Simplicity 1694383 319E Operator`s manual

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OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
Single Stage
Snowthrower
319M Models
Mfg. No.
1694382
Description
319M, 3HP Snowthrower, Manual Start
319E Models
Mfg. No.
1694383
Description
319E, 3HP Snowthrower, Electric Start
Manual No. 21806
Rev 4/2003
TP 100-3826-01-SW-S
MANUFACTURING, INC.
500 N Spring Street / PO Box 997
Port Washington, WI 53074-0997
www.simplicitymfg.com
© Copyright 2003, Simplicity Manufacturing, Inc.
All Rights Reserved. Printed in USA.
Table of Contents
Safety Rules & Information
Regular Maintenance
General Operation ..................................................2
Slope Operation ......................................................2
Children...................................................................3
Emissions................................................................3
Service & Maintenance ...........................................3
ANSI B71.3-1995 Warnings ....................................4
Safety Decals ..........................................................5
Identification Numbers ............................................5
Check Auger Cable & Stopping Time ...................12
Check Auger & Flite Shoes ...................................12
Check Drive Belt ..................................................12
Replace Fuel Filter ................................................12
Engine / Seasonal Maintenance ...........................12
Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Service
Troubleshooting ....................................................13
Auger Control Adjustment .....................................14
Auger Drive Belt Idler Pulley Adjustment ..............15
Auger Drive Belt Replacement..............................16
Auger Flite Shoe Replacement .............................17
Features & Controls
Control Locations ....................................................7
General Operation
Checks Before Each Start-Up .................................8
Operational Warnings .............................................8
Fuel & Oil Mixture ...................................................9
Proper Fuel Mixing Procedure ................................9
Starting the Engine ...............................................10
Stopping the Engine..............................................10
Operating the Snowthrower ..................................11
Snowthrowing Tips................................................11
Storage .................................................................11
Specifications, Parts, & Accessories
Specifications ........................................................18
Replacement Parts ...............................................18
Maintenance Items................................................18
Technical Manuals ................................................18
WARNING
Engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known, in certain quantities, to cause
cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
1
Safety Rules & Information
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.
GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the unit before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with
the instructions, to operate the unit (local regulations
can restrict operator age).
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire,
etc., which could be picked up and thrown.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people. Stop unit if
anyone enters the area.
• Always look down and behind before and while travelling in reverse.
• Be aware of the discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone. Do not point the discharge at glass
enclosures, automobiles, or windows.
• Disengage all clutches (release drive and auger control levers) before starting the engine.
• Never leave a running unit unattended. Always disengage the auger and traction controls, stop engine,
and remove keys.
• Stop engine before unclogging chute.
• Operate only in daylight or good artificial light.
• Do not operate the unit while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the unit
into a trailer or truck.
• Keep in mind the operator is responsible for accidents occurring to other people or property.
• 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.
• All operators should seek and obtain professional
and practical instruction.
• Always wear substantial footwear and appropriate
winter clothing. Wear footwear that improves traction
on slippery slopes. DO NOT wear long scarves or
loose clothing that could become entangled in moving parts.
• Before using, always visually check that all hardware
is present, intact, and secure. Replace worn or damaged parts.
• Never operate the machine with defective guards or
without safety protective devises in place.
• Stop engine before: refuelling, removing an attachment, making adjustments (unless the adjustment
can be made from the operator’s position).
• If equipped, adjust skid shoe height to clear gravel or
crushed rock surfaces.
• Do not touch snowthrower parts which may be hot
from operation. Allow such parts to cool before
attempting to service the unit.
SLOPE OPERATION
Do
• Travel up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the unit. Snow can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Tires may lose traction on slopes.
Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or
shift while on the slope.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
• Always keep unit in gear especially when traveling
downhill.
Do Not
• Do not start or stop on a slope.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then,
turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not operate near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The unit could suddenly turn over if a wheel is
over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
• Do not operate on wet surfaces. Reduced traction
could cause sliding.
