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CRAFTSMAN 358.796280 Operator's Manual

25cc/1.5 2-cycle 17 inch cutting path / .080 in. line gasoline weedwacker.
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25cc/1.5 2-Cycle
17 Inch Cutting
Path / .080 In. Line
Model No.
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating
before first use of this product.
For answers
to your questions
about this product:
Call 7 am-7
pm, Mon.-Sat.,
or 10 am-7
pm, Sun.
(Hours listed are Central
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179 USA


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    CRAFTSMAN Operator's Manual 25cc/1.5 2-Cycle 17 Inch Cutting Path / .080 In. Line GASOLINE WEEDWACKER ® Model No. 358.796280 WARNING: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product. For answers to your questions...

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    Parts and Ordering Back FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN _ GAS POWERED WEEDWACKER :_:LINE TRIMMER. For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas Powered Weedwacker Line Trimmer is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according the operating...

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    1-800-235-5878. • Keep others away when making car- buretor adjustments. SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is not • Use only recommended Craftsman equipped with a temperature limiting accessories and replacement parts. muffler and spark arresting screen...

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    incold weather has been l inked to gines b eequipped with aspark a rres- torscreen. Ifyou operate inalocale blood v essel damage inotherwise where s uch regulations exist, you are healthy people. Ifsymptoms occur legally responsible forinstalling and such asnumbness, pain, loss o f maintaining the operating...

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    2-cycle air-cooled engine oil. We recommend Craftsman brand oil. ture which leads to separation formation of acids during storage. Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio of 40:1 Acidic gas can damage the fuel sys- (A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2...

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    orlonger. Drain t he gas tank, start the NOTE: If the engine sounds as if it is engine and letitrun until the fuel l ines trying to start before the 6 th pull, go to and carburetor are empty. Use fresh the next step.

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    Ifthe unit s till d oesn't start, refer to CUTTING METHODS TROUBLESHOOTING CHART orcall WARNING: Use minimum 1-800-235-5878. speed and do not crowd the line when OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cutting around hard objects (rock, OPERATING POSITION gravel, fence posts, etc.), which can damage the trimmer head, become ALWAYS...

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    SCALPING - The scalping technique SWEEPING - The fanning action of removes unwanted vegetation. Hold the rotating line can be used for a the bottom ofthe trimmer head a bout quick and easy clean up. Keep the 3in.(8cm) a bove t he ground and at line parallel to and above the surfaces anangle.

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    CHECK FOR DAMAGED • Remove parts as illustrated. WORN P ARTS NOTE: Do not clean filter in gasoline Refer replacement ofdamaged/worn or other flammable solvent to avoid parts t oyour S ears Service Center. creating a fire hazard or producing •...

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    proper cutting head f unction orcan Carburetor adjustment is critical and if cause s erious injury. Donot u se other done improperly can permanently materials such aswire, string, rope, damage the engine as well as the car- etc. W ire c an break o ff d uring c utting buretor.

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    Run engine at least 5 min- WARNING: utes after adding stabilizer. • Allow engine to cool, and secure the Craftsman 40:1,2-cycle engine oil (air unit before storing or transporting. cooled) is already blended with fuel • Store unit and fuel in a well venti- stabilizer.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING CHART TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not • Engine flooded. • See "Starting Instructions." start. • Fill tank with correct fuel mixture. • Fuel tank empty. • Spark plug not firing. • Install new spark plug. • Fuel not reaching •...

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    terials o rworkmanship ofthe engine scheduled for replacement as re- causes the failure o fsuch anemission quired maintenance, or which is related part, the part will b erepaired or scheduled only for regular inspection replaced bySEARS. OWNER'S to the effect of "repair or replace as WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: necessary"...

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