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I OWNER'S MANUAL MODELNO . FN620J 3.5 HP17 Inch Tiller Assembly • Operation Customer Responsibilities • Service and Adjustments • Storage • Troubleshooting • Repair Parts For Parts and Service , contact our authorized distributor : call 1 - 800 - 849 - 1297 For Technica | Assistance : call 1 - 800 - 829 - 5886 181117 1.7.02 TR PRINTED IN U . S . A .
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SAFETY RULES SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR WALK - BEHIND POWERED ROTARYTILLERS TRAINING Neveroperate the tillerwithoutproperguards , plates , or other safety protective devices in place . • Read the Owner's Manual caretully . Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the Keep children and pets away . equipment . Know how to stop the unit and disengage the Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to controls quickly . till too deep at too fast a rate . Never allow children to operate the equipment . Never Never operate the machine at high speeds on slippery allow adults to operate the equipment without proper surfaces . Look behind and use care when backing . instruction . Never allow bystanders near the unit . Keep the area of operation clear of all persons , particu - Use only attachments and accessories approved by the larly small children , and pets . manufacturer of the tiller . Never operate the tiller without good visibility or light . PREPARATION Be careful when tilling in hard ground . The tines may Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to catch in the ground and propel the tiller forward . Ifthis be used and remove all foreign objects . occurs , let go of the handlebars and do not restrain the • Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before machine . starting the engine ( motor ) . • Do not operatethe equipment without wearing adequate MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE outergarments . Wear footwear that will improve footing • Keep machine , attachments , and accessories in safe on slippery surfaces . working condition . Handle fuel with care ; it is highly flammable . • Check shear pins , engine mounting bolts , and other • Use an approved fuel container . bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure • Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine . the equipment is in safe working condition . Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care . Never fill fuel Never store the machine with fuel inthe fuel tank inside tank indoors . a building where ignition sources are present , such as hot water and space heaters , clothes dryers , and the • Replace gasoline cap securely and clean up spilled fuel like . Allow the engine to cool before storing in any before restarting . enclosure . Use extension cords and receptacles as specified by • Always refer to the operator's guide instructions for the manufacturer for all units with electric drive motors important details if the tiller is to be stored for an or electric starting motors . extended period . • Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine ( motor ) is running ( except where specifically - IMPORTANT - recommended by manufacturer ) . CAUTIONS , IMPORTANTS , AND NOTES ARE A MEANSOR OF ATTRACTING ATTENTION TO IMPORTANT OPERATION CRITICAL INFORMATION IN THIS MANUAL . • Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts . IMPORTANT : USED TO ALERT YOU THAT THEREISA Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGING THIS EQUIPMENT . gravel drives , walks , or roads . Stay alert for hidden NOTE : Gives essential information that will aid you to hazards or traffic . Do not carry passengers . better understand , incorporate , or execute a particular set • After striking a foreign object , stop the engine ( motor ) , of instructions . remove the wire from the spark plug , thoroughly inspect the tiller for any damage , and repair the damage before restarting and operating the tiller . tant safety precautions . It UmeansR CAUTION ! ! ! BECOME ALERT ! ! ! YO • Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling . Look for this symbolto point out impor - I SAFETY IS INVOLVED . • If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally , stop the engine ( motor ) and check immediately for the cause . Vibration is generally a warning of trouble . CAUTION : Always disconnect spark Stop the engine ( motor ) when leaving the operating plug wire and place wire where it can not position . contact spark plug in order to prevent • Take all possible precautions when leaving the machine accidental starting when setting up , unattended . Disengage the tines , shift into neutral , and transporting , adjusting or making re - pairs . stop the engine . • Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , shut off the engine and make certain all moving parts have stopped . Disconnect the spark plug wire , and keep the wire away WARNING from the plug to prevent accidental starting . Disconnect the cord on electric motors . The engine exhaust from this product con - tains chemicals known to the State of Califor - Do not run the engine indoors ; exhaust fumes are dangerous . nia to cause cancer , birth defects , or other reproductive harm . 2
