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11. Pull guide bar forward until chain is snug
in guide bargroove. Ensure all drive links
are in the bar groove.
12. Now, install bar clamp making sure the
adjusting pin is positioned in the lower
hole in the guide bar.
13. Install bar clamp nut and finger tighten
only. Do not tighten any further at this
point. Proceed to the CHAIN ADJUST-
See CHECK CHAIN TENSION in MAINTE-
Keep others away when
making idle speed adjustments. The chain
will be moving during most of this procedure.
Wear your protective equipment and observe
all safety precautions. After making adjust-
ments, the chain must not moveat idle speed.
The carburetor has been carefully set at the
factory. Adjustment to the idle speed may be
necessary if you notice any of the following
Engine will not idle when the throttle is re-
The chain moves at i dle.
Make adjustments with the unit supported so
the pruner is off the ground and the chain will
not make contact with any object. Hold the
unit by hand while running and making adjust-
ments. Keep all parts of yourbody away from
the chain and muffler.
Idle Speed Screw
IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT
Allow engine toidle. Adjust idle speed until en-
gine runs without chain moving (idle too fast)
or stalling (idle speed too slow).
Turn idle speed screw clockwise to in-
crease engine speedif engine stalls ordies.
Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to
decrease engine speed if chain moves at
Recheck the idle speed
after each adjustment. The chain must not
move at idle speed to avoid serious injury to
the operator or others.
If you require further assistance or are unsur e
about performing this procedure, contact your
authorized service dealer or call
Perform the following
steps after each use:
Allow engine to cool before storing or t rans-
Store unit and fuel in a well ventilated area
where fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or
open flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
Store unit with all guards in place. Position
unit s o that any sharp object cannot acci-
dentally cause injury.
Store unit and fuel well out of the reach of
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if
it will not be used for 30 days or more.
If your unit is to be stored for a period of time:
Clean the entire unit before lengthy
Store in a clean dry area.
Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERA-
TION section of this manual, see message l a-
beled IMPORTANT regarding the use of ga-
sohol in your engine.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits
during storage. Add stabilizer to the gasoline
in the fuel tank or fuel storage container. Fol-
low the mix instructions found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 5 minutes after
Remove spark plug and pour 1teaspoon of
40:1, 2-cycleengine oil (air cooled) through
the spark plug opening. Slowly pull the
starter rope 8 to 10 times to distribute oil.
Replace spark plug with new one ofrecom-
mended type and heat range.
Clean air filter.
Check entire unit for loose screws, nuts,
and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken,
or worn parts.
At the beginning of the next season, use
only fresh fuel having the proper gasoline to
Do not store gasoline from one season to
Replace your gasoline can ifitstarts torust.