CARBURETOR ASSEMBLY MAINTENANCE (Continued)
Remove the carburetor from the engine.
Remove the air cleaner and air cleaner bracket.
Disconnect the throttle linkage and remove the carburetor from the engine.
To remove the carburetor from the engine, it is necessary to loosen one mounting screw, then
the other. Pull the carburetor away from the engine and loosen each screw again. Repeat this
procedure until the carburetor can be removed from the engine.
Inspect the carburetor to manifold gasket. If it is cracked, broken, or damaged, replace it.
d. Install carburetor assembly.
Secure manifold gasket and carburetor to engine.
Adjust carburetor according to steps a. and b. above.
Set mounting screws through carburetor and gasket then start them in the mounting holes. Hold
the carburetor and gasket away from the engine and tighten one screw a few turns then the other.
Repeat this procedure until the carburetor is securely attached to the engine.
Attach the air filter bracket to the carburetor.
Attach the filter element and filter cover to the bracket.
Tighten the wing nut.
a. Remove belts.
Remove belt guard.
Turn tensioner screw counterclockwise (left) until belts are loose enough to remove.
b. Inspect belts. Check belts for cuts, chafing, or fraying.
An alignment gage can be made from a piece of scrap metal or wood and be used to line up the