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Craftsman WEEDWACKER 358.798441 Operator's Manual

21 cc/1.3 cu. in. 2-cycle engine 17" semi-automatic head gas weedwacker

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iMPORTANT MANUAL
Do Not Throw Away
S _AUk S
Operator's
Manual
Model No.
358.798441
ASSISTANCE
_
WARNING:
READTHE OPERATOR'S
MANUAL AND FOLLOW
ALL WARNINGS
AND
SAFETYINSTRUCTIONS.
FAILURETO DO SO CAN
RESULT IN
SERIOUS
INJURY.
Always
Wear Eye Protection
CRAFTSMAN ®
cc/1.3 cu. in. 2-CYCLE ENGINE
17" 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.
530-083680-1-03/16/95

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  • Page 1 MANUAL Do Not Throw Away S _AUk S Operator's Manual Model No. 358.798441 Always Wear Eye Protection CRAFTSMAN ® ASSISTANCE cc/1.3 cu. in. 2-CYCLE ENGINE 17" Semi-Automatic Head GAS WEEDWACKER ® • Assembly • Operation READTHE OPERATOR'S WARNING: - Customer Responsibilities MANUAL AND FOLLOW •...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    SAFETY RULES TACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP, TRANSPORTING, I& AUTION; ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT CON-/ ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS. OPERATOR SAFETY " Do notsmoke or allowsmoking near fuel or the unitor while using the unit •...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES 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 EFFICIENCY IN USING THIS UNIT.
  • Page 4: Product Specifications

    GAS-POWERED WEEDWACKER ®LINE TRIMMER For one year from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Gas-Powered Weedwacker _ LineTrimmer is maintairled lubricated and tuned-up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the operator's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in materials or workmanship.
  • Page 5: Carton Contents

    CARTON CONTENTS Hardware shown full size 14)Plastic Debris Shield Screws (1) Flat Washer (1) Grass Washer Parts bag contents not shown full size Long Hex Key Short Hex Key Parts packed separately in carton © 1_,3 ¸- Semi-automatic Head Plastic Debris Shield Engine Oil Operator's Manual ASSEMBLY...
  • Page 6 TABLE OF CONTENTS Safety Rules ....................Customer' Responsibilities ............ Product Specifications ................. Service and Adjustments .............. Warranty ....................Storage ..................Accessories ....................Trouble Shooting ................Assembly ....................Repair Parts ................. Operation ..................... Repair Parts Ordering/Service ......... Back Cover iNDEX Know Your Weedwacker ............Accessories ....................
  • Page 7: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY • Place plastic debris shield under the gear box and align HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR screw holes. Make sure the widest part of the plastic WEEDWACKER debris shield is pointing toward the engine. • insert the four shield screws through the gear box into IF THIS UNIT IS RECEIVED ASSEMBLED, the plastic debris shield, WARNING:...
  • Page 8: Operation

    OPERATION KNOW YOUR WEEDWACKER (Fig. 4) READ THIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR WEEDWACKER Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourseff with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference, MUFFLER AND GUARD ASSIST...
  • Page 9: Controls

    OPERATION HOW TO USE YOUR WEEDWACKER 'l \ ASSIST STOPPING YOUR ENGINE • Move the momentary switch to the OFF position_Do not release until the engine has completely stopped, LABEL • If the engine does not stop. move the choke lever to the full choke.
  • Page 10 OPERATION SAFETY LINE TRIMMER SAFETY THE RAPIDLY MOVING LINE CAUSES OBJECTSTO BE WARNING: THROWN VIOLENTLY. THE DEBRIS SHIELD WILL NOT PROVIDE COMPLETE PROTECTION TO THE OPERATOR FACE OR OTHERS. THE OPERATOR MUST WEAR A SAFETY SHIELD FACE SHIELD OR GOGGLES. ALWAYS WEAR HEAVY, LONG PANTSAND BOOTS.
  • Page 11 OPERATION TECHNIQUES (Fig. 9, 10, 11 & 12) OPERATING TIPS (Fig. 8) • TRIMMING - Allow only the tip of the line to make contact Do not force trimmer line into work area, WARNING: REMEMBER MINIMUM SPEED AND DO NOT CROWD LINE WHEN...
  • Page 12 BEFORE YOU BEGIN° up to 5 times longer) and reduced smoke IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE FUEL If CRAFTSMAN 2-cycle engine oil (AIR-COOLED) is not SAFETY SECTION DO NOT ATTEMPT TO available, use a good quality 2-cycle engine oil (AIR- FUEL YOUR UNIT;...
  • Page 13: Starting

    OPERATION STOPPING YOUR ENGINE NOTE: If the engine dies with choke lever at "Off Choke" position,movethe choke lever to "Half Choke" Pull starter • Move the momentary switch to the OFF position. Do not rope three times, Move choke lever to "Oft Choke" posi- release until the engine has completely stopped.
  • Page 14: Drive Shaft Lubrication

    CUSTOMER RESPONSiBiLiTIES MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Fill in dates as you complete regular service Before After Every Every Yearly Service Dates 5 Hrs. 25 Hrs Check for darnaqed or wern parts Check for loosefasteners & parts Clean unit & labels Clean air filter Clean/Inspect Spark Arrestor Screen (if installed)and Muffler...
  • Page 15: Air Filter

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES EVERY 5 HOURS DRIVE SHAFT LUBRICATION (Fig. 17) • Loosen the gear box clamp screw and the locating screw CLEAN FILTER (Fig. 15) from the gear box. A dirty air filter decreases the life and performance of the •...
  • Page 16: Fuel Filter

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES REPLACE FUEL FILTER (Fig. 19 & 20) • Run fuel tank dry of fuel before proceeding with this step • Remove fuel cap and allow it to hang to side of motor: • Using a small pair of needle nose pliers, grasp fue! cap retainer, holding it in tank opening and pul! ouL •...
  • Page 17: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS LINE REPLACEMENT NOTE: If tap button gets knocked out of the hub, reassemble parts as follows: WARNING: • Remove the cover and spool, TRIMMER HEAD PARTS THAT ARE - Place the spring in the hub cylinder. CHIPPED, CRACKED, BROKEN, OR DAM_ •...
  • Page 18 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TAP BUTTON Figure 24 Figure 26 CATCH INNER 1/4" OF LINE Figure 25 Figure 27 -18-...
  • Page 19: Carburetor Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS Carburetor adjustment is critical and if done improper- MIXTURE SCREW (WITH MMITER CAP) ly can permanently damage the engine as well as the carburetor. Please read all instructions and consult the Troubleshooting section of this manual before begin- ning this process.
  • Page 20: Storage

    CRAFTSMAN 40:1 2-cycle engine oil (AIR-COOLED) is . Inspect the cutting line_Old cutting line may be chalky specially blended with fuel stabilizer. If you do not use...
  • Page 21: Fueling

    TROUBLE SHOOTING POINTS TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART SYMPTOM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine will not 1 Fill tank with correct fuel mixture 1 Fuel tank empty start or will run only 2 Engine flooded 2, See "Starting instructions" for a few seconds 3. Spark plug not fldng. 3 Install new plug/check ignition switch after starting 4_ Fuel not reaching carburetor,...
  • Page 22: Repair Parts

    ® 21 cc11.3 cu. in. 2=CYCLE ENGINE Operator's Manual 17" Semi-Automatic Head GAS WEEDWACKER ® Model No. 358.798441 Each Gas Weedwacker _ has its own modeJ number The model IF YOU NEED REPAIR number for your' unit will be found on a decal attached to the unit SERVICE OR PARTS: All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co Service Center and most Retail Stores.

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