Flymo CT250 Trimmer User Manual

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Carton Contents
handle
knob
Integrated
battery
charger
handle bolt
wall bracket
nut (if applicable)
steady handle
screws
guard
shoulder harness
fixing plugs
scraper tool
instruction
manual
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
Safety
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 Cordless Trimmer
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 nylon line.
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.
Battery
Cordless Battery Powered Products require special care.
1. AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING
KEEP HANDS AND FINGERS AWAY FROM THE
SWITCH LEVER WHILE CARRYING THE TRIMMER.
2. Always charge the product indoors and store in a
cool dry place - out of the reach of children.
3. Use only the charger provided with your unit. Use of
any other charger could permanently damage the
battery and the trimmer.
4. Use the charger with standard domestic household
electrical outlets only.
5. Do not abuse the charger or charger cord.
6. Do not use the charger if the charger or charger cord
is damaged.
7. Use the charger indoors only.
8. Do not use the charger outdoors.
9. Store and charge this unit in a cool, dry well ventilated
location and out of the reach of children.
2
10. Do not charge the battery or use the unit in an
explosive or corrosive environment. Avoid areas
where flammable liquids or gases are present to
avoid creating a fire or explosion.
11. Do not attempt to repair the unit including the battery.
Nylon line replacement and cleaning the unit are the
only items suitable for user maintenance.
12. Do not insert any object into the motor area. Keep
free of debris to avoid overheating.
13. Do not incinerate or mutilate the battery. Batteries
contain hazardous chemicals. Dispose of properly.
Preparation
1. While using your product always wear substantial
footwear and long trousers.
2. Before using the machine and after any impact, check
for signs of wear or damage and repair as necessary.
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
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. Switch off before pushing the trimmer over surfaces
other than grass.
7. Never operate the trimmer with damaged guards or
without guards in place.
8. Never fit metal cutting elements.
9. Keep hands and feet away from the cutting means at
all times and especially when switching on the motor.
10. Keep cutting head below waist level.
11. Do not lean over the trimmer guard whilst trimming or
edging - objects may be thrown by the cutting line.
12. Beware of cut-off pieces of nylon line ejected during use.
13. If you hit an object, do not use your trimmer until
you are sure that the entire trimmer is in a safe
operating condition.
14. 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. Clean unit with a dry cloth. Never use metal objects
to clean the unit.
7. Inspect and maintain the trimmer regularly. Any repairs
must be carried out by an authorised repairer.
Battery
Battery Care
1. If over a period of time the battery quickly runs down
after a full 24 hour charging period, a replacement
battery is needed.
2. There will be some charge present in the battery but
to ensure maximum running time, recharge your
trimmer for 24 hours before use.
3. Permanent connection to the charger in a well ventilated area will automatically keep your battery fully
charged ready for use.
4. To prevent permanent battery damage, never store
in a discharged condition.
5. Contact your local approved service
centre/dealer/distributor for a replacement battery
and for safe disposal of your old battery.
6. Battery
12 Volt 7 Amp/Hour
"High Power"
Sealed for Life
No maintenance required
• IMPORTANT
DISPOSE OF YOUR OLD BATTERIES SAFELY
DO NOT CUT OPEN, BURN OR INCINERATE.
Battery Replacement
Should your battery need to be replaced contact your local
approved service centre or dealer who will remove your old
battery and fit a genuine Flymo replacement battery.
IMPORTANT
The red lead should always be connected to the red
terminal on the battery. The black lead should always
be connected to the black terminal on the battery.
Bench Top Re-charging
The wall bracket can also be used as a "bench top"
stand for re-charging your cordless trimmer.
Winter Storage
1. Fully charge for 24 hours before winter storage.
2. If you are unable to leave your cordless trimmer on
permanent charge, re-charge the battery every 3 to
4 months for a full 24 hour charging period to top up
the battery charge during winter storage.
3. Avoid extended storage without re-charge.
4. Store in a cool dry place.
For further information on Battery replacement contact
Electrolux Outdoor Products Customer Service direct:Telephone :
01325 300303
Fax
:01325 318193
Assembly Instructions
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1
2
4
Safety Guard Assembly (A), (B) & (C)
1. Align the arrow on the top of the safety guard (A1)
with the arrow on the side of the trimmer (A2).
2. Locate the safety guard (A3) over the cutting head
(A4). Ensure the nylon line is fed through the hole in
the safety guard as illustrated in fig A.
3. Push into location and turn safety guard in the direction illustrated in Fig B, until a click is heard and the
safety guard is securely locked in position.
• ENSURE THE SAFETY GUARD IS SECURELY IN PLACE
BY ATTEMPTING TO TWIST GUARD.See fig C.
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Assembly Instructions cont’
B
C
D
E
Fitting the Handle (D & E)
1. Insert the nut into the handle knob. (if applicable)
2. Attach steady handle to product using bolt and handle knob as shown in Fig D.
3. Adjust the steady handle to a comfortable operating
position, see Fig E., by unscrewing the handle knob,
springing the side lugs apart, moving the handle to
the required position, carefully re-engaging the teeth
and then tightening the handle knob.
