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Operator's
Manual
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24cc/1.3 cu.in. 2-Cycle
17 Inch Cutting Path
GASOLINE
WEEDWACKER
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Model No.
358.796200
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
WARNING:
Instructions before first use of this product.
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to your
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Mon.-Sat.,
10 am-7
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Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
530087875
2/25/00
Warranty Statement
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service & Adjustments
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4
5
9
10
Storage
Troubleshooting
Chart
Emissions Statement
Illustrated Parts List
Spanish
Parts and Ordering
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
WEEDWACKER
® LINE TRIMMER
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GAS POWERED
For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas Powered
Weedwacker®
Line Trimmer is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to
the operating and maintenance
instructions in the Operator's Manual, Sears will
repair, free of charge, any defect in materials or workmanship.
This warranty excludes nylon line, spark plug, and air filter, which are expendable
parts and become worn during normal use.
If this Weedwacker®
Line
ty applies for only 90 days
Trimmer is used for rental
the date of purchase. This
United States.
Trimmer is used for commercial
purposes, this warranfrom the date of purchase. If this Weedwacker®
Line
purposes, this warranty applies for only 30 days from
warranty applies only while this product is in use in the
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE WEEDWACKER® LINE
TRIMMER TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific
which vary from state to state.
Sears,
Roebuck
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legal rights, and you may also have other fights
and Co., D/817 WA Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
When using garden-
ing appliances, basic safety precautions must always be followed to reduce the risk of fire and serious injury.
Read and follow all instructions.
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DANGER:
information on the unit
Never use blades or
flailing devices. This unit is designed
for line trimmer use only. Use of any
other accessories or attachments
will
increase the risk of injury.
This power unit can be dangerous!
Operator is responsible for following
instructions and warnings on unit and
in manual. Read entire Operator's
Manual before using unit! Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and
the proper use of the unit. Restrict the
use of this unit to persons who have
read, understand, and will follow the
instructions and warnings on the unit
and in the manual. Never allow children to operate this unit.
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_WARNING:
Trimmer line throws
objects violently. You and others can
be blinded/injured. Wear eye and leg
protection. Keep body parts clear of
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rotatingline. Keepchildren,bystanders, andanimals50 feet (15 meters)
away.If approachedstop unit immediately.
• Make carburetor adjustments
with
lower end supported to prevent line
from contacting any object.
• Keep others away when making carburetor adjustments.
• Use only recommended
Craftsman
accessories and replacement
parts.
FUEL SAFETY
EyeProtection
•
•
•
•
If situationsoccurwhichare not
coveredin this manual,usecare and
goodjudgement.If you need
assistance,contactyour Sears
ServiceCenteror call
1-800-235-5878.
• Wipe up all fuel spills.
• Move at least 10 feet (3 meters)
away from fueling site before starting engine.
• Stop engine and allow to cool before
removing fuel cap.
CUTTING
OPERATOR SAFETY
• Always wear safety eye protection.
• Always wear long pants, long
sleeves, boots, and gloves. Wearing
safety leg guards is recommended.
Do not go barefoot or wear sandals.
Stay clear of spinning line.
• Secure hair above shoulder length
Secure or remove loose clothing or
clothing with loosely hanging ties,
straps, tassels, etc. They can be
caught in moving parts.
• Do not operate when you are tired,
ill, upset, or under the influence of
alcohol, drugs, or medication.
• Wear headng protection if you use
unit for more than 1-1/2 hours per
day.
• Never start or run inside a closed
room or building. Breathing exhaust
fumes can kill.
• Keep handles
SAFETY
• Use only for trimming, mowing, edging, and sweeping. Do not use for
pruning or hedge trimming.
• Inspect the area before each use.
Remove objects (rocks, broken
glass, nails, wire, etc.) which can be
thrown by or become entangled in
line. Hard objects can damage the
trimmer head and be thrown causing
serious injury.
• Keep firm footing and balance. Do
not overreach.
• Keep all parts of your body away
from muffler and spinning line. Keep
engine below waist level. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
• Cutting on left side of the shield will
throw debris away from the operator.
TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
• Allow engine to cool; secure unit before storing or transporting in vehicle.
free of oil and fuel.
UNIT / MAINTENANCE
Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
Keep away from sparks or flames.
Use a container approved for fuel.
Do not smoke or allow smoking near
fuel or the unit.
SAFETY
• Disconnect the spark plug before
performing maintenance except carburetor adjustments.
• Look for and replace damaged or
loose parts before each use. Look
for and repair fuel leaks before use.
Keep in good working condition.
• Replace tdmmer head parts that are
chipped, cracked, broken, or damaged in any other way before using
the unit.
• Make sure unit is assembled correctly as shown in this manual.
• Empty the fuel tank before storing or
transporting the unit. Use up fuel left
in the carburetor by starting the engine and letting it run until it stops.
• Store unit and fuel in area where
fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or
open flames from water heaters,
electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
• Store unit so line limiter cannot accidentally cause injury. The unit can
be hung by the tube.
* Store unit out of reach of children.
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• If situationsoccurwhich are not covered in this manual, use care and
good judgment. If you need assistance, call 1-800-235-5878.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is not
equipped with a temperature limiting
muffler and spark arresting screen
which meets the requirements of California Codes 4442 and 4443. All U.S.
forest land and the states of California,
Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey,
Oregon, and Washington require by
law that many internal combustion engines be equipped with a spark arrestor screen. If you operate in a locale
where such regulations exist, you are
legally responsible for installing and
maintaining the operating condition of
these parts. Failure to do so is a violation of the law. Refer to the MAINTENANCE section in this manual.
CARTON
SPECIAL NOTICE: Exposure to
vibrations through prolonged use of
gasoline powered hand tools could
cause blood vessel or nerve damage
in the fingers, hands, and joints 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 joints, discontinue the use of
this tool and seek medical attention.
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.
CONTENTS
Check carton contents
lowing list.
Model 358.796200
• Rotate the handle on the tube to an
against
upright position; retighten
ATTACHING
THE SHIELD
the fol-
_ILWARNING:
• Trimmer
• Shield
• 2-cycle engine oil
Examine parts for damage.
use damaged parts.
wing nut.
The shield must be
properly installed. The shield provides
partial protection from the risk of
thrown objects to the operator and
others and is equipped with a line limiter which cuts excess line to the proper length. The line limiter (on underside of shield) is sharp and can cut
you.
Do not
NOTE: If you need assistance or find
parts missing or damaged, call
1-800-235-5878.
It is normal for the fuel filter to rattle in
• Assemble parts as shown.
• Tighten parts securely.
the empty fuel tank.
Finding fuel or oil residue on muffler is
normal due to carburetor adjustments
and testing done by the manufacturer.
ASSEMBLY
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If received
as-
sembled, repeat all steps to ensure
your unit is properly assembled and all
fasteners are secure.
ADJUSTING
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THE HANDLE
When adjusting
NOTE:
Remove
washer and wing
nut from this bolt;
use for assembling
shield.
the
handle, be sure it remains between
the trigger and the safety label.
• Loosen wing nut or knob on handle.
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Wing Nut
Washer
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
UNIT. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Assist Handle
Tube
Trimmer
Head
Shield
Throttle Trigger
ON/STOP
Switch
Line Limiter
Blade
Starter
Rope
choke lever
Primer Bulb
Fuel Mix Fill Cap
ON/STOP
SWITCH
CHOKE
The STOP switch is used to stop the
engine. Press and hold the switch to
stop the unit.
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB removes air from
the carburetor and fuel lines and fills
The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the
engine to aid in cold starting. Activate
the choke by moving the choke lever to
the FULL CHOKE position. After the engine attempts to start, move the choke
lever to the HALF CHOKE position. Once
engine has started, move the choke lever to the OFF CHOKE position.
them with fuel. This allows you to start
the engine with fewer pulls on the
starter rope. Activate the primer bulb
by pressing it and allowing it to retum
to its original form.
