Craftsman 536.886150 Operating instructions

CRRFTSMRN
®
5.5 Horsepower OHV
26 Inch Dual Stage
120V. Electric Start
SNOWTHROWER
MODEL NO.
536.886150
Caution:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use
of this product.
SEARS,
ROEBUCK
340804 06/28t96
AND CO., Hoffman
Estates
60179 U.S.A.
Table of Contents
Warranty
Safety Rules
Contents of Shipping Carton
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
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WARRANTY
Service and Adjustments
Storage
Troubleshooting
Repair Parts
Engine Repair Parts
Span ish (Espa5o t)
Parts Ordering/Service
ON CRAFTSMAN
SNOW
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Back Cover
THROWER
For two years from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Snow Thrower is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material or
workmanship.
If this Craftsman Snow Thrower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty_applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase
This warranty does not cover the following:
• Items which become worn during normal use, such as spark plugs, drive belts and
shear pins.
. Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent crank
shafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions conrained in the owner's manual
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN SNOW
THROWER TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT
IN THE
UNITED STATES. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN
USE IN THE UNITED STATES
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state
Sears, Roebuck and Co,, D817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.
ATTENTION!!! Become alert!!! Your safety is involved_
A
CAUTION: Always disconnect spark
plug wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug to prevent accidental
starting when setting-up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs
IMPORTANT: Safety standards require
operator presence controls to minimize the
risk of injury, Your snow thrower is
equipped with such controls,, Do not attempt
to defeat the function of the operator
presence control under any circumstances,
TRAINING
1. Read the operator's manual carefully
Be thoroughly familiar with the controls
and the proper use of the snow thrower.
Know how to stop the snow thrower and
disengage the controls quickly
2. Never allow children to operate the snow
thrower and keep them away while it is
It means---
operating Never allow adults to operate
the snow thrower without proper instruction. Do not carry passengers
3
Keep the area of operation clear of all
persons, particularly small children and
pets
4, Exercise caution to avoid slipping or
falling, especially when operating in
reverse
PREPARATION
1 Thoroughly inspect the area where the
snow thrower is to be used and remove
all doormats, sleds, boards, wires and
other foreign objects
2 Disengage all clutches before starting the
engine (motor)
3 Do not operate the snow thrower
without wearing adequate winter outer
garmentsoWear
footwearthatwill
improvefootingonslipperysurfaces.
4. Handlefuelwithcare;it is highly
flammable.
(a)Useanapproved
fuelcontainer.
(b)Neverremovefueltankcapor add
fueltoa runningengineor hot
engine_
(¢)Fillfueltankoutdoorswithextreme
care Neverfillfue!tankindoors.
(d)Replacefueltankcapsecurelyand
wipeupspilledfuel.
(e)Neverstorefuelor snowthrower
withfuelinthetankinsideof a
buildingwherefumesmayreachan
openflameor spark
(f) Checkfuelsupplybeforeeachuse,
allowingspaceforexpansion
asthe
heatoftheengine(motor)and/orsun
cancausefuelto expand.
6o
7o
8.
9.
S. Use extension cords and receptacles as
specified by the manufacturer for all
snow throwers with electric drive motors
or electric starting motors.
10. Do not run the engine indoors, except when
starling the engine and for transporting the
snow thrower in or out of the building.. Open
the outside doors; exhaust fumes are
dangerous (containing CARBON
MONOXIDE, an ODORLESS and
DEADLY GAS).
11 Do not clear snow across the face of
slopes Exercise caution when changing
direction on slopes. Do not attempt to
clear steep slopes
12 Never operate the snow thrower without
proper guards, plates or other safety
protective devices in place
13 Never operate the snow thrower near
glass enclosures, automobiles, window
wells, drop-offs, and the like Without
proper adjustment of the snow discharge
angle Keep children and pets away.
14. Do not overload the machine capacity by
attempting to clear snow at too fast a
rate.
6o Adjust the snow thrower height to clear
gravel or crushed rock surfaces.
7. Never attempt to make any adjustments
while the engine (motor) is running
(except when specifically recommended by the manufacturer),
8. Let engine (motor) and snow thrower
adjust to outdoor temperatures before
starting to clear snow.
g. Always wear safety glasses or eye
shields during operation or while
performing an adjustment or repair to
protect eyes from foreign objects that
may be thrown from the snow thrower
OPERATION
1. Do not operate this machine if you are
taking drugs or other medication which
can cause drowsiness or affect your
ability to operate this machine
2. Do not use this machine if you are
mentally or physically unable to operate
this machine safely.
3 Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts. Keep clear of the
discharge opening at all times
4. Exercise extreme caution when
operating on or crossing gravel drives,
walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden
hazards or traffic
5. After striking a foreign object, stop the
engine (motor), remove the wire from
the spark plug, disconnect the cord on
electric motors, thoroughly inspect the
snow thrower for any damage, and
repair the damage before restarting
and operating the snow thrower,
If the snow thrower should start to vibrate
abnormally, stop the (motor) and check
immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
Stop the engine (motor) whenever you
leave the operating position, before
unclogging the auger/impeller housing or
discharge guide, and when making any
repairs, adj_Jstments, or inspections.
When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting,
make certain the auger/impeller and all
moving paffs have stopped. Disconnect
the spark plug wire and keep the wire
away from the plug to prevent accidental
starting.
Take all possible precautions when
leaving the snow thrower unattended
Disengage the augedimpeller, shift to
neutral, stop engine, and remove key
15. Never operate the snow thrower at high
transport speeds on slippery surfaces..
Look behind and use care when backing.
16. Never direct discharge at bystanders or
allow anyone in front of the snow
thrower..
17 Disengage power to the auger/impeller
when snow thrower is transported or not
in use
18. Use only attachments and accessories
approved by the manufacturer of the
snow thrower (such as tire chains,
3
electric start kits, etc.).
19. Never operate the snow thrower
without good visibility or light,. Always be
sure of your footing, and keep a firm
hold on the handles° Walk; never run.
WARNING:
The engine exhaust
from this product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm_
MAINTENANCE
,/_
AND
STORAGE
WARNING:
This snow thrower is for
use on sidewalks, driveways and other
ground level surfaces,,
1o Check shear bolts and other bolts
frequently for proper tightness to be
sure the snow thrower is in safe working
condition.
