Operating instructions | Craftsman 536.8852 Snow Blower User Manual

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3.8 Horsepower 4-Cycle Engine
21 Inch Single Stage
Auger Propelled
SNOW THROWER
MODEL NO.
536.885200
Caution:
Read and follow all Safety Rules
and Operating Instructions before
first use of this product.
SEARS,
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ROEBUCK
09101/99
AND CO., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A.
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WARRANTY STATEMENT ......
SAFETY RULES ...............
INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS ....
ASSEMBLY ...................
OPERATION
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MAINTENANCE
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT
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LIMITED
ONE-YEAR
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WARRANTY
STORAGE ....................
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TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART..
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REPAIR PARTS ...............
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ENGINE REPAIR PARTS .......
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SPANISH (ESPANOL) ..........
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PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE
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BACK COVER
ON CRAFTSMAN
SNOW
THROWER
For one years from the date of purchase, when this Craftsman Snow thrower is maintained,
lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the
owner's manual, Sears will repair, free of charge, any defect in material or workmanship.
If this Craftsman Snow thrower is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not cover the following:
Items which become worn during normal use, such as spark plugs, drive belts and shear
pins.
Repair necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent crankshafts
and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the
owner's manual.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN
SNOW
THROWER TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT
IN THE
UNITE D STATES. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ON LY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN USE
IN THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D817WA, Hoffman Estates. IL 60179
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this snow thrower does
not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
To receive full value from the warranty,
the operator must maintain the snow
thrower as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
snow thrower.
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual must
be checked at least once each season.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Horse Power:
3,8
Displacement:
10 cu, in.
Fuel Tank:
1 quart
Spark P ug:
Champion
Gap
0,030 RJ19LM
IT MEANS-- ATTENTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
OOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
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the
spark plug
wire and
place it
WARNING:
Always
disconnect
where it cannot make contact
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with spark plug to prevent accidental
starting
during:
Preparation,
Maintenance, or Storage of you snow thrower.
IMPORTANT:
Safety standards require operator presence controls to minimize the risk of injury. Your snow thrower is equipped with such
controls. Do not attempt to defeat the function
of the operator presence control under any circumstances.
2.
3.
4.
Read the operating and service instruction
manual carefully. Be thoroughly familiar
with the controls and the proper usa of the
equipment, Know how to stop the unit and
disengaga the controls quickly.
Never allow children to operate the equipment, Never allow adults to operate the
equipment without proper instruction.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children and pets.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or failing
especially when operating in reverse.
PREPARATION
1.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the
equipment is to be used and remove all
doormats, sleds, boards, wires, and other
foreign objects.
2,
Disengage all clutches before starting the
engine (motor).
3.
Do not operate the equipment without
wearing adequate winter outer garments.
Wear footwear that will improve footing on
slippery surfaces.
4.
Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.
a.
Use an approved fuelcontainer.
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Never remove fuel tank cap or add fuel
to a running engine (motor) or hot engine (motor),
c.
Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme
care. Never fill fuel tank indoors.
d.
Replace fuel cap securely and wipe up
spilled fuel.
e.
Never store fuel or snow thrower with
fuel in the tank inside of a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark.
Check
lowing
of the
cause
TRAINING
1.
b.
For
use
fied
that
fuel supply before each use, alspace for expansion as the heat
engine (motor) and/or sun can
fuel to expand.
all units with electric starting motors
electrk; starting extension cords certiCSNUL. Usa only with a receptacle
has been installed in accordance with
local inspection authorities,
Never attempt to make any adjustments
while the engine (motor) is running (except
when specifically recommended by manufacturer).
Let engine (motor) and snow thrower adjust to outdoor temperatures before starting
to clear snow.
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields
during operation or while performing an adjustment or repair to protect eyes from
foreign objects that may be thrown from the
snow thrower.
OPERATION
1.
2.
3.
4.
DO not operate this machine if you are taking drugs or other medication which can
cause drowsiness or affect your ability to
operate this machine.
Do not use this machine if you are mentally
or physically unable to operate this machine safely.
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the discharge
opening at all times.
Exercise extreme caution when operating
on or crossing gravel drives, walks or
roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or
traffic.
After
striking
a foreign
15.
object, stop the engine (motor), remove the wire from the
spark plug, thoroughly
inspect snow
thrower for any damage, and repair the
damage before restarting and operating
the snow thrower.