BEFORE
STARTING
ENGINE
(A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2
ounces of oil with 1 gallon of unleaded
gasoline). DO NOT USE automotive oil
or boat oil. These oils will cause en-
wLWARNING:
Be sure to read the
fuel information
in the safety rules
before you begin. If you do not
understand the safety rules, do not
attempt to fuel your unit. Call
1-800-235-5878.
FUELING
gine damage. When mixing fuel, follow instructions printed on container.
Once oil is added to gasoline, shake
container momentarily to assure that
the fuel is thoroughly mixed. Always
read and follow the safety rules relating to fuel before fueling your unit.
IMPORTANT
ENGINE
This engine is certified to operate on
unleaded gasoline. Before operation,
gasoline must be mixed with a good
quality 2-cycle air-cooled engine oil.
We recommend Craftsman brand oil.
Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio of 40:1
Experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract mois-
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Che°"oe
ture 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, empty the
fuel system before storage for 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh
fuel next season.
Never use engine
er products in the
nent damage may
See the STORAGE
al information.
STOPPING
Bulb
• Pull starter rope handle sharply 6
times.
NOTE: If the engine sounds as if it is
trying to start, go to the next step.
• Move choke lever to HALF CHOKE
or carburetor cleanfuel tank or permaoccur.
section for addition-
position.
• Pull starter rope sharply until engine
runs, but no more than 6 pulls.
NOTE: If the engine has not started
after 6 pulls (at HALF CHOKE), check
to make sure the choke lever is in the
YOUR ENGINE
* Press and hold the ON/STOP switch
in the STOP position.
• If engine does not stop, move choke
lever to FULL CHOKE position.
Engine
Stop
Choke Lever
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Switch
STARTING
proper position. Then, move the
choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position and press the primer bulb 6 times;
squeeze and hold the throttle trigger
and pull the starter rope 2 more times.
Move the choke lever to HALF CHOKE
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and pull the starter rope until the engine runs, but no more than 6 more
pulls. If the engine still has not started,
it is probably flooded. Proceed to
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
• Allow the engine to run 10 seconds,
then move the choke lever to OFF
CHOKE. Allow the unit to run for 30
more seconds at OFF CHOKE before
YOUR ENGINE
COLD ENGINE OR WARM ENGINE
AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
A
releasing the throttle trigger.
NOTE: If engine dies with the choke
lever at the OFF CHOKE position,
move the choke lever to HALF CHOKE
4t_WARNING:
The trimmer head
will turn while starting the engine.
Avoid any contact with the muffler. A
hot muffler can cause serious burns.
and pull the rope until engine runs.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
• Move the choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
• Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger. Keep throttle trigger fully
squeezed until the engine runs
smoothly.
• Pull starter rope sharply until engine
runs, but no more than 5 pulls.
• Allow engine to run 15 seconds,
then move the choke lever to OFF
CHOKE.
• Set unit on a flat surface.
• Slowly press the primer bulb 6
times.
• Move choke lever to FULL CHOKE
position.
• Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and
hold through all remaining steps.
NOTE: If engine has not started, pull
starter rope 5 more pulls. If engine still
does not run, it is probably flooded.
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DIFFICULT STARTING OR STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
To Advance
Line:
• Operate the engine at full throttle.
• Hold the trimmer head parallel to
and above the grassy area.
• Tap the bottom of the trimmer head
lightly on the ground one time. Approximately 2 in. (5 cm) of line will
be advanced with each tap.
To advance line, tap bottom of trimmer
head on ground one time.
Flooded engines can be started by
placing the choke lever in the OFF
CHOKE position; then, pull the rope to
clear the engine of excess fuel. This
could require pulling the starter handle
many times depending on how badly
the unit is flooded.
If the unit still doesn't start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING chart or call
1-800-235-5878.
Line limiter
proper length.
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING POSITION
ALWAYS WEAR:
Always tap the trimmer head on a
grassy area. Tapping on surfaces
such as concrete or asphalt can
cause excessive wear to the trimmer
head.
