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Cub Cadet OEM-390-679 Operator`s manual
Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Two-Stage Snow Thrower — 526 WE
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-05015
(June 24, 2009)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Snow Thrower manufactured by
Cub Cadet LLC. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent
performance when properly operated and maintained.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly. Cub
Cadet’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website address
and mailing address can be found on this page. We want to
ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. Cub Cadet
LLC reserves the right to change product specifications, designs
and equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 7
Controls....................................................................12
Operation.................................................................15
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................17
Engine Maintenance.............................................. 20
Service..................................................................... 22
Troubleshooting..................................................... 26
Replacement Parts................................................. 27
Warranty...................................................Back Cover
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the operator’s positionand looking
at the lower, rear section of the frame. This information will be
necessary, should you seek technical support via our web site or
with your local Cub Cadet dealer.
Serial Number
Customer Support
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.cubcadet.com
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Locate your nearest Cub Cadet Dealer at (877) 282-8684
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Write us at Cub Cadet LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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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 this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING!
California Proposition 65
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating fingers, hands,
toes and feet and throwing foreign objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Training
Preparation
1.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used.
Remove all doormats, newspapers, sleds, boards, wires and other
foreign objects, which could be tripped over or thrown by the
auger/impeller.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
1.
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation
and while performing an adjustment or repair to protect
your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can cause serious
injury to the eyes.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and be trained and supervised by an
adult.
2.
Do not operate without wearing adequate winter outer
garments. Do not wear jewelry, long scarves or other loose
clothing, which could become entangled in moving parts.
Wear footwear which will improve footing on slippery
surfaces.
4.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
3.
Use a grounded three-wire extension cord and receptacle
for all machines with electric start engines.
5.
Thrown objects can cause serious personal injury. Plan
your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, bystanders and the like.
4.
Adjust collector housing height to clear gravel or crushed
rock surfaces.
6.
Keep bystanders, pets and children at least 75 feet from the
machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
5.
Disengage all control levers before starting the engine.
6.
7.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially
when operating in reverse.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while engine is
running, except where specifically recommended in the
operator’s manual.
7.
Let engine and machine adjust to outdoor temperature
before starting to clear snow.
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Safe Handling of Gasoline
5.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care
in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can occur when
gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas.
6.
Do not operate machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
7.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch. Keep children away.
a.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
b.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
8.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel surfaces. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.
c.
Never fuel machine indoors.
9.
d.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is
hot or running.
Exercise caution when changing direction and while
operating on slopes.
10.
e.
Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
Plan your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge
towards windows, walls, cars etc. Thus, avoiding possible
property damage or personal injury caused by a ricochet.
f.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to provide space for
fuel expansion.
11.
Never direct discharge at children, bystanders and pets or
allow anyone in front of the machine.
12.
Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to clear
snow at too fast of a rate.
13.
Never operate this machine without good visibility or light.
Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on the
handles. Walk, never run.
14.
Disengage power to the auger/impeller when transporting
or not in use.
15.
Never operate machine at high transport speeds on
slippery surfaces. Look down and behind and use care
when backing up.
g.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
h.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
i.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
(e.g. furnace, water heater, space heater, clothes
dryer etc.).
j.
Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before
storing.
16.
k.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
before filling.
If the machine should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it
against the engine. Inspect thoroughly for damage. Repair
any damage before starting and operating.
17.
If possible, remove gas-powered equipment from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this
is not possible, then refuel such equipment on a
trailer with a portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Disengage all control levers and stop engine before you
leave the operating position (behind the handles). Wait
until the auger/impeller comes to a complete stop before
unclogging the chute assembly, making any adjustments,
or inspections.
18.
Never put your hand in the discharge or collector openings.
Always use the clean-out tool provided to unclog the
discharge opening. Do not unclog chute assembly while
engine is running. Shut off engine and remain behind
handles until all moving parts have stopped before
unclogging.
19.
Use only attachments and accessories approved by the
manufacturer (e.g. wheel weights, tire chains, cabs etc.).
20.
When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance
is felt, then pull rapidly. Rapid retraction of starter cord
(kickback) will pull hand and arm toward engine faster than
you can let go. Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains
could result.
21.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgment. Contact Customer Support for
assistance and the name of your nearest servicing dealer.
l.
m. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
Operation
1.
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Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts, in the auger/
impeller housing or chute assembly. Contact with the
rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
2.
The auger/impeller control lever is a safety device. Never
bypass its operation. Doing so makes the machine unsafe
and may cause personal injury.
3.
The control levers must operate easily in both directions
and automatically return to the disengaged position when
released.
4.
Never operate with a missing or damaged chute assembly.
Keep all safety devices in place and working.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute
Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge
chute is the most common cause of injury associated with snow
throwers. Never use your hand to clean out the discharge chute.
To clear the chute:
1.
SHUT THE ENGINE OFF!
2.
Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades have
stopped rotating.
3.
Always use a clean-out tool, not your hands.
Maintenance & Storage
1.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly. Refer to the maintenance and
adjustment sections of this manual.
2.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting machine
disengage all control levers and stop the engine. Wait until
the auger/impeller come to a complete stop. Disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine to
prevent unintended starting.
3.
Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent
intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.
Also, visually inspect machine for any damage.
4.
Do not change the engine governor setting or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
5.
Snow thrower shave plates and skid shoes are subject to
wear and damage. For your safety protection, frequently
check all components and replace with original equipment
manufacturer’s (OEM) parts only. “Use of parts which do
not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
6.
Check control levers periodically to verify they engage
and disengage properly and adjust, if necessary. Refer
to the adjustment section in this operator’s manual for
instructions.
7.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
8.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
9.
Prior to storing, run machine a few minutes to clear snow
from machine and prevent freeze up of auger/impeller.
10.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer etc.
11.
Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper
instructions on off-season storage.
12.
Check fuel line, tank, cap, and fittings frequently for cracks
or leaks. Replace if necessary.
13.
