GBV 345 - Husis.lv

GBV 345 - Husis.lv

Operator’s manual

Manuel d’utilisation

Bedienungsanweisung

Manual de instrucciones

Istruzioni per l’uso

Gebruiksaanwijzing

GBV 345

Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.

Lire attentivement et bien assimiler le manual d’utilisation avant d’utiliser la machine.

Lesen Sie die Bedienungsanweisung sorgfältig durch med und machen Sie sich mit dem Inhalt vertraut, bevor Sie des Gerät benutzen.

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Prima di usare la macchina, leggere per intero le istruzioni per l’uso e accertarsi di averne compreso il contenuto.

Neem de gebruiksaanwijzing grondig door en gebruik de machine niet voor u alles duidelijk heeft begrepen.

GB (2 - 13)

FR (14 - 27)

DE (28 - 42)

ES (43 - 56)

IT (57 - 70)

NL (71 - 84)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Identification of Symbols

General Safety Precautions

Identification (What is What?)

Assembly

Operation

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Maintenance

Storage

Troubleshooting Table

Declaration of Conformity

Technical Data

INTRODUCTION

Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing a McCulloch product. You are thereby part of a story that started long ago, when the McCulloch Corporation started its manufacturing of engines during World War II. In

1949, when McCulloch introduced its first light one-man chain saw, woodworking would never be the same again.

The line of innovative chain saws would continue over the decades, and business was expanded, first by airplane and kart engines in the 1950s, then by mini chainsaws in the 1960s. Later, in the

1970s and 80s, trimmers and blower/vacs were added to the range.

Today, as a part of the Husqvarna group, McCulloch continues the tradition of powerful engines, technical innovations, and strong designs that have been our hallmarks for more than half a century.

Lowering fuel consumption, emissions and noise levels are of top priority to us, as is improving safety and user-friendliness.

We certainly hope that you will be satisfied with your McCulloch product, as it is designed to be your companion for a long time. By following this operators manual’s advice on usage, service, and maintenance, its lifespan can be extended. If you should need professional help with repair or service, please use the Service Locator at www.mcculloch.com.

McCulloch has a policy of continuous product development and therefore reserves the right to modify the design and appearance of products without prior notice.

This manual can also be downloaded at www.mcculloch.com.

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IDENTIFICATION OF SYMBOLS

WARNING: This blower can be dangerous! Careless or improper use can cause serious or even fatal injury.

Read and understand the instruction manual before using the blower.

Approved protective goggles or visor, ear protection, and face mask in dusty environments must be worn.

Use unleaded or quality leaded petrol and two stroke oil.

WARNING: The blower may throw objects at high velocity that can ricochet and hit the operator. This may cause serious eye damage.

WARNING: The muffler is very hot during and after use. Do not touch the muffler, muffler guard, or surrounding surfaces, or allow combustible material such as dry grass or fuel to do so.

Always wear approved, protective gloves.

WARNING: Be sure the bottom cover is secured or the vacuum tube is properly installed. Avoid the impeller blade with your hand or any foreign object.

The blower operator must make sure that no bystanders or animals come nearer than 15 metres.

Whenever several operators are working in the same work area, they should maintain a safe distance of at least 15 meters from one another.

Instructions on how to open vacuum inlet cover. Gently tilt the handle of the screwdriver toward the front of the unit to release the latch while pulling up on the vacuum inlet cover with your other hand.

When using the vacuum attachment, the unit is designed to pick up dry material such as leaves, grass, small twigs, and bits of paper. Do not vacuum stones, gravel, metal, broken glass, etc., to avoid severe damage to the impeller.

Sound power level

Sound pressure level at 7,5 metres

GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

WARNING:

Failure to follow all

Safety Rules and Precautions can result in serious injury.

KNOW YOUR UNIT

S Read your instruction manual carefully until you completely understand and can follow all

D warnings and safety rules before operating the unit.

Restrict unit to users who understand and will follow all warnings and safety rules in this manual.

WARNING:

Inspect area before starting 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.

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WARNING:

While vacuuming or blowing debris, hold the unit with the muffler side facing away from your body and clothes.

Use your unit as a blower for:

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Sweeping debris or grass clippings from driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc.

Blowing grass clippings, straw, or leaves into piles, around joints, or between bricks.

Use your unit as a vacuum for:

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Picking up dry material such as leaves, grass, small twigs, and bits of paper.

For best results during vacuum use, operate your unit at high speed.

