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Craftsman 917.330771 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
equipment
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,
whicl) could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
paris,
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
setting or overspeed the engine.
ALook for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!!
BECOMEALERT!!!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_WARNING:
In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting,
adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect
spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
AWARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents,
and certain vehicle compo-
nents contain or emit chemicals
known to
the Slate of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm•
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories
contai_'_ 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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