Fill Fuel Tank; Check The Following - Craftsman 143.996524 Operator's Manual

6.5 reserve power 12 cubic inch (195 cc) displacement solid state ignition
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'FORE
STARTING (Continued)
INSTALL
STARTER
ROPE:
A.
Pull at least 2 feat of starter rope oot of stader and tie a s,p knot ot
starter to prevent starter rope from rewinding back into starter.
B.
Slide rope stop (see Figure 2) onto starter rope and fead starter rope
through rope guide on mower handle (see Figure 3).
C.
Feed starter rope through starter handle (sea Figure 4) and tie a left
hand knot, _eaving 1/2 inch to 1 inch of starter rope extending
beyond left hand knot. DO NOT PULL LEFT HAND KNOT INTO
STARTER HANDLE YET.
D.
With starter handle resting on rope guide (see Figure 3), check
starter rope for slack. If there is any slack, pull more starter rope
through starter handle and relocate left hand knot to eliminate slack.
E.
Untie slip knot at starter.
F.
Pull left hand knot into starter handle.
G.
Position rope stop 2 to 3 inches from starter (see Figure 2) and
fasten it to starter rope by gdpping it with pliere and foming staple
through starter rope until staple is even with outside of rope stop.
(_ CHECK OIL LEVEL:
IMPORTANT:
NEVER RUN ENGINE UNLESS OIL LEVEL IS
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 RLL
HOLE.
A.
POSITION EQUIPMENT
SO ENGINE IS LEVEL.
B.
Clean area around oil fill plug (see Figure 1).
C.
Remove oil fill plug and dipstick.
D.
Wipe dipetick 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 recommended oil, until it is. POUR SLOWLY.
Wipe dipstick clean each time oil level ts checked. DO NOT FILL
ABOVE "FULL" MARK ON DIPSTICK.
F.
Replace oil till plug and tighten securely. See "MAINTENANCE"
section for any future oil level and oil change instructions (sea Page
3).
ROPE STOP
2 TO 3
STARTER
I
INCHES
[
B
BEFORE STARTING (Continued)
®
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 perieds.
_k
EVER FILL FUEL TANK INDOORS.
NEVER RLL FUELTANK
WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING
OR HOT. DO NOT SMOKE WHEN
FILLING
FUEL TANK.
,_
NEVER FILL FUEL TANK COMPLETELY. FILL TANK TO 1/2"
BELOW BOTTOM OF FILLER NECK TO PROVIDE SPACE
FOR FUEL EXPANSION. WIPE ANY FUEL SPILLAGE FROM
ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT BEFORE STARTING ENGINE.
_kANY
LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM
(LPG) OR NATURAL GAS
FUEL SYSTEM MUST BE LEAKPROOF
AND MEET ALL
APPLICABLE CODES AND REGULATIONS.
(_) CHECK THE FOLLOWING:
A.
BE SURE EQUIPMENT
IS IN NEUTRAL GEAR WITH
_IL
CLUTCHES, BELTS, CHAINS AND SAFETY SWITCHES
DISENGAGED. (FOLLOW EQUIPMENT MANUFACTUR-
I
ER'S INSTRUt_RONS.)
TNIS SHOULD PLACE ANY SAFE-
TY SWITCHES IN SAFE STARTING POSmON.
B.
Besure spark plug wire isattached to spark plug (see Figure
1).
STARTER
ROPE
HANDLE
GUIDE
MOWER
NO SLACK
PERMISSIBLE
....
Figum3
STARTER
HANDLE
LEFT
HANDED
KNOT
I
1/2 TO 1 INCH
Figure 4
Figure 2
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