Craftsman 917.376391 Lawn Mower User Manual

Instruction
Manual
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BLOWER A'I-FACHMENT
Model No.
C944.511601
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Safety
Assembly
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Operation
Maintenance
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Parts List
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions
before first use of this product.
Sears Canada,
5545001427
2/14/05
Inc., Toronto,
Ontario
M5B 2B8
Warranty Statement
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
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LIMITED TWO (2) YEAR WARRANTY
ATTACHMENT
Maintenance
Storage
Parts List
Parts and Ordering
ON CRAFTSMAN
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Center Section
Back Cover
@ BLOWER
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, Sears Canada, Inc., will repair or replace
free of charge, at Sears option, parts which are defective as a result of material or
workmanship.
COMMERCIAL OR RENTAL USE:
Warranty on Blower Attachment will be 90 days from the date of purchase if used for
commercial or rental purposes.
This warranty excludes expendable parts that become worn during normal use.
Warranty service is available by returning the Blower Attachment to the nearest Sears
Service Centre/Department in Canada. This warranty applies only while this product is
in use in Canada.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranty and does not exclude or limit
legal rights you may have but shall run concurrently with applicable provincial legislation. Furthermore, some provinces do NOT allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty will last, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario MSB 2B8
IMPORTANT WARNINGS AND
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
&WARNING:
When using electric gardening appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and serious injury. The
warnings and safety instructions in this manual must be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock, or injury, and to provide reasonable safety and efficiency in using this unit. The operator is responsible for following the warnings and
instructions in this manual and on the unit. Read the entire instruction 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 use this unit. Do not allow the unit to be used as
a toy. Close attention is necessary when used near children. Always disconnect
unit from power source when making repairs, adjustments, and when changing
accessories and attachments.
Nonconforming
replacement components or the
removal of safety devices may cause damage to the unit and possible injury to
the operator or bystanders. Use only accessories and replacement parts as recommended.
Use only for jobs explained in this manual (or manuals for optional
attachments).
KNOW YOUR UNIT
• Restrict use of this attachment to us. Read your instruction manual careers who understand and will follow all
fully until you completely understand
warnings and safety rules in this
and can follow all warnings and
manual.
safety rules before operating this attachment.
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PLAN AHEAD
• Always wear eye protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance on this attachment. Wearing
eye protection will help to prevent
rocks or debris from being blown or
ricocheting into eyes and face which
can result in blindness and/or serious
injury. Eye protection should be
marked ANSI Z87.
• Always wear foot protection.
Do not
go barefoot or wear sandals.
• Always wear respirator or face mask
when working with unit in dusty environments.
• Secure hair above shoulder length.
Secure or remove jewelry, loose
clothing, or clothing with loosely
hanging straps, ties, tassels, etc.
They can be caught in moving parts.
• Do not operate unit when you are
tired, ill, upset, or if you are under the
influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
• Keep children, bystanders, and animals away from work area a minimum of 30 feet (10 meters) when
starting or operating unit. Do not
point blower discharge opening in
the direction of people or pets.
• Inspect area before use. Remove all
debris and hard objects such as rocks,
glass, wire, etc. that can ricochet, be
thrown, or otherwise cause injury or
damage during operation.
FUEL SAFETY (for gas powerheads)
• Eliminate all sources of sparks or
flame (including smoking, open
flames, or work that can cause
sparks) in the areas where fuel is
mixed, poured, or stored.
• Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area;
store fuel in a cool, dry, well ventilated
place; use an approved, marked container for all fuel purposes.
• Do not smoke while handling fuel or
while operating the unit.
• Make sure the attachment is properly
assembled and in good operating
condition.
• Do not fill fuel tank while engine is
running.
• Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up fuel
spills before starting engine.
• Move at least 10 feet (3 meters)
away from fuel and fueling site before starting engine.
• Always store gasoline in a container
approved for flammable liquids.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY (for electric
powerheads)
_WARNING:
Avoid a dangerous environment. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not
use in rain, in damp or wet locations, or
around swimming pools, hot tubs, etc.
Do not expose to snow, rain, or water to
avoid the possibility of electrical shock.
Do not use on wet surfaces. Do not
handle extension cord plug or unit with
wet hands. 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. Do not abuse cord. Never
carry the unit by the extension cord or
yank extension cord to disconnect unit.
To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
Do not use cord as a handle, close a
door on cord, or pull cord around sharp
edges or corners. Turn off all controls
before unplugging. Do not expose cords
to heat, oil, or water. Do not use with
damaged cord or plug. If unit is not
working as it should, has been dropped,
damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into
water, return it to your authorized service
dealer for repair. Unplug the unit from
the power source when not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories and/or attachments. Do not
put any object into openings. Do not use
with any opening blocked; keep free of
dust, lint, hair and anything that may
reduce air flow.
