Instruction manual | Craftsman 358.745511 Trimmer User Manual

Instruction Manual
25cc/1.5 cu.in. 2-Cycle
17 Inch Cutting Path / 0.080 In. Line
GASOLINE WEEDWACKER
®
Model No.
358.745511
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Parts List
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Espa_ol
For Occasional Use Only
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WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of this product.
For answers to your questions about this product:
Call 7 am-7 pm, Mon.-Sat.,
or 10 am-7 pm, Sun.
1-800-235-5878
Sears, Roebuck
530163545
11/20/02
and Co., Hoffman
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listed are Central Time)
Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Warranty Statement
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Service & Adjustments
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4
5
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Storage
Troubleshooting Chart
Emissions Statement
Parts List
Spanish
Parts and Ordering
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BackCover
FULL ONE YEAI_.WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ® GAS POWERED
WEEDWACKER _ LINE TRIMMER
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 RETURNINGTHE 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., 13/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
for line trimmer use only. Use of any
other accessories or attachments will
increase the risk of injury.
II.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
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II.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
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HazardLone
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SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
Keep children, bystanders, and animals
50 feet (15 meters) away. Stop unit immediately if approached.
DANGER:
Never use blades or
flailing devices. This unit is designed
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If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and
good judgment. If you need assistance, contact your Sears Service
Center or call 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). Eye protection should be marked Z87.
• Always wear face or dust mask if operation is dusty.
• Always wear heavy, long pants, long
sleeves, boots, and gloves. Wearing safety leg guards is recommended.
• Always wear foot protection. Do not
go barefoot or wear sandals. Stay
clear of spinning line.
• Secure hair above shoulder length.
Secure or remove loose clothing or
clothing with loosely hanging ties,
straps, tassels, etc. They 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 this unit
when you are tired, ill, upset or under the influence of alcohol, drugs,
or medication. Watch what you are
doing; use common sense.
• Wear hearing protection.
• Never start or run inside a closed
room or building. Breathing exhaust
fumes can kill.
• Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
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" (2 ram) 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
i_ 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, scalping, mowing and sweeping. Do not use for edging, 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.
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• Store unit and fuel in area where
fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or
open flames from water heaters,
electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
• Store unit so line limiter blade cannot accidentally cause injury. The
unit can be hung by the tube.
• Store unit out of reach of children.
SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure to vibrations through prolonged use of gasoline powered hand tools could cause
blood vessel or nerve damage in the
fingers, hands, and joints of people
prone to circulation disorders or abnormal swellings. Prolonged use in
cold weather has been linked to blood
vessel damage in otherwise healthy
people. If symptoms occur such as
numbness, pain, loss of strength,
change in skin color or texture, or loss
of feeling in the fingers, hands, or
joints, discontinue the use of this tool
and seek medical attention. An antivibration system does not guarantee
the avoidance of these problems. Us-
ers who operate power tools on a continual and regular basis must monitor
closely their physical condition and
the condition of this tool.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is
equipped with a temperature limiting
muffler and spark arresting screen
which meets the requirements of California Codes 4442 and 4443. All U.S.
forest land and the states of California,
idaho. Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey,
Oregon, and Washington require by
law that many internal combustion enigines be equipped with a spark arrestng screen. If you operate in a locale
where such regulations exist, you are
legally responsible for maintaining the
operating condition of these parts.
Failure to do so is a violation of the
law. For normal homeowner use, the
muffler and spark arresting screen will
not require any service. After 50
hours of use, we recommend that your
muffler be serviced or replaced by
your Sears Service Center.
CARTON CONTENTS
Check carton contents against the following list,
Model 358.745511
• Trimmer
• Shield
• Wing Nut (screwed onto shield)
• Wall Mount Bracket
• Container of Oil
Examine parts for damage. Do not
use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find
parts missing or damaged, call
1-800-235-5878.
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.
2.
Rotate the handle on the tube to an
upright position; retighten wing nut.
ATTACHING SHIELD
i_ WARNING:
The shield must bo
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.
For proper orientation of shield, see
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER illustration in OPERATIONsection.
1. Remove wing nut from shield.
2. insert bracket into slot as shown.
3. Pivot shield until bolt passes
through hole in bracket.