• Do not shift to neutral and coast down hills.
WARNING
Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6 percent (10°) which
is a rise of 3-1/2 feet (106 cm) vertically in 20 feet (607 cm)
horizontally.
Select slow ground speed before driving onto slope. Travel UP
and DOWN the slope, never across the face, use caution when
changing directions and DO NOT START OR STOP ON
SLOPE.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.
All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not operate on it.
TP-600-3606-00-LW-UV
2
Safety Rules
EMISSIONS
CHILDREN
• Engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals
known, in certain quantities, to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
• Look for the relevant Emissions Durability Period and
Air Index information on the engine emissions label.
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.
• Keep children out of the area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn unit off if children enter the area.
• Before and during reverse operation, look behind and
down for small children.
• Never allow children to operate the unit.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
vision.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels.
They are flammable and vapors are explosive.
a) Use only an approved container.
b) Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the
engine running. Allow engine to cool before
refueling. Do not smoke.
c) Never refuel the unit indoors.
• 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 until fuel vapors
have dissipated.
• Replace all fuel tank caps and fuel container caps
securely.
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck bed
with a plastic bed liner. Always place containers on
the ground away from your vehicle before filling.
• Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or
trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
• Keep nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or
container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
• If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as
necessary.
• Never run a unit in an enclosed area.
• Keep nuts and bolts tight and keep equipment in
good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly and make necessary repairs if
they are not functioning properly.
• Keep unit free of debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel
spillage.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an
object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine
running unless specified otherwise in the engine
manufacturer’s manual.
• Components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration. Frequently check components and replace
with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.
• Check control operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• Use only factory authorized replacement parts when
making repairs.
• Always comply with factory specifications on all settings and adjustments.
• Only authorized service locations should be utilized
for major service and repair requirements.
• 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.
• Do not change engine governor settings or overspeed the engine. Operating the engine at excessive
speed can increase the hazard of personal injury.
• Disengage auger and traction, stop the engine,
remove the key, and disconnect the spark plug
wire(s) before: clearing blockages and chutes, performing service work, striking an object, or if the unit
vibrates abnormally. After striking an object, inspect
the machine for damage and make repairs before
restarting and operating the equipment.
3
Safety Rules
ANSI B71.3-1995 WARNINGS
Training
1. Read the operating and service instruction manual
carefully. 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.
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.
(d) Replace fuel cap securely and wipe up spilled
fuel.
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.
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.
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. Do not clear snow across the face of slopes.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction 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.
10. Never operate the snowthrower near glass enclosures, automobiles, window wells, drop-offs, and the
like without proper adjustment of the discharge angle.
Keep children and pets 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 backing.
13. Never direct discharge at bystanders or allow anyone
in front of the unit.
14. Disengage power to the collector/impeller when
snowthrower is transported or not in use.
15. Use only attachments and accessories approved by
the manufacturer of the snowthrower.
16. 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.
Maintenance and Storage
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, clothes dryers,
and the like. Allow the engine to cool before storing
in any enclosure.
3. Always refer to the operator’s guide instructions 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.
• Always observe safe refueling and fuel handling practices when refueling the unit after transportation or
storage.
• Always follow the engine manual instructions for storage preparations before storing the unit for both short
and long term periods.
• Always follow the engine manual instructions for
proper start-up procedures when returning the unit to
service.
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.
4
Safety Decals / Identification Numbers
SAFETY DECALS
Safety warning decals are placed at strategic locations on the snowthrower as a constant reminder to the operator of
the most important safety precautions. All warning, caution and instructional messages on your snowthrower should
be carefully read and obeyed. If any of these decals are lost or damaged, replace them at once. They can be purchased from your local dealer.
