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1 14 9A Corded Lawn Mower MO09B01 Owner s Manual TOLL-FREE HELPLINE: WORKS ( ) Read all safety rules and instructions carefully before operating this tool.

2 CONTENTS Contents... 2 Product specifications... 2 Safety information... 3 Electrical... 8 Symbols Know your lawn mower Assembly Operation Maintenance Troubleshooting Warranty Exploded View Parts List PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS 14 9A CORDED LAWN MOWER Motor V AC, 60 Hz, 9 A No-load speed RPM Cutting deck width (35 cm) Height adjustments /8-3 1/8" (28-80 mm) Functions... 2-in-1: Mulch or rear bag Weight lbs (12.8 kg) 2

3 SAFETY INFORMATION GENERAL OPERATION WARNING: when using electric lawn mowers, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including the following: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Carefully read all instructions on the mower and in the manual before attempting to assemble and operate the mower. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference, and consult it regularly. Become familiar with all controls and their proper operation. Know how to stop the mower and how to disengage the power in an emergency. Do not allow children under the age of 14 to operate this mower. Children who are 14 years of age and older must read and understand the operating instructions and the safety rules in this manual, and must be trained and supervised by a parent. Do not allow anyone to operate this mower until they have read and understand the instructions. In order to avoid contact with the blade or injury caused by a thrown object, stay in the operator s zone behind the handles, and keep children and bystanders at least 100 ft (30 m) away from the mower while it is in operation. Stop the motor immediately if someone enters the mowing area. Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys, and other foreign objects that could be tripped over or thrown by the blade. Thrown objects can cause serious personal injury. Plan your mowing pattern in such a way as to avoid discharging material toward roads, sidewalks, bystanders, etc. Do not discharge material against a wall or obstruction. Doing so may cause the discharged material to ricochet back toward the operator. Always wear proper eye protection in order to protect your eyes while operating or performing any adjustment or repair. Thrown objects that ricochet can cause serious eye injury. Always wear a face mask or a dust mask when operating the mower in a dusty environment. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery that can get caught in moving parts. The wearing of protective gloves and safety footwear is recommended. In order to prevent electric shock, use this mower only with a CSA/UL listed extension cord that is approved for outdoor use, such as Type SW A, SOW A, STW A, STOW A, SJW A, SJOW A, SJTW A, or SJTOW A. Extension Cord: Verify that the extension cord is in good condition, is the proper gauge to carry the current that your mower will draw, and is polarized (one blade of the plug is wider than the other). A 100 ft (30 m) extension cord should be of 14 gauge, a 50 ft (15 m) extension cord should be 16 gauge, and a 150 ft (45 m) extension cord should be 12 gauge. Undersized cords cause a drop in the line voltage, which leads to a loss of power and overheating. In order to reduce the risk of electric shock, this lawn mower is equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other), and must be used with a polarized extension cord. The lawn mower s plug will only fit into the polarized extension cord one way. If the plug does not fit into the extension cord properly, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit, obtain a proper polarized extension cord. A polarized extension cord must be plugged into a polarized wall outlet. This plug will only fit into the polarized outlet one way. If the plug does not fit into 3

4 SAFETY INFORMATION the outlet properly, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install a proper outlet. Do not alter the lawn mower s plug, the receptacle on the extension cord, or the plug on the extension cord in any way. Household circuit: This mower is designed to operate on a 15 A circuit. If the mower has difficulty starting when connected to a circuit that contains a standard 15 A fuse or circuit breaker, call the toll-free helpline ( ). Do not use a fuse or circuit breaker with higher rating than that specified for your particular branch circuit. Do not abuse the cord by pulling the mower by the cord or yanking on the cord in order to disconnect it from the outlet. Keep the cord away from heat, oil, and sharp edges. Many injuries occur as a result of the mower being pulled over the operator s foot during a fall caused by slipping or tripping. Do not operate this mower in bare feet, or while wearing sandals or lightweight (e.g.: canvas) shoes. Do not hold on to the mower if you are falling. Release the handle immediately. Never pull the mower back toward you while you are walking. If you must back the mower away from a wall or an obstruction, first look down and behind in order to avoid tripping, and then follow these steps: Step back from the mower in order to fully extend your arms. Be sure that you are well balanced. Pull the mower back slowly. Repeat these steps as necessary. Do not use mower for any job except that for which it is intended. Do not force the mower. Do not operate the mower while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Stay Alert: Do not operate the mower when you are tired. Pay attention to what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the cutting deck. Contact with the blade can amputate hands and feet. Do not attempt to adjust the wheels or the cutting height while the motor is running. Avoid dangerous environments. Do not operate the mower in the rain or in wet or damp grass. Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light. Do not rush a mowing job. Stop the blade when crossing gravel driveways, walkways, or roads. If the mower starts to vibrate abnormally, stop the motor, unplug the power source and check for the cause immediately. Vibration is generally a sign that the mower is not working properly or needs repair. Stop the motor and wait until the blade comes to a complete stop before removing the grass catcher or unclogging the chute. The cutting blade will continue to rotate for a few seconds after the motor is shut off. Do not place any part of your body in the blade area until you are sure that the blade has stopped rotating. Never operate the mower without a proper trail shield, discharge cover, grass catcher, switch control, or other safety protective devices in place and in working order. Do not operate the mower with a damaged safety devices. Doing so can result in injury. To reduce the risk of injury to persons,do not operate without grass catcher or guards in place. To reduce the risk of injury, inspect catcher assembly frequently and replace with 4

