Instruction manual | Electrolux 96481470100 Trimmer User Manual

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Carton Contents
Switch levers
blade cover/storage holder
Please check the contents of the carton are correct BEFORE assembling your new product.
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If not used properly this Hedgetrimmer can be dangerous! This Hedgetrimmer can cause
serious injury to the operator and others, the warnings and safety instructions must be followed to ensure reasonable safety and efficiency in using this Hedgetrimmer. The operator is responsible for following the warning and safety instructions in this manual and on
the Hedgetrimmer.
Explanation of Symbols on your product
Do not use in the rain or leave the
Hedgetrimmer outdoors while raining.
Read the user instructions carefully to
make sure you understand all the controls and what they do.
The use of eye protection is recommended.
Switch off! Remove plug from mains
before adjusting, cleaning or if cable is
entangled or damaged. Keep the
cable away from the blade.
1. Never allow children or people unfamiliar
with these instructions to use the
Hedgetrimmer. Local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator.
2. Only use the Hedgetrimmer in the manner
and for the functions described in these
3. Never operate the Hedgetrimmer when you
are tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol,
drugs or medicine.
4. The operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people
or their property.
1. The British Standards Institute recommend
the use of a Residual Current Device (R.C.D.)
with a tripping current of not more than 30mA.
Even with a R.C.D. installed 100% safety
cannot be guaranteed and safe working practice must be followed at all times. Check your
R.C.D. every time you use it.
2. Before use, examine cable for damage,
replace it if there are signs of damage or
3. Do not use the Hedgetrimmer if the electric
cables are damaged or worn.
4. Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity supply if the cable is cut, or the insulation is damaged. Do not touch the electric
cable until the electrical supply has been disconnected. Do not repair a cut or damaged
cable. Replace it with a new one.
5. Your electric cable must be uncoiled, coiled
cables can overheat and reduce the efficiency of your Hedgetrimmer.
6. Keep cable away from the cutting area.
7. Never carry the product by the cable.
8. Never pull on the cable to disconnect any of
the plugs
9. Do not pull cable around sharp objects.
10. Always switch off at the mains before disconnecting any plug, cable connector or
extension cable.
11. Switch off, remove plug from mains and
examine electric supply cable for damage or
ageing before winding cable for storage. Do
not repair a damaged cable, replace it with a
new one. Use only Electrolux Outdoor
Products replacement cable.
12. Always wind cable carefully, avoiding kinking.
13. Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown
on the product rating label.
14. Our products are double insulated to
EN60335. Under no circumstances should
an earth be connected to any part of the
1. Always wear suitable clothing, gloves, and
stout shoes. The use of safety glasses is recommended. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery which can be caught in moving parts.
2. Thoroughly inspect the area where the
Hedgetrimmer is to be used and remove all
wires and other foreign objects.
3. Before using the machine and after any
impact, check for signs of wear or damage
and repair as necessary.
4. Never attempt to use an incomplete
Hedgetrimmer or one with an unauthorised
1. Use the Hedgetrimmer only in daylight or
good artificial light.
2. Avoid operating your Hedgetrimmer on a
wet hedge, where feasible.
3. Know how to stop the Hedgetrimmer quickly
in an emergency.
4. Never hold the Hedgetrimmer by the guard.
5. Never operate the Hedgetrimmer with damaged guards or without guards in place.
6. Remove plug from mains before passing
Hedgetrimmer to another person.
7. Avoid operating while people especially children are nearby.
8. Whilst using the Hedgetrimmer always be
sure of a safe and secure operating position.
9. Keep hands and feet away from the cutting
means at all times and especially when
switching on the motor.
10. Do not use stepladders whilst operating the
11. Remove the plug from the mains :before leaving the Hedgetrimmer unattended
for any period;
before clearing a blockage;
before checking, cleaning or working on the
if you hit an object. Do not use your
Hedgetrimmer until you are sure that the
entire Hedgetrimmer is in a safe operating
if the Hedgetrimmer starts to vibrate abnormally. Check immediately. Excessive vibration can cause injury.
before passing to another person.
Maintenance and storage
1. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws secure to be
sure the Hedgetrimmer is in safe working
2. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
3. Be careful during adjustment of the
Hedgetrimmer to prevent entrapment of the
fingers between moving blades and fixed
parts of the machine.
4. After use the Hedgetrimmer should be
stored using the blade cover/storage holder
• Use only 1.00mm2 size cable up to 40 metres
length maximum.
Maximum rating :
1.00mm2 size cable, 10 amps 250 volts AC.
1. Mains Cables and Extension Cables are available from your local Electrolux Outdoor
Products Approved Service Centre.
2. Do not wire an extension cable directly to your
product yourself. Please contact your local
Electrolux Outdoor Products Approved Service
Centre for further information on the connectors and kits available.
3. Only use extension cables specifically
designed for outdoor use.
• Connectors are suitable for use with 2 core
cable only. Under no circumstances should
these connectors be used for earthed products.
