Replacement Part List
CORDLESS + ELECTRIC HYBRID SNOW BLOWER
18-INCH | 40 V MAX* | 13.5-AMP
Model iON18SB-HYB
Form No. SJ-iON18SB-HYB-880E-MR2
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
A Division of Snow Joe®, LLC
mWARNING! Turn off the power switch, remove the
IMPORTANT!
battery, and disconnect the power cable before making any
adjustments, inspecting, servicing, changing accessories,
cleaning the snow blower, or when any other dangerous
conditions present. Any such operation should be performed
after revolving parts inside the snow blower stop completely.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the
power tool accidentally.
Safety Instructions
All Operators Must Read These
Instructions Before Use
mWARNING! When replacing any parts, you must strictly
Read all instructions when using hybrid snow blowers.
Basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
observe the instructions and procedures described in this user
manual. Special care should be paid to any rubber parts, since
these parts may increase the engine load and decrease its
mechanical power if damaged.
General Safety Rules
mWARNING! If you notice that the snow blower is not
Notice the personal safety alert symbol m used in this
manual to draw your attention to a WARNING given along
with the particular operating instruction. This means that
the operation requires special ATTENTION, CAUTION, and
AWARENESS.
running properly or hear abnormal sounds from the engine
when it is in use, immediately stop the machine, remove the
battery, disconnect the power cable, and contact the
Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at
1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563) for assistance.
• Keep work area clean and well lit – Cluttered, dark areas
invite accidents.
• Surfaces – This snow blower is intended for use on
paved surfaces. Do not use on gravel, stone or other
unpaved surfaces unless the snow blower is adjusted for
such surfaces according to the instructions given in the
operator’s manual.
• Keep bystanders away – All bystanders and pets should
be kept a safe distance away from the work area.
• Dress properly – Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
They can get caught in moving parts. Protective rubber
gloves and non-slip footwear are recommended when
working outdoors.
• Moving parts present risks – Keep your face, hair,
clothing, hands, and feet away from moving parts. All
guards and safety attachments must be installed properly
before using the unit. Shut off and disconnect the battery
or power cord before touching any parts other than the
handles and switch.
• Use the right product – Do not use this machine for any
job except that for which it is intended.
• mCAUTION! – Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
Wear protective footwear that will protect your feet and
improve your footing on slippery surfaces.
• Avoid unintentional starting – Make sure the safety switch
and the switch bar lever are in the off position before
inserting the battery in the unit or plug in the cord. Do not
carry the snow blower with the safety switch and the switch
bar lever engaged.
• Use safety glasses – Also use safety footwear, snug-fitting
clothing, protective gloves, hearing and head protection.
• Stay alert – Watch what you are doing. Use common
sense. Do not operate the snow blower when you are tired
or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Do not overreach – Maintain proper footing and balance
at all times. Place heels firmly on the ground and tightly
grasp the handle bar. Watch for uneven surfaces and do not
overreach. In case you fall or collide with the snow blower,
inspect the unit for any damages or cracks. When stepping
backwards, be careful to avoid obstacles beneath your feet
or behind you to avoid falling.
• Do not overreach – Keep proper footing and balance at
all times.
• Store indoors – When not in use, the snow blower should
be kept dry and stored out of the reach of children in a high
or locked place.
mWARNING! If the snow blower strikes any object,
• Maintain snow blower with care – Follow instruction for
maintenance and changing accessories.
follow these steps:
i) Stop the snow blower, remove the battery and/or
disconnect the power cable;
ii) Inspect for damage;
iii) Repair any damage before restarting and operating
the snow blower.
© 2015 by Snow Joe®, LLC
All rights reserved. Original instructions.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Safety WARNINGS!
When Using Electric Mode
IMPORTANT! Analyses confirm that incorrect use and poor
care of high-performance batteries are the main factors
responsible for personal and/or product damage.
• Electrical plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
grounded appliances. Unmodified plugs and matching
outlets will reduce the risk of electric shock.
mWARNING! Use only approved replacement batteries;
other batteries may damage the hybrid snow blower and
cause it to malfunction, which can lead to serious personal
injury.
• Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces
(i.e. upper and lower water pipes, radiators, ranges,
refrigerators, microwave ovens, and outer frames of heating
equipment). Take necessary precautions to avoid electric
shock. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your
body is earthed or grounded.
mCAUTION! To reduce the risk of injury, charge the
EcoSharp® iBAT40 lithium-ion battery pack only in its
designated lithium-ion charger, the iCHRG40. Other types of
chargers present risk of fire, personal injury and damage. Do
not wire a battery pack to a power supply plug or car cigarette
lighter. Such misuse will permanently disable or damage the
battery pack.
• Do not abuse the cord. Keep the cord away from heat,
oil, sharp edges, or moving parts. Never carry the snow
blower by its cord or yank the cord to disconnect it from the
electrical outlet. Damaged or entangled cords increase the
risk of electric shock.
• Avoid dangerous environments – Do not charge the
battery pack in rain, snow or in damp or wet locations.
Do not use the battery pack or charger in the presence of
explosive atmospheres (gaseous fumes, dust or flammable
materials) because sparks may be generated when inserting
or removing the battery pack, which could lead to a fire.
• Replace or properly repair damaged cords. If the cord
becomes damaged in any manner while plugged into the
wall receptacle, immediately unplug the extension cord plug
from the receptacle.
• Contact with water while operating the snow blower
can result in electric shock and serious bodily injury.
Do not use the snow blower in damp or wet locations or
expose to rain. Do not handle the plug or the appliance with
wet hands or while standing in water.
• Charge in a well-ventilated area – Do not block the
charger vents. Keep them clear to allow for proper
ventilation. Do not allow smoking or open flames near a
charging battery pack. Vented gases may explode.
