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Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
ESPAÑOL
RTE113
RTE114
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Read instructions carefully before assembling.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA:
Lea el manual del operador y siga todas las advertencias e instrucciones de seguridad. Antes de ensamblar el producto lea cuidadosamente el instructivo. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Veuillez lire le manuel de l’utilisateur et bien respecter tous les
avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Bien lire les
instructions avant d’assembler l’outil. Tout défaut de le faire pourrait
entraîner des blessures graves.
Copyright E2003 WCI Outdoor Products, Inc.
Electrolux Canada Corporation
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2
530086743
2/11/03
FRANÇAIS
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
250 Bobby Jones Expressway
Augusta, GA 30907
SAFETY RULES
clothing with loosely hanging ties, straps,
tassels, etc. They can be caught in moving
parts.
S Being fully covered also helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic plants
thrown by spinning line.
S Stay Alert. Do not operate unit when you
are tired, ill, upset or under influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. Watch what
you are doing; use common sense.
S Avoid unintentional starting of the unit.
Never carry unit with your finger on the
switch. Be sure the switch is in the OFF
position and never touch the switch when
connecting extension cord.
WARNING: 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.
SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
This power unit can be dangerous! Operator
is responsible for following the warnings and
instructions in this manual and on the unit.
Read entire instruction 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 necessary when
used near children.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
WARNING: 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.
S Use a voltage supply as shown on unit.
S 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.
S 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 it 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.
S 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 in the OPERATION
section).
S Do not use multiple cords.
DANGER: 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.
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 protection
Hazard Zone
Boots
15 m
50 ft.
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 1-800-554-6723.
OPERATOR SAFETY
S 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 wear heavy, long pants, long
sleeves, boots, and gloves. Do not go barefoot or wear sandals.
S Secure hair above shoulder length. Secure
or remove loose clothing and jewelry or
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S Maintain unit according to recommended
procedures. Keep cutting line at proper
length. Follow instructions for changing
trimmer line.
S Have all service and maintenance not explained in this manual performed by an authorized service dealer to avoid creating a
hazard.
S Never douse or squirt the unit with water or
any other liquid. Clean unit and decals with
a damp sponge. Keep handles dry, clean,
and free from oil and grease.
S Keep the air vents clean and free of debris
to avoid overheating the motor. Clean after
each use.
S Do not abuse cord. Never carry the unit by
the extension cord or yank extension cord
to disconnect unit.
S Use cord retainer to prevent disconnection
of extension cord from unit and possible
damage to the unit due to plug movement
(see ATTACH THE EXTENSION CORD
TO YOUR TRIMMER in the OPERATION
section).
S 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 authorized service dealer.
S Keep the extension cord clear of operator
and obstacles at all times. Do not expose
cords to heat, oil, water, or sharp edges.
S To avoid the possibility of electric shock,
avoid body contact with any grounded conductor, such as metal fences or pipes.
S Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
protection should be provided on circuit or
outlet to be used. Receptacles are available having built-in GFCI protection and
may be used for this measure of safety.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
S Stop the unit and disconnect the power
source when not in use.
S Carry the unit with motor stopped.
S Store the unit so the line limiter blade (on
underside of shield) cannot cause injury.
S Store unit indoors in a high, dry place out of
the reach of children. Store unit unplugged.
S Do not hang unit so that the trigger switch is
depressed.
UNIT SAFETY
S 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 an authorized service
dealer. These include head parts that are
cracked, or chipped, guards, and any other
part that is damaged.
S Do not repair unit yourself.
S Use only 0.065 in. (1.65 mm) diameter recommended trimmer line (see USER REPLACEABLE SERVICE PARTS in the
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section).
Never use wire, rope, string, etc.
S Use specified trimmer spool. Make sure
spool is properly installed and all parts are
securely fastened.
S Use only Weed Eaterr replacement parts
and accessories as recommended.
DOUBLE INSULATION
CONSTRUCTION
This unit is double insulated to help protect
against electric shock. Double insulation
construction consists of two separate “layers”
of electrical insulation instead of grounding.
Tools built with this insulation system are not
intended to be grounded. No grounding
means is provided on this unit, nor should a
means of grounding be added to this unit. As a
result, the extension cord used with your unit
can be plugged into any standard 120 volt
electrical outlet.
Safety precautions must be observed when
operating any electrical tool. The double insulation system only provides added protection against injury resulting from an internal
electrical insulation failure.
CUTTING SAFETY
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.
S Inspect area to be cut. Remove objects
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string,
etc.) which can be thrown or become entangled in cutting head.
S Do not overreach or stand on unstable support. Keep firm footing and balance.
S Keep the cutting head below waist level. Do
not raise handles above your waist. Cutting
head can come dangerously close to your
body.
