Craftsman 536.886331 Owner's Manual Page 16

10 horsepower 29" dual stage 120v. electric start snow thrower.
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OPERATION
SNOW THROWING
TIPS
CHOKE
CONTROL
IGNITION
RECOIL
KEY
STARTER
THRO'rrLE
CONTROL
FIG. 8
CAUTION:
DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO RE-
MOVE ANY ITEM THAT MAY BECOME
LODGED IN AUGER WITHOUT TAKING
THE FOLLOWING
PRECAUTIONS:
• RELEASE
AUGER
DRIVE AND TRACTION
DRIVE LEVERS.
• MOVE THROTTLE
LEVER TO STOP POSI-
TION.
• REMOVE (DO NOT TURN) IGNITION KEY.
• DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE.
• DO NOT PLACE YOUR HANDS IN THE
AUGER OR DISCHARGE CHUTE. USE A
PRY BAR.
For maximum snow thrower efficiency in removing
snow, adjust ground speed, never the throttle. Go
slower in deep, freezing, or wet snow. If the wheels,
reduce forward speed. The engine is designed to
deliver maximum performance at full throttle and
should be run at this power setting at all times.
Most efficient snow blowing is accomplished when the
snow is removed immediately after it falls.
For complete snow removal, slightly overlap each
path previously taken.
The snow shouldbe discharged down wind whenever
possible.
For normal usage, set the skids so that the scraper bar
is 1/8" above the skids. For extremely hard-packed
snow surfaces, adjust the skids upward so that the
scraper bar touches the ground.
On gravel or crushed rock surfaces, set the skids at 1-
1/4" below the scraper bar (see To Adjust
Skid
Height paragraph
in the Service & Adjustments
section of this manual). Stones and gravel must not
be picked up and thrown by the machine.
If the front of the snow thrower has a tendency to raise.
reduce the ground speed and engage the weight
transfer system.
After the snow blowing job has been completed, allow
the engine to idle for a few minutes, which will melt
snow and accumulated ice off the engine.
Clean the snow thrower thoroughly after each use.
Remove ice and snow accumulation and all debris
from the entire snow thrower, and flush with water (if
possible) to remove all salt or other chemicals. Wipe
snow thrower dry.
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