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Craftsman 316.794990 Operator's Manual

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For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983
For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983
Operator's Manual
2-Cycle
GAS BACKPACK BLOWER
Model No. 316.794990
with
CAUTION: Before using this
product, read this manual and
follow all safety rules and oper-
ating instructions.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Visit our website: www.sears.com/craftsman
www.mymowerparts.com
www.mymowerparts.com
• SAFETY
• ASSEMBLY
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
• PARTS LIST
9096-320604 date(04/06)

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  • Page 1 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 Operator’s Manual 2-Cycle GAS BACKPACK BLOWER Model No. 316.794990 with • SAFETY CAUTION: Before using this • ASSEMBLY product, read this manual and • OPERATION follow all safety rules and oper- •...
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  • Page 3 Pages 21 - 40 WARRANTY STATEMENT TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN GAS BACKPACK BLOWER For two years from the date of purchase, when this Blower is used and maintained according to the operator’s manual, Sears will repair any defect in material or workmanship free of charge.
  • Page 4: Rules For Safe Operation

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION SYMBOL MEANING The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your atten- tion to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and their explanations, deserve your careful attention and under- DANGER: standing.
  • Page 5 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION WHILE OPERATING • Do not operate the engine faster than the speed need- ed to do the job. Do not run the engine at high speed •...
  • Page 6: Save These Instructions

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS SPECIAL NOTE: Exposure to vibrations through pro- • Always disconnect the spark plug before performing longed use of gasoline powered hand tools could cause maintenance or accessing movable parts.
  • Page 7 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product. Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information. SYMBOL MEANING SYMBOL...
  • Page 8 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION KNOW YOUR BLOWER BLOWER COMPONENTS 15. HOSE CLAMP THROTTLE TRIGGER 16. FLEX TUBE THROTTLE LOCK 17. THROTTLE LINKAGE ON/OFF IGNITION SWITCH 18. MUFFLER COVER TOP ASSIST HANDLE 19.
  • Page 9: Oil And Fuel Information

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 OIL AND FUEL INFORMATION OIL AND FUEL MIXING INSTRUCTIONS To Obtain Correct Fuel Mix: Old and/or improperly mixed fuel are the main reasons Thoroughly mix the proper ratio of 2-cycle engine oil with for the unit not running properly.
  • Page 10: Assembly Instructions

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS ATTACH FLEX TUBE Put the hose clamp(C) on the flex tube before connect- ing the flex tube and the fan’s outlet tube together. Connect the flex tube (B) to the fan’s outlet tube (A) (Fig. 1) with a hose clamp (C) (Fig.
  • Page 11: Starting/Stopping Instructions

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS ATTACH INTERMEDIATE TUBE AND CON- ADJUST BACK PACK HARNESS AND CENTRATOR NOZZLE CONTROL HANDLE Place blower on your back by slipping arms through Connect the intermediate tube (H) and air nozzle (I). Push the shoulder straps as if you were putting on a jacket the tubes together and turn them clockwise so that they (Figure 8).
  • Page 12 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 STARTING/STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS NOTE: The unit uses the INCREDI-PULL™ starting system with MAX FIRE IGNITION™, which signifi- cantly reduces the effort required to start the engine. You must pull the starter rope out far enough to hear the engine attempt to start.
  • Page 13: Operating Instructions

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BLOWER OPERATIONS OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS 1. Use the blower for trees, shrubs, flower beds, and Follow the instructions “STARTING A COLD hard-to-clean areas. ENGINE”. 2. Use the unit around buildings and for other normal Once unit is running, place unit on your back by cleaning procedures.
  • Page 14: Maintenance And Repair Instructions

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emis- sion control devices and system may be perormed Perform these required maintenance procedures at the fre- by a Sears or other qualified service dealer.
  • Page 15 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS AIR FILTER 1. Completely remove fuel cap from fuel tank (B) to be CAUTION: able to remove fuel filter (C) from tank. Use a piece of NEVER operate blow- wire (C) with a hook formed at the end to pull filter er without the air fil-...
  • Page 16 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS SPARK PLUG STORAGE 1. To remove spark plug (B) (Fig. 26) for cleaning or Failure to follow these steps may cause varnish to form in replacement: make sure engine is off, spark plug is the carburetor which can cause difficult starting or per- cool, then grasp spark plug boot firmly and remove...
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 TROUBLESHOOTING UNIT WON’T START OR STARTS BUT WILL NOT RUN C A U S E A C T I O N 1. Incorrect starting procedures 1. Follow instructions in the Starting/Stopping section 2.
  • Page 18: Specifications

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE* Engine Type ..............................Air-Cooled, 2-Cycle Displacement..............................(30 cc) (1.83 cu in.) Idle Speed RPM ............................. 3,400 - 4,400 rpm Operating RPM................................. 7,200+ rpm Ignition Type ........................... Electronic-MAX FIRE IGNITION™ Ignition Switch ..............................
  • Page 19: Parts List

    For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 PARTS LIST Parts No. Description Parts No. Description Parts No. Description 9295-310801 SPARK PLUG 9SGEB-05-52 SCREW 9WFZ-8.4-32 WASHER 9SGEB-05-10 SCREW 9228-334520 FILTER ASS'Y 9NAC-08 9211-320601 PLATE, SPARK SIDE 9287-334501 CARBURETOR 9038-320602...
  • Page 20 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 For Parts Call 606-678-9623 or 606-561-4983 EPA Emission Control Warranty Statement California / Your Warranty Rights and Obligations The California Air Resources Board, The Environmental Protection Agency and Sears, Roebuck and Co., are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2005 and later small off-road engine.
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