Move slowly back and forth over the material as you vacuum. Avoid forcing the unit into a pile of debris as this can clog the unit.

Keep the vacuum tube about an inch above the ground for best results.

GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

PLAN AHEAD

WARNING:

This machine produces an electromagnetic field during operation. Under some circumstances, this field may interfere with active or passive medical implants. To reduce the risk of serious or fatal injury, we recommend persons with medical implants to consult their physician and the medical implant manufacturer before operating this machine.

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Always wear eye and ear protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance on unit. 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 Z87.

Always wear foot protection.

Do not go barefoot or wear sandals.

Always wear respirator or face mask when

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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 15 meters when starting or operating unit. Do not point blower nozzle in the direction of people or pets.

HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION

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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 unit is properly assembled and in good operating condition.

Do not fill fuel tank while engine is hot or running.

Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up fuel spills before starting engine.

Move at least 3 meters away from fuel and fueling site before starting engine.

Always store petrol in a container approved for flammable liquids.

OPERATE YOUR UNIT SAFELY

WARNING:

Stop the engine before opening the vacuum inlet door. The engine must be stopped and the impeller blades no longer turning to avoid serious injury from the rotating blades.

WARNING:

While vacuuming or blowing debris, hold the unit with the muffler side facing away from your body and clothes.

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This garden blower/vacuum is only designed for blowing away or removal of leaves and other debris on the ground.

Inspect unit before each use for worn, loose, missing, or damaged parts. Do not use until unit is in proper working order.

Keep outside surfaces free of oil and fuel.

Never start or run engine inside a closed room or building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.

Mufflers fitted with catalytic converters get very hot during use and remain so for some time after stopping. This also applies at idle speed. Contact can result in burns to the skin.

Remember the risk of fire!

To avoid static electricity shock, do not wear rubber gloves or any other insulated gloves while operating unit.

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.

Avoid dangerous environments. Do not use in unventilated areas or where explosive vapors or carbon monoxide build up could be present.

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 blower tubes; 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.

Never run unit without the proper equipment attached. When using your unit as a blower, always install blower tubes. When using your unit as a vacuum, always install vacuum tubes and vacuum bag assembly. Make sure vacuum bag assembly is completely zipped.

Check air intake opening, blower tubes, vacuum tubes, and elbow tube frequently, always with engine stopped and spark plug disconnected. Keep vents and discharge tubes free of debris which can accumulate and restrict proper air flow.

Never place any object in the 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.

Use only for jobs explained in this manual.

MAINTAIN YOUR UNIT PROPERLY

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Have all maintenance other than the recommended procedures described in the instruction manual performed by an authorized service dealer.

GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

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Disconnect spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments.

Use only recommended McCulloch replacement parts; use of any other parts may void your warranty and cause damage to your unit.

Empty fuel tank before storing the unit. Use up fuel left in carburetor by starting engine and letting it run until it stops.

Do not use any accessory or attachment other than those recommended by manufacturer for use with your unit.

Do not store the unit or fuel in a closed area where fuel vapors can reach sparks or an open flame from hot water heaters, electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc.

Store in a dry area out of reach of children.

Secure the machine during transport.

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 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.

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IDENTIFICATION (WHAT IS WHAT?)

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WHAT IS WHAT?

1. Throttle trigger

2. STOP switch

3. Primer button

4. Start lever

5. Fuel cap

6. Starter rope

7. Vacuum handle

8. Spark plug

9. Upper blower tube

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10. Lower blower tube

11. High--speed nozzle

12. Elbow tube

13. Vacuum bag

14. Upper vacuum tube

15. Lower vacuum tube

16. Throttle position lever

17. Instruction manual

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CARTON CONTENTS

Check carton contents against the following list.

S Blower

S Upper blower tube

S Lower blower tube

S High velocity nozzle

S Elbow tube

S Vacuum bag

S Upper vacuum tube

S Lower vacuum tube

S Screw for vacuum tube assembly

NOTE:

It is normal for the fuel filter to rattle in the empty fuel tank.

ASSEMBLY

WARNING:

Stop engine and be sure the impeller blades have stopped turning before opening the vacuum inlet door or attempting to insert or remove the vacuum or blower tubes. The rotating blades can cause serious injury. Always disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance or accessing movable parts.

WARNING:

If received assembled, repeat all steps to ensure your unit is properly assembled and all fasteners are secure. Follow all safety information in the manual and on the unit.

