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Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
1950 / 1975 / 2055 / 2050 / 2075 / 2150
2155 / 2175 / 2350 / 2375 / 2150PR
LE Series

ESPAÑOL
For Occasional Use Only
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.

ADVERTENCIA :
Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e en-
strucciones de seguridad. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones
graves.

AVERTISSEMENT:
Lire le manuel d’instructions et bien respecter tous les avertisse-
ments et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Tout défaut de le faire
pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
FRANÇAIS

250 Bobby Jones Expressway


Augusta, GA 30907

Copyright E2002 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. 530163244 6/6/02


IDENTIFICATION OF SYMBOLS
WARNING! This chain Read and understand the
saw can be dangerous! Care- instruction manual before
less or improper use can cause using the chain saw.
serious or even fatal injury.

Always wear appropriate ear protection, eye protection and head protection.

Always use two hands when operating the chain saw.

WARNING! Contacting the guide bar tip with any object


should be avoided; tip contact may cause the guide bar to
move suddenly upward and backward, which may cause se-
rious injury.

XX_
Measured maximum kickback value without chain brake for the bar
and chain combination on the label.

SAFETY RULES
Hearing Safety Hat
WARNING: Always disconnect Protection
spark plug wire and place wire where it can- Eye
not contact spark plug to prevent accidental Protection
starting when setting up, transporting, ad- Snug
justing or making repairs except carburetor Fitting Heavy Duty
adjustments. Clothing Gloves
Because a chain saw is a high-speed wood-
cutting tool, special safety precautions must
be observed to reduce the risk of accidents.
Careless or improper use of this tool can Safety
cause serious injury. Safety Chaps
Shoes
PLAN AHEAD
S Read this manual carefully until you com-
pletely understand and can follow all safety
rules, precautions, and operating instruc-
tions before attempting to use the unit.
S Restrict the use of your saw to adult users
who understand and can follow safety S Keep all parts of your body away from the
rules, precautions, and operating instruc- chain when the engine is running.
tions found in this manual. S Keep children, bystanders, and animals a
S Wear protective gear. Always use steel- minimum of 30 feet (10 meters) away from
toed safety footwear with non-slip soles; the work area. Do not allow other people
snug-fitting clothing; heavy-duty, non-slip or animals to be near the chain saw when
gloves; eye protection such as non-fog- starting or operating the chain saw.
ging, vented goggles or face screen; an S Do not handle or operate a chain saw when
approved safety hard hat; and sound barri- you are fatigued, ill, or upset, or if you have
ers (ear plugs or mufflers) to protect your taken alcohol, drugs, or medication. You
hearing. Regular users should have hear- must be in good physical condition and men-
ing checked regularly as chain saw noise tally alert. Chain saw work is strenuous. If
can damage hearing. Secure hair above you have any condition that might be aggra-
shoulder length. vated by strenuous work, check with your
doctor before operating a chain saw.
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S Carefully plan your sawing operation in ad- marked container for all fuel purposes.
vance. Do not start cutting until you have a Wipe up all fuel spills before starting saw.
clear work area, secure footing, and, if you S Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) from fuel-
are felling trees, a planned retreat path. ing site before starting engine.
OPERATE YOUR SAW SAFELY S Turn the engine off and let saw cool in a
S Do not operate a chain saw with one hand. non-combustible area, not on dry leaves,
straw, paper, etc. Slowly remove fuel cap
Serious injury to the operator, helpers, by-
standers or any combination of these per- and refuel unit.
sons may result from one-handed opera- S Store the unit and fuel in an area where fuel
tion. A chain saw is intended for vapors cannot reach sparks or open
two-handed use. flames from water heaters, electric motors
or switches, furnaces, etc.
S Operate the chain saw only in a well-venti-
lated outdoor area. KICKBACK
S Do not operate saw from a ladder or in a
tree. WARNING: Avoid kickback which
S Make sure the chain will not make contact can result in serious injury. Kickback is the
with any object while starting the engine. backward, upward or sudden forward motion
Never try to start the saw when the guide of the guide bar occurring when the saw
bar is in a cut. chain near the upper tip of the guide bar con-
S Do not put pressure on the saw at the end tacts any object such as a log or branch, or
of the cut. Applying pressure can cause when the wood closes in and pinches the
you to lose control when the cut is com- saw chain in the cut. Contacting a foreign ob-
pleted. ject in the wood can also result in loss of
S Stop the engine before setting the saw chain saw control.
down. S Rotational Kickback can occur when the
S Do not operate a chain saw that is dam- moving chain contacts an object at the up-
aged, improperly adjusted, or not com- per tip of the guide bar. This contact can
pletely and securely assembled. Always cause the chain to dig into the object,
replace bar, chain, hand guard, or chain which stops the chain for an instant. The
brake immediately if it becomes damaged, result is a lightning fast, reverse reaction
broken or is otherwise removed. which kicks the guide bar up and back to-
S With the engine stopped, hand carry the ward the operator.
chain saw with the muffler away from your S Pinch-Kickback can occur when the the
body, and the guide bar and chain to the wood closes in and pinches the moving
rear, preferably covered with a scabbard. saw chain in the cut along the top of the
MAINTAIN YOUR SAW IN GOOD guide bar and the saw chain is suddenly
WORKING ORDER stopped. This sudden stopping of the
chain results in a reversal of the chain
S Have all chain saw service performed by a force used to cut wood and causes the
qualified service dealer with the exception saw to move in the opposite direction of the
of the items listed in the maintenance sec- chain rotation. The saw is driven straight
tion of this manual. For example, if improp- back toward the operator.
er tools are used to remove or hold the fly-
wheel when servicing the clutch, structural S Pull-In can occur when the moving chain
damage to the flywheel can occur and contacts a foreign object in the wood in the
cause the flywheel to burst. cut along the bottom of the guide bar and the
S Make certain the saw chain stops moving saw chain is suddenly stopped. This sudden
when the throttle trigger is released. For stopping pulls the saw forward and away
correction, refer to CARBURETOR AD- from the operator and could easily cause the
JUSTMENTS. operator to lose control of the saw.
S Never modify your saw in any way. Avoid Pinch--Kickback:
S Keep the handles dry, clean, and free of oil S Be extremely aware of situations or ob-
or fuel mixture. structions that can cause material to pinch
S Keep fuel and oil caps, screws, and fas- the top of or otherwise stop the chain.
teners securely tightened. S Do not cut more than one log at a time.
S Use only PoulanR accessories and re- S Do not twist the saw as the bar is with-
placement parts as recommended. drawn from an undercut when bucking.
Avoid Pull--In:
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION S Always begin cutting with the engine at full
S Do not smoke while handling fuel or while speed and the saw housing against wood.
operating the saw. S Use wedges made of plastic or wood.
S Eliminate all sources of sparks or flame in Never use metal to hold the cut open.
the areas where fuel is mixed or poured.
There should be no smoking, open flames, Kickback Path
or work that could cause sparks. Allow en-
gine to cool before refueling.
S Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area on
bare ground; store fuel in a cool, dry, well
ventilated place; and use an approved,

