Perform the follow-
ing steps after each use:
• Allow engine to cool before storing
• Store unit and fuel in a well venti-
lated area where fuel vapors cannot
reach sparks or open flames from
water heaters, electric motors or
switches, furnaces, etc.
• Store unit with all guards in place.
Position unit so that any sharp ob-
ject cannot accidentally cause injury.
• Store unit and fuel well out of the
reach of children.
Prepare unit for storage at end of sea*
son or if it will not be used for 30 days
If your unit is to be stored for a period
• Clean the entire unit before lengthy
• Store in a clean dry area.
• Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERA-
TION section of this manual, see mes-
sage labeled IMPORTANT regarding
the use of gasohol in your engine.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alter*
native in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to the gasoline in the fuel
tank or fuel storage container. Follow
the mix instructions
found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 5 min-
utes after adding stabilizer.
Craftsman 40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air
cooled) is already blended with fuel
stabilizer. If you do not use this Sears
oil, you can add a fuel stabilizer to
your fuel tank.
• Remove spark plug and pour 1 tea-
spoon of 40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air
cooled) through the spark plug
opening. Slowly pull the starter rope
8 to 10 times to distribute oil.
• Replace spark plug with new one of
type and heat range.
• Clean air filter.
• Check entire unit for loose screws,
nuts, and bolts. Replace any dam*
aged, broken, or worn parts.
• At the beginning of the next season,
use only fresh fuel having the proper
gasoline to oil ratio.
• Do not store gasoline from one sea-
son to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts