Cub Cadet 526 WE Snow Blower User Manual

Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Two-Stage Snow Thrower — 526 WE
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-02601A
(June 6, 2007)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Snow Thrower manufactured by
Cub Cadet LLC. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent
performance when properly operated and maintained.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. Cub Cadet
LLC reserves the right to change product specifications, designs
and equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
This product has met the rigid safety standards of the Outdoor
Power Equipment Institute and an independent testing
laboratory. If you have any problems or questions concerning the
unit, phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly.
Cub Cadet’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website
address and mailing address can be found on this page. We want
to ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position
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
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 6
Controls & Features.................................................10
Operation.................................................................13
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................15
Service......................................................................18
Troubleshooting..................................................... 22
Replacement Parts................................................. 23
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the operator’s 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.
Serial Number
Customer Support
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.cubcadet.com
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Call a Customer Support Representative at (800) 965-4CUB
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Locate your nearest Cub Cadet Dealer at (877) 282-8684
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Write us at Cub Cadet LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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WARNING! This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed,
could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING!
California Proposition 65
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating fingers, hands,
toes and feet and throwing foreign objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Training
Preparation
1.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used.
Remove all doormats, newspapers, sleds, boards, wires and other
foreign objects, which could be tripped over or thrown by the
auger/impeller.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
1.
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation
and while performing an adjustment or repair to protect
your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can cause serious
injury to the eyes.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and be trained and supervised by an
adult.
2.
Do not operate without wearing adequate winter outer
garments. Do not wear jewelry, long scarves or other loose
clothing, which could become entangled in moving parts.
Wear footwear which will improve footing on slippery
surfaces.
4.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
3.
Use a grounded three-wire extension cord and receptacle
for all machines with electric start engines.
5.
Thrown objects can cause serious personal injury. Plan
your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, bystanders and the like.
4.
Adjust collector housing height to clear gravel or crushed
rock surfaces.
6.
Keep bystanders, helpers, 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.
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.
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!”
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) 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).
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.
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.
8.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
Average Useful Life
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.
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, buy
a new machine or 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.
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.
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!
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Carton
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One Snow Thrower
•
Two Replacement Auger Shear Pins
•
One Snow Thrower Operator’s
Manual
•
One Tecumseh Engine Operator’s
Manual
•
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.
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
2
1
3.
Finish securing chute control assembly to chute support
bracket with wing nut and hex screw removed earlier.
See 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
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
Tire Pressure
Adjustments
Before operating, check tire pressure and reduce pressure in
both tires to between 15 psi and 20 psi.
Skid Shoes
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.
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
Gas & Oil Fill-Up
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.
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.
Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the
Tecumseh Engine Operator’s Manual packed separately with
your snow thrower. Read instructions carefully.
NOTE: Your snow thrower is shipped with oil in the engine.
However, you MUST check the oil level before operating. Refer to
Tecumseh Engine Operator’s Manual for detailed instructions.
•
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. 3-8.
Figure 3-8
Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
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.
Auger Control
Warning! Prior to operating your snow thrower,
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 12. 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. 3-9.
Figure 3-9
8.
Position the bracket upward to provide more slack (or
downward to increase cable tension).
9.
Retighten the upper hex nut.
10.
Repeat steps 2-6 above to verify proper adjustment has
been achieved.
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Controls and Features
Figure 4-1
Snow thrower controls and features are described below and
illustrated in Fig. 4-1.
Choke Control
NOTE: For detailed information on all engine controls, refer to
the separate Tecumseh Engine Operator’s Manual.
Shift Lever
The shift lever is located in the right side of the
handle panel and is used to determine ground
speed and direction of travel.
Forward
There are six forward (F) speeds. Position one (1) is
the slowest and position six (6) is the fastest.
Reverse
There are two reverse (R) speeds. One (1) is the
slower and two (2) is the faster.
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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 devise. 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.
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 cold-weather
starting.
Oil Fill
Engine oil level can be checked and oil added
through the oil fill.
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
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
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.
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.
Section 4 — Controls and Features
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Chute Directional Control
Chute Clean-Out Tool
Warning! Never use your hands to clear a
clogged chute assembly. Shut off engine and remain
behind handles until all moving parts have stopped
before unclogging.
The chute clean-out tool is conveniently fastened to the rear of
the auger housing with a mounting clip. Should snow and ice
become lodged in the chute assembly during operation, proceed
as follows to safely clean the chute assembly and chute opening:
The chute directional control is located on the left side of the
dash panel.
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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.
•
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.
Section 4— Controls and Features
5
Operation
Starting The Engine
1.
