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a) Dry tank storage: Run fresh fuel with stabilizer through the engine. This will prevent build up of varnish from fuel residue. Running the engine dry may result in the carb components to dry out, warp, swell or crack. In addition the needle may stick open or shut.
b) Wet tank storage: Make sure to fill tank at least 1/4 full with fresh, stabilized fuel. Run the engine for 5 to 10 minutes. Then shut off and open fuel cap slightly to reduce the chance of pressure or swollen tank. For optimal storage, run engine once a month for 5-10 minutes.
Clean and re-oil the air filter every three months or 25 operating hours. Refer to your engine manufacturers guide to cleaning the air filter.
Check the spark plug every 100 operating hours.
To avoid bending of the drill unit, do not drill a partial hole in the ice and leave auger standing. Gravity will cause the weight of the power head to bend the drill unit and the auger may become stuck in the ice.
Store the power auger with the drill attached and suspended from a wall bracket.
Follow instructions in the owner’s manual in order to maintain the warranty and life of the auger.
Avoid slamming auger in hole when it binds or is cutting hard. The flighting and blades may become damaged which may prevent the auger from drilling holes.
Upon a cold start, let the engine idle for warm up for 1 - 2 minutes. This will ensure the best performance for drilling holes.
Tighten blade screws and collar bolt before each use.