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Honda HS828 Owner's Manual

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    Pay special attention WILL result if instruc- that serious injury or death are not followed. minor injury or property damage can result this snowblower may cause injury this Owner’s Manual about dealer. HS828 informa- result service if requires before your...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents


  • Page 4: Safety

    1. SAFETY SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS Read these labels before operating the snowblower.

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    To ensure safe operation Always make a pre-operation the engine. You may prevent Honda snowblowers operated according Owner’s Manual could result in personal Before operating the snowblower, ing to clear snow. might strike or throw, snowblower. Inspect the snowblower correct any malfunction operating the snowblower,...

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    Adjust snow discharge bystanderds, windows, clear of the snow discharge Children and pets must avoid injury from flying debris and contact To avoid overturning, snowblower while operating to remove snow from roofs. The snowblower slopes if left unattended, Know how to stop the snowblower tion of all controls.

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    Gasoline is extremely tions. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks where the snowblower refueled or where with the engine stopped. the filler cap is closed securely Never run the engine in an enclosed poisonous carbon sciousness and may lead to death. The muffler becomes while...

  • Page 8: Component Identification

    SNOW DISCHARGE CHUTE AUGER ENGINE SWITCH TRANSMISSION FLUID RESERVOIR FUEL VALVE CHUTE CR FOOT PEDAL FRAME SERIAL NUM Record the frame and engine serial numbers for your reference. the serial numbers when ordering warranty inquiries (see page 47). Frame serial number: Engine serial number: GC04- 2.

  • Page 9: Controls

    3. CONTROLS Engine switch Use the engine switch STOP the engine. A. C. starter button Push the starter button Fuel valve The fuel valve opens and closes the fuel line leading from the fuel tank to the carburetor. Make sure that the valve is positioned ON or OFF position.

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    Fuel gauge The fuel gauge indicates When the fuel gauge needle enters the “E” possible. Chute crank Use the chute crank to turn the snow discharge To throw snow to the left To throw snow to the right the amount of fuel in tlie tank. renge, refill the tank as soon as FUEL GAUGE chute right or left.

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    Starter grip Pull this grip to start the’ engine. STARTER GRIP Throttle lever (Engine speed) The throttle lever controls engine speed from SLOW to FAST; it will stay in any designated position. Set the lever to CHOKE when the engine is cold. SLOW THROTTLE L...

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    Shift lever The shift lever selects hydrostatic transmission The shift lever also controls farther from NEUTRAL increases the shift lever to control drive speed, so you can leave the throttle the FAST position for best snow-clearing Chute guide The chute guide controls HIGH AND FAR CHUTE GUIDE LEVER...

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    Drive clutch lever and auger clutch Use these controls drive mechanism. AUGER CLUTCH LEVER Squeeze to engage the snow blowing mechanism. NOTE: When both levers are squeezed, auger clutch lever down. Releasing the drive clutch lever then unlocks and releases the auger clutch Roth levers squeezed lever to engage the snow blowing...

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    Skid plate, Scraper Adjust the skid plates for the auger ground clearance snow removal conditions. To prevent OFF position and disconnect 1. Place the snowblower pedal in the middle position. 2. Move the skid plates up or down to obtain the desired auger ground clearance.

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    Foot pedal Use the pedal for adjusting to the tracks. 1. Hold the handles and step on the pedal. 2. Raise or lower the machine pedal. : Hand snow MIDDLE: Normal use : Deep snow HIGH FOOT PEDAL the height and angle of the machine in relation to the desired or fine finish or for transporting...

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    Transmission release The transmission release lever has two GAGED. Set the lever in the ENGAGED position when throwing it in the RELEASED position Never shift the transmission throwing mechanism accident. riziEq (-Jp erating the transmission ning can damage the transmission. 1.

  • Page 17: Pre-operation Check

    4. PRE-OPERATION Check the snowblower To prevent and disconnect the spark inspection. Fuel Check the fuel gauge, and refill the tank if the fuel level is low. Refuel carefully to avoid overfilling filler neck. FUEL TANK CAPACITY: Gasoline plode. Use extreme Refuel in a well-ventilated allow flames or sparks in the area where the engine is refueled or where gasoline...

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    Fuel Recommendation Use gasoline with a pump octane We recommend unleaded fuel because it produces fewer engine and spark plug deposits and extends Never use stale or contaminated getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. Occasionally you may hear light “spark knock” ping noise) while operating...

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    Engine oil Inspection: With the snowthrower the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick it in. Remove the dipstick If the level is low, fill to the top of the oil filler neck with the recommended oil. OIL FILLER CAP AND DIPSTICK OIL CAPACITY: 1.1 P (1.16 RECOMMENDED...

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    HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION Check the hydrostatic Hydrostatic fluid expands and contracts UPPER and LOWER level marks on the reservoir temperature fluid. It is normal for the fluid level to rise above the UPPER level mark when snowblower operation When checking the level of cold fluid, below room temperature, the temperature chart for appropriate At temperatures...

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    Auger and blower bolts Check the auger and blower for loose or broken bolts. If broken, replace them with new ones (page 39). BLOWER SHEAR BOLT Other checks 1. Check all bolts, nuts and other fasteners 2. Check each part for operation. 3.

  • Page 22: Starting The Engine

    5. STARTING THE ENGINE Never run the engine in an enclosed or confined area. Exhaust cdntains poisonous carbon monoxide gas; exposure can cause loss of con- sciousness and may lead to death. 1. Move the shift lever to “N” (Neutral). “N”...

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    3. Set the transmission release lever in the ENGAGED position. ENGAGED TRANSMISSION RELEASE LEVER 4. In cold weather and when the engine is cold, move the throttle lever to CHOKE position. THROTTLE LEVER...

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    5. Connect your power cord to the switch power cord to a properly -0,:. To minimize the possibility always use a 3-conductor than 15 amps. Also, be sure that the outlet Do not connect and disconnect Be sure to hold the plug when electrical outlet or switch...

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    7. Push the starter button until the engine starts. After the engine starts, disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet first, and then from the switch box. PUSH not operate fails to start, release minutes before operating [MANUAL STARTING 8.

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    9. After starting the engine, allow it to run for a few seconds to warm it up to operating temperature. As the engine stabilizes, gradually move the throttle lever to the SLOW position. SLOW THROTTLE LEVER 10. While warming the engine up, also warm the transmission as follows: (1) Check that the shift lever is in the “N”...

  • Page 27: Snowblower Operation

    6. SNOWBLOWER Before operating tand the SAFETY INFORMATION 1. Start the engine according 2. Move the throttle Release the auger clutch desired drive speed. NOTE: Low speed is recommended snow. 4. Set the foot pedal to “HIGH” 5. Adjust the throwing guide.

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    6. Squeeze the auger clutch The machine will clear snow when you squeeze the auger clutch lever. AUGER CLUTCH LEVER 7. Squeeze the drive clutch If the transmission the shift lever (p. 26) is in the FORWARD (F) position, drive will propel the snowblower clutch lever.

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    To move from one place to another, or to change direction, use the drive clutch lever only. Release both the drive clutch lever and auger clutch lever once, then squeeze the drive clutch lever. DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER 8. Release the clutch levers to stop clearing and moving.

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    Clearing Snow For best efficiency, clear snow before it melts, refreezes and hardens. Do not reduce engine speed while clearing snow. Operating tips for clearing hard or deep snow: Reduce forward speed. If that is not sufficient, clear snow with a back and forth motion. Clear a narrower swath.

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    Adjust snow bystanders, windows, of the snow discharge If the snow discharge a wooden stick to unclog Never put your hand into the snow discharge running; serious personal To move from one place to another, drive clutch lever. snowblowing mechanism damage or personal HIGH ALTITUDE...

