Craftsman 358.745651 Instruction manual

Instruction
Manual
I CRRFTSMRN°I
25cc/1.5 cu.in. 2-Cycle
17 Inch Cutting Path / 0.080 In. Line
GASOLINE
WEEDWAOKER
®
Model No.
358.745651
•
Safety
•
•
•
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
•
Parts
•
Espa_ol
List
For Occasional
Use Only
®
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions
before first use of this product.
For answers
Call 7 am-7
to your questions about this product:
pm, Mon.-Sat.,
or 10 am-7 pm, Sun.
1-800-235-5878
Sears,
Roebuck
530163933
3/6/03
and Co., Hoffman
<Hoors listed are Central Time)
Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A.
Warranty Statement
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service & Adjustments
2
2
4
5
9
10
Storage
Troubleshooting
Chart
Emissions Statement
Parts List
Spanish
Parts and Ordering
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
WEEDWACKER
® LINE TRIMMER
11
12
12
14
16
Back Cover
® GAS POWERED
For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas Powered
Weedwacker
Line Trimmer is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to
the operating and maintenance instructions in this manual Sears will repair, free
of charge, any defect in materials or workmanship.
This warranty excludes nylon line, spark plug, and air filter, which are expendable
parts and become worn during normal use.
If this Weedwacker line trimmer is used for commercial purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase. If this Weedwacker line trimmer is
used for rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 30 days from the date of purchase. This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE WEEDWACKER LINE TRIMMER
TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
z% ____.__
all, WARNING:
When using gardening appliances, basic safety precautions must always be followed to
reduce the risk of fire and serious
injury. Read and follow all instructions.
This power unit can be dangerous! Operator is responsible for following
instructions and warnings on unit and in
manual. 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 have read, understand,
and will follow the instructions and
warnings on the unit and in the manual.
Never allow children to operate this unit.
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
DANGER:
flailing devices.
SAFETY
INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
Never use blades or
This unit is designed
for line trimmer use only. Use of any
other accessories or attachments will
increase the risk of injury.
O©O
_I_,WARNING:
Trimmer line throws
objects violently. You and others can be
blinded/injured. Wear eye and leg
protection. Keep body parts clear of rotating line.
Eye Protection
/
Hazard Zone
Boots
Keep children, bystanders, and animals
50 feet (15 meters) away. Stop unit immediately if approached.
Ifsituations
occur
which
arenotcovered
inthismanual,
usecareand
goodjudgment.
Ifyouneedassistance,
contact
yourSears
Service
Center
orcall1-800-235-5878.
OPERATOR
SAFETY
• Dress
properly.
Always
wear
safety
glasses
orsimilar
eyeprotection
when
operating,
orperforming
maintenance,
onyourunit(safety
glasses
areavailable).
Eyeprotectionshould
bemarked
Z87.
• Always
wear
faceordustmask
ifoperation
isdusty.
• Always
wear
heavy,
longpants,
long
sleeves,
boots,
andgloves.
Wearingsafety
legguards
isrecommended.
• Always
wear
footprotection.
Donot
gobarefoot
orwear
sandals.
Stay
clear
ofspinning
line.
• Secure
hairabove
shoulder
length.
Secure
orremove
loose
clothing
or
clothing
withloosely
hanging
ties,
straps,
tassels,
etc.Theycanbe
caught
inmoving
parts.
• Being
fullycovered
alsohelps
protectyoufromdebris
andpieces
of
toxicplants
thrown
byspinning
line.
• StayAlert.Donotoperate
thisunit
when
youaretired,ill,upset
orundertheinfluence
ofalcohol,
drugs,
ormedication.
Watch
whatyouare
doing;
usecommon
sense.
• Wear
hearing
protection.
• Never
startorruninside
aclosed
room
orbuilding.
Breathing
exhaust
fumes
cankill.
• Keep
handles
freeofoilandfuel.
UNIT
/ MAINTENANCE
SAFETY
• Disconnect the spark plug before
performing maintenance except carburetor adjustments.
• Look for and replace damaged or
loose parts before each use. Look
for and repair fuel leaks before use.
Keep in good working condition.
• Replace trimmer head parts that are
chipped, cracked, broken, or damaged in any other way before using
the unit.
• Maintain unit according to recommended procedures.
Keep cutting
line at proper length.
