a) Clean the spark arrester screen if it is blocked. A
blocked mesh will make the engine overheated
which can cause serious damage.
b) Make sure that the spark arrestor mesh is
WARNING: Read the warning instructions
that follow before you use the product.
Never start the product if you spill fuel on it. Wipe the
spillage of and allow remaining fuel to evaporate.
Never start the product if you spill fuel on yourself or
your clothes. Change your clothes and wash any
part of your body that has come in contact with fuel.
Use soap and water.
WARNING: Always stop the engine before
you do any work on the cutting attachment.
The cutting attachment continues to rotate
even after the throttle has been released.
Ensure that the cutting attachment has
stopped completely and disconnect the
spark plug before you start to work on it.
WARNING: A faulty cutting attachment may
increase the risk of accidents.
WARNING: Before you assemble the
product, you must read and understand the
WARNING: Remove the spark plug cable
from the spark plug before you assemble the
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Safety instructions for maintenance
Never start the product if the product is leaking fuel.
Check regularly for leaks from the fuel cap and fuel
Always put the product on a flat surface and make
sure the cutting attachment cannot come in contact
with any object while you add fuel.
Take care when handling fuel. Bear in mind the risk
off fire, explosion and inhaling fumes.
Observe caution when handling fuel and make sure
there is adequate ventilation. Fuel and fuel fumes
are highly inflammable and can cause serious injury
when inhaled or allowed to come in contact with the
Mix and pour fuel outdoors, where there are no
sparks or flames.
Do not smoke or place hot objects near fuel.
Always stop the engine and let it cool off for a few
minutes before you refuel.
Open the fuel cap slowly so that any excess
pressure is released gently when you refuel.
Tighten the fuel cap carefully after you refueled.
Clean the area around the fuel cap. Contamination in
the tank can cause operating problems.
Always move the product 3m (10ft) or further from
the refuelling area and source before starting.
WARNING: Make sure that the trimmer cord
is wound tightly and evenly around the
drum, otherwise the product will generate
Only use cutting attachments with the guards we
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