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Service the Battery Safely



c CAUTION: Avoid injury! The battery produces a flammable and explosive gas. The battery may explode:

• Do not smoke or have open flame near battery.

• Wear eye protection and gloves.

• Do not allow direct metal contact across battery posts.

• Remove negative cable first when disconnecting.

• Install negative cable last when connecting.

Removing and Installing the Battery

Removing

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Raise the hood.


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3. Disconnect negative (–) battery cable (A).

4. Push red cover (B) away from positive (+) battery terminal and remove cable from battery.

5. Unhook rubber strap (C).

6. Remove battery.

Installing

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Follow instructions carefully. Battery and battery cables must be installed correctly.

When installing battery, make sure battery terminals are facing toward front of machine.


1. Place battery on battery tray so battery terminals are facing toward front of machine.

2. Connect positive (+) battery cable to ( + ) battery terminal first.

3. Connect negative (–) battery cable to ( - ) battery terminal.

4. Apply spray lubricant to terminals to help prevent corrosion.

5. Slide red cover over positive battery terminal.

6. Secure black rubber strap (C).

Cleaning Battery and Terminals

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Disconnect and remove battery.

3. 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.

4. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.

5. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright.

6. Install battery.

7. Attach cables to battery terminals using washers and nuts.

8. Apply spray lubricant to terminal to prevent corrosion.

Using Booster Battery

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! The battery produces a flammable and explosive gas. The battery may explode:

• Do not smoke or have open flame near battery.

• Wear eye protection and gloves.

• Do not jump start or charge a frozen battery. Warm battery to 16?C (60?F).

• Do not connect the negative (-) booster cable to the negative (-) terminal of the discharged battery. Connect at a good ground location away from the discharged battery.


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A - Booster Battery

B - Disabled Vehicle Battery

1. Connect positive (+) booster cable to booster battery (A) positive (+) post (C).

2. Connect the other end of positive (+) booster cable to the disabled vehicle battery (B) positive (+) post (D).

3. Connect negative (–) booster cable to booster battery negative (–) post (E).

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Electric charge from booster battery can damage machine components. Do not install negative booster cable to machine frame. Install only to the engine block.

Install negative booster cable away from moving parts in the engine compartment, such as belts and fan blades.


4. Connect the other end (F) of negative (–) booster cable to a metal part of the disabled machine engine block away from battery.

5. Start the engine of the disabled machine and run machine for several minutes.

6. Carefully disconnect the booster cables in the exact reverse order: negative cable first and then the positive cable.

Replacing Headlight Bulb

1. Raise hood.

2. Locate the headlight bulb.

3. Turn bulb socket counterclockwise to remove.

4. Replace defective bulb with new bulb.

5. Insert bulb socket into housing, push in and turn clockwise to install.

6. Lower hood.

Replacing Fuse

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Lift hood.


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3. Pull blown fuse out of socket.

• Fuse identification:

Position

Circuit

Fuse Size

A

Main Circuit

15 amp

B

12 Volt Power Port

10 amp

C

Starter Circuit

20 amp

D

System Circuit

7.5 amp


4. Check metal strip in fuse window and discard fuse(s) if strip is broken.

5. Push new, correct amp, fuse into correct socket.

6. Lower hood.