Toro 1500 Power Curve Snowthrower User manual

Toro 1500 Power Curve Snowthrower User manual
Form No. 3397-151 Rev D
1500 Power
Model No. 38371—Serial No. 316000001 and Up
Operator's Manual
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Keep guards in place and in working order.
Do not force the appliance—It will perform better and safer at
the rate for which it was designed.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
Do not overreach—Watch your footing and keep your balance
at all times.
If the appliance strikes a foreign object, follow these steps:
—To reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, or injury, follow these safety instructions.
It is essential that you or any other operator of the appliance
read and understand the contents of this manual before operating
the appliance. Pay particular attention to the safety alert symbol
which means CAUTION, WARNING, or DANGER—personal
safety instruction. Read and understand the instruction because it
has to do with safety. Failure to comply with these instructions
may result in personal injury, risk of fire, or electrical shock.
Double insulation—If the appliance cord is damaged in any
manner while it is plugged in, disconnect the extension cord from
the wall receptacle first. The power cord and switch used on
this appliance cannot be replaced, and the equipment shall be
disposed of.
Immediately release the control bar to stop the appliance.
Unplug the power cord.
Inspect for damage.
Repair any damage before starting and operating the
Disconnect the appliance—Disconnect the appliance from the
power supply when not in use, before servicing, when changing
accessories, etc.
Store an idle appliance indoors. When the appliance is not in
use, it should be stored indoors in a dry, secured place out of the
reach of children.
Maintain the appliance with care—Follow instructions for
changing accessories.
Do not use the appliance on a graveled surface.
This appliance meets or exceeds the B71.3 specifications
of the American National Standards Institute in effect at the
time of production.
Keep children and bystanders away—All visitors should be kept
at a distance from the work area.
Read and understand the contents of this manual before you
start the motor.
Dress properly—Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They
can be caught in moving parts.
Wear rubber boots when operating the appliance.
Operating the appliance in the hand-held position is unsafe.
Warning—To prevent electric shock, use the appliance only with
an extension cord suitable for outdoor use.
Extension cords—To prevent the appliance cord and the
extension cord from disconnecting during operation, connect the
extension cord to the appliance as shown in Figure 4.
Avoid accidental starting—Do not carry the appliance with your
finger on the switch. Ensure that the switch is off when plugging in
the appliance.
Do not abuse the cord—Never carry the appliance by its cord or
yank on the extension cord to disconnect the appliance from the
receptacle. Keep the cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
Keep hands away from moving parts.
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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 appliance could result
in injury or death. To reduce this potential, comply with the
following safety instructions.
This appliance is capable of amputating hands and feet and
of throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the appliance
and in the manual(s) before operating this appliance. Be
thoroughly familiar with all the controls and the proper use of
the appliance. Know how to stop the appliance and disengage
the controls quickly.
Original Instructions (EN)
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Never allow children to operate the appliance. Never allow
adults to operate the appliance without proper instruction.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly
small children.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
Clearing a Clogged
Discharge Chute
Hand contact with the rotating rotor blades inside the discharge
chute is the most common cause of injury associated with
snowthrowers. Never use your hand to clean out the discharge
To clear the chute:
Thoroughly inspect the area where the appliance is to be
used and remove all doormats, sleds, boards, wires, and
other foreign objects.
Do not operate the appliance without wearing adequate winter
garments. Avoid loose fitting clothing that can get caught in
moving parts. Wear footwear that will improve footing on
slippery surfaces.
Do not attempt to clear snow from a gravel or crushed rock
surface. This appliance is intended for use only on paved
Maintenance and Storage
Never attempt to make any adjustments while the motor
is running (except when specifically recommended by
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation or
while performing an adjustment or repair to protect eyes from
foreign objects that may be thrown from the appliance.
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep
clear of the discharge opening at all times.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards
or traffic.
After striking a foreign object, stop the motor, unplug the
extension cord, remove the interlock button (key), and
thoroughly inspect the appliance for any damage. Repair any
damage before starting and operating the appliance.
If the appliance should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
motor and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
Stop the motor, remove the interlock button (key), and unplug
the appliance whenever you leave the operating position,
before unclogging the rotor blade housing or discharge chute,
and when making any repairs, adjustments, or inspections.
When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting the appliance, stop
the motor, remove the interlock button (key), unplug the
appliance, and ensure that the rotor blades and all moving
parts have stopped.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on slopes.
Never direct the discharge toward people or areas where
property damage can occur. Keep children and others away.
Do not overload the capacity of the appliance by attempting to
clear snow at too fast a rate.
Look behind and use care when backing up with the
Shut the motor off, remove the interlock button (key), and
unplug the extension cord from the machine!
Wait 10 seconds to be sure the rotor blades have stopped
Always use a clean-out tool, not your hands.
