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Starting And Stopping - Craftsman 125B Operator's Manual

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STARTING
AND STOPPING
• Clean the area around
the fue{ cap.
Contamination
{n the tank can cause
operating
problems.
• Ensure that the fuel is well mixed by shak-
ing the container
before filling the tank.
Starting and stopping
WARNING:
Never start the blower
if the inlet cover is not closed, is
damaged
or cannot be closed
(except if the vacuum tube is fitted).
Cold
engine
Primer bulb:
Press the primer bulb 10
times until fuel begins to fill the bulb. The
primer bulb need not be completely
filled.
Choke:
Move the blue engine choke ]ever
over to the FULL CHOKE
(closed) besitJon.
Starting:
Hold the body of the machine
on
the ground
using your ]eft hand
CAUTION!
Not with your foot0.
Firmly grip the starter rope handle with
your right hand. DO NOT squeeze
throttle
trigger,
Slowly pull out the cord
until you feel some resistance
(the starter
paw_s grip); then quicMy and powerfully
)u_l the cord.
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WARNING:
Never wrap the starter
]
cord around
your hand.
J
Pull starter handle unti_ engine attempts
to
run, but no more than 3 pulis. Move choke
to 'J, position
and pull the cord until the en-
gine starts and runs. Allow the engine to
warm
up for approximately
10 seconds:
then, move the choke to the OFF CHOKE
(opened)
position.
NOTE:
If engine dies, return blue engine
choke lever to the closed
position
and
repeat starting
steps.
CAUTION!
Do not pull the starter cord all
the way out and do not let go of the starter
handle when the cord is fully extended
This can damage
the machine.
Warm
engine
With a warm engine,
squeeze
and hold the
throttle trigger. Move choke to 1/zposition.
Pull starter rope sharply
while squeezing
throttle trigger until engine runs. Move the
choke to the OFF CHOKE
(opened)
3osition.
I
Stopping
To stop the engine,
push and release the
engine STOP switch
(S). The switch
will
automatically
return to the ON position.
Wait 7 seconds
before attempting
to restart
unit to allow switch to reset.
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Rev. 5
7/15/08
English-12

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