Bolens 600 Series Snow Blower User Manual

Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
600-Series Snow Thrower — L Style
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.
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-04035
(June 5, 2008)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Snow Thrower manufactured by
MTD 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.
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 unit, 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. MTD LLC
reserves the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone your local authorized MTD service dealer or contact us
directly. MTD’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.
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related
issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications,
warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your
machine, for more information.
Table of Contents
Important Safe Operation Practices...................... 3 Engine Maintenance...............................................19
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 7 Service......................................................................18
Controls & Features.................................................11 Troubleshooting..................................................... 22
Operation.................................................................14 Replacement Parts................................................. 23
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................16
Record Product Information
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 position and looking
at the lower, rear section of the frame. This information will be
necessary, should you seek technical support via our web site,
Customer Support Department, or with a local authorized service
dealer.
Model Number
Serial Number
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer or dealer without first contacting our Customer Support Department.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this unit, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.mtdproducts.com
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Call a Customer Support Representative at (800) 800-7310 or (330) 220-4683
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Write us at MTD 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
Maintenance & Storage
Do not modify engine
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.
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.
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.
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! 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
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One Snow Thrower Operator’s
Manual
Two Replacement Auger Shear Pins
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One Product Registration Card
Assembly
Handle
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. See Fig. 3-1.
Figure 3-2
Figure 3-1
NOTE: Make certain the upper ends of each cable are
seated properly in its bracket.
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 wing nut and hex screw from chute control
assembly and clevis pin and cotter pin from chute support
bracket. Position the chute assembly (forward-facing) over
the chute base. See Fig. 3-2.
2.
Place chute assembly onto chute base and secure chute
control assembly to chute support bracket with clevis pin
and cotter pin removed earlier. See See Fig. 3-3.
Figure 3-3
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3.
Finish securing chute control assembly to chute support
bracket with wing nut and hex screw removed earlier.
See Fig. 3-4.
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. 3-6.
Figure 3-4
4.
Check that all cables are properly routed through the cable
guide on top of the engine. See Fig. 3-5.
Figure 3-6
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. 3-7.
Chute Clean-out Tool
Figure 3-5
Figure 3-7
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Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
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. 3-9.
2.
Insert the cap/dipstick into the oil filler neck, but do not
screw it in.
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. 3-8. Be careful
not to overfill.
Figure 3-9
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. 3-9. 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
Replace and tighten cap/dipstick firmly before starting
engine.
Tire Pressure
Before operating, check tire pressure and reduce pressure in both
tires to between 15 psi and 20 psi.
NOTE: If the tire pressure is not equal in both tires, the machine
may not travel in a straight path and the shave plate may wear
unevenly.
Figure 3-8
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Adjustments
Auger Control
Warning! Prior to operating your snow thrower,
Skid Shoes
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.
•
For close snow removal on a smooth surface, raise skid
shoes higher on the auger housing.
•
Use a middle or lower position when the area to be cleared
is uneven, such as a gravel driveway
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.
To adjust the skid shoes:
1.
Loosen the four hex nuts (two on each side) and carriage
bolts. Move skid shoes to desired position. See Fig. 3-10.
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.
2.
In a well-ventilated area, start the snow thrower engine.
Refer to Starting the Engine on page 14. Make sure the
throttle is set in the FAST position.
3.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind the snow
thrower), engage the auger.
4.
Allow the auger to remain engaged for approximately ten
(10) seconds before releasing the auger control. Repeat this
several times.
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. 3-11.
Figure 3-10
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.
Chute Assembly
The distance snow is thrown can be adjusted by changing the
angle of the chute assembly. To do so:
1.
2.
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Stop the engine by removing the ignition key and loosen
the plastic knob found on the left side of the chute
assembly.
Pivot the chute upward or downward before retightening
the wing knob.
Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
Figure 3-11
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.
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Controls and Features
Shift Lever
Drive Control
Chute Directional Control
Auger Control
Gas Cap
Chute Assembly
Heated Grips*
Oil Fill
Clean Out
Tool
Muffler
Recoil Starter
Handle
Primer
Ignition
Key
Throttle
Control
Choke
Control
Electric Start
Button
Oil Drain
Electric Starter Outlet
Augers
Skid Shoe
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.
Choke Control
The choke control is found on the rear of
the engine and is activated by rotating
the knob clockwise. Activating the choke
control closes the choke plate on the
carburetor and aids in starting the engine.
