Simplicity SNP I924RX MS Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Intermediate Frame
Snowthrowers
Intermediate Frame Snowthrowers
Mfg. No.
1695302
1695311
1695410
1695313
1695314
1695411
Description
SMI I924E B&S 24
SMI I924EX B&S 24 (CE)
SMI I924RX MS B&S 24 (CE)
SNP I924E B&S 24
SNP I1924EX B&S 24 (CE)
SNP I924RX MS B&S 24 (CE)
CAUTION: Read and
follow all instructions.
Manual Part No. 1734501
Revision 01
Rev. Date 08/2007
TP 100-4609-01-IW-SN
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
READ THE MANUAL
The operator’s manual contains important safety information you need to be aware of BEFORE you operate your unit as
well as DURING operation.
Safe operating techniques, an explanation of the product’s features and controls, and maintenance
information is included to help you get the most out of your equipment investment.
Failure to obey the safety rules could result in loss of control of the unit, severe personal injury or death to
you, or bystanders, or damage to property or equipment.
Safety Icons
The alert symbol
is used to identify safety information
about hazards that can result in personal injury. A signal
word (DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION) is used with the
alert symbol to indicate the likelihood and the potential
severity of the injury. In addition, a hazard icon may be used
to represent the type of hazard. An explanation of hazard
levels and icons are as follows:
DANGER
This indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in
serious injury or death.
WARNING
You must read, understand and comply with all
safety and operating instructions in this
manual before attempting to set-up and
operate your snowthrower.
Failure to comply with all safety and operating
instructions can result in loss of machine
control, serious personal injury to you and /or
bystanders, and risk of equipment and
property damage. The triangle in the text
signifies important cautions or warnings which
must be followed.
WARNING
This indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in
serious injury or death.
CAUTION
This indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in
minor or moderate injury.
SAFETY DECALS
This unit has been designed and manufactured to
provide you with the safety and reliability you would
expect from an industry leader in outdoor power
equipment manufacturing.
WARNING
Engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known, in certain quantities, to
cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm.
These labels are easily applied and will act as a
constant visual reminder to you, and others who may
use the equipment, to follow the safety instructions
necessary for safe, effective operation.
Although reading this manual and the safety
instructions it contains will provide you with the
necessary basic knowledge to operate this equipment
safely and effectively, we have placed several safety
labels on the unit to remind you of this important
information while you are operating your unit.
All DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and
instructional messages on your product should be
carefully read and obeyed. Personal bodily injury can
result when these instructions are not followed. The
information is for your safety and it is important.
If any decals are lost or damaged, replace them at
once. See your local dealer for replacements.
Read and obey all operation and warning decals.
Safety
Table of Contents
Features & Controls
Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Read the Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety Rules and Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Safety Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Identification Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Features & Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Control Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Operation
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Starting Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Starting the Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Stopping the Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Operating the Snowthrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Ground Speed Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Engine Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Deflector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Scraper Bar & Skid Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Traction Drive Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
After Each Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Maintenance
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Checking Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Auger Gear Case Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Lubrication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting, Adjustment, and Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjustments/Service
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Auger Drive Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Traction Drive Cable Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Run-In Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Belt Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Shear Pin Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Belt Guide Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Belt Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Parts and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications
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Safety
Safety Rules & Information
Operating Safety
Congratulations on purchasing a superior-quality piece of
lawn and garden equipment. Our products are designed
and manufactured to meet or exceed all industry
standards for safety.
Power equipment is only as safe as the operator. If it is
misused, or not properly maintained, it can be dangerous!
Remember, you are responsible for your safety and that of
those around you.
Use common sense, and think through what you are
doing. If you are not sure that the task you are about to
perform can be safely done with the equipment you have
chosen, ask a professional: contact your local authorized
dealer.
Read the Manual
The operator’s manual contains important safety
information you need to be aware of BEFORE you operate
your unit as well as DURING operation.
Safe operating techniques, an explanation of the product’s
features and controls, and maintenance information is
included to help you get the most out of your equipment
investment.
Be sure to completely read the Safety Rules and
Information found on the following pages. Also completely
read the Operation section.
Children
Tragic accidents can occur with children. Do not allow
them anywhere near the area of operation. Children
are often attracted to the unit and snowthrowing
activity. Never assume that children will remain where
you last saw them. If there is a risk that children may
enter the area where you are operating the unit, have
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another responsible adult watch them.
DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE THIS
UNIT! This encourages them to come near the unit in
the future while it is running, and they could be
seriously hurt. They may then approach the unit when
you are not expecting it, and you may run over them.
Safety Rules and Information
Safety
Moving Parts
This equipment has many moving parts that can injure you or someone else.
However, if you are standing in the operator’s position, and follow all the rules
in this book, the unit is safe to operate.
The auger and impeller have spinning parts that can amputate hands and feet.
Do not allow anyone near the equipment while it is running! DO NOT clear the
discharge chute by hand. If the chute becomes plugged, stop the engine, wait
for all moving parts to stop, and clear the blockage with a clean-out tool or
piece of wood.
To help you, the operator, use this equipment safely, it is equipped with an
operator-present safety system. Do NOT attempt to alter or bypass the
system. See your dealer immediately if the system does not pass all the
safety interlock system tests found in this manual.
Thrown Objects
This unit has a spinning auger and impeller.
They pick up and throw snow and ice. Thrown
debris could seriously injure a bystander.
ALWAYS direct the discharge chute away from
bystanders and property that could be damaged
by frying debris. Be sure to clean up the area to
be cleared BEFORE you start.
Do not allow anyone in the area while the unit is
running! If someone does enter the area, shut
the unit off immediately until they leave.
Fuel and Maintenance
Gasoline is extremely flammable. Its vapors are also
extremely flammable and can travel to distant ignition
sources. Gasoline must only be used as a fuel, not as
a solvent or cleaner. It should never be stored any
place where its vapors can build up or travel to an
ignition source like a pilot light. Fuel belongs in an
approved, plastic, sealed gas can, or in the
snowthrower fuel tank with the cap securely closed.
Spilled fuel needs to be cleaned up immediately.
Proper maintenance is critical to the safety and
performance of your unit. Be sure to perform the
maintenance procedures listed in this manual,
especially periodically testing the safety system.
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Safety Rules & Information
Safety
This machine is capable to amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Read these safety rules
and follow them closely. Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of unit, severe
personal injury or death to you, or bystanders, or damage to property or equipment.
The triangle in
text signifies important cautions or warnings which must be followed.
TRAINING
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manuals before operating this
unit. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and
the proper use of the equipment. Know how to
stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly.
2. Never allow children to operate the equipment.
Never allow adults to operate the equipment
without proper instruction.
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 equipment
is to be used and remove all doormat, sleds,
boards, wires, and other foreign objects.
2. Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before
starting engine (motor).
3. Do not operate the equipment without wearing
adequate winter outer garments. Wear footwear
that will improve footing on slippery surfaces.
Avoid loose fitting clothing that can get caught in
moving parts.
4. Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.
(a) Use an approved fuel container.
(b) Never add fuel to a running engine or hot
engine.
(c) Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never
fill fuel tank indoors. Replace fuel cap securely
and wipe up spilled fuel.
(d) Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground, away from your
vehicle, before filling.
(e) When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on
the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such
on a trailer with a portable container, rather than
from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
(f) Keep nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times, until
refueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lockopen device.
(g) Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe up
spilled fuel.
(h) If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
5. Use extension cords and receptacles as specified
by the manufacturer for all units with electric drive
motors or electric starting motors.
