the fuel information
in the safety rules
before you begin. If you do not under-
stand the safety rules, do not attempt
to fuel your unit. Call 1-800-235-5878.
Remove fuel cap
slowly when refueling.
This engine is certified to operate on
unleaded gasoline. Before operation,
gasoline must be mixed with a good
quality synthetic 2-cycle air-cooled en-
gine oil. We recommend
brand synthetic oil. Mix gasoline and oil
at a ratio of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is ob-
tained by mixing 3.2 ounces of oil with 1
gallon of unleaded gasoline.
with this trimmer is a 3.2 ounce contain-
er of oil. Pour the entire contents of this
container into 1 gallon of gasoline to
achieve the proper fuel mixture. DO
NOT USE automotive
oil or boat oil.
These oils will cause engine damage.
When mixing fuel, follow instructions
printed on container.
Once oil is added to gasoline,
to assure that
the fuel is thoroughly
read and follow the safety rules relat-
ing to fuel before fueling your unit.
indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol
ethanol or methanol)
can attract mois-
ture which leads to separation
of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel sys-
tem of an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems,
fuel system before storage for 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
are empty. Use fresh
fuel next season.
Never use engine or carburetor
in the fuel tank or perma-
nent damage may occur.
See the STORAGE section for addition-
HOW TO STOP YOUR UNIT
• To stop the engine, push and re-
lease the engine ON/STOP switch.
The switch will automatically
to the ON position.
Wait 5 seconds
to restart unit to
allow switch to reset.
• If engine does not stop, move choke
lever to FULL CHOKE position.
HOW TO START YOUR UNIT
The trimmer head
will turn while starting the engine.
Avoid any contact with the muffler. A
hot muffler can cause serious
A COLD ENGINE (or a
after running out of
,,___- S tarter Handle
1. Set unit on a flat surface.
Slowly press the primer bulb 6
Move choke lever to FULL CHOKE
by aligning lever with position
shown on decal (see illustration
Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and
hold through all remaining steps.
Pull starter rope handle sharply
until engine sounds as if it is trying
to start, but do not pull rope more
than 6 times.
6. As soon as engine sounds as if it
is trying to start, move choke lever
to HALF CHOKE by aligning
with position shown on decal (see