SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO REPLACE THE BLADE
The blade is subject to wear and damage,
such as nicks and dents. This will not gener-
ally affect its function.
The blade is designed to not require sharp-
ening. Do not attempt to sharpen the blade.
The blade is also reversible. If nicks or
dents are excessive, remove the blade and
turn it around. This will provide a fresh cut-
ting edge. Replace the blade if both sides
are worn or damaged. Replace with an origi-
nal equipment btade available from Sears.
Do not sharpen the
the blade and cause it to break,
which can cause injury to yourself or to
To replace the blade, follow the steps below.
the spark plug wire from the
Remove the blade Iocknut that holds
the blade to the drive shaft.
ten the blade Iocknut,
use the method
Figure 20. Always
wrench on the nut behind the blade.
Remove the blade.
Install a new blade and blade Iocknut.
Tighten the blade Iocknut
to a torque of
40-45 foot pounds.
Connect the spark plug wire to the spark
To Tighten Locknut
Hold Rear Nut,
Do Not Turn