O ' M SNOW
Owner's Manual
SNOW PRO
Horizontal Crankshaft
WH208
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Symbols Associated With This Product
Alert
Read
Manual
Choke
Run
STOP
Stop
Fuel
Slow
Prime
Oil
STOP
Stop
Fast
Safety Precautions
To ensure safe operation please read the following statements and understand their meaning. Also refer
to your equipment owner's manual for other important safety information. This manual contains safety
precautions which are explained below. Please read carefully.
WARNING
Warning is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that can cause severe personal injury, death, or
substantial property damage if the warning is ignored.
CAUTION
Caution is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that will or can cause minor personal injury or
property damage if the caution is ignored.
NOTE
Note is used to notify people of installation, operation, or maintenance information that is important but
not hazard-related.
For Your Safety!
These precautions should be followed at all times. Failure to follow these precautions could result in injury
to yourself and others.
WARNING
Explosive Fuel can cause fires and
severe burns.
Carbon Monoxide can cause severe
nausea, fainting or death.
Do not fill the fuel tank while the
engine is hot or running.
Avoid inhaling exhaust fumes, and
never run the engine in a closed
building or confined area.
Explosive Fuel!
Gasoline is extremely flammable and
its vapors can explode if ignited. Store
gasoline only in approved containers, in
well ventilated, unoccupied buildings,
away from sparks or flames. Do not fill
the fuel tank while the engine is hot or
running, since spilled fuel could ignite
if it comes in contact with hot parts
or sparks from ignition. Do not start
the engine near spilled fuel. Never use
gasoline as a cleaning agent.
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
Lethal Exhaust Gases!
Engine exhaust gases contain poisonous
carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is
odorless, colorless, and can cause death if
inhaled. Avoid inhaling exhaust fumes,
and never run the engine in a closed
building or confined area.
WARNING
Hot Parts can cause severe burns.
Do not touch engine while operating
or just after stopping.
Hot Parts!
Engine components can get extremely hot
from operation. To prevent severe burns,
do not touch these areas while the engine
is running, or immediately after it is
turned off. Never operate the engine with
heat shields or guards removed.
WARNING
Electrical Shock can cause severe
injury or death.
Accidental Starts can cause severe
injury or death.
Rotating Parts can cause severe
injury.
Use only a 3 wire extension cord with
a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) outlet.
Disconnect and ground spark plug
leads before servicing.
Stay away while engine is in
operation.
Electrical Shock!
Use only a 3-wire extension cord and
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
outlet. Plug into the engine first then the
wall outlet. After starting, remove cord
from wall outlet first, then remove from
the electric starter.
Accidental Starts!
Disabling engine. Accidental starting
can cause severe injury or death. Before
working on the engine or equipment,
disable the engine as follows: 1)
Disconnect the spark plug lead(s).
2) Disconnect negative (-) battery cable
from battery.
Rotating Parts!
Keep hands, feet, hair, and clothing away
from all moving parts to prevent injury.
Never operate the engine with covers,
shrouds, or guards removed.
California
Proposition 65 Warning
Engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive harm.
Throttle
Control
Primer Bulb
Emergency
Stop/Run
Key
Oil Fill Cap/
Dipstick
Fuel
Tank
Cap
Starter
Handle
Muffler
Choke
Control
Fuel
Shut-Off
Oil
Drain
Plug
Retractable
Starter
Serial and
Data Label
Electric
Start
Receptacle
(Optional)
Starter
Button
(Optional)
Spark
Plug
Electric
Starter
(Optional)
Figure 1. Control and Service Point Locations.
Oil Recommendations
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IMPORTANT ENGINE INFORMATION
THIS ENGINE MEETS U.S. EPA PH2, EC
STAGE II (SN:3) AND CA 2008 AND LATER
EXH EMISSION REGS FOR SI SORE
FAMILY
TYPE APP
DISPL. (CC)
SPEC. NO.
SERIAL NO.
BUILD DATE
AM
11236
S
EMISSION COMPLIANCE PERIOD:
EPA:
CARB:
CERTIFIED ON:
REFER TO OWNER'S MANUAL FOR HP RATING,
SAFETY, MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENTS.
1-800-544-2444 kohlerengines.com
KOHLER CO. KOHLER, WISCONSIN, USA
CRAFTED IN CHINA
Figure 2. Serial and Data Label (Example).
The Emission Compliance Period referred to on the
Emission Control or Air Index label indicates the
number of operating hours for which the engine has
been shown to meet Federal and CARB emission
requirements. The following table provides the Engine
Compliance Period (in hours) associated with the
category descriptor found on the certification label.
Emission Compliance Period (Hours)
EPA
Category C
125 hours
CARB
Moderate
125 hours
Refer to serial and data label for engine displacement.
Exhaust Emission Control System for model WH208 is
EM for U.S. EPA and Europe.
Using the proper type and weight of oil in the
crankcase is extremely important. So is checking oil
daily and changing oil regularly. Failure to use the
correct oil, or using dirty oil, causes premature engine
wear and failure.
Oil Type
Use high quality detergent oil of API (American
Petroleum Institute) service class SJ or higher. Select
the viscosity based on the air temperature at the time
of operation as shown in the following table.
RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
Kohler 10W-30
10W-30
SAE 30
5W-30
°F -20
°C -30
0
-20
20
-10
32
0
40
50
10
60
80
20
30
100
40
TEMPERATURE RANGE EXPECTED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
Figure 3. Oil Viscosity Grades Table.
Refer to Maintenance Instructions for detailed oil
check and oil change procedures.
Fuel Recommendations
WARNING
Explosive Fuel can cause fires
and severe burns.
Do not fill the fuel tank while the
engine is hot or running.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and its vapors can explode
if ignited. Store gasoline only in approved containers, in
well ventilated, unoccupied buildings, away from sparks or
flames. Do not fill the fuel tank while the engine is hot or
running, since spilled fuel could ignite if it comes in contact
with hot parts or sparks from ignition. Do not start the
engine near spilled fuel. Never use gasoline as a cleaning
agent.
General Recommendations
Purchase gasoline in small quantities and store
in clean, approved containers. A container with a
capacity of 2 gallons or less with a pouring spout is
recommended. Such a container is easier to handle and
helps eliminate spillage during refueling.
Do not use gasoline left over from the previous season,
to minimize gum deposits in your fuel system and to
ensure easy starting.
Do not add oil to the gasoline.
Do not overfill the fuel tank. Leave room for the fuel to
expand. Do not fill above the base of the filler neck.
Fuel Type
For best results use only clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline
with a pump sticker octane rating of 87 or higher. In
countries using the Research method, it should be 90
octane minimum.
Unleaded gasoline is recommended as it leaves
less combustion chamber deposits and reduces
harmful exhaust emissions. Leaded gasoline is not
recommended.
Gasoline/Alcohol blends
Gasohol (up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90% unleaded
gasoline by volume) is approved as a fuel for Kohler
engines. Other gasoline/alcohol blends including E20
and E85 are not to be used and are not approved. Any
failures resulting from use of these fuels will not be
warranted.
Gasoline/Ether blends
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) and unleaded
gasoline blends (up to a maximum of 15% MTBE by
volume) are approved as a fuel for Kohler engine.
Other gasoline/ether blends are not approved. Any
failures resulting from use of these fuels will not be
warranted.
Operating Instructions
Also read the operating instructions of the equipment this
engine powers.
Pre-Start Checklist
• Check oil level. Add oil if low. Do not overfill.
NOTE: Engines are shipped without oil. Do not start
engine with no or low oil. This will cause
damage to the engine and will not be covered
under warranty.
• Check fuel level. Add fuel if low.
• Check cooling air intake areas and external
surfaces of engine. Make sure they are clean and
unobstructed.
• Check that all shrouds, equipment covers, and
guards are in place and securely fastened.
• Check that any clutches or transmissions are
disengaged or placed in neutral. This is especially
important on equipment with hydrostatic drive.