• Use only 0.080 inch (2 mm) diameter Craftsman® brand line. Never
use wire, rope, string, etc.
• Install required shield properly before using the unit. Use only specified trimmer head; make sure it is
properly installed and securely fastened.
• Make sure unit is assembled correctly as shown in this manual.
• Make carburetor adjustments with
lower end supported to prevent line
from contacting any object.
• Keep others away when making carburetor adjustments.
• Use only recommended
Craftsman®
accessories and replacement parts.
• Have all maintenance and service
not explained in this manual performed by a Sears Service Center.
FUEL SAFETY
• Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
• Keep away from sparks or flames.
• Use a container approved for fuel.
• Do not smoke or allow smoking near
fuel or the unit.
• Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up all
fuel spills.
• Move at least 10 feet (3 meters)
away from fueling site before starting engine.
• Stop engine and allow to cool before
removing fuel cap.
• Always store gasoline in a container
approved for flammable liquids.
CUTTING SAFETY
_, WARNING:
Inspect the area before each use. Remove objects
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, etc.)
which can be thrown by or become
entangled in line. Hard objects can
damage the trimmer head and be
thrown causing serious injury.
• Use only for trimming, edging, scalping, mowing and sweeping. Do not
use for pruning or hedge trimming.
• Keep firm footing and balance. Do
not overreach.
• Keep all parts of your body away
from muffler and spinning line. Keep
engine below waist level. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
• Cut from your right to your left. Cutting on left side of the shield will
throw debris away from the operator.
• Use only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Use only for jobs explained in this
manual.
TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
• Allow engine to cool; secure unit before storing or transporting in vehicle.
• Empty the fuel tank before storing or
transporting the unit. Use up fuel left
in the carburetor by starting the engine and letting it run until it stops.
• Store
unitandfuelinareawhere
fuelvapors
cannot
reach
sparks
or
openflames
fromwater
heaters,
electric
motors
orswitches,
furRaces,
etc.
• Store
unitsolinelimiter
blade
cannotaccidentally
cause
injury.
The
unitcanbehungbythetube.
• Store
unitoutofreach
ofchildren.
SAFETY
NOTICE:
Exposure
tovibrationsthrough
prolonged
useofgasolinepowered
handtoolscould
cause
blood
vessel
ornerve
damage
inthe
fingers,
hands,
andjoints
ofpeople
prone
tocirculation
disorders
orabnormal
swellings.
Prolonged
usein
coldweather
hasbeenlinked
toblood
vessel
damage
inotherwise
healthy
people.
Ifsymptoms
occur
suchas
numbness,
pain,
lossofstrength,
change
inskincolor
ortexture,
orloss
offeeling
inthefingers,
hands,
or
joints,
discontinue
theuseofthistool
andseekmedical
attention.
Anantivibration
system
does
notguarantee
theavoidance
oftheseproblems.
Users
whooperate
power
toolsona
continual
andregular
basis
mustmonitorclosely
theirphysical
condition
and
thecondition
ofthistool.
SPECIAL
NOTICE:
Thisunitis
equipped
withatemperature
limiting
muffler
andspark
arresting
screen
which
meets
therequirements
ofCalifornia
Codes
4442and4443.AllU.S.
forest
landandthestates
ofCalifornia,
Idaho,
Maine,
Minnesota,
NewJersey,
Oregon,
andWashington
require
by
lawthatmany
internal
combustion
enginesbeequipped
withaspark
arrestingscreen.
Ifyouoperate
inalocale
where
suchregulations
exist,
youare
legally
responsible
formaintaining
the
operating
condition
ofthese
parts.
Failure
todosoisaviolation
ofthe
law.Fornormal
homeowner
use,the
muffler
andspark
arresting
screen
will
notrequire
anyservice.
After50hours
ofuse,werecommend
thatthemuffler
beserviced
orreplaced
byyourSears
Service
Center.
CARTON
CONTENTS
ATTACHING THE HANDLE
units are already assembled)
Check
carton
contents
against
thefol- (some
1. Assemble handle to the unit as
lowing
list.
Model
358.745651
shown; make sure bottom of han• Trimmer
dle is seated in the groove in the
• Shield
trigger housing.
• WingNut(screwed
ontoshield)
• Assist
Handle
(with
boltandknob)
• Container
ofOil
Examine
partsfordamage.
