Quick Start Guide Sno-Tek 28E (920403 s/n 35000 - 74999) • • • • • • • • • • • Step 1: Unfold Handlebar Step 2: Install Discharge Chute Step 3: Install Discharge Chute Crank Step 4: Install Remote Deflector Cable Step 5: Check Function of Dual Handle Interlock Step 6: Check Tire Pressure Step 7: Check Auger Gearcase Oil Step 8: Check Engine Crankcase Oil Step 9: Fill Engine Fuel Tank Step 10: Start Engine Step 11: Stop Engine READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTION, WARNING, AND DANGER LABELS. IMPORTANT: READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL AND ENGINE MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND FOLLOW THE IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES BEFORE OPERATING. Step One: Unfold Handlebar 1. Remove the lower and loosen the upper hardware on the handlebar assembly. 2. Loosen the hardware on the shift rod. 3. Put the speed selector lever in the sixth forward position. 4. Rotate the handlebar into operating position. NOTE: Be careful not to damage cable spring hooks when rotating handlebar upward. 5. Install and tighten the hardware on the handlebar assembly and shift rod. 6. Check tension on auger and traction clutch cables. IMPORTANT: Cables should not be slack nor under tension. Adjust as necessary. Step Two: Install Discharge Chute 1. 2. Remove mounting hardware from the bottom of the chute pedestal mount. Install discharge chute over opening in the auger housing and secure pedestal to auger housing with hardware removed above. Step Three: Install Discharge Chute Crank 1. Slide chute crank through support bracket. NOTE: Be careful not to damage nylon bushing when attaching crank to the dash. 2. Connect the chute crank to the pinion gear on chute with spring clip pin. Step Four: Install Remote Deflector Cable 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Slide cable through clip on top of discharge chute pedestal Bend clip closed around cable. Using the wire hook attached to the deflector cable, hook cable to discharge chute crank. Pull rubber seal cap away from snap fitting. Install snap fitting into cable bracket’s mounting hole located under the dash. Step Four: Install Remote Deflector Cable Cont. 6. Position rubber seal cap over the top of snap fitting. 7. Move deflector control lever to rear most position. 8. Attach cable eye to pin on bottom of deflector control lever. NOTE: Hold down chute deflector cap, if needed, for more cable slack. 9. Secure cable eye to control lever with washer and hairpin. 10. Test controls to be sure deflector works properly. If deflector does not follow full range of travel See Remote Discharge Deflector Control Adjustment (920402, 403) of Owners Manual. Step Five: Check Function of Dual Handle Interlock Without the engine running, press down (engage) both clutch levers. Release attachment clutch lever. Attachment clutch should remain engaged until traction clutch lever is released, then both clutches must disengage. If they do not, contact your dealer for repairs. Step Six: Check Tire Pressure Check tire pressure and adjust to the pressure listed on tire sidewall. Step Seven: Check Auger Gearcase Oil Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Check Auger Gearcase in Owners Manual). Step Eight: Check Engine Crankcase Oil IMPORTANT: The engine is shipped with 5W-30 oil in crankcase. Refer to engine manual for detailed instructions. Step Nine: Fill Engine Fuel Tank Fill fuel tank. DO NOT OVERFILL! See FILLING FUEL TANK in Owners Manual. Step Ten: Starting the Engine Starting Engine / Step A: Choke Turn choke ON. Starting Engine / Step B: Rocker Switch Push rocker switch to RUN position. Starting Engine / Step C: Fuel Shut Off Valve Turn fuel shut off valve to “ON” position. Starting Engine / Step D: Key Install safety key switch. Insert ignition key into slot but DO NOT turn the key. Be sure ignition key snaps into place. Starting Engine / Step E: Prime Prime system: 3 primes maximum. DO NOT over prime system. Make sure you cover the vent hole before the primer is compressed. Hold the primer bulb in the compressed position for one full second each time you press it. Repeat for a total of 3 primes. Starting Engine / Step F: (Manual Start) Grasp rope handle. Pull slowly until resistance is felt, then pull rope firmly and quickly to start engine and avoid kickback. Starting Engine / Step F: (Electric Start) Use a 3-wire extension cord and plug cord into starter motor adaptor first. Then plug cord into wall receptacle. Use appropriately sized extension cord (10AWG or larger) to prevent damage to electric starter. Starting Engine / Step G: (Electric Start) Press and hold starter button. Note: Do not hold the electric starter button down for more than 5 seconds. Wait at least 1 minute before additional starting attempts. Starting Engine / Step H: Warm up Allow the engine to warm up for several minutes. Then, slowly move the choke control knob to the run position. Step Eleven: Stopping the Engine To stop engine in an emergency, push the rocker switch to the STOP position. Under normal conditions: 1. 2. Push rocker switch to STOP position. Pull safety key OUT. Additional Resources • Refer to Owners Manual and Engine Manual • Contact Ariens Company www.ariens.com Phone: 920-756-4688 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • For issues concerning engine, please contact LCT www.LCTUSA.com Phone: 800-558-5402 2011 The Ariens Company. All rights reserved.