NOTE: The safe temperature range for the battery is -4°F
(-20°C) to 113°F (45°C). Do not charge the battery outside
in freezing weather; charge it at room temperature.
• mWARNING – Use outdoor extension cords marked
SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJTW-A, or
SJTOWA. These cords are rated for outdoor use and
reduce the risk of electric shock.
• Maintain charger cord – When unplugging the charger, pull
the plug, not the cord, from the receptacle to reduce the
risk of damage to the electrical plug and cord. Never carry
the charger by its cord or yank it by the cord to disconnect
it from the receptacle. Keep the cord away from heat, oil
and sharp edges. Make sure the cord will not be stepped
on, tripped over or subjected to damage or stress when the
charger is in use. Do not use the charger with a damaged
cord or plug. Replace a damaged charger immediately.
• If you find the main power cable or the extension cable
damaged, immediately unplug the cable from the socket
and disconnect the power immediately. Repair the cable
or replace it if necessary.
• Do not move or transport the snow blower when the
plug is connected to the power socket and the switch is
turned on.
• Do not use an extension cord unless it is absolutely
necessary – Using the wrong, damaged or improperly
wired extension cord poses a risk of fire and electric shock.
If an extension cord must be used, plug the charger into a
properly wired 16 gauge or larger extension cord with the
female plug matching the male plug on the charger. Make
sure that the extension cord is in good electrical condition.
Battery + Charger
Safety Instructions
We pay a great deal of attention to the design of every battery
pack to ensure that we supply you with batteries that are safe,
durable and have a high energy density. The battery cells have
a wide range of safety devices. Each individual cell is initially
formatted and its electrical characteristic curves are recorded.
This data is then used exclusively to be able to assemble the
best possible battery packs.
• Charger iCHRG40 is rated for 120 volt AC only – The
charger must be plugged into an appropriate receptacle.
• Use only recommended attachments – Use of an
attachment not recommended or sold by the battery
charger or battery pack manufacturer may result in risk of
fire, electric shock or personal injury.
Despite all the safety precautions, caution must always be
exercised when handling batteries. The following points must
be obeyed at all times to ensure safe use. Safe use can only
be guaranteed if undamaged cells are used. Incorrect handling
of the battery pack can cause cell damage.
• Unplug charger when not in use – Make sure to remove
battery packs from unplugged chargers.
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mWARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock,
4. Lithium-ion batteries are subject to a natural aging
process. The battery pack must be replaced at the latest
when its capacity falls below 80% of its original capacity.
When new, weakened cells in an aged battery pack are no
longer capable of meeting the high power requirements
needed for the proper operation of your snow blower,
and therefore pose a safety risk.
always unplug the charger before performing any cleaning
or maintenance. Do not allow water to flow into the charger.
Use a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) to reduce shock
hazards.
• Do not burn or incinerate battery packs – Battery packs
may explode, causing personal injury or damage. Toxic
fumes and materials are created when battery packs are
burned.
5. Do not throw battery packs into an open fire as this poses
a risk of explosion.
6. Do not ignite the battery pack or expose it to fire.
• Do not crush, drop or damage battery packs – Do not
use the battery pack or charger if they have sustained a
sharp blow, been dropped, run over or have been damaged
in any way (e.g. pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer,
stepped on, etc.).
7. Do not exhaustively discharge batteries. Exhaustive
discharge will damage the battery cells. The most
common cause of exhaustive discharge is lengthy storage
or non-use of partially discharged batteries. Stop working
as soon as the performance of the battery falls noticeably
or the electronic protection system triggers. Place the
battery pack in storage only after it has been fully charged.
• Do not disassemble – Incorrect reassembly may pose
a serious risk of electric shock, fire or exposure to toxic
battery chemicals. If the battery or charger are damaged,
contact an authorized Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® dealer or
call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at
1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563) for assistance.
8. Protect batteries and the tool from overloads. Overloads
will quickly result in overheating and cell damage inside
the battery housing even if this overheating is not apparent
externally.
• Battery chemicals cause serious burns – Never let a
damaged battery pack contact the skin, eyes or mouth.
If a damaged battery pack leaks battery chemicals, use
rubber or neoprene gloves to safely dispose of it. If skin
is exposed to battery fluids, wash the affected area with
soap and water and rinse with vinegar. If eyes are exposed
to battery chemicals, immediately flush with water for 20
minutes and seek medical attention. Remove and dispose
of contaminated clothing.
9. Avoid damage and shocks. Immediately replace batteries
that have been dropped from a height of more than one
meter or those that have been exposed to violent shocks,
even if the housing of the battery pack appears to be
undamaged. The battery cells inside the battery may have
suffered serious damage. In such instances, please read
the waste disposal information for proper battery disposal.
10. If the battery pack suffers overloading and overheating,
the integrated protective cutoff will switch off the
equipment for safety reasons.
• Do not short circuit – A battery pack will short circuit if
a metal object makes a connection between the positive
and negative contacts on the battery pack. Do not place a
battery pack near anything that may cause a short circuit,
such as paper clips, coins, keys, screws, nails and other
metallic objects. A short-circuited battery pack poses a risk
of fire and severe personal injury.
IMPORTANT! Do not press the ON/OFF switch any more
if the protective cut-off has been activated. This may
damage the battery pack.
11. Use only original battery packs. The use of other batteries
poses a fire risk and may result in injuries or an explosion.
• Store your battery pack and charger in a cool, dry
place – Do not store the battery pack or charger where
temperatures may exceed 104ºF (40ºC), such as in direct
sunlight or inside a vehicle or metal building during the
summer.
Information about the charger and the
charging process
1. Please check the data marked on the rating plate of the
battery charger. Be sure to connect the battery charger
to a power supply with the voltage marked on the rating
plate. Never connect it to a different mains voltage.
Information about the battery
1. The battery pack supplied with your hybrid snow blower is
only partially charged. The battery pack has to be charged
completely before you use the tool for the first time.
