BMC GTB1-A Heat Pump User Manual

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Operator’s Manual
Manual del Operador
Manuel de l’utilisateur
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Electrolux Home Products
North America
Div. of WCI Outdoor Products, Inc.
Augusta, GA 30907
Copyright E2000 WCI Outdoor Products, Inc.
530088777
11/28/00
FRANÇAIS
DANGER:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA:
Lea el manual del operador y siga todas las advertencias e instrucciones de seguridad. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Lire le manuel de l’utilisateur et bien respecter tous les avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Tout défaut de le faire
pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
SAFETY RULES
Hazard Zone
WARNING: When using gardening
appliances, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce the risk of fire
and serious injury. Read and follow all instructions. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
50 Feet
(15 Meters)
DANGER: This power tool can be dangerous! This unit can cause serious injury inWARNING: Do not use trimmer head
cluding amputation or blindness to the operator and others. The warnings and safety as a fastening device for the blade.
instructions in this manual must be followed to
provide reasonable safety and efficiency in
using the unit. The operator is responsible for
following the warnings and instructions in this
manual and on the unit. Read the entire Operator’s Manual before assembling and using
the unit! Restrict the use of this unit to persons
who read, understand, and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the
unit. Never allow children to operate this unit.
WARNING: The blade continues to
spin after the throttle is released or, engine is
turned off. The coasting blade can throw objects
or seriously cut you if accidentally touched. Stop
the blade by contacting the left hand side of the
OPERATORS
SAFETY INFORMATION
coasting blade with material already cut.
MANUAL
ON THE UNIT
Stop coasting blade by
contact with cut material.
DANGER: Blade can thrust violently
away from material it does not cut. Blade
thrust can cause amputation of arms or legs.
Keep people and animals 50 feet (15 meters)
away.
OPERATOR SAFETY
S Dress properly. Always wear safety glasses
or similar eye protection when operating, or
performing maintenance on your unit.
(Safety glasses are available.) Eye protection should meet the requirements of ANSI
Z87.1 and be marked Z87.
S Always wear face or dust mask if operation
is dusty.
S Always wear heavy, long pants, long
sleeves, boots, and gloves. Wearing safety
WARNING: Trimmer line can throw
leg guards is recommended.
objects violently. You can be blinded or in- S Always wear foot protection. Do not go
jured. Wear eye and leg protection.
barefoot or wear sandals.
S Secure hair above shoulder length. Secure or
ALWAYS WEAR:
remove loose clothing and jewelry or clothing
with loosely hanging ties, straps, tassels, etc.
Eye
Thrown
They can be caught in moving parts.
Protection
Objects
S Being fully covered also helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic plants
Leg Guards
thrown by spinning line/blade.
S Stay Alert. Do not operate unit when you are
Boots
tired, ill, or under influence of alcohol, drugs, or
medication. Watch what you are doing; use
common sense.
WARNING: Hazard zone for thrown S Wear hearing protection.
objects. Blade/Trimmer line can throw objects S Never start or run the engine inside a closed
violently. Others can be blinded or injured.
room or building. Breathing exhaust fumes
Keep people and animals 50 feet (15 meters)
can kill.
away.
S Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
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CUTTING SAFETY
S Always use the handlebar and a properly
adjusted shoulder strap with a blade (see
ASSEMBLY).
WARNING: Inspect the area to be cut
before each use. Remove objects (rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string, etc.) which can
thrown or become entangled in the blade or
WARNING: Stop unit and disconnect be
the spark plug before performing mainte- trimmer head.
S Keep others including children, animals, bynance (except carburetor adjustments).
standers, and helpers at least 50 feet (15 meS Look for and replace damaged or loose
ters) away. Stop engine immediately if you are
parts before each use. Look for and repair
approached.
fuel leaks before use. Keep unit in good S Always keep engine on the right-hand side
working condition.
of your body.
S Throw away blades that are bent, warped, S Hold the unit firmly with both hands.
cracked, broken, or damaged in any other S Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overway. Replace trimmer head parts that are
reach.
cracked, chipped, broken, or damaged in S Keep blade or trimmer head below waist
any other way before using the unit.
level.
