T242X TRIMMER SHINDAIWA OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL

T242X TRIMMER SHINDAIWA OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
SHINDAIWA OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
T242X TRIMMER
WARNING!
Minimize the risk of injury to yourself and
others! Read this manual and familiarize yourself with
the contents. Always wear eye and hearing protection
when operating this unit.
X7502802505
02/13
Introduction
Shindaiwa hand held power equipment
has been designed and built to deliver
superior performance and reliability
without compromise to quality, comfort,
safety or durability.
Shindaiwa engines represent the leading
edge of high-performance engine
technology, delivering exceptionally
high power with remarkably low
displacement and weight. As an owner/
operator, you’ll soon discover for
yourself why Shindaiwa is simply in a
class by itself!
Contents
IMPORTANT!
The information contained in this
owner’s/operator’s manual describes
units available at the time of publication.
Echo, Inc. reserves the right to
make changes to products without prior
notice, and without obligation to make
alterations to units previously
manufactured.
PAGE
Attention Statements............................ 2
Safety Instructions................................ 3
Safety Labels.......................................... 4
Product Description.............................. 5
Specifications......................................... 6
Emission Control.................................. 6
WARNING!
The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
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Assembly................................................ 7
Mixing Fuel......................................... 10
Filling the Fuel Tank.......................... 11
Starting the Engine............................. 12
Stopping the Engine........................... 13
Checking Unit Condition................... 13
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Operation............................................. 14
Maintenance........................................ 16
Long Term Storage............................. 21
Troubleshooting Guide...................... 22
Warranty Statement............................ 25
IMPORTANT!
The operational procedures described in this manual are intended to help you get the most from this unit as well as to protect
you and others from harm. These procedures are guidelines for safe operation under most conditions, and are not intended to
replace any safety rules and/or laws that may be in force in your area. If you have questions regarding your 242 series hand
held power equipment, or if you do not understand something in this manual, your Shindaiwa dealer will be glad to assist you.
You may also contact Shindaiwa at the address printed on the back of this Manual.
Attention Statements
Throughout this manual are special
“attention statements”.
DANGER!
A statement preceded by
the triangular attention symbol and
the word “DANGER” contains information that should be acted upon to
prevent serious injury or death.
WARNING!
A statement preceded by
the triangular attention symbol and
the word “WARNING” contains information that should be acted upon to
prevent serious bodily injury.
IMPORTANT!
A statement preceded by the word
“IMPORTANT” is one that possesses
special significance.
Warning and Operational Labels
Read and follow this operator's
manual. Failure to do so could
result in serious injury..
Wear eye and hearing protection
at all times during operation of
this unit. Wear head protection
where there is a risk of falling
objects.
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50 FEET
(15m)
Make sure no one is
within 15 M / 50 feet of an
operating machine.
Beware of thrown or
richocheted objects
DO NOT operate this unit
with a blade unless the unit is
equipped with a Shindawiaapproved handlebar or barrier.
CAUTION!
A statement preceded by the
word “CAUTION” contains information that should be acted upon
to prevent mechanical damage.
NOTE:
A statement preceded by the word
“NOTE” contains information that is
handy to know and may make your job
easier.
Always wear a harness when
operating this unit with a blade.
A harness is also recommended
when using trimmer line.
If unit is used as a brushcutter,
beware of blade thrust. A
jammed blade can cause the
unit to jerk suddenly and may
cause the operator to lose
control of the unit.
WARNING: Surface can
be hot. Always wear
gloves when handling
this unit.
Safety Instructions
Work Safely
This machine operates at very high
speeds and has the potential to do
serious damage if misused, abused
or mishandled. To reduce the risk
of injury, you must maintain control
at all times, and observe all safety
precautions during operation. Never
permit a person without training or
instruction to operate this machine!
WARNING!
Never make unauthorized
attachment installations. Do
not use attachments not approved
by Shindaiwa for use on this unit.
Stay Alert
You must be physically and mentally fit
to operate this unit safely.
WARNING!
Never operate
power equipment of any
kind if you are tired or if you are
under the influence of alcohol,
drugs, medication or any other
substance that could affect your
ability or judgement.
DO NOT OPE
IF YOU ARE
UNDER THE
ALCOHOL, D
MEDICATION
WARNING!
Use Good Judgment
ALWAYS wear eye protection to
shield against thrown objects.
NEVER run the engine when
transporting the unit.
NEVER run the engine indoors! Make
sure there is always good ventilation.
Fumes from engine exhaust can
cause serious injury or death.
ALWAYS clear your work area of
trash or hidden debris that could
be thrown back at you or toward a
bystander.
ALWAYS use the proper cutting tool
for the job.
ALWAYS stop the engine
immediately if it suddenly begins to
vibrate or shake. Inspect for broken,
missing or improperly installed parts
or attachments.
NEVER extend trimming line beyond
the length specified for your unit.
ALWAYS keep the unit as clean
as practical. Keep it free of loose
vegetation, mud, etc.
ALWAYS hold the unit firmly with
both hands when cutting or trimming,
and maintain control at all times.
ALWAYS keep the handles clean.
ALWAYS disconnect the spark plug
wire before performing any
maintenance work.
ALWAYS, if a saw blade should
bind fast in a cut, shut off the engine
immediately. Push the branch or
tree to ease the bind and free the
blade.
Keep a Solid Stance. Maintain
footing and balance at all times. Do
not stand on slippery, uneven or
unstable surfaces. Do not work in
odd positions or on ladders. Do not
over reach.
WARNING!
The ignition components of this machine generate an electromagnetic field during operation which may interfere
with some pacemakers. To reduce the risk of serious or fatal injury, persons with pacemakers should consult with their
physician and the pacemaker manufacturer before operating this machine. In the absence of such information, ECHO
does not recommend the use of ECHO products by anyone who has a pacemaker.
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Safety Labels
This label indicates the minimum distance between
front handle and rear grip per ANSI B175.3.
IMPORTANT!
Safety and Operation Information Labels: Make sure all
information labels are undamaged and readable. Immediately
replace damaged or missing information labels. New labels are
available from your local authorized Shindaiwa dealer.
Figure 1
The Properly Equipped Operator
Wear hearing protection devices and a
broad-brimmed hat or helmet. A helmet
is required when using a blade-equipped
brushcutter to clear small trees.
Prolonged exposure to excessive noise
is fatiguing and could lead to impaired
hearing.
Wear close-fitting clothing to
protect legs and arms. Gloves
offer added protection and are
strongly recommended. Do not
wear clothing or jewelry that
could get caught in machinery
or underbrush. Secure long hair
so that it is above shoulder level.
NEVER wear shorts!
Long-term exposure to vibration
can damage your hands.
Keep a proper footing and do not
overreach. Maintain your balance at all
times during operation.
Wear appropriate footwear (non-skid
boots or shoes): do not wear opentoed shoes or sandals. Never work
barefooted!
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Always wear eye protection such as
goggles or safety glasses to shield
against thrown objects.
