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IMPORTANT MANUAL
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MODEL NO.
358.797180-26cc
(17" Cutting Path)
Always Wear Eye Protection During Operation
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26cc GAS WEEDWACKER _
A WARNING:
Read the Operator's
2 Cycle Engine
Fuel Mix 40:1
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
Manual
and Follow All Warnings
and Safety Instructions.
Failure To Do So Can Result
in SeriousInjury.
Sold by Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Chicago,
Ill. 60684
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530-067910-3-04/26/91
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©Sears, Roebuck and C0. , 1990
ONE YEAR LIMITEDWARRANTYONCRAFISMAN _WACKEI_
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ForOne Yearfromdateofpurchase,whenthis Weedwacker
_ is maintained,lubricated,andtuned upaccordingtotheoperating
and maintenanceinstractionsin the operator'smanual, Scarswill repairfreeof chargeany defectin materi_ or_r_ship.
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This warrantyexcludes nylonline, spark plug, and aircleaner; which are expendablepare and become _m during norm_l _
use,
Ifthis Weodwacker_ isused forcomnaercial
orrentalpurposes;thiswarrantyappliesforonly30 daysfromthe dateofpurchas¢.
WAR_RANTYSERVICEISAVAILABLEBYCONTACTINGTHENEARF,.KrSEARSSERVICECENTER/DEPARTMENT _._
IN THE UNITED STATES.This warranty appliesonlywhile this productis inuseinthe UnitedStates.
This warrantygives youspecific legalrights, and youmay also haveotherrightswhich vary from stateto state.
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CR-W,
SEARS,
ROEBUCK AND CO. DEPT. D/731
SEARS TOWER CHICAGO, IL 60684
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
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ASSEMBLY ......................................
ACCESSORIES ..................................
ENGINE INFORMATION ..........................
A. Fueling Your Engine ..........................
B. Pre-Operation Checks .........................
C. Starting Instructions ..........................
D. Operating Instructions ......
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USING YOUR TRIMMER. .........................
A. Trimmer Safety ..............................
B. Trimmer Line Advance ........................
C. Cutting Methods .............................
D. Line Replacement ............................
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE
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A, Maintenance Safety ...........................
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B. Air Filter ...................................
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C. Starter Rope .................................
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D. Flexible Drive Shaft Lubrication .................
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E. Carburetor Adjustments .......................
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E Storage ....................................
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G. Trouble Shooting Chart .......................
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REPAIR PAR'IS LIST ..............................
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INDEX ..........................................
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QUICK REFERENCE PAGE ........................
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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE TYPE:
2-Cycle, Air-Cooled
DISPLACEMENT:
26cc
ENGINE RPM:
Operating- 7500
Idle -- 2800 - 3200
STARTERROPEHANDLE
FOAMGRIP
IGNITION:
Solid State
CARBURE'K)R:
Diaphragm All Positions with
adjustable fuel mixture jets
ENGINE "'OFF":
Positive Switch
STARTER:
Auto Rewind •
MUFFLER:
Temperature Limiting
(not spark arresting)
CLUTCH:
FUEL TANK:
Centrifugal
17 ft. oz.
SPARK PLUG:
71-86555 (O-14)
SPARK PLUG GAP:
.025"
MODULE A!R GAP:
.010" 1.014"
LUBRICATION:
Gasoline/Oil Mixture - 40:1
CUq_"NG LINE:
(S,ee ]Tueling Your Engine")
,080" Diameter
Sears Laser
Line ®
SHAFT LENGTH:
48"
THROTrLE TRIGGER
I_G_STE_D
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NOTE: LASER LINE ® IS
WHITE CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIES,
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IGNITION
TRADEMARK
INC.
SAFETYLABEL
DRI'VESHAFT HOUSING
SERIAL NUMBER AND
)STARRING INSTRUCTIONS
OF
MANUFACTURED
UNDER ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING U,S.
PATENTS: 3,708,967; 3,826,068; 3,859,776; 4,035,912; 4,052,789; 4,054,992;
4.067,108; 4.104,797;4,114,269;
4,124,938;4,156,3_2:4.156,967"4,161,820;
4A67,812; 4,269,372; 4,286,675; DES.249,630; 4,107,901; 4,112.653; 4,136,446;
4,168,572; 4,183,138; 4,189,833; 4,211,004; 4,211,005: 4,236,311; 4.236,312;
4,290,200; 4,362,074: 4,366,622; 4.382,356; 4,45t,983; 4A83,069.
U.S, AND FOREIGN PATENTS FENDING.
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TOOLCANBE@ANGEIIOU$!
This tool can cause serious injury or blindness to the operator and others. The warnings and safety instructions in this manual
must be followed to provide reasonable safety and efficiency in using this tool. The operator is responsible for following the
warnings and instructions in this manual and on the tool. Read the entire Operator's Manual before assembling and using
this tool! Restrict the useofthis power tool to persons who read, understand, and follow the warnings and instructions
in this manual and on the tool.
A DANGER
NEVER USE BLADES
WITH THIS TOOL.
-- THE BLADE CAN COME OFF AND
SERIOUSLY INJURE YOU AND OTHERS,
-- THIS TOOL IS DESIGNED FOR
LINE TRIMMER USE ONLY.
_ARNING
THE TRIMMER
VIOLENTLY.
LINE CAN THROW OBJECTS
-- YOU CAN BE BLINDED
OR INJURED.
-- WEAR EYE AND LEG PROTECTION.
60 FOOT
ZONE
A WARNL_G
HAZARD ZONE FOR THROWN OBJECTS.
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THE TRIMMER LINE CAN THROW
OBJECTS VIOLENTLY.
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OTHERS CAN BE BLINDED OR
INJURED.
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KEEP PEOPLE AND ANIMALS
30 FEET (10 METERS) AWAY.
AWARNING
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READ OPERATOR S MANUAL.
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FOLLOW ALL _I_RNINGS
AND
INSTRUCTIONS.
OPERATOR'S
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CAN RESULT IN
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SAFETY
1. Always wear a safety face shield or safety goggles. See
'_ccessories?'
2. Keep hair, fingers, and aHother parts of the body a_. from
openings and moving parts. Alwayswear heavy, long pants,
boots, and gloves. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry,
short pants, sandals, or go barefoot. Secure hair so it is
above shoulder length. Being fully covered will help protect you from pieces of toxic plants (such aspoison ivy)
thrown by the Trimmer Head, which could be more of a
hazard than touching the plant itself.
3. Do not operate this tool when you are tired, ill, or under the
influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
4. Always use the assist handle. See "Assembly."
5. Wear hearing protection if you use this tool for more than
1V2hours per day.
6. Never start or run the engine inside a closed room or building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
7. Keep handles free ofoil and fuel.
,a, TOOL SAFETY
1. Inspectentiretoolbeforeeachuse. P,eptacedamaged pa_s.
Check for fuet leaks and make sure all fasteners are in place
and securely fastened.
2. Replace trimmer head parts that are cracked, chippexl,
broken, or damaged in any other way before using the tool.
3. Use only .080" diameter Sears Laser Line._ Never use
wire, rope, string, etc.
4. Be sure the shield is properly attached.
5. Use only the specified trimmer head. See "Specifications"
Make sure the trimmer head is properly installed and
fastened. Refer to "Assembly."
6. Be sure the trimmer head stops turning when engine idles.
See "Carburetor Adjustments."
7. Make carburetor adjustments with the drive shaft housing
supported to prevent the trimmer line from contacting any
object. Hold the tool by hand; do not use the optional
shoulder strap for support.
8. Keep others away when making carburetor adjustments.
9. Use only accessories or attachments as recommended for
this tool by Sears.
A FUEL SAFETY
1. Move at least 10feet (3 meters) away from fueling site before starting engine.
2. Use a container approved for fuel.
3. Do not smoke or allow smoking near fuel or the tool or
while using the tool.
4. Wipe up all fuel spills before starting engine.
5. Stop engine before removing fuel cap. Allow the engine
to cool before refueling.
6. Before storing the tool, use up fuel left in the fuel lines
and carburetor by starting the engine and letting it run
until it stops.
7. Store tool and fuel in an area where fuel vapors cannot reach
sparks or open flames from water heaters, electric motors
or switches, furnaces, etc.
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& CUTTING SAFETY
1. Inspect the area to be cut before each use. Remove objects
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string, etc.) which can be
thrown or become entangled in the trimmer head.
2. Keep others including children, animals, bystanders, and
helpers outside the 60 foot (20 meter) Hazard Zone. Stop
the engine immediately if you are approached.
3. Always keep the engine on the right side of your body.
4. Hold the tool firmly with both hands.
5. Do not overreach or use from unstable surfaces such as
ladders, trees, steep slopes, rooftops, etc. Use extra care
when cleaning on stairways. Keep firm footing and balance
at all times.