S Maintain unit according to recommended S Do not raise engine above your waist.
procedures. Keep blade sharp. Keep cut- S Keep all parts of your body away from blade,
ting line at the proper length.
trimmer head, and muffler when engine is
S Use only 0.080” (2 mm) diameter Poulan
running.
PROR brand line. Never use wire, rope, S Cut from your right to your left.
string, etc.
S Use only in daylight or good artificial light.
S Install required shield properly before using S Use only for jobs explained in this manual.
the unit. Use the metal shield for all metal
blade use. Use the plastic shield for all line TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
S Stop the unit before carrying.
trimmer use.
S Use only specified blade or trimmer head; S Allow engine to cool and secure unit before
storing or transporting it in a vehicle.
make sure it is properly installed and seS Empty the fuel tank before storing or transcurely fastened.
porting the unit. Use up fuel left in the carbuS Never start engine with clutch shroud reretor by starting the engine and letting it run
moved. The clutch can fly off and cause seuntil it stops.
rious injury.
S Be sure blade or trimmer head stops turning S Store unit and fuel in an area where fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or open flames from
when engine idles.
water heaters, electric motors or switches, furS Make carburetor adjustments with the lower
naces, etc.
end supported to prevent blade or trimmer
line from contacting any object. Hold unit by S Store unit so the blade or line limiter cannot
accidentally cause injury. The unit can be
hand; do not use the shoulder strap for suphung by the tube.
port.
S Keep others away when making carburetor S Store unit out of reach of children.
SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure to vibrations
adjustments.
S Use only recommended Poulan PROR ac- through prolonged use of gasoline powered
hand tools could cause blood vessel or nerve
cessories and replacement parts.
S Have all maintenance and service not ex- damage in the fingers, hands, and joints of
plained in this manual performed by your Au- people prone to circulation disorders or abnormal swellings. Prolonged use in cold weather
thorized Service Dealer.
has been linked to blood vessel damage in
FUEL SAFETY
otherwise healthy people. If symptoms occur
S Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
such as numbness, pain, loss of strength,
S Keep away from sparks or flames.
change in skin color or texture, or loss of feeling in the fingers, hands, or joints, discontinue
S Use a container approved for fuel.
S Do not smoke or allow smoking near fuel or the use of this tool and seek medical attention.
the unit or while using the unit.
An anti--vibration system does not guarantee
S Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up all fuel the avoidance of these problems. Users who
spills before starting engine.
operate power tools on a continual and regular
S Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from fu- basis must monitor closely their physical condition and the condition of this tool.
eling site before starting engine.
S Stop engine and allow it to cool before re- SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is equipped
with a temperature limiting muffler and spark
moving fuel cap.
S Empty the fuel tank before storing the unit. arresting screen which meets the requireUse up fuel left in the carburetor by starting ments of California Codes 4442 and 4443. All
U.S. forest land and the states of California,
the engine and letting it run until it stops.
S Store unit and fuel in area where fuel vapors Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Orecannot reach sparks or open flames from gon, and Washington require by law that many
water heaters, electric motors or switches, internal combustion engines be equipped with
a spark arresting screen. If you operate in a
furnaces, etc.
S Always store gasoline in a container ap- locale where such regulations exist, you are
legally responsible for maintaining the operatproved for flammable liquids.
UNIT/MAINTENANCE SAFETY
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ing condition of these parts. Failure to do so is S Insert the 2 tube assembly screws and nuts
a violation of the law. For normal homeowner
as illustrated. Keep loose at this time, you
use, the muffler and spark arresting screen
will tighten them during a later step.
will not require any service. After 50 hours of
use, we recommend that your muffler be serviced or replaced by your Authorized Service
Dealer.
ASSEMBLY
CARTON CONTENTS
Check carton contents for the following:
S brushcutter
S tube mounting screws (2)
S tube mounting nuts (2)
S handlebar screws (2)
S blade shield screws (4)
S cupped washer (1)
S large nut for installing blade (1)
S long hex key wrench (1)
S short hex key wrench (1)
S bracket cover
S shield for use with blades
S shield for use with trimmer head
S semi-automatic trimmer head
S shoulder strap with warning
S brush blade
S handlebar
Examine parts for damage. Do not use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find that
parts are missing or damaged, call
1-800-554-6723.
