OPERATOR’S MANUAL SNOW THROWER MODELS E600E, E610E E640F, E660G E6C0F IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 368022 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722. MTD PRODUCTS INC. P.O. BOX 368022 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9722 PRINTED IN U.S.A. FORM NO. 770-10167A 6/99 SECTION 1: FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new snow thrower. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says. Before you start to prepare your snow thrower, please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information from it to the space provided below. The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from an authorized dealer or our Customer Support Department. • You can locate the model number by standing behind the unit in the operating position and looking down at the rear frame below the engine. A sample model plate is shown below. See Figure 1. This is where your model number will be. XXX-X-XXX-X-XXX XXXXXXXXXXX This is where your serial number will be. Copy the model number here: MTD PRODUCTS INC CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136 Copy the serial number here: Figure 1 SECTION 2: CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT • LOCATE YOUR MODEL NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER — Record this information in the space provided. To find your unit’s specific model number and serial number, see SECTION 1: FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER. • If you are having difficulty assembling this product or if you have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Support Department. • Customer Support can be reached by dialing: 1- (330) 220-4MTD (4683) or 1- (800)-800-7310 • Please have your model number and serial number ready when you call. • Although both numbers are important, you will be asked to enter only your serial number before your call can be processed. 2 SECTION 3: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES WARNING: THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED, COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR SNOW THROWER. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL, HEED ITS WARNING. WARNING: The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. DANGER: Your snow thrower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. If you violate any of these rules, you may cause serious injury to yourself or others. 1. TRAINING • Read this operator's manual carefully in its entirety before attempting to assemble or operate this machine. Be completely familiar with the controls and the proper use of this machine before operating it. Keep this manual in a safe place for future and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts. Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe off any spilled gasoline before starting the engine as it may cause a fire or explosion. • Use a grounded three wire plug-in for all units with electric drive motors or electric starting motors. • Adjust collector housing height to clear gravel or crushed rock surface. • Never allow children under 14 years old to operate a snow thrower. Children 14 years old and over should only operate snow thrower under close parental supervision. Only persons well acquainted with these rules of safe operation should be allowed to use your snow thrower. • Never attempt to make any adjustments while engine is running (except where specifically recommended by manufacturer). • Let engine and machine adjust to outdoor temperature before starting to clear snow. • No one should operate this unit while intoxicated or while taking medication that impairs the senses or reactions. • Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation or while performing an adjustment or repair, to protect eyes from foreign objects that may be thrown from the machine in any direction. • Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, especially small children and pets. 3. OPERATION • Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially when operating in reverse. • Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of discharge opening and auger at all times. 2. PREPARATION • Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic. Do not carry passengers. • Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and remove all door mats, sleds, boards, wires and other foreign objects. • Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before starting engine. • After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, remove wire from spark plug, and thoroughly inspect the snow thrower for any damage. Repair the damage before restarting and operating the snow thrower. • Do not operate equipment without wearing adequate winter outer garments. Do not wear jewelry, long scarfs or other loose clothing which could become entangled in moving parts. Wear footwear which will improve footing on slippery surfaces. • If the snow thrower should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble. • Before working with gasoline, extinguish all cigarettes and other sources of ignition. Check the fuel before starting the engine. Gasoline is an extremely flammable fuel. Do not fill the gasoline tank indoors, while the engine is running, or until engine has been allowed to cool at least two minutes. • Stop engine whenever you leave the operating position, before unclogging the collector/impeller housing or discharge guide, and making any 3 repairs, adjustments, or inspections. Never place your hand in the discharge or collector openings. Use a stick or wooden broom handle to unclog the discharge opening. • Never direct discharge at bystanders or allow anyone in front of unit. • Disengage power to collector/impeller when transporting or not in use. • Take all possible precautions when leaving the unit unattended. Disengage the collector/impeller, shift into neutral, stop the engine, and remove the key. • Use only attachments and accessories approved by the manufacturer of snow thrower (such as wheel weights, counter weights, cabs, etc.). • When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain collector/impeller and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect spark plug wire and keep away from plug to prevent accidental starting. • Never operate the snow thrower without good visibility or light. Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on the handles. Walk, never run. • Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do not touch. • Do not run engine indoors, except when starting engine and transporting snow thrower in or out of building. Open doors. Exhaust fumes are dangerous. 4. MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE • Check shear bolts, engine mounting bolts, etc., at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure equipment is in safe working condition. • Do not clear snow across the face of slopes. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. Do not attempt to clear steep slopes. • Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building where ignition sources are present, such as hot water and space heaters, clothes dryers, and the like. Allow engine to cool before storing in any enclosure. • Never operate snow thrower without guards, plates, or other safety protection devices in place. • Never operate snow thrower near glass enclosure, automobiles, window wells, drop off, etc., without proper adjustments of snow thrower discharge angle. Keep children and pets away. • Always refer to operator's manual instructions for important details if snow thrower is to be stored for an extended period. • Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate. • Run machine a few minutes after throwing snow to prevent freeze up of collector/impeller. • Never operate the machine at high transport speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care when backing. • Check clutch controls periodically to verify they engage and disengage properly and readjust if necessary. Refer to operator's manual for adjustment instructions. WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine. WARNING 1. STOP ENGINE BEFORE REMOVING DEBRIS AND SERVICING UNIT. AVOID INJURY FROM ROTATING AUGER KEEP HANDS, FEET AND CLOTHING AWAY. 2. KEEP CLEAR OF IMPELLER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. 3. NEVER DIRECT DISCHARGE AT BYSTANDERS OR WINDOWS OR ALLOW ANYONE IN FRONT OF UNIT. SHUT OFF ENGINE BEFORE UNCLOGGING DISCHARGE CHUTE. DANGER Figure 2 4 4. THOROUGHLY INSPECT THE AREA WHERE THE EQUIPMENT IS TO BE USED AND REMOVE ALL DOOR MATS, SLEDS, BOARDS, WIRES AND OTHER FOREIGN OBJECTS. 5. REFER TO OWNERS MANUAL FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS. SECTION 4: ASSEMBLY AUGER SHEAR BOLTS (SPARES) Cupped Washer Shear Bolts (710-0890A) Upper Handle Carriage Bolt Hex Lock Nuts 5/16” Thread (712-0429) Wing Nuts NOTE: The augers are secured to the spiral shaft with two shear bolts and hex lock nuts. If you hit a hard foreign object or ice jam, the snow thrower is designed so that the bolts may shear. Two replacement shear bolts and nuts are provided for your convenience. Store in a safe place until needed. Lower Handle IMPORTANT: NEVER replace the auger shear Figure 3 bolts with standard hex bolts. Any damage to the auger gearbox or other components as a result of doing so will NOT be covered by your snow thrower’s warranty. 5. Adjust the eyebolt on the chute directional control so the control rod does not come into contact with the engine by moving the hex nut against the handle (if necessary). Retighten the wing nut to secure the chute directional control in this position. See Figure 4. UNPACKING 1. Remove the screws from the top, sides and ends of the shipping crate. 6. Slide the shift rod connector down over the end of the lower shift rod. Tap the top of connector until it locks on the lower shift rod. 2. Set top panel aside to avoid tire punctures or personal injury. Upper Shift Rod 3. Remove and discard plastic bag that covers unit. Shift Rod Connector 4. Carefully roll unit out of crate. Hex Nut IMPORTANT: After assembly, service engine with gasoline, and check oil level as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit. Lower Shift Rod NOTE: All references to right or left side of the Eyebolt snow thrower are determined from behind the unit in the operating position. ASSEMBLY Figure 4 1. Remove the lower two plastic wing nuts, cupped washers and carriage bolt (eyebolt on the left side) from the lower handle. See Figure 3. NOTE: If the connector is not properly assembled, the shift rod will pivot and you will not be able to shift gears or change directions. 2. Raise the upper handle assembly until it aligns with lower handle. 3. Be sure both cables are aligned with cable roller guides located in the lower rear of snow thrower frame. 7. Unwrap the headlight wire which is attached to the headlight, beneath the handle panel. Wind it around the right handle several times to remove excess slack in the wire. See Figure 5. 4. Secure the upper handle and lower handle with the plastic wing nuts, cupped washers, and carriage bolt (eyebolt on the left side) previously removed. 8. Plug the wire from the headlight into the wire lead coming from the right side of the engine, underneath the fuel tank. 5 Lamp Wire Now release the traction control, and push the unit again. Move the shift lever back to the fast reverse position, then all the way forward again. There should be no resistance in the shift lever, and the wheels should keep turning. Alternator Lead If you have resistance when moving the shift lever or the wheels stop when they should not, loosen the jam nut on the traction control cable and unthread the cable one turn. If the wheels do not stop when you engage the traction control grip, loosen the jam nut on the traction control cable and thread the cable in one turn. Recheck the adjustment and repeat as necessary. Tighten the jam nut to secure the cable when correct adjustment is reached. Right Handle Figure 5 FINAL ADJUSTMENTS Auger Control Adjustment To check the adjustment of the auger control, push forward on the left hand control, depressing the rubber bumper on end of control. There should be slack in the cable. Release the control. The cable should be straight. Make certain you can depress the auger control against the left handle completely. NOTE: If you are uncertain that you have reached the correct adjustment, refer to SECTION 6: ADJUSTMENTS. SKID SHOE ADJUSTMENT The space between the shave plate and the ground can be adjusted by adjusting the skid shoes. If necessary, loosen the hex lock nut and thread the cable in (for less slack) or out (for more slack) as necessary. Recheck the adjustment. Tighten the lock nut against the cable when correct adjustment is reached. See Figure 6. 