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Operator's
Manual
I CRRFTSMRN°I
4.0 Amp Motor
13 Inch Cutting Path/.065
ELECTRIC
In. Line
WEEDWACKER
®
Model No.
358.799461
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WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions
before first use of this product.
For answers
Call 7 am-7
to your questions about this product:
pm, Mon-Sat;
10 am-7 pm, Sun
1-800-235-5878
Sears,
530088611
Roebuck
10/9/00
and Co., Hoffman
(Hours
listed
are
Central
Time)
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
Warranty
2
Parts Available
Safety Rules
Statement
2
Storage
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service & Adjustments
5
6
8
9
Troubleshooting
9
9
Table
Spanish
Parts Ordering
10
11
Back Cover
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER ®
LINE TRIMMER
If this Craftsman Electric Weedwacker
<_ Line Trimmer fails to perform properly
due to a defect in material or workmanship within (1) one year from the date of
purchase, Sears will repair or replace it, free of charge.
This warranty does not cover the nylon line.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC
WEEDWACKER :R LINE TRIMMER TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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m_WARNIN_I:
When using electric
gardening appliances, basic safety
precautions must always be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, and serious injury. Read and
follow all instructions.
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,_
WARNING:
Trimmer
line throws
objects violently. You and others can
be blinded/injured.
Wear safety
glasses, boots, and leg protection.
Keep body parts clear of rotating line.
Safety Glasses or similar eye 3rotection
ON
AFETY
THE UNIT
INFORMATION
This power unit can be dangerous!
Operator is responsible for following
the warnings and instructions in this
manual and on the unit. 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 read, understand, and follow unit
and manual warnings and instructions. Never allow children to operate
this unit. Close attention is necesary
when used near children.
dI_DAN_IER"
Never use blades or
flailing devices. Unit is designed for line
trimmer use only. Use of any other accessories or attachments
will increase
the risk of injury.
Boots
Keep children, bystanders, and animals 50 feet (15 meters) away. If approached stop unit immediately.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and
good judgement. If you need assistance, call 1-800-235-5878.
OPERATOR SAFETY
• Dress properly. Always wear safety
glasses or similar eye protection
when operating, or performing maintenance on your unit. (Safety
glasses are available.) Always wear
face or dust mask if operation is
dusty.
Always
wearheavy,
long
pants,
longsleeves,
boots,
and
gloves.
Donotgobarefoot
orwear
sandals.
• Secure
hairabove
shoulder
length.
Secure
orremove
loose
clothing
andjewelry
orclothing
withloosely
hanging
ties,straps,
tassels,
etc.
Theycanbecaught
inmoving
parts.
• Being
fullycovered
alsohelps
protectyoufromdebris
andpieces
of
toxicplants
thrown
byspinning
line.
• StayAlert.
Donotoperate
unitwhen
youaretired,ill,orunderinfluence
ofalcohol,
drugs,
ormedication.
Watch
what
youaredoing;
usecommonsense.
• Avoid
unintentional
starting
ofthe
unit.Never
carryunitwithyourfingerontheswitch.
Besurethe
switch
isinOFF
position
when
connecting
extension
cord.
ELECTRICAL
SAFETY
,_/kWARNING:
Avoid a dangerous
environment.
To reduce the risk of
electrical shock, do not use in rain, in
damp or wet locations, or around
swimming pools, hot tubs, etc. Do not
expose to snow, rain, or water to avoid
the possibility of electrical shock.
• Use a voltage supply as shown on
unit.
• Avoid dangerous situations. Do not
use in the presence of flammable
liquids or gases to avoid creating a
fire or explosion and/or causing
damage to unit.
• To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, this equipment has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other) and will require the use of
a polarized extension cord. The appliance plug will fit into a polarized
extension cord only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the plug. If the
plug still does not fit, obtain a correct
polarized extension cord. A polarized extension cord will require the
use of a polarized wall outlet. This
plug will fit into the polarized wall
outlet only one way. If plug does not
fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse
the plug. If the plug still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician to
install the proper wall outlet. Do not
change the equipment plug, extension cord receptacle, or extension
cord plug in any way.
• To reduce risk of electrical shock,
use extension cords specifically
marked as suitable for outdoor appliances having electrical rating not
less than the rating of unit. Cord
must be marked with suffix "W-A" (in
Canada "W"). Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. Inspect extension cord before use and
replace if damaged. Do not use a
damaged cord. Cord insulation
must be intact with no cracks or deterioration.
Plug connectors must be
undamaged.
An undersized extension cord will cause a drop in line
voltage resulting in loss of power
and overheating.
If in doubt, use the
next heavier gauge. The lower the
gauge number, the heavier the cord
(see SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD).