6. Adjust the collector housing 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 machine adjust to outdoor
temperatures before starting to clear snow.
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9. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during
operation or while performing an adjustment or
repair to protect eye from foreign objects that may
be thrown from the machine.
OPERATION
1. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating
parts. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all
times.
2. Exercise extreme caution when operating on or
crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert
for hidden hazards or traffic.
3. 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 snowthrower for any damage, and
repair the damage before restarting and operating
the snowthrower.
4. If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the engine (motor) and check immediately for the
cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
5. Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the
operating position, before unclogging the
collector/impeller housing or discharge guide, and
when making any repairs, adjustments, or
inspections.
6. When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting make
certain the collector/impeller and all moving parts
have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and
keep the wire away from the plug to prevent
accidental starting.
7. Do not run the engine indoors except for starting
the engine or for transporting the snowthrower in or
out of the building. Open the outside doors;
exhaust fumes are dangerous.
8. Exercise extreme caution when operating on
slopes. Do not attempt to clear steep slopes.
9. Never operate the snowthrower without proper
guards plates, or other safety protective devices in
place and working.
10. Never direct the discharge toward people or areas
where property damage can occur. Keep children
and others away.
11. Do not overload the machine capacity by
attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.
12. Never operate the machine at high transport
speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use
care when operating in reverse.
13. Disengage power to the collector/impeller when
snowthrower is transported or not in use.
14. Use only attachments and accessories approved
by the manufacturer of the snowthrower (such as
wheel weights, counterweights, or cabs).
15. Never operate the snowthrower without good
visibility or light. Always be sure of your footing,
and keep a firm hold on the handles. Walk, never
run.
16. Never touch a hot engine or muffler.
17. Never operate the snowthrower near glass
enclosures, automobiles, window wells, drop-offs,
and the like without proper adjustment of the
Safety Rules and Information
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to
the presence of children. Children are often attracted to
the unit and the operating activity. Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the area and under the
watchful care of another responsible adult.
2. Be alert and turn unit off if children enter the area.
3. Never allow children to operate the unit.
4. Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
vision.
CLEARING A CLOGGED DISCHARGE
CHUTE
Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the
discharge chute is the most common cause of injury
associated with snowthrowers. Never use your hand
to clean out the discharge chute.
To clear the chute:
1. SHUT OFF THE ENGINE.
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades
have stopped rotating.
3. Always use a clean out tool, not your hands.
SERVICE, MAINTENANCE, AND STORAGE
until fuel vapors have dissipated.
7. Always observe safe refueling and fuel handling
practices when refueling the unit after
transportation or storage.
8.Always follow the engine manual instructions for
storage preparations before storing the unit for
both short and long term periods.
9. Always follow the engine manual instructions for
proper start-up procedures when returning the unit
to service.
10. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as
necessary.
11. Keep nuts and bolts tight and keep equipment in
good condition.
12. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly and make necessary
repairs if they are not functioning properly.
13. Components are subject to wear, damage, and
deterioration. Frequently check components and
replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts,
when necessary.
14. Check control operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
15. Use only factory authorized replacement parts
when making repairs.
16. Always comply with factory specifications on all
settings and adjustments.
17. Only authorized service locations should be utilized
for major service and repair requirements.
18. Never attempt to make major repairs on this unit
unless you have been properly trained. Improper
service procedures can result in hazardous
operation, equipment damage and voiding of
manufacturer’s warranty.
19. Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
Safety
discharge angle.
18. Never direct discharge at bystanders or allow
anyone in front of the unit.
19. Never leave a running unit unattended. Always
disengage the auger and traction controls, stop
engine, and remove keys.
20. Do not operate the unit while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
21. Keep in mind the operator is responsible for
accidents occurring to other people or property.
22. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and
above, are involved in a large percentage of power
equipment-related injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate the unit
safely enough to protect themselves and others
from injury.
23. DO NOT wear long scarves or loose clothing that
could become entangled in moving parts.
24. Snow can hide obstacles. Make sure to remove all
obstacles from the area to be cleared.
EMISSIONS
1. Engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known, in certain quantities, to cause
cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
2. If available, look for the relevant Emissions
Durability Period and Air Index information on the
engine emissions label.
IGNITION SYSTEM
1. This spark ignition system complies with Canadian
ICES-002.
1. Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
2. Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank
inside a building where ignition sources are present
such as hot water and spacer heaters, or clothes
dryers. Allow the engine to cool before storing in
any enclosure.
3. Always refer to the operator’s manual for important
details if the snowthrower is to be stored for an
extended period.
4. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as
necessary.
5. Run the machine a few minutes after throwing
snow to prevent freeze-up of the collector/impeller.
6. If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine
but move the machine away from the area of
spillage and avoid creating any source of ignition
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Decals
instructions are not followed. The information is for
your safety and it is important.
Safety
DECALS
This unit has been designed and manufactured to
provide you with the safety and reliability you would
expect from an industry leader in outdoor power
equipment.
The safety decals below are on your unit.
If any of these decals are lost or damaged, replace
them at once. See your local dealer for replacements.
Although reading this manual and safety instructions it
contains will provide you with the necessary basic
knowledge to operate this equipment safely and
effectively, we have placed several safety labels on
the unit to remind you of this important information
while you are operating your unit.
These labels are easily applied and will act as a
constant visual reminder to you, and others who may
use the equipment, to follow the safety instructions
necessary for safe, effective, operation.
NOTE: Engine operation and safety decals are
supplied by the engine manufacturer.
All WARNING, CAUTION, and instructional messages
on your unit should be carefully read and obeyed.
Personal bodily injury can result when these
NORTH AMERICAN MODEL DECALS
DANGER
WARNING
Amputation hazard
Avoid Serious Injury or Death
Contact with moving parts inside chute will cause
serious injury.
• Shut off engine before unclogging discharge chute.
• Use clean-out tool, not hands!
Traction
Engage
• Read the operator's manual.
Carbon monoxide hazard
• Do not defeat the safety
features of the controls.
• Keep area of operation clear of
all persons, especially children.
This engine emits poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
• Avoid inhaling exhaust fumes.
• Only operate outdoors.
• Keep machine maintained
and guards in place.
• Never allow children to
operate the snowthrower.
• Stop engine and disconnect
spark plug wire before
servicing the unit.
• Always direct discharge chute so
as to avoid injury to persons or
damage to property.
Fire hazard
Gasoline is flammable.
• Allow engine to cool for at least 3 minutes before
refueling.
Auger
Engage
17344
Part No. 1734499 - DASH SMI/SNAPPER
Main Dash Decal, North American
WARNING
Required maintenance
DANGER
The lubrication points shown here must be lubricated
with 30 weight oil every 10 hours of operation, and
before using the unit after storage. Failure to lubricate
may cause a malfunction of the safety system.
Amputation hazard
1733526
Part No. 1733526
Lubrication Decal
Contact with moving parts
inside chute will cause
serious injury.
Shut off engine before
unclogging discharge chute.
DANGER
Use clean-out tool, not hands!
Amputation hazard
Contact with the auger will cause
serious injury.
• Keep hands, feet, and clothing
away.
• Shut off engine before servicing.
Part No. 1733057
Discharge Chute
Danger Decal
1716532
Part No. 1716532
Auger Danger
Decal
Part No. 728183
Important
Over Adjustment
“V” BELTS STRETCH
UNDER NORMAL
USE WHICH WILL
AFFECT DISCHARGE
PERFORMANCE AND
SHOULD BE
PERIODICALLY
ADJUSTED. REFER
TO MANUAL FOR
INSTRUCTIONS.
