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Operator's Manual
CRRFTSMRN
4.5 Amp
14 Inch Cutting Path/.065 In. Line
ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER
®
Model No.
358.799270
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Read and foi[o_; all Safety
Rules and Operating
WARNING:
Instructions before first use of this product.
For answers
to your
quest!ons
about pm,
this product:
Call
7 am-7 pm,
Mon-Sat,
10 am--7
Sun
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1-800-235-5878
(Hours listed are Cerltr_l "rlffm)
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
Umited Warranty Statement .....
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Safety Rules ...................
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Assembly ........
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Operation .....................
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Maintenance ...................
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Service & Adjustments
Storage ......................
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Troubleshooting Chart .........
Spanish ......................
Parts Ordedng ..............
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER ®
LINE TRIMMER
If this Craftsman Electdc Weedwacker ® Line Tdmmer fails to perform propedy
due to a defect in material or workmanship within (1) one year from the date of
purchase, Sears will repair or replace it, free of charge.
This warranty does not cover the nylon line.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLEBY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC WEEDWACKER ® LINE TRIMMER TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN
THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specificlegal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dept. D/817WA Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
WARNING:
When using electric gardening appliances, basic safetypreo
cautions must always be followed to
reduce the dsk of fire, electric shock,
and sedous injury. Read and follow all
instructions•
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WARNING: Tdmmer line throws Objects violently•You and others can be
blinded/injured.Wear safety glasses,
boots, and leg protection. Keep body
parts clear of rotatingline.
Safety
Safety information
on the unit
This power unit can be dangerous!
Operator is responsible for following
unit.and manual instructions and warnings. Read entire Operator's Manual
before using unit! Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper usa
of the unit. Restdct 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.
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 dsk of
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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 judgemenL 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 glasses
are available.) Always wear face or
dust mask if operation is dusty.Always wear heavy, long pants, long
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sleeves, boots, and gloves. Do not
go barefoot or wear sandals.
Secure hair above shoulder length.
Secure or remove loose clothing and
jewelry or clothing with loosely ha0ging ties, straps, taseel_, etc.. The-y
can be caught in moving parts.
Being fully covered also helps protect you from debris and pieces of
toxic plants thrown by spinning line.
Stay Alert. Do not operate unit when
you are tired, ill, upset, or under the
influence of alcohol, drugs, or
medication. Watch what you are doing; usa common sense.
Avoid unintentional starting of the
unit. Never carry unit with your finger
on the switch. Be sure the switch is
in off position when connecting extension cord.
ELECTRICAL
SAFETY
• Use a voltage supply as shown on
unit.
• Avoid dangerous environment. Don't
use appliances in damp or wet locations. Don't use in rain.
• 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 dsk of electrical shock,
this appliance 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 ooA_ct polarized extension cord. A
polarized extension cord will require
the use of a polarized Wall OutleL This
plug will fit into the polarized wail outlet
only one way. If plug does net fit fully
into the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If
the plug 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 applia_-"e_ having electrical rating not
less than the rating of unit. Cord
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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. An undersized
extension cord will cause a drop in
line voltage resulting in lose of power
and overheating. If in doubt, use the
next heavier gauge. The lower the
gauge number, the heavier the cord.
(See "Selecting an extension cord")
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 =Attach the extension cord to
your tdmmer" under the section titled
=OPERATION'.
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 builtin 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, shields, and fasteners
are in place and securely fastened.
Pads that are damaged must be repaired or replaced by a Sears SeP
vice Center. These include head
pads that are cracked or chipped,
guards, shields, or any other part
that is damaged.
• Do not repair unit yourself.
• Use only .065" (1.65 ram) diameter
recommended trimmer line (see
"Service and Adjustments'). Never
use wire, rope, string etc.
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• Use specified trimmer spool. Make
sure spool is propedy installed and
all parts are securely fastened.
• Use only recommended replacement
parts and accessodes.
CUTTING SAFETY*
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• 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. Cuffing head can come
dangerously close to your body.
• Keep away from spinning line.
• Use unit propedy. Use only for tdmruing, 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
• 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.
• Disconnect unit from the power supply before performing maintenance,
or when changing trimmer line.
• Never douse or squirt the unit with
water or any other liquid. Clean unit
and labels with a damp sponge.
Keep handles dry, clean;, and free
from oil and grease.
• Keep the air vents clean and free
from debds 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 unitso the line limiterblade
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
insulationconstructionconsists of two
separate "layers"of electdcal insulation instead of grounding.
Tools builtwith this insulationsystem
are not intended to be grounded. No
groundingmeans is providedon this
unit, nor should a means of grounding
be added to this unit.
