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Snow Throwing Tips; If Recoil Starter Has Frozen; Cold Start - Electric Starter - Husqvarna 1130SB-XLS Owner's Manual

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CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gas-
o hol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and for-
ma tion of acids dur ing storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel
system should be emptied be fore stor age of
30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
season. See Storage In struc tions for ad di tion al
information. Never use engine or car bu re tor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or per ma nent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE
Be sure fuel shut-off valve is in the OPEN position.
Your snow thrower engine is equipped with both a 120 Volt
A.C. electric starter and a recoil starter. The electric starter
is equipped with a three-wire power cord and plug and is
designed to operate on 120 Volt A.C. household current.
Be sure your house is a 120 Volt A.C. three-wire
ground ed system. If you are uncertain, consult a
li censed electrician.
WARNING: Do not use the electric
start er if your house is not a 120 Volt
A.C. three-wire grounded system. Se-
ri ous per son al injury or damage to your
snow thrower could result.

COLD START - ELECTRIC STARTER

1. Insert safety ignition key (packed separately in parts
bag) into ignition slot until it clicks. DO NOT turn the key.
Keep the extra safety ignition key in a safe place.
2. Place throttle control in FAST position.
3. Rotate choke control to FULL position.
4. Connect the power cord to the engine.
5. Plug the other end of the power cord into a three-hole
grounded 120 Volt A.C. receptacle.
6. Push the primer three (3) times.
7. Push starter button until engine starts.
IMPORTANT: Do not crank engine more than five con-
tin u ous seconds between each time you try to start. Wait
5 to 10 seconds between each attempt.
8. When the engine starts, release the starter button and
slowly move the choke control to the "OFF" position.
9. Disconnect the power cord from the receptacle first,
then from the engine.
Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes. Engine will
not develop full power until it has reached normal operat-
ing temperature.
WARM START - ELECTRIC STARTER
Follow the steps above, keeping the choke control in the
OFF position.
COLD START - RECOIL STARTER
1. Insert safety ignition key into the ignition slot until it
clicks. DO NOT turn the key. Keep the extra safety
ignition key in a safe place.
OPERATION
2. Place throttle control in FAST position.
3. Rotate choke control to FULL position.
4. Push the primer four (4) times if the temperature is
below 15°F, or two (2) times if temperature is between
15° and 50°F. If temperature is above 50°F, priming is
not nec es sary.
NOTE: Over priming may cause flooding, preventing the en-
gine from starting. If you do flood the engine, wait a few min-
utes be fore at tempt ing to start and DO NOT push the primer.
5. Pull recoil starter handle quickly. Do not allow starter
rope to snap back.
6. When the engine starts, release the recoil starter han dle
and slowly move the choke control to the OFF position.
Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes. Engine will
not develop full power until it has reached normal operat-
ing temperature.
WARM START - RECOIL STARTER
Follow the steps above, keeping the choke in the OFF
position. DO NOT push the primer.
BEFORE STOPPING
Run the engine for a few minutes to help dry off any mois-
ture on the engine.

IF RECOIL STARTER HAS FROZEN

If the recoil starter has frozen and will not turn the engine,
proceed as follows:
1. Grasp the recoil starter handle and slowly pull as much
rope out of the starter as possible.
2. Release the recoil starter handle and let it snap back
against the starter.
If the engine still fails to start, repeat the above steps or
use the electric starter.

SNOW THROWING TIPS

Always operate the snow thrower with the engine at
full throttle. Full throttle offers the best performance.
Go slower in deep, freezing or heavy wet snow. Use the
drive speed control, NOT the throttle, to adjust speed.
It is easier and more efficient to remove snow im me -
di ate ly after it falls.
The best time to remove snow is the early morning. At
this time the snow is usually dry and has not been ex-
posed to the direct sun and warming tem per a tures.
Slightly overlap each successive path to ensure all
snow will be removed.
Throw snow downwind whenever possible.
Ad just the skid plates to proper height for current snow
con di tions. See "TO ADJUST SKID PLATES" in this
section of this manual.
For extremely heavy snow, re duce the width of snow re-
moval by over lap ping previous path and moving slowly.
Keep engine clean and clear of snow during use. This
will help air flow and extend engine life.
After snow-throwing is completed, allow engine to run for
a few minutes to melt snow and ice off the engine.
Clean the entire snow thrower thoroughly after each
use and wipe dry so it is ready for next use.
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