Always wear a harness when operating the unit .
It adds comfort and helps ensure safety by limiting
movement fore and aft. When the harness is
adjusted properly, the unit should balance with the
cutting attachment parallel to the ground.
Always make sure the
appropriate cutting attachment
shield is correctly installed and
in good condition. Do not
operate the unit if the
cutting attachment shield
is missing, loose, or
broken.
Keep away from the rotating
trimmer line at all times, and
never lift a moving attachment
above waist-high.
Be Aware of the Working Environment
Avoid long-term
operation in very hot
or very cold weather.
Reduce the risk of bystanders being
struck by flying debris. Make sure no
one is within 15 meters (50 feet)—
that’s about 16 paces of an operating
attachment. Stop immediately if a child,
pet, or person comes within a 15 meter
(50 feet)radius. Outside this radius,
there is still a risk of injury from thrown
objects.
Make sure
bystanders
or observers
outside the
15 meter (50
feet) “danger
zone” wear eye
protection.
15 METERS (50
FEET)
Beware of a coasting blade when
brushcutting or edging. A coasting
blade can injure while it continues
to spin after the throttle trigger
is released or after the engine is
stopped.
Be extremely careful
of slippery terrain,
especially during rainy
weather.
Be constantly alert for
objects and debris that
could be thrown either
from the rotating cutting
attachment or bounced
from a hard surface.
ALWAYS clear your work area of trash
or hidden debris that could be thrown
back at you or toward a bystander.
When operating in rocky terrain or
near electric wires or fences, use
extreme caution to avoid contacting
such items with the cutting attachment.
If contact is made with a hard object,
stop the engine and inspect the cutting
attachment for damage.
Product Description
Using the accompanying illustration
as a guide, familiarize yourself with
this unit and its various components.
Understanding your unit helps ensure
top performance, long service life, and
safer operation.
Hanger
Handle
Outer Tube
WARNING!
Do not make unauthorized
modifications or alterations to any of
these units or their components.
Throttle
Interlock
Grip
Ignition
Switch
Gear case
Throttle
Trigger
Fuel
Tank
Barrier
Bar
Cutting
Attachment Shield
IMPORTANT!
The terms “left”, “left-hand”, and
“LH”; “right”, “right-hand”, and “RH”;
“front” and “rear” refer to directions as
viewed by the operator during normal
operation.
Trimmer Head
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Specifications
Model
Engine Type
Dry Weight (less attachment)
Dimensions (L x H x W) mm
Bore x Stroke
Displacement
Fuel/Oil Ratio
Fuel Tank Capacity
Carburetor Type
Spark Plug
Spark Plug Gap
Torque
Air Cleaner Type
Starting Method
Stopping Method
Transmission Type
Engine Idle Speed
Clutch Engagement Speed
Wide Open Throttle Speed (W.O.T.)
T242X
Air cooled, two stroke, single cylinder gasoline engine
5.3 kg/11.7 lb.
1740 x 355 x 320 mm / 68.5 x 13.2 x 12.6 in.
33 x 28 mm (1.3 x 1.1 in.)
23.9 cc (146 cu. in.)
50:1 with *ISO-L-EGD or JASO FD class engine oil
.69 L (23.3 oz.)
Diaphragm-type carburetor
NGK BPM8Y
0.6 mm (0.024 in)
16.7 - 18.6 N∙m (148-165 in • lbf)
Double-layer felt
Recoil Starter
Slide switch
Centrifugal clutch
3,000 RPM
3,850 RPM
9,600 RPM
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Emission Control (Exhaust & Evaporative)
EPA 2010 and Later
The emission control system for the engine is EM (engine modification) and, if the second to last character of the Engine Family on the Emission Control Information label (sample below) is “C”, “K”, or “T”, the emission control system
is EM and TWC (3-way catalyst). The fuel tank/fuel line emission control system is EVAP (evaporative emissions).
Evaporative emissions for California models are only applicable to fuel tanks.
An Emission Control Label is located on the engine. (This is an EXAMPLE ONLY, information on label varies by engine FAMILY).
PRODUCT EMISSION DURABILITY (EMISSION COMPLIANCE PERIOD)
The 50 or 300 hour emission compliance period is the time span selected by the manufacturer certifying the
engine emissions output meets applicable emissions regulations, provided that approved maintenance procedures are followed as listed in the Maintenance Section of this manual.
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Prior to Assembly
Before assembling, make sure you
have all the components required for
a complete unit and inspect unit and
components for any damage.
■■Engine and shaft assembly
■■Cutting attachment shield
■■Cutting attachment
■■Shoulder Harness
■■Barrier Bar
■■Owner’s/operator’s manual
■■Assembly Tool (s)
■■Emission Control Warranty
Statement
■■Safety Glasses
Assembly
Adjust Throttle Trigger Free Play
The throttle trigger free play should
be approximately 3/16-1/4 inch (4-6
mm). See Figure 6. Make sure that
the throttle trigger operates smoothly
without binding.
If it becomes necessary to adjust the
trigger free play, follow the procedures
and illustrations that follow.
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1. Loosen the air cleaner cover knob
and remove the air cleaner cover.
See Figure 7.
2. Loosen the lock nut on the cable
adjuster. See Figure 8.
Figure 6
Figure 7
Cable
Adjuster
3/16-1/4 inch (4-6 mm)
Throttle Free Play
Lock
Nut
3. Turn the cable adjuster in or out as
required to obtain proper free play
3/16-1/4 inch (4-6 mm). See Figure
8.
4. Tighten the locknut.
5. Reinstall the air cleaner cover.
Figure 8
Handle
WARNING!
A standard grass trimmer unit with loop handle should NEVER be operated
with blade-type attachments. For blade use, the trimmer must be fitted with a
bicycle-type handlebar or barrier bar that is located in front of the operator to
reduce the risk of the operator coming in contact with the cutting attachment.
(Per ANSI B175.3). When using a blade, the unit must be equipped with a
harness or strap.
1. Remove bolt (A) and remove handle spacer (B).
A
B
C
2. Position the handle forward of the Handle Positioning Label (D) at the best position for
operator comfort.
3. Install barrier bar (C) and secure with bolt (A).
D
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Assembly (continued)
Cutting Attachment Shield
1. Insert the cutting attachment shield
between the outer tube and the
cutting attachment mounting plate.
Socket-Head
Cap Screws
Spacer
NOTE:
It may be necessary to loosen the
retaining nut and clamp screw to adjust
cutting attachment shield mounting
plate.
2. Fit the two spacers and the bracket
over the outer tube and loosely install
the four socket-head screws.
Outer Tube
Cutting Attachment
Shield w/subshield
Spacer
3. Tighten the four socket-head
cap screws to secure the cutting
attachment shield.
Retaining
Nut
CAUTION!
Make sure the clamp screw and
retaining nut are securely tightened
before tightening the four sockethead cap screws.