7028315
Part No. 7028315
Control Decal - Primer, Key
Part No. 7072883
Control Decal - Auger
Part No. 7024844
Danger Decal - Auger & Chute
RECOIL
STARTER
SPARK PLUG ACCESS
PULL TO
START
OFF
CHOKE
ELECTRIC STARTER
PUSH TO
START
ON
7026218
Part No. 7026218
Control Decal - Choke, Electric Starter, Warnings
Part No. 7073461
Warning Decal
RECOIL
STARTER
SPARK PLUG ACCESS
PULL TO
START
OFF
CHOKE
ON
Part No. 7073844
Warning Decal - Do Not Store
Unit on End, Risk of Fuel Leak
and Possible Fire Hazard
7026217
Part No. 7026217
Control Decal - Choke, Electric Starter, Warnings
IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
PRODUCT
REFERENCE
DATA
Model Description Name/Number
SA
M
PL
Unit SERIAL Number
Mower Deck MFG Number
Mower Deck SERIAL Number
Dealer Name
Date Purchased
E
Unit MFG Number
ID Tag
ENGINE REFERENCE DATA
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.
5
Engine Make
Engine Model
Engine Type/Spec
Engine Code/Serial Number
Features &
Controls
All Models
Electric Start
Models
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.
NOTE: Throttle - This snowthrower does NOT have a throttle for controlling operating speed of engine. The engine
governor maintains operating speed for varying snow removal conditions.
6
Features & Controls
Chute Deflector Control
Ignition Switch
Controls the distance snow is thrown. Tilting the Chute
Deflector UP provides a higher stream and greater distance, while tilting the deflector DOWN provides a lower
stream and less distance. Loosen the deflector knob,
adjust the deflector, then retighten the knob.
The ignition switch starts and stops the engine, and can
be removed to prevent engine starting. It has two positions:
Chute Direction Control
The Chute Direction Control allows the discharge chute
to be rotated to throw snow in the desired direction.
Snow may be thrown at any angle from straight left to
straight forward, to straight right.
OFF
Stops the engine and shuts off the
electrical system.
RUN
Allows the engine to run and powers the
electrical system.
Fuel
Fuel tank filler cap (see illustration). This cap is vented
to prevent vapor lock.
Auger Control
This control engages and disengages the auger. Pull the
control back against handle to engage the auger, (this
will pull snowthrower forward if auger is in contact with
the ground). Release the Auger Control to stop rotation
of auger.
Starter
Electric Start (If Equipped): Depressing the starter button activates the electric starter. The Electric Start
Button operates on 120 Volts AC, which is provided by
connection to the extension cord provided with units
equipped with this feature. Connect this extension cord
ONLY to a properly grounded, polarized electrical outlet.
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.
Engage
Depressing the starter button
activates the electric starter.
Disengage
Releasing the starter button
deactivates the electric starter.
Recoil Starter (All Models): Pulling the recoil handle
cranks the engine.
Choke Control
The Choke control 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 control should be set to the OFF position to
provide a normal air/fuel mix.
7
Operation
WARNING
GENERAL OPERATION
OPERATIONAL WARNINGS
CHECKS BEFORE EACH START-UP
Clearing The Discharge Chute
1. Make sure all safety guards are in place and all nuts,
bolts and clips are secure.
4. Check the Chute Direction Control for proper operation. The discharge chute should rotate freely in both
directions. See the Service section for adjustment
procedures and troubleshooting.
To avoid serious injury, do not put your hands
into the auger housing or discharge chute. If the
auger stalls or chute becomes plugged, use the
following procedure to remove objects or clear
the chute:
1. Release the auger control.
2. Shut off the engine.
3. Remove the key.
4. Wait for moving parts to stop.
5. Use a narrow board to remove foreign objects
and clear the chute or auger. Never put your
hands into the auger or discharge chute.
6. If servicing is needed, remove cover and
disconnect spark plug wire.
5. Check the Chute Deflector for proper operation. The
deflector should pivot freely up and down. See the
Service Section for procedures.
Discharge Chute Adjustment
2. 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.
