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Before Starting - Craftsman 143.994016 Operator's Manual

4.0 reserve power 10 cubic inch (164cc) displacement solid state ignition engine
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BEFORE STARTING
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C. Slide rope stop (see Figure 2) onto starter rope and feed
starer ropethroughropeguideon mowerhandle(see Figure
4).
D.
Feed starter ropethroughstarterhandle(see Figure5) and
tie a lefthand knot,leaving1/2 inchto 1 inchofstarer rope
extending beyond left hand knot. DO NOT PULL LEFT
HAND KNOT INTO STARTER HANDLE YET.
E. With starer handle resting on rope guide (see Figure 4),
check starterrope for slack. If there is any slack,pull more
BEFORE STARTING
(Continued)
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FILL FUEL TANK
with gasoline as specified in the preceding
"OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS,"
item 2.
NEVER MIX OIL WITH GASOLINE
Never use "stale" gasoline left over from last season or stored for
long periods.
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NEVER FILL FUEL TANK INDOORS. NEVER FILL FUELTANK
WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING OR HOT. DO NOT SMOKE WHEN
FILLING FUEL TANK.
starer rope through starer handle and relocate left hand
_
NEVER FILL FUEL TANK COMPLETELY.
FILL TANK TO 1/2"
knot to eliminate slack.
_
BELOW BO'I'FOM OF FILLER NECK TO PROVIDE SPACE
F.
Untie slip knot at starter.
_
FOR FUEL EXPANSION. WIPE ANY FUEL SPILLAGE FROM
G.
Pull left hand knot into starter handle,
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ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE.
H.
Position rope stop 2 to 3 inches from starter (see Fig.s
2)
&,_
ANY LIQUERED
PETROLEUM
(LPG) OR NATURAL
GAS
and fasten it to starter rope by gripping it with pliers and
a
FUEL SYSTEM
MUST BE LEAKPROOF
AND MEET ALL
forcing staple through starter rope until staple is even with
I
APPLICABLE
CODES AND REGULATIONS.
outside of rope stop.
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CHECK
OIL LEVEL:
(_
CHECK
THE
FOLLOWING:
IMPORTANT:
NEVER RUN ENGINE UNLESS OIL LEVELIS
BETWEEN "FULL"
AND =ADD" MARKS ON
DIPSTICK.
CHECK
OIL LEVEL OFTEN DURING
ENGINE BREAK-IN.
NEVER RUN ENGINE UNLESS OIL FILL PLUG IS TIGHTENED
SECURELY
INTO OIL FILL HOLE.
A.
POSITION EQUIPMENT
SO ENGINE IS LEVEL.
S.
C|esn area around o_1 fill plug (see F_Jure 1).
C.
Remove oil fill plug and dipstick.
D.
Wipe dipstick clean, insert it into oil fill hole and tighten
securely.
E.
Remove oil fill plug and check oil level. If level is not up to
"FULL" mark on dipstick, add recommendedoil,
until it is.
POUR SLOWLY. Wipe dipstick clean each time oil level is
checked. DO NOT FILLABOVE =FULL" MARK ON DIPSTICK.
F.
Replace
oil fill
plug
and
tighten
securely.
See'
"MAINTENANCE"
section for any future oil level and oil
change instructions (see Page 3),
ROPESTOP
STARTER
ROPE
BRAKE MECHANISM
2 TO 3
STARTER
INCHES
_
.
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Figure 2
A.
BE SURE EQUIPMENT
IS IN NEUTRAL
GEAR WITH I
CLUTCHES,
BELTS, CHAINS AND SAFETY SWITCHES
I
DISENGAGED.
(FOLLOW
EQUIPMENT
MANU-
I
FACTURER'S
INSTRUCTIONS.)
THIS SHOULD PLACE
ANY SAFETY SWITCHES IN SAFE STARTING POSITION.
B.
Be sure spark plug wire is attached to spark plug (see Figure
1).
MOWER
HANDLE
Figure 3
STARTER
HANDLE
ROPE GUIDE
STARTER ROPE
NO SLACK
PERMISSIBLE
MOWER
HANDLE
Figure 4
STARTER
HANDLE
Page 2
LEFT HAND
KNOT
1/2 TO 1 INCH
Figure 5
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