4. Securely tighten wing nut onto bolt.
ASSEMBLY
_ WARNING:
If received assembled, repeat all steps to ensure
your unit is properly assembled and all
fasteners are secure.
ADJUSTING
Shield
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Slot
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Bracket
THE HANDLE
_,WARNING:
When adjusting the
handle, be sure it remains between
the trigger and the safety label.
1. Loosen wing nut on handle.
Wing
Nut
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KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
READ THIS INSTRUCTIONMANUALAND SAFETY RULES BEFOREOPERATINGYOUR
UNIT. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize
yourself
of the various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future
with the location
reference.
Assist Handle
Tube
Muffler
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ON/STOP
Trimmer
Head
Throttle
Trigger
Switch \
Spark Plug
Sta er
Shield
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Choke Lever
Primer
Bulb
Line
Limiter
Blade
ON/STOP SWITCH
The ON/STOP switch is used to stop engine. To stop the engine, push and release the engine ON/STOP switch.
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 enigine attempts to start, move the choke
ever to the HALF CHOKE position. Once
engine has started, move the choke lever to the OFF CHOKE position.
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
Included with this trimmer is a 3.2
ounce container of oil. Pour the entire
contents of this container into 1 gallon
of gasoline to achieve the proper fuel
mixture. DO NOT USE automotive oil or
boat oil. These oils will cause engine
damage. When mixing fuel, follow
instructions printed on container. Once
oil is added to gasoline, shake
container momentarily to assure that
the fuel is thoroughly mixed. Always
read and follow the safety rules
relating to fuel before fueling your unit.
IMPORTANT
Experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage.
WARNING:
Be sure to read
the fuel information in the safety rules
before you begin. If you do not
understand the safety rules, do not
attempt to fuel your unit. Call
1-800-235-5878.
FUELING ENGINE
_WARNING:
Remove fuel cap
slowly when refueling.
This engine is certified to operate on
unleaded gasoline. Before operation,
gasoline must be mixed with a good
quality synthetic 2-cycle air-cooled
engine oil. We recommend Craftsman
brand synthetic oil. Mix gasoline and
oil at a ratio of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is
obtained by mixing 3.2 ounces of oil
with 1 gallon of unleaded gasoline.
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To avoid engine problems, empty the
fuel system before storage for 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh
fuel next season.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
See the STORAGE section for additional information.
HOW TO STOP YOUR UNIT
• To stop the engine, push and release the engine ON/STOP switch.
The switch will automatically return
to the ON position. Wait 5 seconds
before attempting to restart unit to
allow switch to reset.
• If engine does not stop, move choke
to the FULL CHOKE position.
Choke Lever
Engine
ON/STOP
5. Pull starter rope handle sharply until
engine sounds as it if is trying to
start, but do not pull rope more than
6 times.
6. As soon as engine sounds as if it is
trying to start, move choke lever to
the HALF CHOKE position.
7. Pull starter rope sharply until engine
runs, but no more than 6 pulls.
NOTE: If the engine doesn't start
after 6 pulls (at the HALF CHOKE
position), move the choke lever to
the FULL CHOKE position and
_ress the primer bulb 6 times.
queeze and hold the throttle trigger and pull the starter rope 2
more times. Move the choke lever
to the HALF CHOKE position and
pull the starter rope until the engine runs, but no more than 6
pulls. If the engine still doesn't
start, it is probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.
8. Once the engine starts, allow it to
run 10 seconds, then move the
choke lever to the OFF CHOKE
position. Allow the unit to run for
30 more seconds at 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 A WARM ENGINE
1, Move the choke lever to the HALF
CHOKE position.
2. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger. Keep throttle trigger fully
squeezed until the engine runs
smoothly.
3. Pull starter rope sharply until engine
runs, but no more than 5 pulls.
4. 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.
HOW TO START YOUR UNIT
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WARNING:
The trimmer head
will turn while starting the engine.
Avoid any contact with the muffler. A
hot muffler can cause serious burns.
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
warm engine after running out of
fuel)
1. Set unit on a flat surface.
2. Slowly press the primer bulb 6
times.
3. Move choke lever to FULL CHOKE
position.
4. Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and
hold through all remaining steps.
Choke
Le4ver
Primer
Bulb
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To advance line:
• Operate the engine at full throttle.
• Hold the trimmer head parallel to
and above the grassy area.
