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Sears 536.886331 User Manual

Sears snow blower user manual.
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
536.886331
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
CRAFTSMAN®
10 HORSEPOWER
29" DUAL STAGE
120V. ELECTRIC
START
SNOW THROWER
WHEN ORDERING
REPAIR
PARTS, ALWAYS
Each SNOW
THROWER
has its own MODEL
NUMBER
found on the engine mount frame.
Each ENGINE
has its own MODEL
NUMBER
found on the BLOWER
HOUSING.
Always mention these MODEL NUMBERS
when
requesting service or Repair Parts for your SNOW
THROWER.
All parts may be orderedthrough
Sears, Roebuck
and Company
Service
Centers and most Retail
Stores,
GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
* PRODUCT - "SNOW THROWER"
* MODEL NUMBER - 536.886331
* ENGINE MODEL NUMBER - 143.941001
* PART NUMBER
* PART DESCRIPTION
"Your Sears merchandise has added value when you
consider that Sears has service units nationwide staffed
with Sears trained technicians...Professional
lechnicians
specifically trained on Sears products, having the parts,
tools and equipment to ensure that we meet our pledge
to you...we service what we sell."
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
334224
07/28/94
Printed In U.S.A.

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    OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO. 536.886331 HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 334224 07/28/94 CRAFTSMAN® 10 HORSEPOWER 29" DUAL STAGE 120V. ELECTRIC SNOW THROWER WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS Each SNOW THROWER has its own MODEL NUMBER found on the engine mount frame.

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    & CAUTION: ALWAYS PLACE WIRE WHERE PREVENT TRANSPORTING, SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRE RISK OF INJURY. YOUR SNOW THROWER ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE FUNCTION ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. BEFORE USE • Read the Owner's Manual carefully. oughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the snow thrower.

  • Page 3: Auger

    • Never operate the snow thrower enclosures, automobiles, window wells drop- offs, and the like without proper adjustment the snow discharge angle. pets away. • Never operate snow transport speeds on slippery behind and use care when backing. • Never direct discharge at bystanders anyone in front of the snow thrower.

  • Page 4: Belt

    TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN For two years from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Snow Thrower is maintained, lubricated and tuned-up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material and workmanship.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    SAFETY RULES PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES WARRANTY TABLE OF CONTENTS INDEX ... ASSEMBLY Adjustment: Auger ... Belt ... Belt Guide ... Cable ... Carburetor ... Friction Wheel ... Spark Plug ... Traction and Auger ... 21 Assembly: Check List ... Control Cables ...

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    CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK CONTENTS OF PARTS BAG "2- Spare Shear Bolts 1- 3/8 - 16 x 2.00 In. Hex Head Bolt (1/4_0 x 1-3/4 In.) © 1 - Knob With Threads (not shown actual size) 1- 3/8 In. Lock washer *2- Spare Spacers 2- 3/8 In.

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    TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY 1 - Knife (to cut carton and plastic ties/ 2 - 1/2 inch wrenches (or adjustable wrenches) 2 - 9/16 inch wrenches (or adjustable wrenches} 3/4 inch wrenches (or adjustable wrenchesl 1 - Pliers (to spread cotter pin) Screwdriver 1 - Measuring tape or ruLer Figure 1 shows the snow thrower in the shipping position...

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    Assemble the snow chute. • • Roll snow thrower off the skid by pulling on the handle. • Properly dispose of discarded packaging. HOW TO SET UP YOUR SNOW THROWER Your snow thrower is equipped with height adjust skids (See FIG. 2) on the outside of the auger housing. To adjust the skid height, see To Adjust Skid Height paragraph in the Service &...

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    Bend the ends of the cotter pin around the rod and reinstall the plastic cap. Tighten the eye bolt installed earlier, keeping eye in line with the rod while tightening the inside securely Rotate the chute crank fully clockwise and tullycou nter- clockwise.

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    TO INSTALL THE SHIFTER LEVER Stand the snow thrower up on the front of the auger housing, as shown in FIG.8A. Note: Place a piece of cardboard under front to prevent paint damage to auger housing. Cut the plastic tie which holds the shifter lever assembly to the shift bracket (FIG.

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    _.:_ CHOKE CONTROL _AD_ FIG. 1 SEARS SNOW THROWERS conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards AUGER DRIVE LEVER - Starts and stops the auger and impeller (snow gathering and throwing). TRACTION DRIVE LEVER - Propels the snow thrower forward and in reverse.

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    Always wear safety glasses or eye shieJds while operating the _now thrower. We recommend standard safety glasses or wide vision safety mask for over your glasses available at SEARS Retail Stores or Service Centers. HOW TO USE YOUR SNOW THROWER TO STOP YOUR SNOW THROWER •...

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    TO USE WHEEL LOCKOUT • The left hand wheel is secured to the axle with a klick pin (See FIG. 5A). This unitwas shipped withthis klick pin in the locked (through wheel hole) position. For ease of maneuverability in light snow conditions, disconnect the klick pin from the wheel locked posi- tion and push into the single wheel drive (unlocked axle hole only) position (See FIG.