Do not crank engine with spark plug removed.
14.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
this product has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 60 hours of operation. At the end of the Average Useful
Life have the machine inspected annually by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries or death.
Do not modify engine
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and
may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC), Secondary Air
Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
Warning! This machine is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and should not be used
on or near any unimproved forest-covered, 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 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
WARNING— ROTATING AUGER
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts, in the auger/impeller housing or chute
assembly. Contact with the rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
WARNING—THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can cause serious personal injury.
WARNING—GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE
Allow the engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
WARNING— CARBON MONOXIDE
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
WARNING— ELECTRICAL SHOCK
Do not use the engine’s electric starter in the rain
WARNING— HOT SURFACE
Engine parts, especially the muffler, become extremely hot during operation. Allow engine
and muffler to cool before touching.
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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Carton
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One Snow Thrower
•
Two Replacement Auger Shear Pins
•
One Product Registration Card
•
One Snow Thrower Operator’s
Manual
•
Hex Rod
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Chute Assembly
Assembly
Remove all loose parts before assembling.
Chute Control Head
Handle Assembly
1.
Place the shift lever in the Forward-6 position
2.
Observe the lower rear area of the snow thrower to be sure
both cables are aligned with roller guides before pivoting
the handle upward. Pivot the handle upward. See Fig. 3-1.
Chute Support
Bracket
NOTE: Make certain the upper ends of each cable are
seated properly in its bracket.
Chute
Chute Base
Figure 3-2
Figure 3-1
3.
Secure the handle by tightening the plastic knob located
on both the left and right sides of the handle. Remove
and discard any rubber bands, if present. They are for
packaging purposes only.
Chute Assembly
1.
Remove cotter pin, wing nut and hex screw from chute
control head and clevis pin and bow-tie cotter pin from
chute support bracket. Position the chute over the chute
base. See Fig. 3-2.
2.
Place chute onto chute base and secure chute control head
to chute support bracket with clevis pin and bow-tie cotter
pin removed earlier. See Fig. 3-3.
Figure 3-3
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3.
Finish securing chute control head to chute support
bracket with wing nut and hex screw removed in step 1.
See Fig. 3-2.
4.
Squeeze the trigger on the joystick and rotate the chute by
hand to face forward. The holes in the chute control head
will be facing up. See Fig. 3-4.
6.
Insert hex rod into chute control head. Push rod as far into
chute control head as possible, keeping the hole in the hex
rod pointing upward. See Fig. 3-6.
Note: The chute will not rotate without squeezing the
trigger on the joystick.
Chute Control
Input
Top View
Figure 3-6
7.
Figure 3-4
5.
Insert the hex rod into the pinion gear below the joystick.
Make sure to line up the hole in the hex rod with the arrow
on the pinion gear. See Fig. 3-7.
Note: The hole is a reference for aligning the rod with the
indicator arrow on the pinion gear.
Rotate the joystick until the silver indicator arrow on the
pinion gear below the control panel faces upward. See
Fig. 3-5.
Note: The joystick will be angled slightly to the right.
Figure 3-7
Figure 3-5
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Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
8.
Push the rod toward the control panel until the hole in the
hex rod lines up with the hole in the chute control input
closest to the chute control head and insert the cotter pin.
See Fig. 3-8.
Note: The second hole is used to achieve further
engagement of the hex rod into the pinion gear if required.
Refer to page 19 for Chute Control Rod adjustments.
Set-Up
Shear Pins
A pair of replacement auger shear pins and bow tie cotter pins
are included with your snow thrower. Store them in your snow
thrower’s dash panel until needed. See Fig. 3-10.
Figure 3-10
Figure 3-8
9.
Check that all cables are properly routed through the cable
guide on top of the engine. See Fig. 3-9.
Note: For smoothest operation, the cables should all be to
the left of the hex rod.
Chute Clean-Out Tool
The chute clean-out tool is fastened to the top of the auger
housing with a mounting clip and a cable tie at the factory. Cut
the cable tie before operating the snow thrower. See Fig. 3-11.
Chute Clean-out Tool
Figure 3-9
Figure 3-11
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Fuel Recommendations
Checking Oil Level
Use automotive gasoline (unleaded or low leaded to minimize
combustion chamber deposits) with a minimum of 87 octane.
Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol or 15% MTBE (Methyl Tertiary
Butyl Ether) can be used. Never use an oil/gasoline mixture or
dirty gasoline. Avoid getting dirt, dust, or water in the fuel tank.
DO NOT use E85 gasoline.
•
Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the engine stopped.
Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area where
the engine is refueled or where gasoline is stored.
•
Do not overfill the fuel tank. After refueling, make sure the
tank cap is closed properly and securely.
•
Be careful not to spill fuel when refueling. Spilled fuel or
fuel vapor may ignite. If any fuel is spilled, make sure the
area is dry before starting the engine.
•
Avoid repeated or prolonged contact with skin or
breathing of vapor.
CAUTION: The engine is shipped with oil in the
engine. You must, however, check the oil level prior
to operating the snow thrower. Running the engine
with insufficient oil can cause serious engine
damage and void the engine warranty.
NOTE: Be sure to check the engine on a level surface with the
engine stopped.
1.
Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick and wipe the dipstick
clean. See Fig. 3-13.
Adding Fuel
Warning! Use extreme care when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Never fuel the machine
indoors or while the engine is hot or running.
Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
Fill
between
high
and low
marks
WARNING! Always keep hands and feet clear of
equipment moving parts. Do not use a pressurized
starting fluid. Vapors are flammable.
1.
Clean around fuel fill before removing cap to fuel.
2.
A fuel level indicator is located in the fuel tank. Fill tank
until fuel reaches the fuel level indictor, Fig. 3-12. Be careful
not to overfill.
Figure 3-13
2.
Insert the cap/dipstick into the oil filler neck, but do not
screw it in.
3.
Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick. If the level is low, slowly
add oil until oil level registers between high (H) and low
(L), Fig. 3-13. Refer to the Engine Maintenance section for
correct oil viscosity and engine oil capacity.
