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Snapper LE3170R, LE3190R, LE3190E Safety Instructions & Operator's Manual

Snapper single stage small frame snow thrower operator's manual.

 
MODEL DESIGNATION
ENGINE HP
L – Light Weight Frame
E – Easy Operation
3 – 3.0 HP (Engine Horse Power)
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
L
E
17 – 17" Auger Width
19 – 19" Auger Width
L.E. SINGLE STAGE
SNOW THROWER
3
19
0
INSTRUCTION No. 2-6120 (REV. 5, 3/30/00)
SMALL FRAME
SERIES 0
MODELS
E
ENGINE OPTIONS
SERIES DESIGNATION
0 -- Series Designation
E – 110 Volt Electric Start
R – Recoil Start
LE3170R
LE3190R
LE3190E
AUGER WIDTH

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    3 – 3.0 HP (Engine Horse Power) 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. 9. Have SNAPPER dealer at least once a year and have the dealer install any new safety devices. 10. Use only genuine SNAPPER replacement parts to assure that original standards are 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 ... 5-6 Starting & Stopping Engine (Recoil Start Models) ... 7-8 Starting & Stopping Engine (Electric Start Models) ... 8-9 Starting &...

  • Page 5: Section 2 - Operating Instructions

    DO NOT run engine indoors. 2.1.4. Mix fresh, good quality unleaded gasoline and SNAPPER 2-cycle engine oil or equivalent. Mix fuel and oil to a 32:1 ratio. See Figure 2.2. 2.1.5. Add premix fuel to tank after pushing the machine outside where fumes can safely dissipate.

  • Page 6

    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 7

    Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 2.2 STARTING, STOPPING & OPERATION (RECOIL START MODELS) (Go to Page 8 for Electric Start Models) 2.2.1. ENGINE & AUGER 1. Move choke control to the choke “ON” position. See Figure 2.4. NOTE: Stop the auger by releasing the auger control. Stop the engine by turning the key switch to the “OFF”...

  • Page 8

    Replace damaged cord immediately. Contact your SNAPPER service 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. 2.2.6.

  • Page 10: Annually – End Of Each Season, Engine, Spark Plug, Storage Procedure

    3.1 INTRODUCTION To retain the quality of the snow thrower, use genuine SNAPPER replacement parts only. 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

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

  • 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. Remove spark plug wire and secure wire away from spark plug. 4.1.2. AUGER BELT IDLER PULLEY ADJUSTMENT (Continued From Previous Page) 3.

  • Page 13: Auger Flite Shoe Replacement

    Section 4 - REPAIR & ADJUSTMENTS WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service, or repairs with engine running. Stop auger. Stop engine. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire and secure wire away from spark plug. 4.1.3. AUGER BELT REPLACEMENT (Continued From Previous Page) 5.

  • Page 14: Troubleshooting, Service Schedule, Maintenance/replacement Parts

    PROBLEM Engine Will Not Start 1. Fuel tank empty. Using Recoil Starter 2. Engine needs choking & priming. 3. Spark plug fouled or wire disconnected. Engine Will Not Crank 1. Power extension cord not plugged into machine or Using Electric Starter 110 Volt outlet.

  • Page 15: 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 16

    SNOW THROWER SERIES 0 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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