TO ADJUST SKID PLATES
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. Adjust skid plates evenly to proper height
for current surface conditions. For removal of snow in
normal conditions, such as a paved driveway or sidewalk,
place skid plates in the highest position (lowest scraper
clearance) to give a 1/8" clearance between the scraper bar
and the ground. Use a middle position if the surface to be
cleared is uneven.
NOTE: It is not recommended to operate the snow thrower
over gravel or rocky surfaces. Objects such as gravel,
rocks or other debris, can easily be picked up and thrown
by the impeller, which can cause serious personal injury,
property damage or damage to the snow thrower.
If snow thrower must be operated over gravel surface,
use extra caution and be sure skid plates are adjusted
to lowest (highest scraper clearance) position.
1. Shut off engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Adjust skid plates by loosening the rear 1/2" hex nut
only, then moving skid plate to desired position. Be
sure both plates are adjusted evenly. Tighten securely.
LOW POSITION (HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE)
The scraper bar is not adjustable, but is reversible. After
considerable use it may become worn. When it has worn
almost to the edge of the housing, it can be reversed,
providing additional service before requiring replacement.
Replace a damaged or worn scraper bar.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
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 Maintenance section of this manual.
Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not overfill.
Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a
minimum of 87 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gaso-
hol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and forma-
tion of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel
system should be emptied before storage of 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
season. See Storage Instructions for addi-
tional information. Never use engine or carbu-
retor cleaner products in the fuel tank or per-
manent damage may occur.
1/2" HEX NUT
NOTE: ALL ITEMS ARE SHOWN IN THEIR TYPICAL LOCATION.
ACTUAL LOCATION MAY VARY WITH ENGINE ON YOUR UNIT.
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
grounded system. If you are uncertain, consult a
WARNING: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
Use fresh fuel next
WARNING: Do not use the electric
starter if your house is not a 120 Volt
A.C. three-wire grounded system. Seri-
ous personal injury or damage to your
snow thrower could result.
FILL CAP /
POWER CORD PLUG