NOTE: Do not overfill. Overfilling with oil may result in
engine smoking, hard starting or spark plug fouling.
4.
Fuel Level Indicator
Top View
Figure 3-12
Replace and tighten cap/dipstick firmly before starting
engine.
Tire Pressure
Warning: Under any circumstance do not exceed
manufacturer’s recommended psi. Equal tire
pressure should be maintained at all times. Excessive
pressure when seating beads may cause tire/rim
assembly to burst with force sufficient to cause
serious injury. Refer to sidewall of tire for
recommended pressure.
The tires are over-inflated for shipping purposes. Check the tire
pressure before operating the snow thrower. Refer to the tire side
wall for tire manufacturer’s recommended psi and deflate (or
inflate) the tires as necessary.
Note: Equal tire pressure is to be maintained at all times for
performance purposes.
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Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
Adjustments
Auger Control
Skid Shoes
Warning! Prior to operating your snow thrower,
The snow thrower skid shoes are adjusted upward at the factory
for shipping purposes. Adjust them downward, if desired, prior
to operating the snow thrower.
Caution: It is not recommended that you operate
this snow thrower on gravel as it can easily pick up and
throw loose gravel, causing personal injury or damage
to the snow thrower and surrounding property.
carefully read and follow all instructions below.
Perform all adjustments to verify your snow thrower
is operating safely and properly.
Check the adjustment of the auger control as follows:
1.
When the auger control is released and in the disengaged
“up” position, the cable should have very little slack. It
should NOT be tight.
•
For close snow removal on a smooth surface, raise skid
shoes higher on the auger housing.
2.
In a well-ventilated area, start the snow thrower engine.
Refer to Starting the Engine on page 15.
•
Use a middle or lower position when the area to be cleared
is uneven, such as a gravel driveway
3.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind the snow
thrower), engage the auger.
NOTE: If you choose to operate the snow thrower on a gravel
surface, keep the skid shoes in position for maximum clearance
between the ground and the shave plate.
4.
Allow the auger to remain engaged for approximately ten
(10) seconds before releasing the auger control. Repeat this
several times.
To adjust the skid shoes:
5.
With the throttle control in the FAST (rabbit) position and
the auger control in the disengaged “up” position, walk to
the front of the machine.
6.
Confirm that the auger has completely stopped rotating
and shows NO signs of motion. If the auger shows ANY
signs of rotating, immediately return to the operator’s
position and shut off the engine. Wait for ALL moving parts
to stop before re-adjusting the auger control.
7.
To readjust the control cable, loosen the upper hex nut on
the auger cable bracket. See Fig. 3-15.
1.
Loosen the four hex nuts (two on each side) and carriage
bolts. Move skid shoes to desired position. See Fig. 3-14.
Figure 3-14
2.
Make certain the entire bottom surface of skid shoe is
against the ground to avoid uneven wear on the skid shoes.
3.
Retighten nuts and bolts securely.
Figure 3-15
8.
Position the bracket upward to provide more slack (or
downward to increase cable tension).
9.
Retighten the upper hex nut.
10.
Repeat steps 2-6 above to verify proper adjustment has
been achieved.
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Controls and Features
Drive Control
Shift Lever
Chute Directional Control
Auger Control
Gas Cap
Chute Assembly
Oil Fill
Clean Out
Tool
Primer Key
Electric Starter
Outlet
Choke
Throttle
Augers
Oil Drain
Skid Shoe
Electric Starter
Button
Recoil Starter
Handle
Figure 4-1
Snow thrower controls and features are described below and
illustrated in Fig. 4-1.
Shift Lever
The shift lever is located in the right side of the
handle panel and is used to determine ground
speed and direction of travel.
Forward
There are six forward (F) speeds. Position one (1) is
the slowest and position six (6) is the fastest.
Reverse
There are two reverse (R) speeds. One (1) is the
slower and two (2) is the faster.
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Choke Control
The choke control is found on the rear of
the engine and is activated by rotating the
knob counter-clockwise. Activating the
choke control closes the choke plate on the
carburetor and aids in starting the engine.
Key
The key is a safety devise. It must be fully
inserted in order for the engine to start.
Remove the key when the snow thrower is
not in use.
Note: Do not turn the key in an attempt to
start the engine. Doing so may cause it to
break.
Throttle Control
Auger Control
The throttle control is located on the rear of the engine. It
regulates the speed of the engine and will shut off the engine
when moved into the STOP position.
Oil Drain
Engine oil can be drained through the oil drain.
Primer
Pressing the primer forces fuel directly
into the engine’s carburetor to aid in
cold-weather starting.
The auger control is located on the left handle. Squeeze the
control grip against the handle to engage the augers and start
snow throwing action. Release to stop.
Drive Control / Auger Clutch Lock
Oil Fill
Engine oil level can be checked and oil added through the oil fill.
Oil Drain
Engine oil can be drained through the oil drain.
Skid Shoes
Position the skid shoes based on surface conditions. Adjust
upward for hard-packed snow. Adjust downward when
operating on gravel or crushed rock surfaces.
Electric Starter Outlet
Requires the use of a three-prong outdoor extension cord and a
120V power source/wall outlet.
Recoil Starter Handle
This handle is used to manually start the engine.
The drive control is located on the right handle. Squeeze the
control grip against the handle to engage the wheel drive.
Release to stop.
The drive control also locks the auger control so that you can
operate the chute directional control without interrupting
the snow throwing process. If the auger control is engaged
simultaneously with the drive control, the operator can release
the auger control (on the left handle) and the augers will remain
engaged. Release both controls to stop the augers and wheel
drive.
Note: Always release the drive control before changing speeds.
Failure to do so will result in increased wear on your machine’s
drive system.
Electric Starter Button
Pressing the electric starter button engages the engine’s electric
starter when plugged into a 120V power source.
Augers
When engaged, the augers rotate and draw snow into the auger
housing.
