Toro 37793 User guide

Toro 37793 User guide
Form No. 3415-760 Rev A
Power
Max®
824 OE Snowthrower
Model No. 37793—Serial No. 400000000 and Up
Operator's Manual
Introduction
This machine is intended to be used by residential
homeowners. It is designed primarily for removing
snow from paved surfaces, such as driveways and
sidewalks, and other surfaces for traffic on residential
or commercial properties. It is not designed for
removing materials other than snow.
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 www.Toro.com
for product safety and operation training materials,
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.
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Figure 1
Important: With your smartphone or tablet, scan
the QR code on the serial number decal to access
warranty, parts, and other product information.
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.
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Figure 2
1. Safety-alert symbol
© 2017—The Toro® Company
8111 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Register at www.Toro.com.
Original Instructions (EN)
Printed in the Mexico
All Rights Reserved *3415-760* A
land unless the engine is equipped with a spark
arrester, as defined in Section 4442, maintained in
effective working order or the engine is constructed,
equipped, and maintained for the prevention of fire.
This manual uses 2 words to highlight information.
Important calls attention to special mechanical
information and Note emphasizes general information
worthy of special attention.
WARNING
Contents
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
This product contains a chemical
or chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or reproductive harm.
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive harm.
Introduction ............................................................... 1
Safety ....................................................................... 3
General Safety ................................................... 3
Safety and Instructional Decals .......................... 4
Setup ........................................................................ 6
Installing the Upper Handle................................. 6
Installing the Chute ............................................. 6
Installing the Traction-Control Linkage................ 6
Installing the Chute-Control Rod ......................... 7
Installing the Snow-Cleanout Tool....................... 7
Checking the Engine-Oil Level............................ 7
Checking the Tire Pressure................................. 8
Checking the Skids and Scraper ......................... 8
Checking the Operation of the Traction
Drive ............................................................... 8
Product Overview ..................................................... 9
Operation .................................................................. 9
Before Operation ................................................... 9
Before Operation Safety ..................................... 9
Filling the Fuel Tank .......................................... 10
During Operation ................................................. 10
During Operation Safety ................................... 10
Starting the Engine ............................................11
Shutting Off the Engine..................................... 13
Operating the Traction Drive ............................. 13
Operating the Speed Selector........................... 13
Operating the Auger/Impeller Drive................... 14
Operating the Quick Stick®............................... 14
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute ................ 15
Operating Tips ................................................. 16
After Operation .................................................... 16
After Operation Safety ...................................... 16
Preventing Freeze-up after Use ........................ 16
Maintenance ........................................................... 17
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s) ........... 17
Maintenance Safety.......................................... 17
Preparing for Maintenance ............................... 17
Checking the Engine-Oil Level.......................... 18
Checking and Adjusting the Skids and
Scraper ......................................................... 18
Checking and Adjusting the Traction
Cable ............................................................ 19
Checking and Adjusting the Auger/Impeller
Cable ............................................................ 20
Checking the Auger-Gearbox-Oil Level............. 20
Changing the Engine Oil ................................... 21
Lubricating the Hex Shaft.................................. 21
Replacing the Spark Plug ................................. 22
Adjusting the Discharge-Chute Latch................ 23
Replacing the Drive Belts.................................. 23
Important: If you are using this machine above
1500 m (5,000 ft) for a continuous period, ensure
that the High Altitude Kit has been installed
so that the engine meets CARB/EPA emission
regulations. The High Altitude Kit increases
engine performance while preventing spark-plug
fouling, hard starting, and increased emissions.
Once you have installed the kit, attach the
high-altitude label next to the serial decal on the
machine. Contact any Authorized Toro Service
Dealer to obtain the proper High Altitude Kit and
high-altitude label for your machine. To locate
a dealer convenient to you, access our website
at www.Toro.com or contact our Toro Customer
Care Department at the number(s) listed in your
Emission Control Warranty Statement. Remove
the kit from the engine and restore the engine to
its original factory configuration when running the
engine under 1500 m (5,000 ft). Do not operate an
engine that has been converted for high-altitude
use at lower altitudes; otherwise, you could
overheat and damage the engine.
If you are unsure whether or not your machine has
been converted for high-altitude use, look for the
following label (Figure 3).