Caution should be exercised while using on
steep sloping surfaces, DO NOT USE
SNOW THROWER ON SURFACES
ABOVE GROUND LEVEL such as roofs of
residences, garages, porches or other such
structures or buildings,
2, Never store the snow thrower with fuel
in the fuel tank inside a building where
ignition sources are present such as hot
water and space heaters, clothes
dryers, and the like Allow the engine to _._.j._/'#,_
cool before storing in any enclosure,
3. Always refer to operator s manual
instructions for important details ff the
snow thrower is to be stored for an
extended period°
4, Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
5, Run the snow thrower a few minutes
after throwing snow to prevent freezeup of the auger/impeller.
Contents
of Parts Bag (actual
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1 - Owner's Manual (not shown)
2 - Parts Bags (not shown)
*Non-Assembly Parts
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*2 - Spare Spacers
*2 - Spare 1/4-20 Hex Nuts
(114_20 x 1-3/4 In.)
3 -Carriage
Bolts, 5f16-18xl
.00 In
3 -Hex Nylon Nuts, 5/16-18
1- Shifter Knob
1- Nul, 1/2-13 Hexjam
5 - 11/32 Flatwashers
4
1 - Starter Motor Cord 10FI,
2- Screw, 5/16-t8 x 2 In.
2 -Washer, Hvsptlk
2- Nut, 5/1648 Reghex
Parts packed separately in carton (not shown full size)
2 - Ignition Keys
(Attached to engine in plastic bag)
_
CAUTION:
1 - container 5W30 oil
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while assembling
snow thrower
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
1 - Knife to cut carton and plastic ties
2 - 1/2 inch wrenches (or adjustable
wrenches)
2 - 9/16 inch wrenches (or adjustable
wrenches)
2 - 3/4 inch wrenches (or adjustable
wrenches)
1 - Pliers (to spread cotter pin)
1 _ Screwdriver
1 - Snow Chute Assembly
The figure below shows the snow thrower
completely assembled,
References to the right or left hand side
of the snow thrower are from the viewpoint
of the operator's position behind the unit,
Auger drive lever
Chute Crank
Shifter
lever
I - Measuring tape or ruler
The figure below shows the snow thrower in
the shipping carton
Lower handle
Height
adjust
Upper
handle
aF,sembly
lever
/
Mounting nuts I
deflector
TO REMOVE SNOW
FROM CARTON
THROWER
• Locate and remove container of 5W30 oil.
• Locate all parts packed separately and
remove from the carton+
• Remove and discard the packing materiat
from around the snow thrower
• Cut all four corners of the carton from top
to bottom and lay the panels flat.
• Roll the snow thrower off the carton by
pulling on the lower handle+ CAUTION:
DO NOT back over cables,
. Remove the packing material from
handle assembly and plastic protector on
top of auger housing
• Cut ties securing the clutch control cables
to the lower handle
TO INSTALL THE UPPER HANDLE
AND CRANK ASSEMBLY
+ Loosen, but do not remove the screw,
flatwasher, Iockwasher and hex nut in the
right hand upper holes of the Iower
handle See next figure,
Upper handle
tf_efthand)
"f
3t8" nylon
Iocknut
End of Eye
Bolt
• Cut tie securing upper crank rod to the
upper handle,
• Carefully remove cotter pin and clevis pin
from yoke end of upper crank rod assembly as shown in figure below.
Uniersal Joint Pin
Cotter Pin
Upper/"
Crank ""
Clevis
Rod
/./" Upper handle
J
5/16" hex Nut "_
f
\1
(Righthand)
Loosen.but
1/32"Flatwasher
5116"Lockwasher
NOTE: If this removes the universal joint
and univesaf joint pin. Place universal joint
into yoke of upper crank rod lining up large
holes. Insert universal joint pin,
• While holding universal joint in place slide
the upper crank rod down through the
eye bolt until the universal joint will slide
into the yoke of the lower crank rod+
• Line up open_ngs, insert clevis pin
through assembly and secure with cotter
pin Spread ends of cotter pin to lock in
pIace See figure below,
* Loosen, but do not remove the nylon locknut on the eye bolt assembly in the left
hand upper holes of the lower handle.
See next figure
. Raise upper handle into operating position, Upper handle should be to the
outside of the lower handle,
Universatjoint
Lower
NOTE: Make sure the cables are not
caught between the upper and lower handle
or on the gear select bracket
• Install hardware supplied in the parts bag
(Screws, flatwashers, lockwashers, and
Iocknuts) into lower holes on handlesSee
figure above
. Tighten screws in lower holes
Upper Crank Rod
Tighten nut on eye bolt, keeping eye in
tine with the rod while tightening the inside securely,
Tighten screw in right hand upper hole,
TO INSTALL
SHIFTER
LEVER KNOB
• Thread the hex nut found in the parts bag
onto shifter lever, Thread the shifter lever
knob onto the threaded end of the shifter
lever until it is snug against the hex nut
and the lip is pointed away from the engine. Tighten hex nut against the bottom
of the shifter lever knob° See figure below
_"\
-
Install (3) ftatwashers and (3) nuts (found
in parts bag) on outside of flange ,,
- Tighten carriage bolts securely, NOTE:
Check fourth carriage bolt for tightness.,
Locknut
Knob
_\
Nut
Shifter Lever
_"
NOTE_ If the cables have become disconnected from the clutch levers, reinstall the
cables as shown in next two figures
NOTE: Position cable through slots on
shifter plate,
,
Snow Chute Flange
,,_
_"_Carriage Bolts
TO CHECK/ADJUST
CONTROL
CLUTCH
CABLES
The control cables attached to the auger
clutch lever and traction clutch lever as
shown in figure below may need to be adjusted before you use your snow thrower
"Z" fitting
For instructions on checking or adjusting the
control cables. (See To Adjust Clutch Control
Cables paragraph on page17)
4" Lg free state
Traction drive
3" Lg free stale
Auger drive
ing
HOW TO SET UP YOUR SNOW
ve
spring lever
TO ASSEMBLE
spring cable
SNOW
CHUTE
• Position snow chute on snow chute flange
and align the three holes in the snow
chute with holes in the snow chute flange
as shown in next figure
• Install (3) carriage bolts (found in parts
bag) from inside of chute as shown in next
figure°
THROWER
• Your snow thrower is equipped with height
adjust skids (see second figure on page 5)
on the outside of the auger housing, To
adjust the skid height for different
conditions, (see To Adjust Skid Height
paragraph on page 17)
4" CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new snow
thrower, to ensure that you receive the
best performance and satisfaction from this
quality product, please review the following
checklist:
•f
All assembly instructions have been
completed.