Donot
usedamaged
parts.
NOTE:
Ifyouneedassistance
orfind
parts
missing
ordamaged,
call
1-800-235-5878.
NOTE: Knob must be assembled on
Itisnormal
forthefuelfiltertorattlein the
right hand side of the unit as
theempty
fueltank.
shown in the illustration.
Finding
fueloroilresidue
onmuffler
is 2. Make sure the bolt is seated in the
normal
duetocarburetor
adjustments hex-shaped hole in the handle.
andtesting
donebythemanufacturer.3. Pivot the handle to a comfortable
ASSEMBLY
_,WARNING:
If received
as-
sembled, repeat all steps to ensure
your unit is properly assembled and all
fasteners are secure.
Be sure to attach the assist handle to
the unit before you attach the shield.
position.
4. Tighten knob securely.
ATTACHING
SHIELD
,_WARNING:
The shield must be
properly installed. The shield provides
partial protection from the risk of thrown
objects to the operator and others and
is equipped with a line limiter blade
which cuts excess line to the proper
length. The line limiter blade (on underside of shield) is sharp and can cut you.
Forproper
orientation
ofshield,
see
KNOW
YOUR
TRIMMER
illustration
inOPERATION
section.
1. Remove
wingnutfromshield.
2. Insert
bracket
intoslotasshown.
3. Pivot
shield
until
boltpasses
through
holeinbracket.
4. Securely
tighten
wingnutontobolt.
Slot
Shield
Bracket
Line Limiter
Blade
Wing
nut
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.
Assist Handle
p_
Tube
Muffler
ON/OFF
Switch
J
Throttle
Trigger
Trimmer
Head
Spark Plug
Edge
Guide
Choke Lever
Shield
Primer Bulb
/
'_
Fuel Mix
Fill Cap
_ine Limiter
Blade
ON/OFF SWITCH
The ON/OFF switch is used to stop engine. To stop the engine, move switch
to the OFF position.
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB removes air from
the carburetor and 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.
CHOKE
The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the
engine to aid in cold starting. Activate
the choke by moving the choke lever to
the FULL CHOKE position. After the engine attempts to start, move the choke
lever to the HALF CHOKE position. Once
engine has started, move the choke lever to the OFF CHOKE position.
EDGE GUIDE
The EDGE GUIDE protects the unit
from contacting the ground during
edging.
BEFORE
FUELING
STARTING
_,WARNING:
ENGINE
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.
ENGINE
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.Werecommend
Craftsman STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
brand
synthetic
oil.Mixgasoline
and warm engine after running out of
oilataratioof40:1.A40:1ratiois
fuel)
obtained
bymixing
3.2ounces
ofoil
with1gallon
ofunleaded
gasoline.
Included
withthistrimmer
isa3.2
ounce
container
ofoil.Pour
theentire
contents
ofthiscontainer
into1gallon
ofgasoline
toachieve
theproper
fuel
mixture.
DONOT
USE
automotive
oilor
boatoil.These
oilswillcause
engine
1. Set unit on a flat surface.
damage.
When
mixing
fuel,follow
instructions
printed
oncontainer.
2. Move ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
Once
oilisadded
togasoline,
shake
container
momentarily
toassure
that 3. Slowly press the primer bulb 6
times.
thefuelisthoroughly
mixed.
Always
4. Move choke lever to FULL CHOKE
read
andfollow
thesafety
rules
relating
tofuelbefore
fueling
yourunit.
position.
IMPORTANT
5. Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and
hold through all remaining steps.
Experience
indicates
thatalcohol
blended
fuels(called
gasohol
orusing
.__.Choke
ethanol
ormethanol)
canattract
moisLever
turewhichleads
toseparation
and
formation
ofacids
during
storage.
Acidic
gascandamage
thefuelsystemofanengine
whileinstorage.
r
Toavoidengine
problems,
empty
the ___i__ur_l_
fuelsystem
before
storage
for30days
orlonger.
Drain
thegastank,
startthe 6. Pull starter rope handle sharply until
engine
andletitrununtilthefuellines
engine sounds as it if is trying to
andcarburetor
areempty.
Usefresh
start, but do not pull rope more than
fuelnextseason.
6 times.
Never
useengine
orcarburetor
clean- 7. As soon as engine sounds as if it is
erproducts
inthefueltankorpermatrying to start, move choke lever to
nentdamage
mayoccur.
the HALF CHOKE position.
