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WEEDEATER _ ) Trademark Por favor , no devuelva el aparato al lugar de compra . Please do not return unit to retailer . Veuillez ne pas retourner I'outil au ddtaillant . â€¢ 1 - 800 - 554 - 6723 www . weedeater . com Operator's Manual Manual del Operador Manuel de I'utilisateur PE225 _ M @ c @ DANGER : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before & using this product . Failure to do so can result in serious injury . PELIGRO : Lea el manual del operador y siga todas tas advertencias e instruc - ciones de seguridad . El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones graves . DANGER : Life le manuel de I'utilisateur et bien respecter tousles avertisse - merits et toutes tes instructions de s6curit6 . Tout defaut de le faire pourrait entrainer des blessures graves . Frigidaire Home Products , Augusta , GA 30907 WCI Outdoor Products , Inc , 530087456 02 / 04 / 98
switch is not in the on position when WARNING : When using electric edg - connecting the extension cord . ers , basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk DANGER : RISK OF CUT . KEEP HANDS of fire , electric shock , and personal AND FEET AWAY FROM BLADE AND CUT - injury . Read all instructions and safety TING AREA . Do not attempt to clear information throughout this manual . away cut material when the blade is inf motion . Make sure switch is in the of DANGER : THIS POWER TOOL CAN BE position and the power source is discon - DANGEROUS ! This unit can cause seri - nected when removing jammed material ous injury including amputation or blind - from the cutting blade . Do not grab or hess to operator and others . The warn - hold unit by the cutting blade . ings and safety instructions in vthiside manual must be followed to pro rea - sonable safety and efficiency in eusing this unit . The operator is responsibl for following warnings and instructions in this manual and on unit . Read entire Operator's Manual before tassemblinghis Â® and using this unit ! Restrict use of power tool to persons who read , under - CAUTION : Blade rotates momentarily stand , and follow warnings and instruc - after the switch is released . tions in this manual and on the unit . ELECTRICAL SAFETY â€¢ Use only a 120 A . C . voltage supply Labels unit as shown on the nameplate of unit . Safety on â€¢ Avoid dangerous situations . Do not OPERATOR SAFETY use inthe presence of flammable liq - â€¢ Dress properly , Always wear safety uids or gases to avoid creating a fire glasses or similar eye protection or explosion and / or causing damage to unit . when operating , or performing main - tenance on your unit . ( Safety glasses WARNING : Avoid a dangeroussk are available . ) Always wear face or environment . To reduce the ri of dust mask if operation is dusty . Al - electrical shock , do not use in rain , in ways wear heavy , long pants , long damp or wet locations , or around sleeves , boots , and gloves . Do not swimming pools , hot tubs , etc . Do not go barefoot or wear sandals . expose to snow , rain , or water to avoid the possibility of electrical shock . WARNING : To reduce the risk of elec - trical shock , use extension cords specifi - cally marked as suitable for outdoor appliances having an electrical rating not less than the rating of the unit . The cord , asses JJllb must be marked with the suffix " W - A . " Boots _ _ - - - - Use a polarized cord . Make sure your â€¢ Secure hair above shoulder length . extension cord is in good condition . Re - Secure or remove loose clothing and place damaged cords . An undersized jewelry or clothing with loosely hang - extension cord will cause a drop in line ing ties , straps , tassels , etc . They voltage resulting in loss of power and can be caught in moving parts . overheating . If in doubt , use the next â€¢ Being fully covered also helps pro - heavier gauge . The smaller the gauge tect you from debris and pieces of number the heavier the cord ( NOTE : The chart in the Extension Cord section toxic plants thrown by the blade . â€¢ Stay alert . Do not operate unit when shows correct size to be used depend - you are tired , ill , or under influence of ingoo cord length ) . alcohol , drugs , or medication . Watch â€¢ Do not attempt to repair unit . Inspect insulation and connectors on unit what you are doing ; use common sense . and appliance cord before each use . â€¢ Avoid unintentional starting of the If there is any damage , do not use unit . Never carry the unit with your until damage is repaired by an Au - thorized Service Dealer . finger on the switch . Be sure the 2
