Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable for use in this machine. The use of any gasoline exceeding10%ethanol(E10)willvoidtheproductwarranty.
Operator’s Manual
Owner’s Manual
HU700F / 961450006
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure
you understand the instructions before using the machine.
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SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Mowers
IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE
TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug
wire and place wire where it cannot contact
spark plug in order to prevent accidental
starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs.
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WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents
which can result in severe injury. All slopes require extra
caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not mow it.
DO:
• Mow across the face of slopes: never up and down. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
DO NOT:
• Do not trim near drop-offs, ditches or embankments.
The operator could lose footing or balance.
• Do not trim excessively steep slopes.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing could cause
slipping.
CAUTION: Muffler and other engine parts
become extremely hot during operation
and remain hot after engine has stopped.
To avoid severe burns on contact, stay away
from these areas.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before starting. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of
the machine before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
Only allow responsible individuals, who are familiar
with the instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire,
bones, sticks, etc., which could be picked up and thrown
by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Do not operate the mower when barefoot or wearing
open sandals. Always wear substantial foot wear.
Do not pull mower backwards unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while
moving backwards.
Never direct discharged material toward anyone.
Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may richochet back toward the operator.
Stop the blade when crossing gravel surfaces.
Do not operate the mower without proper guards,
plates, grass catcher or other safety protective devices
in place.
See manufacturer’s instructions for proper operation
and installation of accessories. Only use accessories
approved by the manufacturer.
Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks,
or roads.
Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the equipment, before cleaning the mower or unclogging the
chute.
Shut the engine (motor) off and wait until the blade comes
to complete stop before removing grass catcher.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Never operate machine in wet grass. Always be sure of
your footing: keep a firm hold on the handle and walk;
never run.
Disengage the self-propelled mechanism or drive clutch
on mowers so equipped before starting the engine (motor).
If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally,
stop the engine (motor) and check immediately for the
cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields when operating mower.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to
the presence of children. Children are often attracted to
the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the trimming area and under the
watchful care of another responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the
area.
• Before and while walking backwards, look behind and
down for small children.
• Never allow children to operate the machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
IV. SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE
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Use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources
of ignition.
• Use only an approved container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.
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Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel container where there
is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water
heater or on other appliances.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle, on a truck or trailer
bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on
the ground away from your vehicle before filling.
Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer
and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather
than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank
or container opening at all times until fueling is complete.
Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten
securely.
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V. GENERAL SERVICE
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Never run a machine inside a closed area.
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine
(motor) running. Disconnect spark plug wire, and keep
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wire away from plug to prevent accidental starting.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachement
bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to
cool before storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never attempt to make wheel height adjustments while
the engine (motor) is running.
Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving
parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check
components and replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blade is sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing it.
Do not change the engine governor setting or overspeed
the engine.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
WARNING: This lawn mower is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in
effective working order by the operator.
A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest authorized service center.
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new lawn
mower. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service
center/department. We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this
lawn mower.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your lawn mower
properly. Always observe the “SAFETY RULES”.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
SERIAL
NUMBER: _________________________________
DATE OF PURCHASE: _______________________
Gasoline Capacity
and Type:
1.0 Quarts
(Unleaded Regular Only)
Oil Type (API SG–SL):
SAE 30 (above 0°C / 32°F)
SAE 10W-30 (below 0°C / 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
18.5 Ounces
Spark Plug:
NGK BPR6ES (Gap: .030")
Valve Clearance:
(± 0.04 mm)
Intake: 0.015 mm
Exhaust: 0.020 mm
Blade Bolt Torque:
35-40 ft. lbs.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND
ON A DECAL ATTACHED TO THE REAR OF THE LAWN
MOWER HOUSING.
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YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for
and using your lawn mower.
Follow the instructions under “Maintenance” and “Storage” sections of this owner’s manual.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ......................................................... 2-3
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES................................. 3
ASSEMBLY .................................................................... 4
OPERATION ............................................................... 5-9
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 10
MAINTENANCE ...................................................... 10-13
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 13-15
STORAGE ............................................................... 15-16
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................. 17
WARRANTY ............................................................ 18-21
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ASSEMBLY
Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new lawn mower.
IMPORTANT: THIS LAWN MOWER IS SHIPPED WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE IN THE ENGINE.
Your new lawn mower has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping
purposes. All parts such as nuts, washers, bolts, etc., necessary to complete the assembly have been placed in the parts
bag. To ensure safe and proper operation of your lawn mower, all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened
securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to ensure proper tightness.
TO REMOVE LAWN MOWER FROM CARTON
TO ASSEMBLE GRASS CATCHER
(See Fig. 2)
1. Remove loose parts included with mower.
2. Cut down two end corners of carton and lay end panel
down flat.
3. Remove all packing materials except padding between
upper and lower handle and padding holding operator
presence control bar to upper handle.
4. Roll lawn mower out of carton and check carton thorougly for additional loose parts.
1. Put grass catcher frame into grass bag with rigid part
of bag on the bottom. Make sure the frame handle is
outside of the bag top.
2. Slip vinyl bindings over frame.
NOTE: If vinyl bindings are too stiff, hold them in warm water
for a few minutes. If bag gets wet, let it dry before using.
FRAME
HANDLE
HOW TO SET UP YOUR LAWN MOWER
TO UNFOLD HANDLE (See Fig. 1)
IMPORTANT: UNFOLD HANDLE CAREFULLY SO AS
NOT TO PINCH OR DAMAGE CONTROL CABLES.
1. Raise handles until lower handle section locks into
place in mowing position.
2. Remove protective padding, raise upper handle section into place on lower handle and tighten both handle
knobs.
3. Remove handle padding holding operator presence
control bar to upper handle.
Your handles may be adjusted for your mowing comfort.
