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Sno-Thro
Owner/Operator Manual
Models
921001 – ST824E
921002 – ST1027LE
921003 – ST1130DLE
921004 – ST924DLE
®
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
00660400A 10/07
Printed in USA
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Summary of Contents

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    Sno-Thro Owner/Operator Manual Models 921001 – ST824E 921002 – ST1027LE 921003 – ST1130DLE 921004 – ST924DLE ® ENGLISH FRANÇAIS 00660400A 10/07 Printed in USA...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    NON-ENGLISH MANUALS Manuals in languages other than English may be obtained from your Dealer. Visit your dealer or www.ariens.com for a list of languages available for your equipment. Manuals printed in languages other than English are also available as a free download on our website: http://www.ariens.com...

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    4. Review recommended lubrication, maintenance and adjustments. 5. Review Limited Warranty Policy. 6. Fill out a Product Registration Card and return the card to the Ariens Company or go to www.ariens.com. GB - 3...

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    WARNING: To avoid injury to hands and feet, always disengage clutches, shut off engine, and wait for all movement to stop before unclogging or working on snow thrower. Hand contact with the rotating impeller is the most common cause of injury associated with snow throwers.

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    921001 Figure 3 1. WARNING! Read Owner/Operator Manual. OL1801 Keep people away from unit while operating. Keep children out of work area and under watchful care of a responsible adult. OL4370 Never direct discharge towards persons or property that may be injured or damaged by thrown objects.

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    Keep children and people away. Keep children out of work area and under watchful care of a responsible adult. NEVER allow children to operate or play on or near unit. Be alert and shut off unit if children enter area. DO NOT allow adults to operate unit without proper training.

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    Before cleaning, removing clogs or making any inspections, repairs, etc.: disengage clutch(es), stop unit and engine, remove key, allow moving parts to stop. Allow hot parts to cool. Run unit a few minutes after clearing snow to prevent freeze-up of attachment. Disengage attachment when not in use.

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    WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand the entire Safety section before proceeding. WARNING: Dropping or tipping over boxed unit could result in personal injury or damage to unit. Package Contents 921002, 003, 004 1. Sno-Thro Unit 2. Discharge Chute 3. Chute Rod Figure 4 ASSEMBLY Assembly...

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    921001 1. Handlebar 2. Wing Knobs and Bolts Figure 6 921002, 003, 004 2, 3 OS7030 1. Wing Knobs 2. Wing Nut 3. Bolt Figure 7 Install Discharge Chute and Discharge Chute Crank (921002, 003, 004) (Figure 8) 1. Grease underside of discharge chute 2.

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    NOTE: Do not remove the pin installed on the chute rod. NOTE: To ensure the discharge chute follows its full range of travel, make sure the control lever is pushed all the way to the left before installing and pinning the chute rod. 7.

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    Install Discharge Chute and Discharge Chute Crank (921001) (Figure 12) 1. Grease underside of discharge chute ring (if not already greased). 2. Remove mounting hardware from auger housing. 3. Install discharge chute over opening in the auger housing. Finger tighten the mounting hardware removed in step 2.

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    Check Tire Pressure Check tire pressure and adjust to the pressure listed on tire sidewall. CAUTION: Avoid injury! Explosive separation of tire and rim parts is possible when they are serviced incorrectly: • Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper equipment and experience to perform the job.

  • Page 13: Controls And Features

    CONTROLS and FEATURES 921001 Figure 14 1. Attachment Clutch Lever 2. Speed Selector 3. Traction Drive Clutch Lever 4. Chute Control 5. Oil Fill/Dipstick 6. Discharge Chute Deflector 7. Discharge Chute 8. Impeller 9. Clean-Out Tool 10. Auger 11. Scraper Blade 12.

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    921002, 003, 004 Figure 15 1. Attachment Clutch Lever 2. Speed Selector 3. Deflector Remote Control 4. Chute Control 5. Traction Drive Clutch Lever 6. Oil Fill/Dipstick 7. Discharge Chute Deflector 8. Discharge Chute 9. Impeller 10. Clean-Out Tool 11. Auger 12.

  • Page 15: Operation

    WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand the entire Safety section before proceeding. WARNING: To avoid injury to hands and feet, always disengage clutches, shut off engine, and wait for all movement to stop before unclogging or working on snow thrower. Keep hands and feet away from auger and impeller.

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    IMPORTANT: DO NOT change motion from forward to reverse with clutch engaged. Forward speed can be changed without declutching. 921001 921002, 003, 004 Choke Control Knob Throttle The throttle controls the engine speed. To increase or decrease the engine speed, adjust to: 1.

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    Figure 17 Discharge Chute Discharge chute rotates 200°. ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe direction and angle, away from operator and bystanders, before starting engine. Discharge Chute Control (921002, 003, 004) IMPORTANT: If chute does not stay in set position, adjust as directed in SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS on page 24, or repair before operation.

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    Axle Lock Pin (921001) (Figure 20) Use the axle lock pin to lock or unlock the right or left wheel. Lock both wheels to increase traction; unlock one wheel to allow for easier turning of the unit. NOTE: Unit will not drive with both wheels unlocked.

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    5. Fill fuel tank to within 1/2 in. (1.2 cm) below bottom of filler neck with unleaded gasoline. NOTE: Tank capacity is 1 gallon (3.8 liters). 6. Replace Fuel Cap and tighten. 7. ALWAYS clean up any spilled fuel. Pre-Start 1.

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    7. Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until it pulls harder. Let rope rewind slowly. 8. Pull rope with a rapid continuous full arm stroke. Let rope rewind slowly. IMPORTANT: DO NOT let Starter Handle snap against Starter. 9.