4'
The discharge chute rotates freely.
/
No remaining loose parts in carton,
except for extra shear bolt assembly
parts_ Keep in safe place for replacement.
Auger Drive Lever - Starts and stops the
auger and impeller (snow gathering and
throwing).
Traction Drive Lever - PropeEs the snow
thrower forward and in reverse.
Speed Shifter Lever- Selects the speed of
snow thrower (6 speeds forward and 2
speeds reverse),.
Crank AssemblyChanges the direction of
snow throwing through the discharge chute.
Chute Deflector - Changes the distance
the snow is thrown.
Discharge Chute - Changes the direction
the snow is thrown.
Height Adjust Skids - Adjusts the ground
clearance of the auger housing.
While learning how to use your snow
thrower, pay extra attention to the following
important items:
,/'.f Engine oil is at proper level.
,/,/ Make sure gas tank is filled properly
with clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline°
/4' Become familiar with all controls-their
location and function. Operate controls
before starting engine_
Ignition Key - Must be inserted to start the
engine,.
Recoil Starter Handle - Starts the engine
manually.
Choke Control - Used to start a cold engine.
Primer Button - Injects fuel directly into the
carburetor manifold for fast starts in cold
weather.
Throttle Control - Controls the engine
speed.
Electric Starter Button - Used to start the
engine using the 120 V electric starter.
Shear Bolt - Shear bolts are designed to
break (to protect the machine) if an object
becomes lodged in the auger housing,. Use
of a harder bolt wilt destroy the protection
provided by the shear bolt
KNOW
YOUR SNOW
THROWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
SNOW THROWER. Compare the illustrations with your SNOW THROWER to famiEiarize
yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments Save this manual for future
reference,
Engine
Start
Engine
Run
Off
Choke Off
Fast
Slow
Stop
Fuel
Ignition Key
insert to run
Drive Clutch
Auger Clutch
pult out to stop
Auger Drive Lever
Oii
Primer
Button
|engage
[,+_ (f'-_'_
r-t"lPus"tO
J electric
start
Traction Drive Lever
Crank Assembly
Recoil Starter
Handle
Primer Button
Chute Deflector
Speed
Lever
Chute
Starter
Button
Choke
Control
Ignition
Throttle
Control
Height
Key
Skids
Shear Bolt
Sofa
The operation of any snow thrower can result in foreign objects being thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye
shields while operating the snow thrower.
We recommend standard safety glasses or
a wide vision safety mask for over your
glasses, available at Sears Retail Stores or
Service Centers
CAUTION:
Read owner's manual
before operating machine Never direct
discharge toward bystanders. Release the
auger control bar and stop the engine
before unclogging discharge chute or auger
housing and before leaving the machine
HOWTO
USE YOUR SNOW
TH ROWE R
"lrO STOP YOUR SNOW THROWER
o To stop throwing snow, release the auger
drive lever (see last figure on this page).
• To stop the wheels, release the traction
drive lever (see last figure on this page).
• To stop the engine, push the throttle control lever to off and pull out (DO NOT
TURN) the ignition key, see figure below.
Prime button
Electric Starter Button
Ignition
TO MOVE FORWARD
• To shift, release the traction drive Iever
and move the speed shifter lever to the
speed you desire. Ground speed is dotermined by snow conditions. Select the
speed you desire by moving the speed
shifter lever into the appropriate area on
the speed selector.
Speeds t, 2 - Wet, Heavy, Extra Deep
Speed 3 - Light
Speed 4 - Very Light
Speeds 5, 6 - Transport only
• Engage the traction drive lever as shown
in figure below, left hand As the snow
thrower starts to move, maintain a firm
hold on the handles, and guide the snow
thrower along the clearing path. Do not
attempt to push the snow thrower
• To move the snow thrower backward,
move the speed shifter lever into first or
second reverse and engage the traction
drive lever (left hand)
IMPORTANT: Never move the speed shifter
lever while the traction lever is down.
TO THROW
SNOW
• Push down the auger drive lever, see figure below
• Release to stop throwing snow
key
Traction Drive Lever
Off
control
Throttle
TO CONTROL
AND
BACKWARD
starter
handle
SNOW
DISCHARGE
• Turn the crank assembJy to set the direction of the snow throwing.
• Loosen the wing knob on the chute deflector and move the deflector to set the
distance. Move the deflector (UP) for
more distance, (DOWN) for less distance
Then tighten the wing knob, see figure
below.
Auger Drive Lever
Off
TO USE WHEEL LOCKOUT
PIN
. The left hand wheel is secured to the axle
with a klick pin, see figure below.. This
unit was shipped with this kiick pin in the
locked position (klick pin through hole in
For extreme cold operating conditions of
O°F and below, use a partial synthetic
0W30 motor oil for easier starting.
NOTE: S.A E. 5W30 motor oil may be used
to make starting easier in areas where the
temperature is 20 ° E or lower.
Fill/Dipstick
Locked
Position
Klick Pin
NOTE: Oil level must be
between full and add
mark
2-Wheel Drive
FILL GAS
wheel) ..
• For ease of maneuverability in light snow
conditions, disconnect the klick pin from
the wheel locked position and push into
the single wheel drive position (klick pin
through axle hole onFy), see next figure
NOTE: Make sure that the klick pin is in the
single wheel drive position, through axle
only and not through the hole in wheel
Unlocked
Position
Klick Pin
Single Wheel Drive
BEFORE
STARTING
THE ENGINE
FILL OIL
This snow thrower was shipped with a container of 5W30 motor oil This oil must be
added to the engine before operating. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick and fil! the
crank case to (FULL) line on dipstick (20
ounces) (see next figure). NOTE: Engine
may already contain some residual oil
Check frequently when filling the crankcase,, Do not over fill.
