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MINI TRIM AUTO
WEED EATER
7349 Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
WEED EATER
850 Matheson Blvd. West
Mississauga, Ontario L5V 0B4
545186764 Rev. 3 4/15/10 BRW
FRANÇAIS
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Read instructions carefully before assembling.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA:
Lea el manual del operador y siga todas las advertencias e instrucciones de seguridad. Antes de ensamblar el producto lea cuidadosamente el instructivo. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Veuillez lire le manuel de l’utilisateur et bien respecter tous les
avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Bien lire les
instructions avant d’assembler l’outil. Tout défaut de le faire pourrait
entraîner des blessures graves.
ESPAÑOL
Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY SYMBOLS
DANGER: Use only specified trimmer head,
spool, and 0.065 inch (1.65 mm) recommended
trimmer line. Never use blades, flailing devices,
wire, rope, string, etc. Unit is designed for line trimmer use only. Failure to follow these instructions
may result in serious injury.
WARNING: This unit can be dangerous! Careless or improper
use can cause serious injury.
WARNING: This unit is double insulated. Failure to have the unit
repaired by qualified service personnel can cause the double insulation
construction to become ineffective and result in serious injury.
Read the operator’s manual before use. Failure to follow instructions could
result in serious injury. Save operator’s manual.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose unit to water.
Do not operate unit on wet ground or in rain.
Trimmer line can throw objects violently.
You can be blinded or injured. Always
wear hearing protection and safety
glasses marked Z87. Always wear
heavy, long pants, long sleeves, boots
and gloves.
Hazard zone for thrown objects.
S Trimmer line throws objects violently.
S You and others can be blinded/injured.
S Keep children, bystanders, and animals
50 feet (15 meters) away.
Secure hair above shoulder length.
Do not wear jewelry, loose clothing, or
clothing with loosely hanging straps,
ties, tassels, etc. They can be caught
in moving parts.
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IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY SYMBOLS
This unit is double insulated. All internal service must be
completed by an authorized service dealer. Disconnect
unit from power source before cleaning or servicing.
Do not use with damaged cord. Repair or replace
damaged cord immediately.
Store unit indoors in a high, dry place out of the reach of
children. Store unit unplugged.
This unit is for household use only and not for commercial
use.
When servicing unit, use only identical replacement parts.
Never allow children to operate this unit.
SAFETY RULES
and the proper use of the unit. Restrict the use
of this unit to persons who read, understand,
and follow unit and manual warnings and
instructions. Never allow children to operate
this unit. Close attention is necessary when
used near children.
WARNING:
When using electric gardening appliances, basic safety precautions
must always be followed to reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock, and serious injury. Read
and follow all instructions.
DANGER: Never use blades or flailing devices. Unit is designed for line trimmer
use only. Use of any other accessories or attachments will increase the risk of injury.
SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
This power unit can be dangerous! Operator
is responsible for following the warnings and
instructions in this manual and on the unit.
Read entire instruction manual before using
unit! Be thoroughly familiar with the controls
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S To reduce risk of electrical shock, use extension cords specifically marked as suitable for
outdoor appliances having electrical rating not
less than the rating of unit. Cord must be
marked with suffix “W--A” (in Canada “W”).
Make sure your extension cord is in good
condition. Inspect extension cord before use
and replace if damaged. Do not use a damaged cord. Cord insulation must be intact with
no cracks or deterioration. Plug connectors
must be undamaged. An undersized extension cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. If in
doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The lower
the gauge number, the heavier the cord (see
SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD in the OPERATION section).
S Do not use multiple cords.
S Do not abuse cord. Never carry the unit by
the extension cord or yank extension cord
to disconnect unit.
S Use cord retainer to prevent disconnection
of extension cord from unit and possible
damage to the unit due to plug movement
(see ATTACH THE EXTENSION CORD
TO YOUR TRIMMER in the OPERATION
section).
S Do not use the unit if the switch does not
turn the unit on and off properly. Repairs to
the switch must be made by your authorized service dealer.
S Keep the extension cord clear of operator
and obstacles at all times. Do not expose
cords to heat, oil, water, or sharp edges.
