SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
HOW TO REPLACE
tf the fuse is blown, the engine will not start. The location
of the fuse
is next to the battery.
the fuse and replace
with a 15 amp.
HOW TO CLEAN
Before you clean the mower housing,
stop the engine and disconnect the wire to the spark
Grass and other debris on top of the mower housing can keep the
belt from working
For safety and correct operation,
frequently clean the top of the mower housing. Remove grass and
debris from around the pulleys and other moving parts.
Move the lever for the attachment clutch to the ENGAGE posi*
Clean the top of the mower housing.
Move the lever for the attachment clutch to the DISENGAGE
Again clean the top of the mower housing.
After you cut the grass, clean the bottom of the mower housing.
FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT
The alignment of the front wheels cannot be adjusted. If the steering
is damaged and the alignment has changed, take the unit to your
nearest Sears Service Center.
(over 30 days)
At the end of each year, prepare the unit for storage as follows.
Inspect the belts. If the belts are damaged or worn, replace with
belts from the factory. See the belt replacement
instructions in the Service And Adjustment section.
Make sure all nuts, bolts and screws are tight. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary.
Clean the mower housing. See "How To Clean The Mower
See the "Where To Lubricate" instructions
in the Maintenance
Clean the dirt and grass from the engine.
Change the oil. See the instructions, "How To Change The Oil".
Check the air screen. See the instructions, "How To Clean The
Check the spark plug. See the instructions, "How To Check The
THE FUEL SYSTEM
Do not drain the gasoline inside a build-
ing or near a fire. Do not smoke because the fumes
from the fuel can cause an explosion.
tt is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel
system parts such as the carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose or tank
during storage. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the
fuel system of an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before
storage of 30 days or longer. Follow these instructions:
is an acceptable
alternative in reducing the formation
of fuel gum in the fuel tank
and the gasoline storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
located on the container of stabilizer. Run the engine at least 10
minutes after adding the stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to
reach the carburetor. Do not drain the fuel tank and carburetor
if stabilizer is used.
If you do not use a stabilizer, do the following:
Start the engine.
Run the engine until the fuel tank and the carburetor are out of
fuel and the engine stops.
Do not leave fuel in the fuel tank or the carburetor. The fuel can
damage the function of the fuel system.
After storage, make sure you use fresh fuel.
Remove the battery.
Clean the battery terminals of any deposits.
Charge the battery. See the instructions
on "How To Charge
Store the battery in a cool, dry place.
NOTE: After a long time in storage, charge the battery.