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ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS Blower/Vacuum RBV254 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Important! It is essential that you read the instructions in this manual before assembling, operating and maintaining the product. Subject to technical modification. Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine 5 4 3 2 6 1 7 9 10 11 12 20 18 13 14 15 19 17 16 Fig. 1 8 21 23 22 Fig. 2 1 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine 24 27 24 25 25 Fig. 3 Fig. 6 28 26 1 2 1 2 29 Fig. 4 5 Fig. 5 2 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Fig. 7 10 27 STOP 1 11 2 18 30 1 15 31 32 19 Fig. 10 N RU 3 H AL F FU LL 33 N RU H AL F 4 FU LL 34 Fig. 8 N RU H AL F 26 FU LL 35 Fig. 11 2 1 22 Fig. 9 Fig. 12 3 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine 9 1 11 2 3 3 Fig. 13 Fig. 15 3 Fig. 14 4 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Fig. 16 Safety, performance, and dependability have been given top priority in the design of your blower/vacuum. ■ ■ INTENDED USE The product is only intended for use outdoors in a well ventilated area. The product is intended for blowing light debris including leaves, grass and other garden refuse. It is intended to vacuum and mulch light debris as above and collect in the debris bag. It is not designed to suck or vacuum water or other liquids. WARNING When using the product, the safety rules must be followed. For your own safety and that of bystanders, please read these instructions before operating the product. Please keep the instruction safe for later use. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ WARNING Never allow children or people with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities to operate, clean or maintain the product. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator. ■ ■ Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the product and the blowing/vacuuming activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. Keep children out of the work area and under the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator, be alert and turn the product off if a child enters the area. ■ ■ GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Some regions have regulations that restrict the use of the product to some operations. Check with your local authority for advice. Read all instructions. Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this unit. Ensure before each use that all controls and safety devices function correctly. Do not use the tool if the “off” switch does not stop the engine. Never start or run the engine in a closed or poorly ventilated area; breathing exhaust fumes can kill. Clear the work area before each use. Remove all objects such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, or string which can be blown a considerable distance by high velocity air. Wear full eye and hearing protection while operating the product. This machine is extremely noisy and permanent hearing may result if precautions to limit our exposure, reduce noise and wear hearing protection are not strictly adhered to. Wear heavy long trousers, boots, and gloves. Do not wear loose fitting clothing, short trousers, jewellery of any kind, or use with bare feet. Secure long hair so it is above shoulder level to prevent entanglement in moving parts. ■ ■ Beware of thrown objects; keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 15 m away from work area. Operate the machine only at reasonable hours – not early in the morning or late at night when people might be disturbed. Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before blowing/ vacuuming. Never operate the product in an explosive atmosphere. Do not use this machine when you are tired, ill, or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. Do not operate in poor lighting. The operator requires a clear view of the work area to identify potential hazards. Use of hearing protection reduces the ability to hear warnings (shouts or alarms). The operator must pay extra attention to what is going on in the working area. Only use enough throttle (power) to complete the task, this will reduce the potential for injury caused by noise and vibration. Operating similar tools nearby increases both the risk of hearing injury and the potential for other persons to enter your working area. Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach. Overreaching can result in loss of balance or exposure to hot surfaces. Keep all parts of your body away from any moving part. Rotating impeller blades can cause severe injury. Stop the engine and ensure impeller blades have stopped rotating before opening the vacuum door, installing/ changing tubes, opening or removing debris bag. Do not touch the area around the silencer or engine of the unit, these parts get very hot during operation. Inspect the machine before each use. Check for loose fasteners, fuel leaks, etc. Make sure all guards, and handles are properly and securely attached. Replace any damaged parts before use. Never run the unit without the proper equipment attached. When used as a blower, always install the blower tubes and close the door. When used as a vacuum, always install the vacuum tubes and vacuum bag. Do not modify the machine in any way or use parts and accessories which are not recommended by the manufacturer. WARNING If the machine is dropped, suffers heavy impact or begins to vibrate abnormally, immediately stop the machine and inspect for damage or identify the cause of the vibration. Any damage should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorised service centre. ■ ■ ■ ■ Stop the engine and allow it to cool before refuelling, storing or transporting the machine. For refuelling and fuel mixing, chose an area away from sources of ignition (sparks, flames etc.), flammable materials, and which is well ventilated. Do not smoke when mixing fuel or filling fuel tank. Mix and store fuel in a container approved for fuel. 5 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine ■ ■ ■ ■ Keep an appropriate type of fire extinguisher nearby for dealing with fuel fires. Remember to securely refit the fuel tank filler cap before starting the engine. Wipe up any fuel spillage. Move 9 m away from refuelling site before starting engine. It has been reported that vibrations from hand-held tools may contribute to a condition called Raynaud’s Syndrome in certain individuals. Symptoms may include tingling, numbness and blanching of the fingers, usually apparent upon exposure to cold. Hereditary factors, exposure to cold and dampness, diet, smoking and work practices are all thought to contribute to the development of the these symptoms. There are measures that can be taken by the operator to possibly reduce the effects of vibration: ● Keep your body warm in cold weather. When operating the unit wear gloves to keep the hands and wrists warm. It is reported that cold weather is a major factor contributing to Raynaud’s Syndrome. ● After each period of operation, exercise to increase blood circulation. ● Take frequent work breaks. Limit the amount of exposure per day. If you experience any of the symptoms of this condition, immediately discontinue use and see your doctor about these symptoms. To reduce the risk of injury associated with contacting rotating parts, always stop the engine, remove the spark plug wire and make sure all moving parts have been come to a stop before: ● cleaning or clearing a blockage ● leaving the product unattended ● install or removing attachments ● checking, maintenance or working on the machine WARNING Injuries may be caused, or aggravated, by prolonged use of a tool. When using any tool for prolonged periods, ensure you take regular breaks. WARNING Your Blower / Vacuum machine may be supplied with a harness. Carefully adjust the harness to comfortably help to support the weight of the machine and hang at your right hand side. BLOWER SAFETY WARNINGS ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Wear a face filter mask in dusty conditions to reduce the risk of injury associated with the inhalation of dust. Do not point the blower nozzle in the direction of people or pets. Never place objects inside the blower tubes. Do not operate the machine near open windows etc.. Slightly dampen surfaces in dusty conditions. Use the full blower nozzle extension so the air stream can work close to the ground. Do not place blower on top of or near loose debris. Debris may be sucked into intake vent resulting in possible damage to the unit. VACUUM SAFETY WARNINGS ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Do not operate vacuum without vacuum bag assembly installed; flying debris could cause serious injury. Make sure the vacuum bag is completely zipped closed before operating. Move the vacuum from side to side along outer edge of debris. To avoid clogging, do not place the vacuum tube directly into the debris pile. Hold the engine higher than the inlet end of the vacuum tube. Always point vacuum tube downhill when working on a hillside. To avoid serious injury to the operator or damage to the unit, do not try to vacuum up rocks, broken glass, bottles, or other similar objects. Avoid situations that could cause fire in the vacuum bag. Do not operate near an open flame. Do not vacuum warm ash from fireplaces, barbecue pits etc. Do not vacuum discarded cigars or cigarettes unless the cinders are completely cool. RESIDUAL RISK Even when the product is used as prescribed, it is still impossible to completely eliminate certain residual risk factors. The following hazards may arise in use and the operator should pay special attention to avoid the following: ■ Injury caused by vibration. Always use the right tool for the job, use designated handles and restrict working time and exposure. ■ Exposure to noise can cause hearing injury. Wear ear protection and limit exposure. ■ Injury from flying objects from the blow tube airflow or vacuum exhaust if the bag is not fitted or damaged. WARNING Identify the Quick Release mechanism and practice using it before you start using the machine. Its correct use may prevent serious injury in the case of an emergency. Never wear additional clothing over the harness or otherwise restrict access to the quick release mechanism. 