Replacing Fishing Line In Champion T256 Trimmer




3 3 TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS Model Weight, kg (without cutting head, with an empty tank) T252 Fuel tank, ml 750 Fuel (mixture ratio) 5.2 Mixture of gasoline (octane rating not less than 92) and oil for Champion two-stroke engines in the ratio of 50 : 1 Fishing line diameter, mm 1.8 2 Direction of rotation of the trimmer head Handle type Engine Carburetor Ignition Spark plug Start method Clockwise (see top) Circular Two-stroke, single-cylinder with air cooling Diaphragm Transistor BM6A Manual starter Engine displacement, cm³ 25.4 maximum engine power, kW 0.75 Maximum revolutions without load, rpm 7500 Operating shaft revolutions, rpm 6500 Idling revolutions, rpm 2800 ± 200 Sound power level, dB Sound pressure level, dB Vibration on the handle, m / s² Other devices Protective cover for trimmer head, line cutter, hanging belt. Specifications subject to change without notice.

4 4 INTRODUCTION Dear user! Thank you for purchasing Champion products. This manual describes how to use the Champion tool. Read the manual carefully before starting work. Operate the tool in accordance with the rules and safety requirements, as well as being guided by common sense. Save the manual, if necessary, you can always refer to it. The range of Champion gardening equipment is constantly expanding with new models. Champion products are characterized by an ergonomic design that provides ease of use, thoughtful design, high power and performance. Due to changes in technical specifications, the contents of the manual may not fully correspond to the purchased tool. The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes to the design of individual components and parts that do not impair the consumer properties of the product, without prior notice. Keep this in mind when reading the instruction manual.

5 5 WARNING STICKERS Read the operating instructions before starting work. A warning. Danger Fuel tank. When working, wear safety glasses, ear plugs (ear plugs) or earphones. Wear a protective helmet if there is a danger of objects falling and head injuries. Presence of unauthorized persons at a distance of at least 15 m. Danger of bouncing foreign objects. Purpose FOR USE The trimmer is designed for mowing lawns and small lawns in compliance with all requirements of the product instruction manual. Any other use outside of this scope is considered not in accordance with the regulation. Any damage or injuries of any kind resulting from this is the responsibility of the user who is working with the tool, not the supplier and manufacturer. The device is not intended for professional (commercial) use. Using the trimmer for any other purposes not provided for in this manual violates the terms of warranty service and terminates the warranty obligations of the supplier. The manufacturer and supplier are not responsible for damage resulting from the use of the trimmer for other purposes. It is forbidden to use the trimmer due to the risk of injury to the user for the following work: cleaning the tracks from debris, as a chopper for cutting the remains of trees and shrubs. It is forbidden to use a trimmer to smooth out unevenness of the soil, cutting bumps on the ground. It is forbidden to use the trimmer as a drive device for another working tool or tool kit.

6 6 GENERAL SAFETY RULES Champion trimmer design ensures safety and operational reliability provided that all requirements of the manufacturer’s instructions are followed. Read and study this manual carefully before using the trimmer. Know what to do in an emergency. Otherwise, it may result in personal injury or equipment damage. Pay particular attention to information preceded by the following headings: WARNING! Failure to follow instructions may result in death or serious injury. Caution! Failure to follow the instructions may result in moderate injury. Failure to follow the instructions will result in equipment damage. Note! Recommendations for operation and maintenance of the trimmer, which should be paid special attention. 1.Everyone working with a trimmer for the first time should be instructed by the seller or specialist how to properly handle the device. 2. Minors are not allowed to work as a trimmer, with the exception of persons over 16 years of age who are trained under the supervision of an experienced specialist. 3.When working with a trimmer, do not allow children, unauthorized persons and animals to be present in the work area. A safe working area should be at least 15 meters. 4. The user of the trimmer is responsible for the possibility of a danger threatening other persons or their property! 5. The trimmer is allowed to be handed over or given for temporary use (for rent) only to those people who are well familiar with this model and are trained in how to use it; at the same time, an instruction manual must be attached! 6. Work with the trimmer should rested, healthy people, in good physical condition. 7. Working with a trimmer after using AL-KOgol, drugs that reduce the ability to respond, or drugs is not allowed! 8. The trimmer should only be used for mowing grass. Using the device for other purposes is not permitted, as this may result in accidents or damage to the device. 9. Do not make any changes to the trimmer design, as this may cause an accident or damage to the device. 10. Always wear safety glasses while working. Long hair must be removed under a hat. It is necessary to wear clothes covering the entire body and not wear jewelry that can get into moving parts of the mechanism. 11. Wear tight, safety shoes with non-slip soles.