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES GASOLINE CAPACITY : 2 Quarts ( 1,89L ) Read and observe the safety rules . Follow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for and Unleaded Regular using your tiller . 3IL ( API - SF - SJ ) : SAE 30W ( Above 32 ° F / 0 ° C ) Follow instructions under " Customer Responsibilities " CAPACITY : 20 oz . / 0.6L ) SAE 5W - 30 ( Below 32 _ F / 0 ° C ) and " Storage " sections of this Owner's Manual . SPARK PLUG : Champion IMPORTANT : THIS UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH AN RJ19LM GAP : . 030 " / 0.76mm ) INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED ON OR NEAR ANY UNIMPROVED FOREST - CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tiller . It COVERED , BRUSH - COVERED OR GRASS COVERED has been designed , engineered and manufactured to give LAND UNLESS THE ENGINE'S EXHAUST SYSTEM IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPARK ARRESTER MEETING you the best possible dependability and performance . APPLICABLE LOCAL LAWS ( IF ANY ) . IF A SPARKIN Should you experience any problems you cannot easily ARRESTER IS USED , IT SHOULD BE MAINTAINED remedy , please contact your nearest authorized service EFFECTIVE WORKING ORDER BY THE OPERATOR . center . We have competent , well - trained technicians and IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA , A SPARKARRESTER IS the proper tools to service or repair this unit . REQUIRED BY LAW ( SECTION 4442 OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE ) . OTHER STATES MAY Please read and retain this manual . The instructions will HAVE SIMILAR LAWS . FEDERAL LAWS APPLY ON enable you to assemble and maintain your tiller properly . FEDERAL LANDS . SEE YOUR AUTHORIZED SERVICE Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " . CENTER FOR SPARK ARRESTER . TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SERVICE & ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 14 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 , 10 - 12 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5 REPAIR PARTS - TILLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 - 22 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - 9 WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3
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ASSEMBLY Your new tiller has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes . To ensure safe and prope roperation of your tiller all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely . Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY FRONT A socket wrench set will make assembly easier . Standard wrench sizes are listed . ( 1 ) Utility knife ( 1 ) Pair of pliers ( 1 ) Screwdriver LEFT RIGHT ( 2 ) 1 / 2 " wrenches OPERATOR'S POSITION ( See Fig . 1 ) When right or lefthand is mentioned in this manual , itmeans when youare inthe operatingposition ( standing behind tiller handles ) . OPERATOR'S POSITION FIGURE 1 CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK U ! ll ! l ! ! l ! l ! tl ! l ! l ! 131 ! l ! 131 ! l ! l ! l ! ! ( 2 ) Hex Bolts 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 ( 2 ) Hex Bolts 5116 - 16 x 1 ( 4 ) Washers 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . © ( 5 ) Lock Washers 5 / 16 ( 1 ) Hex Bolts 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 4 ( 5 ) Hex Nuts 5 / 16 - 18 4
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ASSEMBLY UNPACK CARTON & INSTALL HANDLE ( See Install into holes " B " and " C " the hardware removed Fig . 2 ) earlier and one ( 1 ) each the same hardware from parts bag . Tighten both bolts securely . Tighten nut " A " when handling or disposing of cartoning Assemble depth stake between depth stake supports I _ mAatUeTriIaOl . N : Becarefulofexposedstaples I with clevis pin and hairpin clip . Depth stake must move freely . If it does not , loosen IMPORTANT : WHEN UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLING support bolt . TILLER , OE CAREFUL NOT TO STRETCH OR KINK CABLE ( S ) . Cut cable ties securing handles . NUT " A " The handle may be assembled in high or low position . Slowly lift handle assembly up , route cable ( s ) as shown and align handle holes with desired handle panel hole HEX BOLT , and slot . LOCK WASHER , AND HEX NUT Loosely assemble hardware as shown . Be sure the shorter ( 3 / 4 " long ) hex bolt is assembled in lower hole of handle . Repeatforoppositeside . Tightenallhardware securely . DEPTH STAKE Cut cable ties securing tiller to skid and remove tiller SUPPORT from skid . • Remove screw securing depth stake to skid and discard ENGINE BRACKET the screw . HALVES \ NUT " A " NUT LOCK DEPTH HOLES " B " & " C " STAKE WASHERTILLER HEX BOLTS , HANDLE LOCK WASHERS , AND HEX NUTS HANDLE PANEL HEX BOL _ 16 - 18X1 " HEX BOLT WASHER 5 _ 6 - 18X _ 4 " CLEVIS PIN E _ FLAT AND HAIRPIN CABL CLIP STAKE TILLER J _ ' _ HANDLES l _ - SPRING SUPPORT BOLT FIG . 3 HANDLE _ HANDLE HEIGHT PANEL • Handle height may be adjusted to better suit operator . BOLTS ( See " HANDLE HEIGHT " in the Service and Adjust - ments section of this manual ) . TILLING WIDTH Tillingwidth may be adjusted to better handle your tilling FIG . 2 conditions ( See " TIN EARRAN GEMENT " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual ) . INSTALL DEPTH STAKE ASSEMBLY ( See Fig . 3 ) TINE OPERATION • Loosen nut = A " . • Check tine operation before first use . ( See " TINE Remove hex nut , Iockwasher and bolt securing depth OPERATION CHECK " in the Service and Adjustments stake support to engine brackets . Save the hardware for section of this manual ) . reassembly . • Raise and position depth stake support to align holes in support with holes " B " and " C " in engine brackets . 5
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OPERATION KNOW YOUR TILLER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TILLER . Compare the illustrationswith you r tillerto familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual forfuture reference . These symbols may appear on your Tiller or in literature supplied with the product . Learn and understand their meaning . TILLING FORWARD NEUTRAL OIL OR WARNING ON OFF FORWARD TINE CONTROL THROTTLE CONTROL DEPTH STAKE TINE SHIELD TINES RECOIL STARTER HANDLE FIG . 4 MEETS ANSI SAFETY REQUIREMENTS Our tillers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . FORWARD TINE CONTROL - Engages tines in forward DEPTH STAKE - Controls forward speed and the depth at direction . which the tiller will dig . THRO'n'LE CONTROL - Controls engine speed . RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - Used to start the engine . CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine . 6