â€¢ inspecetxtensiocnordsbeforeeach each use . Have damaged parts re - useandreplaceifdamaged . paired or replaced by an Authorizedten - Service Dealer . Make sure all fas â€¢ Don'at busecordN . evecrarryunit bythecordoryankextensiocnordto ers , handles , and guards are in place disconneucnt it . and securely fastened . Aguard or â€¢ Toreductehepossibiliotyftheex - other part that is damagedshould be tensiocnorddisconnectfinrogmthe properly repaired or replaced by an Authorized Service Dealer . unitduringoperatiotnie , thepower cordontheunittotheextensiocnord â€¢ Replace blades that are bent , asshownintheExtensioCnordsec - warped , cracked , broken , or dam - tion . Inserctordsockeotntheunit aged in any other way . intotheextensiocnordreceptacle . â€¢ Before using your unit , have an Au - â€¢ Donotuseunitiftheswitchdoesnot thorized Service Dealer repair or re - turntheunitonandoffproperlRy . e - place parts that are cracked , pairstotheswitchmusbt emadeby chipped , broken , or damaged in any anAuthorizeSdervicDeealer . other way . â€¢ Keepextensiocnordcleaor fopera - â€¢ Use only genuine replacementecom - tor , unit , andobstacleastalltimes . blades and accessories as r mended for this unit . Never use wire , Donotexpostehecordtoheato , il , watero , rsharpedges . rope , string , etc . Use of any other accessory or attachment may in - crease the risk of injury or cause damage to the unit . â€¢ Keep blade guard in place and in good working order . EDGING SAFETY â€¢ inspect the area to be edged before each use , Remove objects ( rocks , â€¢ Avoidanybodycontacwtithany broken glass , nails , wire , string , etc . ) groundecdonductosru , chasmetal which can be thrown by blade or can pipesorwirefencesto , avoidthe wrap around blade shaft . possibiliotyfelectrischock . â€¢ Keep children away . Keep others in - â€¢ GrounFdaulCt ircuIint terrupt ( eGrFCl ) cluding children , animals , bystanders0 protectiosnhouldbeprovideodnthe and helpers outside the 100 foot ( 3 circuiotroutlettobeusedforthis meter ) Hazard Zone . Stop the unit . unit . Receptaclaerseavailablheav - immediately if you are approached ingbuilt - inGFCplrotectioanndmay beusedforthismeasuroefsafety . â€¢ Toreducteheriskofelectrischock , thisunithasapolarizepdlug ( one bladeiswiderthantheothera ) ndwill requirteheuseofapolarizeedxten - sioncordT . hisplugwillfitintoapo - larizedextensiocnordonlyoneway . Iftheplugdoesnotfitfullyintothe extensiocnordr , eversteheplug . Ifit â€¢ Always keep unit in front of your body . stilldoesnotfit , obtainacorrecpto - Keep hands and feet away from cut - larizedextensiocnord . ting area . Apolarizeedxtensiocnordwillre - â€¢ Hold the unit firmly with both hands . quiretheuseofapolarizewdallout - â€¢ Do not overreach or use from unsta - let . Thisplugwillfitintothepolarized ble support . Keep firm footing and walloutleotnlyonewayI . ftheplug balance at all times . doesnotfitintothewalloutletr , e - â€¢ Keep wheels in contact with ground . versetheplugI . fit stilldoesnotfit , â€¢ Do not raise the unit above the contacatqualifieedlectriciaton ground . The blade can come dan - instatllhepropewr alloutletD . onot gerously close to your body . changteheequipmepnltuge , xten - â€¢ Always push unit slowly over ground . sioncordreceptacloer , extension Stay alert for uneven sidewalks , cordpluginanyway . holes in terrain , large roots , etc . UNITSAFETY â€¢ Do not force the unit ; it will do the job better and with less likelihood of a â€¢ Do not attempt to repair unit . Inspecte entire unit and extension cord befor risk of injury at the rate for which it
