Yard Machines 663 Operator`s manual

Operator’s Manual
Snow Thrower
Models E643E
E663H
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if
any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required
by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark
arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
MTD LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 770-10020E.fm
(6/2003)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Content
Page
Important Safe Operation Practices ........................................................................ 3
Loose Parts ............................................................................................................. 5
Assembling Your Snow Thrower ............................................................................. 5
Know Your Snow Thrower....................................................................................... 7
Operating Your Snow Thrower ................................................................................ 8
Making Adjustments ................................................................................................ 11
Maintaining Your Snow Thrower ............................................................................. 13
Service .................................................................................................................... 13
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................... 17
Parts List ................................................................................................................. 18
FINDING MODEL NUMBER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new Snow Thrower. It will help you assemble, prepare and
maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Before you start assembling your new equipment, please locate the model plate on the
equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below. The information on the
model plate is very important if you need help from our Customer Support Department or an
authorized dealer.
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You can locate the model number by looking at the lower frame cover in the rear of your snow thrower. A
sample model plate is explained below. For future reference, please copy the model number and the serial
number of the equipment in the space below.
(Model Number)
www.yardman.com
(Serial Number)
MTD LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
CLEVELAND,OH 44136
330-220-4683
800-800-7310
Copy the model number here:
Copy the serial number here:
ENGINE INFORMATION
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regard to performance, power-rating,
specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual packed
separately with your unit for more information.
CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was purchased, without first contacting Customer Support.
Should you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or
maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Support Department.
Call 1- (330) 220-4MTD (4683) or 1- (800)-800-7310 to reach a Customer Support representative.
Please have your unit’s model number and serial number ready when you call. See previous section
to locate this information. You will be asked to enter the serial number in order to process your call.
For more details about your unit, visit our web site at www.yardman.com
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SECTION 1: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
This symbol points out important safety instructions, which if not followed, could endanger the personal
safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before
attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal
injury. When you see this symbol—heed its warning.
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can
result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
TRAINING
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place
for future and regular reference and for ordering
replacement parts.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate this
machine. Children 14 years old and over should read and
understand the operation instructions and safety rules in
this manual and should be trained and supervised by a
parent.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without
proper instruction.
Thrown objects can cause serious personal injury. Plan
your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, bystanders and the like.
Keep bystanders, helpers, pets and children at least 75
feet from the machine while it is in operation. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially
when operating in reverse.
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PREPARATION
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Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used. Remove all doormats, newspapers, sleds,
boards, wires and other foreign objects, which could be
tripped over or thrown by the auger/impeller.
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during
operation and while performing an adjustment or repair to
protect your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can
cause serious injury to the eyes.
Do not operate without wearing adequate winter outer
garments. Do not wear jewelry, long scarves or other
loose clothing, which could become entangled in moving
parts. Wear footwear which will improve footing on
slippery surfaces.
Use a grounded three-wire extension cord and
receptacle for all units with electric start engines.
Adjust collector housing height to clear gravel or crushed
rock surfaces.
Disengage all clutch levers before starting the engine.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while engine is
running, except where specifically recommended in the
operator’s manual.
Let engine and machine adjust to outdoor temperature
before starting to clear snow.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors are explosive. Serious
personal injury can occur when gasoline is spilled on
yourself or your clothes, which can ignite. Wash your skin
and change clothes immediately.
a. Use only an approved gasoline container.
b. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
c. Never fuel machine indoors.
d. Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the
engine is hot or running.
e. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
f. Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than
½ inch below bottom of filler neck to provide space
for fuel expansion.
g. Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
h. If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
i. Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
(e.g. furnace, water heater, space heater, clothes
dryer etc.).
j. Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before
storing.
OPERATION
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Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts, in the auger/
impeller housing or discharge chute. Contact with the
rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
The auger/impeller clutch lever is a safety device. Never
bypass its operation. Doing so makes the machine
unsafe and may cause personal injury.
The clutch levers must operate easily in both directions
and automatically return to the disengaged position when
released.
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Never operate with a missing or damaged discharge
chute. Keep all safety devices in place and working.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated
area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an
odorless and deadly gas.
Do not operate machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel surfaces. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.
Exercise caution when changing direction and while
operating on slopes.
Plan your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge
towards windows, walls, cars etc. Thus, avoiding possible
property damage or personal injury caused by a ricochet.
Never direct discharge at children, bystanders and pets
or allow anyone in front of the machine.
Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to clear
snow at too fast of a rate.
Never operate this machine without good visibility or light.
Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on
the handles. Walk, never run.
Disengage power to the auger/impeller when
transporting or not in use.
Never operate machine at high transport speeds on
slippery surfaces. Look down and behind and use care
when in reverse.
If the machine should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it
against the engine. Inspect thoroughly for damage.
Repair any damage before starting and operating.
Disengage all clutch levers and stop engine before you
leave the operating position (behind the handles). Wait
until the auger/impeller comes to a complete stop before
unclogging the discharge chute, making any
adjustments, or inspections.
Never put your hand in the discharge or collector
openings. Always use the clean-out tool provided to
unclog the discharge opening. Do not unclog discharge
chute while engine is running. Shut off engine and remain
behind handles until all moving parts have stopped
before unclogging.
Use only attachments and accessories approved by the
manufacturer (e.g. wheel weights, tire chains, cabs etc.).
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual,
use care and good judgment.
Contact your dealer or telephone 1-800-800-7310 for
assistance and the name of your nearest servicing
dealer.
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
1.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly. Refer to the maintenance and
adjustment sections of this manual.
2. Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting machine
disengage all clutch levers and stop engine. Wait until the
auger/impeller come to a complete stop. Disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground against the engine to prevent
unintended starting.
3. Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent
intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.
Also, visually inspect machine for any damage.
4. Do not change the engine governor setting or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
5. Snow thrower shave plates and skid shoes are subject to
wear and damage. For your safety protection, frequently
check all components and replace with original
equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) parts only. “Use of
parts which do not meet the original equipment
specifications may lead to improper performance and
compromise safety!”
6. Check clutch controls periodically to verify they engage
and disengage properly and adjust, if necessary. Refer to
the adjustment section in this operator’s manual for
instructions.
7. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
8. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
9. Prior to storing, run machine a few minutes to clear snow
from machine and prevent freeze up of auger/impeller.
10. Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer etc.
11. Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper
instructions on off-season storage.
WARNING — YOUR RESPONSIBILITY:
Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who
read, understand and follow the warnings and
instructions in this manual and on the machine. The
safety labels are shown below for your reference..
DANGER
NEVER PUT HAND IN CHUTE. CONTACT WITH
ROTATING PARTS CAN AMPUTATE FINGERS
AND HANDS.
DO NOT UNCLOG DISCHARGE CHUTE WHILE
ENGINE IS RUNNING.
SHUT OFF ENGINE AND REMAIN BEHIND
HANDLES UNTIL ALL MOVING PARTS HAVE
STOPPED BEFORE UNCLOGGING.
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SECTION 2: LOOSE PARTS
The snow thrower is shipped with following loose parts in the carton. Please remove all loose parts from the carton
before discarding it. See Figure 1 to identify the parts noting that these parts may be referred to again in the
following sections of this manual. Part numbers are shown in parentheses.
Shear Bolts
(710-0890A)
Hex Lock Nuts
(712-0429)
AUGER SHEAR BOLTS
The augers are secured to the auger shaft with two shear bolts and
hex lock nuts. If you hit a foreign object or ice jam, the snow thrower
is designed so that the bolts may shear. Two replacement shear
bolts and nuts are provided for your convenience. Store in a safe
place until needed.
IMPORTANT: NEVER replace the auger shear bolts with standard
hex bolts. Any damage to the auger gearbox or other components
as a result of doing so will NOT be covered by your snow thrower’s
warranty.
Figure 1
SECTION 3: ASSEMBLING YOUR SNOW THROWER
NOTE: Any reference in this manual to the left or right
side of the snow thrower is observed from the
operator’s position.
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IMPORTANT: Make any final adjustments as instructed
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later on in this section BEFORE operating your snow
thrower.
Raise the upper handle assembly until it locks over
the lower handle. See Figure 2 and Figure 3.
Look at the lower rear of snow thrower frame to be
sure both cables are aligned with roller guides.
Secure the upper handle and lower handle with the
two plastic wing knobs, cupped washers and
carriage bolts previously removed. See Figure 3.
WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug wire
and ground it against the engine to prevent
unintended starting.
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Remove the lower two plastic wing knobs, cupped
washers and carriage bolts from the lower handle.
See Figure 2.
Connector
Wing Knobs,
Washers and Bolts
Wing Knobs
Figure 3
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Slide the shift rod connector down over the end of
the lower shift rod. See Figure 3. Tap the connector
until it locks on the lower shift rod.
NOTE: If the connector is not properly assembled, the
shift rod will pivot and you will not be able to change
speeds or change directions.
Figure 2
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Attaching Chute Directional Control
Chute Clean-Out Tool
For packaging purposes, the two-piece chute
directional control was attached to the snow thrower on
the two ends, but was kept loose at the middle.
Assemble as follows:
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Final Adjustments
Remove the hairpin clip from the chute directional
control. Align holes on the upper and lower pieces
of the chute directional control before reinserting
the hairpin clip. See Figure 4.
This tool is fastened with a cable tie to the rear of
the auger housing for shipping purposes. Cut the
cable tie and remove tool before operating the
snow thrower.
Traction Control and Shift Lever Adjustment
To check the adjustment of the traction control and shift
lever, proceed as follows:
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Move the shift lever into sixth (6) position.
a. With the traction control (refer to Figure 6)
released, gently push the snow thrower
forward, then pull it back. Disregarding the
overall weight of the snow thrower, the
machine should otherwise move freely.
b. Engage the traction control, and attempt to
move the machine both forward and
rearward. You should experience resistance
as the wheels should not be turning.
• Move the shift lever into the fast reverse (R2)
position and repeat the previous steps (a & b).
If you experienced resistance either when repositioning
the shift lever from 6 to R2 or when attempting to move
the machine forward or rearward with the traction
control released, your snow thrower’s traction control is
in need of adjustment and you should NOT operate the
machine before completing the adjustment as follows:
Hairpin Clip
Figure 4
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If not already attached, slip the cables that run from
the handle panel to the chute into the cable guide
located on top of the engine. See Figure 5.
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Loosen the jam nut on the traction control cable
and UNTHREAD the cable one full turn.
• Recheck the adjustment.
• Retighten the jam nut to secure the cable when
correct adjustment is reached.
If the machine can be moved freely both forward and
rearward when the traction control fully depressed,
proceed as follows:
Cable Guide
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Loosen the jam nut on the traction drive cable and
THREAD the cable in one full turn.
• Recheck the adjustment and repeat as necessary.
• Retighten the jam nut to secure the cable when
correct adjustment is reached.
If you are unsure that you have reached the correct
adjustment, refer to Traction Control Adjustment on page.
11 of this manual.
Tire Pressure Adjustment
Figure 5
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The tires are over-inflated for shipping purposes.
Check tire pressure and reduce to between 15 psi and
20 psi.
Unwrap the headlight wire which is attached to the
headlight, beneath the handle panel. Wind the
headlight wire around the right handle until excess
slack is removed.
Plug the headlight wire into the wire lead found on
the right side of the engine, beneath the fuel tank.
NOTE: If the tire pressure is not equal in both tires,
the unit may pull to one side or the other.
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SECTION 4: KNOW YOUR SNOW THROWER
WARNING: Be familiar with all the controls
IMPORTANT: Always release tractional control before
on the snow thrower and their proper
operation. Know how to stop the machine and
disengage them quickly.
changing speeds.
Chute Tilt Control
The distance snow is thrown can be varied by adjusting
the pitch of the chute assembly. Move the chute tilt
control forward to decrease the distance, or toward the
rear to increase the distance. See Figure 6.
Auger Control
The auger drive clutch is located on the left handle.
Squeeze the clutch grip to engage the augers. Release
to stop the snow throwing action. (Traction control must
also be released.) See Figure 6.
Fuel Shut-off Valve
(if so equipped)
Chute Directional Control
The fuel shut-off valve, located under fuel tank, controls
fuel flow from the tank. Always make certain it is in the
Open (vertical) position before attempting to start the
engine. See Figure 6.
The chute directional control is located on left side of
the snow thrower.
To change the direction in which snow is thrown, turn
chute directional control as follows:
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Headlight
The headlight is on whenever the engine is running.
Crank clockwise to discharge to the left.
Crank counterclockwise to discharge to the right.
Throttle Control
The throttle control is located on the engine. It regulates
the speed of the engine.
Traction Control / Auger Control Lock
The traction control is located on the right handle.
Squeeze the traction control to engage the wheel drive.
Release to stop.
Ignition Key
The ignition key must be fully inserted in the switch
before the unit will start. Remove the ignition key when
snow thrower is not in use.
This lever also locks the auger control so you can turn
the chute directional control without interrupting the
snow throwing process. If the auger control is engaged
along with the traction control, the operator can
release the auger control (the left handle) and the
augers will remain engaged. Release the traction
control to stop both the augers and wheel drive.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT attempt to turn the key.