6.
16.
17.
if the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
7.
Stop the engine (motor) whenever you
leave the operating position, before unclogging the auger/impeller housing or d[scharge chute and when making any
repairs, adjustments, or inspections.
8.
When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting,
make certain the auger/impeller and all
moving parts have stopped and all controls
are disengaged. Disconnect the spark plug
wire and keep the wire away from the spark
plug to prevent accidental starting.
9.
10.
11.
use.
18.
Use only attachments and accessories approved by the manufacturer of the snow
thrower.
19.
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.
Do not over-reach.
Keep proper footing
and balance at a_ltimes.
20.
21.
1.
2.
Do not run the engine (motor) indoors, except when starting the engine (motor) and
for transporting the snow thrower in or out
of the building. Open the outside doors; exhaust fumes are dangerous (containing
CARBON MONOXIDE, an ODORLESS
and DEADLY GAS).
3.
Do not clear snow across the face of
slopes, Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes. Do not attempt to clear steep slopes.
Never operate the snow thrower without
proper guards, plates or other safety protective devices in place.
13.
Never operate the snow thrower near enclosures,
automobiles,
window
wells,
drop_ffs,
and the like without proper adjustment of the snow discharge angle.
Keep children and pets away.
14.
Do not overload the machine capacity by
attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.
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Do not attempt to use snow thrower on a
roof.
MAINTENANCE
Take all possible precautions when leaving
the snow thrower unattended. Disengage
the auger/ impeller and stop the engine
(motor).
12.
Never operate the machine at high transport speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care when backing up.
Never direct discharge at bystanders or
allow anyone in front of the unit.
Disengage power to the collector/impeller
when snow thrower is transposed or not in
4.
5.
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AND STORAGE
Check bolts at frequent intervals for proper
tightness to be sure the equipment is in
safe working condition.
Never store the snow thrower with fuel in
the tank inside a building where ignition
sources are present such as hot water and
space heaters, clothes dryers, and the like.
Allow the engine (motor) to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
Always refer to operator's guide instructions for important details if the snow
thrower is to be stored for an extended
period.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
Run the snow thrower a few minutes after
throwing snow to prevent freeze-up of the
auger/impeller.
for use on sidewalks,
WARNING:
This snow driveways
thrower is
and other ground level surfaces.
Caution should be exercised while using on
steep sloping surfaces.
DO NOT USE
SNOW THROWER ON SURFACES ABOVE
GROUND LEVEL such as roofs of residences, garages, porches or other such
structures or buildings.
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IMPORTANT: Many of the following symbols are located on your unit or on literature supplied with the product. Before you operate the unit, learn and understand the purpose for
each symbol.
Control And Operating Symbols
Slow
Fast
Electric Start
Engine Start
Engine Run
I-I N
Engine Off
Engine Stop
Throttle
Primer Button
Drive Clutch
Forward
Push To Engage
Electric Starter
Discharge
DOWN
On
Choke Off
Ignition Off
Ignition Key
Reverse
Auger Clutch
Fuel
Discharge
Choke On
UP
Discharge
Ignition On
Auger Collector
Oil
Neutral
Engage
Fuel Oil Mixture
LEFT
Discharge
RIGHT
let++
Weight Transfer
Lift Handle To
Engage
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Weight Transfer
Depress Pedal
To Disengage
Transmission
5
Ignition Key
Insert To Run,
Pull Out To Stop,
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Safety Warning Symbols
A
DANGER
Thrown Objects.
Keep Bystanders Away.
DANGER
Thrown Objects.
Keep Bystanders Away.
IMPORTANT
Read Owner's Manual
Before Operating
This Machine.
DANGER
Avoid injury From
Rotating Auger. Keep
Hands, Feet And
Clothing Away.
WARNING
Hot Surface
STOP
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WARNING
DANGER
Stop The Engine
Before Uncloggmg
Discharge Chute!
Contents of Parts Bag (actual size)
1 - Owner's Manual (not shown)
1 - Packet of Fuel Stabilizer (not shown)
1- Container 5W30 Oil
2.
safety
glasses
or eye
shields
WARNING:
Always
wear
while assembling snow
thrower,
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NOTE: Place fuel stabilizer in a
safe place until needed for storage.
3,
TOOLS REQUIRED
1 - Knife to cut carton
Figure 1 shows the snow thrower in the
operating position.
References to the right or left hand side
of the snow thrower are from the viewpoint of the operator's position behind
the unit.
Remove and discard the packing
material from around the snow
thrower.
4. Cut down all four corners of the carton and lay the panels flat.
5, Loosen the knobs holding the upper
handle to the lower handle (See
Figure 2). Raise the upper handle to
the operating position. Tighten the
knobs.
6,
Roll snow thrower off the carton by
pulling on the lower handle.
CAUTION: DO NOT back over
cables,
7,
Remove the packing material from
handle assembly.
Auger Drive Lever
Chute
Deflector
Locateall parts packed separately
and remove from the carton.
Crank
Assembl
Upper Handle
A
Figure 1
Knob
HOW TO
CARTON
REMOVE
FROM
THE
1. Locate and remove container of
Craftsman 5W30 oil.
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Figure 2
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CHECKLIST
While learning how to use your snow
thrower, pay extra attention to the following important items:
Before you operate your new snow
thrower, to ensure that you receive the
best performance and satisfaction from
this quality product, please review the
following checklist:
All assembly
completed.
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instructions have been
The discharge chute rotates freely.
._" No remaining loose parts in carton.
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Engine oil is at proper level.
Make sure gas tank is filled properly
with clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline.
Become familiar with all controlstheir location and function. Operate
controls before starting engine.
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KNOW YOUR SNOW THROWER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR SNOW THROWER. Compare the illustrations with your SNOW THROWER
to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save
this manual for future reference.
Chute Deflector
Recoil
Starter
Handle
Discharge
Chute
Control
Primer
Button
Figure 3
Auger Drive Lever - Starts and stops
the auger.
Ignition Lever - Must be moved to the
on position to start the engine.
Crank Assembly - Changesthe direclion
of snow throwingthroughthe dischargechute.
Recoil Starter Handle - Starts the engine manually.
Choke Control - Used to start a cold
engine.
Chute Deflector - Changes the distance
the snowis thrown.
Primer Button - Injects fuel directly into
the carburetor manifold for fast starts in
cold weather.
Discharge Chute - Changes thedirec'don
the snowisthrown,
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The operation of any snow thrower can
result in foreign objects being thrown
into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating
the snow thrower.
HOW TO THROW
We recommend standard safety
glasses or a wide vision safety mask for
over your glasses.
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SNOW
1. Engage the auger drive lever.
2.
To stop throwing snow, release the
auger drive lever.
any
snow thrower
can result
ARNING:
The operation
of
in foreign objects being
thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always
wear safety glasses or eye shields
while operating the snow thrower.
We recommend standard safety
glasses or use a wide vision safety
mask over your glasses.
Manual
before
operating
ARNING:
Read
Owner's
machine. Never direct discharge toward bystanders stop the
engine before unclogging discharge
chute or auger housing and before
leaving the machine.
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HOW TO MOVE FORWARD
TO STOP YOUR
SNOW THROWER
1. Hold the auger drive lever against
the handle (See Figure 5). The auger will begin rotating.
2. To go forward, raise the handle to
allow the rubber auger blades to
contact the ground. Maintain a firm
hold on the handle as the snow
thrower starts to move forward.
Guide the snow thrower by moving
the handle either left or right. Do
not attempt to push the snow threw-
1. To stop throwing snow, release the
auger drive lever. See Figure 3.
NOTE: If the snow thrower continues to slowly move forward, see
"How To Adjust The Auger Control
Cable" in the Service And Adjustment Section.
2. To stop the engine, move the ignition lever to the off position.
er.
3.
TO CONTROL
SNOW
Wing
Knob
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releasethe
augerdrivele-
NOTE: If the auger continues to rotate,
see "How To Adjust The Auger Control
Cable" in the Service and Adjustments
section.
DISCHARGE
1. Turn the chute control red to set the
direction of the snow throwing.
2. Loosen the wing knob on the chute
deflector and move the deflector to
set the distance. Move the deflector
(Up) for more distance, (Down) for
less distance. Then tighten the
wing knob (See Figure 4).
Deflector Down
Tostop,
ver.
Deflector Up
Figure 5
Figure 4
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FILL OIL:
NOTE: Engine may already contain
some residual oil. Check frequently
when filling the crankcase. DO NOT
overfill.
The snow thrower was shipped with a
container of 5W30 motor oil. This oil
must be added to the engine before operating.
1.
Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick and
fill the crank case to "FULL" line on
dipstick. DO NOT overfill. See
Figure 6.
2.
Tighten the fill cap/dipstick securely
each time you check the oil level.
tial synthetic 0W30 motor oil for easier
starting.
NOTE: S.A.E. 5W30 motor oil may be
used to make starting easier in areas
where temperature is consistently 20°F,
or lower.
NOTE:
Oil level must be between full and
NOTE: For extreme cold operating
conditions of 0°F and below, use a par-
Add mark.
FILL GAS:
NOTICE: ENGINES WHICH ARE CERTIFIED TO COMPLY WITH CALIFORNIA AND US EPA EMISSION
REGULATIONS FOR ULGE ENGINES:
Are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline. Include the following
emission control system(s): EM, TWC
(if so equipped). Include any user adjustable features-therefore
no other adjustments are needed.
storage for 30 days or longer. Start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use the carburetor bowl drain to empty residual
gasoline from the float chamber. Use
fresh fuel next season. See the Storage section in this manual for additional
information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
dicates that alcohol blended
WARNING: Experiences Infuels (called gasohol or
those using ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture which leads to
separation and formation of acids
during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage.
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NOTE: To avoid engine problems, the
fuel system must be emptied before
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Figure 6
1,
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Fill the fuel tank only with a fresh,
clean, unleaded regular, unleaded
premium, or reformulated automotive gasoline. DO NOT use leaded
gasoline. Make sure that the container you pour the gasoline from is
clean and free from rust or other foreign particles. Never use gasoline
that may be stale from long periods
of storage in the container.
COLD START
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mable.
Always
use caution
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Gasoline
is flamwhen handling or storing
gasoline.
Do not fill fuel tank while snow
thrower is running, when it is hot, or
when snow thrower is in an enclosed area.
Keep away from open flame or an
electrical spark and do not smoke
while filling the fuel tank.
Never fill the tank completely. Fill
the tank to within 114"-112" from the
top to provide space for expansion
of fuel.
Always fill fuel tank outdoors and
use a funnel or spout to prevent
spilling.
Make sure to wipe up any spilled
fuel before stating the engine.
Store gasoline in a clean, approved
container and keep the cap in place
on the container.
1. Move the ignition lever to the on
position.
2.
Make sure the auger drive lever is
in the disengaged (RELEASED)
position.
3. Move the choke control to the full
choke position.
4.
Do not prime if temperature above
50 ° F (10 ° C).
Push two time if temperature
F (10 =C) to 15°F (-10 ° C).
is 50 °
Push four times if temperature is
below 15 ° F (-10 ° C).
Push five time if temperature is below 0° F (-18 ° C).
5. Pull the starter handle rapidly (See
Figure 7). Do not allow the handle
to snap back, but allow it to rewind
slowly while keeping a firm hold on
the starter handle.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
1. Before you service or start the engine, familiarize yourself with the
snow thrower. Be sure you understand the function and location of all
controls.
2. Be sure that all fasteners are tight.
3.
Push the primer button while covering the vent hole as follows: Remove finger from primer button
between primes.
Pull starter handle repidly.
Before starting the engine, make
sure all controls operate correctly.
HOW TO STOP
THE ENGINE
To stop the engine, move the ignition
lever to the stop position.
Figure 7
HOW TO START THE ENGINE
(RECOIL STARTER)
Make sure that the engine has sufficient
oil. The engine is equipped with a recoil
starter. Before starting the engine,
make certain that you have read the following information.
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6. As the engine warms up, move
choke lever to "1/2 choke" position.
When engine runs smoothly, move
choke lever to "No Choke" Position.
NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up for
several minutes before blowing snow in
temperatures below 0°F.
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WARM START
Also move throttle control, choke
control, and starter handle several
times.
If restarting a warm engine after a short
shutdown, leave choke at "OFF" and do
not push the primer button. If the engine fails to start, follow the Cold Start
instructions.
gine
indoorsNever
or in run
enclosed,
WARNING:
enpoorly ventilated areas. Engine exhaust contains CARBON
MONOXIDE, AN ODORLESS AND
DEADLY GAS. Keep hands, feet,
hair and loose clothing away from
any moving parts on engine and
snow thrower.
The temperature of muffler and
nearby areas may exceed 150 F.
Avoid these areas.
DO NOT allow children or young
teenagers to operate or be near
snow thrower while it is operating.
