Simplicity 3190E Operator`s manual

Safety Instructions & Operator’s Manual for
SINGLE STAGE
SNOW THROWER
SERIES 0
Model
3190M
3190E
Mfg. No.
1694382
1694383
MODEL NUMBER EXPLANATION
3
19
0
ENGINE HP
AUGER WIDTH
3 – 3.0 HP (Engine Horse Power)
E
ENGINE OPTIONS
SERIES DESIGNATION
19 – 19” Auger Width
0 -- Series Designation
E – 110 Volt Electric Start
M – Manual, Recoil Start
Before operating your Snow Thrower, read this manual carefully and pay particular attention to the “IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” on Pages 2 & 3. Remember that all power equipment can be dangerous if used improperly.
Also keep in mind that SAFETY requires careful use in accordance with the operating instructions and common
sense.
Manual No. 2-1806 (I.R. 2/6/03)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: This powerful machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and can throw objects that can cause injury
and damage! Failure to comply with the following instructions may result in serious injury to the operator or
other persons. The owner of the snow thrower must understand these instructions and, furthermore, must
allow only persons who understand these instructions to operate snow thrower. Each person operating the
snow thrower must be of sound mind and body and must not be under the influence of any substance, which
might impair vision, dexterity, or judgment. If you have any questions pertaining to your snow thrower which
your dealer cannot answer to your satisfaction, call or write the Customer Service Department, 535 Macon
Road, McDonough, Georgia 30253. Phone: 800/935-2967.
PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN
PREPARATION
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert
to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the machine and the snow removal
activity. Never assume that the children will remain
where you last saw them.
1. DO NOT allow children in the area when snow
thrower is being operated.
2. DO NOT allow pre-teenage children to operate
snow thrower.
3. ALLOW only responsible adults and teenagers
with mature judgment to operate the machine
and then only after being thoroughly instructed
and under the close supervision of an
experienced adult operator.
4. Keep the area clear of all persons, particularly
small children and pets.
5. Know how to STOP the snow thrower and
disengage the controls quickly.
7. Survey the area to be cleared beforehand and
plan where snow is to be blown. Be prepared to
release auger/impeller clutch or to change
discharge chute direction quickly to discharge
away from windows, cars, buildings and
doorways to avoid property damage or personal
injury from hurled objects
8. Use only approved extension cords and
receptacles in good condition and with sufficient
capacity to carry the current to the machine if
equipped with electric starting motors.
9. Handle fuel with extra care. Fuels are flammable
and vapors are explosive. Store only in an
approved fuel container. Never remove fuel cap
or add fuel with the engine running. Add fuel
outdoors only with the engine stopped and cool.
Clean spilled fuel and oil from machine. DO NOT
smoke. DO NOT run engine indoors.
PREPARATION
OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS
1. Warn everyone in advance to stay clear of area.
Keep especially watchful for children and pets
darting into area while operating.
2. Read, understand, and follow instructions and
warnings in this manual and on the machine.
Know the controls and the proper use of the
snow thrower before starting.
3. Data indicates that operators, age 60 and above,
are involved in a large percentage of snow
thrower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the snow thrower
safely enough to protect themselves and others
from serious injury.
4. Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral
before starting the engine (motor).
5. Wear adequate winter clothing including boots
which will give you maximum footing on slippery
surfaces. Exercise CAUTION to avoid slipping or
falling.
6. Before the first snow fall, check the area to be
cleared and remove all objects such as
doormats, sticks, toys, wires, rocks, etc., which
could be hurled or jam the snow thrower.
1. Before starting, make visual check to make sure
auger/impeller housing is clear and all guards
and shields are in place and tight.
2. DO NOT operate machine without proper guards
shields, deflectors, or other safety protective
devices in place and functioning properly.
3. Should the auger/impeller become clogged,
release the auger/impeller clutch control and, as
an additional precaution, STOP the engine
before attempting to unclog the auger/impeller or
discharge chute.
4. DO NOT attempt to unclog the auger/impeller or
discharge chute by reaching in with your hands.
