is running. Always raise the cutting blade and stop the engine. TO USE PRIMER BUTFON I _J_ • Push primer button I-r-five times. See page 6 figure for location, Wait about two seconds between each push. NOTE: Do not use primer button to restart a warm engine after a short shutdown. 7 TO USE THE DEPTH CONTROL LEVER • Position your Edger in desired edging location before operating. • Start the engine and move the depth control lever back to lower the cutting blade. • Select the edging depth you need. There are 3 selections up to approximately 2 inches deep. IMPORTANT: If very deep edging is required, we recommend that a shallow cut be made first, then cut at greater depths until the desired depth is obtained. /_ WARNING: Keep away from the rotat- ing blade. The blade can cause injury. TO USE THE (BEVELING INDEX LEVER OPERATION) • Stop engine and disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug. TO USE THE BEVEL CUT FEATURE Bevel edging reduces the need to edge as often creating a type of trench along your sidewalk, driveway and etc. Move the index lever to the bevel cut position and secure index lever in the slot. Prior to starting the engine, line the Edger up as ff you were going to bevel cut and move the depth control lever down to test the blade location. Return the depth control lever to the forward slot of the adjustment bracket to raise the blade. Start the engine and move the depth control lever to the desired depth of cut. BEFORE STARTING ENGINE PRE-USE CHECK OF CONTROLS All controls should be checked for proper function before servicing or starting the engine. • Move the depth control lever into all three positions in the selector plate. Make sure the depth control lever snaps into all three holes as shown in figure on page 6. • Return the depth control lever to the forward hole in the selector plate. FILL/ADD OIL: This Edger was shipped with a 20 ounce container of SAE30 motor oil. This oil must be added to the engine before operating. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick and fill the crankcase to FULL line on dipstick. Your engine may not require the entire 20 ounces of oil. DO NOT OVERFILL. NOTE: Engine may already contain some residual oil. INDEX LEVER IN THE NOTCH MARKED BEVEL CUT • Pull the index lever out of the edging notch as shown above and position it in the notch marked bevel cut. • Reconnect the spark plug wire and start the engine. Move the depth control lever to the desired beveling depth. _ CAUTION: Never leave the Edger unattended while the engine is running. Prior to adjusting the indexing blade position, always raise the cutting blade and stop the engine. WARNING: Keep away from the rotating blade. The blade can cause injury. Tighten the fill cap/dipstick securely time you check the oil level. each OIL RECOMMENDATIONS Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature: <<__Colder _W30(<*--__ 3--_2°F-_A'LL'35>> Warmer >>I NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30, etc.) improve starting in cold we_tther, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. TO ADD ENGINE OIL • Place the Edger on a level surface. • Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick as shown in next figure. • Fill the engine crankcase, pouring slowly. DO NOT OVERFILL. For approximate capacity see PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS on page 11 of this manual. • Reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick and tighten securely. Wipe away excess oil. • Check oil before each use. Add if needed. Fill Tube _b----_Oil Fill Cap/ Dipstick /_ CAUTION: Never fill the gas tank while the engine is running or hot. Immediately wipe off any spilled gasoline before attempting to start the engine. FILL GAS: NOTE: ENGINES WHICH ARE CERTIFIED TO COMPLY WITH CALIFORNIA AND US EPA EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR ULGE ENGINES: Are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline. Include the following emission control system(s): EM, TWC (if so equipped). include any user adjustable features therefore no other adjustments are needed. Fill the fuel tank with clean, fresh, unleaded premium, or reformulated automotive gasoline only. DO NOT use leaded gasoline. Be sure that the container you pour the gasoline from is clean and free from dust or other foreign particles. Never use gasoline that may be stale from long periods of storage in the container. Reinstall fuel cap. WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using 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, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain fuel