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Craftsman 247.886640 Owner's Manual

5.0 horse power 24" two-stage wheel drive snow thrower.
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Owner's Manual
5.0 Horse Power
24" Two-Stage Wheel Drive
Snow Thrower
Model No.
247.886640
CAUTION: Before
using this product,
read this manual and
follow all safety rules
and operating
instructions.
Safety
Assembly
Operation
Service
Maintenance
EspaSol
Sears, Roebuck And Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
Visit our website: www.sears.com/craffsman
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO.770-10433
(8/2ooo)

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual 5.0 Horse Power 24" Two-Stage Wheel Drive Snow Thrower Model No. 247.886640 CAUTION: Before • Safety using this product, • Assembly read this manual and • Operation • Service follow all safety rules • Maintenance and operating instructions. •...
  • Page 2: Specifications

    Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material and workmanship. If this Craftsman snow thrower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 30 days from the date of purchase.
  • Page 3 This symbolpoints out important safety instructionswhich, if not followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury.
  • Page 4 6. Do not operate machine while under the influence of Maintenance and Storage alcohol or drugs. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do operation regularly. nottouch. Disengage all clutch levers and stop engine. Wait until Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing the auger/impeller come to a complete stop.
  • Page 5 Lay outthe hardware according to the illustrationbelow for identificationpurposes. Part numbers are shown in parentheses. (Hardware pack may contain extra items which are not used on your unit.) (4)Lock Washers (C) © (2)Hex Bolts (A) (736-0119) ©© (710-3180) 1111111111111111111111 ©© IIIIIIIIII11i1111111II 12) Handle Tabs 11) (2) Hex Bolts(B)
  • Page 6 • Take the two "Z" fittings from Group D of the NOTE: References to right or left side of the snow Hardware Pack and insert the Z end ofthese thrower are determined from behind the unit in the throughthe two holes on the two clutchgrips on the operatingposition.
  • Page 7 (Use Attaching Shift Lever hardware group A.) • Insert one each of hex bolt (B) and lock washer (C), (Use hardware group C.) from Group A of the hardware pack, through the • Insert the shift lever through slot in the speed bottomhole in left handle and corresponding hole selector plate.
  • Page 8 WARNING: Do not over-tighten the clutch cables. Tension either cable in the disengaged (up) position may override the safety features of the machine. Loosen hex nuts under this bracket Clutch Hairpin Clip T & Grip Flat Washer S Chute Directional Control Hex Nut J Figure 7...
  • Page 9 Adjust the chute directional control bracket so that • If the wheels do not stop when you engage the the spiral on the chute directional control fully traction control grip, loosen the jam nut on the traction control cable and thread the cable in one engages the teeth on the chute assembly.
  • Page 10: Components View

    Knowing your Snow Thrower WARNING: Be familiar with all the controlsand their proper operation. Know how to stop the machine and disengage them quickly. •, --Traction Control Auger Control Shift Lever Gas Fill Chute Directional Discharge Chute Control Spark Plug _ Auger Ignition Key___X Skid Shoe...
  • Page 11: Start/stop Engine

    Before Starting and carburetorare empty. Use fresh fuel nextseason. See storage Instructions for additionalinformation. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the WARNING: Read, understand, and follow all instructions and warnings on the machine fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. and in this manual before operating.
  • Page 12: To Engage Drive

    When engine starts, release starter button, and push starter button and spin the starter for several move choke gradually to OFF. If engine falters, seconds. The unusual sound made by spinning the move choke immediately to FULL and then starter will not harm engine or starter. Disconnect gradually to OFF.
  • Page 13 • For most efficientsnow removal, remove snow To Engage Augers immediately after it falls. • To engage the augers and start throwing snow, • Discharge snow downwind whenever possible. squeeze the auger controlgrip against the left Slightly overlap each previous swath. handle.
  • Page 14: Lubrication

    Lubrication Drive and Shifting Mechanism • Remove rear cover. Oil any chains, sprockets, & WARNING: Before lubricating, repairing, or gears, bearings, shafts, and shiftingmechanism at inspecting, disengage all clutch levers and least once a season. See Figure 17. Use engine oil stop engine.
  • Page 15: Spark Plug

    NOTE: Althoughmulti-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 Check and make sure that the level of oil is up to etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi- the FULL mark on the dipstick. The oil sump viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption capacity is 21 ounces or 0.62 liters.
  • Page 16: Shave Plate And Skid Shoes

    Remove the frame cover underneath the snow thrower by removing six self-tapping screws. For locationof the frame cover, see Figure 19. • When the traction control is released, there mustbe clearance between the friction wheel and the drive plate in all positions of the shift lever. When the traction control is engaged, the fdction wheel must contact the drive plate.
  • Page 17: Replacing Auger Belt

    Drain gasoline from the snow thrower, or place a piece of plastic under the gas cap.Tip the unit up and forward so that it rests on auger housing. Remove six self-tapping screws from the frame cover underneath the snow thrower, Roll auger belt off engine pulley.
  • Page 18 Drive Belt tapping screws from the frame cover underneath the snow thrower. • Follow first foursteps of previous instructions. • Remove the klick pins which secure the wheels, • Pull idler pulley up, and lift belt off engine pulley and and remove the wheels from the axle.
  • Page 19 Ifthe snow thrower will not be used for 30 days or WARNING: Drain fuel into approved longer, or at the end of the snow season when the tast container outdoors, away from any open possibility of snow is gone, the equipment needs to be flame.
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    Trouble Possible Cause(s) Corrective Action Enginefails to start Fuel tankempty, or stalefuel. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel will not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used. Blocked fuel line. Clean fuel line, Choke not in ON position Move switch to ON position Faulty spark plug.
  • Page 21: Parts List & View

    SEARS CRAFTSMAN 5.0 H.P. SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 Safety & Decorative Labels Map 777D04651 777120330 777120329 777120327 7T/$30514 777D04650 7"r/D04649 F RAM ER_j_'_DEPERi...
  • Page 22 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 5.0 H.P. SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 • © Part No. Key No. Description 618-0123 Housing--R.H. 618-0124 Housing--L.H, ,Hex Screw 1/4-20 x .75 710-0642 711-0908 Spiral Axle 714-0161 715-0143 Pin-Spiral 717-0526 _haft-Worm 717-0528 Gear-Worm 718-0186 Collar-Thrust 721-0325 Plug 721-0327...
  • Page 23 Auger Pulley Belt Cover 731-1324 756_0984 Pulley Half 732-0339 756-0985 Extension Spring Pulley Half Extension Cord 736-0242 Beleville Washer 629-0071 736-0247 Flat Washer Engine, Craftsman model 143.015007 736-0270 Bell Washer 770-10433 Operator's Manual (not shown) Bell Washer 736-0331 736-0505 Flat Washer...
  • Page 24 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 5.0 H.P. SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to the list of color codes betow.Please add the applicable color code, wherever needed, to the part number to order a replacement part. For instance, if a part, numbered 700-xxxx, is painted polo green, the part number to order would be 700-xxxx÷0689.
  • Page 25 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 5.0 H.P. SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 Part No. Qty. Key No. Description Qty. Description I Key No. PaN No, Lock Jam Nut 3/8-24 710-0451 Carriage Bolt 712-0116 710-0703 Flat Idler Carriage Screw 1/4-20 x .75 756-0178 Hex Washer Screw 5/16-18...
  • Page 26 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 5.0 H.P. SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 < NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to the list of color codes below. Please add the applicable color code, wherever needed, to the part number to order a replacement part. For instance, if a part, numbered 700-xxxx, is painted polo green, the part number to order would be 700-xxxx-0689.
  • Page 27 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 5.0 H.P. SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 PaN No. Description Qty. Part No. Description Qty. Key No, Key No. 735-0234 Rubber Grommet 705-5234 Clutch Lever Assembly - RH 720-0223 705-5233 Clutch Lever Assembly - LH Grip 705-5231 Speed Selector Plate...
  • Page 28 SEARS CRAFTSMAN 5.0 H.P. SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 Drive Clutch Cable Auger Clutch CaSle NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to the list of color codes below. Please add the applicable color code, wherever needed, tothe )art number to order a replacement part.
  • Page 29 CRAFTSMAN ENGINE 143.015007 FOR SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 Part No. Description Qty, i640084A Carburetor (Incl. 184 on page 33) 631615 Throttle Shaft & Lever Assembly _31767 Throttle Return Spring Throttle Shutter 640070 650506 Shutter Screw 632108 Choke Shaft & Lever Assembly...
  • Page 30 CRAFTSMAN ENGINE 143.015007 FOR SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 g_'150 287 390 3/70K...
  • Page 31 CRAFTSMAN ENGINE 143.015007 FOR SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 Qty. Description Key No. Part No. Description Key No. Part No. Qty. 35182 Ground Wire RPM High 3450 to 3750 RPM Low 1850 to 2150 110A 36874 Ground Wire 36469A Cylinder (Incl. 2,20,72 & 125)
  • Page 32 CRAFTSMAN ENGINE 143.015007 FOR SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 Table continued from previous page: PaN No. Description Qty. Key No. 35554 lOll FillTube 35499 Oil FillTube "0" Ring 35539 Oil FillTube Clip 35556 Dipstick Ass'y, 34080 iSpacer 35062 Ignition Key 610973...
  • Page 33 CRAFTSMAN ENGINE 143.015007 FOR SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.886640 Recoil Starter Pad No. Description Qty. 590742 Rewind Starter 590740 Retainer 590616 Starter Dog 590617 Dog Spring 590645A Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y 590647 Starter Housing Ass'y 590535; Starter Rope (Length 98" x 9/64"...

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