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To Engage Drive - Craftsman 247.886640 Owner's Manual

5.0 horse power 24" two-stage wheel drive snow thrower
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When engine starts, release starter button, and
move choke gradually to OFF. If engine falters,
move choke immediately to FULL and then
gradually to OFF.
When disconnecting the power cord, always unplug
from the three-prong receptacle first, and then from
the snow thrower.
Recoil Starter
Rotate choke knob to FULL choke position (cold
engine start).
If engine is warm, place choke in OFF position
instead of FULL.
Push primer button two or three times for cold
engine start.
If engine is warm, push primer button only once.
NOTE: Always cover vent hole in primer button when
pushing. Additional priming may be necessary for first
start if temperature is below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly, until
it pulls slightlyharder. Let rope rewind slowly.
Pull starter handle rapidly. Do not allow handle to
snap back. Allow it to rewind slowly while keeping a
firm hold on the starter handle.
As engine warms up and begins to operate evenly,
rotate choke knob slowly to OFF position. If engine
falters, return to FULL choke, then slowly move to
OFF position.
To Stop Engine
Run engine for a few minutes before stopping to
help dry off any moisture on the engine.
To help prevent possible freeze-up of starter,
proceed as follows.
Electric Starter
Connect power cord to switch box on engine, then
to 120 volt AC receptacle. With the engine running,
push starter button and spin the starter for several
seconds. The unusual sound made by spinning the
starter will not harm engine or starter. Disconnect
the power cord from receptacle first, and then from
switch box.
Recoil Starter
With engine running, pull starter rope with a rapid,
continuous full arm stroke three or four times.
Pulling the starter rope will produce a loud clattering
sound, which is not harmful to engine or starter.
To stop engine, move throttle control to "stop" or
"off" position.
Remove the ignitionkey. Do not turn key.
Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug
to prevent accidental starting while equipment is
unattended.
NOTE: Do not lose ignition key. Keep it in a safe place.
Engine will not start without the ignition key.
Wipe all snow and moisture from the carburetor
cover in the area of the control levers. Also, move
control levers back and forth several times.
To Engage Drive
With the engine running near top speed, move shift
lever intoone of the five FORWARD positionsor
two REVERSE positions. Select a speed
appropriatefor the snow conditionsthat exist. Use
the slower speeds until you are familiar with the
operationof the snow thrower.
Squeeze the auger control grip and the augers will
turn. Release it and the augers will stop.
Squeeze tractioncontrol grip and the snow thrower
willmove. Release it and drive motion willstop.
NEVER move shift lever without releasing drive
clutch.
Snow
Spark
Thrower
Plug
wire
Electric
Connect
Starter
Recoil
Connect
Starter
Starting Instructions
At A Glance
Drive
,Throttle
Levers
control
Release
Move to
FAST
Release
Move to
FAST
Ignition
Key
Push to
snap in
Push to
snap in
Choke
Move to
FULL
Move to
FULL
Power
Co_
Connect
to source
Primer
Prime
Starter
Push
button
Pull
handle
After starting
1. Release button
2. Move Choke to
Off
3. Disconnect
cord
1. Release handle
2. Move Choke to
Off.
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