Use a long stick or similar implement to unclog.
5. DO NOT attempt to unclog the auger/impeller or
discharge chute with the engine running. STOP
engine and remove key.
6. STOP engine (motor) and remove key before
leaving the operator position for any reason.
7. DO NOT put hands or feet near or under rotating
parts. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all
times.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
5.
DO NOT store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
such as on a water heater or other appliances.
6. DO NOT fill fuel containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
the containers on the ground away from the vehicle
before filling.
7. Remove gas-powered equipment from the vehicle or
trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not
possible, then refuel equipment using a portable
container, rather than a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
8. DO NOT start gas powered equipment in enclosed
vehicles or trailers.
9. 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
10. If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
11. Never overfill a fuel tank. Replace fuel cap and
tighten securely.
OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Start engine only where exhaust fumes will be safely
dissipated. Allow a brief warm-up period, and
practice operation of controls outside before putting
the machine to work.
After striking a foreign object, STOP the engine
(motor), remove the key, and remove the wire from
spark plug. Thoroughly inspect the snow thrower for
any damage, and repair the damage before restarting
and operating the snow thrower.
STOP the engine if the machine starts to vibrate
excessively as this normally indicates mechanical
problems. Remove the key and disconnect the spark
plug wire to prevent unintentional starting before
servicing or repairing the machine.
DO NOT clear snow across the face of slopes.
Exercise extreme CAUTION when changing direction
on slopes. DO NOT attempt to clear steep slopes.
DO NOT leave machine unattended with the engine
running. STOP engine and remove key to prevent
unauthorized operation.
Release clutch control and make sure auger/impeller
has STOPPED before rotating discharge chute,
adjusting deflector, or placing hands near
auger/impeller.
DO NOT use snow thrower on surfaces above
ground level, such as, a roof of a building.
Exercise extreme CAUTION when operating on or
crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for
hidden hazards or traffic.
DO NOT overload the machine capacity by
attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.
Never operate the machine at high transport speeds
on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care
when backing.
Disengage power to the auger/impeller when snow
thrower is transported or not in use.
Use only attachments and accessories approved by
the manufacturer of the snow thrower (such as
wheel weights, counterweights, cabs and the like).
Never operate the snow thrower without good
visibility or light. Always be sure of your footing, and
keep a firm hold on the handles. Walk; never run.
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
1.
DO NOT store machine or fuel container inside
where fumes may reach an open flame, spark, or
pilot light as in a water heater, furnace, clothes dryer
or other gas appliance. Allow engine to cool before
storing machine in an enclosure. Store fuel container
out of reach of children in a well ventilated,
unoccupied building.
2. Keep machine and engine free of excess oil, grease
and spilled fuel to reduce fire hazard.
3. When draining fuel tank, drain fuel into an approved
container outdoors and away from open flame.
4. Inspect all bolts, nuts and screws frequently and
keep properly tightened.
5. Use only recommended shear bolts (if equipped) to
prevent possible damage to machine.
6. Service engine and make adjustments only when
engine is stopped. Remove key, remove wire from
spark plug, secure wire away from plug, and
disconnect cord from electric starting motors to
prevent accidental starting.
7. DO NOT change engine governor speed settings or
overspeed engine.
8. DO NOT test for spark by grounding the spark plug
next to spark plug hole. Spark from the plug could
ignite gas exiting engine.
9. Have machine serviced by an authorized dealer at
least once a year and have the dealer install any new
safety devices.
10. Use only genuine SNAPPER replacement parts to
assure that original standards are maintained.
