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Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
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FX25 LE
XT250 LE
For Occasional Use Only
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA:
Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e
instrucciones de seguridad. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones
graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Lire le manuel d’instructions et bien respecter tous les avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Tout défaut de le faire
pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
Copyright E2002 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
FRANÇAIS
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
250 Bobby Jones Expressway
Augusta, GA 30907
530163531
9/16/02
SAFETY RULES
S Always wear heavy, long pants, long sleeves,
WARNING: When using gardening
appliances, basic safety precautions must always be followed to reduce the risk of fire and
serious injury. Read and follow all instructions.
This power unit can be dangerous! Operator is
responsible for following instructions and warnings on unit and in manual. Read entire instruction manual before using unit! Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
unit. Restrict the use of this unit to persons who
have read, understand, and will follow the
instructions and warnings on the unit and in the
manual. Never allow children to operate this
unit.
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INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
boots, and gloves. Wearing safety leg guards
is recommended.
Always wear foot protection. Do not go barefoot or wear sandals. Stay clear of spinning
line.
Secure hair above shoulder length. Secure or
remove loose clothing or clothing with loosely
hanging ties, straps, tassels, etc. They can
be caught in moving parts.
Being fully covered also helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic plants thrown
by spinning line.
Stay Alert. Do not operate this unit when you
are tired, ill, upset or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. Watch what you
are doing; use common sense.
Wear hearing protection.
Never start or run inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
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UNIT / MAINTENANCE SAFETY
S Disconnect the spark plug before performing
SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
maintenance except carburetor adjustments.
S Look for and replace damaged or loose parts
DANGER: Never use blades or flailing
devices. This unit is designed for line trimmer
use only. Use of any other accessories or attachments will increase the risk of injury.
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WARNING: Trimmer line throws objects violently. You and others can be blinded/injured. Wear eye and leg protection. Keep body
parts clear of rotating line.
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Eye Protection
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Hazard Zone
Boots
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50 ft.
(15 m)
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Keep children, bystanders, and animals 50 feet
(15 meters) away. If approached stop unit immediately.
If situations occur which are not covered in
this manual, use care and good judgment. If
you need assistance, contact your authorized
service dealer or call 1-800-554--6723.
FUEL SAFETY
S Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
S Keep away from sparks or flames.
S Use a container approved for fuel.
S Do not smoke or allow smoking near fuel or
OPERATOR SAFETY
S Dress properly. Always wear safety glasses
or similar eye protection when operating, or
performing maintenance, on your unit (safety
glasses are available). Eye protection should
be marked Z87.
S Always wear face or dust mask if operation is
dusty.
before each use. Look for and repair fuel
leaks before use. Keep in good working
condition.
Replace trimmer head parts that are chipped,
cracked, broken, or damaged in any other
way before using the unit.
Maintain unit according to recommended procedures. Keep cutting line at proper length.
Use only 0.080! (2 mm) diameter Weed Eater" brand line. Never use wire, rope, string,
etc.
Install required shield properly before using
the unit. Use only specified trimmer head;
make sure it is properly installed and securely
fastened.
Make sure unit is assembled correctly as
shown in this manual.
Make carburetor adjustments with lower end
supported to prevent line from contacting any
object.
Keep others away when making carburetor
adjustments.
Use only recommended Weed Eater" accessories and replacement parts.
Have all maintenance and service not explained in this manual performed by an authorized service dealer.
the unit.
S Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up all fuel spills.
S Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from
fueling site before starting engine.
S Stop engine and allow to cool before removing fuel cap.
S Always store gasoline in a container ap-
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proved for flammable liquids.
CUTTING SAFETY
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 swellings. 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 anti--vibration 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.
WARNING: Inspect the area before
each use. Remove objects (rocks, broken
glass, nails, wire, etc.) which can be thrown
by or become entangled in line. Hard objects
can damage the trimmer head and be thrown
causing serious injury.
S Use only for trimming, scalping, mowing and
sweeping. Do not use for edging, pruning or
hedge trimming.
S Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach.
