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Operator’s Manual
Two Stage Snow Thrower — 945 SWE
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
FORM NO. 769-04106
(June 6, 2008)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Snow Thrower manufactured by
Cub Cadet LLC. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent
performance when properly operated and maintained.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly. Cub
Cadet’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website address
and mailing address can be found on this page. We want to
ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position..
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. Cub Cadet
LLC reserves the right to change product specifications, designs
and equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Table of Contents
Important Safe Operation Practices...................... 3
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 7
Controls and Features ............................................11
Operation ................................................................14
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................16
Service......................................................................19
Troubleshooting..................................................... 24
Replacement Parts................................................. 25
Warranty...................................................Back Cover
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the operator’s position and looking
at the lower, rear section of the frame. This information will
be necessary, should you seek technical support via our web
site, Customer Support Department, or with a local authorized
service dealer.
Serial Number
Customer Support
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this unit, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.cubcadet.com
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Locate your nearest Cub Cadet Dealer at (877) 282-8684
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Write us at Cub Cadet LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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WARNING! This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed,
could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING!
California Proposition 65
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating fingers, hands,
toes and feet and throwing foreign objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Training
Preparation
1.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used.
Remove all doormats, newspapers, sleds, boards, wires and other
foreign objects, which could be tripped over or thrown by the
auger/impeller.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
1.
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation
and while performing an adjustment or repair to protect
your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can cause serious
injury to the eyes.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and be trained and supervised by an
adult.
2.
Do not operate without wearing adequate winter outer
garments. Do not wear jewelry, long scarves or other loose
clothing, which could become entangled in moving parts.
Wear footwear which will improve footing on slippery
surfaces.
4.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
3.
Use a grounded three-wire extension cord and receptacle
for all machines with electric start engines.
5.
Thrown objects can cause serious personal injury. Plan
your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, bystanders and the like.
4.
Adjust collector housing height to clear gravel or crushed
rock surfaces.
6.
Keep bystanders, pets and children at least 75 feet from the
machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
5.
Disengage all control levers before starting the engine.
6.
7.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially
when operating in reverse.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while engine is
running, except where specifically recommended in the
operator’s manual.
7.
Let engine and machine adjust to outdoor temperature
before starting to clear snow.
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Safe Handling of Gasoline
5.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care
in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can occur when
gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas.
6.
Do not operate machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
7.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch. Keep children away.
a.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
b.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
8.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel surfaces. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.
c.
Never fuel machine indoors.
9.
d.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is
hot or running.
Exercise caution when changing direction and while
operating on slopes.
10.
e.
Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
Plan your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge
towards windows, walls, cars etc. Thus, avoiding possible
property damage or personal injury caused by a ricochet.
f.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to provide space for
fuel expansion.
11.
Never direct discharge at children, bystanders and pets or
allow anyone in front of the machine.
12.
Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to clear
snow at too fast of a rate.
13.
Never operate this machine without good visibility or light.
Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on the
handles. Walk, never run.
14.
Disengage power to the auger/impeller when transporting
or not in use.
15.
Never operate machine at high transport speeds on
slippery surfaces. Look down and behind and use care
when backing up.
g.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
h.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
i.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
(e.g. furnace, water heater, space heater, clothes
dryer etc.).
j.
Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before
storing.
16.
k.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
before filling.
If the machine should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it
against the engine. Inspect thoroughly for damage. Repair
any damage before starting and operating.
17.
If possible, remove gas-powered equipment from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this
is not possible, then refuel such equipment on a
trailer with a portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Disengage all control levers and stop engine before you
leave the operating position (behind the handles). Wait
until the auger/impeller comes to a complete stop before
unclogging the chute assembly, making any adjustments,
or inspections.
18.
Never put your hand in the discharge or collector
openings. Always use the clean-out tool provided to
unclog the discharge opening. Do not unclog chute
assembly while engine is running. Shut off engine and
remain behind handles until all moving parts have stopped
before unclogging.
19.
Use only attachments and accessories approved by the
manufacturer (e.g. wheel weights, tire chains, cabs etc.).
20.
When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance
is felt, then pull rapidly. Rapid retraction of starter cord
(kickback) will pull hand and arm toward engine faster than
you can let go. Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains
could result.
21.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgment. Contact Customer Support for
assistance and the name of your nearest servicing dealer.
l.
m. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
Operation
1.
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Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts, in the auger/
impeller housing or chute assembly. Contact with the
rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
2.
The auger/impeller control lever is a safety device. Never
bypass its operation. Doing so makes the machine unsafe
and may cause personal injury.
3.
The control levers must operate easily in both directions
and automatically return to the disengaged position when
released.
4.
Never operate with a missing or damaged chute assembly.
Keep all safety devices in place and working.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Maintenance & Storage
Do not modify engine
1.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly. Refer to the maintenance and
adjustment sections of this manual.
2.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting machine
disengage all control levers and stop the engine. Wait until
the auger/impeller come to a complete stop. Disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine to
prevent unintended starting.
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
3.
Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent
intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.
Also, visually inspect machine for any damage.
4.
Do not change the engine governor setting or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
5.
Snow thrower shave plates and skid shoes are subject to
wear and damage. For your safety protection, frequently
check all components and replace with original equipment
manufacturer’s (OEM) parts only. “Use of parts which do
not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
6.
Check control levers periodically to verify they engage
and disengage properly and adjust, if necessary. Refer
to the adjustment section in this operator’s manual for
instructions.
7.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
8.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
9.
Prior to storing, run machine a few minutes to clear snow
from machine and prevent freeze up of auger/impeller.
10.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer etc.
11.
Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper
instructions on off-season storage.
12.
