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Maintenance - Craftsman 143.994024 Operator's Manual

4.0 reserve power 10 inch cubic (163 cc) displacement solid state ignition
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BEFORE
STARTING
(Continued)
(_) FILL FUEL TAN K with gasotineas specified inthe preceding
"OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS" item 2.
NEVER MIX OIL WITH GASOLINE
Never use =stale"gasoline left over from last season or storedfor
long periods.
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NEVER FILL FUEL TANK INDOORS. NEVER FILL FUELTANK
WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING OR HO'[. DO NOT SMOKE WHEN
I
FILLINGFUELTANK.
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,_
NEVER FILL FUEL TANK COMPLETELY. FILL TANK TO 1/2" ]
BELOW BO'I-rOM OF FILLER NECKTO PROVIDE SPACE FOR
FUEL EXPANSION. WIPE ANY FUEL SPILLAGE FROM EN-
G NE AND EQU PMENT BEFORE START NG ENG NE.
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ANY LIQUEFlED PETROLEUM (LPG) OR NATURAL GAS FUEL
SYSTEM MUST BE LEAKPROOF AND MEET ALI_ APPLICA-
BLE CODES AND REGULATIONS.
(_
CHECK
THE
FOLLOWING:
_IIA.
BE SURE EQUIPMENT IS IN NEUTRAL GEAR WITH]
CLUTCHES, BELTS, CHAINS AND SAFETY SWITCHES_
DISENGAGED.
(FOLLOW
EQUIPMENT
MANU- /
FACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS.) THIS SHOULD pLACE I
ANY SAFETY SWITCHES IN SAFE STARTING POSITION. /
B. Be sure sparkplug wire is atteched to spark plug (see Figure
t).
STARTING
STOPPING
(_
Move ENGINE CONTROL (see Figure 1) to STOP.
(_) AFTER ENGINE IS STOPPED:
,_A.
DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WlRE FROM SPARK PLUG
AND ATTACH ITTO RETAINING POST(seeFgure3).
,_B.
NEVER STORE ENGINE WITH FUELIN TANKINDOORS OR I
IN ENCLOSED, POORLY VENTILATED AREAS, WHERE I
FUEL FUMES MAY REACH AN OPEN FLAME, SPARK OR I
PILOT LIGHT AS ON A FURNACE, WATER HEATER,
CLOTHES DRYER OR OTHER GAS APPL ANCE.
ROPE GUIDE
ure 2
SPARK PLUG
_
NEVER RUN ENGINE INDOORS OR IN ENCLOSED, POORLY
VENTILATED AREAS. ENGINE EXHAUST CONTAINS CAR-
BON MONOXIDE, AN ODORLESS AND DEADLY GAS (CAR-
BON MONOXIDE IS ALSO PRESENT IN ENGINE EXHAUST
FROM LIQUID PETROLEUM (LPG) AND NATURAL GAS FUEL
SYSTEMS).
,_
KEEP HANDS, FEET, HAIR AND LOOSE CLOTHING AWAY
FROM ANY MOVING PARTS ON ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT.
,_WARNING:
TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND NEARBY
AREAS MAY EXCEED 150°F (65°C). AVOID THESE AREAS.
RETAINING POST
MAINTENANCE
Figure 3
PARK PLUG WIRE
,_WARNING:
TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND NEARBY1
AREAS MAY EXCEED 150°F (650C). AVOID THESE AREAS.|
(_) Move ENGINE CONTROL (see Figure 1) to HI Position.
(_) START
ENGINE
A. The carburetor on your engine has been completelyadjusted
at the factory. When startinga cold engine, push red pdmer
bulb firmly with your thumb 5 times, allowing primerbulb to
return completely to original position between pushes. Re-
peat the above for each starter operation as necessary.
NOTE:
DO NOT USE PRIMER TO RESTART A WARM
ENGINE AFTER A SHORT SHUTDOWN.
S. Grasp starter handle (see Figure 2) and pullrope out, slowly,
until it pullsslightly harder. Let rope rewind slowly. Then pull
ropewitha rapidfull arm stroke.Let rope rewindSLOWLY. Do
not let starter handle snap back against rope guide (see
Figure 2).
C. Repeat instructionB if necessary, until engine starts.
NOTE: If engine does not start, repeat instructions A, S and
C until it starts.
ENGINE SPEED: Engine speed is controlled bythe ENGINE CON-
TROL see Figure 1).
ENGINE CONTROL should be in HI position for high grass condi-
tions and for most efficient bagging in heavy grass conditions,and
in LOW position for tightgrass, trimmingand for fuel economy.
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(_
CHECK
OIL LEVEL:
Check oillevel every five (5) operatinghoursor eachtime engine
is used. See "_ CHECK OIL LEVEL"in "BEFORE STARTING" on
Page 1.
_)
CHANGE
OIL:
Change oil after first two (2) operating hours and every 25
operating hours thereafter, more often if operated in extremely
dusty or dirty conditions. Change oil while engine is still warm
from recent mnnina.
_ILA.
DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG
AND ATrACH IT TO RETAINING POST (see Rgure 3).
B. Positionequipmentso engine on drainplug is lowest point on
engine.
C. Remove oil drain plug and oil fill plug to drain oil (see Figure
1).
D. Replace oil drain plug and tighten securely.
E. Fill oil sumpwith recommended oil. See "OIL & FUEL REC-
OMMENDATIONS" and "CHECK OIL LEVEL" on Page 1.
F. Replace oil fill plug and tighten securely.
G. Connect spark plug wire to spark plug.
H. Wipe up any spilled oil and/or gasoline.
NOTE: If itisdifficulttoreachthe oildrain plug,drainfuel.Remove
oil fill plug and tip mower on its side. Drain oil into a suitable
container.
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