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Line Replacement; Service And Adjustments; Storage - Craftsman Weedwacker 358.798090 Operator's Manual

3.7/4.0 amp motor semi-automatic head electric weedwacker

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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
LINE REPLACEMENT
Cuting line may be replaced by one of two different
methods: rewinding the existing spool or installing a
prewound spool.
WARNING
I
ALWAYS
USE
RECOMMENDED
J
REPLACEMENT
LINE. DO NOT USE WIRE_
OR METAL REINFORCED
LINE - BROKEN
PIECES
CAN
BECOME
DANGEROUSf
MISSILES.
REMOVING
THE EXISTING
SPOOL
Pull firmly on the tap button/spool
to remove.
Check the indexing teeth on the spool and hub for
wear. If necessary, replace spool.
Use a clean cloth to wipe the inner and outer surfaces
of the hub and spool.
REWINDING
THE EXISTING
SPOOL
Use only .065 inch (1.65mm)
diameter line. Other
sizes will damage unit.
Cut a length of line approximatelY18
feet,(5 m). Insert
one end of the line about 1/2 inbh-_t0" mm) into the
small hole on the inside of spoof.
Wind the line evenly and tightly onto the spool.
_iOTE: Winding too much line will cause head to jam aor
feed improperly.
NOTE: Failure to wind the line in the direction indicated or
using excessive line will cause the bump head to oper-
ate incorrectly.
Push the line into the notch leaving 3"-5"
(8-12 cm)
unwound.
INSTALLING
THE SPOOL
insert line into hub as shown.
Align the notch with the line exit hole.
Push spool into the hub until it snaps into place.
Pull the line to release it from the notch in the spool.
Tap Button/Spool
Hole--._.___
Figure 11.
Line in Notch
\,,
Hub
Do not wind past this line on spool.
Line exit hole
Figure 11.
STORAGE
Immediately prepare your unit for storage at the end of
the season.
STORAGE
INSTRUCTIONS
If your trimmer is to be stored for a period of time, clean it
thoroughly
prio_: to storage.
Remove any dirt, sawdust,
leaves, etc. Store in a clean dry area.
Clean the entire unit.
°
Open the semi-automatic
head assembly and clean
any dirt, grass or debris that has collected.
Inspect the
trimmer
line, if old (chalky
look and sticky to the
touch), remove and discard.
Instalf fresh new line the
next time product is to be used.
Clean air vents of debris.
Reassemble all loose parts, being sure that a!l handles
are in place and are securely fastened.
Replace any
damaged parts.
Store your unit in a well ventilated area and covered, if
possible, to prevent dust and dirt accumulation.
Do
not cover with plastic. Plastic cannot breathe and will
induce condensation
and eventual rust or corrosion.
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