2. Protect the battery charger and its cord from damage.
Keep the charger and its cord away from heat, oil and
sharp edges. Have damaged cords repaired without delay
by a qualified technician at an authorized Snow Joe® +
Sun Joe® dealer or call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe®
customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE
(1-866-766-9563).
2. For optimum battery performance, avoid low discharge
cycles by charging the battery pack frequently.
3. Store the battery pack in a cool place, ideally at 59°F
(15°C) and charged to at least 40% capacity.
3. Electrical plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
grounded appliances. Unmodified plugs and matching
outlets will reduce the risk of electric shock.
4. Keep the battery charger, battery pack(s) and the hybrid
tool out of the reach of children.
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7. Store the charger and your hybrid tool only in dry locations
with an ambient temperature of 50-104°F
(10-40°C). Store your lithium-ion battery pack in a cool,
dry place at a temperature of 50-68°F (10-20°C). Protect
the battery pack, charger and hybrid tool from humidity
and direct sunlight. Only place fully charged batteries in
storage (charged to at least 40%).
5. Do not use the supplied battery charger to charge other
cordless tools.
6. During periods of heavy use, the battery pack will become
warm. Allow the battery pack to cool to room temperature
before inserting it into the charger to recharge.
7. Do not overcharge batteries. Do not exceed the maximum
charging times. These charging times only apply to
discharged batteries. Frequent insertion of a charged or
partially charged battery pack will result in overcharging
and cell damage. Do not leave batteries in the charger for
days on end.
8. Prevent the lithium-ion battery pack from freezing. Battery
packs that were stored below 32°F (0°C) for more than 60
minutes must be discarded.
9. When handling batteries, be wary of electrostatic charge.
Electrostatic discharges can damage the electronic
protection system and the battery cells. Avoid electrostatic
charging and never touch the battery poles.
8. Never use or charge batteries if you suspect that it has
been more than 12 months since the last time they were
charged. There is a high probability that the battery pack
has already suffered dangerous damage (exhaustive
discharge).
Electrical Safety
1. Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection should
be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) to be used for
the snow blower. Receptacles are available having
built-in GFCI protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
9. Charging batteries at a temperature below 50°F (10°C) will
cause chemical damage to the cells and may cause a fire.
10. Do not use batteries that have been exposed to heat
during the charging process, as the battery cells may have
suffered dangerous damage.
2. To prevent electric shock, use only with an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use, such as SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A,
STOW-A, SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTW-A, or SJTOW-A.
11. Do not use batteries that have suffered curvature or
deformation during the charging process or those that
exhibit other atypical symptoms (gassing, hissing,
cracking, etc.)
12. Never fully discharge the battery pack (maximum
recommended depth of discharge is 80%). A complete
discharge of the battery pack will lead to premature aging
of the battery cells.
Protection from environmental
influences
Before use, check that the extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension cord, make sure to
use one heavy enough to carry the current your product
will draw. For lengths less than 50 ft (15 m), a No.14 AWG
(or greater) extension cord should be used. An undersized
cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating.
3. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has
a polarized plug (i.e. one blade is wider than the other).
Use this appliance only with a polarized UL-, CSA-, or
ETL-rated extension cord for outdoor, all-weather use.
The appliance plug will fit into a polarized extension
cord only one way.
1. Wear suitable work clothes. Wear safety goggles.
2. Protect your hybrid tool and the battery charger from
moisture and rain. Moisture and rain can cause dangerous
cell damage.
3. Do not use the hybrid tool or the battery charger near
vapors and flammable liquids.
4. Use the battery charger and hybrid tools only in dry
conditions and at an ambient temperature of 50-104°F
(10-40°C).
5. Do not keep the battery charger in places where the
temperature is liable to reach over 104°F (40°C). In
particular, do not leave the battery charger in a car that is
parked in the sunshine.
6. Protect batteries from overheating. Overloads,
overcharging and exposure to direct sunlight will result
in overheating and cell damage. Never charge or work
with batteries that have been overheated – replace them
immediately, if possible.
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If the appliance plug does not fit fully into the extension
cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit, obtain
a correct polarized extension cord. A polarized extension
cord will require the use of a polarized wall outlet. The
extension cord plug will fit into the polarized wall outlet
only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the wall
outlet, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician to install the proper wall
outlet. Do not modify the appliance plug, extension cord
receptacle, or extension cord plug in any way.
m
WARNING! Additional Safety Instructions
m
Safety Instructions for Walk-Behind
Snow Blowers
Electric shock may cause SEVERE INJURY or
DEATH. Heed these warnings:
• Read the operator’s manual carefully – Learn your snow
blower’s applications and limitations as well as the specific
potential hazards related to this machine. Do not use this
machine for any purpose other than the one for which it
was designed. Failure to adhere to these precautions may
cause mechanical defaults, serious damage, or personal
injury.
• Do not allow any part of the snow blower to make
contact with water while it is in operation. If the
appliance becomes wet while turned off, wipe dry
before starting.
• Use only a UL-, CSA-, or ETL-rated extension cord
for outdoor, all-weather use, such as the Snow Joe®
+ Sun Joe® Power Joe SJTW-A 14-gauge 50-foot
extension cord with lighted end (Model PJEXT50-B).
Visit snowjoe.com to purchase this extension cord
online or, to order by phone, call 1-866-SNOWJOE
(1-866-766-9563).
• Preliminary unit inspection – Thoroughly inspect the
unit before use. Make sure all the parts are secure and
installed correctly. If you notice any abnormalities, do not
use the machine until it has been properly repaired. Always
perform a test run the first time you use the snow blower
or after replacing parts to ensure that the unit is functioning
properly.
• Do not use an extension cord over 100 ft (30 m).
• Do not touch the appliance or its plug with wet hands
or while standing in water. Wearing rubber boots
offers some protection.