Check fuel line, tank, cap, and fittings frequently for cracks
or leaks. Replace if necessary.
13.
Do not crank engine with spark plug removed.
14.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
this product has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 60 hours of operation. At the end of the Average Useful
Life have the machine inspected annually by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries or death.
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and
may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC), Secondary Air
Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
Warning! This machine is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and should not be used
on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush
covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s
exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester
meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator. In the State of California the
above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public
Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws
apply on federal lands.
A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your
nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
WARNING— ROTATING AUGER
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts, in the auger/impeller housing or chute
assembly. Contact with the rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
WARNING—THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can cause serious personal injury.
WARNING—GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE
Allow the engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
WARNING— CARBON MONOXIDE
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
WARNING— ELECTRICAL SHOCK
Do not use the engine’s electric starter in the rain
warning! Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and
follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Carton
•
One Snow Thrower
•
Two Replacement Auger Shear Pins
•
One Chute Assembly
•
One Snow Thrower Operator’s
Manual
•
One Briggs & Stratton Engine
Operator’s Manual
•
One Product Registration Card
Assembly
4.
IMPORTANT: Two replacement auger shear pins are included
with this manual (or stowed in the plastic handle panel). Refer to
the Maintenance section for more information regarding shear
pin replacement.
Secure the upper handle and lower handle with the two wing
nuts and carriage bolts removed earlier. Tighten the two
wing nuts already installed in the upper holes to firmly
secure the upper handle and support tubes. See Figure 3-2.
NOTE: All references in this manual to the left or right side of the
snow thrower is from the operating position only. Exceptions, if
any, will be specified.
IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped with the engine full of oil.
After assembly, refer to the separate Engine Owner’s Manual
included with this unit for fuel and oil fill-up details.
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notification
or obligation. Images may not reflect your exact model and are
for reference purposes only.
Handle
1.
Remove any packaging material from the upper handle.
2.
Remove the lower plastic wing nut, Belleville washer and
carriage bolt from each side of the upper handle; then raise
the upper handle assembly until it snaps over the lower
handle. See Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-2
5.
Align the upper and lower shift rods, then slide the shift rod
connector down over the end of the lower shift rod. Tap
the connector until the lower rod is completely through
the connector. See Figure 3-3.
Figure 3-1
3.
Looking beneath the handle panel, check that all of the cables
(steering, auger, and drive) are properly routed and not
pinched or kinked. Make certain the springs at the lower
end of the auger and drive cables are securely hooked into
their respective actuator bracket.
Figure 3-3
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NOTE: If the connector is not properly assembled, the shift rod
will pivot and you will not be able to change speeds or direction.
If the full range of speeds (forward and reverse) can not be
achieved, refer to the “Maintenance and Adjustments” section.
Place chute assembly onto chute base as shown in Figure 3-5.
Make sure that the chute notches engage with the spiral end
of chute directional control, and the two flange keepers are
beneath the flange on the chute base.
Chute Directional Control
Secure flange keeper removed earlier with lock nuts and screws.
Tighten down nuts securing the other two flange keepers. See
Figure 3-6.
Remove the internal cotter pin from the upper chute crank. Slide
the upper chute crank into the sleeve on the lower chute crank.
Align the hole in the upper chute crank with the hole in the
sleeve (If necessary, use a pair of pliers to assist in aligning holes).
Insert the internal cotter pin through the holes to secure the
chute crank. See Figure 3-4.
a
b
Figure 3-4
Chute Assembly
Remove lock nuts and screws securing one of the flange keepers
to the chute assembly. Loosen the fasteners of the other two
flange keepers. See Figure 3-5.
Figure 3-5
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Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
Figure 3-6
Check that the chute cables are properly routed through the
cable guide attached to the lower handle assembly. See Figure
3-5.
Set-Up
Shear Pins
A pair of replacement auger shear pins and bow tie cotter pins
have been included with your snow thrower. Store the pins in
a convenient place for use if an original equipment shear pin
should break.
Chute Clean-Out Tool
The chute clean-out tool is fastened to the top of the auger
housing with a mounting clip and a cable tie at the factory. Cut
the cable tie before operating the snow thrower.
Lower
Shave
Plate
Shave
Plate
Tire Pressure (Pneumatic Tires)
The tires are over-inflated for shipping purposes. Check the tire
pressure before operating the snow thrower. Refer to the tire
side wall for tire manufacturer’s recommended psi and deflate
(or inflate) the tires as necessary.
NOTE: If the tire pressure is not equal in all tires, the unit may
pull to one side or the other and the shave plate will not sit level
on the ground.
IMPORTANT: Under any circumstance do not exceed
manufacturer’s recommended psi. Equal tire pressure should be
maintained at all times. Excessive pressure when seating beads
may cause tire/rim assembly to burst with force sufficient to
cause serious injury. Refer to sidewall of tire for recommended
pressure.
Adjustments
Skid Shoes
The snow thrower skid shoes are adjusted upward at the
factory for shipping purposes. Adjust them downward prior to
operating the snow thrower.
Raise
Shave
Plate
Figure 3-7
Auger and Drive Control Cables
Warning! Prior to operating your snow thrower,
carefully read and follow all instructions below.
Perform all adjustments to verify your snow thrower
is operating safely and properly.
Testing Auger Drive Control
When the auger control is released and in the disengaged “up”
position, the cable should have very little slack. It should NOT be
tight. Refer to Figure 3-8.
Chute Tilt Control
Caution: It is not recommended that you operate
this snow thrower on gravel as it can easily pick up
and throw loose gravel, causing personal injury or
damage to the snow thrower and surrounding
property.
For close snow removal on a smooth surface, adjust the skid
shoes so that the shave plate on the bottom of the auger
housing is just off the ground.