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FROZEN STARTER
If the starter is frozen and will not turn
engine:
1. Pull as much rope out of the starter
as possible.
2. Release the starter handle and let it
snap back against the starter.
If the engine still fails to start, repeat the
two previous steps until the engine
starts. Then continue with the directions for cold start.
To help prevent possible freeze-up of
recoil starter and engine controls, pro*
ceed as follows after each snow removal job.
1. With the engine running, pull the
starter rope hard with a continuous
full arm stroke three or four times.
Pulling of starter rope will produce a
loud clattering sound. This is not
harmful to the engine or starter.
2. With the engine not running, wipe all
snow and moisture from the carburetor cover in area of control levers.
SNOW
THROWING
Release auger drive lever.
Move the ignition lever to the
stop position to stop the engine.
Disconnect spark plug wire.
Do not place.your hands In the
auger or discharge chute. Use a
pry bar.
TIPS
1. When the handle is raised, the auger blades will engage the ground
and the snow thrower will move forward. When the auger drive lever is
released, the auger blades will stop.
If the blades do not stop, see "How
To Adjust The Auger Drive Cable" in
the Service And Adjustment section.
2. Most efficient snow throwing is accomplished when the snow is removed immediately after if falls.
3. For complete snow removal, slightly
overlap each previous path.
4. Whenever possible, discharge the
snow down wind.
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remove any
that may
Do item
not attempt
become lodged in auger
without taking the following precautions:
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5.
6,
7.
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The distance the snow will be discharged can be adjusted by moving
the discharge chute deflector. Raise
the deflector for more distance or
lower the deflector for less distance.
In windy conditions, lower the chute
deflector to direct the discharged
snow close to the ground where it is
less likely to blow into unwanted
areas.
For safety and to prevent damage
to the snow thrower, keep the area
to be cleared free of stones, toys
and other foreign objects.
8. Do not use the auger propelling feature when clearing gravel or
crushed rock driveways. Move the
handle down to slightly raise the auger.
9. The forward speed of the snow
thrower is dependent on the depth
and weight of the snow. Experience
will establish the most effective
method of using the snow thrower
under different conditions.
depth,slow your pace to allow the
discharge chute to dispose of the
snow as rapidly as the auger receives the snow.
2.
in
WET PACKED SNOW
Move slowly into wet, packed snow. If
the wet, packed snow causes the auger
to slow down or the discharge chute begins to clog, back off and begin a series
of short back and forth jabs into the
snow. These short back and forth jabs,
four to six inches, will "belch" the snow
from the chute.
10. After each snow throwing job, allow
the engine to run for a few minutes.
The snow and accumulated ice will
melt off the engine.
11. Clean the snow thrower after each
use.
12. Remove ice, snow and debris from
the entire snow thrower. Flush with
water to remove all salt or other
chemicals. Wipe snow thrower dry.
SNOW BANKS AND DRIFTS
In snow of greater depth than the unit,
use the same "jabbing" technique described above. Turn the discharge
chute away from the snow bank. More
time will be required to remove snow of
this type than level snow.
DRY AND AVERAGE SNOW
1. Snow up to eight inches deep can
be removed rapidly and easily by
walking at a moderate rate. For
snow or drifts of a greater
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Plan to have the snow discharged
the direction the wind is blowing.
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CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
SERVICE RECORDS
Fill in dates as you
complete regular
service.
Before
Each
Use
Check Engine Oil Level
-_
Often
Every
5
Hours
Every
10
Hours
All Screws and
Each
Season
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Before
Storage
SERVICE
DATES
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Change Engine Oil
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Nuts
Every
2S
Hours
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Check Spark Plug
Lubricate Chute Control
Flange
_/
Drain Fuel
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Check Fuel
Check Auger Ddve
Cable Adjustment
(See Cable Adjustment)
GENERAL
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RECOMMENDATIONS
•
The warranty on this snow thrower
does not cover items that have been
subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the
warranty, the operator must maintain
the snow thrower as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be
made periodically to properly maintain
your snow thrower.
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
•
•
If any parts are worn or damaged,
replace immediately.
Run the machine to clear the auger
of snow.
To prevent freezing of the auger or
controls, remove all snow and s)ush
• from the snow thrower.
LUBRICATION
CHART
Lubricate chute control
flange. Lubricate flange
with a clinging type
grease such as
Lubdplate.