6. Keep trimmer head below waist level.
7. Do not raise the engine above your waist. The trirranerhead
can come dangerously close to your body.
8. Keep all parts ofyour body away from the trimmer head and
muffler when the engine is running.
9. Use only for jobs explained in this manual.
& MA/NTENANCE SAFETY
i. Maintain the tool according to recommended procedures.
Keep the trimmer line at the proper length.
2. Never start the engine with the clutch shroud removed. The
clutch can fly apart and cause serious injury.
3. Disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance
except for carburetor adjustments.
4. Make carburetor adjustments with the drive shaft housing
supported to prevent the trimmer line from contacting any
object. Hold the tool by hand; do not use the optional
shoulder strap for support.
5. Keep others away when making carburetor adjustments.
6. Use only genuine replacement parts as recommended
by Sears.
4A TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
1. Hand carry the tool with the engine stopped and the muffler
away from your body.
2. Allow the engine to cool, run fuel out of the fue! system, and secure the tool before transporting in a vehicle or storing.
3. Before storing the tool, use up fuel left in the fuel lines
and carburetor by starting the engine and letting it van
until it stops.
4. Store tool and fuel in an area where fuel vapors cannot reach
sparks or open flames from water heaters, electric motors
or switches, furnaces, etc.
5. Store the tool so the line limiter cannot accidentally cause
injury. The tool can be hung by the drive shaft housing or
by the bracket below the engine.
6. Store tool out of reach of children.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgement. Contact your Sears Service
Center/Depa_ment if you need assistance.
SAFETY NOTICE
Exposure to vibrations through prolonged use of gasoline powered hand tools could cause blood vessel or nerve damage in the fingers,
hands, and wrists of people prone to circulation disorders or abnormal swellings. Prolonged use in cold weather has been linked
to blood vessel damage in otherwise healthy people. If symptoms occur such as numbness, pain, loss of strength, change in skin
color or texture, or loss of feeling in the fingers, hands, or wrists, discontinue the use of this tool and seek medical atteetion. An
anti-vibration system does not guarantee the avoidance of these problems. Users who operate power tools on a continual and regular basis must monitor closely their physical condition and the condition of this tool.
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INTRODUCTION
KEY
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Your Trimmer is a versatile product developed for large
lawns and _omake short work ofa waiety of lawn care tasks
trimming, scalping, mowing, and sweeping.
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Centrifugal Clutch
All-Position Carburetor
Adjustable, Cushioned Assist Handle
Semi Automatic Line Feed Trimmer Head
17" Cutting Path
UNPACKING
CONTENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
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1. Remove contents from the carton if you have not
done so.
2. Check parts against the list below.
3. Examine parts for damage. Do not use damaged parts.
4. Noti_'your Sears Store immediately if a part is missing or damaged.
NOI_: It is normal to hear the fuel f'flter rattle in an empty
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fuel tank.
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QTY,
Engine
Drive ShafttAssembly w/Safety Label
Shield
Trimmer Head
Assist Handle
2-cycle Engine Oil
Operator's Manual (Not Shown)
Loose Pans Bag (Not Shown)
* LOOSE PARTS BAG CONTENTS:
Flex Shaft Lube
Screw - Shield
Bracket - Shield
Squared Head Screw - Assist Handle
Hex Nut- Assist Handle
T-Handle - Assist Handle
Hex Screw - Clutch Skroud
Hex Nut - Clutch Shroud
Dust Cup - Drive Shaft Housing
Hex Wrench
Screw - Throttle Trigger Housing
Nut- Throttle Trigger Housing
Bracket - Assist Handle
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NOTICE
For users on U.S. Forest Land and in some states, including California (Public Resources Codes 4442 and 4443),
Idaho, Maine, Minneso_,
New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington: Certain internal combustion engines operated on
forest, brush, and!or grass-covered land in the above areas are required to be equipped with a spark arrestor, maintained
in effective working order, or the engine must be constructed, equipped, and maintained for the prevention of fire. Check
with your state or local authorities for regulations pertaining to these requirements. Failure to follow these requirements
is a violation of the law. This unit is not factory-equipped
with a spark arrestor; however, a spark arrestor is available as an optional part. If a spark arrestor is required in your area, contact your Sears Service Center or Parts Department for Spark Arrestor kit #952-701612.
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PBJF, PAILATION
This Operator's Manual has been developed to help you
assemble the tool and to provide its safe operation. It is
important that you read the entire manual to become
familiar with the tool before you begin assembly.
1. READ YOUR OPERATOR'S
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a. Flathead
Screwdriver.
b. 1-1/4 inch wrench or adjustable wrench.
c. Hex Wrench provided with tool.
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a. Place the two Screws (from the loose parts bag) into
the holes on the Clutch Shroud as shown in Figure 1.
b. Position the Lock-Nuts (from the loose parts bag)
in the hex openings in the Clutch Shroud.
CLUTCH
GROOVE
c. Tighten theScrewswith the small hexwrench provided just enough to hold the hardware together while
holding the l_x)ck-Nuts with your other hand.
d. Remove the packing cover from the straight end of
the Drive Shaft Housing.
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NOTE: Make sure the Flexible Drive Shaft does
not fall out of the Drive Shaft Housing when the
packing cover is removed. Dirt on the Shaft will
significantly reduce the life of the tool. If the Flexible Drive Shaft falls out of the Housing, clean,
relube, then reinstall. See "Flexible Drive Shaft
Lubrication" in the Maintenance section.
e.
Align the bottom groove on the Drive Shaft Housing with the Ridge on the inner, lower wallof the
Clutch Shroud opening. Turn the Arbor Shaft as
necessary to align the square end of the Flexible
Drive Shaft with the square inside the Clutch
Shroud opening. Firmly push the Drive Shaft
Housing into the Clutch Shroud until it contacts the
Foam Grip or is within 1/8 inch, Figure 1.
f. Tighten the Screws alternately
wrench until secure.
DRIVE SHAFT
HOUSING
ARBOR
with the small hex
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Do n°tbend
the throttle
cable.
a. Slide the Throttle Trigger Housing from the Foam
Grip about 1" to 1-1/2 ".
b. Insert the Throttle Cable through the tunnel in the
Foam Grip until the end of the Cable extends at
least 2 inches beyond the Grip. Figure 3.
c. Hold the Trigger away from the Drive Shaft Housing and insert the barrel end of the Throttle Cable
into the round opening in the Trigger as shown in
Figure 3.
NOTE: When inserting the barrel end of the
Throttle Cable into the round opening in the
Trigger, make sure that the barrel is completely
inserted and the Throttle Cable is located in the
split in the Arm. Figure 4!(inset).
d. l_ash the Trigger back into the Housing while guiding the Cable through the split in the arm. (Figure
4,) Guide the arm into the Foam Grip t_annel while
replacing the Throttle Trigger Housing flush against
the Grip.
e. Squeeze Trigger against the Foam Grip. Install
Screw and Nut. Figure 5. See Caution below.
FCAUTION:] Do not overtighten the screw. Make
sure the trigger will move freely. There must be at
least 1/8" free play in the trigger. Figure 5. Make
sure the trigger will move freely so the engine €_
fully return to idle when the trigger is released. The
trimmer head must not turn at idle speed to avoid
serious injury to the operator and others.
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PLIT IN
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a. Place the Dust Cup on the Drive Shaft Housing
over the hex nut that is assembled on the Arbor
_Shaft. Figure 6 (inset).
b. Hold the Dust Cup with a wrench to keep the Arbor
Shaft from turning. Figure6.
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Thread the Trimmer Head onto the Arbor Shaft,
again_st the Dust Cup, and as tight as possible with
your hand. Figure 6.
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NOTE: Unless the Trimmer Head is tightened
adequately, it can unthread the first time the engine
is started. If this occurs, reinstall the Trimmer Head
and tighten more securely.
d,
Press the Tap Button and pull a minimum of 4
inches of Line from the Trimmer Head. Figure
7. Approximately 2 inches of line can be advanc_
each time the Tap Button is pressed.
Appmzinm_y 2 inches of line
can be advanced each time the
_p Batton t5 pmsed.
TAP BUTTON
NOTE: To remove Trimmer Head, hold the Dust
Cup with a wrench and unthread the Trimmer Head.
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Shield -- lqlmmS
_WARNING
Failure to install the shield in the position shown in
WIDEST PART
HARDWARE SHOWN
Figures 8 and 9 can result in serious injury to the
operator. The length of the shield must be aligned with
the length of the drive shaft housing. Direct the widest
part of the shield toward the engine.
[CAlrriotq: t The Line Lhniter (on the underside
of the shield) is sharp and cancut you.
a. Match the Key (Raised area) on the Shield with the
Keyway ("V" slot) on the Drive Shaft Housing.