• Preliminary area inspection – Clear the area to be plowed
before each use. Remove all objects such as rocks, broken
glass, nails, wire, or string, which can be thrown by or
become entangled in the snow blower. Keep the area of
operation clear of all persons, children, and pets.
EXTENSION CORD CHART
Cord Length:
50 ft (15 m)
100 ft (30 m)
Min. Wire Gauge (A.W.G.):
14
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• Excessive force – The snow blower was designed to
respond at a certain rate for various snow conditions for
optimal safety and performance. Do not force it; keep the
applied pressure constant throughout its operation.
4. To prevent the appliance cord from disconnecting from the
extension cord during operation, use the on-board cord
restraint hook and/or make a knot with the two cords as
shown in Table 1.
• Malfunctioning switch – Do not use the snow blower if
the switch does not turn it on and off. Any appliance that
cannot be controlled by the switch is not safe to use and
must be repaired.
Table 1. Method of Securing Extension Cord
Cord set
• Hitting an object – If the snow blower accidentally strikes
an object, first stop the snow blower and remove the
battery and/or unplug the power cable. Next, inspect for
damage. Finally, repair or replace any damaged part before
restarting and operating the snow blower.
Appliance cord
• Discharge chute safety – Never direct the snow discharge
chute at the operator, at bystanders, at vehicles, or at
windows. The discharged snow, which may contain foreign
objects accidentally picked up by the snow blower can
cause serious damage and personal injury. Do not use your
hands to unclog the discharge chute. Stop the motor before
removing debris.
(A) Tie cord as shown
• Hand-held operating position – Operation of the snow
blower in the hand-held position is unsafe.
(B) Connect plug and receptacle
• Abnormal operation – If you find that the snow blower
is not running properly or hear abnormal sounds from the
engine, immediately stop the machine, remove the battery
and/or unplug the power cable, and contact an authorized
Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® dealer or call the Snow Joe® +
Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE
(1-866-766-9563) for assistance.
5. Do not abuse the cord. Never pull the snow blower by the
cord or yank the cord to disconnect it from the receptacle.
Keep the cord away from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
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• Noise control – When using the snow blower, respect
the local laws and regulations regarding noise control and
environmental protection. To avoid noise disturbance, you
should carefully decide upon an appropriate operation time
and consider the surrounding conditions.
• When work is completed – Disconnect the snow blower
from the power source when not in use, when changing
accessories, and before performing any maintenance task.
• Store safely – Store the snow blower indoors in a dry area
between uses. Keep in a locked area, where children and
unauthorized users cannot gain access. Do not store the
machine while it is still connected to the power source. It
may cause damage and injury.
• Maintain for safety and longevity – Check for
misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts, and any other conditions that may affect the unit’s
operation. If damaged, repair or replace the damaged part
before use. Use only those replacement parts made for your
model. When replacing any parts, you must strictly observe
the instructions and procedures described in this manual.
Special care should be paid to any rubber parts, since
these parts may increase the engine load and decrease its
mechanical power if damaged.
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Safety Symbols
The following table 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.
Symbols
Descriptions
Symbols
Descriptions
READ THE OPERATOR'S
MANUAL(S) – Read, understand
and follow all instructions in the
user manual(s) before attempting
to assemble and operate.
WARNING! Do not expose the
unit to rain or wet conditions.
Keep dry.
SAFETY ALERT – Indicates a
precaution, a warning or a danger.
DANGER! Cutting/dismemberment
hazard - Keep feet away from the
rotating auger.
Wear hearing protection.
Wear eye protection.
Wear breathing protection.
CAUTION! Beware of stones and
other foreign objects that could
be thrown from the appliance.
Keep hands, feet and clothing
away from the rotating auger to
avoid injury.
The rotating part will continuously
run for several seconds after you
turn off the machine.
Wear protective gloves and non-slip
footwear when using the machine
and handling debris.
Keep bystanders and children a
safe distance (at least 33 ft/10 m)
away from the work area.
Do not use hands to unclog chute.
DANGER! Cutting/dismemberment
hazard – Keep hands away from the
rotating auger. Do not use hands to
unclog rotor housing. Stop motor
before removing debris.
WARNING! Always turn the machine
OFF before conducting inspection,
cleaning and maintenance.
Indoor use only. Only use battery
charger indoors.
Double insulation
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Know Your Hybrid Snow Blower
Read the owner’s manual and safety rules carefully before operating your hybrid snow blower. Compare the illustration
below to the actual unit in order to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this
manual for future reference.
1. Handle bar
2. ON/OFF switch bar lever
1
3. LED light switch
2
4. LED light
5. Chute remote switch
6. Extension cord restraint hook
7
6
3
5
4
9
7. AC mode safety switch button
8. DC mode safety switch button
9. Upper handle
10. Handle locks
11
11. Appliance cord
8
10
12
12. Battery compartment
13. Chute deflector
14. Auxiliary handle
15
15. Middle handle assembly
16. Handle knobs and square J-bolts (2)
16
17. Deflector knobs, washers, and carriage bolts (2)
19
19. Wheels
20. Main cover
21. Auger
23. Push button for battery indicator
20
21
26
26. EcoSharp® lithium-ion battery (iBAT40)
17
24
23
22. Scraper bar
25. Push lock button
13
18
18. Lower handle
24. Battery indicator
14
22
25
27
27. EcoSharp® battery charger (iCHRG40)
Technical Data
Rated Voltage
120 V ~ 60 Hz
Depth of Snow Cut
8 in. (20 cm)
Electric Power
13.5 A
Throw Distance (Max)
20 ft (6 m)
Battery Voltage*
40 V D.C.
Plowing Capacity (Max)
500 lbs/min (227 kg/min)
Battery Capacity
4.0 Ah
Type of Snow
Light, fluffy
Charging Time
2.5 – 3 hours (for full charge)
Tire Size
8 in. (20 cm)
Battery Run Time (Max)
50 mins
Directional Control
180º auto-rotate chute
No Load Speed
2,200 ± 10% rpm
LED Light
3 watt
Rotor
Steel auger with 2 rubber blades
Weight (snow blower alone)
39.5 lbs (17.9 kg) Motor
Brushless
42.1 lbs (19.1 kg)
Clearing Width
18 in. (46 cm)
Weight
(snow blower with battery installed)
*Initial no-load voltage, when fully charged, peaks at 40 volts; nominal voltage under typical load is 36 volts.