3. Check the Auger Control for proper operation. If
adjustment is required, see the Service section
(pages 13-15) for procedures.
Release the auger control and make sure the
auger has STOPPED before rotating the
discharge chute or adjusting the deflector. DO
NOT place hands near the auger while the engine
is running.
6. Position the chute at the desired starting direction
and set the deflector at the desired angle.
7. Check that the auger housing is free of obstructions
and debris. Clean any debris or spilled fuel off
engine.
Thrown Objects
DANGER
Objects can be thrown by the snowthrower while
it is in operation. Thrown objects could cause
serious injury to the operator or bystanders.
Always wear safety goggles or other suitable eye
protection. Keep people and pets away from the
area.
Never run engine indoors or in enclosed, poorly
ventilated areas. Engine exhaust contains
CARBON MONOXIDE, an ODORLESS and
DEADLY GAS.
Slope Operation
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 activate the auger. 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 slopes. The maximum slope
for any operation is 17.7% (10º).
Do not use the snowthrower on surfaces above
ground level such as the roof of a building.
8
Operation
FUEL AND OIL MIXTURE
WARNING
The snowthrower uses a two cycle engine that requires a
mixture of fuel (gasoline) and oil for lubrication of engine
bearings and other moving parts.
Gasoline is highly flammable and must be
handled with care. Follow these fuel handling
precautions:
The correct fuel/oil mixture ratio is 50 to 1. Use fuel/oil
mixture chart shown.
• Use an approved fuel container.
NOTE: To prevent damage to engine, carefully
observe recommended fuel to oil mixing ratio and
procedures.
• DO NOT run the unit indoors. DO NOT fill fuel
tank indoors or while engine is running.
• Allow engine to cool for at least ten minutes
before refueling.
• Gasoline and oil must be premixed in a clean fuel
container.
• Wipe up any spilled fuel before starting the
engine.
• Always use fresh, unleaded, winter grade fuel
• Fuel vapors can travel to distant ignition
sources. Keep fuel and fuel vapors away from
ignition sources.
• Never put plain, unmixed fuel into fuel tank. Shake
fuel container each time before filling fuel tank.
• Never use “stale” fuel left over from last season or
stored for long periods.
FUEL TO OIL MIXTURE CHART (50:1)
• DO NOT USE MULTI VISCOSITY OILS, SUCH AS
10W-30 or 10W-40.
U.S.
PROPER FUEL MIXING PROCEDURE
Imperial
Metric
Gasoline 2 Cycle Oil Gasoline 2 Cycle Oil Gasoline 2 Cycle Oil
Gallons
Ounces
Gallons
Ounces
Liters
Milliliters
1. Fill approved clean fuel container one quarter full with
fresh unleaded fuel - one quart (one liter) in a one
gallon (4 liter) container.
2. Pour recommended amount of high quality two
cycle oil — 2.5 ounces (80 ml) into fuel container for
one gallon (4 liters) of fuel. (NOTE: DO NOT USE
MULTI VISCOSITY OILS, SUCH AS 10W-30 or
10W-40.)
1
2.5
1
2.8
4
80 ml
2
5
2
5.6
8
160 ml
5
13
5
14.1
20
400 ml
A
B
C
D
3. Reinstall cap on the fuel container and shake container vigorously so oil mixes with gasoline.
4. Unscrew cap and fill container with fuel. Shake container again.
5. Remove fuel tank cap and carefully pour mixed fuel
into the fuel tank, filling to 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) below
filler neck to allow room for expansion. Never put
plain, unmixed fuel into fuel tank. Shake fuel container each time before filling fuel tank.
Figure 1. Proper Fuel Mixing Procedure
A. Fill Container with 1 Quart (1 Liter) of fuel
B. 2.5 Ounces (80 ml) of two-cycle oil
C. Combine in container, then shake container
D. Additional fuel brings total to 1 Gallon (4 liters)
9
Operation
STARTING THE ENGINE
B
A
NOTE: The snowthrower engine is designed to operate
at cold temperatures. Avoid operating the snowthrower if
air temperature is 40° F or warmer. Engine will be difficult to start in warm weather.