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Avoid Obstructions

Clear The Working Area Elbow locked

REDUCE THE CHANCE OF


KICKBACK
S Recognize that kickback can happen. Thumb on underside of
With a basic understanding of kickback, handlebar
you can reduce the element of surprise
which contributes to accidents. S Keep a good, firm grip on the saw with both
S Never let the moving chain contact any ob- hands when the engine is running and
ject at the tip of the guide bar. don’t let go. A firm grip will help you reduce
S Keep the working area free from obstruc- kickback and maintain control of the saw.
tions such as other trees, branches, rocks, Keep the fingers of your left hand encir-
fences, stumps, etc. Eliminate or avoid cling and your left thumb under the front
any obstruction that your saw chain could handlebar. Keep your right hand com-
hit while you are cutting. When cutting a pletely around the rear handle whether
branch, do not let the guide bar contact your are right handed or left handed. Keep
branch or other objects around it. your left arm straight with the elbow
S Keep your saw chain sharp and properly locked.
tensioned. A loose or dull chain can in- S Position your left hand on the front handle-
crease the chance of kickback occurring. bar so it is in a straight line with your right
Follow manufacturer ’s chain sharpening hand on the rear handle when making
and maintenance instructions. Check ten- bucking cuts. Never reverse right and left
sion at regular intervals with the engine hand positions for any type of cutting.
stopped, never with the engine running. S Stand with your weight evenly balanced on
Make sure the chain brake nuts are se- both feet.
curely tightened after tensioning the chain. S Stand slightly to the left side of the saw to
S Begin and continue cutting at full speed. If keep your body from being in a direct line
the chain is moving at a slower speed, with the cutting chain.
there is greater chance of kickback occur- S Do not overreach. You could be drawn or
ring. thrown off balance and lose control of the
S Cut one log at a time. saw.
S Use extreme caution when re-entering a S Do not cut above shoulder height. It is diffi-
previous cut. cult to maintain control of saw above
S Do not attempt cuts starting with the tip of shoulder height.
the bar (plunge cuts).
S Watch for shifting logs or other forces that KICKBACK SAFETY FEATURES
could close a cut and pinch or fall into
chain. WARNING: The following features
S Use the Reduced--Kickback Guide Bar are included on your saw to help reduce the
and Low--Kickback Chain specified for hazard of kickback; however, such features
your saw. will not totally eliminate this danger. As a
chain saw user, do not rely only on safety de-
MAINTAIN CONTROL vices. You must follow all safety precau-
tions, instructions, and maintenance in this
Stand to the manual to help avoid kickback and other
left of the saw forces which can result in serious injury.
S Reduced--Kickback Guide Bar, designed
with a small radius tip which reduces the
size of the kickback danger zone on the
Thumb on bar tip. A Reduced--Kickback Guide Bar
underside of has been demonstrated to significantly re-
handlebar duce the number and seriousness of kick-
backs when tested in accordance with
Never reverse safety requirements for gasoline powered
hand positions chain saws as set by ANSI B175.1.

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Reduced Kickback Symmetrical Guide Bar caused by allowing contact of the bar tip in the
danger zone with any hard object. Kickback
can also be caused by pinching the saw chain
along the top of the guide bar. This action may
push the guide bar rapidly back toward the op-
Small Radius Tip erator. Either of these events may cause you
to lose control of the saw which could result in
serious injury or even death. DO NOT RELY
Symmetrical Guide Bar UPON ANY OF THE DEVICES BUILT INTO
YOUR SAW. YOU SHOULD USE THE SAW
PROPERLY AND CAREFULLY TO AVOID
KICKBACK. Reduced--kickback guide bars
and low--kickback saw chains reduce the
Large Radius Tip chance and magnitude of kickback and are
S Low--Kickback Chain, designed with a recommended. Your saw has a low kickback
contoured depth gauge and guard link chain and bar as original equipment. Repairs
which deflect kickback force and allow on a chain brake should be made by an autho-
wood to gradually ride into the cutter. Low-- rized servicing dealer. Take your unit to the
Kickback Chain has met kickback per- place of purchase if purchased from a servic-
formance requirements when tested on a ing dealer, or to the nearest authorized master
representative sample of chain saws be- service dealer.
low 3.8 cubic inch displacement specified S Tip contact in some cases may cause a light-
in ANSI B175.1. ning fast reverse REACTION, kicking guide
Contoured Depth Gauge bar up and back toward operator.
S Pinching the saw chain along the top of the
Elongated Guard Link guide bar may push the guide bar rapidly
back toward the operator.
Deflects S Either of these reactions may cause you to
kickback force
Low---Kickback and allows wood lose control of the saw which could result in
Chain to gradually ride serious injury. Do not rely exclusively upon
into cutter devices built into your saw.

