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Craftsman 247.883971 Operator's Manual page 13

Cx series electric start snow thrower
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ThrottleControl
AugerControl
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Thethrottlecontrolislocatedonthe rearofthe engine.It regulates the speed ofthe
engineandwill shutoffthe enginewhen moved intothe STOP p osition.
Primer
Pressing t he primerforces fueldirectlyinto the engine's
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carburetor t o aidinstartinga"Cold"engine,or restartinga
warmengine.
Oil Fill
Engine oil levelcanbechecked andoil addedthroughtheoil fill.
Oil Drain
Engine oil canbedrainedthroughtheoil drain.
FuelCap
Un-thread the gascapto addgasoline to the fuel tank.
Muffler
Engine exhaust e xiststhe engineviathe muffler.
ElectricStarterOutlet
Requires t he useof athree-prongoutdoorextension cordanda 120V powersource/
wall outlet.
RecoilStarter Handle
Thishandleisusedto manuallystartthe engine.
ElectricStarterButton
Pressing t he electricstarterbuttonengages t he engine'selectricstarterwhen
pluggedinto a 120V powersource.
Auger
Whenengaged, the augerbladesrotateanddrawsnowintothe augerhousing.
ChuteAssembly
Snow drawnintothe augerhousingisdischarged o ut the chuteassembly.
Theaugercontrolislocatedonthe left handle.Squeeze t he control g ripagainstthe
handle to engage the augerandstartsnowthrowingaction.Release t o stop.
DriveControl / AugerClutch Lock
Thedrivecontrolislocatedonthe right handle. S queeze the control g ripagainst t he
handle to engage the wheeldrive.Release the handle to stop.
Thedrivecontrolalsolocksthe augercontrolsothatyoucanoperate the chute
directional c ontrolwithoutinterruptingthesnowthrowingprocess. Ifthe auger
controlisengaged simultaneously w iththe drivecontrol,the operator canrelease
the augercontrol ( onthe left handle) andthe augerwill remainengaged. R elease
bothcontrolsto stopthe augerandwheeldrive.
NOTE: Alwaysrelease the drivecontrolbefore changingspeeds. F ailure to dosowill
resultinincreased w earon yourmachine's drivesystem.
Drift Cutters
Thedrift cuttersaredesigned forusein deep snow.Theiruseisoptional f or normal
snowconditions. M aneuver the snowthrowersothatthe cutterspenetrate a high
standingsnowdrift to assist s nowfalling into the augers forthrowing.
Skid Shoes
Position theskid shoes b ased o nsurface c onditions. Adjust u pward f orhard-packed
snow. Adjust d ownward when operating o ngravel orcrushed rock surfaces.
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