Part No. 725432
Belt Stretch &
Adjust
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1733057
Decals
ALL MODEL DECALS
Safety
Part No. 724172 - SMI/SNAPPER
Speed Control Decal, All Models
CE MODEL DECALS
173459
Part No. 1734591 - SMI/SNAPPER
Main Dash Decal, Export - CE
Part No. 1727207
Discharge Chute
Danger Decal
Part No. 1727208
Auger Danger Decal
Part No. 728183
Important
Over Adjustment
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Safety Icons
Safety
SAFETY ICONS
WARNING: READ OPERATOR’S
MANUAL.
Read and understand the
Operator’s Manual before using this
machine.
This machine can amputate limbs.
Keep bystanders and children away
when engine is running.
DANGER: THROWN OBJECTS.
DANGER: DISMEMBERMENT.
This machine is capable of throwing
objects and debris. Keep
bystanders away.
The auger can amputate limbs.
Keep hands and feet away from
auger and rotating parts.
WARNING: REMOVE KEY BEFORE
SERVICING.
DANGER: DISMEMBERMENT.
Remove the key, disconnect spark
plug wire, and consult technical
literature before performing repairs
or maintenance.
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WARNING: DISMEMBERMENT.
The impeller can amputate limbs.
Stop the engine, remove the key,
and disconnect spark plug wire
before clearing the discharge chute
or performing service work. Keep
hands and feet away from impeller
and rotating parts.
Product Identification Numbers
Safety
SA
M
North American /
CE Models
PL
E
SA
Part No. xxxxxxx
M
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Serial No. xxxxxxxxxx
PL
xxx
E
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
20xx
CE Models
(Only)
Serial Sticker
dB
kg: xxx
kW: x.xx
xxxx max
Identification Numbers
When contacting your authorized dealer for
replacement parts, service, or information you
MUST have these numbers.
Record your model name/number, manufacturer’s
identification numbers, and engine serial numbers in
the space provided for easy access. These numbers
can be found in the locations shown.
NOTE: For location of engine identification numbers,
refer to the engine owner’s manual.
PRODUCT
REFERENCE
DATA
Model Description Name/Number
Unit MFG Number
Unit SERIAL Number
Mower Deck MFG Number
Mower Deck SERIAL Number
Dealer Name
Date Purchased
ENGINE REFERENCE DATA
Engine Make
Engine Model
Engine Type/Spec
Engine Code/Serial Number
CE Models: Place the extra copy of the identification
tag in the manual
A
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Features & Controls
Features & Controls
Please take a moment
and familiarize
yourself with the
name, location, and
function of these
controls so that you will
better understand the
safety and operating
instructions provided in
this manual.
Figure 1. Control Locations
CONTROL LOCATIONS
The information below briefly describes the function of individual controls. Starting, stopping, and driving require
the combined use of several controls applied in specific sequences. To learn what combination and sequence of
controls to use for various tasks see the OPERATION section.
Speed Selector
Selects forward speeds 1-6 and reverse speeds 1-2.
No neutral position or gate is required, since the
traction drive design automatically provides "neutral"
(no forward or reverse movement), whenever the
Drive Control is released.
Auger Control
Engages the auger/impeller when depressed.
Releasing the control stops the auger/impeller.
Drive Control
Engages the traction drive to wheels when depressed.
Releasing the control stops the traction drive.
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Features & Controls
Chute Direction Control
Rotating the knob to the left will turn the spout to the
left side and rotating the knob to the right will rotate
the spout to the right side.
Chute Deflector Knob: Locks chute deflector in
desired position. Tilting the chute deflector UP
provides a higher stream and greater distance, while
tilting the deflector DOWN provides a lower stream
and less distance.
Choke Knob
The choke knob adjusts the air/fuel mixture, and is
used to help start a cold engine by providing a richer
mixture. Once the engine is warm and running
smoothly, the choke knob should be set to the off
position to provide a normal air/fuel mix.
Features & Controls
Chute Deflector Control
Engine Key
The engine key prevents the engine from being
started. The key must be fully inserted into the key
slot for the unit to start. The key can also used to stop
the engine by pulling the key out of the key slot.
Traction Locking Pins
Traction Lock Pins: The wheels can be completely
released using the locking pin (see Figure 11). This
allows the unit to be easily moved with the engine off.
On/Stop Switch
Turn the the switch to the ON position to operate the
engine. Turn the switch to the OFF position to stop
the engine.
Starter
Electric Start (Select Models): Depressing the
starter button activates the electric starter. The
electric start button operates on AC current, which is
provided by connection of the extension cord
provided. Connect this extension cord ONLY to a
properly grounded 3 prong electrical outlet.
Recoil Starter (All Models): Pulling the recoil handle
cranks the engine.
Fuel
Fuel tank filler cap (see illustration). Note: The fuel
shut off valve is located under the fuel tank or on the
front of the engine. Close the valve when the
snowthrower is not in use. Open the valve before
starting.
Primer Button
When pressed, the primer button provides initial fuel
to help start a cold engine. Normally, pressing the
primer button twice will provide enough fuel to start a
cold engine.
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Operation
GENERAL OPERATION
CHECKS BEFORE EACH START-UP
1. Make sure all safety guards are in place and all
nuts, bolts and clips are secure.
2. Check to make sure that the clean-out is attached
to the auger housing. Do not operate the machine
without the clean-out tool properly stored on the
auger housing.
3. Check the engine oil level. See your engine
owner’s manual for procedure and specifications.
Operation
4. Check to make sure spark plug wire is attached
and spark plug is tightened securely. If necessary,
torque spark plug to 15 ft. lbs.
5. Check the fuel supply. Fill the tank no closer than
1/4 to 1/2 inch of top of tank to provide space for
expansion. See your engine owner’s manual for
fuel recommendations.
6. Check the scraper bar to make sure it is set at the
desired height. Adjust the skid shoes if necessary.
7. Check the drive control (
control (
,Figure 1), and auger
,Figure 1) for proper operation. If
adjustment is required, see the service section for
procedures.
8. Check the chute direction control (
Figure 1) for
proper operation. The deflector should pivot freely
up and down when knob is loosened.
10. Position the chute at the desired starting direction
and set the deflector at the desired angle.
11. Check the speed selector (
,Figure 1) for
smooth operation. The control must move freely
into each speed position gate and remain in
position when released. If the speed selector does
not move freely into all forward and reverse speed
positions, contact your local authorized dealer for
assistance.
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This unit is a “two-stage” snowthrower.
The first stage is the auger, which feeds the
snow back into the impeller housing. The
second stage is the impeller, which throws the
snow out the discharge chute. If bodily contact
is made with the auger or impeller when they
are rotating, severe personal injury will occur.
To avoid injury, keep others and yourself away
from the auger and the discharge chute
whenever the engine is running. Read and
follow all of the safety rules and warnings in
this manual.
DANGER
Do not clean out discharge chute with hands.
Contact with moving parts inside chute will
cause serious injury. Use clean out tool
provided with machine. Use the following
procedure to remove objects or clear the
chute:
1. Stop the engine. Remove the key
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the auger/impeller
blades have stopped rotating.
3. Always use the clean-out tool. DO NOT use your
hands.
,Figure 1)
for proper operation. The discharge chute should
rotate freely in both directions. See the service
section for adjustment procedures and
troubleshooting.