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OPERATION The operation of any tiller can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your tiller and while tilling . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses . DEPTH STAKE ( See Fig . 6 ) HOW TO USE YOUR TILLER Adjust depth stake by removing the hairpin clip and clevis Know how to operate all controls before adding fuel and oil pin . Change depth stake to desired position . Replace the or attempting to start engine . clevis pin and hairpin clip . For normal tilling , set depth stake at the second or third STOPPING ( See Fig . 5 ) hole from the top . TINES WHEELS ( See Fig . 6 ) Release tine control to stop movement . Adjust wheels by removing the hairpin clip and clevis pin . ENGINE Change wheel position . Replace the hairpin clip and clevis Move throttle control to " STOP " position . pin . Never use choke to stop engine . • For normal tilling , set wheels at the second or third hole from the top . FORWARD TINE TINE CON - CONTROL IN " ON " TROL HAIRPIN CLIP ( DOWN ) POSITION IN " OFF " ( UP ) POSITION AND CLEVIS PIN % DEPTH " HROTTLE CHOKE STAKE 3L FIG . 6 TRANSPORTING YOUR TILLER I CAUTION : Before lifting or transport - | ing , allow tiller engine and muffler to cool . Disconnectsparkplugwire . Drain I [ FIG . 5 gasoline from fuel tank . TINE OPERATION ( See Fig . 5 ) AROUNDTHEYARD • Squeeze tine control to handle . Tip depth stake forward until it is held by the stake spring . TILLING Push tiller handles down , raising tines off the ground . The speed and depth of tillingis regulated by the position of • Push or pull tiller to desired location . the depth stake and wheel height . AROUNDTOWN The depth stake should always be below the wheels for • Disconnect spark plug wire . digging . It serves as a brake to slow the tiller's forward • Drain fuel tank . motion to enablethe tinesto penetrate the ground . Also , the more the depth stake is lowered into the ground the deeper • Transport in upright position to prevent oil leakage . the tines will dig . 7
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OPERATION BEFORE STARTING ENGINE CAUTION : Fill to within 112 inch of top IMPORTANT : BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO ALLOW DIRT of fuel tank to prevent spills and to allow TO ENTER THE ENGINE WHEN CHECKING OR ADDING for fuel expansion . If gasoline is acci - OIL OR FUEL . USE CLEAN OIL AND FUEL AND STORE dentally spilled , move machine away IN APPROVED , CLEAN , COVERED CONTAINERS . USE CLEAN FILL FUNNELS . from area of spill . Avoid creating any source of ignition until gasoline vapors have disappeared . FILL ENGINE WITH OIL ( See Fig . 7 ) Do not overfill . Wipe off any spilled oil • With engine level , remove engine oil filler plug . or fuel . Do not store , spill or use gaso - Fill engine with oil to point of overflowing . For approxi - line near an open flame . mate capacity see " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " on page 3 of this manual . Tilt tiller back on its wheels and then re - leveL TO START ENGINE ( See Fig . 8 ) With engine level , refill to point of overflowing if neces - | sary . Replace oil filler plug . For cold weather operation you should change oil for " DISENGAGED " position when starting _ lb CAUTION : Keep drive control bar in I easier starting ( See " OIL VISCOSITY CHART ' in the engine . I Customer Responsibilities section of this manual ) . When starting engine for the firsttime or if engine has run out To change engine oil , see the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual . of fuel , it will take extra pulls of the recoil starter to move fuel from the tank to the engine . Make sure spark plug wire is properly connected . Move shift lever indicator to " N " ( neutral ) position . Place throttle control in " FAST " position . OIL Move choke control to full " CHOKE " position . Grasp recoil starter handle with one hand and grasp tiller handle with other hand . Pull rope out slowly until engine reaches start of compression cycle ( rope will pull slightly harder at this point ) . Pull recoil starter handle quickly . Do not let starter OIL handle snap back against starter . Repeat if necessary . FILLER • If engine fires but does not start , move choke control to PLUG half choke position . Pull recoil starter handle until engine starts . FIG . 7 • When engine starts , slowly move choke control to " RU N " position as engine warms up . ADD GASOLINE NOTE : A warm engine requires less choking to start . • Fill fuel tank . Use fresh , clean , regular unleaded Move throttle control to desired running position . gasoline . ( Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon • Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life . ) engagingtines . IMPORTANT : WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURESADE NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 feet ) or in cold BELOW 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , USE FRESH , CLEAN , WINTER G R GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER temperatures ( below 32 ° F ) , the carburetorfuel mixture may STARTING . need to be adjusted for best engine performance . See ' q'O ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the Service and Adjustments WARNING : Experience indicatesthat alcohol blended fuels section of this manual . ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract NOTE : Ifengine does not start , see troubleshooting points . moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids dudng storage . Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of SPARK an engine while instorage . To avoid engine problems , the PLUG fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the engine and let it run untilthe fuel linesandcarburetorareempty . Usefresh fuel CONTROL next season . See Storage section of this manual for additional information . Never use engine or carburetor CONTROL cleaner products inthe fueltank orpermanent damage may Occur . RECOIL STARTER HANDLE FIG . 8 8