SeetheSTORAGE
section
foraddition- 8. Pull starter rope sharply until engine
alinformation.
runs, but no more than 6 pulls.
NOTE: If the engine doesn't start
HOW
TOSTOP
YOUR
UNIT
after 6 pulls (at the HALF CHOKE
• Tostoptheengine,
move
theON/
position), move the choke lever to
OFF
switch
totheOFF
position.
the FULL CHOKE position and press
• Ifengine
doesnotstop,move
choke
the primer bulb 6 times. Squeeze
totheFULL
CHOKE
position.
Lever
and hold the throttle trigger and pull
Engine Choke
the starter rope 2 more times. Move
ON/OFF
the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE
HOW
TOSTART
YOUR
UNIT
,_WARNING:
The trimmer
head
will turn while starting the engine.
Avoid any contact with the muffler. A
hot muffler can cause serious burns.
9.
position and pull the starter rope until the engine runs, but no more than
6 pulls. If the engine still doesn't
start, it is probably flooded. Proceed
to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
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 OFF CHOKE
before releasing the throttle trigger.
NOTE: If engine dies with the
choke lever in the OFF CHOKE
position, move the choke lever to
the HALF CHOKE position and pull
the rope until engine runs, but no
more than 6 pulls.
STARTING
AWARM
ENGINE
1. Move
ON/OFF
switch
totheON
position.
2. Move
thechoke
lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger. Keep throttle trigger fully
squeezed until the engine runs
smoothly.
4. Pull starter rope sharply until engine
runs, but no more than 5 pulls.
5. Allow engine to run 15 seconds,
then move the choke lever to the
OFF CHOKE position.
NOTE: If engine has not started, pull
starter rope 5 more pulls. If engine still
does not run, it is probably flooded.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
Flooded engines can be started by
placing the choke lever in the OFF
CHOKE position; then, pull the rope to
clear the engine of excess fuel. This
could require pulling the starter handle
many times depending on how badly
the unit is flooded.
If the unit still doesn't start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call
1-800-235-5878.
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
It is recommended
that the engine
not be operated for longer than 1
minute at full throttle,
OPERATING POSITION
3.
ALWAYS WEAR: ./i,_
_
,_._
_
Eye Protection
Heavy
Long Shoes
Pants __
Cut from your right to your left.
_' WAR NI N G : 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 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 and
not crowded into material being cut.
Do not run the engine at a higher speed
than necessary. The cutting line will cut
efficiently when the engine is run at less
than full throttle. At lower speeds, there
is less engine noise and vibration. The
cutting line will last longer and will be
less likely to "weld" onto the spool.
Always release the throttle trigger and
allow the engine to return to idle
speed when not cutting.
To stop engine:
• Release the throttle trigger.
• Move the ON/OFF switch to the OFF
position.
TWIST AND EDGE
The Twist and Edge feature allows for
easy edging of sidewalks, patios,
driveways, etc.
1. Pull the tab toward the engine.
2. Twist the tube to the edging position; release tab.
TRIMMER LINE ADVANCE
The cutting head advances line automatically,
Do not tap head on the
ground to advance line, This may
break parts and cause cutting head to
malfunction.
Upon unit start up, the line will advance
automatically to the correct cutting path
length.
Always keep the shield in place when
the tool is being operated.
_,WARNING:
Use only 0,080" (2
mm) diameter round line, Other
sizes and shapes 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.
CUTTING
METHODS
SCALPING - The scalping technique
removes unwanted vegetation. Hold
_,WARNING:Useminimum
the bottom of the trimmer head about
speed
anddonotcrowd
thelinewhen 3 inch (8 cm) above the ground and at
an angle. Allow the tip of the line to
cutting
around
hard
objects
(rock,
strike the ground around trees, posts,
gravel,
fenceposts,
etc.),
which
can
monuments, etc. This technique indamage
thetrimmer
head,
become creases
line wear.
entangled
intheline,orbethrown
causing
aserious
hazard.
Scalping
3 in. (8 cm)
Above Ground
• Thetipofthelinedoes
thecutting.
Youwillachieve
thebestperformance
andminimum
linewear
bynotcrowdingthelineintocutting
area.
Theright
andwrong
ways
areshown
inthefollowing
illustration.
