Yard-Man YM137 User Manual

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Operator’s Manual

English

Straight Shaft

Electric Trimmer

Model

YM137

PART NO. 769-00936

(1/04)

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Rules for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Know Your Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Maintenance and Repair Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .11 Troubleshooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Back Cover

SERVICE INFORMATION

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

For service call 1-800-345-8746, or 1-800-668-1238 in Canada to obtain a list of authorized service dealers near you. For more details about your unit, visit our website at www.yardman.com.

If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Support Department.

DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER. PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY SERVICE.

Before beginning, locate the unit’s model plate. It lists the model and serial numbers of your unit. Refer to the sample plate below and copy the information for future reference.

 

MODEL :

S/N :

ITEM :

Copy the model and parent part number here:

Copy the serial number here:

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

THIS PRODUCT IS COVERED BY ONE OR MORE U.S. PATENTS. OTHER PATENTS PENDING.

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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: Indicatesdanger, 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.

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.

• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS •

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.

Inspect the unit before use. Replace damaged parts. Make sure all fasteners are in place and secure. Replace cutting attachment parts that are cracked, chipped or damaged in any way. Make sure the cutting attachment is properly installed and securely fastened. Be sure that the cutting attachment shield is properly attached, and positioned as recommended. Failure to do so can result in personal injury to the operator and bystanders, as well as damage to the unit.

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.

This unit was not designed to be used as a brushcutter. Do not attach or operate this unit with any type of brushcutting blade or brushcutting attachment.

Use only a 0.080-inch (2.03 mm) diameter original equipment manufacturer replacement line. Never use metal-reinforced line, wire, chain or rope. These can break off and become dangerous projectiles.

Be aware of risk of injury to the head, hands and feet.

Clear the area to be cut before each use. Remove rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string and other objects which may be thrown or become entangled in the cutting attachment. Clear the area of children, bystanders and pets; keep them outside a 50-foot (15 m.) radius, at a minimum. Even then, they are still at risk from thrown objects. Encourage bystanders to wear eye protection. If you are approached, stop the unit immediately.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY WARNINGS

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.

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.

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

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.

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.

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.

Do not abuse the power cord. Never carry the unit by the cord or yank the cord to disconnect from receptacle. Keep the cord from heat, oil and sharp edges.

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.

The cutting attachment shield must always be in place while operating the unit. Do not operate unit without both trimming lines extended, and the proper line installed. Do not extend the trimming line beyond the length of the shield.

Adjust the D-handle to your size to provide the best grip.

Be sure the cutting attachment is not in contact with anything before starting the unit.

Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.

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.

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

Do not overreach. Always keep proper footing and balance.

Always hold the unit with both hands when operating. Keep a firm grip on both handles or grips.

Keep hands, face, and feet at a distance from all moving parts. Do not touch or try to stop the cutting attachment when it rotates.

Always stop the motor when cutting is delayed or when walking from one cutting location to another.

If you strike or become entangled with a foreign object, stop the motor immediately and check for damage. Do not operate before repairing damage. Do not operate the unit with loose or damaged parts.

Stop the unit and unplug it for maintenance or repair.

Use only genuine original equipment manufacturer replacement parts and accessories for this unit. These are available from your authorized service dealer. Use of any non-original parts or accessories could lead to serious injury to the user, or damage to the unit, and void your warranty.

Keep unit clean of vegetation and other materials. They may become lodged between the cutting attachment and shield.

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 - READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL

WARNING: Avoid

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

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.

• KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY

WARNING: Keep all

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

THROTTLE CONTROL

Indicates “HIGH” or “FASTEST” speed.

THROTTLE CONTROL

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.

Indicates “IDLE”, “LOW” or “SLOWEST” speed.

DOUBLE INSULATED

Two systems of insulation are provided instead of grounding. There is no grounding provided and no means of grounding should be added to this unit.

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

KNOW YOUR UNIT

As a trimmer:

Motor

 

Cutting grass and light weeds

 

Recessed

Decorative trimming around trees, fences, etc.

 

Plug

 

 

 

 

Housing

Cord Hook

Switch Trigger

Shoulder

Harness

 

Two-Speed

D-Handle

Switch

 

EZ-Link™

Shaft Housing

Switch Trigger

Cutting Attachment

Shield

Line Cutting Blade

Cutting Attachment

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

On some units, the D-handle may be pre-installed. In this case you must loosen screws and adjust the handle to fit the operator. Go to step 4 if the D-handle is pre-installed.

INSTALL AND ADJUST THE D-HANDLE

1.Remove the items that were installed on the D-handle for shipping.

2.Place the D-handle over the shaft housing and push it on the boom (Fig. 1).

3, Install the bolt, washer and wing nut. Tighten them.

Fig. 1

4.If the D-handle was pre-installed, loosen the wing nut on it just enough so it is movable.

5.While holding the unit in the operating position, arrange or rotate the D-handle to the location that provides you the best grip (Fig. 2).

6.Tighten the wing nut until the D-handle is secure.

INSTALL THE CUTTING ATTACHMENT SHIELD

Use the following instructions if the cutting attachment shield on your unit is not installed or if you ever need to re-install it.

WARNING: Never operate the trimmer without the

cutting attachment shield in place to prevent serious personal injury.

1.Slide the cutting attachment shield into the shield mount on the cutting attachment. Align the screw holes in the shield with the holes in the cutting attachment (Fig. 3).

Shaft Housing

Cutting Attachment

Shield

Shield Mount

Cutting Attachment

Fig. 3

2.Place a hex lock nut into one of the three recessed holes on the top of the cutting attachment shield (Fig 4).

Cutting Attachment

Shield

Recessed Holes

Hex Lock Nut

Fig. 4

3.Install a screw into the hole from the bottom of the cutting attachment shield and screw it into the nut installed in step 2 (Fig 5). Do not tighten.

4.Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all three screws have been started, then tighten securely.

Screws

Fig. 2

Fig. 5

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

OPERATING THE EZ-LINK™ SYSTEM

The EZ-Link™ system enables the use of these optional Add-Ons:

Blower/Vacuum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BV720r

Cultivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GC720r

Edger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LE720r

Snow Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ST720r

Straight Shaft Trimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SS725r

Tree Pruner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TP720r

Turbo Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TB720r

WARNING: Prior to operation, read and understand

the operator’s manual for unit to be used with this add-on.

Removing the Cutting Attachment or Add-Ons

1.Turn the knob counterclockwise to loosen (Fig. 6).

2.Press and hold the release button (Fig. 6).

3.While firmly holding the upper shaft housing, pull the cutting attachment or add-on straight out of the EZ-Link™ coupler (Fig. 7).

WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury and

damage to the unit, shut the unit off before removing or installing add-ons.

Installing the Cutting Attachment or Add-Ons

NOTE: To make installing or removing the add-on easier, place the unit on the ground or on a work bench.

1. Turn knob counterclockwise to loosen (Fig. 6).

EZ-Link™ Coupler

Release Button

 

Knob

Guide Recess

Fig. 6

2.While firmly holding the add-on, push it straight into the EZ-Link™ coupler (Fig. 7).

NOTE: Aligning the release button with the guide recess will help installation (Fig. 6).

Release Button

EZ-Link™ Coupler

Primary Hole

Upper Shaft Housing

Lower Shaft Housing

Fig. 7

3. Turn the knob clockwise to tighten (Fig. 8).

CAUTION: Lock the release button in the primary

hole (Fig. 10) and securely tighten the knob before operating this unit.

90˚ Edge

Trimming Hole

180˚ Trimming Hole/

Primary Hole

Knob

Fig. 8

CAUTION: The add-ons with the coupler system is to

be used in the primary hole only. Using the wrong hole could lead to personal injury or damage to the unit.

For decorative trimming/edging with the line head cutting attachment, lock the release button of the cutting attachment into the 90° hole or the 180° hole (Fig. 8).

For edging with the edger add-on, lock the release button of the cutting attachment only into the 180° trimming hole/ primary hole (Fig. 8).

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

CONNECTING THE CORD

Use the cord hook when connecting the extension cord to the power cord outlet. This helps prevent any disconnection.

1.Make a narrow loop with the extension cord.

2.Push the loop through the opening and move it onto the hook on the motor housing (Fig. 9).

3.Plug the cord properly into the socket.

Only use outdoor-approved extension cords. Cord sets are specified in the Important Safety Information section.

HOLDING THE TRIMMER

WARNING: Always wear eye, hearing, foot and

body protection to reduce the risk of injury when operating this unit.

Before operating the unit, stand in the operating position (Fig. 11). Check for the following:

The operator is wearing eye protection and proper clothing

With a slightly-bent right arm, the operator’s hand is holding the shaft grip

The operator’s left arm is straight, the left hand holding the D-handle

The unit is at waist level

The cutting attachment is parallel to the ground and easily contacts the grass without the need to bend over

The extension cord is safely behind the operator

Fig. 9

STARTING/STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Once the unit is plugged in, stand in the operating position (Fig. 11). Squeeze the trigger to start the unit. To stop the unit, release the trigger (Fig. 10).

WARNING: Always wear eye, hearing, foot and

body protection to reduce the risk of injury when operating this unit.

Trigger

Fig. 10

TWO-SPEED SWITCH

This unit is equipped with a two-speed switch: a powerful high speed for demanding yard work, and a precision low speed for light-duty yard work.

Push the switch up for high speed trimming. Push the switch down for low speed trimming (Fig. 10).

Fig. 11

ADJUSTING TRIMMING LINE LENGTH

The Bump Head™ cutting attachment allows you to release trimming line without stopping the motor. To release more line, lightly tap the cutting attachment on the ground (Fig. 12) while operating the trimmer at high speed.

NOTE: Always keep the trimming line fully extended. Line release becomes more difficult when the cutting line gets shorter.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Each time the head is bumped, about 1 inch (25.4 mm) of trimming line releases. A blade in the cutting attachment shield will cut the line to the proper length if any excess line is released.

For best results, tap the bump knob on bare ground or hard soil. If you attempt a line release in tall grass, the motor may stall. Always keep the trimming line fully extended. Line release becomes more difficult when the cutting line gets shorter.

NOTE: Do not rest the Bump Head™ on the ground while the unit is running.

Some line breakage will occur from:

Entanglement with foreign matter

Normal line fatigue

Attempting to cut thick, stalky weeds

Forcing the line into objects such as walls or fence posts

Fig. 12

CAUTION: Do not remove or alter the line cutting blade

assembly. Excessive line length will make the clutch overheat. This may lead to serious personal injury or damage to the unit.

TIPS FOR BEST TRIMMING RESULTS

Keep the cutting attachment parallel to the ground.

Do not force the cutting attachment. Allow the tip of the line to do the cutting, especially along walls. Cutting with more than the tip will reduce cutting efficiency and may overload the motor.

Cut grass over 8 inches (200 mm) by working from top to bottom in small increments to avoid premature line wear or motor drag.

Cut from right to left whenever possible. Cutting to the left improves the unit's cutting efficiency. Clippings are thrown away from the operator.

Slowly move the trimmer into and out of the cutting area at the desired height. Move either in a forwardbackward or side-to-side motion. Cutting shorter lengths produces the best results.

Trim only when grass and weeds are dry.

The life of your cutting line is dependent upon:

Following the trimming techniques

What vegetation is being cut

Where vegetation is cut

For example, the line will wear faster when trimming against a foundation wall as opposed to trimming around a tree.

DECORATIVE TRIMMING

Decorative trimming is accomplished by removing all vegetation around trees, posts, fences and more.

Rotate the whole unit so that the cutting attachment is at a 30° angle to the ground (Fig. 13).

Fig. 13

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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS

SERVICING DOUBLE INSULATED UNITS

This unit is double-insulated. In a double-insulated unit, two systems of insulation are provided instead of grounding. There is no grounding provided and no means of grounding should be added to this unit.

Extreme care and knowledge of the system is required when servicing a double-insulated unit. Service should be performed by qualified service personnel only.

Replacement parts for a double-insulated unit must be identical to the parts they replace. Refer any repair to an authorized service dealer. A double-insulated unit is marked with the words “double insulation” or “double insulated.”

LINE INSTALLATION FOR THE SPEEDSPOOL®

WARNING: Never use metalreinforced line, wire,

chain or rope. These can break off and become dangerous projectiles.

Always use original equipment manufacturer 0.080 inch (2.03 mm) replacement line. Line other than the specified may make the motor overheat or fail.

There are two methods to replace the SpeedSpool® trimming line:

Wind the inner reel with new line

Install a pre-wound inner reel

Winding the Inner Reel With New Line

NOTE: It Is unnecessary to remove the bump knob to install a new trimming line.

1.Cut two pieces of 0.080 inch (2.03 mm) trimming line, 10 feet (3 m) long.

2.Hold the outer spool and turn the inner reel counterclockwise to line up the arrows on the outer spool and inner reel (Fig. 14).

WARNING: Always use the correct line length

when installing trimming line on the unit. The line may not release properly if the line is too long.

Top View Of The SpeedSpool®

Arrows

Outer Spool

Inner Reel

Bump Knob

Fig. 14

3.Pull old line out of the line loading and line locking holes (Fig. 14 and 15).

4.Insert a piece of trimming line straight into one of the two eyelets in the outer spool. Push it up through the line loading hole in the inner reel (Fig. 15). Do not bend the line when inserting it into the eyelet.

Trimming Line

Eyelet

Line Loading Hole

Fig. 15

5.Insert the line into the locking hole. Do not push the line more than a 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) into the line locking hole. The line will form a small loop (Fig. 16) when it is inserted correctly.

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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS

Line Locking Hole

Fig. 16

6.Pull the line from the outer spool until the line is tight against the inner reel (Fig. 17).

Fig. 17

7.Repeat procedures 4-6 with the second piece of line.

8.Hold the outer spool. Wind the inner reel counterclockwise until approximately four (4) inches (102 mm) of line remain (Fig. 18).

NOTE: Do not wind the inner reel before installing the second piece of line.

Fig. 18

9.If winding the line becomes difficult or if the line jams, pull the ends of the line from the spool (Fig. 19). Continue winding the inner reel counterclockwise.

Fig. 19

INSTALLING A PRE-WOUND REEL

1.Turn the bump knob counterclockwise and remove the bump knob, spring and foam seal (Fig. 20).

Bump Knob

Foam Seal

Spring

Inner Reel

Fig. 20

2.Pull the old inner reel with existing line from the outer spool.

3.Insert the ends of the prewound inner reel line into the outer spool eyelets (Fig. 21). Push the new inner reel, arrow side up, into the outer spool.

Fig. 21

4.Hold the inner reel in place and install the bump knob, spring and foam seal. Press down and turn the bump knob clockwise. Grasp the ends and pull firmly to release the line from the holding slots in the inner reel (Fig. 19).

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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS

Releasing the Inner Reel

If the SpeedSpool® does not release line correctly, pull the ends of the line firmly from the spool (Fig. 19). If this does not the release line, follow the Cleaning the SpeedSpool® instructions.

CLEANING THE SPEEDSPOOL®

Cleaning the SpeedSpool® may be necessary if:

A jammed or excessive line must be removed

The SpeedSpool® becomes difficult to wind or does not operate correctly when bumping the head on the ground

1.Hold the outer spool, and unscrew the bump knob counterclockwise (Fig. 22).

2.Pull out the bump knob, spring and foam seal (Fig. 20).

Shaft

Plunger

Fig. 24

7.Place the bump knob, spring and foam seal into the inner reel (Fig. 20).

8.Press the bump knob down and tighten clockwise.

9.Install new line as described in Line Installation for the SpeedSpool®.

Fig. 22

3.Pull the inner reel with existing line from the outer spool (Fig. 21).

4.Remove any existing line from the inner reel before cleaning. Remove any debris or grass from the knob, spring, inner reel and foam seal. Wash the inner reel with warm soapy water (Fig. 23).

Inner Reel

Fig. 23

5.Clean the shaft and the inner surface of the outer spool. To clean the shaft underneath the plunger, press down on the plunger (Fig. 24). Remove any dirt or debris from the shaft.

NOTE: The inner reel must be totally dry before reinstalling it into the outer spool. Do not lubricate the inner reel or outer spool assembly.

6. Place the inner reel into the outer spool.

SPEEDSPOOL REPLACEMENT PARTS

Replacement Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181472 Replacement Line Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181460 Inner Reel Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181465 Foam Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181467 Inner Reel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181464 Bump Knob Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181468

These SpeedSpool® replacement parts can be purchased from your local authorized dealer.

CLEANING THE UNIT

WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury,

always turn your unit off and unplug it before you clean or service it.

Switch off the unit and disconnect it from the power source. Use a small brush to clean off the outside of the unit. Do not use strong detergents. Household cleaners that contain aromatic oils such as pine and lemon, and solvents such as kerosene, can damage plastic housing or handle. Wipe off any moisture with a soft cloth. Also keep the air vents free of obstructions.

STORAGE

Store the unit locked up to prevent unauthorized use or damage.

Store the unit in a dry, well-ventilated area.

Store the unit out of the reach of children.

INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS

Inspect all extension cords periodically. Look closely for deterioration, cuts or cracks in the insulation. Inspect the connectors for damage. Replace cords if defective or damaged.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTOR WILL NOT START

 

 

C A U S E

 

A C T I O N

Unit is unplugged

 

Check cord to make sure it is still plugged into an

 

 

electrical outlet

 

 

CUTTING ATTACHMENT WILL NOT ADVANCE LINE

C A U S E

 

A C T I O N

Cutting attachment bound with grass

 

Stop the motor and clean cutting attachment

Cutting attachment out of line

 

Refill with new line

Inner reel bound up

 

Replace the inner reel

Cutting head dirty

 

Clean inner reel and outer spool

Line welded

 

Disassemble, remove the welded section and rewind

Line twisted when refilled

 

Disassemble and rewind the line

Not enough line is exposed

 

Push the bump knob and pull out line until 4 inches

 

 

(102 mm) of line is outside of the cutting attachment

 

 

CUTTING LINE ADVANCES UNCONTROLLABLY

C A U SE

 

A C T I O N

Oil, cleaner or lubricant in cutting head

 

Clean and thoroughly dry the cutting head

 

 

 

If further assistance is required, contact your authorized service dealer.

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SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

 

MOTOR

 

Motor type..........................................................................................................................................

A.C.,120 Volts Electric

Operating RPM............................................................................................................................................

up to 7,800 rpm

Ignition Switch ...........................................................................................................................................................

Trigger

Amperage...............................................................................................................................................................

5.5 amps

DRIVE SHAFT and CUTTING ATTACHMENT

Drive Shaft Housing.......................................................................................................................................

Steel (EZ-Link)

Shoulder Strap ........................................................................................................................................................

Optional

Approximate Unit Weight (cutting attachment shield and D-handle) ..................................................................

9 lbs. (4 kg)

Cutting Mechanism ................................................................................................

SpeedSpool® Dual String Cutting Head

Line Spool.............................................................................................................................................

Bump Line Releaser

Line Spool Diameter .......................................................................................................................

3 inches (76.2 mm)

Cutting Path Diameter...................................................................................................................................

15 in (381 mm)

Trimming Line Diameter ..........................................................................................................................

0.080 in (2.03 mm)

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