  • Page 32: Stopping The Engine

    To STOP the engine immediately. To restart engine, position. 1. Release the auger and drive clutch levers. The machine and snow throwing AUGER CLUTCH LEtiER 2. Move the ,shift lever to “N” 7. STOPPING in an emergency, STOP (OFF) move the shift lever back to the “N”...

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    3. Turn the throttle THROTTLE LEVER 4. Turn the engine switch 5. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position. FUEL VALVE b!%%l If th e snowblower release lever in the ENGAGED downhill. lever to the SLOW position. SLOW to the OFF position. STOP (OFF) is parked on a slope, leave the transmission position...

  • Page 34: Maintenance

    Periodic inspection and maintenance your HS828 Snowblower Inspect or service as described Shut off the engine before performing disconnect the spark plug wire from the plug so that the engine cannot be started. If the engine must run, make sure the area is well ventilated.

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    Maintenance schedule NOTE: (1) These parts require (2) These items should be serviced is mechanically proficient. See the Honda Shop (31 For professional commercial more frequent inspection and replacement by an authorized Honda Manual. use. log hours of operation under heavy use.

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    Engine oil change Drain the oil while the engine is still warm to assure rapid and complete draining. 1. Place the snowblower the snowblower in the HIGH position page 14). 2. Remove the drain plug and filler cap, and drain the oil. Retighten plug securely.

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    Spark plug service Recommended spark plug: BPR5ES If the engine has been running, careful not to touch the muffler To ensure proper engine operation, ped and free of deposits. 1. Remove the spark plug cap. 2. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug base. 3.

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    Track-Adjustment Make sure the tracks are clean and dry before adjustment. not be correctly adjusted ice. Check track deflection wheels. When correctly (1.06- 1.30 in) when pressed with a force of 15 kg (33 lb). 27-33 (1.06- 1.30 in) TRACk ADJUSTING PROCEDURE: 1.

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    Shear bolt replacement 1. Place the snow blower on a firm, level surface. 2. Turn the engine switch 3. Clean the auger and blower of snow, ice or any other foreign particles. 4. Check the entire snow clearing mechanism.

  • Page 41: Transporting

    9. TRANSPORTING Before loading 1. Loading the snowblower level surface. 2. Use a loading ramp that is strong weight of the snowblower Weight of snowblower: 3. The loading ramp must be long enough so that its slope is 15O or less: --l-T - 4.

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    3. Run the snowblower slowly up the loading ramp. Be careful to avoid striking the chute or other parts of the machine. 1.5 m (4.9 ft) FORWARD minimum headroom 4. After the snowblower is in the truck, stop the engine, and turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.

  • Page 43: Storage

    10. STORAGE Before storing the snowblower 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive 2. Drain the fuel. Gasoline conditions. Do not smoke drain the fuel tank when a. Turn the fuel valve ON. b. Loosen the carburetor container.

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    4. Remove the spark plug and pour a tablespoonsftil of clean motor oil into the cylinder. Pull the starter rope slowly two or three times to distribute the oil. Reinstall the spark plug. 5. Pull the starter grip until resistance is felt.

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    6. Apply oil to the following parts for lubrication and rust prevention. CHUTE SLIDING SURFACE AUGER BLOWER...

  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    When the engine will not start: 1. Is there enough fuel! 2. Is the fuel valve on? 3. Is gasoline reaching the carburetor? To check, loosen the drain screw with the fuel valve on. Fuel should flow freely. Gasoline plode. If any fuel is spilled, spark plug or starting 4.

  • Page 47: Specifications

    12. SPECIFICATIONS Engine Model Maximum output Displacement Bore x stroke Starting method Ignition system Oil caoacitv Fuel tank capacity Spark plug Frame Power equipment discription code Overall length Overall width Overall height Dry weight Width of snow clearance Height of snow clearance Snow throwing...

  • Page 48: Warranty Service

    Owner Satisfaction Your satisfaction and goodwill Honda warranty details are explained ty. Normally, any problems concerning dealer’s service department. been handled to your satisfaction, action: Discuss your problem with a member of dealership complaints can be quickly already been reviewed the dealership or the General Manager.

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