7 7 12. Do not use any attachments with this trimmer other than those recommended by the manufacturer, because this may cause serious injury or damage the mechanism. 13. Before operating, inspect the mowing area and remove any foreign objects that could damage the mowing head. Also remove all small debris that may be thrown away when mowing. 14. Check the trimmer for loose parts (nuts, bolts, screws, etc.). Repair or replace defective parts before operation. Caution: Do not place your hands or feet under the mower head during operation. Danger of serious injury. 15. Always turn off the engine when moving to another platform. 16. Work with a working mowing head. If you hit a stone or other object, turn off the engine and check the condition of the mowing head. Do not use a damaged or unbalanced mowing head. 17. Check during operation the temperature of the engine and the rotating parts of the trimmer. If the temperature rises, stop operation immediately and find out the cause of the overheating. 18. Operate with a trimmer only in daylight or in good artificial lighting. 19. During operation, always maintain a stable body position. Do not operate the trimmer while standing on a staircase or other unstable object. 20. Never install metal cutting elements on this trimmer model. 21.Never make any adjustments or adjustments while the trimmer is working other than the work required for maintenance. 22.Never work with a malfunctioning trimmer or if it is poorly adjusted. 23. Keep the trimmer handles dry and clean during operation. 25.After finishing work, clean the trimmer from the rest of the grass. 26. Inspect and maintain the trimmer regularly.

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8 8 LOCATION OF MAIN UNITS AND CONTROLS Fig. 1. 1. Mowing head 2. Protective cover 3. Rod (lower half) 4. Coupling 5. Working handle 6. Hanging belt 7. Ignition switch 8. Gas trigger 9. Locking lever gas trigger 10. Fuel tank 11. Air filter housing

9 9 TRIMMER ASSEMBLY Fig. 2 A 1 Loosen the plastic nut 1 on the coupler (Fig. 3a). Install the bottom of the boom into the coupler. Position the hole in the rod opposite the locking bolt on the coupling (Fig. 3a). Press out the locking bolt (Fig. 3b) and while holding it, push the lower half of the rod into the coupling. Release the locking bolt and, slightly turning the rod, fix the bolt in the hole of the rod. Tighten the plastic nut, thereby ensuring a tight connection. Install the mowing head cover on the bar and fix it with two bolts (Fig. 2a) 1 A A B Fig. 3 B Fig. 4 Install the operating handle on the bar. The stopper (Fig. 4a) should be located on the left side. Secure the handle with the bolts from the kit (Fig. 4b).

10 10 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PREPARING FUEL MIXTURE To prepare the fuel mixture, use unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 92 and motor oil for two-stroke engines with air cooling in a ratio of 50: 1. Champion engine oil is recommended for two-stroke air-cooled engines that are classified by API TC-3 or JASO FD, or similar oils from other manufacturers. Preparing THE FUEL MIXTURE To prepare and store the fuel mixture, use a special container for gasoline. Do not use containers made of food-grade plastic. It is forbidden to prepare the fuel mixture directly in the fuel tank. For the preparation of the fuel mixture it is forbidden to use oil intended for water-cooled engines, oil for two-stroke engines with low maximum revolutions, oil for four-stroke engines. To determine the mixing proportions, use the table in Fig. 5 Gasoline Oil Ratio 1 liter 20 ml 50: 1 5 liters 100 ml 50: 1 10 liters 200 ml 50: 1 Fig. 5 Do all work with fuel only outdoors, or in good ventilated area, away from sources of ignition. Do not start the engine if fuel is spilled. Wipe the fuel tank off any spills with a dry, clean cloth or wait for it to dry completely. 1. Pour half of the gasoline prepared for operation into the container. 2. Add the required amount of recommended engine oil. 3. Close the container lid tightly. 4. Shake the fuel mixture thoroughly in a container. 5. Slowly open the lid of the container to let out air, then add the remaining gasoline. 6. Close the container and shake well again. Shake the mixture thoroughly in a container before each filling.