S Keep away from cutting head and spinning
line.
S Use unit properly. Use only for trimming,
edging, scalping, and mowing. Do not
force unit. It will do the job better and with
less risk of injury at the rate for which it was
designed.
S Use only in daylight or in good artificial light.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
WARNING: Disconnect unit from the
power supply before performing maintenance, or when changing trimmer line.
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ASSEMBLY
Edge Guide
WARNING: If received assembled,
review all assembly steps to ensure your unit
is properly assembled and all fasteners are
secure.
ADJUSTING ASSIST HANDLE
1. Place unit on a flat surface.
2. Loosen and remove wing nut and bolt
from assist handle.
3. Firmly push the assist handle over the
tube. To make installation easier, tilt handle toward trigger housing while pushing
down (see illustration).
4. Reinstall bolt in handle. Thread wing nut
onto bolt.
5. Adjust the handle up or down the tube to a
comfortable position; tighten wing nut securely.
Shield
1. Hold shield at angle to the trimmer motor
housing. Align the front locking tab of the
shield with the front notch of the motor
housing (see illustration below).
2. Move shield toward motor housing, ensuring trimmer head passes through
opening in shield without catching on
shield locking tabs.
3. Tilt front of the shield towards front notch
of motor housing. Push front locking tab
of the shield into the front notch of the motor housing. An audible snap must be
heard. Ensure the cutting head remains
free to rotate and the line is not caught between the shield and the motor housing.
4. Push back of the shield toward the motor
housing as illustrated until the rear locking
tabs snap securely into the rear notches.
Make sure the shield is assembled to the
unit as shown in the illustration below and
in the KNOW YOUR UNIT section of this
manual.
Assist handle
Trigger
Housing
Tube
ATTACHING THE SHIELD
Front Locking Tab
Rear
Trimmer
Locking
Front
Motor
Tabs
Notch Housing
WARNING: The shield must be properly installed. If shield is not properly installed,
damage to unit (including motor failure) will result. The shield provides partial protection to
the operator and others from the risk of
thrown objects. 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.
Edge guide must be positioned on shield prior
to installation on motor housing (see following illustration).
Rear
Notches
Trimmer
Head
CAUTION : Sharp line limiter blade
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
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.
Trigger Switch
Assist Handle
Twist and Edge Button
Cord
Retainer
Motor Housing
Recessed
Plug
Edge Guide
Air Vents
Trimmer
Head with
0.065 in.
Trimmer
Line
Debris Shield
Line Limiter Blade
Tap
Button
RECESSED PLUG
TRIMMER HEAD
The RECESSED PLUG is where you attach
your extension cord to the unit.
The TRIMMER HEAD holds the cutting line
and rotates during operation.
TRIGGER SWITCH
TWIST AND EDGE BUTTON
The TWIST AND EDGE BUTTON is used to
twist the lower portion of the unit into an edging position.
The TRIGGER SWITCH is used to turn on the
unit. Squeeze the trigger switch to operate the
unit. Release to stop.
EDGE GUIDE
LINE LIMITER BLADE
The EDGE GUIDE protects the unit from contacting the ground during edging.
The LINE LIMITER BLADE cuts the cutting
line to the proper cutting length.
TAP BUTTON
ASSIST HANDLE
The ASSIST HANDLE is used to help hold
and guide the unit.
The TAP BUTTON is used to advance the
cutting line during operation and to remove
the spool during line replacement.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ATTACH THE EXTENSION
CORD TO YOUR TRIMMER
Use only a voltage supply as specified on
your unit.
Loop your extension cord through the handle
and around the hook as shown. Insure the
plug and cord are firmly and fully engaged.
SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD
Extension 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
Cord Retainer
Extension Cord
Extension cords are available for this unit.
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EDGING POSITION
CORRECT OPERATING POSITION
You can press this button and twist the lower
portion 180_ counterclockwise into an edging
position.
Button
Trimming
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
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.
When operating unit, stand as shown and
check for the following:
S Wear eye protection and heavy clothing.
S Hold trigger handle with right hand and assist handle with left hand.
S Keep unit below waist level.
S Cut only from your right to your left to ensure
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.
Edging
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 line limiter blade attached to the shield will cut the line to the
proper length.
SCALPING
The scalping technique removes unwanted
vegetation. Hold the bottom of the trimmer
head about 3 inches (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.
WARNING: Use only 0.065 inch (1.65
mm) diameter line. Other sizes of line will not advance properly and will result in improper cutting
head function or 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. See page 2 for warning concerning
other cutting devices.
TRIMMING
Hold the bottom of the trimmer head about 3
inches (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.
Scalping
Trimming
3 in. (8 cm)
above ground
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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.
Mowing
Sweeping
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.
