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Maintenance - Craftsman 247.77055 Operator's Manual

6.0 horse power yard vacuum
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MAINTENANCE

SCHEDULE
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Always observe safety rules when performing any
maintenance.
The warranty on this Yard Vacuum does not
cover items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value from
the warranty, operator must maintain the
equipment as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to maintain your equipment properly.
Follow the maintenance schedule.
Periodically check all fasteners and make sure
they are tight.
WARNING: Always stop the engine and
disconnect and ground the spark plug
wire before performing any maintenance
or adjustments.
LUBRICATION
Wheels- Place a few drops of SAE 30 oil on each
shoulder screw once a season.
Refer to Figure 7.
Nozzle height adjustment levers- Lubricate
nozzle height adjustment levers with light oil.
Refer to Figure 7.
Locking Rod- Lubricate the lock rod and
compression springs which attach to the
mounting bracket. Refer to Figure 5.
MAINTENANCE
Lubrication
Clean equipment
Check engine oil
Change engine oil
Service air cleaner
Service spark plug
Service muffler
Clean engine
CLEAN EQUIPMENT
Clean the Yard Vacuum thoroughly after each
use.
Wash the bag periodically with water. Allow to
dry thoroughly in the shade.
If the flail screen becomes clogged, remove and
clean as instructed in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENT section.
NOTE: Cleaning with a forceful spray of water is not
recommended as it could contaminate the fuel
system.
CHECK ENGINE OIL
Remove oil fill dipstick.
Check oil level on dipstick. Level should be at
FULL mark.
Replace dipstick and tighten.
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API
service classification SF, SG, or SH. Select the
oil's SAE viscosity grade according to the
expected operating temperature. Refer to
operation section for viscosity chart.
Stop engine and wait several minutes before
checking oil level. With engine on level ground,
the oil must be to FULL mark on dipstick.
Change engine oil after the first five hours of
operation, and every twenty-five hours
thereafter.
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