S To avoid the possibility of electric shock,
avoid body contact with any grounded conductor, such as metal fences or pipes.
S Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
protection should be provided on circuit or
outlet to be used. Receptacles are available having built-in GFCI protection and
may be used for this measure of safety.
WARNING:
Trimmer line throws objects violently. You and others can be blinded/
injured. Wear safety glasses, boots, 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.
If situations occur which are not covered in
this manual, use care and good judgement. If
you need assistance, call 1-800-554-6723.
OPERATOR SAFETY
S Dress properly. Always wear safety
glasses or similar eye protection when operating, or performing maintenance on your
unit. (Safety glasses are available.) Always
wear face or dust mask if operation is dusty.
Always wear heavy, long pants, long
sleeves, boots, and gloves. Do not go barefoot or wear sandals.
S Secure hair above shoulder length. Secure or
remove loose clothing and jewelry or clothing
with loosely hanging ties, straps, tassels, etc.
They can be caught in moving parts.
S Being fully covered also helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic plants
thrown by spinning line.
S Stay Alert. Do not operate unit when you
are tired, ill, upset or under influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. Watch what
you are doing; use common sense.
S Avoid unintentional starting of the unit.
Never carry unit with your finger on the
switch. Be sure the switch is in the OFF
position and never touch the switch when
connecting extension cord.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
WARNING: Avoid a dangerous environment. To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, do not use in rain, in damp or wet locations, or around swimming pools, hot tubs,
etc. Do not expose to snow, rain, or water to
avoid the possibility of electrical shock.
S Use a voltage supply as shown on unit.
S Avoid dangerous situations. Do not use in
the presence of flammable liquids or gases
to avoid creating a fire or explosion and/or
causing damage to unit.
S To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this
equipment has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other) and will require the
use of a polarized extension cord. The appliance plug will fit into a polarized extension cord only one way. If the plug does not
fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the
plug. If the plug still does not fit, obtain a
correct polarized extension cord. A polarized extension cord will require the use of a
polarized wall outlet. This plug will fit into
the polarized wall outlet only one way. If
plug does not fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper wall
outlet. Do not change the equipment plug,
extension cord receptacle, or extension
cord plug in any way.
UNIT SAFETY
S Inspect unit before use. Replace damaged
parts. Make sure all handles, guards, and
fasteners are in place and securely fastened. Parts that are damaged must be repaired or replaced by an authorized service
dealer These include head parts that are
cracked, or chipped, guards, and any other
part that is damaged.
S Do not repair unit yourself.
S Use only 0.065 inch (1.65 mm) diameter
recommended trimmer line (see USER REPLACEABLE SERVICE PARTS in the
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section).
Never use wire, rope, string, etc.
S Use specified trimmer spool. Make sure
spool is properly installed and all parts are
securely fastened.
S Use only WEED EATER replacement parts
and accessories as recommended.
CUTTING SAFETY
WARNING: Inspect area to be cut.
Remove objects (rocks, broken glass, nails,
wire, string, etc.) which can be thrown or become entangled in cutting head.
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S Store unit indoors in a high, dry place out of
the reach of children. Store unit unplugged.
S Do not hang unit so that the trigger switch is
depressed.
S Do not overreach or stand on unstable support. Keep firm footing and balance.
S Keep the cutting head below waist level. Do
not raise handles above your waist. Cutting
head can come dangerously close to your
body.
S Keep away from cutting head and spinning
line.
S Use unit properly. Use only for trimming,
scalping, and mowing. Do not force unit. It
will do the job better and with less risk of injury at the rate for which it was designed.
S Use only in daylight or in good artificial light.
DOUBLE INSULATION
CONSTRUCTION
This unit is double insulated to help protect
against electric shock. Double insulation
construction consists of two separate “layers”
of electrical insulation instead of grounding.
Tools built with this insulation system are not
intended to be grounded. No grounding
means is provided on this unit, nor should a
means of grounding be added to this unit. As a
result, the extension cord used with your unit
can be plugged into any standard 120 volt
electrical outlet.
Safety precautions must be observed when
operating any electrical tool. The double insulation system only provides added protection against injury resulting from an internal
electrical insulation failure.
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
WARNING: Disconnect unit from the
power supply before performing maintenance, or when changing trimmer line.