It is normal for the fuel filter to rattle in the
empty fuel tank.
Finding fuel or oil residue on muffler is normal
due to carburetor adjustments and testing
done by the manufacturer.
S Some units may include a plastic cover over
the end of the tube. If your unit includes any
covering, remove the cover at this time.
S Pull about 1/2 inch of the drive shaft out of
the inside of the tube.
Pull about 1/2 inch from tube
Tube
NOTE: The end of the drive shaft is square.
This square end fits inside a square hole in a
shaft inside the engine. Look inside the end of
the engine and you will see the square hole in the
shaft.
NOTE: The end of the tube has a groove that
aligns with a ridge in the engine opening. Locate the groove and ridge.
ASSEMBLY
WARNING: Always stop unit and disRidge
Groove
connect spark plug before performing any assembly procedures.
S Align the groove in the tube with the ridge in
the engine opening. Insert the tube into the
opening.
WARNING: If received assembled,
repeat all steps to ensure your unit is properly S Firmly push the tube into engine until it will no
longer go into the opening.
assembled and all fasteners are secure.
S Tighten the screws, using one of the hex
TOOLS REQUIRED
keys provided with the unit.
S 2 hex key wrenches (provided)
ATTACHING THE HANDLEBAR
S adjustable wrench or large pliers
S phillips screwdriver
DANGER: The barrier portion of the
ATTACHING THE TUBE
handlebar must be installed as shown to proNOTE: Illustrations within this section will help vide a barrier between operator and the spinin identifying the assembly steps. Be sure to ning blade.
read each section and review the illustrations, S Locate the decal on the handlebar. This debefore you begin.
cal includes two arrows. Position the hanNOTE: A drive shaft is located in the center of
dlebar on the mounting bracket between
the tube. Make sure this shaft does not fall out
these arrows.
of the tube. Dirt on the shaft will significantly S Position the bracket cover over the handlereduce the life of the unit. If this shaft falls out,
bar. Again make sure the handlebar is beclean, relubricate , and re-install.
tween the arrows.
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NOTE: A one-half twist is built in the shoulder
S Insert screws and hand tighten only. These
screws will be tightened later.
Screw
Bracket Cover
strap to allow the strap to rest flat on the shoulder.
S Adjust the strap, allowing the hook to be
about 6 inches below the waist.
S Fasten the strap hook to the clamp located
between the foam grip and the mounting
block and lift the tool to the operating position.
Handlebar
Mounting
Bracket
CONFIGURING YOUR UNIT
You can configure your unit using a cutting
head for grass and light weeds, or a brush
blade for cutting saplings and similar size material. Go to the section for the desired
configuration and follow the instructions for
trol handle is routed below the tube and re- assembling your unit.
mains on the right side of the handlebar and ASSEMBLY INFORMATION -the tube.
TRIMMER HEAD
S Remove screw from control handle.
ATTACHING THE CONTROL
HANDLE TO THE HANDLEBAR
NOTE: Make sure the wire going to the con-
Screw
TRIMMER
HEAD
Screw Hole
S Slide handle onto the right side of the handlebar and align the screw hole.
S Re-insert screw and tighten securely.
NOTE: Make sure the control handle is on
the right side of the unit as shown in the illustration below, and the ON/OFF switch is located on the top of the control handle.
S Adjust the handlebar to the proper position
and tighten the two screws you left loose
during handlebar assembly. Make sure
these screws are securely tightened.
S After attaching the control handle and tightening the handlebar, route the wire from the
control handle through the slit in the bottom
of the foam grip.
Foam Grip
NOTE: Remove the blade and metal shield
before attaching the plastic shield and trimmer
head. To remove blade, push in locking lever
and hold. Rotate blade nut until the locking lever falls into one of the grooves in the dust cup.
Continue to hold the locking lever. This will
keep the shaft from turning while loosening the
blade nut. Remove blade nut by turning clockwise. Release locking lever. Remove both
washers and blade. To remove metal shield,
loosen and remove the four mounting screws.