9. Check the chute deflector (
WARNING
WARNING
For your safety, operation on slopes should be
in an up and down direction only. If it becomes
necessary to move across the face of a slope,
use caution and do not blow snow. Be very
careful when changing direction on a slope.
Proper winter footwear is recommended for the
operator to help prevent slipping. Never
attempt to clean snow from excessively steep
slopes. The maximum slope for any operation
is 17.7% (10º).
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and must be
handled with care. Never fill the tank when the
engine is hot or running. Always move
outdoors to fill the tank. Keep snowthrower
and gasoline away from open flame or spark.
Operation
G
E
A
D
F
C
Operation
B
Figure 2. Engine Controls
A. Electric Start Button (Select Models)
B. Electric Start Connection (Select Models)
C. Stop Switch
D. Engine Key
E. Starter Handle
F. Primer Button
G. Choke Knob
STARTING CONTROLS
See Figure 2 for the following instructions.
Electric Start
1. Electric Start Button - The Electric Start Button
(A) activates an electric starter mounted to the
engine, eliminating the need to pull the starter
handle. The Electric Start Button operates on AC
current, which is provided by connection (B) to the
extension cord provided with units equipped with
this feature. Connect this extension cord ONLY
to a properly grounded 3 prong electrical
outlet.
Manual Start
2. Starter Handle - The starter handle (E) connects
to a starter cord to manually start the engine.
Pulling starter handle rapidly spins the engine
crankshaft, cycles the engine, and generates the
spark necessary for starting the engine.
4. Engine Key - The engine key (D) prevents the
engine from being started by unauthorized
individuals. The key must be fully inserted into the
key slot for the unit to start. The key is also used to
stop the engine by pulling the key out of the key
slot.
5. Choke Knob - The choke knob (G) adjusts the
air/fuel mixture, and is used to help start a cold
engine by providing a richer mixture. Once the
engine is warm and running smoothly, the choke
knob should be set to the off position to provide a
normal air/fuel mix.
6. Stop Switch - Switch (C) to the ON position to
operate the engine. Switch to the OFF position to
stop the engine.
3. Primer Button - When pressed, the primer button
(F) provides initial fuel to help start a cold engine.
Normally, pressing the primer button twice will
provide enough fuel to start a cold engine.
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Operation
STARTING THE ENGINE
1. Check the oil level. See the Engine Manual How
to Check/Add Oil section
2. Make sure equipment drive controls are
disengaged.
3. Push the stop switch to the on position (A, Figure
3).
Figure 5. Rewind Start
A. Starter Cord Handle
A
Operation
A
Figure 3. On/Stop Switch
A. On/Stop Switch Selector
4. Insert the engine key (A, Figure 4) into the engine
key slot and push fully in to the RUN position.
5. Turn the choke knob (B) fully clockwise if engine is
cold.
Note: Do not use the choke to start a warm engine.
6. Push the primer button (C) two times.
Note: Do not use the primer to start a warm engine.
Note: If the engine does not start after three attempts,
see the Engine Manual Troubleshooting section.
8. Electric Start: First connect the extension cord to
the power cord receptacle and then into a wall
receptacle. If additional extension cord is
required, make sure it is 3-wire.
WARNING
If the extension cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or its service
agent or a similarly qualified person to avoid to
avoid a hazard.
9. Electric Start: Depress the push button (A, Figure
6). After you start the engine, first disconnect the
extension cord from the wall receptacle and then
from the power cord receptacle (B).
C
B
A
A
Figure 4. Safety Key, Choke, and Primer Button
A. Safety Key
B. Choke Control Knob
C. Primer Button
7. Rewind Start: Firmly hold the starter cord handle
(A, Figure 5). Pull the starter cord handle slowly
until resistance is felt, then pull rapidly.
WARNING
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Rapid retraction of the starter cord (kickback)
will pull your hand and arm toward the engine
faster than you can let go. Broken bones,
fractures, bruises or sprains could result.
When starting engine, pull the starter cord
slowly until resistance is felt and then pull
rapidly to avoid kickback.
B
Figure 6. Electric Start
A. Starter Push Button
B. Power Cord Receptacle
CAUTION
To extend the life of the starter, use short
starting cycles (five seconds maximum.) Wait
one minute between starting cycles.
Note: If the engine does not start after three attempts,
see the Engine Manual Troubleshooting section.
Operation
STOPPING THE ENGINE
WARNING
Gasoline and its vapors are extremely
flammable and explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
B
C
DO NOT choke the carborator to stop the
engine.
1. Move the stop switch (A, Figure 7) to the stop
position.
2. Remove the safety key (B). Keep the safety key
out of reach of children.
D
Operation
A
Figure 8. Controls (from operator’s position)
A. Speed Selector
B. Traction Control
C. Auger Engage Control
D. Chute Rotator Control
B
A
Figure 7. Stopping the Engine
A. On/Stop Switch
B. Safety Key
OPERATING THE SNOWTHROWER
1. Rotate the discharge chute (D, Figure 8) to the
desired direction.
2. Set the speed selector (A) to the desired forward
speed.
3. Fully press and hold the auger engage control (C)
on the right-hand grip to begin auger rotation.
Releasing the auger engage control will disengage
the auger.
GROUND SPEED SELECTOR
Use the speed selector (A, Figure 8) to control the
drive speed of the snowthrower. There are six forward
speeds and two reverse speeds.
Use the lower speeds to blow deep or wet snow. Use
the higher speeds to blow light snow or to drive the
snow-thrower without blowing snow.
To change speeds, release the traction control lever
(B), then move the speed selector to the desired
setting. Fully depress the control lever to resume.
ENGINE SPEED
Always run the snowthrower at full throttle.
4. Fully press and hold the traction Control lever (B)
on the left-hand grip to engage the traction drive
and begin moving the snowthrower. To disengage
the traction drive, completely release the lever.
5. Select forward or reverse speeds as needed using
the Speed Selector (A). Release the traction lever
before changing drive speeds.
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Operation
DEFLECTOR
The distance of the discharged snow is mainly
controlled by the position of the deflector. (Engine
speed also affects distance of discharge.) The more
the deflector is tilted UP, the farther snow will be
thrown.
1. Rotate the adjustment knob (C, Figure 9)
counterclockwise to loosen then adjust the
deflector to the desired position and tighten the
deflector adjustment knob by turning it clockwise
to secure the deflector in position.
A
B
C
Operation
SCRAPER BAR & SKID SHOES
On smooth surfaces such as concrete or asphalt, the
scraper bar (A, Figure 10) should scrape the surface.
On surfaces such as gravel, the scraper bar should be
high enough so that it will not pick up gravel or debris.
The height of the scraper bar (A) is controlled by
raising or lowering the skid shoes (B).
1. To raise the scraper bar height, rest the scraper bar
(A) on a strip of wood equal in thickness to the
desired height.
2. Make sure the scraper bar is parallel to the ground
surface.
3. Loosen the skid shoe nuts (C) and let the skid
shoes (B) drop to the surface.
4. Tighten the nuts (C), making sure the skid shoes
are adjusted equally and are parallel to the
surface.
5. To lower the height of the scraper bar, raise the
skid shoes.
6. If the scraper bar becomes worn, it can be
replaced by removing the hardware attaching it to
the snowthrower.
Figure 9. Deflector Control
A. Maximum Throwing Position
B. Minimum Throwing Position
C. Deflector Adjustment Knob
A
C
B
Figure 10. Skid Shoe Adjustment
A. Scraper Bar
B. Skid Shoe
C. Nuts
TRACTION DRIVE LOCK
When Pushing the Snowthrower:
A
For easy turning when pushing the snowthrower,
disengage the right wheel using the traction lock pin
(See Figure 11.)