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Figure 3
It is a violation of California Public Resource Code
Section 4442 or 4443 to use or operate the engine on
any forest-covered, brush-covered, or grass-covered
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Storage ................................................................... 23
Storing the Machine.......................................... 23
Removing the Machine from Storage ................ 23
Troubleshooting ...................................................... 24
Safety
General Safety
This machine complies with ANSI B71.3 specifications.
• Read and understand the contents of this
Operator’s Manual before you start the engine.
Ensure that everyone using this product knows
how to use the product and understands the
warnings.
• Do not put your hands or feet near moving
components on the machine.
• Do not operate the machine without all guards
and other safety protective devices in place and
working on the machine.
• Keep clear of any discharge opening. Keep
bystanders a safe distance away from the
machine.
• Keep children out of the operating area. Never
allow children to operate the machine.
• Shut off the engine before unclogging, servicing,
or fueling the machine.
You can find additional items of safety information in
their respective sections throughout this manual.
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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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1. Insert the key.
2. Prime the engine 3 times.
3. Engage the choke.
4. Pull the starter cord.
5. Once the engine is running, disengage the choke.
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Order Part No. 121-1215
1. Cutting/dismemberment hazard, impeller—do not place
your hand in the chute; shut off the engine before leaving
the operator’s position and use a tool to clear the chute.
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Order Part No. 120-7194
1. Traction drive—squeeze the lever to engage; release the
lever to disengage.
4. Cutting/dismemberment hazard, impeller—stay away from
moving parts; keep all guards and shields in place; remove
the ignition key and read the instructions before servicing or
performing maintenance.
2. Warning—read the Operator’s Manual.
5. Thrown object hazard—keep bystanders a safe distance
away from the machine.
3. Cutting/dismemberment hazard, impeller—do not place your
hand in the chute; shut off the engine before leaving the
operating position and use a tool to clear the chute.
6. Auger/impeller drive—squeeze the lever to engage; release
the lever to disengage.
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1. Cutting/dismemberment hazards of hand or foot, impeller
and auger—keep bystanders a safe distance away from
the machine.
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1. Fast
2. Forward speeds
3. Slow
4. Reverse speeds
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1. Engine—shut off
2. Slow
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3. Fast
Installing the
Traction-Control Linkage
Setup
Installing the Upper Handle
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Installing the Chute
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Installing the Chute-Control Installing the
Snow-Cleanout Tool
Rod
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Checking the Engine-Oil
Level
Note: Your machine comes with oil in the engine
crankcase. Before starting the engine, check the oil
level and add oil if necessary.
Refer to Checking the Engine-Oil Level (page 18).
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Checking the Tire Pressure
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Figure 10
The machine should move rearward. If the
machine does not move or moves forward,
complete the following:
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Checking the Skids and
Scraper
A.
Release the traction lever and shut off the
engine.
B.
Disconnect the trunnion from the
speed-selector lever.
C.
Turn the trunnion downward (clockwise) on
the speed-control rod.
D.
Connect the trunnion to the speed-selector
lever.
Refer to Checking and Adjusting the Skids and
Scraper (page 18).
4.
Release the traction lever.
5.
Move the speed selector to Position 1; refer to
Operating the Speed Selector (page 13).
Checking the Operation of
the Traction Drive
6.
Squeeze the left (traction) lever to the handgrip.
The machine should move forward. If the
machine does not move or moves rearward,
complete the following:
CAUTION
If the traction drive is not properly adjusted,
the machine may move in the direction
opposite of what you intended, causing injury
and/or property damage.
Carefully check the traction drive and adjust it
properly, if necessary.
1.
Start the engine; refer to Starting the Engine
(page 11).
2.
Move the speed selector to Position R1; refer to
Operating the Speed Selector (page 13).
3.
7.
A.
Release the traction lever and shut off the
engine.
B.
Disconnect the trunnion from the
speed-selector lever.
C.
Turn the trunnion upward (counterclockwise)
on the speed-control rod.
D.
Connect the trunnion to the speed-selector
lever.
If you made any adjustments, repeat this
procedure until no adjustments are required.
Important: If the machine moves when the
traction lever is in the released position, check the
traction cable; refer to Checking and Adjusting
the Traction Cable (page 19) or take the machine
to an Authorized Service Dealer for service.
Squeeze the left (traction) lever to the handgrip.
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Product Overview
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Figure 13
1. Snow-cleanout tool (attached to the handle)
Operation
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the
machine from the normal operating position.
Before Operation
Before Operation Safety
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• For electric-start models only: Use extension
Figure 11
cords and receptacles as specified in the manual.
