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Maintenance - Craftsman 143.994011 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 TANKwlth
9asotineas speoitiedinthe preceding
"OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS" item 2.
NEVER MIX OIL WITH GASOLINE
Neveruse "stale"gasolineleft over from last season or storedfor
long pednds.
d_lL NEVER FILL FUEL TANK INDOORS. NEVER FILL FUEL TANK
WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING OR HOT. DO NOT SMOKE WHEN
I
FILLING FUEL TANK.
,_
NEVER FILL FUEL TANK COMPLETELY. RLL TANK TO 1/2" 1
BELOW BOI"FOMOF RLLER NECK TO PROVIDE SPACE FOR
/
FUEL EXPANSION. WIPE ANY FUEL SPILLAGE FROM
EN-/
G NE AND EQUIPMENT BEFORE STARTING ENGINE.
/
/
,_ANY
UQUERED PETROLEUM (LPG) OR NATURAL GAS FUEL
SYSTEM MUST BE LEAKPROOF AND MEET ALL APPLICA-
I
BLE CODES AND REGULATIONS.
(_) CHECK THE FOLLOWING:
_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 PosmoN.
B. Besure sparkplug wire is attached to spark plug (sea Figure
t).
STARTING
,_
NEVER RUN ENGINE INDOORS OR IN ENCLOSED, POORLY I
VENTILATED AREAS. ENGINE EXHAUST CONTA NS CAR-
BON MONOXIDE, AN ODORLESS AND DEADLY GAS (CAR-
BON MONOXIDE IS ALSO PRESENT IN ENGINE EXHAUST I
FROM UQUID PETROLEUM (LPG) AND NATURAL GAS FUEL
SYSTEMS).
,_
KEEP HANDS, FEET, HAIR AND LOOSE CLOTHING AWAY
FROM ANY MaY NG PARTS ON ENG NE AND EQU PMENT.
STOPPING
(_
Move ENGINE CONTROL (see Figure 1) to STOP.
(_
AFTER
ENGINE
IS STOPPED:
,_A.
DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG
/_ND ATTACH IT TO RETAINING POST (see Rflure 3).
_B.
N["VERSTORE ENGINEWITH NJEL INTANKIN_RS
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 APPUANCE.
ROPE GUIDE
RETAINING PC)S'[
Rgure3
MAINTENANCE
_LWARNING:
TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND NEARBY
_k
WARNING: TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND NEARBY I
AREAS MAY EXCEED 150°F (65°C). AVOID THESE AREAS.
_
AREAS MAY EXCEED 150aF (65oC). AVOID THESE AREAS.I
Move ENGINE CONTROL (see Figure 1) to HI Position.
(_ START ENGINE
A. The carburetoron yourengine has been completelyadjusted
at the factory. When starting a cold engine, push red pdmer
bulbfirmly with your thumb 5 tlmea, allowing pdmer bulbto
retum completely to odginal 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.
B. Grasp starterhandle (see Figure2) and pullrope out, slowly,
until it pulls slightlyharder. Let rope rewind slowly. Then pull
rope witha rapidfullarm stroke. Let rope rewindSLOWLY. Do
not let starter handle snap back against rope guide (see
Figure 2).
C. Repeat instructionB it necessary, until engine starts.
NOTE: If engine does notstart, repeat instructionsA, B and
C untilit starts.
ENGINE SPEED: Engine speed iscontrolledby the ENGINE CON-
TROL see Figure 1).
ENGINE CONTROL should be in HI positionfor high grass condi-
tions and for most efficient bagging in heavy grass conditions,end
in LOW positionfor light grass, trimmingand for fuel economy.
Page 2
(_) CHECK
OIL
LEVEL:
Check oil level every five (5) operatinghoursoreach time engine
is used. See "¢D CHECK OIL LEVEL"in "BEFORE STARTING" on
Page 1.
_)
CHANGE
OIL:
Change oil after first two (2) operating hours end every 25
operating hourstheraatter, more often If operated in extremely
dusty or dirty conditions. Change oil while engine Is still warm
from recent running.
_kA.
DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG
AND ATTACH IT TO RETA N NG POST (see Figure 3).
B. Positionequipmont ea engine oil drainplug ls inwost puint on
engine.
C. Remove oildrain plug and oil tillplugto drainoil (sea Figure
1).
D. Replace oil drain plug and tighten securely.
E. Fill oil sump with recommended oil. See "OIL & FUEL REC-
OMMENDATIONS" and "CHECK OIL LEVEL" on Page 1.
F. Replace oil till 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 difficuft t o reachthe oil drainptug,drainfuel.Remove
oil fill plug and tip mower on its side. Drain oil into a suitable
container.
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