tank, start engine and let it run until fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. Z_ WARNING: Gasoline is flammable and caution must be used when handling or stodng it. Do not fill fuel tank while Edger is running, hot, or when Edger is in an enclosed area. Keep away from open flame, electrical spark, and do not smoke while filling the fuel tank. Never fill fuel tank completely; but fill the tank to within 1/4-1/2 inch from the top to provide space for expansion of fuel. Always fill fuel tank outdoors and use a funnel or spout to prevent spilling. Make sure to wipe up any spilled fuel before starting the engine. Store gasoline in a clean, approved container, and keep the cap in place on the container. Keep gasoline in a cool, well ventilated place; never in the house. Never buy more than a 30 day supply of gasoline to ensure volatility. Gasoline is intended to be used as a fuel for internal combustion engines; therefore, do not use gasoline for any other purpose. Since many children like the smell of gasoline, keep it out of their reach because the fumes are dangerous to inhale, as well as being explosive. TO START THE ENGINE Before starting the engine, be sure you have read and understood all the instructions on the preceding pages. The Edger is equipped with a recoil starter. The operation of the engine is controlled by the throttle control lever. See page 6. • Push the depth control lever forward and latch in the forward slot of the adjustment bracket to raise the blade. • Move the throttle control lever, see figure on page 6, to the FAST ,(me position. • Push primer button I_" fiv"'etimes, see figure on page 6. Wait about two seconds between each push. NOTE: Do not use primer to restart a warm engine after a short shutdown. • Pull the engine control lever back to contact the upper handle tube and hold the Edger handle and control lever firmly withyourleft hand. • To startengine,graspthe enginestarter handlefirmlywithyour fight hand. Z_ WARNING: Never run the engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas. Keep hands, feet, hair and loose clothing away from any moving parts on the engine or Edger. Avoid the muffler and surrounding areas. Temperaturas may exceed 150 ° F. • Pull back sharply on the recoil starter handle. DO NOT allow the starter rope to snap back, let it rewind slowly while holding the starter handle. NOTE: If engine fails to start after three pulls, push primer button two times and pull starter rope again. EDGING TIPS • Edging is best performed when conditions are dry. If the soil is too wet, dirt becomes packed in and around the blade causing premature belt wear and decreased performance. • When the engine starts, run at full engine speed during normal use. NOTE: The cutting blade speed is controlled by the engine speed. To reduce the cutting blade speed, push back on the throttle control lever. To • If dirt does become packed around the blade, stop the engine, remove the spark plug wire, and remove the packed debris before continuing to edge. increase the blade speed, push the throttle control lever forward. • To stop O • If very deep edging is required, we recommend that a shallow cut be made first, then cuts at greater depth until the desired depth is obtained. the engine, make sure the depth control lever is all the way forward and release the engine control lever to the stop position or push the throttle control lever to stop I_!. See figure on page 6. • Uniform edging can be performed when the blade guide (see figure on page 6) rides on and against the surface which you are edging. • Edging can be customized by varying the number of passes and by the distance your blade is from the surface you are edging. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES SCHEDULE SERVICE RECORDS Fill in dates as you complete regular service ;A_er !First 12 Hours Before Each Use FrequenUy Every 5 Hours Lubricateall Pivot Points Every 10 Hours SERVICE DATES Every 25 Hours Begin Each Season v* =,," Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil Replace Air Cleaner Filter Check Spark Plug Check Drive Belt _" =I Tighten All Screws and Nuts Check Blade Wear/Damage v,, LubricateQuill Rod/Tube 10 Before Storage =,,, v" v* :'RODUCT SPECIFICATIONS HORSE POWER: 3.8 DISPLACEMENT: 10 cu. in. (163cc) GASOLINE CAPACITY: • Reconnect the spark plug wire on the spark plug. Oil Drain Plug 1.25 qt. (unleaded regular) LUBRICATION: 20 oz. SAE-30W SPARK PLUG: (Gap .030) Champion RJ19LM or Equivalent GENERAL NOTE: The quill assembly bearings are factory sealed and will require no lubrication. RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this Edger does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, the operator must maintain the Edger as instructed in this manual. The above chart is provided to assist the operator in propedy maintaining the Edger. AIR CLEANER Replace the filter once a year; more often under dusty or dirty conditions. DO NOT attempt to clean or oil the air filter. To install a new air filter, do the following: LUBRICATION • Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug. • After each 25 hours of use of your Edger, apply light machine oil to all moving parts. •Tum (counterclockwise) and remove the cover and the air filter from the flange. • We recommend that the oil in the engine crankcase be changed after each 25 hours of use thereafter. • Discard the air filter. • Clean the cover and the flange thoroughly. NOTE: If the Edger is being used in sandy or dusty areas, change the oil more frequently to prevent premature engine wear. TO CHANGE the cover as shown below to the left • Insert the new air filter into the cover. • Push the cover firmly against the flange and tum it to the right (clockwise) as far as it will go as shown in figure below. Be sure the retainers are locked around the flange. ENGINE OIL • Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug. • Remove the oil drain plug as shown in first figure on this page and drain the oil into a flat pan. • Reconnect the spark plug wire. • After draining all the oil, reinstall the oil drain plug securely. i_ T_PT'uum cover to the left ! coun,ockw,s° rc, Flange, NOTE: The oil will drain more freely when the engine is warm. • Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick. See first figure on page 9. liner Slot • Fill the engine crankcase, pouring slowly. DO NOT OVERFILL. For approximate capacity see PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS on this page. Tab to the right (clockwise) to install 11 CAUTION: Never run the engine without the air cleaner element installed. A defective air cleaner can result in loss of burned or if the porcelain is cracked. Clean the spark plug by carefully scraping the electrodes (do not sand blast or use a wire brush). Be sure the spark plug is clean and free of foreign material. Check the electrodes gap with a wire feeler gauge and reset to .030 inches if necessary. If a new spark plug is needed, refer to the PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS on page 11 for the proper replacement spark plug. engine power and can cause excessive wear or damage to the engine components if dirt or dust is permitted to enter the engine through the carburetor. A damaged air cleaner, or one that is clogged with dust or dirt should be replaced immediately. SPARK PLUG Before reinstalling Clean the spark plug and reset the gap periodicany. Clean the area around the spark plug base before removal, to prevent dirt from entering the engine. Replace the spark plug if the electrodes are pitted or the spark plug, coat the threads lightly with graphite or light oil to insure easy removal. Tighten the spark plug firmly into the engine. If a torque wrench is available, torque the spark plug to 15 footpounds. Z_ CAUTION: Always stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire before making any repairs to the Edger. V-BELT REPLACEMENT Your Edger is equipped with a V-belt made of a special compound. If the belt becomes worn or breaks, replace it with an original equipment belt as shown in the Repair Parts section of this manual. Never use a substitute. • Disconnect the spark plug wire. • Drain gasoline and oil from Edger. • Tip Edger backwards on handle and block top of handle against wall or bench. • Remove three screws from the belt guard as shown in first figure. e Pulley Spring • Push blade bearing housing back towards engine to compress spring and release tension on belt. • Remove old belt (carefully note direction of twist around engine pulley). See second figure. • While spring is compressed, install new belt on quill and engine pulleys being sure to twist belt in proper direction as shown in second figure. NOTE: If belt is not installed propedy the blade will not turn in the proper direction and could damage the blade or belt. Refer to second figure for proper direction of belt travel. twist V-Belt BLADEREPLACEMENT The cutting blade is subject to wear and damage such as nicks and dents. This will not generally affect its function. This blade is specially designed to not require sharpening. Do not attempt to sharpen this blade. If wom or damaged the blade should be replaced. 