Eye Protection
If the line is worn down to 2 in. (5 cm)
or less, more than one tap will be required to obtain the most efficient line
length.
Heavy Shoes
Cut from your right to your left.
_WARNING:
Use only .080" (2
ram) diameter 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 that
can cause serious injury.
CUTTING METHODS
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 cutting 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 in operation, make
sure the drive shaft housing is properly seated in engine shroud.
m_WARNING:
Use minimum speed
and do not crowd the line when cutting
around hard objects (rock, gravel,
fence posts, etc.), which can damage
the trimmer head, become entangled
in the line, or be thrown causing a serious hazard.
Always release the throttle trigger and
allow the engine to return to idle
speed when not cutting.
To stop engine:
• Release the throttle trigger.
• Press and hold the ON/STOP switch
• The tip of the line does the cutting.
You will achieve the best performance and minimum line wear by not
crowding the line into the cutting
area. The right and wrong ways are
shown below.
Tip of the Line
Line Crowded Into
Does The Cutting Work Area
in the STOP position until the engine
has stopped completely.
TRIMMER LINE ADVANCE
The trimmer line will advance approximately 2 in. (5 crn) each time the bottom of the trimmer head is tapped on
the ground with the engine running at
full throttle.
The most efficient line length is the
maximum length allowed by the line
limiter.
Always keep the shield in place when
the tool is being operated.
Right
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Wrong
monuments, etc. This technique
creases line wear.
Scalping
• The line will easily
remove grass
and weeds from around walls,
fences, trees and flower beds, but it
also can cut the tender bark of trees
or shrubs and scar fences. To help
avoid damage especially to delicate
vegetation or trees with tender bark,
shorten line to 4-5 in. (10-13 cm)
and use at less than full throttle.
MOWING - Your trimmer is ideal for
mowing in places conventional
lawn
mowers cannot reach. In the mowing
position, keep the line parallel to the
ground. Avoid pressing the head into
the ground as this can scalp the
ground and damage the tool.
• For trimming or scalping, use less
than full throttle to increase line life
and decrease head wear, especially:
• During light duty cutting.
• Near objects around which the line
can wrap such as small posts,
trees or fence wire.
• For mowing or sweeping, use full
throttle for a good clean job.
It
Mowing
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SWEEPING
- The fanning action of
the rotating line can be used for a
quick and easy clean up. Keep the
line parallel to and above the surfaces
being swept and move the tool from
side to side.
TRIMMING
- Hold the bottom of the
trimmer head about 3 in. (8 cm) above
the ground and at an angle. Allow only
the tip of the line to make contact. Do
not force trimmer line into work area•
Above Ground
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3 in.(8 cm)
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.
_ WARNING:
Always wear eye
protection. Never lean over the trimmer head. Rocks or debris can ricochet or be thrown into eyes and face
and cause blindness or other serious
injury.
Trimming
in-
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EDGING - Your unit can be used for
edging sidewalks, patios, driveways,
etc. While edging, allow the tip of the
line to make contact. Do not force line•
Take extra caution while edging as objects can be thrown by trimmer line.
•
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SCALPING - The scalping technique
removes unwanted vegetation• Hold
the bottom of the trimmer head about
3 in. (8 cm) above the ground and at
an angle• Allow the tip of the line to
strike the ground around trees, posts,
E°ging
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TASK
WHEN
Check for Loose fasteners
and parts
Before each use
Before each use
Check for damaged or worn parts
Clean unit and labels
After each use
Clean air filter
Every 5 hours of operation
Replace spark plug
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
Yearly
flammable solvent to avoid creating a
fire hazard or producing harmful evaporative emissions.
The warranty on this unit does not
cover items that have been subjected
to operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
the operator must maintain unit as
instructed in this manual. Various ad-
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Always clean after every 5 hours of
operation.
• Clean the cover and the area
justments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your unit.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
•
•
•
•
•
TO PERFORM
around it to keep dirt from falling into
the carburetor chamber when the
cover is removed.