11 11 FILLING THE FUEL TANK 1. Before refueling the fuel tank, stop the engine and allow it to cool completely. 2. Fill the fuel tank outdoors, or in a well-ventilated area, away from sources of ignition. 3. Clean the debris near the fuel tank cap. 4. Slowly unscrew a cover of a fuel tank. 5. Carefully fill the fuel mixture. 6. Do not completely fill the fuel tank; there should be room for expansion of the fuel. 7. Screw in the fuel cap securely with your hands. Before starting, wipe the fuel tank dry from the remnants of spilled fuel. The ready-to-use fuel mixture is recommended for use within 90 days. During prolonged storage, the fuel mixture oxidizes, becomes heterogeneous and unsuitable for use. To prepare the fuel mixture, use fresh, high-quality gasoline. Carefully maintain gasoline / oil ratio. Never add clean gas to refuel your chainsaw. Engine failure as a result of using fuel quality that is not acceptable by state standards, working on clean gasoline, working on old fuel mixture or on a mixture with the wrong gasoline / oil ratio, the use of non-recommended or low-quality oil, cannot be repaired under warranty.

Replacing Fishing Line In Champion T256 Trimmer

12 12 OPERATION Do not run in or leave the engine running for a long time at idle. The trimmer is designed for domestic use. Note! The engine reaches maximum power after 8-10 full refueling of the fuel tank. Trimmer OPERATION MODE STARTING THE ENGINE Before starting, check for the presence of fishing line in the trimmer head. Check the condition of the protective cover and the sharpness of the blade of the cutter. All trimmer work should be done in full throttle mode. Do not use the trimmer without the mower head guard installed. During operation, monitor the health and sharpness of the knife for trimming the fishing line. With the cover removed or malfunctioning, you cannot control the length of the fishing line of the trimmer head and, accordingly, the load on the engine and drive shaft. Starting A COLD ENGINE 1. Place the trimmer on a flat, horizontal surface. 2. Fill the fuel tank with freshly prepared fuel mixture. 3. Press the manual fuel pump 7-10 times until fuel appears in it. The pump is located in the lower part of the carburetor under the air filter housing (Fig. 6). Failure of the engine or drive shaft as a result of operation without a casing or with a faulty casing cannot be repaired under warranty. Note! When mowing, use the cyclic mode of operation: 1-2 minutes, full throttle, then 5-10 seconds, idle mode. Fig.6

13 13 4. Close the air damper. To do this, raise the flap lever 1 (Fig. 7). 6. Pull the starter handle until you feel resistance. Then pull strongly, but not sharply 4-5 times, until the first pop in the muffler. 7. After the first pop in the muffler, move the choke lever to the lower position. Then pull strongly, but not sharply 1-2 times, the engine should start. 8. After starting, warm up the engine for 1 minute. 1 Always select the free play of the starter cord at startup. Never pull the starter cord to the end; there is a danger of the cord breaking or damage to the parts of the starter group. Never let the starter handle up when starting up. Danger of starter breakdown. Failure to comply with these instructions often leads to breakdown of the starter and cannot be repaired under warranty. Fig. 7 5. Set the ignition switch to the “start” position (Fig. 8a). Holding the locking lever (C) Fig. 8, press the trigger. To facilitate starting, lock the gas trigger with the stopper (B) Fig. 8. A B C If the engine does not start, it is possible that you missed the first flash and the candle was filled with gasoline. In this case, the following steps must be performed: 1. Remove and dry the spark plug. 2. Set the ignition switch to the “stop” position. 3. Turn the trimmer upside down with the candle hole and, pulling the trigger, pull the starter grip several times to remove excess fuel from the cylinder. 4. Replace the candle. 5. Without closing the air damper, repeat the start-up procedure. Fig. 8 STARTING A HEATED ENGINE When starting a warm engine, do not close the air damper. To facilitate starting, you can lock the gas trigger in the pressed state. Otherwise, the starting procedure is the same as on a cold engine.

