Craftsman 247.797852 Owner's Manual page 16

5 horsepower 3 cutting stage mulching and bagging chipper-shredder
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TROUBLE
SHOO'rING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE
ACTION
Engine fails to start
e Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel
e
• Spark plug wire disconnected
e
e Faulty spark plug
e
Loss of power;
operation erratic
Engine overheats
Too much vibration
Unit does not
discharge
Rate of discharge
slows considerably or
composition of
discharged material
changes
e Spark plug wire loose
e Unit running on CHOKE
e Blocked fuel line or stale fuel
e Water or dirt in fuel system
e Carburetor out of adjustment
e Didy air cleaner
e Carburetor not adjusted
properly
e Engine oil level low
e Loose parts or damaged
impeller
e Discharge chute clogged
• Foreign object lodged in impeller
e Shredding blade and/or chipper
blades dull
Fill tank with clean, fresh fuel
Connect wire to spark plug
Clean, adjust gap or replace
e Connect and tighten spark plug wire
e Move choke lever to OFF position
e Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean
fresh gasoline
e Disconnect fuel line at calburetor
to d
tank Refill with fresh fuel
e Adjust carburetor or contact your SE.Z
Service Center
e Service air cleaner See Maintenance
of this manual
e Corrtact your SEARS Service Center
e Fill crankcase with proper oil
e
]in fuel
Stop engine immediately and disconn
spark plug wire Tighten all bolts errd i
Make all necessary repairs
If vibration continues,
have unit serviced by a SEARS Service Center
e Stop engine immediately and disconn
spark plug wire Clean flail screen and inside
of blower housing See Service/Adjustments
section of this manual
e Stop engine immediately and discenn
spark plug wire. Remove lodged objec
e Sharpen or replace shredding and chi
blades
NOTE: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above, please contact your nearest SEARS Service Center
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