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Unpacking
2. Secure the connection of the middle handle assembly to
the upper handle by fastening the handle locks on each
side (Fig. 2).
Carton Contents:
• Hybrid snow blower with handle
Fig. 2
• EcoSharp® 40 V 4.0 Ah battery
• EcoSharp® 40 V battery charger
• Handle knobs/Deflector knobs (4)
• Square J-bolts (2)
• Carriage bolts (2)
• Rubber washers (2)
• Manual with registration card
1. Carefully remove the hybrid snow blower and check to
see that all of the above items are supplied.
2. Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or
damage occurred during shipping. If you find damaged or
missing parts, DO NOT return the unit to the store. Please
call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at
1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563).
3. Secure the connection of the middle handle assembly
to the lower handle using 2 handle knobs and 2 square
J-bolts and tighten on each side (Figs. 3 & 4).
NOTE: Do not discard the shipping carton and packaging
material until you are ready to use the hybrid snow blower.
The packaging is made of recyclable materials. Properly
dispose of these materials in accordance with local
regulations or save the packaging for long-term product
storage.
Fig. 3
IMPORTANT! The equipment and packaging material are
not toys. Do not let children play with plastic bags, foils
or small parts. These items can be swallowed and pose a
suffocation risk!
Assembly
Assembling the handles
1. For easy assembly, the snow blower comes equipped with
most of the parts already connected. In just a few simple
steps, your snow blower will be ready to go. To engage
the handle, pull up on the upper frame (Fig. 1).
Fig. 4
Fig. 1
Handle knob
Square
J-bolts
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Discharge Chute Assembly
• 2 level monitoring LEDs are lit: Battery charge level is
decreasing. Stop work as soon as possible.
1. Place the chute deflector so it rests securely in place over
the discharge chute.
• 1 level monitoring LED is lit: Battery is flat. Stop work
IMMEDIATELY and charge the battery. Otherwise the
battery’s service life will be greatly shortened.
2. Insert the washers into the middle of the chute connection,
pass the carriage bolts through from the inside of the
chute, and tighten with the deflector knobs on each side
(Figs. 5 & 6).
NOTE: Do not overtighten the knobs.
Lights
Fig. 5
Light Indicators
Charge level button
The battery is at 30% capacity
and requires charging
Chute deflector
The battery is at 60% capacity
and requires charging soon
The battery is at full capacity
Washers
NOTE: If the charge level button does not appear to be
working, place the battery pack on the charger and charge as
needed.
NOTE: Immediately after using the battery pack, the charge
level button may display a lower charge than it will if checked
a few minutes later. The battery cells “recover” some of their
charge after resting.
Fig. 6
Deflector knob
Carriage bolt
Charger Operation
mWARNING! Charge only EcoSharp
iBAT40 lithium-ion
battery packs in compatible EcoSharp iCHRG40 lithium-ion
battery chargers. Other types of batteries may cause personal
injury and damage.
®
®
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not allow water to flow
into the charger's AC/DC plug.
When to Charge the EcoSharp® iBAT40
Lithium-Ion Battery
3. To adjust the height of the snow stream, loosen the knobs
and raise or lower the chute deflector to the desired
height, then re-tighten.
NOTE: The EcoSharp® iBAT40 lithium-ion battery packs do
not develop a "memory" when charged after only a partial
discharge. Therefore, it is not necessary to run down the
battery pack before placing it into the charger.
• Use the battery charge indicator lights to determine when to
charge your EcoSharp® iBAT40 lithium-ion battery pack.
Battery Pack Operation
• You can "top-off" your battery pack's charge before starting
a big job or after a long day of use.
The equipment is powered by a lithium-ion battery. The battery
pack is completely sealed and maintenance free.
Battery Charge Level Indicator
The battery pack is equipped with a push button for checking
the charge level. Simply press the push button to read off the
battery charge level from the LEDs of the battery indicator:
• All 3 level monitoring LEDs are lit: Battery charge level
is high.
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Charging the Battery
4. When the bottom light turns green, the battery is fully
charged (Fig. 9).
1. Pull the push lock button on the battery to pull the battery
pack up and out of the equipment (Fig. 7).
Fig. 9
Fig. 7
Push lock
button
2. Check that the mains voltage is the same as that marked
on the rating plate of the battery charger. Then, insert the
charger's plug into the electrical wall outlet. When you
plug in the charger, the top green light will illuminate and
stay green (Fig. 8).
green
red
Charging
Fig. 8
green
green
Fully charged
NOTE: If the top light remains green while the bottom light
alternately flashes red and green, this indicates a temperature
abnormality (i.e. that the battery pack is either too hot or too
cold). If there is only a red blinking light, this indicates that
something is wrong with the battery. Contact Snow Joe® +
Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOW-JOE
(1-866-766-9563) for assistance.
Green
Flashing red/green
Temperature abnormal
Flashing red only
Something is wrong
5. A fully discharged pack with an internal temperature in the
normal range will fully charge in 2.5 to 3 hours (between
32ºF/0ºC and 113ºF/45ºC). Heavily cycled battery packs
may take longer to charge completely.
green
Power on
3. Place the battery pack into the charger by sliding the pack
as shown to lock it into position. When you insert the
battery into the charger, the bottom red light will illuminate
to indicate that the battery is charging (Fig. 9).
