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Craftsman WEEDWACKER 358.798430 Operator's Manual

32 cc/2.0 cu. in. 2-cycle engine 17 inch semi-automatic head gas weedwacker

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IMPORTANT
MANUAL
Do Not Throw Away
Operator's
Manual
Model No.
358.798430
CUSTOMER
ASSISTANCE
1-800-235-5878
:_
HOURS (CST)
Mort.- SaL7 a.m.- 7 p.m.
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I
_
WARNING:
READ THE OPERATOR'S
MANUAL AND FOLLOW
ALL
WARNINGS
AND
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
FAILURE TO DO SO CAN
RESULT
IN
SERIOUS
INJURY.
Always Wear Eye Protection
®
32 cc/2.0 cu. in. 2-CYCLE ENGINE
17 Inch Semi-Automatic Head®
GAS WEEDWACKER ®
• Assembly
• Operation
• Customer Responsibilities
• Service and Adjustments
° Repair Parts
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 u.S.A. '
530-O83546-4:O9/20/95

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  • Page 1 IMPORTANT MANUAL Do Not Throw Away Operator's Manual Model No. 358.798430 Always Wear Eye Protection CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE ® 1-800-235-5878 HOURS (CST) 32 cc/2.0 cu. in. 2-CYCLE ENGINE Mort.- SaL7 a.m.- 7 p.m. 17 Inch Semi-Automatic Head® GAS WEEDWACKER ® • Assembly •...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    SAFETY RULES ..i lllll ,i,,ll i i ,,,H ..TACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP, TRANSPORTING, CAUTION: ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT CON- ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS. OPERATOR SAFETY FUEL SAFE7_.
  • Page 3 DANGER: THIS POWER UNIT CAN BE DANGEROUS! THIS UNIT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR BLINDNESS TO THE OPERATOR AND OTHERS. THE WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL MUST BE FOLLOWED TO PROVIDE REASONABLE SAFETY AND EFRCIENCY IN USING THIS UNrl;, THE OPERATOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING THE WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS...
  • Page 4: Product Specifications

    WEEDWACKER ®LINE TRIMMER. For one year'from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas-Powered WeedwackeP Line Trimmer is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the Operator's Manual, Sears wilt repair, free of charge, any defect in materials or workmanship.
  • Page 5 IIII JUUll Ii [ .,l,,..Safety Rules ..............Customer Responsibilities ..........Product Specifications ......_ ....... 4 Service and Adjustments ..........Warranty ................Storage ................Trouble Shooting ..:..:.......... Assembly ................. Operation ................. Repair Parts Ordering/Service ......Back Cover ,,,,i,,,,, iiill i ii...
  • Page 6: Carton Contents

    ................CARTON CONTENTS ... i=l i ii ,i illli,,ll ,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, i i jl ,..........Hardware shown full size (1) Debris Shield Knob Parts bag contents not shown full size Long Hex Key Parts packed separately in carton Plastic Debris Shield Engine Oil Operator's Manual ASSEMBLY...
  • Page 7: Assembly

    ,,, ,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,, , , ......ASSEMBLY ttttttit ..., ...... HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR • Insert the debris shield bracket, attached to the tube, into the slot in the debris shield. WEEDWACKER • Turn debris shield while aligning and inserting debris shield screw into hole located in debris shield bracket.
  • Page 8: Operation

    ill. iill illl iiill • ..: ....i ,.HI. IIIIlll I OPERATION i,,,m i ii i KNOW YOUR WEEDWACKER (Fig. 4) READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR WEEDWACKER. Compar the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save thi manual for future reference.
  • Page 9 OPERATION SAFETY LINE TRIMMER SAFETY WARNING: LeGGUARDS THROWN BE THROWN VIOLENTLY.THE DEBRIS SHIELD WILL NOT PROVIDE COMPLETE PROTECTION TO THE OPERATOR OR OTHERS.THE OPERATOR MUST WEAR A SAFETY FACE SHIELD OR GOGGLES. ALWAYS WEAR HEAVY, LONG PANTS AND BOOTS. KEEP OTHERS AT LEAST 50 FEET (15 METERS) FACE AWAY.
  • Page 10 OPERATION HOW TO USE YOUR WEEDWACKER STOPPING YOUR ENGINE ASSIST , Move on/off switch to the "Off" position. HANDLE °ff engine does not stop, move the choke lever to the full choke position SAFETY LABEL TUBE CONTROLS (Fig. 5, 6 & 7) THROTTLE TRIGGER ASSIST HANDLE KNOB °...
  • Page 11 CRAFTSMAN 40:1 2-cycle engine oil (AIR-COOLED) specially blended with fuel stabilizers. If you do not use this Sears oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer (such as CRAFTSMAN No. 33500) to your fuel tank.
  • Page 12: Starting

