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Before Starting The Engine - Husqvarna 16530-XLS Operator's Manual

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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE

CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 22)
The engine on your snow thrower has been shipped from
the factory already filled with oil.
1. Check engine oil with snow thrower on level ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert
the dipstick and screw tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until
"FULL " mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
To change engine oil, see "TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL "
in the Main te nance sec tion of this manual.
ADD GASOLINE (See Fig. 22)
Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not over-
fill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a
minimum of 87 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quan ti ties that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
WARNING: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
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. Empty 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.
CHOKE
ENGINE OIL
CONTROL
FILL CAP / DIPSTICK
PRIM ER
SAFETY
IG NI TION
KEY
NOTE: ALL ITEMS ARE SHOWN IN THEIR TYPICAL LOCATION.
ACTUAL LOCATION MAY VARY WITH ENGINE ON YOUR UNIT.
OPERATION
GAS O LINE
FILLER CAP
FUEL SHUT-
OFF VALVE
STARTER
BUTTON
RECOIL
STARTER
HANDLE
THROT TLE
FIG. 22
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 (tied to recoil start cord) 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.
NOTE: Do not use primer when start ing en gine with the
electric starter.
6. 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.
7. When the engine starts, release the starter button and
slowly move the choke control to the "OFF" position.
8. 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 (tied to recoil start cord) 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. 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.
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