suzuki gsxr1100 1989 factory service repair manual

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suzuki gsxr1100 1989 factory service repair manual

Read this manual and your attachment manual thoroughly. Failure to do so could result in personal injury or equipment damage. This manual should be considered a permanent part of your machine and should remain with the machine when you sell it. You will need to locate the identification number for the machine and for the engine. Prevent Battery Explosions: - Keep sparks, lighted matches, and open flame away from the top of battery. Explosive separation of a tire and rim parts can cause serious injury or death: - Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper equipment and experience to perform the job. - Always maintain the correct tire pressure. Do not inflate the tires above the recommended pressure. Be alert to the potential for personal injury when you see this safety-alert symbol. On your machine safety labels, the words DANGER, WARNING, and CAUTION are used with this safety-alert symbol. DANGER identifies the most serious hazards. In this manual, the word CAUTION and this symbol call attention to safety messages. Be sure hardware is tight. Repair or replace damaged, badly worn, or missing parts. Automatic units - If equipped with shift lever, move shift lever to N (NEUTRAL) position. If equipped with foot pedal controls, do not depress either pedal. 2. Lock the park brake (B). 3. Automatic units - If equipped with shift lever, move shift lever to N (NEUTRAL) position. If equipped with foot pedal controls, release either pedal and unit will automatically return to neutral. To Travel Forward: 1. Units with Shift Lever (A) - Move transmission shift lever (A) to the right and forward. The speed of the tractor is determined by how far forward the shift lever is moved. Avoid transmission damage, DO NOT tow machine.If engine starts, there is a problem with your safety interlock circuit. (See your Authorized Service Center.) Test 3 1. DO NOT get off tractor. 6. Engine MUST remain running. If engine does stop, there is a problem with your safety interlock circuit.

Set up safe mowing pattern. Do not mow under conditions where traction or stability is doubtful. Before you adjust gage wheels: STOP engine, remove key, and wait for blades to STOP. IMPORTANT: Avoid damage. Mower gage wheels must not ride on ground to support mower weight. NOTE: The engine and mower will stop as the drive lever is moved rearward (Automatic Model) or the gear shift lever is moved to the R (REVERSE) position (Gear Model) with mower engaged. Touch-up paint is available in 340 grams (12 oz.) aerosol cans. Scotts Orange (part number: TY24745) and Scotts Grey (part number: TY 24747) Parts for S1642 Tractor. Keep safety devices in place and in working condition.Service procedures included in this manual but not on this chart are to be performed on an as needed basis. Before Each Use After First 2 Hours After First 5 Hours Every 8 Hours. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized John Deere dealer. STOP engine. Let engine cool. 2. Lift hood. 3. Clean area around dipstick to prevent debris from falling into crankcase. 4. Remove dipstick (A). Let dipstick threads rest on top of tube, turn cap counterclockwise until it “clicks”. Turn oil filter to the right (clockwise) until rubber gasket contacts filter adapter. Tighten filter an additional one-half turn. 10.Remove dipstick (B) and refill with new oil of recommended grade. Squeeze out excess oil with a clean cloth. IMPORTANT: Avoid damage.If so, REPLACE friction pucks and brake disc BEFORE making adjustment. (See you Authorized Service Center.) 3. Before you unplug, adjust or service mower: - DISENGAGE PTO switch to stop mower blades. - Wait for mower blades to STOP. - LOCK the park brake. - STOP the engine. - Remove the key. Spindle brake engagement must be checked every time the mower belt tension is adjusted or belt damage may occur. 1. Park tractor on a hard, level surface. 2. Stop the engine, remove key, wait for moving parts to stop. ALL brakes MUST be adjusted.