Tighten the fill cap/dipstick securely each
time you check the oil level
NOTE: Oit must be changed after the first 2
hours of operation to extend engine fife
WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or those
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,
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage for 30
days or longer Start the engine and let it
run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty, Use the carburetor bowl drain to
empty residual gasoline from the float
chamber. Use fresh fuel next season (see
Storage instructions on page 22 for additional information)
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur,
Fil! the fuel tank with clean, fresh, unleaded
grade automotive gasoline Be sure that the
container you pour the gasoline from is
clean and free from rust or other foreign
particles Never use gasoline that may be
stale from long periods of storage in the
container
Z_ CAUTION: Gasoline is flammable and
caution must be used when handling or storing it
Do not fill rue! tank while snow thrower is
running, when it is hot, or when snow
thrower is in an enclosed area
Keep away from open flame or an electrical
spark and DO NOT SMOKE while filling the
fuel tank
NEVER fill [he tank completely FILL THE
TANK to within 1/4" - 1/2" from the topto
provide space for expansion of fuel
Alwaysfill fueltankoutdoorsandusea funnelor spoutto prevent spilling
on the engine first, then plug the other end
into the three-hole grounded receptacle_
When disconnecting power cord, always
unplug the end in the three-hole grounded
receptacle first.
Make sure to wipe up any spilled fuel before
starting the engine_
Store gasoline in a clean, approved container and keep the cap in place on the container,,
TO STOP
• Plug the other end of the power cord into
a three-hole, grounded 120 volt A,C,
receptacle.
ENGINE
• To stop engine, move the throttle control
lever to 1_ (STOP) position and remove
key,, Keep the key in a safe place. The
engine will not start without the key_
NOTE: DO NOT turn key.
TO START
ENGINE
(Electric
• Push the primer button while covering the
vent hole as follows: (Remove finger
from primer button between primes).
See figure on page 9 for location,
Do not prime if temperature
50OF,
Starter)
Two times ff temperature
Be sure that the engine has sufficient oil,,
The snow thrower engine is equipped with a
120 volt AoCoelectric starter and recoil
starter° Before starting the engine, be certain that you have read the following infor_
mation:
is above
is 50°F to 15°F,
Four times if temperature is below 15°F.
• Push down on the starter button until the
engine starts. Do not crank for more than
10 seconds at a time This electric starter
is thermally protected. If overheated it will
stop automatically and can be restarted
only when it has cooled to a safe temperature (a wait of about 5 to 10 minutes
is required),
• When the engine starts, release the
starter button and slowly rotate the choke
to (OFF) position. If the engine falters,
rotate the choke to(FULL) and then
gradually to (OFF).
COLD START
• Be sure the auger drive and traction drive
levers are in the disengaged (released)
position.
• Move the throttle control to .t_ (FAST)
position, See figure on page 9,
. Remove the keys from the plastic bag,
Insert one key into the ignition slot, Be
sure it snaps into place. DO NOT TURN
KEY. Keep the second key in a safe
place.
• Disconnect the power cord from the
receptacle first and then from the switch
box on engine.,
• Rotate the choke knob to (FULL) choke
position,, See figure on page 9,,
NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up for a
few minutes because the engine will not develop full power until it reaches operating
temperature
• Connect the power cord to the switch box
on the engine.
_
CAUTION: This starter is equipped
with a three-wire power cord and plug
and is designed to operate on 120 volt AC
household current. It must be properly
grounded at all times to avoid the possibility
of electrical shock, which may be injurious
to operator, Follow all instructions carefully
as set forth in the "To Start Engine" section.
Determine that your house wiring is a threewire grounded system. Ask a licensed elec_
trician if you are not sure. If your house wire
system is not a three-wire system, do not
use this electric starter under any conditions. If your system is grounded and a
three-hole receptacle is not available at the
point your starter will normally be used, one
should be installed by a licensed electrician.
When connecting 120 volt AC power cord,
always connect the cord to the switch box
• Run the engine at full throttle "_
when throwing snow,
TO STOP
(FAST)
ENGINE
• To stop engine, move the throttle control
lever to _ (STOP) position and remove
key. Keep the key in a safe place, The
engine will not start without the key.
NOTE: DO NOT turn key,
TO START
ENGINE
(Recoil
Starter)
Be sure that the engine has sufficient oil.
The snow thrower engine is equipped with
a recoil starter Before starting the engine,
be certain that you have read the following
information:
t2
COLD
START
If the starter still fails to turn engine, repeat
the two previous steps until the starter engages. Then continue with the directions for
cold start.
• Be sure the auger drive and traction drive
levers are in the disengaged (released)
position.
To help prevent possible freeze-up of recoil
starter and engine controls, proceed as follows after each snow removal job
• Move the throttle control to _ (FAST)
position. See figure on page 9 for location.
• With the engine running, pull the
starter rope hard with a continuous full
arm stroke three or four times. Pulling of
starter rope will produce a loud clattering
sound. This is not harmful to the engine
or starter
• Remove the keys from the plastic bag. Insert one key into the ignition slot Be sure
it snaps into place DO NOT TURN KEY..
Keep the second key in a safe place
• Rotate the choke control to (FULL) choke
position. See figure on page 9
• With the engine not running, wipe ail
snow and moisture from the carburetor
cover in area of control levers Also move
throttle control, choke control, and starter
handle several times.
• Push the primer button, see figure on
page 9, while covering the vent hole as
follows: (Remove finger from primer
button between primes)
Do not prime if temperature is above
50°E
Z_
CAUTION: Never run engine indoors
or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas.
Engine exhaust contains CARBON MON_
OXIDE, AN ODORLESS AND DEADLY
GAS. Keep hands, feet, hair and loose
clothing away from any moving parts on engine and snow thrower.
Two times if temperature is 50°F to
15°E
Four times if temperature is below 15°E
• Pull the recoil starter handle rapidly. Do
not allow the handle to snap back, but allow it to rewind slowiy while keeping a
firm hold on the starter handle.