Thoroughly inspect the electrical cord before
plugging it into a power source. If the cord is
damaged, do not use it. Replace the damaged
cord. Unplug the power cord whenever you are
not starting the machine.
9. Discharge chute
1. Handgrip (2)
2. Auger/impeller lever
10. Scraper
3. Speed-selector lever
11. Auger
4. Quick Stick™
discharge-chute control
12. Skid (2)
5. Traction lever
6. Fuel-tank cap
13. Electric-start button
14. Electric-start plug-in
7. Oil-fill tube/dipstick
15. Snow-cleanout tool
• Wear adequate winter garments whenever
you operate the machine. Wear substantial,
slip-resistant footwear that improves footing on
slippery surfaces. Avoid loose-fitting clothing that
can get caught in moving parts.
8. Chute deflector
• Always wear eye protection during operation or
while performing an adjustment or repair to protect
your eyes from foreign objects that the machine
may throw.
• Thoroughly inspect the area where you will use the
machine, and remove all doormats, sleds, boards,
wires, and other foreign objects.
• If a shield, safety device, or decal is damaged,
illegible, or missing, repair or replace it before
beginning operation. Also tighten any loose
fasteners.
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Figure 12
1. Primer
2. Ignition switch
5. Throttle
6. Oil-drain plug
3. Choke
4. Fuel-shutoff valve
7. Recoil-start handle
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During Operation
DANGER
Fuel is extremely flammable and explosive. A
fire or explosion from fuel can burn you and
others.
• To prevent a static charge from igniting the
fuel, place the container and/or machine on
the ground before filling, not in a vehicle
or on an object.
• Fill the tank outdoors when the engine is
cold. Wipe up spills.
• Do not handle fuel when smoking or
around an open flame or sparks.
• Store fuel in an approved fuel container,
out of the reach of children.
• Do not tip the machine either forward
or backward with fuel in the fuel tank;
otherwise, fuel may leak out of the
machine.
During Operation Safety
• Shut off the engine before unclogging the
machine and always use a stick or the
snow-cleanout tool (if provided).
• A rotating auger can injure hands or feet. Stay
behind the handles and away from the discharge
opening while operating the machine. Keep your
face, hands, feet, and any other part of your
body or clothing away from moving or rotating
parts.
• Never direct the discharge toward people or areas
where property damage can occur.
• Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
Always be sure of your footing, and keep a firm
hold on the handles. Walk; never run.
• Exercise extreme caution when operating on
slopes.
Filling the Fuel Tank
• Never operate the machine without good visibility
or light.
• For best results, use only clean, fresh (less than
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30 days old), unleaded gasoline with an octane
rating of 87 or higher ((R+M)/2 rating method).
Oxygenated fuel with up to 10% ethanol or 15%
MTBE by volume is acceptable.
Do not use ethanol blends of gasoline (such
as E15 or E85) with more than 10% ethanol by
volume. Performance problems and/or engine
damage may result which may not be covered
under warranty.
Do not use gasoline containing methanol.
Do not store fuel either in the fuel tank or fuel
containers over the winter unless you use a fuel
stabilizer.
Do not add oil to gasoline.
• Do not operate the machine while ill, tired, or
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Look behind and use care when backing up with
the machine.
• When not actively clearing snow, disengage power
to the auger.
• Exercise extreme caution when operating on or
crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert
for hidden hazards or traffic.
• Never attempt to make any adjustments while the
engine is running.
• After striking a foreign object, shut off the engine,
remove the ignition key (electric-start models
only), thoroughly inspect the machine for any
damage, and repair the damage before starting
and operating the machine.
Do not fill above the bottom of the fuel tank neck
(Figure 14).
• If the machine should start to vibrate abnormally,
shut off the engine and check for the cause.
• Do not run the engine indoors unless there is
adequate ventilation (e.g., leaving an outside door
open); exhaust fumes are dangerous.
• Do not overload the machine capacity by
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Figure 14
attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.
• Never touch a hot engine or muffler.
Note: For best results, purchase only the quantity
of fuel that you expect to use in 30 days. Otherwise,
you may add fuel stabilizer to newly purchased fuel to
keep it fresh for up to 6 months.
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Starting the Engine
1.
2.
4.
Check the engine-oil level. Refer to Checking
the Engine-Oil Level (page 18).
Turn the fuel-shutoff valve 1/4 turn
counterclockwise to open it (Figure 15).
