Craftsman 358.745130 Instruction manual

Instruction
Manual
I CRRFTSMRN°I
4.0 Amp
13 Inch
Motor
Cutting Path/0.065
ELECTRIC
In. Line
WEEDWACKER
®
Model No.
358.745130
•
Safety
•
•
•
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
•
Espa6ol
®
Read
and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
WARNING:
Instructions
before first use of this product.
For
Call answers
7 am-7
•
Sears,
530088996
to your
questions
this product:
pm,
Mon-Sat;
Sun,about
10 am-7
pm
1-800-235-5878
Roebuck
10/16_01
(Hours
and Co., Hoffman
listed are Central
Estates,
Time)
IL 60179
U.S.A.
Warranty
2
Parts Available
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Statement
2
5
6
8
Storage
Troubleshooting
Service & Adjustments
9
Parts Ordering
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
LINE TRIMMER
9
9
10
Table
Spanish
ON CRAFTSMAN
11
Back Cover
ELECTRIC
WEEDWACKER
®
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 replace it free of charge.
This warranty does not cover the nylon line.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC
WEEDWACKER _ LINE TRIMMER TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
legal rights, and you may also have other rights
and Co., D/817WA,
Hoffman
z_
4t_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.
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Estates,
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_ WARNING:
IL 60179
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
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.
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
dt_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.
2
glasses
areavailable.)
Always
wear
faceordustmask
ifoperation
is
dusty.
Always
wear
heavy,
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,upset
orunderinfluence
ofalcohol,
drugs,
ormedication.Watch
what
youaredoing;
use
common
sense.
• Avoid
unintentional
starting
ofthe
unit.Never
carry
unitwithyourfingerontheswitch.
Besurethe
switch
isintheOFF
position
and
never
touch
theswitch
whenconnecting
extension
cord.
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.
• 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 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.
• 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 Aqq-ACH THE EXTENSION CORD
TO YOUR TRIMMER in the OPERATION section.
• 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 GFCI 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.
• Useonly0.065
in.(1.65
mm)diameterrecommended
trimmer
line(see
SERVICE
AND
ADJUSTMENTS).
Neverusewire,rope,
string,
etc.
• Usespecified
trimmer
spool.Make
surespool
isproperly
installed
and
allparts
aresecurely
fastened.
• UseonlyCraftsman
replacement
partsandaccessories
asrecommended.
CUTTING
SAFETY
• Inspect area to be cut. Remove objects (rocks, broken glass, nails,
wire, string, etc.) which can be
thrown or become entangled in cutting head.
• Do not overreach or stand on unstable support. Keep firm footing and
balance.
• Keep the cutting head below waist
level. Do not raise handles above
your waist. Cutting head can come
dangerously close to your body.
• Keep away from cutting head and
spinning line.
• 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.
• Use only in daylight or in good artificial light.
MAINTENANCE
SAFETY
_f_,WARNING:
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 decals 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.
TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
• 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 (on underside of shield) cannot cause injury.
• Store unit indoors in a high, dry
place out of the reach of children.
Store unit unplugged.
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.
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
lowing list.
Model 358.745130
• Trimmer
• Shield
against the fol-
• 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:
NOTE: Edge guide must be positioned
on shield prior to installation on motor
housing (see following illustration).
Edge Guide
Shield
1.
If received as-
sembled, review all assembly steps to
ensure your unit is properly assembled and all fasteners are secure.
ADJUSTING
ASSIST HANDLE
1. Loosen wing nut on handle.
2. Rotate the handle on the tube to
an upright position; place in a
comfortable position and retighten
wing nut.
2.
3.
J\
4.
ATTACHING
_WARNING:
THE SHIELD
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.
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).
Move shield toward motor housing, ensuring trimmer head passes
through opening in shield without
catching on shield locking tabs.
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. Ensure the cutting head remains free to rotate and the line is
not caught between the shield and
the motor housing.
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 securely attached to the motor housing and is
assembled to the unit as shown on
the front cover of this manual.
