Craftsman 536.772400 Operating instructions

Craftsman 536.772400 Operating instructions
3.5 Horsepower
9 Inch
EDGER
MODEL NO.
536.772400
Caution:
Read and follow all Safety
and Operating Instructions before
first use of this product.
SEARS,
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ROEBUCK
AND CO., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY STATEMENT
SAFETY RULES
INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
ASSEMBLY
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
2
S
5
6
10
16
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
19
TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART
22
EDGER REPAIR PARTS
23
ENGINE REPAIR PARTS
31
SPANISH (ESPAI_OL)
37
PARTS AND SERVICE
BACK COVER
WARRANTY STATEMENT
LIMITED TWO-YEAR
WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
EDGER
Fortwo years fromthe dateof purchase,when this CraftsmanEdgeris maintained,lubricated, andtunedup accordingtothe operalJng
andmaintenanceinstructions
in the owner's
manual,Sears will repair,free of charge,anydefect in materialor workmanship.
If this CraftsmanEdgeris usedforcommercialor rentalpurposes,this warrantyappliesfor
Only90 daysfromthe data of purchase.
This warrantydoes notcover the following:
• Expendableitemswhichbecomewom duringnormaluse, suchas sparkplugs,etc.
• Repairsnecessarybecauseof aperator abuseor nsgliganoe,includingbentcrankshafts
andthe failureto maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the
owner'smanual.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLEBY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN EDGER TO
THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES.
THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLYWHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN USE IN THE UNITED
STATES.
Thiswarrantygivesyouspecificlegalrights,andyoumay alsohaveother rightswhichvary
fromstate to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Engine Exhaust, some of Its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm,
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain
lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductlve harm. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
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SAFETY
Safe Operation
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RULES
Pmctlcee for Edger.
WARNING: Look for this symbol to point out Important safety precaul_ons,
It means: "Attention! Become AtarttYour Safety Is Invohmd,"
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ARNING: To prevent eccldantat atmllng whim setting-up,
transporting, adjusting or makIng repairs, atwsys dteconnect spmk
plug wire end put wire whom it cannot
contact the spark plug.
Before Use
• Rendthe owner'sman_ c_e_|y. Be
thoroughly familiarwiththe controlsand
the proper use _ the Edger.Knowhow to
stop the Edgerand disengagethe controls
gui_.
• Do notoperatethe Edgerwithoutweadng
adequateouter garments.Wear footwear
_t will improvefootingon slipperysurfaces.
• Keep the area of operationdear of all persons,particularlysmallchildrenand pets.
• Thoroughlyinspectthe area where the
Edgaris to be used and removeall foreign
objects.
Fuel Safety
OperaUng Safety
• Never ellow childrenor youngteanagereto
operate the Edger. Keepthem away while
it is operating.Neveratfowadultsto obefate the Edgerwithoutproperinstru_on,
• Do notoperatethis machineif you are takthg drugsor other medicationwhichcan
cause drowsinessor affectyourabilityto
operate thismachine,
• Do notuse this machineif youare mentally
or physicallyunableto operatethismachinesafely.
• Alwayswear safety glassesor eye shields
dm_,goperatk3rtor while performing an
adjustmentor repairto protectyoureyes
fromforeign objectsthatmay be thrown
fromthe Edger,
• Do notputhandsor teat near or underrotatingparts.
• Exerciseextremecaution whenoperating
on o_crossinggravelddves,walks,or
reads.Stay alertfor hiddenhazardsor
traffic.
• ExemicacauUonto avoidslippingor felling.
• Neveroperatethe Edgerwithout proper
guards,plates,or othereafaty protective
devicesin place.
• Handlefuelwith care; it is highlyflammable.
• Never operate the Edgar at high transport
speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind
and usa care when backing.
• Use an approved container.
• Neverallo',_bystanders_)sr the Edger.
• Check fuelsupplybeforeeachuse, allowing spacefor expansionas the heatof the
engineand/or suncan cause fuelto expand.
• Keep children and pets away while
operating.
• FillfueltankoutdoorswithexVemecare.
Never fillfuel tank indoors.Replacefuel
tankcap securelyandwipe up spilledfuel
• Do not run the engine indoors, The exhanst fumes are dangerous, containing
CARBON MONOXIDE, an ODORLESS
and DEADLY GAS.
