Mufflers get very hot
during use and remain so for some
time after stopping. This also ap-
plies at idle speed. Contact can re-
sult in burns to the skin. Remember
the risk of fire!
The inside of the
muffler contain chemicals that may
be carcinogenic. Avoid contact with
these elements in the event of a
Bear in mind that:
Engine exhaust fumes contain car-
bon monoxide, which can cause
carbon monoxide poisoning. For
this reason you should not start or
run the machine indoors, or any-
where that is poorly ventilated.
The exhaust fumes from the engine
are hot and may contain sparks
which can start a fire. Never start
the machine indoors or near com-
The spark plug condition is influenced by:
S Incorrect carburetor adjustment.
S An incorrect fuel mixture (too much or in-
correct type of oil).
S A dirty air filter.
These factors cause deposits on the spark
plug electrodes, which may result in operat-
ing problems and starting difficulties.
If the machine is low on power, difficult to
start or runs poorly at idle speed: always
check the spark plug first before taking
any further action. If the spark plug is dirty,
clean it and check that the electrode gap is
0,6 mm. The spark plug should be replaced
after about a month in operation or earlier if
CAUTION! Always use the recommended
spark plug type! Use of the wrong spark
plug can damage the piston/cylinder.
Two- -piece shaft
The drive shaft end in the lower shaft
should be lubricated with grease every 30
hours. There is a risk that the drive shaft
ends (splined coupling) will seize if they
are not lubricated regularly.
The air filter must be regularly cleaned to
remove dust and dirt in order to avoid:
S Carburetor malfunctions
S Starting problems
S Loss of engine power
S Unnecessary wear to engine parts
S Excessive fuel consumption
Clean the filter every 25 hours, or more
regularly if conditions are exceptionally
Cleaning the air filter
Remove the air filter cover and take out the
filter. Wash it clean in warm, soapy water.
Rinse thoroughly. Ensure that the filter is dry
before refitting it.
An air filter that has been in use for a long
time cannot be cleaned completely. The
filter must therefore be replaced with a new
one at regular intervals. A damaged air
filter must always be replaced.