Weed Eater VS2000BV Instruction manual

Weed Eater VS2000BV Instruction manual
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Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
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VS2000BV
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WEED EATER
1030 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA 30907
WEED EATER
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario L5V 3E4
545146904 Rev. 5 9/1/07 BRW
FRANÇAIS
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA:
Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e
instrucciones de seguridad. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones
graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Veuillez lire le manuel d’instructions et bien respecter tous les
avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Tout défaut
de le faire pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY SYMBOLS
WARNING: This unit can be dangerous! Careless or improper
use can cause serious injury.
Read your operator’s manual carefully until you completely understand
and can follow all warnings and safety rules before operating the unit.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury. Save operator’s manual.
The blower can throw objects violently. You can be blinded or injured.
Always wear hearing protection and
safety glasses marked Z87. Always
wear heavy, long pants, long
sleeves, boots and gloves.
Hazard zone for thrown objects. Keep children, bystanders, and animals away from work area a minimum of 30 feet (10 meters) when starting or operating
unit. Do not point blower nozzle in the direction of
people or pets.
Secure hair above shoulder length. Do
not wear jewelry, loose clothing, or
clothing with loosing hanging straps,
ties, tassels, etc. They can be caught in
moving parts.
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before
cleaning or servicing.
WARNING: Stop the engine before opening the vacuum inlet door. The engine must
be stopped and the impeller blades no longer turning to avoid serious injury from the rotating
blades. Gently tilt the handle of the screwdriver toward the front of the unit to release the latch
while pulling up on the vacuum inlet cover with your other hand.
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IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY SYMBOLS
When using the vacuum attachment, the unit is designed to pick up dry
material such as leaves, grass, small twigs, and bits of paper. Do not
vacuum stones, gravel, metal, broken glass, etc., to avoid severe damage to the impeller.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Never mix, pour, or store gasoline or
use the unit near a flame or sparks (including smoking, open flames, or
work that can cause sparks).
SAFETY RULES
WARNING:
Failure to follow all
Safety Rules and Precautions can result in
serious injury.
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KNOW YOUR UNIT
S Read your instruction manual carefully until
you completely understand and can follow
all warnings and safety rules before operating the unit.
D Restrict unit to users who understand and
will follow all warnings and safety rules in
this manual.
WARNING: Inspect area before starting unit. Remove all debris and hard objects
such as rocks, glass, wire, etc. that can ricochet, be thrown, or otherwise cause injury or
damage during operation.
Use your unit as a blower for:
D Sweeping debris or grass clippings from
driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc.
D Blowing grass clippings, straw, or leaves into
piles, around joints, or between bricks.
Use your unit as a vacuum for:
D Picking up dry material such as leaves,
grass, small twigs, and bits of paper.
D For best results during vacuum use, operate
your unit at high speed.
D Move slowly back and forth over the material as you vacuum. Avoid forcing the unit
into a pile of debris as this can clog the unit.
D Keep the vacuum tube about an inch above
the ground for best results.
PLAN AHEAD
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Always wear eye protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance
on unit. Wearing eye protection will help to
prevent rocks or debris from being blown or
ricocheting into eyes and face which can
result in blindness and/or serious injury.
Eye protection should be marked Z87.
Always wear foot protection. Do not go
barefoot or wear sandals.
Always wear respirator or face mask when
working with unit in dusty environments.
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Secure hair so it is above shoulder length.
Keep loose hair, loose clothing, fingers, and
all other parts of the body away from openings
and moving parts. Hair, jewelry, loose clothing, or clothing with loosely hanging straps,
ties, tassels, etc., can be caught in moving
parts.
Do not operate unit when you are tired, ill, upset, or if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
Keep children, bystanders, and animals
away from work area a minimum of 30 feet
(10 meters) when starting or operating unit.
Do not point the blower nozzle in the direction of people or pets.