• Never removethe fuel tank cap or addfuel
to a runningor hotengine.
• Never store fuel or Edger with fuel in the
tank inside a bu_k_n9where fumes moy
reach an open llama.
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• Never operate the Edger without gond _sibillly or light.
• Takeall possibleprecautionswhen leaving
the Edgerunattended.Stopthe engine.
• Do notovedoedff_eEdgercapacitybyattemptingto tilltoo deep at too fasta rate,
SAFETY RULES
Safe Storage
• Nways refer tothe owner'smanual instructionsfor importantdetailsif the Edgeris to
be storedforan extendedperiod.
• Neverstorethe Edgerwithfuel In the fuel
tank insidea buildingwhere Ignition
soumes are presentsuchas water and
space heaters,clothesdryers,and the like.
Allowthe engineto coolbeforestoringin
any enclosure.
spect the Edgerfor any damage,and repair the damagebeforerestartingand
operatingit.
If Edger shouldstartto vibrateabnormally.
stop engineandcheck immediatelyfor the
cause. Vibrationis ganemllya warningof
trouble.
Stop the enginewheneveryouleave the
operatingposition.Also,disconnectthe
sparkplugwire beforeuncloggingthe
blade andwhen makingany repairs,adjsstments,or inspections.
• Keepthe Edgerin safe workingcondition.
Check all fastenem at frequentintervalsfor
propertightness.
Repair / Adjustments Safety
When cleaning,repairing,or inspecUng,
shutoffthe engineand make certainall
movingparts have stopped.
• Afterstrikinga foreignobject,stopthe engine. Remove the wire fromthe sparkplug.
and keepthe wireaway from the plugto
preventaccidentalstarting.Thoroughlyin-
Neverattemptto make any adjustments
while the engineis runningexceptwhen
specificallyrecommendedby the manufacturer.
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SAFETY
INTERNATIONAL
RULES
SYMBOLS
IMPORTANT: Many of the following symbols are located on your unit or on literature supplied with the product. Before you operate the unit, learn and understand the purpose for
each symbol.
ControlAndOperatingSymbols
Slow
Fast
Fuel
OII
Primer Button
SafetyWarningSymbols
WARNING
WARNING
Thrown Objects.
Keep Bystanders Away.
Rotating Parts. Stop Engine.
Disconnect Spark Wire Before
Making AdJeabnenta.
IMPORTANT
Read Owner's Manual
Before Operating
This Machine.
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WARNING
Wear Eye Protection
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WARNING
STOP
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
Parts Packed Separately In Carton
1 - Owner's Manual (notshown)
1 - ContainerOf Oil
1 - Hair Pin
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1 - Hair Pin
1 - Container
of Oil
REMOVE THE EDGER FROM THE
CARTON
1. Removethebottleofoilandpartsbag
fromthe carton,
glasses
or eye
ahlelds
while
aaWARNING:
Always
wear
safety
eambllng the Edger.
Figure 1 showsthe Edger completelyassembled.
Referencesto the rightor left sideof the
Edgerare fromthe viewpointof the opamtor'spositionbehindthe unit.
2.
Cut down all four comers of the carton.
3.
Remove the packing material positioned
around the unit.
4.
Roll the Edger out of the carton and
place on a hard level surface.
Figure 1
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ASSEMBLY
HOW TO RAISE THE HANDLE
1. Loosenthe knobs and raisethe upper
handletothe uprightposltlon.See
Figure2. Allowthe control rod to swing
freely.
3.
2. "nghtenthe knobs. Make sum the
knobs am to the outsideof the handles
as shownin Figure2.
4. When the clutchleveris in NEUTRAL
position,the quill support arm must be
closeto the screw as shownin Figure4.
ControlRod
Upper
Handle
Rgure 2
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Hair Pin
Control
Rod
Quill
SupportArm
Figure3
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Insertthe endof the €ontrol rod from
left to rightthrough the hole in the quill
support arm. Attachwith heir pin found
in partsbag.See Figure3.
