CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen,
cooling ﬁ ns, and other external surfaces of the engine are
kept clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely
dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and
other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling ﬁ ns and external
surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are
NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen,
dirty or plugged cooling ﬁ ns, and/or cooling shrouds re moved
will cause engine damage due to overheating.
AIR FILTER (See Fig. 14)
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air ﬁ lter. Clean
the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of op er a tion or
every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of
operation or every season, whichever occurs ﬁ rst.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
Remove knob and cover.
Remove wing nut and air cleaner from base.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized
air, as this will damage the cartridge.
Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the
Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut, cover and tighten
PAPER CAR TRIDGE
AIR CLEAN ER
OIL FILL CAP/
Inspect and replace corroded mufﬂ er and spark arrester
(if equipped) as it could create a ﬁ re hazard and/or dam-
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs ﬁ rst. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
"PROD UCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 15)
The fuel ﬁ lter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
ﬁ lter becomes clogged, ob struct ing fuel ﬂ ow to car bu re tor,
re place ment is re quired.
With engine cool, remove ﬁ lter and plug fuel line sec-
Place new fuel ﬁ lter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
Clean engine, battery, seat, ﬁ nish, etc. of all foreign
Keep ﬁ nished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure
washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and trans-
mission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or
transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use
compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves
and trash from tractor and mower.