There are TWO spindle brakes on the 38 and 42-Inch decks, and THREE spindle brakes on the 46-Inch deck. 7. Measure distance from brake surface (A) to pulley braking surface (B).This lubrication is to prevent rusting and seizing. 2. Position mower blade (D) with the cutting edge towards the ground onto the mower spindle. 3. Wear goggles and gloves when you handle blades. Sulfuric acid in battery electrolyte is poisonous. It is strong enough to burn skin, eat holes in clothing, and cause blindness if splashed into eyes. Wear eye protection and avoid spilling or dripping electrolyte. Remove battery from mower. 5. Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of baking soda to one gallon of water. Be careful not to get the soda solution into the cells. Explosive separation of a tire and rim parts can cause serious injury or death: - Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper equipment and experience to perform the job. - Always maintain the correct tire pressure. Use of a PLASTIC funnel with a plastic mesh strainer when filling the tank will prevent most foreign material from entering the tank. Care for Plastic and Painted Surfaces PLASTIC SURFACES The plastic parts on your tractor are made of a blend of polycarbonate and polyester materials. Fill in scratch to level of surrounding painted area. To avoid injury, grasp lift lever securely and release lock slowly. 1. Removing Mower - 50. To avoid injury, grasp lift lever securely and release lock slowly. When you have checked all the possible causes listed and you are still experiencing the problem, see your Authorized Service Center. Engine Backfires When Turning Engine “OFF” Engine will not turn over Engine Stops When Shift Lever Is Moved Rearward and Mower Is Engaged (Hydrostatic) Engine Stops When Gear Shift Lever Is Moved To The R (REVERSE) Position and Attachment Is Engaged (Gear) Frozen idler pulley. Frozen blade mandrel. Belt worn or installed incorrectly. Engine exhaust fumes can cause sickness or death.

- If it is necessary to run an engine in an enclosed area, use an exhaust pipe extension to remove the fumes. - Always try to work in a well ventilated area. - DO NOT store vehicle with fuel in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. NOTE: The stored battery should be recharged every 90 days. 10.Charge the battery. (See Charging Battery in the SERVICE - ELECTRICAL section.) 11.Store the battery in a cool, dry place where it will not freeze. LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND PURCHASER’S REMEDIES To the extent permitted by law, neither John Deere nor any company affiliated with it makes any warranties, representations, or promises as to. And by having access to our ebooks online or by storing it on your computer, you have convenient answers with Scotts 1642h Owners Manual. To get started finding Scotts 1642h Owners Manual, you are right to find our website which has a comprehensive collection of manuals listed. Our library is the biggest of these that have literally hundreds of thousands of different products represented. I get my most wanted eBook Many thanks If there is a survey it only takes 5 minutes, try any survey which works for you. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Read this manual and your attachment man ual thoroughly. F ailure to do so could result in personal injury or equipment damage. This manual should be considered a permanent par t of your machine and should remain with the machine when you sell it. Product warranty is pro vided as par t of John Deere’ s suppor t program f or customers who operate and maintain their equipment as described in this manual. The product warranty is e xplained on the warranty cer tificate you received from y our dealer. Measurements in this manual are metric units and their U.S. customary equivalents. RIGHT -HAND and LEFT - HAND sides are determined by f acing in the direction the machine will tra vel when going f orward.

CALIFORNIA Pr oposition 65 W arning W arning: g The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals kno wn to the State of Calif or nia to cause cancer, bir th def ects or other reproductiv e har m. Y ou will need to locate the identification number for the machine and f or the engine. Record the inf or mation in the spaces provided below.Prevent Battery Explosions: - Keep sparks, lighted matches, and open flame awa y from the top of battery. Battery gas ca n expl od e. - Never c heck battery charge b y placing a metal object across the posts. Use a v olt-meter or hydr ometer. - Do not char ge a frozen battery; it may explode. If the mower is not used b y the Service Expiration Date indicated on the batter y, charge the battery. (See Charging the Battery in the Service - Electrical section.) c CA UTION: A void injury. DO NO T attempt to open, add fluid or service battery. An y attempt to do so will void warranty and lead to possible injury.Never operate the mower wit hout the dischar g e chute guar d in place. B C A Explosive separation of a tire and rim parts can cause serious injur y or death: - Do not attempt to mount a tire witho ut the proper equipment and exp erience to perf orm the job. - Alwa ys maintain the correct tire pressure. Do not inflate the tires above the recommended pressure. Never weld or heat a wheel and tire assembly. The heat can cause an increase in air pressure resulting in a tire explosion. W elding can structurall y weaken or deform the wheel. - When inflating tires, use a clip-on c huc k and extension hose long en ough to allow y ou to stand to one side and NO T in fr ont of or o ver the tire assembly. - Check tires f or low pressure, cuts, bubbles, damaged rims or missing lug bolts and n uts. Tire Size Pressure-kP a (psi) F ront: 15-Inch 97 kP a (14 psi) Rear: 20-Inch 69 kP a (10 psi) Be aler t to the potential f or personal injur y when you see this saf ety-aler t symbol.

