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Owner's Manual 9 Horse Power 28 " Two - Stage Track Drive Snow Thrower Model No . 247.888550 CAUTION : Before • Safety using this product , • Assembly read this manual and • Operation • Service follow all safety rules • Maintenance and operating instructions . • Espafiol Sears , Roebuck And Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 , U . S . A . Visit our Sears website : www . sears . condcraftsman FormNo . 770 - 10051C PdntedJnU . S . A . ( 6 / 99 )
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Content Page Content Page Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Service & Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Off * Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Hardware Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Trouble - Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Espanbl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Two - Year Warranty on Craftsman Snow Thrower For two years from the date of purchase , when this Craftsman Snow Thrower is maintained , lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsinthe owner's manual , Sears will repair , free of charge , any defect in material and workmanship . If this Craftsman snow throweris used for commercial or rental purposes , thiswarranty applies for only 30 days from the date of purchase . This warranty does not cover : Expendable items which become worn duringnormal use , suchas skidshoes , shave plate and spark plugs . Repairs nec • ssary because of operator abuse or negligence , includingbent crankshaftsand the failure to maintainthe equipment accordingto the instructionscontained in the owner's manual . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLEBY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN SNOWTHROWER TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES . This warranty applies only while this product Is In use in the United States . Thiswarrantygivesyouspecificlegal rightsandyou mayalsohaveotherdghts whichmayvary from stateto state . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , D / 817WA , HOFFMAN ESTATES , IL60179 Horsepower : 9 Model Number 247.888550 EngineOil SAE 5W30 oil Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Capacity : 1 gallon Spark Plug : RJ - 19LM Date of Purchase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine : 143.999005 Record both serial number and date of purchase and keep in a safe place for future reference .
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This symbol points out important safety instructions which , ifnotfollowed , could endanger the personal safetyand / or propertyof yourselfand others . Read and followall instructions in this manual before attemptingto operate your snow thrower . Failure to complywiththese instructionsmay resultin personal injury . When yousee thissymbol - - heed its warning . , _ Your snow thrower was builtto be operated accordingto the rulesfor safe operation inthis manual . As DANGER " withany type of power equipment carelessness or erroron the partof the operator can result in serious in ury . f you v o ate any of these rules , you may cause serious njuryto yourselfor others . forest - covered , brush - coveredorgrass - coveredland unlessthe engine'sexhaustsystemis vequippedwithaed Thisunitisequippedwithan internalcombustionengineandshouldnotbe usedonornearany unimpro sparkarrestermeetingapplicablelocalorstate laws ( ifany ) . If a sparkarresteris used , it shouldbe maintainedineffectiveworkingorderby theoperator . In the StateofCaliforniathe aboveisrequiredby law ( Section4442 ofthe CaliforniaPublicResources Code ) . Otherstatesmayhave similarlaws . Federallawsapplyonfederal lands . A sparkarresterfor the mufflerisavailablethroughyournearestSearsAuthorizedServiceCenter ( See the REPAIR PARTS section ofthismanual . ) gasoline cap securely and wipe off any spilled TRAINING gasoline before startingthe engine as it may cause a Read thisowner'sguide carefullyin itsentiretybefore fire or explosion . attemptingto assemble oroperate this machine . Be Use a grounded three wire plug - in for all unitswith completely familiar withthe controlsand the proper electricdrive motors or electricstarting motors . use of this machine before operating it . Keep this Adjustcollector housingheightto clear