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Starting And Stopping - Electrolux Gladiator 550 Instruction Manual

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without the specifications expressedly shown
in this manual, can cause serious damage to
the engine!
2. Prepare the mixture in a clean can, homologated for the
petrol. Prepare the mixture in an area without sources of
heat or sparks and well aired also.
To obtain the best mixture, pour the oil and then the petrol
in the container before. You avoid turning over the petrol.
Shake the can strongly ( repeat the operation every the
fuel is taken sometimes from the can ).
The characteristics of the mixture are subject to ageing
and therefore change over time. Therefore, we
recommend preparing only the quantity necessary for use.
Beware of using a mixture several weeks old; it could
damage the motor.
ATTENTION! The following precautions decrea-
se the risk of fire:
• Ensure maximum ventilation.
• Do not smoke or bring sources of heat or
sparks near fuel.
• Always refuel with the motor turned off.
• Open the petrol cap with caution, to remove
possible excessive pressure.
• Do not remove the petrol cap with the motor
• Tightly screw the cap back on after refuelling.
• Move the saw before starting it up.
Always conduct refuelling in a well-ventilated area.
3. Position the saw on a flat, solid surface, so that it can't fall
over and the petrol caps are turned upward.
To avoid impurities entering, carefully clean the inside of
the tank supply pipe union before removing the cap. Open
the tap of the tank with caution. Unscrew the cap of the
tank containing the mixture and fill it with the necessary
amount with the help of a funnel. Avoid turning over the
fuel. Once the tank is filled, close the cap tightly.
ATTENTION! If you have spilled fuel, dry the
saw well. If you have spilled some fuel on your-
self, change clothes immediately.
Avoid contact with skin or eyes.
ATTENTION! The silencer is very hot during use
and soon after the stop of the engine, even if
the motor was on minimum. Pay careful atten-
tion to the risk of fire especially in the presence
flammable gasses or materials.
• Never start the saw without mounting the chain and the Carter clutch cover.
The clutch could come off and injure the operator.
• Always move the saw away from the supply area before starting it up.
• Assume a stable position and check that the chain can turn freely.
• Check there are no other people in the work vicinity.
F. Starting and stopping
Always check that there are no fuel losses.
The petrol is highly flammable. Keep it in a cool, well-aired
environment stored in a container homologated for this
purpose. Never leave the saw idle with fuel in the tank if the
environment is not ventilated or where the gas produced by
the petrol could reach flames, candles, burners, boilers,
switches, al machines, water heaters, dryers etc. The gas
produced by combustible items can cause explosions or fires.
Never keep or store excessive amounts of fuel.
ATTENTION! Lubrication of the cutting equip-
ment. Insufficient lubrication of the cutting
equipment also causes the chain to break with
heavy risk of serious or fatal personal injury.
The lubrication of the chain is insured by an automatic pump.
The mechanical oil pump for chain lubrication can be
The feed rate of the chain oil pump can be adjusted by means
of the regulating screw (see details in the illustration).
Chain oil
It's recommended you use new oil (special type) with good
viscosity. The oil for the cutting chain must offer good
adhesion to the chain and good flowing properties, both in
summer and winter.
Where oil for chains is not available use oil for EP 90
transmissions. Never use exhausted oils. These oils are
harmful to you, the saw and the environment. It is important
to use opportune oil for the temperature of the air (correct
viscosity). With temperatures lower than 0 ° some oils get
denser, overload the pump and damage it. For the choice of
the oil contact the service workshop.
Supplying the chain oil
4. Unscrew the cap of the chain oil tank. Fill the tank avoiding
the spilling of any oil; if this occurs clean the saw well.
Screw the cap back on and check there are no losses. Top
it off with every supply opportunity.
ATTENTION! In the event of prolonged storage,
empty and clean the fuel and chain oil tank.
Contact the nearest supply station for the dis-
posal of the excess fuel and oil.

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