Fuel - Craftsman 247.797852 Owner's Manual

5 horsepower 3 cutting stage mulching and bagging chipper-shredder
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BEFORE STARTING
GAS AND OIL FILL-UP
NOTE:
ENGINE
IS SHIPPED
WITHOUT
OIL
FILL
CRANKCASE
WITH OIL BEFORE STARTING.
BE
VERY CAREFUL NOT TO ALLOW DIRT TO ENTER
THE ENGINE WHEN CHECKING
OR ADDING
OIL
OR FUEL
Recommended
SAE Viscosity
Grades
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-20 °
0 °
32 °
60 °
80 °
100 °
TEMPERATURE
RANGE
EXPECTED
BEFORE
NEXT OIL CHANGE
ALL OILS
MUST
BE API
SERVICE CLASSIFICATION
SD, SE OR SF
® Fill engine with oil as follows. Remove oil fill dip-
stick
See figure 7 With chipper-shredder
level,
use a funnel to fill engine with oil to FULL mark on
dipstick
Capacity is approximately
1-1/4 pints
Be
careful not to overfill, Tilt chipper-shredder
toward
the left (from behind the hopper'), then re-level
Check oil level
Refill to FULL mark on dipstick if
necessary
Replace dipstick and tighten.
Caution:
Experience
indicates
that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol)
can attract 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 system should be
empty before storage for 30 days or longer Refer to
"Storage" section of this manual for details Use fresh
fuel each season.
Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products
in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may result
NOTE:
USE CLEAN
OIL AND FUEL.
STORE
IN
APPROVED,
CLEAN,
COVERED
CONTAINERS
USE CLEAN FILL FUNNELS.
Oil
Spark Plug,
Muffler
Fill
Wire and Boot
Dipstick
Fuel
Tank
Oil
Fill.-----_
Dipstick
FIGURE 7.
Oil
Drain
Plug
® Remove fuel cap and fill fuel tank. See figure 8
Use fresh, clean, unleaded
automotive
gasoline.
Capacity is 3 quarts. Replace fuel cap
WARNING:
DO NOT
FILL
CLOSER
THAN 1/2 INCH OF TOP OF FUEL TANK
TO PREVENT
SPILLS AND TO ALLOW
FOR FUEL EXPANSION.
IF GASOLINE
IS ACCIDENTLY
SPILLED, MOVE CHIP-
PER-SHREDDER
AWAY
FROM AREA
OF
SPILL.
AVOID
CREATING
ANY
SOURCE
OF IGNITION
UNTIL
GASO-
LINE VAPORS HAVE DISAPPEARED.
Check the fuel level periodically to avoid running out
of gasoline wMle operating the chipper-shredder.
If
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 Screen" on
page 13
FIGURE 8.
TO STARTENGINE
WARNING:
BE SURE NO ONE OTHER
THAN THE OPERATOR
IS STANDING
NEAR
THE
CHIPPER-SHREDDER
WHILE STARTING
OR OPERATING,
DO
NOT OPERATE
THIS CHIPPER-SHRED-
DER UNLESS THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
HAS BEEN
PROPERLY
INSTALLED
AND IS SECURED
WITH
THE HAND
KNOBS.
• Attach spark plug wire and rubber boot to spark
plug if necessary
See figure 8
• Place the throttle
control lever in FAST position.
See figure 9.
e Move choke lever to CHOKE position
e Grasp starter handle (see figure 9) 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.
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