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6. If the charging light indicator alternately blinks red and
green or the light indicator does not come on at all, check
that the battery pack is fully seated into the bay. Remove
the pack and reinsert. If the problem persists, contact the
Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer service center at
1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563) for assistance.
Starting the Machine
7. When charging is complete, remove the battery from the
charger by pulling the push lock button and sliding the
battery backward to unlock it from the charger (Fig. 10).
If you are using DC power mode:
1. Open the battery compartment cover and slide the battery
down until it clicks to lock it into position (Fig. 11).
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
Battery
Push lock button
8. Timely recharging of the battery will help prolong the
battery's life. You must recharge the battery pack when
you notice a drop in the equipment's power.
2. Close the battery compartment cover (Fig. 12).
IMPORTANT! Never allow the battery pack to become fully
discharged as this will cause irreversible damage to the
battery.
Fig. 12
Charging a Hot or Cold Battery Pack
A red and green flashing indicator light on the charger
indicates that the battery pack temperature is outside the
charging range. Once the pack is within the acceptable
range, normal charging will take place and the red light will
be continuous. Hot or cold battery packs may take longer to
charge.
Battery
compartment
Lithium-Ion Charging Status
Battery Pack
Temperature
Red Charger
Indicator Light
Charging
Status
Too hot
Flashing
Not charging
Normal range
Continuous
Normal charging
Too cold
Flashing
Not charging
3. Press the DC safety switch button found inside the switch
housing (Fig. 13).
Fig. 13
Operation
mWARNING! Keep the area to be cleared free of stones,
toys or other foreign objects that the rotor blades might pick
up and throw. Such items could be covered by snow and are
easy to overlook, so be sure to conduct a thorough inspection
of the area before beginning work.
DC safety switch button
NOTE: Before using this machine, make sure that the snow
blower’s roll shaft and rubber plates are firmly secured with
screws, and that the rubber plates are facing the correct
direction. Perform a test run to ensure that the rotor turns
freely.
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3. Insert the female end of the extension cord into the
appliance's polarized male plug (Fig. 16).
4. While depressing the DC safety switch button, pull the
ON/OFF switch lever toward you. Once the machine
powers on, release the safety switch button and begin
operation (Fig. 14). The machine can only be started by
depressing the switch button first, followed by squeezing
the ON/OFF switch lever; reverse operation will not start
the machine.
Fig. 16
Extension
cord
Fig. 14
ON/OFF
switch bar
lever
Appliance
cord
4. Note that the snow blower has a polarized male plug –
one prong in the plug is slightly longer and wider than the
other (Fig. 17). The extension cord female end should be
likewise polarized so that the extension cord fits snugly
into the appliance plug.
m
IMPORTANT!
Fig. 17
m
If you are switching to AC mode, be sure to remove
the battery before starting.
If you are using AC power mode:
1. Use only a UL-rated extension cord recommended for
outdoor use. Refer to the Extension Cord Chart on page 5.
2. Push a loop of the extension cord through the slot on the
cord lock from the opposite side of the restraint hook.
Position the loop over the hook and pull the cable back
through the slot (Fig. 15).
5. Press the AC safety switch button found on the outside of
the switch housing (Fig. 18).
Fig. 18
Fig. 15
Extension
cord
Slot
AC safety switch
button
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6. Do not push the snow blower with excessive force. You
should push the machine gently and evenly in accordance
with the unit’s throw rate.
6. While depressing the AC safety switch button, pull the
ON/OFF switch lever toward you. Once the machine
powers on, release the safety switch button and begin
operation (Fig. 19). The machine can only be started by
depressing the safety switch button first, followed by
squeezing the ON/OFF switch lever; reverse operation will
not start the machine.
7. Do not apply additional man-made load to the motor since
this may cause motor damage.
8. Some parts of the snow blower may freeze under extreme
temperature conditions. Do not attempt to operate the­
snow blower with frozen parts. If the parts freeze while the
snow blower is in use, stop the snow blower, remove the
battery and/or disconnect the power cord, and inspect for
frozen parts. Free all parts before restarting or operating
the snow blower. Never force controls that have frozen.
Fig. 19
ON/OFF switch bar lever
9. When working on pebbles, gravel, or unpaved surfaces,
avoid throwing loose surface material along with the snow
by pushing down on the handle to raise the scraper at the
base of the unit above the pebbles or gravel.
10. To utilize the LED light for nighttime snow removal,
activate the LED light switch located on the switch bar
harness (Fig. 20).
7. To power off, release your grip on the ON/OFF switch bar
lever.
NOTE: After you have finished using your snow blower,
remember to turn OFF the light switch.
Fig. 20
Operating Tips
mWARNING! Foreign objects, such as rocks, broken
LED light switch
glass, nails, wire, or string, can be picked up and thrown by
the snow blower, causing serious personal injury. Remove all
foreign objects from the area to be plowed before operating
the snow blower.
1. Keep the area of operation free of foreign objects that can
become thrown by the rotor blades. Perform a thorough
inspection of the area since some objects may be hidden
from view by surrounding snow. If the snow blower hits an
obstruction or picks up a foreign object during use, stop
the snow blower, remove the battery and/or disconnect
the power cord, remove the obstruction, and inspect the
unit for damage. Repair or replace any damaged part
before restarting and operating the unit.
11. The LED light can be adjusted by moving it up and down
as depicted (Fig. 21).
Fig. 21
2. Keep children, pets, and bystanders away from the area of
operation. Be aware that the normal noise of the machine
when turned on may make it difficult for you to hear
approaching people.
3. When moving the snow blower, use the wheels on one
side as the pivot point. Slightly tilt the snow blower on this
pivot point to move it forward or backward.
4. Start your clearing path outward, throwing snow in a back
and forth motion. To clear in the opposite direction, pivot
the snow blower on its wheels. Make sure to overlap
clearing paths.