Chute Clean-out Tool
WARNING: Never use your hand to clear a
clogged discharge chute. Shut off engine and
remain behind handles until all moving parts
have stopped before unclogging.
IMPORTANT: Always release tractional control before
changing speeds.
Shift Lever
IMPORTANT:The chute clean-out tool (see Figure 6) is
The shift lever is located in the center of
the handle panel and is used to establish
both ground speed and direction of
travel. It can be moved into any of eight
positions. See Figure 6.
designed to clear a clogged discharge chute. Refer to
Operating Your Snow Thrower on page 10 for detailed
instructions on how to properly use the chute clean-out
tool.
Forward
Your snow thrower has six forward (F)
speeds. Position number one (1) is the
slowest. Position number six (6) is the
fastest.
Reverse
Your snow thrower has two reverse (R)
speeds. R1 is the slower, while R2 is the
faster of the two.
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Traction/Auger
Control Lock
Shift Lever
Chute Tilt
Control
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
(If So Equipped)
Closed
Auger Control
Open
Discharge Chute
Chute
Clean-Out Tool
Chute Directional
Control
Primer
Choke
Ignition Key
Throttle Control
Auger
Rope
Starter
Handle
Figure 6
SECTION 5: OPERATING YOUR SNOW THROWER
Before Starting
WARNING: Read, understand, and follow
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all instructions and warnings on the machine
and in this manual before operating.
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Gas And Oil Fill-up
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Check oil level and add oil if necessary. Service the
engine with gasoline as instructed in the separate
engine manual packed with your snow thrower.
NOTE: Engine will not start unless ignition key is
inserted into ignition slot in carburetor cover.
WARNING: Use extreme care when
handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors are explosive.
Never fuel the machine indoors or while the
engine is hot or running. Extinguish cigarettes,
cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition.
Electric Starter
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Starting Engine
Determine that your house wiring is a three-wire
grounded system. Ask a licensed electrician if you
are not certain.
If your house wiring system is not a three-wire
grounded system, do not use this electric starter
under any conditions.
WARNING: The electric starter is
equipped with a grounded three-wire power
cord and plug and is designed to operate on
120 volt AC household current. It must be
used with a properly grounded three-prong
receptacle at all times to avoid the possibility
of electric shock. Follow all instructions
carefully prior to operating the electric starter.
IMPORTANT: Prior to operating your snow
thrower, read, understand and follow ALL
instructions to perform adjustments found
under the heading Auger Control Test on
page 9 of this manual.
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the boot) is fastened securely over the metal tip on
the spark plug.
Make certain the fuel cut-off valve, if your snow
thrower is so equipped, is in OPEN position.
Make certain the auger and drive clutch levers are
in the disengaged (released) position.
Move throttle control to FAST (Rabbit) position.
Insert ignition key into slot. Be certain it snaps into
place. Do not turn key.
Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain
the metal loop on end of the spark plug wire (inside
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starter will not harm engine or starter. Disconnect
the power cord from receptacle first, and then from
snow thrower’s switch box.
If your home electrical system is grounded, but a
three-hole receptacle is not available, one should
be installed by a licensed electrician before using
the electric starter.
If you have a grounded three-prong receptacle,
proceed as follows:
Connect power cord to switch box on engine. Plug
the other end of power cord into a three-hole,
grounded 120 volt AC receptacle.
Rotate choke knob to FULL position.
Move throttle control to FAST (Rabbit) position.
Fully depress the primer three times, making sure
to cover the vent hole went pushing.
Recoil Starter
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NOTE: Keep the ignition key in a safe place. The
NOTE: Do NOT use the primer when restarting a
engine will not start without the ignition key.
warm engine. Doing so will cause the engine to “flood.”
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Push starter button on top of the engine.
When engine starts, release starter button, and
move choke gradually to OFF. If engine falters,
move choke momentarily to FULL and then
gradually to OFF.
When disconnecting the power cord, always unplug
from the three-prong receptacle first and then from
the snow thrower.
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NOTE: Use the slower speeds until you are familiar
with the operation of the snow thrower.
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Rotate choke knob to FULL choke position (cold
engine start). If engine is warm, place choke in OFF
position instead of FULL.
Push primer button two or three times. If engine is
warm, push primer button once only.
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NOTE: Always cover vent hole in primer button when
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releasing the traction control. Doing so will cause
premature wear to drive system’s friction wheel rubber.
Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly, until
it pulls slightly harder. Let rope rewind slowly.
Pull starter handle rapidly. Do not allow handle to
snap back. Allow it to rewind slowly while keeping a
firm hold on the starter handle.
As engine warms up and begins to operate evenly,
rotate choke knob slowly to OFF position. If engine
falters, return to FULL choke, then slowly move to
OFF position.
To Engage Augers
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To engage the augers and start the snow throwing
action, squeeze the auger control against the left
handle.
To disengage power to the augers, release both the
auger control and the traction control, if engaged,
Auger Control Test
IMPORTANT: Perform the following test before
To Stop Engine
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operating the snow thrower for the first time and at the
start of each winter season.
Run engine for a few minutes before stopping to
help dry off any moisture on the engine.
Move the throttle control to the STOP or OFF
position.
Check the adjustment of the auger control as follows:
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To help prevent starter freeze-up:
Electric Starter
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With the engine running near top speed, move shift
lever into one of the six FORWARD positions or two
REVERSE positions. Select a speed appropriate
for the snow conditions that exist.
Squeeze the traction control against the right
handle and the snow thrower will move. Release it
and the drive motion will stop.
IMPORTANT: NEVER move shift lever without first
pushing. Additional priming may be necessary for first
start if temperature is below 15°F.
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Wipe all the snow and moisture from the carburetor
cover in the area of the control levers. Also, move
the control levers back and forth several times.
To Engage Drive
Recoil Starter
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With engine running, pull starter rope with a rapid,
continuous full arm stroke three or four times.
Pulling the starter rope will produce a loud clattering
sound, which is not harmful to the engine or starter.
Remove the ignition key. Do not turn key.
Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug
to prevent accidental starting while equipment is
unattended.
When the auger control is released and in the
disengaged “up” position, the cable should have
very little slack, but should NOT be tight.
WARNING: Do not over-tighten the cable.
Connect power cord to switch box on engine, then
to 120 volt AC receptacle. With the engine running,
push starter button and spin the starter for several
seconds. The unusual sound made by spinning the
Over-tightening may prevent the auger from
disengaging and compromise the safety of the
snow thrower.
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In a well-ventilated area, start the snow thrower
engine as instructed earlier in this section under the
heading Starting Engine. Make sure the throttle is set
in the FAST position.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind
the snow thrower) engage the auger.