gravel or manual ina safe place for future and regular crushed rocksurface . reference and for orderingreplacement parts . Never attempt to make any adjustmentswhile engine Never allowchildrenunder 14 years oldto operate a is running ( except where specificallyrecommended snowthrower . Children 14 years oldand over should by manufacturer ) . only operate a snow thrower underclose parental Letengine and machine adjust to outdoor supervision . Only personswell acquainted with these temperature before startingto clear snow . rulesof safe operationshould be allowed to use your Always wear safety glasses oreye shields during snow thrower . operationor whileperformingan adjustment or repair , No one should operate thisunit whileintoxicated or to protecteyes from foreign objectsthat may be whiletaking medicationthat impairsthe senses or thrown from the machine in any direction . reactions . Keep the area of operationclear of all persons , OPERATION especially small childrenand pets . Do not put hands orfeet near or under rotatingparts . Exercise caution to avoidslippingor falling , especially Keep clear of discharge opening and auger at all when operating inreverse . times . PREPARATION Exercise extreme caution when operatingon or crossinggravel drives , walks , or roads . Stay alert for Thoroughlyinspectthe area where the equipment is hidden hazards or traffic . to be used and remove alldoor mats , sleds , boards , Do not carry passengers . wires and other foreign objects . After strikinga foreign object , stop the engine , remove Do not operate equipment withoutwearing adequate wire from the spark plug and thoroughlyinspectthe outergarments for winter . Do not wear jewelry , long snow thrower for any damage . Repair the damage scarfs or otherlooseclothingwhich could become before restartingand operating the snow thrower . entangled inmoving parts . Wear footwear which will If the snow thrower starts to vibrate abnormally , stop improvefootingon slipperysurfaces . the engine and check immediatelyfor the cause . Before workingwithgasoline , extinguishalt cigarettes Vibration is generallya warning of trouble . and othersources of ignition . Check the fuel before Stop the engine whenever you leave the operating startingthe engine . Gasoline is an extremely position , before uncloggingthe collector / impeller flammable fuel . Do not fillthe gasoline tank indoors , housingor discharge guide and before making any while the engine is running , or untilengine has been repairs , adjustments , or inspections . Never place your allowed to cool at least two minutes . Replace
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hand in the discharge or collectoropenings . Use a by the snow thrower manufacturer . stickor wooden broomhandle to unclogthe Never operatethe snow throwerwithoutgood visibility discharge opening . or light . Always be sure of yourfooting and keep a firm Take allpossible precautionswhen leaving the unit hold on the handles . Walk , never run . unattended . Disengage the collector / impeller , stop Mufflerand engine become hotand can cause severe the engine and remove the key . bum injury . Do not touch the mufflerorthe engine When cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , make certain whilestarting oroperatingthe snowthrower . collector / impellerand allmoving parts have stopped . MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE Disconnectspark plugwire and keep away from plug to prevent accidentalstarting . Check shear bolts , engine mountingbolts , etc . , at • Do not runthe engine indoors , except when startingit frequent intervalsfor propertightness , thusensuring and / or transportingthe snowthrower in orout of that the equipment is insafe workingcondition . Never store the machine withfuel in the fuel tank building . Open doors before startingtheengine inthat case . Exhaust fumes are dangerous . insidea buildingwhere ignitionscumes are present , Do not clear snow across theface of slopes . Exercise such as hot water heaters , space heaters , clothes extreme caution when changing directionon slopes . dryersand the like . Allowengine to cool beforestoring Do not attemptto clear steep slopes . in any enclosure . Never operate the snow thrower withoutguards , Always refer to owner'sguide instructionsfor plates or othersafety protectiondevices in place , importantdetails if thesnow thrower isto be storedfor • Never operate the snow thrower near glass an extended period . enclosure , automobiles , window wells , drop off , etc . , Run machine a few minutes afterthrowing snow to withoutproper adjustmentsof snow thrower preventfreeze - up of the collector / impeller . discharge angle . Keep childrenand pets away . Check clutch controlsperiodicallyto verifythat these Do notoverload machine capacity by attempting to engage and disengage properlyand readjust if clear snow at too fast a rate . Never operate the necessary . Refer to Service and Adjustmentssection machine at hightransportspeeds on slippery page of this owner'sguide . surfaces . Lookbehindand use care when backing . YOUR RESPONSIBILITY Never direct discharge at bystanders or allowanyone in front of unitwhilethrowing snow . Restrictthe use of this powermachine to personswho • Disengagepower to collector / impelleorfthe srx ) w read , understand and follow the warnings and instructionsinthis manualand on the machine . throwerwhentransportingitorwhen the unitis notin use . Use only attachments and accessories ( such as wheel weights , counter weights , cabs , etc . ) approved Following are representationsof some of the safety labels on your Craftsman snowthrower . Please follow the instructionon these labels and maintain safety while usingor servicingthe equipment . ADANGER I , A WARNING
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Lay the hardware pieces from the hardware pack on top of the figure here and you will have automatically soded these aCCordingto the steps of the assembly procedure described later . ( Only one unit of each hardware has been shown per group . The number in parenthesis indicates the total number of the hardware needed in that group . ) Lock Washer ( 4 ) A E _ Hex Bolt ( 6 ) Nut ( 6 ) - ' N " - - " _ / Flanged _ ; Hex Bolt ( 2 ) / _ q 1 / 4 - 20 x . 75 1 / 4 - 20 m Handle Tab ( 2 ) 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.75 h / Hex Bolt ( 2 ) , / t NN Chute Flange Keeper ( 3 ) 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 F B Cupped Washer ( 4 ) : - _ " Bexolt ( 2 ) _ ) Hex _ , ( 2 ) m 1 / 4 - 20 X . 75 " Cup _ pde Washer ( 2 ) G i 1 / 4 - 20 m Hex Nut ( 4 ) m Upper Chute b b ( notshown Binactualracket _ 5 / 16 - 18 x 1,50 Carriage Bolt ' _ / Crank _ \ ( 4 ) size ) m G Hairpin Clip ( 1 ) Flat ( _ Helrp _ ] © 7 Clip 3 / 8 I . D . H D - _ fi _ ilrpln Clip ( 2 ) HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _ , @ _ - I Ferrule Flat Washer ( 2 ) _ ! ( 1 ) , 1024x , / 3F75 " " _ _ 3pare Part Lock Nut ( 2 ) * Turn Tr _ r _ / / / / _ " Cable Tie _ ( 2 ) " ShearBolt * ( 2 ) 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.5 Hex / / Hot ( 2 ) * _ , / Rat Weld Nut ( 2 ) * Used on auger ; * * Used on clutch lever
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Rear Chute Handte , Left Panel Handles Shift Rod Chute Electric Crank Start Cord Figure I c . Electric Start Cord iMPORTANT : This unitis shippedwithengine oil , but d . Two - Piece Chute Crank Assembly without gasoline , in the engine . Afterassembly , see e . Shift Rod OPERATION section of thismanLJaflor fuel selection f . Hardware Pack and fill - up . Assembly Tips : For easier assembly purposes , NOTE : To determineright and left hand sides ofyour remove the chute from the carton and lay it on top of snow thrower , standbehind the unitin the operator's the engine . Do not unwrapthe chute tillyou have position . See Figure I inset , installedthe handle panel and the clutchcables . Your snowthrowerhas been assembled at the Tools Required factory , except the handle and the handle panel , the 1 . 1 / 2 " , 7 / 16 " , 3 / 8 " wrenchesor a set of adjustable discharge chute assembly , the chute crank assembly wrenches and the shiftrod . These partsare shipped loose inthe 2 . Set of standardhead screw drivers carton . 3 . Set of philipshead screw drivers Removing From Carton 4 . Funnel to fill up gasoline • Cut the comersof the carton and lay the sides fiat on the ground . Remove all packinginserts . wire Is disconnected and movedaway from WARNING : Make certainthe spark plug • Remove all loose parts , For a complete listof the spark plugbefore assemblingthe snow the looseparts , referto the following section . thrower . • Move the snow throweroutof the carton . • Make certain all partsand literaturehave been Attaching Handle Assembly removedbefore discardingthe carton . • Stretchout controlcables and place on the floor . Place the righthandle in positionwiththe flat Loose Parts side against the snow thrower . Youcan identify ( See Figure 1 . ) the right handleby the traction drive control label a . Handle Panel & Chute Assembly on it and the left handle by the auger clutch b . Right Hand & Left Hand Handles control label on it . 6