On your machine saf ety labels, the words D ANGER, W ARNING, and CA UTION are used with this safety-alert symbol. D ANGER identifies the most ser ious hazards. In this manual, the word CA UTION and this symbol call attention to saf ety messages.Contact your John Deere Commercial and Consu mer Equipment Retailer concerning emission contr ols and component questions. The f ollowing table pro vides the engine compliance period in hours associated with the categor y found on the certification label. Cer tification Y our mower has been cer tified by an independent laboratory for compliance with American National Standard B-71.1, “ Saf ety Specifications ” f o r P ower Lawn Mow er s, Lawn and Garden T ractors, and La wn T ractors. M96445 M96445 Agency Category Hours EP A C 250 EP A B 500 EP A A 1000 CARB Moderate 125 CARB Interm ediate 250 CARB Extended 500 Repair or replace damaged, badly worn, or missing par ts. Be sure guards and shields are in good condition and f astened in place. K eep people and pets out of the work area. Make repairs bef ore you operate. These operators should e v alu ate their ability to operate a mow er saf ely enough to protect the operator and others from serious injur y. DO NO T tow children in a car t or trailer.Extra flashing warning lights may need to be installed. Adjusting Seat 1. Pivot seat f orward on its mounting br ac ket. Using the P ark Brake LOCKING P ARK BRAKE: 1. Push and hold f oot ped al (A) all the wa y down. 2. Mov e par k brak e le ver (B) f orward, then to the left to loc k position. 3. Remov e foot from pedal. P edal should not return to the up position. UNLOCKING P ARK BR AKE 1. Push and hold f oot ped al (A) all the wa y down. 2. Mov e par k brake le ver (B) to the right, then to the rear. 3. Remov e foot from pedal. P edal should return to the up position. On GEAR model: The transmission shift lever should be in N (NEUTRAL) position.Alwa ys LOCK park brake before getting off tractor or lea ving tractor unattended.

M96454 A B c CA UTION: A void injury. Start engine ONL Y outdoors or in a well ventilated place. Exhaust fumes are dangerous. IMPORT ANT: A void dama g e! Do not operate starter more than 20 seconds at a time, or y ou may dama ge it. If engine does not start: Wait tw o minutes before you try again. See T roub leshooting secti on. A B A utomatic un its - If equipped with shift lev er, move shift le v er to N (NEUTRAL) position. As the engine begins to run smoothly, push the choke knob in until fully seated. 5. T ur n ignition ke y (F) to star t position to crank the engine. Crank engine until it star ts, b ut no longer than 5 seconds. 6. If engine star ts, release k ey to run position. If engine does not star t, release ke y to run position and wait 10 seconds bef ore cranking the engine again. 7. Let engine run for a couple of minutes to w ar m-up bef ore operating tractor. Using Thro ttle Contr ol Alwa ys operate the engine at FULL ( r )THRO TTLE. Operating the engine at less that full throttle reduces the batter y charging rate and reduces f an cooling efficiency of the engine. Full throttle off ers the best bagging and mower perf orm ance. Cold W eather Star ting Tips Alwa ys use fresh winter grade fuel. Do not crank engine f or more than 30 seconds in any single attempt. During first minute of operation engine ma y be op erated in par tial choke to allo w smoother running. As engine warm s slowly reduce engine speed to the full throttle detent position. On A utomatic T ransmission Allow engine to run f or a fe w minutes bef ore using tractor to allow automatic tr ansmission oil to warm. Sluggish transmission response in cold w eath er indicates that oil has not warmed to allow optimum perf or mance.A utomatic un its - If equipped with shift lev er, move shift le v er to N (NEUTRAL) position. If equipped with f oot pedal controls, release either pedal and unit will automatically return to neutral. If cruise control is engaged, mov e lev er to OFF position. 3.

Pull PT O lev er (C) all the wa y back to the rearward (OFF) position. 4. Mov e throttle lev er (D) to SLOW (t) position. Let engine run at low throttle a f ew seconds. 5. T urn ke y (E) to OFF position. 6. Remov e ke y. 7. LOCK the park brake. Using T ravel Contr ols - Gear T O TR A VEL FOR W ARD: 1. Push f oot pedal (A) all the wa y forw ard to the BRAKE position. 2. Mov e shift lev er (B) to the r ight and forw ard to desired FORW ARD pos ition. 3. Slowly release f oot pedal to engage machine dr ive. T O TRA VEL IN REVE RSE: NO TE: The engine and mower will stop as the shift lever is mo ved to the R (REVERSE) position w ith mower engaged. 1. Push f oot pedal (A) all the wa y down to ST OP tractor. 2. Pull PT O lev er (C) all the way bac k to the rearward (OFF) position. 3. Look behind the vehicle to be sure there are no bystanders nearby. 4. Mov e shift lev er (B) to the r ight and rearward to the R (REVERSE) position. 5. Release f oot pedal slowly. FOR EMERGENCY ST OPPING: 1. Push f oot pedal (A) fully to stop machine.The speed of the tractor is determined by how f ar forw ard the shift lev er is mov ed. Units with Foot Controls (B) - Depress f orward pedal (B). The speed of the tractor is determined by ho w far do wn the pedal is pressed. T O TRA VEL IN REVERSE: NO TE: The engine and mower will stop as the drive lever is mo ved to the R (REVERSE) position with mower enga g ed. 1. Units with Shift Lever (A) - Mo ve tr ansmission shift le v er (A) reward into the R (REVERSE) position. The speed of the tractor is determined by how f ar forw ard the shift le v er is moved. Units with Foot Contr o ls (C) - Depress re verse pedal (C). The speed of the tractor is determined by ho w far do wn the pedal is pressed. 2. Pull PT O lev er (C) all the way bac k to the rearward (OFF) position. 3. Look behind the vehicle to be sure there are no bystanders nearby. FOR EMERGENCY ST OPPING: 1. Units with Shift Lever (A) - Push down on f oot pedal (E).

T ransmission shift le ver (A) will automatically retur n to NEUTRAL position and brakes will be applied. Units with Foot Contr ols (C) - If cr uise control is engaged, mov e lev er to OFF position. Release either pedal (B or C) and unit will automatically retur n to neutral and ST OP. Brak es will be applied to assist in stopping. Using Cruise Contr o l Use cruise control when you w ant to maintain trav el speed without having to hold the f orward tra v el pedal down. Cruise control operates only f or f orward tra vel. IMPORT ANT: A void dama g e! T o prevent transmission damage, stop tractor movement before changing directio n of travel. When cruise control is not in use, hand lever should be returned manually, all the way rearward to OFF position. Otherwise, hand lever will restrict travel of rever se pedal linkage and rever se speed of tractor will be too slow. A D E B C c CA UTION: A void injury. DO NO T use cruise control when going do wn hills. T ractor speed will increase. Operate tractor in a large, open area to learn how the cruise contr ol works IMPORT ANT: A v oid damage. When cruise control is not in use, hand lever should be returned manually, all the way rearwar d to OFF position. Otherwise, hand lever will restrict tra vel of re verse pedal linkage and rever se speed of tractor w ill be too slow. Using Rever se Implement Option NO TE: Operating the mower while backing up is stro ngly discoura ged. The Reverse Implement Option should be used ONL Y when operating another attachment or when the operator deems it necessary to reposition the machine with the mo wer engaged. 1. Stop the machine FORW ARD trav el with mower engaged. NO TE: If the engine and mower stop while repositioning the mac hine, return mower engagement lever to the OFF position and restart the machine. (See Starting The Engine in this section.) Begin again with Step 2. 4. As the machine begins to mov e rearward, release the re v erse implement s witch and reposition the machine. 5.