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OPERATION You will find tilling much easier if you leave a row untilled BREAKING IN YOUR TILLER between passes . Then go back between tilled rows . Break - in your belts , pulleys and tine control before you ( See Fig . 9 ) There are two reasons for doing this . First , actually begin tilling . wide turns are much easier to negotiate than about - • Start engine , tip tines off ground by pressing handles faces . Second , the tiller won't be pulling itself , and you , down and engage line control to start tine rotation . Allow toward the row next to it . tines to rotate for five minutes . Set depth stake and wheel height for shallow tilling when Check tine operation and adjust if necessary . See working extremely hard soil or sod . Then work across " TINE OPERATION CHECK " in the Service and Adjust - the first cuts at normal depth . ments section of this manual . TILLING HINTS handling your tiller , start actual field use with throttle in slow position ( mid - wayto I _ CAUTION : Until you are accustomed between " FAST " and " IDLE " ) . To help tiller move forward , liftup the handles slightly ( thus lifting depth stake out of ground ) . To slow down the tiller , press down on handles . If you are straining or tiller is shaking , the wheels and depth stake are not set properly in the soil being tilled . The proper FIG . 9 setting of the wheels and depth stake is through trial and error and depends upon the soil condition . ( The harder or wetter CULTIVATING the ground , the slower the engine and tine speed needed . Under these poorconditions , at fast speed the tiller will run Cultivating is destroying the weeds between rows to pre - and jump over the ground ) . vent them from robbing nourishment and moisture from the plants . At the same time , breaking up the upper layer A properly adjusted tiller will dig with little effort from the of soil crust will help retain moisture in the soil . Best operator . digging depth is 1 " to 3 " ( 2.5 - 7.5 cm ) . Tilling is digging into , turning over , and breaking up • You will probably not need to use the depth stake . packed soil before planting . Loose , unpacked soil helps Begin by tipping the depth stake forward until it is held root growth . Best tilling depth is 4 " to 6 " ( 10 - 15 cm ) . A by the stake spring . tiller will also clear the soil of unwanted vegetation . The decomposition of this vegetable matter enriches the • Cultivate up and down the rows at a speed which will soil . Depending on the climate ( rainfall and wind ) , it may allow tines to uproot weeds and leave the ground ins rough condition , promoting no further growth of weed be advisable to till the soil at the end of the growing season to further condition the soil . and grass ( See Fig . 10 ) . • Soil conditions are important for proper tilling . Tines will not readily penetrate dry , hard soil which may contribute to excessive bounce and difficult handling of your tiller . Hard soil should be moistened before tilling ; however , extremely wet soil will " ball - up " or clump during tilling . A Wait until the soil is less wet in order to achieve the best results . When tilling in the fall , remove vines and long grass to prevent them from wrapping around the tine shaft and slowing your tilling operation . FIG . 10 9
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL 1N DATES AS YOU COMPLETE SERVICE DATES REGULAR SERVICE Check Engine Oil Level If If Change Engine Oil 1 _ 1,2 Oil Pivot Points V ' Inspect Spark Arrester / Muffler If Inspect Air Screen I _ Clean or Replace Air Cleaner Cartridge I / 2 Clean Engine Cylinder Fins I , / Replace Spark Plug If 1 - Changemoreoftenwhenoperatingundera heavy loadorin high ambient temperatures . 2 - Senlicemoreoftenwhenoperating in dirtyor dusty conditions . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tiller does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tiller as instructed in this manual . Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to propedy maintain your tiller . All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section . of this manual should be checked at least once each season • Once a yearyou should replace the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check tines and belts for wear . A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help your engine run betterand last longer . BEFORE EACH USE Check engine oil level . • Check tine operation . • Check for loose fasteners . ° IDLER ARM LUBRICATION Keep unit well lubricated ( See " LUBRICATION CHART " ) . * SAE 30 OR 10W - 30 MOTOR OIL * * REFER TO CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES " ENGINE " SECTION 10
