MTD 41M Operator`s manual

Safe Operation
Practices • Set-Up • Operation
• Maintenance
• Service • Troubleshooting
• Warranty
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Push Mower m Model 41M
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHiO 44136-0019
PrintedIn USA
FormNo.769-04528
(November20,2008)
1
ToTheOwner
ThankYou
Thank you for purchasing
a Lawn Mower
manufactured
by
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MTD LLC. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent
performance
when properly operated and maintained.
Please read this entire manual
It instructs
prior to operating
your machine.
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you how to safely and easily set up, operate
maintain
carefully
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satisfaction
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from the operating
position
recommended
safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
The engine
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and features discussed and/or illustrated
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to all models.
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Table of Contents
Safe Operation
Practices ........................................
3
Assembly & Set-Up ..................................................
Controls & Features ................................................
9
12
Operation
13
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Maintenance
&Adjustment. .................................
Service .....................................................................
Troubleshooting
Engine Operation
14
16
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Before setting
up and operating
information
model
in the provided
plate by standing
Department,
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Engine Maintenance
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Illustrated
Parts List ..............................................
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26
Warranty
32
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importantSafeOperationPractices
WARNING:
This symbol
could endanger
all instructions
points out important
the personal
safety and/or
in this manual
with these instructions
before
property
attempting
may result in personal
When you see this symbol.
safety instructions
of yourself
to operate
which,
if not followed,
and others.
this machine.
Read and follow
Failure to comply
injury.
HEED ITS WARNING!
CALIFORNIA
PROPOSITION
65
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents,
and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive
,A
WARNING:
Battery
compounds,
harm.
posts, terminals,
chemicals
known
and related
to the State of California
this manual.
operator
was built to be operated
As with any type of power
result in serious injury
equipment,
objects.
6.
operation.
Keep this manual
reference
3.
This machine
Therefore,
personal
and the proper
use
exercise extreme
has been designed
caution
to perform
8.
at all
fingers,
hands,
could
inspect the area where the equipment
is to be
which
one job:
Plan your mowing
by an adult.
should
who are familiar
be allowed
material
to use this
or a thrown
zone behind
to ricochet
object
back
injury,
handles and keep children,
and pets at least 75 feet from
Stop machine
if anyone
mower
enters area.
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation and while performing
an adjustment
or repair
your eyes. Thrown
objects
which
ricochet
can
to the eyes.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled
work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Shirts and pants that cover the arms
and legs and steel-toed
operate
weight
11.
against a wall or obstruction,
To help avoid blade contact
helpers
of material
and the like. Also,
material
cause serious injury
with these
can cause serious
to avoid discharge
bystanders
which may cause discharged
toward the operator.
to protect
10.
individuals
pattern
roads, sidewalks,
while it is in operation.
9.
over or picked up
objects
injury.
bystanders,
purpose.
could be tripped
by the blade. Thrown
stay in operator
the instructions
and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
rules of safe operation
machine.
of amputating
safety instructions
objects,
and thrown
toward
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
Only responsible
Thoroughly
foreign
7.
piece of power equipment,
to mow grass. Do not use it for any other
5.
or error on the part of the
the following
avoid discharging
Be completely
familiar with the controls
of this machine before operating
it.
is a precision
in a safe
and for ordering
2.
times. This machine
in
used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys and other
place for future and regular
replacement
parts
not a plaything.
is capable
practices
or death.
Read this operator's manual carefully in its entirety before
attempting
to assemble this machine. Read, understand,
and follow all instructions
on the machine and in the
before
to the safe operation
carelessness
Failure to observe
GeneralOperation
4.
lead and lead
to cause cancer and reproductive
according
can result in serious injury. This machine
toes and feet and throwing
manuals)
contain
harm. Wash hands after handling.
DANGER: This machine
1.
accessories
this machine
shoes are recommended.
or light-
(e.g. canvas) shoes.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
cutting
Never
in bare feet, sandals, slippery
deck. Contact
hands, toes and feet.
parts or under the
with blade can amputate
fingers,
12. Amissing
ordamaged
discharge
cover
cancause
blade
contact
orthrown
object
injuries.
13. Many
injuries
occur
asaresult
ofthemower
beingpulled
overthefootduring
afallcaused
byslipping
ortripping.
Donotholdontothemower
ifyouarefalling;
release
the
handle
immediately.
14. Never
pullthemower
back
toward
youwhileyouare
walking.
Ifyoumustback
themower
away
fromawallor
obstruction
firstlookdownandbehind
toavoid
tripping
andthenfollowthese
steps:
a. Stepback
frommower
tofullyextend
yourarms.
b. Besureyouarewellbalanced
withsure
footing.
c. Pullthemower
backslowly,
nomore
thanhalfway
toward
you.
d. Repeat
these
steps
asneeded.
15.
Do not operate
alcohol
16.
while
under the influence
while
The blade control
starting
handle
to bypass its operation.
inoperative
mechanism
(kickback)
28.
injury
through
If you feel you are losing your footing,
blade control handle immediately
rotating within three seconds.
Mow only in daylight
run.
20.
Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
21.
If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the engine and check immediately for the cause. Vibration
is generally a warning of trouble.
23.
Never operate mower without proper trail shield, discharge
cover, grass catcher, blade control handle or other safety
protective devices in place and working. Never operate
mower with damaged safety devices. Failure to do so can
result in personal injury.
24.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
25.
Never attempt
adjustment
26.
to make a wheel or cutting
while
height
the engine is running.
the manufacturer.
made for this machine
Failure to do so can result in personal
injury.
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Mow across
extreme
Watch
the face of slopes;
caution
SECTION 2 --
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
PRACTICES
when
for holes,
which can cause
obstacles.
never
changing
ruts, rocks,
by
on a sloped or
serious personal
up and down.
direction
hidden
Exercise
on slopes.
objects,
or bumps
you to slip or trip. Tall grass can hide
Always be sure of your footing.
A slip and fall can cause
injury. If you feel you are losing your
handle immediately
three (3) seconds.
and
Do Not:
1.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments, you
could lose your footing or balance.
2.
Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees as shown on
the slope gauge.
3.
Do not mow on wet grass. Unstable footing could cause
slipping.
Children
Tragic accidents
presence
can occur if the operator
of children.
and the mowing
They do not understand
Never assume that children
1.
Keep children
is not alert to the
Children are often attracted
activity.
to the mower
the dangers.
will remain where you last saw them.
out of the mowing
care of a responsible
area and under watchful
adult other than the operator.
2.
Be alert and turn mower
3.
Before and while moving
down for small children.
4.
Use extreme care when approaching
blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child who may run into the mower.
5.
Keep children away from hot or running
suffer burns from a hot muffler.
6.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions
Only use parts and accessories
this machine
Do:
light. Walk, never
Shut the engine off and wait until the blade comes to
a complete stop before removing the grass catcher or
unclogging the chute. The cutting blade continues to
rotate for a few seconds after the blade control is released.
Never place any part of the body in the blade area until you
are sure the blade has stopped rotating.
which
on slopes requires extra
balance, release the blade control
the blade will stop rotating within
release the
in this manual,
hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees, do not mow it.
3.
19.
22.
are not covered
measure slopes before operating
and the blade will stop
or good artificial
occur which
faster than
bruises or sprains
caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not mow it. For your
safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this manual to
handle
Never operate the mower in wet grass. Always be sure of
your footing. A slip and fall can cause serious personal
injury.
If situations
can result in severe injury. Operation
must operate easily in both directions and automatically
return to the disengaged
position when released.
18.
of starter cord
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents,
is a safety device. Never attempt
blade. The blade control
Rapid retraction
will pull hand and arm toward engine
Slope Operation
2.
and may result in personal
pull cord slowly until resistance
use care and good judgement.
Contact Customer Support
for assistance or the name of the nearest service dealer.
Doing so makes the safety device
with the rotating
engine,
you can let go. Broken bones, fractures,
could result.
on machines
engine.
When starting
is felt, then pull rapidly.
1.
Do not engage the self-propelled
contact
of
or drugs.
so equipped
17.
the mower
27.
off if a child enters the area.
backwards,
and safe operation
and on the machine
adult.
and be trained
look behind and
engines.
practices
They can
in this manual
and supervised
by an
Service
3.
Check the blade and engine
intervals
To avoid personal
care in handling
injury
or property
damage
gasoline. Gasoline
is extremely
can ignite. Wash your skin and change
flammable
clothes
original
3.
Use only an approved
Never fill containers
gasoline
container.
inside a vehicle
4.
Remove gas-powered
equipment
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight
equipment
7.
trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible,
then refuel such equipment
on a trailer with a portable
container,
5.
rather than from a gasoline
Keep the nozzle in contact
container
opening
at all times
not use a nozzle lock-open
6.
Extinguish
of ignition.
all cigarettes,
dispenser
until fueling
below
of filler neck to provide
bottom
no more than I inch
heater, furnace,
or fuel container
clothes dryer or other
To reduce fire hazard, keep machine
or other debris build-up.
near an open
discharge
cover, and trail shield
could expose
to be thrown.
check components
For safety
and replace
do not meet the original
equipment
performance
specifications
and compromise
gas appliances.
11.
Clean up oil or fuel spillage
to cool at least 5 minutes
before
and
storing.
Engine exhaust
contains
carbon
monoxide,
area.
an odorless
Check fuel line, tank, cap, and fittings
repairing,
blade and all moving
spark plug wire and ground
starting.
or inspecting,
parts have stopped.
make certain the
Disconnect
or over-speed
safe
frequently
12.
Do not crank engine with spark plug removed.
13.
Maintain
or replace
safety and instruction
for cracks
labels, as
14.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations. Improper
disposal of fluids and materials can harm the environment.
15.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA),
this product
has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
At the end of the Average Useful
inspected
annually
the
against the engine to prevent
by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents,
gas.
Before cleaning,
unintended
or in a poorly ventilated
setting
the maximum
speed of the engine.
Life have the machine
indoors
governor
controls
or 140 hours of operation.
Never run an engine
and deadly
the engine's
The governor
or leaks. Replace if necessary.
free of grass, leaves,
any fuel soaked debris.
machine
Do not change
necessary.
GeneralService:
2.
frequently
the engine.
securely.
engine.
Never store the machine
10.
flame, spark or pilot light as on a water heater, space
I.
components,
parts or allow objects
operating
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment.
Move machine to another area. Wait 5 minutes before
Allow
height
the engine is running.
may lead to improper
for fuel expansion.
1I.
14.
Repair the
the mower.
safety!"
fuel tank. Filltankto
remove
for any damage.
and operating
to make a wheel or cutting
while
Grass catcher
which
before
Replace gasoline cap and tighten
13.
Never attempt
starting
immediately
with original equipment
manufacturer's
(O.E.M.) parts only, listed in this manual. "Use of parts
is hot or
I0.
12.
inspect the mower
before
protection,
vapors will
Allow engine to cool at least two minutes
Never overfill
starting
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine.
moving
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while engine
with safety devices. Check their proper
are subject to wear and damage which
cigars, pipes and other sources
because flammable
to be sure the
condition.
regularly.
adjustment
9.
8.
9.
8.
Do
device.
Never fuel machine indoors
accumulate in the area.
running.
refueling.
Never tamper
damage
nozzle.
is complete.
7.
is in safe working
Thoroughly
with the rim of the fuel tank or
may lead to improper
safety!"
5.
operation
from the truck or
specifications
and compromise
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
6.
on the
blade
4.
or on a truck or trailer
bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers
ground away from your vehicle before filling.
equipment
performance
immediately.
2.
inspect
Replace blade with
the original equipment
manufacture's
(O.E.M.) blade only,
listed in this manual. "Use of parts which do not meet the
use extreme
and the vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can
occur when gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes,
which
bolts at frequent
Also, visually
for damage (e.g., bent, cracked, worn)
SafeHandling Of Gas01ine:
I.
mounting
for proper tightness.
injuries
or death
Donot modify engine
To avoid serious injury
or death, do not modify
engine
in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory
setting
SECTION
of engine
2 --
governor.
IMPORTANT
SAFE
OPERATION
PRACTICES
S
SparkArrestor
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified
to operate
may include
the following
Modification
(EM), Oxidizing
Injection
on regular
emission
unleaded
control
gasoline,
and
internal combustion
engine and should not be used
WARNING:
This machine is equipped with an
on or near any unimproved
forest-covered,
brush
i_ll
systems: Engine
Catalyst (OC), Secondary
Air
(SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
covered
or grass-covered
exhaust
system is equipped
meeting
applicable
order by the operator.
above is required
with a spark arrester
local or state laws (if any).
Ira spark arrester is used, it should
working
land unless the engine's
be maintained
in effective
In the State of California
by law (Section
4442 of the California
the
Public
Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws
apply on federal
lands.
A spark attester for the muffler is available through your
nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department,
6
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SECTION 2 --
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
PRACTICES
RO. Box 361131 Cleveland,
Ohio 44136-0019.
Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear
machine before attempting
to assemble and operate.
on this product.
Read, understand,
and follow
all instructions
on the
READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand,
assemble
and follow
all instructions
in the manual(s) before
attempting
to
and operate
DANGER -- ROTATING BLADES
To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate
or grass catcher is in its proper place. If damaged,
unless discharge
cover
replace immediately.
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Do not mow
when
children
or others
are around.
IRFS
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DANGER--
HAND/FOOT
CUT
Keep hands and feet away from rotating
parts.
DANGER -- THROWN DEBRIS
Remove objects
that can be thrown
by the blade in any direction.
Wear safety glasses.
DANGER -- SLOPES
Use extra caution
,_
on slopes. Do not mow slopes greater than 15°.
Allow
the engine to cool atFLAMMABLE
least two minutes
WARNING--GASOLINEIS
_
WARNING--
CARBON MONOXIDE
Never run an engine indoors
monoxide,
or in a poorly ventilated
follow
Ii_
and muffler
the warnings
WARNING:
and instructions
area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
an odorless and deadly gas.
WARNING-HOT SURFACE
Engine parts, especially the muffler,
__\_%._
before refueling.
become extremely
hot during
operation.
Allow engine
to cool before touching.
in this manual and on the machine.
Your Responsibility--Restrict
the use
of this INSTRUCTIONS!
power machine to persons
SAVE
THESE
SECTION 2 --
who read, understand
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
and
PRACTICES
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Usethis page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
WARNING:
Do not operate
(a rise of approximately
mowers
up and down
up and down
slopes.
your lawn mower
on such slopes. Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees
2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding
mower
could overturn
slopes, never across the face of slopes. Operate
walk-behind
and cause serious injury. Operate
mowers
riding
across the face of slopes, never
3
Assembly& Set-Up
Contents of Carton
One Lawn Mower
One Lawn Mower
One Grass Catcher
One Hardware
Assembly
Operator's
Insert a carriage bolt found
upper
without
gasoline
or oil in the engine.
Fill up gasoline and oil as instructed in the accompanying
manual BEFORE operating your mower.
engine
One Bottle
in the manual
hole on the handle mounting
Handle
Remove any packing material
upper and lower handles.
a.
which
Pull up and back on upper
may be between
handle as shown in Fig.
3-1. Make certain the lower handle is seated securely
into the handle mounting brackets.
cable while lifting the handle up.
Wing
Nuts (2)
Do not crimp
Figure 3-2
Figure 3-1
b.
Tighten
handle.
properly
star knobs to secure upper handle to lower
Make sure that each carriage bolt is seated
in the handle.
bag into the
bracket.
Secure with
one plastic wing nut, also included in the manual bag.
Repeat on other side with remaining hardware. See Fig. 3-2.
Handle
1.
of Oil
Pack
2.
NOTE:This unit is shipped
Manual
Hardware
3_
The rope guide is attached
handle.
to the right side of the upper
See Fig. 3-3. Loosen the wing nut which
GrassCatcher
secures the
Follow steps below to assemble
rope guide.
certain bag is turned
(warning
the grass catcher. Make
right side out before
assembling
label will be on the outside).
a.
Place bag over fra me so that its black plastic side is
at the bottom.
b.
Slip plastic channel
of grass bag over hooks on the
frame. See Fig. 3-5. All the plastic channels except
center top of bag attach from outside
of bag.
f
Figure
4_
3=3
a.
Hold blade control
against
upper
b.
Pull starter
control.
rope out of the engine.
c.
Slip starter
rope into rope guide.
d.
Tighten
handle.
Release blade
Figure
wing nut.
Insert post on cable tie into hole provided on the lower
handle. Pull cable tie tight and trim excess. See Fig. 3-4.
(
Figure 3=4
SECTION
3 --
ASSEMBLY&
SET-UP
c.
Attach
3=5
center top of bag from inside of bag.
2_
Follow the steps below to attach the grass catcher:
a.
Lift rear discharge
Adjustments
door. See Fig. 3-6.
Each wheel has a height adjustment
height of the mower.
1.
Depress height adjustment
2.
Slide lever to desired
height.
lever to change
lever towards
position
the cutting
wheel.
for a change
in cutting
See Fig. 3-7.
Figure 3-6
b.
Place grass catcher
discharge
on the pivot
rod. Let go of
door so that it rests on the grass catcher.
J
To remove grass catcher, lift rear discharge door on the mower.
Lift grass catcher up and out, off of the pivot rod. Release rear
discharge
door to allow
it to close rear opening
Figure 3-7
of mower.
3.
WARNING:
Never operate
mower
on the grass catcher are firmly
rod and the rear discharge
Release lever towards
deck.
unless the hooks
IMPORTANT:All wheels must be placed in the same
relative position. For rough or uneven lawns, move the
seated on the pivot
door rests firmly
against
height adjustment
top of the grass catcher.
scalping
lever to a higher position.
This will stop
of grass.
Gasand Oil Fill-Up
Refer to the Engine Operation
additional
engine
section
in this manual
for
starting
unit for the first time out
information.
1.
Add oil provided
of the box.
before
2_
Service the engine with gasoline as instructed
Engine Operation
WARNING:
section
in the
of this manual.
Use extreme
care when
handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the
vapors are explosive. Never fuel the machine
indoors
or while
Extinguish
the engine
cigarettes,
is hot or running.
cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
SECTION3 -- ASSEMBLY
& SET-UP
11
4
Controls
and Features
Control
J
Figure 4-1
BladeControl
RecoUStarter
The blade control is attached to the upper handle of the mower.
Depress and squeeze it against the upper handle to operate the
The recoil starter is attached to the right upper handle. Stand
behind the unit and pull the recoil starter rope to start the unit.
unit. Release it to stop engine and blade.
_
Never attempt to bypass its operations.
ARNING:
This blade control is a safety device.
ChokeControl
The choke control
when activated,
aids in starting
is located
on the left side of the handle and
closes the choke plate on the carburetor
the engine.
Pull the choke control
and
to activate
Cutting HeightAdjustmentLever
choke on the engine. Use of the choke may not be necessary
the engine is warm or the air temperature
is high.
One adjustment
lever is located on each wheel and is used to
adjust the cutting height. All four levers have to be at the same
GrassCatcher
relative
position
to ensure a uniform
height,
refer to the "Assembly
cut. To adjust the cutting
& Set-Up" Section.
the
if
The grass catcher, located at the rear of the mower, is used to bag
the grass clippings for disposal at another site. Once the bag is
full, it has to be removed
any further
mowing.
from the mower
and emptied
before
Operation
f
Starting Engine
WARNING: Be sure no one other than the operator
is standing near the lawn mower while starting
engine or operating mower. Never run engine
indoors or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an
odorless and deadly gas. Keep hands, feet, hair and
loose clothing away from any moving parts on
engine and lawn mower.
1.
Pull out the choke knob located on the left side of the
upper handle. See Fig. 5-1.
NOTE: Use of the choke may not be necessary if the engine
is warm or the air temperature is high.
2.
Standing behind the mower, squeeze and hold the blade
control against upper handle.
3.
Pull the recoil starter lightly until resistance is felt, then pull
rapidly to overcome compression, prevent kickback, and
start the engine. Repeat if necessary. See Fig.5-1.
NOTE: Do not allow the recoil starter to snap back against
the rope guide.
4.
When engine warms up, push in the choke knob.
UsingGrassCatcher
Stopping Engine
1.
Figure S-1
Release blade control to stop the engine and blade.
You can use the grass catcher to collect
operating the mower.
1.
Attach
grass catcher
"Assembly
before performing
any
work
on to
thestop
mower
or to
WARNING:
Wait for
the
blade
completely
remove the grass catcher.
i_
UsingYourlawn Mower
Be sure lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or other objects
which
could damage
be accidently
lawn mower
thrown
serious personal
by the mower
or engine.
safety glasses while operating
any adjustments
will
Operate
2.
Stop engine completely
by releasing the blade control.
Make sure that the unit has come to a complete stop.
3.
Lift discharge
the mower
and cause
clippings
door and pull grass bag up and away from
to remove the bag. Dispose of the grass
and reinstall the bag when
complete.
and others.
result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes,
WARNING:
The operation
any lawnAlways
mower wear
can
which can damage
your eyesofseverely.
performing
you are
in the
& Set-Up" section. Grass clippings
engine.
_
instructions
while
automatically
collect in bag as you run mower.
mower till grass bag is full.
Such objects could
in any direction
injury to the operator
following
clippings
the mower,
or while
or repairs on it.
_
Remove wire from the spark plug,
thoroughly
ARNING: inspect
If you strike
mowera foreign
for any damage,
object, stop
andthe
repair damage
before
Extensive vibration
indication
inspected
restarting
of mower
and operating.
during
of damage. The unit should
and repaired.
operation
is an
be promptly
13
Maintenance& Adjustments
Maintenance
4_
Follow the Engine Maintenance
schedule
General Recommendations
Always observe
maintenance.
performing
any
Clean underside
on this lawn mower
does not cover items that
have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from warranty, operator must maintain
the lawn mower as instructed
here.
Changing
of engine-governed
Periodically
should
lubrication.
speed will void engine
of the mower
of grass clippings
deck after each use to prevent
or other debris. Follow steps below
for this job.
1.
Disconnect
mower
2.
spark plug wire. Drain gasoline from
lawn
or place a piece of plastic under the gas cap.
Tip mower
so that it rests on the housing.
with the air cleaner
wa rra nty.
All adjustments
season.
section for lubrication
for engine
DeckCare
safety rules when
build-up
The warranty
and instruction
facing
Keep the side
up. Hold mower
firmly.
be checked at least once each
any direction
_
check all fasteners
and make sure these are
tight.
3.
and do not leave the mower tipped for
tip can
the drain
mowerintomore
° in
anyARNING:
length of Never
time. Oil
the than
upper90 part
of the engine causing a starting problem.
Scrape and clean the underside
of the deck with a suitable
tool. Do not spray with water.
plug, and ground
against
performing
WARNING:
Always
stop engine
engine, before
disconnect
spark
any type of maintenance
on your machine.
i_
IMPORTANT:
Do not use a pressure washer
or garden
hose
to clean your unit. These may cause damage to the engine.
The use of water will result in shortened life and reduce
Lubrication
serviceability.
1.
Lubricate
pivot points
on the blade control
a season with light oil. This control
both directions. See Fig. 6-1.
2.
Lubricate
motor
the wheels
oil). If wheels
at least once
must operate
freely in
Put the mower back on its wheels on the ground. Ifyou
had put plastic under the gas cap earlier, make sure to
remove it now.
at least once a season with light oil (or
are removed
for any reason, lubricate
surface of the pivot arm and inner surface
of the wheel
with light oil. See Fig. 6-1.
3.
4.
Lubricate
the torsion
discharge
door periodically
springs
and pivot
points
on the rear
with light oil to prevent
See Fig. 6-1.
rust.
Engine Care
NOTE: Refer to the Engine Operation and Maintenance
in this manual for detailed instructions.
Maintain
sections
oil level.
Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal
Clean every few hours under extremely
conditions.
dusty conditions.
Clean spark plug and reset the gap once a season.
Clean engine regularly with a cloth or brush. Keep the area
around the top of the engine clean to permit proper air
circulation.
Remove all grass, dirt, and combustible
from muffler area.
Figure 6-1
debris
Replacing RearRap
1.
To remove rear flap, lift rear door, and press flap in on
either side to remove from hole. See Fig. 6-2.
2.
Remove flap from opposite hole and replace with new flap
in the opposite order and manner of removal.
Figure 6=2
SECTION 6 --
MAINTENANCE
& ADJUSTMENTS
15
7
Service
BladeCare
WARNING:
sharpening
When removing
or replacement,
the cutting
protect
blade for
your hands with
a pair of heavy gloves or use a heavy rag to hold the
blade.
Periodically
inspect the blade adapter
strike a foreign object. Replace when
below for blade service.
1.
for cracks, especially
necessary.
5.
if you
the engine
part number)
Remove the bolt and the blade bell support
which
operating
See
Fig. 7-1.
faces the ground
position.
and the inner surface
of
when the mower
is in the
Make sure that the blade is aligned
seated on the blade adapter
Place blade bell support on the blade. Align notches
blade bell support with small holes in blade.
7.
Replace hex bolt and tighten
rain., 600 in. Ibs. max.
To ensure safe operation
blade bolt for correct
and
flanges.
6.
hold the
to the engine crankshaft.
crankshaft
with light oil. Slide the blade adapter
onto the engine crankshaft. Place the blade on the adapter
such that the side of the blade marked "Bottom" (or with
Disconnect spark plug boot from spark plug. Turn mower
on its side making sure that the air filter and the carburetor
blade and the blade adapter
Lubricate
the blade adapter
Follow the steps
are facing up.
2.
excessive vibration
when rotating at high speeds. It
WARNING:
An unbalanced
will cause
may cause damage
to mower blade
and could
break
causing personal injury.
i_ll_lhlill
hex bolt to torque:
of your mower,
periodically
on the
450 in. Ibs.
check the
torque.
Off-SeasonStorage
The following
steps should be taken to prepare your lawn mower
for storage.
Clean and lubricate mower
lubrication
instructions.
thoroughly
Do not use a pressure washer or garden
unit.
Coat mower's
cutting
as described
in the
hose to clean your
blade with chassis grease to prevent
rusting.
Store mower in a dry, clean area. Do not store next to
corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
When storing
J
Figure 7-1
3.
Remove blade and adapter
7-1.
from the crankshaft.
See Fig.
4.
Remove blade from the adapter for testing balance.
Balance the blade on a round shaft screwdriver to check.
Remove metal from the heavy side until it balances evenly.
When sharpening
the blade, follow
grind. Grind each cutting
balanced.
the original
edge equally
angle of
to keep the blade
any type of power equipment
ventilated
or metal storage
rust-proof
the equipment.
shed, care should
in a poorly
be taken to
Using a light oil or silicone,
equipment,
especially cables and all moving
mower before storage.
coat the
parts of your lawn
Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine Fails to start
Cause
1.
Remedy
1. Engage blade control.
Blade control disengaged.
2. Spark plug boot disconnected.
2. Connect wire to spark boot.
3. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
3. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
4. Engine not primed (if equipped
with primer).
4. Prime engine as instructed
in the Operation
section.
5. Faulty spark plug.
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Blocked
6. Clean fuel line.
7. Engine
fuel line.
7. Wait a few minutes to restart, but do not
flooded.
prime.
8. Fuel valve (if equipped)
9.
Engine runs erratic
Engine not choked
closed.
(if equipped
8. Open fuel valve. See engine manual.
with choke).
9. Choke engine. See engine
manual.
1. Spark plug boot loose.
1. Connect and tighten
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
2. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
spark plug boot.
gasoline.
3. Ventin
3. Clear vent.
gas cap plugged.
4. Water or dirt in fuel system.
5,
Dirty air cleaner.
6. Unit running
applied.
Engine overheats
Occasional skips
(hesitates) at
4. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
5. Refer to engine manual.
with CHOKE (if equipped)
6. Push CHOKE knob in.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper od.
2. Air flow restricted.
2. Clean area around
1. Spark plug gap too close.
1. Adjust gap to .030".
1. Spark plug fouled, faulty, or gap too wide.
1. Reset gap to .030" or replace
2. Dirty air cleaner.
2. Refer to engine
1. Cutting
1. Tighten
and on top of engine.
high speed
Idles poorly
Excessive Vibration
blade loose or unbalanced.
2. Bent cutting
Mower
will not
blade
manual.
and adapter.
2. See an authorized
blade.
spark plug.
service
Balance
blade.
dealer.
1. Wet grass.
1. Do not mow when grass is wet; wait until
later to cut.
2. Excessively high grass.
2.
mulch grass
Mow once at a high cutting
height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting path.
3. Dull blade.
Uneven cut
1. Wheels not positioned
3. Sharpen or replace blade.
correctly.
1. Place all four wheels in same height
(if equipped
2. Dull blade.
with individual
posttion
height adjusters).
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
17
EngineOperation
Fuel Cap
\
Air Cleaner
Grip
Cap
Oil Drain
Spark Plug
Mumer
Pre-OperationCheck
Oil Recommendations
NOTE:This engine is shipped
engine.
Running
the engine
serious engine damage
Before starting
without
with insufficient
engine,
is about 20 oz.
Use a 4-stroke,
or an equivalent
motor
oil certified
20
Oil
mlmlllm Iilmllm
high detergent,
SG/SF.
on the
for general, all temperature
in your area from
m,3o
premium
U.S. automobile
oil is used, select the appropriate
average temperature
m__
fill with oil. Do not over-fill.
to meet or exceed
SAE 10W-30 is recommended
20w
oil can cause
manufacturer's
requirements
for service classification
Motor oils classified SG/SF will show this designation
container.
single viscosity
_
or oil in the
and void the engine warranty.
capacity
quality
gasoline
viscosity
2ow4o, _ow5o_____
I
15w40,
O_____m/b.
use. If
for the
Q
the chart to the right.
lOW40
Iilmmmmlll
ml_lmmlmmmmmm
I
v
lOw30_____u
(°C)-30 °
-20 ° -10 ° 0 °
(°F)-20 °
0°
Ambient
1.
Single Viscosity
2.
Multi Viscosity
20o
10°
40o
20 o 30 o 40 o
60 o 80 o
100 o
Temperature
NOTE: Using non detergent oil or 2-stroke engine
shorten the engine's service life.
oil could
CheckOil Level
CheckFuel Level
NOTE: Be sure to check the engine on a level surface with the
1.
Clean around
2.
Fill tank to approximately
engine stopped.
1.
Remove the oil filler cap and wipe the dipstick
Fig. 10-2.
clean. See
fuel fill before
neck to allow
removing
1-inch below
for fuel expansion.
NOTE: Before refueling,
cap to fuel.
lowest portion
of
Be careful not to overfill.
allow engine
to cool 2 minutes.
Starting TheEngine
equipment
not and
use feet
a pressurized
ARNING: moving
Always parts.
keep Do
hands
clear of
starting fluid. Vapors are flammable.
_
1.
Pull out the choke knob located
upper
handle.
on the left side of the
See Fig. 10-3.
Oil Fill Cap/
Dipstick
\\
\\
\\
Figure
10=2
2.
Insert the dipstick
itin.
3.
If the level is low, slowly add oil to the upper limit on the
4.
into the oil filler
dipstick.
See Fig. 10-2 inset.
Tighten
dipstick
firmly
neck, but do not screw
before starting
engine.
NOTE: Do not overfill. Overfilling with oil may cause
smoking, hard starting, spark plug fouling, or oil saturation
of air cleaner.
NOTE: Use of the choke may not be necessary
is warm or the air temperature
is high.
Fuel Recommendations
Use automotive
combustion
gasoline
chamber
(unleaded
deposits)
or low leaded to minimize
with a minimum
Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol
2.
or 15% MTBE (Methyl
Butyl Ether) can be used. Never use an oil/gasoline
Tertiary
mixture,
gasoline, or gasoline over 30 days old. Avoid getting
water in the fuel tank. DO NOT USE E85 GASOLINE.
Standing
behind
the mower, depress
handle and hold it against the upper
of 87 octane.
3.
dirty
Pull the starter
rapidly
dirt, dust, or
grip lightly
to overcome
start engine.
ventilated
flammable
and is
Refuel in a well-
area with the engine stopped.
Do not
the rope guide. Return it gently
starter.
4.
smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area where
the engine is refueled
or where gasoline
Avoid repeated or prolonged
breathing of va pot.
WARNING:
should
Do not overfill
be no fuel in the filler
contact
is felt, then pull
kickback,
and
When engine warms
10-3.
grip to snap back against
to prevent
damage
to the
up, push in the choke knob. See Fig.
is stored.
with skin or
the fuel tank (there
neck). After
prevent
Repeat if necessary. See Fig. 10-3.
NOTE: Do not allow the starter
WARNING:
Gasoline is extremely
explosive under certain conditions.
the blade control
handle.
until resistance
compression,
if the engine
Stopping TheEngine
1.
Release the blade control.
refueling,
make sure the tank cap is closed properly
and
securely. Be careful not to spill fuel when
refueling.
Spilled fuel or fuel vapor may ignite. If any fuel is
spilled, make sure the area is dry before starting the
engine.
SECTION
S --
OPERATION
19
1
EngineMaintenance
Periodic
any maintenance.
To prevent accidental
ARNING: the
Shut
offthe
disconnect
spark
plug engine
boot. before
_
inspection
If engine
must be tipped
to transport
of the engine is essential
is to be maintained.
Regular
maintenance
will also ensure a long service life. The required
service intervals and the kind of maintenance
to be performed
are described
IMPORTANT:
and adjustment
if high level performance
start-up,
performing
equipment
intervals,
or to inspect or remove grass, keep spark plug side of engine
in the table below. Follow the hourly or calendar
whichever
when operating
up. Transporting
or tipping engine spark plug down may cause
smoking, hard starting, spark plug fouling, or oil saturation of air
cleaner.
_1
occur first. More frequent
in adverse
service is required
conditions.
muffler will be very hot. Be careful not to touch the
WARNING:
muffler.
If the engine has been running, the
MaintenanceSchedule
FirstSHours
Each Useor
EveryS Hrs.
EverySeason EverySeason EverySeason
or 25 Hours or SOHours or 100Hours
,/
CheckEngineOil Level
ChangeEngineOil ff
_/
CheckAir Cleaner
_/
M/
ServiceAir Cleanerf
M/
CheckSparkPlug
V/
ReplaceSparkPlug
V/
CleanEngineShroud
V/
Cleanaround muffler
V/
ReplaceFuelFilter
f Service more frequently
ff
M/
when used in dusty areas.
Every season or 25 hours if operating
under
heavy load or high ambient
temperature.
Service
Dates
AirCleanerService
Oil Service
Check oil level regularly.
Paper filters cannot
Be sure correct
or every 100 operating
dusty conditions.
oil level is maintained.
hours or daily before starting
procedure
in the Operation
engine.
Check every five
See oil checking
be cleaned
and must be replaced
section.
solvents for cleaning
thegasoline
air cleaner
element.
A fire
WARNING:
Never use
or low
flash point
or explosion could result.
OilChange
_
IMPORTANT: Be sure to check engine on a level surface with the
engine stopped. Drain the oil while the engine is still warm to
IMPORTANT: Never run the engine without
engine wear will result.
assure rapid and complete
the air cleaner. Rapid
draining.
1.
1.
Remove all fuel from tank by running
from lack of fuel.
2.
Remove drain plug and allow oil to drain into a suitable
container.
once a year
hours; more often if used in extremely
engine
until it stops
Remove the wing bolt and the air cleaner
the elements
paper element
element
See Fig. 10-1.
cover. Remove
and separate them. See Fig. 10-2. Replace
when
or replace
dirty or damaged.
Clean foam
when damaged.
f
Oil Fill Cap
Foam Element
Figure
Figure 10-1
2.