Fitting the Shoulder Harness (F)
1. Thread the strap through the slot in the battery housing (F1).
2. Thread strap through the buckle. Adjust as required to ensure
the shoulder harness is in the most comfortable position.
nut (if
applicable)
F
1
bolt
handle knob
Fitting the Wall Bracket and Charging the Battery
G
1
2
H
1
• The battery should be
charged for 24 hours
before use.
• Re-charge your cordless
trimmer immediately after
every use for the full 24
hour charging period.
• The cordless trimmer
can be left connected to
the charger permanently,
with the charger
switched on, without
fear of overcharging.
• IMPORTANT !
Switch charger off at the wall socket before connecting or
disconnecting the trimmer to the wall bracket.
1. It is recommended that the wall bracket (G2) should be
mounted on a smooth, vertical and internal wall which is
strong enough to hold the weight of the product, in a well
ventilated area between 5°C and 25°C.
2. There are 3 holes on the wall bracket. Position the wall
bracket with the two holes at the top. See Fig H.
3. Ensure that when the trimmer is attached the bottom of
the trimmer is within 4 inches (100 mm) of the ground,
this will make it easier to hang the trimmer and will also
ensure that the wall bracket is within easy reach of an
electric socket to allow the charger to be plugged in.
4. Fix wall bracket securely to the wall with the plugs and
screws provided.
5. Your cordless trimmer can now be attached to the wall
bracket for charging.
Initial Charging Procedure
1. Use the charger indoors only.
2. Ensure the charger is not exposed to moisture. Keep
the charger and the trimmer dry at all times. Keep the
charger well ventilated during charging.
3. Ensure the trimmer is correctly located into the wall
bracket (G2) and the charge connector (H1).
4. Plug the charger (G1) into a suitable household electrical
wall socket and switch on.
5. The red indicator lamp glows continuously during charging.
6. Full charge will be achieved in 24 hours. During
charging the charger becomes warm. This is normal
and means the charger is operating correctly.
Re-Charging Your Cordless Trimmer
1. Re-charge the battery as soon as the cutting power of
your cordless trimmer begins to die and slow down.
2. Avoid running the cordless trimmer into "deep" discharge, i.e. avoid flattening the battery completely.
3. Follow the procedure outlined in the Initial Charging
Procedure.
4. Charging the battery according to these instructions should
ensure maximum battery life.
• The charger will automatically keep the battery
topped up with charge during storage and will
ensure that the cordless trimmer is ready for use.
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Adjustment
J
K
height
adjust
knob
To adjust the handle length (J & K)
1.
Loosen the height adjust knob. (fig J)
2.
Adjust length of the handle to the most comfortable
operating position (fig K).
3.
Re-tighten the height adjust knob.
Auto Line Feed System
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.
2. To feed more line, it is necessary to switch-off, allow the motor
to stop and then restart. When edging do this frequently.
3. When the line feeds you will hear a change in the
motor sound as well as the noise generated by the
line being cut to its length.
4. If the line does not feed see Fault Finding Chart for
further information.
L
line cutter
How to trim and edge
WARNING
The use of eye protection is recommended. Do not lean
over the trimmer whilst trimming or edging, 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. Disconnect from the mains electricity supply
before attempting any maintenance or adjustment.
BEFORE USE
• Make sure that the line is fed out.
• Make sure motor is up to full speed before trimming or edging.
To start your trimmer
• The switchbox is provided with a lock-off button
(M1) to prevent accidental starting.
1. To start, press lock-off button (M1), squeeze the
switch lever (M2), release lock-off button.
How to trim
1. Cut with nylon line at an angle using the tip. See Fig N.
2. Swing trimmer in and out of the cutting area taking
small cuts (P)
3. Line is fed out automatically every time the trimmer
head stops rotating and returns to operating speed.
• Extra line can be fed out manually as described on
page 5.
4. To stop your trimmer release the switch lever (M2).
How to edge
1. To convert to edging mode, depress locking button
and twist head anti-clockwise until arrow lines up with
"EDGE". An audible "click" will confirm that the head
is locked. Ensure the button has returned to its original position. See Fig Q.
2. Rest edger on roller for extra stability and line up with
edge of lawn. See Fig R. Edge in direction indicated
in Fig S. so that debris is thrown away from you.
3. To return to trimming mode, depress locking button
and twist head clockwise until arrow lines up with
"TRIM". An audible "click" will confirm that the head is
locked. Ensure the button has returned to its original
position. See Fig T.
M
1
N
2
P
Q
R
S
T
5
Fault Finding Chart
WARNING Avoid accidental starting, keep hands and fingers away from the switch lever whilst attempting
any maintenance or adjustment.
FAULT
CHECK
LINE NOT FEEDING
OR
LINE TOO SHORT
OR
TRIMMER VIBRATES
Is the automatic line feed working?