5 SAFETY INFORMATION recommended replacement if there are signs of wear or deterioration.any replacement assembly should be checked for compliance with the original manufacturer s recommendations or specifications. Don t Overreach Keep proper footing and balance at all times Disconnect Lawn Mower Disconnect the lawn mower from the power supply when not in use, before servicing, when changing accessories such as blades, and the like. If lawn mower strikes a foreign object, follow these steps: Stop lawn mower. Release the switch. Unplug power cord. Inspect for damage. Repair any damage before restarting and operating the lawn mower. Use identical replacement blades only. Store indoors, and do not expose to rain or water, avoid direct sunshine. OPERATING ON A SLOPE Slopes are a major factor related to accidents involving slips and falls, which can result in severe injury. Operating the mower on a slope requires extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not mow it. For your safety, use the slope gauge that is included as part of this manual to measure slopes before operating this mower on a sloped or hilly area. Do not mow a slope that has an angle of greater than 15. Mow across the face of a slope, and never up and down. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on a slope. Watch for holes, ruts, rocks, hidden objects, or bumps that may cause a slip or a trip. Tall grass can hide obstacles. Remove all objects such as rocks, tree limbs, etc., that can be tripped over or thrown by the blade. Always be sure of your footing. If you feel like you are losing your balance, release the switch handle immediately. The blade will stop rotating within 3 seconds. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments, because you could lose your footing or balance. Do not mow wet or damp grass. Unstable footing can cause slipping. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not aware of the presence of children. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of a responsible adult. Stay alert, and turn the mower off if a child enters the mowing area. Look behind and down for small children before and while moving back wards. Use extreme care when approaching blind corners, doorways, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure your view of a child who may run into the path of the mower. Do not allow children under the age of 14 to operate this mower. Children who are 14 years of age and older must read and understand the operating instructions and safety rules in this manual, and must be trained and supervised by a parent. 5

6 SAFETY INFORMATION SERVICE When servicing the mower, use only replacement parts that are listed in this manual. The use of parts that do not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to improper performance, and may compromise safety. Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, verify that the blade and all moving parts have come to a complete stop. In order to prevent accidental start-ups, disconnect the power cord when the mower is not in use. Follow the instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect the lawn mower s power cord and extension cords regularly, and replace them immediately if they are damaged. In order to obtain replacement parts, call the toll-free helpline, at Keep the handles dry, clean, and free of oil and grease. In order to reduce the risk of fire, keep the motor free of grass, leaves, and debris build-up. Check the blade and the motor mounting bolts for proper tightness frequently. Visually inspect blade for damage (e.g., bent, cracked, or worn). For best and safest performance, maintain the mower with care. Keep the mower blade sharp and clean. Mower blades are sharp, and can cut. Wrap the blades or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing. Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight in order to be sure that the mower is in safe working condition. Do not tamper with safety devices. Check them regularly for proper operation. After striking a foreign object, stop the motor and disconnect the power cord. Thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage. Repair any damage before operating the mower. The grass catcher components, discharge cover, and trail shield are subject to wear and damage, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. As a safety precaution, check the components frequently and immediately replace any parts that show signs of wear, or that are cracked or broken. Use original equipment manufacturer s (OEM) parts only, as listed in this manual. When it is not in use, store the mower indoors in a dry area, locked up or out of the reach of children. DOUBLE INSULATED LAWN MOWER Double insulation eliminates the need for the usual three-wire grounded power cord and grounded power supply system. Wherever there is electric current in the mower, there are two complete sets of insulation to protect the user. All exposed metal parts are isolated from the internal metal motor components by protecting insulation. IMPORTANT Servicing a lawn mower with double insulation requires extreme care and knowledge of the system, and should only be performed by a qualified service technician. If repairs are required, call the toll-free helpline, at Always use original factory replacement parts when servicing. 6

7 SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! To restrict the use of this mower to people who have read and understand the warnings and instructions that appear in this manual and on the mower and who will follow them. SLOPE GAUGE Use this page as a guide in order to identify slopes that cannot be mowed safely. DO NOT USE the lawn mower on these slopes. SIGHT AND HOLD THIS EDGE LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE. FOLD ON THE DOTTED LINE. THIS REPRESENTS A SLOPE OF 15. WARNING Do not mow a slope that has an angle greater than 15 (a rise of approximately 2 1/2 [0.75 m] every 10 [3 m]). Mow across the face of a slope, and never up and down. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 7