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors are explosive
1. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
2. Use only an approved fuel container.
3. DO NOT remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow the engine to cool before refueling.
4. DO NOT refuel the machine indoors.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1 - IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.......................... 2-3
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................ 4
SECTION 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS......................................... 5-9
Pre-start Checklist ........................................................................................... 5-6
Starting & Stopping Engine (Recoil Start Models) ........................................ 7-8
Starting & Stopping Engine (Electric Start Models) ...................................... 8-9
Starting & Stopping Auger............................................................................... 8-9
SECTION 3 - MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS .................................... 10
Checking Auger Drive Belt................................................................................ 10
Checking Auger Flite Shoes ............................................................................. 10
Checking Clutch Control Cable ........................................................................ 10
Annually – End of Each Season ....................................................................... 10
Engine........................................................................................................... 10
Spark Plug.................................................................................................... 10
Storage Procedure............................................................................................. 10
SECTION 4 - REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENTS .................................... 11-13
Auger Drive Belt Adjustment ....................................................................... 11-12
Auger Drive Belt Replacement .................................................................... 12-13
Auger Flite Shoe Replacement ......................................................................... 13
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................ 14
SERVICE SCHEDULE ............................................................................ 14
Maintenance/Replacement Parts...................................................................... 14
WARRANTY ............................................................................................ 15
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Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.1 PRE-START CHECK LIST
Make the following checks and perform the service
required before each start-up.
2.1.1. Check guards, chutes, deflectors and covers to
make sure all are in place and securely tightened.
2.1.2. Check auger control to insure it works freely.
See Figure 2.1.
STANDARD FLUID MEASUREMENT (32:1 Ratio)
GASOLINE
(Gallons)
0.25
0.50
0.75
1.00
1.25
1.50
2.00
AUGER
CONTROL
2 CYCLE OIL
(Ounces)
1.00
2.00
3.00
4.00
5.00
6.00
8.00
METRIC FLUID MEASUREMENT (32:1 Ratio)
GASOLINE
(Liters)
0.50
1.00
1.50
2.00
2.50
3.00
4.00
ENGAGE AND
DISENGAGE AUGER
CONTROL TO INSURE
PROPER OPERATION
FIGURE 2.1
2 CYCLE OIL
(Cubic Centimeters)
15.63
31.26
46.88
62.50
78.15
93.75
125.00
FIGURE 2.2
2.1.3. Check chute operation. Rotate chute to
insure smooth rotation throughout its range.
(Continued on Next Page)
WARNING
Use approved fuel container. DO NOT smoke near
open fuel container. DO NOT fill fuel tank indoors or
when engine is running. Allow engine to cool for at
least ten minutes before refilling. Wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting engine. DO NOT run
engine indoors.
2.1.4. Mix fresh, good quality unleaded gasoline and
SNAPPER 2-cycle engine oil or equivalent. Mix fuel
and oil to a 32:1 ratio. See Figure 2.2.
2.1.5. Add premix fuel to tank after pushing the
machine outside where fumes can safely dissipate.
Make sure cap is tightened after refueling. Refer to
Engine Owners Manual for fuel specifications.
2.1.6. Check auger housing, must be free of all
obstructions. Clean engine of any accumulation of
spilled fuel, dirt, etc.
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Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.1 PRE-START CHECK LIST
(Continued from Previous Page)
Make the following checks and perform the service
required before each start-up.
WARNING
DO NOT use an electrical extension cord that is
damaged. A damaged electrical extension cord could
cause a shock or fire. Thoroughly inspect electrical
extension cord before using machine. If cord is
damaged, do not use and do not operate machine.
Replace damaged cord immediately. Contact your
authorized servicing dealer for assistance. To reduce
the risk of electric shock, use only with an extension
cord intended for outdoor use having a cord type:
SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJTW-A or
SJTOW-A.
2.1.7. Check and make sure extension cord is in
good condition. Extension cord should not have any
broken insulation or exposed wires. Use an
extension cord that is heavy enough to carry the
correct amount of current to the machine. See
Figure 2.3 for correct size to use depending on cord
length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use
the next heavier gauge cord.
MINIMUM GAUGE FOR CORD SETS
120 Volt
Rating - Amps
More
Than
Not More
Than
0
6
10
12
6
10
12
16
Total Length of Cord in Feet
25 ft.
50 ft.
100 ft. 150 ft.
A.W.G.
