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Maintenance - Craftsman 143.996514 Operator's Manual

6.5 reserve power 12 cubic inch (185 cc) displacement solid state ignition
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STARTING
_NEVER
RUN ENGINE INDOORS OR IN ENCLOSED, POORLY
VENTILATED AREAS. ENGINE EXHAUST CONTAINS CAR-
BON MONOXIDE, AN ODORLESS AND DEADLY GAS (CAR-
BON MONOXIOE IS ALSO PRESENT IN ENGINE EXHAUST
FROM UQUID PETROLEUM (LPG) AND NATURAL GAS FUEL
SYSTEMS).
_k
KEEP HANDS, FEET, HAIR AND LOOSE CLOTHING AWAY
FROM ANY MOVING PARTS ON ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT.
_kWARNING
TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND NEARBY
AREAS MAY EXCEED 150OF(65aC). AVOID THESE AREAS.
(_)
Move engine control ( see Figure 1) to HI Position.
"(_)
START ENGINE:
A. The carburetor on yourengine has been completelyadjusted
at the factory. For each Initial stad, push pdmer bulb firmly
with your thumb 5 tlmse, allowing primer bulb to ratum
completely to original pos,Jonbetween pushes. Repeat the
above for each starter operationas necessary.
NOTE:
DO NOT USE PRIMER TO RESTART A WARM
ENGINE AFTER A SHORT SHUTDOWN.
_.
E. Operate mower control to release engine brake.
C. Grasp starter handle (see Figure4) and pull ropeout, slowly,
until it pulls slightly harder. Let rope rewindslowly. Then pull
rope with a rapidfull arm stroke.Let roperewindSLOWLY. Do
not letstarter handlesnap backagainst ropeguide(see Figure
4).
D. Repeat instructionsB and C if necessary, until engine starts.
NOTE: If angine doea notstart,repeat instructions A, B, C and
D until it starts.
ENGINE SPEED: Engine speed is controlledby the engine control
(see Figure 1). Engine controlshouldbe in HI positionfor high grass
conditions and far most efficient bagging in heavy grass conditions,
and in LOW position for light grass, tdmmingand for fuel ecormmy.
STOPPING
(_See
mower manufacturer's instructions.
(_ AFTER ENGINE IS STOPPED:
_kA.
DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG
AND AI"rACH IT TO RETAINING POST (see Rgure 6).
_kB.
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 APPU-
ANCE.
SPARK
PLUG
RETAINING POST
SPARK
PLUG WIRE
MAINTENANCE
_kWARNING
TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND NEARBY
AREAS MAY EXCEED 150OF(65"C)• AVOID THESE AREAS- ]
CHECK
OIL LEVEL:
Check oil level every five (5) operating hoursor eachtime engine
is used. See *3 CHECK OIL LEVEL" in "BEFORE STARTING" on
Page 2.
(_) CHANGE OIL:
Change oil after first two (2) operating hours and every 25
operating hours thereafter, more often ff operated in extremely
dustyor dirtycond'dioos.Change oilwhile engineisstillwarmfrom
recent running.
_I=A.
DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG I
AND A'I'rACH IT TO RETAINING POST (see Figure 6).
B. Poaltionequipmentso engine olldrainplug is lowest peint on
engine.
C. Remove oildrainping and oiltill plug to drain oil (see Figure
1).
D. Replace oil drainplug and tighten securely.
E. Fill oil sumpwith reonmmended 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 difficultto reach the oil drain plug, drain fuel.
Remove oiltillplug and tip mower on itsside. Drainoil
into a suitablecontainer.
_)
AIR CLEANER
(see Figure7):
,_
NEVER RUN ENGINE WITHOUT COMPLETE AIR CLEANER ]
INSTALLED ON ENGINE.
]
Replace tilterenosa year or more oftenffused in extremelydusty
or dirty conditions.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN OR OIL FILTER.
Replacement tiitem are available at any Seam Roebuck and Co.
(or Sears Canada, Inc.) Service Center. To install new tilter,
proceed as follows:
A.
Tum cover to the right (clockwine)to ramove It and ramove
paper filter fromflange. Discard tilter.
B.
Clean cover and flange thoroughly.
C.
Insert new paper filter Into cover.
Do Line up tabs on coverwith slots on flange.
E.
Push cover firmly against flange and tam it to the left
(counterclockwise)untilcover lockssecurelyin place. Cover
should be in vertical position.
TURN COVER TO THE
SLOT
FLANGE
PAPER
RIGHT (CLOCKWISE)
FILTER
TO REMOVal
_
TABS
Irbmf
_I_JRN
COVER TO THE LEFT
(COUNTERCLOCKWISE) TO
TIGHTEN
Figure 7
Figure 6
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