Adjust the skid shoes to a lower position to raise the shave plate
off the ground when clearing uneven areas, such as a ribbon
type driveway or a gravel driveway
Shift Lever
Auger
Control
Drive
Control
Auger
Control
Cable
Drive
Control
Cable
NOTE: If you choose to operate the snow thrower on a gravel
surface, keep the skid shoes in position for maximum clearance
between the ground and the shave plate.
To adjust the skid shoes:
1.
Adjust skid shoes by loosening the six (three on each side)
hex nuts, washers, and carriage bolts securing the skid
shoes to the auger housing. Refer to Figure 3-7.
2.
While observing the distance between the shave plate and
the ground, adjust the skids shoes up or down to achieve
the desired shave plate height. See Figure 3-7.
3.
Make certain the entire bottom surface of skid shoes are
against the ground to avoid uneven wear on the skid
shoes; then tighten nuts and bolts securely.
Figure 3-8
1.
In a well-ventilated area, start the snow thrower engine as
instructed in Section 5 - Operation.
2.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind the snow
thrower), engage the auger.
3.
Allow the auger to remain engaged for approximately ten (10)
seconds before releasing the auger control. Repeat this
several times.
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4.
With the auger control in the disengaged “up” position, walk to
the front of the machine.
5.
Confirm that the auger has completely stopped rotating and
shows NO signs of motion. If the auger shows ANY signs
of rotating, immediately return to the operator’s position
and shut off the engine. Wait for ALL moving parts to stop
before re-adjusting the auger control.
Testing Drive Control & Shift Lever
1.
With the engine turned off, move the shift lever into sixth
(6) position. Refer to Figure 3-8.
2.
With the wheel drive control released, push the snow
thrower forward, then pull it back. The machine should
move freely.
3.
Engage the drive control and attempt to move the machine
both forward and back, resistance should be felt.
4.
Move the shift lever into the fast reverse (R2) position and
repeat the previous two steps.
5.
If you experienced resistance rolling the unit, either
when repositioning the shift lever from 6 to R2 or when
attempting to move the machine with the drive control
released, adjust the drive control immediately. See
Adjusting Drive and Auger Controls.
Adjusting Drive and Auger Controls
1.
From beneath the handle, pull downward on the
appropriate cable and unhook the spring found on the end
of the cable from its respective actuator bracket. Refer to
Figures 3-9 and 3-10.
Figure 3-10
Warning! Do not over-tighten the cable. Over-
tightening may prevent the auger from disengaging
and compromise the safety of the snow thrower.
4.
If adjusting the auger cable, thread the lock nut down to
lengthen the cable as necessary to stop the auger from
turning when the control is released.
5.
Securely hook the cable’s spring into the rear most hole of the
respective actuator bracket.
6.
Repeat the wheel drive and auger control tests to verify proper
adjustment. Repeat previous steps if necessary to attain
proper adjustment of each cable
Gas & Oil Fill-Up
Warning! Use extreme care when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Never fuel the machine indoors
or while the engine is hot or running. Extinguish
cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition.
Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the
separate Engine Owner’s Manual included with this unit. Read
those instructions carefully.
Figure 3-9
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2.
Slide the spring up the cable to expose the cable coupler
threads and lock nut. Refer to Figure 3-10.
3.
Adjust the lock nut as follows: If adjusting the drive
cable, thread the lock nut outward (down the coupler) to
lengthen the cable and allow the unit to move freely when
the control is released. Thread the lock nut inward (up
the coupler) to shorten the cable to reduce slippage and
prevent the machine from being easily moved with the
drive control engaged.
Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
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Controls and Features
Drive Control
Shift Lever
Two-Way Chute Control™
Headlight
Auger Control
Wheel Steering
Control
Chute
Assembly
Chute Directional
Control
Fuel Cap
Primer
Choke
Oil Fill
Ignition
Key
Augers
Clean-Out Tool
Recoil Starter
Handle
Oil Drain
Skid Shoe
Starter
Button
Electric Starter Outlet
Figure 4-1
Snow thrower controls and features are described below and
illustrated in Fig. 4-1.
Choke Control
NOTE: For detailed information on all engine controls, refer to
the separate Briggs & Stratton Engine Operator’s Manual.
Shift Lever
The shift lever is located in the right side of the
handle panel and is used to determine ground
speed and direction of travel.
Forward
The choke control is found on the top of the engine and is
activated by rotating the knob clockwise. Activating the choke
control closes the choke plate on the carburetor and aids in
starting the engine.
There are six forward (F) speeds. Position one (1) is
the slowest and position six (6) is the fastest.
Ignition Key
Reverse
There are two reverse (R) speeds. One (1) is the
slower and two (2) is the faster.
The ignition key is a safety devise. It must be fully inserted in
order for the engine to start. Remove the ignition key when the
snow thrower is not in use.
Important: Do not turn the ignition key in an attempt to start
the engine. Doing so may cause it to break.
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Primer Bulb
Auger Control
Pressing the primer bulb forces fuel directly into the engine’s
carburetor to aid in starting a “Cold” engine.
NOTE: Do not use the primer bulb to restart a warm engine after
a short shutdown.
Oil Fill
Engine oil level can be checked and oil added through the oil fill.
Skid Shoes
Position the skid shoes based on surface conditions. Adjust
upward for hard-packed snow. Adjust downward when
operating on gravel or crushed rock surfaces.
Electric Starter Outlet
Requires the use of a three-prong outdoor extension cord and a
120V power source/wall outlet.
The auger control is located on the left handle. Squeeze the
control grip against the handle to engage the augers and start
snow throwing action. Release to stop.