Chute Assembly
Snow drawn into the auger housing is discharged out the chute
assembly.
Gas Cap
Unthread the gas cap to add gasoline to the fuel tank.
Section 4 — Controls and Features
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Chute Directional Control
Chute Clean-Out Tool
Warning! Never use your hands to clear a
clogged chute assembly. Shut off engine and remain
behind handles until all moving parts have stopped
before unclogging.
The chute clean-out tool is conveniently fastened to the rear of
the auger housing with a mounting clip. Should snow and ice
become lodged in the chute assembly during operation, proceed
as follows to safely clean the chute assembly and chute opening:
The chute directional control is located on the left side of the
dash panel.
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•
To change the direction in which snow is thrown, squeeze
the button on the joy-stick and pivot the joy-stick to the
right or to the left.
•
To change the angle/distance which snow is thrown, pivot
the joy-stick forward or backward.
Section 4 — Controls and Features
1.
Release both the Auger Control and the Drive Control.
2.
Stop the engine by removing the key.
3.
Remove the clean-out tool from the clip which secures it to
the rear of the auger housing.
4.
Use the shovel-shaped end of the clean-out tool to
dislodge and scoop any snow and ice which has formed in
and near the chute assembly.
5.
Refasten the clean-out tool to the mounting clip on the
rear of the auger housing, reinsert the key and start the
snow thrower’s engine.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind the snow
thrower), engage the auger control for a few seconds to clear any
remaining snow and ice from the chute assembly.
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Operation
Starting the Engine
3.
WARNING! Always keep hands and feet clear of
moving parts. Do not use a pressurized starting
fluid. Vapors are flammable.
Plug the extension cord into the electric outlet located
on the engine. Plug the other end of extension cord into
a three-prong 120-volt, grounded, AC outlet in a wellventilated area. See Fig. 5-2.
NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes after
starting. The engine will not develop full power until it reaches
operating temperatures.
Electric Starter
WARNING! The electric starter is equipped with a
grounded three-wire power cord and plug, and is
designed to operate on 120 volt AC household
current. It must be used with a properly grounded
three-prong receptacle at all times to avoid the
possibility of electric shock. Follow all instructions
carefully prior to operating the electric starter.
DO NOT use electric starter in rain.
1.
2.
Determine that your home’s wiring is a three-wire
grounded system. Ask a licensed electrician if you are
unsure. If you have a grounded three-prong receptacle,
proceed as follows. If you do not have the proper house
wiring, DO NOT use the electric starter under any
conditions.
Insert key fully into slot, Fig. 5-1. Make sure it snaps into
place. DO NOT turn key. The engine cannot start unless the
key is inserted into ignition switch.
Figure 5-2
4.
Move throttle control to FAST (rabbit) position.
5.
Move choke to the CHOKE position (cold engine start). If
engine is warm, place choke in RUN position.
6.
Push primer three (3) times, making sure to cover vent hole
when pushing. If engine is warm, push primer only once.
Always cover vent hole when pushing. Cool weather may
require priming to be repeated.
7.
Push starter button to start engine. Once the engine
starts, immediately release starter button. Electric starter
is equipped with thermal overload protection; system will
temporarily shut-down to allow starter to cool if electric
starter becomes overloaded.
8.
As the engine warms, slowly rotate the choke control to
RUN position. If the engine falters, restart engine and run
with choke at half-choke position for a short period of time,
and then slowly rotate the choke into RUN position.
9.
After engine is running, disconnect power cord from
electric starter. When disconnecting, always unplug the
end at the wall outlet before unplugging the opposite end
from the engine.
Figure 5-1
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Recoil Starter
Caution! Do not pull the starter handle while the
engine running.
WARNING: To avoid unsupervised engine
operation, never leave the machine unattended
with the engine running. Turn the engine off after
use and remove key.
1.
Insert key fully into slot, Figure 5-1. Make sure it snaps into
place. DO NOT turn key. The engine cannot start unless the
key is inserted into ignition switch.
2.
Move throttle control to FAST (rabbit) position.
3.
Move choke to the CHOKE position (cold engine start). If
engine is warm, place choke in RUN position.
4.
Push primer three (3) times, making sure to cover vent hole
when pushing. If engine is warm, push primer only once.
Always cover vent hole when pushing. Cool weather may
require priming to be repeated.
5.
Pull gently on the starter handle until it begins to
resist, then pull quickly and forcefully to overcome the
compression. Do not release the handle and allow it to
snap back. Return rope SLOWLY to original position. If
required, repeat this step.
6.
As the engine warms, slowly rotate the choke control to
RUN position. If the engine falters, restart engine and run
with choke at half-choke position for a short period of time,
and then slowly rotate the choke into RUN position.
To Steer
With the drive control engaged, squeeze the right steering
trigger control to turn right. Squeeze the left steering trigger
control to turn left.
Caution: Operate the snow thrower in open areas
and at slow speeds until you are familiar with the
drive control and comfortable operating the
steering controls.
To Engage Augers
To engage the augers and start throwing snow, squeeze the
auger control against the left handle. Release to stop the augers.
Replacing Shear Pins
The augers are secured to the spiral shaft with two shear pins
and cotter pins. If the auger should strike a foreign object or ice
jam, the snow thrower is designed so that the pins may shear. If
the augers will not turn, check to see if the pins have sheared.
See Fig. 5-3.
caution: NEVER replace the auger shear pins with
anything other than OEM Part No. 738-04124A
replacement shear pins. Any damage to the auger
gearbox or other components as a result of failing to
do so will NOT be covered by your snow thrower’s
warranty.
warning! Always turn off the snow thrower’s
engine and remove the key prior to replacing shear
pins.
Stopping the Engine
WARNING: To avoid unsupervised engine
operation, never leave the machine unattended
with the engine running. Turn the engine off after
use and remove key.
Run engine for a few minutes before stopping to help dry off any
moisture on the engine.
1.
Move throttle control to STOP position.
2.
