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Instruction
Manual
21cc/1.3 cu. in. 2-Cycle
GASOLINE
HEDGE TRIMMER
Model No.
C944.518321
- 22" Blade
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
•
Fran£ais
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of this product.
For answers to your questions about this product:
Call 7 am-7 pm, Mon-Sat;
10 am-7 pm, Sun
1-800-235-5878
Sears Canada,
530163355
10/4/02
Inc.,
_Hoo,,s iisted are Central Time)
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 2B8
Warranty Statement
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service & Adjustments
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2
4
5
7
8
Storage
Troubleshooting Table
Emissions Statement
Parts List
French
Parts and Ordering
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10
11
13
15
Back Cover
LIMITED TWO (2) YEAR WARRANTY FOR CRAFTSMAN '_ GAS POWERED HEDGE
TRIMMER
For two (2) years from the date of purchase Sears Canada, Inc., will repair or replace free of charge, at Sears option, parts which are defective as a result of materials or workmanship.
COMMERCIAL OR RENTAL USE:
If this Gas Hedge Trimmer is used for commercial application the warranty is void.
This warranty does NOT cover:
1. Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades,
starter rope, spark plugs, and filter.
2.
Pre-delivery setup.
3. Customer neglect; operating Hedge Trimmer without proper fuel mixture.
Warranty service is available by returning the Gas Hedge Trimmer to the nearest
Sears Service Center/Department in Canada. This warranty applies only while this
product is in use in Canada.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranty and does not exclude or limit
legal rights you may have but shall run concurrently with applicable provincial legislation. Furthermore, some provinces DO NOT allow limitation on how long an implied
warranty will last so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario M5B 2B8
PLAN AHEAD
DANGER:
THIS POWER TOOL CAN
BE DANGEROUS! This unit can cause serious injury including amputation or blindness to the operator and others. The
warnings and safety instructions in this
manual must be followed to provide reasonable safety and efficiency in using
this unit. The operator is responsible for
following the warnings and instructions in
this manual and on the unit. Never allow
children to use this tool.
_WARNING:
Failure to follow all
Safety Rules and Precautions can result in serious injury.
KNOW YOUR UNIT
• Read your instruction manual carefully until you completely understand
and can follow all warnings and
safety rules before operating the unit.
• Restrict unit to users who understand
and will follow all warnings and safety
rules in this manual and on the unit.
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41_ WARNING:
Inspect the area before starting the 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.
• Always wear eye protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance on unit. Wearing eye protection will help to prevent brush or debris
from being thrown or ricocheting into
eyes and face which can result in
blindness and!or serious injury. Eye
protection should be marked Z87.
• Wear hearing protection when using
this unit.
• Secure hair above shoulder length. Secure or remove jewelry, loose clothing,
or clothing with loosely hanging straps,
ties, tassels, etc. They can be caught
in moving parts.
Safety
Glasses
_lk WARNING:
Bladescan throw objects violently
• You can be blinded or injured.
• Wear safety glasses.
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Hazard zone for thrown objects
• Blades can throw objects violently.
• Others can be blinded or injured.
_lk WARNING:
• Keep people and animals 30 feet
(10 meters) away.
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to stop before
removing them from the cut.
• Stay alert. 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.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good
judgment. If you need assistance, con*
tact your Sears Service Center or call
the Customer Assistance Helpline at
1-800-235-5878.
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION
• 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.
• Do not fill fuel tank while engine is
running.
• Make sure the unit is properly assembled and in good operating condition.
• Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up fuel
spills before starting the 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.
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OPERATE YOUR UNIT SAFELY
,_IkDANGER:
RISK OF CUT; KEEP
HANDS AWAY FROM BLADE - Blade
moves momentarily after the trigger is
released. Do not attempt to clear away
cut material when the blade is in motion. Make sure the ON/OFF switch is in
the OFF position, the spark plug wire is
disconnected, and the blade has
stopped moving before removing
jammed material from the cutting
blade. Do not grab or hold the unit by
the cutting blade.