Do not use multiple cords.
• Do not abuse cord. Never carry the
unit by the extension cord or yank
extension cord to disconnect unit.
• Use cord retainer to prevent disconnection of extension cord from unit.
See ATTACH THE ENTENSlON CORD
TO YOUR TRIMMER under the section titled OPERATION.
• Do not use the unit if the switch
does not turn the unit on and off
properly. Repairs to the switch must
be made by your Sears Service
Center.
• Keep the extension cord clear of operator and obstacles at all times. Do
not expose cords to heat, oil, water,
or sharp edges.
• To avoid the possibility of electric
shock, avoid body contact with any
grounded conductor, such as metal
fences or pipes.
• Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) protection should be provided on circuit or outlet to be used.
Receptacles are available having
built-in GFCl protection and may be
used for this measure of safety.
UNIT SAFETY
• Inspect unit before use. Replace
damaged parts. Make sure all handles, guards, and fasteners are in
place and securely fastened. Parts
that are damaged must be repaired
or replaced by a Sears Service Center. These include head parts that
are cracked, or chipped, guards,
and any other part that is damaged.
• Do not repair unit yourself.
• Use only .065" (1.65 mm) diameter
recommended
trimmer line. (See
SERVICE
AND
ADJUSTMENTS).
Nev- TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
erusewire,
rope,
string
etc.
• Stop the unit and disconnect the
• Usespecified
trimmer
spool.Make
power source when not in use.
surespool
isproperly
installed
and • Carry the unit with motor stopped.
allparts
aresecurely
fastened.
• Store the unit so the line limiter
• Useonlyrecommended
replaceblade (on underside of shield) canmentparts
andaccessories.
not cause injury.
CUTTING
SAFETY
• Store unit indoors in a high, dry
place out of the reach of children.
• Inspect
areatobecutRemove
ob
Store unit unplugged.
jects(rocksbroken
glassnails
DOUBLE INSULATION
CONSTRUCwirestringetc.)which
canbe
thrown
orbecome
entangled
incut- TION
tinghead.
This unit is double insulated to help
• Donotoverreach
orstand
onunsta- protect against electric shock. Double
insulation construction consists of two
blesupport.
Keep
firmfooting
and
balance.
separate "layers" of electrical insula• Keep
thecutting
headbelow
waist tion instead of grounding.
level.
Donotraise
handles
above
Tools built with this insulation system
yourwaist.
Cutting
headcancome are not intended to be grounded. No
dangerously
close
toyourbody.
grounding means is provided on this
• Keep
away
fromspinning
line.
unit, nor should a means of grounding
• Useunitproperly.
Useonlyfortrim- be added to this unit. As a result, the
ming,
edging,
scalping,
andmow- extension cord used with your unit can
ing.Donotforceunit.Itwilldothe
be plugged into any polarized 120 volt
jobbetter
andwithlessriskofinjury electrical outlet.
attherateforwhich
itwasdesigned. Safety precautions must be observed
• Useonlyindaylight
oringoodartifi- when operating any electrical tool.
ciallight.
The double insulation system only
MAINTENANCE
,_WARNING:
SAFETY
Disconnect
unit
from the power supply before performing maintenance, or when changing
trimmer line.
• Maintain unit according to recommended procedures.
Keep cutting
line at proper length. Follow instructions for changing trimmer line.
• Have all service and maintenance
not explained in this manual performed by a Sears Service Center to
avoid creating a hazard.
• Never douse or squirt the unit with
water or any other liquid. Clean unit
and labels with a damp sponge.
Keep handles dry, clean, and free
from oil and grease.
• Keep the air vents clean and free of
debris to avoid overheating the motor. Clean after each use.
provides added protection against injury resulting from an internal electrical
insulation failure.
_/L WARNING:
All electrical repairs
to this unit, including housing, switch,
motor, etc., must be diagnosed and
repaired by qualified service personnel. Replacement parts for a double
insulated appliance must be recommended by the manufacturer. A
double insulated appliance is marked
with the words "double insulation" or
"double insulated." The symbol
(square within a square) [] may also
be marked on the appliance.
Failure
to have the unit repaired by qualified
service personnel can cause the
double insulation construction to become ineffective and result in serious
injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
CARTON
CONTENTS
Check carton contents against the following list.
Model 358.799461
• Trimmer
• Shield
• Cutting line dispenser with extra line
Examine parts for damage. Do not
use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find
parts missing or damaged, call
1-800-235-5878.
ASSEMBLY
'_WARNING:
If received as-
ATTACHING
dBbWARNING:
The shield must be
properly installed. The shield provides
partial protection from the risk of
thrown objects to the operator and
others. Your unit is equipped with a
line limiter blade, which cuts excess
line to the proper length while running.