Recoil Starter Handle
Drive Control / Auger Clutch Lock
This handle is used to manually start the engine.
Electric Starter Switch
Pressing the button on the top of the electric starter switch
engages the engine’s electric starter when plugged into a 120V
power source.
Augers
When engaged, the augers rotate and draw snow into the auger
housing.
Chute Assembly
Snow drawn into the auger housing is discharged out the chute
assembly.
Fuel Cap
Remove the gas cap to add gasoline to the fuel tank.
The drive control is located on the right handle. Squeeze the
control grip against the handle to engage the wheel drive.
Release the handle to stop.
The drive control also locks the auger control so that you can
operate the chute directional control without interrupting
the snow throwing process. If the auger control is engaged
simultaneously with the drive control, the operator can release
the auger control (on the left handle) and the augers will remain
engaged. Release both controls to stop the augers and wheel
drive.
NOTE: Always release the drive control before changing speeds.
Failure to do so will result in increased wear on your machine’s
drive system.
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Section 4— Controls and Features
Two-Way Chute Control™
Wheel Steering Controls
The two-way chute control is located on the left side of the dash
panel and is used to control the distance of snow discharge from
the chute.
The left and right wheel steering controls are located on the
underside of the handles. Squeeze the right control to turn right;
squeeze the left control to turn left.
•
To change the upper chute angle to control the distance
that snow is thrown, pivot the lever forward or backward.
NOTE: Operate the snow thrower in open areas until you are
familiar with these controls.
•
Move the lever forward to pivot the upper chute down and
reduce the distance snow is thrown.
Chute Clean-Out Tool
Warning! Never use your hands to clear a
clogged chute assembly. Shut off engine and remain
CONTROL
DIRECCIONAL DEL CANAL
behind handles until all moving parts have stopped
before unclogging.
CHUTE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
DISCHARGE
LEFT
DISCHARGE
RIGHT
CHUTE TILT
DOWN
CHUTE TILT
UP
•
Move the lever rearward to pivot the upper chute upward
and increase the distance snow is thrown
The chute clean-out tool isDESCARGA
conveniently fastened to the rear of
DESCARGA A
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the auger
housing
with
a
mounting
clip. Should snow and ice
LA IZQUIERDA
DERECHA
become lodged in the chute assembly during operation,
INCLINACIÓNproceed
DEL
as follows to safely clean the chute assembly andCANAL
chuteHACIA
opening:
Release both the Auger Control and the Drive Control.
2.
Stop the engine by removing the ignition key.
3.
Remove the clean-out tool from the clip which secures it to
the rear of the auger housing.
4.
CANAL HACIA
Use the shovel-shaped end of the clean-out
tool ARRIBA
to
dislodge and scoop any snow and ice which has formed in
and near the chute assembly.
5.
Refasten the clean-out tool to the mounting clip on the
rear of the auger housing, reinsert the ignition key and
start the snow thrower’s engine.
6.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind the snow
thrower), engage the auger control for a few seconds to
clear any remaining snow and ice from the chute assembly.
Chute Directional Control
The chute directional control is located on the left side of the
snow thrower.
•
To change the direction in which snow is thrown, crank
clockwise to discharge to the left and counterclockwise to
discharge to the right.
ABAJO
1.
INCLINACIÓN DEL
Head Light
It can be tilted by loosening the screws on the side of its housing,
position the light in the desired location and then retighten the
screws.
Section 4 — Controls and Features
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5
Operation
Starting The Engine
1.
2.
3.
Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain the
metal loop on the end of the spark plug wire (inside the
rubber boot) is fastened securely over the metal tip on the
spark plug.
6.
Recoil Starter
1.
Make certain both the auger control and drive control are
in the disengaged (released) position.
Insert ignition key into slot. Make sure it snaps into place.
Do not attempt to turn the key.
2.
Electric Starter
Warning! The optional electric starter is
equipped with a grounded three-wire power cord
and plug, and is designed to operate on 120 volt AC
household current. It must be used with a properly
grounded three-prong receptacle at all times to
avoid the possibility of electric shock. Follow all
instructions carefully prior to operating the electric
starter.
NOTE: Additional priming may be necessary if the
temperature is below 15° Fahrenheit.
3.
Grasp the recoil starter handle and slowly pull the rope out.
At the point where it becomes slightly harder to pull the
rope, stop pulling and allow the rope to slowly recoil.
4.
Pull the starter handle with a firm, rapid stroke. Do not
release the handle and allow it to snap back. Keep a firm
hold on the starter handle and allow it to slowly recoil.
5.
As the engine warms, slowly rotate the choke control to the
OFF position. If the engine falters, quickly rotate the choke
control back toward the FULL choke position, and then
slowly into the OFF position again.
If you have a grounded three-prong receptacle, proceed as
follows:
1.
Plug the extension cord into the outlet located on the
engine’s surface. Plug the other end of extension cord
into a three-prong 120-volt, grounded, AC outlet in a wellventilated area.
2.
Rotate choke control to FULL choke position (for a cold
engine start).
NOTE: If the engine is already warm, place choke control in
the OFF position instead of FULL.
3.
Push the primer two or three times for cold engine start,
making sure to cover vent hole in the center of the primer
when pushing.
NOTE: DO NOT use primer to restart a warm engine after a
short shutdown.
4.
Push starter button to start engine. Once the engine starts,
release starter button.
NOTE: Do NOT hold the button down for longer than seven
(7) seconds at a time. Doing so may damage your engine’s
electric starter.
5.
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As the engine warms, slowly rotate the choke control to the
OFF position. If the engine falters, quickly rotate the choke
control back toward FULL choke, and then slowly into the
OFF position again.
Push the primer two or three times for cold engine start,
making sure to cover vent hole in the center of the primer
when pushing.