Refer to “ADJUST HANDLE” in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
CONTROL
BAR
FIG. 2
MOWING
POSITION
TO INSTALL ATTACHMENTS
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be used as a
mulcher. To convert mower to bagging or discharging,
see “TO CONVERT MOWER” in the Operation section of
this manual.
LIFT
UP
LIFT
UP
FRAME
OPENING
VINYL
BINDINGS
UPPER
HANDLE
HANDLE
KNOB
LOWER
HANDLE
FIG. 1
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER.
Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand
their meaning.
OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL BAR
DRIVE CONTROL LEVERS
HANDLE KNOB
STARTER
HANDLE
GASOLINE FILLER CAP
FUEL VALVE LEVER
GRASS
CATCHER
AIR FILTER
DRIVE
COVER
MULCHER
PLUG
ENGINE OIL CAP WITH DIPSTICK
MUFFLER
HOUSING
MULCHER DOOR
WHEEL HEIGHT ADJUSTER (ON EACH WHEEL)
SPARK PLUG
IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine.
MEETS CPSC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Our rotary walk-behind power lawn mowers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute
and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
WARNING: The blade turns when the engine is running.
STARTER HANDLE – used for starting the engine.
MULCHER DOOR – allows conversion to discharge or
bagging operation.
MULCHER PLUG – located at the discharge opening, must
be removed when converting to bagging operation.
OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL BAR – must be held
down to the handle to start the engine. Release to stop
the engine.
DRIVE CONTROL LEVERS – used to engage powerpropelled forward motion lawn mower.
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OPERATION
The operation of any lawn mower can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in
severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your lawn mower or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles.
2. Rotate turnbuckle on drive control to increase drive
speed.
3. Operate mower to test drive speed. Readjust as required.
4. If condition fails to improve after the above steps (forward speed remains the same), your drive belt is worn
and should be replaced.
HOW TO USE YOUR LAWN MOWER
ENGINE SPEED
The engine speed was set at the factory for optimum performance. Speed is not adjustable.
ENGINE ZONE CONTROL
CAUTION: Federal regulations require
an engine control to be installed on this
lawn mower in order to minimize the risk
of blade contact injury. Do not under
any circumstances attempt to defeat
the function of the operator control. The
blade turns when the engine is running.
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Your lawn mower is equipped with an operator presence
control bar which requires the operator to be positioned
behind the mower handle to start and operate the mower.
ADJUSTMENT TURNBUCKLE
DRIVE CONTROL (See Fig. 3)
FIG. 4
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Self-propelling is controlled by holding the operator
presence control bar down to the handle and pulling
either drive control lever rearward to the handle. The
further toward the handle a lever is pulled, the faster
the unit will travel.
• Forward motion will stop when either the operator presence control bar or a drive control lever are released. To
stop forward motion without stopping engine, release a
drive control lever only. Hold operator presence control
bar down against handle to continue mowing without
self-propelling.
NOTE: If after releasing the drive control the mower will
not roll backwards, push the mower forward slightly to
disengage drive wheels.
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT (See Fig. 5)
Raise wheels for low cut and lower wheels for high cut,
adjust cutting height to suit your requirements. Medium
position is best for most lawns.
• To change cutting height, squeeze adjuster lever toward
wheel. Move wheel up or down to suit your requirements. Be sure all wheels are in the same setting.
NOTE: Adjuster is properly positioned when plate tab inserts
into hole in lever. Also, 9-position adjusters (if so equipped)
allow lever to be positioned between the plate tabs.
LEVER BACKWARD TO LOWER MOWER
PLATE
TAB
OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL BAR
DRIVE
CONTROL
LEVERS
TO ENGAGE
DRIVE CONTROL
LEVER FORWARD TO RAISE MOWER
FIG. 5
DRIVE CONTROL
DISENGAGED
FIG. 3
DRIVE CONTROL ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 4)
Over time, the drive control system may become “loose”,
resulting in decreased speed. There is a turnbuckle on
the drive control housing to increase tension on the drive
cable. Proceed as follows:
1. Turn unit off and disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug.
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LEVER
OPERATION
TO ATTACH GRASS CATCHER (See Fig. 6)
TO CONVERT MOWER
1. Lift the rear door of the lawn mower and place the grass
catcher frame side hooks onto the door pivot pins.
2. The grass catcher is secured to the lawn mower housing
when the rear door is lowered onto the grass catcher
frame.
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be used as a
mulcher. To convert to bagging or discharging:
REAR BAGGING (See Fig. 8)
• Open rear door and remove mulcher plug. Store
mulcher plug in a safe place.
• You can now install the grass catcher.
• To convert to mulching or discharging operation, install
mulcher plug into rear discharge opening of mower.
CAUTION: Do not run your lawn mower
without mulcher plug or approved grass
catcher in place. Never attempt to operate the lawn mower with the rear door
removed or propped open.
PIVOT PINS
REAR DOOR
GRASS
CATCHER
HANDLE
MULCHER PLUG
FIG. 8
SIDE DISCHARGING (See Fig. 9)
• Mulcher plug must be installed into rear discharge
opening of mower.
• Open mulcher door and install discharge deflector
under door as shown.
• Mower is now ready for discharging operation.
• To convert to mulching or bagging operation, discharge
deflector must be removed and mulcher door closed.
SIMPLE STEPS TO REMEMBER
WHEN CONVERTING YOUR LAWN MOWER
CATCHER FRAME HOOK
FIG. 6
TO EMPTY GRASS CATCHER (See Fig. 7)
1. Lift up on grass catcher using the frame handle.
2. Remove grass catcher with clippings from under lawn
mower handle.
3. Empty clippings from bag.
NOTE: Do not drag the bag when emptying; it will cause
unnecessary wear.
FOR MULCHING 1. Rear mulcher plug installed.
2. Mulcher door closed.
FOR REAR BAGGING 1. Rear mulcher plug removed.
2. Grass catcher installed.
3. Mulcher door closed.
FRAME
HANDLE
FOR SIDE DISCHARGING 1. Rear mulcher plug installed.