ASSEMBLY
HOW TO PREPARE THE ENGINE
Fill With OII
How To Add The Engine OII
This Edger was shippedwith a 20 ounce
containerof SAE30 motoroil.Addthis oilto
the engine beforeoperating.Tofill the crankcase, removethe oilfill cap/dipstickand add
the SAE30 motoroil. DO NOT OVERFILL,
1. Put the Edger on a levelsurface.
2. Removethe oilfillcap (Figure5).
3. Slowlyfillthe enginecrankcase.DO NOT
OVERFILL.
NOTE: The engine may contain a small
amount of oil When adding o11,frequently
Insert the oil fill celddlpetiek end check
the amount of oll In the engine. DO NOT
OVERFILl,
How To Fill With Gasoline
Make sure thatthe gasolinecontaineris
cleanandfree fromdust or other foreignmaterial.Never use gasolinethat couldbe stale
fromlongperiodsof storage.
OII Recommendations
1. Removethe fuelcap.
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with
API service classification SG. Select the oil's
2. FIll the fuel tank with clean, fresh, unleaded grade automotive gasoline.
SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. Although multi-viscasity oils (5W30, 10W30, etc.) improve
starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity
otis will result in increased oil coflsumption
when used above 32 degrees. Check the
engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running the engine low on oil,
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Colder_._
fuel container. Do not smoke
ARNING: Always use e safety
when adding the fuel mixture to
the engine. When Inside an enclosure,
do not fill the fuel tank. Before you add
the fuel mixture, stop the engine. Let the
engine cool for several mlnutce.
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32+ I
,-_
'l
--Warmer
NOTE: ENGINES WHICH ARE CERTIFIED
TO COMPLY WITH CAUFORNIA AND US
EPA EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR
ULGE ENGINES, ere certified to operate
on regular unleaded gasoline. Include the
following emieslon control system(s):
EM, TWC (if so equipped). Include any
user adjustable features - therefore no
other adjustments are needed.
Fuel
Cap
Oil Fill
Cap
/
Fuel Tank
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Figure 5
ASSEMBLY
CHECKUST
For the bestperforrnenoeand satisfaction
fromthis qualityproduct,please mvlaw the
followingchecklistbeforeyouoperatethe
Edger:.
P"
All assemblyinstmctionshavebeen
completed.
p,
Check carton.Make sure no loose
pads remainin the carton.
v"
Allfastanershave been propedytightened.
Asyou learn howto use the Edger,pay extra
attentionto the followingimportantitems:
_"P"
Engineoil isat properlevel.
J_'J," Fueltank is filledwitha fresh,dean,
regular Unleadedgaso|ine.
_'_"
Becomefamiliarandunderstandthe
functionof all conb'ols.Beforeyour
startthe engine, operateall conbols.
IMPORTANT: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine end must not be
used on or near any unimproved foreet--covered, brush-covered or grees-covered
land
unleee the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark errester meeting
applicable local or state laws (If any). If a spark arreeter Is used, It must be maintained In
effective woridng order by the operator.
In the State of California the above la required by law (Section 4442 of the California
Public Resources Code). Other etstee may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A el}ark arrester/muffier
is avellabla through your nearest Sears Service Canter (see the REPAIR PARTS section In this manual).
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR EDGER
READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE YOU OPERATE the
Edger.To familiarize yourselfwiththe locationof the controls,comparethe illustrationswith
yourEdger. Save thie manual for future reference.
ENGINE
ClutchLever
ControlRod
PrimerButton
Tl_rodle
BladeGuard
AdjustableRear Wheel
AdjustableFrontWheel
VIEW OF BLADE AREA
Blade
Figure6
Throttle Control - Controlsthe engine
speed.
The frontwheel can alsobe adjusteddown
for curb-hopping.
Primer Button - Injectsfueldimly into
the carburetorfor fasterstarts.
Recoil Starter Handle - The engine is
equippedwith an easy pullrecoilstarter.
Clutch Lever - Use to startand stopthe
blade andcontrolthe depthof cut.
Blade Guard - Use to preventstonesor
other matadalfrom beingthrownat the operator,
Adjustable Rear Wheal - Rightrear
wheelis adjustable to level the Edgerwhen
edgingalonga curb(curb-hopping).
Index Lever - Permitsadjustmentfrom
the edging(vertical)positionto the tdmming
(horizontal)position. To change poaltion, pull
the indexleverand rotatethe quillassembly
to the desiredangle or position,
Adjustable Front Wheal - Frontwheel
is adjustablefromside-to-side for balance.