â€¢ Never douse or squirt the unit with wasdesignedU . setherighat p - water or any other liquid . Clean the plianceU , seonlyforjobsexplained unit and labels with a damp sponge . inthismanual , Keep handles dry , clean , and free MAINTENANCE SAFETY from oil and grease , â€¢ Maintain unit with care . Maintain unit TRANSPORTING & STORAGE according to recommended proce - â€¢ Transport unit with motor stopped dures . Follow instructions for chang - and the blade away from your body . ing blades in the SERVICE AND AD - â€¢ Do not grasp or hold exposed blade . JUSTMENTS section . Keep blade and â€¢ Unplug unit before Storing ; securehicle . blade guard clean to reduce the risk unit when transporting it in a ve of injury . â€¢ Store unit so the blade cannot acci - â€¢ Never start unit with blade guard re - dentally cause injury . The unit can be moved ; blade can fly off or can throw hung by the handle . objects and cause serious injury , â€¢ Store unit indoors . Store unit un - â€¢ Disconnect unit from the power plugged in a high , dry place out of source before performing mainte - reach of children . nance or changing blades . If situations occur which are not cov - â€¢ Use only genuine Weed Eater re - ered in this manual , use care and placement parts as recommended . good judgment . If you need assis - â€¢ Have all maintenance and service tance , contact your nearest Authorized3 . not explained in this manual per - Service Dealer or call 1 - 800 - 554 - 672 formed by an Authorized Service SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Dealer . CARTON CONTENTS Edger Tube Locknuts nScrewsuts f Lock Operator's Manual Housing Examine parts for damage . Do not use damaged parts . ! Screws NOTE : If you need assistance or find parts missing or damaged , call 1 - 800 - 554 - 6723 . EXTENSION CORD ASSEMBLY Use only a 120 A . C . voltage supply as WARNING : If received assembled , shown on nameplate of the unit to repeat all steps to ensure your unit sis power your edger . properly assembled and all fastener The extension cord used to reach the are secure . power source must be : This Operator's Manual has been de - â€¢ Specifically marked as suitable for veloped to help you assemble the unit outdoor use . The cord must be marked with the suffix " W - A . " and to provide its safe operation . It is important that you read the entire man - â€¢ Heavy enough to carry current from ual to become familiar with the unit be - the power source the full length of the , extension cord to the unit . Otherwise fore you begin assembly . loss of power and overheating can oc - Read your Operator's Manual cur causing damage to unit . Refer to Tools you will need : chart for minimum wire gauge recom - â€¢ Phillips Screwdriver mendations . The cord must be TUBE ASSEMBLY marked with the proper wire gauge . ( Appropriate extension cords are avail - â€¢ Insert tube into housing as shown . able . ) Do not use multiple cords . Align the screw holes . â€¢ In good condition . Cord insulationr â€¢ Insert Iocknuts into the pockets in the must be intact with no cracks o housing . deterioration . Plug connectors must â€¢ Insert screws through aligned holes . be undamaged . â€¢ Thread screws into Iocknuts ; tighten . 4
tended to be grounded . No grounding MINIMUWMIREGAUGE I means is provided on this unit , nor RECOMMENDATIONS should a means of grounding be add - ed to this unit . As a result , the exten - voL2TSsElI5TOIFf0T0IEf T0FIT sion cord used with your unit can be 120 16 16 14 12 plugged into any standard 120 volt A . W . G . * A . W . G . * A . W . G . * A . W . G . * electrical outlet . * American Wire Gauge Safety precautions must be observed when operating any electrical tool . The Secure extension cord to unit : double insulation system only provides â€¢ Tie the power plug on the unit to the added protection against injury result - extension cord as shown . ing from an internal electrical insulation â€¢ Insert plug into cord socket . failure . WARNING : All electrical repairs to Power Plug on Extension this unit , including housing , switch , Unit - . . . & Cord motor , etc . , must be diagnosed and re - paired by qualified service personnel . Replacement parts for a double insu - lated appliance must be identical to the parts they replace . A double insulated appliance is marked with the wordsINSU - DOUBLE INSULATION CONSTRUCTION DOUBLE INSULATION or DOUBLE This unit is Double Insulated to help LATED . The symboliC ] ( square within a protect against electric shock . Double square ) may also be marked on the insulation construction consists of two appliance . Failure to have the unit re - separate " layers " of electrical insula - paired by an Authorized Service Deal - er can cause the double vinsulatione tion instead of grounding . construction to become ineffecti and Tools and appliances built with a double insulation system are not in - result in serious injury . OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cut . The blade has maximum cutting power at full speed and is less likely OPERATING POSITION to bind or stall . Your unit has two operating positions , â€¢ If blade does not turn when switch is one for edging , one for beveling , activated , make sure it is not stuck or To set operating position : bound by debris . â€¢ Move pivot locking lever toward the handle , Pivot motor to the desired Blade rotates mo - position , Release pivot locking lever , mentarily after the making sure motor locks into position , switch is released . Stop rotating blade by contactl , LoFV _ ng Lever with cut materia / EDGING METHODS â€¢ Always release the switch and allow WARNING : The operator or others motor to stop when not cutting . must not try to clear away cut material â€¢ To stop the motor , release the switch ; with the motor running or the blade allow blade to stop turning before re - turning to avoid serious injury . moving it from the cut . WARNING : Stop motor and blade As you become familiar with your edger , and disconnect unit from power source you will be able to determine your own before removing materials wrapped operating pace . Conditions such as around blade shaft to avoid injury . depth of cut , angle of cut , and material â€¢ Allow the motor to reach full speed being cut will regulate the speed and before entering the material to be time required for your edging job .
OPERATING TIPS EDGING - - yielpdrsecisec , losecutting arounsdidewalkdsr , ivewaypsa , tiose , tc . â€¢ Allow the blade to reach full speed before placing the blade in the cut . EDGING Be careful to cut slowly to avoid mo - tor stalling or overload , which may damage the motor . â€¢ Keep your edging path straight by keeping the edge guide in contact with the edge of the walkway . â€¢ Always work going away from people and solid objects such as walls , large stones , trees , automobiles , etc . â€¢ Be careful when edging near trees or BEVELING - - provides a wider cut or valuable plants . The high speed met - trench around sidewalks , driveways , al blade may cut roots and cause patios , etc . Beveling removes moremotor damage to the plants . material and therefore increases â€¢ Always keep blade area clean . Stop - load . Be careful to cut slowly to avoid the unit , make sure blade has com motor stalling or overload , which may pletely stopped turning , and discon - damage the motor . nect unit from the power source be - fore cleaning . BEVELING â€¢ If blade stalls , immediately raise the blade from the cut by lowering thell handle . If blade continues to sta when raised , stop the unit , discon - nect the power source , and inspect the blade area for blockage or dam - age . Clean the blade area of debris . 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 Clean unit and labels After each use CHECK FOR LOOSE â€¢ Trigger Switch - Ensure trigger FASTENERS AND PARTS switch functions properly by releas - ing the switch . Make sure motor â€¢ Blade stops and blade stops turning ; then â€¢ Blade guard restart motor and continue . Housing Screws â€¢ Blade Guard - Discontinue use of : Handle Screws unit if blade guard is damaged . â€¢ Wheels CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR CLEAN UNIT & LABELS WORN PARTS â€¢ Clean the unit using a damp cloth Refer replacement of damaged / worn with a mild detergent . parts to an Authorized Service Dealer . â€¢ Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth .
BLADE MAINTENANCE * Using another wrench , remove hex nut by turning clockwise . WARNING : The blade will spin mo - mentarily after the motor stops . Make * Remove cupped washer and spring sure blade has stepped turning and washer . disconnect unit from the power source * Remove the blade . before performing work on the blade . * Clean all parts and check for dam - age . Replace damaged parts . CAUTION : Wear protective gloves * Reverse or replace blade . Reinstall when handling or performing mainte - blade onto shaft . nance on blade to help avoid in ury . * install the spring washer , making * Use the proper rep acement bade . sure the outer , notched edge con - Contact your dealer for a replace - tacts the blade . merit blade . * The blade is reversible . When the * install the cup washer , making sure cutting edge on one side becomes the lip of the washer is facing toward worn , turn the blade over . the spring washer . * Check blade for flatness periodically . * install the hex nut by turning counter - Lay the blade on a flat surface androw clockwise ; tighten securely . inspect the blade for flatness . Th away a blade that is not flat . WARNING : Always replace a blade that is bent , warped , cracked , broken , or damaged in any other way . Never Springher attempt to straighten and reuse a dam - Was aged blade . Use only the specified re - \ placement blade . Blade Hex Nut To reverse or replace blade : " _ _ Washer * Disconnect unit from power source . * Fit a wrench onto the shaft behind Loosen _ Tighten the blade . Prepare unit for storage at the end of * Replace a damaged or worn blade the season or if it will not be used for 30 days or more . ' vX'eeerlarn'vcaSe " ; s ? " WARNING : , Secure the unit before storing or when handling the blade . The blade is transporting . sharp and can cut you even when it is * Store unit with all guards in place . not moving . Position unit so that any sharp object , Apply a coating of oil to entire surface cannot accidentally cause injury . of blade ; wrap it in heavy paper or . Store unit well out of reach of children . cloth . EDGER STORAGE * Be sure all handles and guards are * Clean the entire unit . in place and are securely fastened . * inspect the blade area and clean any Replace any damaged parts . * Check entire unit for loose screws , dirt , grass , leaves , or debris that has collected , inspect the blade and nuts , and bolts . Replace any dam - blade guard ; replace a blade that is aged , worn , or broken parts . bent , warped , cracked , broken , or * Do not cover with plastic . Plastic can - not breathe and will induce condensa - damaged in any other way . tion and eventual rust or corrosion .
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART SYMPTOM CAUSE REMEDY Blade stops â€¢ Forcing blade into material , â€¢ Cut at a slower pace . under a load â€¢ Blade guard clogged with debri . , . â€¢ Clean blade guard area , or does not â€¢ Edge guide bent toward blade , â€¢ Replace edge guide . turn when â€¢ Unit unplugged . â€¢ Plug unit into a 120 volt outlet switch is â€¢ Fuse blown / circuit breaker off . â€¢ Replace fuse / reset breaker . pressed . â€¢ Worn spring washer , â€¢ Replace spring washer . â€¢ None of the above , â€¢ Contact your Service Dealer . Blade turns â€¢ Incorrect or worn blade , â€¢ Replace blade , but will not cut â€¢ Worn spring washer , â€¢ Replace spring washer . Edger drags â€¢ Wheel mount ( s ) broken , . Contact your Service Dealer . ground or cuts too deep LIMITED WARRANTY and require replacement with reasonable use during the warranty period . This warranty FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS , Division does not cover predelivery setup or normal WCI Outdoor Products , Inc . warrants to the adjustments explained in the Operator's original purchaser that each new Weed Eater Manual . or Poulan Pro brand electric or cordless prod - uct is free from defects in material and work - THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECiFiC LEGAL manship and agrees to repair or replace under RIGHTS , AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS this warranty any defective Weed Eater or WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE . Poulan Pro brand electric or cordless productof NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER within two ( 2 ) years from the original date DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED , AND THERE ARE purchase . NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EXPRESSLY STIPULATED HERE _ N . If your Weed Eater or Poulan Pro brand elec - tric or cordless product should fail within the SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS limitod warranty period , return it , complete , ON HOW LONGAN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS prepaid , with proof of purchase , to the dealer OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF iNCi - from whom it was purchased for repair or re - DENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES , SO placement at the option of FRIGIDAIRE THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY HOME PRODUCTS . NOT APPLY TO YOU . FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS policy is to This warranty is not transferable and does not continuously improve its products . Therefore , cover damage or liability caused by improper FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS reserves handling , improper maintenance or the use of the right to change , modify , or discontinuees - accessories and / or attachments not specifi - models , designs , specifications , and acc cally recommended by FRIGIDAIRE HOME sories of all products at any time without notice PRODUCTS for this tool . Additionally , this or obligation to any purchaser . warranty does not cover parts that will wear