CONTINUOUS CLATTERING NOISE
No
Is the line fed out and visible?
No
Remove cap and spool, free line
and re-fit spool and cap.
SEE “SPOOL CAP AND
NYLON LINE”
Is the manual line feed working?
No
The line may be jammed on the
spool. Rewind line to remove
crossed loops.
Has the motor reached full
speed before use?
No
Allow the motor to reach full
speed before use
Has too much line been fed out?
Yes
SEE “MANUAL LINE FEED”
Is the line cutter missing from
the safety guard?
Yes
Contact your local approved
Service Centre or Electrolux
Outdoor Products Customer
Service.
Are you using the trimmer correctly?
LINE SNAPS CONTINUOUSLY
Is the line jamming on the
spool?
IF NONE OF THE ABOVE
OR IF FAULT PERSISTS
ACTION
Manually feed out line.
SEE “MANUAL LINE FEED”
?
Yes
Only use tip of nylon line to trim.
SEE “How to trim and edge”
Rewind the line on the spool, if
symptoms still persist, change
spool and line.
Contact Electrolux Outdoor Products Customer Service
Telephone : 01325 300303
Manual line feed
To manually feed the nylon line
If required, line can be fed out manually. To operate, gently pull on the line whilst at the same time alternately
pressing and releasing the button, on the side of the
spoolholder. See fig U.
Do not depress the button more than three times.
Excessive line will snag the line cutter and cause the
trimmer to malfunction.
U
Spool cap and nylon line
V
cap
release
latch
W
To remove spool cap
1. Press and hold in the two cap release latches. See Fig V.
2. Pull cap away from the cutting head. See Fig W.
cap
When refitting the spool 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.
2. Align the two latches on the cap with the two windows
in the spoolholder, then press down into the locked
position.
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.
spoolholder
cap
release
latch
spool
eyelet
manual line
feed button
6
Spool cap and nylon line cont’
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. Unwind approximately 100mm of line and feed this
through eyelet, see fig X, 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 Y. 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 X, then drop the
spool into the spoolholder smooth side uppermost.
• Ensure spool is fully located by gently rotating it
during fitment.
• Remember! Your Flymo Cordless Trimmer is designed
to use only nylon line with a maximum diameter of
1.5mm. Use only genuine Flymo nylon line.
X
eyelet
Y
line
hole in
spool
Caring for your Cordless Trimmer
After you have finished using your Flymo trimmer follow
the procedure below:
• Avoid accidental starting. Keep your hands and
fingers away from the switch lever while inspecting, cleaning or carrying out any maintenance
work.
• Keep fingers and hands clear of line cutter on
leading edge of guard.
1. Never clean your trimmer with water, cleaning fluids,
or solvents, just remove debris with a suitable tool, a
soft brush or dry cloth.
2. Using the scraper provided, clean around the inside of the
safety guard to remove any grass and debris. (Z1)
3. Using a soft brush, clean around the inside of the
safety guard (Z2), the cutting head (Z3) and the motor
housing. (Z4)
4. Inspect the trimmer carefully, especially the parts of
the cutting head.
5. If your trimmer is damaged in any way contact your local
Electrolux Outdoor Products approved service centre.
• Never use a damaged trimmer
6. Store in a cool, dry place and out of reach of children.
Z
1
2
3
4
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.
BATTERY DISPOSAL
•
The battery should be taken to an Approved Service Centre or your local Recycling Station.
Do NOT dispose of used battery with household waste
Lead/Acid batteries can be harmful
and should be disposed of through the
recognised recycling facility in accordance with European Regulation
Do NOT dispose of battery to
water.
Do NOT incinerate
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. 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 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 listed 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.
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 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.
* 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.
EC Declaration of Conformity
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP. Certify that the Product:Category........ Battery Lawn Trimmer
Make.............. Electrolux Outdoor
Products
Conforms to the specifications of Directive
2000/14/EEC
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
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 Aweighted sound pressure level recorded at
operator position under free field semi anechoic chamber conditions was :-
Type of Cutting Device.... Cutting Line
Identification of Series......See Product Rating Label
Conformity Assesment 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:- EN786:1996, EN786A2:1996, EN60335-1:1994,
EN60335-2-29:1996, EN55014:1993, EN60555-2:1987, EN60555-3:1987,
EN55014:1993, EN55014:1995
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Electrolux
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
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 ...........................................................
Width of Cut ..............................................
Speed of Rotation of Cutting Device .........
Guaranteed sound power level .................
Measured Sound Power Level ..................
Level ..........................................................
Value .........................................................
Weight .......................................................
CT250X
25 cm
9,700 RPM
90 dB(A)
86 dB(A)
77.2 dB(A)
1.6 m/s2
4.2 kg
Newton Aycliffe, 2002
M. Bowden,
Research & Development Director
Electrolux Outdoor Products
Aycliffe Industrial Park
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
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