6 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine DESCRIPTION See pages 1-4. PARTS 1. Lower vacuum tube 2. Upper vacuum tube 3. Lock ring 4. Main housing 5. Vacuum bag adaptor 6. Leaf bag 7. Vacuum tube screw 8. Leaf nozzle 9. Throttle lock 10. Stop switch 11. Throttle trigger 12. Upper handle 13. Spark plug boot 14. Muffler 15. Starter grip and rope 16. Vacuum handle 17. Fuel cap 18. Choke lever 19. Primer bulb 20. Air filter base tab 21. Vacuum inlet door 22. Sweeper nozzle 23. Upper blower tube 24. Main housing outlet 25. Raised locking tab 26. Locking tab 27. Raised tab 28. Door tab 29. Vacuum door hinge 30. Screw 31. Unlock 32. Lock 33. Full choke 34. Half choke 35. Run position 36. Air filter 37. Air filter cover 38. Spark plug Risk of loose clothing being drawn into air intake To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot surface Warning! Hot surface Rotating fans. Keep hands and feet out of openings while the product is running 89 dB AT IDLE 110 dB Guaranteed sound pressure and sound power level Use unleaded gasoline intended for motor vehicle use with an octane rating of 91 or higher. Use 2-stroke oil for air cooled engines. Mix the fuel mix thoroughly and also each time before refuelling Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM). This product meets applicable regulatory requirements SYMBOLS ON THE PRODUCT Cold start Read this safety and operating instructions in this booklet and keep it in a safe place for future reference Warm start Beware of thrown or flying objects. Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets, at least 15 m away from the operating area PRIME - press the primer bulb 8 times slowly Lock the throttle lever Wear eye protection Wear ear protection (6X Max) Pull the starter grip until the engine starts (6 max) (4X Max) Pull the starter grip until the engine attempts to start (4 max) Do not run unit without tubes in place. Wait 20 seconds Risk of long hair being drawn into air inlet. To stop the unit: Place the engine switch to the “STOP” position The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with the product: 7 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Idling 85.6 / 84.8 dB(A) DANGER Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. Equivalent A-weight emission sound pressure level 101.1 / 100.2 dB(A) Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Uncertainty K (sound pressure level) 3 dB WARNING CAUTION Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION (Without safety alert symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property damage. KNOW YOUR BLOWER/VACUUM See figure 1-2. The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting to do. BLOWER TUBE AND SWEEPER NOZZLE (LEAF NOZZLE) PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS The blower tubes and sweeper nozzle (or leaf nozzle) can be assembled and installed on the main housing using no tools. Engine displacement 25.4 cc Air velocity 342 km/h Air volume 13 m /min 3 Weight 4.1 kg Rated power 0.80 kW Engine speed (Max.) 10,000/min Engine speed (Idle) 3,400 ~ 3,800/min Vibration value at handle according to EN 15503:2009+A1:2013 Annex B: Blower mode (Upper handle) Racing: 14.6 m/s2 Idling: 5.4 m/s Equivalent vibration total value: 13.7 m/s2 2 Vacuum mode (Upper handle/Vacuum handle) Racing 13.1 / 14.6 m/s2 Idling 5.0 / 5.2 m/s2 Equivalent vibration total value 12.3/13.7 m/s2 Uncertainty K (Vibration) 1.5 m/s2 Sound power level according to EN 15503:2009+A1:2013 Annex A (Blower / vacuum) : Racing 107.3 / 104.7 dB(A) Idling 91.7 / 89.9 dB(A) Equivalent A-weight Sound power level: 107.3 / 104.7 dB(A) Uncertainty K (sound power level) 3 dB Sound pressure level at operator position according to EN 15503:2009+A1:2013 Annex A (Blower/Vacuum) Racing FEATURES 101.8 / 100.9 dB(A) 8 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine ENGINE The blower has a powerful 25.4cc engine with sufficient power to handle tough blowing and vacuuming jobs. MULCHER The blower is equipped with a metal mulching blade that efficiently reduces leaves at a 10:1 ratio. SWEEPER NOZZLE The sweeper nozzle allows for more area to be covered during blower operation. LEAF NOZZLE The leaf nozzle allows for a higher air speed during blower operation. THROTTLE LOCK The throttle lock feature allows the user to operate the blower without holding the throttle trigger. To slow the engine speed, simply push the throttle lock forward. THROTTLE TRIGGER The blower can be operated at any speed between idle and full throttle. VACUUM/MULCHER Converting the blower to a vacuum/mulcher is simple and can be done using a straight screwdriver. VACUUM BAG The vacuum bag attaches to the main housing easily by using the vacuum bag adaptor. VACUUM HANDLE This feature allows user to perform