Electrolux 224110X92E0 Product specifications

MOWER
Models
224110X92E0
225114X92E0
INSTRUCTION BOOK
This Instruction Book contains information for several models.
Read and keep this book for future reference.
This book contains important information on
SAFETY, ASSEMBLY, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE & STORAGE.
PRODUCT INFORMATION
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BOOKS, the REPLACEMENT PARTS and the WARRANTIES.
This information must be included to make sure state laws and
other laws are followed.
RECORD THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR UNIT.
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OR IN CASE OF LOSS OR THEFT.
WHERE PURCHASED: _____________________________
DATE PURCHASED: Month______ Day ______ Year ______
MODEL NO.: _________ DATE OF MANUFACTURE: _________
198189 Rev. 3 04.19.05 BY
Printed in U.S.A.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty .................................................. 2
Safety Rules ......................................... 3-5
Product Specifications ........................... 5
Assembly/Pre-Operation ......................... 5
Operation.............................................. 6-8
Maintenance Schedule ............................ 9
Maintenance ....................................... 9-11
Service and Adjustments....................... 12
Storage ............................................. 13-14
Troubleshooting ................................ 14-15
Repair Parts...................................... 16-17
Service .................................... Back Cover
WARRANTY
The Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser that this product as manufactured is free from defects in materials and workmanship. For a period of two (2) years
from date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser, we will repair or replace, at our
option, without charge for parts or labor incurred in replacing parts, any part which we find
to be defective due to materials or workmanship. This Warranty is subject to the following
limitations and exclusions.
1. This warranty does not apply to the engine, other than EHP manufactured transaxle/
transmission components, battery (except as noted below) or components parts thereof.
Please refer to the applicable manufacturer's warranty on these items.
2. Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment
are the responsibility of the purchaser. Transportation charges for any parts submitted
for replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser unless such return
is requested by Electrolux Home Products.
3. Battery Warranty: On products equipped with a Battery, we will replace, without charge
to you, any battery which we find to be defective in manufacture, during the first ninety
(90) days of ownership. After ninety (90) days, we will exchange the Battery, charging
you 1/12 of the price of a new Battery for each full month from the date of the original
sale. Battery must be maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished.
4. The Warranty period for any products used for rental or commercial purposes is limited
to 45 days from the date of original purchase.
5. This Warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled, adjusted,
operated, and maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished. This Warranty
does not apply to any product which has been subjected to alteration, misuse, abuse,
improper assembly or installation, delivery damage, or to normal wear of the product.
6. Exclusions: Excluded from this Warranty are belts, blades, blade adapters, normal wear,
normal adjustments, standard hardware and normal maintenance.
7. In the event you have a claim under this Warranty, you must return the product to an
authorized service dealer.
Should you have any unanswered questions concerning this Warranty, contact:
In Canada contact:
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
Electrolux Consumer Outdoor Products
Outdoor Products Customer Service Dept. 5855 Terry Fox Way
1030 Stevens Creek Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Augusta, GA 30907 USA
L5V 3E4
giving the model number, serial number and date of purchase of your product and the name
and address of the authorized dealer from whom it was purchased.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS
STATED HEREIN FOR OUR EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. Some areas do not allow the
limitation of consequential damages or limitations of how long an implied Warranty may
last, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from locale to locale.
This is a limited Warranty within the meaning of that term as defined in the Magnuson2
Moss Act of 1975.
OWNER'S INFORMATION
This instruction book is written for a person
with some mechanical ability. Like most service books, not all the steps are described.
Steps on how to loosen or tighten fasteners are steps anyone can follow with some
mechanical ability. Read and follow these
instructions before you use the unit.
Know your product: If you understand the
unit and how the unit operates, you will get the
best performance. As you read this manual,
compare the illustrations to the unit. Learn
the location and the function of the controls.
To help prevent an accident, follow the operating instructions and the safety rules. Keep
this manual for future reference.
IMPORTANT: Many units are not assembled
and are sold in cartons. It is the responsibility
of the owner to make sure the assembly instructions in the manual are exactly followed.
Other units are purchased in assembled
condition. On assembled units, it is the responsibility of the owner to make sure the
unit is correctly assembled. The owner must
carefully check the unit according to the instructions in this manual before it is first used.
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER
The responsibility of the owner is to
follow the instructions below.
1. Carefully read and follow the rules for
safe operation.
2. Follow all the assembly and preparation instructions.
3. Inspect the unit.
4. Make sure that the operator of the unit
knows how to correctly use all standard and accessory equipment.