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Disconnect spark plug wire before performing any maintenance ( except carburetor adjustment ) to prevent accidental starting of engine . Prevent fires ! Keep the engine free of grass , leaves , spilled oil , or fuel . Remove fuel from tank before tipping unit for maintenance . Clean muffler area of all grass , dirt , and debris . Do not touch hot muffler or cylinder fins as contact may cause burns . ENGINE AIR CLEANER ( See Fig . 13 ) Service air cleaner cartridge everytwenty - five hours , more LUBRICATION often if engine is used in very dusty conditions . Use only high quality detergent oil rated with API service Loosen air cleaner screws , one on each side of cover . classification SF - SJ . Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade Remove air cleaner cover . according to your expected temperature . • Carefully remove air cleaner cartridge . Be careful . Do SAE VISCOSITY GRADES not allow dirt or debris to fall into carburetor . I Clean by tapping gently on a flat surface . If very dirty or damaged , replace cartridge . I I Clean and replace cover . Tighten screws securely . F - 20 0 30 32 40 60 80 100 C - 30 - 20 - 10 0 10 20 30 40 CAUTION : Petroleum solvents , such asn TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE kerosene , are not to be used to clea FIG . 11 cartridge . They may cause deterioration of thecartridge . Donot oilcartridge . Do NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W - 30 , 10W - 30 , etc . ) not use pressurized air to clean or dry improve starting in cold weather , these multi - viscosity oilse cartridge . will result in increased oil consumption when used abov 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) . Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil AIR _ COVER Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year . Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and30 after each five ( 5 ) hours of continuous use . Add SAE motor oil or equivalent . Tighten oil filler plug securely each time you check the oil level . TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL ( See Figs . 11 and 12 ) i ' 2RC ggR Determine temperature range expected before oil change . All oil must meet API service classification SF - SJ . • Be sure tiller is on level surface . FIG . 13 • Oil will drain more freely when warm . • Catch oil in a suitable container . COOLING SYSTEM ( See Fig . 14 ) • Remove drain plug . Your engine is air cooled . For proper engine performance • Tip tiller forward to drain oil . and long life keep your engine clean . • After oil has drained completely , replace oil drain plug • Clean air screen frequently using a stiff - bristled brush . and tighten securely . Remove blower housing and clean as necessary . • Remove oilfiller plug . Be careful not to allow dirf to enter Keep cylinder fins free of dirt and chaff . the engine . Refill engine with oil . See " CHECK ENGINE OIL CYLINDER FINS LEVEL " in the Operation section of this manual . BLOWER OIL SCREEN DRAII _ PLUG L FIG , 14 OIL FILLER PLUG FIG . 12 1
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES MUFFLER TRANSMISSION Do not operate tiller without muffler . Do not tamper with Your transmission issealed and will only require lubrication exhaust system . Damaged mufflers or spark arresters could if serviced . create a fire hazard . Inspect periodically and replace if necessary . If your engine is equipped with a spark arrester CLEANING screen assembly , remove every 50 hours for cleaning and inspection . Replace if damaged . Clean engine , wheels , finish , etc . of all foreign matter . Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , oil , etc . SPARK PLUG Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax . Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each tilling season We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your unito or after every 50 hours of use , whichever comes first . Spark unless the muffler , air filter and carburetor are covered t plug type and gap setting is shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFI - keep water out . Water in engine can result in a shortened CATIONS " on page 3 of this manual . engine life . SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS contact with plug . I & AUTION : Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come into I TILLER TINE ARRANGEMENT Your outertines can be assembled inseveral differentways TO ADJUST HANDLE HEIGHT ( See Fig . 15 ) to suit your tilling or cultivating needs . Factory assembly has provided lowest handle height . Se - lect handle height best suited for your tilling conditions . Handle height will be different when tiller digs into soil . or other protection when handling tines . _ CAUTION : Tinesaresharp , Wear gloves I • Ifa higher handle height is desired , loosen the four nuts securing handle panel to engine brackets . NORMAL TILLING - 17 " PATH ( See Fig . 16 ) • Slide handle panel to desired location . Assemble holes " A " intine hubsto holes " B " intineshaft . • Tighten the four nuts securely . - - - - - _ - - CLEVIS OUTER TINE ENGINE PIN BRACKETS HANDLE A i B A PANEL NUTS ( ALSO E2 ON LEFT SID OF TILLER ) HAIRPIN CLIP INNER TINE FIG . 16 MID - WIDTH TILLING - 15 " PATH ( See Fig . 17 ) • Assemble holes " A " in tine hubs to holes " C " in tine shaft . FIG . 15 FIG , 17 12