Figure 8 (inset).
b. Rest the bottom of the Shield on topofthe shoulder
of the Drive Shaft Housing above the Dust Cup.
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NOTE: The bottom of the Shield must rest on top of
the shoulder of the Drive Shaft Housing.
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Install the Shield retaining Bracket and Screws as
shown in Figure 8.
NOTE: It is easier to start the Screws with a screwdriver and finish tightening with a 3/8" wrench.
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Throttle
Trigger
Housing
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d. Tighten the Screws evenly and securely.
Bracket
NOTE: A small space may be left between the
Bracket and the Shield when hardware is fully
tightened.
Square
Nut
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Label
Drive
&ASSIST HANDLE -- Figures
9 & 10
T-Handle
a. Insert the end of the Drive Shaft Housingthrough
the Assist Handle. Figure 9 (inset).
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Align the Assist Handle between the Safety Label
and the Throttle Trigger Housing. Seat the Drive
Shaft Housing in the groove in the Assist Handle.
Figure 9.
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Handle
sjScri
Groove
Insert the tab on the Assist Handle Bracket into
the slot on the Assist Handle. Figure 9. Then,
lay the Assist Handle Bracket over the Drive
Shaft Housing.
d. Drop the threaded end of the square-head
THandle Screw through the opening in the top of
.the T-Handle. Figure 10.
e. Pull on the threaded end of the Screwto bringthe
square head of the Screw past the pin inside the
T-H_dle.
Figure t0.
f. Insert the Screw up through
Handle and then through
Bracket. Figure 9.
g. Thread
Before
Assembly
Square Head
Screw Seated
the hole in the Assist
the Assist Handle
screw into square m,t. Tighten
Assembled
Top View
securely.
t CAUTION: I When adjusting
the Assist Handle
for comfort, be sure that the Assist Handle remains between
Engine and Safety Label on
Drive Shaft Housing.
Figure 9 •
h. Adjust Assist Handle up or down the Shaft Housing for comfort.
T Handle
Figure
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6. OPERATING
POSITION --. Figure
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a. Before starting the En_
stand as shown in
Figure 11and check for the following:
i).Leftarm "fully extended,hand holding Assist
Handle.
2). Right arm slightlybent, hand holding the Foam
Grip, fingers on Throttle Trigger.
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SLIGHTLYBENT,
HANDHOLDING
FOAMGRIE
FINGEIt_SON
THROTTLE
TRIGGER
FACE SHIELD
LEFT ARM EXTENDED
HAND HOLDING
ASSIST HANDLE
3).Engine below waist level.
4).Weight of tool evenly distributed between arms.
5).Without operator bending over, the Trimmer
Head is near and parallel to the ground and easily
contacts the material to be cut.
h. Adjust the Assist Handle up or down the Drive
Shaft Housing (but above the Safety Label) to a
comfortable position.
TRIMM
HEADIS
NEAR THE GROUND AND
EASILY CONTACTS
MATERIAL TO BE CUT
ENGINE
IS BELOW
WAIST LEVEL
1). [zx_sen the T-Handle by hand, adjust Assist Handle. Retighten T-Handle by hand only.
,2). Rotatethe Assist Handle from left to rightif it is
necessary to tilt the angle of the Trimmer Head
such as when cuttingalarge, sloped area such as
a ditch bank.
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The following accessories are available through Sears Retail Stores, Catalog, Outlets or Service Centers.
ITEM
Safety Face Shield..
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Safety Goggles ............................................
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2-Cycle Engine Oil ..............................................................
Spark Plug ....................................................................
Fuel Cap ......................................................................
Replacement Trimmer Head (available only through Sears Service Centers)
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Replacement Nylon Trimmer Line
-- 400 ft .....................................................................
-- 200 fl .....................................................................
Replacement
Spool with Line .....................................................
Flex Shaft Lube ......
Shoulder Strap Kit ...............................................................
Spark Arrestor Kit .............................
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71-86555
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71-85783
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SAFETY
• Your tool is powered by a 2-cycle engine which
requires a fuel mixture of regular unleaded gasoline and a high quality engine oil specially made
for 2-cycle, air cooled engines. •
The internal design of the 2-cycle engine requires
lubrication of moving parts. Lubrication is provided
when the recommended mixture of gasoline and oil
is used.
• Genuine Sears 40:1,2-cycle engine oil is strongly
recommended for the protection of your unit.
Extensive engineering tests have proven that Sears
2-cycle engine oil resists break-down at operating
temperatures common to 2-cycle engines, resulting
• Gasoline
performance
and longer engine life.
must be clean and not over two months
old. After a short period of time, gasoline will chemically break down and form compounds that cause
hard starting and damage in 2-cycle engines.
• The correct measure of gasoline to oil is very
important. Too much oil in the mixture will foul the
spark plug.
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Too little oil or incorrect oil will
cause the engine to overheat and seize.
Always mix the fuel thoroughly in a container
since gasoline and oil do not readily combine. Do not
mix gasoline and oil directly in the fuel tank.
FOIJ_WI_G
ONLY:
3.2 oz. 2-cycle engine oil to 1 gal. gasoline or 8 oz.
2-cycle engine oil to 2.5 gal. gasoline.
(40 parts gasoline to 1 part oil)
SEARS b_-30143
40:1 Ratio
FJ_GINE OIL (3.2 ozJ
ANY GOOD GRADE
16:1 Ratio
AIR=COOLED, 2_CYCLE
ENGINE OIL (8 oz.)
SEARS 2-cycle engine oil mixed at40:1 is strongly
recommended.
If SEARS 2-cycle engine oil is not available, use a
good quality, 2-cycle engine oil mixed at a ratio of
16:1 (8 oz. oil to 1 gallon gasoline).
4. DO NOT USE:
• NMMA Oil-- NationalMarine
Manufacturers
Association (formerly BIA)
-- Does not have proper additives for 2-cycle, aircooled engines and can cause engine damage.
" AUTOMOTIVE OIL --
MIX'IIJlt_
in dependable
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ENGINE
a. Use only recommended fuel mixtures.
b. Mix and pour fuel outdoors andwhere there are
no sparks or flames.
c. Use a container approved for fuel,
d. Do not smoke or allow smoking near fuel or the tool
or while using the tool.
e. Wipe up all fuel spills before starting the engine.
f. Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from fueling site before starting engine.
g. Stop engine before removing fuel cap. Allowthe
engine to cool before refueling.
h. Empty fuel tank before storing tool. Use up fuel
left in caJ'buretor by starting engine and letting engine
run until it stops.
i. Store tool and fuel in an area where fuel vapors
cannot reach sparks or open flames from water
heaters, electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
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CAUTION
Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, do not leave fuel in the unit when storing
for 30 days or longer. Start the engine and let it run
until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh
fuel next season. See the "Storage"
section for additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage
can
o(_cur.
5. HOW
TO MIX
FUEL
AND
FILL TANK
a. Pour 1/2 of the regular unleaded gasoline to be used
into an approved, marked container. Do not mix
gasoline and oil directly in the fuel tank.
b. Add entire measure of engine oil.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Cover container tightly and shake for one minute.
Slowly remove fuel container cover.
Add remainder of gasoline.
Cover container tightly and shake again.
g. Slowly remove fuel container cover.
h. Slowly remove fuel cap. See "Specifications"
location.
i. Fill the tank using a spout or funnel.
j. Reinstall the fuel cap securely.
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manual.
See"Cm4,uretor
Adjustments:'
Before operating your tool, always:
1. Inspect the entire tool before each use. Replace
damaged parts.Check for fuel leaksandmakesure all
fastenersare in place and securely fastened.
2. Replace trimmer head parts that are cracked,
chipped, broken, or damaged in any other way
before using this tool.
.
Use only .080" diameter Sears I.aser Line ®.Never
use wire, rope, string, etc.
4. Use only with the shield properly attached.
C. STARTING
:1.._
INSTRUCTIONS
uarm_
7.
M_ke carburetor adLjustmemswith the drh_ slmft
bous_gsu_
w_
theuimmerUnefrm
contacting any object. Hold the tool by F_r,d. Do not
use the optional shoulder strap for support.
8.
Keep others
adjustments.
away
9.
Use only accessories or attachments
mended by Sears for this tool.
10. Clenntheair_
when
making
carburt_r
as recom-
ifdirtybeforeoperatingthetool.
Refer to "Specifications,'
for air filter location.
(For location of controls, refer to "Specifications.")
the enlpme.
STARTING POSITION
a. Fue! engine. Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away
from fueling site.
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b. Extend 4-6 inches of Line from Trimmer Head.
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trimmer head will turn as soon as the e_ine
starts.
c. Pest Engine and Shield on ground, supporting Trimmer Head offthe ground away from trees, bushes,
onlookers, etc. Figure 12.
d. If using optional Shoulder Strap, place Shoulder
Strap on your shoulder. Start engine before clipping
Shoulder Strap to the tool.
