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Snapper I55223, I7243 Safety Instructions & Operator's Manual

Snapper two stage intermediate frame snow thrower safety instructions & operator's manual.

 
MODEL DESIGNATION
ENGINE HP
I – Intermediate Frame Model
Thank you for buying a SNAPPER Product! Before operating your Snow Thrower, read this manual carefully and pay
particular attention to the "IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS" on Pages 2 & 3. Remember that all power
equipment can be dangerous if used improperly. Also keep in mind that SAFETY requires careful use in accordance
with the operating instructions and common sense.
COPYRIGHT © 2000
SNAPPER INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Safety Instructions & Operator's Manual for
MODEL NUMBER EXPLANATION
I
55 – 5.5 Engine HP (Engine Horse Power)
7 – 7.0 Engine HP (Engine Horse Power)
INTERMEDIATE FRAME
SNOW THROWER
55
22
3
INSTRUCTION No. 2-8543 (REV. 4, 3/30/00)
TWO STAGE
SERIES 3
MODELS
I55223
I7243
SERIES DESIGNATION
AUGER WIDTH
22 – 22" Auger Width
24 – 24" Auger Width
3 – Series Designation

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    ENGINE HP I – Intermediate Frame Model Thank you for buying a SNAPPER Product! Before operating your Snow Thrower, read this manual carefully and pay particular attention to the “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” on Pages 2 & 3. Remember that all power equipment can be dangerous if used improperly.

  • Page 2: Section 1 - Important Safety Instructions

    If you have any questions pertaining to your snow thrower which your dealer cannot answer to your satisfaction, call or write the Customer Service Department at SNAPPER, McDonough, Georgia 30253. Phone: 800/935-2967.

  • Page 3

    Spark from the plug could ignite gas exiting engine. SNAPPER dealer at least once a year and have the dealer install any new safety devices. assure that original maintained.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1 - IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS... 2-3 TABLE OF CONTENTS ... 4 SECTION 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS... 5-9 Pre-start Checklist ... 5 Starting & Stopping Recoil Start Engine... 6-7 Starting & Stopping Electric Start Engine ... 8-9 Starting &...

  • Page 5: Section 2 - Operating Instructions, Pre-start Checklist

    Replace damaged cord immediately. Contact your Snapper service dealer for assistance. To reduce the risk of electric shock, use only with an extension cord intended for outdoor use having a cord type: SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJTW-A or SJTOW-A.

  • Page 6

    Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 2.2 STARTING, OPERATION & STOPPING (RECOIL START MODELS) (Go to Page 8 for Electric Start Models) 2.2.1. ENGINE 1. Turn fuel shut off valve to the “ON” position. See Figure 2.3. FIGURE 2.3 2. Insert key into ignition switch. See Figure 2.4. 3.

  • Page 7

    Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS WARNING Objects can be thrown by the snow thrower while it is in operation. Thrown objects could cause serious injury to the operator or bystanders. Always wear safety goggles or other suitable eye protection. Keep people and pets away from area. 2.2.3.

  • Page 8

    Replace damaged cord immediately. Contact your Snapper service dealer for assistance. To reduce the risk of electric shock, use only with an extension cord intended for outdoor use having a cord type: SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW- A, SJTW-A or SJTOW-A.

  • Page 9

    Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS WARNING Objects can be thrown by the snow thrower while it is in operation. Thrown objects could cause serious injury to the operator or bystanders. Always wear safety goggles or other suitable eye protection. Keep people and pets away from area.

  • Page 10: General Lubrication

    3.1 INTRODUCTION To retain the quality of the snow thrower, use only genuine SNAPPER replacement parts. Contact a local SNAPPER dealer for parts and service assistance. For the correct part or information for a particular snow thrower, always mention model and serial number.

  • Page 11: Annually – End Of Each Season, Engine, Spark Plug, Storage Procedure, Maintenance And Service Parts

    Section 3 - MAINTENANCE 3.4 ANNUALLY (END OF EACH SEASON) Perform all maintenance as described in the maintenance schedule. 3.4.1. Engine Refer engine owner’s instructions. 3.4.2. Spark Plug Refer engine owner’s instructions. 3.5 STORAGE PROCEDURE Refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual for directions regarding engine storage preparations.

  • Page 12

    Section 4 - REPAIR & ADJUSTMENTS WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service, or repairs, with engine running. Stop auger. Stop engine. Remove key. Disconnect spark plug wire and secure wire away from spark plug. 4.1 AUGER and WHEEL DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT/REPLACEMENT When operating machine release the auger clutch control.

  • Page 13

    Section 4 - REPAIR & ADJUSTMENTS WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service, or repairs, with engine running. Stop auger. Stop engine. Remove key. Disconnect spark plug wire and secure wire away from spark plug. Before tilting machine, drain all the fuel from fuel tank. Allow engine to run, outdoors where fumes can be safely dissipated, until all fuel is removed from carburetor.

  • Page 14

    Section 4 - REPAIR & ADJUSTMENTS WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service, or repairs, with engine running. Stop auger. Stop engine. Remove key. Disconnect spark plug wire and secure wire away from spark plug. Before tilting machine, drain all the fuel from fuel tank. Allow engine to run, outdoors where fumes can be safely dissipated, until all fuel is removed from carburetor.

  • Page 15: Ground Speed Adjustment, Skid Shoe Adjustment, Auger Shear Bolt Replacement

    DO NOT reuse bolt or nut under any circumstances. Always replace existing hardware with genuine Snapper new replacement shear bolts and nuts. DO NOT substitute these shear bolts and nuts with hardware other than what is specified as auger/impeller and engine damage can result.

  • Page 16: Single Handle Control Adjustment (7 Hp Models Only)

    Section 4 - REPAIR & ADJUSTMENTS 4.1.8. SINGLE HANDLE CONTROL ADJUSTMENT (7 HP Models Only) IMPORTANT: Standing in the operator’s position, the left handle bar lever is for wheel drive engagement and disengagement. The right handle bar lever is for auger/impeller engagement and disengagement.

  • Page 17: Chute Crank Adjustment, Rubber Drive Tire Replacement

    Section 4 - REPAIR & ADJUSTMENTS WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service, or repairs, with engine running. Stop auger. Stop engine. Remove key. Disconnect spark plug wire and secure wire away from spark plug. Before tilting machine, drain all the fuel from fuel tank. Allow engine to run, outdoors where fumes can be safely dissipated, until all fuel is removed from carburetor.

  • Page 18: Troubleshooting, Service Schedule

    PROBLEM Engine Will Not Start 1. Fuel tank empty. Using Recoil Starter 2. Engine needs choking and priming. 3. Spark plug wire disconnected. 4. Fuel shut off valve closed. Engine Will Not Start 1. Power extension cord not plugged into machine or Using Electric Starter 120 Volt outlet for U.S.A.

  • Page 19: Warranty

    For three (3) years from purchase date for the original purchaser's residential, non-commercial use, SNAPPER, through any authorized SNAPPER dealer will replace, free of charge (except for taxes where applicable), any part or parts found upon examination by the factory at McDonough, Georgia, to be defective in material or workmanship or both.

  • Page 20

    SNOW THROWER SERIES 3 Snapper products are built using engines that meet or exceed all applicable emissions requirements on the date manufactured. The labels on those engines contain very important emissions information and critical safety warnings. Read, Understand, and Follow all warnings and instructions in this manual, the engine manual, and on the machine, engine and attachments.

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