Quick Start Guide Compact 24 LET (920020 s/n 000101 & up) • • • • • • • • • • • • • Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step 1: Assemble Handlebar 2: Install Trigger Cable Assembly 3: Install Discharge Chute 4: Install Discharge Chute Crank 5: Install Remote Deflector Cable 6: Check Function of Dual Handle Interlock 7: Check Track Tension 8: Adjust Skid Shoes 9: Check Auger Gearcase Oil 10: Check Engine Crankcase Oil 11: Fill Engine Fuel Tank 12: Starting the Engine 13: Stopping the Engine READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTION, WARNING, AND DANGER LABELS. IMPORTANT: READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL AND ENGINE MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND FOLLOW THE IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES BEFORE OPERATING. Step One: Assemble Handlebar 1. Remove the lower and loosen the upper hardware on the handlebar assembly. 2. Loosen the hardware on the shift rod. 3. Put the speed selector lever in the sixth forward position. 4. Rotate the handlebar into operating position. NOTE: Be careful not to damage cable spring hooks when rotating handlebar upward. 5. Install and tighten the hardware on the handlebar assembly and shift rod. Step Two: Install Trigger Cable Assembly NOTICE: Trigger cable assembly comes attached to the Sno-Thro unit. 1. Attach remote trigger cable assembly to upper handlebar assembly using one ¼ in x 1- ½ in oval head machine screw and one ¼ in locking washer. Step Three: Install Discharge Chute 1. Grease underside of discharge chute ring (if not already greased). 2. Remove mounting hardware from auger housing 3. Install discharge chute over opening in the auger housing. Finger tighten the mounting hardware removed above. NOTE: Leave discharge chute pedestal loose to help install the chute crank. Step Four: Install Discharge Chute Crank 1. 2. Remove gear cover from top of chute pedestal. Slide Chute Crank through the nylon bushing in the support bracket under control panel. NOTE: Be careful not to damage nylon bushing when attaching crank to the control panel. 3. Connect the chute crank to the pinion gear on discharge chute with spring clip pin. 4. Replace gear cover on top of chute pedestal. 5. Orient the chute and pedestal to its most vertical position and tighten pedestal hardware to 14.8-31.0 lbf-ft (20-42 N∙m). Step Five: Install Remote Deflector Cable 1. 2. Pull rubber seal cap away from snap fitting. Install snap fitting into cable bracket’s mounting hole located under the dash. 3. Position rubber seal cap over the top of snap fitting. 4. Move deflector control lever to rear most position. 5. Attach cable eye to pin on bottom of deflector control lever. NOTE: Hold down chute deflector cap, if needed, for more cable slack. Step Five: Install Remote Deflector Cable Cont. 6. Secure cable eye to control lever with sleeve bushing and hairpin. 7. Using the wire hook attached to the deflector cable, hook cable to discharge chute crank. 8. Install cable into clip on top of discharge chute pedestal. 9. Make sure deflector cable loops above gear cover between cable clip and cable support bracket. 10. Test controls to be sure deflector works properly. NOTE: If deflector does not follow full range of travel See Remote Discharge Deflector Control Adjustment in Owners Manual. Step Six: Check Function of Dual Handle Interlock Without the engine running, press down (engage) both clutch levers. Release attachment clutch lever. Attachment clutch should remain engaged until traction clutch lever is released, then both clutches must disengage. If they do not, contact your dealer for repairs. Step Seven: Check Track Tension Check tracking of unit and tension the tracks as required (see Traction Tension Adjustment in Owners Manual). Step Eight: Adjust Skid Shoes IMPORTANT: Skid shoes should be adjusted as conditions require. Allow 1/8 in. (3mm) between scraper blade and hard smooth surfaces. Allow 7/8 in (22 mm) between scraper blade and uneven or gravel surfaces. (See Skid Shoes in Owners Manual). Step Nine: Check Auger Gearcase Oil Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Check Auger Gearcase in Owners Manual). Step Ten: Check Engine Crankcase Oil IMPORTANT: The engine is shipped with oil in crankcase. Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions. Step Eleven: Fill Engine Fuel Tank Fill fuel tank. DO NOT OVERFILL! See FILLING FUEL TANK in Owners Manual. Remove the plug from the fuel tank and install the fuel cap located in the attached bag. Step Twelve: Starting the Engine Starting Engine / Step A: Throttle Move the throttle control lever to the fast position. Operate the engine with the throttle control lever in the fast position. Starting Engine / Step B: Fuel Valve Turn the fuel shutoff valve to the “ON” position. Starting Engine / Step C: Key Insert the key and turn to the on/start position. Starting Engine / Step D: Choke Turn the choke control knob to the choke position. NOTE: Choke is usually unnecessary when restarting a warm engine. Starting Engine / Step E: Prime Push the primer two times. Be sure to cover the vent hole on the primer bulb. NOTE: Priming is usually unnecessary when restarting a warm engine. Starting Engine / Step F: (Manual Start) Firmly hold the starter cord handle. Pull the starter cord handle slowly until resistance is felt, then pull rapidly. NOTE: If the engine does not start after repeated attempts, go to BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM or call 1-800-233-3723. Starting Engine / Step F: (Electric Start) First connect the extension cord to the power cord receptacle and then into a wall receptacle. If an additional extension cord is required, make sure it is a 3-wire grounded extension cord. Starting Engine / Step G: (Electric Start) Depress the push button. After you start the engine, first disconnect the extension cord from the wall receptacle and then from the power cord receptacle. Starting Engine / Step H: Warm up Allow the engine to warm up for several minutes. Then, slowly move the choke control knob to the run position. Step Thirteen: Stopping the Engine Turn the key to the off position or move throttle control lever to slow and then to the stop position (completely left). Remove the key. Keep away from reach of children. After engine stops, turn the fuel shut-off valve to the closed (vertical) position. Additional Resources • Refer to Owners Manual and Engine Manual • Contact Ariens Company www.ariens.com Phone: 920-756-4688 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • For issues concerning engine, please contact Briggs and Stratton www.BRIGGSandSTRATTON.com Phone: 800-233-3723 2013 The Ariens Company. All rights reserved.