2. Discharge deflector installed.
CAUTION: Do not run your lawn mower
without mulcher plug or approved grass
catcher in place. Never attempt to operate the lawn mower with the rear door
removed or propped open.
FIG. 7
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OPERATION
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
ADD OIL (See Fig. 10)
Your lawnmower is shipped without oil in the engine. For type
and grade of oil to use, see “ENGINE” in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
CAUTION: DO NOT overfill engine with
oil, or it will smoke heavily from the muffler on startup.
1. Be sure lawnmower is level.
2. Remove oil fill cap / dipstick from oil fill spout.
3. Engine holds 18.5 ounces of oil. Pour oil slowly. Do
not overfill. Wait one minute to allow oil to settle. Use
gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert
dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. DO NOT thread the cap into the tube when taking reading.
4. Insert and tighten oil fill cap / dipstick.
OPEN MULCHER DOOR
INSTALL
DISCHARGE
DEFLECTOR
IMPORTANT:
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Check oil level before each use. Add oil if needed. Fill
to full line on dipstick.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or each
season. You may need to change the oil more often
under dusty, dirty conditions. See “TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL” in the Maintenance section of this manual.
OIL FILL CAP/
DIPSTICK
MOWER IS NOW READY FOR
DISCHARGING OPERATION
UPPER
MARK
GASOLINE
FILLER CAP
LOWER
MARK
FIG. 10
FIG. 9
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OPERATION
MOWING TIPS
ADD GASOLINE (See Fig. 10)
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Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with
a minimum of 87 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
CAUTION: Do not use de-thatcher blade
attachments on your mower. Such attachments are hazardous, will damage
yourmowerandcouldvoidyourwarranty.
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CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol
or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To
avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of
30 days or longer. Empty the gas tank,
start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use
fresh fuel next season. See Storage
Instructions for additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
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MULCHING MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT: FOR BEST PERFORMANCE, KEEP MOWER
HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND TRASH. SEE
“CLEANING”INTHEMAINTENANCESECTIONOFTHISMANUAL.
TO STOP ENGINE
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To stop engine, release operator presence control bar.
Wait until blade and all moving parts have stopped and
turn fuel valve to OFF position if you do not intend to
restart the engine soon.
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TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 11)
NOTE: Due to protective coatings on the engine, a small
amount of smoke may be present during the initial use of
the product and should be considered normal.
1. Be sure fuel valve is in the ON position.
2. Move choke lever to ON ( ) position.
3. Hold operator presence control bar down to the handle
and pull starter handle quickly. Do not allow starter rope
to snap back.
NOTE: The choke lever automatically begins moving to
the OFF position when operator presence control bar is
held down to handle.
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CHOKE LEVER
OFF
Under certain conditions, such as very tall grass, it
may be necessary to raise the height of cut to reduce
pushing effort and to keep from overloading the engine
and leaving clumps of grass clippings. It may also be
necessary to reduce ground speed and/or run the lawn
mower over the area a second time.
For extremely heavy cutting, reduce the width of cut
by overlapping previously cut path and mow slowly.
For better grass bagging and most cutting conditions,
the engine speed should be set in the fast position.
Pores in cloth grass catchers can become filled with
dirt and dust with use and catchers will collect less
grass. To prevent this, regularly hose catcher off with
water and let dry before using.
Keep top of engine around starter clear and clean of
grass clippings and chaff. This will help engine air flow
and extend engine life.
The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as
they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass
and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this
will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends
to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon.
At this time the grass has dried, yet the newly cut area
will not be exposed to direct sunlight.
For best results, adjust the lawn mower cutting height
so that the lawn mower cuts off only the top one-third
of the grass blades (See Fig. 12). If the lawn is overgrown it will be necessary to raise the height of cut to
reduce pushing effort and to keep from overloading
the engine and leaving clumps of mulched grass. For
extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut by
overlapping previously cut path and mow slowly.
MAX 1/3
ON
(
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OFF
ON
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FUEL VALVE LEVER
FIG. 11
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FIG. 12
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require
that an area be mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow
across (perpendicular) to the first cut path.
Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow
north to south one week then east to west the next week.
This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn.
MAINTENANCE
BEFORE
EACH
USE
AFTER
EACH
USE
EVERY
10
HOURS
EVERY
25 HOURS
OR SEASON
EVERY
100
HOURS
BEFORE
STORAGE
Check for Loose Fasteners
Clean / Inspect Grass Catcher *
Check Tires
Check Drive Wheels ***
Clean Lawn Mower ****
Clean under Drive Cover ***
Check Drive Belt / Pulleys ***
Check / Sharpen / Replace Blade
Lubrication
Clean and Recharge Battery **
Check Engine Oil level
Change Engine Oil
Clean Air Filter
Inspect Muffler
Replace Spark Plug
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Empty fuel system or add Stabilizer
* (if so equipped)
** Electric-Start mowers
*** Power-Propelled mowers
a scraper
**** Use
to clean under deck
1 - Change more often if operating under a heavy load or in high outdoor temperatures.
2 - Service more often if operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
4 - Charge 48 hours at end of season.
5 - And after each 5 hours of use.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION CHART
The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover items that
have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain
mower as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments
will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your
unit. At least once a season, check to see if you should
make any of the adjustments described in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
• At least once a year, replace the spark plug, clean or
replace air filter element and check blade for wear. A
new spark plug and clean/new air filter element assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better
and last longer.
• Follow the maintenance schedule in this manual.
BEFORE EACH USE
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check for loose fasteners.
➁ ENGINE OIL
➀ MULCHER
DOOR
HINGE PIN
➀ REAR DOOR HINGE
LUBRICATION
Keep unit well lubricated (See “LUBRICATION CHART”).
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OIL OR GREASE PLASTIC WHEEL
BEARINGS. VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST
AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE SELFLUBRICATING BEARINGS. IF YOU FEEL THEY MUST BE
LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE
TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY.