18
18
16
14
16
16
16
12
16
14
14
14
12
12
Not
Recommended
FIGURE 2.3
2.1.8. Check the AC electrical outlet that will be
used and make sure it is a polarized outlet. The
machine has a polarized plug (one blade of plug is
wider than the other blade) that will accept a
polarized extension cord. The extension cord will fit
into a polarized outlet (receptacle) only one way. If
plug does not fit fully into your outlet, reverse the
plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install a proper polarized outlet. DO
NOT modify or change this polarized plug in any
way.
IMPORTANT! Electric Start Kit optional
accessory on some models.
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Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2.2 STARTING, STOPPING & OPERATION
(RECOIL START MODELS)
2.2.1. ENGINE & AUGER
1. Move choke control to the choke “ON” position.
See Figure 2.4.
WARNING
Release auger clutch control and make sure
auger/impeller has STOPPED before rotating discharge
chute or adjusting deflector. DO NOT place hands near
auger/impeller while engine is running.
NOTE: Stop the auger by releasing the auger control.
Stop the engine by turning the key switch to the “OFF”
position.
(SHOWN IN “OFF POSITION)
TURN KEY TO THE “ON”
POSITION
PUSH PRIMER
THREE TIMES
2.2.3. DISCHARGE CHUTE and DEFLECTOR
ADJUSTMENT
1. Release auger control and allow auger to come to a
complete stop before performing any adjustments.
2. Loosen deflector knob and position deflector to
desired angle. Retighten knob.
3. Rotate discharge chute in desired direction. See
Figure 2.6.
MOVE AUGER
CONTROL AGAINST
HANDLE TO ENGAGE
AUGER
PULL ROPE
START HANDLE
RELEASE AUGER
CONTROL BEFORE
ADJUSTING DEFLECTOR &
CHUTE
(SHOWN IN “OFF POSITION)
MOVE CHOKE TO THE “ON”
POSITION
FIGURE 2.4
2. Turn ignition key to the “ON” position.
3. Push primer button three times to start a cold
engine. NOTE: Do not use primer button to start
warm engine.
4. Pull rope start handle to crank engine.
5. After engine starts, move the choke control to
the no choke “OFF” position. Allow a brief warm-up
until engine runs smooth.
FIGURE 2.5
DEFLECTOR
CHUTE
WARNING
LOOSEN DEFLECTOR
KNOB & MOVE TO
DESIRED POSITION
Objects can be thrown by the snow thrower while it
is in operation. Thrown objects could cause serious
injury to the operator or bystanders. Always wear
safety goggles or other suitable eye protection. Keep
people and pets away from area.
ROTATE CHUTE TO
CHANGE
DIRECTION OF
DISCHARGE
2.2.2. ENGAGING AUGER
1. Pull auger control against handle to engage
auger. See Figure 2.5.
FIGURE 2.6
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Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Connect the power cord to the starter switch box
on machine’s control panel then plug the other end
into 120 volt AC receptacle.
2. Turn ignition key to the “ON” position.
3. Move choke control to the choke “ON” position.
See Figure 2.8.
4. Push primer button three times to start a cold
engine. NOTE: Do not use primer button to start
warm engine.
5. Push the electric starter button. DO NOT hold
button for more than 20 seconds to avoid damaging
the starting motor. See Figure 2.8.
6. After engine starts, move the choke control to the
no choke “OFF” position. Allow a brief warm-up until
engine runs smooth.
7. Disconnect power cord from AC receptacle.
Disconnect power cord from machine and remove
cord from area where machine will be in operation.
2.2.4. STOPPING
Stop the auger by releasing the auger control. Stop
the engine by turning the key switch to the “OFF”
position. Always remove key from key switch
before leaving machine unattended.
See
Figure 2.7.
RELEASE AUGER
CONTROL TO
STOP AUGER
NOTE: Stop the auger by releasing the auger control.
Stop the engine by turning the key switch to the “OFF”
position.