8 ELECTRICAL WARNING The double insulated system is intended to protect the user from shock resulting from a break in the tool s internal insulation. Observe all normal safety precautions to avoid electrical shock. ELECTRICAL CONNECTION This product has a precision-built electric motor. It should be connected to a power supply that is 120 V, AC only (normal household current), 60 Hz. Do not operate this product on direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop will cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If the product does not operate when plugged into an outlet, double-check the power supply. EXTENSION CORDS When using a power tool at a considerable distance from a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has the capacity to handle the current the product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in overheating and loss of power. Use the chart to determine the minimum wire size required in an extension cord. Only round jacketed cords listed by Underwriter s Laboratories (UL) should be used. When working outdoors with a product, use an extension cord that is designed for outside use. This type of cord is designated with W-A or W on the cord s jacket. Before using any extension cord, inspect it for loose or exposed wires and cut or worn insulation. A proper extension cord is available at an authorized service center. It is possible to tie the extension cord and power cord in a knot to prevent them from becoming disconnected during use. Make the knot as shown in the figure, then connect the plug end of the power cord into the receptacle end of the extension cord. This method can also be used to tie two extension cords together. MINIMUM GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS (AWG) (WHEN USING 120 V ONLY) Amp Rating Total Length of Cord in Feet (meters) More Than Not More Than 25' (7.6 m) 50' (15 m) 100' (30.4 m) Not Recommended 8

9 ELECTRICAL Keep the extension cord clear of the working area. Position the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber, tools, or other obstructions while you are working with a power tool. Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury. Check extension cords before each use. If damaged replace immediately. Never use the product with a damaged cord since touching the damaged area could cause electrical shock resulting in serious injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 9

10 SYMBOLS Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION V Volts Voltage A Amperes Current Hz Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) W Watts Power min Minutes Time n o Alternating Current Direct Current No Load Speed Type of current Type or a characteristic of current Rational speed, at no load /min Class II Construction Per Minute Safety Alert Wet Conditions Alert Read The Operator s Manual Eye Protection Keep Hands and Feet Away Double-insulated construction Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute Precautions that involve your safety. Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations To reduce the risk of injury user must read and understand operator s manual before using this product. Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1 when operating this equipment. Keep hands and feet away from blade and cutting area. No Reach Do not reach hands or feet under mower deck. No Slope Keep Bystanders Away Do not operate on inclines greater than 15º. Mow across the face of slopes, never up and down. Keep all bystanders at least 100 ft. away. Ricochet Pay attention that bystanders are not injured through foreign objects thrown from the mower. 10

11 SYMBOLS The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING DANGER WARNING CAUTION Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. SERVICE CAUTION (Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property damage. Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should be performed only by a qualified service technician. For service we suggest you return the product to your nearest AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. WARNING To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this product until you have read this Owner's Manual thoroughly and understand it completely. If you do not understand the warnings and instructions in this Owner's Manual, do not use this product. Call the Toll-free Helpline ( ) for assistance. WARNING The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and when needed, a full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. WARNING(PROPOSITION 65) Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: Lead from lead-based paints, Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and Chromium From Chemically-Treated Lumber. Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemical: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles. 11

12 KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER Read this operator's manual and safety rules before operating your lawn mower. Compare the illustration in Figure 1 to your lawn mower in order to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Start button Switch box handle Lower handle Motor control cable Nut Upper handle Mulching plug Front wheel Height adjustment lever Rear wheel Grass catcher bag Fig. 1 12

13 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS UNPACKING Carefully remove the product and any accessories from the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are included. Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping. Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the product. If any parts are damaged or missing, please call for assistance. PACKING LIST Lawn mower Mulching plug Grass catcher bag Owner's Manual WARNING If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate this product until the parts are replaced. Using a product with damaged or missing parts could result in serious personal injury. WARNING Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this product. Any such alteration or modifications are considered misuse and could result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal injury. WARNING Do not connect from supply circuit until assembly is complete and you are ready to mow. Failure to comply could result in accidental starting and possible serious personal injury. WARNING To prevent accidental starting that could cause serious personal injury, always disconnect from supply circuit when assembling parts. WARNING Never operate the mower without the proper safety devices in place and working. Never operate the mower with damaged safety devices. Operation of this product with damaged or missing parts could result in serious personal injury. 13

14 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS UNFOLDING AND ADJUSTING HANDLE (See Figure 2) Pull up and back on the upper handle to raise the handle into operating position. Make certain the handles snap into place securely. Tighten the lower handle with the quick release fasteners on both sides. Tighten the upper handle with the nuts on both sides. Quick release fasteners Nut Handle bolt Fig. 2 14

15 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLING THE GRASS CATCHER BAG (See Figure 3) Lift the chute cover (1). Lift the grass catcher by its handle (2) and place under the chute cover so that the hooks (3) on the grass catcher frame are seated into the slots in the handle bracket. Release the chute cover. When installed correctly, the hooks on the grass catcher will rest securely in the slots on the handle brackets. 1 Slots 2 3 Slots Fig. 3 15

16 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLING THE MULCHING PLUG (See Figure 4) To remove the mulching plug, lift the chute cover (1). Grasp the handle (2) of the mulching plug and pull the mulching plug out using the handle. The mulching plug (3) is inserted on an angle, so it requires some force to remove it. The mulching plug must be removed in order to install the grass catcher bag. The mulching plug must be re-installed when the grass catcher bag is removed Fig. 4 16

17 OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER STARTING/STOPPING THE MOWER (See Figure 5) To start the motor: Plug the mower into an approved outdoor extension cord. Press and hold the start button (1). Pull the switch box handle (2) upward to the handle to start the mower and release the button. To stop the motor: Release the switch box handle (2). 2 1 Fig. 5 CAUTION Do not attempt to override the operation of the start button or switch box handle. WARNING The operation of any mower can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes, which can cause severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses while operating the mower and while performing any adjustments or repairs. WARNING Ensure that other people and pets remain at least 100 ft (30 m) away when the mower is in use. INSPECT THE CUTTING AREA Remove all stones, sticks, wires, bones, and other debris that might be thrown by the rotating blades. 17

18 OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT (See Figure 6) When shipped, the wheels on the mower are set to the lowest cutting position. Before using the mower for the first time, raise the cutting position to the height best suited for your lawn. The average lawn should be between 1 1/2" to 2" (3.8 to 5 cm) during cool months and between 2" and 3 1/2" (5 cm to 8.3 cm) during hot months. To adjust the blade height: To raise the blade height, grasp the height adjustment lever (1) and move it toward the back of the mower. To lower the blade height, grasp the height adjustment lever (1) and move it toward the front of the mower. 1 Fig. 6 18

19 OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER USING THE CORD RETAINER (See Figure 7) This lawn mower is equipped with a cord retainer in order to prevent the extension cord from disconnecting from the power cord while the mower is in use. The cord retainer hangs from the cord guide bar. NOTE: Do not plug the extension cord into the outlet until it has been connected to the cord retainer and plugged into the mower. To use the cord retainer: Fold the extension cord in order to form a tight loop near the retainer. Push the loop through the bottom hole in the retainer. Slide the loop over the retaining clip, and pull down until the cord is secured. Fig. 7 19

20 OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER MOWING THE LAWN NOTE: A sharp blade will greatly enhance the performance of the mower, especially when cutting high grass. Be sure to check the blade and to sharpen it at least once per year, as described in the Maintenance section. Verify that the lawn is free of stones, sticks, wires, and other objects that could damage the blades, the lawn mower, or the motor. These objects could be accidentally thrown by the mower in any direction, and could cause serious personal injury to the operator and to others. In order to prevent electric shocks, do not operate the mower in damp or wet conditions. Always start from the point that is closest to the power source where the extension cord is connected. Never mow in circles. Travel back and forth across the lawn, starting from the point that is closest to the outlet and moving away from the outlet so that the cord lies behind the mower, in the cut portion of the lawn, and out of the way. Do not allow the extension cord to wrap around trees, shrubs, or other obstacles. When picking up the extension cord, wind the cord in a series of equal loops in order to prevent it from tangling. When cutting heavy grass, reduce walking speed in order to allow for a more effective cut and a proper discharge of the clippings. For a healthy lawn, always cut off one-third or less of the total length of the grass. The average lawn should be approximately 1 1/2 to 2 (3.8 to 5 cm) long during cool months, and more than 2 (5 cm) long during hot months. MULCHING TIPS NOTE: INSPECT THE AREA WHERE THE MOWER IS TO BE USED, AND REMOVE ALL STONES, STICKS, WIRE, BONES, AND OTHER DEBRIS THAT MIGHT BE THROWN BY THE ROTATING BLADE. Release the switch to turn the mower OFF when crossing any graveled area (stones can be thrown by the blade). Set mower to the highest cutting height when mowing on uneven ground or in tall weeds. For effective mulching, do not cut wet grass, because it tends to stick to the underside of the deck, preventing proper mulching of grass clippings. New or thick grass may require a narrower cut. The ground speed should be adjusted to the condition of the lawn. If mowing has been delayed and the grass has been allowed to grow longer than 4" (10 cm), mow the lawn twice in order to reduce the grass height to a maximum of 3 1/4 (8.3 cm). Walk at a steady pace. Overlap the cutting rows. Do not let the grass get too tall. If the grass gets too long, start at the highest cutting position and work down to the desired cutting height. WARNING If you strike a foreign object, stop the motor and disconnect the power cord. Thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage. Repair any damage before operating the mower. Excessive vibration of the mower during operation is an indication of damage. Thoroughly inspect the mower and repair any damage before operating the mower. 20

21 OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER EMPTYING THE GRASS CATCHER BAG (See Figure 8) Stop mower, allow blade to completely stop. Lift the rear door. Lift the grassbox by its handle to remove from mower. Empty grass clippings. Lift the rear door and reinstall the grassbox as described earlier in this manual. Fig. 8 21

22 MAINTENANCE REPLACING T HE CUTTING BLADE (See Figure 9-10) WARNING Always protect your hands by wearing heavy gloves and/or wrapping the cutting edges with rags or other materials when performing any maintenance on the blades. Use only a GREENWORKS replacement blade. Release the switch box handle to turn the mower off and wait for the blade to come to a complete stop. Unplug the mower. While wearing leather padded gloves, wedge a block of wood between the blade and the mower deck in order to prevent the blade from turning when the nut is being removed. Using a 15 mm wrench or socket, loosen the blade nut (1) by turning the nut "COUNTER CLOCKWISE" to loosen. Remove the blade nut (1), the square washer(2), the insulator washer(3), and the blade (4). To re-install the blade, position the blade with the cutting edges toward the ground. Assemble the blade nut, the square washer, and the insulator washer as shown. Using a 15-mm socket or wrench, turn the blade nut "CLOCKWISE in order to secure the blade. Fig Fig. 10 NOTE: Be sure to replace the parts in the exact order in which they were removed. When installingthe cutting blade, verify that it is installed with the curved ends pointing toward the mower deck, and not toward the ground. Refer to the schematic drawing on page 26 of this Manual. 22

