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Craftsman 917.276640 Operator's Manual Page 20

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ENGINEOIL FILTER
Replacethe
engine
oil filter every season
or every other oil change
if the tractor
is
used more than
100 hours
in one year.
AIR
FILTER
Your engine
will not run properly
using a
dirty air filter.
Replace
pre-cleaner
after
every 25 hours of operation
or every
season.
Service
paper cartridge
every
100 hours
of operation
or every season,
whichever
occurs
first.
Service
air cleaner
more often under
dusty
conditions.
1.
Pull up on air filter cover handle
and
rotate towards
engine.
2.
Remove
cover.
3.
Carefully
remove
air filter cartridge
and
pre-cleaner
from base.
4.
Clean
base carefully
to prevent
debris
from falling
into carburetor.
NOTE:
If very dirty or damaged,
replace
cartridge.
5.
Place
new pre-cleaner
and cartridge
firmly
in base.
6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing
and replace
cover.
7.
Hook handle
on cover and push down
on handle
to close.
Handle
Cover
Cartridge
Tabs
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum
solvents,
such
as kerosene,
are not to be used to clean
the cartridge.
They may cause
deterio-
ration
of the cartridge.
Do not oil car-
tridge.
Do not use pressurized
air to clean
cartridge.
CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
Air screen
must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent
engine
damage
from
overheating.
Clean
with a wire brush
or
compressed
air to remove
dirt and stub-
born dried gum fibers.
ENGINE
COOLING
SYSTEM
Debris
may clog the engine's
air cool-
ing system.
Remove
blower
housing
and
clean
area shown
to prevent
overheating
and engine
damage.
Air Screen
Clean out chaff and debris
MUFFLER
Inspect
and replace
corroded
muffler
and
spark arrester
(if equipped)
as it could
cre-
ate a fire hazard
and/or
damage.
SPARK
PLUG(S)
Replace
spark plug(s)
at the beginning
of each mowing
season
or after every
100 hours
of operation,
whichever
occurs
first.
Spark
plug type and gap setting
are
shown
in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
The fuel filter should
be replaced
once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
clogged,
obstructing
fuel flow to carbu-
retor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine
cool, remove
filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2.
Place
new fuel filter in position
in fuel
line with arrow
pointing
towards
carbu-
retor.
3.
Be sure there
are no fuel line leaks and
clamps
are properly
positioned.
4.
Immediately
wipe up any spilled
gaso-
line.
Clamp
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