MAINTENANCE
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
WARNING: Disconnect power
source before performing maintenance.
Contact an authorized service dealer for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
S Trigger Switch -- Ensure switch functions
properly by pressing and releasing the trigger switch. Make sure motor stops.
S Debris Shield -- Discontinue use of unit if
debris shield is damaged.
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.
AFTER EACH USE
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND DECALS
BEFORE EACH USE
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
S
S
S
S
S After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
Housing Screws
Assist Handle
Debris Shield
Edge Guide
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
9. Align the notch with the line exit hole.
10. Push the spool into the hub until it snaps
into place.
11. Pull on the line extending outside the hub
to release it from the notch; otherwise, the
unit will not function properly.
REPLACING THE LINE
1. Disconnect the unit from the power
source.
2. Remove the spool by firmly pulling on the
tap button.
3. Clean entire surface of hub and spool.
4. Replace with a pre-wound spool or cut a
length of 30 feet of 0.065! (1.65 mm) diameter Weed Eaterr brand line. Use of
heavier lines could overload and damage
unit.
Small
Hole
Spool
Tap
Button
WARNING: Never use wire, rope,
string, etc., which can break off and become a
dangerous missile.
5. Insert one end of the line about 1/2 inch (1
cm) into the small hole inside the spool.
6. Wind the line evenly and tightly onto the
spool. Wind in the direction of the arrow
found on the spool.
7. Push the line into the notch, leaving 3 to 5
inches (7 -- 12 cm) unwound.
8. Insert the line into the exit hole in the hub
as shown in the illustration.
Line in Notch
Hub
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Line exit hole
USER REPLACEABLE SERVICE PARTS
REPLACEMENT PART
Spool with 0.065! Trimmer Line
Assist Handle
Bolt Carriage, 1/4-20
Wing Nut
Shield Assembly (RTE113)
Shield Assembly (RTE114)
Edge Guide (RTE113)
Edge Guide (RTE114)
PART NUMBER
952701663
530403805
530403886
530016152
530403915
530403914
530403845
530403824
STORAGE
S Store unit and extension cord indoors in a
WARNING: Perform the following
high, dry place out of the reach of children.
Store unit unplugged.
S Store unit with all guards in place. Position
unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
steps after each use.
S Stop the unit and disconnect the power
source when not in use.
S Carry the unit with motor stopped.
S Store the unit so the line limiter blade cannot 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
CAUSE
REMEDY
Trimmer head
1. Crowding trimmer line
stops under a
against material being
load or does not
cut.
turn when switch 2. Electrical failure.
is pressed.
3. Thrown circuit breaker.
4. Debris stopping head.
Line does not
advance or
breaks while
cutting.
Line welds onto
spool.
Line releases
continuously.
Line usage is
excessive.
Line pulls back
into head.
1. Allow tip of line to do the cutting.
2. Contact your authorized service dealer.
3. Check breaker box.
4. Remove debris.
1. Line improperly routed
in head.
2. Line improperly
wound into 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. Line improperly
routed in head.
2. Spool damaged.
1. Check line routing.
1. Line improperly routed
in head.
2. Line size is incorrect.
3. Crowding line against
material being cut.
4. Spool worn or damaged.
1. Check line routing.
1. Too little line outside
of head.
2. Line size incorrect.
1. Remove cover and pull 4 inches
(10 cm) of line outside of head.
2. Use only 0.065 in. (1.65 mm) dia. line.
2. Rewind line tightly and evenly.
3. Use only 0.065 in. (1.65 mm) dia. line.
4. Remove cover and pull 4 in.
(10 cm) of line out of head.
5. Clean unit.
1. Use only 0.065 in. (1.65 mm) dia. line.
2. Replace with correct spool.
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended.
1. Check line routing.
2. Replace spool.
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2. Replace spool.
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended.
4. Replace spool.
LIMITED WARRANTY
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.,
warrants to the original purchaser that each
r brand electric or cordless
new Weed Eaterr
product is free from defects in material and
workmanship and agrees to repair or replace
under this warranty any defective Weed Eater brand electric product within two (2) years
from the original date of purchase.
If your Weed Eater brand electric or cordless
product should fail within the limited warranty
period, return it, complete, prepaid, with proof
of purchase, to the dealer from whom it was
purchased for repair or replacement at the option of ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS,
INC.
This warranty is not transferable and does not
cover damage or liability caused by improper
handling, improper maintenance or the use of
accessories and/or attachments not specifically
recommended by ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS, INC., for this electric product. Additionally, this warranty does not cover parts that
will wear and require replacement with reasonable use during the warranty period. This warranty does not cover predelivery set--up or normal adjustments explained in the instruction
manual.
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.
The policy of ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC., is to continuously improve its
products. Therefore, ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS, INC., 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.
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