23 MAINTENANCE CLEANING THE MOWER WARNING To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose the mower to water. The underside of mower deck should be cleaned after each use as grass clippings, leaves, dirt and other debris will accumulate causing rust and corrosion. Remove any buildup of grass and leaves on or around the motor cover (do not use water). Wipe the mower clean with a dry cloth occasionally. If debris build up on the underside of the unit while in use, stop the motor and disconnect it from the power supply. Tilt the mower forward, or on its side, and scrape it clean with an appropriate tool. STORING THE MOWER The following steps should be taken to prepare the lawn mower for storage. Make certain the power cord is disconnected. Clean mower as instructed in previous section. Inspect and replace/sharpen blade, if required. Refer to the Maintenance section. Store mower in a dry, clean area. Do not store next to corrosive materials, such as fertilizer and rock salt. Wipe extension cord to remove any foreign substances such as oil or stains. Replace extension cord if cut or damaged in any way. Wind cord in a series of equal loops to prevent it from tangling. Store mower indoors,in a cool, dry place, out of the reach of children. Do not cover lawn mower with a solid plastic sheet. Plastic coverings trap moisture around the mower causing corrosion. The handle may be folded away completely for storage. (See Figure 2) Loosen the nuts on the sides of the upper handle to unlock, and fold the upper handle down. Lift up the quick release fasteners on the side of the lower handle to unlock, pull outwards on each side of the lower handle, and lift the sides of the lower handle past the edges of the handle mounting brackets. Fold the lower handle forward. Make sure not to bend or kink the power cord. 23

24 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION The handle is not in position. Carriage bolts are not seated properly. Cam handle is not tightened. Adjust the height of the handle and makesure the carriage bolts are seated properly. Tighten cam handle. The mower does not start. The extension cord is not connected to the mower plug. The extension cord is not connected to the power source. Reconnect the cord, and use the cord restraint to keep the cord close to the switch. Connect the extension cord to a live 120V AC, 60 HZ AC receptacle. The mower cuts the grass unevenly. The control switch is defective. The lawn is rough or uneven. The cutting height is not set properly. Have motor control switch replaced by an authorized service center. Check the mowing area. Move the wheels to a higher position. The mower is not mulching properly. The mower is hard to push. The mower vibrates at higher speed. Wet grass clippings are sticking to the underside of the deck. The grass is long, or the cutting height is too low. The rear of the mower housing and the blade are dragging in heavy grass. The motor shaft is bent. The blade is unbalanced. Wait until the grass dries before mowing. Raise the cutting height. Stop the motor, disconnect the mower from the power source, and inspect it for damage. Repair the mower before restarting. If the vibration persists, call the toll-free helpline, at Balance the blade by grinding each cutting edge equally. 24

25 LIMITED FOUR-YEAR WARRANTY GREENWORKS hereby warranties this product, to the original purchaser with proof of purchase, for a period of four (4) years against defects in materials, parts or workmanship. GREENWORKS, at its own discretion will repair or replace any and all parts found to be defective, through normal use, free of charge to the customer. This warranty is valid only for units which have been used for personal use that have not been hired or rented for industrial/ commercial use, and that have been maintained in accordance with the instructions in the owners manual supplied with the product at the point of purchase. ITEMS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY: 1. Any part that has become inoperative due to misuse, commercial use, abuse, neglect, accident, improper maintenance, or alteration. 2. The unit, if it has not been operated and/or maintained in accordance with the owner's manual. 3. Normal wear, except as noted below. 4. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, blade sharpening. 5. Normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure. GREENWORKS HELPLINE ( WORKS): Warranty service is available by calling our toll-free helpline, at ( WORKS). TRANSPORTATION CHARGES: Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser. It is the purchaser s responsibility to pay transportation charges for any part submitted for replacement under this warranty unless such return is requested in writing by GREENWORKS. 25


27 PARTS LIST ITEM NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION QTY Switch box assembly A Sponge Bolt Tention spring (rear cover) A Lower handle Washer Quick release fasteners Stud Pin AB Screw cap Height adjustment tension spring Rear wheel axle bracket " Wheel Rear cover Rear wheel axle Screw Mulching plug Height adjustment link bar A Washer A-1 Axle sleeve Nut Blade Blade insulator Wire hook Washer Bolt " Wheel 2 27

28 PARTS LIST ITEM NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION QTY Screw Clip reed Height adjustment handle Screw Deck Front wheel axle Washer Cotter pin Block Clump weight Washer Motor assembly Screw Cover Washer Screw Upper cover Blade holder Handle Screw Grass catcher bag assembly B Upper handle Screw Washer Nut Cord clip Rear shield 1 28

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30 Cortacésped de 14" de 9A con Cable MO09B01 Manual del Propietario LÍNEA DE AYUDA GRATUITA: WORKS ( ) Antes de hacer funcionar esta herramienta, lea cuidadosamente todas las reglas de seguridad y las instrucciones.

31 ÍNDICE Índice... 2 Especificaciones del producto... 2 Información sobre seguridad... 3 Información eléctrica... 9 Símbolos...11 Conozca su podadora Armado Funcionamiento Mantenimiento Corrección de problemas Garantía Vista desarrollada Lista de piezas ESPECIFICACIONES DEL PRODUCTO CORTACÉSPED DE 14 DE 9A CON CABLE Motor V AC, 60 Hz, 9 A Velocidad sin carga RPM Ancho de plataforma de corte...14 pulg. (35 cm) Ajustes de altura /8-3 1/8 pulg. (28 y 80 mm) Funciones... 2-en-1: triturado de compuesto orgánico, almacenaje trasero Peso de la unidad... 28,2 lbs (12,8 kg) 2

32 INFORMACIÓN DE SEGURIDAD FUNCIONAMIENTO GENERAL ADVERTENCIA: cuando se utiliza maquina de cortadoras de césped, las precauciones básicas de seguridad siempre debe ser seguido para reducir el riesgo de incendio, descarga eléctrica, y lesiones personales, entre ellas las siguientes: LEA TODAS LAS INSTRUCCIONES CUIDADOSAMENTE Lea atentamente todas las instrucciones en la podadora y este manual antes de intentar ensamblar y usar la podadora. Guarde el manual en un lugar seguro y consúltelo regularmente en el futuro. Familiarícese con todos los controles y su correcto funcionamiento. Sepa cómo detener la podadora y desacti var la alimentación ante una emergencia. No permita que niños menores de 14 años usen esta podadora. Los niños de 14 años o más deben leer y com prender las instrucciones de funcionamiento y las normas de seguridad en este manual, además de ser entrenados y supervisados por sus padres. No deje que nadie opere la podadora antes de leer y comprender las instrucciones. Para evitar el contacto con la cuchilla o lesiones ocasionadas por un objeto lanzado, permanezca en la zona de operación detrás de la podadora y mantenga tanto a niños como transeúntes a al menos 30 m (100 pies) de distancia si está funcionando. Detenga el motor de inmediato si alguien entra en el área de poda. Inspeccione minuciosamente el área donde se utilizará la podadora. Elimine piedras, palos, cables, juguetes y otros objetos con los que alguien se pueda tropezar o que la cuchilla pueda lanzar. Los objetos que lance la podadora pueden ocasionar lesiones personales graves. Establezca su patrón de poda de tal manera que evite descargar material del lado de calles, aceras, transeúntes, etc. No descargue material contra una pared u obstrucción. Esto podría hacer que el material descargado rebote en el operador. Siempre use protección ocular adecuada para protegerse lo ojos cuando esté usando la podadora o realizando algún ajuste o reparación. Los objetos lanzados por la podadora que robotan pueden ocasionar lesiones oculares graves. Siempre utilice un máscara si usa la podadora en condiciones de polvo. Use ropa adecuada. No use ropa holgada o joyas que pueden atraparse en las partes en movimiento Se recomienda el uso de guantes de protección y calzado de seguridad. Utilice extensiones eléctricas para el exterior etiquetadas como W-A, W, SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJTW-A, o SJTOW-A. Estas extensiones están calificadas para su uso en exteriores y reducen el riesgo de descarga eléctrica. Cordón para extensión: Asegúrese de que el cordón para extensión se encuentre en buenas condiciones, que sea de un calibre lo suficientemente grueso como para llevar la corriente que su podadora necesita y que esté polarizado (una de las aspas del tomacorriente debe ser más ancha que la otra). Los cordones para extensión de 15 m (50 pies) deben ser 16 AWG, los de 30 m (100 pies) deben ser 14 AWG y los de 45 m (150 pies) deben ser 12 AWG. Los cordones delgados provocan caídas de voltaje, resultando en pérdida de energía y sobrecalentamiento. Conexiones de electrodomésticos polarizados. para reducir el riesgo de descarga eléctrica, este electrodoméstico posee un enchufe polarizado (una clavija es más ancha que la otra) y 3

33 INFORMACIÓN DE SEGURIDAD requiere el uso de una extensión eléctrica polarizada. El enchufe del artefacto encaja en una extensión eléctrica polarizada de una sola manera. Si el enchufe no encaja completamente en la extensión eléctrica, inviértalo. Si el enchufe aún no encaja, adquiera una extensión eléctrica polarizado adecuada. Una extensión eléctrica polarizada puede requerir el uso de un tomacorriente de pared polarizado. El enchufe encajará en el tomacorriente de pared polarizado de una sola manera. Si el enchufe no encaja por completo en el tomacorriente de pared, inviértalo. Si el enchufe aún no encaja, comuníquese con un electricista calificado para que instale un tomacorriente de pared adecuado. No cambie el enchufe, el receptáculo de la extensión eléctrica ni su enchufe de ninguna manera. Circuito eléctrico: Esta podadora está diseñada para operar en circuitos de 15 amperios. Si es difícil arrancar la podadora cuando está conectada a un circuito con un fusible o cortacircuitos estándar de 15 A, llame a la línea telefónica gratis para ayuda ( ). No use fusibles o cortacircuitos con una clasificación mayor que la especificada para su circuito particular. No abuse del cordón tirando de él al transportar la podadora ni desenchufando ésta última tirando del cordón. Mantenga el cordón alejado del calor, aceite y bordes filosos. Muchas lesiones ocurren como resultado de pasar la podadora sobre los pies durante una caída provocada por resbalones o tropiezos. No use la podadora con pies descalzos o si lleva sandalias o zapatos livianos (de lona, por ejemplo). No se sostenga de la podadora si se está cayendo. Suelte la manija inmediatamente. Nunca tire hacie usted la podadora mientras camina. Si debe retroceder la podadora para evitar una pared u obstáculo, mire primero abajo y atrás para evitar tropezarse y luego siga estos pasos: Aléjese de la podadora hasta quedar con sus brazos completamente extendidos. Asegúrese de estar bien equilibrado. Jale la podadora lentamente hacia usted. Repetir estos pasos si es necesario. No use la podadora en tareas diferentes para la que fue diseñada. No fuerce la podadora. No use la podadora bajo los efectos del alcohol o de drogas. Manténgase alerta. No use la podadora si está cansado. Preste atención a sus acciones. No ponga las manos ni los pies cerca de piezas rotatorias o debajo de la plataforma de corte. El contacto con las cuchillas puede producir la amputación de manos y pies. No intente ajustar las ruedas o la altura de corte con el motor en funcionamiento. Evite condiciones peligrosas. No use la máquina bajo la lluvia ni en césped mojado o húmedo. Corte el césped sólamente con luz de día o una buena luz artificial. No apresure el trabajo de poda. Detenga la cuchilla cuando cruce entradas de gravilla, senderos o caminos. Si la máquina comienza a vibrar excesivamente, detenga el motor y busque la causa de inmediato. La vibración es generalmente una señal de que el cortacésped no funciona correctamente o necesita reparación. Apague el motor y espere a que la cuchilla se detenga completamente antes de retirar la 4