• Use only a voltage supply as shown
on the nameplate of the powerbead.
• Avoid dangerous environments. Do
not use in unventilated areas or where
dust or explosive vapors can build up.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock,
the powerhead may have a polarized
plug (one blade is wider than the other); if so, it will require the use of a
polarized extension cord. The appliance plug will fit into a polarized
extension cord only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the plug. If the
plug still does not fit, obtain a correct
polarized extension cord. A polarized
extension cord will require the use of
a polarized wall outlet. This plug will
fit into the polarized wall outlet only
one way. If plug does not fit fully into
the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper wall
outlet. Do not change the equipment
plug, extension cord receptacle, or
extension cord plug in any way.
• To reduce risk of electrical shock,
use extension cords specifically
marked as suitable for outdoor appliances having electrical rating not
less than the rating of unit. Cord
must be marked with suffix "W-A" (in
Canada "W"). Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. Inspect extension cord before use and
replace if damaged. Do not use a
damaged cord. Cord insulation must
be intact with no cracks or deterioration. Plug connectors must be undamaged. The extension cord used
to reach the power source must be
heavy enough to carry current from
the power source the full length of the
extension cord to the unit. An undersized extension cord will cause a
drop in line voltage resulting in loss
of power and overheating.
If in
doubt, use the next heavier gauge.
The lower the gauge number, the
heavier the cord.
• Do not use multiple cords..Keep the
extension cord clear of operator and
obstacles at all times.
• Tie cord to cord retainer and connect
to recessed plug as shown in this
manual to prevent damage to unit
and/or extension cord and to reduce
the possibility of the extension cord
disconnecting from the unit during
operation.
• Do not attempt to repair unit. Inspect
the insulation and connectors on the
powerhead and extension cord before
each use. If there is any damage, do
not use until damage is repaired by
your authorized service dealer.
• Do not use the powerhead if the
switch does not turn the unit on and
off properly. Have the unit repaired
by your authorized service dealer.
• Avoid unintentional starting of the
unit. Never carry unit with your finger
on the switch. Be sure the switch is
in the OFF position and never touch
the switch when connecting extension cord.
• Avoid any body contact with any
grounded conductor, such as metal
fences, or pipes, to avoid the possibility of electric shock.
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• Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) protection should be provided
on the circuit or outlet to be used for
the powerhead. Receptacles are
available having built-in GFCI protection and may be used for this measure of safety.
• Stop the motor immediately if you
are approached.
BLOWER
SAFETY
_WARNING:
Never put hands or
other objects into blower housing to
avoid serious injury from the rotating
impeller.
A_, WARNING:
Inspect the area be-
fore using the unit. Remove all debris
and hard objects such as rocks, glass,
wire, etc., that can ricochet, be thrown,
or otherwise cause injury or damage
during operation.
• Inspect attachment before each use
for worn, loose, missing, or damaged
parts. Do not use until unit is in
proper working order.
• Keep outside surfaces free from oil
and fuel.
• Never start or run engine inside a
closed room, building or other unventilated area. Breathing exhaust
fumes can kill.
• Avoid dangerous environments.
Do
not use in unventilated areas or
where explosive vapors or carbon
monoxide build-up could be present.
• Do not set unit on any surface except a clean, hard area while engine
is running. Debris such as gravel,
sand, dust, grass, etc. could be
picked up by the air intake and
thrown out through discharge opening, damaging unit, property, or causing serious injury to bystanders or
operator.
• Do not overreach or use from unstable surfaces such as ladders, trees,
steep slopes, rooftops, etc. Keep firm
footing and balance at all times.
• Never place objects inside the discharge opening; always direct the
blowing debris away from people,
animals, glass, and solid objects
such as trees, automobiles, walls,
etc. The force of air can cause rocks,
dirt, or sticks to be thrown or to ricochet which can hurt people or animals, break glass, or cause other
damage.
• Check air intake opening frequently.
Keep vents and discharge opening
free of debris which can accumulate
and restrict proper air flow.
• Never place any object in air intake
opening as this could restrict proper air
flow and cause damage to the unit.
• Never use for spreading chemicals,
fertilizers, or other substances which
may contain toxic materials.
• To avoid spreading fire, do not use
near leaf or brush fires, fireplaces,
barbecue pits, ashtrays, etc.
• Wear hearing protection.
• Use only in daylight or good artificial
light.
MAINTAIN YOUR UNIT PROPERLY
_f_,WARNING:
Disconnect powerhead spark plug (or disconnect powerhead from power source) before performing maintenance.
• Have all maintenance other than the
recommended
procedures described
in the instruction manual performed
by your Sears Service Centre.
• Always see your Sears Service Centre to replace a damaged impeller.