S Maintain unit according to recommended
procedures. Keep cutting line at proper
length. Follow instructions for changing
trimmer line.
S Have all service and maintenance not explained in this manual performed by an authorized service dealer to avoid creating a
hazard.
S Never douse or squirt the unit with water or
any other liquid. Clean unit and labels with
a damp sponge. Keep handles dry, clean,
and free from oil and grease.
S Keep the air vents clean and free of debris
to avoid overheating the motor. Clean after
each use.
WARNING: All electrical repairs to
this unit, including housing, switch, motor,
wires, etc., must be diagnosed and repaired
by qualified service personnel. Replacement
parts for a double insulated appliance must be
recommended by the manufacturer. A double
insulated appliance is marked with the words
“double insulation” or “double insulated”. The
may also
symbol (square within a square)
be marked on the appliance. Failure to have
the unit repaired by qualified service personnel can cause the double insulation construction to become ineffective and result in serious injury.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
S Stop the unit and disconnect the power
source when not in use.
S Carry the unit with motor stopped.
S Store the unit so the line limiter blade (on
underside of shield) cannot cause injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING THE SHIELD
WARNING:
If received assembled,
review all assembly steps to ensure your unit
is properly assembled and all fasteners are
secure.
WARNING: The shield must be properly installed. The shield provides partial
protection from the risk of thrown objects to
the operator and others. Your unit is equipped
with a line limiter blade, which cuts excess
line to the proper length while running. The
line limiter blade (on underside of shield) is
sharp and can cut you.
NOTE: If shield is not properly installed, damage to unit (including motor failure) will result.
1. Place the shield onto the motor housing.
Ensure the cutting head remains free to
rotate and the line is not caught between
the shield and the motor housing (see illustration).
SHAFT ASSEMBLY
1. Align the upper shaft and lower shaft.
2. Push shafts together until they snap into
place.
NOTE: When the unit is assembled correctly, there should not be a gap between the two
shafts.
Upper Shaft
Lower Shaft
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Motor Housing
2. Twist the shield as illustrated until it snaps
securely into place. Make sure the shield
is assembled to the unit as shown in the
illustration below and in the KNOW
YOUR TRIMMER section of this manual.
Shield
Cutting Head
CAUTION: Sharp line limiter blade
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls
and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Trigger Switch
Upper
Shaft
Lower
Shaft
Power Cord
Debris Shield
Instruction Manual
Motor
Housing
Line Limiter Blade
Trimmer
Head
POWER CORD
LINE LIMITER BLADE
TRIGGER SWITCH
TRIMMER HEAD
The LINE LIMITER BLADE cuts the cutting
line to the proper cutting length.
The POWER CORD is where you attach your
extension cord to the unit.
The TRIMMER HEAD holds cutting line and
rotates during operation.
The TRIGGER SWITCH is used to turn on the
unit. Squeeze the trigger switch to operate the
unit. Release to stop.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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.
When operating unit, stand as shown and
check for the following:
S Wear eye protection and heavy clothing.
S Hold trigger handle; squeeze trigger to start
unit.
S Keep unit below waist level.
S Hold trimmer with one hand. The trimmer
will hang naturally in the correct cutting
position.
S Cut only from your right to your left to ensure debris is thrown away from you. Without bending over, keep line near and parallel to the ground and not crowded into
material being cut.
Use only a voltage supply as specified on
your unit.
SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD
Extension Cord Gauge Chart
Length of Cord
Gauge
25 Ft. (7.5 m)
50 Ft. (15 m)
100 Ft. (30 m)
18 Gauge
16 Gauge
16 Gauge
Extension cords are available for this unit.
ATTACH THE EXTENSION
CORD TO YOUR TRIMMER
1. Form a loop in your extension cord.
2. Push the loop through the slot in the handle (see illustration).
AUTOMATIC LINE FEED SYSTEM
When the trimmer is initially started, a small
length of cutting line is fed out.
3. Position the loop over the cord retainer and
pull back to secure.
4. Connect power cord of unit to extension
cord.