WARNING
Electric start precautions:
• Use only with a polarized 120V AC outlet. Do
not modify the plug to fit into any other type of
outlet.
• Use only the power cord supplied with the unit.
DO NOT use a damaged cord.
C
• Be sure there is no moisture present on the
cord ends or receptacles when connecting to
an outlet or to the unit.
D
E
Figure 2. Engine Controls
A. Primer
B. Ignition (Key) Switch
C. Choke Control
D. Recoil Starter
E. Electric Starter Switch
1. Insert engine key into the switch and turn key (B,
Figure 2) to the ON position. Make sure the auger
control is in the released OFF position.
2. If engine is cold, move choke control lever (C) to the
ON position. Do not choke a warm engine.
3. Push the primer button (A) three times if engine is
cold. Do not prime a warm engine.
ELECTRIC START MODELS:
4. Plug the power cord supplied into the starter receptacle first, then plug into a 120Volt AC household outlet. DO NOT use an extension cord. Push the starter
button (E) to crank engine. Release the start button
when the engine starts. DO NOT crank engine for
more than a total of 15 seconds without allowing
electric starter to cool for 10 minutes. NOTE: Do not
push primer button (A) while engine is being
cranked.
5. Gradually move choke lever (C) to the OFF position.
6. Disconnect power cord from household receptacle FIRST, and then from starter switch on the
snowthrower.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
MANUAL (RECOIL) START MODELS
1. Release the Auger Control.
4. Pull the recoil starter (D) rope out rapidly to start the
engine. Let the rope return slowly to the starter. If the
engine does not start after three pulls, push the
primer bulb once, and again pull starter rope.
2. Turn Engine Key (B, Figure 2) to the OFF position.
5. Gradually move choke lever (C) to the OFF position.
3. Remove the key from the switch if you are leaving the
operating position or will be making adjustments or
repairs. (NOTE: Allow the unit to cool before storing
or making any adjustments or repairs.)
6. Allow engine to warm up before beginning
snowthrower operations. The engine will operate at
full throttle when thoroughly warmed up.
If you will be storing the unit for the season, see the
STORAGE section for instructions on properly preparing
the unit for long-term storage.
10
Operation
OPERATING THE SNOWTHROWER
SNOWTHROWING TIPS
Before operating snowthrower, review the CHECKS
BEFORE EACH START UP on page 8 of this manual.
Refer to FEATURES & CONTROLS for control locations.
Discharge chute plugging may occur as the result of
snow build up inside the chute. DO NOT use your hands
to clear the blockage. DO NOT place your hands near
the auger or discharge chute any time the engine is running. Turn the engine OFF, be sure all moving parts
have stopped, and clear the blockage using a piece of
wood, or put the unit indoors and allow the blockage to
melt.
1. Rotate the discharge chute to the desired direction.
2. Pull the auger control back against the handle to
engage the auger.
NOTE: The snowthrower will be pulled forward by the
auger when the auger contacts the ground or with the
snow being thrown.
Various snow conditions will affect performance of
snowthrower. The snowthrower should be allowed to
move into the snow at its’ own pace.
3. Begin snow removal by clearing a path down the center of walk or driveway, then gradually widen path,
throwing snow off to both sides.
Wet, heavy snow — When clearing wet, heavy snow,
the forward movement of the snowthrower may have to
be slowed by pushing down on the handle while allowing
engine to operate at full throttle.
4. Release the auger control to stop both the auger and
the forward motion of the snowthrower.
Do not operate on gravel or crushed rock surfaces.
Avoid picking up this type of material with auger since
damage to unit could result and particles can be discharged with considerable force that could cause serious
injury.
