SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROW ING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. • Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, Look for this symbol to point out im- or roads.
• Never refuel the machine indoors. wire away from plug to prevent accidental starting. • Never store the machine or fuel container where there • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachement is an open ﬂ ame, spark or pilot light such as a water bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
ASSEMBLY Read these instructions and this man u al in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new lawn mow er. IMPORTANT: THIS LAWN MOWER IS SHIPPED WITH OUT OIL OR GASOLINE IN THE ENGINE. Your new lawn mower has been as sem bled at the factory with the ex cep tion of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty. MEETS CPSC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS Husqvarna rotary walk-behind power lawn mowers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards In- stitute and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. WARNING: The blade turns when the engine is running.
OPERATION The operation of any lawn mower can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your lawn mower or per- forming any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask over spectacles.
OPERATION 3. Empty clippings from bag using both frame handle and REAR DOOR bag handle. GRASS BAG NOTE: Do not drag the bag when emptying; it will cause BRACKET unnecessary wear. GRASS CATCHER HANDLE GRASS CATCHER FRAME HANDLE GRASS CATCHER FRAME HOOK FIG.
OPERATION ADD GASOLINE (See Fig. 10) • Under certain conditions, such as very tall grass, it may be nec es sary to raise the height of cut to reduce • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank ﬁ ller neck. Do not over- pushing effort and to keep from overloading the engine ﬁ...
MAINTENANCE BEFORE AFTER EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE EACH EACH 25 HOURS STORAGE HOURS OR SEASON HOURS Check for Loose Fasteners Clean / Inspect Grass Catcher * Check Tires Check Drive Wheels *** Clean Lawn Mower **** Clean under Drive Cover *** Check Drive Belt / Pulleys *** Check / Sharpen / Replace Blade Lubrication...
MAINTENANCE LAWN MOWER 6. Use block of wood between blade and lawn mower hous- ing and tighten the blade bolt, turning clockwise. Always observe safety rules when performing any main- • The recommended tightening torque is 35–40 ft. lbs. te nance. IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS HEAT TREATED.
MAINTENANCE GRASS CATCHER • The grass catcher may be hosed with water, but must be dry when used. • Check your grass catcher often for damage or de te - ri o ra tion. Through normal use it will wear. If catcher needs replacing, replace only with ap proved replace- ment catcher shown in the Repair Parts section of this manual.
MAINTENANCE WATER WASHOUT FEATURE (See Fig. 17) CAUTION: Petroleum solvents, such as Your lawn mower is equipped with a ﬁ tting that allows quick ker o sene, are not to be used to clean and easy cleaning of the underside of the housing. To use car tridge.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CAUTION: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. Release control bar and stop engine. 2. Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped. 3. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place where it cannot come in contact with plug. LAWN MOWER TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT See “TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT”...
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO ADJUST HANDLE (See Fig. 18) ENGINE The handle on your lawn mower has three (3) height posi- Maintenance, re pair, or re place ment of the emission con- tions - adjust to height that suits you. trol de vic es and sys tems, which are be ing done at the cus tom ers expense, may be performed by any non-road 1.
STORAGE ENGINE MOWING OPERATOR FUEL SYSTEM POSITION PRES ENCE CONTROL IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL HOSE, OR FOLD TANK DURING STORAGE. ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS FORWARD (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION...
TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Does not start 1. Dirty air ﬁ lter. 1. Clean/replace air ﬁ lter. 2. Out of fuel. 2. Fill fuel tank. 3. Stale fuel. 3. Empty fuel tank and reﬁ ll tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 4.