Immediately prepare your lawn mower for storage at the
end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days
When lawn mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in
a clean, dry area.
Clean entire lawn mower (See "CLEANING"
section of this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and pins are
Inspect moving parts for damage,
breakage and wear. Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
(See Fig. 14)
You can fold your lawn mower handle for storage.
Squeeze the bottom ends of the tower handle toward
each other until the lower handle clears the handle
bracket, then move handle forward.
Loosen upper hand!e mounting bolts enough to allow
upper handle to be folded back.
FOLDING THE HANDLE
STORAGE OR TRANSPORTATION,
BE SURE TO FOLD
THE HANDLE AS SHOWN OR YOU MAY DAMAGE THE
When setting up your handle from the storage position,
the lower handle will automatically lock into the mowing
IT IS IMPORTANT
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR,
OF AN ENGINE
Drain the fuel tank.
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
is an acceptable
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during stor-
Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor.
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
in the Customer
section of this manual).
Remove spark plug.
Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug h01e
Pul! starter handle slowly a few times to distribute oil.
Replace with new spark plug.
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline witl cause problems.
tf possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to give
protection from dust and dirt.
Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture.
Do not use plastic.
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
wit! cause your unit to rust.
NEVER COVER MOWER WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
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