Maintenance - Craftsman 486.24221 Owner's Manual

42" lawnsweeper
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CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILmTmES
Read and follow the maintenance
schedule and the
procedures listed in the maintenance section.
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
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Fi,, in dates as you
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complete regular service.
Service Dates
Check for loose fasteners
X
Check for worn or damaged parts
X
X
Lubricate brush shaft bearings
_ X ..................
Lubricate wheel bearings
X
Ctean Sweeper
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Clean/Lubricate chain and sprockets
X
SCHEDULED
MAINTENANCE
Clean the sweeper after each use.
inspect for worn or damaged parts, such as brushes
and wheels.
Lubricate the brush shaft bearing twice a year with a
few drops of light weight oil. See figure 26.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
SLOT
FLAT WASHER
FIGURE 26
HEX BOLT
Every two years, remove the wheels and clean the
gears found inside the wheel housing. After cleaning,
lubricate the gears with an even coat of light grease.
To remove the wheel, pop off the hub cap and remove
the Iock nut and fiat washer. See figure 27.
HEX BOLT
FLAT WASHER
FLAT WASHER
SPACER
HUB CAP
FIGURE 27
HEX LOCK NUT
CLEANING
Clean sweeper housing with a soft brush or cloth.
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Clean debris from hopper bag with a brush or broom.
Remove any material which has wrapped around
brushes or ends of brush shaft.
CAUTION:
Before storing
the sweeper,
always empty the hopper bag to avoid
spontaneous combustion.
Clean the sweeper and hopper bag thoroughly to help
prevent rust and mildew.
To collapse the hopper bag for storage, remove the two
hopper support rods from the rear of the hopper.
Store in a dry area.
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