WARNING: Computed kickback


angle (CKA) listed on your saw and listed in the
Can Obstruct Material CKA table below represents angle of kickback
Not a Low---Kickback Chain
your bar and chain combinations will have
when tested in accordance with CSA (Cana-
S Front Hand Guard, designed to reduce the dian Standards Association) and ANSI stan-
chance of your left hand contacting the chain dards. When purchasing replacement bar and
if your hand slips off the front handlebar. chain, considerations should be given to the
S Position of front and rear handlebars, de- lower CKA values. Lower CKA values repre-
signed with distance between handles and sent safer angles to the user, higher values in-
“in-line” with each other. The spread and dicate more angle and higher kick energies.
“in-line” position of the hands provided by Computed angles represented indicate total
this design work together to give balance energy and angle associated without activation
and resistance in controlling the pivot of of the chain brake during kickback. Activated
the saw back toward the operator if kick- angle represents chain stopping time relative to
back occurs. activation angle of chain break and resulting
CHAIN BRAKE AND CKA ANGLE kick angle of saw. In all cases lower CKA val-
S Chain Brake, designed to stop the chain in ues represent a safer operating environment
the event of kickback. for the user.
The following guide bar and chain combina-
WARNING: WE DO NOT REP- tions meet kickback requirements of CSA
RESENT AND YOU SHOULD NOT AS- Standards Z62.1, Z62.3, & ANSI B175.1
SUME THAT THE CHAIN BRAKE WILL when used on saws listed in this manual.
PROTECT YOU IN THE EVENT OF A KICK- Use of bar and chain combinations other
BACK. Kickback is a lightning fast action than those listed is not recommended and
which throws the bar and rotating chain back may not meet the CKA requirements per
and up toward the operator. Kickback can be standard.
Computed kickback angle (CKA) Table
LE SERIES BAR
MODEL P/N Length CHAIN P/N CKA without chain brake
1950/1975/2050 952044368 14! 952051209 24_
2055/2075/
2150/2150PR 952044370 16! 952051211 19_
2155/2175/
2350/2375 952044418 18! 952051338 14_

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NOTE: If this saw is to be used for com- The chain is sharp and can cut you even when
mercial logging, a chain brake is required it is not moving!
and shall not be removed or otherwise dis- S Loosen and remove the chain brake nuts
abled to comply with Federal OSHA Regula- and the chain brake from the saw.
tions for Commercial Logging. S Remove the plastic shipping spacer (if
SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure to vibrations present).
through prolonged use of gasoline powered Location of shipping spacer
hand tools 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 in otherwise healthy people. If
symptoms occur such as numbness, pain,
loss of strength, change in skin color or texture,
or loss of feeling in the fingers, hands, or joints, Chain Brake
discontinue the use of this tool and seek Nuts
medical attention. An anti-vibration system Chain Brake
does not guarantee the avoidance of these
problems. Users who operate power tools on
a continual and regular basis must monitor
closely their physical condition and the Bar Tool
condition of this tool.
S An adjusting pin and screw is used to adjust
SPECIAL NOTICE: Your saw is equipped the tension of the chain. It is very important
with a temperature limiting muffler and spark when assembling the bar, that the pin located
arresting screen which meets the on the adjusting screw aligns into a hole in
requirements of California Codes 4442 and the bar. Turning the screw will move the ad-
4443. All U.S. forest land and the states of justment pin up and down the screw. Locate
California, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New this adjustment before you begin mounting
Jersey, Oregon, and Washington require by the bar onto the saw. See illustration below.
law that many internal combustion engines
to be equipped with a spark arresting screen. Inside view of
If you operate a chain saw in a state or locale Chain Brake
where such regulations exist, you are legally
responsible for maintaining the operating
condition of these parts. Failure to do so is
a violation of the law. Refer to the SERVICE
section for maintenance of the spark
arresting screen. Adjustment located on Chain Brake
Failure to follow all Safety Rules and Precau- S Turn the adjusting screw by hand counter-
tions can result in serious injury. If situations clockwise until the adjusting pin just
occur which are not covered in this manual, touches the stop. This should allow the pin
use care and good judgement. If you need to be near the correct position.
assistance, contact your authorized service S Slide guide bar behind clutch drum until
dealer or call 1-800--554--6723. guide bar stops against clutch drum
sprocket.
STANDARDS: This saw is listed by Under-
writer’s Laboratories, Inc., in accordance with:
ANSI B175.1--2000 American National
Standards for Gasoline--Powered Chain
Saws -- Safety Requirements
CSA Z62.1--1995 Chain Saws -- Occupa-
tional Health and Safety
CSA Z62.3--1996 Chain Saw Kickback Oc- Mount the Bar
cupational Health and Safety S Carefully remove the chain from the pack-
age. Hold chain with the drive links as
shown.
ASSEMBLY
Tip of
Protective gloves (not provided) should be Bar
worn during assembly.
ATTACHING THE BAR & CHAIN (If not
already attached)

WARNING: If received assembled,


repeat all steps to ensure your saw is properly CUTTERS MUST FACE IN
assembled and all fasteners are secure. Al- DIIRECTION OF ROTATION
ways wear gloves when handling the chain.
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Cutters Depth Gauge Checking the tension:
Use the screwdriver end of the chain adjust-
ment tool (bar tool) to move the chain around
the bar. If the chain does not rotate, it is too
tight. If too loose, the chain will sag below the
bar.

Drive Links

Chain Adjustment
Chain Brake Nuts Tool (Bar Tool)
Place chain onto the sprocket
S Place chain over and behind clutch, fitting Adjusting the tension:
the drive links in the clutch drum sprocket. Chain tension is very important. Chain
S Fit bottom of drive links between the teeth stretches during use. This is especially true
in the sprocket in the nose of the guide bar. during the first few times you use your saw.
S Fit chain drive links into bar groove. Always check chain tension each time you
S Pull guide bar forward until chain is snug in use and refuel your saw.
guide bar groove. Ensure all drive links
are in the bar groove. You can adjust the chain tension by loosen-
ing the chain brake nuts and turning the ad-
NOTE: CHAIN BRAKE MUST BE justing screw 1/4 of a turn while lifting up on
DISENGAGED BEFORE INSTALLA- the bar.
TION ON THE SAW. TO DISENGAGE S If chain is too tight, turn adjusting screw 1/4
CHAIN BRAKE, PULL THE FRONT turn counterclockwise.
HAND GUARD BACK TOWARD THE S If chain is too loose, turn adjusting screw
REAR OF THE CHAIN BRAKE AS 1/4 turn clockwise.
FAR AS POSSIBLE (SEE ILLUSTRA-
TION). Adjusting
Screw
DISENGAGED

Front Hand Guard

Chain Brake Nuts Guide Bar

ENGAGED Adjusting Screw -- 1/4 Turn

Chain Brake

S Lift up the tip of the bar and tighten the


chain brake nuts with the bar tool.
S Now, install chain brake making sure the S Recheck chain tension.
adjusting pin is positioned in the lower hole
in the guide bar. Remember this pin
moves the bar forward and backward as
the screw is turned. Chain Brake
S Install chain brake nuts and finger tighten Nuts
only. Once the chain is tensioned, you will
need to tighten chain brake nuts.
CHAIN TENSION
(Including units with chain already installed)
NOTE: When adjusting chain tension,
make sure the chain brake nuts are finger
tight only. Attempting to tension the chain WARNING: If the saw is operated
when the chain brake nuts are tight can with a loose chain, the chain could jump off
cause damage. the guide bar and result in serious injury.

