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Starting - Craftsman 247.795950 Owner's Manual

5 horsepower 3 cutting stage mulching and bagging
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the unit runs out of gas as it is shredding or chipping,
it may be necessary to unclog the unit before it can be
restarted.
Refer to "Removing
the Flail Sc'een"
in
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
section.
WARNING: EXPERIENCE INDICATES THA1 ALCO-
HOL BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED
GASOI-OL
OR
USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL) CAN AITRACT
MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION
AND
FORMATION
OF ACIDS
DURING
STORAGE.
ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE
THE FUEL SYSTEM
OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
TO AVOID
ENGINE
PROBLEMS,
THE
FUEL
S_STEM
SHOULD BE EMPTIED OR TREATED WITH FUEL
STABILIZER
BEFORE
STORAGE
FOR 3( DAYS
OR LONGER. USE FRESH FUEL NEXT SE!ASON.
SEE "STORAGE"
SECTION
FOR ADDIIlONAL
INFORMATION.
NEVER USE ENGINE OR CARBURETOR
(;LEAN-
ER PRODUCTS
IN THE FUEL TANK OR PERMA-
NENT DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.
Spark I_lug,
Wire and Boot
Fuel
Under (;over)
Muffler
Oil
Fill
Di _stick
Handle
FIGURE 13.
TO STARTENGINE
&
WARNING:
BE SURE NO ONE OTHER
THAN
THE OPERATOR
IS STANDING
NEAR THE CHIPPER-SHREDDER
WHILE
STARTING
OR OPERATING.
D() NOT
OPERATE
THIS CHIPPER-SHREDDER
UNLESS
THE CHUTE DEFLECTO:I
HAS
BEEN PROPERLY
INSTALLED
._ND IS
SECURED WITH THE HAND KNOB.€;.
Open cover (on top of fuel tank) and attach spark
plug wire and rubber boot to spark plug if neces-
sary. Replace cover. See figure 13.
• Open fuel shut-off valve by turning in dire(:tion of
arrow. See figure 14.
10
Place the throttle
control lever in FAST position.
See figure 14.
NOTE: If the throttle control lever fails to stay in the
desired position or if it is hard to move, refer to the
service and adjustment section.
• Move choke lever to CHOKE position.
• Place the engine shut-off
switch in ON position.
See figure 14.
• Grasp starter handle (see figure 13) and pull rope
out slowly until engine reaches start of compres-
sion cycle (rope will pull slightly
harder at this
point). Let the rope rewind slowly.
NOTE: A noise will be heard when finding the start of
the compression
cycle. This noise is caused by the
flails and fingers which are part of the shredding mech-
anism falling into place, and should be expected.
In
addition, the flails and fingers will be noisy after the
engine is started, until the impeller reaches full speed.
Pull rope with a rapid, continuous, full arm stroke.
Keep a firm grip on start handle. Let rope rewind
slowly. Do not let starter handle snap back against
starter.
NOTE: To prevent the unit from sliding, place your
foot against the tire.
• Repeat
preceding
two instructions
until engine
fires. When engine starts,
move choke lever on
engine halfway between CHOKE and RUN.
NOTE: If engine does not fire after three attempts,
move choke lever halfway between CHOKE and RUN
)osition and try a
On
Fuel Shut-Off
Valve
ain. See figure 14.
oO;,on
Throttle
Engine Shut-Off
Switch
(_hoke'
_hoke
Run
J Ixl
Position_l f I
CHOKE
FIGURE 14.
TO STOP ENGINE
• Move throttle control lever to SLOW position.
• Move engine shut-off switch to OFF position. See
figure 14.
Disconnect
spark plug wire and move away from
spark plug to prevent
accidental
starting
while
equipment is unattended.
• Close fuel shut-off valve when equipment is not in
use to prevent fuel leakage.

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