Check all fasteners at frequent intervals for proper tightness
to ensure that the appliance is in safe working condition.
Always refer to this Operator’s Manual for important details if
the appliance is to be stored for an extended period.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels as needed.
Run the appliance for a few minutes after throwing snow to
prevent freeze-up of the rotor blades.
Safety and Instructional
Safety decals and instructions are easily
visible to the operator and are located near
any area of potential danger. Replace any
decal that is damaged or missing.
Never operate the appliance without proper guards and other
safety protective devices in place and working.
Never operate the appliance without good visibility or light.
Always be sure of your footing, and keep a firm hold on the
handle. Walk; never run.
1. Cutting/dismemberment hazards of hand or foot, rotor—do
not place your hand in the chute; remove the interlock
button (key) and read the instructions before servicing or
performing maintenance.
1. 1) Push the interlock
button (key); 2) Hold the
handle to engage the
rotation of the rotor blade.
1. Warning—read the
Operator’s Manual.
3. Cutting/dismemberment
hazard of hand, impeller;
hazard of foot,
auger—stay away from
moving parts; keep all
guards and shields in
place; disconnect the
machine from the power
source and read the
Operator’s Manual before
performing maintenance.
2. Thrown object
hazard—keep bystanders
2. Release the handle to
disengage the rotation of
the rotor blades.
Determine the left and right sides of the appliance from
the normal operating position.
Installing the Upper Handle
Remove the handle knobs, oval bolts, and curved washers
from the lower handle (Figure 1).
Figure 2
1. Cord guide
2. Handle
Figure 1
1. Handle knob (2)
4. Lower handle
2. Curved washer (2)
5. Upper handle
3. Oval bolt (2)
Install the upper handle to the lower handle of the appliance
with the handle knobs, curved washers, and oval bolts as
shown in Figure 1.
Ensure that the power cord attached to the
appliance is routed over the lower handle and to the inside
of the handle assembly.
Tighten the handle knobs firmly by hand.
Attach the cord guide to the handle (Figure 2).
3. Cord
Contact with water while operating the machine could
cause electric shock, causing injury or death.
Product Overview
• Do not handle the plug or the machine with wet
hands or while standing in water.
• Use only an extension cord recommended for
outdoor cold-weather use.
Extension Cord Length
Minimum Wire Gauge
7.6 m (25 ft)
15.2 (50 ft)
30.5 (100 ft)
45.7 (150 ft)
Do not use an extension cord over 46 meters (150 feet).
Check the extension cord frequently during
use for holes or cracks in the insulation. Do not use a
damaged cord. Do not run the cord through standing water.
To prevent the extension cord from disconnecting during
operation, use the cord lock on the upper handle before you
connect it to the machine (Figure 4).
Figure 3
1. Rotor blades
7. Interlock button (key)
2. Belt cover (not shown)
8. Power-control bar
3. Chute deflector
4. Chute-deflector trigger
9. Upper handle
10. Cord
5. Discharge-chute handle
11. Handle knobs
6. Cord lock
12. Discharge chute
Important: This appliance is intended for outdoor,
residential use only. Do not use it indoors or for commercial
or industrial purposes.
Connecting to a Power
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a
polarized plug (i.e., one blade is wider than the other). Use only
a polarized plug, UL-listed (CSA certified in Canada) extension
cord recommended for outdoor use. A polarized plug will fit in a
polarized cord only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the
cord, reverse the cord. If it still does not fit, purchase a polarized
extension cord. If you have a polarized extension cord and the
extension cord plug does not fit fully into the wall receptacle,
reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician
to install the proper outlet. Do not change the appliance or
extension cord plug in any way.
Figure 4
1. Cord lock
2. Extension cord
The electrical cord can get damaged, causing a shock
or fire.
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
Starting and Stopping the
A gap between the discharge chute and the chute
deflector may allow the machine to throw snow and
objects toward you or bystanders. Thrown objects
could cause serious personal injury.
To start the motor, insert the interlock button (key), press
and hold the interlock button (key), and squeeze the power
control bar to the handle (Figure 5).
• Do not force the chute deflector too far forward so
that a gap appears between the discharge chute
and chute deflector.
• Do not adjust the chute deflector with the power
control bar engaged. Release the power control bar
before adjusting the chute deflector.
Operating Tips
If the appliance hits an object while in operation, the
object could be thrown at you or bystanders. Thrown
objects could cause serious personal injury.
Figure 5
Keep the area to be cleared free of all objects which
may be picked up and thrown by the rotor blades.
2. Power control bar
1. Interlock button (key)
Check the condition of the appliance before 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
objects which the rotor blades can throw. Such items could
be covered by snowfall and go unnoticed. If the appliance
strikes an object during operation, stop the appliance, unplug
the extension cord, remove the obstruction, and check the
appliance for damage.
Begin removing snow near the electrical outlet and work
outward. Blow back and forth, not away from and toward the
When turning at the end of a swath, step over the cord and
turn the appliance.
Always overlap each swath and discharge the snow downwind
when possible.
You may release the interlock button (key) after you
squeeze and hold the power control bar to the handle.
To stop the motor, release the power control bar.
When you stop the machine after you have finished
removing the snow, also remove the interlock button (key)
and disconnect the extension cord.
Adjusting the Discharge
Chute and Chute Deflector
To adjust the direction of the snow stream from the discharge
chute, move the handle on the discharge chute (Figure 6).
When using the discharge chute handle, never
direct the snow discharge chute at the operator or
bystanders. The appliance can throw objects and
cause serious personal injury.
When using the discharge chute handle, always
turn the discharge chute in the opposite direction
from where you or bystanders are standing.
Figure 6
1. Discharge chute deflector trigger
Keep the extension cord clear of obstructions, sharp objects,
and all moving parts. Do not pull sharply on cord or abuse
it in any manner. Inspect the extension cord frequently for
damage that may result in an electric shock. If the extension
cord is damaged, replace it.
In cold and snowy weather conditions, some controls and
moving parts may freeze. Therefore, if any control becomes
2. Discharge chute handle
To adjust the height of the snow stream from the discharge
chute, squeeze the trigger and raise or lower the discharge chute
deflector (Figure 6).
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. Bring the appliance
indoors to thaw frozen controls before operating it.
When operating the appliance, keep the wheels 2.5 cm (1
inch) off the pavement by tipping the appliance 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 do not freeze. Then shut off the motor,
wait for all moving parts to stop, and wipe the ice and snow
off the appliance. Rotate the chute crank several times to
remove any snow.
Figure 8
1. Screw (2)
Determine the left and right sides of the appliance from
the normal operating position.
If the extension cord is plugged into the appliance,
someone could accidentally operate the appliance
while you are performing maintenance on it, causing
serious personal injury.
Remove the interlock button (key) and disconnect the
extension cord before you perform any maintenance
on the appliance.
Figure 9
1. Screws
Lubricating the Appliance
You do not need to lubricate the appliance; all the bearings have
been lubricated at the factory for the life of the appliance.
Replacing the Scraper
Remove and discard the old scraper.
Install the new scraper, and fasten it securely with the 4
screws that you previously removed.
Replacing the Rotor
The scraper is located at the bottom of the rotor housing as shown
in Figure 7.
Remove the screws that secure the right side plate to the
appliance frame (Figure 10).
Figure 7
1. Scraper
Figure 10
Remove the screw from each side plate that holds the
scraper (Figure 8) and 2 screws from under the appliance
(Figure 9) that secure the scraper to the appliance.
Remove the rotor pin (Figure 11).
In a double-insulated appliance, two systems of insulation
are provided instead of grounding. No grounding means is
provided on a double-insulated appliance, nor should a means for
grounding be added to the appliance. Servicing a double-insulated
appliance requires extreme care and knowledge of the system,
and should be done only by the qualified service personnel at
an Authorized Toro Service Dealer. Replacement parts for a
double-insulated appliance must be identical to the parts they
replace. A double-insulated appliance is marked with the words
“Double Insulation” or “Double Insulated.” The symbol (square
within a square)
may also be marked on the appliance.
Figure 11
Product Information
1. Rotor pin
A model and serial number decal is located on the housing.
Always refer to specific numbers on the decal in correspondence
or when you need replacement parts.
Remove the old rotor.
Install the new rotor by inserting the end of the rotor onto the
fitted end in the housing and rotating the rotor until it snaps
into place (Figure 12).
Figure 12
1. Fitted end of the rotor
Note: Ensure that the nut that secures the rotor pin
remains inside the recessed hole in the right inside wall of
the housing.
The housing will flex when you install the rotor.
Tighten the bolt on the side of the housing.
Install the right side plate with the screws that you removed
in step 1.
Toro has designed this appliance to give you years of trouble-free
use. Should it need service, bring the appliance to an Authorized
Toro Service Dealer, who is specially trained to repair Toro
products and will ensure that your Toro stays “all” Toro.
Run the appliance for a few minutes and wipe away any
melted snow on the appliance.
Remove the interlock button (key) and disconnect the
extension cord from the appliance.
Examine the extension cord thoroughly for signs of wear or
damage. Replace it if it is worn or damaged.
Examine the appliance thoroughly for worn, loose, or
damaged parts. To repair or replace parts, contact an
Authorized Service Dealer for assistance.
Store the extension cord with the appliance.
Store the appliance in a clean, dry place.
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