See ASSEMBLY OF THE METAL SHIELD
and ASSEMBLY OF THE METAL BLADE for
illustrations. Be sure to store all parts and instructions for future use.
ATTACHING THE PLASTIC SHIELD
AND TRIMMER HEAD
Slit
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
which cuts excess line to the proper length. The
line limiter (on underside of shield) is sharp and
can cut you.
S Remove wing nut from shield.
S Insert bracket into slot on shield.
S Pivot shield until bolt passes through hole in
bracket.
S Tighten the wing nut securely.
S If your unit has a plastic cover over the threads
on the threaded shaft, remove the covering to
expose the threads.
S Before installing the trimmer head, make
sure the dust cup and retaining washer are
positioned on the gearbox as shown below.
Wire
ASSEMBLY OF SHOULDER STRAP
WARNING: Proper shoulder strap and
handlebar adjustments before starting the engine are required.
S Try on shoulder strap and adjust for fit and balance before starting the engine or beginning a
cutting operation.
S Insert your right arm and head through the
shoulder strap and allow it to rest on your left
shoulder. Make sure the danger sign is on
your back and the hook is to the right side of
your waist.
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lustrations. Be sure to store all parts and instructions for future use. Never use the trimmer head
with the metal blade installed.
Bracket
Slot
Wing Nut
ASSEMBLY OF THE METAL SHIELD
DANGER: The metal shield must be
properly installed on the tool anytime the tool
is used with the blade. The forward tip of the
Gearbox
metal shield helps to reduce the occurrence of
Shield
blade thrust which can cause serious injury
such as amputation to the operator or bystanders. Failure to install the shield in the
Dust Cup
position shown can result in serious injury to
the operator. The length of the shield must be
Retaining Washer
aligned with the length of the tube. The blade is
sharp and can cut you. Be sure to wear gloves
while working with blades.
NOTE: Make sure all parts are properly S If your unit has a plastic cover over the
installed as illustrated in the illustration before
threads on the shaft, remove the covering to
installing the trimmer head.
expose the threads.
S Push in locking lever and hold.
S Place the metal shield under the gearbox,
S Rotate dust cup until the locking lever falls
and align the screw holes.
into one of the grooves .
Locking Lever
Gearbox
Shield
S Continue to hold in locking lever. This will
keep the shaft from turning while tightening
the trimmer head.
S Thread trimmer head onto the shaft in the direction shown on the decal. Tighten until secure.
S Insert and thread the 4 mounting screws
S Release locking lever.
through the holes of the gearbox and the
NOTE: The retaining washer must be posimetal shield. Tighten evenly and securely
tioned with the raised section facing toward
with the hex wrench provided.
the gearbox.
ASSEMBLY OF THE METAL BLADE
ASSEMBLY INFORMATION -BRUSH BLADE
WARNING: Do not use any blades, or
fastening hardware other than the washers and
nuts shown in the following illustrations. These
parts must be provided by Poulan/Weed Eater
and installed as shown below. Failure to use
proper parts can cause the blade to fly off and
seriously hurt you or others.
NOTE: When installing the blade, make sure
you install it with the correct side facing up
(marked on the blade). If you are re-installing
an older blade and the writing has worn off,
use the following illustration as a guide.
Top view of blade
BRUSH
BLADE
NOTE: Remove the trimmer head and plastic
shield before attaching the metal shield and
installing the weed blade. To remove the trimmer
head, push in locking lever and hold. Rotate
trimmer head until the locking lever falls into one
of the grooves in the dust cup. Continue to hold
in locking lever. This will keep the shaft from
turning while loosening the trimmer head. Remove trimmer head by turning clockwise. Release locking lever. To remove the plastic shield,
loosen and remove wing nut. Pivot shield to release bracket from slot. See ATTACHING THE
PLASTIC SHIELD AND TRIMMER HEAD for il-
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Teeth on
blade point in
this direction
NOTE: The dust cup and retaining washer
are located on the gearbox and not in the parts
bag.
S Remove the retainer washer from the gearbox, and leave the dust cup on the gearbox.