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    AND CAUTION MUST BE USED WHEN CAUTION: GASOLINE HANDLING OR STORING IT. DO NOT FILL FUEL TANK THROWER IS RUNNING, WHEN IT IS HOT, OR WHEN SNOW THROWER IS IN AN ENCLOSED AREA. KEEP AWAY FROM OPEN FLAME OR AN ELEC- TRICAL SPARK AND DO NOT SMOKE WHILE FILLING THE FUEL TANK.

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    WITH ATHREE-WIRE POWER CORD AND CAUTION:THIS STARTER IS EQUIPPED PLUG AND IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON 120 VOLT AC HOUSEHOLD RENT. IT MUST BE PROPERLY ALL TIMES TO AVOID THE POSSIBILITY OF EL EC- TRICAL SHOCK, WHICH MAY BE INJURIOUS TO OPERATOR.

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    CHOKE CONTROL IGNITION THRO'rrLE CONTROL FIG. 8 CAUTION: DO NOT ATTEMPT LODGED IN AUGER WITHOUT TAKING MOVE ANY ITEM THAT MAY BECOME THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS: • RELEASE AUGER DRIVE AND TRACTION DRIVE LEVERS. • MOVE THROTTLE LEVER TO STOP POSI- TION.

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    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES SERVICE RECORDS Fill In dates as you com- After plete regular service First 2 hours Check Engine Oil Level ' Change Engine Oil Tighten All Screws and Nuts Check Traction Clutch Cable Adjustment (See Cable Adjustment) Replace Spark Plug _justDAve Bolts Lubricate All Pivot Points Lubricate A uger Shaft(SeeShear...

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    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES SNOW THROWER LUBRICATION - EVERY TEN HOURS Auger Shaft - Using a hand grease gun, lubricate the auger shaft zerk fittings (See A, FIG, 2) every ten (10) operating hours. Each time a shear bolt is replaced (See To Replace Auger Shear Bolt paragraph in the Service &...

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    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES LUBRICATION • Hex Shaft and Gears - Hex shait and gears require no lubrication. All bearings and bushings =t? lifetime lubricated and require no maintenance (See FIG. 3). NOTE: Any greasing or oiling of the above components can cause contamination of the friction wheel. If the disc drive plate or friction wheel come in contact with grease or oil, damage to the fdction wheel will result.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CAUTION: ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AWAY FROM THE PLUG BEFORE MAK- ING ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO ADJUST SKID HEIGHT This snow thrower is equipped with two height adjustment skids, located on the outside of the auger housing (See FIG.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO ADJUST THE CLUTCH CONTROL CABLES Periodic adjustment of the cables may be required due to normal stretch and wear on the belts. To check for correct adjustment, the control lever must be in the full forward position, resting on the plastic bumper, The control cables are correctly adjusted when the center of the "Z"...

  • Page 22: Belt Guide, Cable

    BELTS The drive belts on this snow thrower are of special construction and should be replaced with original equip merit belts available from your nearest Sears Store or Service Center. You will need the assistance of a second person while replacing the belts.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS DRIVE BELT TRACTION It your snow thrower will not move forward, ':heck the tractiondrive belt for wear. It the traction drive belt needs to be replaced, proceed as follows: • Disconnect the spark plug wire. • Remove the belt cover (See FIG. 7 In this section). •...

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    SERVICE TO REPLACE FRICTION ifthe snow thrower will not move forward, and the friction wheel is worn or damaged, you need to replace it. as follows: (First allow the engine to cool). CAUTION: DRAIN GASOLINE OUTDOORS AWAY FROM FIRE OR FLAMF •...

  • Page 25: Carburetor

    SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING ENGINE ABOVE THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BEDANGEROUS. THINK ENGINE GOVERNED HIGH SPEED NEEDS AD- JUSTING, CONTACTYOUR NEAR- SEARS SERVICE CENTER. WHICH HAS THE PROPER EQUIP- MENT AND EXPERIENCE TO MAKE ANY NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO ADJUST OR REPLACE THE SPARK PLUG If you have difficultystarting your snow thrower, you may need to adjust or replace the spark plug. Follow the instructionsbelow. Replace the spark plug ifelectrodes are pittedor burned or if the porcelain is cracked. TO ADJUST: •...

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    NOTE: A yeady checkup or tune-up by a SEARS Service Center is a good way to insure that you r snow thrower will provide maximum performance for the next season.

  • Page 28: Friction Wheel, Spark Plug, Control Cables, Headlight, Engine

    TROUBLE SHOOTING POINTS TROUBLE CAUSE Defective spark plug Difficult starting Water or dirt in fuel system Engine runs en'stlcelly Blocked fuel line or low on fuel Engine stalls Unit running on CHOKE Engine runs erratically; Water or dirt in fuel system Loss of power Carburetor out of adjustment Excessive vibration...

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