5. Note the wind direction. If possible, move in the same
direction as the wind so that the snow is not thrown
against the wind (and thus back into your face and on the
just cleared path).
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Changing Throw Direction +
Throw Height
• Do not advance the chute deflector too far forward as this
can cause an opening to appear behind the deflector and
discharge chute.
mWARNING! Never direct the snow discharge chute at
the operator, at bystanders, at vehicles, or at nearby windows.
The discharged snow and foreign objects accidentally picked
up and thrown by the snow blower can cause serious damage
and personal injury.
Always orient the discharge chute in the opposite direction
from where the operator, bystanders, surrounding vehicles, or
windows are located.
1. The discharge chute can be controlled 180 degrees by
rotating the chute with the remote switch (Fig. 22).
Fig. 22
• Do not overtighten the knobs on the chute deflector
(Fig. 23).
Maintenance
To order genuine replacement parts or accessories for the
Snow Joe® iON18SB-HYB hybrid snow blower, please visit
snowjoe.com or contact the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer
service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563).
mWARNING! Make sure to turn off the switch, remove
the battery, and disconnect the power cord before performing
any maintenance task on your snow blower.
Lifetime Lubrication (Motor + Auger)
Chute remote switch
Lubrication is not necessary and may damage the unit. The
snow blower is lubricated for lifetime use at the factory before
shipment.
General Maintenance Tips
1. Do not attempt to repair the machine unless you have the
proper tools and instructions for disassembly and repair of
the machine.
2. Check bolts and screws at frequent intervals for proper
tightness to ensure that the equipment is in safe working
condition.
2. The chute deflector on the top of the discharge chute
controls the height of the snow stream. Loosen the knobs
to raise or lower the deflector to the desired height of
snow you wish to throw. Tighten the knobs to secure the
deflector (Fig. 23).
3. After each snow removal session, run the snow blower for
a few minutes to prevent the auger/impeller from freezing.
Shut off the motor, wait for all revolving parts to stop
completely, and wipe residual ice and snow off the unit.
Rotate the chute deflector by the remote switch several
times to remove any excess snow.
Fig. 23
Proper Care for Battery + Charger
mWARNING! To reduce the risk of injury, always unplug
the charger and remove the battery pack from the charger
before performing any maintenance task. Never disassemble
the battery pack or charger. Contact your Snow Joe® +
Sun Joe® dealer or the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer
service center for ALL repairs.
1. To reduce the risk of injury and damage, never immerse
your battery pack or charger in liquid or allow any liquid to
flow inside these components.
Deflector knobs
2. Clean out dust and debris from charger vents and
electrical contacts by blowing with compressed air.
mWARNING! Make sure that the chute deflector locks
3. Use only mild soap on a damp cloth to clean the battery
pack and charger, keeping away from all electrical
contacts. Certain cleaning agents and solvents are
harmful to plastics and other insulated parts. Some of
these include gasoline, turpentine, lacquer thinner, paint
thinner, chlorinated cleaning solvents, ammonia and
household detergents containing ammonia. Never use
flammable or combustible solvents around battery packs,
battery chargers or tools.
completely onto the discharge chute. An opening between
the back of the discharge chute and the chute deflector may
allow foreign objects to be picked up by the snow blower and
thrown in the direction of the operator causing serious bodily
injury.
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4. The EcoSharp® iCHRG40 lithium-ion battery charger has
no serviceable parts.
Replacing the Scraper Bar
1. The scraper bar is located at the base of the snow blower
beneath the rotor housing (Fig. 26).
Replacing the Rubber Plates
mWARNING! Make sure to turn off the switch, remove
the battery and disconnect the power cord before performing
any maintenance task on your hybrid snow blower.
NOTE: When replacing worn rubber plates, pay close attention
to the order in which you remove the plates. Assemble the
new plates by working backwards (in the reverse order of
disassembly).
1. Detach the worn rubber plate assembly by removing the 8
sets of nuts and bolts used to secure it (Figs. 24 & 25).
Fig. 26
Fig. 24
Scraper bar
4 Screws
2. Detach the worn scraper bar from the snow blower by
removing the 4 screws that hold it in place (Fig. 27).
Fig. 27
Fig. 25
3. Install the new scraper bar and fasten it securely to the
snow blower with 4 screws (Fig. 26).
Storage
1. Examine the hybrid snow blower thoroughly for worn,
loose or damaged parts. Should you need to repair or
replace a part, contact an authorized Snow Joe® +
Sun Joe® dealer or call the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe®
customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE
(1-866-766-9563) for assistance.
2. Clean the snow blower before storing or transporting.
Be sure to secure the unit while transporting.
2. Install the new rubber plate assembly by tightening the 8
sets of nuts and bolts on both sides (Fig. 24)
3. Remove the battery from the hybrid snow blower before
storing.
4. Store the hybrid snow blower indoors in a locked, dry
place out of the reach of children to prevent unauthorized
use or damage.
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Service + Support
Battery + Charger Off-Season Storage
1. Do not expose your battery pack or charger to water,
rain or allow them to get wet. This could permanently
damage the charger and the battery pack. Do not use oil
or solvents to clean or lubricate your battery pack as the
plastic casing can become brittle and crack, causing a
serious risk of injury.
If your Snow Joe® iON18SB-HYB hybrid snow blower requires
service or maintenance, please call the Snow Joe® +
Sun Joe® customer service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE
(1-866-766-9563).
Model + Serial Numbers
2. Store the battery pack and charger at room temperature
away from moisture. Do not store in damp locations
where corrosion of terminals may occur. As with other
battery pack types, permanent capacity loss can result
if the pack is stored for long periods of time at high
temperatures (over 120ºF/49ºC).
