5 and 8 horsepower 24" and 26" two stage track drive snow throwers (40 pages)
Summary of Contents for Craftsman 247.883971
I:RRF rSMAN+ Electric Start SNOW THROWER Model No. 247.883971 ,, SAFETY o ASSEMBLY OPERATION MAINTENANCE PARTS LIST CAUTION" Before using this product, o ESPANOL read this manual and follow all safety rules and operating instructions. Sears Brands Management...
FORTWO YEARSfrom the dateof purchase,this productis warrantedagainstanydefectsin materialor workmanship. A defective productwill receivefree repairor replacementif repairis unavailable. Forwarranty coverage details to obtain free repairor replacement, v isit the web site: www.craftsman.com Thiswarranty coversONLYdefects in material and workmanship. Warranty coveragedoes NOT include: •...
Thissymbolpointsout importantsafety instructionswhich, if not Thismachinewasbuilt to beoperatedaccordingto the safeoperation followed, could endangerthe personalsafetyand/or property of practicesin this manual.Aswith anytype of powerequipment, yourself and others.Readandfollow all instructions in this manual carelessness o r error on the part of the operatorcanresultin seriousinjury. beforeattempting to operatethis machine.Failureto complywith these Thismachineiscapableof amputating fingers, hands,toesandfeet and instructions m ay resultin personalinjury.Whenyou seethis symbol, HEED...
To r educe fire hazards, keep machine free o fgrass, leaves, or other debris Use onlyattachments andaccessories approved bythe manufacturer ( e.g. build-up. Clean up oil o r fuel spillage and r emove any f uel soaked debris. wheelweights,tire chains,cabs etc.). Never store the machine or fuel container...
Check fuelline,tank,cap,andfittings frequentlyfor cracks or leaks. R eplace if necessary. Donot crankenginewith sparkplug removed. According to the Consumer Products S afetyCommission ( CPSC) andthe U.S. E nvironmental Protection Agency (EPA), thisproducthasan Average Useful Life of seven (7)years, o r 60 hoursofoperation. A tthe endof the Average Useful Life havethe machine inspected annuallybyan authorized service dealerto ensure that all mechanical andsafetysystems areworkingproperly andnotwornexcessively.
SAFETY SYMBOLS Thispage depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine before attempting to assemble and operate. READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S) Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble operate WARNING--...
NOTE: R eferences to rightor left sideof the snowthroweraredetermined from the operatingpositionlookingforwardto the front of the machine. Removing From (:rate Remove s crews from the bottomofthe cratesecuring the sides, a ndendsof the shippingcrate. Liftoff the top off of the crateandsetout of thewayofthe assembly area. Remove a nddiscard plasticbagthat covers unit.
Set-Up ShearPins Apair o freplacement auger shear pins and bow tiecotter pins have b een i ncluded with your snow thrower. They a re stored i ntheholes provided intheplastic dash p anel as seen i n Fig ure7.For i nformation regarding replacing theshear pins, see Replacing Shear Pins i nthe...
Drift Cutters Adding Fuel Thesnowthrowerdrift cuttersaremountedinverted a t the factoryforshipping purposes. Useextreme carewhen handling gasoline.Gasolineisextremely Remove t he fourwing knobs(twooneachside)andcarriage bolts.Place flammable andthe vaporsareexplosive. Neverfuel the machineindoorsor drift cutter inuprightpositionandre-secure. S eeFigure 9. while the engine ishotor running. E xtinguish cigarettes,cigars,pipesand othersources of ignition.
Whileobserving the distance betweenthe shave plateandthe ground, adjustthe skidsshoes upor down toachieve the desiredshave plateheight. SeeFigure 12. Makecertainthe entirebottomsurface ofskidshoes areagainst t he ground to avoiduneven wearonthe skidshoes; t hentighten nutsandboltssecurely. Lower Shave Shave Plate Plate Figure 11 NOTE: Onsomeengines, a threadedscrew capwill bepresent i nstead of the quarter Raise turn lockingcap.In the instance of athreadedoil cap/dipstkk,DONOT screw the Shave...
Confirm that the augerhascompletely stoppedrotatingandshows NOsigns of motion.Ifthe augershows ANY signs of rotating,immediately returnto the operator's positionandshutoffthe engine.WaitforALLmovingpartsto stopbeforere-adjusting the augercontrol. Testing Drive Control & SpeedSelector Lever Withthe engineturnedoff, movethespeed selectorleverinto sixth(6) position.Refer t o Figure 13. Withthe wheeldrivecontrolreleased, pushthe snowthrowerforward,then pull it back.
IMPORTANT: Donot turnthe keyinanattemptto startthe Reverse engine.Doingsomaycause it to break. There aretwo reverse (R)speeds. O ne(R1)is the slower a ndtwo (R2)isthefaster. Meets ANSi Safety Standards Craftsman Snow Throwers conform to the safety standard of the American National Standards institute (ANSI).
ThrottleControl AugerControl ===..__ Thethrottlecontrolislocatedonthe rearofthe engine.It regulates the speed ofthe engineandwill shutoffthe enginewhen moved intothe STOP p osition. Primer carburetor t o aidinstartinga"Cold"engine,or restartinga Pressing t he primerforces fueldirectlyinto the engine's _,_P_.._.L warmengine. Oil Fill Theaugercontrolislocatedonthe left handle.Squeeze t he control g ripagainstthe handle to engage the augerandstartsnowthrowingaction.Release t o stop.
