Instruction manual | Craftsman 944.511573 Edger User Manual

Instruction
Manual
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LAWN EDGER ATTACHMENT
Model No.
C944.511573
•
•
Safety
Assembly
•
•
Operation
Maintenance
•
Parts List
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions
before first use of this product.
Sears Canada,
545001422
2/14/05
Inc., Toronto,
Ontario
M5B 2B8
Warranty Statement
Identification of Symbols
Safety Rules
Assembly
Operation
2
2
2
6
7
Maintenance
Service & Adjustments
Storage
Parts List
Parts and Ordering
9
10
10
Center Section
Back Cover
LIMITED TWO (2) YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ® LAWN EDGER
ATTACHMENT
For two (2) years from tile date of purchase, Sears Canada, Inc., will repair or
replace free of charge, at Sears option, parts which are defective as a result of
material or workmanship.
COMMERCIAL OR RENTAL USE:
Warranty on Lawn Edger Attachment will be 90 days from the date of purchase if
used for commercial or rental purposes.
This warranty excludes expendable parts that become worn during normal use.
Warranty service is available by returning the Lawn Edger Attachment to the nearest
Sears Service Centre/Department in Canada. This warranty applies only while this
product is in use in Canada.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranty and does not exclude or limit
legal rights you may have but shall run concurrently with applicable provincial
legislation. Furthermore, some provinces do NOT allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty will last, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Sears Canada, inc., Toronto, Ontario MSB 2B8
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can be dangerous! Careless or
_
instruction manual before
improper
serious
oruse
even
can
fatal
cause
injury.
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using the lawn edger.
DANGER!
This lawn edger
Read and
andhead
understand
the
Always wear appropriate
ear protection, eye protection
protection.
instructions and warnings on the unit
and in the manual. Never allow children to operate this unit.
dt_WARNING:
When using gardening appliances, basic safety precautions must always be followed to reduce the risk of fire and serious injury.
Read and follow all instructions.
AFETY INFORMATION
THE UNIT
This power unit can be dangerous!
Operator is responsible for following
instructions and warnings on unit and
in manual. Read entire instruction
manual before using unit! Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and
the proper use of the unit. Restrict the
use of this unit to persons who have
read, understand and will follow the
OPERATOR
SAFETY
DANGER:
RISK OF CUT. KEEP
HANDS AND FEET AWAY FROM BLADE
AND CU-FFING AREA. Do not attempt
to clear away cut material or hold material to be cut when the blade is in
motion. Make sure powerhead is
2
stopped
andspark
plugwireisdiscon- ELECTRICAL SAFETY (for electric
nected
(orpowerhead
isdisconnectedpowerheads)
frompower
source)
whenremoving '_&WARNING:
Avoid a dangerous
jammed
material
fromthecutting
blade.
Donotgraborholdattachment environment. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use in rain, in damp
bythecutting
blade.
• Dress
properly.
Always
wear
safety or wet locations, or around swimming
glasses
orsimilar
eyeprotection
when pools, hot tubs, etc. Do not expose to
operating,
orperforming
maintenancesnow, rain, or water to avoid the possibility of electrical shock. Do not use on
onyourunit(safety
glasses
areavail- wet
surfaces. Do not handle extension
able).
Eyeprotection
should
be
marked
Z87.
cord plug or unit with wet hands.
• Always
wear
faceordustmask
ifop- • Use only a voltage supply as shown
on the nameplate of the unit.
eration
isdusty.
• Always
wear
hea
W,longpants,
long • Avoid dangerous situations. Do not
use in presence of flammable liquids
sleeves,
boots,
andgloves.
• Always
wear
footprotection.
Donot
or gases to avoid creating a fire or
gobarefoot
orwear
sandals.
explosion and/or causing damage to
unit.
• Secure
hairabove
shoulder
length.
Secure
orremove
loose
clothing
or
• Avoid dangerous environments.
Do
not use in unventilated areas or
clothing
withloosely
hanging
ties,
straps,
tassels,
etc.They
canbe
where dust or explosive vapors can
caught
inmoving
parts.
build up.
