Operating instructions | Aroma ARC-743-1NGB Rice Cooker User Manual

Models
22”
Front Drive
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, AND MAINTENANCE.
PRODUCT INFORMATION
The owner must be certain that all
the product information is included with the unit.
This information includes
the INSTRUCTION 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. THIS
INFORMATION IS NECESSARY WHEN ORDERING PARTS OR IN CASE OF LOSS
OR THEFT.
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MURRAY, INC. Two Year Limited Warranty
Murray, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that this unit shall be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of Two (2) Years from
the date of purchase; however, this warranty does not cover engines, accessories (such as
snow blowers, snow blades, grass baggers and plows), transmissions, batteries and Normal Wear Parts (except as noted below) or transaxles as the companies that manufacture
these items furnish their own warranties and provide service through their authorized field
service facilities. For additional information, see the warranties covering these particular
parts. If you are uncertain whether your unit contains or is equipped with one or more of
these parts, consult your dealer prior to purchase. Subject to the terms and conditions noted
in this Limited Warranty, we shall, at our option, repair or replace at no cost to the original
purchaser any part covered by this Limited Warranty during the applicable warranty period.
In the event the battery proves defective within ninety (90) days from the date of purchase,
we will replace it without charge. If the battery proves defective after (90) days but within one
hundred twenty (120) days from the date of purchase, we will replace it for a charge of one
half (1/2) of the retail price of the battery in effect at the time of return.
Normal Wear Parts are defined as belts, blades, blade adapters, pneumatic tires, headlights
and seat covers. These parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship as delivered with the product. Any claim for repair or replacement of Normal Wear
Parts must be made within thirty (30) days of the date of purchase. No claims involving damage caused from material use, abuse or misuse will be honored.
This Murray, Inc. Two (2) Year Limited Warranty is your exclusive remedy; however, this
warranty is void or does not apply to any unit that has been tampered with, altered, misused,
abused or used for rental or other commercial and/or professional (non-homeowner) uses.
Your warranty does not cover minor mechanical adjustments which are not due to any defect in material or workmanship. For assistance in making such adjustments, consult your
Instruction Book.
To make a claim under this Murray, Inc. Two (2) Year Limited Warranty, return the unit (or
if authorized in advance, the defective part) along with your proof of purchase to an Authorized Service Center near you. To locate the nearest Authorized Service Center, call the
Central Parts Distributor for your area shown in the list provided with your unit or check the
Yellow Page listings in your local telephone directory. If you return the entire unit, we will
repair the unit. If we authorize the return of the defective part only, we will either replace or
repair the part. In the case of a defect in a transmission or differential (as distinguished from
a transaxle), the entire transmission or differential must be returned since they do not include user serviceable parts.
This Murray, Inc. Two (2) Year Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This Limited Warranty is given
in lieu of all other expressed and implied warranties including the implied warranty
of merchantability and warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. If you need additional information on this written warranty or assistance in obtaining service, call or write to
the address below. The model number along with the CUSTOMER CARE Center 1-800
number is on the Model Number Nameplate attached to the unit.
MURRAY, INC.
Outdoor Power Equipment
Customer Service Department
P.O. Box 268
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
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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 this manual are exactly followed. Other units are
purchased in an 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.
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.
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.
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IMPORTANT
Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Mowers.
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.
I. General Operation
tion which can cause drowsiness or affect
your ability to operate this machine safely.
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual(s).
Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and
the proper use of the mower before starting.
15. Never operate mower in wet grass. Always
be sure of your footing; keep a firm hold on
the handle and walk; never run.
16. Disengage the self-propelled mechanism
or drive clutch on mowers so equipped before starting the engine (motor).
2. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
17. 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 such as a blade
that is damaged, a loose blade, or the engine mounting bolts are loose.
3. Only allow responsible individuals, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate the
mower.
4. Thoroughly inspect the mower and area
where the equipment is to be used. Clear
the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire,
bones, sticks etc., which could be picked up
and thrown by the blade.
18. Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields when operating
mower to protect your eyes from foreign objects which can be thrown from the unit.
5. Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop mower if anyone enters
the area.
19. Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of material toward roads, sidewalks,
bystanders and the like.
6. Do not operate the mower when barefoot or
wearing open sandals. Always wear substantial foot wear.
20. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine. Remove the wire from the spark plug.
Inspect the blade and mower for damage. If
damaged, repair before starting and operating the mower.
7. Do not pull mower backwards unless absolutely necessary. Look down and behind before and while moving backwards.
21. Keep any washout ports and other mower
housing service openings closed when
mowing.
8. Do not operate the mower without proper
guards, plates, grass catcher or other safety
protective devices in place.
II. Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall
accidents which can result in severe injury. All
slopes require extra caution. If you feel uneasy
on a slope, do not mow it.
DO:
Mow across the face of slopes; never up
and down. Do not mow excessively steep
slopes (maximum 15 degrees) or areas
where the ground is very rough. See the
“Guide” in the back of this manual to check
a slope. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
9. See manufacturer’s instructions for proper
operation and installation of accessories.
Only use accessories approved by the
manufacturer.
10. Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel
drives, walks, or roads.
11. Stop the engine (motor) whenever you
leave the equipment, before cleaning the
mower or unclogging the chute.
12. Shut the engine (motor) off and wait until the
blade comes to complete stop before removing grass catcher.
Remove objects such as rocks, tree limbs,
etc.
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Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
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IMPORTANT
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The operator could lose footing
or balance.
Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing
could cause slipping.
III. Children
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence of children. Children are
often attracted to the mower and the mowing
activity. Never assume that children will remain
where you last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and
under the watchful care of a responsible
adult.
2. Be alert and turn mower off if children enter
the area.
3. Before and while moving backwards, look
behind and down for small children.
4. Never allow children to operate the mower.
5. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that
may obscure vision.
IV. Service
*1. Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are
explosive.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to cool
before refueling. Do not smoke.
c. Never refuel the machine indoors.
d. Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame,
such as a water heater.
*2. Never run an engine indoors or inside a
closed area.
3. Never make adjustments or repairs to items
such as the height adjusters or grass catcher with the engine (motor) running. Discon-
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nect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire
away from the plug to prevent accidental
starting. Always wear eye protection when
you make adjustments or repairs.
4. Keep all nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in
good condition.
5. Never tamper with safety devices. Check
their proper operation regularly.
6. To reduce fire hazard, keep mower free of
grass, leaves, or other debris build-up.
Clean up oil or fuel spillage. Allow mower to
cool before storing.
7. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike
an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
8. Never attempt to make wheel height adjustments while the engine (motor) is running.
9. Always disconnect electric mowers (live operated) before cleaning, repairing, or adjusting.
10. 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. For storage, always make sure grass catcher is
empty.
11. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap
the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
12. Do not change the engine governor setting
or over-speed the engine.
13. Frequently check the blade for wear or damages such as cracks and nicks. A blade that
is bent or damaged must be immediately replaced with a factory replacement blade.
For safety and good cutting performance,
replace the blade every two years. Frequently check the blade bolt and the engine
mounting bolts. Replace damaged bolts
and tighten loose bolts.
14. Use only original equipment or authorized
replacement parts.
* Asterisked items do not apply to electric mowers.
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gency. Learn how to cut and how to keep control of the mower at all times.
Many mowers are started manually. When using a pull start or rope start, place your feet
firmly and away from the blade. Hold the rope
handle securely, but never wrap the rope
around your arm or fingers for a “better grip”.
The mower is designed for use by one person.
Always mow alone. Never carry passengers.
Carrying a passenger is dangerous for the
passenger and the operator. A mower is not for
amusement or for carrying objects.
Every person who uses power equipment
must learn the difference between proper and
improper use, safe and unsafe mowing practices. Read the next few pages carefully.
They can help you learn. Too often the mower user is inexperienced, not properly instructed, or has not read the Instruction Book
and instructions on the unit before using it for
the first time. This can result in unsafe use endangering the operator, bystanders, and the
equipment. Another result can be a poor appearance of the area mowed.
Read this Instruction Book. Read the instructions on the unit. Operate the mower according to the Safe Mowing Guide and other
safety rules and recommendations in this Instruction Book and on the unit. Make sure anyone who uses the unit has read the instructions
and has been told how to operate the mower
safely.
Is the area you are planning to mow wet? Never cut a wet lawn. Cutting wet grass can cause
an accident. It can affect mower performance
and also cause problems with future lawn
growth and appearance. Wet grass is slippery
and might cause the operator to fall or the
mower to slip. Someone could be hurt by
touching the blade. Wet grass tends to clog the
mower, causing poor discharge. Wet clippings
bunch up on the lawn retarding the growth of
grass. A wet mower can cause parts to rust
and reduce the useful life of the unit.
Your mower is designed to provide good service and durability in normal residential cutting. If the mower is not properly serviced and
maintained or used on unsuitable terrain or in
conditions not suitable for mowing, product
performance and safety will be reduced.
Proper attire is an important part of safe mowing. Safety glasses protect the eyes from
thrown objects. Safety shoes with steel toes
can protect a foot from being cut by the blade.
Shirts and pants that cover the arms and legs
can stop or deflect a thrown object.
Practice using the mower before you actually
begin cutting grass. Select a large open level
area. Learn the location and function of the
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When you look over the lawn, refresh your
memory about hard, immovable obstacles
such as pipes, stumps, and rocks and avoid
them. They can cause damage to the mower
or an accident injuring the operator or a bystander. Take a litter bag along and walk over
the area to be cut. Pick up any stones, toys,
wire, bones, or other loose objects. These
items can damage the mower or they can become dangerous flying objects if the mower
blade hits them. The blade of a power mower
travels very fast. It can throw rocks and other
objects with force over long distances. Objects
thrown by mowers can break windows, cause
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bruises, or even put out an eye. Often the person hurt by a thrown object is a bystander such
as a child, another family member or a neighbor. Keep people and pets completely away
from the mowing area. Direct the mower’s discharge away from areas where people can be.
Planning your mowing pattern has a double
benefit. It can reduce chances of an injury and
make the clean up after mowing easier.
Are there ditches,
walls, or major inclines in the area to be
cut? Plan the mowing
pattern to avoid such
danger areas. Inclines and rough terrain must be mowed
carefully and some
areas must not be cut
with a mower at all.
With walk behind
equipment,
mow
across the incline so
that if you or the mower slip, you won’t run
into each other.
Never mow slopes greater than 15 degrees.
See the “Guide” in the back of this Instruction
Book to check any slopes.
Ready to start cutting? Not yet. Be sure the
mower has been fully assembled according to
directions in the Instruction Book. Even if assembly was done by a lawn and garden shop
or the store where the unit was purchased, it
must be checked. Are all nuts, bolts and
screws tight? Does the engine have oil? These
items must be checked periodically throughout
the life of the mower.
Your mower has a gasoline engine. Gas is
dangerous. Store fuel only in a approved gas
container. Do not store large amounts of gas.
Put out all cigarettes, pipes and cigars before
working with gasoline. Store fuel and the mower itself in a well ventilated area away from any
possible source of ignition such a pilot light on
a furnace. If the mower is to be stored for an extended time, remove the gas from the tank.
This minimizes the chance of a fire and keeps
the tank clear of deposits and old gasoline,
thus improving mower performance. Move the
mower outside before adding gasoline. Use a
funnel and wipe up any spilled fuel before starting. Remember, gasoline expands when
heated so leave some expansion room. Also,
most mower gas caps are vented to allow for
expansion. Always use the proper cap. People
are needlessly burned by fires, hurt in explosions, mowers and other property are damaged because of failure to follow basic safety
rules related to gasoline and fueling.
Never add gasoline to an engine that is running
or that is hot from recent use, this can cause an
accident. Remove dry grass and other debris
from the mower. Keeping the mower clean will
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improve the performance, help the engine stay
cooler, extend the life of moving parts, and
minimize the danger of fire. People get burned
working with and around their mowers for other reasons than fire and explosions. It takes
only a few seconds of operation for the engine
and the muffler to become hot. Do not touch
these parts when the mower is running. Stop
the engine and let it cool down before servicing
the mower. Remember, exhaust fumes can be
dangerous. Never operate the engine indoors
or in an enclosed area.
Getting a new mower can be a big event for a
family. Let family members satisfy their curiosity about the mower and at the same time, tell
them about its dangers. Remember, a mower
is not a toy and is not for use by children or anyone lacking in age, strength or experience.
As with any power equipment, a mower can be
dangerous if not assembled, misused, or not
properly maintained. The most important rule
is to always use good judgement and common
sense.
Your mower will cut thick grass and heavy
plant stems with ease. Fingers and toes are no
more resistant to the mower’s blade. Many
people are injured because they “forgot” and
reached into the discharge chute. Always treat
your lawn mower as if the blade is rotating.
Never perform any service or try to make any
adjustment,except carburetor, while the engine is running.
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Use only accessories suited for your mower.
Use of improper accessories can reduce the
safety designed into both the mower and the
accessory, it can even damage the unit. Read
and follow the instructions which come with the
accessory and the mower.
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Use only original equipment or approved substitutions as service parts. If you need professional service, select a shop that is an
Authorized Service Center for your brand of
mower. If you plan to service the unit yourself,
follow directions in the Instruction Book.
in the rain is no fun and it is dangerous. Always
seek shelter in an electrical storm. In extremely dry mowing conditions, your safety glasses
can serve a dual purpose by protecting your
eyes from dust and thrown objects, also a dust
or pollen mask can be helpful.
As you mow, remember children and pets are
sometimes attracted to the activity. Be especially careful when trimming around shrubbery
or when backing up. If at all possible, don’t
mow when moving backwards. It is dangerous
because vision is restricted. Also, blades are
designed to cut while the unit is moving forward so cutting performance is reduced when
mowing in reverse.
Never leave the mower running and unattended. Shut off the engine. Put the mower in
a position so that it can not roll. If the unit is
self-propelled, make sure the drive control is
disengaged.
Your mower is equipped with a number of safety features which are important to the safety of
the operator and bystanders and must never
be altered or removed. If a safety feature becomes inoperable, lost, or damaged, it must be
repaired or replaced before the mower is used.
Engine speed is a key to safe mowing and a
nice looking lawn. The maximum speed of the
engine on your mower has been set at the factory. Do not change the engine governor in any
way.
