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Instruction Manual I â¬ : RAFTSMA # Â° I 25cc / 1.5 cu . in . 2 - Cycle 17 Inch Cutting Path / 0.080 In . Line GASOLINE WEEDWAOKER Â® 358.795590 â¢ Safety â¢ Assembly Model No . _ _ , _ / _ _ â¢ Operation â¢ Maintenance â¢ Parts List . _ â¢ Espar _ ol / . . o Â® For Occasional Use Only Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating WARNING : 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 . â¢ 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 ( Hours listed are Central Time ) Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . 530088371 1 / 23 / 02
Warranty Statement 2 Storage 17 Safety Rules 3 Troubleshooting Table 18 Assembly 9 Emissions Statement 18 Operation 10 Parts List 20 Maintenance 14 Spanish 23 Service & Adjustments 15 Parts and Ordering Back Cover FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN Â® GASOLINE POWERED WEEDWACKER Â® LINE TRIMMER . For one year from the date of purchase , when this Craftsman Gasoline Powered Weedwacker Line Trimmer is maintained , lubricated , and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in this manual , Sears will repair , free of charge , any defect in materials or workmanship . This warranty excludes nylon line , spark plug , and air filter , which are expendable parts and become worn during normal use . If this Weedwacker Line Trimmer is used for commercial purposes , this warranty ap - plies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . If this Weedwacker Line Trimmer is used for rental purposes , this warranty applies for only 30 days from the date of pur - chase . This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE WEEDWACKER LINE TRIMMER 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 Only the following Gasoline Powered Combination Gardening Appliance power - head models and their respective attachments have been Classified by Under - writers Laboratories , Inc . , in accordance with the applicable safety requirements . Powerbead including trimmer attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358.795590 Optional brusbcutter attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358.792430 Optional blower attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358.792420 The following attachment is Listed by Underwriter's Laboratories , Inc . , in accor - dance with UL Standard 1602 , " Gasoline - Engine - Powered , Rigid - Cutting Mem - ber Edgers and Edge - Trimmers = " Optional edger attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358.792400
OPERATOR SAFETY 4 ' LWARNINGW : heunsinggar - â¢ Dress properly . Always wear safety deninagppliancbeass , iscafetpyre - glasses or similar eye protection cautionmsusatlwaybsefollowetod when operating , or performing main - reducteheriskoffireandserious tenance , on your unit ( safety injuryR . eaadndfollowallinstructions . glasses are available ) . Eye protec - tion should be marked Z87 . This power unit can be dangerous ! Op - erator is responsible for following â¢ Always wear face or dust mask if op - instructions and warnings on unit and inl eration is dusty . manual . Read entire instruction manua â¢ Always wear heavy , long pants , long before using unit ! Be thoroughly familiar sleeves , boots , and gloves . Wear - with the controls and the proper use of ing safety leg guards is recom - the unit . Restrict the use of this unit to mended . persons who have read , understand , â¢ Always wear foot protection . Do not and will follow the instructions and go barefoot or wear sandals . Stay warnings on the unit and in the manual . clear of spinning line . Never allow children to operate this unit . â¢ 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 . INSTRUCTION SAFETY INFORMATION â¢ Being fully covered also helps pro - MANUAL ON THE UNIT tect you from debris and pieces of A toxic plants thrown by spinning line . DANGER : Never use blades â¢ Stay Alert . Do not operate this unit with line trimmer attachment . Never when you are tired , ill , upset or un - use flailing devices with any attach - der the influence of alcohol , drugs , ment . This unit ( when used with sup - or medication . Watch what you are plied line trimmer attachment ) is de - doing ; use common sense . signed for line trimmer use only . Use â¢ Wear hearing protection . of any other accessories with line trim - â¢ Never start or run inside a closed mer attachment will increase the risk room or building . Breathing exhaust of injury . fumes can kill . â¢ Keep handles free of oil and fuel . â¢ Always keep engine on the right @ 00 hand side of your body . â¢ Hold the unit firmly with both hands . all . WARNING : Trimmer line throws â¢ Keep trimmer head ( or other option - objects violently . You and others can be al attachment ) below waist level and blinded / injured . Wear eye and leg away from all parts of your body . Do protection . Keep body parts clear of ro - not raise engine above your waist . tating line . â¢ Keep all parts of your body away Eye Protection from muffler and spinning line ( or other optional attachment ) . Keep / Hazard 7one engine below waist level . A hot muf - fler can cause serious burns . â¢ Keep firm footing and balance . Do not overreach or use from unstable surfaces such as ladders , trees , lm * Boots steep slopes , rooftops , etc . â¢ Use only in daylight or good artificial Keep children , bystanders , and animals light . 50 feet ( 15 meters ) away . Stop unit im - â¢ Use only for jobs explained in this mediately if approached . manual ( or manuals for optional at - If situations occur which are not cov - tachments ) . ered in this manual , use care and good judgment . If you need assis - tance , contact your Sears Service Center or call 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 .
UNIT / MAINTENANCE SAFETY â¢ Store unit so line limiter blade can - â¢ Disconnect the spark plug before not accidentally cause injury . The performing maintenance except car - unit can be hung by the tube . â¢ Store unit out of reach of children . buretor adjustments . â¢ Look for and replace damaged or SAFETY NOTICE : Exposure to vibra - loose parts before each use . Look tions through prolonged use of gaso - for and repair fuel leaks before use . line powered hand tools could cause Keep in good working condition . blood vessel or nerve damage in the â¢ Replace trimmer head parts that are fingers , hands , and joints of people chipped , cracked , broken , or dam - prone to circulation disorders or ab - aged in any other way before using normal swellings . Prolonged use in the unit . cold weather has been linked to blood â¢ Maintain unit according to recom - vessel damage in otherwise healthy mended procedures . Keep cutting people . If symptoms occur such as line at proper length . numbness , pain , loss of strength , â¢ Use only 0.080 inch ( 2 mm ) diame - change in skin color or texture , or loss ter Craftsman ( R ) brand line . Never of feeling in the fingers , hands , or use wire , rope , string , etc . joints , discontinue the use of this - tool and seek medical attention . An anti â¢ Install required shield properly be - fore using the unit . Use only speci - vibration system does not guarantee fied trimmer head ; make sure it is the avoidance of these problems . Us - properly installed and securely fas - ers who operate power tools on a con - tened . tinual and regular basis must monitor â¢ Make sure unit is assembled cor - closely their physical condition and the condition of this tool . rectly as shown in this manual . â¢ Make carburetor adjustments with SPECIAL NOTICE : This unit is lower end supported to prevent line equipped with a temperature limiting from contacting any object . muffler and spark arresting screen â¢ Keep others away when making car - which meets the requirements of Cali - fornia Codes 4442 and 4443 . All U . S . buretor adjustments . â¢ Use only recommended Craftsman forest land and the states of California , accessories and replacement parts . Idaho , Maine , Minnesota , New Jersey , â¢ Have all maintenance and service Oregon , and Washington require by not explained in this manual per - law that many internal combustion en - formed by a Sears Service Center . gines be equipped with a spark arrest - FUEL SAFETY ing screen . If you operate in a locale where such regulations exist , you are â¢ Mix and pour fuel outdoors . legally responsible for maintaining the â¢ Keep away from sparks or flames . operating condition of these parts . â¢ Use a container approved for fuel . Failure to do so is a violation of the â¢ Do not smoke or allow smoking near law . For normal homeowner use , the fuel or the unit . muffler and spark arresting screen will â¢ Avoid spilling fuel or oil . Wipe up all not require any service . After 50 fuel spills . hours of use , we recommend that your â¢ Move at least 10 feet ( 3 meters ) muffler be serviced or replaced by a away from fueling site before start - Sears Service Center . ing engine . LINE TRIMMER SAFETY â¢ Stop engine and allow to cool before removing fuel cap . , _ IkWARNING : Inspect the area to â¢ Always store gasoline in a container be trimmed before each use . Remove approved for flammable liquids . TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE objects ( rocks , broken glass , nails , wire , etc . ) which can be thrown by or â¢ Allow engine to cool before storing become entangled in line . Hard ob - or transporting in vehicle . jects can damage the trimmer head â¢ Empty the fuel tank before storing or and be thrown causing serious injury . transporting the unit . Use up fuel left in the carburetor by starting the en - â¢ Use only for trimming , scalping , mow - gine and letting it run until it stops . ing and sweeping . Do not use for â¢ Store unit and fuel in area where fuel edging , pruning or hedge trimming . vapors cannot reach sparks or open â¢ Cut only from your right to your left . flames from water heaters , electric Cutting on left side of the shield will motors or switches , furnaces , etc . throw debris away from the operator .
ADDITIONASLAFETY RULES â¢ Always push the unit slowly over the FOR OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS ground . Stay alert for uneven side - walks , holes in the terrain , large roots , etc . ' _ , WARNING : For each optional â¢ Always use the handlebar when us - attachment used , read entire opera - tors manual before use and follow all ing edger attachment . warnings and instructions in manual BLOWER / VACUUM SAFETY and on attachment . _ , WARNING : Inspect area before , _ WARNING : Ensure handlebar is starting unit . Remove all debris and installed when using edger or brush - hard objects such as rocks , glass , cutter attachments . Attach handlebar wire , etc . that can ricochet , be thrown , above arrow on safety label on the up - or otherwise cause injury or damage per tube ( engine end of unit ) . If your during operation . edger or brushcutter attachment does â¢ Do not set unit on any surface ex - not include a handlebar , a handlebar cept a clean , hard area while engine accessory kit ( # 530071451 ) is avail - is running . Debris such as gravel , able from your Sears Service Center . sand , dust , grass , etc . , could be picked up by the air intake and thrown out through discharge open - ing , damaging unit , property , or _ _ ndlebar causing serious injury to bystanders or operator . EDGER SAFETY â¢ Never place objects inside the blow - er tubes , vacuum tubes or blower _ L . WARNING : Inspect the area to outlet . Always direct the blowing de - be edged before each use . Remove bris away from people , animals , objects ( rocks , broken glass , nails , glass , and solid objects such as wire , etc . ) which can be thrown by the trees , automobiles , walls , etc . The blade or can wrap around the shaft . force of air can cause rocks , dirt , or â¢ Blade rotates momentarily after the sticks to be thrown or to ricochet trigger is released . The blade can which can hurt people or animals , seriously cut you or others . break glass , or cause other damage . â¢ Allow blade to stop before removing â¢ Never run unit without the proper it from the cut . equipment attached . When using Blade rotates Allow bladeto stop your unit as a blower , always install before removing it blower tubes . after the from the cut . â¢ Check air intake opening , blower tubes or vacuum tubes frequently , always with engine stopped and spark plug disconnected . Keep vents and discharge tubes free of debris which can accumulate and restrict proper air flow . â¢ Throw away blades that are bent , â¢ Never place any object in air intake warped , cracked , broken or dam - opening as this could restrict proper aged in any other way . Replace air flow and cause damage to the parts that are cracked , chipped , or unit . damaged before using the unit . â¢ Never use for spreading chemicals , â¢ Do not attempt to remove cut materi - fertilizers , or other substances which al nor hold material to be cut when may contain toxic materials . the engine is running or when cut - â¢ To avoid spreading fire , do not use ting blade is moving . near leaf or brush fires , fireplaces , â¢ Always keep the wheel and depth barbecue pits , ashtrays , etc . adjusting skid in contact with the ground .
BRUSHCUTTER SAFETY Pri Â° o Â° s Â° e Â° Sis _ DANGER : Blade can thrust vio - lently away from material it does not cut . Blade thrust can cause amputation of arms or legs . â¢ Use only specified blade and make sure it is properly installed and se - curely fastened . â¢ Cut from your right to your left , â¢ Always use the handlebar and a properly adjusted shoulder strap with blade ( see ASSEMBLY instruc - tions in brushcutter attachment in - struction manual ) . ArLWARNING : Do not use trimmer CULTIVATOR SAFETY head as a fastening device for the blade . _ ' WARNING : Rotating tines can cause serious injury . Keep away from rotating tines . Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug before un - clogging tines or making repairs . _ WARNING : The blade contin - ues to spin after the throttle is re - leased or engine is turned off . The coasting blade can throw objects or seriously cut you if accidentally touched . Stop the blade by contacting the left hand side of the coasting nWARNING : Inspect the area to blade with material already cut . be cultivated before starting the unit . Remove all debris and hard and sharp S _ Â° dPeCl _ iyoSn'grtact . _ . _ objects such as rocks , vines , branch - es , rope , string , etc . â¢ Avoid heavy contact with solid ob - with cut materiaL _ jects that might stop the tines . If heavy contact occurs , stop the en - gine and inspect the unit for dam - age . Â® â¢ Never operate the cultivator without the tine cover in place and properly secured . A â¢ Keep the tines and guard clear of debris . dl _ WARNING : Inspect the area bto - be cut before each use . Remove o â¢ After striking a foreign object , stop jects ( rocks , broken glass , nails , wire , the engine , disconnect the spark etc . ) which can be thrown or become plug and inspect the cultivator for entangled in the blade or trimmer line . damage . Repair before restarting . â¢ Disconnect attachment from the â¢ Throw away and replace blades that are bent , warped , cracked , broken drive engine before cleaning there - tines with a hose and water to or damaged in any other way . â¢ Install required shield properly be - move any build - up . Oil the tines to prevent rust . fore using the unit . Use the metal shield for all metal blade use . â¢ Always wear gloves when servicing or cleaning the tines . The tines be - , _ . WARNING : Only use brushcut - come very sharp from use . ter attachments that provide a metal â¢ Do not run unit at high speed unless shield with proboscis nose . cultivating . 6
HEDGE TRIMMER SAFETY moving . Keep hands , face and feet at a distance from all moving parts . Do , _ DANGER : RISK OF CUT ; KEEP not attempt to touch or stop the blade HANDS AWAY FROM BLADE - Blade when it is moving . moves momentarily after the trigger is released . Do not attempt to clear away cut material when the blade is in motion . Make sure the switch is in the OFF posi - tion , the spark plug wire is discon - nected , and the blade has stopped moving before removing jammed mate - rial from the cutting blade . Do not grab or hold the unit by the cutting blade . Blades move Allow blades to stop ' _ , WARNING : Falling objects can momentarily before removingcut . cause severe head injury . Wear head after the them from the protection when operating this unit trigger is with a pole pruner attachment . _ WARNING : Inspect the area be - fore starting the unit . Remove all de - bris and hard objects such as rocks , glass , wire , etc . that can ricochet , be thrown , or otherwise cause injury or A4 _ WARNING : To prevent serious damage during operation . injury , do not use more than one boom â¢ Do not use a cutting blade that is extension with a pole pruner attach - bent , warped , cracked , broken or ment . damaged in any other way . Have worn or damaged parts replaced by _ , WARNING : Keep the pruner your Sears Service Center . away from power lines or electrical â¢ Always keep unit in front of your wires . body . Keep all parts of your body â¢ Only use for pruning limbs or away from the cutting blade . branches up to 4 inches in diameter . â¢ Keep the cutting blade and air vents clear of debris . â¢ Do not operate the unit faster than the speed needed to prune . Do not POLE PRUNER SAFETY run the unit at high speed when not _ WARNING : Reciprocating blade pruning . can cause severe injury . Inspect the â¢ Always stop the unit when work is delayed or when walking from one unit before use . Do not operate unit cutting location to another . with a bent , cracked or dull blade . Keep away from the blade . â¢ If you strike or become entangled with a foreign object , stop the engine _ WARNING : The reciprocating immediately and check for damage = Have any damage repaired by at - blade is sharp . Do not touch . To pre - Sears Service Center before a vent serious injury , always stop engine and ensure blades have stopped tempting further operations . Discard blades that are bent , warped , moving , disconnect spark plug , and cracked or broken . wear gloves when changing or han - â¢ Stop the unit immediately if you feel dling the blade . excessive vibration . Vibration is a _ . WARNING : A coasting blade sign of trouble . Inspect thoroughly can cause injury while it continues to for loose nuts , bolts or damage be - move after the engine is stopped . fore continuing . Contact Sears Ser - Maintain proper control of the unit until vice for repair or replacement of af - the blade has completely stopped fected parts as necessary .
SNOW THROWER SAFETY â¢ Make sure the rotor will spin freely before attaching the snowthrower to _ IWARNING : Keep hands and the powerhead . feet away from the rotor when starting â¢ If the rotor will not rotate freely due or running the engine . Never attempt to frozen ice , thaw the unit before to clear the rotor with the engine / motor thoroughly before attempting to op - running . Stop engine and disconnect erate under power . spark plug before unclogging snow or â¢ Keep the rotor clear of debris . debris from discharge chute or when â¢ Do not throw snow near other adjusting vanes , people . The snow thrower could propel small objects at high speed causing injury . â¢ After striking a foreign object , stop the engine , disconnect spark plug and inspect the snowthrower for damage and repair if necessary be - . . . . I fore restarting unit . â¢ Never operate the snowthrower near glass enclosures , automobiles and trucks . 4BIWARNING : Never lean over dis - â¢ Never attempt to use the snow - charge chute . Rocks or debris could thrower on a roof . be thrown into the eyes and face and â¢ Never operate the snowthrower near cause serious injury or blindness . window wells , dropoffs , etc . â¢ Never discharge snow onto public WARNING : Inspect the area roads or near moving traffic . where the unit is to be used . Remove â¢ Clear snow from slopes by going up objects that could be thrown or dam - and down ; never across . Use cau - age the unit . Some objects may be tion when changing directions . Nev - hidden by fallen snow - be alert for er clear snow from steep slopes . the possibility . â¢ Let snowthrower run for a few min - utes after clearing snow so moving â¢ Direct material discharge away from parts do not freeze . glass enclosures , automobiles , etc . â¢ Look behind and use care when â¢ Do not run engine at high speed backing up . Exercise caution to while not removing snow . avoid slipping or falling , especially â¢ Be attentive when using the snow - when operating in reverse . thrower , and stay alert for holes - in â¢ Know how to stop quickly . the terrain and other hidden haz ards .
CARTOCNONTENTS Coupler Primary Hole \ / Guide Recess Checckartocnontenatsgaintshtefol - lowinlgist . Mode3l58 , 795590 â¢ Powerhead â¢ TrimmAerttachment U I Lookingl _ , _ " pper Release Lower â¢ Shield Tube Attachment Button â¢ WingNut ( screweodntoshield ) â¢ ContainoefOr il dmWARNING : Make sure the lock - ExaminpeartfsordamagDe . onot usedamagepdarts . ing / release button is locked in the pri - mary hole and the knob is securely NOTEIf : youneedassistanocrefind tightened before operating the unit . partsmissinogrdamagecda , ll All attachments are designed to be 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . used in the primary hole . Itisnormafolrthefuefliltetrorattlein For optional attachments , see the AS - theemptfyuetlank . SEMBLY section of the applicable at - Findinfugeol roilresiduoenmuffleisr tachment instruction manual . normadluetocarburetaodrjustmentsATTACHING SHIELD andtestindgonebythemanufacturer . _ , WARNING : The shield must be ASSEMBLY properly installed . The shield provides , _ WARNING : If received as - partial protection from the risk of thrown objects to the operator and others and sembled , repeat all steps to ensure is equipped with a line limiter blade your unit is properly assembled and all which cuts excess line to the proper fasteners are secure . length . The line limiter blade ( on under - INSTALLING TRIMMER ATTACH - side of shield ) is sharp and can cut you . MENT For proper orientation of shield , seein KNOW YOUR TRIMMER illustration OP - CAUTION : When installing trimmer ERATION section . attachment , place the unit on a flat surface for stability . 1 . Remove wing nut from shield . 2 . Insert bracket into slot as shown . 1 . Loosen the coupler by turning the knob counterclockwise . 3 . Pivot shield until bolt passes through hole in bracket . 4 . Securely tighten wing nut onto Coupler bolt . _ OOSEN Shield _ , _ Slot _ . . . . _ _ . . - - - - _ / \ \ Bracket TIGHTEN Knob 2 . Remove the tube cap from the \ _ Wing trimmer attachment ( if present ) . Line Limiter Blade f Nut 3 . Position locking / release button of attachment into guide recess of ADJUSTING THE HANDLE coupler . 4 . Push the attachment into the cou - _ , WARNING : When adjusting tile pler until the locking / release button handle , be sure it remains between snaps into the primary hole . the trigger and the arrow on the safety 5 . Before using the unit , tighten the label . knob securely by turning clock - 1 . Loosen wing nut on handle . wise . 2 . Rotate the handle on the tube to an upright position ; retighten wing nut . 9
KNOWYOUR 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 Coupler Tube ' _ Trimmer X4 _ ON / OFF Switch Head Spark Plug Shield Primer Bulb Line Limiter S Blade Throttle Trigger Muffler CHOKE ON / OFF SWITCH The ON / OFF switch is located on the The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the trigger handle and is used to stop the engine to aid in cold starting . Activate engine . Move the switch to the OFF the choke by moving the choke lever to position to stop the engine . the FULL CHOKE position . After the en - PRIMER BULB gine attempts to start , move the choke The PRIMER BULB removes air from lever to the HALF CHOKE position . Once the carburetor and fuel lines and fills engine has started , move the choke le - ver to the OFF CHOKE position . them with fuel . This allows you to start COUPLER the engine with fewer pulls on the starter rope . Activate the primer bulb The COUPLER enables optional at - by pressing it and allowing it to return tachments to be installed on the unit . to its original form . BEFORE STARTING ENGINE of gasoline to achieve the proper fuel mixture . _ WARNING : Be sure to read DO NOT USE automotive oil or boat oil . the fuel information in the safety rules These oils will cause engine damage . before you begin . If you do not under - When mixing fuel , follow instructions stand the safety rules , do not attempt printed on container . to fuel your unit . Call 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . Once oil is added to gasoline , shake FUELING ENGINE container momentarily to assure that the fuel is thoroughly mixed . Always _ WARNING : Remove fuel cap read and follow the safety rules relating to fuel before fueling your unit . slowly when refueling . IMPORTANT This engine is certified to operate on Experience indicates that alcohol unleaded gasoline . Before operation , blended fuels ( called gasohol or using gasoline must be mixed with a good ethanol or methanol ) can attract mois - quality synthetic 2 - cycle air - cooled ture which leads to separation and engine oil . We recommend Craftsman formation of acids during storage . brand synthetic oil . Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio of 40 : 1 . A 40 : 1 ratio is Acidic gas can damage the fuel sys - tem of an engine while in storage . obtained by mixing 3.2 ounces of oil with 1 gallon of unleaded gasoline . To avoid engine problems , empty the Included with this trimmer is a 3.2 fuel system before storage for 30 days ounce container of oil . Pour the entire or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the contents of this container into 1 gallon engine and let it run until the fuel lines 10
andcarbureatoreremptyU . sefresh 7 . As soon as engine sounds as if it fuenl exsteason . is trying to start , move choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position . Neveurseenginoercarburectoleran - 8 . Pull starter rope sharply until engine erproducitnsthefuetlankorperma - runs , but no more than 6 pulls . nendt amagmeayoccur . NOTE : If the engine doesn't start SeetheSTORAsGecEtiofnoraddition - after 6 pulls ( at the HALF CHOKE alinformation . position ) , move the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position and HOWTOSTOPYOURUNIT press the primer bulb 6 times . â¢ Tostoptheenginem , ovtehe Squeeze and hold the throttle trig - ON / OsFwFitcthotheOFpFosition . ger and pull the starter rope 2 â¢ Ifengindeoesnost topm , ovechoke more times . Move the choke lever levetroFULCLHOKpEosition . to the HALF CHOKE position and pull the starter rope until the en - " _ D , _ . . _ " _ ON / OFF gine runs , but no more than 6 pulls . If the engine still doesn't _ Switch start , it is probably flooded . Pro - ceed to STARTING A FLOODED EN - GINE . Throttle Tr - - _ ig _ Xr - _ " " 9 . Once the engine starts , allow it to run 10 seconds , then move theE HOW TO START YOUR UNIT choke lever to the OFF CHOK _ WARNING : The trimmer head position . Allow the unit to run forE 30 more seconds at OFF CHOK will turn while starting the engine . before releasing the throttle trigger . Avoid any contact with the muffler . As . hot muffler can cause serious burn NOTE : If engine dies with the choke lever in the OFF CHOKE STARTING A COLD ENGINE ( or a position , move the choke lever to warm engine after running out of the HALF CHOKE position and pull fuel ) the rope until engine runs , but no more than 6 pulls . STARTING A WARM ENGINE 1 . Move ON / OFF switch to the ON position . 2 . Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position . 3 . Squeeze and hold the throttle trig - ger . Keep throttle trigger fully 1 . Set unit on a flat surface . squeezed until the engine runs 2 . Move ON / OFF switch to the ON smoothly . position . 4 . Pull starter rope sharply until en - 3 . Slowly press the primer bulb 6 gine runs , but no more than 5 times . pulls . 4 . Move choke lever to the FULL 5 . Allow engine to run 15 seconds , CHOKE position . then move the choke lever to the 5 . Squeeze the throttle trigger fully OFF CHOKE position . and hold through all remaining NOTE : If engine has not started , pull steps . starter rope 5 more pulls . If engine still Starter Primer Bulb does not run , it is probably flooded . Handle N _ 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 Lever _ ' _ l " Â£ _ J . I I / ' Muffler many times depending on how badly the unit is flooded . 6 . Pull starter rope handle sharply If the unit still doesn't start , refer to until engine sounds as if it is trying TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call to start , but do not pull rope more than 6 times . 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . 11
OPERATITNHGECOUPLER Coupler Primary Hole Guide Recess Thismodeislequippwedithacoupler whichenables optional attachments to be installed . The optional attach - ments are : Edger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358.79240010 Cultivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358.7924 Upper Locking / Attachment Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358.792420 Tube Release Brushcutter . . . . . . . . . . . . 358.792430 Button OPERATING POSITION _ . WARNING : Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before re - moving or installing attachments . ALWAYS WEAR : REMOVING TRIMMER ATTACH - MENT ( OR OTHER OPTIONAL AT - TACHMENTS ) Long Pant _ _ Protection CAUTION : When removing or instal - ling attachments , place tile unit on a flat surface for stability . 1 . Loosen the coupler by turning the knob counterclockwise . Heavy Shoe _ . . _ upper Tube Coupler Lower \ Cut only from your right to your left . Attachment AMIIWARNING : Always wear eye protection . Never lean over the trim - mer head . Rocks or debris can rico - chet or be thrown into eyes and faceus TIGHTEN Knob and cause blindness or other serio 2 . Press and hold the locking / release injury . button . When operating unit , stand as shown Locking / Release and check for the following : Button â¢ Wear eye protection and heavy clothing . â¢ Hold trigger handle with right hand and assist handle with left hand . Upper Tube â¢ Keep unit below waist level . Lower Attachment â¢ Cut only from your right to your left 3 . While securely holding the engine to ensure debris is thrown away and upper tube , pull the attach - from you . Without bending over , ment straight out of the coupler . keep line near and parallel to the INSTALLING OPTIONAL ATTACH - ground and not crowded into materi - MENTS al being cut . 1 . Remove the tube cap from the at - Do not run the engine at a higher tachment ( if present ) . speed than necessary . The cutting 2 . Position locking / release button of line will cut efficiently when the engineer attachment into guide recess of is run at less than full throttle . At low coupler . speeds , there is less engine noise and 3 . Push the attachment into the cou - vibration . The cutting line will last pler until the locking / release button longer and will be less likely to " weld " snaps into the primary hole . onto the spool . 4 . Before using the unit , tighten the Always release the throttle trigger and knob securely by turning clock - allow the engine to return to idle wise . speed when not cutting . _ WARNING : Make sure the lock - To stop engine : ing / release button is locked in the pri - â¢ Release the throttle trigger . â¢ Move the ON / OFF switch to the OFF mary hole and the knob is securely tightened before operating the unit . position . 12
TRIMMER LINE ADVANCE the ground and at an angle . Allow only the tip of the line to make contact . Do . The cutting head advances line au - not force trimmer line into work area tomatically . Do not tap head on the ground to advance line . This may break parts and cause cutting head to malfunction . T . mr . , ng Upon unit start up , the line will advance automatically to the correct cutting path length . Always keep the shield in place when 3 , , - / Semi Above Ground the tool is being operated . SCALPING - The scalping technique WARNING : Use only 0.080 " removes unwanted vegetation down ( 2 mm ) diameter round line . Other to the ground . Hold the bottom of the sizes and shapes of line will not ad - trimmer head about 3 in . ( 8 cm ) above vance properly and will result in im - the ground and at an angle . Allow the proper cutting head function or can tip of the line to strike the ground cause serious injury . Do not use other around trees , posts , monuments , etc . materials such as wire , string , rope , This technique increases line wear . etc . Wire can break off during cutting and become a dangerous missile that Scalping can cause senous injury . CUTTING METHODS _ 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 MOWING - Your trimmer is ideal for causing a serious hazard . mowing in places conventional lawn â¢ The tip of the line does the cutting . mowers cannot reach . In the mowing You will achieve the best perform - position , keep the line parallel to the ance and minimum line wear by not ground . Avoid pressing the head into crowding the line into the cutting the ground as this can scalp the area . The right and wrong ways are ground and damage the tool . shown below . Tip of the Une Line Crowded Into Mowing Does The Cutting Work Area Right â¢ The line will easily remove grass and weeds from around walls , fences , trees and flower beds , but its SWEEPING - The fanning action of also can cut the tender bark of tree the rotating line can be used to blow or shrubs and scar fences . away loose debris from an area . Keep â¢ For trimming or scalping , use lesslife the line parallel to and above the area than full throttle to increase line surface and swing the tool from side and decrease head wear , especially : to side . â¢ During light duty cutting . â¢ Near objects around which the line can wrap such as small posts , trees or fence wire . Sweeping _ . . . . . . â¢ 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 13
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE WARNING : Disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments . 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 labels Clean air filter Every 5 hours of operation Inspect muffler and spark arresting screen Every 50 hours of operation Replace spark plug Yearly GENERAL RECOMMEN DATIONS CLEAN AIR FILTER The warranty on this unit does not A dirty air filter decreases engine per - formance and increases fuel con - cover items that have been subjected sumption and harmful emissions . Al - to operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , ways clean after every 5 hours of the operator must maintain unit as operation . instructed in this manual . Various ad - 1 . Clean the cover and the area justments will need to be made peri - around it to keep dirt from fallinghen into the carburetor chamber w odically to properly maintain your unit . the cover is removed . CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS AND PARTS 2 . Remove parts as illustrated . NOTE : To avoid creating a fire hazard â¢ Spark Plug Boot or producing harmful evaporative â¢ Air Filter emissions , do not clean filter in gaso - â¢ Housing Screws line or other flammable solvent . â¢ Assist Handle Screw 3 . Wash the filter in soap and water . â¢ Debris Shield 4 . Allow filter to dry . CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR 5 . Add a few drops of oil to the filter ; WORN PARTS squeeze the filter to distribute oil . Contact Sears Service Center for re - 6 . Replace parts . placement of damaged or worn parts . â¢ ON / OFF Switch - Ensure ON / OFF ( _ Air Filter switch functions properly by moving the switch to the OFF position . Make . _ ' 1 _ ' _ b _ . _ _ Screws sure engine stops ; then restart en - gine and continue . â¢ Fuel Tank - Discontinue use of unit Cover if fuel tank shows signs of damage REPLACE SPARK PLUG or leaks . â¢ Debris Shield - Discontinue use of Replace the spark plug each year to ensure the engine starts easier and unit if debris shield is damaged . INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND LA - runs better . Set spark plug gap at BELS 0.025 inch . Ignition timing is fixed and nonadjustable . â¢ After each use , inspect complete 1 . Twist , then pull off spark plug boot . unit for loose or damaged parts . 2 . Remove spark plug from cylinder Clean the unit and labels using a and discard . damp cloth with a mild detergent . 3 . Replace with Champion CJ - 6Y â¢ Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth . spark plug and tighten securely with a 3 / 4 in . socket wrench . 4 . Reinstall the spark plug boot . 14
LINE REPLACEMENT 2 . Insert one end of line into center Pre - wound spools offer the most con - cavity of empty spool . Ensure line venient method for replacing line and will feed into spool in the direction ensuring optimum performance . shown on the spool ( counterclock - â¢ Replacement spools are color - wise ) . coded to ensure use of the correct 3 . Continue feeding line into spool , leaving 4 - 6 inches ( 10 - 15 cm ) spool with your unit . Be sure to use unwound from center of spool . the same color spool as the existing INSTALLING SPOOL WITH LINE spool . 1 . Install replacement spool . NOTE : Always clear dirt and debris 2 . Thread line through line guide ring . from cutting head components when performing any type of maintenance . â¢ Hold spool and unscrew cap by turn - Line th / roughguide ring Ii ' ing in the direction shown on top of Slot ! the cap . â¢ Remove line guide ring and spool . Line guide ring Replacement Spool 3 . Rest guide ring on spool and place line through slot . Allow line to ex - tend 4 - 6 inches ( 10 - 15 cm ) from center of spool . Use a pre - wound spool or refill spool 4 . Ensure line remains in slot while with line . If using a pre - wound spool , screwing cap on to the shaft . remove tape strip from line and spool . Only tighten cap hand tightt REFILLING THE SPOOL WITH LINE CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT _ , WARNING : The trimmer head _ I _ WARNING : Use only 0.080 " ( 2 mm ) diameter round line . Other will be spinning during most of this sizes and shapes of line will not ad - procedure . Wear your protective vance properly and will result in im - equipment and observe all safety pre - proper cutting head function or can cautions . After making mixture adjust - cause serious injury . Do not use other ments , recheck idle speed . The trim - materials such as wire , string , rope , mer head and any optional attach - etc . Wire can break off during cutting ments must not move / spin at idle and become a . dangerous missile that speed . can cause senous injury . Carburetor adjustment is critical and if 1 . Cut a length of 30 feet of 0.080 " ( 2 done improperly can permanently mm ) diameter round Craftsman damage the engine as well as the car - brand line . buretor . If you require further assis - tance or are unsure about performing this procedure , call our customer as - sistance help line at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . Old fuel , a dirty air filter , a dirty fuel fil - ter , or flooding may give the impres - sion of an improperly adjusted carbu - retor . Check these conditions before adjusting the carburetor . The carburetor has been carefully set at the factory . Adjustments may be necessary if you notice any of the fol - lowing conditions : â¢ The trimmer head and / or any option - al attachment moves at idle . See Spool iDLE SPEED - T under adjusting pro - cedure . 15
â¢ EnginweillnotidleS . eeIDLE Idle Speed - T SPEEDu - nTdeardjustinpgrocedure . Allow engine to idle . If the trimmer â¢ Engindeiesorhesitatienssteaodf head moves , idle speed is too fast . If acceleratiSnege . ACCELERATIONthe engine stalls , idle speed is too slow . CHECuKndeardjustinpgrocedure . â¢ LossofcuttinpgoweSr . eeMIXTURE â¢ Turn IDLE SPEED screw ( T ) clock - ADJUSTM ( LEoNrHT ) undeardjust - wise to increase engine speed . ingprocedure . â¢ Turn IDLE SPEED screw ( T ) counter - clockwise to decrease engine Therearethreeadjustmesnctrewosn speed . thecarburetTohr . elowspeeaddjust - Low Speed Adjustment - L menstcrewismarkewdiththeletteLr , 1 . Allow the engine to idle . andthehighspeeaddjustmsecnrtewis markewdiththelette1r4T . hethirdscrew 2 . Turn low speed mixture screw ( L ) slowly clockwise until the speed is theidleadjustmesnctrewandis begins to drop . markewdiththeletteTr . 3 . Turn the low speed mixture screw ( L ) counterclockwise until the ( L ) speed increases and then starts to Adjustm ( _ e , n _ tstment drop again . 4 . Set the low speed mixture screw ( L ) at the midpoint between the two positions . Readjust the idle speed ( See IDLE IdleScreAwdjustm ( Ten ) t SPEED - T ) . High Speed Mixture - H ADJUSTING PROCEDURE CAUTION : Do not operate engine at CAUTION : Do not force plastic limiter full throttle for prolonged periods while making high speed adjustments as cap on screws beyond the built - in damage to the engine can occur . Ad - stops or damage will occur . Be surexi - trimmer line is extended to the ma just the high speed screw 1 / 16 of ta turn at a time . A 1 / 16 turn is abou the mum length allowed by the line limiter blade . width of the slot in the top of the screw . Initial Settings : 1 . Allow the engine to idle . 1 = Turn both mixture screws ( L and 2 . Squeeze the throttle trigger fully . H ) counterclockwise until they Turn the high speed mixture screw stop . ( H ) counterclockwise until it stops . 2 = Turn the IDLE SPEED screw ( T ) 3 . Turn the high speed mixture screw clockwise until it stops . Now turn ( H ) 1 / 16 of a turn clockwise at a counterclockwise 4 1 / 2 turns . time until the engine runs smooth - 3 = Start engine , cut grass for 3 min - ly . utes , then proceed to adjust After completing adjustments , check screws according to the instruc - for acceleration and trimmer head tions below . If engine perfor - movement at idle . Reset if necessary . mance at initial settings is accept - Acceleration Check able , no further adjustments are necessary . If engine does not If engine dies or hesitates instead of start , refer to TROUBLESHOOTING accelerating , turn the low speed mix - TABLE . If still unable to remedy ture screw ( L ) counterclockwise until situation , call 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . you have smooth acceleration . 16
native in minimizing the formation of dI _ bWARNING : Perform the follow - fuel gum deposits during storage . Add ing steps after each use : stabilizer to the gasoline in the fuel â¢ Allow engine to cool before storing tank or fuel storage container . lFollowizer the mix instructions found on stabi or transporting . â¢ Store unit and fuel in a well venti - container . Run engine at least 5 min - lated area where fuel vapors cannot utes after adding stabilizer . reach sparks or open flames from Craftsman 40 : 1,2 - cycle engine oil ( air water heaters , electric motors or cooled ) is already blended with fuel switches , furnaces , etc . stabilizer . If you do not use this Sears â¢ Store unit with all guards in place . oil , you can add a fuel stabilizer to Position unit so that any sharp ob - your fuel tank . ject cannot accidentally cause injury . ENGINE â¢ Store unit and fuel well out of the â¢ Remove spark plug and pour 1 tea - reach of children . spoon of 40 : 1,2 - cycle engine oil ( air SEASONAL STORAGE cooled ) through the spark plug opening . Slowly pull the starter rope Prepare unit for storage at end of sea - 8 to 10 times to distribute oil . son or if it will not be used for 30 days â¢ Replace spark plug with new one of or more . recommended type and heat range . If your unit is to be stored for a period â¢ Clean air filter . of time : â¢ Check entire unit for loose screws , â¢ Clean the entire unit before lengthy nuts , and bolts . Replace any dam - storage . aged , broken , or worn parts . â¢ Store in a clean dry area . â¢ At the beginning of the next season , â¢ 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 manual , see mes - â¢ Do not store gasoline from one sea - sage labeled IMPORTANT regarding son to another . the use of gasohol in your engine . â¢ Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust . Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alter - 17
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE _ , WARNING : Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before perform - ing all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit . TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY 1 . Move ON / OFF switch to ON . Engine will not 1 . ON / OFF switch in start . OFF position . 2 . See " Starting a Flooded Engine " in 2 . Engine flooded . Operation Section . 3 . Fill tank with correct fuel mixture . 3 . Fuel tank empty . 4 . Install new spark plug . 4 . Spark plug not firing . 5 . Check for dirty fuel filter ; replace . 5 . Fuel not reaching carburetor . Check for kinked or split fuel line ; repair or replace . 6 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in 6 . Carburetor requires Service and Adjustments Section . adjustment . Engine will 1 . Carburetor requires 1 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in not idle adjustment . Service and Adjustments Section . 2 . Contact Sears Service Center . properly . 2 . Crankshaft seals worn . 3 . Contact Sears Service Center . 3 . Compression low . 1 . Air filter dirty . 1 . Clean or replace air filter . Engine will not 2 . Spark plug fouled . 2 . Clean or replace plug accelerate , lacks power . and regap . or dies under 3 . Carburetor requires 3 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in a load . adjustment . Service and Adjustments Section . 4 . Contact Sears Service Center . 4 . Carbon build - up on muffler outlet screen . 5 . Contact Sears Service Center . 5 . Compression low . Engine 1 . Choke partially on . 1 . Adjust choke . smokes 2 . Fuel mixture incorrect . 2 . Empty fuel tank and refill with excessively . 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 . 1 . Fuel mixture incorrect . 1 . See " Fueling Engine " in Operation Engine runs section . hot . 2 . Replace with correct spark plug . 2 . Spark plug incorrect . 3 . Carburetor requires 3 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in Service and Adjustments Section . adjustment . 4 . Contact Sears Service Center . 4 . Carbon build - up on muffler outlet screen . YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND able condition exists , Sears will repair OBLIGATIONS : The U . S . Environ - your small off - road engine at no cost to mental Protection Agency and Sears , you . Expenses covered under warranty Roebuck and Co . , U . S . A . , are pleased include diagnosis , parts and labor . MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY to explain the emissions control system warranty on your year 2001 - 2004 small COVERAGE : If any emissions related off - road engine . Sears must warrant part on your engine ( as listed under the emission control system on your Emissions Control Warranty Parts List ) is defective or a defect in the materials small off - road engine for the periods of time listed below provided there has or workmanship of the engine causesed the failure of such an emission relat been no abuse , neglect , or improper maintenance of your small off - road en - part , the part will be repaired or re - gine . Your emission control system in - placed by Sears . OWNER'S WAR - RANTY RESPONSIBILITIES : As the cludes parts such as the carburetor and the ignition system . Where a warrant - small off - road engine owner , you are 18
responsifbolrteheperformaonfcthee Any warranted part which is scheduled requiremdaintenalniscteeidnyouirn - for replacement as required mainte - structimonanuaSle . arrsecommends nance shall be warranted for the period thaytouretaianllreceipctosvering of time up to the first scheduled replace - maintenaonncyeousrmaollff - roaedn - ment point for that part . DIAGNOSIS : gineb , uSt earcsannodtenwyarranty The owner shall not be charged for solelfyorthelackofreceipotsrforyour diagnostic labor which leads to the de - failurteoensutrheeperformaonfcaell termination that a warranted part is de - schedulmedaintenancAest . hesmall fective if the diagnostic work is per - off - roaednginoewneyro , ushoublde formed at an approved Sears servicing center . CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES : awartehaSt earmsaydenyyouwar - rantcyoveraigfyeousrmaollff - road Sears may be liable for damages to enginoeraparot fithasfaileddueto other engine components caused by abusen , eglecimt , propmear intenance , the failure of a warranted part still under unapprovmeoddificatioornthse , useof warranty . WHAT IS NOT COVERED : partnsotmadoerapprovbeydtheorig - All failures caused by abuse , neglect , or inael quipmmenatnufactuYreorua . re improper maintenance are not covered . ADD - ON OR MODIFIED PARTS : The responsifbolrepresentyinogusrmall off - roaednginteoaSearasuthorized use of add - on or modified parts can be repacirentearssoonasaprobleemx - grounds for disallowing a warrantyr claim . Sears is not liable to cove fail - istsW . arranretypaisrshoubldecom - pleteidnareasonaabmleouonfttime , ures of warranted parts caused by the nottoexcee3d0daysI . fyouhaveany use of add - on or modified parts . HOW questiornesgardiynoguwr arranrtigyhts TO FILE A CLAIM : If you have any andresponsibilyitoieussh , oucldontact questions regarding your warranty rights younreareasut thorizseedrvicceenter and responsibilities , you should contact orcalSl earast1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . your nearest authorized service center WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT or call Sears at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SER - DATE : The warranty period begins on the date the small off - road engine is VICE : Warranty services or repairs shall purchased . LENGTH OF COVERAGE : be provided at all Sears service centers . Call 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . MAINTE - This warranty shall be for a period of two years from the initial date of pur - NANCE , REPLACEMENT AND RE - chase . WHAT IS COVERED : REPAIR PAIR OF EMISSION RELATED OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS . Re - PARTS : Any Sears approved replace - pair or replacement of any warranted ment part used in the performance of part will be performed at no charge to any warranty maintenance or repair on the owner at an approved Sears servic - emission related parts will be provided ing center . If you have any questions without charge to the owner if the part is regarding your warranty rights and re - under warranty . EMISSION CONTROL sponsibilities , you should contact your WARRANTY PARTS LIST : Carburetor , nearest authorized service center or call Ignition System : Spark Plug ( covered Sears at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WARRAN - up to maintenance schedule ) , Ignition Module . MAINTENANCE STATE - TY PERIOD : Any warranted part which is not scheduled for replacement as re - MENT : The owner is responsible for the quired maintenance , or which is sched - performance of all required mainte - nance as defined in the instruction uled only for regular inspection to the manual . effect of " repair or replace as neces - sary " shall be warranted for 2 years . This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use : [ ] Moderate ( 50 hours ) [ ] Intermediate ( 125 hours ) [ ] Extended ( 300 hours ) 19