Allow the auger to remain engaged for
approximately ten (10) seconds before releasing
the auger control. Repeat this several times.
With the engine running in the FAST position and
the auger control lever in the disengaged “up”
position, walk to the front of the machine.
Confirm that the auger has completely stopped
rotating and shows NO signs of motion.
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WARNING: Never use your hands to clean
snow and ice from the discharge chute or
auger housing
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IMPORTANT: If the auger shows ANY signs of rotating,
immediately return to the operator’s position and shut
off the engine. Wait for all moving parts to stop before
readjusting the auger control cable.
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Remove the clean-out tool from the clip which
secures it to the rear of the auger housing.
Use the shovel-shaped end of the clean-out tool to
dislodge and scoop any snow and ice which has
formed in and near the discharge chute.
Refasten the clean-out tool to the mounting clip on
the rear of the auger housing, reinsert the ignition
key and start the snow thrower’s engine.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind
the snow thrower), engage the auger clutch lever
for a few seconds to clear any remaining snow and
ice from the discharge chute.
Drift Cutters (if so equipped)
Drift cutters should be used when operating the snow
thrower in heavy drift conditions.
To readjust the control cable, loosen the hex jam
nut on the auger control cable “Z” fitting.
Rotate the coupling end of the cable
counterclockwise to provide more slack.
Retighten the hex jam nut. See Figure 7.
On models so equipped, drift cutters are assembled to
the auger housing inverted, for shipping reasons.
Remove the carriage bolts by unthreading the hex nuts
which secure them, and reinstall the drift cutters in their
proper position before operating the snow thrower. See
Figure 8.
If your unit is not equipped with drift cutters, contact
Customer Support as instructed on page 2 for
information regarding price and availability.
"Z" Fitting
Jam Nut
Make sure cable is straight
Figure 7
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Repeat Auger Control Test to verify proper
adjustment has been achieved.
Drift
Cutter
Chute Clean-Out Tool
Carriage Screws /
Hex Nuts
The chute clean-out tool is conveniently fastened to the
rear of the auger housing with a mounting clip. Should
snow and ice lodge itself in the discharge chute during
operation, proceed as follows to safely clean the chute
and chute opening:
•
•
Figure 8
Tire Chains (if so equipped)
Tire chains should be used whenever extra traction is
needed. If your unit is not equipped with tire chains,
contact Customer Support as instructed on page 2 for
information regarding price and availability.
Release both the Auger Control Lever and the
Traction/Auger Control Lock Lever.
Stop the engine by removing the ignition key.
10
Operating Tips
•
NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes
as the engine will not develop full power until it reaches
operating temperature.
•
•
•
•
WARNING: Muffler, engine and surrounding
areas become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
•
Set the skid shoes 1/4" below the shave plate for
normal usage. The skid shoes may be adjusted
upward (to lower the shave plate) for hard-packed
snow. Adjust downward (to raise the shave plate)
when using on gravel or crushed rock.
Remove snow immediately after it falls.
Discharge snow downwind whenever possible.
Slightly overlap each previous cleared path.
Follow the precautions found under the heading To
Stop Engine to prevent possible freeze-up.
Clean the snow thrower thoroughly after each use.
SECTION 6: MAKING ADJUSTMENTS
Traction Control Adjustment
WARNING: Never attempt to make any
adjustments while the engine is running,
except where specified in operator’s manual.
Refer to the information found under the heading Final
Adjustments in Section 3 of this manual to adjust the
traction control. If you are uncertain that you have
reached the correct adjustment, proceed as follows:
Chute Assembly Adjustment
The distance snow is thrown can be varied by adjusting
the pitch of the chute assembly. Refer to Chute Tilt Control
on page 7 of this manual.
•
Tip the snow thrower forward, allowing it to rest on
the auger housing.
• Remove the frame cover underneath the snow
thrower by removing six self-tapping screws.
With the traction control released, there must be
clearance between the friction wheel and the drive plate
in all positions of the shift lever.
Chute Directional Control
Support Bracket Adjustment
If the spiral at the base of the chute directional control
isn’t fully engaging with the notches in the lower chute
assembly, the support bracket can be adjusted inward
or outward as follows:
•
With the traction control engaged, the friction wheel
must contact the drive plate. See Figure 10.
If adjustment is necessary:
•
Loosen, but do NOT remove the two hex nuts
which secure the chute directional control support
bracket to the snow thrower housing. See Figure 9.
•
•
Loosen the jam nut on the traction drive cable and
thread the cable in or out as necessary.
Retighten the jam nut to secure the cable when
correct adjustment is reached.
Reassemble the frame cover.
Friction
Wheel
Spiral
Gear Shaft
Hex Nuts
Support Bracket
Drive
Plate
Figure 9
•
Adjust the support bracket inward or outward so
that the spiral is fully engaged in the notches on the
chute before retightening the hex nuts.
Figure 10
11
Shift Rod Adjustment
•
To adjust the shift rod, proceed as follows.
•
•
•
•
•
Remove the hairpin clip and slide the connector up
to separate the upper shift rod from the lower shift
rod. See Figure 11.
Place shift lever in the sixth (6) Forward position.
Rotate the shift arm counterclockwise (from the
operator’s position) as far as it will go.
Thread the upper shift rod downward until the
elbow on its lower end aligns with the hole found in
the lower shift rod.
Reconnect the upper shift rod to the lower shift rod
by reinserting the hairpin clip removed earlier and
sliding the connector back down into place.
Adjust skid shoes by loosening the four hex nuts
and carriage bolts and moving skid shoes to
desired position. Make certain the entire bottom
surface of skid shoe is against the ground to avoid
uneven wear on the skid shoes. Retighten nuts and
bolts securely. See Figure 12.
IMPORTANT: Make certain to check for correct
adjustment of the shift rod as instructed under the
heading Final Adjustments on page 8 of this manual,
before operating the snow thrower.
Carriage Bolts
Hex Nuts
Skid Shoe
Figure 12
Shift Lever
WARNING: Do not operate this snow
thrower on gravel as loose gravel can be
easily picked up and thrown by the auger
causing injury to the operator and/or damage
to the snow thrower.
Ferrule
Drive Wheels
Connector
Upper Shift Rod
The wheels may be adjusted for two different methods
of operation. The adjustment is made by placing the
click pins in one of two different holes on the right side
of the unit.
Hairpin
Clip
One Wheel Driving—Insert the click pin only through
the outside hole of the axle (NOT the rim) on the
right side of the snow thrower. This position gives
power drive to the left wheel only, making the unit
easier to maneuver.