Firmly push in the primer with your thumb as
indicated by the following table, holding the
primer in for a second before releasing it each
time (Figure 17).
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Figure 17
Temperature
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Figure 15
3.
-23°C (-10°F) and above
3
Below -23°C (-10°F)
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5.
Fully insert the ignition key (Figure 16).
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Figure 16
1. Ignition key
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Suggested Number of
Primes
Move the choke to the CHOKE position (Figure
18).
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Figure 20
1. Electric-starter button
2. Electric starter plug-in
Note: To use the electric starter (electric-start
models only), connect a power cord to the
plug-in first and then to a power outlet. Use
only a UL-listed, 16-gauge extension cord
recommended for outdoor use that is not longer
than 50 ft (15 m).
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Figure 18
6.
3. Recoil-start handle
WARNING
Move the throttle to the FAST position (Figure
19).
The electrical cord can become damaged,
causing a shock or fire.
Thoroughly inspect the electrical cord
before using the machine. If the cord
is damaged, do not use it. Replace or
repair the damaged cord immediately.
Contact an Authorized Service Dealer for
assistance.
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8.
Figure 19
7.
9.
Start the machine by pulling the recoil starter or
pressing the electric-starter button (Figure 20).
Important: To prevent damaging the electric
starter, run it in short cycles (5 seconds on,
5 seconds off), no more than 10 times. If the
engine still does not start, take the machine
to an Authorized Service Dealer for service.
Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet
first and then from the machine (electric-start
models only).
Allow the engine to warm up; gradually move
the choke toward the Run position. Wait for
the engine to run smoothly before each choke
adjustment.
CAUTION
If you leave the machine plugged into a
power outlet, someone can inadvertently
start the machine and injure people or
damage property.
Unplug the power cord whenever you are
not starting the machine.
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Operating the Traction
Drive
Shutting Off the Engine
1.
Move the throttle to the SLOW position, and then
to the STOP position (Figure 21). You can also
shut off the engine by pulling the ignition key
outward to the middle position.
CAUTION
If the traction drive is not properly adjusted,
the machine may move in the direction
opposite of what you intended, causing injury
and/or property damage.
Carefully check the traction drive and adjust it
properly, if necessary; refer to Checking the
Operation of the Traction Drive (page 8) for
more information.
Important: If the machine moves when the
traction lever is in the released position, check the
traction cable; refer to Checking and Adjusting
the Traction Cable (page 19) or take the machine
to an Authorized Service Dealer for service.
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Figure 21
1.
2.
3.
4.
Wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving
the operating position.
Remove the ignition key to prevent accidental
starting.
Close the fuel shutoff valve by rotating it
clockwise (Figure 22).
To engage the traction drive, squeeze the left
(traction) lever to the handgrip (Figure 23).
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Figure 23
2.
To stop the traction drive, release the traction
lever.
Operating the Speed
Selector
The speed selector has 6 forward and 2 reverse
gears. To change speeds, release the traction lever
and shift the speed-selector lever to the desired
position (Figure 24). The lever locks in a notch at
each speed selection.
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Figure 22
5.
Pull the recoil starter 3 or 4 times.
Note: This helps prevent the recoil starter from
freezing up.
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Operating the Quick Stick®
Hold the blue trigger cap down to use the Quick Stick
to move the discharge chute and the chute deflector.
Release the trigger cap to lock the discharge chute
and chute deflector into position (Figure 26).
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Figure 24
Operating the
Auger/Impeller Drive
1.
To engage the auger/impeller drive, squeeze
the right (auger/impeller) lever to the handgrip
(Figure 25).
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Figure 26
Moving the Discharge Chute
Hold the blue trigger cap down and move the Quick
Stick to the left to move the discharge chute to the
left; move the Quick Stick to the right to move the
discharge chute to the right (Figure 27).
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Figure 25
2.
To stop the auger and impeller, release the right
lever.
Important: When you engage both the
auger/impeller lever and the traction lever,
the traction lever locks the auger/impeller
lever down, freeing your right hand. To
release both levers, simply release the left
(traction) lever.
3.
If the auger and impeller continue to rotate when
you release the auger/impeller lever, do not
operate the machine. Check the auger/impeller
cable; refer to Checking and Adjusting the
Auger/Impeller Cable (page 20) and adjust it if
necessary. Otherwise, take the machine to an
Authorized Dealer for service.
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Figure 27
• If the chute does not move, refer to Adjusting the
WARNING
•
If the auger and impeller continue
to rotate when you release the
auger/impeller lever, you could seriously
injure yourself or others.
•
Do not operate the machine. Take it to an
Authorized Service Dealer for service.
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Discharge-Chute Latch (page 23).
If the chute does not turn as far to the left as it
does to the right, ensure that the cable is routed
to the inside of the handles. Refer to Installing the
Upper Handle (page 6).
If the chute does not lock into place when you
release the trigger cap, refer to Adjusting the
Discharge-Chute Latch (page 23).
Moving the Chute Deflector
Clearing a Clogged
Discharge Chute
Hold the blue trigger cap down and move the Quick
Stick forward to lower the chute deflector; move it
rearward to raise the chute deflector (Figure 28).
WARNING
If the auger/impeller is running but there is no
snow coming out of the discharge chute, the
discharge chute may be clogged.
Never use your hands to clear a clogged
discharge chute. This could result in personal
injury.
• To unclog the discharge chute, stay in the
operating position and release the left (traction)
lever. While running the auger/impeller, push down
on the handles to raise the front of the machine a
few centimeters (inches) off the pavement. Then
lift the handles quickly to bump the front of the
machine on the pavement. Repeat if necessary
until a stream of snow comes out the discharge
chute.
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Figure 28
• If you cannot unclog the discharge chute by
bumping the front of the machine, shut off the
engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
use the snow-cleanout tool (Figure 13).
Important: Unclogging the discharge chute
by bumping the front of the machine on the
pavement may cause the skids to move. Adjust
the skids and tighten the skid bolts securely;
refer to Checking and Adjusting the Skids and
Scraper (page 18).
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Operating Tips
After Operation
DANGER
After Operation Safety
When the machine is in operation, the impeller
and auger rotate and can injure or amputate
hands or feet.
• Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel
tank inside a building where ignition sources are
present, such as hot water heaters, space heaters,
or clothes dryers. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
• Before adjusting, cleaning, inspecting,
troubleshooting, or repairing the machine,
shut off the engine and wait for all moving
parts to stop. Disconnect the wire from
the spark plug and keep it away from the
plug to prevent someone from accidentally
starting the engine.
• When storing the machine for more than 30 days,
refer to Storage (page 23) for important details.
Preventing Freeze-up after
Use
• Remove an obstruction from the discharge
chute; refer to Clearing a Clogged
Discharge Chute (page 15). Use the
snow-cleanout tool (Figure 14), not your
hands, to remove an obstruction from the
discharge chute.
• In snowy and cold conditions, some controls and
moving parts may freeze. Do not use excessive
force when trying to operate frozen controls.
If you have difficulty operating any control or part,
start the engine and let it run for a few minutes.
• Stay behind the handles and away from
the discharge opening while operating the
machine.
• After using the machine, let the engine run for
a few minutes to prevent moving parts from
freezing. Engage the auger/impeller to clear any
remaining snow from inside the housing. Rotate
the Quick Stick to prevent it from freezing. Shut off
the engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove all ice and snow from the machine.
• Keep your face, hands, feet, and any other
part of your body or clothing away from
concealed, moving, or rotating parts.
• With the engine off, pull the recoil-start handle
several times and push the electric-start button
once to prevent the recoil starter and electric
starter from freezing up.
WARNING
The impeller can throw stones, toys, and other
foreign objects and cause serious personal
injury to you or bystanders.
• Keep the area to be cleared free of all
objects that the auger could pick up and
throw.
• Keep all children and pets away from the
area of operation.
• Always set the throttle to the FAST position when
throwing snow.
• If the engine slows down under a load or the
wheels slip, shift the machine into a lower gear.
• If the front of the machine rides up, shift the
machine into a lower gear. If the front continues to
ride up, lift up on the handles.
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Maintenance
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)
Maintenance Service
Interval
Maintenance Procedure
After the first 2 hours
• Inspect the traction cable and adjust it if necessary.
• Inspect the auger/impeller cable and adjust it if necessary.
After the first 5 hours
• Change the engine oil.
Before each use or daily
Every 100 hours
Yearly
Yearly or before storage
• Check the engine-oil level and add oil if necessary.
• Replace the spark plug.
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Check the skids and the scraper and adjust them if necessary.
Inspect the traction cable and adjust or replace it if necessary.
Inspect the auger/impeller cable and adjust or replace it if necessary.
Check the auger-gearbox oil and add oil if necessary.
Change the engine oil.
Lubricate the hex shaft.