1. Turn the unit off, remove the engine key, and
disconnect the spark plug wire.
2. To DISENGAGE the traction drive lock, insert the
Traction Lock Pin (A, Figure 11) through the outer
hole in the right axle. The unit can now be pushed
with minimal resistance.
3. To ENGAGE the traction drive lock, align the hole
in the hub with the inner hole in the axle, and
install the Traction Lock Pin (B).
NOTE: Be sure both wheels are locked (locking pin in
inner hole) when clearing snow.
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Figure 11. Traction Drive Lock
A. Pin in Outer Hole (Freewheel)
B. Pin in Inner Hole (Drive)
B
Operation
CLEARING A CLOGGED
DISCHARGE CHUTE
Hand contact with the rotating auger/impeller inside
the discharge chute is the most common cause of
injury associated with snowthrowers. DO NOT use
your hand to clean out the discharge chute. To clear
the chute:
1. Stop the engine. Remove the key
WARNING
Never store the unit, with gasoline in engine or
fuel tank, in a heated shelter or in enclosed,
poorly ventilated enclosures. Gasoline fumes
may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light
(such as a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer,
etc.) and cause an explosion.
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure the auger/impeller
blades have stopped rotating.
Handle gasoline carefully. It is highly
flammable and careless use could result in
serious fire damage to your person or property.
3. Use the clean-out tool to remove clogs. DO NOT
use your hands.
Drain fuel into an approved container outdoors
away from open flame or sparks.
AFTER EACH USE
After each period of use, follow these steps to prevent
freeze-up caused by ice formation in and around the
engine controls and external parts.
1. Before shutting off the engine, pull the starter rope
out 2 - 3 times, and allow it to rewind slowly. This
will help clear packed snow from the starter cord
area. Allow the engine to run for several minutes.
2. Stop the engine by pushing the stop switch (C,
Figure 2) to the off position then pull out the
engine key (D, Figure 2).
3. Brush snow and ice from the snowthrower. Be
sure to clear engine and snowthrower controls,
discharge chute, and chute rod gears, clutch cable
areas, and anywhere else snow has accumulated.
4. Always remove the engine key and store in a safe
place to prevent unauthorized use.
WARNING
Never store the unit (with fuel) in an enclosed,
poorly ventilated structure. Fuel vapors can
travel to an ignition source (such as a furnace,
water heater, etc.) and cause an explosion.
Operation
Normal use of the snowthrower may result in a buildup of packed snow in and around the starter cord
housing and around engine controls. Heat from the
engine will usually prevent the snow from freezing
solid while the unit is running, but after the engine is
shut down, some snow may continue melting from
engine heat, and later freeze around some moving
parts as the unit cools.
STORAGE
Fuel vapor is also toxic to humans and
animals.
Before you store your unit for the off-season, read the
Maintenance and Storage instructions in the Safety
Rules section, then perform the following steps:
• Perform engine maintenance and storage
measures listed in the engine owner’s manual.
This includes draining the fuel system, or adding
stabilizer to the fuel (do not store a fueled unit in
an enclosed structure - see warning).
Before starting the unit after it has been stored:
• Check all fluid levels. Check all maintenance
items.
• Perform all recommended checks and procedures
found in the engine owner’s manual.
• Allow the engine to warm up for several minutes
before use.
WARNING
Never store the unit (with fuel) in an enclosed,
poorly ventilated structure. Fuel vapors can
travel to an ignition source (such as a furnace,
water heater, etc.) and cause an explosion.
Fuel vapor is also toxic to humans and
animals.
5. If the snowthrower is kept in a cold shelter, fill the
fuel tank to prevent condensation. Do not store
near sparks or flame.
Note: The Engine Owner’s Manual contains further
information on preventing ice formation and freeze-up.
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Regular Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE REQUIRED
FREQUENCY
NOTES
Check / Lubricate Hand Linkage.
10 Hours
10W Oil
Lubricate snowthrower.
10 Hours
10W Oil and Grease
Check tire pressure.
Monthly
Change engine oil.*+
50 Hours;
20 psi (1.37 bar)
See Engine Manual
Yearly
See Engine Manual
4-6 Hours
See page 24
Yearly
Lithium Grease
Check auger gear case lubrication.**
25 Hours
Benalene Grease
Lubricate Auger Shaft.***
10 Hours
Lithium Grease
Clean or replace spark plug.+
Check drive linkage/belt tension.
Lubricate Axle Shafts.
Maintenance
* Change original oil after two hours of operation.
** Check grease level each fall and spring.
+ See your engine Owner’s Manual.
***Lubricate each fall and spring.
CHECKING TIRE PRESSURE
The air pressure in each tire (Figure 12) should be
equal for both tires for best performance. Be sure to
keep caps on valves to prevent entry of debris into the
valve stem when tires are filled.
Size
PSI
bar
13 x 5.0
20
1,37
Figure 12. Checking Tire Pressure
AUGER GEAR CASE LUBRICATION
1. Place the snowthrower on a level surface.
2. Remove the bolt (A, Figure 13).
3. Check the lubricant level. It should be level with
the lower edge of the plug opening. If not, add
Benalene grease.
4. Re-install bolt, and tighten securely.
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A
Figure 13. Auger Lubrication
A. Bolt
Regular Maintenance
LUBRICATION
IMPORTANT NOTE
It is very important that grease fittings on the
auger shaft are lubricated regularly. If auger
rusts to shaft, damage to worm gear may occur
if shear pins do not break.
A
To prevent wheels rusting to axles, it is also
necessary to remove the wheels and grease
the axles regularly.
Remove wheels and grease axles once each year.
Apply 5W-30 synthetic motor oil sparingly to the
friction disk drive hex shaft (A, Figure 15).
Apply medium weight (10W) oil to points shown (See
Figures 14-17).
Generally, all moving metal parts should be oiled
where contact is made with other parts. Keep oil and
grease off belts, pulley grooves, drive disc, and friction
disc.
Figure 15. Drive Lubrication
A. Hex Shaft
Maintenance
LUBRICATION NOTES:
Grease locations indicated by grease gun
symbol. Use grease fittings when present.
Disassemble parts to apply grease to moving
parts when grease fittings are not installed.
Oil locations indicated by oil can symbol. Do not
allow oil to drip onto traction drive or friction
disc.
Figure 16. Lubricate Axles and Control Levers
Figure 17. Deflector Hinge
Figure 14. Lubricate Spout Rotator
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Regular Maintenance
CHECK / LUBRICATE LINKAGE
Check the function of the Hand controls: the controls
should function as described in the CONTROLS
section. It is critical for the safe operation of the
unit that the controls disengage when released.
Lubricate as shown in figure 18.
IMPORTANT NOTE
If the controls do not function properly, lubricate them.
If lubrication does not rectify the problem, see your
dealer. Under no circumstances should the unit be
used if the controls are not functioning properly.
Figure 18. Lubricate Hand Control
Maintenance
IMPORTANT NOTE
It is very important that grease fittings on the auger
shaft are lubricated regularly. If auger rusts to shaft,
damage to worm gear may occur if shear pins do not
break.
C
B
A
LUBRICATING THE AUGER SHAFT
& ASSEMBLY
B
1. Remove cotter pin (C, Figure 19) and shear pin
(B).
2. Use a grease gun and squirt several shots of
grease into grease fitting (A).
3. Rotate auger assembly (D) several times to
distribute the grease evenly. Repeat step 2.
