I purchased the unit from a private party and the original owners manual was not available. Having the ability to download it was extremely helpful and clarified operating the equipment immensely. This is a complicated unit and without the manual I would not have been able to maximize it's potential. Thank you.
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The air filter should be cleaned regularly removing dust and dirt to avoid: â¢ carburettor malfunction â¢ starting problems â¢ reduced engine power â¢ unnecessary wear to engine parts â¢ abnormal fuel consumption Clean the filter after every 25 hours or more regularly if operating conditions are exceptionally dusty. Cleaning the air filter Dismantle the air filter cover and remove the air filter. Wash in clean, warm soapy water. Ensure that the filter is dry before refitting. An air filter used for a long period of time can never be cleaned completely. Therefore it is necessary to replace the filter from time to time with a new filter. A damaged air filter must always be replaced. If the machine is used in dusty conditions the air filter should be soaked in oil, see the section on âOiling the air filterâ.
Lubricating the flexible drive axle
Inside the edgerâs drive shaft is a flexible drive axle. The flexible drive axle should be regularly lubricated after 30 hours of operation. Loosen the two screws on the angle gear and remove it. The flexible drive axle is easily removed from the shaft by taking a firm grip on the axle end. Lubricate the flexible drive axle over its entire length and reinsert it in the shaft. Turn the axle while inserting it so that it correctly engages in the clutch. Replace the angle gear on the drive axle shaft and tighten the two screws.
Oiling the air filter Always use HUSQVARNA filter oil, order no. 503 47 7301. The filter oil contains a solvent to make it spread evenly through the filter. You should therefore avoid skin contact. Put the filter in a plastic bag and the pour the filter oil over it. Knead the plastic bag to distribute the oil. Squeeze the excess oil out of the filter inside the plastic bag and pour off the excess before fitting the filter on the machine. Never use common engine oil. This would drain through the filter quite quickly and collect in the bottom.
Adjusting the edger's cutting depth
The cutting depth should be adjusted before starting work. â¢ Loosen the locking handle (A) and rotate the guard by moving the locking knob forwards or backwards. If the locking handle is moved forwards (from the machine) the cutting depth is increased. If the locking handle is moved backwards (towards the machine) the cutting depth is reduced. â¢ Adjust the cutting depth. â¢ Lock the locking handle.
The angle gear is filled a sufficient quantity of grease at the factory. However, before using the machine you should check that the angle gear is filled to 3/4 with grease. Use HUSQVARNA special grease. Normally, the grease does not need to be changed except when repairs are carried out.
WARNING! Always bear the machine on the right side of the body. Always wear protective glasses, long trousers and heavy-duty shoes when using the machine. Observe your surroundings, ensure people and animals do not come in the immediate vicinity or can be hit by thrown objects. Apply full throttle before the blade starts to work on the soil.