TURN KEY TO THE “OFF”
POSITION TO STOP ENGINE
(SHOWN IN “OFF POSITION)
TURN KEY TO THE “ON”
POSITION
PUSH PRIMER
THREE TIMES
PUSH STARTER
BUTTON
INSERT POWER CORD
INTO STARTER BOX
FIGURE 2.7
2.2 STARTING, STOPPING & OPERATION
(ELECTRIC START MODELS)
2.2.5. ENGINE & AUGER
(SHOWN IN “OFF POSITION)
MOVE CHOKE TO THE “ON”
POSITION
WARNING
FIGURE 2.8
DO NOT use an electrical extension cord that is
damaged. A damaged electrical extension cord
could cause a shock or fire. Thoroughly inspect
electrical extension cord before using machine. If
cord is damaged, do not use and do not operate
machine. Replace damaged cord immediately.
Contact your authorized servicing dealer for
assistance. To reduce the risk of electric shock, use
only with an extension cord intended for outdoor
use having a cord type: SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A,
STOW-A, SJW-A, SJTW-A or SJTOW-A.
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Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Objects can be thrown by the snow thrower while it
is in operation. Thrown objects could cause serious
injury to the operator or bystanders. Always wear
safety goggles or other suitable eye protection.
Keep people and pets away from area.
2.2.6. ENGAGING AUGER
1. Pull auger control against handle to engage
auger. See Figure 2.5.
WARNING
Release auger clutch control and make sure
auger/impeller has STOPPED before rotating
discharge chute or adjusting deflector. DO NOT place
hands near auger/impeller while engine is running.
2.2.7. DISCHARGE CHUTE and DEFLECTOR
ADJUSTMENT
1. Release auger control and allow auger to come to
a complete stop before performing any adjustments.
2. Loosen deflector knob and position deflector to
desired angle. Retighten knob.
3. Rotate discharge chute in desired direction. See
Figure 2.6.
2.2.8. STOPPING
Stop the auger by releasing the auger control. Stop
the engine by turning the key switch to the “OFF”
position. Always remove key from key switch
before leaving machine unattended. See Figure
2.7.
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Section 3 - MAINTENANCE
3.1 INTRODUCTION
To retain the quality of the snow thrower, use only
factory authorized replacement parts. Contact a
local authorized dealer for parts and service
assistance. For the correct part or other information
for a particular snow thrower, always mention the
Model, Manufacturer Number and Serial Number.
3.2.3 CHECK AUGER CLUTCH CONTROL CABLE
1. Visually check cable for fraying, kinking or severed
cable strands. Replace cable and adjust tension before
operating snow thrower. See Figure 3.3.
3.2 SERVICE - AFTER FIRST 5 HOURS
3.2.1 CHECK AUGER DRIVE BELT
1. Visually check engine drive belt for cracking,
fraying, severed or exposed belt strands. Replace
worn belt before operating snow thrower. See Figure
3.1
CHECK AUGER
DRIVE BELT
CHECK AUGER
CONTROL CABLE
FIGURE 3.3
3.3 ANNUALLY (END OF EACH SEASON)
Perform all maintenance as described in the maintenance
schedule.
3.3.1. Engine
Refer to engine owner’s manual for service
instructions.
3.3.2. Spark Plug
Refer to engine owner’s manual for service
instructions.
FIGURE 3.1
3.4 STORAGE PROCEDURE
Refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual for directions
regarding engine storage preparations. Prepare the snow
thrower for “end of season” storage as follows:
3.2.2 CHECK AUGER FLITE SHOE
1. Visually check flite shoes for cracking, fraying
severed or exposed belt strands. Replace worn flite
shoes before operating snow thrower. See Figure 3.2.
1. Drain fuel from fuel tank and let engine run until
all fuel is out of the carburetor.
2. Disconnect and remove the spark plug wire
away from spark plug before any other
preparations are made!
3. Tape all openings closed to prevent spraying
water into exhaust or air intakes during washing.
4. Tilt snow thrower up on its wheels and
thoroughly clean the underside of the auger.
5. Lubricate all exposed metal with a light coating
of oil to prevent corrosion. DO NOT place any type
of lubrication onto belt or pulleys.