C
A
D
D
4. Reinstall shear pin (B) and cotter pin (C).
5. Repeat procedure for other side.
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Figure 19. Lubricating the Auger Shaft Assembly
A. Grease Fittings
C. Cotter Pins
B. Shear Pins
D. Auger Assembly
Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING
This section provides troubleshooting and service
instructions. Locate the problem and check the
possible cause/remedy in the order listed.
Also, refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s
Manual for additional information.
Before performing any adjustment or service to
snowthrower, stop the engine and wait for
moving parts to stop. Remove the key. To
prevent accidental starting, disconnect the
spark plug wire and fasten away from the plug.
For problems not covered here, contact your local
dealer.
PROBLEM
Engine fails to start.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
1. Key is OFF.
1. Push key in to the ON position.
2. Failure to prime cold engine
3. Out of fuel
2. Press primer button twice and
restart.
3. Fill fuel tank.
4. Choke OFF - cold engine.
4. Turn choke to ON.
5. Engine flooded.
5. Turn choke to OFF; try starting.
6. No spark.
6. Check gap. Gap plug, clean
electrode, or replace plug as
necessary.
7. Drain tank (Dispose of fuel at an
authorized hazardous waste
facility). Fill with fresh fuel.
7. Water in fuel, or old fuel.
Troubleshooting
Engine starts hard or runs poorly. 1. Fuel mixture too rich.
Scraper bar does not clean hard
surface.
2. See your dealer for adjustments.
3. Spark plug faulty, fouled, or
gapped improperly.
4. Fuel cap vent is blocked.
3. Clean and gap, or replace.
1. Skid shoes improperly adjusted.
1. RAISE skid shoes (this lowers the
scraper bar).
1. LOWER skid shoes (this raises
the scraper bar.)
1. Engage auger control.
1. Auger control not engaged.
4. Clear vent.
2. Foreign matter blocking auger.
2. STOP engine and REMOVE the
key. DISCONNECT the spark plug
wire. Clear auger using clean-out
tool. See warning in SAFETY
RULES.
3. Auger drive clutch cable slack.
5. Broken belt.
3. Tighten to remove slack. See
auger clutch cable adjustment.
4. Check auger drive belt
adjustment.
5. Replace belt.
6. Shear pin broken.
6. Replace shear pin.
4. Auger drive belt slipping.
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1. Move choke to OFF position.
2. Carburetor adjusted incorrectly.
1. Skid shoes improperly adjusted.
Auger does not rotate.
REMEDY
Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
1. Chute deflector too low.
1. Adjust deflector as necessary.
2. Ground speed too fast.
2. Use slower speed selector
setting.
3. Snowthrower discharge chute
clogged.
3. STOP engine and REMOVE the
key. DISCONNECT the spark
plug wire. Clear auger using
clean-out tool. See warning in
SAFETY RULES.
4. Auger belt loose or worn.
4. Check auger drive belt
adjustment
Poor traction
1. Tires slipping.
1. Check tire pressure and tread.
Auger does not stop when auger
lever is released
1. Auger clutch cable too tight or
bent.
2. Auger clutch belt too tight.
1. Loosen or straighten clutch cable.
3. Auger belt guide out of
adjustment.
3. Adjust auger belt guide.
Auger rotates, but snow is not
thrown far enough
Snowthrower does not stop when
drive lever is released
1. Traction drive clutch cable bent or 1.Loosen cable to add slack or
too tight.
replace. See adjustment
procedure.
2. Drive belt loose, broken, or
2. Replace drive belt.
stretched.
3. Drive roller chain damaged.
3. Replace chain.
4. Traction lock pins in freeWheeling position(OUTER hole).
4. Change traction lock pins to INNER
5. Friction disc worn.
5. Replace disc (see your dealer).
1. Belts are wet.
1. Clean snow and moisture off of
snowthrower and allow belts to
dry.
2. Tighten to remove slack. See
adjustment procedure.
2. Traction drive clutch cable loose.
Discharge control is difficult to
operate.
Snowthrower veers to one side.
hole to engage traction drive.
1. Gearing needs lubrication
1. Oil or grease as required.
2. Gear not adjusted properly.
2. Adjust gear. See adjustment
procedure.
1. Tire pressure not equal.
1. Check tire pressure.
Troubleshooting
Snowthrower does not drive and
auger does not rotate.
2. Adjust auger belt.
2. One wheel is set in free-wheeling 2. Make certain the right traction
mode. (Traction Lock Pin is in the
lock pin is in the INNER holes (to
OUTER hole).
engage traction drive, STD drive).
Excessive vibration.
1. Loose parts or damaged auger.
1. STOP engine and REMOVE the
key. DISCONNECT the spark
plug wire. Tighten all hardware.
Replace auger if necessary. If
vibration continues, see your
dealer.
Drive fails to move snowthrower
at slow speeds.
1. Traction drive out of adjustment.
1. Readjust drive, or shift speed
Speed selector difficult to move or
frozen in place.
1. Hex shaft needs lubrication.
selector setting up one speed faster.
1. Lubricate hex shaft with 5W-50
synthetic motor oil (see Maintenance).
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Adjustments
AUGER DRIVE ADJUSTMENT
WARNING
Do not over-tighten, as this may lift the lever
and cause auger drive to be engaged without
depressing the Auger Control.
1. With the drive lever released, the hook (B, Figure
20) should barely touch the lever (C) without
raising it. There can be a maximum 1/32”
clearance as shown.
2. To adjust, loosen nut (D) by holding the adjusting
flats (A) and turning nut (D). Turn adjustment flats
and hold screw. The adjustment screw (E) is a
phillips screw and the head can be held or turned
by inserting a screwdriver through the spring (F).
3. Hold adjusting flats (A) and tighten nut (D).
4. Start unit and check auger. Auger must not be
engaged unless auger control is depressed.
WARNING
Do not over-tighten, as this may cause traction
drive to engage without depressing the traction
drive control (arm must remain in up position).
Verify that the cables are not over-tightened:
With speed selector in position 1 and traction
drive control fully released, push snowthrower
forward. The unit should move forward freely.
If unit does not move forward freely, the cable
has been over-tightened. To remedy, loosen
tension on clutch cable slightly, and recheck.
TRACTION DRIVE ADJUSTMENT
Initial Adjustment
5. With engine running, fully depress auger control,
the auger should engage and run normally.
1. With the drive lever released there should be slack
in the cable when moved slightly from side to side.
6. Release auger control. Auger must stop within 5
seconds.
2. To adjust tension on the cable slide the cable boot
(A, Figure 21) off the cable adjustment bracket (D).
7. If auger does not operate properly, stop engine
and recheck drive linkage adjustments.
3. Move the “Z” hook (C) from the cable adjustment
bracket (D) to a different adjustment hole. The
cable should have slack. The cable should have
no tension or load.
8. If auger linkage is properly adjusted, auger drive
belt tension may require adjustment. See adjusting
the auger belt in this section of the manual
A
Note: If the cable is too slack the unit will not drive. If
the cable is too tight the drive will be engaged without
pushing the handle down.
4. Slide the cable boot (A) over the cable adjustment
bracket.