Resume FOR W ARD tra vel. The mow er should continue operating. 6. Repeat Steps 1 through 5 to reposition the machine again.Bef ore moving forwar d or rearward, make sure area is c lear of bystander s, es pecially children. A B A T esting Safety Systems Use the f ollowing chec kout procedure to check f or nor mal operation of machine. If there is a malfunction during one of these procedures, DO NO T operate machine. (See your A uthorized Ser vice Center f o r ser vice.) P erf orm these tests in a clear open area. Keep b ystanders away. NO TE: Y our Lawn T ractor is equipped with a ELECTRONIC SAFETY INTERLOCK. Engine will not star t unless: PT O lever is DISENGA GED. Brake pedal is depressed OR parking brake is set. Te s t 1 1. Operator on seat. 2. Unlock the park brak e. 3. Pull PT O lev er (A) back to DISENGA G E. 4. T r y to star t engine. 5. Engine MUST NO T star t. If engine star ts, there is a problem with y our safety interlock circuit. (See y our A uthor ized Service Center.) IMPORT ANT: A void dama g e! A void transmission damage, DO NO T tow mac hine. B A C c CA UTION: A void injury. Engine exhaust fumes can cause sickness or death. If it is necessary to run an engine in an enclosed area, remo ve the exhaust fumes from the area with an exhaust pipe e xtension. If y ou do not ha ve an exhaust pip e extension, open the doors and get outside air in to the area. A DO NO T get off tractor. 8. Engine will begin to stop. If engine does not begin to stop, there is a problem with your saf ety interlock circuit. (See your A uthorized Ser vice Center.) Te s t 4 1. Operator on seat. 2. Push brak e pedal down. 3. Pull PT O lev er (A) back to DISENGA G E. 4. Put transmission shift le ver (B) in N (NEUTRAL) position. 5. Star t engine and move throttle le ver (C) to F AST ( r ) speed position. 6. Release brak e slowly. 7. Raise up off of seat. DO NO T get off tractor. 8. Engine will begin to stop.

If engine does not begin to stop, there is a problem with your saf ety interlock circuit. (See your A uthor ized Service Center.) Te s t 5 1. Operator on seat. 2. Lock the park brak e. A A B C A DO NO T get off tractor. 6. Engine MUST remain running. If engine does stop, there is a problem with y our safety interloc k circuit. (See your A uthorized Ser vice Center.) T est 6 1. Lock the park brak e (A). 2. On Gear Models: Put transmission shift lev er (B) in N (Neutral). On A utomatic Models: Pull out fre e- wheeling lev er (C) to unlock. 3. T r y to push machine manually. 4. P ar k brake MUST pre vent machine from mo ving. If machine mov es, parking brake needs to be adjusted. (See your A uthorized Ser vice Center.) 5. On A utomatic Models: Push free-wheeling le ver back in. Te s t 7 T est Re verse Implement Option: 1. Star t engine. IMPORT ANT: Av oid damage. On A utomatic T ransmission Models: Do Not operate tractor or star t engine with the free-wheeling lever (C) out or transmission damage may occur. A B c CA UTION: A void injury. Before mo ving rearward, make sure area is c lear of bystander s, especially children. B A C Mower and engine should stop oper ation. Fuel ma y damage surf a ce. Wipe up spilled fuel immediately. A v oid Using Ground Engaging Equipment This tractor is not intended f or use with ground engaging equipment such as a rear tiller, disk, blade or plo w. Using Front W eights Install front wheel weights, tw o required, for better stability and steering contro l when you use equipment such as the rear-mounted grass bagger or dumpcar t. See your A uthorized Ser vice Center f or F ront Weights. Remov e front wheel weights when not required. Using Rear Wheel W eights Use of rear wheel weights is recommended f or improved traction when an attachment, such as snowthro wer or b lade is used. See your A uthorized Ser vice Center f or Rear W eights.