6. Store the machine in a shed or other dry area,
protected from weather.
CHECK AUGER
FLITE SHOE
FIGURE 3.2
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Section 4 - REPAIR & ADJUSTMENTS
4.1.2. AUGER BELT IDLER PULLEY
ADJUSTMENT
NOTE: To adjust the idler pulley and properly tension
the auger belt, the auger control cable adjustment
must first be loosened as described in the following
step. Cable adjustment must be checked after
completing the idler pulley adjustment.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service, or repairs with engine running. Stop auger.
Stop engine. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire
and secure wire away from spark plug.
4.1 AUGER BELT ADJUSTMENT/REPLACEMENT
When operating machine release the auger clutch
control. The auger should come to a complete stop in
5 seconds. If the auger does not come to a complete
stop in the required time, check and adjust belt
tension. Inspect belt frequently for signs of excessive
wear. Observe drive belt for slippage due to wear
when operating machine. If slippage does occur
adjust as follows.
1. Loosen jam nut at the upper end of cable. Hold
threaded end of cable and then turn metal housing of
cable counter clockwise until threaded portion of cable
is extracted from metal housing. Reinstall 1/2” of the
threaded portion of cable back into metal housing.
Retighten jam nut.
2. Remove belt cover. See Figure 4.2
4.1.1. AUGER BELT CABLE ADJUSTMENT
1. Measure control cable extension from a relaxed
position to full extended position. Move control lever
against handle. Measure the overall length of the
spring. The length of the cable spring should
increase by 1/2” to 3/4” when the clutch control is
depressed. See Figure 4.1.
AUGER CLUTCH
CONTROL
CABLE SPRING
SHOULD EXTEND
1/2” TO 3/4”
UPPER
HANDLE
RELAXED
JAM
NUT
CABLE
HOUSING
REMOVE COVER
FOR IDLER PULLEY
ADJUSTMENT
EXTENDED
FIGURE 4.1
FIGURE 4.2
2. Loosen jam nut at the upper end of cable. Hold
threaded end of cable and then turn cable clockwise
until correct extension is achieved. Retighten jam nut.
(Continued on the Next Page)
IMPORTANT: DO NOT over tighten cable. The control
cable must have slack for the auger brake to function
properly. If the auger control cannot be properly adjusted,
belt adjustment and/or replacement will be required.
Refer to Section “Auger Belt Idler Pulley Adjustment”.
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Section 4 - REPAIR & ADJUSTMENTS
4. Push the spring tensioned idler pulley down and
install new belt. See Figure 4.5.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service, or repairs with engine running. Stop auger.
Stop engine. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire
and secure wire away from spark plug.
BELT COVER
RETAINING STUDS
SHOWN REMOVED
4.1.2. AUGER BELT IDLER PULLEY
ADJUSTMENT
(Continued From Previous Page)
3. Loosen nut and bolt that secures the idler pulley to
idler arm. Move idler pulley down for more tension or
up for less tension on belt. See Figure 4.3. Retighten
bolt and nut securely.
4. Recheck cable for proper extension. Refer to
Section “Auger Belt Cable Adjustment”.
5. Reinstall belt cover.
REMOVE BELT
GUIDE TO
INSTALL BELT
IDLER PULLEY ASSEMBLY SHOWN
EXPLODED TO SHOW DETAIL OF
IDLER ARM SLOT
MOVE IDLER PULLEY
UP TO DECREASE OR
DOWN TO INCREASE
TENSION ON BELT
BELT COVER
RETAINING
STUDS
FIGURE 4.4
PUSH IDLER DOWN TO
REMOVE & INSTALL
AUGER BELT
FIGURE 4.3
4.1.3. AUGER BELT REPLACEMENT
Inspect belt frequently for signs of excessive wear.
Visually check engine drive belt for cracking,
fraying, severed or belt strands exposed.
1. Remove belt cover. See Figure 4.2.
2. Remove both belt cover retaining studs.
2. Remove belt guide. See Figure 4.4.
3. Push the spring tensioned idler pulley down and
remove belt.