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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
CHAIN SAW. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of
the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Chain Front Hand Guard Front Handle
Adjustment Tool
Starter Rope
(Bar Tool)
ON/STOP
Switch
Chain Muffler
Primer
Bulb

Starter
Bar Oil Fill Cap Housing Fuel Mix Fill Cap
Cylinder Cover
Fast Idle
Throttle Lock Chain
Lockout Direction
Rear Adjusting of Travel
Handle Screw

Guide Bar
Throttle Chain Brake Bar
Choke
Trigger Knob Chain Chain Nuts Sprocket
Brake Catcher Hole

ON/STOP SWITCH PRIMER BULB


The ON/STOP SWITCH is used to stop the The PRIMER BULB circulates fuel to the car-
engine. buretor to provide quicker starting.
THROTTLE TRIGGER CHAIN BRAKE
The THROTTLE TRIGGER controls engine The CHAIN BRAKE is a device designed to
speed. stop the chain if kickback occurs. The chain
THROTTLE LOCK--OUT brake activates automatically in the event of
The THROTTLE LOCK--OUT must be kickback. The chain brake activates manually
pressed before you can squeeze the throttle if the front hand guard is pushed forward. The
trigger. This feature prevents you from acci- chain brake is disengaged by pulling the front
dentally squeezing the trigger. hand guard back toward the front handle as far
as possible.
FAST IDLE LOCK
The FAST IDLE LOCK holds the throttle trigger CHAIN TENSION
in the starting position. Activate the fast idle It is normal for a new chain to stretch during first
lock by pressing the throttle lockout and 15 minutes of operation. You should check
squeezing the throttle trigger. With the throttle your chain tension frequently. See CHAIN
trigger squeezed, press the fast idle lock. Re- TENSION under the ASSEMBLY section.
lease the throttle lockout and trigger while hold-
ing the fast idle lock button. WARNING: Muffler is very hot dur-
CHOKE KNOB ing and after use. Do not touch the muffler or
The CHOKE KNOB activates the choke to allow combustible material such as dry
provide additional fuel to the engine during cold grass or fuel to do so.
starting.

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FUELING & LUBRICATION STARTING

WARNING: Remove fuel cap slow- WARNING: The chain must not
ly when refueling. move when the engine runs at idle speed. If
FUELING ENGINE the chain moves at idle speed refer to CAR-
This engine is certified to operate on un- BURETOR ADJUSTMENT within this
leaded gasoline. Before operation, gasoline manual. Avoid contact with the muffler. A hot
must be mixed with a good quality synthetic muffler can cause serious burns.
2-cycle air-cooled engine oil designed to be To stop the engine move the ON/STOP
mixed at a ratio of 40:1. Poulan/Weed Eater switch to the STOP position.
brand synthetic oil is recommended. A 40:1 To start the engine hold the saw firmly on
ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2 ounces of oil the ground as illustrated. Make sure the
with 1 gallon of unleaded gasoline. Included chain is free to turn without contacting any
with this saw is a 3.2 ounce container of Pou- object.
lan/Weed Eater brand synthetic oil. Pour the Use only 15”--18” of rope per pull.
entire contents of this container into 1 gallon of Hold saw firmly while pulling starter rope.
gasoline to achieve the proper fuel mixture.
Starter rope handle
DO NOT USE automotive or boat oil. These
oils will cause engine damage. When mixing Left hand
fuel follow the instructions printed on the on front
container. Always read and follow the safety handle
rules listed under HANDLE FUEL WITH
CAUTION.
BAR AND CHAIN LUBRICATION
The bar and chain require continuous lubri-
cation. Lubrication is provided by the auto- Right foot through rear handle
matic oiler system when the oil tank is kept
filled. Lack of oil will quickly ruin the bar and IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER
chain. Too little oil will cause overheating When pulling the starter rope, do not use the
shown by smoke coming from the chain and/ full extent of the rope as this can cause the
or discoloration of the bar. rope to break. Do not let starter rope snap
In freezing weather oil will thicken, making it back. Hold the handle and let the rope re-
necessary to thin bar and chain oil with a wind slowly.
small amount (5 to 10%) of #1 Diesel Fuel or NOTE: Do not attempt to cut material with
kerosene. Bar and chain oil must be free the fast idle lock button in the locked position.
flowing for the oil system to pump enough oil STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or
for adequate lubrication. warm engine after running out of
Genuine PoulanR bar and chain oil is recom- fuel)
mended to protect your unit against exces- ON/STOP SWITCH
sive wear from heat and friction. PoulanR (SIDE VIEW)
oil resists high temperature thinning. If Pou-
lanR bar and chain oil is not available, use a
good grade SAE 30 oil. ON
S Never use waste oil for bar and chain lubri-
cation. STOP
S Always stop the engine before removing
the oil cap. S Move ON/STOP switch to the ON position.
IMPORTANT S Pull choke knob out to the full extent.
Experience indicates that alcohol--blended S Slowly press primer bulb 6 times.
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or S Squeeze and hold throttle trigger. With
methanol) can attract moisture which leads thumb press fast idle lock down; then re-
to separation and formation of acids during lease throttle trigger.
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel Fast idle lock button
system of an engine while in storage. To
avoid engine problems, the fuel system Throttle
should be emptied before storage for 30 lock--out
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and Choke knob
carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next Throttle
season. See STORAGE section for addi- trigger
tional information. S Sharply pull the starter rope handle 5 times
with your right hand. Then, proceed to the
next step.
NOTE: If the engine sounds as if it is try-
ing to start before the 5th pull, stop pulling
and immediately proceed to the next step.
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S Push the choke knob in completely (to the Disengaged
OFF position); pull the starter rope until the
engine starts. Engaged
CHOKE
(SIDE VIEW)