The shift lever must be exactly in neutral to
prevent resistance which could keep the engine
from starting.
WARNING
Carbon Monoxide can cause severe
nausea, fainting or death.
Avoid inhaling exhaust fumes, and
never run the engine in a closed
building or confined area.
NOTE: The choke position for starting may vary
depending upon temperature and other
factors. Once engine is running and warm
move the choke control to the RUN/OFF
position. See Figure 10.
Engine exhaust gases contain poisonous carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and can cause death
if inhaled. Avoid inhaling exhaust fumes, and never run the
engine in a closed building or confined area.
RUN/OFF
CHOKE/ON
Starting
1. Turn the fuel shut-off valve to the ON position.
See Figure 4.
Choke
Control
Figure 6. CHOKE/ON Position of Choke Control.
3. Place finger or thumb on center of primer bulb.
Push the primer bulb three times. See Figure 7.
ON
NOTE: It is usually not necessary to prime a warm
engine.
Fuel
Shut-Off
Valve
Figure 4. ON Position of Fuel Shut-Off Valve.
2. For a Cold Engine – Place the throttle control
to the FAST positions. See Figure 5. Pull the
choke control into the CHOKE/ON position. See
Figure 6.
For a Warm Engine (normal operating
temperatures) – Place the throttle control to the
FAST position. See Figure 5. A warm engine
usually does not require the choke on.
FAST
Throttle
Control
SLOW
STOP
Figure 5. FAST Position of Throttle Control.
Primer
Bulb
Figure 7. Pushing Primer Bulb.
4. Start the engine as follows:
For Retractable Start – SLOWLY pull the starter
handle until just past compression – STOP! Return
starter handle, pull firmly with a smooth, steady
motion to start. Pull the handle straight out to
avoid excessive rope wear from the starter rope
guide. See Figure 8.
5. Gradually return the choke control to the RUN/
OFF position after the engine starts and warms
up. See Figure 10.
Starter
Handle
The engine/equipment may be operated during
the warm up period, but it may be necessary
to leave the choke partially on until the engine
warms up.
RUN/OFF
Figure 8. Operating the Retractable Starter.
NOTE: Extend the starting rope periodically and
check its condition. If the rope is frayed,
have it replaced immediately by your Kohler
Engine Service Center.
WARNING
Electrical Shock can cause severe
injury or death.
Use only a 3 wire extension cord with
a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) outlet.
Use only a 3-wire extension cord and Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) outlet. Plug into the engine first then the
wall outlet. After starting, remove cord from wall outlet first,
then remove from the electric starter.
For (Optional) Electric Start – First plug the
3-wire extension cord into the electric start
receptacle and then into a Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) wall outlet. Press the starter
button. See Figure 9. DO NOT hold the starter
button in for more than 10 seconds. Wait one full
minute between start attempts. If engine does not
start after 4 attempts refer to Troubleshooting
Chart.
CHOKE/ON
Choke
Control
Figure 10. RUN/OFF Position of Choke Control.
Normal Stopping
1. If possible, remove the load.
2. Move the throttle control to the SLOW or LOW
idle position. Allow the engine to run at idle for
30-60 seconds. See Figure 11.
3. Turn the fuel shut-off valve to the OFF position.
See Figure 13.
4. Brush snow off engine and equipment.
FAST
SLOW
Starter
Button
Electric
Start
Receptacle
Electric
Starter
STOP
Throttle
Control
Figure 11. STOP Position of Throttle Control.
Figure 9. Electric Starter, Receptacle and Starter
Button (Optional).
Emergency Stopping
1. Pull out the stop/run key. See Figure 12.
Stop/Run
Key
Pull Out
to Stop
Figure 12. Emergency Stop/Run Key.
2. Turn the fuel shut-off valve to the OFF position.
See Figure 13.
Refer to the operating instructions of the equipment
this engine powers. Because of equipment design or
application, there may be more stringent restrictions
regarding the angle of operation.
