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CONTENTS
A
Electric Cable with
moulded on plug
Scraper Tool
Instruction Manual
Guarantee Card
LIST OF INSTRUCTION MANUAL
CONTENTS
CONTENTS
(1)
SAFETY
(2-4)
USE
(5-8)
MAINTENANCE
(9-10)
GUARANTEE
(11)
ENVIRONMENTAL
INFORMATION
(12)
CERTIFICATE
OF CONFORMITY
(12)
& INSIDE BACK COVER
IMPORTANT !
Please check the contents of the carton are
correct BEFORE assembling your new Flymo
product.
IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING CONTACT:Electrolux Outdoor Products Customer Service
Department direct
Telephone :
01325 300303
Fax :
01325 318193
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If not used properly this trimmer can be dangerous! This trimmer 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 trimmer.
The operator is responsible for following the warning and safety instructions in
this manual and on the trimmer.
Explanation of Symbols
on the Mini-Trim Auto
SAFETY
Warning
Read the user instructions
carefully to make sure you
understand all the controls and
what they do.
360º
10m
Keep others, including children,
pets and bystanders outside the
10 metre hazard zone. Stop the
trimmer immediately if you are
approached.
The use of eye protection is
recommended to protect against
objects thrown by the cutting line.
To avoid the possibility of electric
shock, do not use in damp or wet
conditions.
Switch off! Remove plug from
mains before adjusting, cleaning
or if cable is entangled or
damaged.
Warning
The cutting line continues to rotate after the
machine has been switched off.
General
1. Never allow children or people unfamiliar
with these instructions to use the trimmer.
Local regulations may restrict the age of the
operator.
2. Only use the trimmer in the manner and for
the functions described in these
instructions.
3. Never operate the trimmer 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.
Electrical
1. The British Standards Institute recommend
the use of a Residual Current Circuit
Breaker (R.C.C.B.) with a tripping current of
not more than 30mA. Even with a
R.C.C.B. installed 100% safety cannot be
guaranteed and safe working practice must
be followed at all times. Check your
R.C.C.B. every time you use it.
2. Before use, examine cable for damage,
replace it if there are signs of damage or
ageing.
3. Do not use the trimmer 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 extension cable must be uncoiled,
coiled cables can overheat and reduce the
efficiency of your trimmer.
6. Keep the cable clear of the cutting area and
obstacles at all times.
3
10. Avoid possible injuries to feet and hands
from rotating cutting line. Always start the
trimmer carefully with feet and hands well
away from the cutting head.
11. Never pick up or carry a trimmer by the
cable.
12. Do not lean over the trimmer guard objects may be thrown by the cutting line.
13. Remove the plug from the mains :
SAFETY
7. Do not pull cable around sharp objects.
8. Always switch off at the mains before
disconnecting any plug, cable connector or
extension cable.
9. Never pull on the cable to disconnect any of
the plugs.
10. 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 Flymo
replacement cable.
11. Always wind cable carefully, avoiding
kinking.
12. Use only on AC mains supply voltage
shown on the product rating label.
13. Flymo trimmers are double insulated to
EN60335. Under no circumstance should
an earth be connected to any part of the
trimmer.
Preparation
1. Do not trim barefoot or in open sandals.
Always wear suitable clothing, gloves, and
stout shoes.
2. Inspect the trimmer before each use,
especially the parts of the cutting head.
3. Inspect the area to be cut before each use.
Remove all objects such as stones, broken
glass, nails, wire, string etc, which can be
thrown or become entangled in the trimmer
head.
4. Check that the cutting head, spool and cap
are fitted correctly.
Use
AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. KEEP
YOUR HANDS AND FINGERS AWAY FROM
THE SWITCH LEVER.
1. Use the trimmer only in daylight or good
artificial light.
2. Avoid operating your trimmer in wet grass,
where feasible.
3. Take care in wet grass, you may lose your
footing.
4. On slopes, be extra careful of your footing
and wear non-slip footwear.
5. Do not walk backwards when trimming, you
could trip. Walk never run.
