Craftsman 536885471 snow thrower

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SAFETY RULES
CAUTION: ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND A
PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT CONTACT SPARK PLUG
TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING-UP,
TRANSPORTING, ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS
IMPORTANT
SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROLS TO MINIMIZE THE
RISK OF INJURY. YOUR SNOW THROWER IS EQUIPPED WITH SUCH CONTROLS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE FUNCTION OF THE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL UNDER
ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
TRAINING
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Read the operator's manual carefully_ Be
thoroughly familiar with the controls and the
proper use of the snow thrower. Know how to
stop the snow thrower and disengage the
controls quickly.
Never allow children to operate the snow thrower'
and keep them away while it is operating. Never
allow adults to operate the snow thrower without
proper instruction. Do not carry passengers.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons,
particularly small children, and pet&
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling,
especially when operating in reverse.
PREPARATION
1. Thoroughly inspect the area where the snow
thrower Is to be used and remove all doormats,
sleds, boards, wires, and other foreign objects+
2. Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral
before starting the engine (motor')+
3+ Do not operatethe snowthrower without wearing
adequate winter outer garments+ Wear footwear
that will improve footing on slippery surfaces+
4. Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.
(a) Use an approved fuel container.
(b) Never remove fuel tank cap or add fuel to a
running engine or hot engine.
(c) Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care.
Never fill fuel tank indoors+
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(d) Replace fuel tank cap securely and wipe up
spilled fuel+
(e) Never store fuel or snow thrower with fuel in
thetank inside of a building where fumes may
reach an open flame or spark_
(f) Check fuel supply before each use, allowing
space for expansion as the heat of the engine
(motor) and/or sun can cause fuel to expand.
Use extension cords and receptacles as specified
by the manufacturer for all snow throwers with
electric drive motors or electric starting motor&
& Adjust the snow thrower height to clear gravel or
crushed rock surfaces
7_ Never attempt to make any adjustments while the
engine (motor) is running (except when
specifically recommended by the manufacturer).
8. Let engine (motor) and snow thrower adjust to
outdoor temperatures before starting to clear
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Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during
operation or while performing an adjustment or
repair to protect eyes from foreign objects that
may be thrown from the snow thrower
OPERATION
1. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating
parts= Keep clear of the discharge opening at all
times,
2o Exercise extreme caution when operating on or
crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert
for hidden hazards or traffic_
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After striking a foreign object, stop the engine
(motor), remove the wire from the spark plug,
disconnect the cord on electric motors,
thoroughly inspect the snow thrower for any
damage, and repair the damage before restarting
and operating the snow thrower_
If the snow thrower should start to vibrate
abnormally, stop the (motor) and check
Immediately for the cause_ Vibration is generally
a warning of trouble.
Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the
operating position, before unclogging the auger/
impeller housing or discharge guide, and when
making any repairs, adjustments, or inspection&
When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make
certain the auger/impeller and all moving parts
have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire
and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent
accidental starting.
Take all possible precautions when leaving the
snow thrower unattended_ Disengage the auger/
impeller, shift to neutral, stop engine, and
remove key.
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