• Check the air pressure in the tires and inflate them to 116 to 137 kPa (17 to 20 psi).
• Drain the fuel and run the engine to dry out the fuel tank and the carburetor at the
end of the season.
• Have an Authorized Service Dealer inspect and replace the traction drive belt and/or
the auger/impeller drive belt, if necessary.
Important: You can find more information about maintaining and servicing your machine at
www.Toro.com.
Maintenance Safety
Read the following safety precautions before
performing any maintenance on the machine:
• Before performing any maintenance, service, or
adjustment, shut off the engine and remove the
key. If major repairs are ever needed, contact an
Authorized Service Dealer.
• Check all fasteners at frequent intervals for proper
tightness to ensure that the machine is in safe
working condition.
• Do not change the governor settings on the engine.
• Purchase only genuine Toro replacement parts
and accessories.
Preparing for Maintenance
1.
Move the machine to a level surface.
2.
Shut off the engine and wait for all moving parts
to stop.
3.
Disconnect the spark-plug wire. Refer to
Replacing the Spark Plug (page 22).
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Checking the Engine-Oil
Level
Checking and Adjusting the
Skids and Scraper
Service Interval: Before each use or daily—Check
the engine-oil level and add oil if
necessary.
Service Interval: Yearly—Check the skids and
the scraper and adjust them if
necessary.
Check the skids and the scraper to ensure that the
auger does not contact the paved or gravel surface.
Adjust the skids and the scraper as needed to
compensate for wear.
1.
Check the tire pressure; refer to Checking the
Tire Pressure (page 8).
2.
Loosen the nuts that secure both skids to the
auger sides until the skids slide up and down
easily.
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1. 3 mm (1/8 inch)
Important: The auger blades must be
supported above the ground by the skids.
3.
Ensure that the scraper is 3 mm (1/8 inch) above
and parallel to a level surface.
Note: If the pavement is cracked, rough, or
uneven, adjust the skids to raise the scraper. For
gravel surfaces, adjust the skids further down to
prevent the machine from picking up rocks.
4.
Move the skids down until they are even with
the ground.
5.
Firmly tighten the nuts that secure both skids
to the auger sides.
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Note: To quickly adjust the skids if they loosen,
support the scraper 3 mm (1/8 inch) off the
pavement, then adjust the skids down to the
pavement.
Note: If the skids become excessively worn,
you can turn them over and set the unused side
toward the pavement.
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Checking and Adjusting the
Traction Cable
Service Interval: After the first 2 hours—Inspect
the traction cable and adjust it if
necessary.
Yearly—Inspect the traction cable and adjust or
replace it if necessary.
If the machine does not drive in the forward or reverse
speeds or it drives when you release the traction lever,
adjust the traction cable.
If the left (traction) cable is not properly adjusted, do
the following steps:
1.
Loosen the jam nut.
2.
Engage the traction lever and hold it in place
(Figure 31).
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Figure 32
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Figure 31
3.
Loosen or tighten the turnbuckle to adjust the
spring length to 5.5 cm (2.18 inches) as shown
in Figure 32.
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1. Jam nut
3. Spring
2. Turnbuckle
4. 5.5 cm (2.18 inches)
4.
Tighten the jam nut (Figure 32), ensuring there
is slight tension on the cable.
5.
If the traction cable is properly adjusted but a
problem remains, contact an Authorized Service
Dealer.
Checking and Adjusting the Checking the
Auger-Gearbox-Oil Level
Auger/Impeller Cable
Service Interval: Yearly—Check the auger-gearbox
oil and add oil if necessary.
Service Interval: After the first 2 hours—Inspect the
auger/impeller cable and adjust it if
necessary.
Yearly—Inspect the auger/impeller cable and
adjust or replace it if necessary.
1.
Loosen the jam nut.
2.
Engage the auger/impeller lever and hold it in
place (Figure 33).
1.
Move the machine to a level surface.
2.
Clean the area around the pipe plug (Figure 35).
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Figure 35
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Figure 33
3.
1. Pipe plug
Loosen or tighten the turnbuckle to adjust the
spring length to 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) as shown
in Figure 34.
3.
Remove the pipe plug from the gearbox.
4.
Check the oil level in the gearbox. The oil should
be 9.5 mm (3/8 inch) below the filler opening.
5.
If the oil level is low, add GL-5 or GL-6, SAE
80-90 EP gear oil lubricant to the gearbox until
the oil level is 9.5 mm (3/8 inch) below the filler
opening.
