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Craftsman CMXGCAQ108493 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
22 Inch Walk-Behind
String Trimmer
Model No. CMXGCAQ108493
CAUTION: Before using this product,
read this manual and follow all safety
rules and operating instructions.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Visit our website: www.craftsman.com
• SAFETY
• UNPACKING
• ASSEMBLY
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE

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  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual 22 Inch Walk-Behind String Trimmer Model No. CMXGCAQ108493 • SAFETY • UNPACKING • ASSEMBLY CAUTION: Before using this product, read this manual and follow all safety • OPERATION rules and operating instructions. • MAINTENANCE Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Safety Instructions ....Page 3 Off-Season Storage ....Page 21 Assembly .
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING DANGER This symbol points out important safety instructions This string trimmer was built to be operated according to which, if not followed, could endanger the personal the safe operation practices in this manual. As with any safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the follow all instructions in this manual before attempting part of the operator can result in serious injury.
  • Page 4 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CHILDREN t. If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence warning of trouble. of children.
  • Page 5 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Never store the string trimmer or fuel container near an open flame, DO NOT MODIFY ENGINE spark or pilot light as on a water heater, space heater, furnace, To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any way. clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
  • Page 6 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY SYMBOLS This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the string trimmer before attempting to assemble and operate. Symbol Description READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S) Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble and operate.
  • Page 7: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine. Be certain to fill engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the Operation section of the Engine Manual before starting or running your string trimmer. List of tools needed for assembly: •...
  • Page 8 ASSEMBLY 4. Flip upper handlebar up to the operating position. Loosen both adjustment knobs (see Figure 3) and align the upper handlebar both sides to a comfortable LOWER UPPER operating position. Tighten the adjustment knobs HANDLEBAR HANDLEBAR securely. It is important to find a handlebar height that allows the cutting head to hover just above the ground and remain balanced so you do not have to push down or pull up on the handlebar.
  • Page 9 ASSEMBLY INSTALLING THE CUTTING LINE There are two installation points on the line plate. Each point is 180 degrees apart. Always install two lines, one opposite the other of the same length and weight (diameter). 1. Insert the end of the cord into the side openings in the line plate (see Figure 4).
  • Page 10: Operation

    OPERATION FILLING WITH OIL AND GASOLINE WARNING OIL FILL FUEL FILL ADD OIL BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE The string trimmer is shipped without fluids installed. Keep the caps on the fuel and oil fills until you are ready to pour either gasoline or oil into the correct fill. Requires approximately 15 - 22 ounces of SAE 30 engine oil.
  • Page 11 OPERATION CAUTION CHECK THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL Check fuel level. Remove any debris from around the underside of the string trimmer. Manual Starting 1. Push the throttle control lever on the right side of the handlebar (see Figure 8) all the way forward (choke THROTTLE position).
  • Page 12 OPERATION SETTING THE CUTTING HEIGHT CAUTION BEFORE PERFORMING ANY ADJUSTMENT, MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE OR INSPECTION, STOP THE ENGINE, WAIT FIVE (5) MINUTES TO ALLOW PARTS TO COOL AND DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE, KEEPING IT AWAY FROM THE SPARK PLUG. Setting the cutting height is easy. Cutting heights range in 10mm (0.4 in).
  • Page 13 OPERATION CUTTING CORD RECOMMENDATIONS Cutting cord is available in Blue (175 mil) and Green (155 mil). Because conditions and vegetation vary so much, you should experiment with cord weights (diameters) to discover what works best for your particular mowing and trimming situations. Here are a few things to keep in mind: •...
  • Page 14 OPERATION CUTTING HEAD Allow the front end of the string trimmer to rest lightly on the cutting head as you are trimming. The cutting head SCREWDRIVER should glide on the ground as you maneuver the string trimmer. To achieve the best and smoothest cut, do not lift up on the handlebar while operating your string trimmer.
  • Page 15 OPERATION CUTTING HEAD COMPONENTS CAUTION BEARING COVER Improper installation can cause damage to the cutting head bearings. Follow directions carefully to protect the string trimmer from damage. Assemble components in the order shown (see figure 13.) 1. Place the spacer and bearing cover (with the lip facing up) onto the shaft (Figure 13).
  • Page 16 OPERATION OPERATING ENVIRONMENT WARNING The cutting head can easily throw debris at great velocity, which could cause personal injury or property damage. Do not run the string trimmer over loose gravel or mulch with the cutting head spinning. • The string trimmer discharges cut material to the right. •...
  • Page 17 OPERATION OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Wet Environments You can use the string trimmer in damp and wet conditions, after a rain, or in the early morning dew without clogging or stalling. You can mow wet areas such as ditches and around ponds. Note: NEVER mow in the rain.
  • Page 18: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE WARNING BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE STOP THE ENGINE, WAIT FIVE (5) MINUTES TO ALLOW ALL PARTS TO COOL. Disconnect the spark plug wire, keeping it away from the spark plug. Regular maintenance is the way to ensure the best performance and long life of your string trimmer.
  • Page 19 MAINTENANCE CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL Tools and Supplies needed: OIL CAP • SAE 30 HD Oil (refer to your Engine Owner’s Manual DIPSTICK for quantity required) • Suitable container for used oil • Cleaning Rags • Wooden pallet or workbench NOTE: Drain the oil when the engine is warm.
  • Page 20 MAINTENANCE REPLACING THE BELT Tools needed: BOLTS AND • 10mm Wrench WASHERS • 13mm Wrench 1. Tip the string trimmer back just far enough to access the underside and support the handlebars. 2. Unscrew cutting head cap and remove cutting head plates from spindle.
  • Page 21: Off-Season Storage

    MAINTENANCE Replacing the Wheels Tool needed: • 13mm Wrench 1. Block and stabilize the string trimmer so that the wheels are off the ground. 2. Loosen and remove the locknut (see Figure 19). 3. Slide the wheel off the axle. 4.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING WARNING BEFORE PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE STOP THE ENGINE, WAIT FIVE (5) MINUTES TO ALLOW ALL PARTS TO COOL. Disconnect the spark plug wire, keeping it away from the spark plug. PROBLEM SOLUTION Recoil will not pull out or is difficult to pull. •...
  • Page 23 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM SOLUTION Engine smokes. • Check the oil level and adjust as needed. • You may be operating the trimmer on too great an incline. • Check the air filter and clean or replace if needed. • You may be using the wrong oil - too light for the temperature.
  • Page 24 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM SOLUTION Cutting head keeps spinning or spins • Check for proper alignment of the v-belt. Check it against when you release the safety bar. Figure 18 in the “Replacing the Belt” section on page 20. • If the cutting head keeps spinning when you release the safety bar, see “Adjusting the Belt Tension through the Cutting Head Control Cable”...
  • Page 25 HANDLEBAR ASSEMBLY Item # Part # Description Qty. 100128 Hex Nut, Nylock, M8 x 1.25, G8.8 100130 Flat Washer, M8 100837 Hex Bolt, M8 x 1.25 x 60mm, G8.8 101156 Lower Handlebar 101157 Upper Handlebar 102902 Handlebar Jaw Adjuster, Left 102903 Handlebar Jaw Adjuster, Right 101160...
  • Page 26 ENGINE ASSEMBLY 29 15 16 20 SEE CUTTING HEAD ASSEMBLY PAGE 28...
  • Page 27 ENGINE ASSEMBLY Item # Part # Description Qty. 101138 Frame Plate 101151 Debris Guard 101148 Belt Guide 100125 Hex Bolt, M8 x 1.25 x 20mm, G8.8 101300 Hex Bolt, 5/16-18 x 3”, G5 100126 Hex Bolt, M8 x 1.25 x 30mm, G8.8 101140 Engine Belt Pulley 101146 Idler Stand Off 101136 Engine, Kohler XT6.5, 49ST...
  • Page 28 AXLE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY Item # Part # Description Qty. 101152 Axle 101094 Wheel Assembly 100128 Hex Nut, Nylock, M8 x 1.25, G8.8 CUTTING HEAD ASSEMBLY Item # Part # Description Qty. 101149 Hexagon Spindle 101041 Spindle Rod 101043 Bearing Cover 101042 End Cap 101037 Blade Slot...
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  • Page 32: Under License

    CRAFTSMAN® is a registered trademark of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., used under license. © 2018 CRAFTSMAN All rights reserved. Product Manufactured by: Frictionless World 1100 W 120th Ave. Suite 600 Westminster, Colorado 80234 U.S. & Canada Only...