Braking function control


Choke knob OFF FULL
CAUTION: The chain brake must be
checked several times daily. The engine
S Allow the engine to run for approximately 5 must be running when performing this proce-
seconds. Then, squeeze and release dure. This is the only instance when the saw
throttle trigger to allow engine to return to should be placed on the ground with the en-
idle speed. gine running.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE: Place the saw on firm ground. Grip the rear
S Move ON/STOP switch to the ON position. handle with your right hand and the front han-
S Push the choke knob in completely (to the dle with your left hand. Apply full throttle by
OFF position). fully depressing the throttle trigger. Activate
S Slowly press primer bulb 6 times. the chain brake by turning your left wrist
S Squeeze and hold throttle trigger. With against the hand guard without releasing
thumb press fast idle lock down; then re- your grip around the front handle. The chain
lease throttle trigger. should stop immediately.
S Sharply pull the starter rope with your right Inertia activating function control
hand until the engine starts.
S Squeeze and release throttle trigger to al- WARNING: When performing the
low engine to return to idle speed. following procedure, the engine must be
DIFFICULT STARTING (or starting a turned off.
flooded engine): Grip the rear handle with your right hand and
The engine may be flooded with too much the front handle with your left hand. Hold the
fuel if it has not started after 10 pulls. chain saw approximately 14! (35 cm) above
Flooded engines can be cleared of excess a stump or other wooden surface. Release
fuel by following the warm engine starting your grip on the front handle and use the
procedure listed above. Insure the ON/ weight of the saw to let the top of the guide
STOP switch is in the ON position. bar fall forward and contact the stump.
Starting could require pulling the starter rope When the tip of the bar hits the stump, the
handle many times depending on how badly brake should activate.
the unit is flooded. If engine fails to start, refer
to the TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call
1-800-554-6723.
CUTTING METHODS
CHAIN BRAKE IMPORTANT POINTS
S Check chain tension before first use and
WARNING: If the brake band is after 1 minute of operation. See CHAIN
worn too thin it may break when the chain TENSION in the ASSEMBLY section.
brake is triggered. With a broken brake band, S Cut wood only. Do not cut metal, plastics,
the chain brake will not stop the chain. The masonry, non-wood building materials, etc.
chain brake should be replaced by an autho- S Stop the saw if the chain strikes a foreign
rized service dealer if any part is worn to less object. Inspect the saw and repair or re-
than 0.020! (0.5 mm) thick. Repairs on a place parts as necessary.
chain brake should be made by an autho- S Keep the chain out of dirt and sand. Even a
rized service dealer. Take your unit to the small amount of dirt will quickly dull a chain
place of purchase if purchased from a ser- and thus increase the possibility of kickback.
vicing dealer, or to the nearest authorized S Practice cutting a few small logs using the
master service dealer. following techniques to get the “feel” of us-
S This saw is equipped with a chain brake. ing your saw before you begin a major
The brake is designed to stop the chain if sawing operation.
kickback occurs. S Squeeze the throttle trigger and allow
S The inertia--activated chain brake is the engine to reach full speed before
activated if the front hand guard is pushed cutting.
forward, either manually (by hand) or S Begin cutting with the saw frame
automatically (by sudden movement). against the log.
S If the brake is already activated, it is S Keep the engine at full speed the entire
disengaged by pulling the front hand guard time you are cutting.
back toward the front handle as far as S Allow the chain to cut for you. Exert only
possible. light downward pressure. If you force
S When cutting with the saw, the chain brake the cut, damage to the bar, chain, or en-
must be disengaged. gine can result.
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S Release the throttle trigger as soon as FELLING LARGE TREES
the cut is completed, allowing the en- (6 inches in diameter or larger)
gine to idle. If you run the saw at full The notch method is used to fell large trees.
throttle without a cutting load, unneces- A notch is cut on the side of the tree in the de-
sary wear can occur to the chain, bar, sired direction of fall. After a felling cut is
and engine. It is recommended that made on the opposite side of tree, the tree
the engine not be operated for lon- will tend to fall into the notch.
ger than 30 seconds at full throttle.
S To avoid losing control when cut is com- NOTE: If the tree has large buttress
plete, do not put pressure on saw at end roots, remove them before making the
of cut. notch. If using saw to remove buttress
S Stop the engine before setting the saw roots, keep saw chain from contacting
down after cutting. ground to prevent dulling of the chain.
TREE FELLING TECHNIQUES NOTCH CUT AND FELLING THE
TREE
WARNING: Check for broken or S Make notch cut by cutting the top of the
dead branches which can fall while cutting notch first. Cut through 1/3 of the diameter
causing serious injury. Do not cut near build- of the tree. Next complete the notch by cut-