2.
3.
Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain the
metal loop on the end of the spark plug wire (inside the
rubber boot) is fastened securely over the metal tip on the
spark plug.
6.
Recoil Starter
1.
Make certain both the auger control and drive control are
in the disengaged (released) position.
Move throttle control up to FAST position. Insert ignition
key into slot. Make sure it snaps into place. Do not attempt
to turn the key.
2.
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.
NOTE: Additional priming may be necessary if the
temperature is below 15° Fahrenheit.
3.
Grasp the recoil starter handle and slowly pull the rope out.
At the point where it becomes slightly harder to pull the
rope, slowly allow the rope to recoil.
4.
Pull the starter handle with a firm, rapid stroke. Do not
release the handle and allow it to snap back. Keep a firm
hold on the starter handle and allow it to slowly recoil.
5.
As the engine warms, slowly rotate the choke control to the
OFF position. If the engine falters, quickly rotate the choke
control back to the FULL position and then slowly into the
OFF position again.
If you have a grounded three-prong receptacle, proceed as
follows:
1.
Plug the extension cord into the outlet located on the
engine’s surface. Plug the other end of extension cord
into a three-prong 120-volt, grounded, AC outlet in a wellventilated area.
2.
Rotate choke control to FULL choke position (for a cold
engine start).
NOTE: If the engine is already warm, place choke control in
the OFF position instead of FULL.
3.
Push the primer two or three times for cold engine start,
making sure to cover vent hole in the center of the primer
when pushing.
NOTE: Do NOT use primer to restart a warm engine after a
short shutdown.
4.
Push the primer two or three times for cold engine start,
making sure to cover vent hole in the center of the primer
when pushing.
NOTE: DO NOT use primer to restart a warm engine after a
short shutdown.
Electric Starter
Warning! The optional electric starter is
Rotate choke control to FULL choke position (cold engine
start).
NOTE: If the engine is already warm, place choke control in
the OFF position instead of FULL.
NOTE: The engine cannot start unless the key is inserted
into ignition switch.
Determine that your home’s wiring is a three-wire grounded
system. Ask a licensed electrician if you are not certain.
When disconnecting the extension cord, always unplug the
end at the three-prong wall outlet before unplugging the
opposite end from the snow thrower.
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.
Stopping The Engine
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 and store in a safe place.
3.
Wipe all snow and moisture from the area around the
engine as well as the area in and around the drive control
and auger control. Also, engage and release both controls
several times.
Push starter button to start engine.
NOTE: Do NOT Do NOT hold the button down for longer
than seven (7) seconds at a time. Doing so may damage
your engine’s electric starter.
4.
Once the engine starts, release starter button.
5.
As the engine warms, slowly rotate the choke control to the
OFF position. If the engine falters, quickly rotate the choke
control back to FULL and then slowly into the OFF position
again.
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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. 5-1.
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.
Figure 5-1
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Section 5— Operation
6
Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance
Lubrication
Engine
Gear Shaft
Refer to the Tecumseh Engine manual packed with your
machine for all engine maintenance.
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
1.
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.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
2.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing four self-tapping screws which secure
it. Refer to Fig 7-3.
3.
Apply a light coating of engine oil (or 3-in-1 oil) to the hex
shaft. See Fig. 6-2.
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.
NOTE: When lubrication 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.
r
Figure 6-1
Figure 6-2
To remove shave plate:
1.
Remove the carriage bolts and hex nuts which attach it to
the snow thrower housing.
2.
Reassemble new shave plate, making sure heads of
carriage bolts are to the inside of housing. Tighten
securely.
Wheels
At least once a season, remove both wheels. Clean and coat the
axles with a multipurpose automotive grease before reinstalling
wheels.
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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Auger Shaft
Adjustments
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.
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
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 push upward
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
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
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.
4.
Clean the exterior of the engine and the snow thrower.
adjustment. Proceed as follows:
5.
Loosen the lower hex nut on the drive cable bracket. See
Fig. 6-5.
6.
Position the bracket upward to provide more slack (or
downward to increase cable tension).
7.
Retighten the upper hex nut.
NOTE: Refer to the Tecumseh Engine manual packed with your
machine for information on storing your engine.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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7
Service
Belt Replacement
3.
Auger Belt
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. See Fig 7-3.
To remove and replace your snow thrower’s auger belt, proceed
as follows:
1.
To prevent spillage, place a piece of plastic wrap under the
gas cap and tighten securely.
2.
Remove the plastic belt cover on the front of the engine by
removing the two self-tapping screws. See Fig. 7-1.
