Toro 1800 Power Curve Snowthrower User manual

Toro 1800 Power Curve Snowthrower User manual
Form No. 3424-703 Rev B
1800 Power
Curve®
Snowthrower
Model No. 38381—Serial No. 319000001 and Up
Operator's Manual
If, after carefully reading this manual, you still have questions
or problems, call toll free 1-800-808-2963 (US) or 1-800-808-3072
(Canada) before returning this product.
You may contact Toro directly at www.Toro.com for product
and accessory information, help finding a dealer, the complete
warranty details, or to register your product.
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
The power cord on this product contains
lead, a chemical known to the State
of California to cause birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
Use of this product may cause exposure
to chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive harm.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE
WARNING—To reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, or injury, follow these safety instructions.
Keep children and bystanders away—All visitors should be kept
at a distance from the work area.
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,
except in accordance with the special instructions for such use
provided in the Operator’s Manual.
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 9.
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.
If the appliance cord is damaged in any manner while it is plugged
in, disconnect the extension cord from the wall receptacle and
contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
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.
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.
Do not overreach—Watch your footing and keep your balance
at all times.
If the appliance strikes a foreign object, follow these steps:
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Immediately release the control bar to stop the appliance.
Unplug the power cord.
Inspect for damage.
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.
Disconnect the appliance—Disconnect the appliance from the
power supply when not in use, before servicing, when changing
accessories, etc.
Double insulation—The power cord and switch used on this
machine cannot be replaced, and the equipment shall be disposed
of.
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.
Do not use the appliance on graveled surface unless it is adjusted
for such a surface in accordance with the Operator’s Manual.
Maintain the appliance with care—Follow instructions for
changing accessories.
© 2019—The Toro® Company
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Register at www.Toro.com.
Repair any damage before starting and operating the
appliance.
Original Instructions (EN)
Printed in the Mexico
All Rights Reserved *3424-703* B
This appliance meets or exceeds the B71.3 specifications
of the American National Standards Institute in effect at the
time of production.
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If the appliance should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
motor and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
Read and understand the contents of this manual before you
start the motor.
•
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.
Training
•
Do not overload the capacity of the appliance by attempting to
clear snow at too fast a rate.
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Look behind and use care when backing up with the
appliance.
•
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.
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.
•
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
chute.
Preparation
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Thoroughly inspect the area where the appliance is to be
used and remove all doormats, sleds, boards, wires, and
other foreign objects.
Do not attempt to clear snow from a gravel or crushed rock
surface. This appliance is intended for use only on paved
surfaces.
•
Never attempt to make any adjustments while the motor
is running (except when specifically recommended by
manufacturer).
•
To clear the chute:
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.
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Operation
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.
•
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
rotating.
•
Always use a clean-out tool, not your hands.
Maintenance and Storage
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.
•
Never operate the appliance without proper guards and other
safety protective devices in place and working.
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Check all fasteners at frequent intervals for proper tightness
to ensure that the appliance is in safe working condition.
•
Always refer to the Operator’s Manual for important details if
the appliance is to be stored for an extended period.
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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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Safety and Instructional Decals
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.
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138-6679
1. Warning—read the
Operator’s Manual.
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3. Cutting/dismemberment
hazard of the hand, auger;
cutting/dismemberment
hazard of the foot,
impeller—stay away
from moving parts, keep
all guards and shields
in place; disconnect the
power cord from the power
source before performing
maintenance.
114-4542
1. Read the Operator's Manual.
2. Remove decal
3. Warning
2. Thrown object
hazard—keep bystanders
away.
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114-9034
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119–9841
1. 1) Push the interlock
switch; 2) Hold the handle
to engage the rotation of
the auger blade.
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114-9035
1. Cutting/dismemberment hazards of hand or foot, auger—do
not place your hand in the chute; remove the interlock
button (key) and read the instructions before servicing or
performing maintenance.
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2. Release the handle to
disengage the rotation of
the auger blade.
Setup
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from
the normal operating position.
Installing the Upper Handle
1.
Remove the handle knobs, oval bolts, and curved washers
from the lower handle.
2.
Install the upper handle to the lower handle of the machine
with the handle knobs, curved washers, and oval bolts as
shown in Figure 1.
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Figure 2
1. Cord guide
3. Cord
2. Handle
Installing the Chute Control
Rod
1.
Position the discharge chute so that it faces forward.
Important:
Align the arrow on the discharge chute
with the arrow on the housing (Figure 3).