AFTER EACH USE
•
•
•
•
Check for any loose or damaged
parts.
Tighten anyloose fasteners.
Check and maintain the auger.
Check controls to make sure they
are functioning properly.
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Figure 8
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A
HOW TO REMOVE THE TOP COVER
B
There are no adjustments under the top
cover. If removal is required, follow the
steps below.
C
Top Cover
C
1. Remove screws A that attach the
md support clamp the the top cover. Pivot crank assembly rod up
and lay on unit.
2.
3.
Remove locking screw B.
Remove attachment screws C from
lower rear edge.
4.
Slide the top cover approximately
3/8 inch toward the gas tank and lift
up.
5. To install the top cover, reverse the
above steps.
Crank
_ssembly
Rod
Figure 9
HOW TO REMOVE THE BELT COVER
4.
To install the belt cover,
reverse
the
above steps.
1. Remove the screws A and nuts B
from the belt cover.
2.
Remove attachment screw C from
the rear of the belt cover.
3.
Remove the belt cover from the
unit.
NOTE: The belt cover has belt guides
moulded onto the inside of the cover.
When you install the belt cover, engage
the auger drive lever to tighten the belt
against the pulley. This will provide adequate clearance for the belt guides when
installing the belt cover.
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Belt Cover
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B
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ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each five
(5) hours of continuous use. Bee
Figure 11. Add S.A.E. 5W30 motor oil
as needed. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick
securely each time you check the oil
level.
3.
Carefully remove the oil fill cap/dipstick. Oil will begin to flow into the
oil drain pan.
4.
After all the oil has drained from the
engine, set the snowthrewer in the
operating position.
5.
Fill the engine with S.A.E. 5W30 oil.
Make sure the oil reaches the FULL
mark on the oil fill cap/dipstick. DO
NOT OVERFILL.
011Fill Cap/Dipstick
NOTE: For extreme cold operating
conditions of 0°F and below, use a partial synthetic 0W30 motor oil for easier
starting.
SPARK PLUG
NOTE: Oil level must be between the
FULL and ADD mark.
Figure 11
Check the spark plug every twentyfive (25) hours. Replace the spark plug
if the electrodes are pitted or burned or
if the porcelain is cracked.
Change the oil every twenty-five (25)
hours or at least once a year if the
snow thrower is not used for twentyfive (25) hours.
1,
HOW TO CHANGE THE ENGINE OIL
TO change the engine oil, the engine
must be tilted forward and the oil
drained from the oil fill tube as follows.
1. Lift the rear of the snowthrower and
tilt the unit forward. In the correct
position, the snowthrower will be
setting on the front of the auger
housing.
2. Put an oil drain pan under the oil
fill tube (See Figure 12).
2*
3,
Make sure the spark plug is clean.
Clean the spark plug by carefully
scraping the electrodes (do not
sand blast or use a wire brush).
Check the spark plug gap with a
feeler gauge and reset gap to 0.30"
if necessary. See Figure13.
Before installing the spark plug,
coat the threads lightly with oil for
easy removal. Tighten the spark
plug to a torque of 15 foot-pounds.
FeelerGauge
0.030"
Fill Tube
OII Drain
, Pan
Spark Plug
Figure 13
Figure 12
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dental
starting
when making
ARNING:
To prevent
acciany adjustments or repairs,
always disconnect the spark plug
wire and place it where it cannot
make contact with the spark plug,
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HOW TO ADJUST
THE AUGER DRIVE CABLE
6. Tightenthe nut that holdsthe cable
tension spring.
The auger drive cable was adjusted at
the factory. If the auger will not engage
or disengage correctly. Adjust the auger
drive cable as follows:
1. Loosen the nut that holds the cable
tension spring (See Figure 14).
2.
Slide the cable tension spring toward the rear of the unit until all
cable slack is removed.
NOTE: The auger drive cable is
properly adjusted when the free
cable slack is removed and there is
no tension on the idler arm,
3. Tighten the nut that holds the cable
tension spring.
If belt stretch has occured, move the
end the auger drive cable to the outside hole as follows:
1.
Loosen the nut that holds the cable
tension spring (See Figure 14).
2,
Move the cable tension spring toward the front of the unit to achieve
maximum cable slack,
3,
Remove the upper end of the auger
drive cable from the auger drive
lever.
4,
Install the auger drive cable in the
hole shown in Figure 15.
5.