vacuuming duties comfortably. VACUUM TUBES The vacuum tubes can be installed on the main housing using a flat head screwdriver. ASSEMBLY WARNING To prevent accidental starting that could cause serious personal injury, always disconnect the engine spark plug wire from the spark plug when assembling parts. PACKING LIST TOOLS NEEDED Blower The following tool (not included or drawn to scale) is needed for assembly: Upper blower tube ■ Sweeper nozzle Leaf nozzle Upper and lower vacuum tubes Vacuum tube screws (2) Vacuum bag assembly Vacuum bag adaptor 2-Cycle engine lubricant Operator’s manual NOTE: Read and remove all hang tags and store with your Operator’s Manual. UNPACKING This product requires assembly. ■ Carefully remove the product and any accessories from the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are included. WARNING Do not use this product if any parts on the Packing List are already assembled when you first open the box. The parts on this list are not assembled by the manufacturer and require customer installation. Use of a product that may have been improperly assembled could result in serious personal injury. ■ ■ ■ 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 your Ryobi service centre for assistance. WARNING If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate this product until the parts are replaced. Use of this product with damaged or missing parts could result in serious personal injury. Flat head screwdriver ASSEMBLING AND DISASSEMBLING THE UPPER BLOWER TUBE AND SWEEPER NOZZLE See figure 3-4. 1. Align the raised locking tabs on the upper blower tube to the slots on the main housing outlet. Slide together and tighten securely by twisting. Check tightness after initial run and retighten if needed.. 2. Secure the sweeper nozzle and upper blower tube together by aligning the raised locking tab on the upper blower tube with the raised slot on the sweeper nozzle. 3. To disassemble, raise the locking tab with a flat head screwdriver, rotate the tube and nozzle to unlock and remove from the main housing outlet. INSTALLING THE VACUUM BAG See figure 5-6. 1. Remove the sweeper nozzle (or leaf nozzle) and upper blower tube from the main housing by raising the locking tab with a flat head screwdriver, twisting and removing from the main housing outlet. 2. Unzip the vacuum bag and place the adaptor inside. Push the vacuum bag adaptor through the opening opposite the zipper. The wider end of the adaptor will remain on the inside of the vacuum bag when installed properly. 3. Align the raised tabs on the vacuum bag adaptor to the slots on the main housing outlet; push the bag adaptor onto the housing. Twist to lock into place. 4. Rotate the vacuum bag until the shoulder strap is upright. 5. Make sure the vacuum bag is zipped and closed before starting the unit. To remove the vacuum bag: 1. Remove the vacuum bag adaptor by lifting the locking tab. 2. Rotate counter-clockwise to unlock the adaptor and remove. INSTALLING THE VACUUM TUBES See figure 7-9. WARNING WARNING Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this product. Any such alteration or modification is misuse and could result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal injury. Rotating impeller blades can cause severe injury. Always stop the engine and ensure that the impeller blades have stopped rotating before opening the vacuum door or installing/changing tubes. Do not put hands or any other object into the vacuum tubes that are installed on the unit. 9 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine To install the vacuum tubes: 1. Secure the upper and lower vacuum tubes together by aligning the raised tabs with the raised slots. 2. Tap tube assembly on ground until the screw holes in lower tube are in the raised slot of the upper tube. Secure with supplied screws. 3. Depress door tabs using a flat head screwdriver and open vacuum inlet door. 4. Align the slots on the vacuum tube housing with the tabs on the main housing. 5. Turn the vacuum tube housing clockwise to the locked position and secure to the main housing. your blower to ensure top performance and engine longevity. TO MIX THE FUEL: ■ ■ ■ ■ To remove the vacuum tubes: 1. Using a screwdriver, depress the tab on the lock ring to unlock. 2. Turn the upper vacuum tube housing counter-clockwise. 3. Remove the vacuum tube assembly from the main housing. 4. Close the inlet cover door securely. WARNING Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious injury. WARNING Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with standards, along with hearing protection. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes and other possible serious injuries. NOTE: Before each use, inspect the entire product for damaged, missing, or loose parts such as screws, nuts, bolts, caps, etc. Tighten securely all fasteners and caps and do not operate this product until all missing or damaged parts are replaced. Please contact customer service or a qualified service centre for assistance. APPLICATIONS: You may use this tool for the purposes listed below: ■ ■ ■ ■ OPERATION ■ ■ ■ Clear leaves and other debris from your lawn Keep decks and driveways free from leaves and pine needles Vacuuming leaves form your lawn FUELLING AND REFUELLING MIXING THE FUEL This product is powered by a 2-stroke engine and requires premixing petrol and 2-stroke oil. The mixture should be at a 50:1 ratio. NOTE: We recommend you use Ryobi synthetic 2-stroke lubricant. Only use a quality synthetic 2-stroke lubricant in 10 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Pre-mix unleaded petrol and 2-stroke engine lubricant in a clean container approved for petrol. This engine is certified to operate on unleaded petrol intended for automotive use with an octane rating of 91 or higher. Do not use any type of pre-mixed petrol/lubricant from fuel service stations; this includes the pre-mixed petrol/ lubricant intended for use in mopeds, motorcycles, etc. Avoid using Ethanol fuels or fuels containing Ethanol. The use of Ethanol fuels may result in damage to your engine. Use only synthetic 2-stroke lubricant. Do not use automotive lubricant or 2-stroke outboard lubricant. Mix 2% synthetic 2-stroke lubricant into the petrol. This is a 50:1 ratio. Mix the fuel thoroughly and also each time before fuelling. Mix in small quantities. Do not mix quantities larger than usable in a 30-day period. A synthetic 2-stroke lubricant containing a fuel stabiliser is recommended. 1 Litre 2 Litres 3 Litres 4 Litres 5 Litres + + + + + 20 ml 40 ml 60 ml 80 ml 100 ml = = = = = 50:1 (2%) FILLING THE TANK WARNING Petrol is extremely flammable and explosive. A fire or explosion from petrol will burn you and others. Always shut off engine before fuelling. Never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least 9 m from refuelling site before starting engine. Do not smoke and stay away from open flames and sparks. Failure to safely handle fuel could result in serious personal injury. 1. Clean the surface around the fuel cap to prevent contamination. 2. Loosen the fuel cap slowly by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Pour the fuel mixture carefully into the tank. 4. Clean and inspect the fuel cap gasket before replacing the fuel cap. 5. Replace the fuel cap and tighten it by turning it clockwise. 6. Wipe spilled fuel from the product. 7. Move at least 30 ft. (9 m) away from refuelling area before starting the product. NOTE: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new engine during first use. WARNING Check for fuel leaks. A leaking fuel cap is a fire hazard and must be replaced immediately. If you find any leaks, correct the problem before using the product. Failure to do so could result in a fire that could cause serious personal injury. STARTING AND STOPPING See figure 10-11. To start a cold engine: 1. Set the blower on a flat, bare surface. 2. Slowly press the primer bulb 8 times. NOTE: After the 8th press, fuel should be visible in the primer bulb. If it is not, continue to press the primer until you see fuel in the bulb. 3. Place the choke lever in the FULL CHOKE position. 4. Pull throttle lock back to lock the throttle wide open. 5. Pull the starter grip and rope sharply until engine attempts to run. Do not pull the starter grip more than four (4) times. 6. Set the choke lever in the HALF CHOKE position. 7. Pull the starter grip and rope until the engine runs. Do not pull the starter grip more than six (6) times. NOTE: If the engine does not start, return to the FULL CHOKE position and repeat steps 3 through 6 again. 8. Allow the engine to run for 20 seconds, then place the choke lever in the RUN position. NOTE: In cooler environments, additional pulls of the starter grip may be required with the choke lever in the FULL CHOKE position. To start a warm engine: 1. Place the choke lever in the RUN position. 2. Pull throttle lock back to lock the throttle wide open. 3. Pull the starter grip and rope until the engine runs. NOTE: If the engine does not start, repeat steps 3 through 7 in “To start a cold engine”. To stop the engine: 1. Press the stop switch to the STOP position, the engine will stop. The switch will automatically return to the “l” position when released. OPERATING THE BLOWER See figure 12. WARNING Never run the unit without the blower tubes installed or with the vacuum door not securely closed. Failure to follow these steps could result in possible serious injuries. WARNING Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with standards, along with hearing protection. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes and other possible serious injuries. 1. Start the blower. Refer to “Starting and stopping” earlier in this manual. Hold the blower with the upper handle in your right hand. WARNING Always hold the blower away from your body with the handle in your right hand when operat-ing as a blower, keeping clearance between your body and the product. The muffler side of the blower should be away from your body. Any contact with the housing can result in burns and/or other serious personal injury. WARNING Do not place blower on top of or near loose debris or gravel. Debris may be sucked into blower intake vent resulting in possible damage to the unit and could result in serious personal injury. 