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CRAFTSMAN Operator's Manual / 25cc / 1.5 cu . in . 2 - Cycle 17 Inch Cutting Path / . 080 In . Line GASOLINE WEEDWACKER ® Model No . 358.796280 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 ( Hours listed are Central Time ) Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA 530088549 3 / 1 / 00
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Warranty Statement 2 Storage 11 Safety Rules 2 Troubleshooting Chart 12 Assembly 4 Emissions Statement 12 Operation 5 Parts List 14 Maintenance 8 Spanish 17 Service & Adjustments 9 Parts and Ordering Back FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN _ GAS POWERED WEEDWACKER : _ : LINE TRIMMER . For one year from the date of purchase , when this Craftsman Gas Powered Weedwacker Line Trimmer is maintained , lubricated , and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the Operator's 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 TRIM - MER TO THE NEAREST SEARS 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 / 817 WA Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 for line trimmer use only . Use of any WARNING : When using gar - other accessories or attachments will dening appliances , basic safety pre - increase the risk of injury . cautions must always be followed to reduce the risk of fire and serious injury . Read and follow all instructions . This power unit can be dangerous ! Op - erator is responsible for following instructions and warnings on unit and in WARNING : Trimmer line throws manual . Read entire Operator's Manual objects violently . You and others can be before using unit ! Be thoroughly familiar blinded / injured . Wear eye and leg with the controls and the proper use of protection . Keep body parts clear of ro - the unit . Restrict the use of this unit to tating line . Keep children , bystanders , persons who have read , understand , and animals 50 feet ( 15 meters ) away . If and will follow the instructions and approached stop unit immediately . warnings on the unit and in the manual . Never allow children to operate this unit . SAFETY INFORMATION oteotion ON THE UNIT _ _ _ . DANGER : Never use blades or flailing devices . This unit is designed
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If situations occur which are not cov - • Wipe up all fuel spills . ered in this manual , use care and • Move at least 10 feet ( 3 meters ) good judgment . If you need assis - away from fueling site before start - tance , contact your Sears Service ing engine . Center or call 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . • Stop engine and allow to cool before OPERATOR SAFETY removing fuel cap . CUTTING SAFETY • Always wear safety eye protection . • Always wear long pants , long • Use only for trimming , scalping , mow - ing , edging , and sweeping . Do not sleeves , boots , and gloves . Wearing safety leg guards is recommended . use for pruning or hedge trimming . Do not go barefoot or wear sandals . • Inspect the area before each use . Stay clear of spinning line . Remove objects ( rocks , broken • Secure hair above shoulder length . glass , nails , wire , etc . ) which can be Secure or remove loose clothing or thrown by or become entangled in clothing with loosely hanging ties , line . Hard objects can damage the straps , tassels , etc . They can be trimmer head and be thrown causing caught in moving parts . Being fully serious injury . covered also helps protect you from • Keep firm footing and balance . Do not overreach . debris and pieces of toxic plants thrown by spinning line . • Keep all parts of your body away • Do not operate when you are tired , from muffler and spinning line . Keep ill , upset , or under the influence of engine below waist level . A hot muf - fler can cause serious burns . alcohol , drugs , or medication . • Wear hearing protection . • Cutting on left side of the shield will • Never start or run inside a closed throw debris away from the operator . room or building . Breathing exhaust TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE fumes can kill . • Allow engine to cool ; secure unit be - • Keep handles free from oil and fuel . fore storing or transporting in ve - hicle . UNIT / MAINTENANCE SAFETY • Empty the fuel tank before storing or • Disconnect the spark plug before transporting the unit . Use up fuel left performing maintenance except car - in the carburetor by starting the en - buretor adjustments . gine and letting it run until it stops . • Look for and replace damaged or • Store unit and fuel in area where loose parts before each use . Look fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or for and repair fuel leaks before use . open flames from water heaters , Keep in good working condition . electric motors or switches , fur - • Replace trimmer head parts that are Races , etc . chipped , cracked , broken , or dam - • Store unit so line limiter cannot acci - aged in any other way before using the unit . dentally cause injury . The unit can • Make sure unit is assembled cor - be hung by the tube . • Store unit out of reach of children . rectly as shown in this manual . If situations occur which are not cov - • Make carburetor adjustments with ered in this manual , use care and lower end supported to prevent line good judgment . If you need assis - from contacting any object . tance , call 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . • Keep others away when making car - buretor adjustments . SPECIAL NOTICE : This unit is not • Use only recommended Craftsman equipped with a temperature limiting accessories and replacement parts . muffler and spark arresting screen FUEL SAFETY which meets the requirements of Cali - fornia Codes 4442 and 4443 . All U . S . • Mix and pour fuel outdoors . forest land and the states of California , • Keep away from sparks or flames . • Use a container approved for fuel . Idaho , Maine , Minnesota , New Jersey , • Do not smoke or allow smoking near Oregon , and Washington require by fuel or the unit . law that many internal combustion en -