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A standard screwdriver is required for assembly.

BLOWER ASSEMBLY

BLOWER TUBE ASSEMBLY

1. Align the rib on the upper blower tube with the groove in the blower outlet; slide the tube into place.

NOTE:

The tube clamp bolt must be loose enough to allow blower tube to be inserted in blower outlet. Loosen the bolt by turning counterclockwise (do not remove nuts).

Blower Outlet

ASSEMBLY

4. Slide the lower blower tube onto the upper blower tube.

5. Turn the lower blower tube clockwise until a click is felt to secure the lower blower tube to the upper blower tube.

NOTE:

When the upper and lower blower tubes are assembled together properly, the arrows on both tubes will be aligned.

6. To remove the tubes, turn the bolt counterclockwise to loosen the tubes (do not remove nuts); remove the tubes.

HIGH--SPEED NOZZLE ASSEMBLY

When greater air speed is desired, use the high--speed nozzle.

1. Align the slots on the nozzle with the tabs on the lower blower tube.

High--Speed

Nozzle

Lower Blower

Tube Tab

Slot

2. Slide the nozzle onto the lower blower tube.

3. Turn the nozzle clockwise until a click is felt to secure the nozzle to the lower blower tube.

VACUUM ASSEMBLY

VACUUM BAG ASSEMBLY

1. Open the zipper on the vacuum bag and insert the elbow tube.

2. Push the small end of the elbow tube through the small opening in the bag.

Elbow

Tube

Rib

Rib

Groove

2. Secure the tube by turning the bolt clockwise.

3. Align the slots on the lower blower tube with the tabs on the upper blower tube.

Zipper

Opening

Upper Blower Tube

Tab

Lower Blower Tube

Tube clamp bolt and nut

Slot

Small Opening

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NOTE:

Make sure edge of the small opening is flush against the flared area of the elbow tube, and the rib on the elbow tube is on the bottom.

3. Close the zipper on the bag. Make sure the zipper is closed completely.

4. Remove blower tubes from engine.

ASSEMBLY

Rib

Groove

Tab

Slot

5. Push the upper vacuum tube into the vacuum inlet. Turn the tube counterclockwise until a click is felt to secure the tube to the blower unit.

5. Insert the elbow tube into the blower outlet.

Make sure elbow tube rib is aligned with the blower outlet groove.

6. Turn knob clockwise to secure elbow tube.

VACUUM TUBE ASSEMBLY

WARNING:

Stop engine and be sure the impeller blades have stopped turning before opening the vacuum inlet door or attempting to insert or remove the vacuum or blower tubes. The rotating blades can cause serious injury.

1. Insert the tip of a screwdriver into the latch area of the vacuum inlet.

Latch Area

Blower

Outlet

6. Align slanted end of lower vacuum tube as shown. Push lower vacuum tube into upper vacuum tube until the lower tube is securely seated in the upper tube (about 7 cm).

Latch

Area

Slanted end of lower vacuum tube

7. When vacuum tubes are fitted together, locate the label on the lower portion of the upper tube. Permanently assemble the two tubes together with the supplied screw.

Vacuum Inlet Cover

2. Gently tilt the handle of the screwdriver toward the front of the unit to release the latch while pulling up on the vacuum inlet cover with your other hand.

3. Hold the vacuum inlet cover open until upper vacuum tube is installed.

Lower

Vacuum

Tube

Upper

Vacuum

Tube

Vacuum

Inlet

Cover

HOW TO CONVERT UNIT FROM

VACUUM USE TO BLOWER USE

Vacuum

Inlet

4. Align the tabs on the inside of the vacuum inlet with the slots on the upper vacuum tube.

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WARNING:

While blowing debris, hold the unit with the muffler side facing away from your body and clothes (see OPERAT-

ING POSITION).

1. Remove the elbow tube and vacuum bag by turning the knob counterclockwise to loosen the elbow tube.

2. Remove the vacuum tubes by turning the tubes clockwise.

ASSEMBLY

3. Close the vacuum inlet cover and make sure it is latched closed.

4. Reinstall the blower tubes (see BLOWER

TUBE ASSEMBLY).

SHOULDER STRAP ADJUSTMENT

WARNING:

While vacuuming debris, hold the unit with the muffler side facing away from your body and clothes (see OPERAT-

ING POSITION).

2. Pass the shoulder strap over your head and onto your left shoulder.

3. Extend your right arm toward the rear of the vacuum bag.

4. Adjust shoulder strap until the vacuum bag/shoulder strap seam lies between your thumb and index finger.

5. Make sure air flows freely from the elbow tube into bag. If bag is kinked, the unit will not operate properly.

OPERATION

OPERATING POSITION

Hearing Protection Hearing Protection

Blower

Eye

Protection

Vacuum

S To reduce noise levels, limit the number of pieces of equipment used at any one time.

S To reduce noise levels, operate power blowers at the lowest possible throttle speed to do the job.

S Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before blowing.

S In dusty conditions, slightly dampen surfaces or use a mister attachment when water is available.

S Conserve water by using power blowers instead of hoses for many lawn and garden applications, including areas such as gutters, screens, patios, grills, porches, and gardens.

S Watch out for children, pets, open windows, or freshly washed cars. Blow debris away safely.

S Use the full blower nozzle extension so the air stream can work close to the ground.

S After using blowers and other equipment,

CLEAN UP! Dispose of debris in trash receptacles.

BEFORE STARTING ENGINE

OPERATING TIPS

WARNING:

While vacuuming or blowing debris, hold the unit with the muffler side facing away from your body and clothes

(see OPERATING POSITION).

S To reduce the risk of hearing loss associated with sound level(s), hearing protection is required.

S To reduce the risk of injury associated with contacting rotating parts, stop the engine before installing or removing attachments. Do not operate without guard(s) in place.

S Operate power equipment only at reasonable hours--not early in the morning or late at night when people might be disturbed. Comply with times listed in local ordinances. Usual recommendations are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,

Monday though Saturday.

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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. Contact an authorized service dealer.

FUELING ENGINE

WARNING:

Remove fuel cap slowly when refueling.

This engine is certified to operate on unleaded petrol. Before operation, petrol must be mixed with a good quality 2--cycle air--cooled engine oil designed to be mixed at a ratio of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 5 liters of unleaded petrol with 0,125 liter of oil. DO NOT USE automotive oil or marine oil. These oils will cause engine damage. When mixing fuel, follow

OPERATION

instructions printed on oil container. Once oil is added to petrol, 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.

MIXING RATIO

Petrol, litre

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Two--stroke oil, litre

40:1 (2,5%)

0,050

0,125

0,250

CAUTION:

Never use straight petrol in your unit. This will cause permanent engine damage.

FUEL REQUIREMENTS

Use good quality unleaded petrol. The lowest recommended octane grade is 90 (RON).

IMPORTANT

Use of alcohol blended fuels (more than 10% alcohol) can cause major engine performance and durability problems.

WARNING:

Incorrect use of fuel and/ or lubricants will cause problems such as: improper clutch engagements, overheating, vapor lock, power loss, lubrication deficiency, deterioration of fuel lines, gaskets and internal carburetor components, etc.

Alcohol blended fuels will cause a high absorption of moisture in the fuel/oil mixture, causing the separation of oil and fuel.

HOW TO STOP YOUR ENGINE

S Release the throttle trigger.

S Push and hold the STOP switch in the

STOP position until the engine stops.

BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE

WARNING:

You MUST make sure the tubes are secure before using the unit.

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Fuel engine. Move at least 3 meters away from the fueling site.

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Hold the unit in the starting position as shown. Make sure the blower end is directed away from people, animals, glass, and solid objects.

STARTING POSITION

Blower

Vacuum

WARNING:

When starting engine, hold the unit as illustrated. Do not set unit on any surface except a clean, hard area when starting engine or while engine is running. Debris such as gravel, sand, dust, grass, etc.

could be picked up by the air intake and thrown out through the discharge opening, damaging the unit or property, or causing serious injury to bystanders or the operator.

STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a warm engine after running out of fuel)

1. Move the throttle position lever to the idle position.

Throttle

Position

Lever

2. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.

3. Move the start lever to the START position.

Starter

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Start

Lever

Primer

Bulb

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4. Pull starter rope handle sharply 5 times (no more than 3 times above 32° C/90° F). If engine starts and runs prior to 5 pulls, allow engine to run for 5 seconds; then, fully squeeze the throttle trigger to disengage the starting system (start lever returns to RUN position).

Steps 5 and 6 are not necessary.

5. Fully squeeze the throttle trigger to disengage the starting system (start lever returns to RUN position).

6. Pull starter rope handle sharply while squeezing throttle trigger until engine starts and runs.

There is a simplified start reminder (with illustrations to describe each step) located on the back of the blower.

STARTING A WARM ENGINE

1. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger.

2. Pull starter rope handle sharply while squeezing throttle trigger until engine starts and runs.

NOTE:

Normally, the warm starting procedure can be used within 5--10 minutes after the unit is turned off. If the unit sits for more than 10 minutes without being used, it will be necessary to start the unit by following the steps under STARTING A COLD ENGINE or following the starting instruction steps shown on the unit.

STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE

Flooded engines can be started by moving the start lever to the RUN position and fully squeezing the throttle trigger. Pull the starter handle repeatedly while squeezing throttle trigger until engine starts and runs. 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 the TROU-

BLESHOOTING TABLE.

MAINTENANCE

WARNING:

Avoid touching muffler unless engine and muffler are cold. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.

CLEAN AIR FILTER

Button

Air Filter

WARNING:

Disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments.

CHECK FOR LOOSE

FASTENERS AND PARTS

S Muffler

S Spark Plug Boot

S Air Filter

S Housing Screws

CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR

WORN PARTS

Contact an authorized service dealer for replacement of damaged or worn parts.

S Fuel Tank. Discontinue use of unit if fuel tank is damaged or leaks.

S Vacuum Bag -- Discontinue use of vacuum bag if it is torn or damaged.

INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT & LABELS

S After each use, inspect complete unit for loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit and decals using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.

S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.

Air Filter Cover

A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Always clean after every

5 hours of operation or yearly, whichever comes first.

1. Clean the cover and the area around it to keep debris from falling into the carburetor chamber when the cover is removed.

NOTE:

Move choke lever to RUN position before opening air filter cover.

2. Remove parts as illustrated.

NOTE:

Do not clean filter in gasoline or other flammable solvent. Doing so can create a fire hazard or produce harmful evaporative emissions.

3. Wash the filter in soap and water.

4. Allow filter to dry.

5. Apply a few drops of oil to the filter; squeeze filter to distribute oil.

6. Replace parts.

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MAINTENANCE

REPLACE SPARK PLUG

Replace spark plug each year to ensure the engine starts easier and runs better. Set spark plug gap at 0.6 mm. Ignition timing is fixed, nonadjustable.

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 19 mm socket wrench.

4. Reinstall the spark plug boot.

REPLACE FUEL FILTER

To replace fuel filter, drain unit by running it dry of fuel, then remove fuel cap/retainer assembly from tank. Pull filter from tank and remove it from fuel line. Install new fuel filter on fuel line; reinstall parts.

CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS

The carburetor has been carefully set at the factory. Adjustments may be necessary if you notice any of the following conditions:

S Engine will not idle when the throttle is released.

Idle Speed Adjustment

Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until engine runs without stalling (idle speed too slow).

S Turn idle speed screw clockwise to increase engine speed if engine stalls or dies.

S Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to decrease engine speed.

Idle Speed Screw

Fuel Filter

Fuel Line

CHECK MUFFLER MOUNTING

SCREWS

Once each year, ensure muffler mounting screws are secure and tightened properly to prevent damage.

Air

Filter

Cover

If you require further assistance or are unsure about performing this procedure, contact an authorized service dealer.

Muffler

Mounting Screw

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WARNING:

Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if it will not be used for 30 days or more.

S Allow engine to cool, and secure the unit before storing or transporting.

S 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.

S Store unit with all guards in place. Position unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.

S Store unit and fuel well out of the reach of children.

EXTERNAL SURFACES

S If your unit is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly before storage. Store in a clean dry area.

S Lightly oil external metal surfaces.

STORAGE

INTERNAL ENGINE

S Remove spark plug and pour 1 teaspoon of

2-cycle engine oil (air cooled) through the spark plug opening. Slowly pull the starter rope 8 to 10 times to distribute oil.

S Replace spark plug with new one of recommended type and heat range.

S Clean air filter.

S Check entire unit for loose screws, nuts, and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken, or worn parts.

S Start each season using only fresh fuel having the proper gasoline to oil ratio.

OTHER

S Do not store gasoline from one season to another.

S Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust.

TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE

WARNING:

Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing any of the recommended remedies below other than remedies that require operation of the unit.

TROUBLE

Engine will not start.

Engine will not idle properly.

Engine will not accelerate, lacks power, or dies under a load.

Engine smokes excessively.

Engine runs hot.

CAUSE

1.Engine flooded.

2.Fuel tank empty.

3.Spark plug not firing.

4.Fuel not reaching carburetor.

5.Compression low.

1.Fuel not reaching carburetor.

2.Carburetor requires adjustment.

3.Crankshaft seals worn.

4.Compression low.

1.Air filter dirty.

2.Fuel not reaching carburetor.

3.Spark plug fouled.

4.Spark arresting screen clogged.

5.Carburetor requires adjustment.

6.Carbon build up.

7.Compression low.

1.Choke partially on.

2.Fuel mixture incorrect.

3.Air filter dirty.

4.Carburetor requires adjustment.

1.Fuel mixture incorrect.

2.Spark plug incorrect.

3.Carburetor requires adjustment.

4.Carbon build up.

REMEDY

1.See “Starting Instructions.”

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 an authorized service dealer.

1.Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.

Check for kinked or split fuel line; repair or replace.

2.Contact an authorized service dealer.

3.Contact an authorized service dealer.

4.Contact an authorized service dealer.

1.Clean or replace air filter.

2.Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.

Check for kinked or split fuel line; repair or replace.

3.Clean or replace spark plug; re-gap.

4.Replace screen.

5.Contact an authorized service dealer.

6.Contact an authorized service dealer.

7.Contact an authorized service dealer.

1.Adjust choke.

2.Empty fuel tank and refill with correct fuel mixture.

3.Clean or replace air filter.

4.Contact an authorized service dealer.

1.See “Fueling Your Unit.”

2.Replace with correct spark plug.

3.Contact an authorized service dealer.

4.Contact an authorized service dealer.

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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

EC Declaration of Conformity (Only applies to Europe)

We, Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46--36--146500, as authorised representative in the Community, declare that the garden blower/vacuum model McCulloch

GBV 345 with serial numbers dating from 2012 and onwards (the year is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S

DIRECTIVES: of 17 May 2006 “relating to machinery” 2006/42/EC; of 15 December 2004 “relating to electromagnetic compatibility” 2004/108/EC, and applicable supplements; and of 8 May 2000 “relating to the noise emissions in the environment” in accordance with Annex

V of 2000/14/EC. For information relating to noise emissions, see Technical data section.

The following standards have been applied: EN ISO 12100-1/A1:2009, EN ISO

12100-2/A1:2009, CISPR 12:2007.

SMP Svensk Maskinprovning AB, Fyrisborgsgatan 3, S--754 50 Uppsala, Sweden, has performed voluntary type examination on behalf of Husqvarna AB. The certificate(s) are numbered: SEC/09/2024.

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Ronnie E. Goldman, Director of Engineering

Authorized representative for Husqvarna AB and responsible for technical documentation

TECHNICAL DATA

MODEL: GBV 345

ENGINE

Engine displacement, cm

3

Maximum Engine Power, according to ISO 8893, kW

Idle Speed +/-- 400, rpm

Catalytic converter muffler

IGNITION SYSTEM

Spark plug

Electrode gap, mm

FUEL AND LIBRICATION SYSTEM

Fuel tank capacity, cm

3

WEIGHT

Weight without fuel and tubes, kg

NOISE EMISSIONS

(see Note 1)

Sound power level, measured dB(A)

Sound power level, guaranteed L

WA dB(A)

SOUND LEVELS

(see Note 2)

Equivalent sound pressure level at the operator’s ear, measured according to ISO 22868, dB(A)

25

0,75

3700

Yes

Champion RCJ--6Y

0,6

540

4,4

103,9

108,0

Equipped with blower tubes and nozzle (original)

Equipped with vacuum tubes (original)

VIBRATION LEVELS

(see Note 3)

Equivalent vibration levels (a according to ISO 22867, m/s

) at handles, measured

96,7

98,6

Equipped with blower tubes and nozzle (original), right

Equipped with vacuum tubes (original), left/right

10,1

8,2/10,4

Note 1: Noise emissions in the environment measured as sound power (L

WA

) in conformity with EC directive 2000/14/EC. Reported sound power level for the machine has been measured with the original cutting attachment that gives the highest level. The difference between guaranteed and measured sound power is that the guaranteed sound power also includes dispersion in the measurement result and the variations between different machines of the same model according to Directive 2000/14/EC.

Note 2: Reported data for equivalent sound pressure level for the machine has a typical statistical dispersion (standard deviation) of 1 dB(A).

Note 3: Reported data for equivalent vibration level has a typical statistical dispersion (standard deviation) of 1 m/s

2

.

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