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION, IT IS
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE
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Eliminate all sources of sparks or flame (including smoking, open flames, or work that
can cause sparks) in the areas where fuel is
mixed, poured, or stored.
Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area; store
fuel in a cool, dry, well ventilated place; use
an approved, marked container for all fuel
purposes.
Do not smoke while handling fuel or while
operating the unit.
Make sure the unit is properly assembled
and in good operating condition.
Do not fill fuel tank while engine is hot or
running.
Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up fuel spills
before starting engine.
Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from
fuel and fueling site before starting engine.
Always store gasoline in a container approved for flammable liquids.
OPERATE YOUR UNIT SAFELY
WARNING: Stop the engine before
opening the vacuum inlet door. The engine
must be stopped and the impeller blades no
longer turning to avoid serious injury from the
rotating blades.
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Inspect unit before each use for worn,
loose, missing, or damaged parts. Do not
use until unit is in proper working order.
Keep outside surfaces free of oil and fuel.
Never start or run engine inside a closed
room, building or other unventilated area.
Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
To avoid static electricity discharge, do not
wear rubber gloves or any other insulated
gloves while operating unit.
Do not set unit on any surface except a
clean, hard area while engine is running.
Debris such as gravel, sand, dust, grass,
etc. could be picked up by the air intake and
thrown out through discharge opening,
damaging unit, property, or causing serious
injury to bystanders or operator.
Avoid dangerous environments. Do not use
in unventilated areas or where explosive
vapors or carbon monoxide build up could
be present.
Do not overreach or use from unstable surfaces such as ladders, trees, steep slopes,
rooftops, etc. Keep firm footing and balance
at all times.
Never place objects inside the blower
tubes; always direct the blowing debris
away from people, animals, glass, and solid
objects such as trees, automobiles, walls,
etc. The force of air can cause rocks, dirt, or
sticks to be thrown or to ricochet which can
hurt people or animals, break glass, or
cause other damage.
Never run unit without the proper equipment attached. When using your unit as a
blower, always install blower tubes. When
using your unit as a vacuum, always install
vacuum tubes and vacuum bag assembly.
Make sure vacuum bag assembly is completely zipped.
Check air intake opening, blower tubes,
vacuum tubes, and elbow tube frequently,
always with engine stopped and spark plug
disconnected. Keep vents and discharge
tubes free of debris which can accumulate
and restrict proper air flow.
Never place any object in the air intake opening as this could restrict proper air flow and
cause damage to the unit.
Never use for spreading chemicals, fertilizers, or other substances which may contain
toxic materials.
To avoid spreading fire, do not use near leaf
or brush fires, fireplaces, barbecue pits,
ashtrays, etc.
Use only for jobs explained in this manual.
MAINTAIN YOUR UNIT PROPERLY
WARNING: Disconnect spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments.
D Have all maintenance other than the recommended procedures described in the instruction manual performed by an authorized service dealer.
D Use only recommended WEED EATER replacement parts; use of any other parts
may void your warranty and cause damage
to your unit.
D Empty fuel tank before storing the unit. Use
up fuel left in carburetor by starting engine and
letting it run until it stops.
D Do not use any accessory or attachment
other than those recommended by manufacturer for use with your unit.
D Do not store the unit or fuel in a closed area
where fuel vapors can reach sparks or an
open flame from hot water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
D Store in a dry area out of reach of children.
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 swelling. 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 antivibration 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.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is 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 arresting screen. If you
operate in a locale where such regulations exist, you are legally responsible for maintaining
the operating condition of these parts. Failure
to do so is a violation of the law. Refer to the
MAINTENANCE section for information on
maintenance of the muffler and spark arresting screen.
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ASSEMBLY
WARNING: Stop engine and be sure
the impeller blades have stopped turning before opening the vacuum inlet door or attempting to insert or remove the vacuum or
blower tubes. The rotating blades can cause
serious injury. Always disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance or accessing movable parts.
WARNING: If you receive your unit
assembled, check each step to insure your
unit is properly assembled and all fasteners
are secure. Follow all safety information in
the manual and on the unit.
D A standard screwdriver is required for assembly.
BLOWER TUBE ASSEMBLY
1. Align the slots on the lower blower tube
with the tabs on the upper blower tube.
Upper Blower Tube
Lower Blower Tube
Tab
HIGH--SPEED NOZZLE ASSEMBLY
When greater air speed is desired, use the
high--speed nozzle.
1. Align the slots on the nozzle with the tabs
on the lower blower tube.
High--Speed
Nozzle
Lower Blower
Tab
Tube
Slot
2. Slide the nozzle onto the lower blower tube.
3. Turn the nozzle clockwise until a click is
felt to secure the nozzle to the lower blower tube.
VACUUM BAG ASSEMBLY
1. Open the zipper on the vacuum bag and
insert the elbow tube.
2. Push the small end of the elbow tube
through the small opening in the bag.
Elbow
Rib
Tube
Slot
2. Slide the lower blower tube onto the upper
blower tube.
3. Turn the lower blower tube clockwise until
a click is felt to secure the lower blower
tube to the upper blower tube.
NOTE: When the upper and lower blower
tubes are assembled together properly, the
arrows on both tubes will be aligned.
Zipper
Opening
Small Opening
NOTE: Make sure edge of the small opening
is flush against the flared area of the elbow
tube, and the rib on the elbow tube is on the
bottom.
3. Close the zipper on the bag. Make sure the
zipper is closed completely.
4. Remove blower tubes from engine.
Rib
4. Align the rib on the upper blower tube with
the groove in the blower outlet; slide the
tube into place.
NOTE: Knob must be loose enough to allow
blower tubes to be inserted in blower outlet.
Loosen knob by turning counterclockwise.
Blower Outlet
Groove
5. Insert the elbow tube into the blower outlet.
Make sure elbow tube rib is aligned with
the blower outlet groove.
6. Turn knob clockwise to secure elbow tube.
Rib
VACUUM TUBE ASSEMBLY
Groove
5. Secure the tubes by turning the knob
clockwise.
6. To remove the tubes, turn the knob counterclockwise to loosen the tubes; remove
the tubes.
WARNING: Stop engine and be sure
the impeller blades have stopped turning before opening the vacuum inlet door or attempting to insert or remove the vacuum or
blower tubes. The rotating blades can cause
serious injury.
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1. Insert the tip of a screwdriver into the latch
area of the vacuum inlet.
Latch Area
Blower
Outlet
6. Align slanted end of lower vacuum tube as
shown. Firmly push lower vacuum tube
into upper vacuum tube.
Slanted end of
lower vacuum tube
Latch
Area
Vacuum Inlet Cover
2. Gently tilt the handle of the screwdriver toward the front of the unit to release the
latch while pulling up on the vacuum inlet
cover with your other hand.
3. Hold the vacuum inlet cover open until upper vacuum tube is installed.
Vacuum
Inlet
Cover
HOW TO CONVERT UNIT FROM
VACUUM USE TO BLOWER USE
1. Remove the elbow tube and vacuum bag
by turning the knob counterclockwise to
loosen the elbow tube.
2. Remove the vacuum tubes by turning the
tubes clockwise.
3. Close the vacuum inlet cover and make
sure it is latched closed.
4. Reinstall the blower tubes (see BLOWER
TUBE ASSEMBLY).
SHOULDER STRAP ADJUSTMENT
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Vacuum Inlet
4. Align the tabs on the inside of the vacuum inlet with the slots on the upper vacuum tube.
1. Hold the unit as shown with the muffler side
facing away from your body and clothes.
2. Pass the shoulder strap over your head
and onto your right shoulder.
3. Extend your left arm toward the rear of the
vacuum bag.
4. Adjust shoulder strap until the vacuum
bag/shoulder strap seam lies between
your thumb and index finger.