Always be alert to hidden hazards that might be struck
by the auger. Should a foreign object be struck by the
auger, immediately stop the engine and inspect machine
for any damage. Repair damage before continuing operation.
STORAGE
After Each Use
Allow snowthrower to run a few minutes after clearing
snow to reduce the likelihood of parts freezing while
machine is not is use.
3. Tape all openings to prevent spraying water into the
exhaust or air intakes.
4. Tilt the snowthrower up on its wheels and thoroughly
clean the underside.
Off-Season Storage
5. Lubricate all exposed metal with a light coating of oil.
DO NOT place any type of lubrication on the drive
belt or pulleys.
Before you store your snowthrower for the off-season,
read the Service, Maintenance and Storage instructions
in the Safety Rules section and take the following precautions:
6. Store the unit in a shelter or other dry area protected
from the weather.
NOTE: Gasoline, if permitted to stand unused for extended periods (30 days or longer), may develop gummy
deposits which can adversely affect the engine carburetor and cause engine malfunction. To avoid this condition, add Simplicity Gasoline Stabilizer to the fuel tank, or
drain all fuel from the system before placing unit in storage.
NOTE: Refer to the engine manufacturer’s owner’s manual for engine storage information.
Starting After Storage
1. Remove the spark plug and wipe dry. Then reinstall
plug.
2. Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel (unless a fuel stabilizer
was used).
3. Check to be sure the engine fins are clean and air
flow is unobstructed.
4. Start the engine outdoors. Allow the engine to warm
up before blowing snow.
1. Drain fuel from the fuel tank and let the engine run
until all fuel is consumed and the engine stops. Allow
the unit to cool.
5. Check the operation of all the controls.
2. Disconnect the spark plug wire and secure away from
the spark plug.
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Regular
Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE ITEMS
Before Each Use
Check Auger Cable & Stopping Time
Check Auger & Flite Shoes
Every 25 Hours Every 100 Hours Each Season
•
•
•
Check/Adjust Drive Belt**
•
•
Clean Cooling Fins *
•
•
Inspect Spark Plug *
Replace Fuel Filter
* Refer to the Engine Manufacturer’s Owner’s Manual for engine-related information.
** Adjust after the first 5 hours of operation.
CHECK AUGER CABLE & STOPPING
TIME
A
1. Visually check the cable (C, Figure 3) for kinks, fraying, or severed cable strands. Replace if damaged or
worn.
C
2. Start the engine.
3. Engage the auger control (A) and hold for five seconds.
4. Release the auger control (A). The auger (B) must
stop within 5 seconds or less. If the auger does not
stop within 5 seconds, perform the auger adjustment
listed in the ADJUSTMENTS section.
D
CHECK AUGER & FLITE SHOES
B
1. Make sure the engine is OFF, the key is removed,
and all moving parts have stopped.
Figure 3. Maintenance
A. Auger Control
B. Auger & Flites
2. Manually rotate the auger (B, Figure 3) and inspect
the flites. Repair or replace as necessary.
CHECK DRIVE BELT
A
1. Remove the side cover (D, Figure 3) and inspect the
drive belt (A, Figure 4). Replace if worn or damaged.
REPLACE FUEL FILTER
OFF
OFF
1. Drain the fuel tank (see OFF SEASON STORAGE)
and remove and replace the filter.
ENGINE / SEASONAL MAINTENANCE
Refer to the engine manufacturer’s owner’s manual for
engine-related information. Refer to the STORAGE section for seasonal maintenance information.
Figure 4. Drive Belt
A. Drive belt
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C. Auger Control Cable
D. Side Cover
Troubleshooting,
Adjustments, & Service
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Engine Will Not Start
Using Recoil Starter
1. Fuel tank empty.
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel/oil mix.
2. Engine needs choking & priming.
2. Move choke control to "CHOKE" position.
Push primer bulb three times.
3. Spark plug fouled or wire disconnected.
3. Replace spark plug. Attach plug wire onto
spark plug.