TipoftheLine
Line
Crowded
Into
Does
TheCutting Work
Area
MOWING - Your trimmer is ideal for
Right
Wrong
• Thelinewilleasily
remove
grass
andweeds
fromaround
walls,
fences,
treesandflower
beds,
butit
alsocancutthetender
barkoftrees
orshrubs
andscarfences.
• Fortrimming
orscalping,
useless
thanfullthrottle
toincrease
linelife
anddecrease
headwear,
especially:
• During light duty cutting.
• Near objects around which the line
can wrap such as small posts,
trees or fence wire.
• For mowing or sweeping, use full
throttle for a good clean job.
TRIMMING - Hold the bottom of the
trimmer head about 3 in. (8 cm) above
the ground and at an angle. Allow only
the tip of the line to make contact. Do
not force trimmer line into work area.
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.
))
SWEEPING
- The fanning action of
rotating line can be used for a quick
and easy clean up. Keep line parallel to
and above the surfaces being swept
and move the tool from side to side.
0_
Trimming
Edging
3 inche
above ground
sf_
EDGING - Adjust trimmer to the edging position (see TWIST AND EDGE
section). Allow only the tip of the line
to make contact. Do not force trimmer
line into work area.
_'"_
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
_L, WARNING:
Disconnect the spark plug before performing
except for carburetor adjustments.
maintenance
CARE & MAINTENANCE
TASK
WHEN TO PERFORM
Check for loose fasteners
and parts
Before each use
Check for damaged
Before each use
or worn parts
After each use
Inspect and clean unit and decals
Clean air filter
Inspect muffler and spark arresting
Replace
GENERAL
Every 5 hours of operation
screen
Every 50 hours of operation
spark plug
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.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Spark Plug Boot
• Air Filter
• Housing Screws
• Assist Handle Screws
• Debris Shield
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 - Discontinue use of unit
if fuel tank shows signs of damage
or leaks.
• Debris Shield - Discontinue use of
unit if debris shield is damaged.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND
DECALS
• After each use, inspect complete
unit for loose or damaged parts.
Clean the unit and decals using a
damp cloth with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Always clean after every 5 hours of
operation.
Yearly
1.
Clean the cover and the area
around it to keep dirt 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 the filter to distribute oil.
6. Replace parts.
(_
Air Filter
screws
Cover
INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK
ARRESTING
SCREEN
_, WARNING:
The muffler on this
product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer.
,_ 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.
As your unit is used, carbon deposits
build up on the muffler and spark arresting screen. For normal homeowner use, however, 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.
REPLACE
SPARK
PLUG
Replace
thespark
plugeach
yearto
ensure
theengine
starts
easier
and
runsbetter.
Setspark
pluggapat
0.025
inch.Ignition
timing
isfixedand
nonadjustable.
1. Twist,
thenpulloffspark
plugboot.
2. Remove
spark
plugfromcylinder
anddiscard.
3. Replace
withChampion
RCJ-6Y
spark
plugandtighten
securely
with
a3/4inchsocket
wrench.
4. Reinstall
thespark
plugboot.
REPLACING
THELINE
Pre-wound
spools
offerthemost
convenient
method
forreplacing
lineand
ensuring
optimum
performance.
• Replacementspools
arecolor-coded
toensure
useofthecorrect
spool
with
yourunit.Besuretousethesame
color
spoolastheexisting
spool.
NOTE:
Always
cleardirtanddebris
fromcutting
headcomponents
when
performing
anytypeofmaintenance.
• Holdspoolandunscrew
capbyturninginthedirection
shown
ontopofthe
cap.
• Remove
lineguide
ringandspool. 2.
Line
guide
ring
Usea pre-wound
spool
orrefillspool
withline.Ifusing
apre-wound
spool,
remove
tapestripfromlineandspool.
REFILLING
THESPOOL
WITH
LINE
_IWARNING:Useonly0.080"
(2
ram)diameter
roundline.Other
sizesandshapes
oflinewillnotadvance
properly
andwillresult
inimproper
cutting
head
function
orcan
cause
serious
injury.
Donotuseother
materials
suchaswire,
string,
rope,
etc.Wirecanbreak
offduring
cutting
andbecome
adangerous
missile
that
cancause
serious
injury.
1. Cutalength
of30feetof0.080"
(2
mm)diameter
round
Craftsman
brand
line.