Select the maximum engine and ground speed
that is right for the terrain and the height of
grass. You get the best cutting and bagging
performance when using a grass catcher by
operating the engine at maximum speed. Never walk fast or run just to get the job done sooner. On inclines, reduce ground speed and
exercise extreme care.
It is best to mow only during daylight hours;
however, if you must mow in the late afternoon
or evening, make sure there is good artificial
light.
Your mower will require maintenance including
service and adjustments before and after use
as with any machine. The frequency of the
maintenance is generally based on hours of
use, however, the frequency can vary because
of mowing conditions. Check the Instruction
Book for more detailed instructions. Proper
maintenance protects your investment in the
mower and helps insure that it will function
safely and reliably.
Never attempt any
service (with the possible exception of carburetor adjustment)
with the engine running. After turning the
engine off, always
disconnect the spark
plug wire to prevent
accidental restarting
while the unit is being
serviced.
When mowing, be aware of your condition and
the weather conditions. After mowing a long
time, you will be tired. This is the time when
reactions slow down, your attention wanders;
the time when you are wide open for an accident. Take a short break. If temperatures are
high, take precautions to avoid becoming dehydrated. If you are angry, tired, or unable to
give your full attention to mowing, if you have
been consuming alcohol, medicines, or drugs,
do not use your mower or any type of power
equipment.
If weather conditions become worse while you
are cutting, stop and finish later. Cutting grass
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equipped, in FAST position when mowing and
bagging. When bagging, slower ground speed
will provide the best results.
Change the mowing pattern slightly each time
you cut. If you always cut the same way, the
grass will develop a “set” and clippings will accumulate more heavily in some areas more
than in others causing grass to get thinner in
those areas. Do not service your mower over
the grass. Spilled oil and gas can kill the grass.
In tall grass or very heavy grass, do not try to
cut it all at once. Raise the height of cut on the
first cutting and lower it for the next cutting the
same day or within a few days. Another way is
to cut only part of the width of the mower and
adjust your ground speed (not the engine) to
move more slowly so the mower can clear itself as it moves forward.
While mowing, if you hit a foreign object, stop
the engine. Remove the spark plug wire. Carefully and thoroughly inspect the mower for
damage. Make necessary repairs before restarting. If the unit starts to vibrate abnormally,
stop the engine immediately and check for the
cause. Vibration is generally a warning of
trouble. Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight.
The blade is the most dangerous part of the
mower and also the most important part in obtaining a nice lawn appearance. Check the
blade and the blade mounting hardware frequently. Keep it tight. If the blade hits a solid
object, check it thoroughly for deformation or
cracks and replace if damaged. For safety,replace the blade every two years. A sharp blade
reduces the work load on the engine and cuts
grass more cleanly, for a better looking cut with
less work. The blade is always close to the outside of the mower housing. For best trimming
on side discharge mowers, cut with the left
side of the housing toward the area that needs
trimming.
A useful accessory for your mower is a grass
catcher. There are grass catchers available for
most models. For best performance and safety, be sure the grass catcher is approved for
use with your mower. Assemble as directed
and follow operating and safety instructions
with the catcher and in the Instruction Book.
Before mounting, checking or emptying the
grass catcher, always turn the engine off. Remember to check the grass catcher before
each use for cracks, wear, or deterioration. Replace any part that is damaged with the manufacturer’s recommended replacement part
before using the grass catcher again.
Proper cutting technique is important if you
want your lawn to look good. Avoid the temptation to cut grass too short. Cutting grass too
short can kill the plant, cause grass to turn yellow, or make the lawn look brown and thatchy.
Use the lower cutting heights in cool months
when the grass is lush. Use the higher cutting
heights in extremely dry periods. Cutting with
a dull blade or low engine speed bruises,
shreds, and can uproot some grass making
the lawn look dull and brown a few days after
cutting. Always put the throttle control, if
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When cutting with a walk behind mower, always push the unit. Do not pull it. Pushing the
unit keeps the operator behind the mower in
the “operator’s zone” for better control. Pushing the unit also gives you a chance to see exactly where and what you are mowing. There
will be times while you are mowing that you will
have to pull the mower backwards (such as
when the front of the mower has come up
against a wall or fence). If you must back up,
make sure your feet are in the clear. Stand well
back from the mower, plant your feet firmly with
each step and back up being careful to look behind you. Resume normal mowing as soon as
possible.
If your unit is self-propelled, remember that
the drive mechanism is not designed to do all
the work, but the unit can move without your
help. Always keep your hands on the handle
near the controls when the engine is running.
Remember too that the self-propelled mechanism can be dangerous. Keep hands and feet
away from belts and chains. Always turn off the
engine before attempting to remove anything
that becomes entangled in the self-propelled
system.
Remember, your mower is a useful tool, but it
can be dangerous. Follow the instructions in
this Instruction Book. Use the mower properly
and carefully and it will give you many hours of
trouble free, accident free operations.
STEPS TO FOLLOW
BEFORE MOWING
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Be sure to dress correctly. Wear hard shoes, not sandals or tennis shoes.
Examine the blade. A blade that is bent, cracked, or damaged must be replaced with a factory
replacement blade.
Fill the fuel tank outside. Clean off spilled fuel.
Read and follow the Owner’s Manual, the instructions with the engine, and the instructions with
any attachments. Owner’s Manual instructions are for your safety and the safety of others.
Exhaust fumes are dangerous. Start the engine outside.
Make sure all safety devices are in place and working correctly.
Operation of the mower is only for a person that has experience.
Wet grass can be dangerous. Let the grass dry.
Instruct children and others to keep away from the work area.
Never cut the grass without good light.
Pick up loose objects. Remove them from the mowing area.
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Watch for fixed objects and avoid them. They can damage the mower or cause injury.
A hot engine and muffler will cause a burn. Do not touch.
Inclines and slopes must be carefully mowed. See the “Guide” in the back of this book to check
a slope.
Lack of daylight or good artificial light is cause to stop mowing.
Examine the mower, the blade, and other parts for damage after hitting a foreign object or if the
unit vibrates excessively.
Do not make adjustments or repairs without stopping the engine (except for carburetor). Disconnect the spark plug wire.
On or near roads, watch out for traffic. Direct discharge away from roads.
When mowing, avoid areas where traction is unsure. Before and while moving backwards, look
behind and down for small children.
In heavy grass, raise the cutting height. Cut slower. Stop the engine to remove clogged grass
from the mower.
Never remove any safety related parts.
Do not pour gasoline into a engine that is hot or running.
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Always let the mower cool before storing in an enclosed area.
Foreign material on the mower is dangerous. Clean off grass, leaves, grease and oil before
storing.
Tighten all loose nuts, bolts and screws before you use the unit.
Empty and clean any grass catcher or other accessory.
Remove the key or disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent unauthorized use.
Make sure the mower is not kept near a source of ignition. Gas fumes can cause an explosion.
Only original parts or factory approved substitutes can be used to service the mower.
When storing the mower for an extended period, remove the fuel from the fuel tank.
Instruct children to leave the mower alone. It is not a toy.
Never keep gasoline near a source of ignition. Always use an approved container. Keep
gasoline away from children.
Lubricate according to the Instruction Book. See “Lubrication”.
IMPORTANT--Read the Instruction Book. Keep this book for future use and
reference.
WARNING: Look for this symbol to point out important
safety precautions. It means: “Attention! Become
Alert! Your Safety Is Involved.”
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PREPARATION
2. Mount the rear wheels onto the axle bolts
and fasten with the washers and axle
knobs.
WARNING: Before doing any
assembly or maintenance to the
mower, remove the wire from the
spark plug.
NOTE: In this instruction book, left and
right describe the location of a part with the
operator standing behind the handle.
Upper Handle
Wingnut
Lower Handle
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS
Locking
Tabs
Handle
Bracket
The mower was fully assembled at the factory.
When the mower was put in the carton, the
handle was put in the storage position. To put
the handle in the operating position, follow the
steps below.
Wingnut
Handle
1. Remove the mower from the carton.
Figure 1
2. Remove all packing material from the
mower and the handle.
NOTE: The height of the handle can be
set at either a HIGH or LOW position.
See “How To Adjust The Handle
Height”.
Recoil-Start
Grip
3. Raise the lower handle. Make sure the
lower handle is between the locking tabs
(Figure 1). Tighten the wingnuts.
4. Put the upper handle in the operating (upright) position. Tighten the wingnuts.
Rope
Guide
Figure 2
CAUTION: Be careful when you fold or
raise the handle. Do not damage the
cables. A cable that is bent will not work
correctly. Before you use the unit, replace a bent or damaged cable.
Rear Wheel
5. Hold the engine stop lever against the handle. Slowly pull the recoil-start grip. To attach the recoil-start grip to the rope
guide, twist the rope through the rope
guide mounted on the right side of the handle (Figure 2).
Axle Knob
Washer
Rear Wheels (Hi-Wheel Models With
Axle Knobs)
Axle Bolt
NOTE: If wheels are already factory
mounted, go to the next section.
1. Remove the washers and axle knobs
from the axle bolts (Figure 3).
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Figure 3
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PREPARATION
HOW TO ADJUST THE HANDLE HEIGHT
The handle bracket has two assembly positions. A HIGH and a LOW position (Figure 4).
The HIGH position will raise the handle approximately four inches.
HIGH
Lower Handle
Handle Bracket
LOW
Wingnut
ÇÇ
ÇÇ
ÇÇ
ÇÇ
Figure 5
Figure 4
1. Remove the wingnuts and bolts from the
right and left handle brackets (Figure 5).
HIGH Position
Handle
Bracket
2. To raise the handle, mount the lower handle in the HIGH position shown in Figure 6.
3. To lower the handle, mount the lower handle in the LOW position shown in Figure 7.
Figure 6
LOW Position
4. Attach the lower handle to the handle
brackets with the bolts and wingnuts.
(Figure 5).
Handle
Bracket
Figure 7
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PREPARATION
ELECTRIC START MODELS
When the mower was shipped from the factory, the battery was not fully charged. Before the
first use, the battery must be charged for 16
hours. See “How To Charge The Battery” in the
Maintenance section.
HOW TO PREPARE THE ENGINE
IMPORTANT: This unit is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and must not
be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, 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 must be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
ENGINE DOES NOT CONTAIN
OIL OR GASOLINE
Fill the engine with the proper amount of oil.
See the engine manufacturer’s instructions for
the type of gasoline and oil to use. Before you
use the unit, read the information on safety, operation, maintenance, and storage.
WARNING: Follow the engine
manufacturer’s instructions for
the type of gasoline and oil to
use. Always use a safety gasoline container. Do not smoke when adding gasoline to
the engine. When inside an enclosure, do
not fill with gasoline. Before you add gasoline, stop the engine. Let the engine cool
for several minutes.
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. See an Authorized Service Center for a spark arrester for the
muffler.
NOTE: The operation of a new engine will
sometimes result in a slight amount of
smoke. This smoke is caused by paint or oil
on or around the muffler. This is normal
and only expected during initial operation.
IMPORTANT: Actual sustained horsepower will likely be lower due to operating limitations and environmental factory.
FINAL ASSEMBLY
Before you use the mower, check the assembly of the wheels, the handle, and the controls.
Make sure all the fasteners are tight. Make
sure the throttle control and the engine stop lever work correctly.
If mower is equipped with height adjusters,
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make sure the height function properly. Before
starting the engine, make sure each height adjuster is set at the desired height. See “How To
Adjust The Height Of Cut” in the Maintenance
sections.
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PREPARATION
MODELS WITH OPTIONAL MULCHER PLATE
MULCHER PLATE
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
2. Align the mulcher plate with the side discharge opening. Make sure that the two
alignment bumps are inside of the opening.
WARNING: Before you remove
or install the mulcher kit, disconnect the wire to the spark plug.
3. Mount the tab on the top of the mulcher
plate to the inside of the mower housing.
On some models the mulcher kit is installed at
the factory. To convert from a mulcher to a side
discharge, remove the mulcher plate.
A side discharge mower can be converted to a
mulching mower by installing the mulcher
plate as follows:
1. Raise the chute deflector (Figure 8).
4. Mount the tab on the bottom of the mulcher plate to the inside of the mower
housing (Figure 9).
Chute
Deflector
Chute
Deflector
Bump
Tab
Mulcher Plate
Bump
Tab
5. Lower the chute deflector.
Mulcher Plate
Figure 8
6. Attach the wire to the spark plug.
MULCHING TIPS
S
Mulching finely cuts the grass so that the grass
can be easily recycled. Because the nutrients
are returned to the soil, the lawn will need less
fertilizer. To correctly mulch the lawn, follow
the tips below.
S The grass must be dry. If the grass is wet,
it will be difficult to cut and cause heavy
clumps of grass.
S The grass must not be too tall. The maximum height to effectively cut is 4 1/2 inches. Set the height adjusters so that only
the top third of the grass is cut.
S If the grass is more than 4 1/2 inches high,
two mowings will be necessary. For the first
mowing, set the height adjusters in the
highest position. Then, lower the height adjusters for the second mowing.
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S
Keep a sharp edge on the blade. A blade
that is not sharp will cause the ends of the
grass to become brown.
Clean the underside of the mower housing.
Grass and other debris can keep the mower from working correctly.
If the quality of cut is marginal, try the
following:
S Set the height adjusters at a higher cutting
height.
S Cut the grass more frequently.
S Operate the mower at a slower ground
speed.
S Overlap the cutting swaths instead of cutting a full swath with each pass.
S Mow across the marginal areas a second
time.
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ENGINE STOP LEVER
OPERATION
WARNING: For safe operation,
the drive system must immediately disengage when the drive
lever is released. If the drive
system does not disengage
correctly, do not operate the
mower until the drive system is
adjusted or repaired by an
authorized service center.
Release the engine stop lever and the engine
and the blade will automatically stop. To run
the engine, hold the engine stop lever in the
Operating position (Figure 11).
Before you start the engine, operate the engine stop lever several times. Make sure the
cable moves easily.
Operating Position
Drive Lever
Engine Stop
Lever
Hold the engine stop lever
in the Operating position.
Figure 10
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM
The mower has a front wheel drive system.
Operate the drive system as follows.
1. Hold the engine stop lever in the Operating Position (Figure 10 and Figure 11).
2. Push the drive lever completely forward.
When the drive lever clicks, release the
drive lever. The drive system is now engaged.