5. Operate the unit only with guards,
shields, and other safety items in place
and working correctly.
6. Correctly adjust the unit.
7. Service the unit only with authorized or
approved replacement parts.
8. Complete all maintenance on the unit.
SAFETY RULES
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.
Look for this symbol to point out
impor tant safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
WARNING: In order to prevent accidental
starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect
spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
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.
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.
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.
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I. GENERAL OPERATION
• 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 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 / 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; walk, never run.
• Disengage the self-propelled mechanism or drive clutch on mowers so
equipped before starting the engine.
• 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.
• 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
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.
• 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.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to slip &
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.
V. GENERAL SERVICE
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.
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• Never run machine inside a closed area.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine (motor) running. Disconnect
the spark plug wire, and keep wire away
from plug to prevent accidental starting.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment 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 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 blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when ser vicing them.
• 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. In the state of California the above is required
by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have
similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is
available through your nearest authorized service center.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline Capacity / Type:
Oil Capacity:
1.0 Quarts (0,94 Litres) Unleaded Regular
20 Ounces (0,58 Litres)
Oil Type (API SG–SL):
SAE 30 (above 0°C/32°F); SAE 5W-30 (below 0°C/32°F)
Spark Plug:
Blade Bolt Torque:
Champion RJ19LM (Gap: 0.30" / 0,76 mm)
35-40 ft. lbs. (47-54 N-m)
ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION
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.
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 lawn mower handle can be adjusted
for your mowing comfort. Refer to “ADJUST HANDLE” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
Operator
presence
control bar
LIFT
UP
TO REMOVE MOWER FROM CARTON
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 thoroughly for additional
loose parts.
LIFT
UP
Upper
handle
Handle
knob
Lower handle
HOW TO SET UP YOUR MOWER
TO UNFOLD HANDLE
IMPORTANT: Unfold handle carefully so
as not to pinch or damage control cables.
MOWING
POSITION
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TO INSTALL ATTACHMENTS
Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be
used as a mulcher. To convert to discharging, see “TO CONVERT MOWER” in
the Operation section of this manual.
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL 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
Starter
handle
Handle knob
Engine oil cap
with dipstick
Air filter
Spark plug
Muffler
Gasoline
filler cap
Housing
Discharge
guard
Primer
Wheel adjuster (on each wheel)
IMPORTANT: This lawn mower is shipped WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE in the engine.
MEETS CPSC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Sears 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. The blade turns when the engine is running.
Primer – pumps additional fuel from the
Operator presence control bar – must
carburetor to the cylinder for use when
be held down to the handle to start the
starting a cold engine.
engine. Release to stop the engine.
Starter handle – used for starting engine. 6
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 worn over spectacles.
CAUTION: Do not run your lawn mower
without discharge guard, approved grass
catcher or mulcher plate in place.
Hinge rod
Discharge
guard
HOW TO USE YOUR LAWN MOWER
ENGINE SPEED
Engine speed was set at the factory for
optimum performance. It 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.
• Your lawn mower is equipped with an
operator presence control bar which
requires the operator to be positioned
behind the lawn mower handle to start
and operate the lawn mower.
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT
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, 9position adjusters (if so equipped) allow lever
to be positioned between the plate tabs.
LEVER BACKWARD TO LOWER
MOWER
Lever
Plate
tab
LEVER
FORWARD TO RAISE MOWER
Housing
opening
Hooks
Mulcher plate
Tab
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
ADD OIL
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 dipstick from oil fill spout.
3. You receive a container of oil with the
unit. Slowly pour the entire container
down the oil fill spout into the engine.
NOTE: Initial oil fill requires only 18 oz.
due to residual oil in engine from the
manufacturers 100% quality testing. When
changing oil you may need 20 oz.
4. Insert and tighten dipstick.
IMPORTANT:
• 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.
Gasoline
filler cap
TO CONVERT MOWER
Your mower is shipped ready to be used as a
mulcher. To convert to bagging/discharging:
• Lift discharge guard and remove
mulcher plate.
• Mower can now be used for side discharge
or optional grass catcher can be attached.
Primer
• To return to mulching operation, simply
reinstall mulcher plate as shown.
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Engine
oil cap
ADD GASOLINE
• 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: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
CAUTION: 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.
TO STOP ENGINE
• To stop engine, release operator presence control bar.
TO START ENGINE
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. To start a cold engine, push primer
three (3) times before trying to start.
Use a firm push. This step is not usually
necessary when starting an engine
which has already run for a few minutes.
