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Maintenance - Craftsman 143.994016 Operator's Manual

4.0 reserve power 10 cubic inch (164cc) displacement solid state ignition engine
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STARTING
_
NEVER RUN ENGINE INDOORS OR IN ENCLOSED, POORLY
VENTILATED
AREAS.
ENGINE
EXHAUST
CONTAINS
CARBON
MONOXIDE,
AN ODORLESS
AND DEADLY GAS
(CARBON
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.
_L
WARNING
TEMPERATURE
OF MUFFLER
AND NEARBY
AREAS MAY EXCEED 150°F (65°C). AVOID THESE AREAS.
Move engine control (see Figure 1) to HI Position.
+
(_
START
ENGINE:
A.
The carburetor onyourenginehasbeen completely al:ljusted
at thefactory. When startinga cold engine,pushred primer
bulbfirmly with your thumb 5 times, allowingprimerbulb
to return completely to originalpositionbetween pushes.
Repeat the above for each starteroperationas necessary.
NOTE: DO NOT USE PRIMER TO RESTART A WARM
ENGINE AFTER A SHORT SHUTDOWN,
B. Operate mowercontrolto release engine brake.
C. Graspstarterhandle(see Figure4) and pullropeout,slowly,
untilitpullsslightlyharder.Letroperewindslowly.Thenpull
ropewith a rapidfull arm stroke.Let rope rewindSLOWLY.
Do not let starterhandlesnap backagainstrope guide(see
Figure4).
D+ Repeat instructions Band C ifnecessary,untilenginestarts.
NOTE: if engine does not start,repeat instructions A, B, C
and D untilit starts.
ENGINE SPEED: Enginespeed is controlledby the engine control
(see Figure 1). Enginecontrolshouldbe in HI position for highgrass
conditionsand for mostefficientbagging in heavy grass conditions,
and in LOW positionfor lightgrass,trimmingand for fuel economy.
STOPPING
(_) See mower manufacturer's
instructions.
(_
AFTER
ENGINE
IS STOPPED:
_.
DISCONNECT
SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG
AND ATrACH
IT TO RETAINING POST (see Figure 6).
_.
NEVER STORE ENGINE WITH FUEL IN TANK INDOORS
OR IN ENCLOSED,
POORLY
,VENTILATED
AREAS,
WHERE FUEL FUMES MAY REACH AN OPEN FLAME,
SPARK OR PILOT LIGHT AS ON A FURNACE, WATER
HEATER,
CLOTHES
DRYER
OR
OTHER
GAS
APPLIANCE.
SPARKPLUG
RETAINING POST
WIRE
MAINTENANCE
_
WARNING
TEMPERATURE
OF MUFFLER
AND NEARBY
AREAS MAY EXCEED 15(]PF (65°C). AVOID THESE AREAS.
CHECK
OIL LEVEL:
Checkoillevel everyfive (5) operatinghoursor eachtimeengine
isused.See "3CHECK OIL LEVEL"in=BEFORESTARTING"on
Page 2.
_)
CHANGE
OIL:
Change oil after first two (2) operating hours and every 25
operating hours thereafter, more often if operated in extremely
dusty or dirtyconditions. Change oilwhile engine is still warm from
recent running.
_.
DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG
I
AND ATrACH
IT TO RETAINING
POST (see Figure 6).
I
B.
Position equipment so engine oil drain plug 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 sump with recommended oil. See "OIL & FUEL
RECOMMENDATIONS"
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 it is difficult to reach the oil drain plug, drain fuel.
Remove oil fill plug and tip mower on its side. Drain oil
into a suitable container.
_) AIR CLEANER
(see Figure7):
_
NEVER RUN ENGINE WITHOUT COMPLETE
AIR CLEANER
INSTALLED ON ENGINE.
Replace filter once a year or more often if used in extremely dusty
or dirty conditions.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN OR OIL FILTER,
Replacement filters are available at any Sears Roebuck and Co.
(or Sears Canada, Inc.) Service Center. To install new filter,
proceed as follows:
A.
Turn cover to the left (counterclockwise) and remove it and
filter from flange. Discard filter.
B.
Clean cover and flange thoroughly.
C.
Insert new filter into cover.
D.
Position cover and filter against flange with tab on cover
inserted into lower left comer of slot in flange.
E.
Push cover firmly against flange and turn it to the right
(clockwise) as far as it will go. Be sure retainers are locked
around flange.
FLANGE
FILTER
RETAINER
COVER
SLOT
TURN COVER
TO THE RIGHT
(CLOCKWISE)
TO TIGHTEN
TURN COVER TOTHE
LEFT(COUNTER-
CLOCKWISE)TO
REMOVE
Figure 6
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Figure 7
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