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14 14 STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine, release the throttle trigger, put the engine in idle mode and let the seconds run. Then turn the switch to the “Stop” position. Idling mode is necessary in order to reduce the temperature inside the engine. Instantly stopping the engine can lead to a sharp increase in temperature inside the engine and its failure. Before starting work, it is advisable to put on a shoulder strap and hang a trimmer on it without starting the engine. This will allow you to calmly adjust the belt in shape and height, adjust the position of the cutting headset relative to the surface of the earth. The mowing head must rotate parallel to the ground. When mowing tall and / or soft vegetation, make sure that mowed grass is not wound around the mowing head. This complicates the rotation of the drive shaft and increases the load on the engine itself. Keep the mowing head clean during operation. The grass wound on the mowing head can lead to heating and melting of the head, breakage of the drive shaft, overheating of the engine and its failure. Damage due to this reason cannot be repaired under warranty. During operation, it is recommended to keep the trimmer in front of you, tilting so that the lower part of the cutting mechanism does not touch the ground, and the tip of the cord is at the desired cutting height. The trimmer should be held so that the cutting of grass occurs in the direction away from the operator (Fig. 9). Fig. 9 When processing areas adjacent to fences, fences, stone walls and foundations, the trimmer should be moved slowly, trying to cut the grass as close to the obstacle as possible, without touching it. Otherwise, winding and breaking of the cord may occur. When processing areas around trees, the trimmer should be moved slowly and carefully so that the cord does not touch the tree trunks. When mowing, the tree is circled in a circle from left to right. The grass is cut off with the tip of the cord, slightly tilting the working mechanism forward. Particular care must be taken when cutting grass to the root. When mowing grass under the root, tilt the trimmer to the left by an angle of about 30 degrees. In this case, you must first adjust the position of the trimmer handle. Mowing under the root should not be carried out if there is a danger of crushed grass, soil particles getting into the operator, as well as other people or animals. It is recommended to mow tall grass in 2-3 steps, depending on the height of the grass. After finishing the work, clean the trimmer from the remains of the mowed grass, especially carefully clean the mowing head.

15 15 REPLACING THE LINE IN THE FORMER HEAD To replace the line, turn off the trimmer motor. A A B Fig. 11 Fix the ends of the fishing line in the special grooves on the reel (A) Fig. 11. Install the reel with fishing line in the head housing. Thread the ends of the line into the holes on the mower head housing. Fig. 10 Unscrew the nut securing the coil (A) Fig. 10. Remove the coil of the trimmer head and clean it of residual fishing line. Inspect head parts for damage. Damaged head parts must be replaced. Cut 2.5-3 meters of fishing line, fold it in half and align the ends. Insert the ends of the fishing line into the special grooves in the reel (B) Fig. 10. Wind the line tightly with an interference fit into the reel grooves. The winding direction is indicated by the arrow on the reel. After winding, cut the loop with the fishing line. Note! Do not forget to install the spring under the reel with fishing line. Tighten a nut of fastening of the coil. After that, pull the ends of the fishing line in order to release the fishing line from the special grooves in the reel.

16 16 SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS All trimmer maintenance work, except for the items listed in this manual, must be carried out by an authorized service center. Maintenance dates apply only to normal operating conditions. For prolonged daily use, these intervals should be shortened. Dates of maintenance are shown in the table. Types of work before starting work after finishing work after each refueling of the fuel tank monthly if damaged if necessary Complete unit Visual inspection x x Cleaning x Control levers Functional control x x Fishing line cutter Sharpening control Sharpening x x Control x Fuel filter Replacement x x Fuel tank Cleaning x Boom drive shaft Lubrication Every 100 hours of operation Inspection x Mowing head Replacement x Landing control x Air filter Cylinder fins Cooling holes for engine For Cleaning x x Replacing x x Cleaning x x Cleaning x x Checking the condition of the electrodes x x Spark plug Replacing x 100 hours of operation Fixing nuts Check Tightening x x Spark-extinguishing mesh in the silencer Inspection Replacing x x these parts are consumables and cannot be replaced under warranty.

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17 17 BASIC MAINTENANCE WORKS CAUTION! All maintenance work is carried out with protective gloves on a cold engine. A AIR FILTER Dirty air filters can prevent air from entering the fuel mixture. To prevent engine malfunctions, regular maintenance of the air filter must be carried out. When working in dusty conditions, it is necessary to service the air filter more often. Never operate the trimmer without an air filter, with a dirty or damaged air filter. Dust and dirt will enter the engine, causing it to break. Failure of a carburetor or engine when operating without a filter, with a dirty or damaged air filter cannot be repaired under warranty. Fig. 12 B Press the latch at the top, remove the air filter cover (Fig. 12a) and remove the filter element (Fig. 12b). Wash the foam rubber filter in warm, soapy water, squeeze and dry. Moisten a foam filter with clean engine oil before installing. Wring out excess oil. A damaged or heavily soiled filter must be replaced.