NOTE: DO NOT use primer to restart a warm engine after a
short shutdown.
Position On/Off switch to “On” position.
Determine that your home’s wiring is a three-wire grounded
system. Ask a licensed electrician if you are not certain.
Rotate choke control to FULL choke position (cold engine
start).
NOTE: If the engine is already warm, place choke control in
the OFF position instead of FULL.
NOTE: The engine cannot start unless the key is inserted
into ignition switch.
4.
When disconnecting the extension cord, always unplug the
end at the three-prong wall outlet before unplugging the
opposite end from the snow thrower.
NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes after
starting. The engine will not develop full power until it
reaches operating temperatures.
Stopping The Engine
Run engine for a few minutes before stopping to help dry off any
moisture on the engine.
1.
Position On/Off switch to “Off” position.
2.
Remove the ignition key and store in a safe place.
3.
Wipe all snow and moisture from the area around the
engine as well as the area in and around the drive control
and auger control. Also, engage and release both controls
several times.
To Engage Drive
Operating Tips
1.
NOTE: Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes. The
engine will not develop full power until it reaches operating
temperature.
Move the shift lever into one of the six forward (F) positions
or two reverse (R) positions. Select a speed appropriate for
the snow conditions and a pace you’re comfortable with.
NOTE: Use slower speeds in higher snow and/or until you are
familiar with the snow thrower operation.
2.
Squeeze the drive control against the handle the snow
thrower will move. Release it and drive motion will stop.
CAUTION: Never move the shift lever without first
releasing the wheel drive control. Doing so will
cause premature wear on the drive system’s friction
wheel
3.
To turn the snow thrower to the left or right, squeeze the
respective wheel steering control. Refer to Figure 4-1.
To Engage Augers
1.
To engage the augers and start throwing snow, squeeze the
auger control against the left handle. Release to stop the
augers.
2.
While the auger control is engaged, squeeze the drive
control to engage the interlock mechanism and to drive
the snow thrower. The interlock mechanism locks the
auger control so you can turn the chute control without
interrupting the snow throwing process.
3.
Release the auger control; the interlock mechanism should
keep the auger control engaged until the drive control is
released.
4.
Release the drive control to stop both the augers and
the wheel drive. To stop the auger, both levers must be
released.
WARNING! The temperature of the muffler and
the surrounding areas may exceed 150° F. Avoid
these areas.
1.
If possible, remove snow immediately after it falls.
2.
Discharge snow downwind whenever possible.
3.
Slightly overlap each previous path.
4.
Set the skid shoes 1/4” below the shave plate for normal
usage. Adjust them upward for hard-packed snow and
downward when using on gravel or crushed rock.
Replacing Shear Pins
Each of the six auger spiral assemblies are secured to the spiral
shaft with a shear pin and cotter pin. If the auger should strike a
foreign object or ice jam, the snow thrower is designed so that
the pins may shear. If the augers will not turn, check to see if the
pins have sheared. See Fig. 5-1.
caution: Never replace the auger shear pins with
anything other than OEM Part No. 738-04155
replacement shear pins. Any damage to the auger
gearbox or other components as a result of failing to
do so will NOT be covered by your snow thrower’s
warranty.
warning! Always turn off the snow thrower’s
engine and remove the key prior to replacing shear
pins.
Shear Pin
Cotter Pin
Figure 5-1
Section 5 — Operation
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6
Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance
4.
Engine
With the mounting holes toward the back, slide the new
shave plate into position and secure with the fasteners
removed previously.
Refer to the Briggs & Stratton Engine manual packed with your
machine for all engine maintenance.
Lubrication
Shave Plate and Skid Shoes
Gear Shaft
The shave plate and skid shoes on the bottom of the snow
thrower are subject to wear. They should be checked periodically
and replaced when necessary.
NOTE: The skid shoes on this machine have two wear edges.
When one side wears out, they can be rotated 180° to use the
other edge.
The gear (hex) shaft should be lubricated at least once a season
or after every twenty-five (25) hours of operation.
1.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
NOTE: Before pivoting snow thrower up and forward, be
sure to run the fuel tank dry to prevent leakage of fuel.
To Remove skid shoes:
1.
Remove the six carriage bolts, hex nuts, and bell washers
that secure the two skid shoes to the sides of the auger
housing. Refer to Figure 6-1.
2.
Position the new skid shoes and secure with the carriage
bolts, bell washers, and hex nuts. Make certain the skid
shoes are adjusted to be level. See Figure 6-1.
2.
3.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing four self-tapping screws which secure
it.
Apply a light coating of engine oil (or 3-in-1 oil) to the hex shaft.
See Fig. 6-2.
Hex
Shaft
Skid Shoe
Shave Plate
Figure 6-2
Figure 6-1
To replace shave plate:
1.
Remove the hex nuts, bell washers, and carriage bolts that
secure the shave plate to the bottom of the snow thrower
housing.
2.
Remove the rear most hex nut, bell washer, and carriage bolt
securing the back of each skid shoe to the sides of the
housing. Loosen the remaining hex nuts securing the skid
shoes.
3.
Slide the shave plate out of the off-set slot at the bottom of the
housing, and from between the skid shoes and side panels
of the housing.
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NOTE: When lubricating the hex shaft, be careful not to get any
oil on the aluminum drive plate or the rubber friction wheel.
Doing so will hinder the snow thrower’s drive system. Wipe off
any excess or spilled oil.
Wheels
At least once a season, remove all four wheels. Clean and coat the
axles with a multipurpose automotive grease before reinstalling
wheels.
Chute Directional Control
Once a season, lubricate the chute crank bracket bushing and the
spiral with 3-in-1 oil.