➀ HANDLE BRACKET MOUNTING PINS
➀ SPRAY LUBRICANT
➁ SEE “ENGINE” IN MAINTENANCE SECTION
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MAINTENANCE
LAWN MOWER
BLADE ADAPTER
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BLADE
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Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
DRIVE WHEELS
BLADE HARDENED
BOLT
WASHER
Check rear drive wheels each time you mow to be sure they
move freely. The wheels not turning freely means trash,
grass cuttings, etc., may be inside the drive wheel and dust
cover area and must be cleaned out to free drive wheels.
If necessary to clean drive wheels, check both rear wheels.
TRAILING EDGE
CRANKSHAFT
BELT
RETAINER
FIG. 13
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if
you do, be sure the blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause eventual damage to lawn
mower or engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, drive a nail into a beam or
wall. Leave about one inch of the straight nail exposed.
Place center hole of blade over the head of the nail.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
BLADE CARE
For best results, mower blade must be kept sharp. Replace
bent or damaged blades.
CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade
approved by the manufacturer of your
mower. Using a blade not approved
by the manufacturer of your mower is
hazardous, could damage your mower
and void your warranty.
TO REMOVE BLADE (See Fig. 13)
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place
wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.
2. Turn lawn mower on its side. Make sure air filter and
carburetor are up.
3. Use a wood block between blade and mower housing
to prevent blade from turning when removing blade bolt.
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
4. Remove blade bolt by turning counter-clockwise.
5. Remove blade and attaching hardware (bolt, lock washer
and hardened washer).
NOTE: Remove the blade adapter and check the key inside
hub of blade adapter. The key must be in good condition to
work properly. Replace adapter if damaged.
GRASS CATCHER
•
•
The grass catcher may be hosed with water, but must
be dry when used.
Check your grass catcher often for damage or deterioration. Through normal use it will wear. If catcher
needs replacing, replace only with approved replacement catcher shown in the Repair Parts section of this
manual. Give the lawn mower model number when
ordering.
GEAR CASE
•
TO REPLACE BLADE (See Fig. 13)
1. Position the blade adapter on the engine crankshaft. Be
sure key in adapter and crankshaft keyway are aligned.
2. Position blade on the blade adapter aligning the two
(2) holes in the blade with the raised lugs on the
adapter.
3. Be sure the trailing edge of blade (opposite sharp edge)
is up toward the engine.
4. Install the blade bolt with the lock washer and hardened
washer into blade adapter and crankshaft.
5. Use block of wood between blade and lawn mower
housing and tighten the blade bolt, turning clockwise.
• The recommended tightening torque is 35-40 ft. lbs.
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS HEAT TREATED. IF BOLT NEEDS
REPLACING, REPLACE ONLY WITH APPROVED BOLT SHOWN
IN THE REPAIR PARTS SECTION OF THIS MANUAL.
CRANKSHAFT
KEYWAY
LOCK
WASHER
TIRES
•
KEY
•
To keep your drive system working properly, the gear
case and area around the drive should be kept clean
and free of trash build-up. Clean under the drive cover
twice a season.
The gear case is filled with lubricant to the proper
level at the factory. The only time the lubricant needs
attention is if service has been performed on the gear
case.
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed by any non-road
engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs
must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's
service outlet.
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MAINTENANCE
7. Continue adding small amounts of oil and rechecking
the dipstick until it reads full. DO NOT overfill, or engine
will smoke on startup.
8. Always be sure retighten dipstick before starting engine.
9. Reconnect spark plug wire to spark plug.
LUBRICATION
Use only high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG–SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
OIL FILL CAP /
DIPSTICK
NOTE: Multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve
starting in cold weather, and you should check your engine
oil level frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least
once a year if the lawn mower is not used for 25 hours in
one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each five (5) hours of continuous use. Tighten oil
plug securely each time you check the oil level.
UPPER
MARK
LOWER
MARK
FIG. 15
AIR FILTER (See Fig. 16)
Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged by
using a dirty air filter. Replace the air filter every 100 hours of
operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service
air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 14 & 15)
NOTE: Before tipping lawn mower to drain oil, empty fuel
tank by running engine until fuel tank is empty.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place
wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.
2. Remove engine oil cap; lay aside on a clean surface.
3. Tip lawn mower on its side as shown and drain oil into
a suitable container. Rock lawn mower back and forth
to remove any oil trapped inside of engine.
TO CLEAN AIR FILTER
1. Remove cover.
2. Carefully remove cartridge.
3. Clean by gently tapping on a flat surface. If very dirty,
replace cartridge.
CAUTION: Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean
cartridge. They may cause deterioration
of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or
dry cartridge.
4. Install cartridge, then replace cover.
SLOT
TAB
CONTAINER
FIG. 14
4. Wipe off any spilled oil from mower or side of engine.
5. Fill engine with oil. The engine oil capacity is 18.5 oz.
If oil is not completely drained from engine, you may
not need the entire container of a 20 oz. bottle of oil.
Slowly pour 3/4 of the oil from the container down the
oil fill spout into the engine.
6. Wait one minute to allow oil to settle. Use guage on oil
fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into
the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. DO NOT
thread the cap into the tube when taking reading.
CARTRIDIGE
FILTER COVER
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FIG. 16
MAINTENANCE
MUFFLER
3. Close mulcher door (if equipped).
4. Connect a garden hose to the fitting where shown.
Inspect and replace corroded muffler as it could create a
fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG
IMPORTANT: BE SURE THE GARDEN HOSE IS NOT ROUTED
UNDER THE LAWN MOWER HOUSING OR ENTANGLED IN
THE WHEELS.
Replace spark plug at the beginning of each mowing season
or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in the
“PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.
5. Turn on water supply and check for leaks at the fitting.
If no leaks are present, start engine (as described in the
Operation section of this manual) and let engine run until
the underside of the lawn mower is clean.