6. Keep cutting head below waist level.
7. Switch off before pushing the trimmer over
surfaces other than grass.
8. Never operate the trimmer with damaged
guards or without guards in place.
9. Never fit metal cutting elements.
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before leaving the trimmer unattended
for any period;
before clearing a blockage;
before checking, cleaning or working
on the appliance;
if you hit an object. Do not use your
trimmer until you are sure that the
entire trimmer is in a safe operating
condition;
if the trimmer starts to vibrate
abnormally. Check immediately.
Excessive vibration can cause injury.
Maintenance and storage
1. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be
sure the trimmer is in safe working
condition.
2. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
3. Only use the replacement cutting line
specified for this product.
4. Only use replacement parts and
accessories recommended by Electrolux
Outdoor Products.
5. To avoid the risk of injury keep fingers and
hands clear of the line cutter on the leading
edge of the guard.
6. Inspect and maintain the trimmer regularly.
Any repairs must be carried out by an
authorised repairer.
4
CABLES
IMPORTANT
•
Use only 1.00mm2 size cable up to 30
metres length maximum for trimmers and 60
metres length maximum for lawnmowers.
Maximum rating:
1.00mm2 size cable, 10 amps 250 volts AC.
1. Flymo products are supplied with either an
electric mains cable fitted with a female
connector or with an electric mains cable
wired directly into the product.
THE MINI-TRIM AUTO IS SUPPLIED WITH
AN ELECTRIC MAINS CABLE WIRED
DIRECTLY INTO THE PRODUCT.
SAFETY
2.
MAINS PLUG REPLACEMENT
IMPORTANT
•
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. Flymo 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.
3. IMPORTANT!
E
Flymo Mains Cables and Extension Cables
are available from your local Electrolux
Outdoor Products Approved Service Centre.
3.
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.
4.
Only use extension cables specifically
designed for outdoor use.
L
BLACK
OR N
BLUE
F
U
S
E
RED
OR
BROWN
CONNECTORS
IMPORTANT
•
Flymo connectors are suitable for use with 2
core cable only. Under no circumstances
should these connectors be used for
earthed products.
•
All Flymo 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.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
BLUE
NEUTRAL
BROWN
LIVE
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 used.
6. A 5 Amp fuse must be fitted to the Mains
Plug.
7. The normal plug fuse and household fuse
only protect the electrical equipment and
are not a safeguard against electrocution.
For Further information on Mains Cables, Extension Cables, Cable Connectors and kits
contact Electrolux Outdoor Products Customer Service direct:Telephone
:
01325 300303
Fax
:
01325 318193
5
Product Rating Label
B
Your product is uniquely identified by a
silver and black product rating label.
To ensure you have full product
information when obtaining spares or
advice from one of our approved
service centres, or if you need to
contact our customer service
department, you should make a note in
the space provided of the information
shown in fig.B. It will also be useful to
make a note of the date and place of
purchase before you return your
guarantee card.
Product Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Model Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Date of Purchase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Place of Purchase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
•PLEASE KEEP PROOF OF PURCHASE•
Starting and Stopping
•
WARNING
To start your trimmer
Squeeze the switch lever (C).
To stop your trimmer
Release the switch lever (C).
USE
Cutting head continues to
rotate after the trimmer has
been switched off.
C
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How the automatic line feed works
1. A short length of new line is fed out
every time you switch on, this is
caused by the cutting head
accelerating up to its full speed.
D
2
line cutter
To feed more line, it is necessary to
switch-off, allow the motor to stop
and then restart.
3. When line feeds you will hear a
change in the motor sound as well
as the noise generated by the line
being cut to length.
4. If the line does not feed see Fault
finding hints on page 10 for further
information.
How to trim
E
•
WARNING
USE
The use of eye protection is
recommended. Do not lean over
the trimmer guard whilst
trimming, objects may be thrown
by the cutting line. Do not allow
cutting head to rest on the
ground. Do not overload your
trimmer. Overloading can be
avoided by making sure the motor
speed does not drop unduly.
F
Disconnect from the mains
electricity supply before
attempting any maintenance or
adjustment.
