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Maintenance Schedule; General Recommendations - Craftsman 247.883961 Operator's Manual

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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Each Use andevery5hours
Beforeperforming any type of maintenance/service, d isengageall controls
andstop the engine.Wait until all moving parts havecometo a complete
stop. Disconnect s parkplug wire and ground it againstthe engine to
preventunintendedstarting.
Ist 5hours
Annually or 25hours
Annually or 50hours
Annually or 100hours
Before Storage
I.
Engine oil level
2.
Loose or missinghardware
3.
Unitandengine.
I.
EngineoJl
I.
Spark plug
2.
Control l inkages andpivots
3.
Wheels
4.
Gear s haftandAugershaft
I.
EngineoJl
I.
Spark plug
I.
Fuel s ystem
Followthe maintenance s chedule givenbelow.Thischartdescribes 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
®.
1.
Check
2.
Tighten or replace
3.
Clean
1.
Change
1.
Check
2.
Lube with light oil
3.
Lube with multipurpose autogrease
4.
Lube with light oil
1.
Change
1.
Change
1.
Runengineuntil it stopsfrom lackof=fuel
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
CheckingEngine Oil
Beforelubricating, repairing,or inspecting,disengageall controlsandstop
engine.Wait until all movingparts havecometo acompletestop.
NOTE: C heck the oil levelbeforeeachuseto besurecorrect o il levelismaintained.
Whenaddingoil to the engine,referto viscosity chartbelow.Engine oil capacity
is1100ml(approx.37oz.).Donot 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/dipstkkandwipethe dipstickclean.
2.
Insertthe cap/dipstkkinto the oil filler neck,but do NOT screwit in.
3.
Remove t he oil filler cap/dipstick. I flevelis low,slowlyaddoil until oil level
registers betweenhigh(H)andlow (L).SeeFigure 20.
4.
Replace a ndtighten cap/dipstick firmly beforestartingengine.
Changing EngineOil
NOTE: Change t he engineoil after the first 5 hours of operationandoncea season
or every50 hours thereafter.
1.
Drainfuel fromtank byrunningengineuntil the fueltank isempty.Besure
fuelfill capissecure.
2.
Place suitableoil collectioncontainer u nderoil drainplug.
3.
Remove o il drainplug.SeeFigure 21on next page.
Figure 20
Tip unitto drainoil intothe container. U sed oil mustbedisposed of at a
propercollection center.
J
Usedoii isa hazardouswaste product. Dispose of usedoil properly. Donot
discardwith householdwaste. Checkwithyour localauthorities or Sears
Service Centerfor safedisposal/recyclingfacilities.
5.
Reinstall the drainplugandtighten it securely.
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