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Section 2 STARTING

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1. OPEN FUEL VALVE

CAUTION: ALWAYS KEEP HANDS AND FEET CLEAR OF MOWER BLADE OR OTHER ROTATING MACHINERY.

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2. CLOSE THE CHOKE

Engine may be equipped with manual or remote choke.

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3.  START ENGINE -- Engine may be equipped with rope, rewind or electric starter.

a. Rope Starter.  Place knot in pulley notch and wind rope around pulley in a clockwise direction. Pull rope with choke closed to prime the engine. Open choke slightly and repeat operation.  After engine warms up open choke gradually until engine runs smoothly with choke wide open (counterclockwise position).

b. Rewind Starter.  Grasp starter as illustrated and pull out cord rapidly. Repeat if necessary with choke opened slightly. When engine,, starts, open choke gradually.

c. 12 Volt D.C. Electric Starter.  Press starter button on powered equipment. When engine starts, open choke gradually.

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4. TO STOP ENGINE

Push the stop switch against end of spark plug, or turn off ignition switch on equipment.

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[Source:  Briggs & Stratton Operating and Maintenance Instructions, Models 243431 to 243434, Form No. 27030 - 74.]

 

 

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