Rear
Front Locking
Locking
Tabs
Front
rlmmer
Head
CAUTION:
Sharp
line
Tab
Trimmer
Motor
Housing
Notches
limiter
blade
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
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Recessed
Twist and Edge Button
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Pug
Air Vents
Edge Guide
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Trimmer
Head with
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Debris Shield _/_,2._:"
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Trimmer
'
Line
_'_ _
Tap
Button
Line Umiter
Blade
RECESSED
PLUG
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. Release to stop.
LINE LIMITER BLADE
The LINE LIMiTER BLADE cuts the cutting line to the proper cutting length.
ASSIST HANDLE
The ASSIST HANDLE is used to help
hold and guide the unit.
TRIMMER HEAD
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 TRIMMER HEAD holds the cutting
line and rotates during operation.
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
Use only a voltage supply as specified
on your unit.
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
ATTACH THE EXTENSION
CORD TO YOUR TRIMMER
Loop your extension cord through
handle and around the hook as
shown. Insure the plug and cord are
firmly and fully engaged.
Cord Retainer
Extension
Extension cords are available for this
unit at Sears.
the
Cord
CORRECT
OPERATING
POSITION
EDGING
POSITION
You can press this button and twist
the lower portion 180" counterclockwise into an edging position.
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Trimming
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:
• Wear eye protection and heavy
clothing.
• Hold trigger handle with right hand
and assist handle with left hand.
• Keep unit below waist level.
• Cut 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.
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.
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.
Trimming
3 in> (8 cm)
above ground
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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 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.
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.
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Sweeping
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CUSTOMER
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.
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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 decals
GENERAL 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.
BEFORE
EACH USE
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Housing Screws
• Assist Handle
• 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
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND DECALS
• 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 of hub and
3.
spool.
Replace with a pre-wound spool
(#71-85837), or cut a length of 30
feet of 0.065" (1.65 mm) diameter
Craftsman') Pro Trimmer line. Use
of heavier lines could overload
and damage unit.
Ai_ WARNING:
8.
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
Spool
Never use wire,
rope, string, etc., which can break off
and become a dangerous missile.
4. Insert one end of the line about 1/2
inch (1 cm) into the small hole inside the spool.
5. Wind the line evenly and tightly
onto the spool. Wind in the direction of the arrow found on the
spool.
6. Push the line into the notch, leaving 3 to 5 inches (7 - 12 cm) unwound.
7. Insert the line into the exit hole in
the hub as shown in the illustration.
USER REPLACEABLE
REPLACEMENT
SERVICE
Button
Line in Notch
Hub
PARTS
PART
PART
NUMBER
Spool with 0.065 inch Trimmer Line
Assist Handle
71-85837
Bolt Carriage,
530403886
1/4-20
530403837
Wing Nut
530016152
Shield Assembly
530403915
Edge Guide
530403845
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IlllWARNING:
Perform the follow-
ing steps after each use.
• 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.
Line exit hole
• Store unit and extension
cord in-
doors 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
_WARNING:
performing
quire
TABLE
Always stop unit and disconnect from tile power source before
all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that re-
unit to be operating.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
Trimmer head
stops under a
load or does not
turn when switch
is pressed.
1. Crowding trimmer line
against material being
cut.
2. Electrical failure.
3. Thrown circuit breaker.
4. Debris stopping head.
Line does not
advance or
breaks while
cutting,
1. Une improperly routed
in head.
2. Une improperly
wound into spool.
3. Incorrect line size
4. Not enough line
outside of head.
5. Dirt buildup on unit.
REMEDY
1. Allow tip of line to do the cutting.
2. Contact your Sears Service Center.
3. Check breaker box.
4. Remove debris.
1. Check line routing.
2. Rewind line tightly and evenly.
3. Use only 0.065 in. (1.65 ram) dia. line.
4. Remove cover and pull 4 in.
(10 cm) of line out of head.
5. Clean unit.
Line welds onto
spool.
1. Line size is incorrect.
2. Incorrect spool.
3. Line is being crowded
against material being
cut.
1. Use only 0.065 in. (1.65 mm) dia. line.
2. Replace with correct spool.
3. Cut with tip of line fully extended.
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 inches
(10 cm) of line outside of head.
2. Use only 0.065 in. (1.65 mm) dia. line.
Line pulls back
into head.
2. Replace
spool.
1. Check line routing.
4. Replace
10
spool.