    OPERATION iill I,HI, III ill /I , ...... STOPPING YOUR ENGINE Once the engine starts, allow the engine to run 10 sec onds, then move the choke lever to =Off Choke." Allow th, • Move the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position. engine to run for 30 more seconds at "Off Choke"...
  • Page 13 ill ii ii IH ..OPERATION OPERATING TIPS (Fig. 10) TECHNIQUES (Fig. 11, 12, 13 & 14) * TRIMMING - Allow only the tip of the line to make con- tact. Do not force trimmer line into work area. USE MINIMUM SPEED AND DO NOT WARNING:...
  • Page 14: Maintenance Schedule

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Service Dates Fil! in dates as you complete regular service Before After Every Every Yearly 5 Hrs. 25 Hrs ..ill ,,v,......,,, J, , Check for damaged or worn parts Check for loose fasteners & parts _"...
  • Page 15: Air Filter

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES EVERY 5 HOURS DRIVE SHAFT LUBRICATION (Fig. 17) * Loosen the nose cone screws. CLEAN AIR RLTER (Fig. 15) • . Remove the tube from the nose cone. A dirty air filter decreases the life and performance of the °...
  • Page 16: Customer Responsibilities

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES REPLACE FUEL FILTER (Fig. !9 & 20) The fuel filter should be replaced alter each season. Never operate your unitwithout a fuel filter. Be careful not to damage fuel line while removing the fuel filter. FUEL LINE ° Run fuel tank dry of fuel before proceeding with this step.
  • Page 17: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT STARTER ROPE (Fig. 21, 22 & 23) DANGER: DO NOT REMOVE THE RETAINING TAB SCREW OR THE PULLEY. FRONT SPRING BENEATH TIIE PULLEY SHROUD UNDER TENSION AND CAN FLY OUT AND CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. IF ANY NOSECONE PART OF PULLEY HOUSING ASSEMBLY IS DAMAGED (OTHER THAN ROPE), DO...
  • Page 18: Line Replacement

    ,,11,,,,, ...., • ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,......,,, ....... UUUllll SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS =11[ IIII ......IIII ..../ILl IIII IIIIIIIJIII LINE REPLACEMENT NOTE: If tap button gets knocked out of the hub, reassemble parts as follows: • Remove the cover and spool. TRIMMER HEAD PARTS...
  • Page 19 ....SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS COVER RNGER OVER NOTCH APPROXIMATELY 2 INCHES OF LINE CAN BE PULLED FROM THE SEMI-AUTOMATIC HEAD EACH TIME THETAP BUTTON IS PRESSED. UNE EXIT HOLE TAP BUTTON Figure 26 cA:rc_ Figure 28 WRAP AS • SHOWN BY ARROW ON 114"OF TAB SEATED...
  • Page 20: Carburetor

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS Carburetor adjustment is critical and if done improper- ly can permanently damage the engine as well as the MIXTURE SCREW carburetor. Please read all/nstructions and consult the Troubleshooting section of this manual before begin- ning this process. If the engine does not operate according to these...
  • Page 21: Storage

    Remove and discard old line and this Sears oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer (such as _ install fresh new line. CRAFTSMAN No. 33500) to your fuel tank. ° Lightly oil external metal surfaces to prevent rust from forming.
  • Page 22: Trouble Shooting

    TROUBLE SHOOTING POINTS TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART SYM PTO M CAU S E CO RR ECTIO N ,,,,,,,, _ ,,,, ......_,,,,._j ....1, Fill tank with correct fuel mixture. Engine will not start or 1, Fuel tank empty, will run only for a few 2.
  • Page 23: Repair Parts

    ........REPAIR PARTs ....... "" SEARS WEEDWACKER - MODEL 358.798430 WARNING "All repairs, adjustments and maintenance not de.. scribed in the Operator's Manual must be performed by qualified service per- sonnel. 13 m Part Part Description Description 530-095321 530-094878 Drive Shaft Housing Hub Ass'y.
  • Page 24 e_67 ._i_: . -_/_ 58----J Engine i Gasket ! Cart). ! Spark---i Repair Arrestor I - 24 -...
  • Page 25 REPAIR PARTS Part Description Description No..............,,,, 530--015773 Screw 5,30--036409 Muffler Spring 530--027529 Air Filter Cover 530-069626 Cylinder Kit 530-027530 Air Filter Champion Spark Plug (RCJ-_Y) 530-015849 Screw 530--015239 Screw-Cylinder 530-015852 Spacer-Choke 530-039134 Ignition Module Kit 530-015254 Wave Washer 530-015128 Screw 530-O38915 Choke Shutter...
  • Page 26 NOTES ...._,,,_,_ , , ,,, i llllll ............iL lllll ii i - 26 -...
  • Page 27 CRAFT514AII ® 32 cc/2.0 cu. in. 2-CYCLE ENGINE Operator's 17 Inch Semi-Automatic Head ® Manual GAS WEEDWACKER ® Model No. 358.798430 Each Gas Weedwacker ° has its own model number.The model number for your unit will be found on a decal attached to the unit.

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