NOTE: Do not operate this engine continuously
at angles exceeding 20° in any direction.
Engine damage could result from insufficient
lubrication.
Cooling
NOTE: If ice builds up on the retractable starter
screen or other cooling areas, stop the engine
immediately and clean. Operating the engine
with blocked or dirty air intake and cooling
areas can cause extensive damage due to
overheating. Refer to Clean Air Intake/
Cooling Areas.
WARNING
Hot Parts can cause severe burns.
Do not touch engine while operating or
just after stopping.
Engine components can get extremely hot from operation. To
prevent severe burns, do not touch these areas while the engine
is running, or immediately after it is turned off. Never operate
the engine with heat shields or guards removed.
OFF
Fuel
Shut-Off
Valve
Figure 13. OFF Position of Fuel Shut-Off Valve.
3. Brush snow off engine and equipment.
4. Install the stop/run key into the key slot.
Operating
Angle of Operation
Continuous operation at angles up to 20° with no
less than 1/2 full fuel tank. Check oil level to assure
crankcase oil level is correct. Refer to Check Oil Level.
Intermittent operation, up to one minute at angles up
to 25° with 1/2 full fuel tank. Check oil level to assure
crankcase oil level is correct. Refer to Check Oil Level.
Engine Speed
NOTE: Do not tamper with the governor setting
to increase the maximum engine speed.
Overspeed is hazardous and will void the
engine warranty. The maximum allowable
high idle speed for these engines is 3750 RPM,
no load.
Maintenance Instructions
Maintenance, repair or replacement of the emission
control devices and systems, which are being
done at the customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by
an authorized Kohler Engine Service Center.
WARNING
Accidental Starts can cause severe
injury or death.
Disconnect and ground spark plug
leads before servicing.
Disabling engine. Accidental starting can cause severe injury
or death. Before working on the engine or equipment, disable
the engine as follows: 1) Disconnect the spark plug lead(s).
2) Disconnect negative (-) battery cable from battery.
Maintenance Schedule
These required maintenance procedures should be
performed at the frequency stated in the table below.
They should also be included as part of any seasonal
tune-up.
Frequency
Maintenance Required
Check oil level.
Daily or
Fill fuel tank.
Before Starting
Check air intake and cooling
Engine
areas; clean as necessary.¹
3. Unscrew and remove the oil fill cap/dipstick; wipe
off oil. Reinsert the dipstick into the oil fill tube
and screw in.
4. Unscrew and remove the oil fill cap/dipstick and
check that oil level is correct. The correct oil level
is between the F and L marks on the dipstick. See
Figure 15.
Oil Fill
Cap
Change oil.
Yearly
Clean cooling areas.
Replace spark plug, and set gap.
Replace fuel filter (if equipped).
¹Perform these maintenance procedures more frequently
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions.
Dipstick
Operating
Range
Check Oil Level
The importance of checking and maintaining
the proper oil level in the crankcase cannot be
overemphasized. Check oil BEFORE EACH USE as
follows:
1. Make sure the engine is stopped, level, and is cool
so the oil has had time to drain into the sump.
2. Clean the area around and beneath the dipstick
before removing it. This will help keep snow, ice,
and other foreign matter out of the engine. See
Figure 14.
Oil Fill Cap/
Dipstick
Oil Fill
Tube
Figure 15. Correct Oil Level.
5. If the level is low, add oil of the proper type (refer
to Oil Type) and to the correct level. Always check
the level before adding more oil.
NOTE: To prevent extensive engine wear or
damage, always maintain the proper oil
level in the crankcase. Never operate the
engine with the oil level above or below
the correct operating range.
6. Reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick and tighten
securely. See Figure 14.
Oil Disposal
Protect and respect the environment. Dispose of oil
at your local recycling center or municipal collection
center in accordance with local ordinances.
Change Oil
For a new engine, change oil after the first 5 hours of
operation. Thereafter, change oil after every 15 hours of
operation or yearly, which ever comes first.
Figure 14. Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick and Oil Fill Tube.