WARNING: Temperature of muffler and
nearby areas may exceed 1500 F..Avoid
these areas
• As the engine warms up and begins to
operate evenly, rotate the choke control
slowly to the (OFF) position.. If the engine
falters, return to (FULL) choke, then
slowly move to the (OFF) position.
DO NOT allow children or young teenagers
to operate or be near snow thrower while it
is operating.
Z_
CAUTION: Do no attempt to remove
any item that may become lodged in
auger without taking the following precautions:
NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up for a
few minutes because the engine will not develop full power until it reaches operating
temperature.
• Release auger drive and traction drive
levers.
• Run the engine at full throttle ,_ (FAST)
when throwing snow.
WARM
• Move throttle lever to stop position.
START
• Remove (DO NOT TURN) ignition key.
• Disconnect spark plug wire.
If restarting a warm engine after a short
shutdown, Ieave choke at (OFF) and do not
push the primer button If the engine fails to
start, follow the Cold Start instructions
above°
FROZEN
RECOIL
• Do not place your hands in the auger or
discharge chute Use a pry bar.
SNOW THROWING
STARTER
TIPS
For maximum snow thrower efficiency in
removing snow, adjust ground speed,
NEVER the throttle Go slower in deep,
freezing, or wet snow If the tracks slip,
reduce forward speed. The engine is designed to deliver maximum performance
at fu]! throttle and should be run at this
power setting at all times Most efficient
If the starter is frozen and wiil not turn
engine:
• Putt as much rope out of the starter as
possible.
• Release the starter handle and let it snap
back against the starter.
!3
snow blowing is accomplished when the
snow is removed immediately after it
falls,
• For complete snow removal, slightly overlap each path previousJy taken Use
more overlap in deep snow to prevent
overloading
• The snow should be discharged down
wind whenever possible. In windy conditions, lower the chute deflector to direct
discharged snow close to the ground,
where it is less likely to blow into unwanted areas,
• For normal usage, set the skids so that
the scraper bar is 1/8" above the skids.
For extremely hard-packed snow surfaces, adjust the skids upward so that the
scraper bar touches the ground
• On gravel or crushed rock surfaces, set
the skids at 1-1/4" below the scraper bar
(See To Adjust Skids Height paragraph
on page 17)_ Stones and gravel must not
be picked up and thrown by the machine
. After the snow throwing job has been
completed, allow the engine to idle for a
few minutes, which will melt snow and
accumulated ice off the engine.
• Clean the snow thrower thoroughly after
each use
• Remove ice and snow accumulation and
a[I debris from the entire snow thrower,
and flush with water (if possible) to remove all salt or other chemicals. Wipe
snow thrower dry.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSE POWER:
5.5 HP
DISPLACEMENT:
11.88 cu, in
GASOLINE CAPACITY:
4 quart
(unleaded)
5W-30
OIL (20oz. Capacity) :
SPARK PLUG:
Champion RN4C
(Gap 030) or
Equivalent
VALVE CLEARANCE:
Intake: .010 In.
Exhaust: .010 In.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
SERVICE
RECORDS
Fill in dates as
you complete
regular service
SCHEDULE
SERVICE
DATES
After
8efor_
first 2 Each
Hours Use
As
Needa_
Every Every
10
Hours
25
Hours
Each
Season
Before
Storage
=
v"
Change Engine Oil Level
Change Engine Oil
,
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,t
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v,"
v"
v"
v"
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Tighten atl screws and nuts
Check Traction Clutch Cable
Adjustment (See cable Adj)
fJ
Replace Spark Plug
Check Drive Botts
v"
Lubricate all pivo! points
Check Auger Clutch Cable
Adjustment (See Cabte Adj}
Lubricate Disc Drive Plate Zerk
v"
v,'
v"
V 'r
_
v"
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GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
SNOW THROWER
The warranty on this snow thrower does not
cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence, To receive full
value from the warranty, the operator must
maintain the snow thrower as instructed in
this manual The above chart is provided to
assist the operator in properly maintaining
the snow thrower
LUBRICATION
FIRST
To Lubricate:
• Position speed selector lever in first gea_
. Turn disc drive plate clockwise by hand
until grease zerk is clearly visible at front
center See figure below
USE
. Check for any loose or damaged paris
• Tighten any loose fasteners
• Check and maintain the auger
. After each use, remove all snow and slush
off the snow thrower to prevent freezing of
auger or controls
- Check controls to make sure they are
functioning properly
Rubber_
Friction
Shalt
Wheet
Disc
(Require
No
Lubrication)
Friction
Wheel
. If any parts are worn or damaged, replace
immediately
LUBRICATION
25 HOURS
• Lubricate Disc Drive Plate every twenty five
(25) hours and at the end of the season and/
or before storage
Some adjustments will need to be made pe
riodically to properly maintain your snow
thrower
AFTER
- EVERY
Grea,
Bearing Assembl
Place cain in gap
between friction
wheel and disc dr_ve
late
r
]
E_-Grease
Zerk
CHART
Po_nt
grease
should be visible
• Place a coin or (a shim of equal thickness) between the rubber friction wheel
and disc drive plate to prevent rubber fric
tion wheel contacting the drive disc
• To grease zerk use a hand grease gun,
lubricate with a Hi Temp EP Moly grease
See inset of second figure on this page
DO NOT over fill or allow grease to come
in contact with lhe disc drive plate or fric
lion wheel or damage will result Fit] zerk
only until grease becomes visible below
bearing assembly located under grease
zerk See insert in figure above
IMPORTANT: Remove coin and ensure that
a gap exists between friction wheel and disc
drive plate
NOTE: Clean all excess grease found on
friction disc hub
CAUTION: Do not allow grease to contact
friction wheel and disc drive plate,
Lubricate
Drive Plate Zerk
with a Hi Temp EP Moty Grease
15
LUBRICATION
- BEFORE
STORAGE
OIL RECOMMENDATION
• Remove both wheels, grease (any automotive type grease) both axles (see figure below) and replace wheels_ Do this at
least once a year and/or prior to storage°
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SG_ Select
the oil's viscosity grade according to your
expected operating temperature:
NOTE: For extreme cold operating conditions of 0° and below, use a partial synthetic
0W30 motor oil for easier starting°
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils improve
starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity
oils will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°E Check your engine
oil level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after first two hours of operation, every 25 hours thereafter, and at the
beginning of each season
• Position the snow thrower so that the oil
drain plug is at the lowest point on the engine Remove the oil drain plug and the oil
fill cap/dipstick_ Drain the oil into a suitable container Oil wilt drain more freely
when warm
LUBRICATION
• Hex Shaft and Gears - Hex shaft and
gears require no lubrication. Alf bearings
and bushings are lifetime lubricated and
require no maintenance.