Both Wheels Driving—Insert the click pin through the
hole in the hub of the rim and the INSIDE hole on
the snow thrower’s right axle. This position is good
for heavy snow as there is power drive in both
wheels.
Shift Arm
Lower Shift Rod
Figure 11
Auger Control Adjustment
IMPORTANT: NEVER operate the snow thrower with the
click pin inserted through both the RIM and the
OUTSIDE HOLE in the axle. Doing so can result in
serious damage to the drive system.
Refer to Auger Control Test on page 9 of this manual to
adjust the auger control.
Skid Shoes
The space between the shave plate and the ground can
be adjusted. For close snow removal, place skid shoes
in the low position. Use middle or high position when
area to be cleared is uneven.
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SECTION 7: MAINTAINING YOUR SNOW THROWER
Lubrication
Drive and Shifting Mechanism
At least once a season or after every 25 hours of
operation, remove rear cover. Lubricate any chains,
sprockets, gears, bearings, shafts, and shifting
mechanism at least once a season. Use engine oil or a
spray lubricant.
WARNING: Before lubricating, repairing, or
inspecting, disengage all clutch levers and
stop engine. Wait until all moving parts have
come to a complete stop. Disconnect spark
plug wire and ground it against the engine to
prevent unintended starting.
IMPORTANT: Avoid getting oil on rubber friction wheel
and aluminum drive plate. Refer to Figure 10.
Chute Directional Control
Auger Shaft
•
•
The worm gear on the chute directional control
should be greased with multipurpose automotive
grease.
IMPORTANT:Keep all grease and oil off friction wheel
and drive plate.
Once a season, remove the shear bolts and oil or
spray lubricant inside the shear bolt holes while
rotating the augers by hand to lubricate the shaft.
See Figure 14. Also lubricate the bushings at the
ends of the augers.
Shear Bolts
Gear Shaft
Lubricate the gear shaft with good all weather multipurpose light grease at least once a season or after
every 25 hours of operation.
Wheels
•
Oil or spray lubricant into plastic wheel bearings
inside the wheel hubs at least once a season.
Remove wheels, clean and coat axles with a multipurpose automotive grease. See Figure 13.
Click Pin
Axle
Bearings
Bearings
Figure 14
Oil or use Spray Lubricant
Figure 13
SECTION 8: SERVICE
Augers
WARNING: Before servicing, repairing, or
inspecting, disengage all clutch levers and
stop engine. Wait until all moving parts have
come to a complete stop. Disconnect spark
plug wire and ground it against the engine to
prevent unintended starting.
The augers are secured to the spiral shaft with two
shear bolts and hex lock nuts. If the snow thrower hits a
foreign object or ice jam, hex bolts will shear.
•
If the augers will not turn, check to see if the bolts
have sheared.
IMPORTANT: NEVER replace the auger shear bolts with
standard hex bolts. Any damage to the auger gearbox
or other components as a result of doing so will NOT be
covered by your snow throwers warranty
13
Shave Plate and Skid Shoes
•
The shave plate and skid shoes on the bottom of the
snow thrower are subject to wear. They should be
checked periodically and replaced when necessary. To
remove the skid shoes, proceed as follows:
•
•
•
Back out the stop bolt until the support bracket
rests on the auger pulley. See Figure 18.
NOTE: Loosening the six nuts that connect the frame
to the auger housing may aid in belt removal.
•
Remove the four carriage bolts, bell washers and
hex nuts which attach them to the snow thrower.
Reassemble new skid shoes with the four carriage
bolts, bell washers (cupped side goes against skid
shoes) and hex nuts. Make certain the skid shoes
are adjusted to be level.
To remove shave plate, remove the carriage bolts,
belleville washers and hex nuts which attach it to
the snow thrower housing.
Reassemble new shave plate, making sure heads
of the carriage bolts are to the inside of the housing.
Tighten securely.
Lift the auger belt from the auger pulley, and slip
belt between the support bracket and the auger
pulley. See Figure 18. Repeat this step for the front
auger belt.
Drive
Belt
Auger Pulley
Engine
Pulley
Auger
Belt
Belt Removal And Replacement
Engine
Pulley
WARNING: Disconnect spark plug wire
and ground it against the engine to prevent
unintended starting. Drain fuel into an
approved container or place a piece of plastic
film underneath the gas cap to prevent
gasoline from leaking.
Idler
Pulley
Idler
Pulley
Figure 16
•
Replace the auger drive belt by following
instructions in reverse order.
Auger Belt
Drive Belt
•
•
Remove the plastic belt cover by removing the two
self-tapping screws. See Figure 15.
•
•
Self-Tapping
Screw
Follow the first four steps of the instructions for
servicing the auger belt.
Pull idler pulley up, and lift the belt off the engine
pulley and friction wheel disc. See Figure 16.
Back out the stop bolt until the support bracket
rests on the auger pulley. See Figure 18.
Friction
Wheel
Support
Bracket
Support
Bracket
Spring
Belt Cover
Figure 15
•
•
•
•
Drain the gasoline from the snow thrower.
Tip the snow thrower forward so that it rests on its
auger housing and remove six self-tapping screws
from the frame cover underneath the snow thrower.
Roll the belt off the engine pulley. See Figure 16.
Unhook the idler spring from the hex bolt on the
auger housing. See Figure 17.
Auger Pulley
Idler Spring
Figure 17
14
Auger Housing
•
•
Slip belt between friction wheel and friction wheel
disc. See Figure 18. Remove and replace belt.
•
Friction
Wheel
•
Drive Plate
•
Stop Bolt
•
•
Support Bracket
Remove six self-tapping screws from the frame
cover underneath the snow thrower.
Remove the click pins which secure the wheels,
and remove the wheels from the axle.
Using a 7/8" wrench to hold the shaft, loosen, but
do not completely remove, the hex nut and bell
washer on the left end of gear shaft. See Figure 18.
Lightly tap the hex nut to dislodge the ball bearing
from the right side of frame before removing the hex
nut and bell washer from left end of shaft.
Move the gear shaft to the right and slide the friction
wheel assembly from the shaft.
Remove the four screws from the friction wheel
assembly. Remove the friction wheel rubber from
between the friction wheel plates. See Figure 20.
Auger Pulley
Plates
Figure 18
•
Reassemble following the instructions in reverse
order.
Bearing
Screws
NOTE: The support bracket must rest on the stop bolt
Hub
after the new belt has been assembled. See Figure 18.
Servicing Friction Wheel Rubber
Friction Wheel Rubber
WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug wire
and ground it against the engine to prevent
unintended starting. Drain fuel into an
approved container or place a piece of plastic
film underneath the gas cap to prevent
gasoline from leaking.
