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Service the Battery Safely



c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Battery electrolyte contains sulfuric acid. It is poisonous and can cause serious burns:

• Wear eye protection and gloves.

• Keep skin protected.

• If electrolyte is swallowed, get medical attention immediately.

• If electrolyte is splashed into eyes, flush immediately with water for 15-30 minutes and get medical attention.

• If electrolyte is splashed onto skin, flush immediately with water and get medical attention if necessary.

The battery produces a flammable and explosive gas. The battery may explode:

• Do not smoke 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.

Cleaning Or Replacing Battery

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


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2. Lift rear hood.


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3. Loosen nuts (A) to remove hold-down clamp.


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4. Remove negative (black) cable (B) from battery first.

5. Remove positive (red) cable (C).

6. Clean battery with brush or cloth. Keep dirt out of battery cells.


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7. Remove corrosion from battery terminals and cable ends with a wire brush.

8. If battery is very dirty, remove battery.


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9. Clean battery, battery terminals, cable ends, hold-down cover, battery box, and other parts with a solution of 1 part baking soda to 4 parts water. Keep solution out of battery cells.

10. Rinse all parts with clean water. Let dry.

11. Install battery.

12. Check cell cap to be sure vent holes are open.


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13. Connect positive (red) cable (C) to battery first, then negative (black) cable (B).

14. Apply petroleum jelly on battery terminals.

NOTE: Do not overtighten nuts it may crack plastic.


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15. Install battery hold-down. Tighten nuts (A).

16. Lower rear hood.

Checking Battery Electrolyte Level

NOTE: Add only distilled water to replace battery electrolyte.

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

2. Remove battery cell caps. Make sure cap vents are not plugged.


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3. Check electrolyte level. Electrolyte (B) should be approximately halfway between bottom of filler neck (A) and top of plates (C).

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not overfill battery. Electrolyte can overflow when battery is charged and cause damage.


4. Add only distilled water if necessary.

5. Install battery cell caps.

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 Fuses


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Two 20 Amp fuses (A) are used with two spares provided between the two active fuses.

Replacing Headlights (Optional)

1. Turn headlight switch to off position.


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2. Remove screws (A).

3. Pull lens assembly from housing.

4. Disconnect wires from bulb.

5. Replace front light.

6. Connect wires to bulbs.

7. Install lens assembly in housing.

8. Install screws.