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RBCGM25BB

TRIMMER / BRUSHCUTTER

OPERATOR’S MANUAL (Original Instructions)

Important!

It is essential you read the instructions in this manual before starting and operating this machine.

Subject to technical modifications.

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11

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54

12

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51

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Fig. 1

1

RBCGM25BB

54

9

12

11

10

55

50

Fig. 6

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Fig. 2

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Fig. 3 Fig. 8

Fig. 5

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Fig. 9

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RBCGM25BB

23

24

21

8

3.0m

3.0m

9

1

3.0m

200mm

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1

Fig. 12

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200mm

30

37

29

200mm

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200mm 200mm

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Fig. 11

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Fig. 15

English (Original Instructions)

GEnERal SafETy WaRnInGS

WaRnInG

Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions may result in serious personal injury as well as damage to the product.

„ Physical Condition of the Operator.

Do not operate this product when tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.

„ Clothing Requirements.

Always wear long heavy pants, boots and gloves. Do not wear loose clothing, jewellery, short pants, sandals or go barefoot.

Secure hair so that it is above shoulder level to avoid entanglement in moving parts.

„ Protective accessories Requirements.

Wear eye and hearing protection when operating this product.

Before use, inspect the condition of the trimmer.

Replace damaged parts. Check for fuel leaks.

Make sure all fasteners are in place and secure.

Replace cutting attachment parts that are cracked, chipped or damaged in any way. Make sure the cutting attachment is properly installed and securely fastened. Be sure the cutting attachment shield is properly attached and in the position recommended by the manufacturer. Use only flexible, non-metallic line recommended by the manufacturer. For example, never use wire or wirerope, which can break off and become a dangerous projectile.

„ Proper Stance. Keep firm footing and balance.

Do not overreach. Keep the cutting attachment below waist level. Keep all parts of your body away from the rotating cutting attachment and hot surfaces.

„ Exhaust Gases.

Never start or run the product inside a closed room or building; breathing exhaust fumes can cause illness or death.

„ fueling.

Mix and pour fuel outdoors where there are no sparks and flames. Slowly remove the fuel cap only after stopping the engine. Do not smoke while fueling or mixing fuel. Wipe spilled fuel from the product.

Move at least 30ft. (9m) away from the fueling source and site before starting the engine.

„ Work area.

Clear the area to be cut before each use.

Remove all objects, such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire or string, that can be thrown or become entangled in the cutting attachment. Clear the area of children, bystanders and pets. At a minimum, keep all children, bystanders and pets outside a 50 ft. (15 m) radius. Because there still may be a risk of injury to bystanders from thrown objects. Bystanders should be encouraged to wear eye protection. If you are approached while operating the product, stop the engine and the cutting attachment.

„ dangerous Environments.

To avoid falling, do not

2 use the product in damp or wet locations.

„ Controlling the Product.

During carburetor adjustments the cutting attachment may spin.

Therefore, you should wear protective equipment and observe all safety instructions when adjusting the carburetor. For products equipped with a clutch, be sure the cutting attachment stops turning when the engine idles. When the product is turned off, make sure the cutting attachment has stopped before setting down the product.

„ Use the Right Product.

Use the product for the intended purpose only.

„ Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and use them to instruct others who may use this power tool. If you loan someone this power tool, loan them these instructions also.

SPECIfIC SafETy RUlES fOR BRUSHCUTTER and BladE

WaRnInG

Extreme care must be taken when using blades to ensure safe operation. Read the below specific safety information on blade use with this machine.

„ Always hold brushcutter with both hands when operating. Use a firm grip on both handles.

„ Maintain your grip and balance on both feet. Position yourself so that you will not be drawn off balance by the kick-back reaction of the cutting blade.

„ Inspect and clear the area of any hidden objects such as glass, stones, concrete, fencing, wire, wood, metal, etc.

„ Never use blades near footpaths, fencing, posts, buildings or other immovable objects.

„ Never use a blade after hitting a hard object without first inspecting it for damage. Do not use if any damage is detected.

„ The unit is used as a scythe, cutting from the right to the left in a broad sweeping action from side to side.

English (Original Instructions)

SyMBOlS

The following symbols are located on labels on the attachment shaft. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.

SyMBOl naME dESIGnaTIOn/EXPlanaTIOn

Safety Alert Precautions that involve your safety.

Read The Operator’s

Manual

Eye and Ear Protection

Thrown Objects

Keep Bystanders Away

Read the operatorʼs manual before starting or operating this product. Failure to follow operating instructions and safety precautions in the operatorʼs manual can result in serious injury.

Thrown objects can cause severe eye injury. Wear eye protection when operating this product.

Wear hearing protection during extended periods of operation.

Thrown objects can cause severe injury. Wear protective clothing and boots.

Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets, at least 50 feet

(15m) from the operating area.

The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.

SyMBOl SIGnal MEanInG

danGER:

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WaRnInG:

CaUTIOn:

CaUTIOn:

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property damage.

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English (Original Instructions)

SPECIfICaTIOnS

Weight without fuel and trimmer head

Weight without fuel with trimmer head

Weight without fuel with blade

Fuel tank volume

Cutting swath

Diameter of cutting line

Engine displacement

Maximum engine performance

(in accordance with ISO 8893)

Maximum rotational frequency of the spindle

Engine speed (rotational frequency) at recommended max. spindle rotational frequency

Engine speed (rotational frequency) at idle

Fuel consumption (in accordance with ISO 8893) at max. engine performance

Specific fuel consumption (in accordance with ISO 8893) at max. engine performance

Vibration level idling (Trimmer)

Left handle

Right handle

Vibration level racing (Trimmer)

Left handle

Right handle

Vibration level idling (Brush Cutter)

Left handle

Right handle

Vibration level racing (Brush Cutter)

Left handle

Right handle

5.95 kg

6.02 kg

6.12 kg

620 cm 3

457 mm

2.4 mm

25.4 cc

0.9 kW

10000 min -1

12000 min -1

2600-3200 min -1

0.54 kg/h

0.50 kg/h

4.5 m/s 2

4.1 m/s 2

4.2 m/s 2

5.2 m/s 2

3.8 m/s 2

5.5 m/s 2

3.5 m/s 2

6.0 m/s 2

Sound pressure level at operator's ear (in accordance with EN ISO 22868)

Grass trimmer

Brush cutter

Measured sound power level

Sound power level (in accordance with EN ISO 22868)

98 L

WA

(dBpA)

108.1 L

WA

(dBpA)

112.2 L

WA

(dBpA)

113 L

WA

(dBpA)

dESCRIPTIOn

fIGURE 1

1. Starter grip

2. Strap hanger

3. Left handle

4. Harness

5. Blade guard

6. Tri-arc blade

7. Gear head

8. Upper shaft

9. Throttle trigger

10. Trigger handle

11. On/Off switch

12. Throttle lock out button

13. Cutting line

14. Grass deflector

15. Line cut-off blade

16. Knob

17. Coupler

18. Button

51. Guide recess

52. Positioning hole

53. Trimmer attachment

54. Throttle lock on button

55. Foam handle fIGURE 2

8. Upper shaft

9. Throttle trigger

19. Bottom clamp

42. Handle bar

43. Top clamp

44. Handle position adjustment knob fIGURE 3

5. Blade guard

14. Grass deflector

45. Guard screws

46. Guard mounting bracket

47. Threaded mounting plates

48. Slot

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49. Locking tabs fIGURE 4

1. Starter grip

9. Throttle trigger

10. Trigger handle

11. On/Off switch

12. Throttle lock out button

50. Primer bulb

54. Throttle lock on button

55. Foam handle fIGURE 11

20. Foam air filter

21. Air filter cover

22. Cover securing knob fIGURE 12

23. Spark plug boot

24. Spark plug fIGURE 13

25. Spark arrestor fIGURE 14

26. Bump head spring

27. Bump head securing bolt

28. Cutting head housing

29. Blade flange washer

30. Gearbox

31. Shaft locking pin

32. Socket wrench

33. Cupped washer

34. Blade nut

35. Blade

36. Spanner

37. Gear shaft

38. Bump head cover

39. Bump knob

40. Line spool

41. Drive shaft adaptor

aSSEMBly

aTTaCHInG THE POWER HEad TO THE TRIMMER aTTaCHMEnT (fIG. 1)

Follow these steps to connect the attachment to the upper shaft (item 8).

1. Loosen the knob (item 16) by turning it counter clockwise.

2. Align the button (item 18) on the attachment shaft with the guide recess (item 51) on the upper shaft.

3. Slide the attachment shaft into the upper shaft until the attachment shaft clicks into place.

4. Tighten the knob securely by turning it clockwise.

English (Original Instructions)

Removing the attachment from the Upper Shaft.

Follow these steps to remove the attachment from the upper shaft.

1. Loosen the knob by turning it counterclockwise.

2. Push the button while pulling out the attachment.

aTTaCHInG THE BIKE HandlE (fIG. 2)

1. Place the bike handle bar (item 42) in the bottom clamp (item 19) located on the shaft (item 8) housing. note: The throttle trigger (item 9) must be mounted to the operator's right side.

2. Insert the square tab of top clamp (item 43) into the mounting hole of the bottom clamp.

3. Adjust the handle bar for best operator control in a comfortable upright position.

4. Install the knob (item 44) and tighten securely.

aSSEMBly Of THE GUaRd (fIG. 3)

1. Attach the blade guard (item 5) to the guard mounting bracket (item 46); install the four screws (10-24 x 3/4in)

- (Item 45) from the top of the mounting clamp through the blade guard and into the threaded mounting plates

(item 47).

2. Using the Torx wrench supplied, tighten all four screws securely.

aTTaCHInG THE GRaSS dEflECTOR TO THE

GUaRd (fIG. 3) note: When using the line trimming head, the grass deflector (item 14) must be attached to the blade guard

(item 5).

1. Carefully align the locking tabs on the grass deflector

(item 49) with the the slots on the blade guard (item

48).

2. Push the grass deflector towards the blade guard until the locking tabs click firmly into place.

CaUTIOn

The grass deflector is fitted with a line cut off blade.

Take extra care when fitting the grass deflector to avoid contact with the sharp blade.

InSTallInG THE REEl EaSy lInE TRIMMER HEad

(fIG. 10)

1. Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire.

2. Remove currently installed line trimmer head or cutting blade.

3. Open the Reel Easy Line Trimmer Head by depressing the latches on each side. The contents of the line trimmer head are spring loaded, so keep your other hand over the line trimmer head cover while depressing the latches. (image 3)

4. Remove the line trimmer head cover, bump knob, and line spool and set aside.

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5. Place the cutting head housing on the drive shaft.

Make sure the housing is fully seated.

6. Install the hex bolt to secure the line trimmer head to the drive shaft. Tighten by using the hex-shaped opening on the inside of the bump knob.

7. note: Only use the bump knob to tighten the bolt. The use of other tools may allow over tightening of the bolt, which could damage the line trimmer head. (image 4)

8. Reinstall the bump head spring into the line trimmer head and push down to seat. (image 5)

9. Reinstall the line spool.

10. note: For the straight shaft attachment with the Reel

Easy cutting head, the spool should be placed so “This side out for straight shaft” is visible on the line spool.

11. Replace the bump knob by inserting it into the centre of the line spool.

12. Replace the line trimmer head cover, aligning latches with openings in the line trimmer head. Press cover and line trimmer head together until both latches snap into openings securely.

13. Install line as described in the next section of this manual.

InSTallInG lInE In REEl EaSy lInE TRIMMER

HEad (fIG. 10)

Use 2.4mm diameter monofilament line.

1. Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire.

2. Cut one piece of line approximately 6.0m in length.

3. Rotate the bump knob on line trimmer head until line on the centre of the bump knob aligns with arrows on top of line trimmer head. (image 6)

4. Insert one end of line into eyelet located on the side of the line trimmer head and push until line comes out through the eyelet on the other side. Continue to push line through the line trimmer head until the middle section of the line is inside the line trimmer head and line outside the line trimmer head is evenly divided on each side. (images 7-8)

5. Rotate the knob on the line trimmer head to wind the line. If using a straight shaft attachment, the knob should be rotated clockwise.

6. Wind the line until approximately 20cm remains protruding from the line trimmer head.

7. Replace the spark plug boot.

COnVERTInG fROM lInE TRIMMER TO BRUSH

CUTTER (fIG. 14)

Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire.

REMOVInG THE lInE TRIMMInG HEad

1. Open the Reel Easy Line Trimmer Head by depressing the latches on each side. The contents of the line trimmer head are spring loaded, so keep your other hand over the line trimmer head cover while depressing the latches.

English (Original Instructions)

2. Remove the bump head cover (item 38), bump knob

(item 39), line spool (item 40) and spring (item 26) and set them aside.

3. Use the hex-shaped opening on the inside of the bump knob (item 39) to remove the hex bolt (item 27) from the drive shaft adaptor (item 41) in a clockwise direction and set aside.

4. Remove the cutting head housing (item 28).

5. Align the slot in the upper flange washer (item 29) with the hole in the gear head (item 30). Insert the holding pin (item 31) through the slot in the upper flange washer and the hole in the gear head. Using the 16mm socket wrench (item 32) supplied, turn the drive shaft adaptor (item 41) clockwise to remove it from the gear shaft (item 37). Remove the upper flange washer from the gear shaft and retain for blade installation. (Fig. 14 images 4-5)

6. Remove the grass deflector by pushing in on the three locking tabs while pulling on the grass deflector to separate from the blade guard. (image 6) nOTE: Store the line trimmer head parts and grass deflector together for later use.

InSTallInG THE BladE (fIG.14, IMaGE 7)

1. Place the upper flange washer (item 29) over the gear shaft with the hollow side towards the blade guard.

2. Centre blade (item 35) on the upper flange washer, making sure the blade sits flat. Install the cupped washer (item 33) with the raised centre away from the blade. Install and hand tighten the blade nut in a counterclockwise direction (item 34). The blade

(item 35) turns counterclockwise from the operator’s position during operation.

3. Insert the holding pin through the slot in the upper flange washer and the hole in the gear head (item 30).

Using the wrench (item 36) supplied, turn the blade nut

(item 34) counterclockwise.

4. Tighten nut securely.

COnVERTInG fROM BRUSH CUTTER TO lInE

TRIMMER (fIG. 15)

REMOVInG THE BladE

1. Insert the holding pin through the slot in the upper flange washer and the gear head. Turn the blade nut clockwise to remove.

2. Remove the cupped washer and the blade.

3. Remove the upper flange washer from the gear shaft and retain for the line trimmer head installation.

4. Attach the grass deflector to the blade guard. Refer to "ATTACHING THE GRASS DEFLECTOR TO THE

GUARD" earlier in this manual.

nOTE: Store the brush cutter parts together for later use.

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English (Original Instructions)

OPERaTIOn

fUElInG and REfUElInG

Handling the fuel safely

Always handle fuel with care, it is highly flammable.

„ Always refuel outdoors where there are no sparks and flames. Do not inhale fuel vapors.

„ Do not let petrol or oil come in contact with your skin.

„ Keep petrol and oil away from the eyes. If petrol or oil comes in contact with the eyes, wash them immediately with clean water. If irritation is still present, see a doctor immediately.

„ Clean up spilled petrol immediately.

MIXInG THE fUEl

„ This product is powered by a 2-stroke engine and requires pre-mixing petrol and 2-stroke oil. Pre-mix unleaded petrol and 2-stroke engine oil in a clean container approved for petrol.

„ This engine is certified to operate on unleaded petrol intended for automotive use with an octane rating of

87 ([R + M] / 2) or higher.

„ Do not use any type of pre-mixed petrol / oil from fuel service stations, this includes the pre-mixed petrol / oil intended for use in mopeds, motorcycles, etc.

„ Use synthetic 2-stroke oil only. Do not use automotive oil or 2-stroke outboard oil.

„ Mix 2% synthetic 2-stroke oil into the petrol. This is a

50:1 ratio.

„ Mix the fuel thoroughly and also each time before fueling.

„ Mix in small quantities. Do not mix quantities larger than usable in a 30 day period. Synthetic 2-stroke oil containing a fuel stabilizer is recommended.

fIllInG THE TanK

1. Clean surface around fuel cap to prevent contamination.

2. Loosen fuel cap slowly to release pressure and to keep fuel from escaping around the cap.

3. Carefully pour fuel mixture into the tank. Avoid spillage.

4. Prior to replacing the fuel cap, clean and inspect the gasket.

5. Immediately replace fuel cap and hand tighten. Wipe up any fuel spillage. Move 9 m away from refueling site before starting engine.

note: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new engine during and after first use.

WaRnInG

Always shut off engine before fueling. Never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least

9m from refueling site before starting engine. Do not smoke!

50:1 Petrol to Oil Mixing Chart

1 litre

2 litres

3 litres

4 litres

5 litres

+

+

+

+

+

20 ml

40 ml

60 ml

80 ml

100 ml =

=

=

=

=

50: 1 (2%)

WaRnInG

Prior to starting the brushcutter, clear the area of children, bystanders and pets.

The product may throw objects during starting and operation, causing injury to the operator or to bystanders. Always wear suitable eye protection, long pants and heavy boots while operating the product. Do not start the trimmer on gravel surfaces.

STaRTInG THE PROdUCT (fIG. 4-5)

Starting the product differs depending on whether the engine is cold or warm. Refer to the label on the air filter cover.

TO STaRT a COld EnGInE

Follow these steps to start a cold engine.

1. Lay the product on a flat, bare surface.

2. Ensure the engine switch is in the I (ON) position (item

11).

3. Push the primer bulb (item 50) approximately 10 times.

4. Set the choke lever to position A (choke closed).

5. Hold down the throttle lock out button (item 12) and squeeze the throttle trigger (item 9). Lock throttle in position by depressing the throttle lock on button (item

54).

6. Hold the foam handle (item 55) tight with left hand, and with the right hand pull the starter grip (item 1) with a quick firm and consistent upward motion (no more than 4x).

7. Set the choke lever to position B (choke open).

8. Pull the starter grip with a quick firm and consistent upward motion until the engine starts (no more than

6x).

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English (Original Instructions)

9. When the engine starts, squeeze the throttle trigger to release the lock. You may need to feather the throttle until the engine will idle on its own. Allow engine to warm up for 30 seconds prior to operation.

note: If engine does not start, return to step 4 and repeat the steps.

TO STaRT a WaRM EnGInE

Follow these steps to start a warm engine.

1. Lay the product on a flat, bare surface.

2. Ensure the engine switch is in the I (ON) position (item

11).

3. Ensure the choke lever is set to position B (Choke

Open).

4. Hold down the throttle lock out button (item 12) and squeeze the throttle trigger (item 9). Lock throttle in position by depressing the throttle lock on button (item

54).

5. Hold the foam handle (item 55) tight with left hand, and with the right hand pull the starter grip (item 1) with a quick firm and consistent upward motion (no more than 6x).

6. When the engine starts, squeeze the throttle trigger to release the lock. note: If engine does not start, return to step 4 of "TO

START A COLD ENGINE" and repeat the steps.

STOPPInG THE PROdUCT

1. Release the throttle trigger.

2. Hold down the engine switch to the O (OFF) position until the engine comes to a complete stop.

OPERaTInG aS a lInE TRIMMER (fIG.6)

Follow these steps to operate the straight shaft trimmer.

1. Start the trimmer.

2. Hold the trimmer at waist level with your right hand on the trigger handle and your left hand on the front handle.

3. Place the product on the right side of your body with the engine behind and away from your body.

4. Trim grass and weeds in a left-to-right motion with the line parallel to the ground.

TO adVanCE THE CUTTInG lInE (fIG.7)

Follow these steps to advance the cutting line.

1. Start the trimmer.

2. Tap the bump knob lightly on the ground while the motor is running. The line will only advance with the engine at full throttle. Do not hold the bump knob on the ground.

note: The line cutting blade on the safety guard will cut the line to the proper length.

note: To help prevent line tangle, tap only once to lengthen the line. If additional line is required, wait a few seconds before retapping the bump knob. Do not allow the line to wear too short. Keep the cutting line at full length.

OPERaTInG aS a BRUSHCUTTER (fIG. 8-9)

WaRnInG

Extreme care must be taken when using blades to ensure safe operation. Read “Specific Safety Rules for

Brushcutter and Blade Use” earlier in this manual.

TRI-aRC BladE

The TRI-ARC blade is suitable only for pulpy weeds and vines. When the blade becomes dull, it can be turned over to extend the life of the blade. Do not sharpen the TRI-

ARC blade.

Hold the brushcutter with the right hand on the trigger handle and the left hand on the front handle. Keep a firm grip with both hands while in operation. Brushcutter should be held at a comfortable position with the trigger handle about hip height. Maintain your grip and balance on both feet. Position yourself so that you will not be drawn off balance by the kick-back reaction of the cutting blade. If using a shoulder strap or harness, adjust to position the brushcutter at a comfortable operating position.

Exercise extreme caution when using the blade with this unit. Blade thrust is the reaction which may occur when the spinning blade contacts anything it cannot cut. This contact may cause the blade to stop for an instant, and suddenly “thrust” the unit away from the object that was hit. This reaction can be violent enough to cause the operator to lose control of the unit. Blade thrust may occur without warning if the blade snags, stalls or binds. This is more likely to occur in areas where it is difficult to see the material being cut. For cutting ease and safety, approach the weeds being cut from the right to the left. In the event that an unexpected object or woody stock is encountered, this could cause the blade thrust reaction.

MaInTEnanCE

WaRnInG

When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.

Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage.

WaRnInG

Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during tool operation. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask.

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English (Original Instructions)

CHECKInG THE fUEl CaP

WaRnInG

Before inspecting, cleaning, or servicing the machine, shut off engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and disconnect spark plug lead and move it away from spark plug. Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or property damage.

WaRnInG

A leaking fuel cap is a fire hazard and must be replaced immediately.

WaRnInG

Neglected or poorly conducted maintenance may create additional hazards. Do not attempt to repair or maintain this product if you are not qualified to do so.

If in doubt, return to a service centre for professional assistance.

GEnERal MaInTEnanCE

Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use.

Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, lubricant, grease.

The fuel cap contains a non-serviceable filter and check valve. A clogged fuel filter causes poor engine performance. If performance improves when the fuel cap is loosened, the check valve may be faulty or the filter may be clogged. Replace the fuel cap if necessary.

REPlaCInG THE SPaRK PlUG (fIG. 12)

This engine uses a Champion RCJ6Y or NGK BPMR7A spark plug. Use an exact replacement and replace annually.

Follow these steps to replace the spark plug.

1. Remove the spark plug boot (item 23).

2. Loosen the spark plug (item 24) by turning it counterclockwise with a 16mm socket.

3. Remove the spark plug.

4. Hand thread the new spark plug, turning it clockwise.

5. Tighten with a socket. Do not overtighten.

WaRnInG

Do not at any time let brake fluids, petrol, petroleumbased products, penetrating lubricants, etc., come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or destroy plastic which may result in serious personal injury.

CaUTIOn

Be careful not to cross-thread the spark plug. Crossthreading will seriously damage the engine.

You can often make adjustments and repairs described in this manual. For other repairs, have the trimmer serviced by an authorised service dealer.

ClEanInG THE aIR fIlTER (fIG. 11)

A dirty air filter will cause starting difficulty, loss of performance, and shorten the life span of the engine.

Check the air filter monthly. For best performance, replace the air filter at least once a year.

1. Loosen the air filter cover by turning the cover securing knob (item 22) counterclockwise.

2. Remove the air filter (item 20).

3. Clean the foam filter element with warm soapy water.

Rinse and let dry. nOTE: If the foam filter element is damaged, it should be replaced.

4. Apply a light coat of engine oil to the foam filter element, then squeeze it out.

5. Reinstall the air filter. nOTE: Make sure the filter is seated properly inside the cover. Installing the filter incorrectly will allow dirt to enter the engine, causing rapid engine wear.

6. Reinstall the cover and tighten knob to secure.

ClEanInG THE SPaRK aRRESTOR (fIG. 13)

Follow these steps to clean the spark arrestor.

1. Locate the spark arrestor (item 25) through the hole on the muffler exit hole.

2. Remove the spark arrestor using needle-nosed pliers.

3. Clean the spark arrestor with a small wire brush.

4. Replace the spark arrestor.

STORInG THE PROdUCT

Storing the product differs depending on the duration it will be in storage.

Follow these steps for short term product storage.

1. Clean all foreign material from the product.

2. Store the product in a well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to children.

If you do not intend to use the product for more than one month, follow the storage procedures below.

1. Drain all fuel from the tank into a container approved for petrol.

2. Run the engine until it stops.

3. Clean all foreign material from the product.

4. Store the product in a well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to children.

note: Keep the product away from corrosive agents

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English (Original Instructions) such as garden chemicals.

Important: Abide by all local and government regulations for the safe storage and handling of petrol.

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English (Original Instructions)

PROBlEM

Engine will not start

Engine does not reach full speed and emits excessive smoke

TROUBlESHOOTInG

POSSIBlE CaUSE SOlUTIOn

1. Switch set to the O (OFF) position.

1. Set switch to the I (ON) position.

2. No spark

3. No fuel

4. Flooded engine

5. Starter cord is hard to pull

1. Incorrect oil/fuel mixture

2. Air filter is dirty

3. Spark arrestor screen is dirty

1. Line welded to itself

2. Remove the spark plug. Re-attach the spark plug cap and lay the spark plug on the metal cylinder.

Pull the starter cord and watch for a spark at the spark plug tip. If there is no spark, repeat the test with a new spark plug.

3. Push primer bulb until the bulb is full of fuel. If the bulb does not fill, the primary fuel delivery system is blocked. If the primer bulb fills, the engine may be flooded. (See next item.)

4. Remove the spark plug. Turn the product so that the spark plug hole is aimed at the ground. Make sure the choke lever is set to position B and pull the starter cord 10 to 14 times. This clears excess fuel from the engine. Clean and reinstall the spark plug. With the throttle trigger fully depressed, pull the starter cord 3 times. If the engine does not start, set the choke lever to A and follow normal starting instructions. If the engine still fails to start, repeat the procedure with a new spark plug.

5. Contact an authorized service dealer.

1. Use fresh fuel and the correct 2-stroke oil mix.

2. Clean the air filter according to the instructions in the Maintenance section.

3. Contact an authorized service dealer.

1. Lubricate with silicone spray.

Cutting line will not advance when using bump feed action

2. Not enough line on the spool

3. Line worn too short

4. Line tangled on spool

2. Install more line.

3. Pull line while alternately pressing down on and releasing the bump knob.

4. Remove line from spool and rewind.

5. Engine speed too slow 5. Advance line at full throttle.

6. Line spool installed back to front

6. Ensure the writing on the line spool is facing the correct way; THIS SIDE OUT FOR STRAIGHT

SHAFT.

Grass wraps around the trimmer head assembly and the attachment shaft

1. Cutting tall grass at ground level 1. Cut tall grass from the top down.

2. Operating the product at part throttle 2. Operate the product at full throttle.

1. Operating the product at part throttle 1. Operate the product at full throttle.

Oil drips from muffler

2. Incorrect oil/fuel mixture 2. Use fresh fuel and the correct 2-stroke oil mix.

3. Air filter is dirty

3. Clean the air filter according to the instructions in the Maintenance section.

11

Subject to the guarantee condition below, this Ryobi tool (hereinafter called “the product”) is guaranteed by

TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES AUSTRALIA PTY

LIMITED (hereinafter called “the Company”) to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of 24 months from the date of original purchase covering both parts and labour. Under the terms of this guarantee, the repair or replacement of any part shall be the opinion of the Company or its authorised service centre. Should service become necessary during the warranty period, the owner should contact the customer service HELPLINE 1300 361 505 or contact the retailer from whom the product was purchased.

In order to obtain guarantee service, the owner must present the sales docket and Guarantee Certificate to confirm date of purchase. This product is sold by the dealer or service centre as principal and the dealer has no authority from the Company’s behalf except as herein contained or herein referred to.

Guarantee Conditions

This guarantee only applies provided that the product has been used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations under normal use and reasonable care (in the opinion of the Company) and such guarantee does not cover damage, malfunction or failure resulting from misuse, neglect, abuse, or used for a purpose for which it was not designed or is not suited and no repairs, alterations or modifications have been attempted by other than an authorised service centre. This guarantee will not apply if the tool is damaged by accident or if repairs arise from normal wear and tear. The Company accepts no additional liability pursuant to this guarantee for the costs of travelling or transportation of the product or parts to and from the service dealer or service centre - such costs are not included in this guarantee.

Certain legislation, including the Trade Practices Act,

1974 (as amended) and other state and territorial laws give rights to the buyer and impose liability on the seller in certain circumstances. Nothing herein shall have the effect of excluding, restricting or modifying any condition, guarantee, right or liability imposed, to the extent only that such exclusion, restriction or modification would render any term herein void.

TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LTD.

Level 1, 660 Doncaster Road,

Doncaster, Victoria 3108,

Australia

Tel: 1300 361 505 Fax: 1800 807 993

TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES N.Z. LIMITED

Auckland: 27 Clemow Drive, Mt Wellington, N.Z.

Tel: (09) 573 0230 Free Call: 0800 279 624 Fax: (09) 573 0231

Contact during normal business hours.

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