• Tap the bottom of the trimmer head
lightly on the ground one time. Approximately 2 inches (5 cm) of line
will be advanced with each tap.
Toadvance line, tap bottom of trimmer
head on ground one time.
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
It is recommended that the engine
not be operated for longer than 1
minute at full throttle.
OPERATING POSITION
Protection
Long Pants
ALWAYS
WEAR:
Heavy Shoes
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proper length.
Cut from your fight to your left.
Always tap the trimmer head on a
grassy area. Tapping on surfaces such
as concrete or asphalt can cause excessive wear to the trimmer head.
If the line is worn down to 2 inches (5
cm) or less, more than one tap will be
required to obtain the most efficient
line length.
411.WARNING:
Always wear eye
protection. Never lean over the trimmer
head. Rocks or debris can ricochet or
be thrown into eyes and face and
cause blindness or other serious injury.
When operating unit, stand as shown
and check for the following:
• Wear eye protection and heavy clothing.
• Hold trigger handle with right hand
and assist handle with left hand.
• Keep unit below waist level.
• Cut 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.
• Push and release the engine ON/
STOP switch.
TRIMMER LINE ADVANCE
The trimmer line will advance approximately 2 inches (5 cm) each time the
bottom of the trimmer head is tapped
on the ground with the engine running
at full throttle. The most efficient line
length is the maximum length allowed
by the line limiter.
Always keep the shield in place when
the tool is being operated.
_WARNING:
Use only 0.080"
(2 ram) 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.
CUTTING METHODS
_WARNING:
Use minimum
speed and do not crowd the line when
cutting around hard objects (rock,
gravel, fence posts, etc.), which can
damage the trimmer head, become
entangled in the line, or be thrown
causing a serious hazard.
• The tip of the line does the cutting.
You will achieve the best performance and minimum line wear by not
crowding the line into the cutting
area. The right and wrong ways are
shown below.
Tip of the Line
I Line CrOwded Into
Does The Cutting
Work Area
• The line will easily remove grass
and weeds from around walls,
fences, trees and flower beds, but it
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also can cut the tender bark of trees
or shrubs and scar fences. To help
avoid damage especially to delicate
vegetation or trees with tender bark,
shorten line to 4 - 5 inches (10 - 13
cm) and use at less than full throttle.
• For trimming or scalping, use less
than full throttle to increase line life
and decrease head wear, 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.
Trimming
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around trees, posts, monuments, etc.
This technique increases line wear.
Scalping
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MOWING - Your trimmer is ideal for
mowing in places conventional lawn
mowers cannot reach. In the mowing
position, keep the line parallel to the
ground. Avoid pressing the head into
the ground as this can scalp the
ground and damage the tool.
Mowing
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SWEEPING - The fanning action of
the rotating line can be used for a
quick and easy clean up. Keep the
line parallel to and above the surfaces
being swept and move the tool from
side to side.
Sweeping
,
3 in. (8 cm)
Above Ground
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SCALPING - The scalping technique
removes unwanted vegetation down
to the ground. 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
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
WARNING:
Disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance
except for carburetor adjustments.
CARE & MAINTENANCE TASK
WHEN TO PERFORM
Before each use
Check for loose fasteners and parts
Before each use
Check for damaged or worn parts
After each use
Inspect and clean unit and labels
Clean air filter
Inspect muffler and spark arresting screen
Replace spark plug
_ENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this unit does not
cover items that have been sub ected
to operator abuse or neg gence. 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.
Every 5 hours of operation
Every 50 hours of operation
Yearly
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Spark Plug Boot
• Air Filter
• Housing Screws
• Assist Handle Screw
• Debris Shield
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CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact Sears Service Center for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
• ON/STOP Switch - Ensure ON/STOP
switch functions properly by pushing
and releasing the switch. Make sure
engine stops. Wait 5 seconds before attempting to restart unit to allow switch to reset. 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
LABELS
• After each use, inspect complete
unit for loose or damaged parts.
C_ean the unit and _abe_susing 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.
1. Clean the cover and the area
around it to keep dirt from fairing 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. AItow filter to dry.
REPLACING THE UNE
1. Push and release the engine
ON/STOP switch.
2. Disconnect the spark plug wire.
3. Remove spool by firmly pulling on
tap button.