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Securebottomholeonthehandletothesnow • Attachhandle panel to the handle withtwo throweursing5 / 16x . 75 " hexboltandlock carriagebolts , cupped washers ( cuppedside washefrrom the hardware pack ( groupA on againstthe handle panel ) and hex nutson each page 5 ) . Donottightenatthistime . See Figure2 . side . See Figure 3 . You willfind these fasteners ingroupB ofthe hardware pack . Aligncontourof the carriage bolt head withthe handle . Tighten Lock Washer & He ] ( Bolt ( 1 - 3 / 4 " ) the hardware . Repeat on other side . • Align the hole on the curved partof the right handle withthe correspondinghole on the right side of handlepanel making sure that thisend of the handle isfirmly placed inthe sloton the handlepanel . See Figure 3 . • Inserta hex bolt , cuppedwasher and flange nut from Group F of the hardware pack through these holes as shown in Figure 3 . Tighten to secure , Do notattach the left side now . Attaching Chute Right Handle • Place the chute assemblyover the chute Handle openingwiththe chutefacing front of the unit . Tab Hex Bolt ( . 75 " ) Figure 2 NOTE : Make sure that the chute cables are straightened while assembling the chute . • Place a handle tab , includedinthe hardware pack ( groupA ) , overthe upperhole in handle so Place the chuteflange keeper ( flat side down ) that the contourof the handle tab matches that beneath lip of chute assembly as shown in of the handle . See Figure 2 . Figure 4 . You will find the chute flange keepers in • Secure handletab to the snow throwerusing group E of the hardware pack . hex bolt ( 5 / 16 x 1.75 " long ) and lockwasher Insert 1 / 4 - 20 x . 75 " hex bolt and flange nut from the same group inthe hardware pack . Do ( group Eof the hardware pack ) up through chute nottightenat thistime . flange keeper and chute assembly as shown in • Attachthe left handle inthe same manner . Do Figure 4 . Do not tighten at this time . Rotate nottightenat this time . chute to instal ! all the flange keepers . • Place the handle panel in positionbetween the handles so the ends of the curvedpart of the handlesgo throughthe slotsinthe handlepanel . While placing the handle panel , make sure to routechute andchute cable between the handle and the panel keepingthe cable on top of the engine . Align the holes inthe handlewiththe holes onthe two sides of the handlepanel . See Figure 3 . Handle RightHandle 1 Panel . . xoo , t Figure 4 Afterassembling allthree chuteflange keepers , tighten , then back off 1 / 4 turn to allow easier movementof the chute . Use ( 2 ) 7 / 16 " wrenches . Attaching Chute Crank • On the left side of the handle panel , placethe / upperchute crankbracket onto the insideof the Carriage Bolt handle panel support . Locate thisbracketand Washer associatedhardware ingroup F of hardware Figure 3 pack . See Figure 5 . 7
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Place the other 3 / 8 ID flat washer ( fromthe Inserht exboltthroughthe upper chutecrank same groupof hardware ) on the end of the chute bracket , handle panel support , and upper left crank and inserthairpinclip intoeye hole at the handle . Secure the bracketusingcupped end of the chutecrank . See Figure 7 . washer and hex nut . Make surethat the cupped Slide the upperchute crank throughthe plastic side of the washer is set against the contourof the handle . bushinginthe upperchute crank bracketand then intothe lower chutecrank . See Figure 8 . Align the holeson the two piecesof the chute crank , and securewith hairpinclip from groupC of the hardwarepack . Adjustthe chutebracketso that the spiralon the Handle Panel l Support * chutecrankfully engages the teeth onthe chute \ " < assembly . Using a wrench , tightenthe hex boltand the hex nut onthe upperchutecrank bracket . Hex Bolt Fullyrotatethe chute , usingthe chute crank , to make