1. Place skid shoes in the low position to remove snow close to the ground. Place skid shoes in a higher position to remove snow from uneven ground. See Figure 7. 2. Adjust skid shoes by loosening the four hex nuts and carriage bolts and moving skid shoes to desired position. Make certain the entire bottom surface of skid shoe is against the ground to avoid uneven wear on the skid shoes. Retighten nuts and bolts securely. Hex Lock Nut Make Sure Cable is Straight Figure 6 Carriage Bolts Hex Nuts Traction Control and Shift Lever Adjustment Skid Shoes Figure 7 To check the adjustment of the traction control and shift lever, move the shift lever all the way forward to sixth (6) position. With the traction control released, push the snow thrower forward. The unit should roll forward. Then engage the traction control grip. The wheels should stop turning. TIRE PRESSURE (Pneumatic Tires) The tires are over-inflated for shipping purposes. Check tire pressure and reduce to 15 to 20 psi. NOTE: If the tire pressure is not equal in both tires, the unit may pull to one side or the other. 6 SECTION 5: OPERATION OPERATING CONTROLS SHIFT LEVER TRACTION / AUGER CONTROL LOCK The traction control is located on the right handle. Squeeze the control to engage the wheel drive. Release to stop. This same control also locks the auger control so you can turn the chute directional control without interrupting the snow throwing process. If the auger control is engaged with the traction control engaged, the operator can release the auger control (on the left handle) and the augers will remain engaged. Release the traction control to stop both the augers and wheel drive (auger control must also be released). See Figure 8. The shift lever is located in the center of the handle panel. The shift lever may be moved into one of eight positions. Run engine with throttle in the fast position. Use the shift lever to determine ground speed. See Figure 8. Forward - There are six speeds. Position number one (1) is the slowest. Position number six (6) is the fastest. Reverse - There are two reverse (R) speeds. “R” closest to the operator (all the way back) is the faster of the two. CHUTE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL The chute directional control is located on left hand side of the snow thrower. See Figure 8. To change the direction in which snow is thrown, turn chute directional control as follows: Traction / Auger Control Lock Auger Control 1. Crank clockwise to discharge to the left. 2. Crank counterclockwise to discharge to the right. SAFETY IGNITION SWITCH The ignition key must be inserted in the switch before the unit will start. Remove the ignition key when snow thrower is not in use. See Figure 10. Shift Lever FUEL SHUT-OFF VALVE Chute Directional Control AUGER CONTROL 6 Closed The fuel shut-off valve, located under fuel tank, controls fuel flow from tank. (If equipped) See Figure 9. TRACTION CONTROL 5 4 3 Open Figure 9 2 F 1 CHUTE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL Choke R R1 Primer R2 CLOCKWISE TO DISCHARGE LEFT COUNTER CLOCKWISE TO DISCHARGE RIGHT Figure 8 AUGER CONTROL The auger control is located on the left handle. Squeeze the control to engage the augers. Release to stop the snow throwing action. (Traction control must also be released.) See Figure 8. Ignition Key Throttle Control Figure 10 7 Rope Starter Handle THROTTLE CONTROL Recoil Starter: The throttle control is located on the engine. It regulates the speed of the engine. See Figure 10. 5. Rotate choke knob to FULL choke position (cold engine start). BEFORE STARTING 6. If engine is warm, place choke in OFF position instead of FULL. WARNING: Observe all Warning Labels 7. Push primer button three or four times for cold engine start. on the snow thrower prior to use. See Figure 2. 8. If engine is warm, push primer button once only. Your snow thrower is shipped with oil; however, you must check the oil level before operating. Be careful not to overfill. NOTE: Always cover vent hole in primer button The spark plug wire was disconnected for safety. Attach spark plug wire to spark plug before starting. 9. Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly, until it pulls slightly harder. Let rope rewind slowly. when pushing. Additional priming may be necessary for first start if temperature is below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. GAS AND OIL FILL-UP 10. Pull starter handle rapidly. Do not allow handle to snap back. Allow it to rewind slowly while keeping a firm hold on the starter handle. Check oil level and add oil if necessary. Service the engine with gasoline as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your snow thrower. Read instructions carefully. 11. Repeat step 10 until engine starts. 12. As engine warms up and begins to operate evenly, rotate choke knob slowly to OFF position. If engine falters, return to FULL choke, then slowly move to OFF position. WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors. Never fill fuel tank with engine running or while engine is hot. Do not smoke when filling fuel tank. TO START ENGINE Spark Plug 1. Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain the metal loop on end of the spark plug wire (inside the boot) is fastened securely over the metal tip on the spark plug. See Figure 11. Metal Loop on Spark Plug Wire Switch Box Choke Starter Button (If Equipped) Primer Rubber Boot Rope Starter Handle Figure 11 Ignition Key 2. Make certain the fuel shut-off valve is in the OPEN (vertical) position. Throttle Control Figure 12 3. Make certain the auger and traction controls are in the disengaged (released) position. Electric Starter: (If Equipped) 4. Move throttle control up to FAST position. Insert ignition key into slot. Be certain it snaps into place. Do not turn key. See Figure 12. WARNING: The electric starter is equipped with a three-wire power cord and plug, and is designed to operate on 120 volt AC household current. It must be properly grounded at all times to avoid the possibility of electric shock which may cause injury to the operator. Note: Engine will not start unless ignition key is inserted into ignition slot in carburetor cover. Do not turn ignition key. 8 Follow all instructions carefully. Determine that your house wiring is a three wire grounded system. Ask a licensed electrician if you are not certain. If your house wiring system is not a three-wire grounded system, do not use this electric starter under any conditions. If your system is grounded and a three-hole receptacle is not available at the point your starter will normally be used, one should be installed by a licensed electrician. When connecting the power cord, always connect cord to starter on engine first, then plug the other end into a three-hole grounded receptacle. 5. Wipe all snow and moisture from the carburetor cover in the area of the control levers. Also, move control levers back and forth several times. TO ENGAGE DRIVE 1. With the engine running near top speed, move shift lever into one of the five FORWARD positions or two REVERSE positions. Select a speed appropriate for the snow conditions. Use the slower speeds until you are familiar with the operation of the snow thrower. 2. Squeeze the auger control and the augers will turn. Release it and the augers will stop. When disconnecting the power cord, always unplug the end from the three-hole grounded receptacle first. 3. Squeeze the traction control and the snow thrower will move. Release it and drive motion will stop. 1. Rotate choke knob to OFF position. Do not prime engine. 2. Connect power cord to switch box on engine. Plug the other end of power cord into a threehole, grounded 12-volt AC receptacle. 4. NEVER move shift lever without releasing traction control. 3. Push starter button to crank engine. As you crank the engine, move choke knob to FULL choke position. (cold engine start) See Figure 12. TO ENGAGE AUGERS To engage the augers and start the snow throwing action, squeeze the auger control against the left handle. Release to stop the augers. 4. When engine starts, release starter button, and move choke gradually to OFF. If engine falters, move choke immediately to FULL and then gradually to OFF. TIRE CHAINS (Optional Equipment) TO STOP ENGINE Tire chains should be used whenever extra traction is needed. 1. Run engine for a few minutes before stopping to help dry off any moisture on the engine. OPERATING TIPS 2. To help prevent possible freeze up of starter, proceed as follows. NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up for a few min- • Electric Starter: Connect power cord to switch box on engine, then to 120 volt AC receptacle. With the engine running, push starter button and spin the starter for several seconds. The unusual sound made by spinning the starter will not harm engine or starter. Disconnect the power cord from receptacle first, and then from switch box. WARNING: Temperature of muffler and surrounding areas may exceed 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid these areas. utes as the engine will not develop full power until it reaches operating temperature. 1. For most efficient snow removal, remove snow immediately after it falls. • Recoil Starter: With engine running, pull starter rope with a rapid, continuous full arm stroke three or four times. Pulling the starter rope will produce a loud clattering sound, which is not harmful to the engine or starter. 2. Discharge snow downwind whenever possible. Slightly overlap each previous path. 3. Set the skid shoes 1/4" below the scraper bar for normal usage. The skid shoes may be adjusted upward for hard-packed snow. Adjust downward when using on gravel or crushed rock. 3. To stop engine, move throttle control to STOP or OFF position. 4. Be certain to follow the precautions listed under TO STOP ENGINE to prevent possible freeze-up. 4. Remove the ignition key. Do not turn key. Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug to prevent accidental starting while equipment is unattended. 5. Clean the snow thrower thoroughly after each use. NOTE: Do not lose the ignition key. Keep it in a safe place. Engine will not start without the ignition key. 9 SECTION 6: ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: NEVER attempt to clean 2. Adjust the support bracket inward or outward so that the spiral is fully engaged in the notches on the chute before retightening the hex nuts. chute or make any adjustments while engine is running. Refer to label in Figure 2 in safety section. AUGER CONTROL ADJUSTMENT CHUTE ASSEMBLY ADJUSTMENT To adjust the auger control, refer to FINAL ADJUSTMENTS in SECTION 4: ASSEMBLY. The distance snow is thrown can be adjusted by adjusting the angle of the chute assembly. The sharper the angle, the shorter the distance snow is thrown. See Figure 13. To adjust chute assembly, loosen the hand knob. Pivot the top of the chute assembly to position desired. Retighten the hand knob. SHIFT ROD ADJUSTMENT 1. Remove hairpin clip and slide shift rod connector up to separate upper and lower shift rod. See Figure 15. 2. Place shift lever in sixth (6) position or fastest forward speed. 3. Rotate shift arm assembly counter clockwise as far as it will go. 4. Thread the upper shift rod on the ferrule to align upper shift rod elbow with lower shift rod hole. 5. Insert cotter pin and slide shift rod connector down. Tap to secure. Shift Lever Hand Knob Figure 13 Chute Directional Control Support Bracket Adjustment Ferrule Upper Shift Rod If the spiral at the base of the chute directional control isn’t fully engaging with the notches in the lower chute assembly, the support bracket can be adjusted inward or outward as follows: Shift Rod Connector 1. Loosen, but do NOT remove the two hex nuts which secure the chute directional control support bracket to the snow thrower housing. See Figure 14. Hairpin Clip Lower Shift Rod Shift Arm Assembly Figure 15 CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT Spiral Hex Nuts WARNING: If any adjustments are made to the engine while the engine is running (e.g. carburetor), keep clear of all moving parts. Be careful of heated surfaces and muffler. Support Bracket