NOTE: Any greasing or oiling of the above
components can cause contamination of
the friction wheel. If the disc drive plate or
friction wheel comes in contact with grease
or oil, damage to the friction wheel wil_ resulto
• Replace the oil drain plug and tighten se*
curely.
SPARK
PLUG
• Make sure that the spark p_ug is tightened
securely into the engine and the spark
plug wire is attached to the spark plug_
Should grease or oil come in contact with
the disc drive plate or friction wheel, be sure
to clean the plate and wheel thoroughly.
NOTE: For storage, the hex shaft and
gears should be wiped with 5W-30 motor oil
to prevent rusting.. See figure above°
• If a torque wrench is available, torque
plug to 18 to 23 foot pounds
• CIean the area around the spark plug
base before removal to prevent dirt from
entering the engine
° Auger Gear Box - The auger gear box
has been factory lubricated for fife tf for
some reason lubricant should leak out,
have auger gear case checked by a competent repairman..
• Clean the spark plug and reset the gap
periodically at .030 inch.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Check the crankcase oil level (see figure below) before starting the engine and after
each five (5) hours of continuous use. Add
SoA.Eo5W30 motor o11as needed. Tighten
fill cap/dipstick securely each time you
check the oil level.
16
Z_
CAUTION:
• Loosen the carriage bolts and nuts securing the scraper bar to the auger housing°
Always disconnect the
spark plug wire and tie back away from
the plug before making any adjustments
or repairs.
TO ADJUST
• Adjust _he scraper bar to the proper position.
• Tighten the carriage bolts and nuts, making sure that the scraper bar is parallel
with the working surface
• For extended operation, the scraper bar
may be reversed If the scraper bar must
be replaced due to wear, remove the carriage bolts and nuts and install a new
scraper bar
SKID HEIGHT
This snow thrower is equipped with two
height adiustment skids, located on the outside of the auger housing (see figure below). These skids elevate the front of the
snow thrower.
Skid Mounting Nuts
CAUTION:
Be certain to maintain proper
ground clearance for your particular area to
be cleared Objects such as gravel, rocks
or other debris, if struck by the impeller,
may be thrown with sufficient force to cause
personal injury, property damage or damage to the snow thrower
Auc
Hek
ust Sklds
TO ADJUSTTHE
CLUTCH
CONTROL
For normal hard surfaces, adjust the skids
as follows:
CABLES
• Check tire pressure (14 to '17 pounds)
• Place the extra shear bolts supplied
(found in parts bag) under each end of the
scraper bar near but not under the skid
Periodic adjustment of the cables may be
required due to normal stretch and wear on
the belts To check for correct adjustment,
the control lever must be in the full forward
position, resting on the plastic bumper. The
control cables are correctly adjusted when
the center of the "Z" fitting is in the center of
the hole and there is no droop in the cable
See figure below
• Loosen the skid mounting nuts (see figure
above) and adjust the skids up to bring
the front of the snow thrower down Retighten the mounting nuts
• Set the skid on the other side at the same
height.
Control Lever
Auc
must be in lu!l
For rocky or uneven surfaces, adiust the
skids as follows:
, Raise the front of the snow thrower by
moving the skids down This will help prevent rocks and other debris from being
picked up and thrown by the auger
TO ADJUST
SCRAPER
BAR
P'_astic Bumper
After considerable use, the metal scraper
bar will have a definite wear pattern The
scraper bar may have to be returned to its
original lower setting to maintain the original
performance level To adjust:
• Position the snow thrower on a level surface.
If adjustment is necessary:
• Remove fuel from tank, and stand blower
on end
• Disconnect the "Z" fitting from drive lever.
• Pull rubber boot off the top of the spring
Push the cable through the spring (see
first figure on page 18) to expose the
threaded portion of the cable
• Make sure both tires are equally inflated
Proper tire pressure is 14 to 17 PSL See
side of tire for maximum inflation. Do not
exceed sidewall maximum pressure on
tire
_7
AUGER
DRIVE
BELT
If your snow thrower will not discharge
snow, and the auger drive belt (see figure
below) isdamaged, replace it as follows:
Cable spring i
Auger Drive Belt
_
jSquare
end
Ddve
Pulley
Pulley
Tractio_
Drive Belt
Belt
Guide
(Left Hand)
(Right Hand)
Traction
Idler
• Hold the square end of the threaded portion with pliers and adjust the Iocknut in or
out until the excess slack is removed.
• Pull the cable back through the spring
and connect the cable. Do the same for
the other lever cable, if needed
NOTE: Whenever the traction drive or auger belts are adjusted or replaced, the
cables will need to be adjusted.
TO ADJUST
AUGER
BELT
If your snow thrower will not discharge
snow, check the control cable adjustment, if
it is correct, then check the condition of the
auger drive belt, It may be loose or damaged, If it is damaged, replace it (see To
Replace Belts paragraph on page 18)
DRIVE
• Replace the traction drive belt if it is slipping (see To Replace Belts paragraph on
page 18)_
TO REPLACE
Belt Cover ] l JL_fL"__ ,/
"__tapptng
Screw
BELT
The traction drive belt (see second figure
on this page) has constant spring pressure
and does not require adjustment
BELTS
The drive belts on this snow thrower are of
special construction and should be replaced
with original equipment belts available from
your nearest Sears Store or Service Center.,
You will need the assistance of a second
person while replacing the belts
Drain the gasoline from the fuel tank by removing the fuef line at the carburetor. Drain
the gas into a container and reinstall the
fuel line.
A
. Disconnect the spark plug wire.
• Remove the belt cover (see figure
below)
BELTS
DRIVE
TRACTION
Auger
Pulley
CAUTION:
Drain the gasoline outdoors, away from fire or flame.