Auger Shaft
At least once a season, one at a time, remove the shear pins from
the auger shaft. Spray lubricant inside the hub of each auger
spiral assembly and around the spacers on the auger shaft.
Grease fittings can also be found at each end of the auger shaft.
Lubricate flange bearings found at each end of the shaft with a
grease gun once a season. See Figure 6-3.
Shear Pin
Vent Plug
Gearbox
Lube Fitting
Lube Fitting at Each End of
Auger Shaft
Figure 6-4
will go to shift the drive into the fastest forward position.
Cotter Pin
Figure 6-3
Gear Case
The auger gear case is equipped with a grease fitting. Lubricate
with Shell Alvania lead-free grease (737-0168) once a season. See
Figure 6-3.
NOTE: To relieve pressure, remove the vent plug before
lubricating the gear case. See Figure 6-3. Failure to do so could
result in damage to the gear case seals.
Augers
Each of the six auger spiral assemblies is secured to the spiral
shaft with a shear pin and cotter pin. If the auger should strike a
foreign object or ice jam, the snow thrower is designed so that
the pins may shear.
1.
If augers do not turn, check to see if pins have sheared.
2.
Replace the pins if needed. Two replacement shear pins and
cotter pins have been provided with the snow thrower.
Spray an oil lubricant into shaft before inserting new pins
and securing with new cotter pins.
4.
As necessary, rotate the ferrule up or down the shift rod until
the ferrule lines up with the hole from which it was earlier
removed. See Figure 6-4.
5.
Fromthedirectionnotedearlier,inserttheferruleintotheproper
hole. Reinstall the washer and secure with the internal
cotter pin.
Chute Bracket Adjustment
If the spiral at the bottom of the chute directional control is not
fully engaging with the chute assembly, the chute bracket can be
adjusted. To do so:
1.
Loosen the two nuts which secure the chute bracket and
reposition it slightly. Refer to Figure 6-5.
2.
Retighten the nuts.
Drive Control
Adjustments
Shift Rod
If the full range of speeds (forward and reverse) cannot be
achieved, refer to the figure to Figure 6-4 and adjust the shift rod
as follows:
1.
Looking underneath the handle panel, note which of the three
holes in the shift lever the ferrule is inserted into. Also note
the direction of insertion. Then remove the internal cotter
pin and flat washer from the ferrule and withdraw the
ferrule from the shift lever. See Figure 6-4.
2.
Place shift lever in sixth (6) position or fastest forward speed.
3.
Push shift rod and shift arm assembly down sharply as far as it
Figure 6-5
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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Refer to “Auger and Drive Control Cables” of the Assembly & Set-Up Section 3 for instructions to adjust the drive control. To further
check the adjustment, proceed as follows:
1.
2.
With the snow thrower tipped forward (be certain to drain
gasoline or place plastic film under the gas cap if the snow
thrower has already been operated), remove the frame
cover underneath the snow thrower by removing the selftapping screws. See Figure 6-6.
Locate the opening between the axle support bracket and the
4.
If there is no friction wheel clearance, or the friction wheel does
not solidly contact the drive plate, re-adjust the lock nut on
the lower end of the drive cable following the instructions
in the Assembly section.
5.
Reassemble the frame cover.
Chute Directional Control
The distance snow is thrown can be adjusted by adjusting the
angle of the chute assembly. Move the remote chute lever on the
control panel forward to pivot the upper chute down; move the
lever rearward to pivot the upper chute upward.
The chute directional control is located on the left side of the
snow thrower. To change the direction in which snow is thrown,
crank clockwise to discharge to the left and counterclockwise to
discharge to the right.
Auger Control
Refer to the Assembly and Set-up section for instructions on
adjusting the auger control cable.
Skid Shoes
Refer to the Assembly and Set-up section for instructions on
adjusting the skid shoes.
Tire Pressure
Refer to the tire sidewall for the manufacturer’s recommended
tire air pressure. Keep the tires filled to the recommended psi.
If the tire pressure is not equal in both tires, the unit may pull to
one side or the other.
Figure 6-6
front frame support (See Figure 6-7). Looking through this
opening, with the drive control released, there must be
clearance between the friction wheel and the drive plate in
all positions of the shift lever.
3.
With the drive control engaged, the friction wheel must
contact the drive plate. See Figure 6-7.
Friction
Wheel
Axle
Support
Bracket
Opening
Drive
Plate
Figure 6-7
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Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
7
Service
Belt Replacement
Belt Removal Preparation
1. Disconnect the chute crank assembly at the discharge
chute end by removing the hairpin clip and the flat
washer. Refer to Figure 7-1.
4. Loosen the bolt shown in Figure 7-3 securing the belt
keeper bracket and remove the other bolt. Push the
belt keeper bracket up off the engine pulley. Refer to
Figure 7-3.
Remove
Loosen
Figure 7-3
Figure 7-1
Auger Belt Replacement
2. Remove the hex screws and lock nuts securing the forward
end of the support tubes to the back of the auger
housing, and pivot the tubes upward.
3. Remove the plastic belt cover on the front of the engine by
removing the three self-tapping screws. See Figure 7-2.
To remove and replace your snow thrower’s auger belt,
proceed as follows:
1. Remove the hairpin clip and flat washer from the ferrule in
order to disconnect the auger idler rod from the brake
bracket assembly. See Figure 7-4.
NOTE: Make sure to maintain the location of the ferrule on
the idler rod.
Figure 7-2
Figure 7-4
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2. Slip the auger control belt (the front belt) off the engine
pulley.
3. Pull the brake bracket assembly towards the cable guide
roller and unhook the auger cable “Z” fitting. Refer to
Figure 7-5.