ings or electrical wires if you do not know the ting the bottom of the notch. See illustra-
direction of tree fall, nor cut at night since you tion. Once the notch is cut remove the
will not be ale to see well, nor during bad notch of wood from the tree.
weather such as rain, snow, or strong winds, Final (felling) cut here. 2 in-
etc. If the tree makes contact with any utility ches above center of notch.
line, the utility company should be notified
immediately. First cut
S Carefully plan your sawing operation in ad-
vance.
S Clear the work area. You need a clear area
all around the tree so you can have secure Notch
footing.
S The chain saw operator should keep on
the uphill side of the terrain as the tree is Hinge
likely to roll or slide downhill after it is felled. Second cut
S Study the natural conditions that can cause
the tree to fall in a particular direction.
Natural conditions that can cause a tree to
fall in a particular direction include: S After removing the wood from the notch,
S The wind direction and speed. make the felling cut on the opposite side of
S The lean of the tree. The lean of a tree the notch. This is done by making a cut about
might not be apparent due to uneven or two inches higher than the center of the
sloping terrain. Use a plumb or level to de- notch. This will leave enough uncut wood
termine the direction of tree lean. between the felling cut and the notch to form
S Weight and branches on one side. a hinge. This hinge will help prevent the tree
S Surrounding trees and obstacles. from falling in the wrong direction.
Look for decay and rot. If the trunk is rotted, Hinge holds tree on stump and helps
it can snap and fall toward the operator. control fall
Check for broken or dead branches which Opening
can fall on you while cutting. of felling
Make sure there is enough room for the tree cut
to fall. Maintain a distance of 2-1/2 tree
lengths from the nearest person or other ob-
jects. Engine noise can drown out a warning
call.
Remove dirt, stones, loose bark, nails, sta-
ples, and wire from the tree where cuts are to
be made. Closing of
Plan a clear retreat path to the rear and diag- notch
onal to the line of fall. NOTE: Before felling cut is complete, use
wedges to open the cut if necessary to
Plan a clear retreat path control the direction of fall. To avoid kickback
and chain damage, use wood or plastic
wedges, but never steel or iron wedges.
S Be alert to signs that the tree is ready to
Direction of Fall fall: cracking sounds, widening of the fell-
ing cut, or movement in the upper
45_ branches.
S As tree starts to fall, stop saw, put it down,
and get away quickly on your planned re-
treat path.
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S DO NOT cut down a partially fallen tree sure. Hold saw firmly and maintain control.
with your saw. Be extremely cautious with The saw will tend to push back toward you.
partially fallen trees that may be poorly
supported. When a tree doesn’t fall com- WARNING: Never turn saw upside
pletely, set the saw aside and pull down the down to undercut. The saw cannot be con-
tree with a cable winch, block and tackle, trolled in this position.
or tractor. Always make your first cut on the compres-
CUTTING A FALLEN TREE sion side of the log. The compression side of
(BUCKING) the log is where the pressure of the log’s
Bucking is the term used for cutting a fallen weight is concentrated.
tree to the desired log size. First cut on compression side of log
WARNING: Do not stand on the log
being cut. Any portion can roll causing loss
of footing and control. Do not stand downhill
of the log being cut.
IMPORTANT POINTS Second cut
S Cut only one log at a time.
S Cut shattered wood very carefully; sharp Second cut
pieces of wood could be flung toward opera-
tor.
S Use a sawhorse to cut small logs. Never
allow another person to hold the log while
cutting and never hold the log with your leg
or foot.
S Do not cut in an area where logs, limbs, First cut on compression side of log
and roots are tangled such as in a blown
down area. Drag the logs into a clear area BUCKING WITHOUT A SUPPORT
before cutting by pulling out exposed and S Overcut through 1/3 of the diameter of the
cleared logs first. log.
S Roll the log over and finish with a second
TYPES OF CUTTING USED FOR overcut.
BUCKING S Watch for logs with a compression side to
prevent the saw from pinching. See il-
WARNING: If saw becomes lustrations for cutting logs with a compres-
pinched or hung in a log, don’t try to force it sion side.
out. You can lose control of the saw resulting BUCKING USING A LOG OR
in injury and/or damage to the saw. Stop the
saw, drive a wedge of plastic or wood into the SUPPORT STAND
cut until the saw can be removed easily. Re- S Remember your first cut is always on the
start the saw and carefully reenter the cut. To compression side of the log.
avoid kickback and chain damage, do not (Refer to the illustrations below for your
use a metal wedge. Do not attempt to restart first and second cut)
your saw when it is pinched or hung in a log. S Your first cut should extend 1/3 of the
diameter of the log.
S Finish with your second cut.
Use a wedge to remove pinched saw
Using a log for support
2nd Cut
Turn saw OFF and use a plastic or
wooden wedge to force cut open.
Overcutting begins on the top side of the log
with the bottom of the saw against the log.
When overcutting use light downward pres-
sure.
1st Cut
Overcutting
1st Cut

