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Mid-engine rider 13.5 hp. electric start 30" mower / mulcher hydrostatic drive
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
FREE BATTERY
HOW TO REMOVE THE BATTERY
To charge or clean the battery, remove the battery from the unit as
follows.
WARNING: To prevent sparks, disconnect the black
battery cable from the negative (-) terminal before you
disconnect
the red cable.
WARNING: The battery contains sulfuric acid which is
harmful to the skin, eyes and clothing. If the acid gets
on the body or clothing, wash with water.
1.
Disconnect
the black cable from the negative
(-) terminal
(Figure 16).
2.
Disconnect the red cable from the positive (+) terminal.
3.
To disconnect the battery retainer from the battery tray, push
in on the lower end of the battery retainer.
4.
Remove the battery from the right side of the unit.
HOW TO CLEAN THE BATTERY
1.
Remove the battery.
2.
Wash the battery with a solution of one gallon of water and four
tablespoons of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Make sure
the solution does not get into the battery cells.
3,
4.
5.
Clean the terminals
and the ends of the cables with a wire
brush.
Install the battery.
To prevent corrosion, apply grease to the battery terminals.
HOW TO CHARGE THE BATTERY
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WARNING:
When you charge the
battery, do not
smoke. Keep the battery away from any sparks. The
fumes from the battery
acid can cause an explosion.
1.
Before you charge the battery, remove the battery.
2.
To charge the battery, use a 12 volt battery charger. Charge at
a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour.
3.
Install the battery.
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WARNING: To prevent sparks, fasten the red cable to
the positive (+) terminal
before you connect the black
cable.
4.
Fasten the red cable to the positive (+) terminal
with the fas-
teners as shown.
5.
Mount the battery boot onto the positive (+) terminal.
6.
Fasten the black cable to the negative (-) terminal with the fas-
teners as shown.
Battery
A
Positive (+)
Terminal
A
Red Cable
Battery Clamp
Black Cable
R
Figure 16
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