Toro 1800 Power Curve Snowthrower User manual

Toro 1800 Power Curve Snowthrower User manual
Form No. 3354-207 Rev A
1800 Power Curve® Snowthrower
Model No. 38026—Serial No. 270000001 and Up
Operator's Manual
Read this information carefully to learn how to operate and
maintain your product properly and to avoid injury and
product damage. You are responsible for operating the
product properly and safely.
You may contact Toro directly at for
product and accessory information, help finding a dealer,
or to register your product.
Whenever you need service, genuine Toro parts, or
additional information, contact an Authorized Service
Dealer or Toro Customer Service and have the model and
serial numbers of your product ready. Figure 1 identifies the
location of the model and serial numbers on the product.
Write the numbers in the space provided.
This manual uses 2 other words to highlight information.
Important calls attention to special mechanical information
and Note emphasizes general information worthy of special
This snowthrower meets or exceeds the ISO standard
8437 in effect at the time of production.
Read and understand the contents of this manual
before the engine is ever started.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you
to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible
injury or death.
Improperly using or maintaining this snowthrower
could result in injury or death. To reduce this potential,
comply with the following safety instructions.
The following instructions have been adapted from the
ANSI/OPEI standard B71.3-1995, the ISO 8437:1989
standard, and European Standard EN 786:1996 and EN
• Read the operator’s manual carefully. Be thoroughly
Figure 1
Model and serial number location
Model No.
Serial No.
This manual identifies potential hazards and has safety
messages identified by the safety alert symbol (Figure 2),
which signals a hazard that may cause serious injury or
death if you do not follow the recommended precautions.
familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
equipment. Know how to stop the unit and disengage
the controls quickly.
Never allow children to operate the snowthrower.
Never allow adults to operate the snowthrower without
proper instruction.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons
(particularly small children) and pets.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
• Thoroughly inspect the area where you will use the
Figure 2
Safety alert symbol
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Bloomington, MN 55420
snowthrower. Remove all doormats, sleds, boards,
wires, and other foreign objects.
Release the control bar to disengage the rotor blades
before starting the engine.
Register at
Original Instructions (EN)
Printed in the USA.
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• Do not operate the snowthrower without wearing
• Never operate the snowthrower without proper guards,
adequate winter garments. Wear footwear that will
improve your footing on slippery surfaces.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while the motor
is running, except where specifically recommended by
Let the motor and the snowthrower adjust to the
outdoor temperature before starting to clear snow.
Operating any powered machine can result in foreign
objects being thrown into the eyes. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating, adjusting, or
repairing the snowthrower.
Always ensure that the ventilation openings are kept
clear of debris.
Before use, check the supply and extension cord for
signs of damage or aging.
plates, or other safety protective devices in place.
• Never operate the snowthrower near glass enclosures,
automobiles, window wells, and drop-offs without
properly adjusting the snow discharge angle. Keep
children and pets away.
• Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to
clear snow at too fast a rate.
• Look behind and use care when backing up with the
• Never direct the discharge at bystanders or allow anyone
in front of the unit.
• Never operate the snowthrower without good visibility
or light. Always be sure of your footing, and keep a firm
hold on the handle. Walk; never run.
Maintenance and Storage
• Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
• Check all fasteners at frequent intervals for proper
tightness to be sure that the equipment is in safe
working condition.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
Disconnect the machine from the power source before
checking, cleaning, or working on the machine and
when it is not in use.
If the cord becomes damaged during use, disconnect
the cord from the power supply immediately. Do not
touch the cord before disconnecting the power supply.
Do not use the machine if the cord is damaged or worn.
Keep extension cords away from the rotor blades.
The power supply used with the appliance should be a
residential current device (RCD) with a tripping current
of not more than 30 mA.
Exercise extreme caution when crossing gravel drives,
walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.
Do not attempt to clear snow from a crushed-rock or
gravel surface. This product is intended for use only on
paved surfaces.
After striking a foreign object, stop the motor,
thoroughly inspect the snowthrower for any
damage, and repair the damage before operating the
If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
motor and check immediately for the cause. Vibration
is generally a warning of trouble.