Undercutting

Undercutting involves cutting on the under-


side of the log with top of saw against the log. 2nd Cut
When undercutting use light upward pres-
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Using a support stand PRUNING
2nd Cut
WARNING: Limit pruning to limbs
shoulder height or below. Do not cut if
branches are higher than your shoulder. Get a
professional to do the job.
S Make your first cut 1/3 of the way through the
bottom of the limb.
1st Cut S Next make a 2nd cut all the way through
the limb. Then cut a third overcut leaving a
1 to 2 inch collar from the truck of the tree.
1st Cut
Second cut
2nd Cut Third cut

Collar
LIMBING AND PRUNING First cut
WARNING: Be alert for and guard Pruning technique
against kickback. Do not allow the moving
chain to contact any other branches or objects
at the nose of the guide bar when limbing or
pruning. Allowing such contact can result in SERVICE
serious injury.

WARNING: Never climb into a tree to WARNING: Disconnect the spark


limb or prune. Do not stand on ladders, plat- plug before performing maintenance except
forms, a log, or in any position which can cause for carburetor adjustments.
you to lose your balance or control of the saw. We recommend all service and adjustments
IMPORTANT POINTS not listed in this manual be performed by an
S Work slowly, keeping both hands firmly authorized or Master Service Dealer.
gripped on the saw. Maintain secure footing MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
and balance.
S Watch out for springpoles. Springpoles are Lubricate bar
small size limbs which can catch the saw sprocket hole . . . . . . . After each use
chain and whip toward you or pull you off bal- Check:
ance. Use extreme caution when cutting Fuel mixture level . . . . Before each use
small size limbs or slender material. Bar lubrication . . . . . . . Before each use
S Be alert for springback. Watch out for Chain tension . . . . . . . Before each use
branches that are bent or under pressure. Chain sharpness . . . . Before each use
Avoid being struck by the branch or the For damaged parts . . Before each use
saw when the tension in the wood fibers is For loose caps . . . . . . Before each use
released. For loose fasteners. . . Before each use
S Keep a clear work area. Frequently clear For loose parts . . . . . . Before each use
branches out of the way to avoid tripping Inspect and Clean:
over them. Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Before each use
LIMBING Complete saw . . . . . . . After each use
S Always limb a tree after it is cut down. Only Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Every 5 hours*
then can limbing be done safely and prop- Chain brake . . . . . . . . Every 5 hours*
erly. Spark arresting screen
S Leave the larger limbs underneath the felled and muffler . . . . . . . . . Every 25 hours*
tree to support the tree as you work. Replace spark plug . Yearly
S Start at the base of the felled tree and work Replace fuel filter . . . Yearly
toward the top, cutting branches and limbs. * Hours of Operation
Remove small limbs with one cut.
S Keep the tree between you and the chain. AIR FILTER
Cut from the side of the tree opposite the CAUTION: Do not clean filter in gasoline
branch you are cutting. or other flammable solvent to avoid creating
S Remove larger, supporting branches with a fire hazard or producing harmful evapora-
the cutting techniques described in BUCK- tive emissions.
ING WITHOUT A SUPPORT.
S Always use an overcut to cut small and free- Cleaning the air filter:
ly hanging limbs. Undercutting could cause A dirty air filter decreases engine perform-
limbs to fall and pinch the saw. ance and increases fuel consumption and
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harmful emissions. Always clean after every Outlet Cover BACK VIEW OF
5 hours of operation. MUFFLER
S Clean the cover and the area around it to
keep dirt and sawdust from falling into the Muffler
carburetor chamber when the cover is re- Screws
moved.
S Remove the parts as illustrated below.
S Wash the filter in soap and water. Air dry Spark Arresting
completely before reinstalling. Screen
S Lightly oil air filter before installing to im-
prove the efficiency of the air filter. Use
2--cycle engine oil or motor oil (SAE 30).
Squeeze excess oil from filter. S Remove spark arresting screen.
S Reinstall parts. S Clean the spark arresting screen with a wire
Cylinder Cover brush. Replace screen if any wires are bro-
Air Filter Screws ken or screen is blocked after cleaning.
S Reinstall spark arresting screen.
S Reinstall outlet cover and 2 screws. En-
sure outlet cover and both screws are re-
installed correctly (see illustrations) to pre-
Cylinder vent damage to the saw. The exhaust
Cover outlet must face the chain brake (bar side)
of the saw.
Outlet Cover
Exhaust
INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK Outlet
ARRESTING SCREEN
WARNING: The muffler on this
product contains chemicals known to the Exhaust Outlet must face chain
State of California to cause cancer. brake (bar side) of chain saw
As the unit is used, carbon deposits build up
on the muffler and spark arresting screen,
and must be removed to avoid creating a fire S Inspect the muffler gasket and replace if
hazard or affecting engine performance. damaged.
Replace the spark arresting screen if breaks S Reinstall backplate, outlet guide, muffler
occur. gasket, and muffler using muffler bolts.
CLEANING THE SPARK ARREST- Tighten until secure.
S Reinstall bolt cover and locknut. Tighten
ING SCREEN securely.
Cleaning is required every 25 hours of op-
eration or annually, whichever comes first. CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS
Your carburetor is equipped with limiter
caps. Carburetor adjustment is a compli-
Outlet cated task. We recommend that you take
Guide your unit to an authorized service dealer.
Damage will occur if you turn the needles be-
Muffler yond the limiter stops.
BAR MAINTENANCE
Muffler If your saw cuts to one side, has to be forced
Backplate through the cut, or been run with an improper
Bolts amount of bar lubrication it may be neces-
Muffler sary to service your bar. A worn bar will dam-
Gasket age your chain and make cutting difficult.
Bolt Cover
Locknut After each use, ensure ON/STOP switch is
in the STOP position, then clean all sawdust
S Loosen and remove the locknut from the from the guide bar and sprocket hole.
bolt cover.
S Remove the bolt cover. To maintain guide bar:
S Loosen and remove the 2 muffler bolts. S Move ON/STOP switch to the STOP posi-
Remove the muffler, muffler gasket, outlet tion.
guide and backplate. Notice the orienta- S Loosen and remove chain brake nuts and
tion of these parts for reassembling. chain brake. Remove bar and chain from
S Locate the 2 outlet cover screws on the saw.
muffler. Loosen and remove both screws. S Clean the oil holes and bar groove after
S Remove the outlet cover. each 5 hours of operation.

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STORAGE
Remove Sawdust From
Guide Bar Groove WARNING: Stop engine and allow
to cool, and secure the unit before storing or
Sprocket Hole transporting in a vehicle. Store unit and fuel
in an area where fuel vapors cannot reach
Oil Holes sparks or open flames from water heaters,
electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
S Add lubricant to sprocket hole after each Store unit with all guards in place. Position so
use. that any sharp object cannot accidentally
S Burring of guide bar rails is a normal cause injury to passersby. Store the unit out
process of rail wear. Remove these burrs of reach of children.
with a flat file. S Before storing, drain all fuel from the unit.
S When rail top is uneven, use a flat file to re- Start engine and allow to run until it stops.
store square edges and sides. S Clean the unit before storing. Pay particu-
File Rail Edges lar attention to the air intake area, keeping
it free of debris. Use a mild detergent and
and Sides sponge to clean the plastic surfaces.
Square S Do not store the unit or fuel in a closed area
where fuel vapors can reach sparks or an
Worn Groove Correct Groove open flame from hot water heaters, electric
Replace guide bar when the groove is worn, motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
the guide bar is bent or cracked, or when exce- S Store in a dry area out of the reach of chil-
ss heating or burring of the rails occurs. If re- dren.
placement is necessary, use only the guide bar CAUTION: It is important to prevent gum
specified for your saw in the repair parts list or deposits from forming in essential fuel system
on the decal located on the chain saw. parts such as the carburetor, fuel filter, fuel
CHAIN SHARPENING hose, or fuel tank during storage. Alcohol
Chain sharpening is a complicated task that blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol
requires special tools. We recommended or methanol) can attract moisture which leads
you refer chain sharpening to a professional to fuel mixture separation and formation of
chain sharpener. acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage
IGNITION TIMING the engine.
Ignition timing is fixed and nonadjustable.
SPARK PLUG NEED ASSISTANCE?
The spark plug should be replaced each
year to ensure the engine starts easier and
runs better. NEED ASSISTANCE?
S Loosen 3 screws on cylinder cover. Call 1--800--554--6723.
S Remove the cylinder cover. NEED SERVICE PART?
S Pull off the spark plug boot. Contact your dealer or place of purchase.
S Remove spark plug from cylinder and dis-
card.
S Replace with Champion RCJ--7Y spark
plug and tighten securely with a 3/4 inch
socket wrench. Spark plug gap should be
0.025 inches.
S Reinstall the spark plug boot.
S Reinstall the cylinder cover and 3 screws.
Tighten securely.
Screws Cylinder
Cover
Spark
Plug Boot