FIGURE 4.5
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Section 4 - REPAIR & ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING
AUGER
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service, or repairs with engine running. Stop auger.
Stop engine. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire
and secure wire away from spark plug.
FLITE SHOE
4.1.3. AUGER BELT REPLACEMENT
(Continued From Previous Page)
5. Reinstall belt guide.
IMPORTANT: Make sure when reinstalling belt guide
that it does not touch drive pulley. Belt guide should an
equal amount of clearance on both belt guide fingers.
See Figure 4.6.
6. Refer to Section “Auger Belt Adjustment/Replacement”.
7. Reinstall belt cover and tighten screws securely.
DO NOT overtighten.
SELFTAPPING
SCREWS
DRIVE PULLEY
BELT GUIDE
IDLER
PULLEY
ALIGN ANGLED ENDS OF FLITE SHOE
WITH ANGLED ENDS OF AUGER
CLEARANCE
DRIVE
BELT
CHECK BELT GUIDE
FOR BENDS, BREAKS,
ETC.
FIGURE 4.6
4.1.4. AUGER FLITE SHOE REPLACEMENT
Inspect flite shoes frequently for signs of excessive
wear. Visually check flite shoes for cracking, fraying,
severed or belt strands exposed. #6-1215 Flite Shoe
Kit for 17” Auger Models and #6-1213 Flite Shoe Kit for
19” Auger Models. These kits will be required to
replace existing flite shoes.
1. Tilt machine backward to gain access to auger.
Secure machine in the tilted position to prevent
tipping over.
2. Remove all self-tapping screws that secure the
flite shoes to auger. Save screws for future use.
3. Install new flite shoes to auger using self-tapping
screws removed previously. Tighten screws securely.
DO NOT overtighten. See Figure 4.7.
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FIGURE 4.7
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
Engine Will Not Start
Using Recoil Starter
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. Engine needs choking & priming.
Engine Will Not Crank 1. Power extension cord not plugged into machine or
Using Electric Starter
110 Volt outlet.
2. Power extension cord damaged.
3. Starter switch damaged or faulty.
4. Key switch turned to “OFF” position.
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel/oil mix.
2. Move choke control to “CHOKE” position.
Push primer bulb three times.
3. Replace spark plug. Attach plug wire onto
spark plug.
1. Plug power extension cord into machine & into
110 Volt outlet.
2. Discard damaged power extension cord
3. Replace starter switch.
4. Turn key switch to “ON” position.
Engine Stalls or Stops 1. Fuel and 2-Cycle oil mixture ratio incorrect.
After Running
2. Choke control in the “CHOKE” position.
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Air intake clogged with snow or debris.
5. Spark plug defective or gap set improperly.
6. Water, debris or stale fuel in fuel system.
7. Fuel filter clogged.
1. Mix fuel and 2-Cycle oil to 32:1 ratio.
2. Move choke control to “OFF” position.
3. Fill with fuel to proper level.
4. Unclog air intake.
5. Service spark plug.
6. Drain and clean fuel system.
7. Replace with new in line filter.
3. Spark plug fouled or wire disconnected.
Engine Loses Power
1. Fuel and 2-Cycle oil mixture ratio incorrect.
2. Spark plug faulty.
3. Water, debris or stale fuel in fuel system.
1. Mix fuel and 2-Cycle oil to 32:1 ratio.
2. Service spark plug.
3. Drain and clean fuel system.
Excessive Vibration
1. Damaged, out of balance or bent auger.
2. Loose engine or auger components.
3. Loose or missing flightings.
4. Cracked, severed or frayed belt
5. Bent or loose Idler pulley
1. Service auger.
2. Service and tighten loose components.
3. Replace flightings.
4. Replace belt.
5. Tighten or replace pulley.
Poor Snow
Discharging
1. Clogged discharge chute.
2. Damaged or bent auger or components.
3. Cracked, severed or frayed belt.
4. Belt tension out of adjustment.
5. Auger flightings damaged or missing.
1. Stop engine and unclog discharge chute.
2. Service auger or components.
3. Replace belt.
4. Adjust belt tension.
5. Replace flightings.
SERVICE SCHEDULE
SERVICE PERFORMED
ITEM
Spark Plug
Engine Cooling
System
Drive Belts
Auger & Flight
Shoe
4.2.