6. Block the impeller with a piece of wood the prevent from
spinning and use a 1/2” wrench to remove the hex
screw and flat washer from the center of the auger
input shaft and auger pulley adapter. Refer to Figure
7-7.
B
Adapter Post
C
A
Figure 7-5
4. From both sides of the frame assembly, use a 1/2" wrench
to remove the three hex tap screws securing the
transmission frame to the auger housing assembly.
Refer to Figure 7-1. NOTE: Do not remove the lower hex
flange lock nut on each side.
5. Place a block of wood underneath the auger housing as
shown in Figure 7-6 and separate auger housing from
the transmission frame by tilting the housing forward
and pulling up the handles.
Pulley Slot
Belt Keeper
Figure 7-7
7. Lift the brake bracket assembly out of the pulley groove
and slide the pulley assembly off the posts of the auger
pulley adapter to remove the old belt. Refer to Figure
7-7.
NOTE: The pulley adapter may slide off the auger
input shaft when removing the pulley. Use extra
caution to ensure the adapter does not fall and get
damaged when removing the pulley.
8. Place the new auger belt in the V-groove of the auger
pulley and place the pulley w/belt inside the belt
keepers.
9. Turn the pulley as necessary to align its three slots
approximately with the posts of the pulley adapter, then
move the brake bracket assembly away from the input
shaft. While aligning the pulley slots and adapter
posts, push the auger pulley fully onto the adapter.
Refer to Figure 7-7.
NOTE: If the pulley adapter was removed with the
pulley, align the splines of the pulley adapter and
auger input shaft, and push the pulley and adapter
onto the input shaft. Refer to Figure 7-7.
Figure 7-6
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Section 7— Service
9. Slide the washer onto the hex screw removed earlier and
apply Loctite 262 to the threads of the hex screw.
10. Insert the hex screw through the pulley assembly and into
the threads of the input shaft. Torque the hex screw to
250-325 in. /lbs. to secure the auger pulley assembly
on the input shaft.
11. If also replacing the drive belt, proceed to the “Drive Belt”
instruction. If not, reposition the transmission frame
back onto the auger housing. Install the drive belt
on the engine pulley, re-connect the auger cable “Z”
fitting and auger idler rod ferrule to the brake bracket.
Reposition and secure the engine pulley belt guard,
and re-install the belt cover.
NOTE: Make sure to remove the piece of wood blocking the
impeller.
Check the auger drive belt adjustment. With the auger
clutch lever in the disengaged position, the top surface of
the new belt should be even with the outside diameter of
the pulley.
To adjust, disconnect ferrule from brake bracket assembly.
Thread ferrule in (towards idler) to increase tension on belt,
or out to decrease belt tension.
3. Install the new belt on the pulleys in the reverse order and retension with the idler pulley.
4. Reassemble by performing the previous steps in the
opposite order and manner of removal.
Changing Friction Wheel
The rubber on the friction wheel is subject to wear and
should be checked periodically. Replace the friction wheel
if any signs of wear or cracking are found.
1. Drain the gasoline from the snow thrower, or run the fuel
tank dry to prevent a hazardous situation.
2. Tip the snow thrower up and forward, so that it rests on
the housing.
3. Remove screws from the frame cover underneath the snow
thrower (refer to Figure 7-9). Remove the right wheels
from the axle.
NOTE: The brake puck must always be firmly seated in the
pulley groove when auger control is disengaged.
CAUTION: Repeat the “Testing Auger Drive
Control” from the Assembly and Set-up section
before operating the snow thrower.
Drive Belt Replacement
If not already done, remove the auger drive belt from the
front pulley of the engine double pulley. Refer to “Auger
Belt Replacement” instructions in the previous sub-section.
1. Pull the idler pulley away from the backside of the drive belt
to relieve the tension and slip the drive belt off the idler
pulley. Carefully release the idler pulley. See Figure 7-8.
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Figure 7-9
4. Using a 3/4” wrench, hold the hex shaft and remove the
hex screw and belleville washer and bearing from left
side of the frame. Refer to Figure 7-10.
Friction Wheel
Assembly
Remove Hex Screw
& Belleville Washer
1b
1a
Slide Hex
Shaft Out
Right Side
2
Figure 7-8
2. Roll the drive belt off the lower drive pulley and then
remove the belt from the engine pulley.
Hex Shaft
Figure 7-10
Section 7 — Service
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5. Holding the friction wheel assembly, slide the hex shaft
out of the right side of the frame. The spacer on the left
side of the hex shaft will fall and the sprocket should
remain hanging lose in the chain.
6. Lift the friction wheel assembly out between the axle shaft
and the drive shaft assemblies.
7. Remove four screws securing the friction wheel to the
hub assembly (refer to Figure 7-11). Discard old friction
wheel.
Figure 7-12
14. Slide the bearing onto the left end of the hex shaft and
press into the hole on the left side the frame.
Figure 7-11
8. Reassemble the new friction wheel onto the hub assembly,
tightening the four screws in rotation and with equal
force. It is important to assemble the friction wheel
symmetrically for proper functioning. Refer to Figure
7-11.
9. Reposition the friction wheel assembly in the snow
thrower frame. Insert the pin from the shift arm
assembly into the friction wheel assembly and hold
assembly in position. Refer to Figure 7-12.
10. Slide the hex shaft through the right side of the frame
toward the left side and through the friction wheel
assembly.
NOTE: If the sprocket fell from the snow thrower chain
while removing the hex shaft, position the hex hub of the
sprocket toward the friction wheel and place the sprocket
in the chain.
11. After making certain that the chain is on both the large
and the small sprocket, align the hex shaft with the hex
hub of the small sprocket, and slide the shaft through
the sprocket.