5. Make sure air flows freely from the elbow
tube into bag. If bag is kinked, the unit will
not operate properly.
Tab
Slot
5. Push the upper vacuum tube into the vacuum inlet. Turn the tube counterclockwise
until a click is felt to secure the tube to the
blower unit.
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR BLOWER
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls
and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Upper Vacuum Tube
Elbow Tube
Lower Vacuum Tube
Throttle
Trigger
STOP
Switch
Starter
Rope
Vacuum Bag
Spark
Plug
Upper Blower Tube
Lower Blower Tube
High--Speed
Nozzle
Fuel Mix
Fill Cap
Choke Lever
Primer
Button
Vacuum Handle
STOP SWITCH
The STOP switch is used to stop the engine.
To stop the engine, push and hold the STOP
switch in the STOP position until the engine
stops.
THROTTLE TRIGGER
PRIMER BUTTON
The PRIMER BUTTON removes air from the
carburetor and fuel lines and fills them with fuel.
This allows you to start the engine with fewer
pulls on the starter rope. Activate primer button
by pressing it and allowing it to return to its original position.
The THROTTLE TRIGGER is used to select
the desired engine speed.
CHOKE LEVER
OPERATING POSITION
OPERATING TIPS
Blower
Vacuum
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 engine attempts to start, move the
choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position.
Once engine starts, move choke lever to the
RUN position.
S While vacuuming or blowing debris, hold
the unit with the muffler side facing away
from your body and clothes (see OPERATING POSITION illustration above).
S To reduce the risk of hearing loss
associated with sound level(s), hearing
protection is required.
S To reduce the risk of injury associated with
contacting rotating parts, stop the engine before installing or removing attachments. Do
not operate without guard(s) in place.
S Operate power equipment only at reasonable
hours--not early in the morning or late at night
when people might be disturbed. Comply with
times listed in local ordinances. Usual recommendations are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday though Saturday.
S To reduce noise levels, limit the number of
pieces of equipment used at any one time.
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S To reduce noise levels, operate power
blowers at the lowest possible throttle
speed to do the job.
S Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before blowing.
S In dusty conditions, slightly dampen surfaces or use a mister attachment when water is available.
S Conserve water by using power blowers
instead of hoses for many lawn and garden
applications, including areas such as gutters,
screens, patios, grills, porches, and gardens.
S Watch out for children, pets, open windows,
or freshly washed cars. Blow debris away
safely.
S Use the full blower nozzle extension so the
air stream can work close to the ground.
S After using blowers and other equipment,
CLEAN UP! Dispose of debris in trash receptacles.
HOW TO STOP YOUR ENGINE
D Release the throttle trigger.
S Push and hold the STOP switch in the
STOP position until the engine stops.
HOW TO START YOUR ENGINE
WARNING: You MUST make sure
the tubes are secure before using the unit.
D Fuel engine. Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from the fueling site.
D Hold the unit in the starting position as
shown. Make sure the blower end is directed away from people, animals, glass,
and solid objects.
STARTING POSITION
Blower
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
WARNING: 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
1-800-554-6723.
FUELING ENGINE
WARNING:
when refueling.
Vacuum
Remove fuel cap slowly
HELPFUL TIP
To obtain the correct oil mix
ratio, pour 3.2 ounces of
2-- cycle synthetic oil into
one gallon of fresh gas.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded
gasoline. Before operation, gasoline must be
mixed with a good quality synthetic 2-cycle
air-cooled engine oil designed to be mixed at a
ratio of 40:1. Poulan/WEED EATER brand
synthetic oil is recommended. Mix gasoline and
oil at a ratio of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is obtained by
mixing 3.2 ounces (95 ml) of oil with 1 gallon (4
liters) of unleaded gasoline. DO NOT USE
automotive oil or marine oil. These oils will
cause engine 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.