Safety precautions must be observed
when operating any electrical tool. The
double insulation system only provides
added protection against injury resulting from an intemal alectdcal 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 sedous injury.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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CARTON
CONTENTS
Check carton contents_againSt the following list.
Model 799270
• Trimmer
• Shield
• Tree Guard
• Extra Spool
Examine parts for damage. Do not use
damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find
pads missing or damaged, cell
1-800-235-5878.
ATTACHING
THE SHIELD
WARNING:
The shield must be properly installed. The shield provides partial protection from the risk of thrown
objects to the operator and others.
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.
• Align the installation arrow on the
shield with the arrow on the motor
ASSEMBLY
WARNING: If received assembled,
housing.
• Insert the shield onto the motor
review all assembly steps to ensure
your unit is properly assembled and all
fasteners are secure.
housing.
• Twist the shield until it snaps securely into place. Make sure the shield is
facing the back of the unit as illustrated on the front cover of this
manual.
• Extend the tube until it snaps into
place.
CAUTION:
ADJUSTING
THE
Sharp blade.
Align installationarrows
HANDLE
• Loosen wing nut or knob on handle.
• Rotate the handle on the tube to an
upright position; place in a comfortable position and retighten wing nut.
directionof
arrow to assemble
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KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
UNIT. Compare the illu_tr.ations w_h your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various comrols ano aojustments. _ave this manual for future reference.
AssistHandle
Recessed
Motor
Housing
Tdgger Switch
Plug
J
Cord Retainer
Air Vents
Edge
Guide
Semi-automalic
Head with .065" line.
Debris Shield
RECESSED
PLUG
ASSIST
Line Limiter Blade
HANDLE
The recessed plug is where you attach
your extension cord to the unit.
The assist handle is used to help hold
and guide the unit.
TRIGGER
SEMI-AUTOMATIC
HEAD
The semi-automatic head holds the
cutting line and rotates during operation.
SWITCH
The trigger switch is used to tum on
the unit. Squeeze the trigger switch to
operate the unit.
LINE LIMITER
BLADE
EDGE GUIDE
The line limiter blade trims the cutting
line to the proper cuffing length.
The edge guide protects the unit from
contacting the ground during edging.
OPERATING
A'n'ACH THE EXTENSION
CORD TO YOUR TRIMMER
INSTRUCTIONS
Use only a voltage supply as specified
on your unit.
SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD
Loop your extension cord through the
handle and around the hook. Insure
the plug and cord are firmly and fully
engaged.
Extension Cord Gauge Chart
Length of Cord
Gauge
25 R.
50 Ft.
100 R.
18 Gauge
16 Gauge
16 Gauge
Extension cords are available for this
unit.
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CORRECT
POSITION
the line to make contact. Do not force
trimmer line intowork area.
OPERATING
Scalping
SCALPING
Trimming
Edging
Stand as shown and check for the following:
• Operator wearing eye protection and
heavy clothing.
• Both hands holding handles.
• Unit below waist level.
The scalping technique removes unwanted vegetation. Hold the bottom of
the trimmer head about 3 in. (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.
Mowing
• Use the left side for trimming so debris is thrown away from the operator. Without operator bending over,
keep the line near and parallel to
ground (perpendicular when edging)
and not crowded into material being
cut.
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.
ADVANCING
THE CUTTING
LINE
Advance line by tapping bottom of cutting head lightly on the ground while
unit is running at full speed. The line
limiter blade attached to the shield will
" cut tf_e_Jn_eto the proper length.
MOWING
Your trimmer is ideal for mowing in
places conventionallawn mowers cannot reach. In the mowing position,
keep the line parallel to the ground.
Avoid pressingthe head intothe
groundas this can scalp the ground
and damage the tool,
Sweeping.
Trimming
3 in.
Above Ground
TRIMMING
Hold-th-ebottom of the trimmer head
about 3 in. (8 cm) above the ground
and at an angle. Allow only the tip of
SWEEPING
The fanning action of the rotatingline
can be usedfor a quick and easy
clean up. Keep the line parallel to and
above the surfaces being swept and
move the toolfrom side to side.
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EDGING
POSITION
Press the button and twist the lower
portion 180 ° into an edging position.
ground. Take extra caution while edging as objects can be thrown from the
trimmer line.
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Button
Edging "
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 contactingthe
CUSTOMER
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RESPONSIBILITIES
CARE & MAINTENANCE TASK
WHEN TO PERFORM
Before each use
Before each use
After each use
Check for loose festeners and parts
Check for damaged or wom parts
Clean unit and labels
GENERAL
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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 w_rranty, 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 DAMAGED
WORN PARTS
Refer replacement of damaged/wom
parts to your Sears Service Center.
