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Craftsman 247.883971 Operator's Manual page 26

Cx series electric start snow thrower
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Enginefails to start
Enginerunningerratically/
inconsistentRPM(huntingor
surging)
Excessivevibration
Lossof power
Unitfails to propel itself
Unitfails to dischargesnow
1.
Chokecontrolnot in CHOKEposition.
2.
Sparkplugwire disconnected.
3.
Faultysparkplug.
4.
Fueltank emptyor stalefuel.
5.
Enginenot primed.
6.
Keynot inserted.
7.
Extensioncordnot connected(when
usingelectricstartbutton,on modelsso
equipped).
1.
Enginerunningon CHOKE.
2.
Stalefuel.
3.
Wateror dirt in fuel system.
4.
Over-governed engine.
1.
Loosepartsor damagedauger.
1.
Sparkplugwire loose.
2.
Gascap vent hole plugged.
1.
Drivecable in need of adjustment.
2.
Drivebelt looseor damaged.
3.
Wornfrictionwheel.
1.
Chuteassemblyclogged.
2.
Foreignobject lodgedin auger.
3.
Augercablein needof adjustment.
4.
Augerbelt looseordamaged.
5.
Shearpin(s) sheared.
1.
Chuteassembledincorrectly.
1.
Movechokecontrolto CHOKEposition.
2.
Connectwireto sparkplug.
3.
Clean,adjustgap,or replace.
4.
Filltank with clean,freshgasoline.
5.
Primeengineas instructedin the OperationSection.
6.
Insertkeyfully intothe switch.
7.
Connectone end of the extensioncordto the electric
starteroutletand the otherend to a three-prong
120-volt,grounded,ACoutlet.
1.
Movechokecontrolto RUNposition.
2.
Filltank with clean,freshgasoline.
3.
Drainfueltank by runningengineuntil it stops. Refill
with freshfuel.
4.
ContactyourSearsParts & RepairCenter.
1.
Stopengineimmediately and disconnectsparkplug
wire.Tightenall boltsand nuts.If vibrationcontinues,
haveunit servicedbya SearsParts& RepairCenter.
1.
Connectand tightenspark plugwire.
2.
Removeiceand snowfrom gascap. Be certainvent
hole is clear.
1.
Adjustdrivecontrolcable. Referto Serviceand
Maintenancesection.
2.
Replacedrive belt. Referto Serviceand Mainte-
nancesection.
3.
Havefrictionwheelreplacedat a SearsParts &
RepairCenter.
1.
Stopengineimmediately and disconnectsparkplug
wire.Cleanchute assemblyand insideof auger
housingwith clean-outtoolor a stick.
2.
Stopengineimmediately and disconnectsparkplug
wire. Removeobjectfrom augerwith clean-outtool
or a stick.
3.
Adjustaugercontrolcable. Referto Assembly
section.
4.
Replaceauger belt. Referto Serviceand Mainte-
nancesection.
5.
Replacewith newshearpin(s).
Chutefails to easily rotate 180
1.
Disassemble chute controland reassemble as
degrees
directedin the Assemblysection.
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