WARNING: When starting engine,
hold the unit as illustrated. Do not set unit on any
surface except a clean, hard area when starting
engine or while engine is running. Debris such
as gravel, sand, dust, grass, etc. could be
picked up by the air intake and thrown out
through the discharge opening, damaging the
unit or property, or causing serious injury to bystanders or the operator.
HELPFUL TIP
If your engine still does not
start after following these
instructions, please call
1-- 800-- 554-- 6723.
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or warm
engine after running out of fuel)
1. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
2. Move choke lever to the FULL CHOKE
position.
3. Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and hold
through all remaining steps.
IMPORTANT
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, 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 or
carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
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Starter
Handle
Choke
Lever
Primer
Bulb
4. Pull starter rope handle sharply until engine
sounds as if it is trying to start, but do not pull
rope more than 6 times.
5. As soon as engine sounds as if it is trying to
start, move choke lever to HALF CHOKE
position.
6. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs,
but no more than 6 pulls. NOTE: If the engine doesn’t start after 6 pulls (at the HALF
CHOKE position), 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 the
HALF CHOKE position and pull the starter
rope until the engine runs, but no more
than 6 pulls. If the engine still doesn’t start,
it is probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
7. Once the engine starts, allow it to run 10 seconds, then move the choke lever to the
RUN position. Allow the unit to run for 30
more seconds at RUN before releasing the
throttle trigger. NOTE: If engine dies with
the choke lever in the RUN position, move
the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position and pull the rope until engine runs, but
no more than 6 pulls.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1. Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE
position.
2. Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and hold
through all remaining steps.
3. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs,
but no more than 6 pulls.
4. Allow engine to run 15 seconds, then move
the choke lever to RUN.
NOTE: If engine has not started, pull starter
rope 5 more pulls. If engine still does not run, it
is probably flooded.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
Flooded engines can be started by placing the
choke lever in the RUN 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 TABLE or call
1-800-554-6723.
MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
Avoid touching muffler
unless engine and muffler are cold. A hot
muffler can cause serious burns.
WARNING: Stop engine and be sure
the impeller blades have stopped turning before opening the vacuum inlet door or attempting to insert or remove the vacuum or
blower tubes. The rotating blades can cause
serious injury. Always disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance or accessing movable parts.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
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Muffler
Spark Plug Boot
Air Filter
Housing Screws
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR WORN
PARTS
Contact an authorized service dealer for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
S Fuel Tank -- Do not use unit if fuel tank shows
signs of damage or leaks.
S Vacuum Bag -- Do not use vacuum bag if it
is torn or damaged.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND
DECALS
HELPFUL TIP
S After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit and
decals using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
IMPORTANT: Have all
repairs other than the recommended maintenance
described in the instruction
manual performed by an
authorized service dealer.
If any dealer other than an authorized
service dealer performs work on the
product, WEED EATER may not pay for
repairs under warranty. It is your responsibility to maintain and perform
general maintenance.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and
harmful emissions. Always clean or replace
air filter after every 5 hours of operation or
yearly, whichever comes first.
Button
Air Filter
Cover
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this unit does not cover items
that have been subjected to operator abuse
or negligence. To receive full value from the
warranty, the operator must maintain unit as
instructed in this manual. Various adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your unit.
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Air Filter
Cleaning the air filter:
1. Clean the cover and the area around it to
keep debris from falling into the carburetor
chamber when the cover is removed.
NOTE: Move choke lever to RUN position
before opening air filter cover.
2. Open air filter cover by pushing button
(see illustration). Remove air filter.
NOTE: Do not clean filter in gasoline or other
flammable solvent. Doing so can create a fire
hazard or produce harmful evaporative emissions.
3. Wash the filter in soap and water.
4. Allow filter to dry.
5. Apply a few drops of oil to the filter;
squeeze filter to distribute oil.
6. Replace parts.
CHECK MUFFLER MOUNTING
SCREWS
Once each year, ensure muffler mounting
screws are tightened securely to prevent
damage.
