Replacing Battery - Craftsman 247.887210 Operator's Manual

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REPLACING
BATTERY
Batteriescontainsulfuricacid whichmay causeburns. Donot short
I circuitor mutilatebatteriesin anyway.Do not putbatteriesin fireas
_thesemay burst or releasetoxic materials.
1.
Loosenstar knobs securingupper and lowerhandlesand
carefullyfoldthe upper handledowntowardthelowerhandleas
shownin Figure19.
2.
Removethe two screwssecuringbatterycoverto batteryhousing
and placethem to the side.See Figure19.
3.
Open batterycover,removepositiveand negativeleadsfrom
battery,removeand replacewith newbattery.Connectthe
positivelead to the positiveside of the batterypack,then connect
the negativeside.
NOTE:Thebatteryyou havemaydiffer slightlyfrom the one shownin
Figure20. Referto the Parts List.
iMPORTANT: W henreplacingbatterypack inhandlepanel,battery
pack mustbe positionedwith the positiveterminalto the left side
and the negativeterminalto the rightsideof panel(Positiveterminal
isclosestto the key switch).See Figure20. Replacingbatterypack
incorrectly will causeseriousdamage.
4.
Reattachbatterycoverto batteryhousingbysecuringwith the
two screwsremovedearlier,makingsureto snapthe wire conduit
on the leftintoplaceon the housing.
5.
Foldhandlesback up and tighten star knobs.
Do notremovethe batterypackfrom theelectricstarterhousingfor
anyreasonotherthanreplacement.
Charging
Battery
Thebatterycontainscorrosivefluidand toxic material;handlewith
careand keepawayfrom children.Donot puncture,disassemble,
mutilateor incinerate t he battery.Explosivegases couldbe vented
duringchargingor discharging.Use ina wellventilatedarea,away
from sourcesof ignition.
NOTE:Thespecialdesignedplug on thechargerwill onlyfit intothe
plug on the batterybox.
1.
Plugthe batterychargerintothe porton the undersideof the
batteryhousing.See Figure21.
2.
Insertthe batterychargerplug intoa standard120volt household
outlet.Chargebatteryfor 8 to 10 hoursbeforeinitial u se. Failure
to do somay result indiminishedbatterylife. Do not charge
longer than 12 hours. The batteryshouldonly needto be
chargedupon initial s etupand after any otherextendedperiodsof
non-use.
3.
Aftercharging,disconnectchargerplugfrom outletfirst, then
disconnectchargerlead from battery.
Figure19
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Positive
-
Terminal
Negative
rminal
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Figure20
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Figure21
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