Using Tire Chains Tire chains are recommended f or use with snowthro wer and, under cer tain conditions, the front blade. See your A uthorized Ser vice Center f or Tire Chains. T ransporting Do not tow machine. Use a heavy-duty tr ailer to transpor t your machine. Raise mower dec k to highest position when transpor ting to trailer. Disengage PT O. Drive f orward onto trailer. Lower mo wer or any attachment to trailer dec k. LOCK park brake. Be sure trailer has all the necessar y lights and signs required by la w. F asten machine to trailer with hea vy-duty straps, chains, or cables. Both fron t and rear straps must be directed do wn and outward from tr actor. IMPORT ANT: Av oid damage. This tractor is NO T intended f or use with gr ound engaging equipment. Use of such equipment could result in damage to transmission components. A c CA UTION: A void injury. T ractor front wheel weights impro ve stability in most slope operation. T o av oid injury, add front wheel weights for better fr ont-end stability and steering when using a rear mounted attachment. Using Lift Lever to Raise and Lo wer Mower 1. Push down on lift le ver (A) slightly and hold loc king lev er (B) down with thumb. 2. Mov e lift lev er (A) DO WN to LO WER mow er or UP to RAISE mow er. 3. Release locking le ver lock (B) to k eep lift lev er (A) in position. Check tr actor tire pressure. (See Checking Tire Pressure in Ser vice Miscellaneous section.) T o adjust cutting height: 1. Push down on lift le ver (A) slightly and hold loc king lev er (B) down with thumb. 2. Mov e lift lev er (A) to desired cutting height. 3. Release locking le ver (B) to k eep lift lev e r (A) in position. A B A B Hold drive belt and turn r ight blade parallel to axle. 6. Measure from each outside blade tip (A) to the le v el surf ace.Bef ore you adjust gage wheels: ST OP engine, remove ke y, and wait for blades to ST OP. IMPORT ANT: A void dama g e! Mower ga ge wheels must not ride on gr ound to suppor t mower weight.

Adjust gage wheels each time y o u change cutting height. M88571 D A B C c CA UTION: A void injury. Before y ou adjust mower: ST OP engine, remove ke y, and wait for blades to ST OP. Be careful, sharp edges on mower blades. Alwa ys wear gloves when handling mower blades.Engaging and Disengaging Mo wer Engaging Mo wer 1. ST ART engine. c CA UTION: A void injury. Alwa ys wear gloves when handling mower blades. IMPORT ANT: A void dama ge. Make sure each front draft ro d is equally tens ioned. The installed ro ds should exhibit identical amounts of m ovemen t between left and right rods. If one r od moves more freely than the other, the adjustment nut should be tightened until the movement of the assemb ly matches that of the other side. D B E C IMPORT ANT: A void dama g e! Operate engine at maximum speed when mo wing or after mower b lade is engaged.NO TE: The engine and mower will stop as the drive lever is mo ved rearward (A utomatic Model) or the g ear shift lever is mo ved to the R (REVERSE) position (Gear Model) with mo wer engaged. 5. Disengage PT O before shifting to REVERSE. Disengaging Mo wer 1. Pull PT O dr iv e le v er (A) bac k to DISENGA GE mow er blades. 2. If you hit an object with mo wer while mo wing, ST OP mower and engine immediately. Inspect mower f or damage. Dismounting to Inspect or Unplug Mower or Optional Bagger 1. ST OP machine. 2. Pull PT O dr ive le ver (A) bac k to DISENGAGE mow er blades. 3. Mov e throttle lev er to SLOW ( t ) position. 4. Lower mo wer to the ground. 5. LOCK park brake. 6. ST OP engine. 7. R e m ove key. 8. W ait for all moving par ts to ST OP. Using Mower Dec k Side Discharge - 42-Inch Mower Dec ks NO TE: For maximum side dischar ge operation, it may be necessary to change the mower blades, see Servicing Mower Blades in the SER VICE MO WER section.T o help prevent personal injury, do the follo wing steps before yo u dismount to inspect or unplu g mower or bagger. Alwa ys wear gloves when handling mower blades.