For an overhauled engine, use Kohler 5W-30 service
class, SJ or higher oil for the first 5 hours of operation.
Change the oil after this initial run-in period. Refill
with service class SJ or higher oil as specified in the Oil
Viscosity Grades Table (Figure 3).
Change the oil while the engine is still warm. The
oil will flow freely and carry away more impurities.
Make sure the engine is level when filling, checking, or
changing the oil.
Change the oil as follows:
1. To keep snow, ice, etc., out of the engine, clean
the area around the oil fill cap/dipstick before
removing it. See Figure 14.
2. Remove the oil drain plug and the oil fill cap/
dipstick. Allow ample time for complete drainage.
See Figures 14 and 16.
Check Spark Plug
Annually or every 100 hours of operation, remove
the spark plug, check condition, and reset the gap or
replace with a new plug as necessary. The original
spark plug is a Champion® XC12YC, the Kohler
equivalent is a Kohler Part No. 25 132 14-S. Equivalent
alternate brand plugs can also be used.
1. Before removing the spark plug, clean the area
around the base of the plug to keep dirt and ice
out of the engine.
2. Remove the plug and check its condition. Replace
the plug if worn or reuse is questionable.
NOTE: Do not clean the spark plug in a machine
using abrasive grit. Some grit could
remain in the spark plug and enter the
engine causing extensive wear and
damage.
3. Check the gap using a wire feeler gauge. Adjust
the gap to 0.76 mm (0.030 in.) by carefully
bending the ground electrode. See Figure 17.
Oil Drain Plug
Figure 16. Oil Drain Plug Location.
3. Reinstall the oil drain plug and tighten to
9-13.5 N·m (80-120 in. lb.). See Figure 16.
4. Reinstall the spark plug into the cylinder head. Torque the spark plug to 24 N·m (18 ft. lb.).
Wire Gauge
Spark Plug
4. Fill the crankcase, with new oil of the proper type.
Refer to Oil Type. Always check the level before
adding more oil.
5. Reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick and tighten
securely. See Figure 14.
NOTE: To help protect the environment dispose
of used oil in accordance with local
ordinances.
Ignition System
This engine is equipped with a dependable electronic
magneto ignition system. Other than periodically
checking/replacing the spark plug, no maintenance
or adjustments are necessary or possible with this
system.
In the event starting problems should occur which are
not corrected by replacing the spark plug, see your
Kohler Engine Service Center for trouble analysis.
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Ground
Electrode
Figure 17. Servicing Spark Plug.
0.76 mm
(0.030 in.) Gap
Clean Air Intake/Cooling Areas
Troubleshooting
Before each season of operation, clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary. Reinstall the blower
housing and other cooling shrouds.
• Make sure the fuel tank is filled with clean, fresh
gasoline.
To ensure proper cooling, make sure the recoil starter
screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the
engine are kept clean at all times.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked screen,
dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling
shrouds removed, will cause engine damage
due to overheating.
Carburetor Troubleshooting and
Adjustments
NOTE: Carburetor adjustments should be made only
after the engine is at operating temperature.
The carburetor is designed to deliver the correct
fuel-to-air mixture to the engine under all operating
conditions. The idle mixture is set at the factory and
normally does not require adjustment.
If engine troubles are experienced that appear to be
fuel system related, check the following areas before
adjusting the carburetor.
• Make sure the fuel tank cap vent is not blocked
and that it is operating properly.
• Make sure the fuel shut-off valve is fully open.
• Make sure fuel is reaching the carburetor. This
includes checking the fuel lines and components
for restrictions or problems. Replace as necessary.
• Make sure stop/run key switch is functioning
properly.
If, after checking the items listed above, the engine is
hard to start, runs roughly, or stalls at low idle speed, it
may be necessary to adjust or service the carburetor.
NOTE: To ensure correct engine operation at
altitudes above 1525 meters (5000 ft.), it may
be necessary to have an authorized Kohler
dealer install a special high-altitude jet kit in
the carburetor. If a high-altitude kit has been
installed, the engine must be reconverted to
the original jet size, before it is operated at
lower altitudes, or overheating and engine
damage can result.