Bracket
Mounting Plate
Cutting attachment shield assembly
Sub-Shield (when trimmer head is in use)
1. Attach the shield extension to the
cutting attachment shield.
Cutting Attachment Shield
WARNING!
WARNING!
NEVER operate the unit
without the cutting attachment
shield installed and tightly secured!
NEVER use this machine without
sub-shield when using a trimmer
head.
Hook Receiver
CAUTION!
Make sure the sub-shield is completely hooked at the hook receiver.
Sub-shield
Hook
Attach the shield extension to the cutting
attachment shield
Installing a Speed-Feed Trimmer Head
®
NOTE:
This unit is shipped with Holder (A),
clip (B) Holder (C), bolt guard (D) and
shaft bolt (E) installed. The shaft bolt
is a LEFT-HAND thread. Remove it by
turning CLOCKWISE!
1. Align the notch in blade holder
(A) with the notch in the gear case
flange. Lock the holder and output
shaft by inserting a hex wrench
through the locking hole in the gear
case and into the aligned notches.
E
F
D
C
B
A
2. Remove the shaft bolt (E) and bolt
guard (D). Holder (C) and clip (B)
remain on gearcase.
3. Install and hand-tighten the trimmer
head (F) (counter-clockwise to
install).
4. Remove the hex wrench.
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This unit is now completely
assembled and ready to use as a
trimmer.
Installing Brushcutter Blade
E
WARNING!
Do not attach any blade to a unit
without proper installation of all
required parts. Failure to use the
proper parts can cause the blade
to fly off and seriously injure the
operator and/or bystanders.
D
G
C
B
2. Remove the trimmer head (F),
Holder (C), and clip (B) from the
gear case shaft.
WARNING!
The blade must fit flat against the
holder flange. The blade mounting hole must be centered over the
raised boss on blade Holder (A).
H
A
1. Align the notch in blade Holder
(A) with the notch in the gear case
flange. Lock the holder and output
shaft by inserting a hex wrench
through the locking hole in the gear
case and into the aligned notches.
B
C
3. Fit the blade (G) over the flange on
Holder (A).
CAUTION!
Install the blade so its printed surface is visible to the operator when
the brushcutter is in the normal
operating position.
IMPORTANT!
4. Install clip (B) and Holder (C) on the
output shaft (H).
WARNING!
Holder (C) must fit flush against the
blade and the splines engaged to
the output shaft.
Discard blades that are bent, warped,
cracked, broken or damaged in any way.
Use a sharp blade. A dull blade is more
likely to snag and thrust.
5. Install bolt guard (D) and the shaft bolt (E). Tighten the bolt firmly in a counterclockwise direction.
6. Remove the hex wrench.
This unit is now completely
assembled and ready to use as a
brushcutter.
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Mixing Fuel
WARNING!
Alternative fuels, such as E15 (15% ethanol), E-85 (85% ethanol) or any fuels not meeting Shindaiwa
requirements are NOT approved for use in Shindaiwa gasoline engines. Use of alternative fuels may cause
performance problems, loss of power, overheating, fuel vapor lock, and unintended machine operation, including,
but not limited to, improper clutch engagement. Alternative fuels may also cause premature deterioration of fuel
lines, gaskets, carburetors and other engine components.
Fuel Requirements
Gasoline - Use 89 Octane [R+M/2] (mid grade or higher) gasoline known to be good quality. Gasoline may contain
up to 10% Ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether). Gasoline containing methanol (wood
alcohol) is NOT approved.
2 Stroke Mixture Oil - A 2-stroke engine oil meeting ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and J.A.S.O. M345/FD standards
must be used. Shindaiwa OneTM 2-Stroke Oil is strongly recommended as it meets this standard and is specifically
formulated for use in all Shindaiwa 2-stroke engines. Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and J.A.S.O. M345/FD certified oil will void the engine warranty.
For increased engine protection, Shindaiwa recommends using Shindaiwa Red ArmorTM engine oil to protect the
engine from harmful carbon build up, maintain engine performance, and increase engine life. Shindaiwa Red ArmorTM
engine oil exceeds ISO-L-EGD and J.A.S.O. M345/FD performance requirements.
IMPORTANT!
Examples of 50:1 mixing quantities
Shindaiwa OneTM 2-Stroke oil or Red ArmorTM engine oil may be mixed at 50:1
ratio for application in all Shindaiwa engines sold in the past, regardless of ratio
specified in those manuals.
IMPORTANT!
Stored fuel ages. Do not mix more fuel than you expect to use in thirty (30) days,
ninety (90) days when a fuel stabilizer is added. Use of unmixed, improperly
mixed, or stale fuel, may cause hard starting, poor performance, or severe engine
damage and void the product warranty. Read and follow instructions in the Long
Term Storage section of this manual.
Handling Fuel
DANGER!
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when mixing, storing or handling or serious personal injury may result.
•Use an approved fuel container.
•DO NOT smoke near fuel.
•DO NOT allow flames or sparks near fuel.
•Fuel tanks/cans may be under pressure. Always loosen fuel caps slowly allowing pressure to equalize.
•NEVER refuel a unit when the engine is HOT or RUNNING!
•DO NOT fill fuel tanks indoors. ALWAYS fill fuel tanks outdoors over bare ground.
• DO NOT overfill fuel tank. Wipe up spills immediately.
•Securely tighten fuel tank cap and close fuel container after refueling.
•Inspect for fuel leakage. If fuel leakage is found, do not start or operate unit until leakage is repaired.
•Move at least 3m (10 ft.) from refueling location before starting the engine.
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Mixing Instructions
1. Fill an approved fuel container with half of the
required amount of gasoline.
2. Add the proper amount of engine oil to gasoline.
3. Close container and shake to mix oil with gasoline.
4. Add remaining gasoline, close fuel container, and
remix.
IMPORTANT!
Spilled fuel is a leading cause of hydrocarbon emissions.
Some states may require the use of automatic fuel shut-off
containers to reduce fuel spillage.
After use
• DO NOT store a unit with fuel in its tank. Leaks can
occur. Return unused fuel to an approved fuel storage container.
Storage - Fuel storage laws vary by locality. Contact
your local government for the laws affecting your area.
As a precaution, store fuel in an approved, airtight
container. Store in a well-ventilated, unoccupied building, away from sparks and flames.
IMPORTANT!
Stored fuel may separate. ALWAYS shake fuel container
thoroughly before each use.
Filling the fuel tank
WARNING!
Minimize the Risk of Fire
■■NEVER smoke or light fires near the engine.
■■ALWAYS stop the engine and allow it to cool before
refueling.
■■ALWAYS Wipe all spilled fuel and move at least 3
meters (10 feet) from the fueling point and source before
starting.
■■NEVER place flammable material close to the engine
muffler.
■■NEVER operate the engine without the muffler and spark
arrester screen in place and in good working condition.
■■FUEL IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE.
■■ALWAYS store gasoline in a container approved for
flammable liquids.
■■ALWAYS inspect the unit for fuel leaks before each
use. During each refill, check that no fuel leaks from
around the fuel cap and/or fuel tank.
If fuel leaks are evident, stop using the unit immediately. Fuel leaks must be repaired before using the unit.
■■ALWAYS move the unit at least 3 meters (10 feet)
away from a fuel storage area or other readily flammable materials before starting
the engine.
1. Place the unit on a flat, level surface.
2. Clear any dirt or other debris from around the fuel filler cap.
CAUTION!
Slowly remove the fuel cap only after stopping the engine
3. Remove the fuel cap, and fill the tank with clean, fresh fuel.
4. Reinstall the fuel filler cap and tighten firmly.
5. Wipe away any spilled fuel before starting engine.
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Starting the Engine
IMPORTANT!
Engine ignition is controlled by a two position switch mounted on the throttle housing labeled, “I” for ON or START and
“O” for OFF or STOP.
1. Slide the ignition switch to the “I”
position. See Figure 14.
ON
2. Press the primer bulb until fuel can
be seen flowing in the transparent
return tube.
Primer Bulb
3. Set the choke lever to the CLOSED
position if engine is cold.
IMPORTANT!
The primer system only pushes fuel
through the carburetor. Repeatedly
pressing the primer bulb will not flood
the engine with fuel.
4. While holding the outer tube firmly
with left hand. Use your other hand
to slowly pull the recoil starter
handle until resistance is felt, then
pull quickly to start the engine.
Figure 15
Figure 14
WARNING!
Make sure
the cutting
attachment
is clear of
obstructions!
Closed
Figure 16
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CAUTION!
Do not pull the recoil starter to the
end of the rope travel. Pulling the
recoil starter to the end of the rope
travel can damage the starter.
Return Tube
WARNING!
Never start the engine from
the operating position.
Figure 17
Open
The cutting attachment may
rotate when the engine is started!
5. When the engine starts, slowly
move the choke lever to the “OPEN”
position. See Figure 18. (If the engine
stops after the initial start, close the
choke and restart.)
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Figure 18
Starting the Engine (continued)
When the Engine Starts...
n After the engine starts, allow the engine to warm up at idle 2 or 3 minutes before operating the unit.
n Advancing the throttle makes the cutting attachment move faster; releasing the throttle permits the attachment to stop
moving. If the cutting attachment continues to move when the engine returns to idle, carburetor idle speed should be
adjusted.
Starting A Flooded Engine
1. Slide the ignition switch to the “I” (ON) position.
2. Open the choke, put the throttle lever in the full throttle position, then clear
excess fuel from the combustion chamber by cranking the engine several
times.
3. If the engine still fails to start or fire, refer to the troubleshooting flow chart
at the end of this manual.
OFF
Stopping the Engine
Idle the engine briefly before stopping (about 2 minutes), then slide the ignition
switch to the “O” (Engine OFF) position.
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Figure 19
Checking Unit Condition
NEVER operate the unit with the
cutting attachment shield or other
protective devices removed!
WARNING!
A cutting attachment shield or other
protective device is no guarantee
of protection against ricochet. YOU
MUST ALWAYS GUARD AGAINST
FLYING DEBRIS!
Use only authorized Shindaiwa parts
and accessories with your Shindaiwa
trimmer. Do not make modifications to
this unit without written approval from
Shindaiwa.
ALWAYS make sure the cutting
attachment is properly installed and
firmly tightened before operation.
NEVER use a cracked or warped
cutting attachment: replace it with a
serviceable one.
ALWAYS make sure the cutting
attachment fits properly into the
appropriate attachment holder. If a
properly installed attachment vibrates,
replace the attachment with new one
and re-check.
Shoulder Strap
NEVER allow the engine to run at high
RPM without a load. Doing so could
damage the engine.
NEVER operate a unit with worn
or damaged fasteners or attachment
holders.
Operating With A Blade
Adjust the shoulder strap so the shoulder
pad rests comfortably on the off-side
shoulder and the cutting path of the
cutting attachment is parallel to the
ground. Make sure all hooks and
adjustment devices are secure.
blade.
WARNING!
Always wear a shoulder strap
when operating this unit with a
NOTE:
NOTE:
Although a shoulder strap accessory
is not required for use with a grass
trimmer, a shoulder strap can increase
operator comfort during extended
periods of operation. See Figure 21.
ALWAYS stop the engine immediately
and check for damage if you strike a
foreign object or if the unit becomes
tangled. Do not operate with broken or
damaged equipment.
Figure 21
Using a shoulder strap when operating
this unit with a blade allows you to
maintain proper control of the unit
and reduces fatigue during extended
operation.
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Operation
WARNING!
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects away from
all openings. Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts have come to a complete stop
before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust IS HOT, and contains Carbon Monoxide (CO), a poison gas. Breathing CO can cause unconsciousness, serious injury, or death. Exhaust can cause serious burns. ALWAYS position unit so that exhaust is directed
away from your face and body..
WARNING!
Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires. This unit is equipped with a spark arrestor
to prevent discharge of hot particles from the engine. Metal blade use also can create sparks if the blade strikes rocks,
metal, or other hard objects. Contact local fire authorities for laws or regulations regarding fire prevention requirements.
Cutting Grass—Units equipped with a trimmer head
Your Shindaiwa unit may be equipped
with one of several Shindaiwa trimmer
head models, each with features for
specific applications and/or operational
requirements.
NOTE:
For proper operation, always refer to
the instructions accompanying the
trimmer head being used. Available
trimmer head styles include:
n Semi-automatic. Trimmer line is
indexed when the operator taps the
trimmer head on the ground during
operation.
n Manual. The operator indexes line
manually with the grass trimmer
stopped.
n Fixed. The operator must stop the
unit and add new lengths of trimmer
line manually.
n Flail. This device, designed for
clearing weeds and light brush,
features three nylon blades attached
to the head by pivots.
NOTE:
Additional hardware may be required
to mount the Fixed Line or the Flail
type trimmer heads.
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CAUTION!
Do not push the rotating line into
trees, wire fences or any material
that could tangle or break line ends.
Engine Operating Speeds
Operate the unit at full throttle while
cutting grass.
Hold the trimmer so the trimmer head
is angled slightly into the area to be
cut. To ensure maximum trimmer-line
service life, cut only with the tip of the
trimmer line. Cut grass by swinging
the trimmer from left to right. Keep the
trimmer head horizontal.
Trimming and
Mowing Grass
CAUTION!
Operation of trimmer without a
cutting attachment shield and using
excessive line length can lead to
premature clutch failure.
CAUTION!
Operation at low RPM can lead to
premature clutch failure.
Edging
Tilt the handle
about 100° to
the left (from
horizontal) and
move forward,
holding the trimmer
vertically as shown
in Figure 23.
Figure 23
Using a blade
WARNING!
■■Before working with a blade-
equipped unit, always inspect and
clean the area of objects that could
interfere with or damage the blade.
■■Never use a blade near sidewalks,
fence posts, buildings or other
objects that could cause injury or
damage.
