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Instruction Manual ( RRFTSMR 25cc / 1.5 cu . in . 2 - Cycle 200 MPH / 400 CFM GASOLINE POWERED BLOWER / VAC Model No . 358.794550 • Safety WARNING : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product . For answers to your questions about this product : Call 7 am - 7 pm , Mon . - Sat . , or 10 am - 7 pm , Sun . 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 _ Hoors Hstedare Centre , Time ) Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , tL 60179 U . S . A . 530086582 10 / 1 / 01
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Warranty Statement 2 Storage 12 Safety Rules 2 Troubleshooting Table 13 Assembly 4 Emissions Statement 13 Operation 6 Parts List 15 Maintenance 9 Spanish 18 Service & Adjustments 11 Parts and Ordering Back FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ® GAS BLOWER For two ( 2 ) years from date of purchase , when this Gas Blower is maintained , Iubricated , and tuned up according to the instructions in the instruction manual , Sears witi repair , free of charge , any defects in material or workmanship . This warranty excludes blower tubes , spark plug , and air cleaner , which are ex - pendable parts and become worn during normal use . If this blower is used for commercial purposes , this warranty applies for 90 days from the date of purchase . If this Blower is used for rental purposes , this warranty applies for 30 days from the date of purchase . This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE BLOWER TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , D / 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 • For best results during vacuum use , , I _ WAEINING : Failure to follow all operate your unit at high speed . Safety Rules and Precautions can re - • Move slowly back and forth over the sult in serious injury . material as you vacuum . Avoid forc - KNOW YOUR UNIT ing the unit into a pile of debris as • Head your instruction manuaI care - this can ctog the unit . fully untit you completely understand • Keep the vacuum tube about an inch and can folIow aIi warnings and above the ground for best resutts . safety rules before operating the unit . PLAN AHEAD • Restrict unit to users who under - • Always wear eye protection when op - stand and wilt follow all warnings and safety rules in this manual . erating , servicing , or performing main - tenance on unit . Wearing eye protec - , _ WARNING : Inspect area before tion wilt help to prevent rocks or debris starting unit . Remove all debris and from being blown or ricocheting into hard objects such as rocks , glass , eyes and face which can result in wire , etc . that can ricochet , be thrown , blindness and / or serious injury . Eye or otherwise cause injury or damage protection should be marked Z87 . during operation . • Always wear foot protection . Do not Use your unit as a blower for : go barefoot or wear sandals . • Sweeping debris or grass clippings • Always wear respirator or face mask from driveways , sidewalks , patios , etc . when working with unit in dusty envi - • Blowing grass clippings , straw , or ronments . leaves into piles , around joints , or be - tween bricks . • Secure hair above shoulder length . Secure or remove jewelry , loose Use your unit as a vacuum for : clothing , or clothing with loosely • Picking up dry material such as hanging straps , ties , tassels , etc . leaves , grass , small twigs , and bits of They can be caught in moving parts . paper . - 2 -
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• Do not operate unit when you are picked up by the air intake and tired , ill , upset , or if you are under the thrown out through discharge open - influence of alcohol , drugs , or medi - ing , damaging unit , property , or caus - cation . ing serious injury to bystanders or • Keep children , bystanders , and ani - operator . mals away from work area a mini - • Avoid dangerous environments . Do not use in unventilated areas or mum of 30 feet ( 10 meters ) when starting or operating unit , Do not where explosive vapors or carbon point blower nozzle in the direction of monoxide build up could be present . • Do not overreach or use from unsta - people or pets . ble surfaces such as ladders , trees , HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION , IT IS steep slopes , rooftops , etc . Keep firm HIGHLY FLAMMABLE footing and balance at all times . • Eliminate all sources of sparks or • Never place objects inside the flame ( including smoking , open blower tubes ; always direct the blow - flames , or work that can cause ing debris away from people , ani - sparks ) in the areas where fuet is mals , glass , and solid objects such mixed , poured , or stored . as trees , automobiles , walls , etc . The • Mix and pour _ el in an outdoor area ; force of air can cause rocks , dirt , or store fuel in a cooI , dry , welt ventilated sticks to be thrown or to ricochet place ; use an approved , marked con - which can hurt people or animals , tainer for all fuel purposes . break glass , or cause other damage . • Do not smoke while handling fuel or • Never run unit without the proper while operating the unit . equipment attached . When using • Make sure the unit is properIy as - your unit as a blower , always install sembIed and in good operating con - blower tubes , When using the op - dition . tional vacuum kit , always install vac - • Do not fill fuel tank while engine is uum tubes and vacuum bag assem - running . bly . Make sure vacuum bag assem - • Avoid spilling fuel or oil . Wipe up fuel bly is completely zipped . spills before starting engine . • Check air intake opening , blower • Move at least t0 feet ( 3 meters ) tubes , and vacuum tubes frequently , away from fuet and fueling site be - always with engine stopped and fore starting engine . spark plug disconnected . Keep vents • Always store gasoline in a container and discharge tubes free of debris approved for flammabIe liquids , which can accumulate and restrict OPERATE YOUR UNIT SAFELY proper air flow . • Never place any object in air intake _ ItWARNING : Stop the engine be - opening as this could restrict proper air fore opening the vacuum inlet door . flow and cause damage to the unit . The engine must be stopped and the • Never use for spreading chemicals , impeller blades no longer turning to fertilizers , or other substances which avoid serious injury from the rotating may contain toxic materials . blades . • To avoid spreading fire , do not use • Inspect unit before each use for near leaf or brush fires , fireplaces , worn , loose , missing , or damaged barbecue pits , ashtrays , etc . parts . Do not use until unit is in • Use only for jobs explained in this proper working order . manual . • Keep outside surfaces free from oil and fuel . MAINTAIN YOUR UNIT PROPERLY • Have all maintenance other than the • Never start or run engine inside a closed room , building or other un - recommended procedures described ventilated area . Breathing exhaust in the instruction manual performed fumes can kitt . by a Sears Service Center . • To avoid static electricity shock , do • Disconnect spark plug before per - not wear rubber gloves or any other forming maintenance except for car - insulated gloves while operating unit . buretor adjustments . • Do not set unit on any surface ex - • Use only recommended Craftsman _ cept a clean , hard area while engine replacement parts ; use of any other is running . Debris such as gravel , parts may void your warranty and sand , dust , grass , etc . could be cause damage to your unit . - 3 -
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• Empty fuet tank before storing the joints , discontinue the use of this tool and seek medical attention . An unit . Use up fuel left in carburetor by starting engine and Ietting it run untit antivibration system does not guarantee it stops . the avoidance of these problems . Users • Do not use any accessory or attach - who operate power tools on a continual ment other than those recommended and regular basis must monitor closely by manufacturer for use with your unit . their physical condition and the condition • Do not store the unit or fuel in a of this toot . closed area where fuet vapors can SPECIAL NOTICE : This unit is equip - reach sparks or an open flame from ped with a temperature limiting muffler hot water heaters , electric motors or and spark arresting screen which switches , furnaces , etc . meets the requirements of California • Store in a dry area out of reach of Codes 4442 and 4443 . All U . S . forest children . land and the states of California , Ida - SAFETY NOTICE : Exposure to vibra - ho . Maine , Minnesota . New Jersey . tions through prolonged use of gasoline Oregon , and Washington require by powered hand tools could cause btood law that many internal combustion en - vessel or nerve damage in the fingers , gines be equipped with a spark arrest - hands , and joints of people prone to cir - ing screen . Ifyou operate in a locale culation disorders or abnormat swelling . where such regulations exist , you are Prolonged use in cold weather has been legally responsible for maintaining the Iinked to biood vesset damage in other - operating condition of these parts . Failure to do so is a violation of the wise healthy people . If symptoms occur law . Refer to the MAINTENANCE sec - such as numbness , pain , toss of tion for information on maintenance of strength , change in skin color or texture , or loss of feeling in the fingers , hands , or the muffler and spark arresting screen . CARTON CONTENTS BLOWER ASSEMBLY Check carton contents against the fol - BLOWER TUBE ASSEMBLY lowing list . If you have already assembled your Model 358.794550 unit for use as a vacuum , remove the Blower vacuum tubes and collection bag . Blower tube 1 . Align the rib on the btower tube Elbow tube with the groove in the blower outlet ; Vacuum bag slide the tube into place . Upper vacuum tube NOTE : Tube clamp must be loose Lower vacuum tube enough to allow blower tube to be in - Gasoline container setted in blower outlet . Loosen tube 2 - Cycle Engine Oil clamp by turning knob counterclockwise . NOTE : tt is normal for the fuel filter to rattle in the empty fuel tank . ASSEMBLY J _ I'WARNING : Stop engine and be sure the impeller blades have stopped turning before opening the vacuum in - let door or attempting to insert or re - move the vacuum tubes . The rotating 2 . Tighten the tube ctamp by turning the knob clockwise . blades can cause serious injury . 3 . To remove the tube , turn the knob _ ItWARNING : tf you receive your to loosen clamp ; remove tube . unit assembled , repeat atl steps to en - VACUUM ASSEMBLY sure your unit is properly assembIed and all fasteners are secure . VACUUM BAG ASSEMBLY A standard screwdriver is required 1 , Open the zipper on the vacuum for assembly . bag and insert the elbow tube . - 4 -
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2 . Push the small end of the elbow Upper Vacuum Tube tube through the small opening in thebag . Elbow Tube Small Jacuum Tube 2 . Insert a screwdriver into the latch area oTi the , , / aCLtUl'flinter oo _ / er . Latch _ Blower Area Outlet Opening Rib NOTE : Make sure edge of the smaIl opening is flush against the flared area _ Inlet Cover of the etbow tube , and the rib on the elbow tube is on the bottom . 3 . Gently titt the handle of the screw - 3 . Close the zipper on the bag . Make driver toward the back of the unit sure the zipper is closed completely . while pulling up on the vacuum in - 4 . Remove blower tube from engine . let cover with ' your other hand . 4 . Hold the vacuum inlet cover open until upper vacuum tube is stalled . Vacuum Inlet - _ Retaining Post ' _ v _ Inlet 5 . Insert the elbow tube into the btow - er outlet , Make sure elbow tube is 5 . Place the hooks on the vacuum tube aligned with the blower outlet on the retaining posts ; pivot tube into groove . position . Secure vacuum tube by 6 . Turn clamp knob clockwise to tight - turning the knob clockwise until tight . eR . 7 . Secure the ends of the shoulder strap by routing the strap through the buckle as shown . Hooks 6 . When converting back to the blow - VACUUM TUBE ASSEMBLY er feature , make sure latch on the 1 . Align the lower vacuum tube asbe vacuum inlet cover is securely fas - shown . Push lower vacuum tu tened . into upper vacuum tube . - 5 -
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SHOULDER STRAP ADJUSTMENT ( for vacuum u _ e only ) 1 . HoId the unit as shown . 2 . Pass the shoulder strap over your head and onto your right shoulder . 3 . Extend your left arm toward the rear of the vacuum bag . 4 . Adjust shoulder strap until the vac - uum bag / shoulder strap seam lies between your thumb and index finger . 5 . Make sure air flows freely from the elbow tube into bag . tf bag is kinked , the unit wilt not operate properly . KNOW YOUR SLOWER 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 . Upper Lower Vacuum Tube Primer Button Choke Lever Fuel Mix Throttle Lever _ Starter Rope Elbow Tube Blower \ Tube \ Rear HandIe THROTTLE LEVER CHOKE LEVER The THROqqLE LEVER is used to select The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the the desired engine speed and to stop the engine to aid in cold starting , Activate engine . Move the throttle lever to the the choke by moving the choke lever to position for full speed operation . the FULL CHOKE position . After engine attempts to start , move the choke lever Move the throttle lever to the _ posi - to the HALF CHOKE position , Once en - tion for idle speed . To stop the engine , gine starts , move choke lever to the move the throttle lever to the STOP posi - tion . RUN position . PRIMER BUTTON The PRIMER BLrTTON removes air from the carburetor and fuel tines and f _ tls them with fuel . This allows you to start the engine with fewer pulls on the starter rope . Activate primer button by pressing it and allowing it to return to its original position . - 6 -
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OPERATING TIPS BEFORE STARTING ENGINE • While vacuuming or blowing debris , A0 & WARNING : Be sure to read the hotd the unit with the muffler side fac - ing away from your body and cIothes fuel information in the safety ruIes ( see OPERATING POSITION ) . before you begin , tf you do not • To reduce the risk of hearing toss understand the safety ruIes , do not associated with sound level ( s ) , hear - attempt to fuet your unit . Call ing protection is required . 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . • To reduce the risk of injury associated FUELING ENGINE with contacting rotating parts , stop the engine before installing or removing _ WARNING : Remove fuel cap attachments . Do not operate without slowly when refueling . guard ( s ) in place . This engine is certified to operate on • Operate power equipment only at rea - unleaded gasoline . Before operation , sonable hours - not early in the morn - gasoline must be mixed with a good ing or late at night when people might be disturbed . Comply with times listed quality synthetic 2 - cycle air - cooled en - in local ordinances . UsuaI recommen - gine oil . We recommend Craftsman dations are 9 : 00 a . m . to 5 : 00 p . m . , brand synthetic oil Mix gasoline and Monday though Saturday . oil at a ratio of 40 : 1 ( A 40 : 1 ratio is ob - • To reduce noise levels , limit the num - tained by mixing 3.2 ounces of oil with ber of pieces of equipment used at 1 gallon of unleaded gasoline ) . oDOil . any one time . NOT USE automotive oil or boat • To reduce noise levels , operate pow - These oils wilt cause engine damage . er blowers at the lowest possible When mixing fuel , follow instructions throttle speed to do the job . printed on container . • Use rakes and brooms to toosen Once oil is added to gasoline , shake debris before blowing . container momentarily to assure that • In dusty conditions , slightly dampennt the fuet is thoroughly mixed . Always surfaces or use a mister attachme read and follow the safety rules relat - when water is avaiIable . ing to fuel before fueling your unit . • Conserve water by using power blow - ers instead of hoses for many lawn IMPORTANT and garden applications , including Experience indicates that alcohol areas such as gutters , screens , patios , blended fuels ( catted gasohot or using grills , porches , and gardens . ethanol or methanol ) can attract mois - • Watch out for children , pets , open ture which leads to separation and windows , or freshly washed cars . formation of acids during storage . Blow debris away safely . Acidic gas can damage the fuel sys - • Use the full blower nozzle extension so the air stream can work close to tem of an engine while in storage . To avoid engine problems , empty the the ground . fuel system before storage for 30 days • After using blowers and other equip - or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the ment , CLEAN UP ! Dispose of debris in trash receptacles . engine and tet it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . Use fresh OPERATING POSITION fuel next season . Never use engine or carburetor clean - er products in the fuel tank or perma - nent damage may occur . Fuel stabilizer is an acceptabIe alter - native in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage . Craftsman brand oit is already blendedE with fuel stabilizer . See the STORAG section for additional information . STOPPING YOUR ENGINE Blower Vacuum • To stop the engine , move the throttle tever to the STOP position . - 7 -
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STARTING THE ENGINE NOTE : If the engine attempts to start before the 5th putt , go to the next step _ II'WARNING : You MUST make sure immediately . the tubes are secure before using the 5 . Move choke lever to HALF CHOKE . unit . 6 , Putt the starter handle sharply until • Fuel engine , Move at least 10 feet ( 3 the engine runs , but no more than meters ) away from the fueling site , 5 pulls ( beIow 30 F , 10 pulls ) , • Hold the unit in the starting positionend 7 . After a 5 second warm - up , move as shown . Make sure the biower the choke lever to the RUN posi - is directed away from people , ani - tion . mals , glass , and solid objects . 8 . Attow the unit to run for 30 more STARTING POSITION seconds at RUN before moving the throttle lever to the _ position . tf the engine has not started after 5 pulls ( at HALF CHOKE ) , repeat the STARTING A COLD ENGINE procedure . tf the engine still does not start , pro - ceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE . Blower 9 . To stop the engine , move the throttle lever to the STOP position . STARTING A WARM ENGINE Vacuum 1 . Move the throttte lever to the 4 _ position . 2 . Pull the starter handle sharply until _ ll WARNING : When starting engine , the engine starts , but no more than hold the unit as illustrated . Do not set 5 pulls . unit on any surface except a clean , hard NOTE : tf the engine has not started , area when starting engine or while en - pull starter handie sharply for 5 more gine is running . Debris such as gravel , pulls . If engine stiIt does not run , it is sand , dust , grass , etc . could be picked probably flooded . Proceed to START - up by the air intake and thrown out ING A FLOODED ENGINE . through the discharge opening , damag - 3 . To stop the engine , move the ing the unit or property , or causing seri - throttle lever to the STOP position . ous injury to bystanders or the operator . STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE STARTING A COLD ENGINE ( or a warm engine aRer running out of Flooded engines can be started by plac - fuel ) ing the choke lever in the RUN position . 1 . Move the throttle lever to the Move throttle lever to the fast position position . z _ ; then , pull rope until engine starts . 2 . Move the choke lever to the FULL After engine starts , move the throttle le - CHOKE position . ver to the slow position _ to aliow en - 3 . Slowly press the primer button 8 gine to idIe . times . Starting could require pulling the starter ThrottIe Lever Primer Button rope many times depending on how badly the unit is flooded . If the unit still doesn't start , refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or caII 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . Choke Lever 4 . Putt starter handle sharply until the engine attempts to run , but no more than 5 pulls ( below 3O ° F , 8 pulls ) . - 8 -
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES CARE & MAINTENANCE TASK WHEN TO PERFORM Before each use Check for loose fasteners and parts Before each use Check for damaged or worn parts After each use Inspect and clean unit and tabels Clean air filter Every 5 hours of operation Inspect muffler and spark arresting screen Every 50 hours of operation Replace spark plug " Yearly Replace fuel filter Yearly Check muffler bolts Yearly INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT z _ _ _ _ _ _ . _ = , _ IIWARNING : Avoid touching muf - AND LABELS fler untess engine and muffler are cold , • After each use , inspect complete unit A hot muffler can cause serious burns , for loose or damaged parts , Clean the unit using a damp cloth with a A _ iI'WARNING : Stop engine and be mitd detergent . sure the impeller blades have stopped • Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth . turning before opening the vacuum in - CLEAN AIR FILTER Iet door or attempting to insert or re - move the vacuum or blower tubes . The rotating blades can cause serious injury , Always disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance or accessing movable parts . G EN ERAL R ECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this unit does not cov - er items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To re - ceive futt value from the warranty , the operator must maintain unit as instruct - ed in this manual . Various adjustments witt need to be made periodically to properly maintain your unit , CHECK FOR LOOSE A dirty air filter decreases engine per - FASTENERS AND PARTS formance and increases fuel consump - • Spark PIug Boot tion and harmful emissions . Always • Air Filter ctean after every 5 hours of operation , • Housing Screws Cleaning the air filter : 1 . Clean the cover and the area CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR around it to keep debris from failing WORN PARTS into the carburetor chamber when Contact Sears Service Center for re - the cover is removed . placement of damaged or worn parts . 2 . Remove parts as illustrated . • Throttle Lever - Ensure throtge tever NOTE : Do not clean filter in gasotine functions propedy by moving the or other flammable solvent . Doing so throttle tever to the STOP position . can create a fire hazard or produce Make sure engine stops ; then restart harmful evaporative emissions . engine and continue . 3 , Wash the fitter in soap and water . • FueI Tank - Do not use unit if fuel tank 4 . Allow filter to dry . shows signs of damage or leaks . 5 , Apply a few drops of oil to the filter ; • Vacuum Bag - Do not use vacuum squeeze filter to distribute oil , bag if it is torn or damaged , 6 , Replace parts . - 9 -
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REPLACE SPARK PLUG 1 . Remove two screws from muffler cover . Remove muffler cover . Repiace spark pIug each year to en - sure the engine starts easier and runs 2 . Loosen and remove the 2 cap better . Set spark plug gap at 0.025 screws from the muffler mounting screw holes . inch . Ignition timing is fixed , nonadjust - able . 3 . Tighten the 2 mounting screws se - 1 . Twist , then putt off spark plug boot . curely . 2 . Remove spark plug from cylinder 4 . Reinstall and tighten the 2 cap and discard . screws securely . 5 . Reinstall muffler cover and 2 3 . Replace with Champion CJ - 6Y spark plug and tighten securely screws . Tighten securely . with a 3 / 4 inch socket wrench . INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK 4 . Reinstall the spark plug boot . ARRESTING SCREEN REPLACE FUEL FILTER _ ILWARNING : The muffler on this To replace fuet fitter , drain unit by run - product contains chemicals known ctoer . ning it dry of fuel , then remove fuel the State of California to cause can cap / retainer assembly from tank . Pulle filter from tank and remove it from th As the unit is used , carbon deposits fuel line . Install new fuel filter on fueI build up on the muffler and spark ar - tine ; reinstall parts . resting screen , and must be removed to avoid creating a fire hazard or af - fecting engine performance . TOP VIEW OF MUFFLER Exhaust \ \ ' l / Fuel Filter / , / Replace the spark arresting screen ev - CHECK MUFFLER MOUNTING ery 50 hours of operation or if any SCREWS damage or breaks in the screen are Once each year , ensure muffIer noted . mounting screws are secure and tight - NOTE : Do not attempt to clean the ened properly to prevent damage . spark arresting screen . 1 . Remove two screws from muffler cover . Remove muffler cover . 2 . Loosen and remove both screws from the exhaust diverten 3 . Remove the exhaust diverter and spark arresting screen . 4 . install new spark arresting screen . 5 . Reinstall exhaust diverter and both screws . Tighten screws securely . Screw Holes 6 . Reinstall muffler cover and 2 screws . Tighten securely . NOTE : The muffler mounting screws are located behind the cap screws . NOTE : If any part of the muffler is The cap screws must be removed to cracked , broken or damaged , we rec - access the mounting screws . ommend that the muffler be replaced . - 10 -
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ADJUSTING PROCEDURE We recommend att service and adjust - ments not listed in this manual be per - CAUTION : Do not force plastic limiter formed by your Sears Service Center , caps on screws beyond the built - in CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT stops or damage witi occur . Initial Setting8 Carburetor adjustment is critical and if done improperly can permanently 1 . Turn both mixture screws ( L and H ) damage the engine as welt as the car - counterclockwise until they stop . 2 . Start engine , let it run for 3 minutes , buretor , if you require further assis - tance or are unsure about performing then proceed to adjust screws ac - this procedure , calt our customer as - cording to the instructions below . If sistance help line at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . engine performance at initiat settings is acceptable , no further adjustments Old fuel , a dirty air filter , a dirty fuel fil - ter , or flooding may give the impres - are necessary , tf engine does not start , refer to TROUBLESHOOTING sion of an improperly adjusted carbu - retor . Check these conditions before TABLE . If still unable to remedy situ - ation , cali 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . adjusting the carburetor . The carburetor has been carefully set Low Speed Mixture Adjustment - L at the factory , Adjustments may be 1 . Allow the engine to idle . necessary if you notice any of the fol - 2 . Turn Iow speed mixture screw ( L ) slowly clockwise until the speed be - lowing conditions : • Engine wiit not idle . See LOW SPEED gins to drop , 3 , Turn the low speed mixture screw MIXTURE ADJUSTMENT ( L ) under ad - ( L ) counterclockwise until the speed justing procedure , increases and then starts to drop • Engine dies or hesitates instead of ac - again . celerating . See ACCELERATION CHECK 4 . Set the low speed mixture screw ( L ) under adjusting procedure , at the midpoint between the two • Loss of power . See MIXTURE ADJUST - positions . MENT ( L or H ) under adjusting proce - High Speed Mixture Adjustment - H dure . CAUTION : Adjust the mixture screw There are two adjustment screws on 1 / 16 of a turn at a time . A 1 / 16 turn is the carburetor . The low speed adjust - about the width of the slot in the top of ment screw is marked with the letter L , the screw . and the high speed adjustment screw 1 . Run engine at futl throttle . is marked with the letter H . The throttle 2 . Turn the high speed mixture screw lever is used to control engine speed . ( H ) counterclockwise until it stops . The throttle lever can be placed in one 3 . Turn the high speed mixture screw offour positions : STOP , iDLE or _ , ( H ) 1 / 18 of a turn clockwise at a time FULLTHROTFLE or _ , and one inter - untit the engine runs smoothly . After mittent position . completing adjustments , check for Primer Button acceleration . Reset if necessary . Acceleration Check Throttle Lever If engine dies or hesitates instead of accelerating , turn the Iow speed mix - ture screw ( L ) counterclockwise until you have smooth acceleration . , / . 4 _ _ - _ Adjustment " H " Adjustment ' U ' - 11 -
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gum deposits during storage . Add stabi - WARNING : Perform the following lizer to gasoline in fuel tank or fuel stor - steps after each use : age container . Fotlow the mix instruc - tions found on stabilizer container . Run • Allow engine to cool , and secure the unit before storing or transporting . engine at least 5 minutes after adding • Store unit and fuel in a welt venti - stabilizer . lated area where fuel vapors cannot Craftsman 40 : 1,2 - cycle engine oit ( air reach sparks or open flames from cooled ) is already blended with fuel water heaters , electric motors or stabilizer , tf you do not use this Sears switches , furnaces , etc . oil , you can add a fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank . • Store unit with all guards in place . Position unit so that any sharp object ENGINE cannot accidentally cause injury . • Remove spark ptug and pour 1 tea - • Store unit and fuel welt out of the spoon of 40 : 1 , 2 - cycle engine oil ( air reach of children . cooled ) through the spark plug open - SEASONAL STORAGE ing . Slowly pull the starter rope 8 to Prepare unit for storage at end of sea - 10 times to distribute oil . son or if it wilt not be used for 30 days • Replace spark plug with new one of or more . recommended type and heat range . If your unit is to be stored for a period • Clean air filter . of time : • Check entire unit for loose screws , • Clean the entire unit before lengthy nuts , and bolts . Replace any dam - storage . aged , broken , or worn parts , • Store in a clean dry area . • At the beginning of the next season , • Lightly oil external metal surfaces . use only fresh fuel having the proper FUEL SYSTEM gasoline to oil ratio . Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERA - OTHER TION section of this manuaI , see mes - • Do not store gasoline from one sea - sage tabeIed IMPORTANT regarding son to another . the use of gasohot in your engine . • Replace your gasoline can if it starts Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alterna - to rust . tive in minimizing the formation of fuel - 12 -
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE _ , WARNING : Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before perform - ing any of the recommended remedies below other than remedies that re - quire operation of the unit . TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not 1 . Engine flooded . t . See " Starting a Flooded Engine " start . in Operation section . 2 . Fill tank with correct fuel mixture . 2 . Fuel tank empty . 3 . hstafl new spark plug . 3 . Spark p } ug not tiring . 4 . Check for dirty fuel filter ; repIace g . Fuel not reaching carburetor . Check for kinked or split fuel line ; repair or replace . 5 . Compression low 5 . Contact your Sears Service Center Engine will not 1 . Fuel not reaching 1 . Check for dirty fuel filter ; replace . idle properly carburetor . Check for kinked or split fuel Iine ; repair or replace . 2 . Carburetor requires 2 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in adjustment Service and Adjustments section 3 . Crankshaft seals worn 3 . Contact your Sears Service Center . 4 . Contact your Sears Service Center . 4 . Compression low Engine wil _ not t . Air filter dirty . 1 . Clean or replace air filter . accelerate , 2 Fuel not reaching 2 Check for dirty fuel filter ; replace . carburetor . Check for kinked or split fuel line ; lacks power , or dies under a repair or replace . load . 3 . Spark plug fouled 3 . Clean or replace spark plug and re - gap . 4 . Replace screen . 4 . Spark arresting screen clogged . 5 Carburetor requires 5 See " Carburetor Adjustment " in adjustment . Service and Adjustments section . 6 Contact your Sears Service Center 6 Carbon build up . 7 Contact your Sears Service Center . 7 Compression low . Engine smokes t . Choke partially on . t Adjust choke . excessively . 2 . Fue _ mixture incorrect . 2 Empty fuel tank and refill with correct fuel mixture . 3 . Air filter dirty . 3 Clean or replace air filter 4 . Carburetor requires 4 See " Carburetor Adjustment " in adjustment . Service and Adjustments section . Engine runs hot . t Fuet mixture incorrect . t . See " Fueling Engine " in Operation section . 2 . Spark plug incorrect . 2 . Replace with correct spark plug . 3 Carburetor requires 3 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in adjustment . Service and Adjustments section . 4 . Contact your Sears Service Center 4 Carbon build up YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OB - small off - road engine for the periods of LIGATIONS : The U . S . Environmental time listed below provided there has Protection Agency / California Air Re - been no abuse , neglect , or improper sources Board and Sears , Roebuck and maintenance of your smaII off - road en - Co . , U . S . A . , are pleased to explain the gine engine . Your emission controI sys - emissions control system warranty on tem includes parts such as the carbure - your year 2000 - 2003 small off - road en - tor and the ignition system . Where a warrantable condition exists , Sears wilt gine . In California , all new small off - road engines must be designed , built , and repair your small off - road engine engine equipped to meet the State's stringent at no cost to you . Expenses covered un - anti - smog standards . Sears must war - der warranty include diagnosis , partsAR - and labor . MANUFACTURER'S W rant the emission control system on your - 13 -
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RANTY COVERAGE : If any emissions not scheduled for replacement as re - related part on your engine ( as listed un - quired maintenance , or which is sched - der Emissions Control Warranty Parts uled only for reguIar inspection to the List ) is defective or a defect in the mate - effect of " repair or replace as necessary " rials or workmanship of the engine shall be warranted for 2 years , Any war - causes the faiture of such an emission ranted part which is scheduled for re - related part , the part will be repaired or placement as required maintenance reptaced by Sears . OWNER'S WAR - shall be warranted for the period of time RANTY RESPONSIBILITIES : As the up to the first scheduled replacement small off - road engine engine owner , you point for that part . DIAGNOSIS : The are responsible for the performance of owner shail not be charged for diagnos - the required maintenance listed in your tic labor which leads to the determina - instruction manual Sears recommends tion that a warranted part is defective if that you retain all receipts covering the diagnostic work is performed at an maintenance on your small off - road en - approved Sears Service Center . CON - gine , but Sears cannot deny warranty SEQUENTIAL DAMAGES : Sears may solely for the lack of receipts or for your be liable for damages to other engine failure to ensure the performance of aII components caused by the failure of a scheduled maintenance , As the small warranted part still under warranty . off - road engine engine owner , you WHAT IS NOT COVERED : Atl failures should be aware that Sears may deny caused by abuse , negtect , or improper you warranty coverage if your small off - maintenance are not covered . ADD - ON road engine engine or a part of it has OR MODIFIED PARTS : The use of failed due to abuse , neglect , improper add - on or modified parts can be maintenance , unapproved modifications , grounds for disallowing a warranty ctaim . or the use of parts not made or ap - Sears is not liabie to cover faitures of proved by the original equipment warranted parts caused by the use of manufacturer . You are responsible for add - on or modified parts . HOW TO presenting your small off - road engine to FILE A CLAIM : If you have any ques - a Sears authorized repair center as tions regarding your warranty rights and soon as a problem exists . Warranty re - responsibilities , you shouid contact yourall pairs should be completed in a reason - nearest authorized service center or c abte amount of time , not to exceed 30 Sears at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WHERE TO days , If you have any questions regard - GET WARRANTY SERVICE : Warranty ing your warranty rights and responsibili - services or repairs shall be provided at ties , you shouId contact your nearest all Sears Service Centers . Call authorized service center or calI Sears 1 - 800 - 489 - 4883 . at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WARRANTY COM - MAINTENANCE , REPLACEMENT MENCEMENT DATE : The warranty pe - AND REPAIR OF EMISSION RE - riod begins on the date the small off - LATED PARTS : Any Sears approved road engine is purchased . LENGTH OF replacement part used in the perfor - COVERAGE : This warranty shall be for mance of any warranty maintenance or a period of two years from the initial date repair on emission related parts wiII be of purchase . WHAT IS COVERED : RE - PAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS . provided without charge to the owner if the part is under warranty . EMISSION Repair or replacement of any warranted CONTROL WARRANTY PARTS LIST : part will be performed at no charge to the owner at an approved Sears Service Carburetor , Ignition System : Spark Plug ( covered up to maintenance schedule ) , Center . If you have any questions re - Ignition Module , Muffler including cata - garding your warranty rights and respon - sibilities , you shouId contact your near - lyst . MAINTENANCE STATEMENT : est authorized service center or calf The owner is responsible for the perfor - Sears at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4683 . WARRANTY mance of all required maintenance as defined in the instruction manual PERIOD : Any warranted part which is This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use : [ ] Moderate ( 50 hours ) [ ] Intermediate ( 125 hours ) [ ] Extended ( 300 hours ) - 14 -
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