Install cartridge, then replace cover
making sure the tabs are aligned with
the slots in the back plate. Fasten
Inspect and replace corroded muffler as it
could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
Replace spark plug at the beginning
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation,
Spark plug type and gap setting are shown
in the "PRODUCT
section of this manual.
For best performance,
mower housing free of built-grass and
trash. Clean the underside
of your mower
after each use.
spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with plug.
* Clean the underside of your lawn mower
by scraping to remove build-up of grass
* Clean engine often to keep trash from
A clogged engine runs
hotter and shortens engine life.
* Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
* We do not recommend
using a garden
hose to clean lawn mower unless the
system, muffler, air filter and
are covered to keep water
out. Water in engine can result in short-
ened engine life.
Your lawn mower is equipped with a fitting
that allows quick and easy cleaning of
the underside of the housing.
To use this
feature, proceed as follows:
1. Move lawn mower to an area of cut
grass or another hard surface.
NOTE: Water, grass and other debris will
drain from beneath the mower housing
during the washout
2. Remove grass catcher and discharge
chute assembly from lawn mower.
3. Close mulcher door (if equipped).
4. Connect a garden hose to the fitting
Be sure the garden hose is
not routed under the lawn mower housing
in the wheels.
5. Turn on water supply and check for
leaks at the fitting.
If no leaks are present, start engine (as
in the Operation
this manual) and let engine run until the
underside of the lawn mower is dean.
Do not engage the drive
system during the washout
6. Shut off the engine.
7. Shut off water supply and remove
hose from fitting.
Do not remove hose from
fitting while engine is running.
engine can result in shortened
8. Start engine (as described
in the Op-
eration section of this manual) and let
engine run for a full minute to remove
excess water from mower.
UNDER DRIVE COVER
Clean under drive cover at least twice a
season. Scrape underside of cover with
putty knife or similar tool to remove any
build-up of trash or grass on underside of