• Being
fullycovered
alsohelps
protect • To reduce the risk of electric shock,
youfromdebris
andpieces
oftoxic
the powerhead may have a polarplants
thrown
byspinning
blade.
ized plug (one blade is wider than
• Stay
alert.
Donotoperate
when
you
the other); if so, it will require the use
aretired,
ill,upset,
orunder
theinfluof a polarized extension cord. The
ence
ofalcohol,
drugs,
ormedication. appliance plug will fit into a polarized
Watch
what
youaredoing;
usecomextension cord only one way. If the
monsense.
plug does not fit fully into the exten• Wear
hearing
protection.
sion cord, reverse the plug. If the
• Never
start
orruninside
aclosed
plug still does not fit, obtain a correct
room
orbuilding.
Breathing
exhaust
polarized extension cord. A polarfumes
cankill.
ized extension cord will require the
• Keep
handles
freeofoilandfuel.
use of a polarized wall outlet. This
• Onlyoperate
unitwithhandlebar
plug will fit into the polarized wall
installed.
outlet only one way. If plug does not
• Keep
hands
andfeetaway
from
cutfit fully into the wall outlet, reverse
tingarea.
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact
• Never
direct
discharge
ofmaterial
toa qualified electrician to install the
proper wall outlet. Do not change
ward
bystanders
norallow
anyone
near
thearea
ofoperation.
Usecare
the equipment plug, extension cord
indirecting
discharge
toavoid
glass
receptacle, or extension cord plug in
enclosures,
automobiles,
andthelike.
any way.
FUEL SAFETY (for gas powerheads)
• Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
• Keep away from sparks or flames.
• Use a container approved for fuel.
• Do not smoke or allow smoking near
fuel or the powerhead.
• Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up all
fuel spills before starting the powerhead.
• Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away
from fueling site before starting powerhead engine.
• Stop engine and allow to cool before
removing fuel cap.
• Remove fuel cap slowly.
• To reduce risk of electrical shock,
use extension cords specifically
marked as suitable for outdoor appliances having electrical rating not
less than the rating of unit. Cord
must be marked with suffix "W-A" (in
Canada "W"). Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. Inspect extension cord before use and
replace if damaged. Do not use a
damaged cord. Cord insulation must
be intact with no cracks or deterioration. Plug connectors must be undamaged. The extension cord used
to reach the power source must be
heavy enough to carry current from
the power source the full length of the
extension
cordtotheunit.
Anunder- UNIT/MAINTENANCE
SAFETY
sized
extension
cordwillcause
a
Disconnect powerdropinlinevoltage
resulting
inloss '_WARNING:
head spark plug (or disconnect powerofpower
andoverheating.
Ifin
doubt,
usethenextheavier
gauge. head from power source) before performing maintenance.
Thelower
thegauge
number,
the
heavier
thecord.
• Inspect entire unit before each use.
• Donotusemultiple
cords.
Replace damaged parts. Check for
fuel leaks. Make sure all fasteners are
• Donotabuse
cord.Never
carrythe
unitbytheextension
cordoryank
in place and securely fastened.
extension
cordtodisconnect
unit.To • Maintain unit according to recomunplug,
grasp
theplug,
notthecord. mended procedures.
Donotusecordasahandle,
close
a • Throw away blades that are bent,
dooroncord,
orpullcordaround
warped, cracked, broken, or damaged
sharp
edges
orcorners.
Donotexin any other way. Replace parts that
are cracked, chipped, or damaged
pose
cords
toheat,
oil,orwater.
• Keep
theextension
cordclear
ofopbefore using the unit.
erator
andobstacles
atalltimes.
Tie
• Use only recommended
Craftsman
cordtocordretainer
andconnect
to
parts and accessories. Never use
recessed
plugasshown
inthis
wire, wire rope, string, flailing devices, etc.
manual
toprevent
damage
tounit
and/or
extension
cordandtoreduce • Be sure blade stops turning when
thepossibility
oftheextension
cord
engine idles (see OARBURETOR ADdisconnecting
fromtheunitduring
JUSTMENTS section of powerhead
manual).
operation.