• 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 from oil
and fuel.
• Never start or run engine inside a
closed room or building. Breathing
exhaust fumes can kill.
• 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 unsta*
ble surfaces such as ladders, trees,
steep slopes, rooftops, etc. Keep firm
footing and balance at all times.
• Do not raise unit above your shoulders; the cutting blade can come
dangerously close to your body.
• Always keep unit in front of your body.
Keep all parts of your body away from
the cutting blade.
• Keep the cutting blade and air vents
free from debris.
• Use only for jobs explained in this
manual.
MAINTAIN YOUR UNIT PROPERLY
• Have all maintenance and service
not explained in this manual performed by a Sears Service Center.
• Disconnect spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments.
• Do not use a cutting blade that is
bent, warped, cracked, broken, or
damaged in any other way. Have
worn or damaged parts replaced by
your Sears Service Center.
• Use only recommended Craftsman
cutting blades and replacement
parts; use of any other parts may
void your warranty and cause damage to your unit.
• Empty fuel tank before storing the unit.
Use up fuel left in carburetor by starting
engine and letting it run until it stops.
• Hand carry the unit with the engine
stopped and the muffler and cutting
blade away from your body.
• Allow engine to cool, empty the fuel
tank, and secure the unit before storing or transporting it in a vehicle.
• 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.
• Store the unit so the cutting blade
cannot accidentally cause injury.
• Store in a dry area out of reach of
children.
SAFETY 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: Your hedge trimmer 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
a hedge trimmer in a state or 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.
For normal homeowner use, the muffler
and spark arresting screen will not require any service, After 50 hours of
use, we recommend that your muffler
be serviced or replaced by your Sears
Service Center.
CARTON CONTENTS
Check carton contents against the following list.
Model C944.518321
• Hedge Trimmer
• Scabbard
• 2-Cycle Engine Oil
NOTE: It is normal for the fuel filter to
rattle in the empty fuel tank.
ASSEMBLY
Your hedge trimmer is fully assembled;
no assembly is required.
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KNOW YOUR HEDGE TRIMMER
READTHiS INSTRUCTIONMANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
UNIT. Compare the illustrationswith your unit to familiarize yourself with the location
of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Muffler
ON/OFF
Switch
Spark Plug.
f
Throttle Lock
•.f---- Throttle
Lock-out
Trigger
Primer Bulb
Choke Lever
ON/OFF SWITCH
The ON/OFF SWITCH is used to stop the
engine. To stop the engine, move the
switch to the OFF position.
CHOKE
The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the
engine to aid in cold starting, Activate the
choke by moving choke lever to the desired position. See STARTINGYOUR ENGINE for complete starting information.
dI_,WARNING:
Muffler is very hot
during and after use, Do not touch the
muffler or allow combustible material
such as dry grass or fuel to do so.
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
_IbWARNING:
Be sure to read the
fuel information in the safety rules
before you begin, If you do not
understand the safety rules, do not
attempt to fuel your unit. Call
1-800-235-5878.
FUELING ENGINE
_II, WARNING:
Remove fuel cap
slowly when refueling.
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, We recommend Craftsman
brand synthetic oil. Mix gasoline and oil
at a ratio of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is
obtained by mixing 95 ml of oil with 4
litres of unleaded gasoline, Included
with this hedge trimmer is a 95 ml
container of oil. Pour the entire
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Fuel Mix Fill Cap
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB removes air from the
fuel lines and fills them with fuel. This
allows you to start the engine with fewer pulls on the starter rope. Activate the
primer bulb by pressing it and allowing
it to return to its original form.
THROTTLE TRIGGER
The THROTTLE TRIGGERcontrols engine
speed. Squeeze the trigger for full speed
operation; release it for idle speed.
contents of this container into 4 litres of
gasoline to achieve the proper fuel
mixture. DO NOT USE automotive oil or
boat 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.