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS NARROW TILLING - 10 - 1 / 4 " PATH ( See Fig . 18 ) FINAL CHECK " ON " POSITION Remove outer tines . With tine control " O N " ( held down to handle ) push clown on handle to raise tines off the ground . Slowly pull recoil starter handle while observing tines . Tines should rotate forward . • Iftines do not rotate , place loop of idler spring in a higher link of chain and retest . I o ol NOTE : If " ON " position check requiredadjustment , rechecken " OFF " position adjustment to insuretines do not rotate wh control is " OFF " ( up ) . INNER TINES ONLY TINE CONTROL FIG . 18 NARROW CULTIVATING - 12 - 1 / 2 " PATH ( See Fig . 19 ) • Remove inner tines . " OFF " POSITION _ Assemble holes " A " in tine hubs to holes " C " intine shaft . TINE CONTROL _ . _ ' _ ' _ - _ \ " ON " POSITION . . . . O O O o / FIG . 19 IDLER EDGING - 9 - 5 / 8 " PATH ( See Fig . 20 ) \ • Remove inner tines . • Assernbleholes " A " intinehubstoholes " D'intineshaft . \ FIG . 21 0 0 0 0 TO REMOVE BELT GUARD ( See Fig . 22 ) Remove cap nut and washer from side of belt guard . Loosen ( do not remove ) tine shield nuton underside of FIG . 20 tine shield and cap nut on top of belt guard . ' Pull belt guard out and away from unit . NOTE : Additional tine arrangements can be attained by Replace belt guard by reversing above procedure . Be moving outer tines to opposite side of tiller which will gpoint sure slot in bottom of belt guard is under head of tine tines outward . Always keep sharp edges of tines rotatin forward from above . shield bolt and all nuts are tightened securely . BELT GUARD TINE OPERATION CHECK ( See Fig . 21 ) Be sure tines do not rotate when engine is running and tine _ ' / _ SCREW control is in the " OFF " position . from spark plug to prevent starting while checking tine operation . I _ ARNING : Disconnectsparkplugwire I FINAL CHECK " OFF " POSITION • With tine control " OFF " ( up ) , push down on handle to raise tines off the ground . • Slowly pull recoil starter handle while observing tines . Tines should not rotate . • If tines rotate , place loopof idler spring ina lower linkof chain and retest . FIG . 22 13
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS BELTREPLACEMENT TO REPLACE V - BELT ( See Fig . 23 ) Install new V - belt to engine pulley first then to transmis - Replace V - belt if it has stretched considerably or if it has sion pulley . Be sure belt is positioned on inside groove cracks or frayed edges . of both pulleys , inside all belt guides and rests on idler Belt guard must be removed to service belt . See ' q'O pulley . REMOVE BELT GUARD " in this section of manual . CHECKTINE OPERATION BELTREMOVAL See " TINE OPERATION CHECK " in this section of Remove V - belt from transmission pulley first and then manual . from engine pulley . REPLACE BELTGUARD BELT \ ENGINE PULLEY rRANSMISSION PULLEY BELT GUIDE V - BELT \ IDLER PULLEY FIG . 23 ENGINE TO ADJUST CARBURETOR The carburetor has a high speed fixed jet and has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be neces - sary . However , minor adjustments may be required to compensate for differences in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the carburetor does need adjustment , see engine manual . IMPORTANT : NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE GOVERNOR , WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED . OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE DANGEROUS . IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE - GOVERNED HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING , CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT , WHICH HAS THE PROPER YEQUIPMENT AND EXPERIENCE TO MAKE ANY NECESSAR ADJUSTMENTS . 14
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STORAGE Immediately prepare your tiller for storage at the end of the ENGINE OIL season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more . D rain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace with clean oil . ( See " ENGINE " in the Customer Responsibilities section of this CAUTION : Never store the tiller with manual ) . gasoline in the tank inside a buildingme where fumes may reach an open fla CYLINDER ( S ) or spark . Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure . Remove spark plug . • Pour1 ounce ( 29 ml ) of oil through spark plug hole into cylinder . TILLER Pull starter handle slowly several times to distribute oil . Clean entire tiller ( See " CLEANING " in the Customer Replace with new spark plug . Responsibilities section of this manual ) . Inspect and replace belts , if necessary ( See belt re - OTHER placement instructions in the Service and Adjustments Do not store gasoline from one season to another . section of this manual ) . Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust . Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities Rust and / or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems . section of this manual . • If possible , store your unit indoors and cover it to give Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws are securely protection from dust and dirt . fastened . Inspect moving parts for damage , breakage Coveryour unit with a suitable protective coverthat does and wear . Replace if necessary . not retain moisture . Do net use plastic . Plastic cannotill Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces ; sand breathe which allows condensation to form and w lightly before painting . cause your unit to rust . IMPORTANT : NEVER COVER TILLER WHILE ENGINE ENGINE AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM . FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS THE CARBURETOR , FUEL FILTER , FUEL HOSE , OR TANK DURING STORAGE . ALSO , EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS ( CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL ) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING STORAGE . ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE . • Drain the fuel tank . Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . Use fresh fuel next season . NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during stor - age . Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storageer container . Always follow the mix ratio found on stabiliz container . Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor . Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . 15
