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. Look for this symbol to point out im- por tant safety precautions.
6. When cleaning, repairing or inspecting the snow thrower, stop the engine and make certain the collector/impel- ler and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent someone from accidentally starting the engine.
PARTS PACKED SEPARATELY IN CARTON (1) DISCHARGE CHUTE ROTATOR HEAD MOUNTING (1) WASHER 3/8 (19131316) (6) SHEAR BOLTS 1/4-20 x 1-3/4 ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new snow thrower.
ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION NOTE: The multi-wrench may be used for assembly of the chute rotator head to snow thrower and making ad just ments to the skid plates. UNFOLD UPPER HANDLE 1. Raise upper handle to the operating position and tight en handle knobs securely.
ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION INSTALL AUGER CONTROL ROD (See Figs. 5 and 6) 1. Retrieve vinyl sleeve and spring from bag of parts and retrieve the auger control rod from carton chute tray. Slide straight rod end through the small hole in the vinyl sleeve.
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.
MUF FLER GAS O LINE FILLER CAP CHOKE CON- TROL SAFETY IGNITION ON / OFF SWITCH PRIM ER FUEL SHUT-OFF VALVE RECOIL (AUXILIARY) STARTER HANDLE NOTE: ITEMS ABOVE ARE SHOWN IN THEIR TYPICAL LOCATION ON THE ENGINE. ACTUAL LOCATION MAY VARY WITH THE ENGINE ON YOUR UNIT.
The operation of any snow thrower can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your snow thrower or performing any ad just - ments or repairs.
TO THROW SNOW (See Fig. 13) The auger rotation is controlled by the auger control lever located on the right side handle. • Squeeze auger control lever to handle to engage the auger and throw snow. • Release the auger control lever to stop throwing snow. AUGER CONTROL LEVER...
TO ADJUST SKID PLATES (See Fig. 16) NOTE: The wrench provided in your parts bag may be used to adjust the skid plates. Skid plates are located on each side of the auger housing and adjust the clearance between the scraper bar and the ground surface.
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.
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. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain snow thrower as in struct ed in this manual. Some ad just ments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your snow thrower.
V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after every 50 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not ad just able. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. (See “TO REMOVE BELT COVER” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: To avoid serious injury, before performing any service or ad just ments: 1. Be sure the on/off switch is in the OFF position. 2. Remove safety ignition key. 3. Make sure the augers and all mov ing parts have completely stopped.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE BELTS (See Fig. 20) The auger and traction drive belts are not adjustable. If the belts are damaged or begin to slip from wear, they should be replaced. It is recommended that the belt(s) be replaced by a service center/department.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REMOVE WHEELS (See Fig. 21) • Remove the klik pin and remove wheel from axle. IMPORTANT: When installing wheel, be sure to use the in- nermost hole in axle and the wheel hub hole. To dis en gage drive system from the wheels (for pushing or trans port ing the snow thrower), remove klik pin from wheel hub and insert pin into the outermost hole in axle only.
Immediately prepare your snow thrower for storage at the end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more. WARNING: Never store the snow thrower with gaso line in the tank in side a build ing where fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light as on a fur nace, water heater, clothes dryer or...
TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a qualified service center. PROBLEM CAUSE Does not start 1. Fuel shut-off valve (if so equipped) in OFF position. 2. Safety ignition key is not inserted. 3. Out of fuel. 4. Throttle in STOP position. 5.
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