To clean foam element,
separate it from the paper element
and wash in liquid detergent
drain oil, drainBefore
fuel from
tankengine
by running
engine
WARNING:
tipping
or equipment
until fuel tank is empty.
i_
3.
Reinstall
the drain plug and tighten
4.
Refill with the recommended
to
thoroughly
before
10=2
and water. Allow to dry
using. Do not oil the foam element.
it securely.
oil (see Operation
section)
and check the oil level. See Fig. 10-1.
5.
Reinstall
the oil fill cap securely.
IMPORTANT:
Used motor
left in contact
with the skin for prolonged
is unlikely
oil may cause skin cancer if repeatedly
periods.
Although
this
unless you handle used oil on a daily basis, it is still
advisable to thoroughly
wash your hands with soap and water as
soon as possible after handling used oil.
NOTE: Please dispose of used motor
compatible
with the environment.
oil in a manner
that is
We suggest you take it in a
sealed container to your local service station for reclamation.
not throw it in the trash or pour it on the ground.
Do
SECTION10 -- ENGINEMAINTENANCE
21
SparkPlugService
3_
necessary by bending side electrode.
should be set to 0.030 in.
plug removed. DODONOT
NOT
crankforengine
WARNING:
check
spark
_
Measure the plug gap with a feeler gauge. Correct as
See Fig. 10-4. The gap
with
with spark
spark
plug removed.
To ensure proper
engine operation,
properly
and free of deposits.
1.
gapped
the spark plug must be
Remove the spark plug boot and use a spark plug wrench
Electrode
to remove the plug. See Fig. 10-3.
Spark Plug
Figure 10-4
4_
Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition
and thread
threading.
5_
After the spark plug is seated, tighten
wrench
Figure
the spark plug in by hand to prevent
to compress
cross-
with a spark plug
the washer.
10=3
NOTE:When
installing
a new spark plug, tighten
1/2 turn
after the spark plug seats to compress the washer. When
reinstalling
a used spark plug, tighten 1/8-1/4 turn after the
i_
2.
muffler will be
hot. Behas
careful
to touchthe the
WARNING:
If very
the engine
been not
running,
muffler.
Visually inspect the spark plug. Discard the spark plug
if there is apparent
chipped.
reused.
wear, or if the insulator
is cracked or
Clean the spark plug with a wire brush if it is to be
SECTION10--
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
spark plug seats to compress
IMPORTANT:The
An improperly
the washer.
spark plug must be securely tightened.
tightened
and may damage
spark plug can become
the engine.
very hot
Fuel Filter Service
The fuel filter cannot
Storage
be cleaned
year or every 100 operating
gasoline.
1.
2.
and must be replaced
once a
hours; more often if run with old
Remove all fuel from tank by running
from lack of fuel.
engine
Engines stored between
until it stops
in fuel system or on essential
your engine deteriorates
Remove c-clamp from fuel line and remove
tank outlet. See Fig. 10-5.
30 and 90 days need to be treated
with
a gasoline stabilizer and engines stored over 90 days need to be
drained of fuel to prevent deterioration
and gum from forming
fuel line from
the carburetor,
replaced.
1.
carburetor
during
parts. If the gasoline
and other fuel system components,
Remove all fuel from tank by running
from lack of fuel.
_i
ARNING:
running.
Change oil. See Oil Change section.
3.
Remove spark plug and pour about
4.
serviced
or
until it stops
unattended
while
1/2 an ounce of engine
Replace spark plug and crank slowly to
Clean debris from around
under, around
engine
Never leave engine
2.
oil into cylinder.
distribute oil.
in
storage, you may need to have
engine,
and behind
under finger
muffler.
guard, and
Touch upany
damaged
paint, and coat other areas that may rust with a light film
of oil.
5.
Store in a clean, dry and well ventilated
appliance
that operates
area away from any
with a flame or pilot light, such
as a furnace, water heater, or clothes dryer. Also avoid any
area with a spark producing electric motor, or where power
tools are operated.
6.
Figure 10-5
If possible,
also avoid storage
because that promotes
3.
Pull out old fuel filter from tank outlet. Replace when
or damaged.
4.
Grasp new fuel filter from shouldered
completely
10-5 inset.
5.
to the shoulder
dirty
end and insert it
into the tank outlet. See Fig.
7.
If the engine
1.
Check your engine as described
section of this manual.
2.
If the fuel was drained
engine.
cleaning.
Clean finger
Periodically
remove dirt build-up
muffler.
from
3.
IMPORTANT'. Do not spray engine with water to clean because
washing
equipment
fuel. Using a garden
hose or pressure
can also force water into the air cleaner
in the Pre-Operation
storage
preparation,
If you keep a container
Check
fill the
of gasoline
starting.
Clean with a
air.
contaminate
can cause fuel or
for refueling, make certain it contains only fresh fuel.
Gasoline oxidizes and deteriorates
over time, causing hard
allow it to cool for at least half
guard and around
brush or compressed
water could
during
tank with fresh gasoline.
has been running,
an hour before
level in storage. Tilting
Removing FromStorage
Replace fuel line and c-clamp.
CleanEngine
Keep the engine
oil leakage.
areas with high humidity,
rust and corrosion.
If the cylinder
preparation,
is normal.
was coated with oil during
the engine will smoke briefly
storage
at startup.
This
or
muffler opening. Water in the air cleaner will soak the paper
element, and water that passes through the element or muffler
can enter the cylinder,
i_lk
causing damage.
could cause aAccumulation
fire. Inspect and
clean before
WARNING:
of debris
around every
muffler
use.
SECTION10
--
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
23
TheEZStartPromise
ProvisionsofYourLimitedWarranty
In addition to the other terms and conditions of the Limited Warranty
applicable to your new mower, MTD LLC ("MTD") hereby warrants
that your mower's engine will start on the first or second attempt by
an able-bodied adult (subject to the limitations described below) for
the duration of the manufacturer's limited warranty applicable to your
product. If the engine on your mower fails to conform to this limited
warranty, MTD will cover the cost of parts and labor associated with
any adjustments and/or repairs necessary to return your engine
to its warranted condition. In order to make a claim under these
provisions of your warranty, you must bring the product and proof of
purchase to an authorized MTD service provider. In many cases, the
retailer who sold you your mower is not equipped to provide warranty
service, so please locate the authorized service dealer nearest you by
either calling the phone number provided in your Operators Manual or
looking up an authorized service dealer on-line at www.mtdproducts.
com.
Items and Conditions
Not Covered
The EZStart Promise does not cover and/or apply to the following:
•
Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as filters, fuel,
lubricants, oil changes, spark plugs, air filter, blade sharpening,
worn blades, cable/linkage adjustments, or brake and clutch
adjustments
= Transportation costs to and from an authorized MTD service
provider
= Any engine used for commercial, rental, institutional, governmental, or non-residential applications
= Any product or part that has been altered or misused or required
replacement or repair due to misuse, accidents, or lack of proper
maintenance
•
Repairs necessary due to improper battery care, electrical supply
irregularities, or failure to properly prepare the mower prior to any
period of non-use over three months
= Pickup and/or delivery charges
•
Operational misuse, neglect, accidents, unauthorized repairs or
attempted repairs of the engine or its components by anyone other
than an authorized MTD service provider.