CLEANING
WARNING: Do not engage the drive
system during the washout process.
IMPORTANT: FOR BEST PERFORMANCE, KEEP MOWER
HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND TRASH. CLEAN
THE UNDERSIDE OF YOUR MOWER AFTER EACH USE.
6. Shut off the engine.
7. Shut off water supply and remove hose from fitting.
CAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where
it cannot come in contact with plug.
•
•
•
•
CAUTION: Do not remove hose from
fitting while engine is running. Water
in engine can result in shortened engine life.
Clean the underside of your lawn mower by scraping
to remove build-up of grass and trash.
Clean engine often to keep trash from accumulating.
A clogged engine runs hotter and shortens engine life.
Keep finished surfaces / wheels free of gasoline, oil, etc.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean
lawn mower unless the electrical system, muffler, air
filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in shortened engine life.
8. Start engine (as described in the Operation section
of this manual) and let engine run for a full minute to
remove excess water from mower.
HOSE
CLEAN 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 drive cover.
WATER WASHOUT FEATURE (See Fig. 17)
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 process.
2. Remove grass catcher and discharge chute assembly
from lawn mower.
FITTING
FIG. 17
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CAUTION: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Release control bar and stop engine.
2. Make sure the blade and all moving parts have completely stopped.
3. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place where it cannot come in contact with plug.
LAWN MOWER
REAR DEFLECTOR
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT
The rear deflector, attached between the rear wheels of
your mower, is provided to minimize the possibility that
objects will be thrown out of the rear of the mower into
the operator's mowing position. If the deflector becomes
damaged, it should be replaced.
See “TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT” in the Operation
section of this manual.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REMOVE DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 18 & 19)
TO ADJUST HANDLE (See Figs. 20–22)
1. Remove drive cover and belt keeper.
2. Remove belt from gearcase pulley.
3. Turn lawn mower on its side with air filter and carburetor down.
4. Remove blade and blade adapter.
The handle can be mounted in a high or low position. The
mounting holes in the bottom of lower handle are off center
for raising or lowering the handle.
1. Remove upper handle and wire tie(s) securing cable(s)
to lower handle.
2. Remove hairpin cotters from lower handle bracket
mounting pin.
3. Squeeze lower handle in to remove it from mounting
pins.
4. Turn lower handle over to raise or lower handle.
5. Squeeze lower handle in and position holes onto
mounting pins on handle bracket.
6. Reassemble upper handle and all parts removed from
lower handle.
DRIVE
COVER
SQUEEZE
TO ADJUST
GEARCASE
PULEY
LOWER HANDLE
MOUNTING PIN
HANDLE
BRACKET
BELT
HAIRPIN COTTER
BELT
KEEPER
FIG. 20
FIG. 18
BLADE ADAPTER
KEY
MOWING
POSITION
CRANKSHAFT
KEYWAY
MOWING
POSITION
BLADE
LOCK
WASHER
HANDLE
BRACKET
HAIRPIN
COTTER
MOUNTING PIN
LOW POSITION
BLADE HARDENED
BOLT
WASHER
TRAILING EDGE
CRANKSHAFT
BELT
RETAINER
FIG. 21
FIG. 19
TO REPLACE DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 20 & 21)
1. Place new drive belt on blade adapter pulley, inside
tabs of belt retainer.
2. Route the other end of the new drive belt through hole
in housing.
3. Reinstall blade.
4. Return mower to upright position.
5. Install new belt on gearcase pulley.
6. Reinstall belt keeper and drive cover.
NOTE: Always use factory approved belt to assure proper
fit and long life.
LOWER
HANDLE
ROTATE
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FIG. 22
HIGH POSITION
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
ENGINE
CARBURETOR
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control
devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine
repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's
service outlet.
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not
operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems,
take your lawn mower to an authorized service center for
repair and/or adjustment.
IMPORTANT: NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE GOVERNOR,
WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED.
OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE THE FACTORY HIGH
SPEED SETTING CAN BE DANGEROUS. IF YOU THINK THE
ENGINE-GOVERNED HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING,
CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER,
WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND EXPERIENCE TO
MAKE ANY NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS.
ENGINE SPEED
Your engine speed has been factory set. Do not attempt to
increase engine speed or it may result in personal injury. If
you believe that the engine is running too fast or too slow,
take your lawn mower to an authorized service center for
repair and adjustment.
STORAGE
Immediately prepare your mower for storage at the end of
the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more.
SQUEEZE
TO ADJUST
LAWN MOWER
LOWER HANDLE
When lawn mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean
it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in
a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire lawn mower (See “CLEANING” in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
2. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this
manual.
3. Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and pins are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
4. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
FIG. 23
MOWING
POSITION
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
CONTROL
BAR
HANDLE (See Figs. 23 and 24)
FOLD
FORWARD
FOR
STORAGE
You can fold your lawn mower handle for storage.
1. Squeeze the bottom ends of the lower handle toward
each other until the lower handle clears the handle
bracket, then move handle forward.
2. Loosen upper handle mounting bolts enough to allow
upper handle to be folded back.
UPPER
HANDLE
IMPORTANT: WHEN FOLDING THE HANDLE FOR STORAGE
OR TRANSPORTATION, BE SURE TO FOLD THE HANDLE AS
SHOWN OR YOU MAY DAMAGE THE CONTROL CABLES.
•
When setting up your handle from the storage position,
the lower handle will automatically lock into the mowing
position.
HANDLE
KNOB
LOWER
HANDLE
15
FIG. 24
STORAGE
ENGINE
CYLINDER
FUEL SYSTEM
1. Remove spark plug.
2. Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole
into cylinder.
3. Pull starter handle slowly a few times to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug.
IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS
FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS
SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL HOSE, OR
TANK DURING STORAGE. ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS
(CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL)
CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION
AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING STORAGE. ACIDIC GAS
CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN
STORAGE.
OTHER
•
•
•
Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting
it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage.
Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to
allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty
the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
•
•
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
If possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to give
protection from dust and dirt.
Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe, which allows condensation to form and
will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER MOWER WHILE ENGINE AND
EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
CAUTION: Never store the lawn mower
with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open
flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See “ENGINE” in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
PROBLEM
Does not start
CAUSE
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Out of fuel.
3. Stale fuel.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Loss of power
CORRECTION
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Fill fuel tank.
3. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh,
clean gasoline.
Water in fuel.
4. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh,
clean gasoline.
Spark plug wire is disconnected.
5. Connect wire to plug.
Bad spark plug.
6. Replace spark plug.
Loose blade or broken blade adapter.
7. Tighten blade bolt or replace blade adapter.
Control bar in released position.
8. Depress control bar to handle.
Control bar defective.
9. Replace control bar.
Fuel valve lever (if equipped) in OFF position. 10. Turn fuel valve lever to the ON position.
Weak battery (if equipped).
11. Charge battery.
Disconnected battery connector (if equipped). 12. Connect battery to engine.
1. Rear of lawn mower housing or cutting
blade dragging in heavy grass.
2. Cutting too much grass.
3. Dirty air filter.
4. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under
mower.
5. Too much oil in engine.
6. Walking speed too fast.
1. Raise cutting height.
Poor cut –
uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Wheel heights uneven.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under
mower.
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
2. Set all wheels at same height.
3. Clean underside of mower housing.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent engine crankshaft.
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a qualified service center.
Starter rope
hard to pull
1. Engine flywheel brake is on when control
bar is released.
2. Bent engine crankshaft.
3. Blade adapter broken.
4. Blade dragging in grass.
1. Depress control bar to upper handle before
pulling starter rope.
2. Contact a qualified service center.
3. Replace blade adapter.
4. Move lawn mower to cut grass or other
hard surface before starting.
2. Raise cutting height.
3. Clean/replace air filter.
4. Clean underside of mower housing.
5. Check oil level.
6. Cut at slower walking speed.
Grass catcher
1. Cutting height too low.
not filling
2. Lift on blade worn off.
(if so equipped) 3. Catcher not venting air.
1. Raise cutting height.
2. Replace blade.
3. Clean grass catcher.
Hard to push
1. Grass is too high or wheel height is too low.
2. Rear of lawn mower housing or cutting
blade dragging in heavy grass.
3. Grass catcher too full.
4. Handle height position not right for you.
1. Raise cutting height.
2. Raise rear of lawn mower housing one (1)
setting higher.
3. Empty grass catcher.
4. Adjust handle height to suit.
Loss of drive
(or slowing of
drive speed)
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Belt wear.
Belt off of pulley.
Drive cable worn or broken.
“Loose” drive control system.
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Check/replace drive belt.
Check/reinstall drive belt.
Put belt on pulleys / replace belts if broken.
Adjust drive control.
Consumer Wheeled Products - Limited Warranty
Husqvarna warrants to the original retail purchaser that this Husqvarna® product is free from defects in material or workmanship under normal use
and maintenance from the date of retail purchase for the applicable Warranty Period shown on Exhibit A. This Limited Warranty may not be transferred
to any subsequent purchaser of this Husqvarna® product. Certain components (e.g., engines and transmissions) are excluded from coverage, and other
limitations apply, as described in this document. Husqvarna will repair or replace at its discretion, any defective product or part covered by the Limited
Warranty, free of charge at any authorized Husqvarna Servicing Dealer/Center using original OEM Husqvarna replacement parts, subject to the
limitations and exclusions described below. Husqvarna does not offer an over-the-counter exchange program.
DISCLAIMERS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
1. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE SOLE EXPRESS WARRANTY PROVIDED BY HUSQVARNA AND THERE ARE NO
WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE HEREOF, EXCEPT AS MAY BE PROVIDED BY LAW. THIS WARRANTY IS
GIVEN ONLY BY HUSQVARNA, AND MAY BE MODIFIED ONLY BY HUSQVARNA. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE FINAL EXPRESSION OF OUR
AGREEMENT, AND IS A COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE TERMS OF THAT AGREEMENT. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY BASED ON LOCALITY
2. LIMITED DURATION. ANY WARRANTY THAT MAY BE IMPLIED BY LAW (INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE AND IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY) IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE
WARRANTY PERIOD UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. SOME LOCALITIES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED
WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
3. EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. SOME LOCALITIES, INCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
LIABILITY FOR INJURY TO PERSON OR FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE FAULT OF THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. AS SUCH, SOME OF THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE
ABOVE REMEDIES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES FOR ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. NO OTHER REMEDY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES, INJURY TO PERSON OR
PROPERTY, OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS SHALL BE AVAILABLE, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY
DISCLAIMED.
4. Engines, Transmissions and certain other components are NOT covered. This Limited Warranty does not cover any of the following:
(a) Engines and Attachments.Except where otherwise indicated on Exhibit A, all Engines and Attachments are not covered by this Limited Warranty. In most cases, these
items are NOT manufactured by Husqvarna in which case they may be covered separately by their respective manufacturer's warranties if one is provided and included with
the product at the time of purchase. All such claims must be submitted and sent to the appropriate manufacturer or as otherwise directed in those separate warranties.
Husqvarna is not authorized to handle warranty adjustments or repairs on engines manufactured by Briggs & Stratton, Honda, Kawasaki, or Kohler (with the exception of
models equipped with LCT engines). Husqvarna does not assume any warranty obligation of the other manufacturers' engines under this Limited Warranty.