Figure 7-3
5.
Remove the belt as follows. See Fig. 7-4.
a.
Loosen and remove the shoulder screw which acts
as a belt keeper.
b.
Unhook the support bracket spring from the frame.
Figure 7-1
2.
Roll the auger belt off the engine pulley. See Fig. 7-2.
Figure 7-2
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Figure 7-4
6.
Remove the belt from around the auger pulley, and slip the
belt between the support bracket and the auger pulley.
See Fig. 7-5.
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. 7-1.
3.
Remove the belt as follows. See Fig. 7-6.:
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 7-5
7.
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 7-6
4.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
5.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing four self-tapping screws which secure
it. Refer to Fig. 7-3.
Section 7 — Service
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6.
Slip the drive belt off the pulley and between friction
wheel and friction wheel disc. See Fig. 7-7.
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.
Place a piece of plastic under the gas cap.
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. 7-8.
Figure 7-7
7.
Remove and replace belt in the reverse order.
NOTE: Engaging the drive control will ease reassembly of
the belt.
Figure 7-8
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Section 7— Service
5.
Carefully remove the hex nut which secures the hex shaft
to the snow thrower frame and lightly tap the shaft’s end
to dislodge the ball bearing from the right side of the
frame. See Fig. 7-9.
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 7-11
Figure 7-9
6.
Carefully position the hex shaft downward and to the left
before carefully sliding the friction wheel assembly off the
shaft. See Fig. 7-10.
Remove the four screws which secure the friction wheel’s
side plates together. See Fig. 7-11
2.
Remove the rubber ring from between the plates.
3.
Reassemble the side plates with a new rubber ring.
NOTE: When reassembling the friction wheel assembly,
make sure that the rubber ring is centered and seated
properly between the side plates. Tighten each screw
only one rotation before turning the wheel clockwise
and proceeding with the next screw. Repeat this process
several times to ensure the plates are secured with equal
force (between 6 ft-lbs and 9 ft-lbs).
NOTE: If you’re replacing the friction wheel assembly as a
whole, discard the worn part and slide the new part onto
the hex shaft.
4.
Slide the friction wheel assembly back onto the hex shaft
and follow the steps above in reverse order to reassemble
components.
Figure 7-10
Section 7 — Service
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine fails to start
Cause
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.
Engine runs erratic
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Blocked fuel line.
6. Clean fuel line.
7. Safety key not in ignition on engine.
7. Insert key fully into the switch.
1. Unit running on CHOKE.
1. Move choke lever to OFF position.
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
2. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
gasoline.
3. Water or dirt in fuel system.
4. Carburetor out of adjustment.
3. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
4. Contact an authorized Service Center.
Engine overheats
1. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
1. Contact Service Center.
Excessive vibration
1. Loose parts or damaged auger.
1. 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.
3. Exhaust port plugged.
3. Contact Service Center.
1. Drive control cable in need of adjustment.
1. Adjust drive control cable. Refer to “Making
Adjustments”.
2. Drive belt loose or damaged.
2. Replace drive belt.
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).
Unit fails to propel itself
Unit fails to discharge snow
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Remedy
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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
790-00141
Stainless Steel Slide Shoe, Deluxe
731-2643
Chute Clean-out Tool
790-00148
Stainless Steel Shave Plate, 26”
TC-35062
Key
759-3338 Champion RJ19LM Resistor Spark Plug
Phone (800) 965-4CUB to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial number
ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com.
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CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
snow throwers
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States,
its possessions and territories, and by MTD Products Limited with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/or its
territories and possessions.
c. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution.
For non-commercial use: Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding
Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of
original retail purchase or lease.
e. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
For commercial uses and applications: Cub Cadet warrants this
product (excluding Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from
the date of original retail purchase or lease.
“Cub Cadet” will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any
part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and
maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with
the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire,
water, or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage
resulting from the installation or use of any part, accessory or
attachment not approved by Cub Cadet for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
damage.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items
such as: belts, skid shoes, shave plates and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service
dealer. To locate the dealer in your area:
In the U.S.A.
To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages, or contact
Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or
call 1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.
com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call
1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.
com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable
manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
d. Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
f. Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the
applicable period of express written warranty above as to the
parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written
or oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or
entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product,
shall bind Cub Cadet. During the period of the warranty, the
exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set
forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub Cadet shall not be
liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage including,
without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services or for rental expenses to temporarily
replace a warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount
of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety
features of the product shall void this warranty. You assume the
risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property
and/or to others and their property arising out of the misuse or
inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
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.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100093 REV. A