D
Adjustments/Service
E
A
F
B
1/32” (.080cm)
C
C
B
Figure 20. Auger Drive Adjustment
A. Adjusting Flats
B. Spring Hook
C. Lever
D. Adjustment Nut
E. Adjustment Screw
F. Spring
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B
D
C
Figure 21. Traction Drive Cable Adjustment
A. Cable Boot
B. Traction Drive Cable
C. “Z” Hook
D. Cable Adjustment Bracket
Adjustments
Run-In Adjustment
ALL MODELS
1. After 5 hours of use, check for proper adjustment.
Readjust clutch cable if necessary by increasing
tension on cable. A small amount of arm
movement is permissible if unit passes operating
checks described in the Warning above.
8. Note the position of the friction wheel (A, Figure
24). The correct distance from the right side of the
friction wheel to the outside of the frame is 4-5/16”
(10.95 cm). If the friction wheel is not in the
correct position, adjust as follows.
9. Move the friction wheel (A, Figure 24) to the
correct distance, 4-5/16” (10.95 cm).
10. Tighten the 1/4-20 shift lever nuts (B, Figure 23) to
60 lb-in. (6,8 Nm).
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and must be
handled with care. Drain gasoline outdoors.
Never drain the tank when the engine is still
hot from recent operation. Do not allow open
flame, smoking or matches in the area. Avoid
over-filling and wipe up any spills.
11. Check that the snowthrower operates in R1. If not
follow procedures 1-10 and readjust as necessary.
12. Install the bottom panel (B, Figure 22) and tighten
the capscrews (A).
2. Remove the gas from the gas tank.
3. Disconnect the spark plug wire.
4. Stand snowthrower on the front of the auger
housing (C, Figure 22).
5. Remove the capscrews (A) on each side of the
bottom panel (B).
A
B
6. Remove the bottom panel (B).
4-5/16”
(10.95cm)
A
A
C
Figure 24. Friction Disc Measurement
A. Friction Wheel
B. Frame
B
7. Loosen shift lever screws (A, Figure 23), and
position the shift speed lever in the lowest forward
speed.
Adjustments/Service
Figure 22. Bottom Cover
A. Capscrews
B. Bottom Panel
C. Auger Housing
A
B
Figure 23. Shift Lever Adjustment
A. Shift Lever
B. Nuts, 1/4-20
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Adjustments
BELT ADJUSTMENT
B
Auger Drive Belt
If your snowthrower will not discharge snow, check
the control cable adjustment. If it is correct, then
check the condition of the auger drive belt. If it is
damaged or loose, replace it (see Belt Replacement in
this section of the manual).
1. Disconnect spark plug wire.
2. Remove screw (B, Figure 25) from belt cover (A).
Remove belt cover (A).
3. Loosen nut (D, Figure 25) on auger idler pulley (B)
and move auger idler pulley towards belt about 1/8
inch (3mm).
4. Tighten nut (D).
5. Engage auger drive clutch. Check tension on belt
(opposite idler pulley). Belt should deflect about
1/2 inch (12.5 mm) with moderate pressure see
Figure 26). You may have to move the idler pulley
more than once to obtain the correct tension.
A
B
Figure 25. Belt Cover
A. Belt Cover
B. Screws, 1/4-20
A
E
B
6. Reinstall belt cover (A, Figure 25) securing with
screws (B).
D
7. Whenever belts are adjusted or replaced, the
cables will need to be adjusted. (see Cable
Adjustment in this section of the manual).
1/2” (12.5mm)
Deflection
8. Attach the spark plug wire.
C
Traction Drive Belt
The traction drive belt has constant spring pressure
and does not require an adjustment. If the traction
drive belt is slipping,replace the belt. See Belt
Replacement in this section of the manual.
Adjustments/Service
Note: After adjustments are complete, make sure the
drive disengages when released.
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Figure 26. Auger Belt Deflection
A. Engine Drive Pulley
B. Idler Pulley (Engaged Position)
C. Auger Drive Pulley
D. Nut
E. Auger Belt
Service
SHEAR PIN REPLACEMENT
WARNING
Do not go near the discharge chute or auger
when the engine is running. Do not run the
engine with any cover or guard removed.
B
A
Under most circumstances, if the auger strikes an
object which could cause damage to the unit, the
shear pin will break. (This protects the gear box and
other parts from damage.)
The shear pins are located on the auger shaft as
shown in Figure 27. To replace the shear pins, tap
out the broken pin with a pin punch, and install a new
shear pin and cotter pin. Do NOT replace shear pins
with anything other than the correct grade
replacement shear pin. (Use of bolts, screws or a
harder shear pin will lead to damaged equipment.)
A
B
Figure 27. Shear Pins
A. Shear Pins
B. Cotter Pins
BELT GUIDE ADJUSTMENT
1. Disconnect spark plug wire.
C
2. Remove screws (B, Figure 25) from belt cover (A).
Remove belt cover (A).
B
3. Measure the distance between the belt guide (B,
Figure 28) and the belt (D). The distance should
be 1/8 inch (3.18mm).
A
1/8” (3.18mm)
4. If adjustment is necessary, loosen belt guide
capscrew (C). Move belt guide (B) to correct
position. Tighten capscrew (C).
D
5. Reinstall belt cover (A, Figure 25) securing with
screws (B).
6. Reconnect spark plug wire.
Adjustments/Service
Figure 28. Belt Guide
A. Idler Pulley (Engaged Position)
B. Belt Guide
C. Capscrew
D. Belt
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Service
BELT REPLACEMENT
A
Auger Drive Belt
B
F
The drive belts are of special construction and must
be replaced with original factory replacement belts
available from your nearest authorized service center.
Some steps require the assistance of a second
person. If the auger drive belt is damaged, the snow
thrower will not discharge snow. Replace the
damaged belt as follows.
C
L
D
K
E
1. Disconnect the spark plug wire.
A
2. Loosen the capscrews (A, Figure 28) on each side
of the bottom panel (B).
J
3. Remove the bottom panel (B).
G
I
H
A
A
C
B
Figure 28. Bottom Cover
A. Capscrews
B. Bottom Panel
C. Auger Housing
4. Loosen screw (B, Figure 24) from belt cover (A).
Remove belt cover (A).
5. Loosen the belt guide (B, Figure 29). Pull the belt
guide away from the auger drive pulley (A).
Adjustments/Service
6. Pull the auger idler pulley (K) away from the auger
drive belt (D) and slip the belt off of the idler.
Figure 29. Pulleys and Belts
A. Traction Drive Belt
B. Belt Guide
C. Auger Drive Pulley, Engine
D. Auger Drive Belt
E. Traction Drive Spring
F. Traction Drive Pulley, Engine
G. Traction Drive Pulley
H. Impeller Pulley
I. Swing Plate Axle Rod
J. “E”-Ring
K. Auger Idler Pulley
L. Traction Drive Idler Pulley
8. Remove the 5/16 flange lock nut (B, Figure 30)
securing the rotator cover (A).
B
A
7. Remove the auger drive belt (D) from the engine
pulley. To remove the auger drive belt (D), the
auger drive pulley (C) may have to be partially
rotated.
Figure 30. Rotator Cover Removal
A. Cover
B. Nut, flange, lock 5/16-18
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Service
9. Remove hair pin (A) and slide rod (B) backward
about 3 inches (until shaft separates from the
worm drive).
11. Lift the Chute and rotator (A, Figure 33) off of the
auger housing.
B
A
A
Figure 31. Rotator Shaft Removal
A. Pin, Hair
B. Shaft
10. Remove two 5/16-18 KEPS hex nuts (A, Figure
32), and two 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 carriage bolts (B)
securing the offset tube (C) to the tube support
bracket (D).
A
C
Figure 33. Chute and Rotator Removal
A. Chute and Rotator
12. Remove the upper four capscrews (A, Figure 34)
that hold together the auger housing (C) and the
frame (D). Loosen the lower two capscrews (B).
