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Craftsman CMXGPAM1080053 Instruction Manual page 4

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To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel soaked debris.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open
flame, spark or pilot light as on a water heater, space heater, furnace, clothes
dryer or other gas appliances.
Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in the feeding chambers
and discharge opening. Contact with the rotating impeller can amputate
fingers, hands, and feet.
Before starting the machine, make sure the chipper chute, feed intake, and
cutting chamber are empty and free of all debris.
Thoroughly inspect all material to be shredded and remove any metal, rocks,
bottles, cans, or other foreign objects which could cause personal injury or
damage to the machine.
If it becomes necessary to push material through the shredder hopper, use a
small diameter stick. Do not use your hands or feet.
If the impeller strikes a foreign object or if your machine should start making
an unusual noise or vibration, immediately shut the engine off. Allow the
impeller to come to a complete stop. Disconnect the spark plug wire, ground
it against the engine and perform the following steps:
Inspect for damage.
Repair or replace any damaged parts.
Check for any loose parts and tighten to assure continued safe
Do not allow an accumulation of processed material to build up in the
discharge area. This can prevent proper discharge and result in kickback of
material through the feed opening.
Do not attempt to shred or chip material larger than specified on the
machine or in this manual. Personal injury or machine damage could result.
Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or discharge opening while
the engine is running. Shut the engine off, wait until all moving parts have
stopped, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine
before clearing debris.
Never operate without the shredder hopper, chipper chute, or chute
deflector properly attached to the machine. Never empty or change
discharge bag while the engine is running.
Keep all guards, deflectors and safety devices in place and operating
Keep your face and body back and to the side of the chipper chute while
feeding material into the machine to avoid accidental kickback injuries.
Never operate this machine without good visibility or light.
Do not operate this machine on a paved, gravel or non-level surface.
Do not operate this machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do not touch.
Never pick up or carry machine while the engine is running.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any way. Tampering
with the governor setting can lead to a runaway engine and cause it to
operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper with factory setting of engine
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal EPA
emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment) are certified
to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and may include the following
emission control systems: Engine Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC),
Secondary Air Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent intervals to keep the
machine in safe working condition. Also, visually inspect machine for any
damage and repair, if needed.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, stop the engine and make certain
the impeller and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug
wire and ground it against the engine to prevent unintended starting.
Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed the engine. The
governor controls the maximum safe operating speed of the engine.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
Follow this manual for safe loading, unloading, transporting, and storage of
this machine.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open
flame, spark or pilot light such as a water heater, furnace, clothes dryer, etc.
Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
Always refer to the operator's manual for proper instructions on off-season
If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil, etc. to protect the
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this product has an
Useful Life
of seven (7) years, or 60 hours of operation. At the end of
have the machine inspected annually by an
Average Useful Life
authorized service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety systems
are working properly and not worn excessively. Failure to do so can result in
accidents, injuries or death.