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KNOW YOUR TRIMMER READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT . Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the loca - tion of the various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future refer - ence . Assist Handle Tube Trimmer Head X Throttle Muffler ON / STOP Trigger Switch X Spark Plug Starter Shield Choke Lever \ Primer Bulb Line Fuel Mix Limiter Fill Cap Blade ON / STOP SWITCH CHOKE The STOP switch is used to stop en - The CHOKE helps to supply fuel to the gine . Press and hold switch to stop en - engine to aid in cold starting . Activate gine . the choke by moving the choke lever to PRIMER BULB the FULL CHOKE position . After the en - The PRIMER BULB removes air from gine attempts to start , move the choke the carburetor and fuel lines and fills lever to the HALF CHOKE position . Once them with fuel . This allows you to start engine has started , move the choke le - ver to the OFF CHOKE position . 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 engine damage . When mixing fuel , follow instructions printed on _ L , WARNING : Be sure to read container . the fuel information in the safety rules Once oil is added to gasoline , shake before you begin . If you do not container momentarily to assure that understand the safety rules , do not the fuel is thoroughly mixed . Always attempt to fuel your unit . Call read and follow the safety rules 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . relating to fuel before fueling your unit . FUELING ENGINE 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 2 - cycle air - cooled engine oil . We recommend Craftsman brand oil . ture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio of 40 : 1 Acidic gas can damage the fuel sys - ( A 40 : 1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2 tem of an engine while in storage . ounces of oil with 1 gallon of unleaded gasoline ) . DO NOT USE automotive oil To avoid engine problems , empty the or boat oil . These oils will cause fuel system before storage for 30 days 5
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orlongeDr . rainthegastanks , tartthe NOTE : If the engine sounds as if it is trying to start before the 6 th pull , go to enginaendletitrununtitlhefuellines andcarbureatoreremptyU . sefresh the next step . fuenl exsteason . • Move choke lever to HALF CHOKE position . Neveurseenginoercarburectoleran - • Pull starter rope sharply until engine erproducitnsthefuetlankorperma - nendt amagmeayoccur . runs , but no more than 6 pulls . SeetheSTORAsGecEtiofnoraddition - NOTE : If the engine has not started alinformation . after 6 pulls ( at HALF CHOKE ) , check to make sure the choke lever is in the STOPPING YOUR ENGINE proper position . Then , move the • Press and hold the ON / STOP switch choke lever to the FULL CHOKE posi - in the STOP position . tion and press the primer bulb 6 times ; • If engine does not stop , move choke squeeze and hold the throttle trigger lever to FULL CHOKE position . and pull the starter rope 2 more times . Choke Lever Move the choke lever to HALF CHOKE Engine Stopitch and pull the starter rope until the en - Sw gine runs , but no more than 6 more pulls . If the engine still has not started , it is probably flooded . Proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE . • Allow the engine to run 10 seconds , then move the choke lever to OFF STARTING YOUR ENGINE CHOKE . Allow the unit to run for 30 COLD ENGINE OR WARM ENGINE more seconds at OFF CHOKE before AFTER RUNNING OUT OF FUEL releasing the throttle trigger . WARNING : The trimmer head NOTE : If engine dies with the choke lever at the OFF CHOKE position , will turn while starting the engine . move the choke lever to HALF CHOKE Avoid any contact with the muffler . A hot muffler can cause serious burns . and pull the rope until engine runs . STARTING A WARM ENGINE • Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position . • Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger . Keep throttle trigger fully squeezed until the engine runs smoothly . • Pull starter rope sharply until engine • Set unit on a flat surface . runs , but no more than 5 pulls . • Slowly press the primer bulb 6 • Allow engine to run 15 seconds , times . then move the choke lever to OFF • Move choke lever to FULL CHOKE CHOKE . position . NOTE : If engine has not started , pull • Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and starter rope 5 more pulls . If engine still hold through all remaining steps . does not run , it is probably flooded . Choke DIFFICULT STARTING OR START - / Lever ING A FLOODED ENGINE Flooded engines can be started by placing the choke lever in the OFF CHOKE position ; then , pull the rope to Primer clear the engine of excess fuel . This Bulb could require pulling the starter handle • Pull starter rope handle sharply 6 many times depending on how badly times . the unit is flooded .
