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Maintenance - Craftsman 247.883971 Operator's Manual

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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
Beforeperforming anytypeof maintenance/service, d isengageall controls
andstop the engine.Wait until all moving partshavecometo acomplete
stop.Remove the keyto preventunintended starting. Alwayswearsafety
glasses duringoperation or while performing any adjustmentsor repairs.
Followthe maintenance s chedule givenbelow.This chartdescribes s ervice
guidelines only.Use the Service Logcolumn to keeptrackofcompleted
maintenance t asks.Tolocatethe nearest S ears Service C enter o r to schedule service,
simplycontactSears at 1-800-4-MY-HOME
®.
Each Use
1st5- 8 hours
25 hours
50hours
Annually or 100hours
Before Storage
1.
Fuel s ystem
1.
1.
2.
3.
1.
1.
2.
1.
1.
Engine oil level
Loose or missinghardware
Unitandengine.
Engine oil
Engine oilf
Control l inkages andpivots
Engine oil
Spark plug
Under heavy load or in high temperatures
EngineMaintence
1.
2.
3.
1.
1.
2.
1.
1.
Checking Engine 0il
Beforelubricating, repairing, o r inspecting, disengageall controls and stop
Iengine.Wait until all moving parts havecometo a completestop.Remove
_thekeyto prevent unintendedfiring of the engine.
NOTE: C heck the oil levelbeforeeachuseto besurecorrect o il levelismaintained.
Whenaddingoil to the engine,referto viscosity chartbelow.Engine oil capacity
isapproximately 37ounces. D onot over-fill.Use a4-stroke,or anequivalent h igh
detergent, p remiumquality motoroil certifiedto meetor exceed U.S. a utomobile
manufacturer's r equirements f orservice classification SG, S F. M otoroilsclassified
SG, S F will showthisdesignation on thecontainer.
1.
Remove t he oil filler cap/dipstick andwipethe dipstickclean.
2.
Insertthe cap/dipstick intothe oil filler neck,but do not screw it in.
NOTE: Onsomeengines, a threadedscrew capwill bepresent i nstead of
the quarterturn lockingcap.Inthe instance of athreadedoil cap/dipstick,
DONOT screw the cap/dipstick into check.Check t he oil by restingthe cap/
dipstick on the threads, b ut not screwingit in.
3.
Remove t he oil filler cap/dipstick. I flevelislow,slowlyaddoil until oil level
Check
Tighten or replace
Clean
Change
Change
Lube with light oil
Change
Clean andre-gap,or elsereplace with
new plug.
Run engineuntil it stopsfrom lackof fuel
or adda gasoline additiveto the gasin
the tank.
registers betweenhigh(H)andlow (L).SeeFigure 18.
Replace a ndtightencap/dipstick firmly beforestartingengine.
J
4.
1.
Drainfuelfrom tankbyrunningengineuntil the fuel tank isempty.Be sure
fuel fill capissecure.
2.
Place suitableoil collection container u nderoil drainplug.
3.
Remove o il drainplug.SeeFigure 19.
4.
Tipengineto drainoil intothe container. U sed oil mustbedisposed of ata
propercollection center.
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Figure 18
Changing Engine Oil
NOTE: Change the engineoil afterthe first 5 hoursof operationandonceaseason
or every50hoursthereafter.

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