Preparing For Operation; Precautions During Operation; Starting And Stopping - Craftsman 636.79667 Owner's Manual

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PREPARaHG
FOR
OPERATaON
Fuel and oil mixture
inspect
the fuel
tank
and flit with
clean,
fresh fuel of
the proper
mixture
This
engine requires
a mixture
of
t6 parts
gasofine
to t part
oil (1 gal gasoline
to 8 oz
oil)
Use 71-36555
Craftsman
Engine Oil or a high grade
b_vo cycle engine oi!.
WARNING:
Experience
indicates
that
alcohol
blended
fuels
{called
gasohot
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 emptied
before
storage
for 30 days or longer.
Drain
the gas tank, start
the engine
and let it
run until
the fuel
lir_es and carburetor
are empty,. Use fresh fuel next season
See Storage
Instruct{arts
for additional
information
Never use engine
or carburetor
cleaner
products
in the fuel
tank or permanent
damage may occur.
DO NOT MIX GASOLINE
AND OIL DIRECT-
LY tN THE ENGINE
FUEL TANK,
IMPORTANT:
Failure
to follow
proper
fuel
mix
instructions
could
result
in
serious
damage
to
the engine
CAUTION:
Nhen preparing
fuel mixture
mix only the amount
needed
for
the job you are to do Do not use fuel mixture
that has
been
stored
longer
than two
(2} months
Fuel
mixture
stored
longer
than
[his will
cause hard starting
and poor
iperformance
tf fuel
mix
has been stored
longer
t:han this
itime
it should
be replaced
and filled
with
a fresh mixture.
CAUTION!
NEVER
over Fill Fuel Tank
NEVER
add fuel to the tank in a closed un-ventilated
are&
DO NOT add fuel to this unit near an open fire or sparks.
BE SURE
to wipe
off
spilled
fuel before
attempting
to start
the engine,
DO NOT attempt
to refuel
an extremely
hot engine.
Check points before
operation
CHECK
for loose bolts, nuts and fittings
Clean the air lifter
of all dirt, etc
before the operation_
PRSCAUTIONS
DURSNG
OPERATION
2.
3
4
If
the
blades
have
stopped
on
account
of
a branch
caught
during
the trimming,
be sure to stop the engine
and
eliminate
the
branch.
Refrain
from
cutting
too
hard or too thick
a branch
(over ¼°' in diameterL
When
the machine
is running,
never
touch
the blades
Never point
the blades toward
a person.
Hold
8USHWACKE
R firmly
with
both
hands.
The engine
speed must not be excessive but iust enough
to do the cutting
5.
To avoid
a burn,
do not
touch
the engine
during the
operation
or
immediately
after
stopping
the
englne_
Handle
the engine after
it is completely
cooled.
6
Never
operate
BUSHWACKER
on unstable
ground
or
standing
on tiptoe
Never use it while climbing a ladder,
7.
8
9
Do not use the 8USHWACKER
continuously
for a tong
time.
It is. normal
tO take a break
of 10 to 20 minutes
after every 50_minute
operation.
Never leave the 8USHWACKER
running
unattended,
If there
is any
trouble
during
operation,
be sure to stop
the engine first.
(Move the switch
to STOP.}
STARTINCI
_,ND
STOPPING
1.
When
starting
the engine, set
the
switch
to
START,
(Figure
1 )
Switch
2_
Figure 1
The choke
control
is a "Lever"
type
(See. Figure 2L To
choke
the
engine,
push
the
choke
lever
to
"Close"
position.
NOTE:
If the engine
is warm,
it
may
be
started
with
the choke
lever mid-way
between "OPEN"
and "CLOSE",
depending
on the individual
engine.
Figure 2

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