12 CAUTION: When removing or tightening the blade nut, always use the method shown in figure below. The holding wrench must always be positioned on the nut behind the cutting blade. /_ CAUTION: CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT The carburetor has been pre-set at the factory and readjustment should not be necessary. However, if the carburetor does need to be adjusted, contact your nearest Craftsman Service Center. Do not attempt to sharpen this blade. You could cause damage to the blade which could result in breakage and possible user or bystander injury. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest Craftsman Service Center, which has the proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. To replace the blade, do the following: • Disconnect spark plug wire. • Remove the 1/2-20 Iocknut shown in figure below securing the blade to the drive shaft. • Remove the blade. IMPORTANT: Note the position of the washer and the blade cutting edge to ensure proper re-assembly. The blade is marked THIS SIDE OUT. • Position the replacement blade against the washer on the drive shaft and secure with flange nut. Be sure to tighten nut securely to 40-45 foot pounds. • Reconnect the spark plug wire. WARNING: Always wear gloves when working on blade, it is sharp. Tightening Wrench Wrent ut Bla_e 13 Z_ WARNING: carburetor. Store Edger in a safe place. See waming on this page. Never store your Edger indoors or in an enclosed, poorly ventilated area. If gasoline remains in the tank, fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light from a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, cigarette, etc. EDGER • Clean the Edger thoroughly; remove all debris and wipe the unit dry. • Inspect the Edger for worn or damaged parts and tighten all loose hardware. • Oil all points described in the Lubrication paragraph in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual. • Store the Edger in a protected area and cover for additional protection. • Store the Edger in the wheels-down, operating position. If the Edger is stored in any other position, oil from the crankcase could enter the cylinder, causing a service problem. You can keep your engine in good operating condition during storage by: • Changing oil. • Lubricating the piston/cylinder area. This can be done by first removing the spark plug and squirting clean engine oil into the spark plug hole. Then cover the spark plug hole with a rag to absorb oil spray. Next, rotate the engine by pulling the starter two or three times. Finally, reinstall spark plug and attach spark plug wire. IMPORTANT:A yearly checkup or tuneup by a Craftsman Service Center is a good way of ensuring that your Edger will provide maximum performance for the next season. ENGINE IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as the carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, experience indicates that using alcohol-blended fuels (called gasohol, 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 prevent engine damage (if Edger is not used for more than 30 days) follow the steps below. • To remove gasoline, run the engine until the tank is empty and the engine stops. • If you do not want to remove gasoline, a fuel stabilizer (such as Craftsman fuel stabilizer No. 33500) may be added to any gasoline left in the tank to minimize gum deposits and acids. If the tank is almost empty, mix stabilizer with fresh gasoline in a separate container and add some to the tank. Always follow instructions on stabilizer container, Then run engine at least 10 minutes after stabilizer is added to allow mixture to reach 14 TROUBLE CAUSE Difficultstading Stale fuel Defective or Engine runs erractically Blade fails to cut properly vibra- Engine will not shut off when engine control is released lever Drain fuel tank, Fill with fresh fuel spark plug Clean and re-gap spark plug Clogged fuel line Replace fuel filter Blocked fuel line or empty fuel tank Clean fuel line; check gas tank Carburetor Have carburetor adjusted out of adjustment Fouled spark plug Clean and adjust gap, replace Clogged air cleaner Replace air filter Jammed Cutting blade fails to turn Excessive tion CORRECTION due to foreign object " Clear obstruction Loose blade Tighten blade retaining nut Defective belt Replace V-belt Defective quill bearings Replace the quill assembly Damaged or worn blade ! Loose parts : Handle hardware tube Replace blade Stop engine immediately; tighten all bolts. If vibration continues, take the unit into the nearest Craftsman Service Center is not cutting into Tighten T-knobs until the external Iockwasher cuts into the tubing 15 