• All connectors and cables are of splashproof
construction. They are not waterproof and
must not be left outside permanently nor
should they be submerged or immersed in
water. Do not let cable lay or trail through
pools of water or splashed with water from
hose pipes.
• If the plug supplied is cut off it should be
destroyed. There is an electric shock hazard if a cut off plug is inserted into a 13
amp socket.
1. No earth required. Our products are double
insulated to EN60335 and under no circumstances should an earth be connected to any
part of the product.
2. Ensure the mains voltage suits your product
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be
connected to the Terminal which is marked
with the letter 'N' or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
connected to the Terminal which is marked
with the letter 'L' or coloured RED.
4. It is important that the outer sheath is clamped
correctly into the 3-pin plug.
5. If in doubt consult your local Service Repairer
or qualified electrician before the machine is
6. A 13 Amp fuse must be fitted to the Mains
7. The normal plug fuse and household fuse only
protect the electrical equipment and are not a
safeguard against electrocution.
If your product is hard wired i.e. nondetachable mains electric cable, a conversion kit and extension cable is available
from all Electrolux Outdoor Products
Approved Service Centres which can be
found in your local Yellow Pages.
Assembly of Handguard.
1. Insert Handguard into slot as illustrated in
figure A, ensuring that it is securely located.
Starting and Stopping
Before starting your Hedgetrimmer.
1. Form a loop in mains cable and push the
loop through the hole in the handle as
illustrated in Fig. B.
2. To secure, position the loop over the hook
and pull back as illustrated in Fig. C.
3. Connect to mains and switch on
4. Remove blade cover/storage holder as
illustrated in Fig. D.
To start your Hedgetrimmer
1. There are two switch levers fitted to your
2. Both switch levers need to be held in the
operating position (See Fig E) for the
product to start.
To stop your Hedgetrimmer
Move Hedgetrimmer away from cutting
area before stopping.
1. To stop, release one of the switch
levers.(Fig F)
How to Use
How to Use your Hedgetrimmer
1. Inspect area to be cut before each use remove objects which can be thrown or
become entangled in the cutting blades.
2. Always keep the Hedgetrimmer in front of your
body. Hold handle firmly with both hands and
stand in a secure and stable position.
3. Allow the cutting blades to reach full speed
before entering the material to be cut.
4. Always work going away from people and solid objects
such as walls, large stones, trees, vehicles etc.
5. If blade stalls, immediately stop the
Hedgetrimmer. Disconnect the Hedgetrimmer
from the power source and clear jammed
debris from the cutting blades. Inspect blades
and repair or replace as needed.
Top Cutting
Use a wide sweeping motion. See Fig. G. A
slight downward tilt of the cutting blades in the
direction of motion gives the best cutting results.
Side Cutting
When trimming the sides of the hedge, begin at the
bottom and cut upwards (See Fig. H), tapering the
hedge inward at the top. This shape will expose more
of the hedge, resulting in more uniformed growth.
Caring for your Hedgetrimmer
Cleaning (J)
1. Using a soft brush - remove debris from all
air intakes and cutting blade.
2. Wipe over surface of your hedgetrimmer
with a dry cloth.
Never use water for cleaning your hedgetrimmer. Do not clean with chemicals,
including petrol, or solvents - some can
destroy critical plastic parts.
Lubricating the Cutting Blade
For easier operation and longer life, lubricate
the cutter blades before and after use. Apply
the oil so that it runs between the two blades.
See Pic K.
the end of the Cutting Season.
Clean your Hedgetrimmer thoroughly.
Check that all nuts and bolts are secure.
Visually inspect the Hedgetrimmer for any
worn or damaged parts, contact your local
Service Centre if any parts require
To store your Hedgetrimmer
• The Hedgetrimmer blade cover/storage
holder is provided with 2 hanging slots for
storing the Hedgetrimmer on the wall.(See
Pic L)
• Ensure the blade cover/storage holder is
fitted before storage.
1. The use of 2 number 10 screws (40mm in
length) and the appropriate wall fixing
plugs is recommended
2. Drill 2 holes 47mm horizontally apart.
3. Fit wall plugs.
4. Fit screw ensuring enough length is available for secure location into hanging slot.
• Your mains cable can be stored with the
blade cover/storage holder fitted. (Pic M &
• Store in a dry place where your
Hedgetrimmer is protected from damage.
Fault Finding Hints
Fails to Operate
1. Is the Power Turned On?
2. Check the fuse in the plug, if blown replace.
3. Fuse continues to blow?
Immediately disconnect from the mains
electricity supply and consult your local
approved Service Centre.
Cutting blade stops under load
1. Cut at a slower pace.
2. If cutting blade still stops under load?
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and consult your local approved
Service Centre.
Fails to stop when one switch lever is released.
Immediately disconnect from the mains
electricity supply and consult your local
approved Service Centre.
Poor cut quality
1. Ensure the product is being used correctly
(see How to Use)
2. Ensure blades are free from trapped debris
3. Damaged Blades?
Immediately disconnect from the mains
electricity supply and consult your local
approved Service Centre.
Excessive Vibration
Immediately disconnect from the mains
electricity supply and consult your local
approved Service Centre.
Environmental Information
Electrolux Outdoor Products are manufactured
under an Environmental Management System (ISO
14001) using, where practical, components manufactured in the most environmentally responsible
manner, according to company procedures, and
with the potential for recycling at the end of the
products’ life.
• Packaging is recyclable and plastic components have been labelled (where practical) for
categorised recycling.
• Awareness of the environment must be considered
when disposing of ‘end-of-life’ product.
• If necessary, contact your local authority for
disposal information.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated
as household waste. Instead it shall be handed
over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local council
office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
Guarantee & Guarantee Policy
If any part is found to be defective due to faulty
manufacture within the guarantee period, Electrolux
Outdoor Products, through its Authorised Service
Repairers will effect the repair or replacement to the
customer free of charge providing:
(a) The fault is reported directly to the Authorised Repairer.
(b) Proof of purchase is provided.
(c) The fault is not caused by misuse, neglect or
faulty adjustment by the user.
(d) The failure has not occurred through fair wear and tear.
(e) The machine has not been serviced or repaired,
taken apart or tampered with by any person not
authorised by Electrolux Outdoor Products.
(f) The machine has not been used for hire.
(g) The machine is owned by the original purchaser.
(h) The machine has not been used outside of the
country for which it was specified.
(i) The machine has not been used commercially.
* This guarantee is additional to, and in no way
diminishes the customers statutory rights.
Failures due to the following are not covered, therefore it is important that you read the instructions contained in this Operator's Manual and understand how
to operate and maintain your machine:
Failures not covered by guarantee
* Replacing worn or damaged blades
* Failures as a result of not reporting an initial fault.
* Failures as a result of sudden impact.
* Failures as a result of not using the product in
accordance with the instructions and recommendations contained in this Operator's Manual.
* Machines used for hire are not covered by this guarantee.
* The following items listed are considered as
wearing parts and their life is dependent on regular maintenance and are, therefore not normally
subject to a valid warranty claim: Blades, Electric
Mains cable.
* Caution!
Electrolux Outdoor Products does not accept liability under the warranty for defects caused in
whole or part, directly or indirectly by the fitting of
replacement parts or additional parts that are not
either manufactured or approved by Electrolux
Outdoor Products, or by the machine having
been modified in any way
Service Recommendations
1. We strongly recommend that your product
is serviced at least every twelve months,
more often in a professional application.
2. Always use genuine Electrolux Spare Parts.
3. Prepacked spares are available from most
Electrolux Outdoor Products stockists.
4. Your product is uniquely identified by a silver and black product rating label
5. If you have a problem with your machine
contact your local Approved Service Centre
ensuring you have full details of your product
as described on the product rating label.
6. Should it be necessary for work to be carried
out by your Service Centre, it is important to
take your complete machine including cable
and any extension cables used.
A network of specialist dealers can be found in
your local Yellow Pages. To obtain service on
your product simply telephone or visit your local
Service Centre. Should you require service
under the terms of our guarantee the Service
Centre will require proof of purchase.
All of the centres listed stock genuine
Electrolux Spare Parts.
NOTE: Our Service Repairers act on their own
behalf and are not empowered to commit or
legally bind Electrolux Outdoor Products in
any manner whatsoever.
Declaration of Conformity
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
6UP. Certify that the product:Category........ Hedgetrimmer
Make.............. Electrolux Outdoor
Conforms to the specifications of Directive
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
6UP Certify that a sample of the above
product has been tested using directive
81/1051/EEC as a guide. The maximum Aweighted sound pressure level recorded at
operator position under free field semi anechoic chamber conditions was :-
Identification of Series......See Product Rating Label
Conformity Assessment Procedure....ANNEX VI
Notified Body.................... I.T.S., Cleeve Road, Leatherhead,
Surrey. KT22 7SB England
Other Directives:-............. 98/37/EEC, 89/336/EEC,
& applicable standards:-. EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3,
EN55014-1, EN55014-2, EN774, EN50144-1,
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
6UP Certify that a sample of the above
product has been tested using ISO 5349 as
a guide. The maximum weighted root mean
square value of vibration recorded at operator’s hand position was:-
Type............................................... HT42/HT420
Blade Length................................. 42cm
Guaranteed sound power level.. 101 dB (A)
Measured Sound Power Level...98 dB (A)
Level............................................... 90 dB (A)
105 dB (A)
97 dB (A)
91 dB (A)
101 dB (A)
98 dB (A)
95 dB (A)
101 dB (A)
98 dB (A)
95 dB (A)
Value.............................................. 4.04 m/s2
4.6 m/s2
7.5 m/s2
7.5 m/s2
Weight............................................ 3.2 Kg
3.2 kg
3.5 kg
3.5 kg
Newton Aycliffe, 16/08/2004
M. Bowden,
Research & Development Director
Electrolux Outdoor Products
Aycliffe Industrial Park
Co.Durham DL5 6UP
Telephone - (00) 44 1325 300303 Fax - (00) 44 1325 310339
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