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Figure 1
1. Handle knob (2)
4. Lower handle
2. Curved washer (2)
5. Upper handle
3. Oval bolt (2)
Note: Ensure that the power cord attached to the machine
is routed over the lower handle and to the inside of the
handle assembly.
3.
Tighten the handle knobs firmly by hand.
4.
Attach the cord guide to the handle (Figure 2).
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Figure 3
1. Discharge chute
2.
4
2. Align the arrows
Insert the end of the chute control rod through the keyed
hole in the bracket that is attached to the top of the lower
handle (Figure 4).
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Figure 4
1. Keyed hole
3.
2. Bracket
Remove the decal that covers the keyed hole in the back of
the housing (Figure 5).
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Figure 6
1. Handle on the chute control rod
5.
Firmly push the rod into the keyed hole in the back of the
housing until it snaps into place.
6.
Move the handle on the chute control rod to ensure that it
moves in the same direction as the chute (Figure 7).
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Figure 5
1. Decal
2. Keyed hole
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4.
Figure 7
Ensure that the handle of the chute control rod points
upward (Figure 6), and insert the rod into the keyed hole
in the back of the housing.
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Operation
DANGER
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
(A.W.G.)
25 feet
14
50 feet
14
100 feet
12
150 feet
10
Note:
Do not use an extension cord over 48 meters (150 feet).
Important:
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.
Note:
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 9).
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Figure 8
1. Rotor blades
2. Belt cover (not shown)
8. Power control bar
9. Upper handle
3. Chute deflector
4. Chute deflector trigger
10. Cord
11. Chute control rod
5. Discharge chute handle
12. Handle knobs
6. Cord lock
13. Discharge chute
7. Interlock button (key)
Important:
This machine is intended for outdoor,
residential use only. Do not use it indoors or for commercial
or industrial purposes.
Connecting to a Power
Source
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To reduce the risk of electric shock, this machine 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 machine or
extension cord plug in any way.
Figure 9
1. Cord lock
2. Extension cord
WARNING
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
assistance.
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Adjusting the Discharge
Chute and Chute Deflector
Starting and Stopping the
Motor
1.
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 10).
To adjust the discharge chute, move the handle on the chute
control rod in the direction that you wish to direct the snow stream
(Figure 6 and Figure 7).
To adjust the chute deflector (and therefore the height of the snow
stream), squeeze the trigger and raise or lower the chute deflector
(Figure 11).
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Figure 10
1. Interlock button (key)
2. Power control bar
Note:
You may release the interlock button (key) after you
squeeze and hold the power control bar to the handle.
2.
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Figure 11
To stop the motor, release the power control bar.
1. Chute deflector trigger
Note:
When you stop the machine after you have finished
removing the snow, also remove the interlock button (key)
and disconnect the extension cord.
WARNING
A gap between the discharge chute and the chute
deflector may allow the machine to throw snow and
objects in the direction of the operator. Thrown objects
could cause serious personal injury.
• 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.
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Maintenance
Operating Tips
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from
the normal operating position.
WARNING
If the machine hits an object while in operation, the
object could be thrown at you or bystanders, resulting
in serious personal injury.
WARNING
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.
Keep the area to be cleared free of all objects that the
rotor blades can pick up and throw.
•
Check the condition of the machine before operating it to
ensure that the rotor turns freely.
•
Always keep children and pets away from the area of
operation.
•
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 machine
strikes an object during operation, stop the machine, unplug
the extension cord, remove the obstruction, and check the
machine for damage.
Remove the interlock button (key) and disconnect the
extension cord before you perform any maintenance
on the appliance.
Lubricating the Machine
You do not need to lubricate the machine; all the bearings have
been lubricated at the factory for the life of the machine.
•
Begin removing snow near the electrical outlet and work
outward. Blow back and forth, not away from and toward the
outlet.
Replacing the Scraper
•
When turning at the end of a swath, step over the cord and
turn the machine.
The scraper is located at the bottom of the rotor housing as shown
in Figure 12.
•
Always overlap each swath and discharge the snow downwind
when possible.
WARNING
When using the discharge chute handle, never
direct the snow discharge chute at the operator or
bystanders. The machine 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.
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Figure 12
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
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 machine
indoors to thaw frozen controls before operating it.
•
When operating the machine, keep the wheels 2.5 cm (1 inch)
off the pavement by tipping the machine 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 machine. Rotate the chute crank several times to
remove any snow.
1. Scraper
1.
