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Storage - Craftsman 486.245042 Operator's Manual

6.5 h.p. soft top vac system and cart
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Clean the engine and the entire unit thoroughly.
Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage
instructions.
if storing in an unventilated or metal storage shed,
coat metal parts with light oil or silicone to prevent
rust.
Store unit in a clean, dry area.
it 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 fue! 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 the
instructions in the engine's Operating &
Maintenance Manual.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Engine fails to start
Loss of power;
operation erratic.
Engine overheats
Too much vibration
Unit does not
discharge
1. Spark plug wire disconnected.
2. Safety switch not contacted.
3. Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel.
4. Fuel shut-off valve closed
(if so equipped).
5. Faulty spark plug.
1. Spark plug wire loose
2. Unit running on CHOKE.
3. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
4. Water or dirt in fuel system.
5.
6.
2.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
5.
Dirty air cleaner.
6.
1. Connect wire to spark plug.
2. Correctly install hose adapter nozzle.
3. Fil! tank with clean, fresh fuel.
4. Open fuel shut-off valve.
5. Clean, adjust gap or replace.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Move choke lever to OFF position.
3. Clean rue! line; fill tank with clean
fresh gasoline.
4. Disconnect fuel line at carburetor to drain
fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
Adjust carburetor.*
Service air cleaner.*
Carburetor not adjusted
1.
properly.
Engine oil level low.
Loose parts or damaged
impeller.
1. Discharge chute (elbow)
dogged.
2. Foreign object lodged in
impeller.
3. Vac Cart is full.
Adjust carburetor.*
2. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Tighten al! bolts and nuts.
Make all necessary repairs. If vibration
continues, have unit serviced by an
authorized service dealen
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Clean inside of housing
and discharge chute (elbow).
2. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Remove lodged object.
3. Empty cart.
*Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
NOTE: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above, please contact your nearest authorized service dealer.
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