Chute Clean-Out Tool Two-Way Chute-Pitch Control Thetwo-waychute-pitchcontrol i s located on the [eft sideofthe handle paneland Thechuteclean-outtoolisconveniently f astened tothe rearof the augerhousing isusedto controlthe distance of snowdischarge f rom the chute. with a mountingclip.Should snowandicebecomelodgedinthe chuteassembly duringoperation, p roceed asfollowsto safely cleanthe chuteassembly a ndchute Tochange the upperchuteangleto control t he distance thatsnowisthrown, opening: pivotthe [everforwardor backward.
Gasoline Theextensioncordcan beany length, but must be ratedfor 15ampsat 125 Useextreme carewhenhandling gasoline.Gasolineisextremely flammable volts,groundedand ratedfor outdoor use. and the vapors areexplosive.Neverfuel the machineindoorsor while the Ifyouhaveagrounded three-prongreceptacle, proceed asfollows.If youdonot engine ishot or running. Extinguishcigarettes, cigars,pipesand other have the properhouse wiring, DO NOT usethe electricstarterunderanyconditions. sourcesof ignition.
ReplacingShearpins Theaugers aresecured to thespiralshaftwith shearpinsandbow-tiecotterpins. Toavoid unsupervisedengineoperation, never leavethe machine Ifthe augershouldstrikea foreignobjector icejam, the snowthrowerisdesigned unattendedwith the engine running.Turnthe engine off after useand sothatthe pinsmayshear.Ifthe augers will not turn, check to seeif the pinshave remove key. sheared.SeeFigure 17. Stopping The Engine NOTE: Twoextrashear p insaresupplied in the manual b ag.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Followthe maintenance s chedule givenbelow.This chartdescribes s ervice Beforeperforming anytypeof maintenance/service, d isengageall controls guidelines only.Use the Service Logcolumn to keeptrackofcompleted andstop the engine.Wait until all moving partshavecometo acomplete maintenance t asks.Tolocatethe nearest S ears Service C enter o r to schedule service, stop.Remove the keyto preventunintended starting.
Ifthe engine hasbeenrunning, the muffler will be veryhot. Becareful not to touchthe muffler. NOTE: C heck t he sparkplugonceaseason or every25hoursof operation. C hange the sparkplugonceaseason or every100hours. Toensureproper e ngineoperation, t he sparkplug mustbeproperlygapped and freeof deposits. Remove t he sparkplug bootanduseasparkplug wrenchto remove the plug.SeeFigure 20.
Wheels Check thatthe sparkplug washer isingoodconditionandthreadthe spark plugin byhandto preventcross-threading. At leastonceaseason, r emove bothwheels.Clean andcoatthe axles with a Afterthe sparkplug isseated, t ightenwith asparkplugwrenchto compress multipurpose automotive grease beforereinstalling wheels. the washer. Chute Directional Control NOTE: Wheninstallinganewsparkplug,tighten 1/2-turnafter thespark Once aseason, l ubricatethe eyebolt bushingandthe spiral w ith 3-in-1oil.
ShavePlateand SkidShoes Theshave plateandskidshoes on the bottomofthe snowthroweraresubjectto wear. T heyshouldbechecked periodically andreplaced whennecessary. Skid Shoes NOTE: The skidshoes on thismachine havetwo wearedges. W henoneside wearsout,theycanberotated180 °to usethe otheredge. Remove t he sixcarriage boltsandhexnutsthatsecure the two skidshoes to the sides ofthe augerhousing. R eferto Figure 24. Position the newskidshoes andsecure with the carriage boltsandhexnuts.
Wheeldrivecontrol Auger Control Refer totheAdjustment section o ftheAssembly instructions toadjust thewheel Refer totheAssembly section f orinstructions onadjusting t heauger control cable. drive control. Tofurther c heck t headjustment, proceed asfollows: Skid Shoes Withthe snowthrowertippedforward(be certainto runthe Refer totheAssembly section f orinstructions onadjusting t heskid shoes.
4. Loosen the bolt s hown inFigure 31securing the belt k eeper bracket and remove the other bolt. Push t he belt k eeper and bracket upoffthe engine pulley. Loosen z-fitting Figure33 Placea blockof woodunderneath theaugerhousingas shownin Figure31 Figure34 and separate augerhousingfromtheframebytiltingthe Auger Belt Replacement housingforwardand pullingup the handles.
pter Post Brake PulleySlot Figure 35 Figure36 NOTE: If the pulleyadapterwas removedwith thepulley,align the Rollthe drivebeltoff the lowerdrivepulley. splinesof the pulleyadapterand augerinput shaft, and pushthe pulley Removethe belt fromthe engine pulley. and adapterontothe inputshaft. Referto Figure36. Installthe newbelton the pulleysin the reverseorder and re-tensionwith the idler pulley.
If the snowthrowerwill not beusedfor 30daysor longer, o r if it is theendof thesnowseason whenthe lastpossibility of snowisgone,the equipmentneeds to bestored properly.Follow storageinstructions belowto ensuretop performance f rom thesnowthrowerformanymoreyears. PreparingSnowThrower PreparingEngine Whenstoringthe snowthrowerin anunventilated or metalstorage shed, Engines s toredover30daysneedto bedrained of fuel to prevent d eterioration and careshouldbetakento rustproof t he equipment.
Enginefails to start Chokecontrolnot in CHOKEposition. Movechokecontrolto CHOKEposition. Sparkplugwire disconnected. Connectwireto sparkplug. Faultysparkplug. Clean,adjustgap,or replace. Fueltank emptyor stalefuel. Filltank with clean,freshgasoline. Enginenot primed. Primeengineas instructedin the OperationSection. Keynot inserted. Insertkeyfully intothe switch. Connectone end of the extensioncordto the electric Extensioncordnot connected(when usingelectricstartbutton,on modelsso starteroutletand the otherend to a three-prong equipped).
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