Figure 14 10 NOTE: If you placed plastic under the gas cap, be Minor carburetor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude and load. certain to remove it. SKID SHOE ADJUSTMENT Refer to the separate engine manual packed with your unit for carburetor adjustment information. The space between the shave plate and the ground can be adjusted by adjusting the skid shoe. Slide the skid shoe upwards and lower the housing to remove snow close to the ground. Slide skid shoe downwards and raise the housing to remove snow from uneven ground like gravel. For more details, refer to FINAL ADJUSTMENTS in SECTION 4: ASSEMBLY. TRACTION CONTROL ADJUSTMENT Refer to the FINAL ADJUSTMENTS in SECTION 4: ASSEMBLY to adjust the traction control. If you are uncertain that you have reached the correct adjustment, the adjustment can be physically checked as follows. With the snow thrower tipped forward (be certain to drain the oil and gasoline or drain the oil and place plastic film under the gas cap if the snow thrower has already been operated), remove the frame cover underneath the snow thrower by removing six selftapping screws. DRIVE WHEEL The wheel may be adjusted for two different methods of operation. The adjustment is made by placing the klick pin in one of two different holes on the right side of the unit. See Figure 17. 1. One Wheel Driving - Place klick pin in the outside axle hole on the right side. This position gives power drive to the left wheel only, making the unit easier to maneuver. With the traction control released, there must be clearance between the friction wheel and the drive plate in all positions of the shift lever. With the traction control engaged, the friction wheel must contact the drive plate. See Figure 16. 2. Both Wheels Driving - Rotate wheel assembly to align hole in hub with inner hole on axle shaft. Insert klick pin in hole. Outer axle shaft hole should be visible.This position is good for heavy snow as there is power to both wheels. Friction Wheel Hub Hole Gear Shaft Drive Plate Klick Pin In Outside Axle Hole Figure 17 Figure 16 If adjustment is necessary, loosen the hex jam nut on the traction control cable and thread the cable in or out as necessary. Tighten the hex jam nut to secure the cable when correct adjustment is reached. Reassemble the frame cover. SECTION 7: MAINTENANCE WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug LUBRICATION wire and ground against the engine before performing any repairs or maintenance. CHUTE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL The worm gear on the chute direction control should be greased with multipurpose automotive grease. 11 WHEELS GEAR SHAFT Oil or spray lubricant into bearings at wheels at least once a season. Pull the klick pins and remove wheels, clean and coat axles with a multipurpose automotive grease. See Figure 18. Lubricate the gear shaft with a good multi-purpose light grease at least once a season or after every 25 hours of operation. Refer to Figure 16. IMPORTANT: Keep all grease and oil off of the Klick Pin friction wheel and drive plate. DRIVE AND SHIFTING MECHANISM Remove rear cover. Oil any chains, sprockets, gears, bearings, shafts, and shifting mechanism at least once a season. Use engine oil or a spray lubricant. Avoid getting oil on rubber friction wheel and aluminum drive plate. Refer to Figure 16. Axle GEAR CASE Figure 18 The worm gear case has been filled with grease at the factory. If disassembled for repairs, lubricate with 2 ounces of shell grease, part number 737-0168. At least once a season, remove shear bolts on auger shaft. Oil or spray lubricant inside shaft. Also lubricate the auger bearings at least once a season. See Figure 19. IMPORTANT: Do not overfill the gear case. Dam- AUGER SHAFT age to the seals could result. Be sure the vent plug is free of grease in order to relieve pressure. ENGINE Shear Bolts Refer to separate engine manual for all engine maintenance procedures. WARNING: When following instructions in separate engine manual for draining oil, be sure to protect frame to avoid oil dripping onto transmission parts. CLEAN EQUIPMENT Bearings Be certain to follow the precautions listed under TO STOP ENGINE to prevent possible freeze-up. Bearings Figure 19 SECTION 8: SERVICE AUGERS SHAVE PLATE AND SKID SHOES The augers are secured to the spiral shaft with two shear bolts and hex lock nuts. See Figure 19. If you hit a foreign object or ice jam, the snow thrower is designed so that the hex bolts will shear. The shave plate and skid shoes on the bottom of the snow thrower are subject to wear. They should be checked periodically and replaced when necessary. To remove skid shoes, remove the four carriage bolts, bell washers and hex nuts which attach them to the snow thrower. Reassemble new skid shoes with the four carriage bolts, bell washers (cupped side goes against skid shoes) and hex nuts. Make certain the skid shoes are adjusted to be level. If the augers will not turn, check to see if the bolts have sheared. Two replacement shear bolts and hex lock nuts have been provided with the snow thrower. For future use, order part number 710-0890A (shear bolt) and 712-0429 (hex lock nut). 12 To remove shave plate, remove the carriage bolts, bell washers and hex nuts which attach it to the snow thrower housing. Reassemble new shave plate, making sure heads of the carriage bolts are to the inside of the housing. Tighten securely. Drive Pulley Auger Drive Pulley Drive Belt ENGINE Idler Pulley Refer to separate engine manual for all engine service procedures. Idler Pulley Auger Drive Belts BELT REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and ground. Figure 21 6. Unhook the idler spring from the hex bolt on the auger housing. See Figure 22. AUGER BELTS 7. Back out the stop bolt to allow the belts to slip between the bolt and auger pulley. See Figure 23. NOTE: It is necessary to remove both belts in order to change either one. If changing just one belt, be certain to check the condition of the other belt model 600/610E has only one auger belt). NOTE: It may be necessary to loosen the six hex nuts that connect the frame to the auger housing to aid in belt removal. 1. Remove the plastic belt cover on the front of the engine by removing the two self-tapping screws. See Figure 20. 