Remove the screw from each side plate that holds the
scraper (Figure 13) and 2 screws from under the machine
(Figure 14) that secure the scraper to the machine.
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Figure 13
1. Screw (2)
8
3.
Remove the old rotor.
4.
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 17).
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Figure 14
1. Screws
2.
Remove and discard the old scraper.
3.
Install the new scraper, and fasten it securely with the 4
screws that you previously removed.
Replacing the Rotor
1.
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Figure 17
Remove the screws that secure the right side plate to the
machine frame (Figure 15).
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.
Note:
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Figure 15
2.
Remove the rotor pin (Figure 16).
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Figure 16
1. Rotor pin
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The housing will flex when you install the rotor.
5.
Tighten the bolt on the side of the housing.
6.
Install the right side plate with the screws that you removed
in step 1.
Storage
Service
Toro has designed this machine to give you years of trouble-free
use. Should it need service, bring the machine to an Authorized
Toro Service Dealer who is specially trained to repair Toro
products.
Double-Insulated
Appliances
In a double-insulated appliance, 2 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
may also be marked on the appliance.
within a square)
Product Information
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.
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1.
Run the appliance for a few minutes and wipe away any
melted snow on the appliance.
2.
Remove the interlock button (key) and disconnect the
extension cord from the appliance.
3.
Examine the extension cord thoroughly for signs of wear or
damage. Replace it if it is worn or damaged.
4.
Examine the appliance thoroughly for worn, loose, or
damaged parts. To repair or replace parts, contact an
Authorized Service Dealer for assistance.
5.
Store the extension cord with the appliance.
6.
Store the appliance in a clean, dry place.
California Proposition 65 Warning Information
What is this warning?
You may see a product for sale that has a warning label like the following:
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm—www.p65Warnings.ca.gov.
What is Prop 65?
Prop 65 applies to any company operating in California, selling products in California, or manufacturing products that may be sold in or brought into
California. It mandates that the Governor of California maintain and publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, and/or other
reproductive harm. The list, which is updated annually, includes hundreds of chemicals found in many everyday items. The purpose of Prop 65 is to
inform the public about exposure to these chemicals.
Prop 65 does not ban the sale of products containing these chemicals but instead requires warnings on any product, product packaging, or literature with
the product. Moreover, a Prop 65 warning does not mean that a product is in violation of any product safety standards or requirements. In fact, the
California government has clarified that a Prop 65 warning “is not the same as a regulatory decision that a product is ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe.’” Many of these
chemicals have been used in everyday products for years without documented harm. For more information, go to https://oag.ca.gov/prop65/faqs-view-all.
A Prop 65 warning means that a company has either (1) evaluated the exposure and has concluded that it exceeds the “no significant risk level”; or (2)
has chosen to provide a warning based on its understanding about the presence of a listed chemical without attempting to evaluate the exposure.
Does this law apply everywhere?
Prop 65 warnings are required under California law only. These warnings are seen throughout California in a wide range of settings, including but not
limited to restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, schools, and hospitals, and on a wide variety of products. Additionally, some online and mail order
retailers provide Prop 65 warnings on their websites or in catalogs.
How do the California warnings compare to federal limits?
Prop 65 standards are often more stringent than federal and international standards. There are various substances that require a Prop 65 warning
at levels that are far lower than federal action limits. For example, the Prop 65 standard for warnings for lead is 0.5 μg/day, which is well below
the federal and international standards.
Why don’t all similar products carry the warning?
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Products sold in California require Prop 65 labelling while similar products sold elsewhere do not.
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The enforcement of Prop 65 is inconsistent.
A company involved in a Prop 65 lawsuit reaching a settlement may be required to use Prop 65 warnings for its products, but other companies
making similar products may have no such requirement.
Companies may elect not to provide warnings because they conclude that they are not required to do so under Prop 65; a lack of warnings for a
product does not mean that the product is free of listed chemicals at similar levels.
Why does Toro include this warning?
Toro has chosen to provide consumers with as much information as possible so that they can make informed decisions about the products they buy and
use. Toro provides warnings in certain cases based on its knowledge of the presence of one or more listed chemicals without evaluating the level of
exposure, as not all the listed chemicals provide exposure limit requirements. While the exposure from Toro products may be negligible or well within the
“no significant risk” range, out of an abundance of caution, Toro has elected to provide the Prop 65 warnings. Moreover, if Toro does not provide these
warnings, it could be sued by the State of California or by private parties seeking to enforce Prop 65 and subject to substantial penalties.
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