Slide the cable tension spring toward the rear of the unit until all
cable slack is removed.
Figure 14
Auger
DriveLever
Handle
NOTE: The auger drive cable is
properly adjusted when the free
cable slack is removed and there is
no tension on the idler arm.
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HOW TO ADJUST
THEAUGERBRAKE
The auger brake is adjusted at the faco
tory to assure safe operation of the
snowthrower. If the auger brake needs
an adjustment, follow the steps below:
Adjuster
Nut
1. To access the auger brake, tilt the
front of the unit up.
2. Make sure the auger drive belt is
properly installed. See "How To Remove The Auger Drive Belt".
3.
Figure 16
Make sure the auger drive lever is
in the disengaged (released) position.
4. Turn the adjuster nut (See
Figure 16) in or out until the brake
arm is in contact with the auger
drive belt (See Figure 17).
5.
Hold the auger drive lever in the engaged position and push the brake
arm down to remove all slack.
6.
In correct adjustment, there will be
1/4 inch clearance between the
Auger
Drive Bel
1/4 inch
Brake Arm
brake arm and the auger drive
belt when the auger drive lever is
engaged (See Figure 17).
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HOW TO REMOVE
THE AUGER DRIVE
BELT
The auger drive belt is made of special
construction and must be replaced with
an original equipment belt available
from the nearest Sears Store.
If the auger drive belt is damaged, the
snowthrower will not discharge snow
and will not move forward. Replace the
damaged belt as follows:
1. Disconnect the spark plug wire.
2, Remove the belt cover. See "How
To Remove The Belt Cover".
3. Note the path of the auger drive
belt. For assistance, a diagram decal is provided.
4. Remove the belt guide screw and
the belt guide See Figure 18). To
remove the belt guide, rotate the
belt guide down.
5. Remove the idler screw and idler
pulley from the idler arm (See
Figure 19).
6. Remove the auger drive belt from
the engine pulley and pull through
side of motor box (See Figure 20).
7. To remove the auger drive belt
from the impeller pulley, move the
idler arm to the engaged position.
This will provide clearance between
the impeller pulley and the brake
arm to remove the auger drive belt
(See Figure 21).
8. To install a new auger drive belt, re*
verse the above steps.
9. Check the adjustment of the auger
drive cable. See "How To Adjust
The Auger Drive Cable".
Idler
Figure 19
Auger Drive Belt
ure 20
Impeller
Pulley
Belt
Guide
Screw
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Figure 21
HOW TO REMOVE THE AUGER
8. Slide the auger out of the right side
of the auger housing (See
Figure 22).
1. Remove the belt cover. See "How
To Remove The Belt Cover" in the
maintenance section.
2.
9.
Remove the auger drive belt. See
"How To Remove The Auger Drive
Belt" in the Service And Adjustment
section.
Slide the auger out of the bearing
on the left side of the auger housing.
10. To install the auger, reverse the
above steps.
3.
Remove the auger pulley from the
auger shaft (threads are left hand;
turn clockwise to remove).
4.
To keep the auger from rotating, set
a 2"x4" piece of wood on the center paddle to secure auger.
5.
Remove bolts A, washer F, and nuts
B from front of right cover (See
Figure 23).
6.
Remove screw C from back of right
cover.
7.
Remove bolts D and nuts E.
Washer
Auger
Right Cover
/
AF
Figure 22
C
A
B
B
B
Auger
Housing
Auger
Auger Pulley
Figure 23
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TO ADJUST THE CARBURETOR
The carburetor is not adjustable. Engine performance should not be affected at altitudes up to 7,000 feet. For
operation at higher elevations, contact
your nearest Sears Store.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Over-speeding
the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous. If you
think the engine_:joverned high speed
needs adjusting, contact your nearest
Craftsman Store, which has the proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
TO ADJUST OR REPLACE THE
SPARK PLUG
scraping the electrodes (Do not
sand blast or use s wire brush).
2. Be sure spark plug is clean and
free of foreign material. Check electrodes gap with a wire feeler gauge
and reset gap to 0.030" if necessary. See Figure 24.
To Replace:
NOTE: This spark ignition system
meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference_3ausing
Equipment Regulations.
NOTE: This engine complies with all
current Australian and New Zealand
limitations regarding electromagnetic
interference.
1. If you need a new spark plug, use
only the proper replacement spark
plug.
2.