Figure 20
•
•
The rubber on the friction wheel is subject to wear and
should be checked after 25 hours of operation, and
periodically thereafter. Replace the friction wheel
rubber if any signs of wear or cracking are found.
•
•
Drain the gasoline from the snow thrower.
Tip the snow thrower up and forward, so that it rests
on the housing. See Figure 19.
Hex Nut and
Bell Washer
Chute
Note: The unit is
shown resting on
its auger housing
Auger
Figure 19
15
Reassemble new friction wheel rubber to the
friction wheel plates and hub, tightening the four
screws in rotation and with equal force.
Position the friction wheel assembly up onto the pin
of the shift rod assembly, and slide the shaft
through the assembly. Reassemble in reverse
order.
Off-season Storage
•
•
WARNING: Never store the machine or
fuel container indoors where there is an open
flame, spark or pilot light such as on a water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas
appliances.
•
If unit is to be stored over 30 days, prepare for storage
as follows:
•
•
•
Drain carburetor by pressing upward on bowl drain,
located below the carburetor cover.
Remove all dirt from exterior of engine and
equipment.
Remove spark plug and pour one ounce of engine
oil through spark plug hole into cylinder. Cover
spark plug hole with rag. Crank engine several
times to distribute oil. Replace spark plug.
Follow lubrication recommendations on page 13.
NOTE: When storing any type of power equipment in
Remove gasoline from carburetor and fuel tank to
prevent gum deposits from forming on these parts
and causing possible malfunction of engine.
Run engine until fuel tank is empty and engine
stops due to lack of fuel.
an unventilated or metal storage shed, care should be
taken to rust proof the equipment. Using a light oil or
silicone, coat the equipment, especially any chains,
springs, bearings and cables.
16
SECTION 9: TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Engine fails to start
1. Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel present in gas 1. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
Fuel becomes stale after thirty days
tank.
unless a fuel stabilizer is used.
2. Clean the fuel line.
2. Blocked fuel line.
3. Move switch to ON position
3. Choke not in ON position
4. Clean, adjust gap or replace.
4. Faulty spark plug.
5. Safety key not in ignition switch on engine. 5. Insert the key fully into the switch.
6. Connect spark plug wire.
6. Spark plug wire disconnected.
7. Refer to the engine manual for proper
7. Primer button not being used properly.
priming instructions.
8. Fuel shut-off valve (if so equipped) closed. 8. Open fuel shut-off valve.
Engine runs erratic
1. Unit running on CHOKE.
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3. Water or dirt in fuel system.
4. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Loss of power
1. Move choke lever to OFF position.
2. Clean fuel line. Refill with fresh fuel.
3. Drain fuel tank and carburetor. Refill
with fresh fuel.
4. Refer to the engine manual packed
with your unit or have carburetor
adjusted by an authorized MTD
service dealer.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Remove ice and snow from gas cap.
Be certain vent hole is clear.
3. Refer to the engine manual packed
separately with your unit.
1. Spark plug wire loose.
2. Gas cap vent hole plugged.
3. Exhaust port plugged.
Engine overheats
1. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
1. Refer to the engine manual or have
the carburetor adjusted by an
authorized MTD service dealer.
Excessive vibration
1. Loose parts or damaged auger.
1. Stop engine immediately and
disconnect spark plug wire. Tighten all
bolts and nuts. If vibration continues,
have unit serviced by an authorized
MTD service dealer.
Unit fails
to propel itself
1. Traction control cable in need of
adjustment.
2. Drive belt loose or damaged.
1. Adjust traction control cable. Refer to
Section 6 of this manual.
2. Replace drive belt. Refer to Section 8
of this manual.
Unit fails
to discharge snow
1. Discharge chute clogged.
1. Stop engine immediately and
disconnect spark plug wire. Clean
chute area and auger housing.
2. Stop engine immediately and
disconnect spark plug wire. Remove
object from auger.
3. Adjust auger control cable. Refer to
Section 6 of this manual.
4. Refer to the Service section of this
manual.
5. Replace auger shear bolts. Refer to
Figure 1 on page 5 of this manual.
2. Foreign object lodged in auger.
3. Auger control cable in need of adjustment.
4. Auger belt loose or damaged.
5. Auger shear bolts have sheared.
17
SECTION 10: MODEL E663H & E643E PARTS LIST
27
20
39
38
Drive Clutch Cable
37
5
13
52
Auger Clutch Cable
4
30
7
6
40
3
4
30
2
14
26
15
5
36
16
44
51
7
31
28
23
10
12
17
41
18
24
32
9
11*
25
8
4
1
22
33
29
8
21
1
20
42
5
34
Auger Clutch Cable
43
35
46
45
48
1
49
49
50
47
* Add a second washer here, if needed, to reduce axle play.
18
19
Models E663H & E643E
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Part Description
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Part Description
1
710-1652
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .625
29
684-0013B
Wheel Shift Rod Assembly
2
784-5688
Drive Cable Guide Bracket
30
710-0599
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
3
784-5687A
Auger Clutch Cable Bracket
31
748-0190
Spacer
4
756-0625
Cable Roller
32
684-0021
Friction Wheel Bracket Assembly
5
738-0924
Hex Screw 1/4-28
33
732-0264
Extension Spring
6
784-5630B
Frame Assembly
34
712-0711
Jam Nut 3/8-24
7
741-0563
Ball Bearing
35
746-0898B
Drive Cable
8
736-0105
Bell Washer
36
738-0830
Axle (E663H)
738-0869
Axle (E643E)
790-00010
Friction Plate
9
712-0116
Lock Jam Nut
10
741-04026
Hex Flange Bearing
37
11
736-0188
Flat Washer†
38
735-0243B
Friction Wheel Rubber
12
784-5689A
Front Support Guide Bracket
39
718-0301A
Friction Wheel Hub
13
710-0538
Lock Hex Screw
40
618-0063A
Friction Wheel Bearing
14
736-0242
Bell Washer .340 ID x .872 OD
41
711-1364
Clevis Pin, 1/4 x 1.3725
15
714-0474
Cotter Pin
42
736-0142
Flat Washer, .281 x .5 x .063
16
736-0160
Flat Washer .536 ID x .930 OD
43
714-0507
Cotter Pin, .75
17
710-0809
Self-tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1.25
44
712-0703A
Insert Nut, 5/16-18
18
784-5590
Frame Shift Bracket
45
746-0897
Drive Cable
19
784-5638A
Frame Cover
46
784-5232A
Auger Idler Arm
20
710-1652
Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20
47
734-0255
Air Valve
48
734-1712A
Wheel Assembly (E663H)
634-0140A
Wheel Assembly (E643E)
21
736-0351
Flat Washer .760 ID x .50 OD
22
717-1445
Gear
23
714-0126
Key
49
741-0401
Sleeve Bearing, .75 x .87 x 1
24
717-04094
7-Tooth Shaft
50
734-1525
Tire Only, 16 x 6.5 x 8 (E663H)
25
715-0249
Roll Pin
734-1859
Tire Only, 15 x 5 x 6 (E643E)
26
714-0143
Klik Pin
51
716-0102
Snap Ring
52
790-00011
Friction Plate
27
684-0042C
Friction Wheel Assembly
28
656-0012A
Friction Disc Wheel
19
Models E663H & E643E
2
3
1
4
44
5
43
11 10
9
15
18
14
12
7
6
8
13
9 18
19
20
16 22
23
27
34
21
10
28
13
25
23
18
13
38
26
31
35
22
30
18
32
31
33
16
41
37
36
17
39
40
29
40
42
39
20
24
Models E663H & E643E
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Ref.