• Donotattempt
torepair
unit.Inspect • Remove the blade before making cartheinsulation
andconnectors
onthe
buretor adjustments. Hold the unit by
powerhead
andextension
cordbefore hand. Do not make carburetor adjustments from the blade side of the unit.
each
use.Ifthere
isanydamage,
do
• Keep others away when making carnotuseuntil
damage
isrepaired
by
yourauthorized
service
dealer.
buretor adjustments.
• Never start the unit with the clutch
• Donot
u
se
thepowerhead
ifthe
switch
doesnotturntheunitonand
housing removed. The clutch can fly
offproperly.
Have
theunitrepaired off and cause serious injury.
•
Have all maintenance and service not
byyourauthorized
service
dealer.
• Donotusewithdamaged
cordor
explained in this manual performed by
a Sears Service Centre.
plug.Ifpowerhead
isnotworking
as
itshould,
hasbeendropped,
dam- • If blade strikes a foreign object, follow
aged,
leftoutdoors,
ordropped
into
these steps: stop unit and disconnect
spark plug wire (or disconnect from
water,
return
ittoyourauthorized
service
dealer
forrepair.
power source), inspect for damage,
and repair any damage before resum• Avoid
unintentional
starting
ofthe
unit.Never
carryunitwithyourfinger ing operation of the unit=
ontheswitch.
Besuretheswitch
is
EDGING SAFETY
intheOFF
position
andnever
touch
Inspect the area to
theswitch
whenconnecting
exten- _,WARNING:
sioncord.
be edged before each use. Remove
• Unplug
theunitfromthepower
objects (rocks, broken glass, nails, wire,
source
when
notinuse,before
servic- string, etc.) which can be thrown by the
ing,andwhen
changing
accessories blade or can wrap around the shaft.
and/or
attachments.
• Keep others including children, ani• Avoid
anybody
contact
withany
mals, bystanders, and helpers at least
grounded
conductor,
suchasmetal
50 feet (15 meters) away. Stop the
fences,
orpipes,
toavoid
thepossi- unit immediately if you are apbilityofelectric
shock.
proached.
• Hold the unit firmly with both hands.
• Ground
FaultCircuit
Interrupter
(GFCI)
protection
should
bepro• Keep firm footing and balance. Do not
vided
onthecircuit
oroutlet
tobe
overreach or stand on unstable surfaces.
used
forthepowerhead.
Receptacles
areavailable
having
built-in • Always keep the wheel in contact with
GFCI
protection
andmaybeused
the ground=
forthismeasure
ofsafety.
&
Safety
Glasses
t
Boots
WARNING:
Blades can throw objects violently.
• You can be blinded or injured.
• Wear safety glasses and boots.
_,
WARNING:
Hazard zone for thrown objects
• Blades can throw objects violently.
• Others can be blinded or injured.
• Keep people and animals 50 feet
(15 m) away.
Blades move
momentarily
after the
trigger is
Allow blades to stop
before removing them
_IL WARNING:
Blades move momentarily after the
trigger is released,
• The blades can seriously cut you or
others,
• Allow blades to stop before
removing them from the cut.
u
,_
Instruction
Manual
f
WARNING:
Read Instruction
f
Manual
• Follow all warnings and instructions.
• Failure to do so can result in
serious injury.
Safety Decals
• Store attachment so blade cannot accidentally cause injury.
• Store attachment indoors, out of reach
of children.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and
good judgment. If you need assistance, contact your Sears Service
Centre.
• Keep all parts of your body away from
the blade and muffler.
• Always push the unit slowly over the
ground. Stay alert for uneven sidewalks, holes in the terrain, large roots,
etc.
• Do not force the unit. Use only for
jobs explained in this manual. Use
only for edging. Do not abuse unit.
Do not use in rain or wet locations.
• To reduce the risk of fire, do not allow
excessive grass, leaves, or grease to
accumulate on the attachment.
• Objects struck by the cutting member
can cause serious injuries to persons.