Spark Plug Boot
Air Filter
Housing Screws
Assist Handle Screws
Shield
CHECK FOR DAMAGED
WORN PARTS
•
•
•
•
Remove parts as illustrated.
Wash the filter in soap and water.
Allow filter to dry.
Add a few drops of oil to the filter;
squeeze the filter to distribute oil.
• Replace parts.
OR
Filter
Refer replacement
of damaged/worn
parts to your Sears Service Center.
• ON/STOP Switch - Ensure ON/STOP
switch functions properly by pressing the switch to the STOP position.
Make sure engine stops; then restart
engine and continue.
• Fuel Tank - Discontinue use of unit
Screws
l
Cover
REPLACE
SPARK PLUG
Replace the spark plug each year to
ensure the engine starts easier and
runs better. Set spark plug gap at
.025 in. Ignition timing is fixed and
nonadjustable.
if fuel tank shows signs of damage
or leaks.
• Shield - Discontinue use of unit if
shield is damaged.
CLEAN UNIT & LABELS
• Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
• Remove spark plug from cylinder
and discard.
• Clean the unit using a damp cloth
with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
• Replace with Champion CJ-8Y
spark plug and tighten with a 3/4 in.
socket wrench (10-12 ft.-Ibs).
• Reinstall the spark plug boot.
Do not clean filter in gasoline or other
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REPLACING
THE LINE
• Push and hold the ON/STOP switch in
the STOP position until the unit has fully stopped.
• Disconnect the spark plug wire.
• Remove the spool by firmly pulling
on the tap button.
• Clean entire surface of hub and
spool.
• Replace with a pre-wound spool, or
cut two 12.5 foot (3.8 m) lengths of
.080" (2 mm) diameter Craftsman
brand line. Never use wire, rope,
string, etc., which can break off and
become a dangerous missile.
• Insert ends of line about 1/2 inch (1
cm) into the small holes inside spool.
Spool _
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Small
Holes
• Wind the line evenly and tightly onto
the spool. Wind in the direction of
the arrow found on the spool.
• Push the line into the notch, leaving
3 to 5 inches (7 - 12 cm) unwound.
• Insert the line into the the exit holes
in the hub as shown in the illustration.
Line exit holes
cautions. After making mixture
ments, recheck idle speed.
adjust-
Carburetor adjustment
is critical and if
done impropedy can permanently
damage the engine as well as the carburetor. If you require further assistance or are unsure about performing
this procedure, call our customer assistance help line at 1-800-235-5878.
Old fuel, a dirty air filter, a dirty fuel filter, or flooding may give the impression of an improperly adjusted carburetor. Check these conditions before
adjusting the carburetor.
The carburetor has been carefully set
at the factory. Adjustments
may be
necessary if you notice any of the following conditions:
• Engine will not idle. See IDLE SPEED
under adjusting procedure.
• Engine dies or hesitates instead of
accelerating.
See ACCELERATION
CHECK under adjusting procedure.
• Loss of cutting power. See MIXTURE
ADJUSTMENT under adjusting
procedure.
There are two adjustment screws on
the carburetor.
Line in Notch
:lie Speed
Screw
(with Limit
Cap)
CARBURETOR
Air Filter
PRESETS
When making carburetor preset adjustments, do not force plastic limiter
caps beyond stops or damage will occur.
• Align notches with the line exit hole.
• Push the spool into the hub until it
snaps into place.
• Pull the line extending outside the hub
to release it from the notch.
CARBURETOR
'_
WARNING:
ADJUSTMENT
The trimmer
head
will be spinning during most of this
procedure. Wear your protective
equipment and observe all safety pre-
If carburetor presets are not needed,
proceed to ADJUSTING PROCEDURE,
IDLE SPEED.
To adjust presets:
• Turn mixture screw counterclockwise until it stops.
• Turn the idle speed screw clockwise
until it stops. Now turn counterclockwise 4-1/2 turns.
• Start motor, cut grass for 3 minutes,
and proceed to the adjustment sec10
tion. If enginedoesnot start,
refer to troubleshootingchart or call
1-800-235-5878.