Stop the motor whenever you leave the operating
position, before unclogging the discharge chute, and
when making any repairs, adjustments, or inspections.
When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain
that the rotor blades and all moving parts have stopped.
Do not clear snow across the face of slopes. Exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. Do
not attempt to clear steep slopes.
• Always refer to this operator’s manual for important
details if the snowthrower is to be stored for an
extended period.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels when
Toro Snowthrower Safety
The following list contains safety information specific to
Toro products or other safety information that you must
• Rotating rotor blades can injure fingers or hands.
Stay behind the handles and away from the discharge
opening while operating the snowthrower. Keep your
face, hands, feet, and any other part of your body or
clothing away from moving or rotating parts.
• Before adjusting, cleaning, repairing, and inspecting
the snowthrower, and before unclogging the discharge
chute, stop the motor and wait for all moving parts to
• Use a stick, not your hands, to remove obstructions
from the discharge chute.
• Before leaving the operating position, stop the motor
and wait for all moving parts to stop.
• Do not wear loose-fitting clothing that could get caught
in moving parts.
• If a shield, safety device, or decal is damaged, illegible,
or lost, repair or replace it before beginning operation.
Also, tighten any loose fasteners.
• Do not use the snowthrower on a roof.
Sound Power
• Perform only those maintenance instructions described
in this manual. Before performing any maintenance,
service, or adjustment, stop the motor and disconnect
the power cord from the power source. If major repairs
are ever needed, contact your Authorized Service
This unit has a guaranteed sound power level of 104 dBA,
based on measurements of identical machines per EN 3744.
• Purchase only genuine Toro replacement parts and
This unit does not exceed a hand/arm vibration level of
2.3 m/s2, based on measurements of identical machines
per EN 1033.
Sound Pressure
This unit has a maximum sound pressure level at the
operator’s ear of 89 dBA, based on measurements of
identical machines per EN 11201.
Safety and Instructional Decals
Important: Safety and instruction decals are located near areas of potential danger. Replace damaged decals.
Cutting dismemberment, impeller and cutting dismemberment,
auger hazards—keep bystanders a safe distance from the
Thrown object hazard; cutting/dismemberment hazard, impeller and auger—read the Operator’s Manual, keep bystanders a safe distance from
the machine.
2. Electric shock hazard—disconnect the machine from the power outlet and read the instructions before servicing or performing maintenance.
3. Contains recyclable materials, do not discard.
Loose Parts
Use the chart below to verify that all parts have been shipped.
Mounting plate
Chute crank
Machine screw
Chute deector
Rubber washer
Carriage bolt
Metal washer
Install the upper handle and chute
Install the discharge chute.
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.
1. Installing the Upper Handle
and Chute Crank
1. Stand the snowthrower on its wheels and position the
upper handle.
2. Inspect the open internal wiring; if it is damaged, do not
assemble. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
The internal wiring could be damaged during
assembly, causing serious personal injury when
operating the snowthrower.
• Carefully assemble the snowthrower so that
Figure 3
you will not damage the electrical wiring.
• If the wiring is damaged, do not assemble the
Upper tubing
Lower tubing
snowthrower. Contact an Authorized Service
4. Carefully insert the left side of the upper tubing into the
end of the lower left side tubing ().
3. Carefully insert the right side of the upper tubing over
the end of the lower right side tubing (Figure 3).
5. Squeeze the upper tubes together, and wiggle the upper
tubes down until the mounting holes in the upper and
lower tubing line up (Figure 3).
6. Place the mounting plate over the tubes (Figure 4).
Figure 4
Mounting plate
Chute crank
7. Align the mounting plate holes with the upper and
lower tubing holes.
8. Insert the end of the chute crank through the hole in
the shroud.
Figure 6
9. Turn the chute crank rod slowly until the flattened end
drops into the slot in the gear, then firmly push the
chute crank into the gear until it snaps into place (Figure
4 and Figure 5).
Chute deector
Discharge chute
Rubber washer (2)
Carriage bolt (2)
Metal washer (2)
Locknut (2)
2. Insert a rubber washer between the chute deflector and
the discharge chute on each side while maintaining the
hole alignment (Figure 6).