CRAFTSMAN 9" - 3.8H.P. EDGER/BEVEL ENGINE/FRAME ASSEMBLY CUT 536.772200 lO 321 317 318 12 21 310 321 -315 -- 332 313 3t4 305 3OO 320- , 321 All unnumbered interchangeable side Note: Always use original equipment parts. Use of service/replacement parts other than original parts may void your warranty. REF. NO. PART NO. 10 ENGINE 12 20 21 22 100 47792 52052 338490 102580 740124-833 300 I 740055 301 51603 302 412281 305 32668 310 331076-833 311 57072 313 710205 314 22265 3151 Blade, Edger 20562-853 343714B REF. NO. PART NAME 3.8HP 143.983804 (See Engine pages) Screw, 3/8-16 x 1.00 Pulley, V3L 2.50X.75 Key, Hi Pro#505 Screw, 5/16-18 x .25 Frame Assembly Quill Assembly Spring Pin, Spring Belt, V 4L 32,60Lg Guard, Blade Carriage Bolt, 5/16-18x.63 Nut, 5/16-18 Wdflik Flatwasher.515xt .38x.119 items ere with opposite 316 317 318 320 321 328 330 332 334 336 16 PART NO. 46023 338582 337792-833 336631 710271 740(_)4 740002 4230 36368 740006 711942 PART NAME Nut, 1/2-20 WDFL Deflector, Rubber Plate, Rubber Flap Belt Guard Screw, 10-16x.50 TAP Lever, Blade Index Spring, Blade Index Lever Washer Flat .328x.68x. 104 Pin, Hair .072Diax1.13Lg Cover, Index Lever Owner's Manual Eng/Sp CRAFTSMAN 9" -3.8H.P. EDGER/BEVEL HANDLE ASSEMBLY CUT 536.772200 4!8 412 428 343712_ IREF. INO. PART NO. PART NAME 1401 402 403 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 415 416 417 711558 45174 740128-853 740130-853 180081 25644 1498 740143-853 672510 180024 782585 740142-853 337744 337775 Carriage Bolt 5/16-18x.75 Nut, 5/16-18 Hexwdfllk Handle, Lower 7/8" Handle, Depth Adjust Screw, 5/16-18xl .25 Spring Nut, 5/16-18 Reghexctdk Bracket, Quadrant Rope Guide Screw, 1/4-20xl.25 Nut,1/4-20 Reghexctdk Handle, Upper Bail, Operator Control Spring, Torsion 17 REF NO. PART NO. 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 314276 339489 339229 57796 , 340162 57444 315288 671294 740144-85; 36368 138485 PART NAME Nut, Push on 1/4 Cap, Operator Control Insulator,Operator Control Screw, #6x.50 Plastite Clip, Grounding Cable Tie Bolt, 5/16-18xl .75 CUH Knob, Wing 5/16-18 Nut Control Rod Hair Pin Washer, Exlk .320x.61x.03 CRAFTSMAN 9" - 3.8H.P. EDGER/BEVEL CUT 536.772200 WHEELS ASSEMBLY _ \\\ 121 106 I 138 117 104 112 113 343715B REF NO. PART NO. 101 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 116 117 i118 121 138 740091 20864 740126-833 740090 417098 710258 339079 180091 120393 710205 711008 740046 339079 339079 2968 20864 417098 20864 PART NAME Rod, Axle Front Ring, Ret E Bracket, Front Curb Hop Rod, Rear Axle Flatwasher .531x1.06x.063 Washer, Spring .50xl .0x.021 Tire & Rim 7xl .50 Screw, 5/16-18"x2.50HHC Flatwasher .344x.69x.065 Nut, 5/16-18 Wdfllk Washer,Nylon .51xl .25x.312 Spacer, Slev Tire & Rim 7xl .50 Tire & Rim 7xl .50 Flatwasher .504x.75x.059 Ring, Ret. E Flatwasher .531xl .06x.063 Ring, Ret E..39x.04TRU 18 CRAFTSMAN 9" - 3.8H.P. EDGER/BEVEL CUT 536.772200 DECALS B07 KEY# 812 IS OPTIONAL AND DEPENDS ON TYPE OF UNIT. 812 805 I 810 REF. NO, PART NO, 800 801 69711 802 712115 803 740085 8O5 333874 807 402862 808 402859 810 710034 812 710421 PART NAME Reference Only Decal, information Danger Decal, Recoil Cover Decal, Engine 3.8HP Decal, Blade Cover Decal, Eng. Cont. Lever Decal, Blade Height Decal, Primer Cold Start Decal, Blade Position 343713A 19 CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER: 143.983804 -390 292 290 O0 1: _186 -206 0,,307 I_3o9 "305 2O CRAFTSMAN REF. NO. 1 2 6 7 PART NO. 37027 26727 33734 36557 12 12A 36775 36558 129 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 30 40 40 36694 28277 30589 34839A 31335 651018 36281 32600 36833 35544A 35545A 40 35546 41 35541 41 35542 41 35543 42 42 42 43 45 35547A 35548A 35549 20381 36777 46 48 50 52 69 70 32610A 27241 37032 29914 35261 36995 72 75 80 81 82 36083 27897 30574A 30590A 30591 83 86 89 90 92 93 100 103 30588A 650488 ;610961 ;611213 J650815 650816 34443B 651007 110 110A 119 120 125 36816 36230 37028 36825 36779 125 36780 126 !36781 126 36782 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER: PART NAME Cylinder (Incl. 2 &20) Dowel Breather Element Breather Assy(IncL 6 & 12A) Breather Tube Breather Cover & Tube (Incl. 129) Breather Tube Elbow Washer Govemo Rod(Inc114) Govemor Lever Governor Lever Clamp Screw, 8-32 x 19/64= Extension Spring Oil Seal Crankshaft Piston,Pin&Ring Set(std) Piston,Pin & Ring Set (0.010 OS) Piston,Pin & Ring Set (0.020OS) Piston & Ring Assy (Std) (Incl 43) Piston & Pin Assy (.010" OS) Inc143 Piston & Pin Assy (.020" OS (Incl 43) Ring Set (Std) Ring Set (.010" OS) Ring Set (.020" OS) Piston Pin Retain Ring Connecting Rod Assy (Inc146) Connecting Rod Bolt