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Fueling; Fuel Safety - Husqvarna 120 Operator's Manual

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Fueling

WARNING! Taking the following
!
precautions, will lessen the risk of fire:
Do not smoke and do not place any hot
objects in the vicinity of fuel.
Always stop the engine and let it cool for
a few minutes before refuelling.
When refuelling, open the fuel cap
slowly so that any excess pressure is
released gently.
Tighten the fuel cap carefully after
refuelling.
Always move the machine away from the
refuelling area and source before
starting.
Clean the area around the fuel cap. Clean the fuel and
chain oil tanks regularly. The fuel filter must be replaced
at least once a year. Contamination in the tanks causes
malfunction. Make sure the fuel is well mixed by shaking
the container before refuelling. The capacities of the
chain oil tank and fuel tank are carefully matched. You
should therefore always fill the chain oil tank and fuel tank
at the same time. (37)
WARNING! Fuel and fuel vapour are
!
highly flammable. Take care when
handling fuel and chain oil. Be aware of
the risks of fire, explosion and those
associated with inhalation.

Fuel safety

Never refuel the machine while the engine is running.
Make sure there is plenty of ventilation when
refuelling or mixing fuel (petrol and 2-stroke oil).
Move the machine at least 3 m from the refuelling
point before starting it.
Never start the machine:
1
If you have spilt fuel or chain oil on the machine. Wipe
off the spillage and allow remaining fuel to evaporate.
2
If you have spilled fuel on yourself or your clothes,
change your clothes. Wash any part of your body that
has come in contact with fuel. Use soap and water.
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FUEL HANDLING
3
If the machine is leaking fuel. Check regularly for
leaks from the fuel cap and fuel lines.
!
Transport and storage
Always store the chain saw and fuel so that there is
no risk of leakages or fumes coming into contact with
sparks or naked flames from electrical equipment,
electric motors, relays/switches, boilers and the like.
Always store fuel in an approved container designed
for that purpose.
For longer periods of storage or for transport of the
chain saw, the fuel and chain oil tanks should be
emptied. Ask where you can dispose of waste fuel
and chain oil at your local petrol station.
The guide bar cover must always be fitted to the
cutting attachment when the machine is being
transported or in storage, in order to prevent accident
contact with the sharp chain. Even a non-moving
chain can cause serious cuts to yourself or persons
you bump into with an exposed chain.
Remove the spark plug cap from the spark plug.
Activate the chain brake.
Secure the machine during transport.
Long-term storage
Empty the fuel/oil tanks in a well ventilated area. Store
the fuel in approved cans in a safe place. Fit the guide bar
cover. Clean the machine. See instructions under the
heading Maintenance schedule.
Ensure the machine is cleaned and that a complete
service is carried out before long-term storage.
WARNING! Never use a machine with
visible damage to the spark plug guard
and ignition cable. A risk of sparking
arises, which can cause a fire.

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