The lawn should always be carefully
examined and cleared of all objects
prior to edging.
• Never operate without blade shield in
place and in good working order.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Exposure to vibrations through prolonged use of gasoline
powered hand tools could cause blood
vessel or nerve damage in the fingers,
hands, and joints of people prone to circulation disorders or abnormal swellings. Prolonged use in cold weather has
been linked to blood vessel damage in
otherwise healthy people. If symptoms
occur such as numbness, pain, loss of
strength, change in skin color or texture,
or loss of feeling in the fingers, hands,
or joints, discontinue the use of this tool
and seek medical attention. An antivibration system does not guarantee the
avoidance of these problems. Users
who operate power tools on a continual
and regular basis must monitor closely
their physical condition and the condition of this unit.
TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
• Do not grasp or hold exposed blade.
• Stop powerhead before leaving work
area.
• Allow powerhead and gearbox to cool
before storing or transporting it in a
vehicle.
• Store unit and fuel in area where fuel
vapors cannot reach sparks or open
flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
5
STANDARDS:
This edger attachment is Listed by Underwriter's Laboratories,
Inc., in accordance with U L Standard 1602, "Gasoline- Engine- Powered, RigidCutting-Member
Edgers and Edger Trimmers," only when used with the following
models:
25cc Powerhead
(with trimmer
attachment)
CARTON CONTENTS
Check carton contents against the following list.
Model C944.511573
• Edger attachment
• Handlebar
• Handlebar mounting bracket for 1"
(2.5 cm) shaft
• Handlebar mounting bracket for 7/8"
(2.2 cm) shaft
• Bracket cover (2)
• Handlebar bracket screws (4)
• Attachment Hanger
• Hex Wrench
Examine parts for damage. Do not
use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find
parts missing or damaged, contact
your Sears Service Centre.
ASSEMBLY
_,WARNING:
If received
as-
sembled, repeat all steps to ensure
your unit is properly assembled and all
fasteners are secure.
• A hex wrench (provided) is required
for assembly.
HANDLEBAR
ASSEMBLY
_DANGER:
RISKOFCUT.
To
avoid serious injury, the barrier portion
of the handlebar must be installed as
shown on the upper shaft of the powerhead to provide a barrier between
operator and the spinning blade. Attach handlebar mounting bracket
above arrow on safety warning decal
on the upper shaft (powerhead end of
unit). Ensure handlebar is positioned
on mounting bracket at the end of the
arrow on the handlebar decal.
NOTE: Two mounting brackets are included with this attachment. Both brackets are provided to adapt this attachment for use with powerheads that have
either a 1" (2.5 cm) diameter or a 7/8"
(2.2 cm) diameter upper shaft. The correct bracket must be used to ensure
that the handlebar is mounted securely
to the upper shaft before use.
.....................
944.51556
Bracket Cover
Mountinc
Bracket
/
i
1. Place the mounting bracket over
the upper shaft above the arrow on
the safety label. Be sure to use the
correct mounting bracket for either
the 1" (2.5 cm) or 7/8" (2.2 cm) diameter upper shaft.
2. Position one of the bracket covers
under the upper shaft and align the
mounting bracket and the bracket
cover screw holes. Insert two
screws into the screw holes.
3. Secure the mounting bracket by
tightening the screws with the hex
wrench.
4. Locate the decal on the handlebar.
This decal includes an arrow. Position the handlebar with the mounting bracket at the end of the arrow.
5. Position the second bracket cover
over the handlebar. Align the
mounting bracket and the bracket
cover screw holes. Again make
sure the handlebar is at the end of
the arrow.
6. Insert two screws and hand tighten
only. Be sure the handlebar is
installed correctly; then, tighten
each screw securely with the hex
wrench.
NOTE: Adjustments can be made by
loosening the bracket cover screws
and moving the mounting bracket or
handlebar up or down the shaft. Be
sure the handlebar is installed correctly; then, retighten each screw securely
with the hex wrench.