Valve Lifter Camshaft (NCR) Oil Pump Assy. Mounting Flange Gasket Mounting Flange (Incl 72 thru 83) Oil Drain Plug Oil Seal Governor Shaft Washer Governor Gear Assy GlnCl81) overnor Spool Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" Flywheel Key Flywheel Belleville Washer Flywheel Nut Solid State Ignition Screw, TorxT-15, 10-24 x 15/16" Ground Wire Ground Wire Cylinder Head Gasket Cylinder Head Exhaust Valve (Std) _nc1.151) xhaust Valve (1/32" OS'. (Inc1151) Intake Valve (Std) (Inc1151) Intake Valve (1/32" OS) (Inc1151) REF. NO. PART NO. 130 135 6021A 35395 150 151 151A 169 172 174 178 35991 31673 40017 36783 36784 30200 29752 179 182 184 30593 6201 26756 185 186 200 36785 34337 33205A 202 203 204 2O5 206 207 209 215 223 224 238 239 241 245 25O 260 261 262 263 275 275A 277 284 284A 285 287 290 292 30O 36482 31342 651029 651019 610973 34336 30200 32410 650451 36786 650932 34338 35797 35066 35065 36798 30200 650831 36240 36837 36790 650988 36663 650760 35000A 650926 34357 26460 35586 301 305 306 307 309 310 313 370A 370B 380 390 40O 417 35355 35577 36996 35499 650562 3557,8 34080 36261 35169 640076 590694 36792B 35085 143.983804 PART NAME Screw 5/16-18 x 1-1/2" Resistor Spark Plug (9319LM) Valve Sl _dng Valve SI _ringCap Intake _/_lve Seal Valve Cover Gasket Valve Cover Screw 10-24 x 9/16" Nut & Lock Washer 1/4-28 Retainer Clip Screw 1/4-28 x 7/8" Carburetor to intake Pipe Gasket Intake Pipe Governor Link Control Bracket (IncL 202 thru 206) Compression Spring Compression Spdng Screw 5-40 x 7/16" Screw, 6-32 x 41/64" Terminal Throttle Link Screw 10-32 x 9/16" Control Knob Screw 1/4-20 x 1" Intake Pipe Gasket Screw 10-32 x 49/64' Air Cleaner Gasket Air Cleaner Collar Air Cleaner Filter Air Cleaner Cover Blower Housing Screw 10-24 x 9/16" Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2" Trim Ring Muffler Muffler (Optional) Screw 1/4-20 x 2-5/16" Muffler Deflector(In 284 Screw 8-32x3/8" (Opt) Starter Cup Screw 8-32 x 21/64" Fuel Line Fuel Line Clamp Fuel Tank (Incl 292 & 301) Fuel Cap Oil Fill Tube "O" Ring "O" Ring Screw 10-32xl/2" Dipstick Spacer LubricationDecal Control Decal Carburetor (Inc1184) Rewind Starter Gasket Set Spark Arrestor Set This engine could have been built with 590737 starter. 21 CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER: Starter No. 590694 I REF NO. 13 143.983804 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1t PART NO. 590694 590599/_ 590600 590696 590601 590697 590698 390699 390700 590695 12 13 390535 590701 PART NAME Rewind Starter Spring Pin (Incl.4) Washer Retainer Washer Brake Spring Starter Dog )og Spring >ulley& Rewind Sprg Assy ;tarter Housing Assy (=40 ° grommet) Starter Rope Starter Handle PART NO. 590737 590740 590616 590617 590618A 590687A 590535 590701 590741 PART NAME Rewind Starter Retainer Starter Dog Dog Spring Pulley&Rewind Spring Ass_ Starter Housing Assy Starter Rope Starter Handle Locking Tab 7__=; Starter No. 590737 _14 \! II REF NO. 3 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 111_7 22 CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE NUMBER: 143.983804 Carburetor No.640076 <_--37 <p--37 REF. PART NO. O NO. 640076 1 2 4 5 6 7 16 17 18 20 20A 25 27 28 29 30 31 35 36 37 40 44 47 48 631615 631767 631184 631183 631036 650506 632527 651025 630766 640027 640053 631867 631024 632019 631028 631021 631022 36045A 632735 632547 640030 27110 630748 631027 PART NAME Carburetor (Incl. 184 of Engine Parts List) Throttle Shaft & Lever Ass'y. i Throttle Retum Spdng Dust Seal Washer Dust Seal (Throttle) Throtter Shutter Shutter Screw Fuel Fitting Throttle Crack Screw/Idle Speed Screw Tension Spring Idle RestrictorScrew Idle RestrictorScrew Cap Float Bowl Float Shaft Float Float Bowl "O" Ring Inlet Needle, Seat, Clip (inc131) Spring Clip Primer Bulb/Retainer Ring Main Nozzle Tube "O"Ring, Main Nozzle Tube High Speed Bowl Nut BowlNut Washer Welch Plug, IdleMixtureWell Welch PlugAtmosphericVent . 23 For the repair or replacement parts you need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am-7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio -1-800-659-7084 For in-house major brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) Pare pedir servicio de reparaci6n domicilio - 1-800-676-5811 a For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-488-1222 For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement Call 9 am-5 pm, Monday-Saturday 1-800-827-6655 When requesting service or ordering parts, always provide the following information: • Product Type • Part Number • Model Number • Part Description Amen'ca's Repair Specialists Printed In U.S.A.