• Loosen the belt guides (see first figure
this column) and pull away from the engine drive pulley,
• Loosen nut on the auger idler pulley (see
first figure, this column) and pull idler puF
ley away from the belt,,
• Remove top two bolts that secure auger
housing to motor mount frame Loosen
bottom two bolts. Auger housing and mo_
tor mount flame will separate, hinged by
bottom two bolts,
• Remove old belt from the auger drive pulley,
• Install the original equipment replacement
belt in reverse order of removal.
• Position drive belt onto the auger drive
puIley
• Adjust the belt guides (see To Adjust The
Belt Guides paragraph on page 19)
• Reinstall the belt cover
• Checkclutchcontrolcableadjustment.
seepage17.
• Reconnect
sparkplugwire
TRACTIONDRIVE BELT
,,..,,i._-_.
j Drive Pulley
3/32 Inch "_k,/" 4_..5_""
Belt Guide
Belt Guide.._,...,/\_""
(Left Hand)
(Right Hand)_
Ifyoursnowthrowerwillnotmoveforward,
checkthetractiondrivebelt(seesecond
figureonpage18)forwear(Checkother
causesalsointhe TroubleShootingPoints
section)°Ifthetractiondrivebeltneedsto
be replaced,proceedasfollows:
• Disconnect
thesparkplugwire
• Removethe beltcover(seelastfigureon
page18),
o Loosenthebeltguidesandpullaway
fromenginedrivepulley(seefirst figure
onthispage)_
• Loosennutonaugeridlerandpuffauger
idlerloulleyawayfrombelt Notelocation
ofidlerpulleyforlaterre-installation
• Removeaugerdrivebeltfromenginepulley.
• Pullthe idlerpulleyaway from the drive
,,._\_,-"
3/32 Inch
Auger Idler'_
._.._.- tmpetler
TO ADJUSTTHE
FRICTION
WHEEL
If the snow thrower wilt not move forward,
you need to check the traction drive belt, the
traction drive cable or the friction wheel If
the friction wheel is damaged, it will need to
be replaced (see the To Replace Friction
Wheel paragraph on page 20) If the friction
wheel is not worn, check the adjustment, as
foi!ows:
• Disconnect the spark plug wire
• Drain the gasoline from the gas tank.
belt, allowing belt to be positioned onto
engine pulley
• Stand snow thrower on the auger housing
end.
• Release idler pulley, Ensure idler pulley is
properly engaged with beit
• Remove the botlom panel (see figure below)
Motor Mount Frame
Remove Top Bolts
. Reinstall auger drive belt
• Adjust belt guides (see To Adjust The
Belt Guides paragraph on page 19)
• Adjust idler on auger belt
• Reinstall the belt cover
;l!i" " Bottom
• Reconnect the spark piug wire
TO ADJUSTTHE
BELT GUIDES
After you replace the traction or auger drive
belt, you need to adjust one or both of lhe
belt guides Proceed as follows:
Loosen Bottom Bolls
(each sidel
1-'-
• Position the shifter iever in first (1) gear,
• Note the position of the friction wheel on
the disc drive plate The right outer side of
the disc drive plate should be 3" from the
center of the friction wheel (See figure below)
• Disconnect the spark plug wire.
• Remove the belt cover (See last figure on
page 18)
• Engage the auger drive clutch lever
• Measure the distance between the bett
guides and the belt (See next figure) The
distance should be 3/32" for each guide
Fricti°n-_'4-}_
ex Shaft
• If adjustment is necessary, loosen the
belt guide mounting bolts, Move the belt
guides to the correct position Tighten the
mounting bolts
• Reinstall the belt cover
\\
• Reconnect the spark plug wire
19
If adjustment
is necessary:
• Remove right side bearing plate. Leave
hex shaft in original position.
• Loosen bolts in speed selector lever (see
figure below),
Speed Selector Lever
• Remove frictionwheel from hub, Slip friction wheel off hex shaft towards right side°
See figure below.
Friction Wheel
Lockwasher
===
Bolts to be
Shaft
/loosened
i
TO REPLACE
FRICTION
Bolt
WHEEL
Nut Lockwasher
If the snow thrower will not move forward,
and the friction wheel is worn or damaged,
you need to replace it as follows: (First allow
the engine to cool),
TO REPLACE
AUGER
SHEAR
BOLT
The augers are secured to the auger shaft
with special bolts (see figure below) that are
designed to break (to protect the machine) if
an object becomes lodged in the auger
housing Use of a harder bolt will destroy the
protection provided by the shear bolt.
- Drain the gasoline from the fuel tank.
° Drain the fuel in a container and reinstall
the fuel line.
• Disconnect the spark plug wire,
- Stand the snow thrower up on the auger
housing end (see figure below),
Shear Bolt _
_Shear
Friction
Bolt
-.-_
Bearing
PlateBolts
Spacer
IMPORTANT:
To ensure safety and performance levels, only original equipment shear
bolts should be used When replacing shear
bolts, be sure to replace shear bolt spacers,
To replace a broken shear bolt, proceed as
follows:
Fasteners
(Bolts,
and nuts)/'
• Move the throttle to _
off all controls,
(STOP) and turn
• Disconnect the spark plug wire, Be sure
all moving parts have stopped.
.........
• Lubricate the auger shaft by squirting
Lubriplate or a fiber impregnated grease
into the shear bolt hole in the auger shaft°
Then rotate the auger to distribute the oil
in the shaft.
}=,
Unit Standing on Auger Housing End
• Remove the bottom panel (see second
figure on page 19).
• Align the hole in the auger with the hole in
the auger shaft Install the new shear bolt
and shear bolt spacer provided
• Remove the three (3) fasteners securing
the friction wheel to the hub (see second
figure above),
, Reconnect the spark plug wire,
• Remove the four bolts securing the bearing plates (both sides), (see second figure above).
2O
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
The carburetor (see figure below) has been
pre-set at the factory and readjustment
should not be necessary. However, if the
carburetor does need to be adjusted, proceed as fo![ows:
• Close the high speed adjusting screw by
hand.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed, Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed setting
can be dangerous. If you think the enginegoverned high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest Sears Service Center,
which has the proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments,
TO ADJUST
SPARK
_d
Carburet°r
justing Screw
lose finger tight only)
_
I
_---'-High
_'_Calburetor Bowl
Speed Adjusting Screw
(Close finger tight only)
• Do not over4ighten,,
• Then open it 1-1/4 to 1-112 turns,
• Close the idle adjusting screw by hand
Do not over-tighten.