S Keep all parts of your body away from muffler
and spinning line. Keep engine below waist
level. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
S Cut from your right to your left. Cutting on left
side of the shield will throw debris away from
the operator.
S Use only in daylight or good artificial light.
S Use only for jobs explained in this manual.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is equipped
with a temperature limiting muffler and spark
arresting screen which meets the requirements of California Codes 4442 and 4443. All
U.S. forest land and the states of California,
Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington require by law that
many internal combustion engines be
equipped with a spark arresting screen. If you
operate in a locale where such regulations exist, you are legally responsible for maintaining
the operating condition of these parts. Failure
to do so is a violation of the law. For normal
homeowner use, the muffler and spark arresting screen will not require any service. After
50 hours of use, we recommend that your
muffler be serviced or replaced by your authorized service dealer.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
S Allow engine to cool; secure unit before storing or transporting in vehicle.
S Empty the fuel tank before storing or transporting the unit. Use up fuel left in the carburetor by starting the engine and letting it run until
it stops.
S Store unit and fuel in area where fuel vapors
cannot reach sparks or open flames from water heaters, electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
S Store unit so line limiter blade cannot accidentally cause injury. The unit can be hung by the
tube.
S Store unit out of reach of children.
ASSEMBLY
tion from the risk of thrown objects to the operator and others and is equipped with a line limiter
blade which cuts excess line to the proper
length. The line limiter blade (on underside of
shield) is sharp and can cut you.
For proper orientation of shield, see KNOW
YOUR TRIMMER illustration in OPERATION
section.
1. Remove wing nut from shield.
2. Insert bracket into slot as shown.
3. Pivot shield until bolt passes through hole in
bracket.
4. Securely tighten wing nut onto bolt.
WARNING: If received assembled,
repeat all steps to ensure your unit is properly
assembled and all fasteners are secure.
Examine parts for damage. Do not use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find parts
missing or damaged, call 1-800-554-6723.
It is normal for the fuel filter to rattle in the
empty fuel tank.
Finding fuel or oil residue on muffler is normal
due to carburetor adjustments and testing
done by the manufacturer.
ADJUSTING THE HANDLE
Slot
Shield
WARNING: When adjusting the handle, be sure it remains between the trigger
and the safety label.
1. Loosen wing nut on handle.
2. Rotate the handle on the tube to an upright
position; retighten wing nut.
Bracket
ATTACHING SHIELD
WARNING: The shield must be properly installed. The shield provides partial protec-
Line Limiter Blade
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Wing
Nut
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls
and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Assist Handle
Tube
Muffler
ON/OFF
Switch
Trimmer
Head
Throttle
Trigger
Starter
Handle
Spark Plug
Choke Lever
Shield
Primer Bulb
Fuel Mix
Fill Cap
Line
Limiter
Blade
ON/STOP SWITCH
CHOKE
The ON/STOP switch is used to stop engine. To
stop the engine, push and release the engine
ON/STOP switch.
The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the engine
to aid in cold starting. Activate the choke by
moving the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE
position. After the engine attempts to start, move
the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position.
Once engine has started, move the choke lever
to the OFF CHOKE position.
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB removes air from the carburetor and fuel lines and fills them with fuel.
This allows you to start the engine with fewer
pulls on the starter rope. Activate the primer
bulb by pressing it and allowing it to return to
its original form.
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
Always read and follow the safety rules relating
to fuel before fueling your unit.
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. Call
1-800-554-6723.
IMPORTANT
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or
methanol) can attract moisture which leads to
separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, empty the fuel system before storage for 30 days or longer.
Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it
run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may
occur. See the STORAGE section for additional information.
FUELING ENGINE
WARNING: Remove fuel cap slowly
when refueling.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded
gasoline. Before operation, gasoline must be
mixed with a good quality synthetic 2-cycle
air-cooled engine oil designed to be mixed at a
ratio of 40:1. Poulan/Weed Eater brand
synthetic oil is recommended. Mix gasoline and
oil at a ratio of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is obtained by
mixing 3.2 ounces (95 ml) of oil with 1 gallon (4
liters) of unleaded gasoline. DO NOT USE
automotive oil or boat oil. These oils will cause
engine damage. When mixing fuel, follow
instructions printed on container. Once oil is
added to gasoline, shake container momentarily
to assure that the fuel is thoroughly mixed.
HOW TO STOP YOUR UNIT
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S To stop the engine, push and release the
engine ON/STOP switch. The switch will
automatically return to the ON position.
Wait 5 seconds before attempting to restart
unit to allow switch to reset.
S If engine does not stop, move choke to the
FULL CHOKE position.
flooded. Proceed to STARTING A
FLOODED ENGINE.
8. Once the engine starts, allow it to run 10
seconds, then move the choke lever to the
OFF CHOKE position. Allow the unit to run
for 30 more seconds at OFF CHOKE before releasing the throttle trigger.
NOTE: If engine dies with the choke lever
in the OFF CHOKE position, move the
choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position
and pull the rope until engine runs, but no
more than 6 pulls.
Engine
Choke Lever
ON/STOP
Switch
FULL
HALF
OFF
HOW TO START YOUR UNIT
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
WARNING: The trimmer head will
turn while starting the engine. Avoid any contact with the muffler. A hot muffler can cause
serious burns.
1. Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE
position.
2. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger. Keep
throttle trigger fully squeezed until the engine
runs smoothly.
3. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs,
but no more than 5 pulls.
4. Allow engine to run 15 seconds, then move
the choke lever to OFF CHOKE.
NOTE: If engine has not started, pull starter
rope 5 more pulls. If engine still does not run, it
is probably flooded.
STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a
warm engine after running out of
fuel)
Starting Position
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
Flooded engines can be started by placing
the choke lever in the OFF CHOKE position;
then, pull the rope to clear the engine of excess fuel. 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
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call
1-800-554-6723.
1. Set unit on a flat surface.
2. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
3. Move choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position.
4. Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and hold
through all remaining steps.
Starter Handle
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
It is recommended that the engine not be
operated for longer than 1 minute at full
throttle.
Choke
Lever
OPERATING POSITION
ALWAYS WEAR:
Eye Protection
Muffler
Long Pants
Primer Bulb
5. Pull starter rope handle sharply until engine
sounds as if it is trying to start, but do not pull
rope more than 6 times.
6. As soon as engine sounds as if it is trying to
start, move choke lever to HALF CHOKE
position.
7. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs,
but no more than 6 pulls.
NOTE: If the engine doesn’t start after 6
pulls (at the HALF CHOKE position),
move the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE
position and press the primer bulb 6 times.
Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger and
pull the starter rope 2 more times. Move
the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position and pull the starter rope until the engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls. If the
engine still doesn’t start, it is probably
Heavy Shoes
Cut from your right to your left.
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WARNING: Always wear eye protection. Never lean over the trimmer head.
Rocks or debris can ricochet or be thrown into
eyes and face and cause blindness or other
serious injury.
Do not run the engine at a higher speed than
necessary. The cutting line will cut efficiently
when the engine is run at less than full throttle.
At lower speeds, there is less engine noise and
vibration. The cutting line will last longer and will
be less likely to “weld” onto the spool.
Always release the throttle trigger and allow the
engine to return to idle speed when not cutting.
S For trimming or scalping, use less than full
throttle to increase line life and decrease
head wear, especially:
S During light duty cutting.
S Near objects around which the line can
wrap such as small posts, trees or fence
wire.
S For mowing or sweeping, use full throttle for
a good clean job.
TRIMMING -- Hold the bottom of the trimmer
head about 3 in. (8 cm) above the ground and
at an angle. Allow only the tip of the line to
make contact. Do not force trimmer line into
work area.
To stop engine:
S Release the throttle trigger.
S Push and release the engine ON/STOP
switch.
TRIMMER LINE ADVANCE
The trimmer line will advance approximately 2
in. (5 cm) each time the bottom of the trimmer
head is tapped on the ground with the engine
running at full throttle.
The most efficient line length is the maximum
length allowed by the line limiter.Always keep
the shield in place when the tool is being operated.
To advance line:
S Operate the engine at full throttle.
S Hold the trimmer head parallel to and above
the grassy area.
S Tap the bottom of the trimmer head lightly
on the ground one time. Approximately 2 in.
(5 cm) of line will be advanced with each
tap.
Always tap the trimmer head on a grassy
area. Tapping on surfaces such as concrete
or asphalt can cause excessive wear to the
trimmer head.
If the line is worn down to 2 inches (5 cm) or
less, more than one tap will be required to obtain the most efficient line length.
Trimming
3 in. (8 cm)
Above Ground
SCALPING -- The scalping technique removes unwanted vegetationdown to the
ground. Hold the bottom of the trimmer head
about 3 in. (8 cm) above the ground and at an
angle. Allow the tip of the line to strike the
ground around trees, posts, monuments, etc.
This technique increases line wear.
WARNING: Use only 0.080” (2 mm)
diameter line. Other sizes and shapes of line
will not advance properly and will result in improper cutting head function or can cause serious injury. Do not use other materials such
as wire, string, rope, etc. Wire can break off
during cutting and become a dangerous missile that can cause serious injury.
Scalping
CUTTING METHODS
MOWING -- Your trimmer is ideal for mowing
in places conventional lawn mowers cannot
reach. In the mowing position, keep the line
parallel to the ground. Avoid pressing the
head into the ground as this can scalp the
ground and damage the tool.
WARNING:
Use minimum speed
and do not crowd the line when cutting around
hard objects (rock, gravel, fence posts, etc.),
which can damage the trimmer head, become
entangled in the line, or be thrown causing a
serious hazard.
S The tip of the line does the cutting. You will
achieve the best performance and minimum line wear by not crowding the line into
the cutting area. The right and wrong ways
are shown below.
Tip of the Line
Line Crowded Into
Does The Cutting Work Area
Mowing
SWEEPING -- The fanning action of the rotating line can be used for a quick and easy
clean up. Keep the line parallel to and above
the surfaces being swept and move the tool
from side to side.
Right
Wrong
S The line will easily remove grass and
weeds from around walls, fences, trees and
flower beds, but it also can cut the tender
bark of trees or shrubs and scar fences. To
help avoid damage especially to delicate
vegetation or trees with tender bark,
shorten line to 4--5 in. (10--13 cm) and use
at less than full throttle.
Sweeping
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MAINTENANCE
NOTE: To avoid creating a fire hazard or
producing harmful evaporative emissions, do
not clean filter in gasoline or other flammable
solvent.
3. Wash the filter in soap and water.
4. Allow filter to dry.
5. Add a few drops of oil to the filter; squeeze
the filter to distribute oil.
6. Replace parts.
WARNING:
Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance except
for carburetor adjustments.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
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S
S
S
S
Spark Plug Boot
Air Filter
Housing Screws
Assist Handle Screws
Debris Shield
Air Filter
Screws
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact an authorized service dealer for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
S ON/STOP Switch -- Ensure ON/STOP
switch functions properly by pushing and
releasing the switch. Make sure engine
stops. Wait 5 seconds before attempting to
restart unit to allow switch to reset. Restart
engine and continue.
S Fuel Tank -- Discontinue use of unit if fuel
tank shows signs of damage or leaks.
S Debris Shield -- Discontinue use of unit if
debris shield is damaged.
Air Filter Cover
MUFFLER AND SPARK ARRESTING SCREEN
WARNING: The muffler on this product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
As your unit is used, carbon deposits build up
on the muffler and spark arresting screen and
must be removed to avoid creating a fire hazard or affecting engine performance.
For normal homeowner use, the muffler and
spark arresting screen will not require any
service. After 50 hours of use, we recommend that your muffler be serviced or replaced by your authorized service dealer.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND
LABELS
S After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit and
labels using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
Replace the spark plug each year to ensure
the engine starts easier and runs better. Set
spark plug gap at 0.025 inch. Ignition timing is
fixed and 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 3/4 inch socket
wrench.
4. Reinstall the spark plug boot.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and
harmful emissions. Always clean after every
5 hours of operation.
1. Clean the cover and the area around it to
keep dirt from falling into the carburetor
chamber when the cover is removed.
2. Remove parts as illustrated.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
10.Pull the line extending outside of the hub to
release it from the notch.
LINE REPLACEMENT
1. Remove spool by firmly pulling on tap button.
2. Clean entire surface of hub and spool.
3. Replace with pre--wound spool, or cut a
length of 20 feet of 0.080! (2 mm) diameter
Weed Eaterr brand line.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
WARNING: Keep others away when
making idle speed adjustments. The trimmer
head will be spinning during this procedure.
Wear your protective equipment and observe
all safety precautions.
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.
Make adjustments with the unit supported so
the cutting attachment is off the ground and
will not make contact with any object. Hold
the unit by hand while running and making adjustments. Keep all parts of your body away
from the cutting attachment and muffler.
WARNING: Never use wire, rope,
string, etc., which can break off and become a
dangerous missile.
4. Insert one end of the line about 1/2 inch (1
cm) into the small hole on the inside of spool.
Small
Hole
Spool
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.
Line in Notch
Hub
Line exit hole
5. Wind the line evenly and tightly onto the
spool. Wind in the direction of the arrow
found on the spool.
6. Push the line into the notche, leaving 3 to 5
inches (7 -- 12 cm) unwound.
7. Insert the line into the the exit holebin the hub
as shown in the illustration.
8. Align the notch with the line exit hole.
9. Push spool into hub until it snaps into place.
Idle Speed
Screw
Air Filter
Cover
If you require further assistance or are unsure
about performing this procedure, contact an
authorized
service
dealer
or
call
1--800--554--6723.
STORAGE
WARNING:
FUEL SYSTEM
Perform the following
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERATION section of this manual, see message labeled IMPORTANT regarding the use of gasohol in your engine.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits
during storage. Add stabilizer to the gasoline
in the fuel tank or fuel storage container. Follow the mix instructions found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 5 minutes after
adding stabilizer.
steps after each use:
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.
ENGINE
S Remove spark plug and pour 1 teaspoon of
40:1, 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.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if
it will not be used for 30 days or more.
If your unit is to be stored for a period of time:
S Clean the entire unit before lengthy storage.
S Store in a clean dry area.
S Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
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S Check entire unit for loose screws, nuts,
and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken,
or worn parts.
S At the beginning of the next season, use
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 all of the
recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
Engine will not
start.
CAUSE
REMEDY
1. Engine flooded.
1. See “Starting a Flooded Engine” in
Operation Section.
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.
2. Fuel tank empty.
3. Spark plug not firing.
4. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
5. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine will
not idle
properly.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
Engine
smokes
excessively.
1. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
3. Compression low.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
1. See “Carburetor Adjustment” in
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug
and regap.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
5. Compression low.
1. Choke partially on.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
5. 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.
3. Air filter dirty.
4. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine runs
hot.
1. See “Fueling Engine” in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.,
warrants to the original purchaser that each new
Weed Eaterr brand gasoline tool or attachment
is free from defects in material and
workmanship and agrees to repair or replace
under this warranty any defective gasoline
product or attachment as follows from the
original date of purchase.
2 YEARS -- Parts and Labor, when used for
household purposes.
60 DAYS -- Parts and Labor, when used for
commercial, professional, or income producing
purposes.
30 DAYS -- Parts and Labor, if used for rental
purposes.
This warranty is not transferable and does not
cover damage or liability caused by improper
handling, improper maintenance, or the use of
accessories and/or attachments not specifically
recommended by ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS, INC., for this tool. Additionally,
this warranty does not cover tune--ups, spark
plugs, filters, starter ropes, starter springs,
cutting line, or rotating head parts that will wear
and require replacement with reasonable use
during the warranty period. This warranty does
not cover predelivery setup or normal
adjustments explained in the instruction manual.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE.
NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED,
AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES
EXCEPT
THOSE
EXPRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED
WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The policy of ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS, INC., is to continuously improve
its products. Therefore, ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS, INC., reserves the right to
change, modify, or discontinue models,
designs, specifications, and accessories of all
products at any time without notice or obligation
to any purchaser.
U.S. EPA/CALIFORNIA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency/California Air Resources Board and
POULAN/WEED EATER, DIVISION OF WCI
OUTDOOR PRODUCTS are pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on
your year 2000--2003 small off--road engine. In
California, all new small off--road engines must
be designed, built, and equipped to meet the
State’s stringent anti--smog standards. POULAN/WEED EATER must warrant the emission
control system on your small off--road engine for
the periods of time listed below provided there
has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your small off--road engine engine.
Your emission control system includes parts
such as the carburetor and the ignition system.
Where a warrantable condition exists, POULAN/WEED EATER will repair your small off-road engine engine at no cost to you. Expenses
covered under warranty include diagnosis,
parts and labor. MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE: If any emissions related
part on your engine (as listed under Emissions
Control Warranty Parts List) is defective or a defect in the materials or workmanship of the engine causes the failure of such an emission related part, the part will be repaired or replaced
by POULAN/WEED EATER.
OWNER’S
WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the
small off--road engine engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required
maintenance listed in your instruction manual.
POULAN/WEED EATER recommends that
you retain all receipts covering maintenance on
your small off--road engine, but POULAN/
WEED EATER cannot deny warranty solely for
the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure
the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
As the small off--road engine engine owner, you
should be aware that POULAN/WEED EATER
may deny you warranty coverage if your small
off--road engine engine or a part of it has failed
due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance,
unapproved modifications, or the use of parts
not made or approved by the original equipment
manufacturer. You are responsible for presenting your small off--road engine to a POULAN/
WEED EATER authorized repair center as
soon as a problem exists. Warranty repairs
should be completed in a reasonable amount of
time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have any
questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest
authorized service center or call POULAN/
WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723. WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE: The warranty period begins on the date the small
off--road engine is purchased. LENGTH OF
COVERAGE: This warranty shall be for a period of two years from the initial date of purchase.
WHAT IS COVERED: REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS. Repair or replacement of any warranted part will be performed at
no charge to the owner at an approved POULAN/WEED EATER servicing center. If you
have any questions regarding your warranty
rights and responsibilities, you should contact
your nearest authorized service center or call
POULAN/WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723
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WARRANTY PERIOD: Any warranted part
which is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance, or which is scheduled only
for regular inspection to the effect of “repair or
replace as necessary” shall be warranted for 2
years. Any warranted part which is scheduled
for replacement as required maintenance shall
be warranted for the period of time up to the first
scheduled replacement point for that part.
DIAGNOSIS: The owner shall not be charged
for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective if the
diagnostic work is performed at an approved
POULAN/WEED EATER servicing center.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES: POULAN/
WEED EATER may be liable for damages to
other engine components caused by the failure
of a warranted part still under warranty. WHAT
IS NOT COVERED: All failures caused by
abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance are
not covered. ADD--ON OR MODIFIED
PARTS: The use of add--on or modified parts
can be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim.
POULAN/WEED EATER is not liable to cover
failures of warranted parts caused by the use of
add--on or modified parts. HOW TO FILE A
CLAIM: If you have any questions regarding
your warranty rights and responsibilities, you
should contact your nearest authorized service
center or call POULAN/WEED EATER at
1--800--554--6723. WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall be provided at all POULAN/WEED
EATER service centers. call: 1--800--554--6723
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF EMISSION RELATED PARTS: Any
POULAN/WEED EATER approved replacement part used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repair on emission related
parts will be provided without charge to the owner if the part is under warranty. EMISSION
CONTROL WARRANTY PARTS LIST: Carburetor, Ignition System: Spark Plug (covered
up to maintenance schedule), Ignition Module,
Muffler including catalyst. MAINTENANCE
STATEMENT: The owner is responsible for the
performance of all required maintenance as defined in the instruction manual.
This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use:
Moderate (50 hours)
Intermediate (125 hours)
Extended (300 hours)
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