Line Limiter Blade
After approximately 5 seconds, the line will be
cut to the correct length by the line limiter blade
as the motor reaches full speed. Make sure the
motor is up to full speed before trimming. If
the noise of the cutting line being cut cannot be
heard, more line will need to be fed out.
To feed more line:
S Allow the motor to stop completely; then, restart the motor and allow it to reach full speed.
S Repeat until you hear the line hitting against
the line limiter blade (do not repeat this procedure more than 6 times).
If problems are experienced with the automatic line feed, refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE.
CORRECT OPERATING POSITION
To manually feed the nylon line:
S If required, the cutting line can be fed out
manually.
S To operate, press and release manual line
feed button while gently pulling on one of the
lines until the line reaches the line limiter
blade.
Trimming
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TRIMMING
Hold the bottom of the trimmer head about 3
inches (8 cm) above the ground and at an angle. Allow only the tip of the line to make contact. Do not force trimmer line into work area.
Trimming
Manual Line
Feed Button
3 in. (8 cm)
above ground
SCALPING
The scalping technique removes unwanted
vegetation down to the ground. Hold the bottom of the trimmer head about 3 inches (8 cm)
above the ground and at an angle. Allow the
tip of the line to strike the ground around trees,
posts, monuments, etc. This technique increases line wear.
S When the required amount of line is fed out,
gently pull on the second line (there is no
need to press the manual line feed button
again).
S If the line extends past the line limiter blade,
too much line has been fed out. If too much
line is fed out, remove the spool cap and
click spool counterclockwise until the line is
at the desired length.
To remove spool cap:
Scalping
1. Press and hold in the two cap release
latches.
2. Pull cap away from the hub.
Cap
Spool
MOWING
Your trimmer is ideal for mowing in places
conventional lawn mowers cannot reach. In
the mowing position, keep the line parallel to
the ground. Avoid pressing the head into the
ground as this can scalp the ground and damage the tool.
Cap
release
latch
Mowing
Hub
Eyelet
To reinstall spool cap:
1. Keep all areas of the cap and hub clean.
Failure to do so may prevent the cap being securely located in the hub.
2. Replace the cap, pressing firmly down towards the hub to ensure cap is fully secured.
3. Check that the cap is secure by trying to
remove it without pressing the two
latches.
WARNING: Use only 0.065 inch (1.65
mm) diameter line. Other sizes of line will not advance properly and will result in improper cutting
head function or can cause serious injury. Do
not use other materials such as wire, string,
rope, etc. Wire can break off during cutting and
become a dangerous missile that can cause serious injury. See page 3 for warning concerning
other cutting devices.
SWEEPING
The fanning action of the rotating line can be
used for a quick and easy clean up. Keep the
line parallel to and above the surfaces being
swept and move the tool from side to side.
Sweeping
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MAINTENANCE
AFTER EACH USE
WARNING: Disconnect unit from
power source before performing maintenance.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND LABELS
S After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Never use a damaged trimmer.
S Clean the unit using a damp cloth with a
mild detergent.
S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
S Use a soft brush to clean around the inside
of the debris shield, the cutting head and the
motor housing air vents.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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.
BEFORE EACH USE
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
S Housing Screws
S Debris Shield
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact an authorized service dealer for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
S Trigger Switch -- Ensure switch functions
properly by pressing and releasing the trigger switch. Make sure motor stops.
S Debris Shield -- Discontinue use of unit if
debris shield is damaged.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: Disconnect unit from
power source before servicing.
WARNING: Never use wire, rope,
string, etc., which can break off and become a
dangerous missile.
6. Insert one end of the line about 1/2 inch (1
cm) into one of the small holes in the upper section of the inside of the spool.
REPLACING THE LINE
1. Press and hold in the two cap release
latches.
2. Pull cap away from the hub.
Cap
Spool
Cap
release
latch
7. Wind the line evenly and tightly onto the
spool. Wind in the direction of the arrow
found on the spool.
8. Push the line into the notch, leaving 3 to 5
inches (7 -- 12 cm) unwound.
9. Repeat on the lower section of the spool.
Notches
Hub
Eyelet
3. Remove old spool.
4. Clean entire surface of hub and spool.
5. Replace with a pre--wound spool or cut
two lengths of 13 feet (4 meters) of 0.065″
(1.65 mm) diameter WEED EATER brand
line. Use of heavier lines could overload
and damage unit.