3. Secure the deflector to the discharge chute with 2
carriage bolts, 2 metal washers, and 2 locknuts.
Note: Ensure that the square shoulders on the carriage
bolts align with the inside square on the discharge chute.
Position the metal washers to the outside of the chute
deflector as shown in Figure 6. Do not overtighten the
Figure 5
Chute crank
Product Overview
Chute crank gear
10. Secure the upper and lower tubing and the mounting
plate together with 2 machine screws and 2 locknuts.
Note: Position the screw heads on the outside of the
mounting plate. Be careful not to damage the internal
electrical wiring when you insert the screws. If the
wiring blocks the hole, use a blunt 1/8 inch punch
to carefully route the electrical wiring away from the
aligned holes.
2. Installing the Discharge
1. Position the chute deflector onto the discharge chute
and align the mounting holes (Figure 6).
Figure 7
Control bar
Chute crank
Belt cover
5. Discharge chute
6. Chute deector
7. Secondary handle
Starting and Stopping
1. To start the rotor, squeeze the control bar (Figure 9).
Before Starting
For safe and efficient use of your appliance, use only an
extension cord recommended for outdoor use. Use only a
2.5 mm extension cord up to 25 m long.
Contact with water while operating the snowthrower
can cause electric shock, resulting in personal injury
or death.
Figure 9
Don’t handle the plug or the appliance with wet
hands or while standing in water.
Control bar
2. To stop the rotor, release the control bar.
Note: To prevent the extension cord from disconnecting
during operation, tie it to the loop in the upper handle
before you connect it to the snowthrower (Figure 8).
Operating Tips
If snowthrower hits an object while in operation, the
object could be thrown in operator’s or bystander’s
direction. Thrown objects could cause serious
personal injury.
Keep the area to be cleared free of all objects which
may be picked up and thrown by the rotor blades.
• Check the condition of the snowthrower before
Figure 8
Extension cord
operating it to ensure that the rotor turns freely.
• Always keep children and pets away from the area of
• Keep the area to be cleared free of stones, toys, or other
The electrical cord can get damaged, causing a
shock or fire.
objects which the rotor blades can throw. Such items
could be covered by snowfall and go unnoticed. If the
snowthrower strikes an object during operation, stop the
snowthrower, unplug the extension cord, remove the
obstruction, and check the snowthrower for damage.
Thoroughly inspect the electrical cord before using
the snowthrower. If the cord is damaged, do not
operate the snowthrower. Repair or replace the
damaged cord immediately. Contact an Authorized
Service Dealer for assistance.
• To adjust the discharge chute, rotate the chute crank
clockwise to move the discharge chute to the left;
counterclockwise to move it to the right.
Note: The chute crank makes a noise as you turn the
crank. This is normal.
• To adjust the height of the snow stream, raise or lower
the chute deflector handle (Figure 10).
Figure 10
Chute deector handle
Figure 11
A gap between the discharge chute and the chute
deflector may allow the snowthrower to throw
snow and objects in the direction of the operator.
Thrown objects could cause serious personal
Primary handle
Secondary handle
• When clearing steps, hold the snowthrower by the
primary and secondary handles and use a swinging or
sweeping motion.
– Do not force the chute deflector too far
forward so that a gap appears between the
discharge chute and chute deflector.
When using the secondary handle, never direct
the snow discharge chute at the operator or
bystanders. The snowthrower can throw objects
and cause serious personal injury.
– Do not overtighten the locknuts that hold the
chute deflector in place.
When using the secondary handle, always turn
the discharge chute in the opposite direction
from where you or bystanders are standing.
• Begin removing snow near the electrical outlet and
work outward. Blow back and forth, not away from
and toward the outlet.
• Keep the extension cord clear of obstructions, sharp
• When turning at the end of a swath, step over the cord
objects, and all moving parts. Do not pull sharply on
cord or abuse it in any manner. Frequently inspect the
extension cord for damage that may result in an electric
shock. If the extension cord becomes damaged, replace
and turn the snowthrower.
• Always overlap each swath and discharge the snow
downwind when possible.