2. Hold operator presence control bar down to
the handle and pull starter handle quickly.
Do not allow starter rope to snap back.
NOTE: In cooler weather it may be necessary
to repeat priming steps. In warmer weather
over priming may cause flooding and engine
will not start. If you do flood engine, wait a
few minutes before attempting to start and
do not repeat priming steps.
MOWING TIPS
• 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 & extend engine life.
MULCHING MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. See “CLEANING” in the
Maintenance section of this manual.
• 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. 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
grass, reduce your width of cut by overlapping previously cut path and mow slowly.
MAX 1/3
CAUTION: Do not use de-thatcher
blade attachments on your mower. Such
attachments are hazardous, will damage
• Certain types of grass and grass conditions
your mower and could void your warranty.
may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings.
• Under certain conditions, such as very
When doing a second cut, mow across
tall grass, it may be necessary to raise
(perpendicular) to the first cut path.
the height of cut to reduce pushing
• Change your cutting pattern from week
effort and to keep from overloading the
to week. Mow north to south one week
engine and leaving clumps of grass clipthen change to east to west the next
pings. It may also be necessary to reweek. This will help prevent matting and
duce ground speed and/or run the lawn
mower over the area a second time.
8 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.
LUBRICATION CHART
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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 unit as instructed in this manual.
➀ Wheel
adjuster (on
each wheel)
➁ Engine oil
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.
➀ Discharge
guard hinge
pin
➀ Handle bracket mounting pins
➀ Spray lubricant
➁ See "ENGINE" in Maintenance section.
BEFORE EACH USE
• Check engine oil level.
• Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
Keep unit well lubricated
(See “LUBRICATION CHART”).
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IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease plastic
wheel bearings. Viscous lubricants will
attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered
graphite type lubricant sparingly.
LAWN MOWER
Blade adapter
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
Lockwasher
TIRES
• 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.
BLADE CARE
For best results, blade must be kept sharp.
Replace a bent or damaged blade.
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
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 counterclockwise.
5. Remove blade and attaching hardware
(bolt, lock washer, 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.
Key
Crankshaft
keyway
Blade
Blade
bolt Hardened
washer
Trailing edge
Crankshaft
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 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.
ENGINE
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.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
SAE 30
TO REPLACE BLADE
5W-30
1. Position the blade adapter on the en-20
0
30
100
32 40
80
60
F
gine crankshaft. Be sure key in adapter
-20
0
C -30
10
20
30
40
-10
TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
and crankshaft keyway are aligned.
2. Position blade on the blade adapter
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
aligning the two (2) holes in the blade
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
with the raised lugs on the adapter.
3. Be sure the trailing edge of blade (oppo- cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
site sharp edge) is up toward engine.
used above 32°F. Check your engine oil
4. Install the blade bolt with the lock
level more frequently to avoid possible
washer and hardened washer into
engine damage from running low on oil.
blade adapter and crankshaft.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
5. Use block of wood between blade and
operation or at least once a year if the
lawn mower housing and tighten the
lawn mower is not used for 25 hours in
blade bolt, turning clockwise.
one year.
• The recommended tightening torque is
Check the crankcase oil level before
35-40 ft. lbs. / 47-54 N-m.
starting the engine and after each five (5)
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated.
hours of continuous use. Tighten oil plug
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
securely each time you check the oil level.
approved bolt shown in the Repair Parts
section of this manual.
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Screw
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
1. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark
plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
2. Be sure lawn mower is on level surface.
NOTE: Oil will drain more freely when
warm. Catch oil in a suitable container.
3. Remove bottom oil drain plug.
4. After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten securely.
5. Fill engine with oil. (See “ADD OIL” in
the Operation section of this manual).
6. Reconnect spark plug wire to spark
plug.
Lip
ASSEMBLE ONE OF THESE LOW POINTS
TOWARDS NARROW EDGE OF ELEMENT
Element
Cup
Body
ASSEMBLE SO LIP
EXTENDS OVER
EDGE OF
AIR CLEANER
BODY
LIP WILL FORM
PROTECTIVE
SEAL WHEN
COVER IS ASSEMBLED
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler as it
could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG
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.
Drain plug
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly and may be
damaged by using a dirty air filter. Clean the
element after every 25 hours of operation or
every season. Replace the air filter every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner
more often under dusty conditions.
CLEANING
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean the underside of your mower
after each use.
CAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come in contact with plug.
• Clean the underside of your lawn mower
by scraping to remove build-up of grass
and trash.
