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Stopping The Engine - Craftsman 247.886914 Operator's Manual

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2.
Movethrottle control t o FAST ( rabbit)_Jl_ _ position.
3 Move
choke
to the C HOKE
I,'I pos t on co,d
eng nestart),fengine s
warm,place chokein RUN position.
4.
Pushprimerthree(3)times,makingsureto covervent holeinprimerbulb
whenpushing.Ifengineiswarm,pushprimeronlyonce. A lways covervent
holewhenpushing.Cool w eathermayrequire primingto berepeated.
5.
Push starterbuttonto startengine.Once the enginestarts,immediately
release starterbutton.Electric starterisequipped with thermaloverload
protection; s ystemwill temporarilyshut-down to allowstarterto coolif
electricstarterbecomes o verloaded.
6.
Asthe enginewarms, s lowlyrotatethe choke controlto RUN position.Ifthe
enginefalters,restartengineandrunwith choke at half-choke positionfor a
shortperiodof time,andthenslowlyrotatethe choke into RUN position.
Afterengineisrunning,disconnect extension cordfrom electricstarter.
Whendisconnecting, alwaysunplugthe endat the wall outletbefore
unplugging the oppositeendfromthe engine.
Recoil Starter
Donot pull the starter handlewhilethe engine running.
1.
Movethrottle control t o FAST ( rabbit)_ _j position.
2.
Movechoketo the CHOKE
I,*'1
p osition(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 into RUN 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 the throttlecontrolinthe Fast ( rabbit)_ _1 position,moveshift lever
into oneof the sixforward(F)positions or two reverse (R)positions. S elect a
speed appropriate for thesnowconditions anda pace you'recomfortable
with.
flOTE:Whenselectinga 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.
NOTE: NEVER 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.
ReplacingShearPins
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 its pinhas
sheared off. SeeFigure 16.
NEVER replace the augershear pins with anything otherthan Sears SKU#
88389/0EM Part No.738-04124A replacementshearpins.Any damageto
the augergearboxor other componentsasa result of failing to do sowill
NOT be coveredbyyour snowthrower's warranty.
Alwaysturn off the snowthrower's engine and remove the keypriorto
replacing shearpins.
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Figure 16
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