S Clean the area around the fuel cap. Con-
tamination in the tank can cause operat-
S Ensure that the fuel is well mixed by
shaking the container before filling the
Check before starting
S Inspect the unit before each use. Re-
place damaged parts. Check for fuel
leaks. Make sure all fasteners are in
place and secure. Make sure the cutting
attachment is properly installed and se-
curely fastened. Use only flexible, non-
metallic line recommended by the
manufacturer. Never use, for example,
wire or wire rope, which can break off
and become a dangerous projectile.
S Check that the trimmer head and trimmer
guard are not damaged or cracked.
Replace the trimmer head or trimmer
guard if they have been exposed to
impact or are cracked.
S Never use the machine without a guard
nor with a defective guard.
Starting and stopping
clutch cover, and shaft must be
fitted before the machine is started,
otherwise parts could come loose
and cause personal injury.
Always move the machine away
from the refueling area before
starting. Place the machine on a
flat surface. Ensure the cutting at-
tachment cannot come into contact
with any object.
Make sure no unauthorized persons
are in the working area, otherwise
there is a risk of serious personal
injury. The safety distance is 50 feet
STARTING AND STOPPING
The complete clutch,
Air purge: Press the air purge diaphragm
6 - - 10 times until fuel begins to fill the dia-
phragm. The diaphragm need not be com-
Choke: Move the blue engine choke lever
over to the closed position.
Hold the body of the machine on the
ground using your left hand (CAUTION!
Not with your foot!).
Grip the starter handle. Slowly pull out the
cord with your right hand until you feel
some resistance (the starter pawls grip);
then quickly and powerfully pull the cord.
Never wrap the starter cord around
Repeat pulling the cord until the engine
attempts to start. Squeeze throttle trigger
to release the choke and pull starter rope
until engine runs.
If engine dies, return blue engine
choke lever to the closed position and
repeat starting steps.
CAUTION! Do not pull the starter cord all
the way out and do not let go of the starter
handle when the cord is fully extended.
This can damage the machine.