REMOVING AND ATTACHING BLADES (FIGURE 9,10,11)
1. RELEASE SWITCH LEVER TO TURN MOWER OFF, WAIT FOR THE BLADE
TO STOP, AND UNPLUG MOWER!
2. Use a piece of 2x4 wood (about 2 feet long) to keep blade from turning
while removing blade nut.
3. Wear gloves. Position wood and remove nut as shown in Figure 9.
4. Remove lower blade spacer, lower insulator washer and blade. (Figure 10)
5. When replacing sharpened or new blade on shoulder of fan, make sure
the "GRASS SIDE" identification on the blade is facing the ground. Place
lower insulator washer over shoulder of the fan. Now place lower blade
spacer and the blade nut on the shaft.
NOTE: Align flats of shaft with flats in lower insulator washer and lower the
blade space. Position wood to keep shaft from turning (Figure 11) and
then securely tighten blade nut.
CLEANING AND STORAGE
Warning! Be sure the tool is unplugged.
Remove and clean any debris from the outside of the mower and inside of guard
before storage. Store under cover. See MAINTENANCE section.
NOTE: Do not store the tool on or adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals. Such storage
can cause rapid corrosion to metal parts.
Fertilizers and other garden chemicals contain agents that greatly accelerate the
corrosion of metals. If you use the tool in areas where fertilizers or chemicals have
been used, the tool should be cleaned immediately afterwards.
Wipe all exposed parts with a damp cloth. You may lubricate only metal parts
with a light petroleum based oil. Do not lubricate wheels.
SERVICE and ADJUSTMENTS
CAUTION: DO NOT POUR OR SPRAY WATER ON THE
MOWER IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAN IT.
SHARPENING AND BALANCING THE BLADE: (FIGURE 12,13)
1. BE SURE THE SWITCH LEVER IS RELEASED AND THE BLADE HAS
STOPPED AND THE CORD UNPLUGGED BEFORE REMOVING THE BLADE.
2. Remove blade from mower. See instructions for removing and attaching
3. Secure blade in a vise as shown in Figure 12.
4. Wear safety glasses and be careful not to cut yourself.
5. Carefully file the cutting edges of the blade with a fine tooth file or
6. Check balance of blade by placing centre hole in blade over a nail or
screwdriver shank, clamped horizontally in a vise. If either end of the
blade rotates down, file off additional material from that end. Blade is
properly balanced when neither end drops. (Figure 13)
7. Replace blade on mower and tighten securely.
No lubrication is necessary. Do not oil the wheels. They have plastic bearing surfaces
which require no lubrication.
Recommended accessories for use with your lawnmower are available from
your local dealer or authorized service center. If you need assistance
regarding accessories, please call a SEARS Service Center or other qualified
Cleaning out the underside of the mower is done easiest immediately
after mowing (ENSURE MOWER IS UNPLUGGED AND BLADE HAS
STOPPED). A rag, crumpled newspaper or paper towels, can be used to
wipe out caked clippings.
A clean mowing deck improves the efficiency of the blade and maintains
high performance. When cleaning, DO NOT immerse tool in water or
squirt it with a hose or pressure washer. Use only mild soap and damp
cloth to clean the mower. Never let any liquid get inside the mower; never
immerse any part of the mower into a liquid.