KNOW
YOUR
EDGER ATTACHMENT
READ THiS iNSTRUCTiON MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
EDGER ATTACHMENT. Compare the illustrations with your attachment to familiarize
yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual
for future reference.
Depth Adjustment
Hanger
Knob
i
Shaft
J
Blade Shield
Wheel
Gearbox
BLADE
The BLADE is designed
to cut sod.
OPERATING THE COUPLER
Your powerhead is equipped with a
coupler which enables optional attachments to be installed. The optional
attachments are:
Cultivator ............
71-51158
Blower ..............
71-51160
Pruner ..............
71-51161
Brushcutter*
.........
71-51159
*not designed for use with electric
powerheads
_kWARNING:
Always disconnect
powerhead spark plug (or disconnect
powerhead from power source) before
removing or installing attachments.
REMOVING ATTACHMENT
CAUTION:
When removing or installing attachments,
place the powerhead and attachment on a flat surface
for stability.
1. Loosen the coupler by turning the
knob counterclockwise.
Edger Blade
DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
Tile DEPTH ADJUSTMENT KNOB is
used to adjust the wheel for blade cutting depth.
Upper Shaft
Coupler
Lower
Attachment
TIGHTEN
Knob
2. Press and hold the locking/release
button.
Locking/Release
Button
Upper Shaft
Lower Attachment
3. While securely holding the upper
shaft, pull the attachment straight
out of the coupler.
INSTALLING
ATTACHMENT
1. Remove the shaft cap from the attachment (if present) and discard.
2. Position locking/release button of
attachment into guide recess of upper shaft coupler.
Coupler Primary Hole
Guide Recess
Upper
Shaft
Locking/
Release
Button
Attachment
3. Push the attachment into the coupler until the locking/release
button
snaps into the primary hole.
4. Before using the unit, tighten the
knob securely by turning clockwise.
INSTALLING ATTACHMENT
HANGER
An attachment hanger is provided for
storage when attachment is not in
use.
To install hanger on attachment:
1. Remove the shaft cap from the attachment (if present) and discard.
2. Press and hold the locking/release
button.
3. Push hanger onto the attachment
until the locking/release
button
snaps into the hole.
OPERATING
POSITION
ALWAYS WEAR: _._
Eye Protection
Long Pants _
Heavy Sho._
When operating unit, stand as shown
and check for the following:
• Wear eye protection and heavy
clothing.
• Keep right arm slightly bent with
right hand holding the trigger handle
of powerhead.
• Keep left arm extended with left
hand holding the handlebar.
• Keep unit below waist level.
• Adjust edger wheel for proper cut
depth.
_IJWARNING:
Never attempt to
adjust the edger wheel when the unit
is in operation. Always stop the powerhead, wait until the blade stops turning, and disconnect the spark plug (or
disconnect powerhead from power
source) before making adjustments=
EDGING
As you become familiar with use of
your edger attachment, you will be
able to determine your own operating
pace. Conditions such as depth of cut
and material being cut will regulate the
speed and time required for your edging job.
• Allow the engine to warm up before
you begin edging.
• Increase the engine speed before
placing the blade in the cut. For best
results, run the engine at full throttle
while cutting.
• Always work going away from people
and solid objects such as walls, large
stones, trees, automobiles, etc.
• Be careful when edging near trees or
valuable plants. The high speed metal
blade may cut roots and cause damage to the plants.
• If the blade stalls, immediately move
the unit back slightly to allow the
blade to restart. If the blade continues
to stall, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug, and inspect for blockage or damage=
_,WARNING:
Keep the blade area
clean. Always release the throttle trigger, move the powerhead ON/OFF
switch to the OFF position, disconnect
the spark plug (or disconnect powerhead from power source), and make
sure the blade has completely
stopped turning before cleaning.
SETTING
THE EDGING
DEPTH
_,WARNING:
Never attempt to
adjust the cut depth when the engine
is running. Always release the throttle
trigger, wait until the blade stops turning, move the powerhead ON/OFF
switch to the OFF position, and disconnect spark plug (or disconnect from
power source) before making adjustments.