EYE PROTECTION
Alwayswearsafety glasses.If you weareye
glasses,puta Wide VisionSafety Mask over
youreye glasses.
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the
Edger can
resultthrown
In foreign
ARNING:
Debris
from
objects being thrown Into the
eyes, which can cause severe eye damage. Always wear eafety Blame or eye
shields when operating the Edger.
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OPERATION
HOW TO STOP
THE EDGER
1. Move the clutch lever backto the DISENGAGED position.Then, move the
throttle control to the STOP position.
See Figure7.
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WARNING: Never leave the
EDGER unattended while the
engine Is running. Always dieengage the cutting blade and stop the
engine.
HOW TO USE
THE THRO'I'I'LE CONTROL
1.
Dudng normal use, run the engine at full
speed.
2.
Move the throttle control up to increase
engine speed, or down to decrease engine speed (see Rgure 7).
HOW TO USE
THE PRIMER BUTTON
When startinga coldengine, pushthe primer button five times (see Figure8). Walt
approximatelytwo secondsbetween each
push.
IMPORTANT:When atartlng • warm engine,
do not use the primer button.
HOW TO USE
THE CLUTCH LEVER
ClutchLevsr_
1. Startthe engine.
2.
Toengage the cuttingblade,move the
clutch lever forward (see Figure9).
3.
Select the edging depth you need. There
are five selections down to approximately 2-3/4 inches deep.
NOTE: For deep edging, first cut at shallow
depths. Then, cot at greater depths until
the desired depth is obtained.
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OPERATION
HOW TO USE THE INDEX LEVER
1. Stopthe engineand disconnectthe
sparkplugwire fromthe sparkplug.
2.
Loosen the front wheel knob shown in
Figure 10. Slide the front wheal all the
way to the right side.
3.
Securely Ughten the front wheal knob.
NOTE: To prevent the blade from hitting the wheel while trimming, make
sure the front wheal is set in the extreme right position.
4.
Disengagethe index lever (see
Figure 11). Movethe Index lever to the
notchmarked90° .
5. Reconnectthe sparkplugwire to the
sparkplug.
6.
Start the engine.
7,
Move the clutch lever to the desired trimming height.
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WARNING: While the engine is
running, never leave the Edger.
Before you adjust the wheels or
change the blade position, always disengage the cutting blade end stop the
engine.
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OPERATION
HOW TO USE THE CURB-HOPPING
FEATURE
Because the front wheel and the dght rear
wheel are adjustable, the Edger can be used
cn uneven surfasas, such as the curb shown
in Figure 12. Set the wheel positions as follows.
wheal until the front wheel is level with
the left rear wheel and the unit Is setting
on the curb as shown in Figure 12.
7.
Loosen the rear wheal knob.
8.
Lower the right rear wheel unUlthe
Edger is level and the left rear wheel is
on the curb.
1.
Stopthe engine.
2.
Disconnectthe sparkplugwire fromthe
sparkplug.
3.
Loosenthe front wheal knob.
4,
Slide the front wheel fo the bast positionto clearthe curband balancethe
unit,
10. Connectthe sparkplugwire to the spark
plug.
5.
Securely tighten the front wheel knob.
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6.
Use the curb height adjust lever to
lower the front wheal. Lower the front
9. Securelytightenthe rear wheel knob,
ARNING: Keep away from the
rotating blade. The blade can
cause Injury.
Blade Guard
Front
WheelKnob
Support Rod
Rear Wheel Knob
Front Wheel
Figure12
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OPERATION
HOW TO STOP THE ENGINE
To stop the engine, move the clutch lever all
the way back to the DISENGAGED poeition.
Then, push the throffie control lever down to
the STOP position.
If the engine will notstop, hold a screwdriver
againstthe sparkplugand againstthe engine
coolingfins.The sparkwill go to groundand
the enginewill stop.
HOW TO START THE ENGINE
NOTE: Do not usathe primer button to start
a warm engine.
IMPORTANT: Before you start the engine,
operate the controls several times. Make
sure all controls move freely.
7. TO start engine, hold the recoil starter
handle firmly with your right hand.
1. Check the oil.
8. Hold the edger handlefirmlywith your left
hand.
