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5 horsepower 3 cutting stage mulching and bagging chipper-shredder
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STORAGE
NEVER
STORE
YOUR
CHIPPER-
_SHREDDER
INDOORS
OR IN
AN EN-
CLOSED,
POORLY
VENTILATED
AREA
IF GASOLINE
REMAINS
IN THE TANK.
FUMES MAY REACH AN OPEN FLAME,
SPARK OR PILOT' LIGHT FROM A FUR-
NACE,
WATER
HEATER,
CLOTHES
DRYER, CIGARETTE,
ETC.
To prevent engine damage if chipper-shredder
is not
used for more than 30 days, follow the steps below
NOTE:
GASOLINE
MUST
BE REMOVED
OR
TREATED
TO PREVENT
GUM DEPOSITS
FROM
FORMING IN THE TANK, FILTER, HOSE AND CAR-
BURETOR
DURING
STORAGE
ALSO DURING
STORAGE,
ALCOHOL-BLENDED
GASOLINE THAT
USES ETHANOL
OR METHANOL
(SOMETIMES
CALLED GASOHOL)
ATTRACTS
WATER
IT ACTS
ON THE GASOLINE TO FORM ACIDS WHICH DAM-
AGE THE ENGINE
To remove gasoline,
run engine until tank is empty
and engine stops Then disconnect fuel line at carbu-
retor or fuel tank Be careful not to damage fuel line,
fittings or fuel tank Drain any remaining fuel from the
system
If you do not want to remove gasoline, Sears
Craftsman Fuel Stabilizer No 33500 may be added to
any gasoline left in the tank to minimize gum deposits
and acids
If the tank is almost empty, mix stabilizer
with fresh gasoline
in a separate container and add
some to the tank
Always
follow
instructions
on
stabilizer
container.
Then run engine
at least 10
minutes
after stabilizer
is added to allow
mixture
to reach carburetor.
Store
chipper-shredder
in
safe place° See warning in previous column.
You can help keep your engine
in good operating
condition during storage by:
e Changing oil
O
Lubricating the piston/cylinder
area by first remov-
ing the spark plug and squirting clean engine oil
into the spark plug hole Then cover' the spark plug
hole with a rag to absorb oil spray_ Next, rotate the
engine by pulling the starter two or three times
Finally, reinstall spark plug arrd attach spark plug
wire
Protect the chipper-shredder
during storage by:
e Thoroughly cleaning the chipper-shredder
e If storing in an unventilated
or metal storage shed,
coat metal parts with a light oil or silicone to pre-
vent rust
e Store in a clean, dry area Do not store next to cor-
rosive materials, such as fertilizer_
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