No.
Part Description
Part No.
Part Description
1.
712-0116
Lock Jam Nut 3/8-24
25.
710-0703
2.
756-0178
Flat Idler, 2.75 w/o Flanges
26.
710-0726
Hex Screw 5/16-18 x .75
3.
784-5632B
Auger Idler Arm
27.
736-0169
Lock Washer 3/8
4.
710-0459A
Hex Cap Screw 3/8-24 x 1.50
28.
712-0798
Hex Nut 3/8-16
5.
738-0281
Shoulder Screw
29.
741-0245
Hex Flange Bearing
6.
736-0167
Flat Washer
30.
784-5580
Skid Shoe
7.
732-0611
Extension Spring
31.
736-0242
Bell Washer
8.
712-3068
Hex Nut 5/16-18
32.
712-3010
Hex Nut 5/16-18
9.
712-3010
Hex Nut 5/16-18
33.
784-5575
Shave Plate, 29.66” (E663H)
10.
736-0119
Lock Washer 5/16
784-5581A
Shave Plate, 23.66” (E643E)
11.
05931A
Bearing Housing, 1.85
34.
710-0260
Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x .62
12.
741-0309
Ball Bearing, .75 x 1.85
35.
684-0065
Impeller Assembly, 12
13.
710-0451
Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x .75
36.
715-0114
Spiral Pin, .25 x 1.5
37.
618-0160A
Gearbox Assembly (E663H)
618-0120A
Gearbox Assembly (E643E)
605-5248B
RH Spiral Ass’y (E663H)
605-5188A
RH Spiral Ass’y (E643E)
14.
705-5226
Chute Reinforcement
15.
684-0055C
30” Housing Assembly (E663H)
684-0039D
24” Housing Assembly (E643E)
38.
Carriage Screw 1/4-20 x .75
16.
712-3010
Hex Nut 5/16-18
17.
712-0429
Lock Nut 5/16-18
39.
736-0188
Flat Washer
18.
736-0242
Bell Washer
40.
741-0493A
Flange Bushing
41.
605-5249B
LH Spiral Ass’y (E663H)
605-5189A
LH Spiral Ass’y (E643E)
19.
741-0475
Plastic Bushing, .380
20.
784-5647
Chute Crank Bracket
21.
731-1379C
Chute Adapter, 5.0
42.
710-0890A
Shear Bolt 5/16-18 x 1.5
Mount: Chute Clean-out Tool
Chute Clean-out Tool
22.
712-3027
Hex Lock Nut 1/4-20
43.
731-2635
23.
736-0463
Flat Washer
44.
731-2643
24.
784-5618
Bearing Housing
21
Models E663H & E643E
1
2
3
8
9
11
13
5
4
27
10
12
15
16
4
7
16
6
20
22
20
14
18
23
17
26
19
24
21
25
21
22
Models E663H & E643E
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Part Description
1.
710-1652
Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20 x.625
2.
731-1324
Belt Cover
3.
732-0710
Extension Spring
4.
710-0627
Hex Screw 5/16-24 x .75
5.
710-3005
Hex Cap Screw 3/8-16 x 1.25
6.
05896A
Drive Clutch Bracket
7.
748-0234
Shoulder Spacer
8.
756-0987
Pulley Half
9.
754-0346
V-Belt
10.
756-0986
Pulley Half
11.
736-0270
Bell Washer
12.
710-0230
Hex Cap Screw 1/4-28 x .50
13.
756-0313
Flat Idler
14.
710-1245B
Lock Cap Screw 5/16-24 x .875
15.
712-0181
Lock Jam Nut 3/8-16
16.
756-0569
Pulley Half
17.
736-0242
Bell Washer
18.
736-0505
Flat Washer
20.
754-0430B
Belt
21.
756-0967
Auger Pulley
22.
736-0247
Flat Washer
23.
736-0331
Bell Washer
24.
710-0696
Hex Cap Screw 3/8-24
25.
748-0360
Pulley
26.
710-0654A
Hex Washer Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
27.
629-0071
Extension Cord
IMPORTANT: For a proper working machine, use Factory
Approved Parts.
V-BELTS are specially designed to engage and disengage
safely. A substitute (non OEM) V-Belt can be dangerous by
not disengaging completely
23
Models E663H & E643E
67
70
73
10
3
13
44
32
32
38
68
45
33
49
55
32
3
32
39
19
45
72
51
41 42
46
36
35
48
43
4
18 34
30
ground wire
71 (for
of light ass’y)
41
54
62
47
27
39
40
55
37
5
11
43
A
20 31
12
55
76
23
29
B
8
B
A
25
28
22
21
35
24
59
6
78
1
26
52
4
20
12
54
41
58
61
74
56
75
12
57
17
8
24
16
14
15
60
76
53
66
9
63
65
42
59
55
64
44
69
7
2
Models E663H & E643E
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Ref.
No.
Part Description
Part No.
Part Description
1.
684-0008A
Shift Arm Assembly
40.
736-0105
2.
684-0053B
Lower Chute Crank Assembly
41.
736-0119
Lock Washer, 5/16
3.
714-0507
Cotter Pin, 3/32 x .75
42.
736-0509
Special Washer, .35 x .72 x .13
4.
710-0458
Carriage Bolt, 5/16-18 x 1.75
43.
746-0778
Cable “Z” Fitting
5.
710-0449
Carriage Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2.25
44.
747-0877
Cam Rod
6.
710-0788
Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x 1
45.
748-0362
Cam Handle Lock
7.
710-0643
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x 1.0
46.
748-0363
Handle Lock Pawl
8.
710-3015
Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x .75
47.
784-5619A
Shift Handle
9.
711-0677
Ferrule, 5/16-18 x .312
48.