2. To keep from scattering debris, blow around the outer edges of a debris pile. Never blow directly into the centre of a pile. 3. Operate power equipment at reasonable hours only not early in the morning or late at night when people might be disturbed. Comply with the times listed in local ordinances. 4. To reduce sound levels, limit the number of pieces of equipment used at any one time. 5. Operate blower at the lowest possible throttle speed to do the job. 6. Check your equipment before operation, especially the muffler, air intakes, and air filters. 7. Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before blowing. 8. In dusty conditions, slightly dampen surfaces when water is available. 9. Watch out for children, pets, open windows, or freshly washed cars, and blow debris safely away. 10. Use the sweeper nozzle so the air stream can work close to the ground. 11. After using blowers or other equipment, clean up. Dispose of debris properly. 12. Use the sweeper nozzle for everyday blowing operation. This nozzle allows for more area to be covered during the blowing operation. THROTTLE LOCK See figure 13. The throttle lock can be used to operate the blower without holding the throttle trigger. To engage the throttle lock: 1. Pull throttle lock back towards user, and stop at the desired throttle setting. 2. To release the throttle lock, push throttle lock all the way towards the front of unit. VACUUM OPERATION See figure 14. 11 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine WARNING Never run the unit without the vacuum tubes and vacuum bag installed. Failure to do so could result in serious personal injury. WARNING Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with standards, along with hearing protection. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes and other possible serious injuries. WARNING Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with standards, along with hearing protection. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes and other possible serious injuries. WARNING Before inspecting, cleaning, or servicing the machine, shut off engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and disconnect spark plug wire and move it away from spark plug. Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or property damage. WARNING Keep the muffler and all hot surfaces of the blower/ vacuum away from your body. Failure to do so could result in possible serious personal injury. 1. Install the vacuum tubes and bag. Refer to the Assembly section earlier in this manual. 2. Start the engine. Refer to Starting and Stopping earlier in this manual. 3. Place the vacuum bag strap over your left shoulder. Hold the upper handle in your right hand and the vacuum handle in your left hand. 4. Move the vacuum from side to side along outer edge of the debris. To avoid clogging, do not place the vacuum tube directly into the debris pile. 5. Hold the engine higher than the inlet end of the vacuum tube. 6. Always point vacuum tube downhill when working on a hillside. 7. To avoid injury to the operator or unit, do not pick up rocks, broken glass, bottles, or other similar objects. 8. If the vacuum tubes should clog, stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire before cleaning out the obstruction. Remove the vacuum tubes and clear the debris from the blower fan housing. Remove the bag and clear the adaptor. A small rod or stick may be required to clear the entire tube length. Ensure that all debris has been cleared before reassembling the vacuum tubes. MAINTENANCE Normal maintenance, replacement or repair of emission control devices and systems may be performed by any qualified repair establishment or individual with original or equivalent parts. Warranty and recall repairs must be performed by an authorised service centre; please contact customer service for assistance. NOTE: Periodically inspect the entire product for dam-aged, missing, or loose parts such as screws, nuts, bolts, caps, etc. Tighten securely all fasten-ers and caps and do not operate this product until all missing or damaged parts are replaced. Please contact customer service or a qualified service centre for assistance. GENERAL MAINTENANCE Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, lubricant, grease, etc. WARNING Do not at any time let brake fluids, petrol, petroleumbased products, penetrating lubricants, etc., come in contact with plastic parts. Chemi-cals can damage, weaken or destroy plastic which can result in serious personal injury. CLEANING THE PRODUCT 1. Stop the product before cleaning. 2. Clean the exterior of the product with a damp cloth. 3. Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. 