NOTE: It may be necessary to remove a
plastic protective covering from the
threaded shaft before removing the retaining washer.
Dust Cup
Locking Lever
S Continue to hold in locking lever. This will keep
the shaft from turning while tightening the
blade nut.
S Tighten blade nut firmly with a wrench.
S Release locking lever.
S Turn blade by hand. If the blade binds
against the shield, or appears to be uneven,
the blade is not centered, and you must reinstall.
Retaining
Washer
FUEL YOUR UNIT
S Install the blade over the threaded shaft extending from the gearbox between the dust
cup and the retaining washer. Make sure the
raised part of the retaining washer is facing
the gearbox, and the raised area fits into the
hole in the center of the blade.
S Slide the blade and retaining washer onto
the shaft of the gearbox.
S Now place the cupped washer onto the
shaft. Make sure the cupped side of the
washer is toward the blade.
S Install the blade nut by threading onto the
shaft counterclockwise.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded
gasoline. Gasoline must be mixed with a good
quality 2-cycle air-cooled engine oil designed to
be mixed at a ratio of 40:1. Poulan/Weed Eater
brand oil is recommended. (A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2 ounces of oil with 1 gallon of
unleaded gasoline). When mixing fuel follow the
instructions printed on the container. Always
read and follow the safety rules under FUEL
SAFETY.
STARTING
HOW TO STOP YOUR UNIT
Shield
Dust Cup
To stop the engine, move the ON/OFF switch
to the OFF position (toward the cutting head).
ON
ON/OFF
Switch
Threaded
Shaft
OFF
Throttle Trigger
STARTING YOUR ENGINE
Retaining
Washer
WARNING: The blade or trimmer
head will turn while starting the engine. Avoid
any contact with the muffler. A hot muffler can
cause serious burns.
NOTE: A special feature called the “throttle
lock” holds the throttle trigger in the depressed
position during starting.
S Lock throttle trigger into the starting postion
by first pressing the lock--out lever on the
top of the control handle. While the lock--out
lever is depressed, squeeze and hold the
throttle trigger.
Lock Button
Lock--out
Lever
Blade
Cupped
Washer
Nut
NOTE: Make sure all parts are in place as il-
lustrated, and the blade is sandwiched between the dust cup and the retaining washer.
There should be no space between the blade
and the dust cup or the retaining washer.
Throttle Trigger
S Before releasing the throttle trigger, press
S Push in locking lever and hold.
the lock button. While this button is still deS Rotate blade nut until the locking lever falls
pressed release the throttle trigger.
into one of the grooves in the dust cup.
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NOTE: This should allow the throttle trigger
to remain in the depressed position for startUSING YOUR
ing. You may want to practice this a few times
before you first start the unit.
S DO NOT squeeze throttle trigger during OPERATING POSITION
starting; otherwise, it will be necessary to
reset the throttle lock.
Starter
Choke
Handle
UNIT
Control Handle
in Right Hand
S Extend your left arm and hold handlebar grip
with your left hand.
S Hold throttle grip with your right hand with
Muffler
finger on throttle trigger.
COLD ENGINE STARTING (or warm
S Keep unit below waist level.
engine after running out of fuel)
S Keep shoulder strap pad centered on your
S Rest engine and shield on ground, supportleft shoulder and danger sign centered on
ing trimmer head off ground.
your back.
S Move the ON/OFF switch to the ON posi- S Maintain full weight of tool on your left shoultion.
der.
S Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
S Without bending over, keep the blade or
S Move the choke lever to FULL CHOKE
trimmer head near and parallel to the ground
position.
and not crowded into material being cut.
S Set the throttle trigger in the starting position OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR
using the throttle lock feature. Keep throttle
trigger in the starting position until engine runs USE WITH TRIMMER HEAD
Before trimming, bring engine to a speed suffismoothly.
cient to cut material to be trimmed.
S Pull starter rope handle sharply 6 times.
S Move choke lever to HALF CHOKE posi- Do not run engine at a higher speed than necessary. The cutting line will cut efficiently when the
tion.
S Pull starter rope handle no more than 6 engine is run at less than full throttle. At lower
speeds, there is less engine noise and vibration.
pulls, until engine runs.
