CAUTION: ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT CONTACT i
SPARK PLUGTO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP,TRANSPORTING, ADJUSTING V
OR MAKING REPAIRS°
-Always wear eye protection to prevent rocks or debris from
being blown or ricocheting into eyes and face which can result
inblindness and/or other senous tnjury,
o Always wear a respirator or facemask when working with the
unit in dusty environments.
• Always wear heavy, long pants, boots, and gloves. (To avoid
shock of static electricity, do not wear rubber gloves.) Do not
go barefoot or wear short pants, sandals, jewelry,loose cloth-
ing,or clothing with loosely hanging straps, ties, tassels, etc.;
theycan be caught inmov ng parts Secure hairso it isabove
• Do not operate this unit when you are tired, it],or under-the
influenceof alcohol, drugs, or medication.
• Keep others includingchildren, animals, bystanders and
helpers at least 50 feet (!5 meters) away Stop the engine
immediately if you are approached.
°inspect the area before starting the unit Remove all debris
and hard objects such as rocks, glass,wire, etc.that can rico-
chet, be thrown, or otherwise cause injury or damage during
•Disconnect spark plug before perforrning maintenance except
for carburetor adjustment.
•Use only genuine replacement parts as recommended by
SEARS to avoid creating a hazard and/or voiding your war-
oCheck air intake openings, blowertubes, elbow tube,and vac-
uum tubes frequently, always with the engine stopped. Keep
vents and tubes free of debris which can accumulate and
restrict proper air flow
° Use only quality SEARS accessories and replacement parts
as recommended for this unit..
°Have al! maintenance and service not explained in this
manual performed by your SEARS Service Center.
•Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
• Keep away from sparks or flames.
- Use a container approved for fuel.
• Do not smoke or ailow smoking near fuel or the unit or white
using the unit.
• Wipe up all fuel spills before starting engine,
• Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from fueling s_tebefore
• Stop engine and allow unit to cool before removingfuel cap.
• Stop the engine before opening the vacuum inlet door or
attempting to insert or remove the vacuum tubesThe engine
must be stopped and the impeller blades no longerturning to
avoid serious injuryfrom the rotating blades.
•inspectthe entire unit before each use for worn,loose,miss-
ing, or damaged parts..Do not use until the unit is in proper
•Keep the outside surfaces free of oil and fuel.
•Never start or run unit inside a closed room or building.
Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
°Never use for spreading chemicals, fertilizers, or any other
material which may contain toxic substances.
°Do not set the unit on any surface except a clean, hard area
to start the engine or while the engine is running.Debris such
as gravel,sand, dust, grass, etc.could be pickedupby the air
intake and thrown out through the discharge opening, dam-
aging the unit, property, or causing senous injury to
bystanders or the operator.
•Avoid dangerous environments..Do not use in unventilated
areas or where explosive vapors or carbon monoxide build up
could be present.
• Avoid situations which could set the vacuum bag on fire. Do
not vacuum discarded cigars or cigarettes or ash from fire-
places, barbecue pits, brush piles, etcoToavoidspreading fire,
do not use blower near leaf or brush fires, fireplaces,barbecue
pits, ashtrays, etc_
° Do not overTeachor use from unstable surfacessuch as lad-
ders, trees, steep slopes, rooftops,etc. Use extra care when
cleaning on stairways. Keep firm footing and balance at all
= Never place objects inside the blower tubes; always direct the
blowing debris away from people, animals, glass, and solid
objects such as trees, automobiles, walls, etc_Theforce of air
can cause rocks, dirt, or sticks to be thrown or to ricochet
which can hurt people or'animals, break glass, or cause other
damage_Do not allow the unit to be used as a toy.
• Never place any object in the air intakeopening as this could
restrict proper air flow and cause damage to the unit.
•Never run unit without the proper equipment attached.When
used as a blower, always installa blower tube.When used as
a vacuum, always install vacuum tubes and vacuum bag
° Use only for jobs explained in thismanual.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
: Stop the unit before transporting
Allow the engine to cool, and secure the unit before storing or
transporting in a vehicle.
•Empty the fuel tank before storingor transportingthe unit.Use
up any fuel left in the carburetor by starting theengine and let-
ting the engine run until it stops.
•Store unit and fuel in an area where fuel vaporscannot reach
sparks or open flames from water heaters, electric motors or
•Store the unit out of the reach of children
Exposure to vibrations through prolonged use of gasoline powered hand units could cause blood vessel or nerve damage in the
fingers hands and joints of people prone to circulation disorders or abnormal swellings Prolonged use in cold weather has been
linked to blood vessel damage n otherw se healthy people, If symptoms occur' such as numbness pain, loss of strength, change in
skin co or or texture or loss of feelings in the fingers, hands orjoints discontinue the use of this unit and seek medica_ attention, An
anti-vibration system does not guarantee the avoidance of these problems, Users who operate power tools on a continual and regu-
lar basis must monitor closely their physical condition and the condition of this unit
4_ LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
IT MEANS - ATTENTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.