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1 . Out of fuel . 1 Fill fuel tank . 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " in the Operation section . 3 . Engine flooded . 3 . Wait several minutes before attempting to start . 4 . Dirty air cleaner . 4 . Clean or replace air cleaner carthdge 5 . Water in fuel . 5 . Drain fuel tank and carburetor , and refill tank with fresh gasoline . 6 . Remove fuel tank and clean . 6 . CLogged fuel tank . 7 . Loose spark plug wire 7 . Make sure spark plug wire is seated propedy on plug . 8 . Bad spark plug or improper gap 8 . Replace spark plug or adjust gap . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . Make necessary adjustments . Hard to start 1 . Throttle control not set properly . 1 . Place throttle control in " FAST " position . 2 . Dirty air cleaner . 2 . Clean or replace air cleaner cartridge . 3 . Bad spark plug or improper gap . 3 Replace spark plug or adjust gap . 4 . Stale or dirty fuel . 4 . Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline . 5 . Loose spark plug wire . 5 . Make sure spark plug wire is seated properly on plug . 6 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 6 . Make necessary adjustments . Loss of power 1 . Engine is overloaded . 1 . Set depth stake and wheels for shallower tilling . 2 . Dirty air cleaner . 2 . Clean or replace air cleaner cartndge . 3 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 3 + Check oil level / change oil . 4 . Faulty spark plug . 4 . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 5 . Oil in fuel . 5 . Drain and clean fuel tank and refill , and clean carburetor . 6 . Stale or dirty fuel . 6 . Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Drain fuel tank and carburetor , and refill tank with fresh gasoline . 8 . Remove fuel tank and clean . 8 . Clogged fuel tank . 9 . Spark plug wire loose . 9 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . t0 . Dirty engine air screen . 10 . Clean engine air screen . 11 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 11 . Clean / replace muffler . 12 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 12 . Make necessary adjustments . 13 . Poor compression . 13 . Contact an authorized service center / department . 1 . Low oil level / dirty oil . Engine overheats 1 . Check oil level / change oil + 2 . Dirty engine air screen . 2 . Clean engine air screen . 3 . Dirty engine . 3 . Clean cylinder fins , air screen , muffler area . 4 . Remove and clean muffler . 4 . Partially plugged muffler . 5 . Improper carburetor adjustment . 5 . Adjust carburetor to dcher position . Excessive bounce / " l . Ground too dry and hard . 1 . Moisten ground or wait for more favorable soil conditions . difficult handling 2 . Wheels and depth stake incorrectly adjusted . 2 . Adjust wheels and depth stake . 1 . Ground too wet . 1 . Wait for more favorable soLIconditions . Soil balls up or clumps Engine runs but tiller 1 . Tine control is not engaged . 1 , Engage tine control . won't move 2 . V - belt not correctly adjusted . 2 . Inspect / adjust V - belt , 3 . V - belt is off pulley ( s ) . 3 . Inspect V - belt . Engine runs but labors 1 . Tilling toodeep . 1 . Set depth stake for shallower tilling . 2 . Throttle control not properly adjusted . when tilling 2 . Check throttle control setting . 3 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 3 + Make necessary adjustments . 16
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REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER FN620J HANDLE ASSEMBLY 3 16 5 3 13 34 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 137176X505 Bracket , Handle 13 72140506 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 2 72140512 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 UNC x 1 - 1 ; 2 14 9209R505 Panel , Handle 3 9266R Grip , Handle 15 74760524 Bolt Fin Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 4 151473 Handle , L . H . 16 151474 Handle , R . H . 5 73680500 Locknut , Crown 5 / 16 - 18 18 3067J Cable Asm Clutch 6 19111116 Washer 11 / 32x11 / 16x16Ga . 19 164937 Lever Clutch 7 19121414 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . 23 8206H GdpHandle13 / 8 74760516 Bolt , Hex Hd . 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 28 19131312 Washer 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . 9 74760512 Bolt , Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 34 3070J Spring 10 10040500 Washer , Lock 5 / 16 11 73220500 Nut , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 NOTE : All component dimensions are given in U . S . 12 98000129 Nut , Flanged 5 / 16 - 18 inches . 1 inch = 25.4 mm 17
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REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER FN620J BELT GUARD AND PULLEY ASSEMBLY KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 23230506 Screw , Set 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 8 15 165504 Nut J Clip # 8 2 130812 Sheave , Engine 16 12000036 Ring , Klipx , 4 74610812 Bolt , Hex 1 / 2 - 20 x 3 / 4 17 73350600 Nut , He Jam 3 / 8 - 16 5 17490440 Bolt Thd Roller 1 / 4 - 20 X 2 - 1 / 2 18 161806 Pulley , Idler 6 174898 Shield Inner Guard Belt 19 175377 Arm , Idler 7 170488 Screw Hex Wsh Sit # 10 - 24 x . 50 20 74760620 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16x 1 - 1 / 4 8 139155 21 106968X Shaft , Idler Arm Spacer Split . 523 x . 718 x 2 9 165768X505 Guard , Belt 25 73350500 Nut , Hex , Jam 5 / 16 - 18 10 109227X Pad , Idler 12 9180R V - Belt Drive NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches . 13 12000028 Ring , Retainer 1 inch = 25.4 mm 14 151223 Sheave , Transmission 18