  • Page 21: Maintenance

    Ariens Dealers will provide any service or adjustments which may be required to keep your unit operating at peak efficiency. Should engine service be required, contact an Ariens dealer or an authorized engine manufacturer's service center. WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand the entire Safety section before proceeding.

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    2. Add lubricant if required. Allow oil to drain to level of plug and replace plug. IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens special gear lubricant L-2 (Part Number 00008000). Gearcase filler plug may require an application of Loc-Tite® 565 thread sealant with repeated servicing.

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    IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow grease or oil to get on friction disc, friction plate or belts. NOTE: Apply Ariens Hi-Temp Grease or equivalent to the lubrication fittings. See SERVICE PARTS on page 35. Sno-Thro should be lubricated (Figure 24) at beginning of season or every 25 operating hours.

  • Page 24: Service And Adjustments

    1. Runner 2. Runner Hardware Figure 25 Shear Bolts IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens shear bolts for replacement. Use of any other type of shear bolt may result in severe damage to unit. See SERVICE PARTS on page 35. Occasionally a foreign object may enter the...

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    5. Check function of remote wheel lock. If wheel lock does not function properly, remove bottom cover to check cable slack. 6. Repeat steps 2 – 4 while watching cable to remove slack. 7. Check function of remote wheel lock. If wheel lock does not function properly, take the unit to Dealer for repairs.

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    921002, 003, 004 Tighten upper adjustment nut. OS7180 Loosen lower adjustment nut. Figure 29 If chute does not rotate freely: Tighten the cable by loosening the upper adjustment nut, and then tightening the lower adjustment nut against the bracket (Figure 30). 921002, 003, 004 Loosen upper adjustment nut.

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    921001 OS7177 1. Spring 2. Nut Figure 32 Speed Selector Adjustment To adjust (Figure 33): 1. Disconnect adjustment pivot pin from speed selector lever by removing hair pin. 2. Place the speed selector in the fastest forward speed position. 3. Turn the speed selector lever straight down towards the ground as far as it will 4.

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    1. Adjustment Barrel 2. Jam Nut Figure 34 3. With the attachment clutch disengaged, check that the attachment idler arm lightly touches the frame. See Figure 35. With the attachment clutch disengaged, check the attachment idler arm position here. The attachment idler arm should lightly touch the frame.

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    1/2 – 9/16 in. (12.7 –- 14.3 mm) Figure 37 2. Adjust attachment idler position. See Figure 38. a. Loosen idler adjustment nut. b. To increase spring extension, move idler closer to belts and tighten adjustment nut. Return to Step 1. c.

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    2. If there is less than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) gap between brake pad and belts, follow these steps: a. To increase brake pad gap, loosen idler adjustment nut, and move idler away from belt. Position idler to achieve a 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) minimum brake pad gap and a 1/2 in.

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    921001: 7-1/2 – 8 in. (190.5 – 203.2 mm) 921002, 003, 004: 7 – 7-1/2 in. (177.8 – 190.5 mm) Figure 41 4. To adjust traction clutch (Figure 42): a. With the traction drive clutch lever disengaged, loosen the jam nut on the cable adjuster.

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    >1/32 in. (.8 mm) Figure 43 IMPORTANT: If traction clutch cannot be adjusted within specified range, see your Dealer for repairs. Attachment Drive Belt Replacement Remove old attachment drive belts: 1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect spark plug wire and allow unit to cool completely.

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    1. Traction Drive Belt 2. Engine Sheave 3. Attachment Drive Belts 4. Belt Finger 5. Attachment Belt Idler Figure 45 5. Check adjustment. See Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 27 WARNING: AUGER / IMPELLER MUST STOP within 5 seconds when attachment clutch lever is released or unit damage or serious injury may result.

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    Friction Disc Replacement 1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect spark plug wire and allow unit to cool completely. 2. Place unit into service position on a level surface. 3. Remove both wheels. 4. Remove bottom cover by removing six hex bolts.

  • Page 35: Storage, Service Parts, Accessories

    21533400 Spark Plug 07200431 Impeller Belt (2) 07200111 Traction Belt 00170800 Friction Disc 52100100 Shear Bolt Kit ACCESSORIES See your authorized Ariens dealer to add the additional accessories available to your Sno-Thro. Part No. Description 72406500 Front Weight Kit 72406900 Slicer Bar...

  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE Engine will not 1. Fuel tank is empty. crank/start. 2. Fuel shut-off valve closed. 3. Build up of dirt and residue around governor/carburetor. 4. Key Switch not in run position. 5. Electric starter not functioning. Engine stops. 1.

  • Page 37: Specifications

    Model Number 921001 Description ST824E Engine - Tecumseh LH318SA Power Max - HP (kW) 8.0 (5.97) Fast Idle Speed - RPM (min Displacement - in. (cc) 19.4 (318) Electric Start Fuel Tank Capacity - qt (Liters) Snow Clearing Width - in. (cm) 24 (61.0) Chute Rotation Angle...

  • Page 38: Warranty

    Ariens Company will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years after the date of purchase, and that Ariens will repair any defect in material or workmanship, and repair or replace any defective part, subject to the conditions, limitations and exclusions set forth herein.

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    (12) months after the date of purchase. Ariens may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty shall be construed as obligating Ariens to incorporate such design changes into previously manufactured products, nor shall such changes be construed as an admission that previous designs were defective.

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    Ariens Company 655 West Ryan Street Brillion, WI 54110-1072 920-756-2141 Fax 920-756-2407 www.ariens.com...

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