2. Fillthe fueltankwith mgulm unleaded
gasoline,Make sure the gasolineis
clean. Leaded gasolinewillincreasedepositsand shortenthe life of the valves.
Quicklypullthe recoilstarter handle. DO
NOT allow the starterrope to snap back.
Letthe starterropeslowlyrewind.If anginsfails to startafterthree pulls,push
primerbuttontwo timesand again pull
the recoilstarterhandle.
NOTE: Do not use gasohol or methanol.Do
not use premium unleaded gasoline.
10.Whan the engine starts, move the throttle
control lever up (FAST p<_ition) to increase speed or down to decrease
speed. During normal usa keep the
throttle in the FAST position.
gasoline
container.
Do not
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ARNING:
Always use
s safety
smoke when adding gasoline to
the fuel tank. When inside an encieaure,
do not add gasoline. Before you add
gasoline, stop the engine and let the engine cool for several minutes.
11. If the enginedoes notstartin 5 or 6 ties,
Seethe "Problemand Repair"Instructions.
3. Make sure the sparkplugwire is connectedto the sparkplug.
NOTE:
trolled
cutting
throttle
4. Pullthe clutchleverall the way backto
raiseand disengagethe blade.
ring blade speed, pull up on the throttle
control lever.
5. Movethe throttle controlleverto the
FAST position.
Indoors
or in
s poorly
ventilated
ARNING:
Never
run the
engine
area. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide, an odorless and
deadly gas. Keep hands, feet, hair and
loose clothing away from any moving
parts. Avoidthe muffler and surrounding areas. Temperatures can exceed 150
degrees.
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6,
Some models have a primer button on
the that or side of the engine (Figure 13).
Every time you push the primer button,
wait two seconds. For the number of
times required to push the primer button, see the engine manufacturer's instruc_ons.
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The cutting blade speed la conby the engine speed. To reduce the
blade speed, push down on the
control lever, To increase the cut-
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OPERATION
EDGING TIPS
• Edging is best performed when cor_liUo_s
are dry. If the soil is to wet, dirt becomes
packed around the blade causing premature belt wear and decreased partormancs.
• If dirt does become packed around the
blade, stop the engine and remove the
wire from the spark plug. Remove the
packed dirt and debris from the blade.
• For deap edging, firstcut at shallow
depths.Then, cut at greaterdepthsuntil
the desireddepth is obtained.
• For uniformedging, makesure the blade
guideddeson the surface.
• Edgingcan be customizedby varyingthe
numberof passes andby the distancethe
blade isfrom the surtaca.
manuel. Know location and
ARNING: Read the Owner's
functions of all controls. Keep
all safety devices end shleids in place,
Never allow children or unlnstruofed
adults to operate Edger. Shut off engine
before unclogging blade or making repalre. Keep bystanders away from me.
chine. Keep away from the blade all rotetlng parts, which cause injury.
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MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
SERVICE
RECORDS
Fill in datesas you Before
completeregular Each
service,
use
Every Every Before
Often
tO
25
Hours Hours
Each
Season
Before
Storage
SERVICE
DATES
Lubricate Wheel
Axles
_/
Change Engine Oil
_/
_/
Check Spark Plug
_/
_/
• ghten All Fasteners
_/
Lubricate
Quill Rod/
tube
_/
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Model No.:
GENERALRECOMMENDA_ONS
536.772400
The warranty on this Edger does not cover
items _t have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, the operator must maintain the Edger as instructed in this manual.
Date Of Purchase:
Horse Power:
3.5
Dlsplaoement:
10 cu. in.
(163 cc.)
Oil Capacity:
Spark Plug Gap:
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Some adjustments mustbe made periodicallyto propedymaintainyourEdger.
20 oz. SAE-30W
Spark Plug:
._
Champion
RJ17LM
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual must be
checked at least once each season.
0.030 inch
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MAINTENANCE
LUBRICATION
Aftereach 25 hours,apply a smallamountof
engineoil to all movingparts,particularlythe
wheels.
How To Change The Engine OII
Change the oilin the enginecrankcaseafter
each 25 hoursof use.
NOTE: The oil will drain more freely when
the engine Is warm.
1. Disconnectthe sparkplugwire fromthe
sparkplug.