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11. Remove one line from notch and feed line
through eyelet. Repeat for second line.
12. Reinstall the spool cap.
10. Place spool into hub with cut out area of
spool in line with eyelets (see illustration).
Cut out
area of spool
Eyelet
USER REPLACEABLE SERVICE PARTS
REPLACEMENT PART
Spool with 0.065″ Trimmer Line
Spool Cap
PART NUMBER
545124402
545124417
STORAGE
WARNING:
Perform the following
steps after each use.
S Stop the unit and disconnect the power
source when not in use.
S Carry the unit with motor stopped.
S Store the unit so the line limiter blade cannot cause injury.
S Store unit and extension cord indoors in a
high, dry place out of the reach of children.
Store unit unplugged.
S Store unit with all guards in place. Position
unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect from the power source before performing
all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that require unit to be operating.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Trimmer head
1. Crowding trimmer line
stops under a
against material being
load or does not
cut.
turn when switch 2. Electrical failure.
is pressed.
3. Thrown circuit breaker.
4. Debris stopping head.
1. Allow tip of line to do the cutting.
Line does not
advance, line is
too short, or
trimmer vibrates.
1. Check line routing.
Excessive noise
when unit is running.
1. Line improperly routed
in head.
2. Line improperly
wound into spool.
3. Incorrect line size
4. Not enough line
outside of head.
5. Automatic line feed not
working.
6. Dirt buildup on unit.
1. Motor has not reached
full speed before use.
2. Too much line has been
released from the spool.
3. Line limiter blade
missing from shield.
2. Contact your authorized service dealer.
3. Check Breaker Box.
4. Remove debris.
2. Rewind line tightly and evenly.
3. Use only 0.065 in. (1.65 mm) dia. line.
4. Remove spool cap and spool. Manually
feed line. Reinstall cap and spool. See
Automatic Line Feed System section.
5. Rewind line tightly and evenly. Check
that line is in correct section of spool.
6. Clean unit.
1. Allow the motor to reach full speed
before use.
2. Rewind line tightly and evenly. See
Automatic Line Feed System section.
3. Contact your authorized service dealer.
Line releases
continuously.
1. Line improperly
routed in head.
2. Spool damaged.
1. Check line routing.
Line usage is
excessive.
1. Line improperly routed
in head.
2. Line size is incorrect.
3. Crowding line against
material being cut.
4. Spool worn or damaged.
1. Check line routing.
2. Replace spool.
2. Replace spool.
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended.
4. Replace spool.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
WEED EATER, a division of Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc., warrants to
the original consumer purchaser that each new
WEED EATER brand electric or cordless product is free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to repair or replace under
this warranty any defective WEED EATER
brand electric or cordless product within two (2)
years from the original date of purchase.
If your WEED EATER brand electric or cordless
product should fail within the limited warranty
period, you may return it in complete condition,
prepaid, with proof of purchase, to the dealer
from whom it was purchased for repair or replacement at the option of WEED EATER.
This warranty is not transferable and does not
cover damage or liability caused by improper
handling, improper maintenance or alteration, or
the use of accessories and/or attachments not
specifically recommended by WEED EATER
for this product. Additionally, this warranty does
not cover parts that will wear and require replacement with reasonable use during the warranty period. This warranty does not cover predelivery set--up or normal adjustments
explained in the instruction manual.
Should you have any unanswered questions
concerning this warranty, please contact:
WEED EATER, a division of Husqvarna
Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc.
7349 Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
1--800--554--6723
In Canada, contact:
WEED EATER
850 Matheson Blvd. West
Mississauga, Ontario L5V 0B4
Giving the model number, serial number and
date of purchase of your product and the name
and address of the authorized dealer from
whom it was purchased.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED,
AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EXPRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU.
This is a limited warranty within the meaning of
that term as defined in the Magnuson--Moss Act
of 1975.
The policy of WEED EATER is to continuously improve its products. Therefore, WEED
EATER reserves the right to change, modify,
or discontinue models, designs, specifications, and accessories of all products at any
time without notice or obligation to any purchaser.
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