784-5679
LH Handle Support Bracket
10.
747-1136
Headlamp Retainer
49.
784-5680
RH Handle Support Bracket
11.
712-3010
Hex Nut, 5/16-18
50.
784-5681
LH Handle Support Bracket
12.
714-0104
Internal Cotter Pin
51.
784-5682
RH Handle Support Bracket
13.
725-1672
Lens Assembly / Lamp Housing
52.
710-0451
Carriage Bolt, 5/16-18 x .75
14.
720-0201A
Chute Crank Knob
53.
710-0805
Hex Cap Screw, 516-18 x 1.5
15.
720-0284
Wing Knob, 5/16-18
54.
710-0896
Screw, 1/4-14 x .625
16.
726-0100
Push Cap, 3/8
55.
712-0429
Hex Lock Nut, 5/16-18
17.
736-0185
Flat Washer, .375 x .738 x .063
56.
712-3027
Hex Flange Lock Nut, 1/4-20
18.
736-0242
Bell Washer, .34 x .872
57.
731-0851A
Lower Chute Flange Keeper
19.
731-1545B
Handle Panel, Yellow
58.
731-1300B
Lower Chute
20.
736-0275
Flat Washer, .344 x .688 x .065
59.
731-1313C
Chute Tilt Cable Guide
21.
736-0451
Saddle Washer, .32 x .93
60.
731-04426
Upper Chute
22.
741-0475
Plastic Bushing
61.
736-0159
Washer, 5/16
23.
747-0620A
Upper Shift Rod
62.
736-0506
Special Washer, .28 x 1.2 x .06
24.
747-0621
Lower Shift Rod
63.
746-0896
Chute Deflector Control Cable
25.
705-5266
Chute Crank Bracket
64.
746-0901
Chute Deflector Cable w/ Clip
26.
749-0951
Lower Handle
65.
784-5594
Cable Bracket
27.
749-0954
RH Handle (Upper), C-style
66.
784-5604
Chute Tilt Handle
28.
749-0955
LH Handle (Upper), C-style
67.
629-0059
Halogen Light Harness
29.
750-0963
Shift Rod Connector
68.
684-0036A
RH Engagement Handle Ass’y
30.
684-0102
Handle Panel Assembly
69.
684-0037B
LH Engagement Handle Ass’y
31.
710-0459A
Hex Cap Screw, 3/8-24 x 1.5
70.
710-1003
Special Screw, #10-16 x .625
32.
710-0599
Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .5
71.
712-0271
Hex Sems Nut, 1/4-20
33.
711-0653
Clevis Pin
72.
720-0232
Plastic Knob
34.
712-0116
Jam Nut, 3/8-24
73.
725-1658
Halogen Lamp, 12-volt, 27 Watt
35.
714-0104
Cotter Pin, .072 x 1.0
74.
710-1880
Hex Cap Screw, 5/16-18 x .75
36.
732-0145
Compression Spring, .36 x 1.0
75.
712-3068
Hex Nut 5/16-18
37.
732-0193
Comp. Spring, .39 x .6 x .88
76.
736-0270
Bell Washer, .265 x .75 x .062
38.
732-0746
Torsion Spring, .44 x .8
77.
712-0287
Hex Nut, 1/4-20
39.
735-0199A
Rubber Bumper
78.
747-0737
Upper Chute Crank
25
Bell Washer, .401 x .87 x .063
Models E663H & E643E
4
17
11
9
16
13
8
15
1
10
14
5
6
3
7
12
3
2
Ref.
No.
Part No.
Part Description
1.
618-0123
RH Housing
2.
618-0124
LH Housing w/Fitting Hole
3.
710-0642
Self Tapping Screw, 1/4-20 x .75
4.
711-1024A
Spiral Axle, 30” (E663H)
711-0908A
Spiral Axle, 24” (E643E)
5.
714-0161
Hi-Pro Key, 3/16 x 5/8
6.
715-0143
Spring Spirol Pin, .25 x 1.25
7.
717-0528A
Worm Gear, 20-tooth
8.
717-0526
Worm Shaft
9.
718-0186
Thrust Collar
10.
721-0325
Grease Plug
11.
721-0327
Grease Seal
12.
736-0351
Flat Washer, .76 x 1.5 x .030
13.
736-0369
Flat Washer, .508 x 1.0 x .020
14.
736-0445
Flat Washer, .76 x 1.5 x .060
15.
741-0662
Flange Bearing, .75 x 1.0 x .59
16.
741-0663
Flange Bearing, .503 ID x .75 OD
17.
618-0160A
Gear Assembly Complete, 30” (E663H)
618-0120A
Gear Assembly Complete, 24” (E643E)
737-0168A
Grease (1-½ oz.)
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NOTES
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the
United States, its possessions and territories.
MTD LLC warrants this product against defects for a period of
two (2) years commencing on the date of original purchase
and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any
part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This
limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been
operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s
Manual furnished with the product, and has not been subject
to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident,
improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire,
water, or damage because of other peril or natural disaster.
Damage resulting from the installation or use of any
accessory or attachment not approved by MTD LLC for use
with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your
warranty as to any resulting damage.
Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to
separate terms as follows: All normal wear parts or
component failures will be covered on the product for a period
of 90 days regardless of cause. After 90 days, but within the
two year period, normal wear part failures will be covered
ONLY IF caused by defects in materials or workmanship of
OTHER component parts. Normal wear parts and
components include, but are not limited to: batteries, belts,
blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats,
snow thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber,
and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized
service dealer. To locate the dealer in your area, check your
Yellow Pages, or contact MTD LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-800-800-7310 or log
on to our Web site at www.mtdproducts.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the
following cases:
a.
b.
c.
The engine or component parts thereof. These items
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to
applicable manufacturer’s warranty for terms and
conditions.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a
separate one year warranty.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters,
blade sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch
adjustments, deck adjustments, and normal
deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or
exposure.
d.
e.
f.
g.
MTD LLC does not extend any warranty for products
sold or exported outside of the United States, its
possessions and territories, except those sold through
MTD LLC’s authorized channels of export distribution.
Parts that are not genuine MTD parts are not covered
by this warranty.
Service completed by someone other than an
authorized service dealer is not covered by this
warranty.
Transportation charges and service calls are not
covered.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product,
shall bind MTD LLC. During the period of the warranty,
the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the
product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale. MTD
LLC shall not be liable for incidental or consequential
loss or damage including, without limitation, expenses
incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services
or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted
product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or
limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of safety features of the product shall void this warranty.
You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to
you and your property and/or to others and their property
arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased
as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This
limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-800-800-7310