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.
See the STORAGE section for additional
information.
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT POINTS
• Use the minimum throttle speed necessary to effectively cut hedges for
optimal hedge trimmer performance.
• Never attempt to use this hedge trimmer to cut hedges that have any
branches with a diameter larger than
7/16".
OPERATING POSITION
NOTE: Keep the throttle lock engaged
until the engine starts.
ON
OFF
Switch
Hearing
Protection
Protection
3. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
4. Move the choke lever to the FULL
CHOKE position.
Primer Bulb
STOPPING YOUR ENGINE
• To stop the engine, move the ON/OFF
switch to the OFF position.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
• Fuel engine, Move at least 10 feet (3
meters) away from the fueling site.
• Hold the unit on the ground in the
starting position as shown. Support
unit so the blade is off of the ground
and away from trees, bushes, onlookers, etc,
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
warm engine after running out of
fuel)
Throttle Lock
_/
Throttle
1. Move the ON/OFF switch to the ON
position,
2. Engage the throttle lock as follows:
• press the throttle lock-out;
• squeeze and hold throttle trigger;
• press and hold throttle lock;
• release the throttle trigger
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Choke
_o_er
5. Pull starter rope handle sharply until
engine sounds as if it is trying to run,
but do not pull rope more than 6
times.
6. Move the choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
7. Pull starter rope sharply until the em
gine runs, but no more than 6 pulls.
NOTE: If the engine doesn't start after 6 pulls (at the HALF CHOKE position), check to make sure the ON/
OFF switch is in the ON position.
Move the choke lever to the FULL
CHOKE position and press the primer bulb 6 times; 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 more pulls.
If the engine still doesn't start, it is
probably flooded. Proceed to
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
8. Once the engine starts, allow it to
run 10 seconds, then move the
choke lever to the OFF CHOKE position. Allow the unit to run for 30 more
seconds at the OFF CHOKE position
before squeezing and releasing the
throttle trigger to release the throttle
lock. NOTE: If engine dies with the
choke lever in the OFF CHOKE posi-
tion, 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 ON/OFF switch to the ON
position.
2. Slowly press the primer bulb 6
times.
3. Move the choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
4. Engage the throttle lock as directed
in STARTING A COLD ENGINE.
NOTE: Keep the throttle lock engaged
until the engine starts.
5. Pull starter rope sharply until engine
runs, but no more than 5 pulls.
6. Allow the engine to run 10 seconds,
then move choke lever to the OFF
CHOKE position.
CUSTOMER
7. Release the throttle lock by squeez*
ing and releasing the throttle trigger.
NOTE: If engine has not started, pull
starter rope 5 more pulls. If engine still
does not run, it is probably flooded. Proceed to STARTINGA FLOODED ENGINE.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
Flooded engines can be started by
placing the ON/OFF switch in the ON
position and the choke lever in the OFF
CHOKE position and engaging the
throttle lock as directed in the STARTING A COLD ENGINE section; then, pull
the rope to clear the engine of excess
fuel. Starting could require pulling the
starter rope many times depending on
how badly the unit is flooded.
If the unit still doesn't start, refer to the
TROUBLESHOOTINGTABLE or call
1-800-235-5878.
RESPONSIBILITIES
_k WARNING:
Ensure ON/OFF switch is in the OFF position and disconnect
the spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjust
ments.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TASK
WHEN TO PERFORM
Before each use
Before each use
After each use
Check for loose fasteners and parts
Check for damaged or worn parts
Inspect and clean unit and labels
Clean air filter
Inspect muffler and spark arresting screen
Replace spark plug
Replace fuel filter
GEN ERAL RECOMMEN DATIONS
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.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Spark Plug Boot
• Air Filter
• Housing Screws
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Every 5 hours of operation
Every 50 hours of operation
Yearly
Yearly
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact Sears Service Center for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
• ON/OFF Switch - Ensure ON/OFF
switch functions properly by moving
the switch to the OFF position. Make
sure engine stops; then restart engine
and continue.