If you have difficulty starting the snow
thrower, adjust or replace the spark
plug. Replace the spark plug if the electrodes are pitted or burned or if the porcelain is cracked. Follow the
instructions below.
Set the gap to 0.030 inches.
3. Before installing the spark plug,
lightly coat the spark plug threads
with oil or grease to insure easy removal.
4.
Firmly tighten the spark plug in the
engine.
5.
If a torque wrench is available,
torque the plug to 15 foot pounds.
TO adjust:
1. Clean spark plug by carefully
Feeler Gauge
0.030" --
Spark Plug
Figure 24
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snow thrower indoors or in
_IL
ARNING: Never store your
an enclosed, poorly ventilated area. If gasoline remains in the
tank, fumes may reach an open
flame, spark or pilot light from a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer,
cigarette, etc.
NOTE: To prevent engine damage (if
snow thrower is not used for more than
30 days) follow the steps below.
SNOW
1.
To remove gasoline, run the engine
until the fuel tank is empty and the
engine stops.
2.
If you do not remove the gasoline,
use fuel stabilizer supplied with unit
or purchase Craftsman Fuel Stabilizer No. 3550. Add fuel stabilizer to
any gasoline left in the tank to minimize gum deposits and acids. It the
fuel tank is almost empty, mix stabilizer with fresh gasoline in a separate container and add some to the
fuel tank.
THROWER
1. Thoroughly clean the snow thrower.
2.
Lubricate all lubrication points. See
the Maintenance section.
3.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and
screws are securely fastened. Inspect all visible moving parts for
damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary.
3.
Always follow the instruction on the
stabilizer container. After the stabilizer is added to the fuel tank, run
the engine at least ten minutes to
allow the mixture to reach the carburetor.
4,
Change the engine oil.
5.
Lubricate the piston/cylinder area.
First, remove the spark plug and
squid a few drops of clean engine
oil into the spark plug hole. Next,
cover the spark plug hole with a rag
to absorb oil spray. Then, pull two or
three times on the recoil starter rope
to rotate the engine. Finally, install
the spark plug and attach the spark
plug wire.
4. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
5.
Cover the bare metal parts of the
blower housing auger and the impeller with rust preventative, such
as a spray lubricant.
NOTE: A yearly checkup or tune-up by
a Sears service center is a good way of
ensuring that your snow thrower will
provide maximum performance for the
next season.
OTHER
1. If possible, store your snow thrower
indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt.
ENGINE
line
outdoors,
away
ARNING:
Drain
thefrom
gasofire or flame.
Gasoline must be removed or treated to
prevent gum deposits from forming in
the fuel tank, filter, hose, and carburetor
during storage. Also, during storage alcohol blended gasoline that uses ethanol or methanol (sometimes called
gasohol) attracts water. It acts on the
gasoline to form acids which damage
the engine.
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3.
If the machine must be stored outdoors, block up the snow thrower to
be sure the entire machine is off the
ground.
Cover the snow thrower with a suitable protective cover that does not
retain moisture. Do not use plastic.
IMPORTANT: Never cover snow
thrower while engine and exhaust areas
are still warm.
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TROUBLE
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Difficult starting
Defectivesparkplug.
Replace spark plug.
Water or dirt in fuelsystem.
Use carburetor bowl drain to
flush and refill with fresh fuel.
Engine runs erratic
Blocked fuel line, empty gas
tank, or stale gasoline,
Clean fuel line; check fuel
supply; add fresh gasoline
Engine stalls
Unit running on CHOKE.
Set choke lever to run or off
,osition.
Engine runs erratic;
Loss of power
Water or dirt in fuel system.
Use carburetor bowl drain to
flush and refill with fresh fuel.
Excessive vibration
Damaged auger assembly
Repair or replace
assembly,
Unit fails to propel itself
Drive belt loose or damaged.
Replace drive belt.
the auger
Incorrect adjustment of auger Adjust auger drive cable.
drive cable
Unit fails to discharge
snow
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Auger drive belt loose or
damaged,
Adjust auger drive belt;
replace if damaged.
Auger control cable not
adjusted correctly.
Adjust auger control cable.
Discharge chute clogged.
Stop engine immediately and
disconnect spark plug wire.
Clean discharge chute end
inside of auger housing.
Foreign object lodged in
auger
Stop engine immediately and
disconnect spark plug wire.
Remove object from auger.
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NOTES
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