Remove the key. Removing the key will reduce the
possibility of unauthorized starting of the engine while
equipment is not in use. Keep the key in a safe place. The
engine cannot start without the key.
3.
Wipe any moisture away from the controls on the engine.
To Engage Drive
1.
2.
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With the throttle control in the Fast (rabbit) position, move
shift lever into one of the six forward (F) positions or two
reverse (R) positions. Select a speed appropriate for the
snow conditions and a pace you’re comfortable with.
Squeeze the drive control against the handle the snow
thrower will move. Release it and drive motion will stop.
Section 5 — Operation
Figure 5-3
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Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance
Lubrication
Engine
Gear Shaft
Refer to the Engine Maintenance section.
The gear (hex) shaft should be lubricated at least once a season
or after every twenty-five (25) hours of operation.
Shave Plate and Skid Shoes
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:
1.
Remove the four carriage bolts and hex flange nuts which
secure them to the snow thrower.
2.
Reassemble new skid shoes with the four carriage bolts
(two on each side) and hex flange nuts. Refer to Fig. 6-1.
1.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
2.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing four self-tapping screws which secure
it. Refer to Fig 6-2.
Figure 6-2
NOTE: Augers not shown for clarity.
Figure 6-1
To remove shave plate:
1.
Remove the carriage bolts and hex nuts which attach it to
the snow thrower housing.
2.
Reassemble new shave plate, making sure heads of carriage
bolts are to the inside of housing. Tighten securely.
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3.
Apply a light coating of engine oil (or 3-in-1 oil) to the hex
shaft. See Fig. 6-3.
Gear Case
The auger gear case has been filled with grease at the factory. If
disassembled for any reason, lubricate via the grease fitting with
two ounces of grease (Part Number 737-0168A).
NOTE: To relieve pressure, remove the vent plug before
lubricating the gear case. See Figure 6-3. Failure to do so could
result in damage to the gear case seals.
Augers
Each of the four auger spiral assemblies is secured to the spiral
shaft with a shear pin and cotter pin. If the auger should strike a
foreign object or ice jam, the snow thrower is designed so that
the pins may shear.
1.
If augers do not turn, check to see if pins have sheared.
2.
Replace the pins if needed. Two replacement shear pins
and cotter pins have been provided with the snow thrower.
Spray an oil lubricant into shaft before inserting new pins
and securing with new cotter pins.
Adjustments
Shift Cable
Figure 6-3
NOTE: When lubricating the hex shaft, be careful not to get
any oil on the aluminum drive plate or the rubber friction
wheel. Doing so will hinder the snow thrower’s drive
system. Wipe off any excess or spilled oil.
Wheels
If the full range of speeds (forward and reverse) cannot be
achieved, refer to the figures to the right and adjust the shift
cable as follows:
1.
Place the shift lever in the fastest forward speed position.
2.
Loosen the hex nut on the shift cable index bracket. See
Fig. 6-5.
At least once a season, remove both wheels. Clean and coat the
axles with a multipurpose automotive grease before reinstalling
wheels.
Auger Shaft
At least once a season, remove the shear pins from the auger
shaft. Spray lubricant inside the shaft and around the spacers and
the flange bearings found at either end of the shaft.
See Fig. 6-4.
Shear Pins
Vent Plug
Grease Fitting
Figure 6-5
Bow-Tie Pins
Spacers
Figure 6-4
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Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
3.
Pivot the bracket downward to take up slack in the cable.
4.
Retighten the hex nut.
Auger Control
Chute Control Rod
Refer to the Assembly and Set-up section for instructions on
adjusting the auger control cable.
To adjust the chute control rod, proceed as follows:
Skid Shoes
Refer to the Assembly and Set-up section for instructions on
adjusting the skid shoes.
1.
Remove the cotter pin from the hole closest to the chute
assembly on the chute rotation assembly.
2.
Pull out the chute control rod until the hole in it lines up
with the second hole in the chute rotation assembly. See
Fig. 6-7.
Drive Control
When the drive control is released and in the disengaged “up”
position, the cable should have very little slack. It should NOT be
tight.
NOTE: If excessive slack is present in the drive cable or if the snow
thrower’s drive is disengaging intermittently during operation,
the cable may be in need of adjustment.
Check the adjustment of the drive control as follows:
1.
With the drive control released, push the snow thrower
gently forward. The unit should roll freely.
2.
Engage the drive control and gently attempt to push the
snow thrower forward. The wheels should not turn. The
unit should not roll freely.
3.
With the drive control released, move the shift lever back
and forth between the R2 position and the F6 position
several times. There should be no resistance in the shift
lever.
4.
If any of the above tests failed, the drive cable is in need of
adjustment. Proceed as follows:
5.
Loosen the lower hex nut on the drive cable bracket. See
Fig. 6-6.
Figure 6-7
3.
Reinsert the cotter pin through this hole and the chute
control rod. See Fig. 6-7.
Off-Season Storage
If the snow thrower will not be used for 30 days or longer, follow
the storage instructions below.
1.
Remove all fuel from tank by running engine until it stops.
Do not attempt to pour fuel from the engine.
2.
Lubricate the machine as instructed earlier in this section.
3.
Store in a clean, dry area.
4.
If storing the snow thrower in an unventilated area,
rustproof the machine using a light oil or silicone to coat
the snow thrower.
5.
Clean the exterior of the engine and the snow thrower.
NOTE: Refer to the Engine Maintenance section for information
on storing your engine.
Figure 6-6
6.
Position the bracket upward to provide more slack (or
downward to increase cable tension).
7.
Retighten the upper hex nut.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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7
Engine Maintenance
WARNING! To prevent accidental start-up, shut off
the engine and remove the key before performing
any type of engine maintenance.
Periodic inspection and adjustment of the engine is essential if
high level performance is to be maintained. Regular maintenance
will also ensure a long service life. The required service intervals
and the type of maintenance to be performed are described
in the table below. Follow the hourly or calendar intervals,
whichever occur first. More frequent service is required when
operating in adverse conditions.