• Fuel Tank - De not use unit if fuel tank
shows signs of damage or leaks.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND
LABELS
• Before and after each use, inspect
complete unit for loose or damaged
parts.
• After each use, clean the unit and labels using a damp cloth with a mild
detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
Air Filter
Cover
/
Air Filter
Screw
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Always
clean after every 5 hours of operation.
1. Clean the cover and the area
around it to keep debris from falling
into the carburetor chamber when
the cover is removed.
2. Remove parts as illustrated.
NOTE: To avoid creating a fire hazard
or producing harmful evaporative emissions, do not clean filter in gasoline or
other flammable solvent.
3. Wash the filter in soap and water.
4. Allow filter to dry.
5. Add a few drops of oil to the filter;
squeeze filter to distribute oil.
6. Replace parts.
_IbWARNING:
Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance,
service or adjustments except for carburetor adjustments.
We recommend all service and adjustments not listed in this manual be performed by your Sears Service Center.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
_kWARNING:
Keep others away
when making idle speed adjustments.
The blade will be moving during most
of this procedure, Wear your protective
equipment and observe all safety precautions, When making adjustments,
use a screwdriver short enough to
keep your hands behind the hand-
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INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK ARRESTING SCREEN
NOTE: THE SPARK ARRESTING SCREEN
ON THIS UNIT IS NOT SERVICEABLE.
For normal homeowner use, the muffler
and spark arresting screen will not require any service. After 50 hours of
use, we recommend that your muffler
be replaced by a Sears Service Centre.
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
Replace spark plug each year to ensure the engine starts easier and runs
better. Set spark plug gap at 0.025 in.
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*CY
spark plug and tighten securely with
a 3/4 inch 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.
Fuel Filter
guard and away from the blade. After
making adjustments, the blade must
not move at idle speed.
The carburetor has been carefully set
at the factory. Adjustments may be
necessary if you notice any of the following conditions:
• Engine will not idle when the throttle
is released.
• The blade moves at idle.
Keep others away when making idle
speed adjustments. Make adjustments
with the unit resting on a level surface
free of debris that can be caught in the
hedge trimmer blade. Serious injury to
the operator and others can occur if the
carburetor is not properly adjusted.
Keep all parts of your body away from
the blade and muffler.
Idle Speed Screw
Idle Speed Adjustment
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until
engine runs without blade moving (idle
too fast) or engine stalling (idle speed
too slow).
• Turn idle speed screw clockwise to
increase engine speed if engine
stalls or dies,
• Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to decrease engine speed if the
blade moves at idle.
_IkWARNING:
Recheck the idle
If you require further assistance or are
unsure about performing this procedure, contact your Sears Service Center or call our customer assistance help
line at 1-800-235-5878.
speed after each adjustment. The
blade must not move at idle speed to
avoid serious injury to the operator or
others.
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4BI_WARNING: Perform the following
steps after each use:
• Allow engine to cool, and secure the
unit before storing or transporting.
• Store unit and fuel in a well ventilated
area where fuel vapors cannot reach
sparks or open flames from water
heaters, electric motors or switches,
furnaces, etc.
• Store unit with all guards in place.
Position unit so that any sharp object
cannot accidentally cause injury.
• Store unit and fuel well out of the
reach of children.
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:
• Clean the entire unit.
• Store in a clean dry area.
• Clean all parts and check for damage.
Have damaged parts repaired or replaced by your Sears Service Center.
• Lightly oil external metal surfaces, im
cluding the blade.
To oil the blade:
• Stop the engine and allow blade to
come to a complete stop.
• Ensure ON/OFF switch is in the OFF
position.
• Disconnect the spark plug wire.
• Apply a light machine oil along the
edge of the top strap as shown.
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Top Strap
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.
Craftsman 40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air
cooled) is already blended with fuel
stabilizer. If you do not use this Sears
oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer to your
fuel tank.