Note: Do not use synthetic oil.
6.
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Figure 34
1. Jam nut
3. Spring
2. Turnbuckle
4. 7 cm (2-3/4 inches)
4.
Tighten the jam nut (Figure 34), ensuring that
there is slight tension on the cable.
5.
If the auger/impeller cable is properly adjusted
but a problem remains, contact an Authorized
Service Dealer.
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Install the pipe plug in the gearbox.
Changing the Engine Oil
Lubricating the Hex Shaft
Service Interval: After the first 5 hours—Change the
engine oil.
Service Interval: Yearly—Lubricate the hex shaft.
Lightly lubricate the hex shaft yearly with automotive
engine oil (Figure 38).
Yearly—Change the engine oil.
If possible, run the engine for a few minutes before
changing the oil because warm oil flows better and
carries more contaminants.
Engine oil capacity
0.70 L (24 fl oz)
Oil viscosity
Refer to Figure 37.
API service classification
SJ or higher
Use Figure 36 below to select the best oil viscosity for
the outdoor temperature range expected:
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Figure 38
1. Hex shaft
2. Steel friction pulley
3. Rubber wheel
Important: Do not get oil on the rubber wheel or
the steel friction pulley because the traction drive
will slip (Figure 38).
1. Drain the fuel from the fuel tank.
2. Tip the machine forward onto its auger housing
and block it so that it cannot fall.
3. Remove the back cover (Figure 39).
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Figure 36
1.
Clean the area around the oil-drain cap (Figure
37).
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Figure 37
1. Oil-drain cap
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Figure 39
2.
Slide an oil-drain pan under the drain extension
and remove the oil-drain cap.
1. Screws
3.
Drain the oil.
4.
5.
Note: Dispose of the used oil properly at a local
recycling center.
4.
Install the oil-drain cap.
5.
Fill the crankcase with oil.
6.
7.
8.
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Move the speed-selector lever to Position R2.
Dip your finger in automotive engine oil and
lightly lubricate the hex shaft.
Move the speed-selector lever to Position 6.
Lubricate the other end of the hex shaft.
Move the speed-selector lever forward and
rearward a few times.
9.
Install the back cover and return the machine to
the operating position.
4.
Set the gap between the electrodes on a new
spark plug at 0.76 mm (0.030 inch) as shown
in Figure 42.
Replacing the Spark Plug
Service Interval: Every 100 hours—Replace the
spark plug.
WARNING
Replacing the spark plug while the engine is
hot can result in burns.
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Figure 42
1. 0.76 mm (0.030 inch)
Wait until the engine is cool to replace the
spark plug.
5.
Use a Toro spark plug or equivalent (Champion®
RN9YC or NGK BPR6ES).
1. Remove the boot (Figure 40).
Note: Ensure that the ignition wire snaps
completely into place on the spark plug.
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Figure 40
1. Spark-plug boot
2.
Clean around the base of the spark plug.
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Figure 41
3.
Install the new spark plug, tighten it firmly, and
attach the ignition wire to the spark plug.
Remove and discard the old spark plug.
Note: You will need a ratchet wrench extension
to remove the spark plug.
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Adjusting the
Discharge-Chute Latch
Storage
WARNING
If the discharge chute does not lock into the desired
position or does not unlock so that you can move it to
another position, adjust the discharge-chute latch.
1.
• Fuel vapors can explode.
• Do not store fuel more than 30 days.
Loosen the clamp fastener on the chute-support
plate until the cable is free.
• Do not store the machine in an enclosure
near an open flame.
• Allow the engine to cool before storing it.
Storing the Machine
1.
On the last refueling of the year, add fuel
stabilizer to fresh fuel as directed by the fuel
stabilizer manufacturer.
Important: Do not store fuel longer
than that suggested by the fuel-stabilizer
manufacturer.
2.
Run the engine for 10 minutes to distribute the
conditioned fuel through the fuel system.
3.
Run the machine until the engine runs out of fuel.
4.
Prime the engine and start it again.
5.
Allow the engine to run until it shuts off.
When you can no longer start the engine, it is
sufficiently dry.
6.
Shut off the engine and allow it to cool.
Remove any slack in the cable by pulling the
cable conduit rearward.
7.
Remove the ignition key.
8.
Clean the machine thoroughly.
Tighten the clamp fastener while holding the
cable in place.
9.
