1. Never operate mower in a closed area.
2. Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be
sure the equipment is in safe working
3. Never tamper with safety devices. Check
their proper operation regularly.
4. Keep mower free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Allow mower to
cool before storing.
5. If you strike a foreign object, release bail
handle or switch lever (2) to turn mower
off, wait for the blade to stop and unplug
mower, then inspect the mower. Repair,
any damage, before starting and operating
6. Never make any adjustments or repairs
with the motor running or while the
mower is plugged in.
7. Always unplug mower before adjusting,
cleaning, repairing, inspecting,
transporting, storing or leaving the mower.
8. Check grass catcher components and
the discharge guard frequently and when
necessary replace with
recommended parts only.
9. Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the
blade or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
10. Maintain or replace safety and
instruction labels, as necessary.
FOR ALL DOUBLE-INSULATED
1. Replacement Parts
When servicing use only identical
2. Polarized Appliance Connections
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
appliance has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other) and will
require the use of a polarized extension
cord. The appliance plug will fit into
a polarized extension cord only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully into the
extension cord, reverse the plug. If the
plug still does not fit, obtain a correct
polarized extension cord. A polarized
extension cord will require the use of
a polarized wall outlet. This plug will fit
into the polarized wall outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully into
the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If the
plug still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper wall
outlet. Do not change the equipment
plug, extension cord receptacle, or
extension cord plug in any way.
SAFETY WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL
• THIS TOOL CAN BE DANGEROUS.
Follow all warnings and Safety
Instructions in this manual. The
operator is responsible for following
warnings and instructions in this
manual and on unit. Restrict use of
this mower to persons who read,
understand and follow warnings and
instructions in this manual and on unit.
• Avoid dangerous environment – don’t
use lawn mowers in damp or wet locations.
•Don’t Use In Rain.
•Keep Children Away – All visitors
should be kept a safe distance from
•Dress Properly – Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. They can be caught
in moving parts. Use of rubber gloves
and footwear is recommended when
• Use Safety Glasses – Always use face
or dust mask if operation is dusty.
•Use Right Appliance – Do not use
lawn mower for any job except that for
which it is intended.
• Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) protection should be provided
on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) to be used
for the lawn mower. Receptacles
are available having built-in GFCI
protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
• WARNING: To prevent electric
shock use only with an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use, such as SW,
SOW, STW, STOW, SJW, SJOW,
SJTW, or SJTOW.
•USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Make sure the extension cord is in
good condition before using. Always
use the proper size extension cords
with the tool – that is, proper wire size
for various lengths of cord and heavy
enough to carry the current the tool will
draw. Use of an undersized cord will
cause a drop in line voltage resulting
in loss of power and overheating. For
proper size cords see chart below. To
reduce the likelihood of disconnection
of lawn mower cord from the cord set
i) Make a knot as shown in Figures A
and A1, or
ii) Use one of the plug-receptacle
retaining straps or connectors
described in this manual (Figure B).