Qualcast 430W Grass Trimmer (Model: GT2826) Instruction Manual After Sales Support UK/Ireland 0845 077 8888 Republic of Ireland 0124 77708 www.homebasespares.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.
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.
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.
Safety Information Important - Please read these instructions fully before starting assembly Safety Warning (continued) • Take care against injury from the line cutter on the grass guard for controlling the cutting line length. After adjusting or extending new cutter line, always return the trimmer to its normal operating position before switching on.
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 •...
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. •...
In the Box Parts line spool Power cable ON / OFF switch Aluminium shaft Line cutter Upper handle Wing nut and screw Motor head Protective cover Cable strain relief Helper handle Flower guard hook Cutting head with Locking sleeve Customer Helpline 0845 077 8888...
Assembly Step 1 - Assembling the Housing and Handle WARNING! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged. Push the aluminium shaft into the plastic housing assembly and tighten the locking sleeve. Step 2 - Fitting the Guard Mount the protective cover by sliding it into position then use 3 screws to lock it into place.
Assembly Step 3 - Assembling the Additional Handle • Pull the ends of the helper handle apart and slide it over the handle seat • Attach the helper handle bolt and wing fastener Customer Helpline 0845 077 8888...
Operating Instructions & Tips Switching ON and OFF • Form a loop in the end of the extension cable, hook it through the cable strain relif hook • Connect the trimmer to the mains socket. • Ensure you have a firm footing and hold on to the trimmer with both hands. Do not rest the cutting head on the ground.
Operating Instructions & Tips Adjusting the Additional Handle The additional handle can be set in different positions. Set the handle in such a manner that the cutting head is slightly tilting forwards when in the working position. • Loosen the wing nut and adjust the helper handle to the required position.
Operating Instructions & Tips Lengthening the Cutting Lines Cutting will be poor with short or worn out lines. Check whether the line spool still holds sufficient lines when the cutting performance declines. Always disconnect the plug from the mains socket beforehand! Line spool changing is described in “Replacing the line spool” in the chapter on cleaning and maintenance.
Operating Instructions & Tips Cutting grass Cut the grass by swaying the trimmer sideways to the right and left. • Cut tall grass by a series of levels from top to bottom. Vertical Cut / Lawn Edge Trimming For edging, release the locking sleeve in an clockwise direction.
Maintenance Cleaning and Maintenance Always disconnect the plug from the mains socket before working on the trimmer. Any work that is not described in these Instructions must be carried out by a competent repair shop. Only use original parts and be very careful with the line cutter during installation work.
Maintenance Replacing the Line Spool • Disconnect the plug from the mains socket. • Turn over the trimmer so that the cutting head (11) is facing upwards. • Simultaneously press the two retaining tabs on either side of the cover (11) and remove the cover (17).
Troubleshooting General Troubleshooting If you feel that your trimmer is not working correctly, 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.