• To shave down large banks of snow, lift the snowthrower
• In cold and snowy weather conditions, some controls
by the primary and secondary handles (Figure 11)
and place the snowthrower on the bank. Let the
weight of the snowthrower shave down the bank in a
back-and-forth motion.
and moving parts may freeze. Therefore, when any
control becomes difficult to operate, stop the motor,
disconnect the extension cord, and check for frozen
parts. Do not use excessive force when trying to operate
frozen controls. Free all the controls and moving parts
before operating.
• When operating the snowthrower, keep the wheels
1 inch (2.5 cm) off the pavement by tipping the
snowthrower forward. This helps prevent the snow
from building up on the wheels.
• After clearing the snow, let the motor run for a few
minutes so that moving parts don’t freeze. Then shut
off the motor, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
wipe the ice and snow off the snowthrower. Rotate the
chute crank several times to remove the snow.
Important: All electrical repairs should be
performed only by an Authorized Service Dealer.
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine
from the normal operating position.
Figure 13
If the extension cord is plugged into the
snowthrower, someone could accidentally operate
snowthrower while you are performing maintenance
on it, causing serious personal injury.
Right side cover
2. Use a 5/16 inch Allen wrench to turn the rotor shaft
clockwise (left-hand thread) while holding the rotor
(Figure 14).
Disconnect the extension cord before you perform
any maintenance.
Lubricating the Snowthrower
You do not need to lubricate the snowthrower; all the
bearings were lubricated at the factory for the life of the
Figure 14
Replacing the Scraper
Rotor shaft
Note: You may need to tap the Allen wrench with a
hammer to loosen the rotor shaft. Wedge a stick or a
hammer handle in the rotor to prevent it from rotating.
The scraper is located at the bottom of the rotor housing
as shown in Figure 12.
Note: If you cannot remove the rotor shaft by holding
the rotor, remove the left side cover and the skid (Figure
Figure 12
Screw (2)
1. Remove the 2 screws that secure the scraper to the
snowthrower (Figure 12).
Figure 15
2. Install the new scraper and fasten it securely with 2
Left side cover
3. Hold the hex nut with a 7/8 inch wrench while
unscrewing the rotor shaft (Figure 16).
Replacing the Rotor
1. Remove the 3 screws that secure the right side cover
and the skid to the snowthrower frame (Figure 13).
Figure 16
Hex nut
4. Hold the rotor and pull out the rotor shaft.
5. Remove the rotor.
6. Align the left side of the new rotor with the coupler.
Note: The 3 bosses on the rotor end must align with
the slots on the coupler (Figure 17).
Figure 18
Idler spring
Idler arm
4. Rotate the rotor with your left hand while sliding the
belt off the large pulley with your right hand (Figure 19).
Figure 17
Drive hex
Note: When mounting the coupler to the drive hex,
align the coupler tabs to the inside.
7. Slide the right side of the rotor into the mounting
Figure 19
8. Insert the rotor shaft through the rotor and ensure that
the shaft fits into the bearing on the right side.
9. Torque it to at least 10 ft-lb (14 N⋅m).
Large pulley
5. Slip the new belt over the small pulley (Figure 20).
10. Install the cover and the skid.
Replacing the Large Belt
1. Remove the 3 screws that secure the left side plate to
the snowthrower frame (Figure 15).
2. Remove the side plate and the skid.
The idler spring could fly in your face while you
remove it, causing personal injury.
Figure 20
Wear safety goggles when working with the idler
Idler arm
Idler pulley
Small pulley
6. Lift up the idler arm and slip the belt under the idler
pulley (Figure 20).
3. Remove the idler spring from the idler arm (Figure 18).
7. Rotate the rotor with your left hand while sliding the
belt onto the large pulley with your right hand (Figure
Note: The bolt, the bolt head, and the washers must
be flush against the small pulley.
11. Slip the large belt over the small pulley (Figure 22).
Refer to Replacing the Large Belt.
1. Run the snowthrower for a few minutes to melt away
any snow on the snowthrower.
Figure 21
8. Assemble the idler spring (Figure 18), ensuring that the
idler pulley rides on the belt.
9. Install the left side cover and the skid with the 3 screws.
2. Disconnect the extension cord from the snowthrower.
3. Examine the extension cord thoroughly for signs of
wear or damage. Replace it if it is worn or damaged.