34 INFORMACIÓN DE SEGURIDAD guarda para recortes de césped o desobstruir el conducto. La cuchilla continúa girando por unos minutos después de que el motor se ha apagado. No coloque una parte del cuerpo en el área de la cuchilla hasta estar seguro de que ha dejado de girar. No use la podadora sin las protecciones apropiadas, cubierta de descarga, colector de césped, control del motor y la cuchilla u otros dispositivos de seguridad en su lugar y en funcionamiento. No use la podadora si los dispositivos de seguridad están dañados ya que esto puede ocasionar lesiones. Para reducir el riesgo de daños a personas, no use sin el colector de césped o las protecciones colocadas. Para reducir el riesgo de lesiones, compruebe con regularidad el conjunto de recepción y sustitúyalo con piezas recomendadas si hay señales de uso o deterioro. Cualquier conjunto de reemplazo debe ser revisado para cumplimiento de las recomendaciones o especificaciones del fabricante original. No realice sobreesfuerzos sitúese en una superficie nivelada y mantenga el equilibrio en todo momento. Desconecte el Cortacésped - Desconecte el cortacésped de la red eléctrica cuando no esté en uso, antes del servicio, al cambiar accesorios como cuchillas, y similares. Si la máquina golpea un objeto extraño, siga estos pasos: Pare el cortacésped. Suelte el interruptor. Desenchufe el cable eléctrico. Verifique si hay algún daño. Repare cualquier daño antes de volver a poner en funcionamiento y utilizar el cortacésped. Utilice solamente cuchillas de recambio originales. Guardar en un lugar interior y no exponerlo a la lluvia ni al agua. Tampoco debe exponerse a la luz directa del sol. MANEJO EN PENDIENTES Las pendientes son una de las causas principales de accidentes por resbalones y caídas accidentales que pueden provocar lesiones severas. El funcionamiento de la podadora en pendientes requiere tomar precauciones extraordinarias. Si se siente inseguro en una pendiente, no use la podadora allí. Para su seguridad, antes de hacer funcionar esta podadora en un área inclinada o con lomas, utilice el registrador de pendientes que ha sido incluido como parte de este manual para medir pendientes.no corte en pendientes con ángulo superior a 15º. Pode atravesando las pendientes; no hacia arriba ni hacia abajo. Tenga mucha precaución al cambiar de dirección en una pendiente. Tenga cuidado con los pozos, surcos, piedras, objetos ocultos o montículos que puedan provocar que se resbale o tropiece. El césped alto puede ocultar obstáculos. Retire todos los objetos como piedras, ramas de árboles, etc., que puedan provocar tropezones o ser lanzados por la cuchilla. Siempre asegúrese de su postura. Un resbalón y caída puede provocar lesiones serias. Si siente que está perdiendo el equilibrio, suelte el mango de control del motor/cuchilla inmediatamente. La cuchilla para de girar en 3 segundos. 5