_z_.\
i l, ,,
Feed
linein
direction
shown
on
spool.
/_
Spool
Insert one end of line into center
cavity of empty spool. Ensure line
will feed into spool in the direction
shown on the spool (counterclockwise).
3. Continue feeding line into spool,
leaving 4 - 6 inches (10 - 15 cm)
unwound from center of spool.
INSTALLING SPOOL WITH LINE
1. Install replacement spool.
2. Thread line through line guide ring.
Line through guide ring
\
3.
4.
10
S,et
Replacement Spool
Rest guide ring on spool and place
line through slot. Allow line to extend 4 - 6 inches (10 - 15 cm)
from center of spool.
Ensure line remains in slot while
screwing cap on to the shaft.
Only tighten cap hand tight!
CARBURETOR
ADJUSTMENT
m_WARNING:
Keep others away
when making idle speed adjustments.
The trimmer head will be spinning during this procedure.
Wear your protective equipment and observe all safety
precautions.
Idle Speed Adjustment
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until
engine runs without 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.
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.
Make adjustments with the unit supported so the cutting attachment is off
the ground and will not make contact
with any object. Hold the unit by hand
while running and making adjustments. Keep all parts of your body
away from the cutting attachment and
muffler.
m_WARNIN_I:
Perform the follow-
ing 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 before lengthy
storage.
• Store in a clean dry area.
• Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
FUEL SYSTEM
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERATION section of this manual, see message labeled IMPORTANT regarding
the use of gasohol in your engine.
le Speed
Screw
Air Filter
Cover
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.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to the gasoline in the 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.
INTERNAL 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.
• 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.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts
to rust.
11
TROUBLESHOOTING
_k
TABLE
WARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of the recommended
remedies below except remedies that require
operation
TROUBLE
Engine will not
start.
of the unit.
REMEDY
CAUSE
1. ON/OFF switch
OFF position.
2. Engine flooded.
in
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Spark plug not firing.
5. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
6. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
1. Move ON/OFF
switch
to the ON position.
2. See "Starting a Flooded Engine" in the
Operation Section.
3. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
4. Install new spark plug.
5. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
6. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
Engine will
not idle
properly.
1. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
3. Compression low.
1. See "Carburetor Adjustment"
in
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
3. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug
and regap.
3. Contact
Sears Service (see back cover).
Engine
smokes
excessively.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
5. Compression
low.
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine runs
hot.
1. Fuel mixture
incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency/California Air Resources Board and Sears, Roebuck
and Co., U.S.A., are pleased to explain
the emissions control system warranty
on your year 2000-2003 small off-road
engine. In California, all new small offroad engines must be designed, built,
and equipped to meet the State's stringent anti-smog standards. Sears must
warrant the emission control system on
your small off-road engine for the periods of time listed below provided there
has been no abuse, neglect, or improp-
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).
See "Fueling Engine" in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
1.
4. Contact
Sears Service
(see back cover).
er maintenance of your small off-road
engine engine. Your emission control
system includes parts such as the carburetor and the ignition system. Where
a warrantable condition exists, Sears
will repair your small off-road engine
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
12
emission
related
part,
thepartwillbe
repaired
orreplaced
bySears.
OWNER'S
WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES: As the small off-road engine engine owner, you are responsible for the
performance of the required maintenance listed in your instruction manual.
Sears recommends that you retain all
receipts covering maintenance on your
small off-road engine, but Sears 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 engine owner, you should be aware that
Sears may deny you warranty coverage
if your small off-road engine 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 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 at 1-800-469-4663. 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 Service Center. If you
have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you
should contact your nearest authorized
service center or call Sears at
1-800-469-4663. 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
This engine is certified to be emissions
[]
Moderate
[]
Intermediate
[]
Extended
of "repair or replace as necessary" 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 Service Center. CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES: Sears 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 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 at 1-800-469-4663.
WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall
be provided at all Sears Service Centers. Call 1-800-469-4663.
MAINTENANCE,
REPLACEMENT
AND REPAIR OF EMISSION RELATED PARTS: Any Sears approved
replacement 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, Muffler including catalyst. MAINTENANCE STATEMENT:
The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance as
defined in the instruction manual.
compliant
(50 hours)
(125 hours)
(300 hours)
13
for the following
use: