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Qualcast GT2518 Instruction Manual

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Qualcast
320W Grass Trimmer
Instruction Manual
Important
- Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly
These instructions contain important information that will help you get the best from
your mower, ensuring it is assembled correctly and safely.
If you need help or have damaged or missing parts, call the Customer Helpline
on 08456 400 800.
(Model: GT2518)
After Sales Support
UK/Ireland
Web
www.argosspares.co.uk
08456 400 800
Sep 2012

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  • Page 1 Qualcast 320W Grass Trimmer (Model: GT2518) Instruction Manual After Sales Support UK/Ireland 08456 400 800 www.argosspares.co.uk Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly These instructions contain important information that will help you get the best from your mower, ensuring it is assembled correctly and safely.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Information ............................3 Warnings Symbols ............................3 Safety Warning .............................4 Precautionary Measures ..........................6 In the Box .................................8 Parts ................................8 Assembly ................................9 Step 1 - Assembling the Housing and Handle ...................9 Step 2 - Fitting the Guard ..........................9 Operating Instructions & Tips ........................10 Extension Lead ............................10 Starting and Stopping..........................10 Cutting ................................11...
  • Page 3: Safety Information

    Safety Information Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly Warnings Symbols The following warning symbols appear throughout this assembly manual and indicate the appropriate safety measures you should take when assembly and operating the trimmer. Take extra care, beware of hazards. Read instruction manual.
  • Page 4: Safety Warning

    Safety Information Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly Warnings Symbols (continued) IMPORTANT! When using this equipment, the following safety precautions must be followed to avoid injuries and damage. • Read all operating instructions carefully and comply with them. It is important to understand these instructions and to acquaint yourself with the machine, its correct usage and all safety requirements.
  • Page 5 Safety Information Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly Safety Warning (continued) • If the supply cord is damaged, it must immediately be replaced by a qualified service agent to avoid further risk of electrocution or injury. •...
  • Page 6: Precautionary Measures

    Safety Information Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly Precautionary Measures Work area • Do not expose the appliance to rain. Do not use the appliance in damp or wet conditions. • Only use the appliance in daylight or good artificial light. Personal protection •...
  • Page 7 Safety Information Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly Precautionary Measures (continued) • Never use the appliance when any guard or housing element is damaged or not in place. • Ensure that the appliance will operate properly and perform its intended function. •...
  • Page 8: In The Box

    In the Box Parts Built-In Cord Retainer Cutting line on spool ON/OFF switch Upper handle Spare spool holder Motor Housing Safety Guard Helper handle Customer Helpline 08456 400 800...
  • Page 9: Assembly

    Assembly Step 1 - Assembling the Housing and Handle WARNING! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged. Step 2 - Fitting the Guard 3. Place the guard onto the tool as shown 4. Secure the guard with 2 screws WARNING! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly fitted Customer Helpline 08456 400 800...
  • Page 10: Operating Instructions & Tips

    Operating Instructions & Tips Extension Lead Connect the extension lead socket to the plug on the mower. Hook the cord of the extension lead through the cord retainer. This helps to prevent accidental disconnection during usage. Starting and Stopping • Now connect to the mains electrical supply.
  • Page 11: Cutting

    Operating Instructions & Tips Cutting • Gently swing the trimmer from side to side. • When cutting long grass, work in stages, cutting from the top of the grass down. This helps to prevent the grass from wrapping itself around the cutter head. Keep away from hard objects and delicate plants.
  • Page 12: Maintenance

    Maintenance You tool has been designed to operate over a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool care and regular cleaning. WARNING! Before performing any maintenance, switch off and unplug the tool. Regularly clean the ventilation slot in your tool using a soft brush or dry cloth.
  • Page 13: Winding New Line Onto A Spool

    Maintenance Winding New Line onto a Spool • You may wind new cutting line onto an empty spool. Use 1.5mm line • Remove the empty spool from the tool as described above. • Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool. •...
  • Page 14: Spool Storage

    Maintenance Spool Storage A spare cutting line spool can be stored in the recess below the rear handle. If you store your spare spool here it will always be ready to hand when the line on the spool being used runs out. Customer Helpline 08456 400 800...
  • Page 15 Maintenance Spool Storage (continued) 10. To store a spare spool, push it into the recess as shown. 11. Turn the spool as illustrated to lock it in place. 12. The spool should sit securely in the recess and will always be conveniently available when the line on the spool runs out.
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting General Troubleshooting If your tool seems not to operate properly, follow the instruction below. If this does not solve the problems, please contact a competent repair agent. WARNING! Before proceeding, switch off and unplug. Check that the spool housing can rotate freely. Carefully clean it if necessary. Check that the cutting line does not protrude more than 8cm from the spool housing.