The line limiter blade (on underside of
shield) is sharp and can cut you.
NOTE: If shield is not properly
installed, damage to unit (including
motor failure) will result.
sembled, review all assembly steps to
ensure your unit is properly assembled and all fasteners are secure.
1.
• Extend the tube until it snaps into
place.
2.
3.
ADJUSTING
UPPER HANDLE
• Press button located on the underside of the upper handle and extend
handle to a comfortable position.
THE SHIELD
Align the installation arrow on the
shield with the installation arrow on
the motor housing (see illustration
below).
Insert the shield onto the motor
housing. Ensure cutting line remains free to rotate and is not
caught between the shield and the
motor housing.
Twist the shield as illustrated until
it snaps securely into place. Make
sure the shield is facing the back
of the unit as shown on the front
cover of this manual.
ALIGN
INSTALLATION
ARROWS
Button _
ADJUSTING
ASSIST HANDLE
1. Loosen wing nut or knob on handle.
2. Rotate the handle on the tube to
an upright position; place in a
comfortable position and retighten
wing nut or knob.
CAUTION:
Sharp line limiter blade
KNOW
YOUR
TRIMMER
READ
THIS
OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
AND
SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
UNIT.
Compare
theillustrations
withyourunittofamiliarize
yourself
withthelocation of the various controls and adjustments.
ence.
Plug
_
Save this manual for future refer-
t'_
Assist Handle
Cord
Retainer
Motor Housing
Bu_on
Trigger
Switch
J
Edge Guide
Air Vents
Semi-automatic
Head with
.065" line
ge
Button
lap Button
Debris
_
RECESSED
PLUG
TWIST AND EDGE BUTTON
The TWIST AND EDGE BUTTON is used
to twist the lower portion of the unit
into an edging position.
EDGE GUIDE
The EDGE GUIDE protects the unit
from contacting the ground during
edging.
TAP BUTTON
The TAP BUTTON is used to advance
the cutting line during operation and to
remove the spool during line replacement.
The HANDLE BUTTON is used to adjust
the upper handle to a comfortable operating position.
INSTRUCTIONS
ATTACH THE EXTENSION
CORD TO YOUR TRIMMER
Use only a voltage supply as specified
on your unit.
SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD
Extension
Loop your extension cord through the
handle and around the hook. Insure
the plug and cord are firmly and fully
engaged.
Cord Gauge Chart
Length of Cord
Gauge
25 Ft. (7.5 m)
50 Ft. (15 m)
100 Ft. (30 m)
18 Gauge
16 Gauge
16 Gauge
Extension cords are available
unit at Sears.
Blade
SEMI-AUTOMATIC
HEAD
The SEMI-AUTOMATIC HEAD holds the
cutting line and rotates during operation.
The RECESSED PLUG is where you attach your extension cord to the unit.
TRIGGER SWITCH
The TRIGGER SWITCH is used to turn
on the unit. Squeeze the trigger switch
to operate the unit.
LINE LIMITER
The LINE LIMITER cuts the cutting line
to the proper cutting length.
ASSIST HANDLE
The ASSIST HANDLE is used to help
hold and guide the unit.
HANDLE BUTTON
OPERATING
Line Limiter
for this
6
CORRECT
OPERATING
POSITION
EDGING
POSITION
You can press this button and twist
the lower portion 180 ° into an edging
position.
Button
Trimming
Edging
_WARNING:Always
weareye
protection.
Never
leanoverthetrimmerhead.
Rocks
ordebris
canricochetorbethrown
intoeyes
andface
andcause
blindness
orother
serious
injury.
When
operating
unit,stand
asshown
andcheck
forthefollowing:
• Wear
eyeprotection
andheavy
clothing.
• Hold
trigger
handle
withrighthand
andassist
handle
withlefthand.
• Keep
unitbelow
waist
level.
• Cutfromyourright
toyourlefttoensure debris is thrown away from you.
Without bending over, keep line near
and parallel to the ground (perpendicular when edging) and not
crowded into material being cut.
ADVANCING THE CUTTING LINE
Advance line by tapping bottom of cutting head lightly on the ground while
unit is running at full speed. A metal
blade attached to the shield will cut
the line to the proper length.
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.
EDGING
While edging allow the tip of the line to
make contact. Do not force the line.
The edge guard helps protect the unit
and keeps the unit from contacting the
ground. Take extra caution while edging as objects can be thrown from the
trimmer line.
Edging
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, monuments, etc. This technique increases
line wear.
Scalping
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.
clean up. Keep the line parallel to and
above the surfaces being swept and
move the tool from side to side.