1. Cut with cutting line at an angle
using the tip.
2. Swing trimmer in and out of the
cutting area taking small cuts.
7
Spool Cap
cap
release
latches
G
•
WARNING
Disconnect from the mains
electricity supply, before
attempting any maintenance or
adjustment. Cutting head
continues to rotate after the
trimmer has been switched off.
To remove spool cap
1. Press and hold in the two cap
release latches. See fig G.
2. Pull cap away from the cutting head.
See fig H.
When refitting the spool cap
H
cap
1. Keep all areas of the cap and
spoolholder clean. Failure to do so
may prevent the cap being securely
located in the spoolholder.
3. Ensure the two cap release latches
are clearly visible and are fully
engaged with the windows in the
spoolholder.
4. Check that the cap is correctly fitted
by trying to remove it without
depressing the two latches.
spool
manual line
feed button
spoolholder
eyelet
USE
2. Align the two latches on the cap with
the two windows in the spoolholder,
then press down into the locked
position.
8
Nylon Line
J
Do not depress the button more than three
times. Excessive line will snag the line
cutter and cause the trimmer to
malfunction.
K
USE
eyelet
L
hole in spool
line
To manually feed the nylon line
If required, line can be fed out
manually. To operate, gently pull on the
line whilst alternately pressing and
releasing the button, on the side of the
spoolholder. See fig J.
To replace nylon line. Replacement
nylon line is available from most
Electrolux Outdoor Products stockists.
You can buy it either as spool and line
complete, or as nylon line only.
To replace spool and line (complete)
1. Take new spool and remove tape
holding line in place.
2. Unwind approximately 100mm of
line and feed this through eyelet,
see fig K, then drop the spool into
spoolholder smooth side
uppermost.
To replace nylon line on spool.
1. Take line and insert into hole in
spool.
2. Turn spool clockwise to wind on
required amount of line, (approx.
half = 10m) and cut line to length,
see fig L. Care should be taken to
ensure that the line is neatly coiled
on the spool. Failure to do so will
impair the efficiency of the
automatic line feed.
3. Leave approximately 100mm of line
unwound and feed this through
eyelet, see fig K, then drop the
spool into the spoolholder smooth
side uppermost.
• Ensure spool is fully located by
gently rotating it during fitment.
• Remember ! Your Flymo Trimmer
is designed to use only nylon line
with a maximum diameter of
1.5mm. Use only genuine Flymo
nylon line.
9
Caring for your Mini-Trim Auto
•
WARNING
Disconnect from the mains
electricity supply, before
attempting any maintenance or
adjustment. Cutting head
continues to rotate after the
trimmer has been switched off.
M
Keep fingers and hands clear of
the line cutter on leading edge of
guard.
N
P
Q
MAINTENANCE
After you have finished using your
Flymo Trimmer follow the procedure
below:
1. Disconnect from the mains
electricity supply
2. Never clean your trimmer with
water, cleaning fluids, or solvents,
just remove debris with a suitable
tool, a soft brush or dry cloth.
3. Using the scraper provided, clean
around the inside of the cutting
head housing to remove any grass
and debris. (Fig M)
4. Using a soft brush, clean around the
inside of the cutting head housing
(Fig N), the cutting head (Fig P)
and the motor housing air vents.(Fig
Q)
5. Inspect the trimmer carefully,
especially the parts of the cutting
head.
6. If your trimmer is damaged in any
way contact your local Electrolux
Outdoor Products approved service
centre.
• Never use a damaged trimmer.
7. Wind cable carefully to avoid
kinking.
8. Store in a cool, dry place and out of
reach of children.
10
Fault Finding Hints & Service Recommendations
Fault Finding Hints
1. Line too short
Manually feed out the line.
2. Line broken inside cutting head.
Remove cap and re-thread line.
3. Line jammed on spool
Remove cap and spool and rewind line to
remove crossed loops.
4. Poor performance
Ensure inside of cutting head housing is
clean and free from debris.
5. Trimmer stops during use.
MAINTENANCE
Release switch lever and wait 30 seconds
before re-starting.
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 Flymo Spare
Parts.