Touch up chipped surfaces with paint available
from an Authorized Service Dealer. Sand
affected areas before painting, and use a rust
preventative to prevent the metal parts from
rusting.
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Figure 43
1. Cable conduit
3. Clamp fastener
2. Cable clamp
2.
3.
Replacing the Drive Belts
If the auger/impeller drive belt or the traction-drive belt
becomes worn, oil-soaked, or otherwise damaged,
have an Authorized Service Dealer replace the belt.
10.
Tighten all loose screws, bolts, and locknuts.
Repair or replace any damaged parts.
11.
Cover the machine and store it in a clean, dry
place out of the reach of children.
Removing the Machine
from Storage
Perform the annual maintenance procedures as given
in the Recommended Maintenance Schedule; refer to
Storage (page 23).
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
The electric starter does not turn (electric
start only).
1. The power cord is disconnected at the
outlet or the machine.
1. Connect the power cord to the outlet
and/or the machine.
2. The power cord is worn, corroded, or
damaged.
3. The power outlet is not energized.
2. Replace the power cord.
1. The key is not in the ignition or is in the
STOP position.
1. Insert the key into the ignition and turn
it to the ON position.
2. The choke is in the OFF position and
the primer has not been pressed.
3. The fuel-shutoff valve is not open.
4. The throttle is not in the FAST position.
5. The fuel tank is empty or the fuel
system contains stale fuel.
2. Move the choke to the ON position and
press the primer 3 times.
3. Open the fuel-shutoff valve.
4. Move the throttle to the FAST position.
5. Drain and/or fill the fuel tank with
fresh fuel (not more than 30 days old).
If the problem persists, contact an
Authorized Service Dealer.
6. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
The engine does not start or starts hard.
6. The spark-plug wire is loose or
disconnected.
7. The spark plug is pitted, fouled, or the
gap is incorrect.
8. The fuel-vent cap is restricted.
9. The engine-oil level in the engine
crankcase is too low or too high.
The engine runs rough.
Corrective Action
3. Have a qualified electrician energize
the outlet.
7. Check the spark plug and adjust the
gap if necessary. Replace the spark
plug if it is pitted, fouled, or cracked.
8. Remove the vent restriction or replace
the fuel cap.
9. Add or drain oil to adjust the oil level in
the engine crankcase to the Full mark
on the dipstick.
1. The choke is in the ON position.
1. Move the choke to the OFF position.
2. The fuel-shutoff valve is not completely
open.
3. The fuel tank is nearly empty or
contains stale fuel.
2. Open the fuel-shutoff valve.
4. The spark-plug wire is loose.
5. The spark plug is pitted, fouled, or the
gap is incorrect.
6. The engine-oil level in the engine
crankcase is too low or too high.
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3. Drain and fill the fuel tank with fresh
fuel (not more than 30 days old).
If the problem persists, contact an
Authorized Service Dealer.
4. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
5. Check the spark plug and adjust the
gap if necessary. Replace the spark
plug if it is pitted, fouled, or cracked.
6. Add or drain oil to adjust the oil level in
the engine crankcase to the Full mark
on the dipstick.
Problem
The engine runs, but the machine
discharges snow poorly or not at all.
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
1. The throttle is not in the FAST position
when throwing snow.
1. Move the throttle to the FAST position.
2. The machine is moving too fast to clear
the snow.
3. You are trying to remove too much
snow per swath.
4. You are trying to remove extremely
heavy or wet snow.
5. The discharge chute is plugged.
6. The auger/impeller drive belt is loose
or is off the pulley.
2. Shift the machine into a lower gear.
7. The auger/impeller drive belt is worn
or broken.
3. Reduce the amount of snow removed
per swath.
4. Don't overload the machine with
extremely heavy or wet snow.
5. Unclog the discharge chute.
6. Install and/or adjust the auger/impeller
drive belt; refer to www.Toro.com
for servicing information or take the
machine to an Authorized Service
Dealer.
7. Replace the auger/impeller drive belt;
refer to www.Toro.com for servicing
information or take the machine to an
Authorized Service Dealer.
The discharge chute either does not lock
into place or does not move.
1. The discharge-chute latch is not
properly adjusted.
1. Adjust the discharge-chute latch.
The machine does not properly clear the
snow off the surface.
1. The skids and/or scraper are not
properly adjusted.
1. Adjust the skids and/or the scraper.
2. The pressure in the tires is not equal.
2. Check and adjust the pressure in 1 or
both tires.
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