Maintenance Schedule
Tasks
First 5 Hrs. Each Use or
Every 5 Hrs.
Every Season
or 25 Hrs.
Every Season
or 50 Hrs.
Every Season
or 100 Hrs.
Service Dates
Check engine oil
Change engine oil
Check spark plug
Service spark plug
Clean exhaust area
Changing Engine Oil
6.
NOTE: Check the oil level before each use and after every five
hours of operation to be sure correct oil level is maintained. Refer
to Checking Oil Level in the Operation section
Refill with the recommended oil and check the oil level;
refer to Operation section for instructions.
7.
Reinstall the oil filler cap/dipstick securely.
1.
Drain fuel from tank by running engine until the fuel tank is
empty. Be sure fuel fill cap is secure.
2.
Place suitable oil collection container under oil drain plug.
3.
Remove oil drain plug, Figure 7-1.
CAUTION: Thoroughly wash your hands with soap
and water as soon as possible after handling
used oil.
NOTE: Please dispose of used motor oil in a manner that is
friendly to the environment. Take it to a recycling center or other
collection center.
Oil Recommendations
When adding oil to the engine, refer to viscosity chart below.
Engine oil capacity is 1100 ml (approx. 37 oz.). Do not over-fill.
Use a 4-stroke, or an equivalent high detergent, premium
quality motor oil certified to meet or exceed U.S. automobile
manufacturer’s requirements for service classification SG, SF.
Motor oils classified SG, SF will show this designation on the
container.
Synthetic
0W-30
Oil Drain
5W-30
Oil Plug
-40º -20º 0º 20º 40º
-30º -20º -10º 0º
Figure 7-1
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4.
Tip engine to drain oil into the container. Used oil must be
disposed of at a proper collection center.
5.
Reinstall the drain plug and washer and tighten securely.
caution: DO NOT use nondetergent oil or
2-stroke engine oil. It could shorten the engine’s
service life.
Spark Plug
WARNING! DO NOT check for spark with spark
plug removed. DO NOT crank engine with spark
plug removed.
4.
Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition
and thread the spark plug in by hand to prevent crossthreading.
5.
After the spark plug is seated, tighten with a spark plug
wrench to compress the washer.
NOTE: When installing a new spark plug, tighten 1⁄2-turn
after the spark plug seats to compress the washer. When
reinstalling a used spark plug, tighten 1⁄8- to 1⁄4-turn after
the spark plug seats to compress the washer.
WARNING! If the engine has been running, the
muffler will be very hot. Be careful not to touch the
muffler.
caution! The spark plug must be tightened
securely. A loose spark plug can become very hot
and can damage the engine.
To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be
properly gapped and free of deposits.
1.
Remove the spark plug boot and use a spark plug wrench
to remove the plug, Figure 7-2.
Cleaning the Engine
If the engine has been running, allow it to cool for at least half
an hour before cleaning. Periodically remove dirt build-up from
engine.
Spark Plug
CAUTION! Do not spray engine with water to clean
because water could contaminate fuel. Using a
garden hose or pressure washing equipment can
also force water into the muffler opening. Water that
passes through the muffler can enter the cylinder,
causing damage.
WARNING! Accumulation of debris around muffler
could cause a fire. Inspect and clean before every
use.
Off-Season Storage
Spark Plug Boot
Figure 7-2
2.
3.
Visually inspect the spark plug. Discard the spark plug
if there is apparent wear, or if the insulator is cracked or
chipped. Clean the spark plug with a wire brush if it is to be
reused.
Engines stored over 30 days need to be drained of fuel to
prevent deterioration and gum from forming in the fuel
system or on essential carburetor parts. If the gasoline in your
engine deteriorates during storage, you may need to have the
carburetor, and other fuel system components, serviced or
replaced.
•
Remove all fuel from tank by running engine until it stops
Do not attempt to pour fuel from the engine.
•
Change the engine oil.
•
Remove spark plug and pour approximately 1 oz. (30 ml)
of clean engine oil into the cylinder. Pull the recoil starter
several times to distribute the oil, and reinstall the spark
plug.
•
Clean debris from around engine, and under, around, and
behind muffler. Apply a light film of oil on any areas that
are susceptible to rust.
•
.02-.03 in.
(0.60-0.80 mm)
Store in a clean, dry and well ventilated area away from any
appliance that operates with a flame or pilot light, such as a
furnace, water heater, or clothes dryer. Avoid any area with
a spark producing electric motor, or where power tools are
operated.
•
If possible, avoid storage areas with high humidity.
Figure 7-3
•
Keep the engine level in storage. Tilting can cause fuel or
oil leakage.
Measure the plug gap with a feeler gauge. Correct as
necessary by bending side electrode, Figure 7-3. The gap
should be set to .02-.03 inches (0.60-0.80 mm).
Electrode
Section 7 — Engine Maintenance
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8
Service
Belt Replacement
4.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
Auger Belt
5.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing the self-tapping screws which secure
it. See Fig. 8-3.
To remove and replace your snow thrower’s auger belt, proceed
as follows:
1.
Allow the engine to run until it is out of fuel. Do not
attempt to pour fuel from the engine.
2.
Remove the plastic belt cover on the front of the engine by
removing the two self-tapping screws. See Fig. 8-1.
Figure 8-3
6.
Figure 8-1
3.
Remove the belt as follows. See Fig. 8-4.
a.
Loosen and remove the shoulder screw which acts
as a belt keeper.
b.
Unhook the support bracket spring from the frame.
Roll the auger belt off the engine pulley. See Fig. 8-2.
Figure 8-4
Figure 8-2
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7.
Remove the belt from around the auger pulley, and slip the
belt between the support bracket and the auger pulley.
See Fig. 8-5.
Drive Belt
To remove and replace your snow thrower’s drive belt, proceed
as follows:
1.
To prevent spillage, remove all fuel from tank by running
engine until it stops. Do not attempt to pour fuel from the
engine.
2.