3. Prepacked spares are available from
most Electrolux Outdoor Products
stockists.
4. 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.
5. Should it be necessary for work
to be carried out by your Service
Centre, it is important to take
your complete machine with you.
6. In the event of further difficulty
please contact:Electrolux Outdoor Products
Customer Service
Preston Road
Aycliffe Industrial Estate
NEWTON AYCLIFFE
Co. Durham
DL5 6UP
Telephone: (01325) 300303
Fax :
(01325) 318193
A network of specialist dealers can be
found in your local Yellow Pages.
To obtain service on your Flymo
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 stock genuine
Flymo 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.
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Guarantee & Guarantee Policy
Guarantee & Guarantee Policy
If any part is found to be defective due to faulty
manufacture within one year of original
purchase, 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 Nylon Line.
*
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:
Nylon Line, 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
12
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.
Certificate of Conformity
I, the undersigned M. Bowden
of Electrolux Outdoor Products,
Aycliffe Industrial Estate,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co.
Durham. DL5 6UP. Certify that
a sample of the above product
has been tested and found to
comply with directives:89/392/EEC, 89/336/EEC,
73/23/EEC
I, the undersigned M. Bowden
of Electrolux Outdoor Products,
Aycliffe Industrial Estate,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co.
Durham. DL5 6UP. Certify that a
sample of the above product
has been tested using directive
81/1051/EEC as a guide. The
maximum A-weighted sound
pressure level recorded at
operator position under free
field semi anechoic chamber
conditions was :-
Type
ET21
Identification See Product
of Series
Rating Label
Level
86.4 dB(A)
I, the undersigned M. Bowden
of Electrolux Outdoor Products,
Aycliffe Industrial Estate,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co.
Durham. DL5 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
ET21
Identification See Product
of Series
Rating Label
Value
2.26 m/s2
Signed at
Signed at
Signed at
NEWTON
NEWTON
NEWTON
AYCLIFFE..........................2000 AYCLIFFE..........................2000 AYCLIFFE..........................2000
Certificate of Conformity
I, THE UNDERSIGNED: M. BOWDEN OF ELECTROLUX OUTDOOR PRODUCTS, AYCLIFFE
INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, NEWTON AYCLIFFE, COUNTY DURHAM DL5 6UP ENGLAND
Certify that the Trimmer
1.
Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electric
2.
Make . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flymo
Conforms to the specifications of Directive 84/538/EEC
Type of Cutting Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nylon Line
TYPE
Mini-Trim Auto
Identification of Series
SEE PRODUCT
RATING LABEL
Engine/Motor- Manufacturer
Cutting System Width
Speed of Rotation of Cutting Device
Tested by (laboratory)
Guaranteed sound power level
Ametek 50
21 cm
12,500 RPM
SRL
94 dB(A)
Signed at
NEWTON AYCLIFFE
Date 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The use of eye protection is recommended to
protect against objects thrown by the cutting line.
Flymo Safety Glasses are available from most
leading stockists
GUIDE PRICE
ONLY £3.49
GUIDE PRICE
ONLY £3.49
Contact your nearest stockist or telephone
(01325) 300303 for more details
Electrolux Outdoor Products
Aycliffe Industrial Estate
NEWTON AYCLIFFE
Co.Durham DL5 6UP
ENGLAND
Telephone - (00) 44 1325 300303 Fax - (00) 44 1325 310339
UK Customer Helpline - 01325 300303 Fax - 01325 310339
Our policy of continuous improvement means that the specification of products may be altered from time to time
without prior notice. Electrolux Outdoor Products manufacture products for a number of well known brands under
various registered patents, designs and trademarks in several countries.
© Electrolux Outdoor Products Ltd. Registered Office, Electrolux Works, Oakley Road, Luton LU4 9QQ
Registered number 974979 England
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The Electrolux Group is the world’s largest producer of powered appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor
use. More than 55 million Electrolux Group products (such as refrigerators, cookers, washing machines, vacuum
cleaners, chain saws and lawn mowers) are sold each year to a value of approx. USD 14 billion in more than 150
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