Engine Will Not Crank 1. Power extension cord not plugged into
Using Electric Starter machine or 120 Volt outlet.
1. Plug power extension cord into machine &
into 120 Volt outlet.
2. Power extension cord damaged.
2. Discard damaged power extension cord.
3. Starter switch damaged or faulty.
3. Replace starter switch.
4. Key switch turned to "OFF" position.
4. Turn key switch to "ON" position.
Engine Stalls or Stops 1. Fuel and 2-Cycle oil mixture ratio incorrect. 1. Mix fuel and 2-Cycle oil to correct ratio.
After Running
2. Choke control in the "CHOKE" position.
2. Move choke control to "OFF" position.
3. Fuel tank empty.
3. Fill with fuel to proper level.
4. Air intake clogged with snow or debris.
4. Unclog air intake.
5. Spark plug defective or gap set improperly. 5. Service spark plug.
Engine Loses Power
Excessive Vibration
6. Water, debris or stale fuel in fuel system.
6. Drain and clean fuel system.
7. Fuel filter clogged.
7. Replace with new in line filter.
1. Fuel and 2-Cycle oil mixture ratio incorrect. 1. Mix fuel and 2-Cycle oil to correct ratio.
2. Spark plug faulty.
2. Service spark plug.
3. Water, debris or stale fuel in fuel system.
3. Drain and clean fuel system.
1. Damaged, out of balance or bent auger.
1. Service auger.
2. Loose engine or auger components.
2. Service and tighten loose components.
3. Loose or missing flite shoes.
3. Replace flite shoes.
4. Cracked, severed or frayed belt
4. Replace belt.
5. Bent or loose Idler pulley
5. Tighten or replace pulley.
Poor Snow Discharge 1. Clogged discharge chute.
2. Damaged or bent auger or components.
1. Stop engine, remove key, and unclog discharge chute with a piece of wood.
2. Service auger or components.
3. Cracked, severed or frayed belt.
3. Replace belt.
4. Belt tension out of adjustment.
4. Adjust auger control.
5. Auger flite shoes damaged or missing.
5. Replace flite shoes.
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Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Service
WARNING
5
Before beginning any repair stop the engine,
remove the key, disconnect the spark plug wire,
and wait for all moving parts to stop.
4
3
2
1
AUGER CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
Inspection
B
1. Inspect the auger cable for kinks, wear, or frayed
cable strands. Replace if worn or damaged.
A
2. Start the engine.
3. Engage the auger control for 5 seconds.
Figure 5. Auger Cable Adjustment - Disengaged
A. Cable Spring
B. Jam Nut
4. Disengage the auger control. The auger should stop
in 5 seconds or less. If not, perform the auger control
adjustment.
Adjustment
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. With the auger control disengaged, measure the
length of the cable spring (A, Figure 5).
5
4
3
3. Engage the auger control and measure the length of
the expanded cable spring (A, Figure 6).
2
1
The cable spring should be stretched 1/2”-3/4”
(1.3cm-1.9cm) when the auger control is engaged. If
not, proceed to step 4.
4. Loosen the jam nut (B, Figure 5) at the upper end of
the cable. Hold the threaded end of the cable and
turn the cable clockwise until the desired extension is
achieved. Retighten the jam nut and repeat steps 23.
A
Figure 6. Auger Cable Adjustment - Engaged
A. Cable Spring
If the cable sheath cannot be adjusted to achieve
1/2”-3/4” (1.3cm-1.9cm) of spring deflection, the
auger belt idler pulley can be adjusted. See the following section.
WARNING
DO NOT over-tighten the cable. The control cable
must have some slack when in the disengaged
position for the auger brake to function properly.
If the auger does not stop within 5 seconds of the
auger control being released, see your dealer.
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Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Service
AUGER DRIVE BELT IDLER PULLEY
ADJUSTMENT
A
If the auger control cable has run out of adjustment, the
drive belt idler pulley (B) can be adjusted to take up more
belt slack.
