Model #247794520 CRAFTSMAN Log Splitter

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Remove engine cover craftsman 143.996500

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Carmen G -
August 07, 2012
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Thank you for your question.



I am sorry you are having this problem. The engine has two hidden screws under the gas tank that has to be removed. To access the screws the fuel tank has to be removed. First, remove the screws you can see around the fuel tank. Then remove the air filter and the air filter base. Once you have that removed pull out on each side of the bottom sides of the fuel tank. Then pull the tank up. This sounds easy but it has locking tabs that holds the tank. It will take some force to get it to come up. Once you have the tank off set it aside and remove the last two screws securing the housing. After you have the engine cleaned out, reinstall the housing in the reverse order.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.



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Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
August 08, 2012
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Thanks Mark. This is just informational to perhaps help the next person with this issue. To remove the fuel/oil tank: 1.) Facing the carburator their is one screw on the left side of the engine that goes through the plastic fuel/oil tank and engine cover. Remove it. 2.) Remove the air filter cover. There is a hex head screw behind the air filter base that is going through the plastic fuel/oil tank. It is behind the air filter base AND UP, it is not the hex head screw that is practically level with the top of the air filter base going straight in from left to right. 3.) I assume that you have to remove the air filter base (the black plastic housing that holds the air filter) to get to this hex head screw as you cannot get a wrench on it without removing the air filter base. Perhaps you will even need to remove the carburator to get at it. I DID NOT do this because i simply needed to get the engine cover lifted enough to get a mouse nest out from underneath it. I simply performed step 4 enough (bending the plastic at this connection as I did it. Probably not a good idea!) to get a wrench on the two screws that are holding the Engine cover on the back of the motor underneath the Fuel/Oil tank. 4.) Remove the Oil cap, then pull (wiggle, gyrate) the fuel/oil tank up and out of it's seating tracks. 5.) Remove the two exposed hex head screws that are on the back of the engine cover (these where hidden by the fuel/oil tank). 6.) Remove the hex head screw on the right side (front) that is holding the engine cover on (as you are facing the carburator). 7.) The whole Engine cover/starter rope assembly can now be lifted up in one piece. The starter rope assembly will not come apart (unwind) so there is no reason to worry about that. Thanks again Mark.

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Robert -
August 08, 2012
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Robert,


Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
August 08, 2012
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Robert,
Thank you for posting the instructions. I am sure other members will find this useful. Please keep us in mind next time you have any other problems.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
August 08, 2012
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