(b) Transmissions. Except where otherwise indicated on ExhibitA, Transmission / Transaxle (including Drive Systems) are not covered by this Limited Warranty. In most
cases, these items are NOT manufactured by Husqvarna in which case they may be covered separately by their respective manufacturer's warranties if one is provided and
included with the product at the time of purchase. The following transmission / transaxle manufacturers, Dana, Hydro-Gear, Tuff-Torq provide a warranty for the
transmission / transaxle to the ultimate purchaser or to Husqvarna. Husqvarna will assign the transmission / transaxle manufacturer's warranty or any rights thereof to the
original purchaser of the unit. To obtain transmission / transaxle warranty service, first contact the retailer who you purchased the unit from. Should you require assistance
or have any questions concerning transmission / transaxle warranty coverage, contact Husqvarna directly at our website www.husqvarna.com or call 800-487-5951 (US) or
800-805-5523 (Canada) for an authorized Husqvarna service provider. All such claims must be submitted and sent to the appropriate manufacturer or as otherwise directed
in those separate warranties. Husqvarna is not authorized to handle warranty adjustments or repairs on transmissions or transaxles. Husqvarna does not assume any
obligations under this Limited Warranty for the above listed manufacturers (for exceptions - see Exhibit A).
(c) Expendable Parts. This Limited Warranty does not cover general maintenance parts and items ("Expendable Parts"), including without limitation spark plugs, bulbs,
filters, lubricants, starter cords, belts, blades, and blade adapters.
(d) Emissions Control Components. This Limited Warranty does not cover Emissions control equipment and components to the extent regulated by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency or similar state, provincial or federal agencies. Such equipment and components are covered by a separate emission control warranty statement supplied
with your new product. Please consult this separate warranty statement for details.
5. Any COMMERCIAL, INSTITUTIONAL, AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL, INCOME PRODUCING, or RENTAL use will result in either
No Warranty or a Shortened Warranty Period. Depending on the product, there is either NO WARRANTY (whether statutory, contractual or
otherwise) or a reduced warranty if the product is used for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, income producing, or rental purposes and, in
such circumstances, this Limited Warranty is offered instead of and replaces any warranty regime provided for by law. Please refer to Exhibit A.
6. Reconditioned or Refurbished Products have a 30 Day Limited Warranty. Under this Limited Warranty, Certified Factory Reconditioned or
Refurbished products have a 30 Day Limited Warranty for parts and labor for Non-Commercial Use. Products are only reconditioned at the Husqvarna
Factory.
7. Owner's (Your) Responsibilities. To preserve your rights under this Limited Warranty, you must exercise reasonable care and use of the product,
including, following the preventative maintenance, storage, fuel and oil usages as prescribed in the enclosed operator's manual. For example, the
following items are the Owner's responsibility and are not covered by this Limited Warranty:
a. Set-up and pre-delivery service, and engine tune-ups;
b. Adjustments after the first (30) thirty days of purchase and beyond, such as throttle cable, belt guides adjustments; and
c. Preventative maintenance as outlined in the operator's manual.
In addition, you must cease using the product immediately upon any failure or damage. The product should be taken to an authorized Husqvarna
servicing dealer prior to any further use.
8. Damages resulting from normal aging, wear and tear or neglect are NOT covered. The Limited Warranty does not cover damage other than
that resulting from defects in material or workmanship. The following are NOT considered defects in material or workmanship, and therefore are NOT
covered.
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(a)
Abrasion to mower decks;
(b)
Tires damaged by external punctures;
(c)
Natural discoloration of materials due to ultraviolet light;
(d)
Damage to cutting equipment by way of contact with, rocks, or other non-approved materials and/or structures;
In addition, this Limited Warranty does not cover damages, malfunctions or failures resulting from abuse or neglect of the product related to or including
any of the following:
(e)
Failure to provide or perform required maintenance services as prescribed in the operator's manual;
(f)
Abuse, misuse, neglect, modifications, alterations, normal wear, improper servicing, use of unauthorized attachments, Lack of lubrication or
engine failure, due to the use of oils that do not meet Engine manufacturer's specifications;
(g)
Use of gasohol, containing methanol (wood alcohol). Gasohol which contains a maximum 10% ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE
(methyl/tertiary/butyl/ether) is approved;
(h)
Use of ether or any starting fluids;
(i)
Pressure cleaning or steam cleaning the product;
(j)
Use of spark plugs other than those meeting emission performance requirements listed in the operator's manual;
(k)
Tampering with engine speed governor or emission components, or running engines above specified and recommended engine speeds as
listed in your operator's manual;
(l)
Operation of the unit with improperly installed/removed or modified cutting shields, guards, or safety devices;
(m)
Any removed/damaged air filter, excessive dirt, abrasives, salt water, moisture, corrosion, rust, varnish, stale fuel, or any adverse reaction due
to incorrect storage procedures;
(n)
Failures due to improper set up, pre-delivery service or repair service by anyone other than an authorized Husqvarna servicing dealer during
the warranty period;
(o)
Dirt contaminated grease or oil, use of incorrect type of greases or oils, failure to comply with recommended greasing intervals, water or
moisture damage, and/or improper storage;
(p) Sprayers pumping or spraying caustic or flammable materials, lack of or broken strainers; or
(q) Continued use of product, after initial operational problem or failure occurs.
9. Reinforced Stamped (Armor Protected) 10 Year Limited & Fabricated Limited Lifetime, Deck Warranties. These Limited Warranties are for
the deck shell only – mechanical components/parts such as belts, pulleys, spindle housings, bearings, blades, rods, height adjusters, caster/anti scalp
wheels etc… are NOT covered. The Limited Lifetime Warranty does not cover damage other than that resulting from defects in material or
workmanship. The following are NOT considered defects in material or workmanship, and therefore are NOT covered:
(a) Abrasion to mower decks, including sand wear;
(b)
Damage to cutting equipment by way of contact with, rocks, or other non-approved materials and/or structures;
(c)
Rust and corrosion; and
(d)
Natural discoloration of paint or other materials due to ultraviolet light.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
10. Authorized Husqvarna Servicing Dealer/Center. In order to obtain warranty coverage it is your responsibility (at your expense) to deliver or ship
your Husqvarna unit to an authorized Husqvarna Servicing Dealer/Center and arrange for pick-up or return of your unit after the repairs have been made.