2.For
a Cold
CHOKE
Engine:
a. Move Ignition Switch to "on:' Figure 13.
b. Move Choke to "full" position. Figure 14.
c. Grasp Foam Grip and squeeze Throttle Trigger fully.
Keep Throttle Trigger fully squeezed until engine
runs smoothly (through step '$').
d. Pull Starter Rope sharply until engine attempts to
run, but no more than 8 pulls at full choke to avoid
flooding the engine. The engine "'attempts to run"
may be hard to hear. The operator must listen
carefully. After 8 pulls, proceed to step "e" even
if engine has not attempted to run.
e. Move Choke to "half" position. Figure 14.
f. Pull Starter Rope sharply until engine attempts to
run, but no more than 5 pulls.
NOTE: lfenginehas not started after 5 pulls, repeat
ste_s "a'" through "f"
g. Allow engine to run 5 seconds, then move Choke to
"off' position. Figure 9. Keep Throttle Trigger fully
squeezeduntilenginerunssmooth/_
NOTE: If engine dies with Choke at "off" position,
m,ms_ps "'e"
throue,
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Avoid any bodily contact with the muffler when starting
a warm engine. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
3. Igor a Warm
gngln¢:
a. Move Ignition Switch to "on" Figure 13.
b. Move Choke to "half" position. Figure 14.
c. Grasp Foam Grip and squeeze Throttle Trigger
fully. Keep Throttle Trigger fully squeezed until
engine runs smoothly.
d. Pull Starter Rope sharply until engine runs, but
nomore than 5 pulls.
e. Move Choke to "off" position. Figure 14. Keep
.Trigger fully squeezed until engine runs smoothly.
NOTE: If engine does not run at_r 5 pulls, itisprobably flooded. Wait a _v minutes and repeat procedure with Choke at "off" position. Figure 14.
4, _r aWsrm_tll!_
(Aner I_Out
a. Refuelengine. Move 10 feet (3 meters) away from
the fueling site.
b. Move ignition Switch to "on" Figure 13.
c. Move Choke to "full" position. Figure 14.
d. Grasp Foam Grip and squeeze Throttle Trigger
fully. Keep Throttle Trigger fully squeezed until
engine runs smoothly.
e.
Pull Starter Pope sharply until engine attempts to
run, but no more than 5 pulls.
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Move Choke to "off" position. Figure 14.
g.
PullS_m'Ro_ untilenginenms,butnomo_than
5 pulls. Keep Tn'ggerfullysqueezeduntilengineruns
smoothly.
NOTE: Ifengine has notstarted, pull Starter Rope
5 more pulls. If enginestiU does not run, it is probably flooded. Wait a few minutes and repeat procedure with Choke at "off" position. Figure 14.
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INSTRUCIIONS
1. Bring the engine to cutting speed before entering the
material to be cut.
a,
b.
Do not run the engine at a higher speed than
necessary. The cutting line will cut efficiently when
the engine is run at less than full throttle. At lower
speeds, there is less engine noise and vibration. The
trimmer line will last longer and will be less likely
to "weld" onto the spool.
If the Trimmer Head does not turn when the
engine is accelerated, make sure the Drive Shaft
Housing is properly seated in the Engine Shroud.
Refer to "Assembly-Drive Shaft Housing"
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.
Always release the Throttle Trigger and allow the
engine to return to idle speed when not cutting.
Make sure the Trimmer Head stops turning when
the Thnmle Trigger is released and the engine runs
at idle speed, For correction, refer to "Carburetor
Adjustments/'
To stop the engine:
a. Release the Throttle Trigger.
b. Move Ignition Switch to the ',OFF" position. Figure 13.
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-- T//IIOW$ OBJECTS
The rapidly moving line causes objects to be thrown violently.
The shield will not provide complete protection to the operator
or others. The operator must wear a safety face shield or
goggles. Always wear heavy; long pants and boots. Keep
others at least 30 feet (10 meters) away.
60 FOOT
AWARNING
-- HAZASDZONE
This tool will throw objects and cut. Keep others including
children, animals, bystanders, and helpers at least 30 feet
(I0 meters) away from the operator and tool. Stop the
engine if you are approached.
A WARNING
Trimmer Head
#71-8-5805
Use Only Genuine Replacement
Parts
-- ntM E0
Trimmer head parts that are chipped, cracked, broken, or
damaged in any other way can fly apart and cause serious
injury. Do not use. Throw damaged parts away. Replace
damaged parts before using the tool.
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a. Always wear a safety face shield or goggles. See
"Accessories"
b. Keep hair, fingers, and all other parts of the body away from
openings and moving parts. Always wear heavy, long pants,
boots, and gloves. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry,
short pants, sandals, or go barefoot. Secure hair so it is
above shoulder length. Being fully covered will help protect you from pieces of toxic plants (such as poison ivy)
thrown by the Trimmer Head, which could be more of a
hazard than touching the plant itself.
c. Do not operate this tool when you are tired,
ill, or under the influence of alcohol, drugs,
or medication.
d. Do not swing the tool with such force that you
are in danger of losing your balance.
e. Never start or run the engine inside a closed
room or building.
f. Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
away
when making
carburetor
h. Use only accessories
or attachments
mended for this tool by Sears.
a,
Inspect the area to be cut before each use. Remove
objects (rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string, etc.)
which can be thrown or become entangled in the
trimmer head
e. Keep the trimmer
B, AUTOMATIC
recom-
3. CI/Tr/NG
b. Use only .080" diameter Sears Laser
Never use wire, rope, string, etc.
Line ®.
e. Be sure the trimmer head stops turning when the
engine idles. See "Carburetor Adjustments."
LINE
ADVANCE
The trimmer line advances automatically
• wears and reduces the cutting path.
as the line
The line will wear faster and will advance more frequently when cutting against hard surfaces such as
rocks, bricks, concrete, metal fences, etc., than when
cutting against woody objects such as trees or wooden
fences.
If line does not advance properly:
-- Operate the engine at full throttle and allow the line
to strike a hard surface such as concrete or the
ground,
-- If line is 4" or less, stop the engine and check for line
binding or tangling on the spool. See "Trimmer
Head"in the Maintenance Section for rewinding
instructions.
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Keep others
adjustments.
c. Hold the tool firmly with both hands.
d. Make sure tbe trimmer head is properly installed
and securely fastened. Refer to "'Assembly"
•
.
a. Inspect the entire tool before each use. Replace
damaged parts. Check for fuel leaks and make sure
all fasteners are in place and securely fastened.
c. Be sure the shield is properly attached.
•
your hand. Do rot use the optional shoulder strap for
support.
b. Always keep the engine on the right side of your
body.
L]_OL
•
Make carburetor adjustments with the drive
shaft homing supportedto preventthe trimmer
linefromcontactinganyobject.Holdthetoolwith
f.
Always keepthe shidd in place when the tool is being
operated. Figure 22.
d. Keep firm footing and balance. Do not over-reach.
head below waist level.
f. Do not raise the engine above your waist.
g K_p all parts of your body away from the trimmer line and muffler when the engine is running.
h. Use only for jobs explained in this manual.
_WARNING
Use only .080" diameter Sears Laser Line®. Other
sizes of line will not advance properly and 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.
_WARNING
Use minimum speed and do not crmvd the line when cutting around hard objects (rocks, gravel, loose objects,
etc), which can damage to the trimmer head, become
entangled in the line, or be thrown causing a serious
hazard.
CUFFING LINE
ADVANCES
AUTOMATICALLY
LINE LIMITER
LINE L[M]TF__
CUTS OFF
LINE TO
PROPER LENGTH
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• The tip ofthe line does the cutting. Allow thelineto
trim at its own pace. You will achieve better results by
not crowding the line into the cutting area. The right and
wrong ways are shown in Figure 16.
• The line will easily remove grass and weeds from
around walls, fences, trees, and flower beds, but it
also can cutthe tender bark of trees or shrubs and scar
fences. Tohelp avoid damage to vegetation or trees with
tender bark, shorten line to 4-5 inches and use less than
full throttle.
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Always v_ar eye protection. Never lean over the trimmet head. RaZor debriscan ricochet or bethrmminto
eyesandfaceandcauseMMness orether serious_ury.
L TlUMMmG - Figure X7
Hold the tap button about 3 inches above the ground and
tilt the trimmer head at an angle. Allow the tip of the line
to do the cutting. Do not force the trimmer line into the
work area.
• The line will wear faster and will advance more frequently when you are cutting against rocks, bricks,
concrete, metal fences, etc., than when cutting
against trees or wooden fences.
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The scalping technique removes unwanted vegetation,
Hold the tap button about 3 inches above the ground and
tilt the trimmer head atan angle, Allow the tipofthe line
to strike the ground around trees, posts, monuments,
etc. This technique increases line wear.
For trimming or scalping, use less than full throttle
to increase line life and decrease head wear.
-- during light duty cutting.
-- next to rocks, bricks, concrete, metal fences, etc..
• Formowing orsweeping,
clean job.
SCALPING
use full throttle for a good
3_
MOWING
-- Figure
Your trimmer is ideal
lawn mowers cannot
keep the line parallel
head into the ground
damage the tool.
• Avoid letting the trimmer head continuously contact
the ground during normal cutting. Constant contact
will cause trimmer head damage and premature wear,
4.
SWEEPING
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for mowing in places conventional
reach. In the mowing position,
to the ground. Avoid pressing the
as this can scalp the ground and
Figure
20
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.
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Figure
Figure
16
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F_ure
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Figure
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Check to make sure all four Catches and the .Lock
• For proper line feed:
-- Use only genuine Sears pre-wound spools and
.080" diameter Sears Laser Line._ Use of other
types of spools or lines can result in excessive
breakage, line welding, and improper line feed.
-- Pre-wound spools offer the most convenient
method for replacing line as well as optimum performance.
• Always clean dirt and debris from the spool and hub
when performing any type maintenance
L/nsCalU_
Spool w/IAne
a. Hold the Trimmer Head as shown in Figure 21.
Press the Lock Tab and turn Cover counterclockwise.
b. Remove the Cover and Spool. Figure 22.
c. Clean dirt and debris from all parts.
d. Inspect all Trimmer head parrs for damage.
Replace damaged parts.
A WAmmNO
Trimmer head parts that are chipped, cracked or
damaged in any way can fly apart and cause serious
injury. Do not use. Replace damaged parts before
using the tool.
e. Insert about 6 inches of Line from the inside of
the Hub through the Line Exit Hole to the outside to keep the Line from backing into the Head.
Figure 23.
f. ]Route the Line behind the Balancing Pin (Figure
23) while carefully placing the Spool in the Hub.
j.
Tab are properly fastened as shown in Figure 24, then
test the Cover by trying to turn it counterclockwise.
Pull on the Line again from outside the Hub. If the
Line can be pulled from the assembled head, it is
not properly muted around the Balancing Pin and
will feed continuously when the Trimmer Head turns.
Remove Cover and re-route Line as shown in
Figure 23.
AwAmmm
Allfuuramhmmua hehmmldmdthelodt lablakhld
am the eoMr. Iflmtalkd Im_,
tlw €over can fly
affand_
a danl_-uus
mlmlle,
t,nwm spwa
a. Follow "'Installing Spool w/Line:' steps "a-d" and
remove any Line remaining on the Spool.
b. Use a 40 foot lemr& of .080" Sears Laser Line®.
c. Inse_t 1/16" to 1/8" oftheendofthe
Line through one
of the holes in the rim ofthe Spool. Allow r_ more than
1/8" line extend beyond the rim to avoid interference
with line release action. Figure 25.
d. Wind the Line onto the Spool in the direction as shown
by the arrow on the Spool and as tightly and evenly as
possible so the line will feed properly. Figure 25.
Iczunm_:
I The trimmer head wiUnot functim
properly ifthe spool is filled beyond the notches
around the outside edge ofthe spool.
e. Follow "'Installing Spool w/Line" steps "e-i:'
g. Pull on the Line extending outside the Hub to
make sure the Line will not advance. See Inset,
Eigure 23,
This indicates that the Line is routed properly.
h. Reinstall Cover:
1.) Align the four Catches on the Hub with the
cutouts in the Cover. Figure 24.
2.) Press the Cover onto the Hub.
3.) Turn Cover clockwise. Figt_e 21.
LINE EXIT
To remove, turn cover counterclockwise d-,m.
turn cover clockwise qp.A ."
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LOCK TAB
1N LINEON SPOOL
&$SHOWNBY ARROW.
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mmettq the _mm_
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0 Releases
continuously
-- Wound beyond notches on spool.
-- Improperly muted in head.
-- Line size incorrect.
• Does not advance, or bresks while_
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Improperly muted in head.
Improperly wound onto spool.
Line size incorrect.
Too little line outside head.
-- Shield installed improperly.
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• Welds on spool
-- Line size incorrect.
-- Incorrect spool.
-- Crowding lineagainst material being cut.
-- Cutting at higher sveeds than necessary.
-- Wound loosely on spool.
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is excessive
Improperly muted in head.
Line size incorrect.
Cutting at high speeds around hard objects.
Crowding line against material being cut.
• Pulls back into head
-- Too little line outside of head.
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I. Maintain the tool according to recommended procedures. Keep the trimmer line at the proper length
Never start the engine with the clutch shroud
2.
removed. The clutch can fly apart and cause serious
injury.
6. Be sure the trimmer head stops turning when
engine idles. See "Carburetor
Adjustments:'
3. Disconnect
8. Replace trimmer head parts that are cracked,
chipI_,
broken, or damaged in any other way
before using the tool.
.
the spsxk
plug before
performing
maintenance except for carburetor adjustments.
Make carburetor adjustments with the drive shaft.
homing supported to prevent the trimmer line
from contacting any object. Hold the tool with your
hand. Do not use the optional shoulder strap for
support.
5. Keep others
adjustments.
away
when
making
carburetor
7. Use only .080" diameter Sears
Never use wire, rope, string, etc.
,
IgU,llf.tt
Laser
Line _.
Use only genuine replacement parts as recommended by Sears.
10. Inspect entire tool. Replace damaged parts. Check for
fuel leaks. Make sure all fasteners are in place and
securely fastened.
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A dirty air filter decreases the life and performance
engine and increases fuel consumption.
of the
3. Wash Filter in soap and water.
4. Squeeze Filter dry and replace in Cover.
Clean the Air F'dter:
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Do not clean the air t'dter in
gasoline or other flammable solvent to avoid
creating a fire hazard.
• Always after 5 tanks of fuel or 5 hours of operation,
whichever is less.
t More frequently,
in dusty conditions.
,
1. Loosen the two screws on the Air Filter Cover
enough to remove the cover from the engine. Figure261.
2. Remove the Air Filter fromthe Cover. Figure 27.
ReinstalltheAir FilterCover,makingsuretheChoke
exitslot (Figure 27)isplaced overtheChoke Lever.
[CAUTION:] Fit air f'dter into the corners of the
housing to keep dust from ent_riug the engine and
causing engine damage.
AIR FILTER
EXlTSLor
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Newr _rt the engine with the clutch shroud removM. The
cb_tch will fly apart and cause serious injury.
IIIaVlOVESCREa_
ClJYlL_"FLA_"
_WA/INING
Do not remove the retaining tab and screw to remove
pulley. The spring beneath the pulley is under tension
and can fly out causing serious injury. If any part of the
imlley t_ming assembly is damaged other than the rope,
do not use the tool. Take it to your Sears Service Center.
Disconnect
.
2.
Spark Plug Wire. Figure 28.
Remove the Screw and Nut in the Throttle Trigger
Housing as shown in Figure 2. Hold the Throttle Trigger
away from Drive Shaft Housing and remove Throttle
Cable from Trigger. Pall Cable out of Foam Grip
tunnel.
3. Remove the four Clutch Shroud Screws as shown in
Figure 28 with the small hex wrench provided.
4.
Separate the Clutch Shroud fromthe Engine. Figure 29.
A DANG_JI
Shown without
Drive Shaft Homing
for clarity.
CLUTCH
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Fqure
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Use only a hand tool to remove the clutch. Do not use any
ffpe of mototized tool or strike the clutch in any way. Otherwise, the clutch will fly apart and cause serious injury.
5. Hold the "Flats" ofthe Clutch with an adjustable wrench
as shown in Figures 29 and 30 and remove the Nut
counterclockwise
with a 3/8" socket wrench.
NOTE: Clutch will slide offthe crankshaft intact. Do
not disassemble clutch.
6.
Remove the Beveled Washer, Clutch and Large Flat
Washer as shown in Figure30.
7. Remove the Pulley Housing from the Engine. Figure 30.
8. Remove Rope Retention Screw. Remove any remaining rope.
.
PULLEY HOUSING
Hold Pulley Housing as shown in Figure 31. Hand turn
the Pulley clockwise as far as it will go. Then, turnthe
Pulley counterclockwise
until the Pulley Notch is
aligned with the Housing Notch next to the Retaining
Tab and Screw. Figure 31. Next, turn the Pulley one
complete turn counterclockwise
until the notches are
aligned again.
10. Insert the smallhex wrenchintothehole
formed by
the Notches tohotd the Pulley in position. Figure 31,
CLUTCH
NUT
LARGE
FLAT
WASHER
BEVELED
WASHER
_CURVES
_AgD
11. Use a 42" length of replacement Rope.
12, Move away 10 feet (3 meters) from the fuel tank with the
replacement Rope. Use a match and melt both ends of the
Rope to prevent fraying.
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13. Pull the melted end_s through a thick, clean rag while
the Pope is still hot to obtain smooth, pointed ends.
14. Insert one endof the R_pe through the Handle and
secure with a knot.
15. Insert the other end of the Rope through the Rope Exit
Hole, into theinside ofthe Housing, intothe Pulley,
and up through the Pulley Hole. See Inset, Figure 31.
16. Wrap Rope counterclockwise
around the Pulley
Ratchet and tuck loose end under Rope where it comes
out of the Pulley Hole. Leave a l-inch tail laying flat
on top of the Pulley between the Retainer Rib and the
rope Retention Screw/Post. Figure 31.
1Z Reinstall the Rope Retention Screw into the retention post, Tighten until snug.
NOTE: Do not overtighten the Screw, Overtightenhag the screw can cause the threads in the screw post
to strip out.
18. Hold Rope taut at Rope Exit Hole so it wilt not move
and remove hex wrench.
19 Slowly feed rope into the Pulley Housing.
20. Make sure Spacer is in place as shown in Figure30,
then reverse steps to re-assemble.
F_re
I_ON:
I When reinstalling the clutch, tighten
the nut just until the beveled washer is flattened
against the clutch. Over or under tightening the nut
can cause engine damage.
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FLEXlB_
DRIVE SHAFT
LUBRICATION
• Lubricate the Flexible Drive Shaft:
ICAUTmN,*
I Take
-- After each ten (I0) hours of operation.
-- Before operating if the unit has been stored for
90 days or longer.
• Use Flex Shaft Lube Part No. 530-030102.
NOTE: A tube of"Flex Shaft Lube'" has been supplied
with your unit to be used after the first !0 hours of
operation.
• Use the following
procedure
for best results:
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If engine has just beenoperated, avoid touching the muftier. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
[CAITEION: ] Lay the Flexible Drive Shaft on a clean
surface. Avoid laying the shaft on the floor, ground, or
on any surface that may have dirt or debris. Even after
wiping the shaft, grease residue can pick up dirt particles that can cause damage or premature failure.
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care to avoid injuring your hands
and fingers with broken wires when checking for
damage or wipingthe flexible drive shaft. A cloth will
not prevent the broken wires from puncturing or tearing your skin.
1. Remove the Screw and Nut in the Throttle
Housing as shown in Figure 2.
Trigger
2. Hold the Trigger away from the Drive Shaft Housing and
remove the barrel end of the Cable from the Trigger as
shown in Figure 3.
[CAUTION.., I Do not bend the cable.
3. Pull the Cable from the tunnel in the Foam Grip.
4. Loosen (but do not remove) the Hex Screws and
remove the Drive Shaft Housing from the Clutch
Shroud. Figure 1.
5. Remove the Flexible Drive Shaft from the Drive
Shaft Housing as shown in Figure32,
6. Check the Flexible Drive Shaft for broken wires, twists
or kinks and replace if damage is found.
7. Using a clean cloth, wipe the surface of the Flexible
Drive Shaft thoroughly to remove any old grease.
Figure 34,
8. Apply a uniform coat oflube to the entire surface of the
Flexible Drive Shaft.
9. Inject the remaining €ontents ofthe tube into the topof
the Drive Shaft Housing.
10. Replace Flexible Drive Shaft in the Drive Shaft
Housing.
11. Follow the instructions in '9_sscmbly" to reinstall the
Throttle Cable and the Drive Shaft Housing.
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follow instructions in sequence as indicated.
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Make carburO_r adjustments with the drive shaft housing supported to prevent trimmer line from contacting
any object. Hold the tool with your hand. Do not use the
optional shoulder strap for support.
AWARNING
Keep others away when making
ments.
carburetor
adjust-
adjusted.
• Poor engine performance can be a result of other
causes such as dirty air filter, carbon build'up
on muffler outlets, etc. See "Trouble
Shooting
Chart"
before
proceeding
with carburetor
adjustments.
• The carburetor has been carefully adjusted at the
factory. However, the operator must be sure that
adjustments are made when any of the conditions
occur as mentioned in "Trouble Shooting Suggestions" below.
Very small adjustments can affect engine performance. It is important to turn the screw a very small
amount per adjustment and test performance before
making further adjustments. Each adjustment should
be no more than the width of the slot in the adjusting
SCreWS.
1. TROUBI_
SHOOTING
SUGGESTIONS
-- Engine will not continue to run at idle position.
See "b" Idle Speed Adjustment" and "e. Low
Speed Mixture Adjustn_nt"
-- ]3"immer Head continues to spin when the engine
idles. See "'b. Idle Speed Adjustment" and "d.
Deceleration Check."
NOTE: In most cases, your engine can be made to
run properly with minor carburetor adjustments.
Refer to "Trouble Shooting Suggestions" in the left
column for the condition you are experiencing and
follc_, the instructions. Tim basic carburetor settings
are provided in the event they are required.
a. Turn the Low Speed Mixture Screw and the High
Speed Mixture Screw (Figure 34) clockwise just
until they stop. Do not turn the screws until they are
to the needle
seats can occur:
c. Follow instructions "'a. Preparation;'
High Speed Mixture Adjustment?'
through "f.
3. PROCEDURE
a. PKEPAKATION
l.)Use a fresh fuel mix. See "Fueling Your Engine:'
2. )Make sure the line extends to the length allowed
by the line limiter to provide correct load on
engine.
3.)Start the engine. Cut grass for 3 minutes to warm
engine. The engine must be at operating temperature before carburetor adjustments can be performed correctly.
4.) Stop engine and remove air f'dter by pulling it out
with your fingers. Refer to "Specifications"
for
location.
Ix IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT
l.)Allow engine to idle.
2.)Adjust Idle Speed Screw (Figure 34) until the
engine continues to run wihtout stalling and
without the trimmer head moving.
-- Engine diesor hesitates when it should accelerate.
See "c. Acceleration Check"
-- Turn screw clockwise to increase engine speed
if the engine stalls or dies.
-- Loss of cutting power which cannot be corrected
by cleaning the air fdter. See "f. High Speed Mixture Adjustment"
-- Turn screw counterclockwise to slow engine
down and/or to keep trimmer head from
-- Engine does not return to idle from full throttle
within 2 seconds. See "d. Deceleration Check"
--Engine
will not run. See "Trouble
Shooting
Chart" Then, if the carburetor requires adjustmen*. begin with"2. Basic Carburetor Settings"
AWAmqmG
Thg trimmer line will be spinning during most of this
procedure. Wear your protective equipment and observe
all safety instructions.
20
SW/'TING$
b. Turn the Low Speed Mixture and High Speed
Mixture Screws one full turn counterclockwise.
Serious injury to the operator and others can occur if the
is notproperly
CARBURETOR
tight as damage
_WARNING
carburetor
2.BASIC
turning.
3.)Follow instructions in "c. Acceleration
and "d. Deceleration Check?'
Check"
4. )No further adjustments are necessary if the
trimmer head does not turn at idle speed and
if performance
is satisfactory.
_WARNING
Recheck idle Speed after each adjustment. The trimmer
head must not turn at idle speed to avoid serious injury:
to the operator and others.
€.ACCELERA_ONCHECK
e.LOWSPEEDMIXTURE ADJUSTMENT
1.)Allowengine
toidle.
l.)Allow engine to idle.
2.)Squeeze
Triggerfully
2.)TUrn the Low Speed Mixture Screw (Figure 34)
slowly clockwise until the speed starts to drop,
Note this position.
a. If perfornmnce
is satisfactory, proceed to "d.
Deceleration Check:'
b. If the engine does not accelerate smoothly,
turn the Low Speed Mixture Screw (Figure 26)
counterclockwise
a small amount (no more
than the width of the slot in the adjusting
screw).
3.)Repeat step "2.)" until smooth acceleration is
obtained.
NOTE: It may be necessary to repeat ,b. Idle
Speed Adjustment" through "c. Acceleration
Check;' to obtain correct adjustments.
4.)Follow instructions in "d. Deceleration
Check-"
3.)Turn the Low Speed Mixture Screw counterclockwise until the speed increases and then starts
to drop again. Note this position.
4.)Set the Low Speed Mixture Screw at the midpoint between the two positions.
5.) Follow isntructions in "c. Acceleration
and "d. Deceleration Check."
L HIGH SPEED MIXTURE
CHECK
1.)Allow engine to idle, then squeeze Throttle Trigger fully.
2.)Allow engine to run at full speed for about 1
second.
3. )Release the Throttle Trigger to the idle position
and listen to the deceleration of the engine. It must
return to idle smoothly and within I to 2 seconds.
a. If performance is satisfactory, proceed to
step '_;.)"
b. ffthe engine slowly or erratically returns to
idle or idles erratkall-y, repeat"b. Idle Speed
Adjustment" or continue through Low Speed
Mixture and High Speed Mixture Adjustments
to obtain proper deceleration.