If the engine is hard to start, runs roughly, or stalls at
low idle speed, it may be necessary to adjust or service
the carburetor. Engine must not exceed 3750 RPM if the
high speed screw is adjusted. See Figure 18.
Screw
Figure 18. High Speed Screw.
11
Troubleshooting
When troubles occur, be sure to check the simple causes which, at first, may seem too obvious to be considered. For example, a starting problem could be caused by an empty fuel tank. Some common causes of engine troubles
are listed in the table below.
Do not attempt to service or replace major engine components, or any items that require special timing or
adjustment procedures. Have this work done by a Kohler Engine Service Center.
Possible Cause
Problem
No
Fuel
Improper Electrical Outlet,
Fuel
Extension Cord,
or Starter Faulty
Incorrect
Engine
Oil Level Overloaded
Faulty
Spark
Plug
Plug Lead
Disconnected
Missing
Stop/Run
Key
Will Not Start
Hard Starting
Stops Suddenly
Lacks Power
Operates Erratically
Knocks or Pings
Skips or Misfires
Backfires
Storage
If the engine will be out of service for two months or
more, use the following storage procedure:
1. Clean the exterior surfaces of the engine.
2. Change the oil while the engine is still warm from
operation. Refer to Change Oil.
3. The fuel system must be completely emptied,
or the gasoline must be treated with a stabilizer
to prevent deterioration. If you choose to
use a stabilizer, follow the manufacturers
recommendations, and add the correct amount
for the capacity of the fuel system. Fill the fuel
tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Run the engine
for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel into the
carburetor.
To empty the system, run the engine until the
tank and system are empty.
4. Remove the spark plug. Add one tablespoon of
engine oil into the spark plug hole. Install the
plug, but do not connect the plug lead. Crank the
engine two or three revolutions.
5. Remove the spark plug. Cover the spark plug
hole with your thumb, and turn the engine over
until the piston is at the top of its stroke. (Pressure
against the thumb is greatest.) Reinstall the plug,
but do not connect the plug lead.
6. Store the engine in a clean, dry place.
12
Transport
1. Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
2. Tighten the fuel cap.
3. Read and follow the transport guidelines provided
by equipment manufacturer.
Major Repair
Major repair information is available in Kohler Engine
Service Manuals. This type of repair generally requires
the services of a trained mechanic and the use of
special tools and equipment. Kohler Engine Service
Centers have the facilities, training, and genuine Kohler
replacement parts necessary to perform this service.
For the nearest sales and service location:
• Visit our Web site: www.KohlerEngines.com
• Call 1-800-544-2444 (U.S. and Canada)
• Look in your local telephone directory under
Engines-Gasoline
Parts Ordering
The engine model, specification, and serial numbers are
required when ordering replacement parts from your
Kohler Engine Service Center. These numbers are found
on the identification plate which is affixed to the engine
shrouding. Include letter suffixes if there are any. See
Serial Data Label on Page 4.
Always insist on genuine Kohler parts. All genuine
Kohler parts meet strict standards for fit, reliability, and
performance.
Specifications
Model:
WH208
Bore:
mm
(in.)
70
(2.8)
Peak Torque (Minimum):
Stroke:
mm
(in.)
54
(2.1)
Compression Ratio:
Displacement:
cc
(cu. in.)
208
(12.7)
Weight (Recoil Start):
(Electric Start):
*Gross Power
(@ 3600 RPM):
kW
(HP)
4.5
(6.0)
*Net Power
(@ 3600 RPM):
kW
(HP)
4.2
(5.6)
N·m
(ft. lb.)
11.8
(8.7)
8.2:1
kg (lbs.)
kg (lbs.)
17.2 (38)
19 (42)
Oil Capacity:
L
(U.S. qt.)
0.6
(0.63)
Fuel Tank Capacity:
L
(U.S. qt.)