2. Remove the oil drain plug (see
Figure 14). Drainthe oilintoa fiat pan.
3. Afterdrainingall the oil,installand tightan the oll dreln plug.
4.
Removethe oll fill cap (see Figure15).
Fillthe enginecrankcase.Pourslowly.
Do notoverfill.See "ProductSpecifications"for amountandtypeof oil. Install
the oll fill cap.
Oil Fill Cap
/
5. Connectthe sparkplugwire to the spark
plug.
Figure1_
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HOWTO CHANGETHE AIRRLTER
CAUTION: Never run the engine without
the air filter. A defective air filter will
Replacethe air filteroncea year; more often
in dustyor dirtyconditions.
cause • lose of engine power. If dirt or
dust enters the engine through the earburetor, the result will be exceealve wear or
damage to the engine. Replace a damaged or clogged air cleaner Immediately.
NOTE: DO NOT clean or oll the air filter.
The air filter Is not serviceable and must
be replaced.
1.
Disconnect the spark plug wire from the
spark plug.
2.
Turn the cover to the left (counterclockwise). Remove the cover and the air filter from the flange, (see Figure 16).
3.
Discardthe sir filter.
4.
Clean the cover andthe flange.
5.
Installa new air filter intothe cover,
6.
Pushthe cover firmlyagainstthe
flange. Tum the cover to the right
(clockwise)untiltight.Make sure the retelnere are lockedaroundthe flange.
Flange
Cover
7.
Connect the spark plug wire to the spark
plug.
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MAINTENANCE
SPARK PLUG
Check the spark plug every 25 hoops.Replace the spark plug if the electrodesare
pitted, bumed,or if the pomelainis cracked.
moval._ghten the sparkplugto a torque
of 15 foot-pounds.
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Make sure the spark plug is clean.
Clean the spark plug by carefully scraping the electrodes (do not sand blast or
usa a wire brush).
2. Check the spark plug gap witha feeler
gauge.
3.
Before installing the spark plug, coat
the threads lightly with oil for easy re-
CARBURETOR
ADJUSTMENT
Nevermake unnecessaryadjustmentsto the
carburetor.The carburetorwas set at the
factoryto operateefficientlyundermost applications.However,if adjustmentsare required,we recommendyoucontactyour
nearestSears ServiceCenter.
nor
Is set atThe
the engine
factory.goverDo not
WARNING:
change the governor setting,
Over speeding the engine above the factory setting can be dangerous. If you
think the engine governor needs an sd|ustment, contact your nearest Sears
Service Center.
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Feeler
0.030"
Gauge
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SERVICE
HOW TO REMOVE
AND ADJUSTMENT
THE BELT
The beltmade of a specialcompound.If the
beltbecomeswom or breaks,replace the
beltwith an odglnalequipmentbelt.
4. Loosen,do notremove,the ecrewthat
holdsthe belt guide. Then, movethe
belt guide away fromthe belt.
1. Disconnectthe sparkplugwire fromthe
sparkplug.
5.
Removethe two screws fromthe belt
guard (see Figure19).
Pull the clutch lever back to release the
tension from the belt.
6.
Remove the two ecrews end spa(ere
fromthe top of the engine pulley cover.
Removethe engine pulley cover (see
Figure18).
Removethe old belt fi'omthe engine
andquillassemblypulleys.Replacewith
an odglnalequipment belt.
7. Toinstalla new belt, reversethe above
steps.
2.
3.
Belt Guard
Screw
Figure19
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SERVICE
HOW TO REPLACE
AND ADJUSTMENT
THE BLADE
The blade is subjectto wear and damage,
suchas nicksanddents.This willnotgenerallyaffectitsfunction,
1. Disconnectthe sparkplugwirefrom the
sparkplug.
The blade is designed to not require sharp.
ening. Do not attempt to sharpen the blade.
The blade is also reversible. If nicks or
dents are excessive, remove the blade and
tum it around. This will provide a fresh cutting edge. Replace the blade if both sides
are wom or damaged.
2.
Remove the blade Iocknut that holds
the blade to the ddve shaft.
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tenARNING:
the bladeToIocknut,
remove always
or tighuse the method shown In
Figure 20. Always position the holding
wrench on the nut behind the blade.
3.
blade.
