Immediately prepare your tiller for storage atthe end of the
season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more.
Never store the tiller with
in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
Clean entire tiller (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt re-
placement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANTTO PREVENTGUM DEPOSITS
FROM FORMINGIN ESSENTIALFUEL SYSTEM PARTSSUCH
AS THE CARBURETOR,FUEL FILTER,FUEL HOSE, OR TANK
DURING STORAGE. ALSO, EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT
ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING
ETHANOLOR METHANOL)CAN ATTRACTMOISTUREWHICH
LEADSTO SEPARATION AND FORMATIONOF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE.ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGETHE FUELSYSTEM OF
AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
Drain the fuel tank.
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Fuel stablizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during
storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stablizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stablizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor.
Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean oil.
(See "ENGI NE" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
Remove spark plug.
Pour 1 ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole
Pull starter handle slowly several times to distribute
Replace with new spark plug.
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
If possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to give
protection from dust and dirt.
Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture.
Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation
and will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TILLER WHILE ENGINE AND
EXHAUSTAREASARE STILL WARM.