3.2
(3.4)
Exhaust Emission Control System:
EM for U.S. EPA and Europe
*Horsepower ratings exceed Society of Automotive Engineers Small Engine Test Code J1940. Actual engine
horsepower is lower and affected by, but not limited to, accessories (air cleaner, exhaust, charging, cooling, fuel
pump, etc.), application, engine speed and ambient operating conditions (temperature, humidity, and altitude).
Kohler reserves the right to change product specifications, designs, and equipment without notice and without
incurring obligation.
Snow PRO WH208 ENGINE LIMITED WARRANTY
Kohler Co. warrants to the original retail consumer that each new Snow PRO engine sold by Kohler Co. will be free from manufacturing
defects in materials or workmanship in normal residential homeowner service for a period of three (3) years from date of purchase,
provided it is operated and maintained in accordance with Kohler Co.’s instructions and manuals. If used commercially the Snow PRO
engine is covered by a 90-day1 limited warranty.
The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the original retail consumer or commercial end user. “Residential homeowner
service” means residential use by a retail consumer. “Commercial use” means all other uses, including use for commercial, or rental
purposes. Once in commercial use, the engine will thereafter be considered a commercial use engine for the purposes of this warranty.
Our obligation under this warranty is expressly limited, at our option, to the replacement or repair at Kohler Co., Kohler, Wisconsin 53044,
or at a service facility designated by us of such parts as inspection shall disclose to have been defective.
EXCLUSIONS:
Mufflers on engines used commercially (non-residential) are warranted for 90 days from date of purchase. This warranty does not apply
to defects caused by casualty or unreasonable use, including faulty repairs by others and failure to provide reasonable and necessary
maintenance.
The following items are not covered by this warranty: Engine accessories such as fuel tanks, clutches, transmissions, power-drive
assemblies, and batteries, unless supplied or installed by Kohler Co. These are subject to the warranties, if any, of their manufacturers.
Kohler Co. AND/OR THE SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, including but not limited to labor costs or transportation charges in connection with the repair or replacement
of defective parts.
IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. We make no other express warranty, nor is
any one authorized to make any on our behalf.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE:
Purchaser must bring the engine to an authorized Kohler service facility. To locate the nearest facility, visit our Web site,
www.KohlerEngines.com, consult your local telephone directory, or telephone 1-800-544-2444.
ENGINE DIVISION, KOHLER CO., KOHLER, WISCONSIN 53044
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With the exception of countries governed by the European Union (EU), where a one (1) year warranty is required for commercial/
professional use.
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KOHLER CO.
FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS
LIMITED WARRANTY SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINES
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Kohler Co. are pleased to explain the
Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your small off-road equipment engine. In California beginning in 2006,
“emissions“ means both exhaust and evaporative emissions. For California, engines produced in 2006 and later must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards. In other states, 1997 and later model year engines must be designed, built and
equipped, to meet the U.S. EPA regulations for small non-road engines. The engine must be free from defects in materials and workmanship
which cause it to fail to conform with U.S. EPA standards for the first two years of engine use from the date of sale to the ultimate purchaser.
Kohler Co. must warrant the emission control system on the engine for the period of time listed above, provided there has been no abuse,
neglect or improper maintenance.
The emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter.
Also included are the hoses, belts and connectors and other emission related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Kohler Co. will repair the engine at no cost, including diagnosis (if the diagnostic work is performed at
an authorized dealer), parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE
Engines produced in 2006 or later are warranted for two years in California. In other states, 1997 and later model year engines are
warranted for two years. If any emission related part on the engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Kohler Co. free of
charge.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
(a) The engine owner is responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in the owner’s manual. Kohler Co. recommends
that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on the engine, But Kohler Co. cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for
your failure to assure that all scheduled maintenance was performed.
(b) Be aware, however, that Kohler Co. may deny warranty coverage if the engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper
maintenance or unapproved modifications.