Spark
Plug

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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of
the recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY
Engine will not S Ignition switch off. S Move ignition switch to ON.
start or will run S Engine flooded. S See “Difficult Starting” in
only a few Operation Section.
seconds after S Fuel tank empty. S Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
starting. S Spark plug not firing. S Install new spark plug.
S Fuel not reaching S Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
carburetor. Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
Engine will S Carburetor requires S Contact an authorized service dealer.
not idle adjustment
properly. S Crankshaft seals worn. S Contact an authorized service dealer.
Engine will not S Air filter dirty. S Clean or replace air filter.
accelerate, S Spark plug fouled. S Clean or replace plug and regap.
lacks power, S Chain brake engaged. S Disengage chain brake.
or dies under S Carburetor requires S Contact an authorized service dealer.
a load. adjustment.
Engine S Too much oil mixed with S Empty fuel tank and refill with
smokes gasoline. correct fuel mixture.
excessively.
and require replacement with reasonable
LIMITED WARRANTY use during the warranty period. This warran-
ty does not cover predelivery set--up, instal-
lation of guide bar and chain, and normal ad-
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC., justments explained in the instruction
warrants to the original purchaser that each manual such as carburetor adjustments and
new Poulan brand gasoline chain saw is chain tension adjustments. This warranty
free from defects in material and workman- does not cover transportation costs.
ship and agrees to repair or replace under
this warranty any defective gasoline chain THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
saw as follows from the original date of pur- LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM
chase. STATE TO STATE.
1 YEAR -- Parts and Labor, when used for NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
Household purposes. OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED,
60 DAYS -- Parts and Labor, when used for AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
Commercial, Professional, or Income Pro- WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EX-
ducing purposes. PRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN.
30 DAYS -- Parts and Labor, if used for rental
purposes. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITA-
This warranty is not transferable and does TIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WAR-
not cover damage or liability caused by im- RANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
proper handling, improper maintenance, or LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CON-
the use of accessories and/or attachments SEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
not specifically recommended by ELEC- ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION
TROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC., for this MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
chain saw. Additionally , this warranty does The policy of ELECTROLUX HOME PRO-
not cover damage caused by improper han- DUCTS, INC., is to continuously improve its
dling, improper maintenance, or if the saw is products. Therefore, ELECTROLUX HOME
altered in any way which in our judgement af- PRODUCTS, INC., reserves the right to
fects its condition or operation. This warranty change, modify, or discontinue models, de-
does not cover tune--up, spark plugs, filters, signs, specifications, and accessories of all
starter ropes, starter springs, chain sharpen- products at any time without notice or obliga-
ing, bars, chains, and other parts which wear tion to any purchaser.

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U.S. EPA/CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT CANADA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OB- LENGTH OF COVERAGE: This warranty
LIGATIONS: The U.S. Environmental shall be for a period of two years from the ini-
Protection Agency, California Air Resources tial date of purchase. WHAT IS COVERED:
Board, Environment Canada and POULAN/ REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS.
WEED EATER. DIVISION OF WCI OUT- Repair or replacement of any warranted part
DOOR PRODUCTS, INC., are pleased to will be performed at no charge to the owner
explain the emissions control system war- at an approved POULAN/WEED EATER
ranty on your year 2000--2003 small off--road servicing center. If you have any questions
engine. In California, all new small off--road regarding your warranty rights and responsi-
engines must be designed, built, and bilities, you should contact your nearest au-
equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-- thorized service center or call POULAN/
smog standards. POULAN/WEED EATER WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723.
must warrant the emission control system on WARRANTY PERIOD: Any warranted part
your small off--road engine for the periods of which is not scheduled for replacement as
time listed below provided there has been no required maintenance, or which is sched-
abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of uled only for regular inspection to the effect
your small off--road engine engine. Your of “repair or replace as necessary” shall be
emission control system includes parts such warranted for 2 years. Any warranted part
as the carburetor and the ignition system. which is scheduled for replacement as re-
Where a warrantable condition exists, POU- quired maintenance shall be warranted for
LAN/WEED EATER will repair your small the period of time up to the first scheduled re-
off--road engine engine at no cost to you. Ex- placement point for that part. DIAGNOSIS:
penses covered under warranty include The owner shall not be charged for diagnos-
diagnosis, parts and labor. MANUFACTUR- tic labor which leads to the determination that
ER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE: If any a warranted part is defective if the diagnostic
emissions related part on your engine (as work is performed at an approved POULAN/
listed under Emissions Control Warranty WEED EATER servicing center. CONSE-
Parts List) is defective or a defect in the ma- QUENTIAL DAMAGES: POULAN/WEED
terials or workmanship of the engine causes EATER may be liable for damages to other
the failure of such an emission related part, engine components caused by the failure of
the part will be repaired or replaced by POU- a warranted part still under warranty. WHAT
LAN/WEED EATER. OWNER’S WAR- IS NOT COVERED: All failures caused by
RANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the small abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance
off--road engine engine owner, you are re- are not covered. ADD--ON OR MODIFIED
sponsible for the performance of the re- PARTS: The use of add--on or modified parts
quired maintenance listed in your instruction can be grounds for disallowing a warranty
manual. POULAN/WEED EATER recom- claim. POULAN/WEED EATER is not liable
mends that you retain all receipts covering to cover failures of warranted parts caused
maintenance on your small off--road engine, by the use of add--on or modified parts. HOW
but POULAN/WEED EATER cannot deny TO FILE A CLAIM: If you have any ques-
warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for tions regarding your warranty rights and re-
your failure to ensure the performance of all sponsibilities, you should contact your near-
scheduled maintenance. As the small off-- est authorized service center or call
road engine engine owner, you should be POULAN/WEED EATER at
aware that POULAN/WEED EATER may 1--800--554--6723 . WHERE TO GET WAR-
deny you warranty coverage if your small RANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or re-
off--road engine engine or a part of it has pairs shall be provided at all POULAN/
failed due to abuse, neglect, improper main- WEED EATER service centers. call:
tenance, unapproved modifications, or the 1--800--554--6723 MAINTENANCE, RE-
use of parts not made or approved by the PLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF EMIS-
original equipment manufacturer. You are SION RELATED PARTS: Any POULAN/
responsible for presenting your small off-- WEED EATER approved replacement part
road engine to a POULAN/WEED EATER used in the performance of any warranty
authorized repair center as soon as a prob- maintenance or repair on emission related
lem exists. Warranty repairs should be com- parts will be provided without charge to the
pleted in a reasonable amount of time, not to owner if the part is under warranty. EMIS-
exceed 30 days. If you have any questions SION CONTROL WARRANTY PARTS
regarding your warranty rights and responsi- LIST: Carburetor, Ignition System: Spark
bilities, you should contact your nearest au- Plug (covered up to maintenance schedule),
thorized service center or call POULAN/ Ignition Module, Muffler including catalyst.
WEED EATER at 1--800--554--6723. MAINTENANCE STATEMENT: The owner
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE: is responsible for the performance of all re-
The warranty period begins on the date the quired maintenance as defined in the in-
small off--road engine is purchased. struction manual.

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The information on the product label indicates which standard your engine is certified.
Example: (Year) EPA Phase 1 or Phase 2 and/or CALIFORNIA.

This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use:

Moderate (50 hours)


Intermediate (125 hours)
Extended (300 hours)

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