12. Slide the spacer onto the end of the hex shaft.
13. Align the bearing on the right end of the hex shaft with the
hole in the right side of the frame, then push the hex
shaft to the left into position in the frame.
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Section 7— Service
15. Place the belleville washer (rounded side toward head)
onto the hex screw removed earlier, and insert the
screw into the threaded hole of the hex shaft.
16. Gradually tighten the hex screw to fully seat the
bearings in each side of the frame and to secure the
hex shaft.
17. Position the frame cover on the bottom of the frame
and secure with the self-tapping screws. Pivot the snow
thrower down to its normal operating position.
Off-Season Storage
If the snow thrower will not be used for 30 days or longer,
the equipment needs to be stored properly. Follow storage
instructions below to ensure top performance from the
snow thrower for many more years.
NOTE: Refer to the engine manual for more detailed
information on preparing the snow thrower engine for
storage.
Short-Term Storage
It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming
in essential fuel system parts of the engine such as the
carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during short-term
storage (15-30 days). To prevent this, treat the fuel system
using a fuel stabilizer.
Fuel stabilizer (such as STA-BIL™ or ULTRA-FRESH™) is an
acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel
gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline
in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10
minutes after adding stabilizer to allow it to reach the
carburetor.
WARNING! Never store snow thrower with fuel
in tank indoors or in poorly ventilated areas,
where fuel fumes may reach an open flame,
spark or pilot light as on a furnace, water
heater, clothes dryer or gas appliance.
Long-Term Storage
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage for 30 days or longer.
1. Run the engine until the fuel tank is empty and it stops
due to lack of fuel. Do not attempt to pour fuel from
the engine.
2. Remove the spark plug and pour one (1) ounce of
engine oil through the spark plug hole into the
cylinder. Cover spark plug hole with a rag and crank the
engine several times to distribute the oil. Replace spark
plug.
WARNING! Never use engine or carburetor
cleaning products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
Section 7 — Service
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8
Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine fails to start
Remedy
1. Choke control not in ON position.
1. Move choke control to ON position.
2. Spark plug wire disconnected.
2. Connect wire to spark plug.
3. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
3. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
4. Engine not primed.
4. Prime engine as instructed in the Operation
section.
5. Faulty spark plug.
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace spark plug.
6. Safety key not inserted .
6. Insert key fully into the switch.
1. Engine running on CHOKE.
1. Move choke control to OFF position.
2. Stale fuel.
2. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
3. Water or dirt in fuel system.
3. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
4. Carburetor out of adjustment.
4. Contact a Briggs & Stratton Engine Service
Center.
Engine overheats
1. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
1. Contact a Briggs & Stratton Engine Service
Center.
Excessive vibration
1. Loose parts or damaged auger.
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Tighten all bolts and nuts. If
vibration continues, have unit serviced by an
authorized Service Center.
Loss of power
1. Spark plug wire loose.
1. Connect spark plug wire.
2. Gas cap vent hole plugged.
2. Remove ice and snow from gas cap. Be
certain vent hole is clear.
1. Drive control cable in need of adjustment.
1. Adjust drive control cable. Refer to
Maintenance & Adjustments section.
2. Drive belt loose or damaged.
2. Replace drive belt. Refer to Service section
3. Friction wheel worn.
3. Replace friction wheel.
1. Chute assembly clogged.
1. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Clean chute assembly and
inside of auger housing with clean-out tool
or a stick.
2. Foreign object lodged in auger.
2. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Remove object from auger
with clean-out tool or a stick.
3. Auger control cable in need of adjustment.
3. Adjust auger control cable. Refer to Assembly
& Set-Up section.
4. Auger belt loose or damaged.
4. Replace auger belt refer to Service section.
5. Shear pin(s) sheared.
5. Replace shear pin(s).
Engine runs erratic
Unit fails to propel itself
Unit fails to discharge snow
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Cause
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Replacement Parts
Component
Description
Part Number
Extension Cord, 110V
929-0071
Auger Drive Belt
954-04131
Wheel Drive Belt
954-0367
Friction Wheel Assembly
918-04178
Friction Wheel w/Bonded Rubber
718-04034
Halogen Lamp, 12V, (#890)
725-1658
Shear Pin, 1.50
738-04155
Bow-tie Cotter Pin
714-04040
Stainless Steel Skid Shoe
790-00199
Chute Clean-out Tool
731-2643
Shave Plate, Stainless
790-00195A
Key
BS-794696
Champion® RC12YC
759-3336
Phone (800) 965-4CUB (4282) to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and
serial number ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com.
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Section 10 — Notes
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CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
snow throwers
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States,
its possessions and territories, and by MTD Products Limited with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/or its
territories and possessions.
c. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution.
For non-commercial use: Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding
Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of
original retail purchase or lease.
e. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
For commercial uses and applications: Cub Cadet warrants this
product (excluding Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from
the date of original retail purchase or lease.
“Cub Cadet” will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any
part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and
maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with
the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire,
water, or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage
resulting from the installation or use of any part, accessory or
attachment not approved by Cub Cadet for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
damage.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items
such as: belts, skid shoes, shave plates and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service
dealer. To locate the dealer in your area:
In the U.S.A.
To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages, or contact
Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or
call 1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.
com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call
1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.
com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable
manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
d. Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
f. Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the
applicable period of express written warranty above as to the
parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written
or oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or
entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product,
shall bind Cub Cadet. During the period of the warranty, the
exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set
forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub Cadet shall not be
liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage including,
without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services or for rental expenses to temporarily
replace a warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount
of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety
features of the product shall void this warranty. You assume the
risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property
and/or to others and their property arising out of the misuse or
inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
b. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100093 REV. A
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