Remove the plastic belt cover on the front of the engine by
removing the two self-tapping screws. Refer to Fig. 8-1.
3.
Remove the belt as follows. See Fig. 8-6.:
a.
Roll the auger belt off the engine pulley.
b.
Use a wrench to pivot the idler pulley toward the
right.
c.
Lift the drive belt off engine pulley.
Figure 8-5
8.
Replace the auger belt by following instructions in reverse
order.
NOTE: Do not forget to reinstall the shoulder screw
and reconnect the spring to the frame after installing a
replacement auger belt.
9.
After replacing the auger belt, perform the Auger Control
test on page 11 of the Assembly and Set-Up section.
Figure 8-6
4.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
5.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing the self-tapping screws which secure
it. Refer to Fig. 8-3.
Section 8 — Service
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6.
Back out the stop bolt to increase the clearance between
the friction wheel disc and friction wheel. See Fig. 8-7.
Friction Wheel Removal
If the snow thrower fails to drive with the drive control engaged,
and performing the drive control cable adjustment fails to
correct the problem, the friction wheel may need to be replaced.
Follow the instructions below. Examine the friction wheel for
signs of wear or cracking and replace if necessary:
1.
Allow the engine to run until it is out of fuel. Do not
attempt to pour fuel from the engine.
2.
Place the shift lever in third Forward (F3) position.
3.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
4.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing the self-tapping screws which secure
it. Remove the right-hand wheel by removing the screw
and bell washer which secure it to the axle. See Fig. 8-8.
Stop Bolt
Figure 8-7
7.
Slip the drive belt off the pulley and between friction
wheel and friction wheel disc. See Fig. 8-7.
8.
Remove and replace belt in the reverse order.
Figure 8-8
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Section 8 — Service
5.
Carefully remove the hex nut which secures the hex shaft
to the snow thrower frame and lightly tap the shaft’s end to
dislodge the ball bearing from the right side of the frame.
See Fig. 8-9.
NOTE: Be careful not to damage the threads on the shaft.
Follow the previous steps in reverse order to reassemble
components. If you’re disassembling the friction wheel and
replacing only the rubber ring, proceed as follows:
1.
Figure 8-11
Figure 8-9
6.
Carefully position the hex shaft downward and to the left
before carefully sliding the friction wheel assembly off the
shaft. See Fig. 8-10.
Remove the four screws which secure the friction wheel’s
side plates together. See Fig. 8-11.
2.
Remove the rubber ring from between the plates.
3.
Reassemble the side plates with a new rubber ring.
NOTE: When reassembling the friction wheel assembly,
make sure that the rubber ring is centered and seated
properly between the side plates. Tighten each screw
only one rotation before turning the wheel clockwise
and proceeding with the next screw. Repeat this process
several times to ensure the plates are secured with equal
force (between 6 ft-lbs and 9 ft-lbs).
NOTE: If you’re replacing the friction wheel assembly as a
whole, discard the worn part and slide the new part onto
the hex shaft.
4.
Slide the friction wheel assembly back onto the hex shaft
and follow the steps above in reverse order to reassemble
components.
5.
After replacing the friction wheel, perform the Drive
Control test on page 19 in the Maintenance and
Adjustments section.
Figure 8-10
Section 8 — Service
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine fails to start
Remedy
1. Choke not in CHOKE position.
1. Move choke to CHOKE position.
2. Spark plug wire disconnected.
2. Connect wire to spark plug.
3. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
3. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
4. Engine not primed.
4. Prime engine as instructed in the Operation
Section.
5. Faulty spark plug.
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Key not in ignition on engine.
6. Insert key fully into the switch.
1. Engine running on CHOKE.
1. Move choke lever to RUN position.
2. Stale fuel.
2. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
3. Water or dirt in fuel system.
3. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
4. Carburetor out of adjustment.
4. Contact an authorized Service Center.
5. Engine over-governed
5. Contact an authorized Service Center.
Engine overheats
1. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
1. Contact an authorized Service Center.
Excessive vibration
1. Loose parts or damaged auger.
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Tighten all bolts and nuts. If
vibration continues, have unit serviced by an
authorized Service Center.
Loss of power
1. Spark plug wire loose.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Gas cap vent hole plugged.
2. Remove ice and snow from gas cap. Be
certain vent hole is clear.
1. Drive control cable in need of adjustment.
1. Adjust drive control cable. Refer to
Maintenance and Adjustments section.
2. Drive belt loose or damaged.
2. Replace drive belt. Refer to Service section
3. Friction wheel worn.
3. Replace friction wheel. Refer to Service
section.
1. Chute assembly clogged.
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Clean chute assembly and
inside of auger housing with clean-out tool
or a stick.
2. Foreign object lodged in auger.
2. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Remove object from auger
with clean-out tool or a stick.
3. Auger control cable in need of adjustment.
3. Refer to Auger Control Test.
4. Auger belt loose or damaged.
4. Refer to Maintenance section.
5. Shear pin(s) sheared.
5. Replace with new shear pin(s).
1. Extension cord not connected (when using
electric start button, on models so equipped)
1. Connect one end of the extension cord to
the electric starter outlet and the other end
to a three-prong 120-volt, grounded, AC
outlet.
Engine running erratically/
inconsistent RPM (hunting
or surging)
Unit fails to propel itself
Unit fails to discharge snow
Engine fails to start
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Cause
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
929-0071
Extension Cord, 110V
954-04195
954-04201
Auger Drive Belt
Wheel Drive Belt
684-04153
935-04054
Friction Wheel Assembly
Friction Wheel Rubber
925-04213
Lamp, 12.5V, 37.5W
738-04124A
714-04040
Shear Pin, 1.50
Bow-tie Cotter Pin
731-06931
Slide Shoe, Deluxe
731-2643
Chute Clean-out Tool
790-00148
Stainless Steel Shave Plate, 26”
731-05632
Key
951-10292 Spark Plug
Phone (800) 965-4CUB to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial number
ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com.