NOTE: To stop the engine, release the
engine stop lever.
3. To disengage the drive system and stop
the engine, completely release the engine
stop lever.
4. To disengage only the drive system, release the engine stop lever approximately two inches. The drive system will
disengage but the engine will continue to
run.
NOTE: When the drive system is
disengaged on a new unit, it is possible for
the front wheels to rotate if lifted off the
ground. This is normal and will stop after
one or two hours of operation.
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To go forward, move the
drive lever forward.
Figure 11
HOW TO STOP THE ENGINE
To stop the engine, release the engine stop
lever. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug
to prevent the engine from starting. On models
equipped with an electric start engine, remove
the key from the key switch. Keep the key
away from children.
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If the engine will not stop, hold a screwdriver
against the spark plug and against the engine
cooling fins. The spark will go to ground and
the engine will stop. Before you start the engine, check the engine stop cable. Make sure
the engine stop cable is assembled correctly.
Before you operate the unit, replace a bent or
damaged engine stop cable.
OPERATION
HOW TO START ENGINE
WARNING: To prevent an accident, make sure the drive lever is
in the DISENGAGED position.
When the drive lever is in the ENGAGED position, do not start the
engine.
6. Some models have a primer button on the
front or side of the engine (Figure 13). Every time you push the primer button, wait
two seconds. For the number of times required to push the primer button, see the
engine manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING: The blade will rotate
when the engine runs.
IMPORTANT: Before you start the engine,
operate the engine stop lever several
times. Make sure the engine stop cable
moves freely.
NOTE: The engine design does not include
a throttle control or an engine speed adjustment. The engine is set at the best
speed for cutting grass, bagging grass,
and for extended engine life.
1. Check the oil.
2. Fill the fuel tank with regular unleaded gasoline. Make sure the gasoline is clean.
Leaded gasoline will increase deposits and
shorten the life of the valves.
NOTE: Do not use gasohol or methanol. Do
not use premium unleaded gasoline.
Primer Button
WARNING: Always use a safety
gasoline container. Do not smoke
when adding gasoline to the fuel
tank. When inside an enclosure,
do not add gasoline. Before you
add gasoline, stop the engine and
let the engine cool for several
minutes.
Figure 13
NOTE: Do not use the primer button to
start a warm engine.
7. Stand behind the mower. Hold the engine
stop lever in the OPERATING position
(Figure 12).
8. Electric Start Models: Turn the ignition
key to the START position. Use short starting cycles (15 seconds per minute). When
the engine starts, release the ignition key.
If the engine will not turn over, charge the
battery. See “How To Charge The Battery”.
3. Make sure the spark plug wire is connected
to the spark plug.
4. Electric Start Models: Make sure the battery is connected to the wiring harness.
9. Recoil-Start Models: Make sure the recoil-start rope is not obstructed or caught
between the upper and lower handles.
Rapidly pull the recoil-start grip. Slowly
return the recoil-start grip.
5. Make sure the drive lever is in the DISENGAGED position (Figure 12).
Hold the engine stop lever
in the operating position.
10. If the engine does not start in 5 or 6 tries,
See the “Problem and Repair” Instructions.
HOW TO OPERATE THE MOWER
Drive Lever
Ignition Key
Figure 12
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WARNING: Check the condition
of the grass bag for wear or deterioration. If worn or damaged, replace the parts only with approved factory replacement
parts. For replacement parts,
see the parts list in this book.
To completely fill the grass bag, operate the
engine with the throttle control in the FAST
position.
MAINTENANCE
ELECTRIC START MODELS
4. Charge the battery for 16 hours.
HOW TO CHARGE THE BATTERY
5. Disconnect the battery charger from the
electrical outlet and from the battery.
WARNING: The battery contains
sulfuric acid which is harmful to
the skin, eyes and clothing. If
acid gets on the body or clothing, wash with water. Do not attempt to open the battery. If the
battery has a crack, replace the
battery. Do not burn a damaged
or old battery or an explosion
can result.
WARNING: When you charge the
battery, do not smoke. Keep the
battery away from any sparks.
The fumes from the battery acid
can cause an explosion.
6. Align the two tabs on the bottom of the battery case with the two holes in the battery
bracket. Rotate the battery case until the
quick release locks the battery in the OPERATING position.
7. Connect the wiring harness to the battery. If the battery will not be used for a long
period of time or during storage, do not
connect the wiring harness to the battery.
Handle
Battery Bracket
The battery is in the battery case mounted on
the handle. To charge the battery, remove the
battery case from the handle.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to use the battery
charger supplied with the mower. The use
of any other battery charger will damage
the battery.
1. Disconnect the wiring harness from the
battery (Figure 14).
2. Push the quick release on top of the battery case. Remove the battery case and
battery from the handle.
3. Attach the battery charger wire to the
battery. Connect the battery charger to an
electrical outlet.
Quick Release
Battery Case
Battery Charger Wire
Figure 14
HOW TO REMOVE THE BATTERY
If the engine will not turn over or turns over
slowly when the key is turned on, charge the
battery. See “How To Charge The Battery”. If
the battery will not charge fully and will not start
the engine, replace the battery as follows.
1. Disconnect the wiring harness from the
battery (Figure 14).
2. Push the quick release on top of the battery case. Remove the battery case and
battery from the handle.
3. To open the battery case, remove the
three screws. Remove the battery from
the battery case (Figure 15).
4. Replace the battery with an authorized
factory replacement battery.
5. Charge the new battery for 16 hours. See
“How To Charge The Battery”.
6. To install the battery, reverse the above
steps.
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Wiring Harness
Screw
Battery Case
Battery
Battery Case
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Figure 15
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
Use the following maintenance section to keep
your unit in good operating condition. All the
maintenance information for the engine is in
the “Engine Instruction Book”. Before you start
the engine, read this book.
S
S
S
S
Hard starting.
Engine smoking.
Spark plug fouling.
Oil or gas saturation of the air filter.
WARNING: Before you make an
inspection, adjustment (except
carburetor), or repair, stop the
engine and disconnect the wire
from the spark plug.
ENGINE TIPPING
When you service the engine, inspect the
blade, or clean the underside of the mower
housing; make sure to always tip the engine
with the spark plug up (see Figure 16). Transporting or tipping the engine with the spark
plug down will cause:
Figure 16
HOW TO CLEAN
THE MOWER HOUSING
HOW TO ADJUST
THE HEIGHT OF CUT
WARNING: The blade will rotate
when the engine runs. Before
you clean the mower housing,
stop the engine and disconnect
the wire from the spark plug.
WARNING: The blade will rotate
when the engine runs. Before
you change the height of cut,
stop the engine and disconnect
the wire from the spark plug.
Grass and other debris can keep the mower
from working correctly. After you mow, clean
the mower housing as follows.
To change the height of cut, move the position
of the adjuster arm at each wheel (Figure 17).
Make sure each adjuster arm is in the same
position so that the mower will cut level.
1. Disengage the adjuster arm.
2. Move the adjuster arm to another position.
1. Stop the engine.
2. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug.
3. Clean dirt and debris from the top and the
bottom of the mower housing. Clean with
soap and water. Wipe off excess water before storage.
Adjuster
Arm
LUBRICATION
1. For maximum performance, lubricate the
wheels and all pivot points with engine oil
every 25 hours.
2. To lubricate the engine, refer to the “Engine Instruction Book”.
NOTE: Do not lubricate the engine stop
cable. Lubricants will damage the cable
and prevent the cable from moving freely.
Replace the cable if bent or damaged.
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Figure 17
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MAINTENANCE
HOW TO REMOVE THE DRIVE BELT
Transmission
Belt Tension Bolt
Pulley
WARNING: Before you remove
the belt, disconnect the wire
from the spark plug.
1. Remove the screw that secures the belt
cover. Remove the belt cover
(Figure 18).
2. To remove the drive belt, tip the mower up.
See “Engine Tipping” in the Maintenance
section.
3. Loosen the belt tension bolt (Figure 19).
4. Remove the front of the drive belt from
the transmission pulley.
5. To remove the rear of the drive belt, slip
the drive belt over the end of the blade
(Figure 20).
NOTE: Make sure you replace the drive
belt only with a replacement belt from
the factory.
6. To assemble the drive belt, reverse the
above steps.
7. Set the belt tension.
a. Tighten the adjuster nut until the nut
touches the spacer (Figure 21). Try to
turn the spacer. When the adjuster
nut touches the spacer, the spacer
will not turn.
b. Then, loosen the adjuster nut only
enough to allow the spacer to turn.
The tension on the drive belt is now
correct.
8. Install the belt cover (Figure 18).
9. Before you begin to mow, make sure the
drive system will correctly disengage and
that the mower will stop. If the drive system
will not disengage, take the mower to an
authorized service center before you operate the mower.
Drive Belt
Belt Tension Bolt
Figure 19
Blade
Figure 20
Spacer
Belt Cover
Adjuster
Nut
Figure 18
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Figure 21
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MAINTENANCE
HOW TO ADJUST THE DRIVE CABLE
WARNING: Before you adjust the
drive cable, release the engine
stop lever and wait for the engine
to stop.
NOTE: The engine design does not include
a throttle control or an engine speed adjustment. The engine is set at the best
speed for cutting grass, bagging grass,
and for extended engine life.
If the drive system does not engage and disengage correctly, check the handle for correct assembly. Make sure that all parts are in good
condition, not broken or bent, and that all fasteners are tight.
1. If the drive system is slipping, turn the
cable adjuster one turn in the direction
shown in Figure 22. Test the drive system
and check for slippage.
Worn parts and cable stretch will change the
performance of the drive system. When you
mow in high or thick grass or on hills, the drive
system can slip. If the drive system is slipping,
adjust as follows or take the mower to an authorized service center.
3. Repeat the adjustment and test until the
drive system does not slip.
2. If the drive system still slips, turn the cable
adjuster one more turn to shorten the
cable. Again, test the drive system.
4. Before you begin to mow, make sure the
drive system will correctly disengage and
that the mower will stop. If the drive system
will not disengage, take the mower to an
authorized service center before you operate the mower.
IMPORTANT: Before you start the engine,
operate the engine stop lever several
times. Make sure the engine stop cable
moves freely.
Cable Adjuster
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Figure 22
BLADE SERVICE
MAINTENANCE
5. Check the blade according to the ”Blade
Service” instructions. Replace a badly
worn or damaged blade with a factory replacement blade.
6. Mount the blade with the curved edges toward the housing. If the blade is upside
down, the blade will not cut correctly and
can cause an accident.
7. Fasten the blade with the original washer
and bolt. Make sure the outside rim of the
Belleville washer is toward the blade
(Figure 23).
8. Tighten the bolt that holds the blade to a
torque of 30 foot pounds.
WARNING: Always keep the bolt
that holds the blade tight. A loose
bolt or blade can cause an accident.
WARNING: Before you inspect
the blade or the blade adapter,
disconnect the wire to the spark
plug. If the blade hits an object, stop the
engine. Disconnect the wire to the spark
plug. Check the unit for damage.
Frequently check the blade for wear or damage such as cracks. Frequently check the bolt
that holds the blade. Keep the bolt tight. If the
blade hits an object, stop the engine. Disconnect the wire to the spark plug. Check the
blade adapter for damage. Check for a bent or
damaged blade, a badly worn blade, or other
damage. Before you operate the unit, damaged parts must be replaced with factory replacement parts. For safety, replace the blade
every two years. Keep a sharp edge on the
blade. A blade that is not sharp will cause the
ends of the grass to become brown. Remove
the blade as follows.
HOW TO SHARPEN THE BLADE
WARNING: Vibration is the result if the blade is not correctly
balanced. A blade that is damaged with cracks can break and cause an
accident.
1. Sharpen the blade two times a year or every 25 hours.
2. If the blade is on the unit, do not sharpen.
Remove the blade according to the instructions in ”How To Remove The Blade”.
3. Clean the blade with a brush, soap, and
water. Check the blade. Look for cracks,
nicks, or other damage. Replace a blade
that is badly worn, bent, or damaged with
a factory replacement blade.
4. Sharpen the blade with a file. Make sure
you keep the original beveled cutting edge
(Figure 24).
HOW TO REMOVE THE BLADE
WARNING: Before you remove
the blade, disconnect the wire
to the spark plug. The blade has
sharp edges. When you hold the blade,
use gloves or cloth material to protect
your hands.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Lift the side of the mower that has the
muffler or spark plug.
3. Use a piece of wood to keep the blade
from rotating.
4. Remove the bolt that holds the blade with
a 9/16” (14mm) wrench.
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Blade
Blade
Adapter
Blade
Belleville
Washer
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File
Blade Adapter
Bolt
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Bolt
Blade is balanced
when parallel to
the ground.
Screwdriver
Blade
Belleville Washer
Figure 23
Ground
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Figure 24
MAINTENANCE
5. Make sure the blade is balanced. Use a
screwdriver and hold the blade parallel to
the ground as shown. A blade that is balanced will stay parallel to the ground. If the
blade is not balanced, the heavy end will
rotate toward the ground. Sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
6. A new blade will cut better than a badly
worn blade. Every two years replace the
old blade with a factory replacement
blade.
Recoil-Start Rope
Push in on
lower handle.
CHECK THE LEVEL OF CUT
Test the unit in a small area. If the height of cut
is not level or if the cut grass is not discharged,
the cause can be: (1) the blade is bent or damaged, (2) the blade is not sharp, (3) a worn
blade, (4) or a broken blade adapter. Before
you use the unit, correct the problem.
Figure 25
Lower Handle
Locking
Tabs
FOLDING HANDLE STORAGE
CAUTION: Be careful when you fold or
raise the handle. Do not damage the
cables. A cable that is bent will not work
correctly. Before you use the unit, replace a
bent or damaged cable.
Knob
How To Fold The Handle
1. Loosen the knobs that hold the upper part
of the handle to the lower part of the handle. As you fold the handle, make sure the
cables are not around the loose fasteners
and do not become damaged. Hold the engine stop lever in the Operating Position
(against the handle). Rotate the upper part
of the handle toward the back of the unit
(Figure 25) .
2. Loosen the knobs on the lower handle
(Figure 26). Push in on the ends of the
lower handle. Move the ends of the lower
handle past the locking tabs.
