Yard-Man 60-3856-2 User Manual

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TM

MC

60-3856-2

Electric Mulchinator Blower / Vacuum

OPERATOR’S MANUAL

FOR QUESTIONS, CALL 1-888-939-0992

IMPORTANT MANUAL

DO NOT THROW AWAY

INTRODUCTION

THANK YOU

Thank you for buying this quality product. This modern outdoor power tool will provide many hours of useful service. You will find it to be a great labor-saving device. This operator’s manual provides you with easy-to- understand operating instructions. Read the whole manual and follow all the instructions to keep your new outdoor power tool in top operating condition.

PRODUCT REFERENCES, ILLUSTRATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

All information, illustrations and specifications in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Copyright© 2003 MTD SOUTHWEST INC All Rights Reserved.

SERVICE INFORMATION

Service on this unit both within and after the warranty period should be performed only by an authorized and approved service dealer.

Dial:

1-888-939-0992 in Canada to obtain a listing of authorized service dealers near you.

DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER.

NOTE: PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY SERVICE.

Make sure you carefully read and understand this manual before starting or operating this equipment.

THIS PRODUCT IS COVERED BY ONE OR MORE US PATENTS, OTHER PATENTS PENDING.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Rules for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 A. Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 B. Safety and International Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 C. Know Your Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

II. Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 A. Attaching and Removing the Blower/Vacuum Tube . . 7 B. Attaching and Removing the Vacuum Bag . . . . . . 8 C. Installing the Shoulder Harness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

III. Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13 A. Connecting the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 B. Starting/Stopping Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 C. Holding the Blower/Vacuum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 D. Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 E. Operating as a Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 F. Operating as a Vacuum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 G. Clearing a Blocked Impeller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 H. Empty the Vacuum Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

IV. Maintenance and Repair Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 14 A. Servicing Double-Insulated Units . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 B. Cleaning the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 C. Cleaning the Vacuum Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 D. Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 E. Inspecting Extension Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 F. Accessories/Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

V. Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

VI. Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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VII. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

VII. Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Back Cover

CONTENTS OF CARTON

This unit includes the following:

Electric Blower/Vacuum

Blower/Vacuum Tube

Shoulder Strap

Vacuum bag

Hardware Pack

Operator’s Manual

Owner’s Registration Card

Examine all parts to make certain that nothing is missing and no breakage has occurred during shipping. Damaged or missing parts must be replaced before using this unit.

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and their explanations, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.

SYMBOL MEANING

SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL: Indicates danger, warning or caution. Attention is required in order to avoid serious personal injury. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.

NOTE: Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS

BEFORE OPERATING

WARNING: When using the unit, you must follow the safety rules. Please read these instructions before operating the unit in order to ensure the safety of the operator and any bystanders. Please keep these instructions for later use.

Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls and proper use of the unit.

Do not operate this unit when tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.

Children and teens under the age of 15 must not use the unit, except for teens guided by an adult.

Before each use, thoroughly inspect your unit for loose or damaged parts. Do not use until adjustments or repairs are made.

All guards and safety attachments must be installed properly before operating the unit.

Inspect the area before starting the Blower/ Vacuum. Remove all debris and hard or sharp objects such as glass, wire, etc.

Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.

Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets, at least 50 feet (15 m) away from the unit while operating.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY WARNINGS

DANGER: When using electric gardening appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. Carefully read and understand the entire operator's manual before using your unit. Pay close attention to the operating instructions and safety warnings.

SYMBOL MEANING

DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.

WARNING: Failure to obey a safety warning can result in injury to yourself and others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.

CAUTION: Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.

Since the tool is double-insulated, a 2-wire extension cord (an extension cord without a ground) may be used. A 3-wire extension cord (an extension cord with a ground) that uses a NEMA type connector (parallel blade, U ground) is recommended. Extension cords are available from your local retailer. Use only roundjacketed extension cords approved for outdoor use.

This tool is double-insulated. Repair or replace damaged cords.

To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this unit has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This unit will fit with a polarized plug in one way only. If the plug does not fit fully into the unit, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, use a cord with the correct connection. Do not modify the unit in any way.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, use only SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTW-W or SJTOW-A cord types.

MINIMUM WIRE SIZE FOR EXTENSION CORDS FOR 120 VOLT APPLIANCES USING 0-12 AMPS*

Cord length (ft.)

25

50

100

150

 

 

 

 

 

Wire size (AWG)*

16

16

16

14

 

 

 

 

 

*The wire size (AWG) for appliances using 12 to 16 amps is 14 AWG for 25 feet, 12 AWG for 50 feet, and not recommended for 100 or 150 feet.

CORD SETS: Make sure your cord set is in good condition, with a cord that is heavy enough to carry the current that your unit will draw. An undersized cord set will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in a loss of power, as well as overheating. The table shown above illustrates the correct size to use depending on the cord length and nameplate amperage rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier size line gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. To prevent the cord from disconnecting from the unit, use the cord hook shown in the Operating Instructions.

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection should be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) that will be used for the unit. Use receptacles with built-in GFCI protection for an extra measure of safety.

A nameplate on your unit indicates the voltage used. Never connect the unit to an AC voltage that differs from this voltage.

Inspect all extension cords and the unit power connection periodically. Look closely for deterioration, cuts or cracks in the insulation. Also inspect the connections for damage. Repair or replace the cords if any defects appear.

Avoid dangerous environments. Never operate your unit in damp or wet conditions. Moisture is a shock hazard.

Do not use the unit in the rain.

Do not handle the plug or the unit with wet hands.

WHILE OPERATING

Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked as meeting ANSI Z87.1-1989 standards. Also wear ear/hearing protection when operating this unit. Wear a face or dust mask if the operation is dusty. Long sleeve shirts are recommended.

Wear heavy, long pants, boots and gloves. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, short pants, sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair above shoulder level.

Avoid accidental starting. Do not carry around a unit that is plugged in with your finger on the trigger switch. Be sure the switch is in the off position when plugging in the unit.

Do not set unit on any surface except a clean, hard area while engine is running. Debris such as gravel, sand, dust, grass, etc. could be picked up by the air intake and thrown out by the discharge opening, damaging unit, property, or causing serious injury to bystanders or operator.

Use the right tool. Only use this tool for the purpose intended.

Do not overreach. Always keep proper footing and balance. Do not operate from unstable surfaces like ladders, trees, slopes or rooftops.

Do not abuse the power cord. Do not pull or carry the unit by the cord, use the cord as a handle, close a door on the cord, or pull the cord around sharp edges or corners. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces, oil and sharp edges.

Do not unplug by pulling on the cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.

Always remain alert. Use common sense. To prevent injury to yourself and others, do not operate this unit if you are fatigued.

Do not operate the unit while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.

Do not leave the blower/vacuum plugged in when not in use, changing attachments, or while being serviced.

Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dirt, debris and anything that may reduce the air flow.

Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.

Use only Genuine Factory Parts™ replacement parts when servicing this unit. These parts are available from your authorized service dealer. Do not use unauthorized parts, accessories, or attachments for this unit. Doing so could lead to serious injury to the user, or damage to the unit, and void your warranty.

Do not force unit. It will do the job better and with less likelihood of injury at a rate for which it was designed.

Never use the blower/vacuum without the blower/vacuum tube and vacuum bag attached.

Turn off all controls before unplugging.

Unplug the blower/vacuum before attempting to install or remove the blower/vacuum tube or vacuum bag. The unit must be unplugged, and the impeller blades stopped to avoid contact with the rotating blades.

WHILE OPERATING UNIT AS A BLOWER

Never point the blower in the direction of people or pets, or in the direction of windows. Always direct the blowing debris away from people, animals, and windows. Use extra caution when blowing debris near solid objects such as trees, automobiles, walls, etc.

WHILE OPERATING UNIT AS A VACUUM

Avoid situations that could catch the vacuum bag on fire. Do not operate near an open flame. Do not vacuum warm ash from fireplaces, barbecue pits, brush piles, etc. Do not vacuum discarded cigars or cigarettes unless the cinders are completely cool.

The unit is designed to pickup dry material such as leaves, grass, small twigs, and bits of paper. Do not attempt to vacuum wet debris and/or standing water as this may result in damage to the blower/ vacuum. To avoid severe damage to the impeller, do not vacuum metal, broken glass, etc.

OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS

Be sure to secure the unit while transporting.

Store the unit in a dry area, locked up to prevent unauthorized use or damage, and stored in a high place out of the reach of children.

Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liquid. Keep handles dry, clean and free from debris. Clean after each use. See the Cleaning and Storage instructions.

Keep these instructions. Refer to them often and use them to instruct other users. If you loan someone this unit, also loan them these instructions.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS

This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product. Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information.

SYMBOL

MEANING

SYMBOL

MEANING

 

• SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL

 

• DO NOT USE IN THE RAIN

Indicates danger, warning, or caution. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.

WARNING: Avoid dangerous environments. Never operate your unit in the rain, or in damp or wet conditions. Moisture is a shock hazard.

WARNING - READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL

Read the Operator’s Manual(s) and follow all warnings and safety instructions. Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the operator and/or bystanders.

WEAR EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION

WARNING: Thrown objects and loud noise can cause severe eye injury and hearing loss. Wear eye protection meeting ANSI Z87.1-1989 standards and ear protection when operating this unit. Use a full face shield when needed.

THROWN OBJECTS AND ROTATING CUTTER CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY

WARNING: Keep clear of blower outlet. Never point the blower at yourself or others. Objects can be thrown from blower. Do not operate unit without proper attachments and guards in place.

• BLOWERS – ROTATING IMPELLER BLADES CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY

WARNING: Stop the engine and allow the impeller to stop before opening the vacuum door, installing or changing tubes or bag, or before cleaning or performing any maintenance.

• BLOWER/VACUUM MODE CHANGE-OVER LEVER

A - Vacuum mode

B - Blower mode

• KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY

WARNING: Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets, at least 50 feet (15 m.) from the operating area.

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

KNOW YOUR UNIT

APPLICATION

As a blower:

Cleaning yards, garages, driveways, porches, patios and around walls, fences and more

As a vacuum:

• Picking up leaves and other light debris

Latch Support

Shoulder Strap

Vacuum Inlet

Blower/Vacuum Tube

 

Power/Speed Switch

Motor Air Vents

Blower Outlet

Vacuum Bag Hook

Cord

Receptacle

Vacuum Bag

Blower/Vacuum Mode

Change-Over Lever

Vacuum Bag Zipper

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

ATTACHING AND REMOVING THE BLOWER/VACUUM TUBE

WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, the blower/vacuum tube and vacuum bag must be used when operating this unit.

Attaching

NOTE: The blower/vacuum tube comes unassembled on this unit. Installation is required to provide safe and easy use for the operator.

WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury, make sure the unit is in the off position, it is unplugged, and the impellers have stopped before attaching or removing tubes.

1.Remove the screws and nuts provided from the hardware pack.

2.Insert the blower/vacuum tube all the way into the opening on the motor housing until the holes in the tabs on the blower/vacuum tube align with the screw holes in the housing (Fig. 1).

3.Insert the 2 (two) 8-32 x 3/4” slotted T20 Torx screws into the right side of the motor housing and the 2 (two) nuts into the left side of the motor housing (Fig. 1).

Removing

NOTE: It may be necessary to remove the blower/vacuum tube to clear a blocked tube or impeller.

WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury, make sure the unit is in the off position, it is unplugged, and the impellers have stopped before attaching or removing tubes.

1.Remove the 2 (two) self-tapping screws from either side of the housing.

2.Remove the 2 (two) screws and nuts holding the blower/vacuum tube on the housing (Fig. 2).

NOTE: Keep the hardware in a safe place for future use.

Motor Housing

Nut

Blower/Vacuum

Tube

Screw

Self-Tapping Screw

Fig. 1

4.Tighten the screws firmly. Do not over-tighten.

5.Install the 2 (two) remaining self-tapping 8-16 x 3/4” slotted T20 Torx screws into the holes on either side of the housing (Fig. 1). Tighten until snug, do not over-tighten.

Screw

Self Tapping

and Nut

Screw

 

Screw and Nut

 

Fig. 2

3.Remove the blower/vacuum tube from the motor housing.

4.Replace blower/vacuum tube before use.

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

ATTACHING AND REMOVING THE VACUUM BAG

Attaching

1.Attach the vacuum bag to the vacuum bag hook on the blower/vacuum tube (Fig. 3).

INSTALLING THE SHOULDER HARNESS

1.Push the strap through the center of the buckle.

2.Pull the strap over the cross bar and down through the slot in the buckle (Fig. 6).

Vacuum Bag Hook

Fig. 3

2.Slide the vacuum bag tube over the debris exhaust tube on the housing. Push the tube until the latching tabs on both sides click into place, securing the bag on the unit (Fig. 4).

Latching Tabs

Debris Exhaust Tube

Vacuum Bag Tube

Vacuum Bag

Zipper

Fig. 4

Removing

1.Press the latching tabs on both sides of the vacuum bag tube and pull the vacuum bag down from the unit (Fig. 5).

2.Detach the vacuum bag from the vacuum bag hook.

Latching Tabs

PRESS IN

PRESS IN

Clip

Fig. 6

3. Snap the clip on to the support fitting (Fig. 7).

Support Fitting

Clip

Fig. 7

4.While standing in the operating position adjust the length to fit the operator’s size. Pull the tab to lengthen, pull the strap to shorten (Fig 8).

Fig. 8

Fig. 5

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

CONNECTING THE POWER CORD

Use a minimum 25 foot (7.6 m.) long, 16AWG, outdoor electrical cord when using this unit. Other sizes include:

MINIMUM WIRE SIZE FOR EXTENSION CORDS FOR 120 VOLT APPLIANCES USING 0-12 AMPS

Cord length (ft.)

25

50

100

150

 

 

 

 

 

Wire size (AWG)

16

16

16

14

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this unit has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other) and will require the use of a polarized extension cord.

This unit plug will only fit into a polarized extension cord in one orientation. If the plug does not fully fit into the extension cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit, obtain a correct polarized extension cord.

A polarized extension cord will require the use of a polarized wall outlet. This plug will only fit into a polarized wall outlet in a specific orientation. If the plug does not fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper wall outlet. Do not change the unit plug, extension cord receptacle, or extension cord plug in any way.

1.Secure the extension cord to the motor housing as shown (Fig. 9). This prevents accidental removal of the electrical cord.

2.Plug the female end of the electrical cord into the receptacle at the back of the unit (Fig. 10).

Receptacle

Fig. 10

STARTING/STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS

This unit is equipped with a three-way (OFF/ LOW/ HIGH) switch (Fig. 11):

Slide the switch all the way down for OFF.

Slide the switch up to the first click for LOW.

Slide the switch up to the second click for HIGH.

Once the unit is plugged in, stand in the operating position (Fig. 12). Slide the power/speed switch to LOW or HIGH to start the unit. To stop the unit, slide the switch to OFF (Fig. 11).

HIGH

LOW

OFF

Fig. 9

Fig. 11

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

HOLDING THE BLOWER/VACUUM

Before operating the unit, stand in the operating position. (Fig. 12). Check for the following:

Operator is wearing proper clothing, such as boots, safety glasses or goggles, ear/hearing protection, gloves, long pants and a long sleeve shirt

WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, wear goggles or safety glasses at all times when operating this unit. Wear a face mask or dust mask in dusty locations

If the conditions are dusty, the operator is wearing a dust mask or face mask

The unit is in good working condition

The tubes and the bag are in place and secure

WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury or damage to the unit, make sure blower tubes or vacuum tubes and the vacuum bag are in place before you operate the unit.

The vacuum bag is installed and zipped closed (when used as a vacuum)

OPERATING TIPS

Be sure the vacuum bag is zipped closed before operating the unit.

Assure the unit is not directed at anybody or any loose debris before starting the unit.

Verify that the unit is in good working condition. Make sure the tubes and guards are in place and secure.

Always hold the unit with both hands when operating. Keep a firm grip on both the front and rear handle or grips.

To reduce the risk of hearing loss associated with sound level(s), hearing protection is required.

Use the shoulder strap when vacuuming.

Operate power equipment only at reasonable hours— not early in the morning or late at night when people might be disturbed. Comply with times listed in local ordinances. Usual recommendations are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.

To reduce noise levels, limit the number of pieces of equipment used at any one time.

To reduce noise levels, operate power blowers at the lowest possible speed to do the job.

Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before blowing.

In dusty conditions, slightly dampen surfaces or use a mister attachment when water is available.

Conserve water by using power blowers instead of hoses for many lawn and garden applications, including areas such as gutters, screens, patios, grills, porches, and gardens.

Watch out for children, pets, open windows or freshly washed cars, and blow debris safely away.

Clean up after using blowers and other equipment. Dispose of debris appropriately.

AIR VENTS

Never cover air vents. Keep them free from obstructions and debris. They must always remain clear for proper motor cooling (Fig. 13).

Air Vents

Fig. 13

WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, do not wear loose fitting clothing or articles such as scarves, strings, chains, ties, etc. that could get drawn into the air vents. To make sure long hair does not get drawn into the air vents secure hair above shoulder level.

Fig. 12

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

OPERATING AS A BLOWER

Converting to a Blower

1.Place the shoulder harness over your head, onto your shoulder and adjust it if necessary. Refer to

Installing the Shoulder Harness.

2.Start the unit. See Starting/Stopping Instructions.

3.Set the blower/vacuum mode change-over lever to the up position (Blower Mode) (Fig. 14).

NOTE: Never use the unit with the lever in a position half way between either mode.

Vacuum

Change-over Lever

Blower

 

Fig. 14

Blower Operating Procedures

Hold the blower as shown in Figures 15, 16 and 17. Sweep from side to side with the nozzle several inches above the ground or floor. Slowly advance the unit, keeping the accumulated pile of debris in front of you.

Most dry blowing operations are better suited to low speeds, rather than high. High speed blowing is a better way to move heavier items like large debris or gravel.

1Use the blower for trees, shrubs, flower beds and hard-to-clean areas (Fig. 15).

2.Use the unit around buildings and for other normal cleaning procedures (Fig. 16).

3.Use the blower around walls, overhangs, fences and screens (Fig. 17).

Fig. 15

Fig. 16

Fig. 17

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

OPERATING AS A VACUUM

Converting to Vacuum

1.Place the shoulder harness over your head, onto your shoulder and adjust it if necessary. Refer to

Installing the Shoulder Harness.

2.Start the unit. See Starting/Stopping Instructions.

3.Set the blower/vacuum mode change-over lever to the down position (Vacuum Mode) (Fig. 18).

NOTE: Never use the unit with the lever in a position half way between either mode.

When the bag is full, suction will noticeably decrease. Turn off the unit and allow the impeller to stop before you unzip the bag. Unzip the bag and empty the contents before continuing. Refer to Emptying the Vacuum Bag.

NOTE: Empty the bag after each use to avoid deterioration and obstructing air flow, which will reduce the performance of the vacuum.

Vacuum

Mode

Blower

Mode

Change-over lever

Fig. 18

WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury or damage to the unit, always install vacuum tubes, the vacuum bag and make sure the vacuum bag is completely zipped closed when operating this unit as a vacuum.

Vacuum Operation Procedures

Check for the following before operating the unit:

Operator is wearing proper clothing, such as boots, safety glasses or goggles, ear/hearing protection, gloves, long pants and long sleeve shirt

If the conditions are dusty, operator is equipped with a dust mask or face mask

The unit is in good working condition-- the vacuum tubes and vacuum bag are in place and secure.

The vacuum bag harness is in place and correctly adjusted

Use the unit for vacuuming up light debris like leaves and paper.

Hold the vacuum, tilting the suction tube slightly (2-4 in or 50-100 mm), and use a sweeping action to collect light debris (Fig. 19). The debris will flow into the vacuum bag. Items such as small leaves and small twigs will be mulched as they pass through the fan housing, allowing the vacuum bag to hold more debris.

Fig. 19

WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, never unzip the vacuum bag without stopping the unit first.

WARNING: As a vacuum, the unit is designed to pick up dry material such as leaves, grass, small twigs and bits of paper. To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to vacuum wet debris and/or standing water as this may result in damage to the blower/ vacuum. To avoid severe damage to the impeller, do not vacuum metal, broken glass or similar items.

WARNING: Avoid situations that could catch the vacuum bag on fire. Do not operate near an open flame. Do not vacuum warm ash from fireplaces, barbecue pits, brush piles, etc. Do not vacuum discarded cigars or cigarettes unless the cinders are completely cool.

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