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Attachments & Accessories
The following attachments and accessories are available for your Cub Cadet 526 WE snow thrower. See your Cub Cadet dealer or the
retailer from which you purchased your snow thrower for information regarding price and availability.
Model Number
28
Description
753-05762A
Heated Grips
OEM-390-679
Drift Cutter Kit
OEM-390-674
Heavy Duty Snow Cab
490-241-0009
Light Kit
Notes
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MTD CONSUMER GROUP INC (MTD), the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
and the United States Environment Protection Agency (U. S. EPA)
Emission Control System Warranty Statement
(Owner’s Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations)
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM COVERAGE IS APPLICABLE TO CERTIFIED ENGINES PURCHASED IN CALIFORNIA IN 2005 AND THEREAFTER, WHICH ARE USED IN CALIFORNIA, AND TO CERTIFIED MODEL YEAR 2005 AND LATER ENGINES WHICH ARE PURCHASED AND
USED ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
California and elsewhere in the United States Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage
The California Air Resources Board (CARB), U. S. EPA and MTD are pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on your model year
2006 and later small off-road engine. In California, new small off-road engines must be designed, built and equipped to meet the States anti-smog
standards. Elsewhere in the United States, new non-road, spark-ignition engines certified for model 2005 and later, must meet similar standards set
forth by the U. S. EPA. MTD must warranty the emission control system on your engine for the period of time listed below, provided there has been
no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your small off-road engine.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor, fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter, fuel tanks,
fuel lines, fuel caps, valves, canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other associated emission-related components.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTD will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to your including diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This emissions control system is warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or
replaced by MTD.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Owner’s Manual. MTD
recommends that you retain all your receipts covering maintenances on your small off-road engine, but MTD can not deny warranty solely for the
lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance to all scheduled maintenance.
As the small off-road engine owner, you should however be aware that MTD may deny your warranty coverage if your small off-road engine or part
has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to an Authorized MTD Service Dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranted
repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact a MTD Service Representative at 1-800-800-7310
and address is MTD CONSUMER GROUP, P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland OH, 44136-0019.
Defects Warranty Requirements for 1995 and Later Small Off-Road Engines:
This section applies to 1995 and later small off-road engines. The warranty period begins on the date the engine or equipment is delivered to an
ultimate purchaser.
(a) General Emissions Warranty Coverage
MTD must warrant to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine is:
(1) Designed, built, and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations adopted by the Air Resources Board pursuant to its authority in
Chapters 1 and 2,Part 5, Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code; and
(2) Free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the failure of a warranted part to be identical in all material respects to the part as
described in the engine manufacturer’s application for certification for a period of two years.
(b) The warranty on emissions-related parts will be interpreted as follows:
(1) Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions required by Subsection (c)
must be warranted for the warranty period defined in Subsection (a)(2). If any such part fails during the period of warranty coverage, it must be
repaired or replaced by MTD according to Subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under the warranty must be warranted for
the remaining warranty period.
(2) Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions required by Subsection (c) must be warranted for
the warranty period defined in Subsection (a)(2). A statement in such written instructions to the effect of “repair or replace as necessary” will
not reduce the period of warranty coverage. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty must be warranted for the remaining warranty
period.
(3) Any warranted part that which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions required by Subsection (c)
must be warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. If the part fails prior to the first scheduled
replacement, the part must be repaired or replaced by MTD according to Subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under
warranty must be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the first scheduled replacement point for the part.
(4) Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions of this article must be performed at no charge to the owner at a
warranty station.
(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (4) above, warranty services or repairs must be provided at all MTD distribution centers that
are franchised to service the subject engines.
(6) The owner must not be charged for diagnostic labor that leads to the determination that a warranted part is in fact defective, provided that
such diagnostic work is performed at a warranty station.
(7) The engine manufacturer is liable for damages to other engine components proximately caused by a failure under warranty of any warranted
part.
(8) Throughout the engine’s warranty period defined in Subsection (a)(2), MTD will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the
expected demand for such parts.
(9) Any replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and must be provided without charge to the
owner. Such use will not reduce the warranty obligations of MTD.
(10) Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any non-exempted add-on or
modified parts shall be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim made in accordance with this article. The engine manufacturer shall not be
liable under this article to warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of non-exempted add-on or modified part.
(c) MTD will include a copy of the following emission warranty parts list with each new engine, using those portions of the list applicable to the
engine.
(1) Fuel Metering System
• Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
• Carburetor and internal parts
• Fuel Pump
• Fuel Tank
(2) Air Induction System
• Air cleaner
• Intake manifold
(3) Ignition System
• Spark plug(s)
• Magneto Ignition System
(4)Exhaust System
• Catalytic converter
• SAI (Reed valve)
(5) Miscellaneous Items Used in Above System
• Vacuum, temperature , position, time sensitive valves and switches
• Connectors and assemblies
(6) Evaporative control
• Fuel Hose certified for ARB evaporative emission of 2006.
• Fuel Hose Clamps
• Tethered fuel cap
• Carbon canister
• Vapor lines
GDOC-100174 Rev. B
CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
snow throwers
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States,
its possessions and territories, and by MTD Products Limited with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/or its
territories and possessions.
b. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution.
For non-commercial use: Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding
Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of
original retail purchase or lease.
d. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
For commercial uses and applications: Cub Cadet warrants this
product (excluding Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from
the date of original retail purchase or lease.
“Cub Cadet” will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any
part found to be defective in materials 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, 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 part, accessory or
attachment not approved by Cub Cadet for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
damage.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items
such as: belts, skid shoes, shave plates and tires.
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:
In the U.S.A.
To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages, or contact
Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or
call 1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.
com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call
1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.
com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
a. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
c. Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
e. Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of 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, 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 Cub Cadet. During the period of the warranty, the
exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set
forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub Cadet shall not be
liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage including,
without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services or for rental expenses to temporarily
replace a warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount
of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety
features of the product shall void this warranty. You assume the
risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property
and/or to others and their property arising out of the misuse or
inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100160 REV. A
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