GDO0-100163 Rev.B
Repairs or adjustments to correct starting difficulties dueto any
of the following: failure to follow proper maintenance procedures
-- rotary mower blade striking an object -- contaminants in the
fuel system --improper fuel or fuel/oil mixture (consult your
Operator's Manual if in doubt) -- failure to drain the fuel system
prior to any period of non-use over three months.
.
Any starting problem which results from the use of inappropriate
fuels, lubricants, or additives.
e
Special conditions or circumstances that normally require more
than two pulls to start, specifically: 1) First start-up following your
initial purchase, 2) first time starts after extended period(s) of
non-use over one month or seasonal storage, 3) cool temperature
starts such as those found in early spring and late autumn, and 4)
difficult starting that results from the operator's failure to follow
the proper starting procedures identified in the Operator's Manual.
If you are having difficulty starting your unit, please check the
Operator's Manual to ensure that you are using the correct starting
procedures. This can save an unnecessary visit to a Service
Dealer.
Owner Responsibilities
You must maintain your mower (including its engine) by following the
maintenance procedures and starting instructions described in the
Operator's Manual. Such routine maintenance, whether performed by
a dealer or by you, is at your expense. In addition, please retain your
proof of purchase and service receipts as these may be required to
validate a claim.
General Conditions
An authorized MTD service provider using approved replacement
parts must perform all repairs covered by the EZ Start Promise.
Repair by an MTD authorized service dealer is your sole remedy
under this warranty. MTD is not liable for indirect, incidental, or
consequential damages in connection with the use of the products
covered by these warranties, including any cost or expense of
providing substitute equipment or service during reasonable periods
of malfunction or non-use pending completion of repairs under this
warranty.
Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
certain exclusions and limitations may not apply to you.
Notes
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8
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36
37
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31
Model41M
Ref
No.
1.
I Part Number
747-I161A-0637
Description
Ref
NO.
Blade Control
I
Part
Number
Description
I
987-02100B
Hr. Adj. Assy. Frt- RH
782-5002B
Front Baffle
2.
749-I092A-0637
Upper Handle
24.
3.
710-1205
Rope Guide
25.
748-0377C
Blade Adapter,
4.
720-0279
Wing Nut, 1/4-20
26.
942-0741
Mulch
27.
736-0524B
Blade Bell Support
#6 x 2.15 w/Star
Blade
5.
710-I174
Carriage
6.
720-04072
Hand Star Knob
28.
710-1257
Screw, 3/8-24 x 2.50
7.
749-0928A-0637
Lower Handle
29.
712-04065
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
8.
912-0397
Wing Nut, 1/4-20
30.
787-01290A
Height Adjustment
9.
946-04299
Control
31.
987-02338
Pivot Arm Assy - RH
lO.
926-0240
Ca ble Tie
987-02337
Pivot Arm Assy - LH
11.
964-04007A
Grass Bag
32.
734-1988
Front Wheel, 7 x 1.8
12.
747-04080A
Grass Bag Frame
33.
738-04266
Scr., Shldr., .500 Dia. X .385
13.
746-04239A
Choke Cable
34.
94832
Spring Lever
14.
731-05642A
Trailshield
35.
720-0426
Height Adjustment
15.
747-04587
Rear Door Pivot Rod
36.
987-02333
Pivot Arm Assembly
- RH
16.
710-0654A
TT Screw, 3/8-16 x 1
987-02332
Pivot Arm Assembly
- LH
17.
731-06847
Rear Discharge
3Z
732-04175
Spring Lever
18.
731-04150C
Rear Baffle
38.
710-0703
Carriage
19.
732-04090A
Torsion Spring RH
39.
734-1987
Rear Wheel, 8x 1.8
20.
710-1241
Screw, 1/4-15 x 1.00
40.
710-1652
Screw, 1/4-20 x .625
Deck21
41.
710-0606
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.50
712-04064
Nut, Flglk., 1/4-20
Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2
Cable
Door
787-01276-0638
22.
987-02271A
Handle Bracket Assy - RH
42.
987-02270A
Handle Bracket Assy - LH
43.
731-06265
Engine Shroud
987-02099B
Hr. Adj. Assy. Frt- LH
44.
710-04744
Screw, HL,#12-16
23.
Knob
Bolt, 1/4-20
21.
inch
Plate
x 1.00
27
EngineModel- 1P65MO
20
m7
8
m13
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6
16
8
EngineModel - 1P65MO
Ref
NO.
Part Number
1.
951-10337
Fuel Tank
2.
951-10336
Flywheel
3.
951-10335
Rubber
4.
951-10334
Oil Filler Tube Assembly
5.
951-10333
Dipstick
Assembly
6.
951-10406
Cylinder
Head Complete
7.
951-10407
Short Block Assembly
8.
951-10320
Stop Switch and Brake Assembly
9.
951-10319
Recoil Spring and Pulley Assembly
10.
951-10314
Push Rod Kit
11.
951-10313
Valve Kit
12.
951-10370
Oil Drain Plug and Washer Assembly
13.
951-10367
Ignition
14.
951-10309
Carburetor
15.
951-10307
Flywheel
16.
951-10405
Air Cleaner Housing
17.
951-10304
Muffler
18.
951-10363
Fuel Line Kit-
19.
951-10358
Fuel Filter
20.
951-10300
Fuel Cap Assembly
21.
951-10299
Recoil Starter Assembly
22.
951-10298
Air Cleaner Kit
23.
951-10297
Air Cleaner Thumb
24.
951-10404
Muffler
25.
951-10403
Muffler
26.
951-10402
Muffler
27.
951-10293
Governor
28.
951-10292
Spark Plug
29.
951-11043
Flywheel
952Z1P65MO
Engine - Complete
951-10325
Carburetor
Kit - Major
951-10322
Carburetor
Kit - Minor
951-10409
Gasket Kit - Complete
951-10410
Gasket Kit - External
951-10351
Spark Arrestor
NOTE: Illustrated
parts without
Description
a numeric
Shroud
Fuel Tank Mounting
Washer
Coil
Assembly
Key
Assembly
Complete
Stud Assembly
Inc. hoses, clamps &filter
Screw
Guard
Gasket/Heat
call-out
Shield
Return Spring
are not servicable
components.
29
MTD CONSUMER GROUP (MTD) and the United States Environment
Emission
(Owner's
Control System Warranty
Defect Warranty
Protection Agency (U. S. EPA)
Statement
Rights and Obligations)
The U. S. EPAand MTDare pleasedto explaintheemissionscontrolsystemwarrantyon your modelyear 2005and latersmalloff-roadengine.
New smalloff-roadenginesmustbe designed,builtand equippedto meetthe stringentanti-smogstandards.MTDmustwarrantythe emission
controlsystemon your enginefor the periodof time listed below,providedtherehas been no abuse,neglector impropermaintenanceof yoursmall
off-roadengine.
Youremissioncontrolsystemmay includepartssuch as the carburetor,air cleaner,ignitionsystem,exhaustsystem,and otherassociatedemission-relatedcomponents.
Wherea warrantableconditionexists,MTDwill repairyoursmall off-roadengineat no cost to yourincludingdiagnosis,partsand labor.
MANUFACTURER'S
WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This emissionscontrolsystemis warrantedfor two years.If anyemission-relatedpart on yourengine is defective,the part will be repairedor
replacedby MTD.