Ignition Key
The ignition key is a safety device. It must
be fully inserted in order for the engine to
start. Remove the ignition key when the
snow thrower is not in use.
Note: Do not turn the ignition key in an
attempt to start the engine. Doing so may
cause it to break.
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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.
Primer
Pressing the primer forces fuel directly
into the engine’s carburetor to aid in coldweather starting.
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.
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
Muffler
Engine exhaust exists the engine via the muffler.
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.
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.
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Section 4 — Controls and Features
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.
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.
1.
Release both the Auger Control and the Drive Control.
2.
Stop the engine by removing the ignition 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.
Refasten the clean-out tool to the mounting clip on the
rear of the auger housing, reinsert the ignition key and
start the snow thrower’s engine.
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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.
5.
•
To change the angle/distance which snow is thrown, pivot
the joy-stick forward or backward.
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.
Heated Grips*
To activate the heated grips (*on select models), move the switch
found on the rear of the dash panel into the ON position.
Section 4 — Controls and Features
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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 ignition key fully into slot, Fig. 5-1. Make sure it snaps
into place. DO NOT turn ignition key. The engine cannot
start unless the key is inserted into ignition switch.
Figure 5-1
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Figure 5-2
4.
Move throttle control to FAST (rabbit) position.
5.
Move choke to the ON position (cold engine start). If engine
is warm, place choke in OFF position.
6.
Push primer three to five (3-5) 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
OFF 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 OFF 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.
Recoil Starter
Caution! Do not pull the starter handle while the
engine running.
WARNING: To avoid unsupervised engine
operation, never leave the engine unattended while
running. Turn the engine off after use and remove
ignition key
1.
Insert ignition key fully into slot, Figure 5-5. Make sure it
snaps into place. DO NOT turn ignition 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 ON position (cold engine start). If engine
is warm, place choke in OFF position.
4.
Push primer three to five (3-5) 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
OFF 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 OFF position.
To Engage Drive
1.
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.
2.
Squeeze the drive control against the handle the snow
thrower will move. Release it and drive motion will stop.
To Engage Augers
1.
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 ignition 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 ignition 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 ignition key.
3.
Wipe any moisture away from the controls on the engine.
Figure 5-3
Section 5 — Operation
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6
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.
To remove shave plate:
1.
Allow the engine to run until it is out of fuel.
2.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
3.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing four self-tapping screws which secure
it. Refer to Fig 7-3.
4.
Apply a light coating of engine oil (or 3-in-1 oil) to the hex
shaft. See Fig. 6-2.
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.
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Figure 6-1
3.
Remove the carriage bolts and hex nuts which attach it to
the snow thrower housing.
4.
Reassemble new shave plate, making sure heads of carriage
bolts are to the inside of housing. Tighten securely.
Tire Pressure
Before operating, check tire pressure and reduce pressure to
between 15 psi and 20 psi.
If the tire pressure is not equal in both tires, the unit may pull to
one side or the other.
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Figure 6-2
Wheels
At least once a season, remove both wheels. Clean and coat the
axles with a multipurpose automotive grease before reinstalling
wheels.
Adjustments
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. 6-3.
Shift Cable
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. 6-4.
Figure 6-3
Figure 6-4
3.
Pivot the bracket downward to take up slack in the cable.
4.
Retighten the hex nut.
Auger Control
Refer to the Assembly and Set-up section for instructions on
adjusting the auger control cable.
Chute Assembly
Refer to the Assembly and Set-up section for instructions on
adjusting the skid shoes chute assembly.
Skid Shoes
Refer to the Assembly and Set-up section for instructions on
adjusting the skid shoes.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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Drive Control
Chute Directional 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.
If the chute assembly does not have full range from left-to-right,
the chute control cables can be adjusted to take up slack:
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.
1.
Using a ½” wrench, loosen the upper and lower hex nuts
found on one cable adjuster.
2.
Grasp the metal cable housing and gently pull downward
to take up slack (usually no more than 1⁄4-inch) in the cable
before retightening both hex nuts.
3.
Repeat on the other cable adjuster until the chute
assembly has full range from left-to-right. See Fig. 6-6.
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:
Figure 6-6
Off-Season Storage
If the snow thrower will not be used for 30 days or longer, follow
the storage instructions below.
Figure 6-5
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1.
Lubricate the machine as instructed earlier in this section.
2.
Store in a clean, dry area.
3.
If storing the snow thrower in an unventilated area,
rustproof the machine using a light oil or silicone to coat
the snow thrower.
Clean the exterior of the engine and the snow thrower.
5.
Loosen the lower hex nut on the drive cable bracket. See
Fig. 6-5.
4.
6.
Position the bracket upward to provide more slack (or
downward to increase cable tension).
NOTE: Refer to the Engine Maintenance section for information
on storing your engine.
7.
Retighten the upper hex nut.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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Engine Maintenance
WARNING! To prevent accidental start-up, shut off
the engine and remove the ignition 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 recyling center or other
collection center.
Oil Recommendations
When adding oil to the engine, refer to viscosity chart below.
Engine oil capacity is 600 ml (approx. 20 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
5W-30
Oil Drain
-40º -20º 0º 20º 40º
Oil Plug
-30º -20º -10º 0º
Figure 7-1
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 tighten it securely.
caution: DO NOT use nondetergent oil or
2-stroke engine oil. It could shorten the engine’s
service life.
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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.
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
.02-.03 in.
(0.60-0.80 mm)
Figure 7-3
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Section 7 — Engine Maintenance
Engines stored over 30 days need to be drained of fuel to
prevent deterioration and gum from forming in 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.
1.
Remove all fuel from tank by running engine until it stops.
2.
Change the engine oil.
3.
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.
4.
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.
•
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.
•
Keep the engine level in storage. Tilting can cause fuel or
oil leakage.
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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 four 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.
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.
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.
Figure 8-1
3.
Roll the auger belt off the engine pulley. See Fig. 8-2.
Figure 8-2
Figure 8-4
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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.
Place a piece of plastic under the gas cap.
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.
Reassemble 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.
Figure 8-6
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Section 8 — Service
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 four self-tapping screws which secure
it. Refer to Fig. 8-3.
6.
Slip the drive belt off the pulley and between friction
wheel and friction wheel disc. 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.
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 four 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.
Figure 8-7
7.
Remove and replace belt in the reverse order.
NOTE: Engaging the drive control will ease reassembly of
the belt.
Figure 8-8
Section 8 — Service
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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.
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.
Figure 8-10
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Section 8 — Service
Remove the four screws which secure the friction wheel’s
side plates together. See Fig. 7811
Slide the friction wheel assembly back onto the hex shaft
and follow the steps above in reverse order to reassemble
components.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine fails to start
Cause
Remedy
1. Choke not in ON position.
1. Move choke to ON 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 “Operating
Your Snow Thrower”.
5. Faulty spark plug.
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Safety key not in ignition on engine.
6. Insert key fully into the switch.
1. Engine running on CHOKE.
1. Move choke lever to OFF 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.
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).
Engine runs erratic
Unit fails to propel itself
Unit fails to discharge snow
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
929-0071
Extention Cord, 110V
954-04050
754-0367
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
784-5580
731-06439
790-00091
731-05984
Slide Shoe, Standard (Steel)
Slide Shoe, Standard (Polymer)
Slide Shoe, Deluxe (Steel)
Slide Shoe, Deluxe (Polymer)
731-2643
Chute Clean-out Tool
790-00117
790-00120
790-00121
790-00118
Shave Plate, 22”
Shave Plate, 24”
Shave Plate, 26”
Shave Plate, 28”
951-10630
Key
951-10292 Spark Plug
Phone (800) 800-7310 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.mtdproducts.com.
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Notes
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Section 11— Notes
Section 11 — 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
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States
and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products Limited
with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/
or its territories and possessions (either entity respectively, “MTD”).
“MTD” warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts and
Attachments as described below) against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date
of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of
charge, any part found to be defective in 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, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage because of other
peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or use
of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by MTD 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: batteries, belts, blades, blade adapters, tines, grass bags,
wheels, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, friction
wheels, shave plates, auger spiral rubber, engine oil, air filters, spark
plugs and tires.
Attachments — MTD warrants attachments for this product against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year,
commencing on the date of the attachment’s original purchase or
lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items such as:
grass collectors and mulch kits.
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.
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact MTD LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-800-800-7310, 1-330-2204683 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdproducts.com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call 1-800668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
c. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
d. MTD 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 MTD’s
authorized channels of export distribution.
e. Replacement parts that are not genuine MTD parts.
f. Transportation charges and service calls.
g. MTD does not warrant this product for commercial use.
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 MTD. 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. MTD 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 which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
a. Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate oneyear warranty.
b. 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.
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-800-800-7310, 1-330-220-4683
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
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