• If engineperformanceis acceptable
at the presetpositions,no further
adjustmentis necessary.
grass. Based on performance while
cutting, turn the mixture adjustment in
1/16-turn increments as follows:
ADJUSTING
Do not adjust by sound or speed,
but judge by how well the engine
performs while cutting.
• Counterclockwise
if the engine has
speed but dies or lacks power while
cutting.
After completing adjustments,
check
for acceleration.
Reset if necessary.
Acceleration
Check
PROCEDURE
Idle Speed
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until
engine runs without stalling.
• Turn clockwise to increase engine
speed if engine stalls or dies.
• Turn counterclockwise to decrease
speed.
No further adjustments are necessary
if performance is satisfactory.
Mixture Adjustment
"H"
DO NOT operate engine at full throttle
for prolonged periods while making
adjustments. Damage to the engine
can occur. Extend line to the length
allow by the line limiter and cut some
• Clockwise until the engine has good
power while cutting with no hesitation.
If engine dies or hesitates instead of
accelerating, turn mixture adjustment
counterclockwise until you have
smooth acceleration. Recheck and
adjust as necessary for acceptable
performance.
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if it will not be used for 30 days
or more.
stabilizer to the gasoline in the fuel
tank or fuel storage container. Follow
the mix instructions found on stabilizer
_WARNING:
container. Run engine at least 5 minutes after adding stabilizer.
• Allow engine to cool, and secure the
unit before storing or transporting.
• Store unit and fuel in a well ventilated area where fuel vapors cannot
reach sparks or open flames from
water heaters, electric motors or
switches, fumaces, etc.
• Store unit with all guards in place.
Position unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
• Store unit and fuel well out of the
reach of children.
EXTERNAL
SURFACES
If your unit is to be stored for a period
of time, clean it thoroughly before storage. Store in a clean dry area.
• Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
FUEL SYSTEM
Under Fueling Engine in the Operating
Section of this manual, see message
labeled IMPORTANT regarding the use
of gasohol in your engine.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
Craftsman 40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air
cooled) is already blended with fuel
stabilizer. If you do not use this Sears
oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer to
your fuel tank.
INTERNAL
ENGINE
• Remove spark plug and pour 1 teaspoon of 40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air
cooled) through the spark plug
opening. Slowly pull the starter rope
8 to 10 times to distribute oil.
• Replace spark plug with new one of
recommended
type and heat range.
• Clean air filter.
• Check entire unit for loose screws,
nuts, and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken, or worn parts.
• At the beginning of the next season,
use only fresh fuel having the proper
gasoline to oil ratio.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts
to rust.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
TROUBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Engine will not
start.
• Engine flooded.
• See "Starting Instructions."
• Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
Install new spark plug.
Check for dirty fuel filter, replace.
_ Fuel tank empty.
Spark plug not firing.
• Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
• Compression
Engine will not
idle properly.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
• Contact your Service Dealer.
low.
• Idle speed set too low.
• Idle speed set too high.
• Adjust idle speed screw
clockwise to increase speed.
• Adjust idle speed screw counterclockwise to reduce speed.
• See "Carburetor
Adjustments."
• Carburetor requires
adjustment.
• Crankshaft seals worn. • Contact your Service
• Compression low.
• Contact your Service
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
Engine smokes
excessively.
• Air filter dirty.
• Spark plug fouled.
• Clean or replace air filter.
• Clean or replace spark plug
and re-gap.
• See "Carburetor
Adjustments."
• Carburetor requires
adjustment.
• Carbon build up.
• Compression
low.
• Contact
• Contact
• CHOKE partially on.
• Fuel mixture incorrect.
• Air filter dirty.
• Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine
runs hot. • Fuel mixture incorrect.
• Spark plug incorrect.
• Carburetor requires
adjustment
• Carbon build up.