18 18 FUEL FILTER Working with a dirty or damaged fuel filter leads to clogging of the fuel system parts, loss of engine power. If dirt enters the carburetor, it will fail. Failure of a carburetor or engine when operating without a filter, with a dirty or damaged fuel filter cannot be repaired under warranty. To check or replace the fuel filter: 1. Remove the fuel tank cap. 2. Bend a piece of soft wire into a small hook. 3. Hook the fuel hose with filter and pull through the filler neck. Spark PLUG. For efficient operation of the engine, the spark plug must have an appropriate glow number, spark gap between the electrodes. The candle should not have external mechanical damage. Recommended spark plug BM6A or its analogues. A WARNING! Never unscrew a candle until the engine has completely cooled down the danger of damage to the threaded part of the cylinder head. Note! Do not pull the fuel hose out of the tank completely. It is enough to pull out part of the hose with the filter. 4. Separate the filter with a twisting motion. 5. Install a new filter. Return the fuel hose to the tank. Make sure that the filter lies on the bottom of the tank. 6. Install the fuel tank cap. The fuel filter cannot be cleaned, only a replacement.

19 19 1. Disconnect the spark plug cap and remove dirt around the spark plug. 2. Unscrew the spark plug with a candle wrench. 3. Check the spark plug. If the electrodes are worn or damaged, replace the spark plug. 4. Measure a backlash between electrodes of a spark plug with a special probe. The clearance should be 0.6-0.65 mm. When increasing or decreasing the required clearance, it is recommended to replace the spark plug, since adjusting the clearance can lead to a change in the quality of sparking. 5. Gently twist the candle by hand. When installing a new spark plug, to ensure the required tightening, wrap the spark plug with a 1/2 turn key after fitting the bead of the spark plug on the sealing washer. When installing a used spark plug, to ensure the required tightening, wrap the spark plug with a wrench 1 / 4-1 / 8 of the turn after fitting the bead of the spark plug on the sealing washer. The spark plug must be securely tightened. An improperly wrapped or over tightened spark plug can cause engine damage. 6. After the spark plug is in place, tighten it with the spark plug wrench. 7. Install the cap on the candle.

20 20 TRIMMER STORAGE In case of interruption of work for more than 30 days. In case of interruption of work for more than 30 days, it is recommended to drain the fuel from the tank. Start the engine to remove any remaining fuel from the carburetor. As such, store the trimmer in a clean, dry room. After the season ends, it is recommended that the following work be done: 1. Drain the fuel from the fuel tank and start the engine in order to remove any remaining fuel from the carburetor. 3. Unscrew the spark plug and pour a teaspoon of clean engine oil into the spark plug hole. 4. Pull 3-4 times on the starter handle. 5. Twist the candle by hand without tightening it with a key. Store the trimmer in a dry, ventilated area without sudden changes in temperature. 2.Clean the mowing head, protective cover from grass residues.

21 TROUBLESHOOTING AND THEIR TROUBLESHOOTING 21 TROUBLESHOOT CAUSE TROUBLESHOOTING The engine will not start. The engine starts, but does not gain momentum. The engine does not work at full power and is smoking. The engine starts, runs, accelerates, but does not idle. The fishing line does not extend. The grass wound around the trimmer head. Oil flows from the muffler exhaust port. There is no spark. There is no fuel. Fills the engine. Adjust carburetor. Check fuel mixture. Check spark plug. Replace if necessary. Fill fuel tank. See section “Starting the engine”. Contact the service center. Replace the mixture with a new one. Make sure that the gasoline / oil ratio is observed correctly. The air filter is dirty. Clean or replace. Adjust carburetor. Adjust carburetor. Spike line fishing Line too short The line is tangled. Low engine speeds. Trimming tall grass under the root. The engine did not work at full power. The engine did not work at full power. Check fuel mixture. The filter is dirty. Air adjust carburetor. Contact the service center. Contact the service center. Replace. Replace the fishing line. Remove the fishing line from the reel and rewind it. Pull out the line at high bobbin rotation speed. Trimming tall grass should be carried out stepwise from top to bottom. Only run at full throttle. Only run at full throttle. Replace the mixture with a new one. Make sure that the gasoline / oil ratio is observed correctly. Clean or replace. Contact the service center.