ADJUSTMENT
ICAUTION:IDo
not operate
engine at full
throttle for prolonged periods while making high
speed adjustments
as damage to the engine
can
d. DECELERA_ON
Check"
occur.
1.) Support the drive shaft housing so the trimmer
line is off the ground and will not make contact
with any object,
2.)Allow engine to idle, then squeeze Throttle Trigger fully.
NOTE: Perform
at full throttle.
steps
"3.)"
through
"5.),"
3, ) Turn High Speed Mixture Screw (Figure 34) very
slowly clockwise until engine speed is reduced.
4.) Turn High Speed Mixture Screw very slowly
counterclockwise. Stop when the engine begins
to run roughly.
5.) Turn the screw slowly the minimum amount
clockwise until the engine runs smoothly.
6.) Follow instructions in "c. Acceleration Check"
and "d. Deceleration Check."
4. )Recheck idle speed.
If the engine does not operate
according to these in_ructions
after repeating
the adjusting steps, do not use the tool. Take
it to your Sears Service Center.
[CAUTION:]
HIGHSPEEDMIXTU_
_d)ju_
SCREWLOWSPFXDMIXTURE
ADJU_
SCREW
g. REINSTALL
AIR FILTER
Be sure filter is clean. See '_dr Filter" in the
Maintenance Section for instructions.
IDLE SPEED
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
MR
FILTER
C(IAT_
[€..MJTION:] Fit air _ter into the corr,ers of the
housing to keep dirt from entering the engine and
causing engine damage.
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3. Store tool and fuel in an area where fuel vapors cannot
reach sparks oropen flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
4. Store the tool so the line limiter cannot accidentally cause
injury. The tool can be hung by the drive shaft housing.
5. Store tool out of reach of children.
1. Allow the engine to cool, empty the fuel system, and
secure the tool before transporting or storing.
, Before
storing the tool, use up fuel left in the fuel lines
and carburetor by starting the engine and letting it run
until it stops.
NOTE: If you do not want to remove the fuel from
your unit, SEARS CRAFTSMAN
Fuel Stabilizer
(#71-33500) may be added to fuel left in the tank to
minimize gum deposits and acids. If the tank is almost
empty, mix stabilizer with fresh fuel in a separate conminer and add to the tank.
ALWAYS FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS
ON THE
STABILIZER
CONTAINER.
THEN,
RUN THE
ENGINE
AT LEAST
10 MINUTES
AFTER
STABILIZER IS ADDED TO ALLOW MIXTURE TO
REACH CARBURETOR.
STORE UNIT IN A SAFE
PLACE. SEE STEP 2 (this section).
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4k WARNING
It is important to prevent gum deposits from formingin essential fuel system parts such as the carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or fuel tank during
storage. Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called Gasohol or using ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage.
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CAUSE
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Engine will not start
or will run only for
a few seconds after
starting
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Fuel tank empty.
2. Engine flooded.
3. Spark plug not firing.
4. Fuel not reaching carburetor.
5. Carburetor requires adjustment.
6. None of the above.
....
Engine will not idle
properly
,
,,,,,,,........................
,,
Idle spe__A set too fast or too slow.
2. Low speed mixture requires adjustment.
3. Throttle trigger screw too tight.
4. None of the above.
Engine will not
accelerate, lacks
power, or dies
under a load
1,
2.
3.
4,
5.
Engine smokes
excessively
1. Air f'dter dirty,
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
3. High speed mixture requires adjustment,
Air filter dirty.
Spark plug fouled.
Carburetor requires adjustment.
Muffler outlets plugged.
None of the above,
1, Fuel mixture incorrect,
t
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1. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
2. See "Starting instructions."
3. Install new plug.
4. Clean fuel filter; inspect fuel line.
5. See "Carburetor Adjustments."
6. Contact your Sears Service Center.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
.............................
Soe "Carburetor Adjustments?'
See "Carburetor
Adjustments."
Loosen screw to free trigger.
Contact your Sears Service Center.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2, Clean or replace spark plug and regap.
.
See "Carburetor
Adjustments.'"
4. Contact your Sears Service Center.
5. Contact your Sears Se_ice Center.
.
Clean or replace air filter.
2. Refuel with correct fuel mixture.
3. See "Carburetor Adjustments."
3. Spark plug incorrect.
t. See "Fueling Your Unit."
2. See "Carburetor
Adjustments?'
3. Replace with correct plug.
4. None of the above.
4. Contact your Sears Service Center.
Trimmer head turns
at idle speed
1. Carburetor requires adjustment.
2, Throttle trigger screw too tight.
3. Clutch requires repair.
1. See "Carburetor Adjustments."
2. Loosen screw to free trigger.
3. Contact your Sears Service Center.
Trimmer head
stops under a loadtor
does not turn when
engine is accelerated
1. Drive shaft broken or not engaged.
2. Carburetor requires adjustments.
3, Clutch requires repair.
1. Replace or see 'Assembly."
2. See "Carburetor Adjustments?"
3. Contact your Sears Service Center.
Line does not advance
1. Line caught between spool and hub.
2. Line improperly wound onto spool.
3, Improper line size.
1. Remove cover. Check line muting.
2. Rewind spool firmly and evenly.
3. Replace spool.
1. Improper line size.
2. Cutting at high speed around hard objects.
3. Cromting !!he against material being cut.
1. Use only .080" Sears Laser Line ®.
2. Reduce cutting speed aroundhard objects.
3. Cut with tip of line.
Engine runs hot
2. High speed mixture
or breaks while cutting
Excessive line usage
22
.
REMEDY
set too low (lean).
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REPAIR
PARTS
LIST-
358.797180-26.0cc
o--
22
16
29
23
and maintenance
not described in the Operator's
Manual
must
be performed by qualified service personnel.
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1
15
6
Lubrication
102
21
27
Operator's
Manual
25
28
Key
No.
Part
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
530-027549
530-094692
530-010957
STD541025
530-027595
530-069252
530-014222
530-069280
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
STD511005
530-094570
STD541410
530-094551
530-094543
530-092243
71-85805
530-015610
Description
Throttle Cable Ass'y.
Drive Shaft Housing
Handle
Locknut
Drive Shaft Grip
"T" Handle Kit
Handle Ass'y.
Shield Kit Ass'y. (Incl.
#9,10,11,14 & 23)
Screw
Line Limiter
Nut
Flexible Drive Shaft
Dust Cup
Screw
Cutting Head Ass'y.
Nut
Key
No.
Part
No.
Description
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
530-094592
71-85815
530-094494
530-093653
952-030139
530-015768
530-015774
530-010959
530-067910
530-015775
530-031111
530-031098
530-094742
Hub Ass'y.
Spool w/Line
Cover
Bracket
Shaft Lubrication
Nut
Screw
Throttle Lever Ass'y.
Operator's
Manual
Screw
Hex Wrench (5/32)
Hex Wrench (3/16)
Clamp
101
102
530-027430
530"029298
Shaft Warning
Shield Decal
Decal
23
\
\
\
\
\
\
\
\
\
\
\
11
SEARS
Key
No.
WEEDWACKER®
Part
No.
REPAIR
530-015773
53O-O27529
530-027530
530--015766
53O-O27528
530-015254
530-027526
530--027527
530-069247
530-010897
530-035259
530--019156
530-010729
530-027606
15
16
17
18
530-019154
530-027593
530-027594
530--014015
19
530-010960
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
530-015789
530-010934
530-015126
530--015772
530--015780
530-027546
530-027547
530-015771
530-014016
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
530-027545
530-027543
STD610603
530-015162
530--027369
530-019178
530-069240
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
530-032103
530-015787
530-019158
530-032102
530-069232
530-015777
530-027523
530-069257
530-024903
530-027525
530-039134
530-015776
530-012247
530-030077
LIST -
,
Screw
Air Filter Cover
Air Filter
Screw
Spacer
Wave Washer
Choke Shutter
Air Filter Plate
Fuel Line Kit
Fuel Pick-up Ass'y.
Carburetor
Carburetor Gasket
Fuel Cap Ass'y.
Shroud & Tank Ass'),.
(Incl. #9,10 & 13)
Crankcase/Shroud
Gasket
Reed
Reed Stop
Crankcase/Crankshaft
Ass'),. (Incl. #20,21,28)
Connecting Rod Ass'y.
(Incl. Bearings)
Crankshaft Retaining Ring
Crankshaft Ass'y.
Flywheel Key
Screw
Screw
Switch Insulator
Lead Wire
Screw
Crankcase Ass'y.(Incl. #
36-39)
Switch Ramp
Switch Spring Ass'y.