• Clean engine often to keep trash from
accumulating. A clogged engine runs
hotter and shortens engine life.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean lawn mower unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water
out. Water in engine can result in shortened engine life.
TO CLEAN AIR FILTER ELEMENT
1. Remove screw.
2. Remove air cleaner carefully to prevent
dirt from entering carburetor.
3. Take air cleaner apart and clean air
filter element.
4. Wash filter element in liquid detergent
and water.
5. Wrap filter element in cloth and
squeeze dry.
6. Lightly coat filter element with clean
engine oil. Squeeze in towel to remove
excess oil. Do not saturate.
7. Reassemble parts and put back on
carburetor.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: 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 wire where it cannot come in
contact with plug.
Mowing
position
LAWN MOWER
Mowing
position
TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT
See “TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT” in
the Operation section of this manual.
REAR DEFLECTOR
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
mowing position. If the deflector becomes
damaged, it should be replaced.
Hairpin
Handle
cotter
bracket
Mounting
pin
LOW POSITION
HIGH POSITION
DISCHARGE GUARD
The discharge guard, attached to the
discharge opening of your lawn mower, is
provided to prevent the possibility of injury
resulting from objects being thrown out of
the discharge opening into the operator
mowing position. If the discharge guard
becomes damaged, it should be replaced.
Lower
handle
ROTATE
TO ADJUST HANDLE
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 all 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.
SQUEEZE
TO ADJUST
Lower handle
Mounting pin
Handle
bracket
Hairpin cotter
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ENGINE
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
a qualified service center for repair and
adjustment.
CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
lawn mower to a qualified service center
for repair 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 a qualified service
center, which has proper equipment and
experience to make any necessary adjustments.
STORAGE
Immediately prepare your lawn mower for storage at the end of the season or if the unit
will not be used for 30 days or more.
LAWN MOWER
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.
HANDLE
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.
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.
SQUEEZE
TO FOLD
Lower handle
Operator
presence
control bar
FOLD
FORWARD
FOR
STORAGE
MOWING
POSITION
Upper
handle
Handle
knob
Lower handle
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
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.
• 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.
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ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See “ENGINE” in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
OTHER
• 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 protect it 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.
CYLINDER
1. Remove spark plug.
2. Pour 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING - See appropriate section in manual unless directed
to a qualified service center.
PROBLEM
Does not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Out of fuel.
3. Stale fuel.
4. Water in fuel.
5. Spark plug wire is
disconnected.
6. Bad spark plug.
7. Loose blade or broken
blade adapter.
8. Control bar in released
position.
9. Control bar defective.
10. Fuel valve lever (if so
equipped) in OFF position.
11. Weak battery (if equipped).
12. Disconnected battery
connector (if equipped).
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1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Fill fuel tank.
3. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
4. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
5. Connect wire to plug.
6. Replace spark plug.
7. Tighten blade bolt or
replace blade adapter.
8. Depress control bar to
handle.
9. Replace control bar.
10. Turn fuel valve lever
to the ON position.
11. Charge battery.
12. Connect battery to engine.
TROUBLESHOOTING - See appropriate section in manual unless directed
to a qualified service center.
PROBLEM
Loss of power
Poor cut –
uneven
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Rear of mower housing or
blade dragging in 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. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Wheel heights uneven.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent engine crankshaft.
1. Raise cutting height.
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.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Set all wheels at same
height.
3. Clean underside of
mower housing.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Contact a qualified
service center.
Starter rope
hard to pull
1. Engine flywheel brake is on 1. Depress control bar to
when control bar is released.
upper handle before
pulling the starter rope.
2. Bent engine crankshaft.
2. Contact a qualified
service center.
3. Blade adapter broken.
3. Replace blade adapter.
4. Blade dragging in grass.
4. Move lawn mower to cut
grass or to hard surface.
Grass catcher
not filling
(If so equipped)
1. Cutting height too low.
2. Lift on blade worn off.
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 mower housing or
blade dragging in grass.
3. Grass catcher too full.
4. Handle height position not
right for you.
1. Raise cutting height.
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2. Raise rear of mower housing
one (1) setting higher.
3. Empty grass catcher.
4. Adjust handle height to suit.
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PARTS AND SERVICE
This product has been expertly engineered and carefully manufactured to rigid
quality standards. As with all mechanical products, some adjustments or part
replacement may be necessary during the life of your unit.
For Parts and Service, contact our authorized distributor: call 1-800-849-1297
•
For replacement parts, have available the following information:
a. Model Number / Manufacturer's I.D. Number
b. Description of part.
For Technical Assistance: call 1-800-829-5886