Replacing the Small Belt
4. Examine the snowthrower thoroughly for worn, loose,
or damaged parts. To repair or replace parts, contact an
local Authorized Service Dealer for assistance.
1. Remove the screws that secure the left side plate and
the skid to the snowthrower frame (Figure 15).
2. Remove the side plate and the skid.
3. Remove the large belt by slowly sliding it off the small
pulley (Fig. Figure 19).
5. Store the extension cord with the snowthrower.
6. Store the snowthrower in a clean, dry place.
Note: Refer to steps 2 and 3 of Replacing the Large
4. Remove the small pulley bolt (left hand thread) by
turning the bolt clockwise.
5. Remove the 2 washers and the small pulley (Figure 22).
Figure 22
Bolt (left-hand thread)
Small pulley
Small belt
Motor shaft pulley
6. Remove and discard the small belt (Figure 22).
7. Slide 2 washers onto the bolt and insert the bolt through
the small pulley.
Note: The bolt must ride on the bearings in the small
8. Place the new belt on the small pulley.
9. Slide the belt over the motor shaft pulley (Figure 22).
10. Torque the bolt to 25 to 30 in-lb (2.8 to 3.4 N∙m). Do
not overtighten the bolt.
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374-0102 Rev A
The Toro Warranty
Conditions and Products Covered
Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service
The Toro® Company and its afliate, Toro Warranty Company, pursuant to
an agreement between them, jointly promises to the original purchaser* to
repair any Toro Product used for normal residential purposes* if defective in
materials or workmanship. The following time periods apply from the date
of original purchase:
If you think that your Toro Product contains a defect in materials or
workmanship, follow this procedure:
Walk Power Mowers
Rear Engine Riders
Lawn & Garden Tractors
Electric Hand Held Products
Consumer Zero Turn
Warranty Period
2-year limited warranty
2-year limited warranty
2-year limited warranty
2-year limited warranty
2-year limited warranty
2-year limited warranty
Bring the product and your proof of purchase (sales receipt) to your seller
or the Service Dealer.
If for any reason you are dissatised with the Service Dealer’s analysis or with the
assistance provided, contact the Toro importer or contact us at:
Customer Care Department, Consumer Division
Toro Warranty Company
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420-1196
Manager: Technical Product Support: 001-952-887-8248
* “Original purchaser” means use the person who originally purchased Toro
* “Normal residential purposes” means use of the product on the same lot as
your home. Use at more than one location is considered commercial use, and
the commercial use warranty would apply.
Limited Warranty for Commercial Use
Toro Consumer Products and attachments used for commercial, institutional,
or rental use are warranted against defects in materials or workmanship for the
following time periods from the date of original purchase:
Walk Power Mowers
Rear Engine Riders
Lawn & Garden Tractors
Electric Hand Held Products
Consumer Zero Turn
Warranty Period
90 day warranty
90 day warranty
90 day warranty
90 day warranty
90 day warranty
45 day warranty
Contact your seller to arrange service of the product. If for any reason
it is impossible for you to contact your seller, you may contact any Toro
Authorized Distributor to arrange service.
See attached Distributor List
Owner Responsibilities
You must maintain your Toro Product by following the maintenance procedures
described in the operator’s manual. Such routine maintenance, whether
performed by a dealer or by you, is at your expense.
Items and Conditions Not Covered
This express warranty does not cover:
Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as lters, fuel, lubricants,
tune-up parts, blade sharpening, brake and clutch adjustments.
Any product or part which has been altered or misused or required
replacement or repair due to normal wear, accidents, or lack of proper
Repairs necessary due to improper fuel, contaminants in the fuel system, or
failure to properly prepare the fuel system prior to any period of non-use
over three months.
Engine and transmission. These are covered by the appropriate
manufacturer’s guarantees with separate terms and conditions.
All repairs covered by this warranty must be performed by an Authorized Toro
Service Dealer using Toro approved replacement parts.
General Conditions
The purchaser is covered by the national laws of each country. The rights to
which the purchaser is entitled with the support of these laws are not restricted
by this warranty.
374-0101 Rev A
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