Maintenance Schedule To ensure prolonged life of your engine, perform regular maintenance as suggested in the table below. Procedure Brush off outside of engine Check engine oil level Check air cleaner Check deposit cup Change engine oil Clean/replace air cleaner Check and clean spark plug Before Monthly or Every 3 mths Each every 20 hrs or 50 hrs of Use of use use * Check/adjust idle speed QUICK START GUIDE Every 6 mths Yearly or Every 2 or 100 hrs of every 300 hrs Years use of use ** ** Check/adjust valve clearance Clean fuel tank, strainer and carburetor Clean carbon build-up from combustion chamber Replace fuel line if necessary Vertical Shaft Gas Engine Item: 69731 Engine Components A. Brake Arm B. Throttle C. Air Filter D. E. F. G. Starter Handle Fuel Cap Gas Tank Dipstick ** * Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. ** These items should be serviced by a qualiﬁed technician. READ AND UNDERSTAND USER MANUAL BEFORE USE. Mount Engine STOP Starting Procedure Check engine for oil and fuel on a flat surface. If engine does not have the recommended amount, fill as shown below Attach Cables To Brake Arm And throttle 1. PRESS PRIMER TWICE BRAKE ARM BRAKE BRACKET *NOTE: Location, operation and design of throttle may vary Check engine fuel level and add fuel to within 1" of the rim of the tank 4. PULL CORD THROTTLE CABLE SHEATH 3. HOLD MOWER HANDLES TOGETHER Full level MOWER BRAKE CABLE SHEATH THROTTLE CABLE 2. CLOSE THROTTLE* 5. SLOWLY OPEN THROTTLE IMPORTANT: Breaking-in the engine will help to ensure proper equipment and engine performance. The operational break-in period will last about 3 hours of use. During this period: • Do not apply a heavy load to the equipment • Do not operate the engine at its maximum speed.