■■Never use a blade for purposes
other than those for which it was
designed.
Blade Thrust
“Blade thrust” is a sudden sideways or
backward motion of the brushcutter. Such
motion may occur when the blade jams
or catches on an object such as a sapling
tree or tree stump. BE CONSTANTLY
ALERT FOR BLADE THRUST AND
GUARD AGAINST ITS EFFECTS!
WARNING!
Blade thrust can occur without warning if the blade snags,
stalls or binds.
WARNING!
Blade thrust is more likely to
occur in areas where it is difficult to
see the material being cut.
Brushcutter Handlebar
A brushcutter handlebar or barrier bar
helps prevent the operator from moving
forward, or the unit moving rearward,
thus preventing inadvertent bodily
contact with the blade. ALWAYS KEEP
THE HANDLEBAR OR BARRIER BAR
SECURELY IN PLACE ON THE UNIT!
WARNING!
When cutting wood with
a blade, feed the blade slowly—
never strike or “slam” a spinning
blade against the wood.
WARNING!
A shoulder strap provides additional
protection against blade thrust. In
addition, a shoulder strap gives significant
support and comfort to help ensure safe
and efficient operation. When operating
a unit with a blade, make sure both the
handle and shoulder strap are adjusted to
the size of the operator using the unit.
Engine Operating Speeds
Operate the unit at full throttle while
cutting. Best fuel efficiency is obtained
by releasing the throttle when swinging
back after a cut.
■■To prevent possible engine damage,
do not allow the brushcutter to run
at high speeds without a load.
■■ Avoid operating the engine at low
speeds. Doing so can lead to rapid
clutch wear. In addition, slow-speed
operation tends to cause grass and
debris to wrap around the cutting
head.
Ten
O'clock
DO
Blade
Rotation
OK To Cut
T C UT
The blade rotates counter-clockwise.
For best performance and to minimize
being stuck by debris, move the blade
from right to left while advancing on
your work. Position the blade so cuts
are made between the blade’s 8 o’clock
and 10 o’clock positions (as viewed
from above). DO NOT cut between the
10 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions.
with a blade, always stop the
brushcutter and carefully inspect
the blade for damage. NEVER
OPERATE THE BRUSHCUTTER
WITH A DAMAGED BLADE!
■■A blade-equipped unit must be
equipped with a bicycle-type handlebar or barrier bar as well as a
harness or shoulder strap.
■■Always make sure the cutting
attachment shield is properly
installed before operating this unit.
Brushcutter Shoulder Strap
NO
Using a blade
■■Whenever you strike a hard object
Eight
O'clock
Five
O'clock
DO NOT use 2-tooth or non-Shindaiwa approved 4-tooth cutting
blades with Shindaiwa trimmers
and brushcutters.
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Maintenance
General maintenance
IMPORTANT!
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES AND SYSTEMS MAY BE PERFORMED BY
ANY REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT OR INDIVIDUAL; HOWEVER, WARRANTY REPAIRS MUST BE PERFORMED BY A DEALER
OR SERVICE CENTER AUTHORIZED BY ECHO,INC. THE USE OF PARTS THAT ARE NOT EQUIVALENT IN PERFORMANCE
AND DURABILITY TO AUTHORIZED PARTS MAY IMPAIR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
AND MAY HAVE A BEARING ON THE OUTCOME OF A WARRANTY CLAIM.
NOTE:
Using non-standard replacement parts could invalidate your Shindaiwa warranty.
WARNING!
Before performing any maintenance, repair, or cleaning work on the unit, make sure the engine and cutting
attachment are completely stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire before performing service or maintenance.
WARNING!
Non-standard accessories, cutting attachment, or replacement parts may not operate properly with your unit and may
cause damage and lead to personal injury.
Blades
Keep blades sharp and check blade
condition frequently. If a blade’s
performance changes suddenly, stop
the engine and check the blade for
cracks or other damage. Replace a
damaged blade IMMEDIATELY!
WARNING!
■■Blades are not interchange-
able between Shindaiwa edgers
and trimmer/brushcutter models.
Operating any unit with a blade or
attachment not approved for that
unit can be hazardous and may
cause serious injury.
■■ Never repair a damaged blade by
welding, straightening, or by modifying its shape. An altered blade may
break during operation, resulting in
serious personal injury.
Muffler
This unit must never be operated with a faulty or missing spark arrester or muffler. Make sure the muffler is well secured and
in good condition. A worn or damaged muffler is a fire hazard and may also cause hearing loss.
Spark Plug
Keep the spark plug and wire connections tight and clean.
Fasteners
Make sure nuts, bolts, and screws (except carburetor adjusting screws) are tight.
Daily Maintenance
Prior to each work day, perform the following:
■■Remove dirt or debris from the
engine, check the cooling fins and air
cleaner for clogging and clean them
as necessary.
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■■Carefully remove any accumulation
of dirt or debris from the muffler or
the fuel tank. Dirt build-up in these
areas could cause engine overheating, induce premature wear, or create a fire hazard.
■■Check for loose or missing screws or
components. Make sure the cutting
attachment is securely fastened.
■■Check the entire unit for leaking fuel
or grease.
Maintenance (continued)
10-Hour maintenance
(more frequently in dusty conditions)
1. Close choke (cold start position).
This prevents dirt from entering the
carburetor throat when the air filter
is removed. Brush accumulated dirt
from air cleaner area.
Unscrew
Fasteners
Air Filter
Element
2. Remove air filter cover. Brush dirt
from inside cover.
3. Replace filter if it is damaged, very
dirty, or the rubber sealing edges are
deformed.
■■Lightly brush debris from filter.
■■Soak heavily soiled filters in water/
detergent solution to loosen dirt,
then brush lightly.
■■Rinse with clean water and allow to
dry completely before reuse.
4. Install air filter in air filter case.
5. Install air filter cover.
Loosen air cleaner cover screws
CAUTION!
Never operate the unit if the air
cleaner assembly is damaged or
missing!
10/15-Hour Maintenance
Ever y 10 to 15 hours of operation:
0.6 mm
(0.024 inch)
Clean the
spark plug and
check the gap
at the electrode.
■■Remove and clean the spark plug.
Adjust the spark plug electrode gap
0.6 mm to (0.024 inch). If the spark
plug must be replaced, use only an
BPM8Y or equivalent spark plug of
the correct heat range.
CAUTION!
Before removing the spark plug,
clean the area around the plug to
prevent dirt and debris from getting
into the engine’s internal parts.
spark plug gap--all models
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Maintenance (continued)
50-Hour Maintenance
A
Ever y 50 hours of operation
(more frequently in dusty or dirty
conditions):
■■Remove and clean the cylinder
cover and clean grass and dirt
from the cylinder fins.
Gearcase lubrication
1. Clean all loose debris from gear
box.
2. Remove plug (A) and check level
of grease.
3. Add grease if necessary. DO
NOT over-fill.
Remove and replace the
filter element.