3. Rotate the handle forward over the engine. Make sure the cables are not damaged.
Figure 26
How To Raise The Handle
1. Pull the handle back until the ends of the
lower handle lock into position. Tighten
the knobs.
2. Hold the engine stop lever in the Operating
Position (against the handle). Lift the upper part of the handle into the operator’s
position. Tighten the fasteners that hold
the handle.
3. Make sure the recoil-start rope is on the
outside of the handle and is not caught between the upper and lower handle.
HOW TO PREPARE THE MOWER
FOR STORAGE
WARNING: Do not remove gasoline while inside a building, near
a fire, or while you smoke.
Gasoline fumes can cause an explosion or
a fire.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Let the engine run until it is out of gasoline.
3. Drain the oil from the warm engine. Fill the
engine crankcase with new oil.
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4. Remove the spark plug from the cylinder.
Pour one ounce of oil into the cylinder.
Slowly pull the recoil-start grip so that the
oil will protect the cylinder. Install a new
spark plug in the cylinder.
5. Clean the dirt and debris from the cylinder
cooling fins and the engine housing.
6. Clean the bottom of the mower housing.
7. Completely clean the mower to protect the
paint.
8. Put the unit in a building that has good ventilation.
TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART
The Engine will not start.
1. Make sure the fuel tank is filled with clean gasoline. Do not use old gasoline.
2. On a cold engine, push the primer button (optional on some models). For the number of times
required to push the primer button, see the engine manufacturer’s instructions.
3. Make sure the wire for the spark plug is connected to the spark plug.
4. Adjust the Carburetor. See the “Engine Instruction Book”.
5. There is too much gasoline in the engine cylinder. Remove and dry the spark plug. Pull the recoil-start grip several times. Install the spark plug. Connect the wire to the spark plug. Start the
engine.
6. The engine is difficult to start in heavy or high grass. Move the mower to a clean dry surface.
7. Make sure the engine stop lever is in the operating position.
8. Make sure the fuel valve is in the ON position. See the “Engine Instruction Book”.
9. On Electric Start models, charge the battery.
The Engine will not stop.
1. Release the engine stop lever.
2. Check the engine stop cable. Replace the cable if bent or damaged.
The Engine performance is bad.
1. Check the height of cut settings. Raise the height of cut if the grass is high.
2. Check the bottom of the blade housing. Clean the blade housing of grass and other debris.
3. Check the wire to the spark plug. Make sure the wire is connected.
4. Clean the engine cooling fins of grass and other debris.
5. Check the carburetor adjustments. See the “Engine Instruction Book”.
6. Check the spark plug gap. Set the spark plug gap at 0.030”.
7. Check the amount of oil in the engine. Fill with oil if necessary.
8. Check the engine air cleaner. See the “Engine Instruction Book”.
9. The gasoline is bad. Drain and clean the fuel tank. Fill the fuel tank with clean gasoline.
Excessive Vibration.
1. Remove the blade. Check the blade and balance if necessary. See the blade maintenance
instructions.
2. Check for a bent or broken blade. A DAMAGED BLADE IS DANGEROUS AND MUST BE
REPLACED.
3. Check the blade adapter. REPLACE A BROKEN BLADE ADAPTER.
4. If the vibration continues, take the mower to an Authorized Service Center.
The grass will not discharge correctly.
1. Clean the bottom of the mower housing.
2. Check for a badly worn blade. Remove and sharpen the blade. For safety, replace the blade
every two years with a factory replacement blade.
The grass is not cut even.
1. Check the height adjustment at each wheel. The height adjustment must be the same for each
wheel.
2. Make sure the blade is sharp.
3. Check for a bent or broken blade. A DAMAGED BLADE IS DANGEROUS AND MUST BE
REPLACED.
4. Check for a broken blade adapter. REPLACE A BROKEN BLADE ADAPTER.
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HANDLE - RECOIL-START MODELS
1
3
4
8
5
6
5
12
16
13
2
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
Handle, Upper (Black)
Handle, Upper (Gray)
2
Handle, Lower (Black)
Handle, Lower (Gray)
3
Bolt
4
Control, Drive
5
Locknut
11
PART NO.
1101557E701
1101557E724
1102089E701
1102089E724
025x14
1101670
15x116
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KEY
NO.
6
8
11
12
13
16
11
DESCRIPTION
Cable, Stop *
Cable, Stop #
Cable, Stop +
Lever, Stop
Fastener, Cable
Bolt
Knob
Guide, Rope
Used on Briggs & Stratton Quantium engines.
# Used on Tecumseh engines.
+ Used on Briggs & Stratton Classic, Sprint & Quattro, Q−Style and QS−Style engines.
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PART NO.
1101365
1101366
1101365
1101076E701
1101353
002x77
071294
071530
HANDLE - ELECTRIC-START MODELS
1
27
17
18 19
3
4
8
20
22
21
5
5
23
11
5
10
6
16
12
24
26 13
11
25
2
9
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
Handle, Upper (Black)
Handle, Upper (Gray)
2
Handle, Lower (Black)
Handle, Lower (Gray)
3
Bolt
4
Control, Drive
5
Locknut
6
Cable, Stop *
Cable, Stop #
Cable, Stop +
8
Lever, Stop
9
Fastener, Cable
10 Screw
11 Tie, Cable
PART NO.
1101557E701
1101557E724
1102090E701
1102090E724
025x14
1101670
15x116
1101365
1101366
1101365
1101076E701
1101353
26x220
071372
KEY
NO.
12
13
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
DESCRIPTION
Bolt
Knob
Guide, Rope
Cap
Nut
Bolt
Cover, Ignition
Switch Ignition & Key
Charger, Battery
Harness, Wiring
Battery
Case, Battery
Bracket, Battery
Key, Ignition
* Used on Briggs & Stratton Quantium engines.
# Used on Tecumseh engines..
+ Used on Briggs & Stratton Classic, Sprint & Quattro, Q−Style and QS−Style engines.
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PART NO.
002x77
071294
071530
091488
091489
3x136
671916
776011
671992
776012
776014
776013
671959
672220
MODELS WITH STANDARD WHEELS
1
22
23
24
21
55
5
29
4
7
6
3
22
31
20
19
27
30
43
45
11
44
18
9
39
36
33
54
40 39
36
25
25
17
37
42
6
34
35
57
16
41
15
10
12
42
41
14
56
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32
2
10
40
26
26
55
MODELS WITH STANDARD WHEELS
KEY
NO.
*
#
DESCRIPTION
PART NO.
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
PART NO.
1
Engine
−−− * −−−
28
Pin, Spring
032x64
2
Housing
7501039
29
3
Height Adjuster, Left Rear
672641
Base, Engine (Black)
Base, Engine (Gray)
1101786
1101787
4
Knob
071495
30
Cover, Belt (Black)
Cover, Belt (Gray)
1101830
1101831
5
Wheel and Tire, Rear #
−−−−−
31
Screw
26x313
6
Locknut, Flange
015x84
32
Bolt
01x118
7
Bolt, Carriage
002x81
33
Spacer
043844
9
Bolt, Engine
025x11
34
Spring
164x27
10
Nut
015x68
35
Nut
015x88
11
Height Adjuster, Left Front
672643
36
Pin, Drive
043629
12
Washer, Belleville
1101989
37
Transmission
1101571
14
Bolt, Hex
01x148
38
Washer
17x186
15
Blade,
39
Gear, Pinion
071792
16
Adapter, Blade
1101968
40
E−Ring
011x16
17
Height, Adjuster, Right Frt.
