Husqvarna 12524HV Operator's Manual

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12524HV / 96193007100
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable for use in this machine.
The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty.
Please read the owner's manual carefully and make sure you
understand the instructions before using the machine.
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  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual 12524HV / 96193007100 Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable for use in this machine. The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty. Please read the owner's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    IMPORTANT Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Snow Throwers This snow thrower is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury. WARNING: Snow throwers have ex- Look for this symbol to point out im- posed rotating parts, which can cause por tant safety precautions.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute 6. When cleaning, repairing or inspecting the snow thrower, stop the engine and make certain the collector/impel- Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge ler and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect chute is the most common cause of injury associated with the spark plug wire and keep the wire away from the snow throwers.
  • Page 4 PARTS PACKED SEPARATELY IN CARTON (1) POWER CORD (1) MULTI- (198563) WRENCH (180684) (3) RETAINER SPRINGS (169675) (6) LOCKNUTS (6) SHEAR BOLTS 1/4-20 x 1-3/4 1/4-20 (192090) (2) FLAT WASHERS (73800400) (2) CARRIAGE BOLTS 3/8-16 x 2.25 SAFTEY IGNITION KEY(S) (1) LOCKNUT 3/8 (1) WASHER 3/8 (422663)
  • Page 5: Assembly / Pre-Operation

    ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new snow thrower. Reading the entire manual will familiarize you with the unit, which will assist you in assembly, operation and maintenance of the product. Your new snow thrower has been as sem bled at the factory with the ex cep tion of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
  • Page 6 ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION INSTALL AUGER CONTROL ROD (See Figs. 5 and 6) INSTALL TRACTION DRIVE CONTROL ROD 1. Retrieve vinyl sleeve and spring from bag of parts and (See Figs. 3 and 4) retrieve the auger control rod from carton chute tray. The traction drive control rod is installed on the snow Slide straight rod end through the small hole in the thrower.
  • Page 7 ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION INSTALL CHUTE DEFLECTOR REMOTE CONTROL INSTALL DISCHARGE CHUTE / CHUTE ROTATOR (See Figs. 8 and 9) HEAD (See Fig. 7) 1. Install remote cable bracket to discharge chute with NOTE: The multi-wrench provided in your parts bag may 5/16-18 carriage bolt and 5/16-18 locknut as shown.
  • Page 8: Operation

    OPERATION KNOW YOUR SNOW THROWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SNOW THROWER. Compare the illustrations with your snow thrower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your snow thrower or in literature supplied with the product.
  • Page 10 OPERATION The operation of any snow thrower can result TO CONTROL SNOW DISCHARGE (See Fig. 13) in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear WARNING: Snow throwers have ex- safety glasses or eye shields while operating posed rotating parts, which can cause severe injury from contact, or from ma- your snow thrower or performing any ad just-...
  • Page 11 OPERATION USING THE CLEAN-OUT TOOL (See Fig. 15) TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See Fig. 16) In certain snow conditions, the discharge chute may be- SELF-PROPELLING, forward and reverse movement of come clogged with ice and snow. Use the clean-out tool the snow thrower, is controlled by the traction drive control to dislodge this blockage.
  • Page 12: Before Starting The Engine

    OPERATION BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE TO ADJUST SKID PLATES (See Fig. 18) CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 1) NOTE: The wrench provided in your parts bag may be used to adjust the skid plates. The engine on your snow thrower has been shipped from the factory already filled with oil.
  • Page 13: Snow Throwing Tips

    OPERATION TO START ENGINE 5. Pull recoil starter handle quickly. Do not allow starter rope to snap back. • Be sure fuel shut-off valve is in the “OPEN” position. 6. When the engine starts, release the recoil starter han dle Your snow thrower engine is equipped with both a 120 Volt and slowly move the choke control to the “OFF”...
  • Page 14: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE LUBRICATION CHART GENERAL REC OM MEN DA TIONS The warranty on this snow thrower does not cover items that have been sub ject ed to operator abuse or negligence. ➀ SAE 30 Motor Oil To receive full value from the warranty, operator must ➁...
  • Page 15: Snow Thrower

    MAINTENANCE SNOW THROWER Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each five (5) hours of continuous use. Tighten oil fill Always observe safety rules when performing main te nance. cap / dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TIRES TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL •...
  • Page 16: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS 1. Disengage all controls and move throttle control to WARNING: To avoid serious injury, before STOP position. Wait for all moving parts to stop. performing any service or ad just ments: 2. Remove safety ignition key and disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug.
  • Page 17: To Replace Belts

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE BELTS (See Fig. 22) 8. RELIEVE TENSION ON TRACTION DRIVE BELT IDLER and remove traction drive belt from around The auger and traction drive belts are not adjustable. If pulleys. the belts are damaged or begin to slip from wear, they should be replaced.
  • Page 18 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ENGINE TO REMOVE WHEELS (See Fig. 23) • Remove the wheel pin and retainer pin and remove SEE ENGINE MANUAL. wheel from axle. CARBURETOR NOTE: To seal punctures or prevent flat tires due to slow Your carburetor is not adjustable. Engine performance leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts should not be affected at altitudes up to 2,134 meters.
  • Page 19: Storage

    STORAGE Immediately prepare your snow thrower for storage at • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and car bu re tor are empty. the end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more.
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate section in manual unless directed to an authorized service center/department. PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Does not start 1. Fuel shut-off valve (if so 1. Turn fuel shut-off valve to OPEN position. equipped) in OFF position. 2. Safety ignition key 2.
  • Page 21: Warranty

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