■■Use a hooked wire to extract the
fuel filter from inside the fuel tank.
Inspect the fuel filter element. If
it shows signs of contamination,
replace with a genuine Shindaiwa
replacement fuel filter element.
Before reinstalling the new filter
element, inspect the condition of all the
fuel system components (fuel pick-up
line, fuel return line, tank vent line,
tank vent, fuel cap and fuel tank). If
damage, splitting or deterioration is
noted, the unit should be removed
from service until it can be inspected or
repaired by a Shindaiwa-trained service
technician.
Hooked
Wire
Filter Element
Figure 29
CAUTION!
Make sure you do not pierce the fuel
line with the end of the hooked wire.
The line is delicate and can be
damaged easily.
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NOTE:
Federal EPA regulations require all model year 2012 and later gasoline powered
engines produced for sale in the United States to be equipped with a special
low permeation fuel supply hose between the carburetor and fuel tank. When
servicing model year 2012 and later equipment, only fuel supply hoses certified
by EPA can be used to replace the original equipment supply hose. Fines up to
$37,500 may be enforced for using an un-certified replacement part.
Maintenance (continued)
135-hour Maintenance
Ever y 135 hours of operation,
remove and clean the muffler.
Engine Cover
Screws
Engine
Cover
WARNING!
Muffler
Cover
Never operate this trimmer
with a damaged or missing muffler
or spark arrester! Operating with
missing or damaged exhaust
components is a fire hazard, and
can also damage your hearing!
Muffler
Cover Screw
1. Remove the spark plug boot.
Muffler
Screws
Muffler
2. Remove the muffler cover and the
engine cover.
Gasket
Screws
3. Remove the spark arrester screen
and cover.
4. Clean screen with a stiff bristle
brush.
5. Remove the muffler.
Muffler
Gasket
6. Inspect the cylinder exhaust port for
any carbon buildup.
7. Gently tap the muffler on a wood
surface to dislodge any loose
carbon.
8. Reassemble in the reverse order of
disassembly.
Spark Arrester
Screen
Spark Arrester Outlet
Cover
IMPORTANT!
If you note excessive carbon buildup,
consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
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Maintenance (continued)
Carburetor Adjustment
Engine Break-In
New engines must be operated a minimum duration of two tanks of fuel break-in before carburetor adjustments can be
made. During the break-in period your engine performance will increase and exhaust emissions will stabilize. Idle speed can
be adjusted as required.
High Altitude Operation
This engine has been factory adjusted to maintain satisfactory starting, emission, and durability performance up to
1,100 feet above sea level (ASL) (96.0 kPa). To maintain proper engine operation and emission compliance above
1,100 feet ASL the carburetor may need to be adjusted by an authorized Shindaiwa service dealer.
IMPORTANT!
If the engine is adjusted for operation above 1,100 feet ASL, the carburetor must be re-adjusted when operating the
engine below 1,100 feet ASL, otherwise severe engine damage may result.
NOTE:
Every unit is run at the factory and the carburetor is set in compliance with emission regulations. Carburetor adjustments,
other than idle speed, must be performed by an authorized Shindaiwa dealer.
Adjusting Engine Idle
The engine must return to idle speed
whenever the throttle trigger is
released. Idle speed is adjustable, and
must be set low enough to permit the
engine clutch to disengage the cutting
attachment.
WARNING!
Figure 20
Idle Adjusting
Screw
The cutting attachment
must NEVER move at engine idle!
If the idle speed cannot be adjusted
by the procedure described here,
return the unit to your Shindaiwa
dealer for inspection.
1. Place the trimmer on the ground,
then start the engine, and then allow
it to idle 2-3 minutes until warm.
2. If the attachment moves when the
engine is at idle, reduce the idle
speed by turning the idle adjustment
screw counter-clockwise. See Figure
20.
3. If a tachometer is available, adjust
idle. Check Specifications page for
correct idle speed.
NOTE:
Carburetor fuel mixture adjustments
are preset at factory and cannot be
serviced in the field
1
Loading Trimmer Line
1. Cut one piece of line to recommended length.
2. Align arrows on top of knob with openings in eyelets.
3. Insert one end of trimmer line into an eyelet, and push line equal
distance through trimmer head.
4. Hold trimmer head while turning knob clockwise to wind line onto
spool until about 5” (13 cm) of each line remains exposed.
Trimmer head is now fully loaded and ready for operation.
NOTE:
Trimmer head is pre-wound with .095" (2.4mm) Crossfire™
trimmer line.
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Idle Speed Adjustment
2
.080 (2.0 mm) dia. - 10’ (3 m)
.095 (2.4 mm) dia. - 10’ (3 m)
3
4
IMPORTANT!
When the wear indicators located at the bottom of the Speed-Feed® head are worn smooth, or if holes appear, replacement of
the cover or the entire Speed-Feed® head is required.
Wear Indicators
Wear Indicators
Long Term Storage
Indicadores
dewill
desgaste
Whenever
the unit
not be used for
30 days or longer, use the following
procedures to prepare it for storage:
■■Clean external parts thoroughly and
apply a light coating of oil to all metal
surfaces.
■■Drain all the fuel from the carburetor
and the fuel tank.
To do so:
1. Prime the primer bulb until no more
fuel is passing through.
2. Start and run the engine until it stops
running.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the engine
will no longer start.
Indicateurs d’usure
Indicadores de desgaste
■■Remove the spark plug and pour
CAUTION!
Gasoline stored in the carburetor
for extended periods can cause
hard starting, and could also lead to
increased service and maintenance
costs.
IMPORTANT!
All stored fuels should be stabilized with
a fuel stabilizer such as STA-BIL™.
NOTE:
Damage resulting from stale or
contaminated fuel is not covered by the
Shindaiwa warranty policy.
about 1/4 oz. of engine oil into the
cylinder through the spark plug hole.
Slowly pull the recoil starter 2 or 3
times so oil will evenly coat the interior of the engine. Reinstall the spark
plug.
■■Before storing the unit, repair or
replace any worn or damaged parts.
■■Remove the air cleaner element from
the carburetor and clean it thoroughly with soap and water. Let dry
and reassemble the element.
■■Store the unit in a clean, dust-free
area.
Indicateurs d’usure
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Troubleshooting Guide
ENGINE DOES NOT START OR HARD TO START
Possible Cause
What To Check
Vaporlock.
Remedy
Engine hot/heat soaked.
Let cool completely and restart.
Low fuel quality.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that
meets or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils
at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
ENGINE DOES NOT START
Possible Cause
What To Check
Does the engine crank?
NO
Internal damage.
NO
Loose spark plug.
Tighten and re-test.
Excess wear on cylinder,
piston, rings.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
NO
Fuel incorrect, stale, or
contaminated; mixture incorrect.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that
meets or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils
at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
NO
Check for clogged fuel filter
and/or vent.
Replace fuel filter or vent as required.
Re-start.
Priming pump not functioning properly.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
The ignition switch is in
“O” (OFF) position.
Move switch to “I” (ON) position
and re-start.
Shorted ignition ground.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
YES
Does the tank contain fresh
fuel of the proper grade?
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer.
Fluid in the crankcase.
YES
Good compression?
Faulty recoil starter.
Remedy
YES
Is fuel visible and moving
in the return line when
priming?
YES
Is there spark at the spark
plug wire terminal?
YES
Check the spark plug.
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NO
Faulty ignition unit.
If the plug is wet, excess
fuel may be in the cylinder.
See "Starting a Flooded Engine"
The plug is fouled or improperly
gapped.
Clean and gap the spark plug. Check the Specifications
section for the correct plug and gap for your unit. Restart.
The plug is damaged internally
or of the wrong size.
Replace the spark plug. Check the Specifications section for
the correct plug and gap for your unit. Restart.
Troubleshooting Guide (continued)
LOW POWER OUTPUT
What To Check
Is the engine overheating?
Engine is rough at all
speeds. May also have
black smoke and/or
unburned fuel at the
exhaust.
Possible Cause
Operator is overworking the unit.
Use a lower throttle setting.
Carburetor mixture is too lean.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Improper fuel ratio.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that meets
or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils at 50:1
gasoline/oil ratio.
Fan, fan cover, cylinder fins dirty
or damaged.
Clean, repair or replace as necessary.
Carbon deposits on the piston or
in the muffler.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Clogged air cleaner element.
Service the air cleaner element.
Loose or damaged spark plug.
Tighten or replace the spark plug.
Check the Specifications section for the correct plug and gap
for your unit.
Air leakage or clogged fuel line.
Repair or replace fuel filter and/or
fuel line.
Water in the fuel.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that meets
or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils at 50:1
gasoline/oil ratio.
Piston seizure.
Faulty carburetor and/or diaphragm.
Engine is knocking.
Remedy
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer.
Overheating condition.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Improper fuel.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that meets
or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils at 50:1
gasoline/oil ratio.
Carbon deposits in the
combustion chamber.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
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Troubleshooting Guide (continued)
ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS
Symptom
Poor acceleration.
Engine stops abruptly.
Possible Cause
Clogged air filter.
Clean the air filter.
Clogged fuel filter.
Replace the fuel filter.
Lean fuel/air mixture.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Idle speed set too low.
Adjust idle. Check Specifications page for correct idle speed.
Ignition switch turned off.
Reset the switch and re-start.
Fuel tank empty.
Refill with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine oil that
meets or exceeds ISO-L-EGD and/or JASO FD classified oils
at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
Water in the fuel.
Engine difficult to shut off.
Engine will not idle
down.
Cutting attachment
moves at engine idle.
Excessive vibration.
Clogged fuel filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Shorted spark plug or loose terminal.
Clean or replace spark plug. Check the Specifications section
for the correct plug and gap for your unit. Tighten
the terminal.
Ignition failure.
Replace the ignition unit.
Piston seizure.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Ground (stop) wire is disconnected,
or switch is defective.
Test and replace as required.
Overheating due to incorrect spark plug.
Replace the spark plug. Check the Specifications section for
the correct plug and gap for your unit. Restart.
Overheated engine.
Idle engine until cool.
Idle set too high.
Adjust idle. Check Specifications page for correct
idle speed.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa servicing
dealer.
Engine has an air leak.
Engine idle too high.
Adjust idle. Check Specifications page for correct idle
speed.
Broken clutch spring or worn clutch
spring boss.
Replace spring/shoes as required, check idle speed.
Loose attachment holder.
Inspect and re-tighten holders securely.
Warped or damaged attachment.
Loose gearcase.
Cutting attachment will not
move.
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Remedy
Inspect and replace attachment as
required.
Tighten gearcase securely.
Bent main shaft/worn or damaged bushings.
Inspect and replace as necessary.
Shaft not installed in powerhead or gearcase.
Inspect and reinstall as required.
Broken shaft.
Consult with an authorized Shindaiwa servicing
dealer.
Damaged gearcase.
SHINDAIWA LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT FOR
PRODUCT SOLD IN USA AND CANADA BEGINNING 01/01/2013
ECHO, INC’S RESPONSIBILITY
ECHO Incorporated’s (ECHO, INC.) Limited Warranty, provides to the original purchaser that this Shindaiwa product is free from
defects in material and workmanship. Under normal use and maintenance from date of purchase, ECHO, INC. agrees to repair
or replace at it’s discretion, any defective product free of charge at any authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer within listed below
application time periods, limitations and exclusions. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO SHINDAIWA PRODUCTS SOLD BY AUTHORIZED SHINDAIWA DEALERS. IT IS EXTENDED TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER ONLY, AND IS
NOT TRANSFERABLE TO SUBSEQUENT OWNERS EXCEPT FOR EMISSION RELATED PARTS. Repair parts and accessories replaced under this warranty are warranted only for the balance of the original unit or accessory warranty period. Any damage caused by improper installation or improper maintenance is not covered by this warranty. All parts or products replaced under
warranty become the property of ECHO, INC. This warranty is separate from the Emission control warranty statement supplied with
your new product. Please consult the Emission Control Warranty Statement for details regarding emission related parts. For a list
of Authorized Shindaiwa Dealers refer to WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM or call 1-877-986-7783.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your Shindaiwa equipment on-line at WWW.SHINDAIWA.
COM or by filling out the warranty registration card supplied with your unit. Registering your product confirms your warranty coverage and provides a direct link if we find it necessary to contact you.
The owner shall demonstrate reasonable care and use, and follow preventative maintenance, storage, fuel and oil usage as prescribed in the operator’s manual. Should a product difficulty occur, you must, at your expense, deliver or ship your Shindaiwa unit
to an authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer for warranty repairs (within the applicable warranty period), and arrange for pick-up
or return of your unit after the repairs have been made. For your nearest authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer, call Shindaiwa’s
Dealer Referral Center, at 1-877-986-7783 or you can locate a Shindaiwa servicing dealer at WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM. Should you
require assistance or have questions concerning Shindaiwa’s Warranty Statement, you can contact our Consumer Product Support
Department at 1-800-673-1558 or contact us through the web at WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM.
PRODUCT WARRANTY PERIOD
RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION
• 5 YEAR WARRANTY - Units for residential, or non-income producing use will be covered by this limited warranty for
five (5) years from date of purchase.
EXCEPTIONS:
• For engine powered products, the electronic ignition module, flexible drive cable, and solid drive shaft are warranted for
the life* of the product on parts only.
• Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, tines, blades, PowerBroomTM, belts, and nylon
trimmer heads for residential or non-income producing use will be covered for failures due to defects in material or
workmanship for a period of 60 days from original product purchase date. Any misuse from contact with concrete,
rocks, or other structures is not covered by this warranty.
• Multipurpose Tool Attachments carry the same warranty duration as the units they are designed to fit.
COMMERCIAL APPLICATION
• 90 DAY WARRANTY - All Chain Saws and Cut-Off Saws for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, or income producing use will be covered by this limited warranty for 90 Days from the date of purchase.
• 2 YEAR WARRANTY - All other units for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, or income producing use will be covered by this limited warranty for two (2) years from the date of purchase.
EXCEPTIONS:
• For engine powered products, the electronic ignition module, flexible drive cables, and solid drive shafts are warranted
for the life* of the product on parts only.
• Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, tines, blades, PowerBroomTM, belts, and nylon
trimmer heads for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, rental, or income producing will be covered for failures due to defects in material or workmanship for a period of 30 days from original product purchase date. Any misuse
from contact with concrete, rocks, or other structures is not covered by this warranty.
• Multipurpose Tool Attachments carry the same warranty duration as the units they are designed to fit.
RENTAL APPLICATION - 90 DAYS WARRANTY
• Units for rental use will be covered against defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
*
ECHO INC’s liability under the “Lifetime” coverage is limited to furnishing parts specified under the PRODUCT Warranty
PERIOD section of this warranty statement for “Life” free of charge for a period of ten (10) years after the date of the complete
unit’s final production.
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PURCHASED REPAIR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
• 90-day all applications
ATTENTION ENGINE POWERED PRODUCT OWNERS
This Shindaiwa engine powered product is a quality-engineered unit which has been manufactured to exact tolerances to provide
superior performance. To help ensure the performance of the unit, it is required to use engine oil which meets the ISO-L-EGD
Standard per ISO/CD 13738 and JASO M345/FD Standards. Shindaiwa Red ArmorTM and Shindaiwa OneTM are a premium engine
oil specifically formulated to meet ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and JASO M345/FD Standards. The use of engine oils designed
for other applications, such as for outboard motors or lawnmowers can result in severe engine damage, and will void your engine
limited warranty.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGE CAUSED BY:
• Lack of lubrication or engine failure, due to the use of engine oils that do not meet the ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and JASO
M345/FD Standards. Shindaiwa Red ArmorTM and Shindaiwa OneTM Engine Oil meets the ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345/FD
Standard. Emission related parts are covered for 5 years residential or 2 years commercial use regardless of two-stroke oil used,
per the statement listed in the EPA or California Emission Control Warranty Explanation.
• Damage caused by use of gasohol, containing methanol (wood alcohol), or gasoline containing less than 89 octane. Only use
gasoline which contains 89 octane or higher. Gasohol which contains a maximum 10% ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE
(methyl/tertiary/butyl/ether) is also approved. The prescribed mixing ratio of gasoline to oil is listed on the Shindaiwa oil label and
covered in your operator’s manual.
• Engine damage caused by use of ether or any starting fluids.
• Damage caused by tampering with engine speed governor or emission components, or running engines above specified and
recommended engine speeds as listed in your operator’s manual.
• Operation of the unit with improperly maintained/removed cutting shield or removed/damaged air filter.
• Damage caused by dirt, pressure or steam cleaning the unit, salt water, corrosion, rust, varnish, abrasives, and moisture.
• Defects, malfunctions or failures resulting from abuse, misuse, neglect, modifications, alterations, normal wear, improper servicing, or use of unauthorized attachments.
• Incorrect storage procedures, stale fuel, including failure to provide or perform required maintenance services as prescribed in
the operator’s manual. Preventative maintenance as outlined in the operator’s manual is the customer’s responsibility.
• Failures due to improper set-up, pre-delivery service or repair service by anyone other than authorized Shindaiwa servicing
dealer during the warranty period.
• Certain parts and other items are not warranted, including but not limited to: lubricants, starter cords, and engine tune-ups.
• Use of spark plugs other than those meeting performance and durability requirements of the OEM spark plug listed in the Operator’s Manuals.
• Overheating or carbon scoring failures due to restricted, clogged exhaust port or combustion chamber, including damage to
spark arrester screen.
• Adjustments after the first (30) thirty days and beyond, such as carburetor adjustment and throttle cable adjustment.
• Damage to gears or gear cases caused by contaminated grease or oil, use of incorrect type or viscosity of lubricants, and/or
failure to comply with recommended grease or oil change intervals.
• Damage caused by pump or sprayer running dry, pumping or spraying caustic or flammable materials, or lack of or broken
strainers.
• Additional damage to parts or components due to continued use after operational problem or failure occurs. Should operational
problem or failure occur, the product should not be used, but delivered as is to an authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer.
It is a dealer’s and/or customer’s responsibility to complete and return the warranty registration card supplied with your Shindaiwa
product or by visiting WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM. Your receipt of purchase including date, model and serial number must be maintained and presented to an authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer for warranty service. Proof of purchase rests solely with the customer. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so you may also have other specific
legal rights which vary from state to state. This limited warranty is given by ECHO Incorporated, 400 Oakwood Rd., Lake Zurich, IL
60047.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
This limited warranty is in lieu of all other expressed or implied warranties, including any warranty of FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE and any implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY otherwise applicable to this product. ECHO, INC. and
its affiliated companies shall not be liable for any special incidental or consequential damage, including lost profits. There are no
warranties extended other than as provided herein. This limited warranty may be modified only by ECHO, INC.
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Servicing Information
Parts/Serial Number
Genuine Shindaiwa Parts and Assemblies for your Shindaiwa products are available only from an Authorized
Shindaiwa Dealer. When you do need to buy parts always have the Model Number, Type and Serial Number of the
unit with you. You can find these numbers on the engine. For future reference, write them in the space provided
below.
Model No. _____________ SN. ______________
Service
Service of this product during the warranty period must be performed by an Authorized Shindaiwa Service Dealer.
For the name and address of the Authorized Shindaiwa Service Dealer nearest you, ask your retailer or call: 1-877986-7783. Dealer information is also available on WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM. When presenting your unit for Warranty
service/repairs, proof of purchase is required.
Consumer Product Support
If you require assistance or have questions concerning the application, operation or maintenance of this product you
may call the Shindaiwa Consumer Product Support Department at 1-877-986-7783 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Central
Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Before calling, please know the model and serial number of your unit.
Warranty Registration
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your Shindaiwa equipment by filling out the
warranty registration card supplied with your unit. Registering your product confirms your warranty coverage and provides a direct link if we find it necessary to contact you.
Additional or Replacement Manuals
Replacement Operator and Parts Catalogs are available from your Shindaiwa dealer or at WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM
or by contacting the Consumer Product Support Department (1-877-986-7783). Always check WWW.SHINDAIWA.
COM for updated information.
ECHO Incorporated.
400 Oakwood Road
Yamabiko Corporation
Lake Zurich, IL 60047-1564 U.S.A.
7-2 Suehirocho 1-Chome, Ohme,
Tokyo, 198-8760, Japan
Telephone: 1-877-986-7783
Fax: 1-847-540-8416
www.shindaiwa.com
Copyright© 2013 By Echo, Incorporated
All Rights Reserved.
Phone: 81-428-32-6118
Fax: 81-428-32-6145
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