672642
41
Cover, Dust
071780
18
Height, Adjuster, Right Rr.
672640
19
Guard, Rear
672738
42
Washer
17x169
20
Screw
26x245
43
Bracket, Left Handle
1101303E700
21
Deflector, Chute
672421
44
Bracket, Right Handle
1101302E700
22
Push−On Cap
028x42
45
Belt, Briggs & Stratton
Belt, Tecumseh
37x123
23
Pin, Pivot
215x11 Z
54
Bolt
001x85
24
Spring
0166x5
55
Hub Cap
043615
25
Baffle
672744E701
56
Plate, Mulch − Optional
672422 Z
26
Wheel and Tire, Drive #
−−−−−
57
Cover, Transmission
1101961
27
Pulley
1101653
−
Book, Instruction
F−050442L
1101823E701
Parts are available from an Authorized Engine Service Center. See Engines, Gasoline" or Gasoline
Engines" in the yellow pages of the telephone directory.
See the Wheel And Tire Parts List" page.
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MODELS WITH 14” REAR WHEELS
58
57
5
22
23
6
3
1
24
21
22
29
20
19
7
4
10
31
30
43
27
45
18
11
10
9
39
36
33
44
54
39
40
10
25
36
17
37
42
6
34
35
61
16
41
10
25
15
12
42
41
14
56
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32
2
54
40
28
26
55
MODELS WITH 14” REAR WHEELS
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
PART NO.
KEY
NO.
29
Base, Engine (Black)
Base, Engine (Gray)
1101786
1101787
30
Cover, Belt (Black)
Cover, Belt (Gray)
1101830
1101831
DESCRIPTION
PART NO.
1
Engine
−−− * −−−
2
Housing
7501038
3
Height Adjuster, Left Rear
1102107
4
Knob
071495
31
Screw
26x313
5
Wheel and Tire, Rear #
−−−−−
32
Bolt
01x118
6
Locknut, Flange
015x84
33
Spacer
043844
7
Bolt, Carriage
002x81
34
Spring
164x27
9
Bolt, Engine
025x11
35
Nut
015x88
10
Nut
015x68
36
Pin, Drive
043629
11
Height Adjuster, Left Front
672643
37
Transmission
1101571
12
Washer, Belleville
1101989
38
Washer
17x186
14
Bolt, Hex
01x148
39
Gear, Pinion
071792
15
Blade
40
E−Ring
011x16
16
Adapter, Blade
1101968
41
Cover, Dust
071780
17
Height, Adjuster, Right Frt.
672642
42
Washer
17x169
18
Height, Adjuster, Right Rr.
1102106
19
Guard, Rear
672738
43
Bracket, Left Handle
1102157E700
20
Screw
26x245
44
Bracket, Right Handle
1102158E700
21
Deflector, Chute
672421
45
Belt, Briggs & Stratton
Belt, Tecumseh
37x123
22
Push−On Cap
028x42
54
Bolt
001x85
23
Pin, Pivot
215x11 Z
55
Hub Cap
043615
24
Spring
0166x5
56
Plate, Mulch − Optional
672422 Z
25
Baffle
672744E701
57
Washer
017x67 Z
26
Wheel and Tire, Drive #
−−−−−
58
Knob, Axle
672449
27
Pulley
1101653
61
Cover, Transmission
1101961
28
Pin, Spring
032x64
−
Book, Instruction
F−050442L
1101823E701
*
Parts are available from an Authorized Engine Service Center. See Engines, Gasoline" or Gasoline
Engines" in the yellow pages of the telephone directory.
#
See the Wheel And Tire Parts List" page.
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WHEELS AND TIRES
Look at the illustrations. Select the wheel and the tire you want and order
from the following chart.
A
C
B
D
WHEEL SIZE & TYPE
A
B
C
D
6-inch Plastic, White
672788
----
----
----
6-inch Plastic, Gray
672789
----
----
----
7-inch Plastic, White
020270
----
----
----
7-inch Plastic, Gray
071597
----
----
----
8-inch Plastic, White
020271
----
----
----
8-inch Plastic, Gray
672060
071132
----
----
071134
----
----
8-inch Ball Bearing, Gray
12-inch, Gray
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1102158
1102159
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HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Only use a factory repair part. Repair parts, except for the engine or the transmission, are available
from the store where the unit was purchased, a service shop recommended by the store, or an
authorized service shop found in the yellow pages of the telephone directory. If you cannot get a
repair part or service as described above, call or write to the Central Parts Distributor shown below.
When you order, include the following information: (1) Complete Model Number (see nameplate),
(2) Date of Manufacture, (3) Complete Part Number, (4) Description, (5) Quantity.
Repair parts for the engine or the transmission are available from the manufacturer’s authorized
service center found in the yellow pages of the telephone directory. See the individual engine or
transmission warranties.
MURRAY, INC. LAWN MOWER CENTRAL PARTS DISTRIBUTORS
BILLIOU’S, INC.
1343 South Main St.
Porterville, CA 93257
(559)784−41021−877−245−5468
FAX 1−800−266−7337
www.billious.com
Arizona, California, Hawaii,
Nevada
BROWN & WISER, INC.
9991 S.W. Avery Street
Tualatin, OR 97062
(503)692−03301−800−882−4782
FAX (503)691−2041
Alaska, Idaho (counties Ada,
Adams, Benewah, Boise, Bonner,
Boundry, Canyon, Clearwater,
Elmore, Gem, Idaho, Kooten,
Latah, Lewis, NEZ Perce, Owyee,
Payette, Ravalli, Shoshone, Valley,
Washington), Montana (counties
Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral,
Missoulo, Ravalli, Sanders),
Oregon, Washington
CPT CANADA POWER
TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Mississauga
161 Watline Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario
L4Z−1P2
(905)890−69001−800−861−9559
Edmonton
101−10411−178 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5S 1R5
(780)453−57911−800−861−9559
Ville St−Laurent
234 Migneron Street
Ville St−Laurent, Quebec
H4T 1Y7
(514)731−35591−800−861−9559
Canada
GARDNER, INC.
3641 Interchange Road
Columbus, OH 43204
1−800−848−8946
FAX 1−800−626−4735
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware,
District of Columbia, Florida,
Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan (except upper
Peninsula), Mississippi, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
South Carolina, Tennessee,
Vermont, Virgina, West Virginia
Puerto Rico
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GULF COAST ENGINE, INC.
4202 Russell Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
1−800−825−6999
FAX (888)888−7036
New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas,
Mexico
OSCAR WILSON ENGINE &
PARTS, INC. ENGINE, INC.
826 Lone Star Drive.
O’Fallon, MO 63366
1−800−873−6722 or
1−634−978−1313
FAX: 1−800−873−6720
Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas,
Missouri, Nebraska
WISCONSIN MAGNETO
1000 W. Donges Bay Road
Suite 100
Mequon, WI 53092−5920
1−800−733−7388
FAX 1−800−733−0127
Michigan (upper Peninsula),
Minnesota, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Wisconsin
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