2. Drain the gasoline from the snow thrower, or place a piece of plastic under the gas cap. Friction Wheel 3. Tip the snow thrower up and forward so that it rests on the housing. Belt Cover Support Bracket Self-Tapping Screws Rear Auger Belt Front Auger Pulley Auger Pulley Figure 20 Frame Idler Spring Support Bracket Auger Spring Housing Figure 22 4. Remove six self-tapping screws from the frame cover underneath the snow thrower. 8. Lift the rear auger belt from the auger pulley, and slip belt between the support bracket and the auger pulley. Repeat this step for front auger belt. 5. Roll the front and rear auger belts off the engine pulley. See Figure 21. 9. Replace both auger drive belts by following instructions in reverse order. 13 DRIVE BELT 5. Using a wrench to hold the shaft, loosen, but do not completely remove, the hex nut and bell washer on left end of gear shaft. See Figure 24. 1. Follow steps 1 through 4 of previous instructions. 2. Pull idler pulley up, and lift belt off engine pulley and friction wheel disc. See Figure 21. 3. Back out the stop bolt until the support bracket rests on the auger pulley. See Figure 23. 4. Slip belt between friction wheel and friction wheel disc. See Figure 23. Remove and replace belt. Reassemble following the instructions in reverse order. Hex Nut and Bell Washer NOTE: The support bracket must rest on the stop bolt after the new belt has been assembled. See Figure 23. Friction Wheel Disc Friction Wheel Figure 24 6. Lightly tap the hex nut to dislodge the ball bearing from the right side of frame. Remove the hex nut and bell washer from left end of shaft. Drive Belt Stop Bolt 7. Slide the gear shaft to the right and slide the friction wheel assembly from the shaft. 8. Remove the six screws from the friction wheel assembly (three from each side). Remove the friction wheel rubber from between the friction wheel plate. See Figure 25. Support Bracket Friction Wheel Plates Figure 23 Bearing CHANGING FRICTION WHEEL RUBBER Screws The rubber on the friction wheel is subject to wear and should be checked after 25 hours of operation, and periodically thereafter. Replace the friction wheel rubber if any signs of wear or cracking are found. 1. Drain the gasoline from the snow thrower, or place a piece of plastic under the gas cap. Friction Wheel Rubber 2. Tip the snow thrower up and forward, so that it rests on the housing. See Figure 24. Hub Figure 25 9. Reassemble new friction wheel rubber to the friction wheel assembly, tightening the six screws in rotation and with equal force. 3. Remove six self-tapping screws from the frame cover underneath the snow thrower. 4. Remove the klick pins which secure the wheels, and remove the wheels from the axle. 10. Position the friction wheel assembly up onto the pin of the shift rod assembly, and slide the shaft through the assembly. Reassemble in reverse order. 14 SECTION 9: OFF-SEASON STORAGE WARNING: Never store engine with 2. Remove all dirt from exterior of engine and equipment. fuel in tank indoors or in poorly ventilated areas, where fuel fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer or other gas appliance. 3. Follow lubrication recommendations in SECTION 7: MAINTENANCE. NOTE: When storing any type of power equipment in a poorly ventilated or metal storage shed, care should be taken to rust proof the equipment. Using a light oil or silicone, coat the equipment, especially any chains, springs, bearings and cables. 1. If unit is to be stored over 30 days, prepare the engine for storage as instructed in the separate engine operator’s manual included with your unit. SECTION 10: Trouble Shooting Guide Trouble Possible Cause(s) Engine fails to start Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel. Engine runs erratic Blocked fuel line. Choke not in ON position Faulty spark plug. Key not in switch on engine. Spark plug wire disconnected. Primer button not depressed. Fuel shut-off valve closed (if so equipped). Unit running on CHOKE. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel. Corrective Action Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel may not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used. Clean fuel line. Move switch to ON position Clean, adjust gap or replace. Insert key. Connect spark plug wire. Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit. Open fuel shut-off valve. Move choke lever to OFF position. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean fresh gasoline. Fuel may not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used. Water or dirt in fuel system. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel. Carburetor out of adjustment. Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit or have carburetor adjusted by an authorized service dealer. Loss of power Spark plug wire loose. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Gas cap vent hole plugged. Remove ice and snow from cap. Be certain vent hole is clear. Exhaust port plugged. Clean-see Maintenance section of engine manual. Engine overheats Carburetor not adjusted Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit or have properly. carburetor adjusted by an authorized service dealer. Incorrect fuel mixture. Drain fuel tank. Refill with proper fuel mixture. Excessive vibration Loose parts or damaged auger. Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire. Tighten all bolts and nuts. Make all necessary repairs. If vibration continues, have unit serviced by an authorized service dealer. Adjust drive cable. Refer to Adjustment section of this manual. Unit fails to propel Incorrect adjustment of drive itself cable. Drive belt loose or damaged. Replace drive belt. Refer to Belt Replacement in Maintenance section of this manual. Unit fails to Discharge chute clogged. Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire. Clean discharge chute and inside of auger housing. discharge snow Foreign object lodged in auger. Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire. Remove object from auger. Incorrect adjustment of drive Adjust drive cable. Refer to Adjustment section of this manual. cable. Drive belt loose or damaged. Replace drive belt. Refer to Belt Replacement in Maintenance section of this manual. Note: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments above, contact your local authorized service dealer. 