Screw
Piston Pin Retainer
Piston Ring
Cylinder Gasket
Piston Kit (Incl. #32,33,
& pin)
Inner Bearing
RetainingRing
CrankshaftSeal
BearingOuter
Rope Kit
Screw
Retmner
Muffler Kit
Muffler Attachment Spring
358.797180-26.0cc
Part
No.
Key
No.
Description
,,,,,,,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
PARTS
Description
,i
50
51
52
53
54
530-015768
530-039136
530-347987
530-027517
530-069291
55
56
57
58
59
6O
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
530--029395
530-027569
530-010961
530-094189
530--069254
530--010964
530-015767
530-027511
530-015770
530-015769
530--015496
530-015788
530-015796
STD541137
530-035164
530-035166
530-035178
530-035106
530-035188
530--035031
530-035028
530--035014
530--035151
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
530-035147
530-035036
530-035142
530-035141
530-035023
530-035208
530-035203
530-035260
86
530-035186
87
530-069276
88
89
90
91
92
93
530-015239
530-015717
530-027781
952-701612
530-015823
530-015811
*+
*+
+
+
+
+
+
*+
*+
*+
Locknut
Flywheel Ass'y.
Washer
Fan Housing
Starter Pulley Kit
(Incl. #92)
Starter Spring
Starter Handle
Pulley Housing Ass'y.
Clutch Washer
Clutch Ass'y. Kit
Clutch Housing
Screw
Spacer
Screw
Screw
Screw
Spacer
Washer
Nut
Pump Gasket
Pump Diaphragm
Inlet Screen
Inlet Needle Valve
Metering Lever Spring
Metering Lever
Metering Pin
Metering Diaphragm
Metering Diaphragm
Gasket
Circuit Plate Gasket
Hi Speed Needle Spring
Hi Speed Needle
Idle Needle
Idle Needle Spring
Idle Speed Spring
Idle Speed Screw
Carb. Kwik Repair Kit
(+ Indicates Contents)
Carb. Gasket/Diaphragm
Kit (*Indicates Contents)
Engine Gasket Kit
(tIndicates
Contents)
Screw
Screw
Muffler Guard
Spark Arrestor Kit
Screw
Screw
Spacer
Ignition
Module Kit
Not Shown
Screw
Cylinder
Spark Plug
--
530-029731
530-061273
530--014223
Instruction Decal
Carton
Ass'y. Parts Bag
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ADJUSITdENTS
Assist Handle ..................................
9
Carburetor ....................................
20
Line Advance .................................
14
Module Air Gap .................
...............
2
Spark Plug Gap .................
. ............
: _2
AIR FILTER...
: .................................
17
ASSEMBLY
Assist Handle ..................................
9
Drive Shaft Housing ..............................
7
Preparation ....................................
7
Shield ........................................
9
Throttle Cable ...................................
8
Trimmer Head .................................
8
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS ...................
20
CAIgIDN CONTENTS .............................
6
COLD ENGINE STA_WI'iNG .......................
12.
CONTROLS ......................................
2
CUTTING METHODS ............................
15
DRIVE SHAFT HOUSING ASSEMBLY ..............
7
ENGINE
Air Filter .....................................
17
Carburetor ....................................
20
Controls ......................................
2
Fuel Mixture ..................................
11
Starter Pulley ..................................
18
Starting Instructions ............................
12
Storage .......................................
5
Trouble Shooting ..............................
22
ENGINE OIL
Ratio to Gasoline ...............................
11
Types to Use; not to Use ........................
11
FILTER, AIR ....................................
17
FLEXIBLE DRIVE SI-IA_FI"LUBIIJCATION .........
19
FUEL
Gasoline/Oil Mixture ............................
11
Mixing Fuel ......................
. ............
11
Pouring Fuel
11
Safety ........................................
i1
Storage .... ; .'. ................................
11
GASOLINE
Ratio to Oil ...................................
U
Types to Use; not to Use : ........................
11
IDLE SPEED ADJUfflWIENT .......................
20
LINE
Advance ...................................
14,22
Breaking ...................................
17,22
Length to Cut as Replacement ....................
17
Replacement
16
R_inding on Spool ............................
17
Routing in Head ...............................
16
Safety ........................................
14
Size to Use ...................................
17
Welding on Spool ............................
13,22
Trouble Shooting ..............................
22
26
LUBRICATION
Engine .......................................
Flexible Drive Shaft ..........................
MAINTENANCE
Air Filter .....................................
Carburetor .....................................
Flexible Drive Shaft ............................
Safety .........................................
Starter Rope ...................................
Trimmer Head .................................
Trouble Shooting Chart .........................
MODULE AIR GAP ...............................
OIL, ENGINE
Ratio to Gasoline ...............................
Types to Use; not to Use ........................
OPERATION
Adwancing the Line .............................
Mowing ......................................
Pre-Opemtion Checks ...........................
Position ......................................
Safety ........................................
Scalping .......................................
Starting the Engine .............................
Speed ........................................
Stopping the Engine ............................
Sweeping .....................................
Trimming .....................................
PAR'IS LIST .....................................
PRFM)PERATION CHECKS .......................
PREWOUND SPOOLS .............................
QUICK REFERENCE PAGE .......................
_PAIR
PARTS LIST. ............................
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS, WARNINGS ..........
SHIELD ASSEMBLY ..............................
SPARK PLUG GAP ................................
SPARK ARRF_N'I_R ...............................
SPECIFICATIONS .................................
SPOOL
Installation ....................................
Maintenance ..................................
Prewound .....................................
Rewinding .....................................
STA_RTF_JiROPE REPLACEMENT.
................
STaG
INSTRUCTIONS .......................
STORAGE ..........
...........................
THROTTLE CABLE ASSF.aMBLY ...................
TRIMMF_ HEAD
Assembly ......................................
Line Routing ...................................
Removal .......................................
Maintenance ..................................
TRIMMER LINE FEED ...........................
TRO_LE
SltOOrING
CHART
WARM ENGINE STARTING .......................
WARM ENGINE STARTING _
RUNNING
our OF FUEL .................................
WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .....
WARRANTY
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Read and Follow All Warnings, Safety Instructions and Operating Instructions.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
Page No.
PREPARATION
............................................
3 & 5
I.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Know all warnings and safety instructions in this manual.
Wear safety face shield or goggles for eye protection.
Dress safely - boots or safety shoes and heavy, tong pants.
Check tool for worn, loose, missing or damaged parts; repair or replace as necessary
Inspect and ensure the area to be cut is safe.
Keep children, bystanders, and animals 30 feet (10 meters) away.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Eliminate all sources of sparks or flame where fuel is mixed, poured or stored.
Use 40 parts regular unleaded gasoline to 1 part air-cooled, 2-cycle engine oil.
Use clean and fresh fuel not over 2 months old.
Mix and store fuel in an approved, marked container.
Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area.
Move a minimum of 10 feet (3 meters) away from the fuel and fueling site before staging
STARTING
THE ENGINE
before using the tool.
engine.
.......................................
12
1. Extend line 4-6 inches from the head.
2. Re'st the shield on the ground supporting the trimmer head up off the ground away from objects and on-lookers.
3. Keep throttle trigger squeezed fully until engine runs.
4. Pull the starter rope sharply and quickly.
OPERATING
THE
TOOL
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13
1. Do not operate the tool at a higher speed than necessary.
2. Release the throttle trigger and allow the engine to idle when not cutting.
3. Stop the engine by moving the ignition switch to the "Off" position.
_&NCIg
1.
2.
3.
4.
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17'
Run fuel out of the unit before storing.
Disconnect sparkplug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments.
Clean air filter frequently but always after 5 tanks of fuel.
Store in a dry place out of the reach of children.
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The Model Number will be found on top of the engine with the Serial Number. Alw, rys
mention the Model Number when r_uesting service or repair for your unit.
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears Service Center and most Sears
Stores.
WHEN ORDERING
REPAIR PARTS GIVE THE FOLLOWING
TION AS SHOWN IN THIS LIST.
operator's
manual
INFORMA-
1. The PART NUMBER
3. The PART DESCRIPTION
2. The MODEL
4. The NAME OF ITEM --
NUMBER
35&'DTIS0
26cc Gas Weedwacker _
If the parts you needare not stockedlocally, yourorder will be electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling.
When you buy merchandise
from
Sears you get an extra value that
nobody else can offer -- Sears
Service.
MODEL NO.
358.'D7180-26cc
Across town or across the country,
Sears Service is always near, prodding
trustworthy,
competent
service
technicians
using only
Sears specified factory parts.
(17" Cutting Path)
How to Order
Repair parts
Your Sears Merchandise
that Sears has Service
staffed by Sears-Trained,
proved mdthods.
takes on added value when you discover
Units throughout
the country.
Each is
professional technicians using Sears ap-
SEARS SERVICE
IS AT YOUR SERVICE
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, I11.60684 U.S.A.
530-067910-3-04/26/9t
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