Clean the equipment thoroughly.
Wipe equipment with an oiled rag to prevent rust.
Store unit in a clean, dry area. Do not store next to
corrosive materials such as fertilizer.
Engines stored over 30 days need special attention.
1. To prevent gum from forming in fuel system or on
essential carburetor parts:
if fuel tank contains oxygenated or reformulated
gasoline (gasoline blended with an alcohol or an
ether), run engine until it stops from lack of fuel,
if fuel tank contains gasoline, either run engine
until it stops from lack of fuel, or add a gasoline
additive to the gas in the tank. If you use a gas
additive, run the engine for several minutes to
circulate the additive through the carburetor.
Then, engine and fuel can be stored up to 24
2. While engine is still warm, change oil.
3. Remove spark plug and pour about one (1) oz. (30
ml.) of engine oil into spark plug hole. Replace
spark plug and slowly pull the starter rope to
4. Clean engine of surface debris, chaff or grass.
5. Store in a clean, dry area.
stove, furnace, water heater, or other
appliance that uses a pilot light or has a
device that can create a spark.
Do not store in same area as a