15 NOTES 16 Gear Assembly Models E600E, E610E, E640F, E660G, and E6C0F 4 17 11 9 16 13 8 15 2 14 5 10 6 3 7 12 3 1 REF. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PART NO. 618-0123 618-0124 710-0642 711-0909 711-0910 714-0161 715-0143 717-0528 717-0526 718-0186 DESCRIPTION RH Reducer Housing LH Reducer Housing Hex Screw 1/4-20 x .75 Spiral Axle 26" Spiral Axle 28" Key Pin-Spiral Worm Gear, 20T Worm Shaft Thrust Collar REF. NO. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 17 PART NO. 721-0325 721-0327 736-0351 736-0369 736-0445 741-0662 741-0663 618-0121 618-0122 DESCRIPTION Grease Plug Grease Seal Flat Washer .76 x 1.5 x .030 Flat Washer .508 x 1.0 x .020 Flat Washer .76 x 1.5 x .060 Flange Bearing .75 x 1.0 x .59 Flange Bearing .75 x 1.0 x .925 Ass’y. Complete 26" Ass’y. Complete 28" Blower Housing Models E600E, E610E, E640F, E660G, and E6C0F 1 2 3 4 11 10 15 18 14 5 9 12 7 8 13 32 6 31 9 18 19 20 16 22 23 38 27 10 30 34 21 28 13 25 23 13 26 30 35 41 37 36 22 18 32 31 16 43 39 40 45 40 42 39 44 18 33 REF. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 PART NO. 712-0116 756-0178 784-5632A 710-0459A 738-0281 736-0174 732-0611 712-3068 712-3010 736-0119 05931 741-0309 710-0451 705-5226 684-0040C 684-0041C 712-3010 736-0242 741-0475 784-5647 731-1379A 712-0324 736-0463 710-0703 DESCRIPTION Lock Jam Nut 3/8-24 Flat Idler Auger Idler Arm Hex Cap Screw 3/8-24 x 1.50 Shoulder Screw Wave Washer Extension Spring Hex Nut 5/16-18 Hex Nut 5/16-18 Lock Washer 5/16 Housing Ball Bearing Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x .75 Reinforcement Chute 26” Housing Assembly 28” Housing Assembly Hex Nut 5/16-18 Bell Washer Bushing Chute Crank Bracket Chute Adapter Hex Lock Nut 1/4-20 Flat Washer Carriage Screw 1/4-20 x .75 REF. NO. 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 19 PART NO. 710-0604 736-0169 712-0798 784-5580 736-0242 712-3010 784-5579A 784-5582A 710-0260 684-0065 715-0114 618-0121 618-0122 605-5192A 605-5196A 736-0188 741-0493A 605-5193A 605-5197A 710-0890A 712-0429 741-0245 784-5618 DESCRIPTION Hex Washer Screw 5/16-18 Lock Washer 3/8 Hex Nut 3/8-16 Snow Shoe Bell Washer Hex Nut 5/16-18 26” Shave Plate 28” Shave Plate Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x .62 Impeller Assembly Pin 26” Gear Assembly 28” Gear Assembly Spiral 26” RH Spiral 28” RH Flat Washer Flange Bushing Spiral 26” LH Spiral 28” LH Shear Bolt 5/16-18 x 1.5 Lock Nut 5/16-18 Hex Flange Bearing Bearing Housing Handle Assembly Models E600E, E610E, E640F, E660G, and E6C0F 26 65 12 57 55 ITEM #21 GOES TO GROUND WIRE OF LIGHT ASSEMBLY 4 17 67 30 42 39 29 64 55 62 40 52 20 7 43 21 14 9 12 5 66 49 42 25 45 46 36 22 26 19 38 41 23 26 56 49 1 34 12 37 12 23 59 56 6 11 18 14 23 53 52 20 61 58 43 40 54 30 43 22 31 60 25 48 23 31 45 7 48 10 2 15 9 35 8 22 32 24 46 45 25 27 31 15 23 33 45 45 16 51 28 63 44 3 25 44 20 REF. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 PART NO. 625-0007 684-0008A 684-0022 684-0036 684-0037 684-0103 710-0262 710-0276 710-0449 710-0451 710-0459 710-0599 710-1003 710-3008 710-3015 711-0653 711-0677 712-0116 712-0121 712-0271 710-0788 712-3010 712-3027 714-0104 714-0507 715-0138 720-0201A 720-0232 720-0274 720-0284 726-0100 731-0851A 731-0921 DESCRIPTION Light Ass’y, Top Mount Shift Arm Ass’y. Chute Crank Ass’y. Handle Ass’y - Engagement R.H. Handle Ass’y - Engagement l.H. Handle Panel Ass’y Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x 1.5 Carriage Screw 5/16-18 x 1.0 Carriage Screw 5/16-18 x 2.25 Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x .75 Hex Head Screw 3/8-24 x 1.5 Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20 x .50 Hex Washer Screw #10-16 x .625 Hex Cap Screw 5/16-18 Hex Cap Screw 1/4-20 x .75 Clevis Pin Ferrule Jam Nut 3/8-24 Nut #10-24 Hex Nut 1/4-20 Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20 x 1.0 Hex Nut 5/16-18 Flange Lock Nut 1/4-20 Cotter Pin Cotter Pin Roll Pin Chute Crank Knob Knob, Shift Grip Wing Nut Push Cap Chute Flange Keeper Upper Chute REF. NO. 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 21 PART NO. 731-1300A 731-1393 732-0145 732-0193 732-0746 735-0199A 736-0105 736-0119 736-0159 736-0185 736-0242 736-0275 736-0271 736-0451 736-0509 735-0234 746-0778 747-0620A 747-0621 747-0877 748-0362 748-0363 749-0951 749-0952 749-0953 750-0963 784-5619A 747-0697 784-5679 784-5680 784-5681 784-5682 DESCRIPTION Lower Chute Handle Panel Compression Spring Compression Spring Torsion Spring Bumper, Rubber Bell Washer .401 x .870 Lock Washer 5/16 Washer .349 ID x .879 OD Flat Washer .375 ID x .738 OD Bell Washer .340 ID x .872 OD Flat Washer .344 ID x .688 OD Spring Washer .317 ID x .625 OD Saddle Washer .320 ID x .93 OD Washer, Spec Rubber Grommet “Z” Fitting Upper Shift Rod Lower Shift Rod Rod, Cam Cam Handle Pawl, Handle Lock Lower Handle Handle, R.H. Handle, L.H. Clutch Rod Connector Shift Handle Eyebolt Chute Crank Handle Support Bracket, L.H. Handle Support Bracket, R.H. Handle Support Bracket, L.H. Handle Support Bracket, R.H. Frame Assembly Models E600E, E610E, E640F, E660G, and E6C0F 27 20 37 Drive Clutch Cable 39 20 5 13 7 37 1 11 38 Auger Clutch Cable 4 6 10 3 40 4 1 2 14 26 36 15 5 16 16” Wheels 25 7 31 25 28 23 21 10 11 12 17 18 32 9 24 8 4 1 22 33 1 20 29 8 5 34 19 26 35 Blower Housing 30 1 22 1 Auger Clutch Cable REF. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 PART NO. 710-1652 784-5688 784-5687A 756-0625 738-0924 684-0030 741-0563 736-0105 712-0116 741-0598 736-0188 784-5689A 710-0538 736-0242 714-0474 736-0160 710-0788 784-5590 784-5638 710-0599 DESCRIPTION Hex Screw Drive Cable Guide Bracket Auger Clutch Cable Bracket Roller Cable Hex Screw 1/4-28 Frame Assembly Ball Bearing Bell Washer Lock Jam Nut Hex Flange Bearing Flat Washer Front Support Guide Bracket Lock Hex Screw Bell Washer .340 ID x .872 OD Cotter Pin Flat Washer .536 ID x .930 OD Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20 Frame Shift Bracket Frame Cover Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20 REF. NO. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 PART NO. 736-0351 717-1445 714-0126 717-1444 715-0249 714-0143 684-0042B 656-0012A 684-0013B 746-0897 748-0190 684-0021 732-0264 712-0711 746-0898 738-0830 784-5617A 735-0243 718-0301A 618-0063 DESCRIPTION Flat Washer .760 ID x .50 OD Gear Key 7-Tooth Shaft Roll Pin Klik Pin Friction Wheel Assembly Friction Disc Wheel Wheel Shift Rod Assembly Drive Cable Spacer Friction Wheel Bracket Assembly Extension Spring Jam Nut 3/8-24 Drive Cable Axle 16” Wheels Friction Plate Friction Wheel Rubber Friction Wheel Hub Friction Wheel Bearing 5 1 5 2 4 3 MODEL NUMBER 31AE640F 31AE660G SIZE 16.5 x 4.8 16 x 6.5 WHEEL ASSEMBLIES REF. NO. 1 REF. NO. 2 REF. NO. 3 WHEEL ASS’Y TIRE AIR COMPLETE ONLY VALVE 734-1709 734-1530 734-0255 734-1712 734-1525 734-0255 23 REF. NO. 4 RIM ONLY 734-1708 734-1711 REF. NO. 5 SLEEVE BEARING (2) 741-0401 741-0401 Engine and V-Belts IMPORTANT: For a proper working machine, use Factory Approved Parts. V-BELTS are specially designed to engage and disengage safely. A substitute (non OEM) V-Belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely. E600E, E610E 1 2 3 5 4 8 9 11 13 10 12 27 15 16 20 16 4 22 7 6 23 14 24 18 17 19 25 REF. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 PART NO. 710-0599 731-1324 732-0339 710-0627 710-3005 05896A 748-0234 756-0985 754-0343 756-0984 736-0270 710-0230 756-0313 710-1245 DESCRIPTION Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20 x.5 Belt Cover Extension Spring Hex Screw 5/16-24 x .75 Hex Cap Screw 3/8-16 x 1.25 Drive Clutch Bracket Shoulder Spacer Pulley Half V-Belt Pulley Half Bell Washer Hex Cap Screw 1/4-28 x .50 Flat Idler Lock Cap Screw 5/16-24 26 21 REF. NO. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 24 PART NO. 712-0181 756-0569 736-0242 736-0505 736-0507 754-0430A 756-0967 736-0247 736-0331 710-0696 748-0360 710-0654A 629-0071 OEM-390-986 DESCRIPTION Lock Jam Nut 3/8-16 Pulley Half Bell Washer Flat Washer Washer Belt Auger Pulley Flat Washer Bell Washer Hex Cap Screw 3/8-24 Pulley Hex Washer Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0 Extension Cord Electric Start Kit Engine and V-Belts IMPORTANT: For a proper working machine, use Factory Approved Parts. V-BELTS are specially designed to engage and disengage safely. A substitute (non OEM) V-Belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely. E640F, E660G, E6C0F 1 2 27 3 5 4 8 9 12 11 10 16 26 19 19 16 15 16 4 16 7 6 21 22 13 14 17 25 18 23 24 REF. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 PART NO. 710-1652 731-1324 732-0710 710-0627 710-3005 05896A 748-0234 756-0987 754-0346 756-0986 736-0270 710-0230 756-0313 710-1245 20 20 DESCRIPTION Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20 x .625 Belt Cover Extension Spring Hex Screw 5/16-24 x .75 Hex Cap Screw 3/8-16 x 1.25 Drive Clutch Idler Bracket Shoulder Spacer Pulley Half V-Belt Pulley Half Bell Washer Hex Cap Screw 1/4-28 x .50 Flat Idler Lock Hex Cap Screw 5/16-24 REF. NO. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 25 PART NO. 712-0181 756-0569 736-0242 736-0505 754-0430A 756-0967 736-0247 736-0331 710-0696 748-0360 710-0654A 629-0071 OEM-390-987 DESCRIPTION Lock Jam Nut 3/8-16 Pulley Half Bell Washer Flat Washer Belt Auger Pulley Flat Washer 3/8 x 1.25 OD Bell Washer Hex Cap Screw 3/8-24 Adapter Pulley Hex Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0 Extension Cord Electric Start 26 27 MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR: The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD PRODUCTS INC (“MTD”) with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its possessions and territories. MTD warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or use of any accessory or attachment not approved by MTD Products Inc. for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting damages. Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to separate terms as follows: All normal wear part or component failures will be covered on the product for a period of 90 days regardless of cause. After 90 days, but within the two year period, normal wear part failures will be covered ONLY IF caused by defects in material or workmanship of OTHER component parts. Normal wear parts and components include, but are not limited to, belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, shave plates and tires. Batteries are covered by a 90-day limited replacement warranty. HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER. To locate the dealer in your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or contact the Customer Service Department of MTD PRODUCTS INC by calling 1-800-800-7310 or writing to P.O. Box 368022, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722. No product returned directly to the factory will be accepted unless prior written permission has been extended by the Customer Service Department of MTD PRODUCTS INC. This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases: a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Please refer to the applicable manufacturer’s warranty on these items. b. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade sharpening and tune-ups, or adjustments such as brake adjustments, clutch adjustments or deck adjustments; and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure. c. Log splitter pumps, valves and cylinders have a separate one year warranty. d. MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported outside of the United States of America, its possessions and territories, except those sold through MTD’s authorized channels of export distribution. No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty or guaranty, whether written or oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product shall bind MTD. During the period of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above. (Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.) The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. MTD shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damages including, without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services, for transportation or for related expenses, or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted product. (Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.) 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