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Recoil Starter; Replacing Shearpins; Stopping The Engine - Craftsman 247.883961 Operator's Manual

30" snow thrower
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Recoil Starter
Donot pullthe starter handle while the enginerunning.
1.
Movethrottle control t o FAST ( rabbit)_J_ position.
2.
Movechoketo the CHOKE I,'#1 position(coldengine start).If engineis
warm,place chokein RUN position.
3.
Pushprimerthree(3)times,makingsureto covervent holewhenpushing.
If engineiswarm,pushprimeronlyonce. A lwayscoverventholewhen
pushing.Cool w eathermayrequire primingto be repeated.
4.
Pullgentlyonthe starterhandleuntil it beginsto resist, t hen pullquickly
andforcefullyto overcome t he compression. Donot release the handle and
allowit to snapback.Return ropeSLOWLY to originalposition. I f required,
repeat t hisstep.
5.
Asthe enginewarms, s lowlyrotatethe choke controlto RUN position.Ifthe
enginefalters,restartengineandrunwith choke at half-choke positionfor a
shortperiodof time,andthenslowlyrotatethe choke intoRUN position.
Toavoid unsupervisedengineoperation, never leavethe machine
unattended with the engine running. Turnthe engine off after useand
removekey.
Stopping TheEngine
Afteryouhavefinishedsnow-throwing, r unenginefor afewminutesbefore
stoppingto helpdry offany moisture on the engine.
1.
Movethrottle control t o OFF position.
2.
Remove t he key.Removing t he keywill reduce the possibility of
unauthorized startingof the enginewhileequipmentisnot inuse.Keep the
keyina safeplace.The enginecannotstartwithout the key.
3.
Wipeanymoisture awayfrom the controls on the engine.
ToEngageDrive
1.
With thethrottle controlinthe Fast ( rabbit)_ _111 position, m oveshift lever
into oneof thesixforward(F)positions or two reverse (R)positions. S electa
speed appropriate forthe snowconditions andapaceyou'recomfortable
with.
NOTE: W henselectinga Drive Speed, u setheslowerspeeds untilyouare
comfortable andfamiliarwith theoperationof the snowthrower.
2.
Squeeze the drivecontrol a gainstthe handle andthe snowthrowerwill
move.Release i t anddrivemotionwill stop.
flOTE: N EVER reposition theshift lever(change speeds or directionof travel)
without first releasing the drivecontrol a ndbringingthesnowthrowerto a
completestop.Doingsowill resultin premature wearto the snowthrower'sdrive
system.
ToEngageAuger
Toengage theaugerandstartthrowingsnow,squeeze the augercontrol
againstthe left handle.Release t o stopthe auger.
Replacing ShearPins
Each augerbladeissecured to the spiralshaftwith ashearpinandbow-tieclip.If
anaugerbladestrikes a foreignobjector icejam, the pinwill shear o ff to prevent
damage to the blade.Ifan augerbladedoesnot turn, check to seeif itspinhas
sheared off. SeeFigure 19.
NEVER replace the augershear pins with anything otherthan Sears SKU#
88389/0EM Part No.738-04124A replacementshearpins.Any damageto
the augergearboxor other components a sa result of failing to do sowill
NOT be coveredbyyour snowthrower's warranty.
Alwaysturn off the snowthrower's engine and remove the keypriorto
replacing shearpins.
Figure19
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