S Allow engine to run 10 seconds, then move The cutting line will last longer and will be less
choke lever to OFF CHOKE position. Allow likely to “weld” onto the spool.
unit to run for 30 more seconds at OFF If the trimmer head does not turn when the enCHOKE before releasing throttle trigger gine is in operation, make sure the drive shaft
from the starting position. Release throttle housing is properly seated in engine shroud.
trigger by squeezing the trigger and then re- Always release the throttle trigger and allow
the engine to return to idle speed when not cutleasing it.
ting.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
S Move the ON/OFF switch to the ON posi- ADVANCING THE TRIMMER LINE
Advance line by tapping the bottom of the cutting
tion.
S Move the choke lever to the OFF CHOKE head lightly on the ground while engine is running at full speed. The line limiter blade (on unposition.
derside of shield) will cut the line to the proper
S Pull starter rope handle until engine runs.
S If engine does not start in 5 pulls, follow in- length..
structions in STARTING A COLD ENGINE.
WARNING: Use only 0.080” (2 mm)
diameter line. Other sizes of line will not advance properly and 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.
Primer Bulb
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR
USE WITH BRUSH BLADE
S Do not swing unit with such force that you
are in danger of losing your balance.
Bring the engine to cutting speed before entering the material to be cut.
If the blade does not turn when you squeeze
the throttle trigger, make sure tube is fully inserted into the engine.
Always release the throttle trigger and allow
engine to return to idle speed when not cutting.
The blade should not turn while the engine is
running at idle. If the blade turns at idle, do not
use your unit. Refer to the Carburetor adjustment section or contact your Authorized Service Dealer.
S Maintain good firm footing while using the
unit. Do this by planting feet firmly in a comfortable apart position.
S Cut while swinging the upper part of your
body from right to left.
S As you move forward to the next area to cut,
be sure to maintain your balance and footing.
10 o’clock
Cut using the 8 o’clock
to 10 o’clock position of
the blade
8 o’clock
S Blade Thrust is a reaction that only occurs
when using a bladed unit. This reaction can
cause serious injury such as amputation.
Carefully study this section. It is important that
you understand what causes blade thrust,
how you can reduce the chance of its occurring, and how you can remain in control of unit
if blade thrust occurs.
S WHAT CAUSES BLADE THRUST -- Blade
Thrust can occur when the spinning blade
contacts an object that it does not cut. This
contact causes the blade to stop for an instant
and then suddenly move or “thrust” away from
the object that was hit. The “thrusting” reaction
can be violent enough to cause the operator to
be propelled in any direction and lose control
of the unit. The uncontrolled unit can cause
serious injury if the blade contacts the operator
or others.
S WHEN BLADE THRUST OCCURS -Blade Thrust can occur without warning if
the blade snags, stalls, or binds. This is
more likely to occur in areas where it is difficult to see the material being cut. By using
the unit properly, the occurrence of blade
thrust will be reduced and the operator will
be less likely to lose control.
WARNING: The operator or others
must not try to clear away cut material with the
engine running or the blade turning to avoid
serious injury. Stop engine and blade before
removing materials wrapped around blade or
tube.
REPLACING THE LINE
S Press the tab on the side of the trimmer
head and twist the lock ring.
S Remove the lock ring and tap button.
S Cut only grass, weeds, and woody brush up
to 2 inches in diameter with the brush blade.
Do not let the blade contact material it cannot cut such as stumps, rocks, fences,
metal, etc., or clusters of hard, woody brush
having a diameter greater than 2 inches.
S Keep the blade sharp. A dull blade is more
likely to snag and thrust.
S Cut only at full throttle. The blade will have
maximum cutting power and is less likely to
bind or stall.
S “Feed” the blade deliberately and not too
rapidly. The blade can thrust away if it is fed
too rapidly.
S Cut only from your right to your left. Swinging the unit in the same direction as the
blade spins increases the cutting action.
S Use the shoulder strap and keep a firm grip
on the unit with both hands. A properly adjusted shoulder strap will support the weight
of the unit, freeing your arms and hands to
control and guide the cutting motion.
S Keep feet comfortably spread apart and
braced for a possible sudden, rapid thrust of
unit. Do not overreach. Keep firm footing and
balance.
S Keep blade below waist level; it will be easier to maintain control of unit.
S Do not raise the engine above your waist as
the blade can come dangerously close to
your body.
Trimmer
Head
S
S
S
S
Tab
Tap Button
Lock Ring
Pull spool out of the trimmer head.
Clean dirt and debris from all parts.
Replace with a pre-wound spool , or replace
line using two 20 foot lengths of 0.080” (2
mm) diameter line.
When installing new line on an existing spool,
insert 1/16I of the line into the anchoring hole
in the bed of the spool, and wrap the line evenly and and firmly around the spool in the direction of the arrow found on the spool.
Anchoring
Hole
S Insert ends of the lines through the exit holes
in the sides of the trimmer head.
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NOTE: A metal insert is located in the exit S Pull the line extending from the trimmer
head. This will allow the spool to release
hole. As your unit wears from use, you can refrom the locked position.
install this insert upside down to provide a new
surface for the exit of the line from the trimmer SPOOL REPLACEMENT
head.
Replace the spool when the square corners on
the lugs are rounded off, reduced in size, or broWARNING: When installing the metal ken. Follow instructions under REPLACING
insert, you must install from the inside of the trim- THE LINE for removing and installing the spool.
mer head. If installed on the outside of the trimmer head, this insert can fly off and become a
dangerous missile.
Metal Insert
Normal lug
S Once line is passed through the exit hole,
place the spool in the trimmer head. Press
the spool down and turn it until it locks down
and does not pop up when you release it.
S Make sure the line is not caught between the
rim of the spool and the wall of the trimmer
head.
S Replace the tap button, and place the lock
ring onto the trimmer head.
S Align the lock ring over the catches on the
trimmer head. Push the ring down and turn until catches lock into place.
Catch
Catch
Worn
Lug
SERVICE
We recommend all service and adjustments
not listed in this manual be performed by an
Authorized Service Dealer.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
Your carburetor is equipped with limiter caps.
Damage will occur if you turn the needles beyond the limiter caps. Carburetor adjustment is a
complicated task. We recommend that you take
your unit to an Authorized Service Dealer.
SPARK PLUG
Lock
Tab
Catch
Catch
S Make sure the lock ring is securely fastened
by pulling on it and twisting it in both directions.
WARNING: All catches must be fastened and lock tab latched in the lock ring. If
installed incorrectly, lock ring can fly off and become a dangerous missile.
Replace spark plug yearly with a Champion
RCJ-8Y plug; spark plug gap is 0.025 inches.
IGNITION TIMING
Ignition timing is fixed, non-adjustable.
NEED ASSISTANCE?
Need Assistance?
Call 1-800-554-6723 for assistance.
Need Service Parts?
Contact your dealer or call 1-800-554-6723.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing any of the
recommended remedies below other than remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
Engine will not S
S
start.
S
S
S
Engine will not S
idle properly. S
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
Engine
smokes
excessively.
S
S
S
REMEDY
See “Starting.”
Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
Install new spark plug.
Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
Carburetor requires adjustment. S See “Carburetor Adjustments.”
Carburetor requires adjustment. S See “Carburetor Adjustments.”
Throttle trigger screw too
S Loosen screw.
tight.
Air filter dirty.
S Clean or replace air filter.
Spark plug fouled.
S Clean or replace spark plug; re-gap.
Carburetor requires adjustment. S See “Carburetor Adjustments.”
Engine flooded.
Fuel tank empty.
Spark plug not firing.
Fuel not reaching carburetor.
S
S
S
S
S Fuel mixture incorrect.
S Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
S Air filter dirty.
S Clean or replace air filter.
S Carburetor requires adjustment. S See “Carburetor Adjustments.”
Line does not
advance or
breaks while
cutting.
S Line improperly routed in head. S Check line routing.
S Rewind line tightly and evenly.
S Line improperly wound in
spool.
S Use only 0.080” (2 mm) dia. line.
S Line size incorrect.
Line welds
onto spool.
S Line size incorrect.
S Incorrect spool.