1, Loosen the depth adjustment knob.
2. Slide the wheel to the desired position.
• Raising the wheel will increase
the cutting depth,
• Lowering the wheel will decrease
the cutting depth.
3. Tighten the depth adjustment knob
securely.
Depth
Knob
MAINTENANCE
,_
SCHEDULE
WARNING:
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug wire (or disconnect powerhead from power source) before performing maintenance.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
TASK
Before each use
Check for damaged or worn parts
Before each use
Inspect and clean unit and decals
After each use
Check or replace blade
GENERAL
RECOMMEN
Every 5 hours of operation
DATIONS
The warranty on this attachment does
not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the
warranty, the operator must maintain
the edger attachment as instructed in
this manual.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
• Blade nut
•
WHEN TO PERFORM
Check for loose fasteners and parts
Fasteners
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact Sears Service Centre for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
• Blade Shield - Discontinue use of
edger if blade shield is damaged.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND
DECALS
• After each use, inspect complete
unit for loose or damaged parts.
Clean the unit and decals using a
damp cloth with a mild detergent.
• Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
BLADE MAINTENANCE
A0&WARNING:
The blade will con-
tinue to spin after the engine stops or
after the throttle trigger has been released. To avoid serious injury, make
sure the blade has stopped coasting
and disconnect the spark plug (or disconnect powerhead from power
source) before performing work on the
blade.
_,WARNING:
Always replace a
blade that is bent, warped, cracked,
broken, or damaged in any other way.
Never attempt to straighten and reuse
a damaged blade. Use only specified
replacement blade. Wear protective
gloves when handling or performing
maintenance on the blade to help
avoid injury.
• The blade is reversible. When the
cutting edge on one side becomes
worn, turn the blade over (see
BLADE REPLACEMENT in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section).
• Check blade for flatness periodically.
Lay the blade on a flat surface to inspect for flatness. Throw away a
blade that is not flat.
BLADE REPLACEMENT
_,WARNING:
The blade will con-
tinue to spin after the engine stops or
after the throttle trigger has been released. To avoid serious injury, make
sure the blade has stopped coasting
and disconnect the spark plug (or disconnect powerhead from power
source) before performing work on the
blade.
,I_WARNING:
Wear protective
gloves when handling or performing
maintenance on the blade to avoid
injury. The blade is sharp and can cut
you even when it is not moving.
1. To remove the blade, align hole in
the dust cup with the hole in the
side of the gearbox by rotating the
blade.
2. Insert a small screwdriver into
aligned holes. This will keep the
shaft from turning while loosening
the blade nut.
3. While holding the screwdriver in
position, remove blade nut by turning clockwise.
4. Remove both washers, and the
blade from the blade shaft.
Blade shield
Blade
Washers
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Blade
Shaft
Install new blade onto blade shaft.
Reinstall both washers and blade
nut (counterclockwise).
Tighten blade nut firmly with a
wrench while holding screwdriver in
position.
Remove the screwdriver.
Turn blade by hand. If the blade
binds against the shield, or appears
to be uneven, the blade is not centered, and you must reinstall.
Screwdriv_
mlWARNING:
Perform the following steps after each use:
• Allow attachment and gearbox to
cool before storing or transporting.
• Store attachment with blade shield
in place. Position attachment so that
any sharp object cannot accidentally
cause injury.
• Store the attachment in a dry, well
ventilated area out of the reach of
children.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare attachment for storage at end
of season or if it will not be used for 30
days or more.
If your edger attachment is to be
stored for a period of time:
• Clean the entire attachment.
• Inspect the blade shield area and
clean any dirt, grass, leaves, or debris that has collected. Inspect the
blade and blade shield; replace a
blade that is bent, warped, cracked,
broken or damaged in any other
way.
• Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
• Apply a coating of oil to the entire
surface of the blade; wrap it in heavy
paper or cloth.
• Check entire attachment for loose
screws or nuts. Replace any damaged, worn or broken parts.
• At the beginning of the next season,
use only fresh fuel having the proper
gasoline to oil ratio.
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