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Craftsman WEEDWACKER 358.798212 Operator's Manual

24cc/1.3 cu.in. 2-cycle 17 inch cutting path / .080 in. line gasoline weedwacker

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Operator's
Manual
CRFIFTSMFIN
24cc/1.3 cu.in. 2-Cycle
17 Inch Cutting Path / .080 In. Line
GASOLINE
WEEDWAOKER
®
Model No.
358.798212
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating
Instructions
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.
1-800-235-5878
_Hoors listed are Central Time)
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179 USA
530087720
2/25/00

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  • Page 1 Operator's Manual CRFIFTSMFIN 24cc/1.3 cu.in. 2-Cycle 17 Inch Cutting Path / .080 In. Line GASOLINE WEEDWAOKER ® Model No. 358.798212 WARNING: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product. For answers to your questions about this product: Call 7 am-7 pm, Mon.-Sat.,...
  • Page 2 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 and maintenance...
  • Page 3 • Keep others away when making car- equipped with a temperature limiting buretor adjustments. muffler and spark arresting screen • Use only recommended Craftsman which meets the requirements of Cali- accessories and replacement parts. fornia Codes 4442 and 4443. All U.S.
  • Page 4 weather has been l inked t oblood v es- where s uch regulations exist, you are legally responsible forinstalling and sel d amage inotherwise healthy maintaining the operating condition of people. Ifsymptoms occur such as these p arts. Failure todosoisaviola- numbness, pain, loss ofstrength, tion oflaw.
  • Page 5: Operating Your

    2-cycle air-cooled engine oil. formation of acids during storage. We recommend Craftsman brand oil. Acidic gas can damage the fuel sys- Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio of 40:1 tem of an engine while in storage.
  • Page 6 engine and letitrununtil the fuel l ines • Move choke lever to HALF CHOKE and carburetor are empty. Use fresh position. fuel n ext season. • Pull starter rope handle no more than Never use engine orcarburetor clean- 6 pulls, until engine runs. erproducts inthe fuel tank orperma- NOTE: If the engine has not started nent damage may occur.
  • Page 7 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS To advance line, tap bottom of trimmer head on ground one time. OPERATING POSITION Llrnplei_e rg_hU.t s line t° "_ ALWAYS WEAR: _-.. ,,_'_'_ Eye Protection Always tap the trimmer head on a grassy area. Tapping on surfaces such H_°;gy _t_s as concrete or asphalt can cause ex-...
  • Page 8 MOWING - Your trimmer is ideal for • For trimming or scalping, use less than full throttle to increase line life mowing in places conventional lawn and decrease head wear, especially: mowers cannot reach. In the mowing position, keep the line parallel to the •...
  • Page 9: General Recommendations

    • Replace with a pre-wound spool, or cut two 12.5 foot (3.8 m) lengths • Wind the line evenly and tightly onto .080" (2 mm) diameter Craftsman the spool. Wind in the direction of the brand line. Never wire, rope, arrows found on the spool.
  • Page 10 • Insert theline into the the exit h oles i n the hub asshown i ntheillustration. Line exit h oles Line in Notch Screw Air Filter (with Limiter Cap) "_ Cover CARBURETOR PRESETS When making carburetor preset adjust- Line in Notch ments, do not force plastic limiter caps beyond stops or damage will occur.
  • Page 11 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.
  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING CHART TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not • Engine flooded. • See "Starting Instructions." • Fill tank with correct fuel mixture. start. • Fuel tank empty. • Spark plug not firing. • Install new spark plug. • Fuel not reaching •...
  • Page 13: Warranty

    repaired orreplaced bySEARS. maintenance, or which is scheduled OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSI- only for regular inspection to the effect BILITIES: Asthe lawn and garden of "repair or replace as necessary" equipment engine owner, you arere- shall be warranted for 2 years. Any sponsible forthe performance ofthe...