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Craftsman 154.58973 Operator's Manual

Handheld blower 4-cycle 1.62 cu in. (26.5 cc) engine
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Operator's Manual
4-Cycle
1.62 cu in. (26.5 cc) Engine
HANDHELD BLOWER
Model No. 154.58973*
*The last digit of the model number varies.
CAUTION: Before using this product,
read this manual and follow all its Safety
Rules and Operating Instructions.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Used under license
8458-9502008-001
Visit our website: www.craftsman.com
• SAFETY
• ASSEMBLY
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
06/18

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  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual 4-Cycle 1.62 cu in. (26.5 cc) Engine HANDHELD BLOWER Model No. 154.58973* *The last digit of the model number varies. • SAFETY • ASSEMBLY CAUTION: Before using this product, • OPERATION read this manual and follow all its Safety •...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS All information, illustrations and specifications in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time SAFETY ..................2 of printing. We reserve the right to make changes at any time KNOW YOUR UNIT ..............6 without notice.
  • Page 3 • IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING WHILE OPERATING WARNING: • Wear safety glasses or goggles that meet current ANSI / When using the unit, all ISEA Z87.1 standards and are marked as such. Wear ear/ hearing protection when operating this unit. Wear a face safety instructions must be followed.
  • Page 4 BLOWER SAFETY OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS • Do not insert anything into the air openings, blower tube or • Maintain the unit with care. nozzle. Do not operate the unit if any of the air openings or • All service, other than the maintenance procedures tubes are blocked.
  • Page 5 • SAFETY & 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. SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL ON/OFF STOP CONTROL Indicates danger, warning or caution.
  • Page 6: Know Your Unit

    KNOW YOUR UNIT APPLICATIONS • Cleaning yards, garages, driveways, porches, patios, around walls, fences and more On/Off Switch Handle Spark Plug Cover Throttle Control Air Filter Cover Choke Lever Upper Blower Tube Primer Bulb Fuel Cap Lower Blower Tube Muffler Starter Rope Grip Oil Fill Plug INCLUDED PARTS...
  • Page 7: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY WARNING: Handle To avoid serious personal injury and damage to the unit, shut the unit off before Blower removing or installing blower tubes or nozzles. Outlet WARNING: Bumps To prevent serious personal Slot injury, never operate the unit without the upper blower tube firmly installed.
  • Page 8: Oil And Fuel

    OIL AND FUEL USING THE RIGHT OIL USING THE RIGHT FUEL Use a high-quality SAE 30 weight oil. DO NOT use dirty oil. The use of old fuel is the most common cause of performance Failure to use clean oil of the correct type can cause premature problems.
  • Page 9: Starting And Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING WARNING: Operate this unit only in a well-ventilated outdoor area. Carbon monoxide exhaust fumes can be lethal in a confined area. WARNING: Avoid accidentally starting the unit. To avoid serious injury, the operator and the unit must be On (I) Off (=STOP) Handle...
  • Page 10: Operation

    OPERATION WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury, never operate the unit without the upper blower tube firmly installed. WARNING: Always wear eye, hearing, hand, foot and body protection to reduce the risk of injury when operating this unit. Wear a face mask or dust mask if the operation is dusty.
  • Page 11: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, always stop the engine and allow it to cool before cleaning Perform these required maintenance procedures at the or maintaining the unit. Never perform cleaning or frequency stated in the table. These procedures should also be maintenance while the unit is running.
  • Page 12 CHANGING THE OIL Change the oil while the engine is still warm. The oil will flow freely and carry away more impurities. 1. Clean the area around the oil fill plug (Fig. 9) to prevent debris from entering the oil fill hole. 2.
  • Page 13 MAINTAINING THE SPARK PLUG 1. Stop the engine and allow it to cool. 2. Grasp the spark plug boot firmly and pull it from the spark plug (Fig. 13). 3. Clean around the spark plug. Remove the spark plug from the cylinder head with a 5/8-inch socket, turning counterclockwise.
  • Page 14: Cleaning And Storage

    CLEANING AND STORAGE CLEANING STORAGE • Never store a fueled unit where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, always • Allow the engine to cool before storing. stop the engine and allow it to cool before cleaning or • Lock up the unit to prevent unauthorized use or damage.
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM SOLUTION THE ENGINE WILL NOT START The fuel tank is empty Fill the fuel tank with fresh fuel The primer bulb was not pressed enough Press the primer bulb 10 times The fuel is old (over 30 days) Drain the fuel tank and add fresh fuel The spark plug is fouled Replace the spark plug...