Muffler
Mounting
Screw
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
Replace spark plug each year to ensure the
engine starts easier and runs better. Set
spark plug gap at 0.025 inch (0.6 mm). Ignition timing is fixed, nonadjustable.
1. Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
2. Remove spark plug from cylinder and discard.
3. Replace with Champion RCJ-6Y spark
plug and tighten securely with a 3/4 inch
(19 mm) socket wrench.
4. Reinstall the spark plug boot.
REPLACE FUEL FILTER
To replace fuel filter, drain unit by running it dry
of fuel, then remove fuel cap/retainer assembly from tank. Pull filter from tank and remove
it from the fuel line. Install new fuel filter on fuel
line; reinstall parts.
INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK
ARRESTING SCREEN
WARNING: The muffler on this product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
As the unit is used, carbon deposits build up
on the muffler and spark arresting screen,
and must be removed to avoid creating a fire
hazard or affecting engine performance.
Muffler Cover
Spark
Arresting
Screen
Hood
Fuel Filter
Fuel Line
Screws
Replace the spark arresting screen every 50
hours of operation or if any damage or breaks
in the screen are noted.
NOTE: Do not attempt to clean the spark arresting screen.
1. Remove 3 screws from muffler cover.
Remove muffler cover.
2. Loosen and remove 4 screws from the
muffler hood.
3. Remove the muffler hood and spark arresting screen.
4. Install new spark arresting screen.
5. Reinstall muffler hood and 4 screws. Tighten screws securely.
6. Reinstall muffler cover and 3 screws.
Tighten securely.
NOTE: If any part of the muffler is cracked,
broken or damaged, we recommend that the
muffler be replaced.
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CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
Idle Speed Screw
The carburetor has been carefully set at the
factory. Adjustments may be necessary if you
notice any of the following conditions:
S Engine will not idle when the throttle is released.
Idle Speed Adjustment
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until engine
runs without stalling (idle speed too slow).
S Turn idle speed screw clockwise to increase engine speed if engine stalls or dies.
S Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to
decrease engine speed.
Air
Filter
Cover
If you require further assistance or are unsure
about performing this procedure, contact an
authorized
service
dealer
or
call
1--800--554--6723.
STORAGE
WARNING: Perform the following
steps after each use:
S Allow engine to cool, and secure the unit
before storing or transporting.
S 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, furnaces, etc.
S Store unit with all guards in place. Position
unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
S Store unit and fuel well out of the reach of
children.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if
it will not be used for 30 days or more.
If your unit is to be stored for a period of time:
S Clean the entire unit before lengthy storage.
S Store in a clean dry area.
S Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
FUEL SYSTEM
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERATION 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 stabilizer to gasoline in fuel
tank or fuel storage container. Follow the mix
instructions found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 5 minutes after adding stabilizer.
HELPFUL TIP
During storage of your gas/
oil mixture, the oil will separate from the gas.
We recommend that you
shake the gas can weekly
to insure proper blending of
the gas and oil.
ENGINE
S 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.
S Replace spark plug with new one of recommended type and heat range.
S Clean air filter.
S Check entire unit for loose screws, nuts,
and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken,
or worn parts.
S At the beginning of the next season, use
only fresh fuel having the proper gasoline to
oil ratio.
OTHER
S Do not store gasoline from one season to
another.
S Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing any of the
recommended remedies below other than remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
Engine will not
start.
Engine will not
idle properly.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power, or
dies under a
load.
Engine smokes
excessively.
CAUSE
REMEDY
1. Engine flooded.
2. Fuel tank empty.
3. Spark plug not firing.
4. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
5. Compression low.
1. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
2. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
3. Crankshaft seals worn.
4. Compression low.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
3. Spark plug fouled.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
5. Carbon build up.
6. Compression low.
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine runs hot.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build up.
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1. See “Starting a Flooded Engine”
in Operation section.
2. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
3. Install new spark plug.
4. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
5. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
2. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3.
4.
1.
2.
Contact an authorized service dealer
Contact an authorized service dealer.