35 INFORMACIÓN DE SEGURIDAD No pode el pasto cerca de precipicios, zanjas o terraplenes; podría perder la firmeza de la postura o el equilibrio. No pode la grama húmeda o mojada. Un apoyo poco estable podría provocar resbalones. SEGURIDAD DE LOS NIÑOS Esté alerta y apague la podadora si un niño o cualquier otra persona ingresan al área de trabajo. Antes y mientras se está moviendo hacia atrás, mire hacia abajo y atrás y verifique que no haya niños. Tenga extremo cuidado cuando se acerque a esquinas ciegas, entradas de puertas, arbustos, árboles u otros objetos que puedan bloquearle la vista de un niño que pudiera correr hacia la podadora. No permita que niños menores de 14 años usen esta podadora. Los niños de 14 años o más deben leer y com prender las instrucciones de funcionamiento y las normas de seguridad en este manual, además de ser entrenados y supervisados por sus padres. REPARACIÓN Cuando repare la podadora, utilice únicamente piezas de repuestos disponibles del fabricante. Si se utilizan piezas que no cumplen con las especificaciones del equipo original, es posible que el rendimiento sea inadecuado y se vea comprometida la seguridad. Antes de limpiar, reparar o inspeccionar la podadora, verifique que la cuchilla y todas las piezas con movimiento se hayan detenido por completo, y cambie el pasador de seguridad. A fin de evitar arranques accidentales, cambie el pasador de seguridad cuando la podadora no está siendo usada. Siga las instrucciones para lubricación y cambio de accesorios. Inspeccione a intervalos regulares el cordón de alimentación de la podadora de césped, y el de extensión, remplácelos inmediatamente si están dañados. Para obtener repuestos, llame a la línea telefónica gratis para ayuda al Mantenga las manijas secas, limpias y sin aceite ni grasa. Para reducir el riesgo de incendio, mantenga el motor libre de acumulaciones de césped, hojas y desechos. A menudo, verifique que los pernos de montaje del motor y la cuchilla estén bien ajustados. Inspeccione visualmente si la cuchilla está dañada (es decir, si está doblada, agrietada o desgastada). Mantenga la podadora con cuidado para el mejor y más seguro funcionamiento. Mantenga la cuchilla afilada y limpia. Las cuchillas están afiladas y pueden cortar. Envuelva las cuchillas o use guantes. Realice las reparaciones con extremo cuidado. Mantenga tuercas, pernos y tornillos ajustados para asegurarse de que el equipo se encuentre en una condición de trabajo segura. No manipule los dispositivos de seguridad. Verifique su correcto funcionamiento regularmente. Si choca un objeto extraño, detenga el motor y cambie el pasador de seguridad. Inspeccione minuciosamente si la podadora se dañó. Repare los daños antes de usar la podadora. Los componentes del receptor de grama, la cubierta para la descarga y la coraza posterior están sujetos a desgaste y daños, lo que podría exponer los elementos móviles o permitir que se lancen objetos. Como medida de precaución, revise los componentes frecuentemente y 6

36 INFORMACIÓN DE SEGURIDAD reemplace inmediatamente cualquier pieza que muestre señas de desgaste o que está rajada o quebrada. Use sólo piezas originales del fabricante, según se lista en este manual. Cuando no esté en uso, guarde la podadora en un lugar seco bajo techo, sin la cambie el pasador de seguridad y fuera del alcance de los niños. PODADORA CON DOBLE AISLAMIENTO El aislamiento doble elimina la necesidad de los cordones de alimentación de tres aspas conectados a tierra usuales y de los sistemas de suministro de energía conectados a tierra. Siempre que la podadora tiene corriente eléctrica, hay dos juegos de aislamiento completos que protegen al usuario. Todas las piezas metálicas expuestas se encuentran aisladas de los componentes internos de metal del motor mediante aislamiento de protección. IMPORTANTE Se necesita un cuidado y conocimiento extremos del sistema para dar servicio a la podadora con aislamiento doble y debe ser efectuado solamente por técnicos de servicio calificados. Si es necesario hacer reparaciones, llame a la línea telefónica gratis para ayuda al Al darle servicio, utilice siempre repuestos originales de fábrica. ADVERTENCIA ES SU RESPONSABILIDAD! Limitar el uso de esta podadora solamente a personas que han leído y comprendido las advertencias e instrucciones que se presentan en este manual y en la podadora misma, y que están dispuestos a obedecerlas. MANEJO EN PENDIENTES Use esta página como guía para identificar las pendientes que no pueden ser podadas con seguridad. NO USE la podadora de césped en esas pendientes. ALINEE ESTE BORDE CON UN ÁRBOL RECTO. DOBLE POR LA LÍNEA PUNTEADA. ESTA ES UNA PENDIENTE DE 15. 7

37 INFORMACIÓN DE SEGURIDAD OBSERVE Y MANTENGA ESTE NIVEL CON UN ÁRBOL VERTICAL UN POSTE DE ENERGÍA LA ESQUINA DE UN EDIFICIO O EL POSTE DE UNA CERCA DOBLE EN LA LÍNEA DE PUNTOS, REPRESENTANDO LA PENDIENTE DE 15 ADVERTENCIA No pode el césped en pendientes con un ángulo mayor a 15 (una elevación de aproximadamente 2-1/2 pies [0.75 metros] cada 10 pies [3 metros]). Pode transversalmente en el frente de unapendiente y nunca arriba abajo. ADVERTENCIA El sistema de aislamiento doble fue diseñado para proteger al operario contra descargas eléctricas como resultado de una quebradura en el aislamiento interno de la herramienta. Preste atención a todas las medidas de seguridad normales para prevenir descargas eléctricas. CONEXIÓN ELÉCTRICA Este producto tiene un motor eléctrico frabricado con precisión. Debe ser conectado a una fuente de energía que sea de 120 voltios, AC únicamente (corriente normal de una casa), 60 Hz. No opere este producto con corriente directa. (DC). Una caída sustancial de voltaje causará una pérdida de energía y el motor se recalentará. Si el producto no funciona cuando está conectado a un tomacorriente, verifique de nuevo la fuente de energía. GUARDAR ESTAS INSTRUCCIONES 8