• Then open it 1-1/4to 1-112 turns.
• Start the engine and let it warm up,
• Set the throttle control to'_
(FAST) Adjust the high speed adjusting screw in until the engine speed or sound alters, Adjust the screw out until the engine speed
sound alters, Note the difference between
the two limits and set the screw in the
middle of the range°
• Let the engine run undisturbed for 30
seconds after each setting to allow the
engine to react to the previous adjustment,
• Set the throttle control to _
(SLOW),,
Adjust the idle adjusting screw in until the
engine speed drops, then adjust the
screw out until the engine speed drops.
Note the difference between the two limits and set the screw in the middle of the
range.
• If the engine tends to stall under load or
does not accelerate from low speed to
high speed properly, adjust the high
speed screw out in 1/8 turn increments
until the problem is resolved Let the engine run for 30 seconds between settings
OR REPLACE
THE
PLUG
If you have difficulty starting your snow
thrower, you may need to adjust or replace
the spark plug Follow the instructions below,
Replace the spark plug if the electrodes are
pitted or burned or if the porcelain is
cracked,
TO ADJUST:
• Clean the spark plug by carefully scraping
the electrodes (do not sand blast or use a
wire brush)
• Be sure the spark plug is clean and free
of foreign material. Check the electrodes
gap (see figure below) with a wire feeler
gauge and reset the gap to 030 inch if
necessary,
/_'_-'_--.
o3o
TO REPLACE:
• If you need a new spark plug, use only
the proper replacement spark plug (See
page 14),
° Set the gap to _030.
• Before installing the spark plug, coat its
threads lightly with oil or grease to insure
easy removal,
° Tighten the plug firmly into the engine.
. If a torque wrench is available, torque the
plug to t8 to 23 ft. - Ibs
Z_ CAUTION: Neverstoreyoursnow
throwerindoorsor in anenclosed,
poorly
ventilatedareaif gasolineremainsinthe
tank.fumesmayreachanopenflame,
sparkor pilotlightfroma furnace,water
heater,clothesdryer,cigarette,etc
Topreventenginedamage(ifsnowthrower
is
not usedfor morethan30days)followthe
stepsbelow
SNOWTHROWERSTORAGE
• Thoroughly
cleanthe snowthrower
• Lubricatealllubrication
points(Seethe
Maintenance
sectiononpages14-16).
• Besurethatall nuts, bolts and screws are
securely fastened. Inspect all visible moving parts for damage, breakage and wear
Replace if necessary
ff yOU do not want to remove gasoline, a
fuel stabilizer (such as Craftsman Fuel
Stabilizer No. 33500) may be added to
any gasoline left in the tank to minimize
gum deposits and acids If the tank is almost empty, mix stabilizer with fresh
gasoline in a separate container and add
some to the tank
Always follow instructions on stabilizer container. Then run engine at least 10 minutes
after stabilizer is added to allow mixture to
reach carburetor Store snow thrower in a
safe place.. See Warning above.
You can keep your engine in good operating
condition during storage by:
• Changing oil (See page 16).
• Lubricating the piston/cylinder area. This
can be done by first removing the spark
plug and squirting a few drops of clean
engine oil into the spark plug hole.. Then
cover the spark plug hole with a rag to
absorb oil spray. Next, rotate the engine
by pulling the starter rope fully out two or
three times Finally, reinstall spark plug
and attach spark plug wire
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting
• Cover the bare metal parts of the blower
housing auger and the impeller with rust
preventative, such as a spray lubricanL
NOTE: A yearly checkup or tune-up by a
Sears Service Center is a good way to insure that your snow thrower will provide
maximum performance for the next season.
ENGINE
•
OTHER
STORAGE
• tf possible, store your snow thrower indoors and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt
Gasoline must be removed or treated to prevent gum deposits from forming inthe tank,
filter, hose, and carburetor during storage
Also during storage, alcohol blended gasoline that uses ethanol or methanol (sometimes called gasohol) attracts water. It acts
on the gasoline to form acids which damage
the engine.
• If the machine must be stored outdoors,
block up the snow thrower to be sure the
entire machine is off the ground
• Cover the snow thrower with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture Do not use pfastic or vinyl.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover snow thrower
while engine and exhaust areas are still
warm.
• To remove gasoline, run the engine until
the tank is empty and the engine stops.
Then drain remaining gasoline from carburetor by pressing upward on bowl drain
located on the bottom of carburetor (see
first figur e on page 21 )
22
TROUBLE
Difficult starting
CORRECTION
CAUSE
Defective spark plug
Water or dirt in fuel system
Replace defective plug
Use carburetor bowl drain to
flush and refill with fresh fuel
Engine runs erratically
Blocked fuel line or low on fuel
Clean fuel line; check fuel supply; add fresh gasoline (gasol!ne/oiI mixture if 2-cycle engine)
Engine stalls
Unit running on CHOKE
Move choke lever to OFF position
Engine runs erratically;
Water or dirt in fuel system
or
Use carburetor bowl drain to
• flush and refill with fresh fuel
I
i
Adjust carburetor
Loss of power
Carburetor out of adjustment
Excessive
vibration
Loose parts; damaged impeller
Stop engine immediately and
disconnect spark plug wire
Tighten all bolts and make all
necessary repairs If vibration
continues, have the unit serviced by a Sears service repairman
Units fails to
propel itself
Drive belt loose or damaged
Replace drive belt
Incorrect adjustment of auger control cable
Adjust traction drive cable
Worn or damaged friction wheel
Repair friction wheel
Auger drive belt loose or damaged
Replace auger belt
Auger control cable not adjusted
correctly
Adjust auger
Shear bolt broken
Replace shear bolt
Discharge chute clogged
Stop engine immediately and
disconnect spark plug wire,
Clean discharge chute and inside of auger housing
Unit fails to
discharge snow
Foreign object lodged in auger
control cable
Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire Remove I
object from auger
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23
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