S Line is being crowded against
material being cut.
S Use only 0.080” (2 mm) dia. line.
S Replace with correct spool.
S Cut with tip of line fully extended.
Line pulls
back into
head.
S Too little line outside of head.
S Remove spool and pull 4 -- 6 inches
(10 -- 15 cm) of line outside of head.
S Use only 0.080” (2 mm) dia. line.
S Line size incorrect.
LIMITED WARRANTY
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS NORTH
AMERICA, Division of WCI Outdoor Products, Inc., warrants to the original purchaser that
each new Poulan PRO!
! brand gasoline tool or
attachment is free from defects in material and
workmanship and agrees to repair or replace under this warranty any defective gasoline product
or attachment as follows from the original date of
purchase.
2 YEARS--Parts and Labor, when used for
household purposes.
90 DAYS--Parts and Labor, when used for
commercial, professional, or income producing purposes.
30 DAYS--Parts and Labor, if used for rental
purposes.
This warranty is not transferable and does not
cover damage or liability caused by improper
handling, improper maintenance, or the use of
accessories and/or attachments not specifically
recommended by ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA for this tool.
Additionally, this warranty does not cover tuneups, spark plugs, filters, etc., that will wear and
require replacement with reasonable use during
the warranty period. This warranty does not cov-
er predelivery setup or normal adjustments explained in the operator’s manual.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED,
AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EXPRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
Frigidaire Home Products’ policy is to continuously improve its products. Therefore, ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS NORTH
AMERICA reserves the right to change, modify,
or discontinue models, designs, specifications,
and accessories of all products at any time without notice or obligation to any purchaser.
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U.S. EPA
EMISSION CONTROL
WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR
WARRANTY
RIGHTS
AND
OBLIGATIONS: The U. S. Environmental
Protection Agency and POULAN/WEED
EATER, DIVISION OF WCI OUTDOOR
PRODUCTS are pleased to explain the
emissions control system warranty on your
lawn and garden equipment engine. All new
utility and lawn and garden equipment
engines must be designed, built, and
equipped to meet the stringent anti--smog
standards. POULAN/WEED EATER must
warrant the emission control system on your
lawn and garden equipment engine for the
periods of time listed below provided there has
been no abuse, neglect, or improper
maintenance of your lawn and garden
equipment engine. Your emission control
system includes parts such as the carburetor
and the ignition system. Where a warrantable
condition exits, POULAN/WEED EATER will
repair your lawn and garden equipment
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 POULAN/WEED EATER.
OWNER’S
WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES: As the lawn and
garden equipment engine owner, you are
responsible for the performance of the
required maintenance listed in your Owner’s
Manual.
POULAN/WEED
EATER
recommends that you retain all receipts
covering maintenance on your lawn and
garden
equipment
engine,
but
POULAN/WEED EATER cannot deny
warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for
your failure to ensure the performance of all
scheduled maintenance.
As the lawn and
garden equipment engine owner, you should
be aware that POULAN/WEED EATER may
deny you warranty coverage if your lawn and
garden equipment 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 lawn and
garden
equipment
engine
to
a
POULAN/WEED EATER 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
POULAN/WEED
EATER
at
1--800--554--6723.
WARRANTY
COMMENCEMENT DATE: The warranty
period begins on the date the lawn and garden
equipment 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 POULAN/WEED EATER servicing
center. If you have any questions regarding
your warranty rights and responsibilities, you
should contact your nearest authorized
service center or call POULAN/WEED
EATER at 1--800--554--6723 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 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 POULAN/WEED EATER
servicing
center.
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES: POULAN/WEED EATER 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.
POULAN/WEED EATER 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 POULAN/WEED
EATER at 1--800--554--6723 . WHERE TO
GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty
services or repairs shall be provided at all
POULAN/WEED EATER service centers. call:
1--800--554--6723
MAINTENANCE,
REPLACEMENT
AND
REPAIR
OF
EMISSION
RELATED
PARTS:
Any
POULAN/WEED
EATER
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.
MAINTENANCE STATEMENT: The owner is
responsible for the performance of all required
maintenance as defined in the owner’s
manual.
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