4. Clean entire surface of hub and
spool.
5. Replace with pre-wound spool, or
cut a length of 20 feet of 0.080"
(2 mm) diameter Craftsmen@
brand line.
_ WARNING:
Never use wire,
rope, string, etc., which can break off
and become a dangerous missile.
6. Insert one end of line about 1/2
inch (1 cm) into the small hole on
the inside of the spool.
5.
6.
Add a few drops of oil to the filter;
squeeze the filter to distribute oil.
Replace parts.
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Filts_rews
Air Filter /
Cover
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INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK
ARRESTING SCREEN
_WARNING:
The muffler on this
product contains chemicals known to
the State of Califoroia to cause cancer.
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 the spark plug each year to
ensure the engine starts easier and
runs better. Set spark plug gap at
0.025 inch. Ignition timing is fixed and
nonadiustable.
1. Twist. then pull off spark plug boot.
2. Remove spark plug from cylinder
and discard.
3. Replace with Champion RCJ-6Y
spark plug and tighten securely with
a 3/4 inch socket wrench.
4. Reinstall the spark pll_j boot.
7.
Wind line evenly and tightly onto
spool. Wind in the direction of the
arrow on the spool.
Hole
Spool
Small _.__,..
Line_
Notch
Line exit hole
8, Pushthelineintothenotch,
leaving with any object. Hold the unit by hand
3to5 inches
( 7- 12cm)unwound. while running and making adjust9, Insert
thelineintotheexitholein
ments. Keep all parts ofyour body
thehubasshown
intheillustration, away from the cutting attachment and
muffler.
10,_ig.,n
thenotchwiththelineexit
Idle Speed Adjustment
11,Pushspoolintohubuntilitsnaps Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until
intoplace.
engine runs without stalling (idle
12,Pullthelineextending
outside
ofthe speed too slow).
hubtorelease
itfromthenotch.
• Turn idle speed screw clockwise to
CARBURETOR
ADJUSTMENT
_ 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.
The carburetor has been carefully set
at the factory, Ad ustments may be
necessary fyou not ce any of the fo lowing 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
_ WARNING:
Perform the following steps after each use:
• Allow engine to cool, and secure the
unit before storing or transporting.
• Store unit and fuel in a well ventilated area where fuel vapors cannot
reach sparks or open flames from
water heaters, electric motors or
switches, furnaces, etc.
• Store unit with all guards in place.
Position unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
• Store unit and fuel well out of the
reach of children.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if it will not be used for 30 days
or more.
If your unit is to be stored for a period
of time:
• Clean the entire unit 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
increase engine speed if engine
stalls or dies.
• Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to decrease engine speed.
_dle
Speed
q_
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.
the use of gasohol in your engine.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to 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.
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OTHER
° Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
* Replace your gasoline can if it starts
to rust.
TROUBLESHOOTING
_
TABLE
WARNING:
Always stop unit and discennect spark plug before performmg all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that require
operation
of the unit.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
Engine will not
start.
1. Engine flooded.
2. Fuel tank empty.
3. Spark plug not firing.
4. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
5. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
REMEDY
1. See "Starting a Flooded Engine" in
Operation Section.
2. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
3. install new spark plug.
4. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
5. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
Engine will
not idle
properly.
1. Carburetor requires
1. See "Carburetor Adjustment" in
adjustment.
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Crankshaft seals worn. 2. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
3. Compression low.
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.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
5. Compression low.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug and regap.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
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),
Engine
smokes
_=xcessively.
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine runs
not.
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 2002-2004 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
4. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
5. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
1. See "Feeling Engine" in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
3. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
4. Contact Sears Service (see back cover).
your small off-road engine for the periods of time listed below provided there
has been no abuse, neglect, or improper 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. MANUFACTUR11
ER'SWARRANTY
COVERAGE: If any
emissions related part on your engine
(as listed under Emissions Control Warranty Parts List) is defective or a defect
in the materials or workmanship of the
engine causes the failure of such an
emission related part, the part will be
repaired or replaced by Sears. 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
net 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-roed 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
1-800469-4663. WARRANTY PE-
RIOD: 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 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 net 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 1-800469-4663.
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.
This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use:
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Moderate (50 hours)
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Intermediate
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Extended (300 hours)
(125 hours)
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