(c) For warranty repairs, the engine must be presented to a Kohler Co. service center as soon as a problem exists. Call 1-800-544-2444
or access our web site at: www.KohlerEngines.com, for the names of the nearest service centers. The warranty repairs should be
completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact Kohler Co. at 1-920-457-4441 and ask for an
Engine Service representative.
COVERAGE
Kohler Co. warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine will be designed, built and equipped, at the
time of sale, to meet all applicable regulations. Kohler Co. also warrants to the initial purchaser and each subsequent purchaser, that the
engine is free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause the engine to fail to conform with applicable regulations for a period of
two years.
Engines produced in 2006 or later are warranted for two years in California. For 1997 and later model years, EPA requires manufacturers to
warrant engines for two years in all other states. These warranty periods will begin on the date the engine is purchased by the initial purchaser.
If any emission related part on the engine is defective, the part will be replaced by Kohler Co. at no cost to the owner. Kohler Co. is liable for
damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under warranty.
Kohler Co. shall remedy warranty defects at any authorized Kohler Co. engine dealer or warranty station. Warranty repair work done at an
authorized dealer or warranty station shall be free of charge to the owner if such work determines that a warranted part is defective.
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Listed below are the parts covered by the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty. Some parts listed below may require
scheduled maintenance and are warranted up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. The warranted parts include the
following if they were present in the engine purchased:
• Oxygen sensor (if equipped)
• Ignition module(s) with high tension lead
• Intake manifold (if equipped)
• Gaseous fuel regulator (if equipped)
• Exhaust manifold (if equipped)
• Electronic control unit (if equipped)
• Catalytic muffler (if equipped)
• Carburetor or fuel injection system (if equipped)
• Thermal reactor muffler (if equipped)
• Fuel lines, fuel line fittings and clamps (if equipped)
• Spark advance module (if equipped)
• Fuel metering valve (if equipped)
• Air filter, fuel filter, and spark plugs (only to first
scheduled replacement)
• Evaporative system (if equipped)
• Crankcase breather
• Air injection system (if equipped)
• Air pump or pulse valve assembly (if equipped)
• Control/distribution valve (if equipped)
• Distribution manifold (if equipped)
• Air hoses (if equipped)
• Canister (if equipped)
• Canister filter (if equipped)
• Vapor hose (if equipped)
• Orifice connector (if equipped)
• Fuel tank (if equipped)
• Fuel cap (if equipped)
• Primer bulb canister (if equipped)
• Vacuum lines (if equipped)
LIMITATIONS
This Emission Control Systems Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
(a) repair or replacement required because of misuse or neglect, improper maintenance, repairs improperly performed or replacements
not conforming to Kohler Co. specifications that adversely affect performance and/or durability and alterations or modifications not
recommended or approved in writing by Kohler Co.,
(b) replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and after the first scheduled replacement point,
(c) consequential damages such as loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of the engine or equipment, etc.,
(d) diagnosis and inspection fees that do not result in eligible warranty service being performed, and
(e) any add-on or modified part, or malfunction of authorized parts due to the use of add-on or modified parts.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR REQUIREMENTS
The owner is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of the engine. Kohler Co. recommends that all receipts and records covering the
performance of regular maintenance be retained in case questions arise. If the engine is resold during the warranty period, the maintenance
records should be transferred to each subsequent owner. Kohler Co. reserves the right to deny warranty coverage if the engine has not been
properly maintained; however, Kohler Co. may not deny warranty repairs solely because of the lack of repair maintenance or failure to keep
maintenance records.
Normal maintenance, replacement or repair of emission control devices and systems may be performed by any repair establishment or
individual; however, warranty repairs must be performed by a Kohler authorized service center. Any replacement part or service that is
equivalent in performance and durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repairs, and shall not reduce the warranty obligations of
the engine manufacturer.
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FORM NO.: 17 590 03
ISSUED:
4/09
REVISED: 5/09
FOR SALES AND SERVICE INFORMATION
IN U.S. AND CANADA, CALL 1-800-544-2444
KohlerEngines.com
ENGINE DIVISION, KOHLER CO., KOHLER, WISCONSIN 53044
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