ENGINE
• Remove spark plug and pour 1 teaspoon of 40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air
cooled) through the spark plug opening, Slowly pull the starter rope 8 to
10 times to distribute oil,
• Replace spark plug with new one of
recommended type and heat range
(see REPLACE SPARK PLUG section).
• Clean air filter.
• Check entire unit for loose screws,
nuts, and bolts, Replace any damaged, broken, or worn parts,
• At the beginning of the next season,
use only fresh fuel having the proper
gasoline to oil ratio.
TROUBLESHOOTING
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts
to rust.
TABLE
WARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that require
operation
of the unit.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Engine will not
start.
1. ON/OFF switch in the OFF
position.
2. Engine flooded.
1. Move ON/OFF switch to
position.
2. See "Starting a Flooded
in Operation Section.
3. Fill tank with correct fuel
4. Install new spark plug.
5. Check for dirty fuel filter;
Check for kinked or split
repair or replace.
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Spark plug not firing.
5. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
6. Compression
Engine will
not idle
properly.
low.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
Engine
smokes
excessively.
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
5. Compression low.
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine runs
hot.
Engine"
mixture.
replace.
fuel line;
6. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
low.
1. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
3. Compression
the ON
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
1. See "Carburetor Adjustment" in
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
3. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug
and regap.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
4. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
5. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
1. Adjust choke.
2. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
3. Clean or replace air filter.
4. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
1. See "Fueling Engine" in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
4. Contact Sears Service (see back
cover).
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good
judgment. If you need assistance, contact your Sears Service Center or
call the Customer Assistance Helpline at 1-800-235-5878.
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YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND
OBLIGATIONS: The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency/Environment
Canada and Sears Canada, Inc., are
pleased to explain the emissions control
system warranty on your year
2001-2004 small off-road engine.
Sears Canada must warrant the emission control system on your small offroad 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 and the ignition system. Where a warrantable condition exists, Sears Canada will repair your small
off-road 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 Sears Canada.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the small off-road engine
owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance
listed in your instruction manual. Sears
Canada recommends that you retain all
receipts covering maintenance on your
small off-road engine, but Sears Canada
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
owner, you should be aware that Sears
Canada may deny you warranty coverage if your small off-road engine or a
part of it has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved modifications, or the use of parts
not made or approved by the original
equipment manufacturer. You are responsible for presenting your small offroad engine to a Sears Canada authorized repair center as soon as a problem
exists. Warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time,
not to exceed 30 days. If you have any
questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact
your nearest authorized service center or
call Sears Canada at 1-800-665-4455.
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 Sears Canada servicing
center. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest authorized service center or call Sears
Canada at 1-800-665-4455.
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 necessery" shall be warranted for 2 years. Any
warranted part which is scheduled for
replacement as required maintenance
shall be warranted for the period of time
up to the first scheduled replacement
point for that part. DIAGNOSIS: The
owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination
that a warranted part is defective if the
diagnostic work is performed at an approved Sears Canada servicing center.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES: Sears
Canada 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.
Sears Canada 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 Sears Canada at 1-800-665-4455.
WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall
be provided at all Sears Canada service
centers. Call 1-800-665-4455.
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TENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF EMISSION RELATED PARTS:
Any Sears Canada approved replace_
ment part used in the performance of
any warranty maintenance or repair on
emission related parts will be provided
without charge to the owner if the part is
under warranty. EMISSION CONTROL
WARRANTY PARTS LIST: Carburetor,
Ignition System: Spark Plug (covered up
to maintenance schedule), Ignition Module. MAINTENANCE STATEMENT: The
owner is responsible for the performance
of all required maintenance as defined
in the instruction manual.
The information on the product label indicates which standard your engine is certified.
Exampie: (Year) EPA Phase 1 or Phase 2 and/or CALIFORNIA.
This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use:
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Moderate (50 hours)
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Intermediate
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Extended (300 hours)
(125 hours)
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