Storage; Service & Adjustment; Removing The Flail Screen - Craftsman 247.795861 Owner's Manual

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STORAGE
® Drain the fuel tank
Prepare your chipper-shredder
for storage at the end
of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days
or more.
WARNING:
NEVER
STORE
MACHINE
WITH FUEL IN THE FUEL TANK INSIDE
OF
BUILDING
WHERE
FUMES
MAY
REACH AN OPEN FLAME OR SPARK, OR
WHERE
IGNITION
SOURCES
ARE
PRESENT
SUCH AS HOT WATER
AND
SPACE HEATERS, FURNACES, CLOTHES
DRYERS, STOVES, ELECTRIC
MOTORS,
ETC.
NOTE: A yearly check-up by your local Sears Service
Center is a good way to make certain your chipper-
shredder will provide maximum performance
for the
next season
CHIPPER-SHREDDER
e Clean the chipper-shredder
thoroughly.
® Wipe unit with an oiled rag to prevent rust (use a
light oil or silicone)
ENGINE
IMPORTANT:
IT IS IMPORTANT
TO PREVENT
GUM DEPOSITS
FROM FORMING
IN ESSENTIAL
FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR,
FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING
STORAGE. ALSO, EXPERIENCE
INDICATES THAT
ALCOHOL
BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL
OR USING
ETHANOL
OR
METHANOL)
CAN
ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO SEPARA-
TION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING STOR-
AGE. ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYS-
TEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE
® Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty
e Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur
e Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative
in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during
storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or stor-
age container.
Always follow the mix ratio found on
stabilizer
container
Run engine at least 10 minutes
after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carbure-
tor if using fuel stabilizer
e Drain all the oil from the crankcase (this should be
done after the engine has been operated and is still
warm) and refill the crankcase with fresh oil
• If you have drained the fuel tank, protect the inside
of the engine as follows
Remove spark plug, pour
approximately
1/2 ounce (approximately one table-
spoon) of engine oil into cylinder and crank slowly
to distribute oil. Replace spark plug.
OTHER
e 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 will cause problems
e Store unit in a clean, dry area Do not store next to
corrosive materials, such as fertilizer
NOTE: If storing in an unventilated
or metal storage
shed, be certain to rustproof the equipment by coating
with a light oil or silicone.
SERVRCE & ADJUSTMENT
O
WARNING: ALWAYS STOP ENGINE AND
DISCONNECT
SPARK
PLUG WIRE AND
MOVE
IT AWAY
FROM
SPARK
PLUG
BEFORE
PERFORMING
ANY ADJUST T
MENTS OR REPAIRS.
REMOVING THEFLAILSCREEN
If the discharge area becomes clogged, remove the
flail screen and clean area as follows
e Stop the engine, make certain the chipper-shredder
has come to a complete stop and disconnect spark
plug wire from the spark plug before unclogging the
chute
O
Q
Loosen the two hand knobs on each side of the
chute deflector. Lift the chute deflector up, and tie it
out of the way.
Remove two hairpin clips from the clevis pins which
extend through
the housing.
Remove
the clevis
pins
Lift the flail screen from inside the housing.
See figure 19_
Clean
the screen
by scraping
or washing
with
water. Reinstall the screen
NOTE: Be certain to reassemble the flail screen with
the curved side clown as shown in figure 19.
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