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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate
section
in manual
unless
directed
to Sears
service
center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Will not start
1.
Out of fuel.
2.
Engine
not "CHOKED"
properly.
3.
Engine
flooded.
4.
Bad spark
plug.
5.
Weak or dead battery.
6.
Dirty air filter.
7.
Dirty fuel filter.
8.
Water in fuel.
9.
Loose
or damaged
wiring.
1.
Fill fuel tank.
2.
See "TO START
ENGINE"
in
Operation
section.
3.
Wait several
minutes
before
attempting
to start.
4.
Replace
spark plug.
5.
Recharge
or replace
battery.
6.
Clean/replace
air filter.
7.
Replace
fuel filter.
8.
Empty
fuel tank and carbure-
tor, refill tank with fresh gas-
oline and replace
fuel filter.
9.
Check
all wiring.
Hard to start
Engine will not
turn over
Engine clicks but
will not start
Loss of power
10. Carburetor
out of adjustment.
11. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1.
Dirty air filter.
2.
Bad spark
plug.
3.
Weak or dead battery.
4.
Dirty fuel filter.
5.
Stale or dirty fuel.
6.
Loose
or damaged
wiring.
7.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1.
Brake
pedal not depressed.
2.
Attachment
clutch is engaged.
3.
Weak or dead battery.
4.
Blown
fuse.
5.
Corroded
battery
terminals.
6.
Loose
or damaged
wiring.
7.
Faulty
ignition
switch.
8.
Faulty
solenoid
or starter.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1.
Weak or dead battery.
2.
Corroded
battery
terminals.
3.
Loose
or damaged
wiring.
4.
Faulty
solenoid
or starter.
1.
Cutting
too much grass/too
fast.
2.
Throttle
in "CHOKE"
position.
3.
Build-up
of grass, leaves
and
trash under
mower.
4.
Dirty air filter.
5.
Low oil level/dirty
oil.
10. See "To Adjust
Carburetor"
in Service
and Adjustments
section.
11. Contact
a Sears
or other
qualified
service
center.
1.
Clean/replace
air filter.
2.
Replace
spark plug.
3.
Recharge
or replace
battery.
4.
Replace
fuel filter.
5.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh,
clean
gasoline.
6.
Check
all wiring.
7.
See "To Adjust
Carburetor"
in
Service
and Adjustments
section.
8.
Contact
a Sears
or other
qualified
service
center.
1.
Depress
brake pedal.
2.
Disengage
attachment
clutch.
3.
Recharge
or replace
battery.
4.
Replace
fuse.
5.
Clean
battery
terminals.
6.
Check
all wiring.
7.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
8.
Check/replace
solenoid
or
starter.
9.
Contact
a Sears
or other
qualified
service
center.
1.
Recharge
or replace
battery.
2.
Clean
battery
terminals.
3.
Check
all wiring.
4.
Check/replace
solenoid
or
starter.
1.
Raise cutting
height/reduce
speed.
2.
Adjust
throttle
control.
3.
Clean
underside
of mower
housing.
4.
Clean/replace
air filter.
5.
Check
oil level/change
oil.
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