The auger housing (C) and the frame (D) can now
be split apart for removal of the belt.
B
D
A
Figure 32. Offset Tube (Lower) Removal
A. Nuts, KEPS, hex, 5/16-18
B. Bolts, Carriage, 5/16 x 1-1/2
C. Tube, Offset
D. Bracket, tube support
B
C
Figure 34. Frame and Axle Housing Splitting
A. Upper Capscrews
B. Lower Capscrews
C. Auger Housing
D. Frame
Adjustments/Service
D
13. Remove the old auger drive belt (D, Figure 29)
from the impeller pulley . Replace the auger drive
belt with an original factory replacement belt
available from an authorized service center.
14. Install the new auger drive belt (D) onto the
impeller pulley.
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Service
NOTE: To assemble the auger housing to the frame,
have someone hold the auger clutch lever in the
ENGAGED position. This will move the idler arm
and pulley enough to allow the auger drive pulley
to move back into position.
15. Assemble the auger housing (C, Figure 34) to the
frame with the four upper taptite screws (A) that
were removed in step 12. Tighten the two lower
taptite screws (B). Tighten all taptite screws to
40-50 lb-in (4,5-5,6 Nm).
16. Attach chute and offset tube previously removed
(Figure 32 and 33. Tighten all KEPS nuts to 11 lbft (15 Nm).
17. Slide spout rotator rod (B, Figure 31) into worm
gear, and secure with hair pin (A).
18. Install rotator cover (A) and secure with 5/16-18
flange lock nut (B). Tighten nut to 11 lb-ft (15 Nm).
19. Install the auger drive belt (D, Figure 29) onto the
impeller pulley (H).
20. Slip the auger drive belt (D) under the idler pulley
(K).
21. Adjust the auger drive belt. See “Belt Adjustment:
Auger Drive Belt” in the Service section.
22. Adjust the belt guide. See “Belt Guide Adjustment”
in the Service section.
23. Install the belt cover (A, Figure 24). Tighten 1/4-20
screws (B) to 25-35 lb-in (2,8-3,9 Nm).
Note: Caution must be taken when tightening the
screws that secure the belt cover. Over tightening the
screws will deform the plastic.
Adjustments/Service
24. Check the adjustment of the cables. See
“Adjustments - Auger Drive Adjustment and
Traction Drive Cable Adjustment” in the
Adjustment section.
Traction Drive Belt
If the snow thrower will not move forward, check the
traction drive belt for wear or damage. If the traction
drive belt is worn or damaged, replace the belt as
follows.
1. Disconnect the spark plug wire.
2. Remove the auger drive belt. See “Belt
Replacement” in the Service section.
3. Remove the traction drive spring (E, Figure 29).
4. Remove the e-ring (J, Figure 29) from one end of
the swing plate axle rod (I).
5. Remove the swing plate axle rod (I) to allow the
swing plate (A, Figure 35) to pivot forward.
6. Remove the old traction drive belt (A) from the
traction drive pulley (G) and from the traction drive
pulley (F). Replace the traction drive belt (A) with
an original factory replacement belt available from
an authorized Dealer.
7. Install the new traction drive belt (A) onto the
traction drive pulley (G) and onto traction drive
pulley (F).
8. Make sure the traction drive idler pulley (L) is
properly aligned with the traction drive belt (A).
9. Install the swing plate axle rod (I) and secure with
the e-ring (J) removed earlier.
10. The bottom of the swing plate (A, Figure 35) must
be positioned between the alignment tabs (B).
Make sure the swing plate is properly secured.
NOTE: If the drive will not engage after the traction
drive belt has been replaced, then check to make
sure that the swing plate is positioned between the
alignment tabs.
11. Attach the traction drive spring (E).
25. Install the bottom panel (B, Figure 28). Tighten
1/4-20 screws to 25-35 lb-in (2,8-3,9 Nm).
12. Install and adjust the auger drive belt. See Belt
Replacement in this section of the manual.
26 Connect the spark plug wire.
13. Adjust the belt guide. See Belt Guide Adjustment
in this section of the manual.
14. Install the bottom panel (B, Figure 28). Tighten
1/4-20 screws to 25-35 lb-in (2,8-3,9 Nm).
15. Install the belt cover (A, Figure 24). Tighten 1/4-20
screws (B) to 25-35 lb-in (2,8-3,9 Nm).
Note: Caution must be taken when tightening the
screws that secure the belt cover. Over tightening the
screws will deform the plastic.
16. Check the adjustment of the cables. See
Adjustments in this section of the manual.
17. Connect the spark plug wire.
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Service
B
A
Figure 35. Traction Belt Change
A. Swing Plate
B. Alignment Tabs
Adjustments/Service
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Adjustments/Service
Service
NOTES
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Specifications
NOTE: Specifications are correct at time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
* Power Ratings
The gross power rating for individual gas engine models is labeled in accordance with SAE (Society of
Automotive Engineers) code J1940 (Small Engine Power & Torque Rating Procedure), and rating performance
has been obtained and corrected in accordance with SAE J1995 (Revision 2002-05). Torque values are derived
at 3060 RPM; horsepower values are derived at 3600 RPM. Actual gross engine power will be lower and is
affected by, among other things, ambient operating conditions and engine-to-engine variability. Given both the
wide array of products on which engines are placed and the variety of environmental issues applicable to
operating the equipment, the gas engine will not develop the rated gross power when used in a given piece of
power equipment (actual "on-site" or net power). This difference is due to a variety of factors including, but not
limited to, accessories (air cleaner, exhaust, charging, cooling, carburetor, fuel pump, etc.), application limitations,
ambient operating conditions (temperature, humidity, altitude), and engine-to-engine variability. Due to
manufacturing and capacity limitations, Briggs & Stratton may substitute an engine of higher rated power for this
Series engine.
ENGINE:
DIMENSIONS
Briggs & Stratton
Make
Model
Gross Torque
Displacement
Oil Capacity
Briggs & Stratton
Snow Max
9 @ 3060 rpm
12.5 Cu. in (205 cc)
18-20 oz. (0,54-0,59 L)
Effective Clearing Width
24” (61cm)
Length
54” (137cm)
Height
42.5” (108cm)
Weight
SMI - 180 lbs. (81.64 kg)
SNP - 177 lbs. (80.28 kg)
CHASSIS:
Wheels
Tire Size: 13 x 5
Inflation Pressure: 20 psi (1,37 bar)
Spout Rotation
200 Degrees
Impeller
10” (30cm) 4 Blade Ribbon Flighted Steel
Auger Opening Height 24” (61 cm)
Drive System
Friction Disc, 6 Forward Speeds, 2
Reverse
Specifications
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Specifications
REPLACEMENT PARTS
TECHNICAL MANUALS
Replacement parts are available from your authorized
dealer. Always use genuine Simplicity / Snapper
Service Parts.
Additional copies of this manual are available, as well
as fully illustrated parts lists. These manuals show all
of the product’s components in exploded views (3D
illustrations which show the relationship of parts and
how they go together) as well as part numbers and
quantities used. Important assembly notes and
torque values are also included.
MAINTENANCE ITEMS
Many convenient and helpful service and
maintenance items are available from you authorized
dealer. Some of these items include:
Engine Oil
Touch-Up Paint
Grease Gun Kit
8 oz. Grease Tube
Tire Sealant
Degrimer/Degreaser
Gas Stabilizer
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model, contact our Customer Publications
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