4. Scrape debris away from air intake vents on both sides of the motor housing. NOTE: Keeping air intake vents free of grass and debris prevents motor overheating and possible failure. SERVICING THE PRODUCT Check and tighten all fasteners. If any part is damaged or lost, repair it or replace it. CHECKING THE FUEL CAP, TANK, AND LINES WARNING Use only Ryobi replacement parts when servicing this product. Use of any other parts could create a hazard or cause product damage. 12 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine WARNING Check for fuel leaks. A leaking fuel cap, tank, or lines are a fire hazard and must be replaced immediately. If you find any leaks, correct the problem before using the product. Failure to do so could result in a fire that could cause serious personal injury. The fuel cap contains a non-serviceable filter and check valve. A clogged fuel filter causes poor engine performance. If performance improves when the fuel cap is loosened, the check valve may be faulty or the filter may be clogged. Replace the fuel cap if necessary. CLEANING AIR FILTER See figure 15. A wet or dirty air filter can affect the way the engine starts, performs, and wears. The air filter should be checked and cleaned after 5 hours of operation. Inspect and clean more frequently if used in dusty dirty conditions. For best performance, the air filter should be replaced every 25 hours or yearly. To clean the air filter: 1. Depress air filter cover tab using a straight screwdriver to open the air filter cover. 2. Remove the cover. 3. Lift the edge of the air filter carefully and peel it out. 4. Wash the air filter with warm, soapy water. 5. Rinse and squeeze to dry. 6. To reinstall the air filter cover, insert the tabs into the notches and lock into place. NOTE: Make sure the filter is seated properly inside the cover. Installing the filter incorrectly will allow dirt to enter the engine, causing rapid engine wear. CLEANING THE EXHAUST PORT, MUFFLER, AND SPARK ARRESTOR NOTE: Depending on the type of fuel used, the type and amount of lubricant used, and/or your operating conditions, the exhaust port, muffler, and/or spark arrestor screen may become blocked with carbon deposits. If you notice a power loss with your petrol-powered product, you may need to remove these deposits to restore performance. We highly recommend that only qualified service technicians perform this service. The spark arrestor must be cleaned or replaced every 50 hours or yearly to ensure proper performance of your product. Spark arrestors may be in different locations depending on the model purchased. Please contact your nearest service dealer for the location of the spark arrestor for your model. WARNING To avoid a fire hazard, never run the blower/vacuum without the spark arrestor in place. 2. Loosen the spark plug by turning it counter-clockwise with a socket. 3. Remove the spark plug. 4. Inspect the new spark plug. The spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits in order to ensure proper engine operation. The correct gap is approximately 0.025 in. (0.64 mm). To widen gap, if necessary, carefully bend the ground (top) electrode. To lessen gap, gently tap ground electrode on a hard surface. 5. Hand thread the new spark plug into the cylinder , turning it clockwise. 6. Tighten with a socket. (torque to 216 in.lb. [24.40 Nm] minimum, 264 in.lb. [29.82 Nm] maximum.) Do not over-tighten. WARNING Be careful not to cross-thread the spark plug. Crossthreading will seriously damage the product. STORING THE PRODUCT 1. Clean all foreign material from the product. Store the product indoors in a dry, well-ventilated area that is inaccessible to children. Keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals, fertilizer, and deicing salts. 2. Abide by all ISO and local regulations for the safe storage and handling of petrol. When storing 1 month or longer: 1. Drain all fuel from tank into a container approved for petrol. 2. Run engine until it stops. 3. Place choke lever in the FULL CHOKE position. 4. Pull throttle lock back to lock the throttle. 5. Attempt to start the engine five (5) more times. HIGH ALTITUDE ENGINE OPERATION: Your engine is configured for operation below 2000 feet altitude at the factory. Your engine must be re-configured for operation above 2000 feet altitude. Operating the engine with the wrong engine configuration at a given altitude may increase its emissions, decrease fuel efficiency, degrade performance and cause irreversible damage. Engines configured for high altitude operation cannot be operated in standard altitude conditions. A qualified service centre should ensure that your engine is properly configured for your location. VACUUM BAG A dirty bag will reduce performance. To clean the bag, turn it inside out and shake. Wash the bag in soapy water at least once a year. Replacement parts are available online at http://ryobi.com.au/. SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT See figure 16. This engine uses a Champion RCJ6Y spark plug. Use a recommended or equivalent replacement every 25 hours or annually. 1. 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