Sharpening
damage
ARNING:
Do not can
sharpen
the
the blade end cause it to break,
which can cause Injury to yourself or to
others.
4.
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Remove the blade.
Install a new blade and blade look.nut.
Tighten the blade tocknut
40-45 foot pounds.
5.
To replace the blade, followthe stepsbelow.
to a torque of
Connectthe sparkplugwire to the spark
plug.
Tum Wrench
To "nghten Locknut
Blade Looknut
Hold NUt,
Do Not Turn
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SERVICE
AND ADJUSTMENT
STORAGE
parts such as the carburetor, fuel filter,
fuel hose, and tank during storage. Also,
using alcohol-blended fuels (called gasohoi, ethanol or methanol) can attract
molsturs which leads to aeparstlon end
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an angins while In storage.
Edgor
indoors
withstore
fuel In the
A
ARNING:
Never
fuel
tank. Never
store In the
an enclosed, poorly ventilated area where
fumes could reach an open flame, a
spark or • pilot light as on a furnace, ws.
tar heater or clothes dryer.
To prevent engine damage when the Edger
is in storage for 30 days or more, follow the
steps below:
oline
while inside
building,gaSARNING:
Do nota remove
near a fire, or while you smoke.
Gasoline fumes can cause an explosion
or a fire.
A
Let the engine run until it is out of gasoline.
When the Edger is put in storage for thirty
days or more, follow the steps below to
make sure the Edger is in good condition the
following season.
If youdo not wantto removethe gasoline. adda fuelstabilizerto any gasoline
left in the fueltank. A fuel stabilizerwill
minimizegum depositsandacids. If the
fueltank is almostempty,mix the fuel
stabilizerwithfresh gasolinein a separate containerand addthe mixtureto the
fuel tank. Alwaysfollowthe instructions
on the stabilizercontainer.Startthe angins. Letthe enginerunfor 10 minutes
to allow the mixtureto roachthe carburotor.
Edger
Completelycleanthe Edger.
Check the Edgerfor wom or damaged
pads. Tightenall loose hardware.
Applya smallamountof engineoilto all
movingpads, psrticulady the wheels.
Putthe Edgerin a buildingthat has good
vanttiation.
Change the engine oil. See "How To
Change The Engine Oil" in the Maintenance section.
Cover the Edgerwitha suitableprotective coverthatdoes not retainmoisture.
Do not use plastic.
Lubdcatathe piston/cylindarares. This
can bedone byfirstremovingthe spark
plug andsquirtings smallamountof
clean engineoilintothe sparkplug hole.
Then, coverthe sparkplug holewitha
ragto absorboilspray.Next, rotatathe
engineby pullingthe startertwo or throe
Umes. Finally,installthe sparkplugand
attachthe sparkplugwire.
IMPORTANT: Never cover the Edgar while
the engine and exhaust areas are still
warm.
NOTE: A yearly checkup or tune-up by a
Sears Service Center is a good way to
make sure that your Edger will _ovldo
maximum performance for the next season.
Storethe Edgerin the operatingposition
withthe wheelsdown. If the Edgeris
storedin any other position,oilfrom the
crankcasewillenterthe cylinderand
cause a sentise problem.
Engine
IMPORTANT:It Is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming In fuel system
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TROUBLE
SHOOTING
CHART
TROUBLE
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine difficult to start
Stale fuel
Drainfuel tank. Fillwith fresh
fuel.
Cloggedfuel filter
Replacefuelfilter
Dirtin fueltank or outof fuel
Clean fuel tank.
or
Engine runs ermticelly
Carburetoroutof adjustment Takeunitto a Sears Service
Center.
or
Engine will not run st full
speed
Engine smokes
excesaively
Cutting blade will not
rotate
Fouledsparkplug
Clean andset sparkplug
gap.
Dirty air filter
Replaceair filter.
Plugged air filter
Replace air filter.
Debris interfering with blade
Clean debris from blade.
Loose blade
"nghtenbladenut.
Defec_ve V-belt
Replace V-bait.
Defective quill beadngs
Replace the quillassembly.
Damage or worn blade
Reverse the bladeor replace
the blade.
Looseparts
Stop engineimmediately.
Tightenall fasteners.If
vibrationcontinues,take the
unitto a Sears Service
Center.
Blade will not cut properly
Excessive
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