Clean or replace air filter.
Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
3. Clean or replace spark plug
and re-gap.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
5. Contact an authorized service dealer.
6. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Adjust choke.
2. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
3. Clean or replace air filter.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. See “Fueling Engine” in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
LIMITED WARRANTY
WEED EATER, a division of Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc., warrants to the original consumer purchaser that each new WEED EATER
brand gasoline tool or attachment is free from
defects in material and workmanship and
agrees to repair or replace under this warranty
any defective gasoline product or attachment as
follows from the original date of purchase.
2 YEARS - Parts and Labor, when used for
household purposes.
90 DAYS - Parts and Labor, when used for
commercial, professional, or income producing
purposes.
30 DAYS - Parts and Labor, if used for rental
purposes.
This warranty is not transferable and does not
cover damage or liability caused by improper
handling, improper maintenance or alteration, or
the use of accessories and/or attachments not
specifically recommended by WEED EATER
for this tool. This warranty does not cover tune-up, spark plugs, filters, starter ropes, starter
springs, cutting line, or rotating head parts that
will wear and require replacement with reasonable use during the warranty period. This warranty does not cover pre--delivery setup or normal adjustments explained in the instruction
manual. This warranty does not cover transportation costs.
In the event you have a claim under this warranty, you must return the product to an authorized
service dealer.
Should you have any unanswered questions
concerning this warranty, please contact:
WEED EATER, a division of
Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc.
1030 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA 30907
1--800--554--6723
In Canada, contact:
WEED EATER
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga,Ontario L5V3E4
Giving the model number, serial number and
date of purchase of your product and the name
and address of the authorized dealer from
whom it was purchased.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED,
AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EXPRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU.
This is a limited warranty within the meaning of
that term as defined in the Magnuson--Moss Act
of 1975.
The policy of WEED EATER is to continuously improve its products. Therefore, WEED
EATER reserves the right to change, modify,
or discontinue models, designs, specifications, and accessories of all products at any
time without notice or obligation to any purchaser.
U.S. EPA/CALIFORNIA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency/California Air Resources Board and
WEED EATER are pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on your year
2007 and later small off--road engine. In California, all small off--road engines must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the State’s
stringent anti--smog standards. WEED EATER
must warrant the emission control system on
your small off--road engine for the periods of
time listed below provided there has been no
abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of
your small off--road engine. Your emission control system includes parts such as the carburetor, the ignition system and the fuel tank (California only). Where a warrantable condition exists,
WEED EATER will repair your small off--road
engine 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) 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 WEED EATER.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the small off--road engine engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of
the required maintenance listed in your instruction manual. WEED EATER recommends that
you retain all receipts covering maintenance on
your small off--road engine, but WEED EATER
cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance. As the
small off--road engine engine owner, you should
be aware that WEED EATER may deny you
warranty coverage if your small off--road engine
engine or a part of it has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved mod-
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ifications, or the use of parts not made or approved by the original equipment manufacturer.
You are responsible for presenting your small
off--road engine to an WEED EATER 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
WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723. WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE: The warranty period begins on the date the small off-road 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 WEED
EATER servicing center. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest authorized service center or call WEED EATER at
1--800--554--6723. WARRANTY PERIOD: Any
warranted part which is not 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 WEED EATER servicing center.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES: WEED EATER may be liable 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. WEED EATER is
not liable to cover failures of warranted parts
caused by the use of add--on or modified parts.
HOW 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 WEED EATER at
1--800--554--6723. WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall be provided at all WEED EATER service centers. Call 1--800--554--6723. MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF
EMISSION RELATED PARTS: Any WEED
EATER 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, Muffler including Catalyst,
Fuel Tank (California only). MAINTENANCE
STATEMENT: The owner is responsible for the
performance of all required maintenance as defined in the instruction manual.
This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use:
Moderate (50 hours)
Intermediate (125 hours)
Extended (300 hours)
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