Mowing
Sweeping
SWEEPING
The fanning action of the rotating line
can be used for a quick and easy
CUSTOMER
_,
RESPONSIBILITIES
WARNING:
Disconnect
power source before performing
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TASK
Check for loose fasteners
and parts
Check for damaged
or worn parts
Inspect and clean unit and labels
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this unit does not
cover items that have been subjected
to operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
the operator must maintain unit as
instructed in this manual. Various adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your unit.
BEFORE
EACH USE
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Housing Screws
• Assist Handle Screws
• Debris Shield
• Edge Guide
maintenance.
WHEN TO PERFORM
Before each use
Before each use
After each use
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact Sears Service Center for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
• Trigger Switch - Ensure switch functions properly by pressing and releasing the trigger switch. Make sure
motor stops.
• Debris Shield - Discontinue use of
unit if debris shield is damaged.
AFTER
EACH USE
INSPECTAND
CLEAN UNIT AND LABELS
• After each use, inspect complete
unit for loose or damaged parts.
Clean the unit using a damp cloth
with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
REPLACING
THELINE
1. Remove
thespool
byfirmlypulling
onthetapbutton.
2. Clean
entire
surface
ofhuband
spool.
3. Replace
withapre-wound
spool
(#71-85837),
orcutalength
of30
feetof.065"(1.6mm)diameter
Craftsman®
ProTrimmer
line.Use
ofheavier
linescould
overload
the
unitanddamage
unit.Never
use
wire,
rope,
string,
etc.,which
can
break
offandbecome
adangerousmissile.
4. Insert
oneendofthelineabout
1/2
inch(1cm)intothesmallholeinsidethespool.
5. Windthelineevenly
andtightly
ontothespool.
Windinthedirectionofthearrow
found
onthe
spool.
6. Push
thelineintothenotch,
leaving3to5inches
(7- 12cm)unwound.
7. Insert
thelineintotheexit hole in
tion.
Align the notch with the line exit
hole.
9. Push the spool into the hub until it
snaps into place.
10. Pull on the line extending outside
the hub to release it from the
notch; otherwise, the unit will not
function properly.
Small
8.
Spool
Tap
Button
Line in Notch
_
Hub
Line exit hole
the hub as shown in the illustraUSER REPLACEABLE
SERVICE PARTS
REPLACEMENT
PART
Spool with .065" Pro Trimmer
Assist Handle
Bolt, Assist Handle,
PART NUMBER
Line
1/4-20
71-85837
530401991
530401989
Wing Nut, Assist Handle
530016118
Shield Assembly
530402672
Edge Guide
530402663
Screw, Edge Guide Retaining
530015815
Prepare unit for storage after each
use by performing the following steps:
_,
WARNING:
• Stop the unit and disconnect the
power source when not in use.
• Carry the unit with motor stopped.
• Store the unit so the line limiter
blade cannot cause injury.
• Store unit and extension cord indoors in a high, dry place out of the
reach of children. Store unit unplugged.
• Store unit with all guards in place.
Position unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
TROUBLESHOOTING
TABLE
,_WARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnect from the power source before
performing all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that require unit to be operating.
TROUBLE
Semi-automatic
head stops
under a load or
does not turn
when switch is
pressed.
Line does not
CAUSE
1. Crowding trimmer line
against material being
cut.
2. Electrical failure.
3. Thrown circuit breaker.
4. Debris stopping head.
REMEDY
1. Allow tip of line to do the cutting.
2. Contact your Sears Service Center.
3. Check Breaker Box.
4. Remove debris.
1. Line improperly routed
in head.
2. Line improperly
wound onto spool.
3. Incorrect line size
4. Not enough line
outside of head.
5. Dirt buildup on unit.
1. Line size is incorrect.
2. Incorrect spool.
3. Line is being crowded
against material being
cut.
1. Check line routing.
Line releases
continuously.
1. Line improperly
routed in head.
2. Spool damaged.
1. Check line routing.
Line usage is
excessive.
1. Line improperly routed
in head.
2. Line size is incorrect.
3. Crowding line against
material being cut.
4. Spool worn or damaged.
2. Replace spool.
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended.
1. Too little line outside
of head.
2. Line size incorrect.
1. Remove cover and pull 4 in.
(10 cm) of line outside of head.
2. Use only .065 in. (1.65 mm) dia. line.
advance
or
breaks while
cutting.
Line welds onto
spool.
Line pulls back
into head.
2. Rewind line tightly
5.
and evenly.
Use only .065 in. (1.65mm) dia. line.
Remove cover and pull 4 in.
(10 cm) of line out of head.
Clean unit.
1. Use only .065 in. (1.65mm) dia. line.
2. Replace with correct spool.
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended.
2. Replace
spool.
1. Check line routing.
4. Replace
10
spool.
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