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBUGATIONS: The U. S. Environmental
Protection Agency and SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., USA are pleased to
explain the emissions control system
warranty on your lawn and garden
equipment engine. All new utility and
lawn and garden equipment engines
must be designed, built, and equipped
to meet the stringent anti-smog standards. SEARS must warrant the emission control system on your lawn and
garden equipment engine for the periods of time listed below provided there
Dealer.
Dealer.
your Service
your Service
Dealer.
Dealer.
• Adjust CHOKE.
• Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
• Clean or replace air filter.
• See "Carburetor
Adjustments."
,• See "Fueling Your Unit."
• Replace with correct spark plug.
• See "Carburetor
Adjustments."
• Contact
your Service
Dealer.
has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your lawn and garden equipment engine. Your emission
control system includes parts such as
the carburetor and the ignition system.
Where a warrantable condition exits,
SEARS will repair your lawn and garden equipment engine at no cost to
you. Expenses covered under warranty
include diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER'S
WARRANTY
COVERAGE: If any emissions related
part on your engine (as listed under
Emissions Control Warranty Parts List)
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is defective
or a defect in the materials
or workmanship of the engine causes
the failure of such an emission related
part, the part will be repaired or replaced by SEARS. OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the
lawn and garden equipment engine
owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance
tisted in your Owner's Manual. SEARS
recommends that you retain all receipts
covering maintenance on your lawn and
garden equipment engine, but SEARS
cannot deny warranty solely for the lack
of receipts or for your failure to ensure
the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
As the lawn and garden
equipment engine owner, you should be
aware that SEARS may deny you warranty coverage if your lawn and garden
equipment engine or a part of it has
failed due to abuse, neglect, improper
maintenance, unapproved modifications, or the use of parts not made or
approved by the original equipment
manufacturer.
You are responsible for
presenting your lawn and garden equipment engine to a SEARS authorized
repair center as soon as a problem exists. Warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time,
not to exceed 30 days. If you have any
questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact
your nearest authorized service center
or call SEARS at 1-800-473-7247
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT
DATE: The warranty peried begins on
the date the lawn and garden equipment engine is purchased. LENGTH
OF COVERAGE: This warranty shall be
for a period of two years from the initial
date of purchase, WHAT IS COVERED: REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
OF PARTS. Repair or replacement of
any warranted part will be performed at
no charge to the owner at an approved
SEARS servicing center. If you have
any questions regarding your warranty
rights and responsibilities,
you should
contact your nearest authorized service
center or call SEARS at
1-800-473-7247.
WARRANTY
PERIOD: Any warranted
scheduled for replacement as required
maintenance, or which is scheduled
only for regular inspection to the effect
of "repair or replace as necessary" shall
be warranted for 2 years. Any warranted part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance
shall be warranted for the period of time
up to the first scheduled replacement
point for that part. DIAGNOSIS: The
owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective if
the diagnostic work is performed at an
approved SEARS servicing center.
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES:
SEARS may be _iable for damages to
other engine components caused by
the failure of a warranted part still under
warranty. WHAT IS NOT COVERED: All
failures caused by abuse, neglect, or
improper maintenance are not covered.
ADD-ON OR MODIFIED PARTS: The
use of add-on or modified parts can be
grounds for disallowing a warranty
claim. SEARS is not liable to cover failures of warranted parts caused by the
use of add-on or modified parts. NOW
TO FILE A CLAIM: If you have any
questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact
your nearest authorized service center
or call SEARS at 1-800-473-7247.
WHERE TO GET WARRANTY
SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall
be provided at all SEARS service centers. call: 1-800-473-7247,
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT
AND REPAIR OF EMISSION RELATED
PARTS: Any SEARS approved replacement part used in the performance of
any warranty maintenance or repair on
emission related parts will be provided
without charge to the owner if the part is
under warranty. EMISSION CONTROL
WARRANTY
PARTS LIST: Carburetor,
Ignition System: Spark Plug (covered
up to maintenance schedule), Ignition
Module. MAINTENANCE
STATEMENT: The owner is responsible for the
performance of all required maintenance as defined in the owner's manual.
part which is not
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