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Storage; Engine Oil; Snow Thrower - Husqvarna ST 111 Operator's Manual

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Storage

STORING THE SNOWTHROWER
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 gas
ap pli ance. Allow the engine to cool be fore storing
in any enclosure.

SNOW THROWER

When snow thrower is to be stored for a period of time,
clean it thor oughly, re move all dirt, grease, leaves, etc.
Store in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire snow thrower after each use.
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See "Replace-
ing the Drive Belt" sec tion of this manual).
3. Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and pins are securely
fas tened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if nec es sary.
FUEL SYS TEM
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 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.
Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting
it run until the fuel lines and car bu re tor are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner prod ucts in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in min i-
miz ing 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 min utes after adding stabilizer to
allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty
the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
STORAGE

ENGINE OIL

Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil. (See "Changing the Engine Oil" section of this man ual).
CYLINDER
1. Remove spark plug.
2. Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole
into cylinder.
3. Pull recoil starter handle slowly a few times to dis trib ute
oil.
OTHER
Remove safety ignition key; store it in a safe place.
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 pro tec tive
cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic.
Plastic cannot breathe, which allows con den sa tion to
form and will cause your snow thrower to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover snow thrower while engine/
exhaust area is still warm.
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