REF.
EACH
USE
5
HRS
25
HRS
Replace
Engine Manual.
100
HRS
X
Clean Shroud & Fins
Engine Manual
X
Check For Wear And
Tension
Check For Wear, Damage
& Replacement
Page 10-13
X
Page 10-13
50
HRS
X
X
MAINTENANCE/REPLACEMENT PARTS
MAINTENANCE PARTS
Auger Drive Belt
Auger Clutch Control Cable
Auger Flite Shoe Kit for 19” Auger Models
14
2-4618
2-4662
6-1213
EACH
SEASON
X
2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For two (2) years from purchase date for the original purchaser's residential, non-commercial use, SNAPPER, through
any authorized dealer will replace, free of charge (except for taxes where applicable), any part or parts found upon
examination by the factory at McDonough, Georgia, to be defective in material or workmanship or both.
For ninety (90) days from purchase date for the original purchaser's commercial, rental, or other non-residential use,
SNAPPER, through any authorized dealer will replace, free of charge, any part or parts found upon examination by the
factory at McDonough, Georgia, to be defective in material or workmanship or both.
All transportation costs incurred by the purchaser in submitting material to an authorized dealer for replacement under
this warranty must be paid by the purchaser.
This warranty does not apply to engines and their components, and batteries, as these items are warranted separately.
This warranty does not apply to parts that have been damaged by accident, alteration, abuse, improper lubrication,
normal wear, or other cause beyond the control of the Manufacturer. This warranty does not cover any machine or
component part that has been altered or modified changing safety, performance, or durability.
Batteries have a one (1) year prorated warranty period with free replacement if required during the first ninety (90) days
from the original purchase date. The Manufacturer will not be responsible for any installation cost incurred. The battery
warranty only covers original equipment batteries and does not cover damage to the battery or machine caused by
neglect or abuse, destruction by fire, explosion, freezing, overcharging, improper maintenance, or use of improper
electrolyte.
There is no other express warranty.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to two (2)
years from purchase date for the original purchaser's residential or other non-commercial use, and ninety (90)
days from purchase for the original purchaser's commercial, rental or other non-residential use, and to the
extent permitted by law, any and all implied warranties are excluded. This is the exclusive remedy. Liabilities for
consequential damages, under any and all warranties are excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or do not allow 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.
WARNING: THE USE OF REPLACEMENT PARTS OTHER THAN GENUINE SNAPPER PARTS MAY IMPAIR THE
SAFETY OF SNAPPER PRODUCTS AND WILL VOID ANY LIABILITY AND WARRANTY BY SNAPPER
ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF SUCH PARTS.
IMPORTANT: Please fill out the attached Product Registration Card immediately and mail to:
Product Registration Center, P.O. Box 1379, McDonough, Georgia 30253
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Safety Instructions & Operator’s Manual for
SINGLE STAGE
SNOW THROWER
SERIES 0
IMPORTANT
These products are built using engines that meet or exceed all applicable emissions requirements on the
date manufactured. The labels on those engines contain very important emissions information and critical
safety warnings. Read, Understand, and Follow all warnings and instructions in this manual, the engine
manual, and on the machine, engine and attachments. If you have any questions about your product,
contact your local authorized dealer or contact Customer Service at, McDonough, GA. 30253. Phone: (1800-935-2967).
WARNING
BATTERY POSTS, TERMINALS AND RELATED ACCESSORIES CONTAIN LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS,
CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER
REPRODUCTIVE HARM. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
WARNING
ENGINE EXHAUST, SOME OF ITS CONSTITUENTS, AND CERTAIN VEHICLE COMPONENTS CONTAIN OR
EMIT CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER OR OTHER
REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
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