• Trigger Switch - Ensure switch functions properly by pressing and releasing the trigger switch. Make sure
motor stops.
• Debds Shield - Discontinue use of
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Housing Screws
• Assist Handle Screw
• Debris Shield
• Edge Guide
REPLACING
THE
OR
unit if debris shield is damaged.
CLEAN
UNIT & LABELS
• Clean the unit usinga damp cloth
with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
LINE
rope, string, etc., which can break off
and become a dangerous missile.
• Insert one end of the line about 1/2
inch (1 cm) into the small hole inside
the spool.
• Wind the line evenly and tightly onto
the spool. Wind in the direction of the
arrow found on the spool.
- Push the line into the notch, leaving
3 to 5 inches (7 - 12 cm) unwound.
• Remove the spool by firmly pulling
on the tap button.
• Clean entire surface of hub and
spool.
• Replace with a pre-wound spool
(# 71-85837), or cut a length of 30
feet.of .065" (1.6 ram) diameter
*_Ge_fts_an® Pro Tdmmer line. Use of
heavier lines could overload the unit
and damage unit. Never use wire,
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• Insert the line into the exit hole in the
hub as shown in the illustration.
Une in
• Align the notch with the line exit hole.
• Push the spool into the hub until it
snaps into place.
• Pull the line extendin_outside thehub to release it from the notch.
Small
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Hub
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Hole "___
USER REPLACEABLE
Spool
SERVICE
PARTS
REPLACEMENT PART
PART NUMBER
71-85837
530402657
530401989
530016152
530402672
530402663
530015815
Spool with ,065" Pro Trimmer Line
Assist Handle
Bolt Carriage, 1/4-20
Wing Nut
Shield Assy.
Edge Guide
Screw, 10-16 X 1/2 HI-LO SEMS
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Line exit ho_e
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if it will not be used for 30 days
or more.
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WARNING:
• Stop the unit and disconnect the
power soume when not in use.
• Carry the unit with motor stopped.
• Store the unit so the line ,miter blade
TROUBLESHOOTING
cannot cause injury.
• Store unitand extension cord indoors in a high, dry place out of the
reach of children. Store unit unplugged.
• Store unitwith all guards in place.
Positionunit so that any sharp object
cannot accidentallycause injury.
CHART
TROUBLE
Trimmer head
stops under a
load or does
not tum when
switch is
)ressed.
CAUSE
• Crowding trimmer line
against matedal being
cut.
• Electrical failure.
• Thrown circuitbreaker
• Debds stopping head
REMEDY
• Allow tip of line to do the cutting.
Line does not
advance or
breaks while
cutting.
• Line improperly
routed in head.
• Line improperly
wound onto spool.
• Incorrect line size
• Not enough line
outside head.
• Dirt buildup on cover.
• Crowding trimmer line
against material being
cut.
• Line size is incorrect.
• Check line routing.
Line welds
onto spoo.
Une releases
continuously.
Lin'e_s-age is
excessive.
Line pulls
back into
head.
_ Incorrect spool.
Line is being crowded
against material being
cut.
I• Line improperly
routed in head.
• Spool damaged.
• Line improperly
routed in head.
• Line-siz'eis incorrect.
• Contact your Sears Service Center.
• Check Breaker Box.
• Remove debris.
• Rewind line tightly and evenly.
• Use only .065 in. diameter line.
• Pull 4 Inches of line outside
head.
• Clean cover.
• Allow tip of line to do the cutting.
.- Use only .065 in. diameter line.
Replace with correct spool.
• Cut with tip of line fully extended.
• Check line routing.
• Replace spool.
• Check line routing.
Use only .065 in. diameter line.
CUt with tip of line fully extended.
matedalbeing against
cut.
i Crowdingline
Spool teeth worn
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or damaged.
• Too little line outside
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head.
• Line size incorrect.
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Replace Spool
Remove cover and pull4 inches
of I,ne outside head.
Use only .065 in. diameter line.
Por me repair or rep=acemen[ pans you neeo
delivered directly to your home
Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week
1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
Para ordenar piezas con entrega a
domicilio - 1-800-659-7084
For in-house major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7247)
Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n a
domicilio - 1-800-676-5811
For the locationof a Sears Parts and
Repair Center in your area
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
For information on purchasing a Sears
Maintenance Agreement or to inquire
abouf 8n-existing Agreement
Call 9 am - 5 pro, Monday-Saturday
1-800-827-6655
When requesting service or ordering
parts, always provide the following
information:
• Product Type
• Model-Number
SEARS
• Part Number
• Part Description
America's Repair Specialists
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