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CUTTING METHODS Iftheunisttilldoesns'ttarrt , efetro TROUBLESHOCOHTAIRNorTGcall _ ' WARNING : Use minimum 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . speed and do not crowd the line when OPERATININGSTRUCTIONS cutting around hard objects ( rock , OPERATIPNOGSITION gravel , fence posts , etc . ) , which can damage the trimmer head , become entangled in the line , or be thrown ALWAWYSEAR _ : / _ causing a serious hazard . Z _ ' _ _ , EyeProtection • The tip of the line does the cutting . You will achieve the best perform - ance and minimum line wear by not crowding the line into the cutting Heavy Shoes i _ _ area . The right and wrong ways are shown below . Tip of the Line Line Crowded into Cut from your right to your left . Does The Cutting Work Area Do not run the engine at a higher speed than necessary . The cutting line will cut efficiently when the engineer is run at less than full throttle . At low Right Wrong speeds , there is less engine noise and • The line will easily remove grass vibration . The cutting line will last and weeds from around walls , longer and will be less likely to " weld " fences , trees and flower beds , but it onto the spool . also can cut the tender bark of trees Always release the throttle trigger and or shrubs and scar fences . allow the engine to return to idle • For trimming or scalping , use less speed when not cutting . than full throttle to increase line life To stop engine : and decrease head wear , especially : • Release the throttle trigger . • During light duty cutting . • Push and hold the engine stop • Near objects around which the line switch in the STOP or OFF position can wrap such as small posts , until the unit has fully stopped . trees or fence wire . TRIMMER LINE ADVANCE • For mowing or sweeping , use full throttle for a good clean job . The cutting head advances line auto - matically . Do not tap head on the WARNING : Always wear eye ground to advance line . This may protection . Never lean over the trim - break parts and cause cutting head to mer head . Rocks or debris can rico - malfunction . chet or be thrown into eyes and face Upon unit start up , the line will advance and cause blindness or other serious automatically to the correct cutting path injury . length . TRIMMING - Hold the bottom of the Always keep the shield in place when trimmer head about 3 in . ( 8 cm ) above the tool is being operated . the ground and at an angle . Allow only WARNING : Use only . 080 " ( 2 the tip of the line to make contact , Do . not force trimmer line into work area mm ) diameter round line . Other sizes and shapes of line will not ad - vance properly and will result in im - proper cutting head function or can Zrimr . , ng 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 Above Ground can cause serious injury .
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SCALPIN - TGhescalpintegchnique SWEEPING - The fanning action of removeusnwantveedgetatioHno . ld the rotating line can be used for a thebottomofthetrimmehreadabout quick and easy clean up . Keep the 3in . ( 8cm ) abovtehegrounadndat line parallel to and above the surfaces anangleA . llowthetipofthelineto being swept and move the tool from side to side . strikethegrounadrountdreesp , osts , monumenettsc , T . histechniquine - Sweeping creaselisnewear . Scalping / ' _ EDGING - Your unit can be used for \ . _ _ " - - 4 _ . - " _ " _ ' " % edging sidewalks , patios , driveways , etc . While edging , allow the tip of the line to make contact . Do not force line . MOWING - Your trimmer is ideal for Take extra caution while edging as ob - mowing in places conventional lawn mowers cannot reach . In the mowing Edging position , keep the line parallel to the jects ca _ _ _ ine . \ \ ground . Avoid pressing the head into the ground as this can scalp the ground and damage the tool . Mowing ) 1 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE CARE & MAINTENANCE TASK WHEN TO PERFORM Check for Loose fasteners and parts Before each use Check for damaged or worn parts Before each use Clean unit and labels After each use Clean air filter Every 5 hours of operation Replace spark plug Yearly GENERAL RECOMMEN DATIONS CHECK FOR LOOSE FASTENERS AND PARTS The warranty on this unit does not • Spark Plug Boot cover items that have been subjected • Air Filter to operator abuse or negligence . To • Housing Screws receive full value from the warranty , • Assist Handle Screws the operator must maintain unit as • Debris Shield instruct - ed in this manual . Various adjust - ments will need to be made periodical - ly to properly maintain your unit .
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CHECFKORDAMAGEODR • Remove parts as illustrated . WORPNARTS NOTE : Do not clean filter in gasoline or other flammable solvent to avoid Referreplacemoefndtamaged / worn partstoyouSr earSservicCeenter . creating a fire hazard or producing • ON / STOP Switch - Ensure ON / STOP harmful evaporative emissions . switch functions properly by press - • Wash the filter in soap and water . ing and holding the switch in the • Allow filter to dry . STOP position . Make sure engine • Add a few drops of oil to the filter ; stops ; then restart engine and con - squeeze the filter to distribute oil . tinue . • Replace parts . • Fuel Tank - Discontinue use of unit if fuel tank shows signs of damage < _ Filter or leaks . . . _ t _ [ d . " - - Screws • Debris Shield - Discontinue use of unit if debris shield is damaged . CLEAN UNIT & LABELS Cover • Clean the unit using a damp cloth REPLACE SPARK PLUG with a mild detergent . Replace the spark plug each year to • Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth . ensure the engine starts easier and CLEAN AIR FILTER runs better . Set spark plug gap at A dirty air filter decreases engine per - . 025 in . Ignition timing is fixed and formance and increases fuel con - nonadjustable . sumption and harmful emissions , Al - • Twist , then pull off spark plug boot . ways clean after every 5 hours of • Remove spark plug from cylinder and discard . operation . • Clean the cover and the area • Replace with Champion CJ - 8Y around it to keep dirt from falling into spark plug and tighten with a 3 / 4 in . the carburetor chamber when the socket wrench ( 10 - 12 ft . - Ibs ) . cover is removed . • Reinstall the spark plug boot . LINE REPLACEMENT Line guide ring Pre - wound spools offer the most con - venient method for replacing line and ensuring optimum performance . • Replacement spools are color - coded to ensure use of the correct spool with your unit . Be sure to use the same Use a pre - wound spool or refill spool color spool as the existing spool . with line . If using a pre - wound spool , NOTE : Always clear dirt and debris remove tape strip from line and spool . from cutting head components when REFILLING THE SPOOL WITH LINE performing any type of maintenance . WARNING : Use only . 080 " ( 2 • Hold spool and unscrew cap by turn - ing in the direction shown on top of the mm ) diameter round line . Other cap . sizes and shapes of line will not ad - • Remove line guide ring and spool . vance properly and will result in ira -
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propecruttinhgeadfunctioonrcan Carburetor adjustment is critical and if causseeriouinsjuryD . onotuseother done improperly can permanently materiasluschaswires , tringro , pe , damage the engine as well as the car - etcW . irecanbreaokffdurincgutting buretor . If you require further assis - andbecomaedangeromusissitlehat tance or are unsure about performing cancausseeriouinsjury . this procedure , call our customer as - sistance help line at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . • Cuat lengtohf30feeot f . 080 ( " 2ram ) diametreorunCdraftsmbarnanldine . Old fuel , a dirty air filter , a dirty fuel fil - ter , or flooding may give the impres - sion of an improperly adjusted carbu - f _ _ . _ Feelidnein retor . Check these conditions before f , , _ , ) \ ' _ ' _ direction adjusting the carburetor . , ' , _ / . ! f . ; _ - ' _ ' t _ , t _ _ ' , shown on / t ' _ J _ l , : , , J spool . The carburetor has been carefully set at the factory . Adjustments may be necessary if you notice any of the fol - lowing conditions : • Engine will not idle . See IDLE SPEED under adjusting procedure . • Engine dies or hesitates instead of accelerating . See ACCELERATION CHECK under adjusting procedure . Spool • Loss of cutting power . See MIXTURE • Insert one end of line into center cavity ADJUSTMENT under adjusting of empty spool . Ensure line will feed procedure . into spool in the direction shown on There are two adjustment screws on the spool ( counterclockwise ) . the carburetor . • Continue feeding line into spool , leav - ing 4 - 6 inches ( 10 - 15 cm ) unwound from center of spool . INSTALLING SPOOL WITH LINE _ dle Speed • Install replacement spool . Screw • Thread line through line guide ring . Mixture Screw _ ' _ Air Filter ( with Limiter I _ - . , _ - - Line through guide ring Cap ) _ Cover ff CARBURETOR PRESETS When making carburetor preset ad - justments , do not force plastic limiter caps beyond stops or damage will oc - cur . If carburetor presets are not needed , Replacement Spool proceed to ADJUSTING PROCEDURE , IDLE SPEED . • Rest guide ring on spool and place line through slot . Allow line to extend To adjust presets : 4 - 6 inches ( 10 - 15 cm ) from center • Turn mixture screw counterclock - of spool . wise until it stops . • Ensure line remains in slot while • Turn the idle speed screw clockwise screwing cap on to the shaft . Only until it stops . Now turn counterclock - tighten cap hand tightt wise 4 - 1 / 2 turns . • Start motor , cut grass for 3 minutes , CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT and proceed to the adjustment WARNING : The trimmer head section . If engine does not start , refer to TROUBLESHOOTING CHART will be spinning during most of this or call 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . procedure . Wear your protective equipment and observe all safety pre - • If engine performance is acceptable cautions . After making mixture adjust - at the preset positions , no further ments , recheck idle speed . adjustment is necessary . 10
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ADJUSTING PROCEDURE • Clockwise until the engine has good Idle Speed power while cutting with no hesita - tion . Allow engine to idle . Adjust speed until engine runs without stalling . Do not adjust by sound or speed , • Turn clockwise to increase engine but judge by how well the engine speed if engine stalls or dies . performs while cutting . • Turn counterclockwise to decrease • Counterclockwise if the engine has speed . speed but dies or lacks power while No further adjustments are necessary cutting . if performance is satisfactory . After completing adjustments , check Mixture Adjustment " H " for acceleration . Reset if necessary . DO NOT operate engine at full throttle Acceleration Check for prolonged periods while making If engine dies or hesitates instead of adjustments . Damage to the engine accelerating , turn mixture adjustment can occur . Ensure line is fully ex - counterclockwise until you have tended . smooth acceleration . Recheck and Based on performance while cutting , adjust as necessary for acceptable turn the mixture adjustment in performance . 1 / 16 - turn increments as follows : Prepare unit for storage at end of sea - stabilizer to the gasoline in the fuel son or if it will not be used for 30 days tank or fuel storage container . Follow or more . the mix instructions found on stabilizer container . Run engine at least 5 min - , _ WARNING : utes after adding stabilizer . • Allow engine to cool , and secure the Craftsman 40 : 1,2 - cycle engine oil ( air unit before storing or transporting . cooled ) is already blended with fuel • Store unit and fuel in a well venti - stabilizer . If you do not use this Sears lated area where fuel vapors cannot oil , you can add a fuel stabilizer to reach sparks or open flames from your fuel tank . water heaters , electric motors or INTERNAL ENGINE switches , furnaces , etc . • Remove spark plug and pour 1 tea - • Store unit with all guards in place . spoon of 40 : 1,2 - cycle engine oil ( air Position unit so that any sharp ob - cooled ) through the spark plug ject cannot accidentally cause injury . opening . Slowly pull the starter rope • Store unit and fuel well out of the 8 to 10 times to distribute oil . reach of children . • Replace spark plug with new one of EXTERNAL SURFACES recommended type and heat range . If your unit is to be stored for a period • Clean air filter . of time , clean it thoroughly before stor - • Check entire unit for loose screws , age . Store in a clean dry area . nuts , and bolts . Replace any dam - • Lightly oil external metal surfaces . aged , broken , or worn parts . FUEL SYSTEM • At the beginning of the next season , Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERA - use only fresh fuel having the proper TION section of this manual , see mes - gasoline to oil ratio . sage labeled IMPORTANT regarding OTHER the use of gasohol in your engine . • Do not store gasoline from one sea - son to another . Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alter - native in minimizing the formation of • Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust . fuel gum deposits during storage . Add 11
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TROUBLESHOOTCINHGART TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not • Engine flooded . • See " Starting Instructions . " start . • Fill tank with correct fuel mixture . • Fuel tank empty . • Spark plug not firing . • Install new spark plug . • Fuel not reaching • Check for dirty fuel filter ; replace . carburetor . Check for kinked or split fuel line ; repair or replace . • Contact a Sears Service Center . • Compression low . Engine will not • Idle speed set too low . • Adjust idle speed screw idle properly . clockwise to increase speed . • Idle speed set too high . • Adjust idle speed screw counter - clockwise to reduce speed . • Carburetor requires • See " Carburetor Adjustments . " adjustment . • Crankshaft seals worn . • Contact a Sears Service Center . • Contact a Sears Service Center . • Compression low . Engine will not • Air filter dirty . • Clean or replace air filter . accelerate , • Spark plug fouled . • Clean or replace spark plug and re - gap . lacks power , or dies under • Carburetor requires • See " Carburetor Adjustments . " a load . adjustment . • Contact a Sears Service Center . • Carbon build up . • Contact a Sears Service Center . • Compression low . Engine smokes • Choke partially on . • Move choke to off position . • Fuel mixture incorrect . excessively . • Empty fuel tank and refill with correct fuel mixture . • Air filter dirty . • Clean or replace air filter . • Carburetor requires • See " Carburetor Adjustments . " adjustment . • Fuel mixture incorrect . Engine runs hot . • See " Fueling Your Unit . " • Spark plug incorrect . • Replace with correct spark plug . • Carburetor requires • See " Carburetor Adjustments . " adjustment • Contact a Sears Service Center . • Carbon build up . YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND abuse , neglect , or improper mainte - OBLIGATIONS : The U . S . Environ - nance of your lawn and garden equip - mental Protection Agency and ment engine . Your emission control SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , USA system includes parts such as the car - are pleased to explain the emissions buretor and the ignition system . Where a warrantable condition exits , control system warranty on your lawn and garden equipment engine . All SEARS will repair your lawn and gar - new utility and lawn and garden equip - den equipment engine at no cost to ment engines must be designed , built , you . Expenses covered under warran - and equipped to meet the stringent ty include diagnosis , parts and labor . MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY anti - smog standards . SEARS must warrant the emission control system COVERAGE : If any emissions related on your lawn and garden equipment part on your engine ( as listed under engine for the periods of time listed Emissions Control Warranty Parts below provided there has been no List ) is defective or a defect in the rea - l2
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terialosrworkmansohftipheengine scheduled for replacement as re - causetshefailuroefsuchanemission quired maintenance , or which is relatepdartt , heparwt illberepaireodr scheduled only for regular inspection replacebdySEARSO . WNER'S to the effect of " repair or replace as WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES : necessary " shall be warranted for 2 As the lawn and garden equipment years . Any warranted part which is engine owner , you are responsible for scheduled for replacement as re - the performance of the required main - quired maintenance shall be war - tenance listed in your Owner's Manu - ranted for the period of time up to the al . SEARS recommends that you re - first scheduled replacement point for tain all receipts covering maintenance that part . DIAGNOSIS : The owner on your lawn and garden equipment shall not be charged for diagnostic la - bor which leads to the determination engine , but SEARS cannot deny war - ranty solely for the lack of receipts or that a warranted part is defective if the for your failure to ensure the perfor - diagnostic work is performed at an ap - mance of all scheduled maintenance . proved SEARS servicing center . CON - SEQUENTIAL DAMAGES : SEARS As the lawn and garden equipment engine owner , you should be aware may be liable for damages to other that SEARS may deny you warranty engine components caused by the coverage if your lawn and garden failure of a warranted part still under equipment engine or a part of it has warranty . WHAT IS NOT COVERED : failed due to abuse , neglect , improper All failures caused by abuse , neglect , maintenance , unapproved modifica - or improper maintenance are not cov - ered . ADD - ON OR MODIFIED tions , or the use of parts not made or PARTS : The use of add - on or modified approved by the original equipment manufacturer . You are responsible for parts can be grounds for disallowing a presenting your lawn and garden warranty claim . SEARS is not liable to equipment engine to a SEARS autho - cover failures of warranted parts rized repair center as soon as a prob - caused by the use of add - on or modi - lem exists . Warranty repairs should be fied parts . HOW TO FILE A CLAIM : If completed in a reasonable amount of you have any questions regarding time , not to exceed 30 days . If you your warranty rights and responsibili - have any questions regarding your ties , you should contact your nearest authorized service center or call warranty rights and responsibilities , SEARS at 1 - 800 - 473 - 7247 . WHERE you should contact your nearest au - thorized service center or call SEARS TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE : War - at 1 - 800 - 473 - 7247 WARRANTY ranty services or repairs shall be pro - COMMENCEMENT DATE : The war - vided at all SEARS service centers , call : ranty period begins on the date the 1 - 800 - 473 - 7247 . MAINTENANCE , RE - PLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF EMIS - lawn and garden equipment engine is purchased . LENGTH OF COVER - SION RELATED PARTS : Any SEARS AGE : This warranty shall be for a peri - approved replacement part used in od of two years from the initial date of the performance of any warranty purchase . WHAT IS COVERED : RE - maintenance or repair on emission re - PAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF lated parts will be provided without PARTS . Repair or replacement of any charge to the owner if the part is under warranted part will be performed at no warranty . EMISSION CONTROLarbure - WARRANTY PARTS LIST : C charge to the owner at an approved SEARS servicing center . If you have tor , Ignition System : Spark Plug ( cov - any questions regarding your warranty ered up to maintenance schedule ) , rights and responsibilities , you should Ignition Module . MAINTENANCE contact your nearest authorized ser - STATEMENT : The owner is responsi - vice center or call SEARS at ble for the performance of all required 1 - 800 - 473 - 7247 . WARRANTY PE - maintenance as defined in the own - er's manual . RIOD : Any warranted part which is not 13
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0530088549 Owner manual
0530054699 Decal, instruction
0530054461 Fan hsg. decal
0530047500 Decal stop
0530047467 Shaft warning decal
0530054515 Fan hsg. decal
1530095853 Drive shaft - flex
10530071323 Driveshaft assembly
11530052285 Limiter line
12530015814 Screw
13530071328 Kit a shield
1471-85939 Hub assembly wound
15530054220 Line guide
16530095762 Cap assembly
2530015957 Screw
3530053020 House throttle
4530053028 House throttle
5530094673 Assist handle
6530015820 Bolt
7530094847 Clamp
8530094543 Dust cap
9530016118 Wingnut-handle/shield
0530088549 Owner manual
0530054699 Decal, instruction
0530054461 Fan hsg. decal
0530047500 Decal stop
0530047467 Shaft warning decal
0530054515 Fan hsg. decal
1530042086 Start spring
10530015945 Ring
11530054449 Leadwire
12530054448 Wire
13530069886 Flywheel assembly
14530039211 Igniton module
15530036145 Spacer
16530015954 Screw
17530015828 Washer
18530027953 Coupling -drive
19530012413 Crankshaft
2530016224 Screw
20530069615 Kit
21530053565 Piston ring
22530014861 Crankcase assembly (incl. 10 and 23-26)
23530032125 Bearing
24530032124 Bearing
25530019179 Seal crankcase
26530015941 Ring
27530071309 Muffler kit
28530052431 Air box
29530036792 Isolator-crankcase
3530053985 Pulley key
30530023817 Spring
31530042088 Spring muffler
32530049377 Rear Shroud
33530019181 Gasket
34530071326 Cylinder kit
35530069758 Kit carburetor adapter
36530016014 Screw
37530019223 Gasket
38530069754 Carburetor assembly kit (incl. limiter cap)
39530015162 Retainer ring
4530015934 Screw
40530038747 Choke plate
41530035499 Choke shutter
42530015254 Washer
43530015852 Spacer
44530015887 Screw
45530036569 Filter plate
46530036575 Air filter foam
47530036568 Air filter
48530015957 Screw
49530069380 Spark arrestor kit
5530027569 Handle - starter
50530049933 Fuel tank assembly
51530015953 Screw
52530036793 Shroud isolator
53530069247 Kit line
54530069987 Piston kit (includes 21, 68 and pin)
55530014347 Fuel cap
56530095646 Fuel tank
57530071329 Kit engine gasket
58530071337 Assembly-crankcase & crankshaft (incl. 38, 49, 51)
59530038114 On/off switch
6530015810 Screw
60530071327 Fan housing
61530071324 Kit start . pulley
62530016326 Rope screw
63530069216 Kit line
64530071325 Kit rope
65530054493 Throttle cable assembly
7530019243 Gasket
8N/P Champion spark plug (rcj-8y)
9530019194 Gasket