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Husqvarna snow thrower owner's manual
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TO REMOVE WHEELS
Remove the klik pin and remove wheel from axle.
IMPORTANT: When installing wheel, be sure to use the
innermost hole in axle and the wheel hub hole. To disen-
gage drive system from the wheels (for pushing or trans-
porting the snow thrower), remove klik pin from wheel hub
and insert pin into the outermost hole in axle only.
KLIK PIN
WHEEL
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 gasoline in the tank inside
a building where fumes may reach an
open flame, spark or pilot light as on a
furnace, water heater, clothes dryer or
gas appliance. Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
SNOW THROWER
When snow thrower is to be stored for a period of time,
clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc.
Store in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire snow thrower (See "CLEANING" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See "TO RE-
PLACE BELTS" in the Service and Adjustments sec-
tion of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this
manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and pins are
securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage,
breakage and wear. Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
ENGINE
See engine manual.
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from
forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor,
fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage.
NOTE: To seal punctures or prevent flat tires due to slow
leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
ENGINE
See engine manual.
CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. Engine performance
should not be affected at altitudes up to 7,000 feet (2,134
OUTER HOLE
meters). If your engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your snow thrower to
a qualified service center.
ENGINE SPEED
Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above
INNER
HOLE
the factory high speed setting can be dangerous and will
void the warranty. If you think the engine-governed high
speed needs adjusting, contact a qualified service center,
WHEEL HUB
which has proper equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.

STORAGE

1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during stor-
age. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
CYLINDER
1. Remove spark plug.
2. Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole
3. Pull recoil starter handle slowly a few times to distribute
4. Replace with new spark plug.
OTHER
IMPORTANT: Never cover snow thrower while engine/
exhaust area is still warm.
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carburetor are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
into cylinder.
oil.
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
If possible, store your snow thrower indoors and cover
it to protect it from dust and dirt.
Cover your snow thrower with a suitable protective
cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic.
Plastic cannot breathe, which allows condensation to
form and will cause your snow thrower to rust.

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