A T o set-up and operate the 42 ” deck f or either the 2-Bag Bagger or Mulch Plug Kit the f a ctor y installed mulch cov er c CA UTION: A void injury. M96105 B B A c CA UTION: A void injury. Alwa ys wear gloves when handling mower blades.P ar t numbers ma y change, use par t numbers listed below when you order. If a number changes, y our dealer will have the latest number. When you order parts, your A uthor ized Ser vice Center needs your machine serial number and engine serial number. These are the n umbers that y ou hav e recorded on the inside front cov er of this manual.Loc k pa rk brake and remov e the ke y. Fix damage immediately. Replace worn or broken par ts. Saf e ser vice requires your full attention. See your John Deere dealer f or the MSDS on chemical products used with your machine. Ser vice procedures included in this manual b ut not on this char t are to be perf or med on a n as needed basis. IMPORT ANT: A void dama g e! If you operate mo wer in extreme heat, dust or other se vere conditions, service more often than sho wn below. Bef ore Each Use Check fuel le vel. Clean air intake screen. T est saf ety systems. Check tire pressure. Check engine oil le vel. After First 2 Hours Chec k blade belt tension. After First 5 Hours Change engine oil. Every 8 Hours Check oil le vel. Check br akes. Check tire pressure. Lubricate front wheel spindles. Lubricate wheel bear ings. Check battery and clean batter y ter minals. Adjust drive belt tension. Replace oil filter. Replace fuel filter. Every Season Adjust blade belt tension. Clean batter y ter minals. W arranty repairs must be perf or med by an authorized John Deere dealer. Adjusting Carburetor NO TE: Carburetor is calibr ated b y the engine manufacturer and should not require an y adjustments. If engine is operated at altitudes above 1829 m (6,000 ft.), some carburetor s may require a special high altitude main jet. See y our John Deere dealer.

P ossible engine surging will occur at high rpm with no load (with transmission in “ N ” neutral and mower blade engagement lever disengaged). This is a normal condition due to the emission control system. If engine is hard to star t or r uns rough, check the T roubleshooting section of this man ual. After perf orming the checks in the troubleshooting section and your engine is still not perf or ming correctly, contact your John Deere dealer. A v oid Fumes Engine Oil NO TE: Air cooled engines run hotter than automobile engines. If multi- viscosity oil used, chec k oil level more frequentl y to prevent an y possible damage due to lack of lubrication. Use oil viscosity based on the e xpected air temperature range during the period between oil changes. Make sure engine is COLD when chec king engine oil level.Engine exhaust fumes can cause sickness or death: - If it is necessary to run an engine in an enclosed area, use an e xhaust pipe extension to remove the fumes. - Alwa ys tr y to work in a well ventilated area.T o prevent injury from accidental starting, always remo ve wire from spark plugs and disconnect battery at negative terminal before servicing engine. IMPORT ANT: A void dama g e! T o av oid engine damage, DO NO T run engine if oil level is below ADD mark. ST OP engine. Let engine cool. 2. Lift hood. 3. Clean area around dipstick to pre vent debris from f alling into crankcase. 4. Remov e dipstick (A). Lo wer hood. Changing Engine Oil and Filter 1. Run engine to warm oil. 2. P ar k tractor on lev el surface. ST OP engine. LOCK park brak e and remove k ey. 3. Lift hood. 4. Put drain pan under drain v alve. 5. Unsnap the dust cap, push and twist to open oil drain (A) and drain oil into oil drain pan. 6. Close drain cap. 7. Remov e old filter (C) and wipe off filter tray with a clean c CA UTION: A void injury. Engine may be hot, be careful not to b u rn hands. M96093 A IMPORT ANT: A v oid damage.