If you do not know the location of your nearest authorized Husqvarna Servicing Dealer, call Husqvarna, at 1-800-487-5951 during the hours of 8:00 AM
to 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, or visit www.husqvarna.com. Should you require assistance or have questions concerning this Limited Warranty, you
may contact us at 800-487-5951 (US) or 800-805-5523 (Canada) during the hours of 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time or contact us through
the web at www.husqvarna.com.
11. Documentation Required. You must maintain and present Proof of purchase (including date, product model and, if applicable, engine serial
number) to an authorized Husqvarna Servicing Dealer for warranty service under this Limited Warranty. Proof of purchase rests solely with you.
Husqvarna encourages you to register your product online at www.usa.husqvarna.com (US & Canada) to help ensure, among other things, that you can
be notified of important product information. However, registering your product is not a condition of warranty service.
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Consumer Wheeled Limited Warranty Chart 2012
Product/Component
Riding Lawn Tractors:
Frame, Chassis, Front Axle
Engine*
Transmission (if made by Husqvarna/Peerless)
Transmission (if third party)**
XLS Models only - stamped deck shell. Armor
Protected Limited Warranty
Fabricated Deck shell. Limited Lifetime Warranty
Battery
Other Non-Expendable Components
Residential Zero Turn Mowers ( RZ Only )
Engine*
Transmission **
RZ4623 (967009801 & 967009802)
RZ5426 (967003601 & 967003602) - stamped deck
shell. Armor Protected Limited Warranty
Fabricated Deck shell. Limited Lifetime Warranty
Battery
Other Non-Expendable Components
Residential Zero Turn Mowers ( MZ & EZ )
Engine*
Transmission **
MZ5424S & MZ5425S (967003901 & 25021) stamped deck shell. Armor Protected Limited
Warranty
Commercial (any commercial,
professional, institutional, agricultural, or
income producing use, other than
Rental Use)
5 Years
*
No Warranty
*
No Warranty
*
3 Years
**
No Warranty
**
No Warranty
**
10 Years
***
1 Year Pro-rated
3 Years
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
*
**
*
No Warranty
*
No Warranty
10 Years
***
1 Year Pro-rated
3 Years
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
*
**
*
**
*
**
10 Years
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
1 Year
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
*
90 days
No Warranty
*
90 days
No Warranty
*
No Warranty
No Warranty
*
No Warranty
No Warranty
*
1 Year
*
90 days
*
No Warranty
No Warranty
*
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
*
No Warranty
No Warranty
*
No Warranty
No Warranty
*
2 Years
2 Years
*
No Warranty
No Warranty
Fabricated Deck shell. Limited Lifetime Warranty
***
Battery
1 Year Pro-rated
Other Non-Expendable Components
3 Years
LE475 Edger, Tillers, Snow Throwers
*
Engine*
Other Non-Expendable Components
2 Years
***
Tiller Tines
Walk Behind Mowers, High Wheel Trimmer
*
Engine*
Battery
1 Year Pro-rated
Other Non-Expendable Components
3 Years
Hovering Trimmers
*
Engine*
Other Non-Expendable Components
2 Years
Front Mounted Deck Riders
*
Engine*
Transmission
2 Years
Other Non-Expendable Components
2 Years
Cultivators
Battery
1 Year Pro-rated
Other Non-Expendable Components
2 Years
Pressure Washers
Model 5525PW:
*
Engine*
Pump
2 Years
Other Non-Expendable Components
2 Years
All other Pressure Washers (6027PW, 9032PW, 1340PW)
*
Engine*
Pump
2 Years
Other Non-Expendable Components
2 Years
Generators
Engine*
Other Non-Expendable Components*
Spreaders
Exhibit A
Rental (any
rental usage)
Consumer (personal,
household use only)
*
*
*2 Years (2nd Year Parts
Only)
*2 Years-1365GN (2nd Year Parts Only)
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*
No Warranty
Consumer Wheeled Limited Warranty Chart 2012
Consumer (personal,
household use only)
Product/Component
Spreader
Robotic Mowers
Robotic Mower
Battery
Parts & Accessories (if purchased)
Accessories (e.g., grass catcher, bumper guard
accessories, etc.
Parts (e.g., belts, blades, etc.)
Parts & Accessories (if replaced in Warranty Service)
Replacement parts and/or accessories provided
under this Limited Warranty are warranted only for
the BALANCE of the warranty period applicable to
the part or accessory that was replaced.
Exhibit A
Rental (any
rental usage)
1 Year
Commercial (any commercial,
professional, institutional, agricultural, or
income producing use, other than
Rental Use)
1 Year
2 Years
1 Year
90 days
1 Year
90 days
1 Year
1 Year
30 days
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
No Warranty
1 Year
See to left
See to left
See to left
Consumer
Commercial
Rental
* See Separate Engine Manufacturer's or Manufacturer's warranty. LCT Engines on specific Snow Throwers & Tillers, warranty through
Husqvarna.
** See reference 1 (b) of the warranty statement.
RZ - Two (2) Year Consumer warranty, parts & labor, with Hydro-Gear Distributor network.
EZ - One (1) Year Commercial warranty, parts & labor, with Husqvarna.
Two (2) Year Consumer warranty, parts & labor, with Hydro-Gear Distributor network.
MZ - Two (2) Year Commercial warranty, parts & labor, with Hydro-Gear Distributor network.
*** "Limited Lifetime Warranty" on Tiller tines and Fabricated Deck shell is for the life of the product or 7 (seven) years after the last date of the
complete unit's final production, whichever comes first. Deck Shell replacement will be limited to a maximum of two (2) decks within the Limited
Lifetime Warranty.
Armor Protected Stamped Deck Shell Example Below
Armor Protected
Stamped Deck Shell
Reinforced area
Fabricated Deck Shell Example Below
Stamped Deck Shell below, NOT reinforced
No reinforced area
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