MURRAY, INC. One Year Limited Warranty Murray, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that this unit shall be free from defects in ma- terial and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of One (1) Years from the date of purchase; however, this warranty does not cover engines, accessories (such as...
OWNER’S INFORMATION This instruction book is written for a person with some mechanical ability. Like most service books, not all the steps are described. Steps on how to loosen or tighten fasteners are steps anyone can follow with some mechanical ability. Read and follow these instructions before you use the unit. Know your product: If you understand the unit and how the unit operates, you will get the best performance.
Safe Operation Practices for Walk–Behind Mowers. This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to ob- serve the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. I. General Operation 1. Read, understand, and follow all instruc- tions on the machine and in the manual(s).
DO NOT: Do not mow near drop–offs, ditches, or em- bankments. The operator could lose footing or balance. Do not mow excessively steep slopes. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing could cause slipping. III. Children Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children.
Every person who uses power equipment must learn the difference between proper and improper use, safe and unsafe mowing prac- tices. Read the next few pages carefully. They can help you learn. Too often the mow- er user is inexperienced, not properly in- structed, or has not read the Instruction Book and instructions on the unit before using it for the first time.
Many people are injured because they “forgot” and reached into the discharge chute. Always treat your lawn mower as if the blade is rotating. Never perform any service or try to make any adjustment,except carburetor, while the en- gine is running.
Use only original equipment or approved sub- stitutions as service parts. If you need profes- sional service, select a shop that is an Authorized Service Center for your brand of mower. If you plan to service the unit yourself, follow directions in the Instruction Book. As you mow, remember children and pets are sometimes attracted to the activity.
While mowing, if you hit a foreign object, stop the engine. Remove the spark plug wire. Care- fully and thoroughly inspect the mower for damage. Make necessary repairs before re- starting. If the unit starts to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine immediately and check for the cause.
BEFORE MOWING Be sure to dress correctly. Wear hard shoes, not sandals or tennis shoes. Examine the blade. A blade that is bent, cracked, or damaged must be replaced with a factory replacement blade. Fill the fuel tank outside. Clean off spilled fuel. Read and follow the Owner’s Manual, the instructions with the engine, and the instructions with any attachments.
Read and follow the assembly and adjustment instructions for your mower. All fasteners are in the parts bag. Do not discard any parts or material until the unit is assembled. WARNING: Before doing any assembly or maintenance to the mower, remove the wire from the spark plug.
WARNING: The chute deflector is necessary for your safety and protection. Do not operate the mower if the chute deflector is missing or is not installed cor- rectly. 1. Attach the chute deflector to the mower housing with a bolt, washer, and nut (Figure 1).
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE CONTROLS TO THE HANDLE Two types of handles are shown in Figure 4. The engine on your model will determine which type of handle is on your model. Type A is for models with Briggs & Stratton engines. Type B is for models with Tecumseh engines.
3. Attach the engine stop cable to the en- gine. Models with Briggs & Stratton en- gines are shown in Figure 5. Models with Tecumseh engines are shown in Figure 6. 4. Make sure the engine stop cable moves freely. If the cable does not move freely, re- peat the above steps.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE WHEELS WITH AXLE BOLTS 1. To change the height of cut, change the position of the axle bolts on the mower housing. Make sure you assemble each axle bolt in the same hole position so that the mower will cut level.
ENGINE STOP LEVER Release the engine stop lever and the engine and the blade will automatically stop. To run the engine, hold the engine stop lever in the Operating position (Figure 9). Before you start the engine, operate the en- gine stop lever several times.
ENGINE MAINTENANCE Use the following maintenance section to keep your unit in good operating condition. All the maintenance information for the engine is in the ”Engine Instruction Book”. Before you start the engine, read this book. WARNING: Before you make an inspection, adjustment (except carburetor), or repair, discon- nect the wire from the spark...
BLADE SERVICE WARNING: Before you inspect the blade or the blade adapter, disconnect the wire to the spark plug. If the blade hits an object, stop the engine. Disconnect the wire to the spark plug. Check the unit for damage. Frequently check the blade for wear or dam- age such as cracks.
Blade is balanced when parallel to Ground 5. Make sure the blade is balanced. Use a screwdriver and hold the blade parallel to the ground as shown. A blade that is bal- anced will stay parallel to the ground. If the blade is not balanced, the heavy end will rotate toward the ground.
TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART The Engine will not start. 1. Make sure the fuel tank is filled with clean gasoline. Do not use old gasoline. 2. On a cold engine, push the primer button (optional on some models). For the number of times required to push the primer button, see the engine manufacturer’s instructions.
For information on Replacement Parts for this engine contact the manufacturer. See the “Wheel And Tire Parts List” page. F–040406L MOWER HOUSING DESCRIPTION PART NO. Engine, Briggs & Stratton 7950007 Housing 0025x6 Bolt, Engine 009x10 Bolt, Axle Wheel and Tire # Washer 004x21 Screw...
Look at the illustrations. Select the wheel and the tire you want and order from the following chart. WHEEL SIZE & TYPE 6–inch Plastic, White 6–inch Plastic, Gray 7–inch Plastic, White 7–inch Plastic, Gray 8–inch Plastic, White 8–inch Plastic, Gray 8–inch Ball Bearing, Gray 14–inch, Gray 14–in, Ball Bearing, Gray...