B
C
D
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Loosen the jam nut (B, Figure 5) at the upper end of
the cable. Hold the threaded end of the cable and
turn the cable counterclockwise until the adjustment
is half way between fully in and fully out.
3. Remove the belt cover to access the idler pulley (B,
Figure 7).
4. Loosen the idler capscrew (C) and slide the idler pulley (B) to the back of the slot in the idler bracket (A).
OFF
OFF
5. Retighten the capscrew (C) and perform the AUGER
CONTROL ADJUSTMENT.
After performing the AUGER CONTROL ADJUSTMENT reinstall the belt cover.
WARNING
Figure 7. Auger Drive Belt Idler Pulley Adjustment
A. Idler Pulley Bracket
B. Idler Pulley
C. Idler Pulley Capscrew
D. Cover Studs
DO NOT over-tighten the cable. The control cable
must have some slack in the disengaged position
for the auger brake to function properly. If the
auger does not stop within 5 seconds of the
auger control being released, see your dealer.
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Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Service
A
OFF
OFF
A
Figure 9. Drive Belt Bracket
A. Spring-Loaded Idler Pulley
Figure 8. Drive Belt
A. Belt Guide
AUGER DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
Equal Clearance
Inspect belt frequently for signs of excessive wear.
Visually check for cracking, fraying, severed or exposed
belt strands.
B
C
A
1. Remove the side belt cover (D, Figure 3).
2. Remove both belt cover retaining studs (D, Figure 7).
Equal
Clearance
3. Remove belt guide (A, Figure 8)
4. Push the spring-loaded idler pulley (A, Figure 9)
down and remove the belt.
5. Install the new drive belt.
6. Reinstall belt guide (A, Figures 8,10). Make sure
when reinstalling belt guide (A, Figure 10) that it does
not touch PTO pulley (C). Belt guides (A) should
have an equal amount of clearance on both belt
guide fingers as shown.
D
Figure 10. Belt Diagram - PTO Pulley
A. Belt Guide
B. Idler Pulley
C. PTO Pulley
D. Drive Belt
7. Reinstall the side cover studs (D, Figure 7).
8. Perform the AUGER CONTROL ADJUSTMENT.
9. Reinstall the side cover (D, Figure 3).
WARNING
If the auger does not stop within 5 seconds of the
auger control being released, see your dealer.
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Troubleshooting, Adjustments, & Service
AUGER FLITE SHOE REPLACEMENT
A
Inspect the flite shoes frequently for signs of excessive
wear. Visually check flite shoes for cracking, fraying,
and severed or exposed belts.
B
1. Turn the engine OFF, remove the key, disconnect the
spark plug wire, and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Tilt the unit backward to access the auger. Secure
the unit in the tilted position.
3. Remove all the self-tapping screws (C, Figure 11)
securing the flite shoes to the auger. Retain the
screws, discard the old flite shoes (B).
4. Secure the new flite shoes to the auger using the
original self-tapping screws. Be careful not to strip
the screws. Be sure the angled ends of the flite shoe
are aligned with the angled ends of the auger.
C
Align
Angled
Ends
Figure 11. Auger Flites
A. Auger
B. Flite Shoe
C. Self-Tapping Screws
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Specification, Parts, &
Accessories
SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL MANUALS
Engine
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 and torque values are
also included.
Make
Model
Spec
Horsepower
Displacement
Oil Type
Starter
Tecumseh
HSK600
1691V / 1702V
3 @ 4300 rpm
6 cu. in.
2-Cycle
Recoil, or Recoil with Electric Start
Chassis
Chute Rotation
Fuel Tank Cap.
Overall Height
Overall Width
Auger Width
Overall Length
Weight
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200 degrees
1.25 Qt.
36”
21”
19”
42”
54 Lbs.
Model:
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Engine Oil
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