Parts that are chipped, cracked, broken, or damaged in any other way
can fly apart and cause serious injury. Have damaged parts replaced before using attachment.
• Use only recommended
Craftsman®
replacement parts; use of any other
parts may void your warranty and
cause damage to your unit.
• Never douse or squirt the attachment
with water or any other liquid.
TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
• Hand carry the unit with the engine
stopped.
• Allow the powerhead and attachment
to cool and secure the unit before
storing or transporting in a vehicle.
• 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 in a high, cool, dry, indoor area
out of reach of children.
SPECIAL 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 swelling.
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. Users
who operate power tools on a continual
and regular basis must monitor closely
their physical condition and the condition
of this tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
CARTON CONTENTS
Check carton contents
lowing list.
Model 0944.511601
• Blower Attachment
• Hanger
ASSEMBLY
against the fol-
Your attachment is fully assembled;
assembly is necessary.
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KNOW YOUR BLOWER ATTACHMENT
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
BLOWER ATTACHMENT. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize
yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this
manual for future reference.
Hanger
Shaft
Air intake Opening
Blower Discharge
Opening
OPERATING THE COUPLER
Your powerhead is equipped with a
coupler which enables optional attachments to be installed. The optional attachments are:
Edger .............
71-51157
Cultivator ..........
71-51158
Pruner ............
71-51161
Brushcutter*
.......
71-51159
*not designed
powerheads
WARNING:
Upper Shaft
Coupler
LOOSEN
Lower
Attachment
TIGHTEN
for use with electric
2.
Always
disconnect
Knob
Press and hold the locking/release
button.
Locking/Release
Button
powerhead spark plug (or disconnect
powerhead from power source) before
removing or installing attachments.
REMOVING ATTACHMENT
CAUTION:
When removing or installing attachments,
place the unit on a
flat surface for stability.
1. Loosen the coupler by turning the
knob counterclockwise.
Upper Shaft
Lower Attachment
3.
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While securely holding the upper
shaft, pull the attachment straight
out of the coupler.
INSTALLING ATTACHMENT
1. Remove the shaft cap from the attachment (if present) and discard.
2. Position locking/release
button of
attachment into guide recess of upper shaft coupler.
Coupler
Primary
Upper
Shaft
Locking/
Release
Button
WEAR:
Eye Protection
_b WARNING:
Inspect the area before using the unit. Remove all debris
and hard objects such as rocks, glass,
wire, etc., that can ricochet, be thrown,
or otherwise cause injury or damage
during operation.
Use your blower attachment for:
• Sweeping debris or grass clippings
from driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc.
• Blowing grass clippings, straw, or
leaves into piles, or removing debris
from corners, around joints, or between bricks.
Attachment
Push the attachment
4.
pler until the locking/release
button
snaps into the primary hole.
Before using the unit, tighten the
knob securely by turning clockwise.
into the cou-
ATTACHMENT
An attachment hanger is provided for
storage when attachment is not in use.
To install hanger on attachment:
1. Remove the shaft cap from the attachment (if present) and discard.
2. Press and hold the locking/release
button.
3. Push hanger onto the attachment
until the locking/release
button
snaps into the hole.
MAINTENANCE
ALWAYS
POSITION
Hole
Guide Recess
3.
INSTALLING
HANGER
OPERATING
Control air flow by directing the blower
discharge opening down or to one side.
Always work away from solid objects
such as walks, large stones, vehicles,
and fences. Clean corners by starting in
corners and moving outward. This will
help prevent an accumulation of debris
which could fly into your face. Be careful
when working near plants. The force of
the air could damage tender plants.
SCHEDULE
WARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug wire (or disconnect powerhead from power source) before performing maintenance.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
TASK
WHEN TO PERFORM
Check for loose fasteners and parts
Before each use
Check for damaged or worn parts
Before each use
Inspect and clean unit and labels
After each use
G ENERAL RECOMMEN DATIONS
The warranty on this unit does not cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, the
operator must maintain attachment as
instructed in this manual.
CHECK FORLOOSEFASTENERS
ANDPARTS
• HousingScrews
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CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR WORN
PARTS
Contact Sears Service Center for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT
AND LABELS
• After each use, inspect complete unit
for loose or damaged parts. Clean
the unit and labels using a damp
cloth with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
If your blower attachment is to be
stored for a period of time:
• Clean the entire unit.
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WARNING:
Perform the following
steps after each use:
• Allow attachment to cool before storing or transporting.
• Store in a high, cool, dry, indoor area
out of reach of children.
• Inspect attachment for any loose or
damaged parts. Tighten any loose
screws.
• Replace any damaged, worn or broken parts.
• At the beginning of the next season,
use only fresh fuel having the proper
gasoline to oil ratio.
SEASONAL
STORAGE
Prepare attachment for storage at end
of season or if it will not be used for 30
days or more.
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