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Craftsman 917.330772 Owner's Manual page 3

"flip lid" grass catcher for rotary lawn mowers
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IV. SERVICE
• Use
extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable
and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
-"Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container
inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Never make adjustments
or repairs with
the engine (motor) running. Disconnect
the spark plug wire, and keep the wire
away from the plug to prevent accidental
starting.
For electric mowers, make
sure power source is unplugged.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially
blade
attachment
bolts, tight and keep equip-
ment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check
their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never attempt to make wheel height
adjustments
while the engine (motor) is
running.
• Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Do not change the engine governor set-
ting or overspeed the engine.
_,Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!!
BECOME ALERT!!!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_,WARNING:
In order to prevent ac-
cidental starting when setting up, trans-
porting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_,WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle compo-
nents contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories
contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
A CAUTION:
Muffler and other engine
parts become extremely
hot during
operation and remain hot after engine has
stopped. To avoid severe burns on contact,
stay away from these areas.
KNOWYOUR
GRASS
CATCHER
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING
OR
OPERATING
YOUR GRASS CATCHER.
Compare the illustrations with your Grass
Catcher to familiarize
yourself with the parts before starting the assembly. Study the
operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to ensure proper functioning
of
your Grass Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others. Save this manual for
future reference.
The operation of any lawn mower can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your lawn mower or performing
any adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles
or standard safety glasses.
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