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( _ Trademark Por favor , no devuelva el aparato al lugar de compra . il _ Please do not return unit to retailer . Veuillez ne pa8 retourner routil au detaillant . â€¢ 1 - 800 - 554 - 6723 www . weedeater . com Instruction Manual Manual de Instrucciones Manuel d'lnstructions H RTE1120 H U WARNING : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before using this product . Read instructions carefully before assembling . Failure to do so can result in serious injury . ADVERTENClA : Lea el manual del operador y siga todas las advertencias e instruc - clones de seguridad . Antes de ensamblar el producto lea cuidado - samente el instructivo . El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones gra - ves . AVERTISSEMENT : Veuillez life le manuel de I'utilisateur et bien respecter tousleslife avertissements et toutes les instructions de securit & Bien les instructions avant d'assembler I'outil . Tout defaut de le faire pourrait entraTner des blessures graves . WEED EATER WEED EATER 1030 Stevens Creek Road 5855 Terry Fox Way Augusta , GA 30907 Mississauga , Ontario L5V 3E4 545123837 8 / 31 / 06
clothing with loosely hanging ties , straps , _ l _ WARNING : Whenusingelectricgar - tassels , etc . They can be caught in moving parts . dening appliances , basic safety precautions â€¢ Being fully covered also helps protect you must always be foltowed to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock , and serious injury . Read from debris and pieces of toxic plants and follow all instructions . thrown by spinning line . â€¢ Stay Alert . Do not operate unit when you are tired , ill , upset or under influence of al - cohol , drugs , or medication . Watch what ON THE FUNITORMATION _ " SAFETY IN you are doing ; use common sense . â€¢ Avoid unintentional starting of the unit . This power unit can be dangerous ! Operator Never carry unit with your finger on the is responsible for following the warnings and switch . Be sure the switch is in the OFF instructions in this manual and on the unit . position and never touch the switch when Read entire instruction manual before using connecting extension cord . unit ! Be thoroughly familiar with the controls ELECTRICAL SAFETY and the proper use of the unit . Restrict the use of this unit to persons who read , understand , A and follow unit and manuaI warnings and dt _ WARNING : Avoid a dangerousenvi - instructions . Never allow children to operate ronment . To reduce the risk of electrical this unit . Close attention is necessary when shock , do not use in rain , in damp or wet loca - used near children . tions , or around swimming pools , hot tubs , etc . Do not expose to snow , rain , or water to _ DANGER : Never use blades or flail - avoid the possibility of electrical shock . ing devices . Unit is designed for line trimmer â€¢ Use a voltage supply as shown on unit . use only . Use of any other accessories or at - â€¢ Avoid dangerous situations . Do not use in tachments will increase the risk of injury . the presence of flammable liquids or gases to avoid creating a fire or explosion and / or causing damage to unit . â€¢ To reduce the risk of electrical shock , this 0 equipment has a polarized plug ( one blade is wider than the other ) and will require the A use of a polarized extension cord . The ap - WARNING : Trimmer line throws ob - pliance plug will fit into a polarized exten - sion cord only one way . If the plug does not jects vioientiy . You and others can be blinded / fit fully into the extension cord , reverse the injured . Wear safety glasses , boots , and leg protection . Keep body parts clear of rotating plug . If the plug still does not fit , obtain a line . correct polarized extension cord . A polar - ized extension cord will require the use of a Safety Glasses or similar eye protection polarized wall outlet . This plug will fit into the polarized wall outlet only one way . If plug does not fit fully into the wall outIet , re - verse the plug . If it still does not fit , contact a qualified electrician to install the proper wall outlet . Do not change the equipment plug , extension cord receptacle , or extension cord plug in any way . â€¢ To reduce risk of electrical shock , use ex - tension cords specifically marked as suit - Keep children , bystanders , and animals 50 able for outdoor appliances having electri - feet ( 15 meters ) away . Ifapproached stop unit cal rating not less than the rating of unit . immediately . Cord must be marked with suffix " W - A " ( in If situations occur which are not covered in Canada " W " ) . Make sure your extension this manual , use care and good judgement . If cord is in good condition . Inspect extension you need assistance , call 1 - 800 - 554 - 6723 . cord before use and replace if damaged . Do OPERATOR SAFETY not use a damaged cord . Cord insulationa - must be intact with no cracks or deterior â€¢ Dress proper _ y . Always wear safety glasses or similar eye protection when op - tion . Plug connectors must be undamaged . An undersized extension cord will cause a erating , or performing maintenance on your unit . ( Safety glasses are available . ) Always drop in line voltage resulting in loss of pow - wear face or dust mask if operation is dusty . er and overheating . If in doubt , use the next Always wear heavy , long pants , long heavier gauge . The lower the gauge num - sleeves , boots , and gloves . Do not go bare - ber , the heavier the cord ( see SELECT AN foot or wear sandals . EXTENSION CORD in the OPERATION â€¢ Secure hair above shoutder length . Secure section ) . or remove loose clothing and jewelry or â€¢ Do not use multiple cords . 2
MAINTENANCE SAFETY â€¢ Donoat busceordN , evcear rrtyheunbity theextenscioonrdoryanekxtenscioonrd todisconnuencitt . , _ WARNING : Disconnect unit from the â€¢ Usecorrdetaht _ operrevednistconnection power supply before performing mainte - ofextenscioonrdfromuniat ndpossible nance , or when changing trimmer line , damatgoetheunidtuetoplumg ovement â€¢ Maintain unit according to recommended ( seeA'Ci - ATCHHEEXTENSCIOONRD procedures . Keep cutting line at proper TOYOUTRRIMMhE _ tRheOPERATION length , Follow instructions for changing section ) . trimmer Iine , â€¢ Donout setheuniitftheswitcdhoensot â€¢ Have all service and maintenance not ex - turtnheunoitnandofpf roperRlye , patiors plained in this manual performed by an au - theswitcmhusbtemadbeyyouarutho - thorized service dealer to avoid creating a rizesdervidceealer , hazard . â€¢ Keetpheextenscioonrdcleaorfoperator â€¢ Never douse or squirt the unit with water or andobstacaletasltlimesD . onoet xpose any other liquid . Clean unit and labels with cordtosheaot , ilw , ateorr , sharepdges , a damp sponge . Keep handles dry , clean , â€¢ Toavoitdhepossibiolifteylectrsihcock , and free from oil and grease . avobidodcyontawcitthangyroundceodn - â€¢ Keep the air vents clean and free of debris ductosru , cahsmetfaelnceosrpipes . to avoid overheating the motor . Clean after â€¢ GrounFdaulCt ircuIint terrup ( tGeFr CI ) each use . protectsiohnoubldeprovidoendcircuoirt TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE outletotbeusedR . eceptaacrleeasvaiF â€¢ Stop the unit and disconnect the power ablehavinbguilt - GinFCpIrotectaionnd source when not in use . mabyeusefdotrhismeasuorfseafety . â€¢ Carry the unit with motor stopped . UNIT SAFETY â€¢ Store the unit so the line limiter blade ( on â€¢ Inspect unit before use . Replace damaged underside of shield ) cannot cause injury . parts . Make sure all handles , guards , and â€¢ Store unit indoors in a high , dry place out of fasteners are in place and securely fas - the reach of children . Store unit unplugged . tened . Parts that are damaged must be re - â€¢ Do not hang unit so that the trigger switch is paired or replaced by an authorized service depressed . dealer These include head parts that are DOUBLE INSULATION cracked , or chipped , guards , and any other CONSTRUCTION part that is damaged . This unit is double insulated to help protect â€¢ Do not repair unit yourself . against electric shock . Double insulation â€¢ Use only 0.065 inch ( 1.65 mm ) diameter construction consists of two separate " layers " recommended trimmer line ( see USER RE - of electrical insulation instead of grounding . PLACEABLE SERVICE PARTS in the Tools built with this insulation system are not SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section ) . intended to be grounded . No grounding Never use wire , rope , string , etc . means is provided on this unit , nor should a â€¢ Use specified trimmer spool . Make sure means of grounding be added to this unit . As a spoot is properly installed and all parts are result , the extension cord used with your unit securely fastened . can be plugged into any standard 120 volt â€¢ Use only WEED EATER replacement parts electrical outIet . and accessories as recommended . Safety precautions must be observed when CUTTING SAFETY operating any electrical tool . The double in - sulation system only provides added protec - _ , WARNING : Inspect area to be cut . tion against injury resulting from an internai Remove objects ( rocks , broken glass , nails , electrical insulation failure . wire , string , etc . ) which can be thrown or be - come entangled in cutting head , _ I'WARNING ; All electrical repairs to â€¢ Donotoverreachorstandon unstablesup - this unit , including housing , switch , motor , port , Keep firm footing and balance . locking sleeve assembly , wires , etc . , must be â€¢ Keep the cutting head below waist teveL Do diagnosed and repaired by qualified service not raise handles above your waist , Cutting personnel . Replacement parts for a double in - head can come dangerously close to your sulated appliance must be recommended by body , the manufacturer . A double insulated ap - â€¢ Keep away from cutting head and spinning pliance is marked with the words " double in - line . sulation " or " double insulated " . The symbol â€¢ Use unit properly . Use only for trimming , ( square within a square ) [ ] may also be edging , scalping , and mowing , Do not force marked on the appliance . Failure to have the unit , It will do the job better and with less risk unit repaired by qualified service personnel of injury at the rate for which it was de - can cause the double insulation construction signed . to become ineffective and result in serious â€¢ Use only in daylight or in good artificial light . injury . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Â£ Aw _ WARNING : If received assembled , _ WARNING : The upper and lower review all assembly steps to ensure your unit tubes must be snapped together , remain per - is properly assembled and all fasteners are manentty assembled together and the locking secure . sleeve assembly must be fully tightened be - fore and during use to avoid serious h _ jury to TUBE ASSEMBLY the operator and / or damage to the unit . DO NOT attempt to disassemble unit after initial Upper Locking Sleeve Assembly assembly , INSTALLATION OF ASSIST HANDLE 1 . Loosen and remove wing nut and bolt from assist handle , Wires 2 . Place unit on a flat surface . 3 . Firmly push the assist handle over then - tube . To make installation easier , tilt ha dle toward trigger housing while pushing Lower Locking Sleeve Assembly down ( see illustration ) . 4 . Reinstall bolt in handle . Thread wing nut onto bolt . 1 . Align upper tube groove with triangle on 5 . Adjust the handle up or down the tube to a lower locking sleeve assembly . Push comfortable position ; tighten wing nut se - tubes together until they snap into place . curely . Upper Tube Groove E _ _ : : : ] , _ \ Assist handle AHgnment Triangte housing \ _ " _ J ' 71 _ 2 . Try to pull tubes back apart . If the tubes do not come apart , they are properly snapped â€¢ _ / _ , _ _ L " Tube into place . If the tubes come apart , repeat step 1 and push until the tubes snap into " % place . 3 . Slide upper locking sleeve assembly over ATTACHING EDGE GUIDE AND lower locking sleeve assembly and tight - SHIELD en by turning clockwise . _ WARNING : Theshieldmustbeprop - erly installed . The shield provides partial protection from the risk of thrown objects to the operator and others . Your unit is equipped with a line limiter blade , which cuts excess line to the proper length while running . The line limiter blade ( on underside of shield ) is sharp and can cut you . NOTE : If shield is not properly installed , dam - age to unit ( including motor failure ) will result , 1 . Insert edge guide into two holes in shield , 4 . Ensure locking sleeve assembly and NOTE : Edge guide must be positioned on alignment decals appear as illustrated be - shield prior to installation on motor housing low . ( see following illustration ) , Edge Guide Shield Alignment decals A At _ WARNING : Failure to completely en - close excess wires in upper tube during assem - bly of the unit may result in damage to the wires 2 . Align the installation arrow on the tshieldor with the installation arrow on the mo and / or the unit or serious injury to the operator including electrocution . housing ( see illustration below ) . 4
ALIGN INSTALLATION ARROWS 3 . insert the shield onto the motor housing . Ensure the cutting head remains free to rotate and the line is not caught between the shield and the motor housing . 4 . Twist the shield as illustrated untiHt snaps securely into place . Make sure the shieldhe is assembled to the unit as shown in t illustration below and in the KNOW YOUR UNIT section of this manual . Twist shield in direction of arrow to assemble CAUTION : Sharp line limiter blade KNOW YOUR TRIMMER READTHIS INSTRUCTION MANUALAND SAFETY RULESBEFORE OPERATINGYOUR 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 . Trigger Switch Cord Assist Retainer Handle Recessed Plug Twist and Edge Button Locking Motor Housing Steeve Edge Guide Assembly Air Vents - rimmer Head with 0.065 in . Debris Shield Trimmer Line Tap Button Line Limiter Blade RECESSED PLUG TRIMMER HEAD The TRIMMER HEAD hems cutth _ g line and The RECESSED PLUG is where you attach your extension cord to the unit . rotates during operation . TAP BUTTON TRIGGER SWITCH The TAP BUqq - ON is used to advance the The TRIGGER SWITCH is used to turn onthe cutting line during operation and to remove unit . Squeeze the trigger switch to operate the the spoot during line replacement . unit . Release to stop . TWIST AND EDGE BUTTON LINE LIMITER BLADE The TWIST AND EDGE BUTTON is used to The LiNE LIMITER BLADE cuts the cutting twist the lower portion of the unit into an edg - line to the proper cutting length . ing position . ASSIST HANDLE EDGE GUIDE The ASSIST HANDLE is used to help hold The EDGE GUIDE protects the unit from con - and guide the unit . tacting the ground during edging . 5
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS , 40 & WARNING : Useonly0 . 065inch ( 1,65 Use only a voltage supply as specified on mm ) diameter line . Other sizes of line will not ad - your unit , vance properly and will result in improper cutting SELECT AN EXTENSION CORD head function or can cause serious injury . Do not use other materials such as wire , string , Extension Cord Gauge Chart rope , etc . Wire can break off during cutting and become a dangerous missile that can cause se - Length of Cord Gauge rious injury . See page 2 for warning concerning other cutting devices . 25 Ft . ( 7.5 m ) 18 Gauge TRIMMING 50 Ft . ( 15 m ) 16 Gauge Hold the bottom of the trimmer head about 3 100 Ft . ( 30 m ) 16 Gauge inches ( 8 cm ) above the ground and at an an - gle . Allow only the tip of the line to make con - Extension cords are available for this unit , tact . Do not force trimmer line into work area . ATTACH THE EXTENSION CORD TO YOUR TRIMMER Trimming / _ Loop your extension cord through the handlehe and around the hook as shown , insure t plug and cord are firmly and fully engaged , Cord Retainer 3 in , ( 8 cm ) Extension Cord above ground EDGING POSITION CORRECT OPERATING POSITION You can press this button and twist the lower portion 180 Â° counterclockwise into an edging position . Button L EDGING While edging allow the tip of the line to make contact , Do not force the line . The edge guard _ Trimmin _ i _ g Edging helps protect the unit and keeps the unit from contacting the ground . Take extra caution WAR NIN G : Alwaysweareye protec - while edging as objects can be thrown from the trimmer line . tion . Never lean over the trimmer head . Rocks or debris can ricochet or be thrown into eyes and face and cause blindness or other serious injury . When opera6ng unit , stand as shown and check for the following : â€¢ Wear eye protection and heavy clothing . â€¢ Hold trigger handle with right hand and as - sist handle with left hand . Edging â€¢ Keep unit below waist level . â€¢ Cut only from your right to your left to en - sure debris is thrown away from you . With - out bending over , keep line near and paraF lel to the ground and not crowded into SCALPING material being cut . The scalping technique removes unwanted ADVANCING THE CUTTING LINE vegetation down to the ground . Hold the bot - Advance line by tapping bottom of cutting tom of the trimmer head about 3 inches ( 8 cm ) head lightly on the ground while unit is running above the ground and at an angle . Allow the at full speed . A metal Ih _ e limiter blade at - tip of the line to strike the ground around trees , tached to the shield will cut the line to the posts , monuments , etc . This technique in - creases line wear . proper length . 6
SWEEPING The fanning action of the rotating line can be used for a quick and easy clean up . Keep the line parallel to and above the surfaces being Scalping swept and move the tool from side to side . Sweeping _ , _ _ _ MOWING Your trimmer is ideal for mowing in places conventional lawn mowers cannot reach . In the mowing position , keep the line parallel to the ground . Avoid pressing the head into the ground as this can scalp the ground and dam - age the tool . Mowing / Â¢ # CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR _ WARNING : Disconnect unit from the WORN PARTS power source before performing mainte - Contact an authorized service dealer for re - nance . pIacement of damaged or worn parts . GENERAL RECOMMEN DATIONS â€¢ Trigger Switch - Ensure switch functions The warranty on this unit does not cover items properly by pressing and releasing the trig - that have been subjected to operator abuse ger switch . Make sure motor stops . â€¢ Debris Shield - Discontinue use of unit if or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , the operator must maintain unit as debris shield is damaged . instructed in this manual . Various adjust - AFTER EACH USE ments will need to be made periodically to INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND LA - properly maintain your unit . BELS BEFORE EACH USE â€¢ After each use . inspect complete unit for CHECK FOR LOOSE loose or damaged parts . Clean the unit us - FASTENERS AND PARTS ing a damp cloth with a mild detergent . â€¢ Housing Screws â€¢ Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth . â€¢ Locking Sleeve Assembly â€¢ Assist Handle â€¢ Debris Shield â€¢ Edge Guide REPLACING THE LINE _ WARNING : Never use wire , rope , 1 . Disconnect the unit from the power string , etc . , which can break off and become a source . dangerous missi } e . 2 . Remove the spool by firmly pulling on the tap button . 5 . Insert one end ofthe lineabout 1 / 2 inch ( 1 3 . Clean entire surface of hub and spool . cm ) into the small hole inside the spool . 4 . Replace with a pre - wound spool or cut a 6 . Wind the line evenly and tightly onto the length of 30 feet of 0,065 " ( 1.65 mm ) di - spool Wind in the direction of the arrow ameter WEED EATER brand line , Use of found on the spool . heavier lines could overIoad and damage 7 . Push the line into the notch , leaving 3 to 5 unit . inches ( 7 - 12 era ) unwound . 7
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE AO & WAR NIN G : Always stop unit and disconnect from the power source before performing all of the recommended remedies below exce _ t remedies that require unit to be operating . TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Trimmer head 1 . Crowdh _ g trimmer Ih _ e 1 . Allow tip of line to do the cutting . stops under a against material being toad or does not cut . turn when switch 2 . Electrical failure . 2 . Contact your authorized service dealer . is pressed . 3 . Thrown circuit breaker . 3 . Check Breaker Box . 4 . Debris stopping head . 4 . Remove debris . Line does not 1 . Line improperly routed 1 . Check line routing . advance or in head . breaks while 2 . Line improperly 2 . Rewind line tightly and evenly . cutting , wound into spool . 3 . Incorrect line size 3 . Use onIy 0.065 in . ( 1.65 mm ) dia . line . 4 . Not enough line 4 . Remove cover and puff 4 inches outside of head . ( 10 cm ) of line out of head . 5 . Dirt buildup on unit . 5 . Clean unit . Line welds onto 1 . Line size is incorrect . 1 . Use only 0.065 in . ( 1.65 mm ) die . line . spool . 2 . Incorrect spool . 2 . Replace with correct spool . 3 . Line is being crowded 3 . Cut with tip of line fully extended . against material being cut . Line releases 1 . Line improperly 1 . Check line routing . continuously , routed in head . 2 . Spool damaged . 2 . Replace spool . Line usage is 1 . Line improperly routed 1 . Check line routing . excessive , in head . 2 . Line size is incorrect . 2 . Replace spool . 3 . Crowding line against 3 . Cut with tip of line fully extended . material being cut . 4 . Spool worn or damaged . 4 . Replace spool . Line pulls back 1 . Too little line outside 1 . Remove cover and pull 4 inches into head . of head . ( 10 cm ) of line outside of head . 2 . Line size incorrect . 2 . Use only 0.065 in . ( 1.65 mm ) dia . line . THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC WEED EATER warrants to the original pur - chaser that each new WEED EATER brand LEGAL RIGHTS , AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM electric or cordless product is free from de - STATE TO STATE . fects in material and workmanship and agrees to repair or replace under this war - NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR ranty any defective WEED EATER brand OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED . AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS electric product within two ( 2 ) years from the original date of purchase . WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EX - PRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN . If your WEED EATER brand electric or cord - less product should fail within the limited SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITA - TIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WAR - warranty period , return it . complete , prepaid , with proof of purchase , to the deaier from RANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR whom it was purchased for repair or replace - LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CON - ment at the option of WEED EATER , SEQUENTIAL DAMAGES . SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT This warranty is not transferable and does not APPLY TO YOU . cover damage or liability caused by improper handling , improper maintenance or the use of The policy of WEED EATER is to continu - accessories and / or attachments not specifically ously improve its products . Therefore , WEED recommended by WEED EATER for this elec - EATER reserves the right to change , modify . tric product . Additionally . this warranty does not or discontinue models , designs , specifica - cover parts that will wear and require replace - tions , and accessories of all products at any ment with reasonable use during the warranty time without notice or obfigation to any pur - period . This warranty does not cover predeliv - chaser . ery set - up or normal adjustments explained in the instruction manual .