OWNER'S WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the smalloff-roadengineowner,youare responsibleforthe performanceof the requiredmaintenancelisted in your Owner'sManual.MTD
recommendsthat you retainall yourreceiptscoveringmaintenanceson yoursmall off-roadengine,but MTDcan not denywarrantysolelyfor the
lack of receiptsor foryour failureto ensurethe performanceto all scheduledmaintenance.
As the smalloff-roadengineowner,youshouldhoweverbe awarethat MTDmaydenyyour warrantycoverageif yoursmall off-roadengine or part
hasfaileddue toabuse, neglect,impropermaintenanceor unapprovedmodifications.
Youare responsiblefor presentingyour smalloff-roadengineto an AuthorizedMTDServiceDealeras soonas a problemexists.Thewarranted
repairsshouldbe completedin a reasonableamountof time,notto exceed30 days.
If you haveanyquestionsregardingyourwarrantyrightsand responsibilities,you shouldcontacta MTDService Representativeat 1-800-800-7310
and addressis MTDLLC, RO. Box361131,ClevelandOH, 44136-0019.
DEFECTS WARRANTY
REQUIREMENTS
FOR 1995 AND LATER SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINES:
This sectionappliesto 1995and later smalloff-roadengines.The warrantyperiodbeginson the datethe engineor equipmentis deliveredto an
ultimatepurchaser.
(a) GeneralEmissionsWarrantyCoverage_
MTDmustwarrantto the ultimatepurchaserand eachsubsequentpurchaserthat the engineis:
(1) Designed,built,and equippedsoas to conformwith all applicableregulationsadoptedby the Air ResourcesBoardpursuantto its authorityin
Chapters1 and 2,Part 5, Division26 of the Healthand SafetyCode;and
(2) Freefrom defectsin materialsand workmanshipthat causethe failureof a warrantedpart to be identicalin all materialrespectsto the partas
describedin theengine manufacturer'sapplicationfor certificationfora periodof two years.
.(b)The warrantyon emissions-relatedpartswill be interpretedas follows:
(1) Anywarrantedpart that is not scheduledfor replacementas requiredmaintenancein the writteninstructionsrequiredby Subsection(c)
mustbe warrantedfor the warrantyperioddefinedin Subsection(a)(2). If any such partfails duringthe periodof warrantycoverage,it mustbe
repairedor replacedby MTDaccordingto Subsection(4) below.Anysuch part repairedor replacedunder thewarrantymustbe warrantedfor
the remainingwarrantyperiod.
(2) Any warrantedpartthat is scheduledonlyfor regularinspectionin the writteninstructionsrequiredby Subsection(c) must be warrantedfor
thewarrantyperioddefinedin Subsection(a)(2).A statementin such writteninstructionsto the effectof "repairor replaceas necessary"will
not reducethe periodof warrantycoverage.Anysuch part repairedor replacedunderwarrantymustbe warrantedforthe remainingwarranty
period.
(3) Anywarrantedpartthat whichis scheduledfor replacementas requiredmaintenancein the writteninstructionsrequiredby Subsection(c)
mustbe warrantedfor the periodof time prior to the first scheduledreplacementpointforthat part. If the part fails priorto thefirst scheduled
replacement,the part mustbe repairedor replacedby MTDaccordingto Subsection(4) below.Any suchpart repairedor replacedunder
warrantymustbe warrantedfor the remainderof the period priorto the first scheduledreplacementpointfor the part.
(4) Repairor replacementof any warrantedpartunder thewarrantyprovisionsof this article mustbe performedat no chargeto the ownerat a
warrantystation.
(5) Notwithstandingthe provisionsof Subsection(4) above,warrantyservicesor repairsmustbe providedat all MTDdistributioncentersthat
are franchisedto servicethe subjectengines.
(6) Theownermustnot be chargedfor diagnosticlabor that leadsto thedeterminationthat a warrantedpart is in fact defective,providedthat
such diagnosticwork is performedat a warrantystation.
(7)Theengine
manufacturer
isliable
fordamages
toother
engine
components
proximately
caused
byafailure
under
warranty
ofanywarranted
part.
(8)Throughout
theengine's
warranty
period
defined
inSubsection
(a)(2),
MTD
willmaintain
a supply
ofwarranted
partssufficient
tomeet
the
expected
demand
forsuchparts.
(9)Anyreplacement
partmaybeused
intheperformance
ofanywarranty
maintenance
orrepairs
andmust
beprovided
without
charge
tothe
owner.
Suchusewillnotreduce
thewarranty
obligations
ofMTD.
(10)Add-on
ormodified
partsthatarenotexempted
bytheAirResources
Board
maynotbeused.
Theuseofanynon-exempted
add-on
or
modified
parts
shallbegrounds
fordisallowing
awarranty
claim
made
inaccordance
withthisarticle.
Theengine
manufacturer
shallnotbe
liable
under
thisarticle
towarrant
failures
ofwarranted
partscaused
bytheuseofnon-exempted
add-on
ormodified
part.
(c) MTDwill includea copy of the followingemissionwarrantyparts list with each newengine,usingthose portionsof the list applicableto the
e__&gine.
(1) FuelMeteringSystem
• Coldstart enrichmentsystem(soft choke)
• Carburetorand internalparts
• Fuel Pump
(2) Air InductionSystem
• Air cleaner
• Intakemanifold
(3) IgnitionSystem
• Sparkplug(s)
MagnetoIgnitionSystem
(4) ExhaustSystem
(5) MiscellaneousItemsUsedin AboveSystem
Vacuum,temperature, position,time sensitivevalvesand switches
Connectorsand assemblies
GDOC-100173Rev.A
MANUFACTURER'S
LiMiTED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States
and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products Limited
with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canadaand/
or its territories and possessions (either entity respectively, "MTD").
"MTD" warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts and
Attachments as described below) against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date
of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of
charge, any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship.
This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been
operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator's Manual
furnished with the product, and has not been subject to misuse,
abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage because of other
peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or use
of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by MTD for use
with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your warranty as
to any resulting damage.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items
such as: batteries, belts, blades, blade adapters, tines, grass bags,
wheels, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, friction
wheels, shave plates, auger spiral rubber, engine oil, air filters, spark
plugs and tires.
Attachments-- MTD warrants attachments for this product against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year,
commencing on the date of the attachment's original purchase or
lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items such as:
grass collectors and mulch kits.
HOWTO OBTAINSERVICE:Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOFOF PURCHASE,through your local authorized service dealer.
To locate the dealer in your area:
In the U.S.A.
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact MTD LLC at RO. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-800-800-7310, 1-330-2204683 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdproducts.com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G4J1, or call 1-800668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
a.
FOR
c. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
d. MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported
outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their respective
possessions and territories, except those sold through MTD's
authorized channels of export distribution.
e. Replacement parts that are not genuine MTD parts.
f. Transportation charges and service calls.
g. MTD does not warrant this product for commercial use.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after
the applicable period of express written warranty above as to the
parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written or
oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product, shall
bind MTD. Duringthe period of the warranty, the exclusive remedy
is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. MTD shall not be liable
for incidental or consequential loss or damage including, without
limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn
care services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a
warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of
the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of
the product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability
for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others
and their property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the
product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOWSTATELAW RELATESTO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders havea separate oneyear warranty.
b. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136=0019; Phone: 1=800=800=7310, 1=330=220=4683
MTD Canada Limited = KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1=800=668=1238
GDOC-100016 REV. B