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Assembly; Assist Handle; Debris Shield - 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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ASSEMBLY
HOW TO ASSEMBLE
YOUR
WEEDWACKER
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WARNING:
IF THIS UNIT IS RECEIVED ASSEMBLED,
REVIEW ALL STEPS IN THIS ASSEMBLY
SECTION FOR PROPER ADJUSTMENT
AND CORRECT ASSEMBLY.
WHEN ADJUSTING THE ASSIST HANDLE
FOR COMFORT, BE SURE THAT THE
ASSIST HANDLE REMAINS
BETWEEN
THE TRIGGER HOUSING AND THE SAFE-
TY LABEL.
ASSIST HANDLE ASSEMBLY (Fig. 1)
NOTE: For pre-assembled units, simply loosen assist
handle knob and rotate assist handle to the operating
position, being sure to align between safety label and
throttte trigger housing
• Rotate assist handle from left to right to tilt the angle of
the semi-automatic head when cutting a large, sloped
area such as a ditch bank
Tighten T-handle securely
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Figure 1
INSTALLING
THE PLASTIC
DEBRIS
SHIELD
(Fig. 2)
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WARNING:
THE LINE LIMITER IS SHARP AND CAN
CUT YOU. BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES
WHILE WORKING WITH THE PLASTIC
DEBRIS SHIELD OR LINE LIMITER.
THE PLASTIC DEBRIS SHIELD MUST BE
PROPERLY INSTALLED FOR ALL LINE
TRIMMER USAGE. THE DEBRIS SHIELD
PROVIDES PARTIAL PROTECTION FROM
THE RISK OFTHROWN OBJECTSTOTHE
OPERATOR AND OTHERS.
WHEN
INSTALLED
CORRECTLY, THE
PLASTIC DEBRIS SHIELD WILL BE IN
PROPER ALIGNMENT. FAILURE TO IN-
STALL THE DEBRIS SHIELD IN POSITION
SHOWN IN ILLUSTRATION CAN RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURYTO THE OPERATOR.
WHEN ADJUSTING THE ASSIST HANDLE
FOR COMFORT, BE SURE THAT THE
ASSIST
HANDLE REMAINS BETWEEN
THE TRIGGER HOUSING AND 'THE SAFE-
TY LABEL.
Remove the packing cover from the arbor shaft if so
equipped
• Remove fhe dust cup from the arbor shaft (ref Fig, 2)°
• Place plastic debris shield under the gear box and align
screw holes. Make sure the widest part of the plastic
debris shield is pointing toward the engine.
• insert the four shield screws through the gear box into
the plastic debris shield,
• Tighten screws evenly and securely using the long hex
key provided
GEAR BOX
HOUSING
PLASTIC
DEBRIS SHIELD
DUST CUP
REMOVEDFOR
INSTALLATION)
I ARBOR SHAFT
Figure 2
SEMI-AUTOMATIC
HEAD
ASSEMBLY
(Fig. 3)
Ensure the plastic debris shield is in place and securao.
• install dust cup over the arbor shall
Align the hole in the dust cup with the hole in the cen-
ter front of the gear box by turning the dust cup.
• Install the grass washer over the arbor shaft. Make sure
the grass washer is against and curved over the dust cup.
• Install the flat washer over the arbor shaft.
• Start threading the semi-automatic head onto the arbor
shaft (counterclockwise)
• Insert the short hex key (provided) into the aligned
holes to keep the arbor shaft from turning
• Tighten the semi-automatic head while holding the
short hex key.
Remove the short hex key
GEARBOX
WIDEST PART
OF SHIELD
UNE
LIMITER"
TRIMMER
HEAD
DIRECTION
TO INSTALL
Figure 3
CHECK
LIST
• Check all fasteners, make sure they are tightand there
are no loose parts.
• Check to make sure the throttle cable is positioned cor-
rectly,
• With the unit hetd in the operating position, adjust the
assist handle up or down the tube for best comfort and
balance before first use
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