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REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER FN620J WHEEL AND DEPTH STAKE ASSEMBLY 9 10 22 1 2 3 22 4 4 7 16 21 17 19 _ " 20 20 " " I 19 18 16 17 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 9194R Pin , Clevis 17 9186R Wheel 23 74760520 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 4 18 19131311 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 11 Ga . 74760512 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 19 9190R Bracket , Wheel 45 73220500 Nut , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 20 73680600 Locknut , Crown 3 / 8 - 16 10040500 Washer , Lock 5 / 16 21 74760516 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 78 4921H Clip , Hairpin 22 73800500 Locknut , w / insert 5 / 16 - 18 318.1 Support , Depth Stake , R . H . 23 74780524 Bolt Fin Hex 5 / 16 - 18 UNC x 1 - 1 / 2 910 9193R Stake , Depth 24 73800500 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins 5 / 16 x 18 UNC 9551R Rivet , Drilled 13 317J Support , Depth Stake , L . H . 15 5388 . . I Spring , Stake NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches . 16 1 inch = 25.4 mm 121117X Bolt , Shoulder 19
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REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER FN620J TINE ASSEMBLY / 6 6 I 6 6 KEY PART PART KEY DESCRIPTION NO . NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . 165771 Tine , Inner , L . H . 45 1 165774 Tine , Outer , R . H . 165773 Tine , Outer , L . H . 4921H 2 Retainer , Spring 9194R Pin , Clevis 6 3 165772 Tine , Inner , R . H 20
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REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER FN620J TRANSMISSION 20 1 3 3 5 11 14 14 lO 14 10 11 12 KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 74760524 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 2 16 19091412 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 12 Ga . 2 74780652 Bolt , Hex , Fin 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 - 1 / 4 17 19092016 Washer 9 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 11 3 19131311 18 10040400 Washer , Lock 1 / 4 5 738OO60O Locknut , Hex , w / washer 3 / 8 - 16 19 74610412 Bolt , Hex 1 / 4 - 28 x 3 / 4 Gr . 5 6 9056R505 Shield , Tine 2O Engine , Briggs Model 94202 ( Order 7 165835 Bracket , Engine , R . H . parts from engine Manufacturer ) 8 165834 Bracket , Engine , L . H . 10 73970500 Nut , Lock Hex Flange NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , S . inches . 11 74760544 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 2 - 3 / 4 1 inch = 25.4 mm ! 2 151937 Transmission 14 9173R Spacer , Split 21
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REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER FN620J DECALS 12 / 10 j ' PART KEY DESCRIPTION NO . NO . t 32629 12 Decal , Logo 163988 Decal , Logo 4 127185X Decal , Descriptiontrol 5 110613X Decal , Tine Con 6 110614X Decal , Hand Placement 8 120076X Decal , Warning , Rotating Tines 9 171803 Decal , Briggs & Stratton 10 171806 Decal , 3,5 HP 11 162384 Decal , Warning 12 165327 Decal , Speed Control 181117 Manual , Owner's ( English ) 181118 Manual , Owner's ( French ) 22
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LIMITED WARRANTY The Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser that this product as manufactured is free from defects in materials and workmanship . For a period of two ( 2 ) years from date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser , we will repair or replace , at our option , without charge for parts or labor incurred in replacing parts , any part which we find to be defective due to materials or workmanship . This Warranty is subject to the following limitations and exclusions . 1 . This warranty does not apply to the engine , other than EHP manufactured transaxle / transmission components , battery ( except as noted below ) or components parts thereof . Please referto the applicable manufacturer's warranty on these items . 2 . Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser . Transportation charges for any parts submitted for replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser unless such return is requested by Electrolux Home Products . 3 . The Warranty period for any products used for rental or commercial purposes is limited to 90 days from the date of original purchase . 4 . This Warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled , adjusted , operated , and maintained in accordance with the instructions fu rnished . This Warranty does not apply to any product which has been subjected to alteration , misuse , abuse , improper assembly or installation , delivery damage , or to normal wear of the product . 5 . Exclusions : Excluded from this Warranty are belts , tines , tine adapters , normal wear , normal adjustments , standard hardware and normal maintenance . 6 . In the event you have a claim under this Warranty , you must return the product to an authorized service dealer . Should you have any unanswered questions concerning this Warranty , please contact : Electrolux Home Products In Canada contact : a division of WCI Outdoor Products , Inc . Electrolux Home Products Outdoor Products Customer Service Dept . a division of WCI Outdoor Products , Inc . 7075 Ordan Drive 250 Bobby Jones Expressway Augusta , GA 30909 USA Mississauga , Ontario LhT 1K6 giving the model number , serial number and date of purchase of your product and the name and address of the authorized dealer from whom it was purchased . THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS STATED HEREIN FOR OUR EXPRESSED WAR RANTIES . Some areas do net allow the limitation of consequential damages or limitations of how long an implied Warranty may last , so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you . This Warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may have other rights which vary from locale to locale . This is a limited Warranty within the meaning of that term as defined in the Magnuson - Moss Act of 1975 . 23
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