When contacting the company, reordering parts or arranging
service from an authorized dealer, you will need to provide the
model and serial numbers, which can be found on the decal
located on the housing of the unit. Copy these numbers into
the space provided below.
3. EcoSharp® iBAT40 lithium-ion battery packs maintain
their charge during storage longer than other battery
pack types. As a general practice, it is best to unplug the
battery charger and remove the battery pack when they
are not in use. Recharge the battery pack every 6 months
to 50% capacity (2 lights on) during off-season storage to
maintain optimal battery performance.
Record the following numbers from the housing or handle of your
new product:
Model #:
i O N 1
8 S B Serial #:
Battery Caution +
Disposal Information
Always dispose of your battery pack according to federal,
state, and local regulations. Contact a recycling agency in your
area for recycling locations.
mCAUTION! Even discharged battery packs contain
some energy. Before disposing, use electrical tape to cover
the terminals to prevent the battery pack from shorting, which
could cause a fire or explosion.
mWARNING! To reduce the risk of injury or explosion,
never burn or incinerate a battery pack even if it is damaged,
dead or completely discharged. When burned, toxic fumes
and materials are emitted into the surrounding atmosphere.
1. Batteries vary according to device. Consult your manual
for specific information.
2. Install only new batteries of the same type in your product
(where applicable).
3. Failure to insert batteries in the correct polarity, as
indicated in the battery compartment or manual, may
shorten the life of the batteries or cause batteries to leak.
4. Do not mix old and new batteries (where applicable).
5. Do not mix Alkaline, Standard (Carbon-Zinc) or
Rechargeable (Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, or
Lithium-Ion) batteries (where applicable).
6. Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
7. Batteries should be recycled or disposed of as per state
and local guidelines.
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H Y
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Accessories
mWARNING! ALWAYS use only authorized Snow Joe
+ Sun Joe® replacement parts and accessories. NEVER use
replacement parts or accessories that are not intended for use with this hybrid snow blower. Contact Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® if
you are unsure whether it is safe to use a particular replacement part or accessory with your hybrid snow blower. The use of any
other attachment or accessory can be dangerous and could cause injury or mechanical damage.
®
Accessories
Item
Model
1
EcoSharp® 40 V 4.0 Ah
Lithium-Ion Battery
iBAT40
EcoSharp® PRO 40 V 5.0 Ah
Lithium-Ion Battery
iBAT40XR
EcoSharp® 40 V Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
iCHRG40
Universal Snow Thrower
Chute Clean-Out Tool
SJCOT
2
3
4
5
Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® Power Joe SJTW-A
14-gauge 50-foot extension cord with
lighted end
PJEXT50-B
NOTE: Accessories are subject to change without any obligation on the part of Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® to provide notice of such
changes. Accessories can be ordered online at snowjoe.com or via phone by contacting the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® customer
service center at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563).
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SNOW JOE® + SUN JOE® CUSTOMER PROMISE
ABOVE ALL ELSE, Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® are dedicated to you, our customer. We strive to make your experience
as pleasant as possible. Unfortunately, there are times when a product does not work or breaks under normal
operating conditions. We think it’s important that you know what you can expect from us. That’s why we created
the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® promise.
OUR PROMISE: Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® warrant new products for two years from the date of purchase. If your product
does not work, or there’s an issue with a specific part, we will fix this by either sending you a free replacement part or
by sending you a new or comparable product at no charge. How cool is that! Before you know it, you’ll be back in
action cutting, sawing, mowing, washing and…?
GENERAL CONDITIONS:
Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® may from time to time change the design
of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty shall be
construed as obligating Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® to incorporate
such design changes into previously manufactured products, nor
shall such changes be construed as an admission that previous
designs were defective.
Snow Joe + Sun Joe operating under Snow Joe , LLC warrants
this new product to the original purchaser for two years against
defects in material or workmanship when used for normal
residential purposes. If a replacement part or product is needed,
it will be sent free of charge to the original purchaser except as
noted below.
®
®
®
This warranty is intended to cover product defects only.
Snow Joe®, LLC is not liable for indirect, incidental or
consequential damages in connection with the use or misuse of
the Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® products covered by this warranty.
This warranty does not cover any cost or expense incurred
by the purchaser in providing substitute equipment or service
during reasonable periods of malfunction or non-use of this
product while waiting for a replacement part or unit under this
warranty. Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or
consequential damages so the above exclusions may not apply
in all states. This warranty may give you specific legal rights in
your state.
The duration of this warranty applies only if the product is put
to personal use around the household. If the product is put to
any business, commercial or industrial use or is rented or leased,
then the duration of this warranty is 90 days from the date of
original purchase. It is the owner’s responsibility to correctly
perform all maintenance and minor adjustments explained in
the owner’s manual.
HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR REPLACEMENT PART OR PRODUCT:
To obtain a replacement part or product, please visit
snowjoe.com/help or email us at help@snowjoe.com for
instructions. Please be sure to register your unit beforehand to
speed up this process. Certain products may require a serial
number, typically found on the decal affixed to the housing
or guard of your product. All products require a valid proof
of purchase.
HOW TO REACH US:
We’re here to help Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM EST.
You can reach us at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563), online
at snowjoe.com, via email at help@snowjoe.com or tweet us
@snowjoe.
EXCLUSIONS:
EXPORTS:
• Wearing parts like belts, augers, chains and tines are
not covered under this warranty. Wearing parts can be
purchased at snowjoe.com or by calling 1-866-SNOWJOE
(1-866-766-9563).
Customers who have purchased Snow Joe® + Sun Joe®
products exported from the United States and Canada should
contact their Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® distributor (dealer) to obtain
information applicable to your country, province or state. If for
any reason, you are not satisfied with the distributor’s service,
or if you have difficulty obtaining warranty information, contact
your Snow Joe® + Sun Joe® seller. If in the event your efforts are
unsatisfactory, please reach out to us directly.
• Batteries are covered in full for 90-days from the date of
purchase.
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