surethat it moves freely . Tighten the nuts Crank Bracket on the lower chutecrank bracketsecurely . Tilt Upper Chute Chute Cables Crank * This part is already attached inside the handle panel \ Figure 5 You may have to loosenthe carriage boltsand Upper hex locknutswhich securethe lower chute Chutenk Cra crank bracketto the extensionon the left side of Bracket the chute assembly . See Figure 6 . LowerChute Crank L rrlage Bolt , CrankBracket Itex LockNut Flgure 8 Figure 6 Slip the cables that runfrom the handle panel to Place one 3 / 8 ID flat washer ( fromgroup G of the chute intothe cable guidelocated on topof the hardware pack ) on the end of the chute the engine . See Figure 9 . crank , then insertthe end of the crank intothe eye hole inthe plasticbushinginthe chute crank bracket . See Figure 7 . Cable Guide Cotter Pin Flat Washer Chute Crank Flat Rasher Lower Chute / Crank Bracl _ t Figure 9 Figure 7 8
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Tightenallloose hardware on the handle WARNING : There must notbe any tension on either clutchcable withthe driveor auger assemblyin the followingorder - - firstthe hex A boltsat the bottomof the handle , then the clutchgripinthe disengaged ( up ) position . carriagebolts and lastlythe hex boltson the rear These clutchesare a safety feature . Do not of the handle panel . override their function by allowingtension on eithercablewiththe clutchesdisengaged . Attaching Clutch Cables The clutchcontrolcables are attachedto the snow Attaching Shift Rod thrower . If the cables ere attachedto the top of the • Place the shiftlever inthe sixth ( 6 ) speed . engine withcable ties , cut the cable ties now . The Z • Place the bentendof the shiftrodintothe holein ends of the clutchcables are hooked intothe clutch the shiftarmassembly . See Figuret 1 . Securewith gripson each handle . 5 / 16 flatwasherandhairpinclipfromthe hardware • Ensure there is a hex jam nutthreaded allthe pack ( groupD on page 5 ) . way upthe threaded portion ofthe Z fitting ; • Start threadingthe ferrule ( includedinthe same extras are supplied in the hardware pack . See groupinthe hardware pack ) ontothe otherendof Figure 10 . the shiftrod . It has to line up withthe upper hole • Place the clutch grip in the raised ( up ) position . inthe shiftlever ( beneath the handle panel ) . While aligningthe ferrule , push down on the shift rod and the shiftarm assemblyas far as it willgo . Z Fitting • Once the ferrule slides intothe hole , turn it Outer counter - clockwiseone more ful ! turn and insert it of cut - out inthe hole inthe shiftlever . \ Nut Hex Jam Shift Chute Distance Nut Lever Control Drive Auger Clutch Ferrule Upper Barrel Shift Lever Clip ( Viewed from the underside of the controlpanel ) Figure 10 Rod • Swing the left auger upmaking surethe cable is routed correctlyin the cable rollerguideslocated Assembly at the lower rear of the unit . • Hold the end of the cable at the barrel so the Clip ferrule turnsfreely withouttwistingthe cable . Thread the ferrule on to the Z fitting . You may Figure 11 have to pullon the cable slightlyto relieve NOTE : It may be necessary topull the shiftlever outof tension . Keepthe ferrule turningwithout twisting the sixthspeed positionand move it towardsthe fifth the cable . speedpositio n untilthe ferruleslides into the hole • You willreachcorrectadjustmentwhenthere is withoutforce . minimalslack inthe cable butit isnottight . Hold the flats on the ferrule withpliersandtightenthe Secure the ferrule to the shift leverwithanother jam nutagainstthe ferrule . 5 / 16 flat washer and hairpin clipfrom group D of the hardware pack . See Figure 11 . CAUTION : Cables willbecome loose if youdo not Make certain to check for correctadjustmentof tighten the jam nut . the shiftrodas instructedinthe Adjustment sectionbefore operatingthe snow thrower . 9
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hardware pack . Make sure to routethe cable tie Attaching Turn Triggers over the drive cable . See Figure 14 . Make surethat the righthand triggercable is routedinfront of the tractiondrive cable . • Feedthetriggercableupthroughthe outersideof the slotinthe handlepanel . Donotfeedthe cable throughthe samesideofthe slotastheZ fitting . • Place the cablebarrelfitting intothe holeinthe trigger . You can findthe triggersandassociated hardwareingroupH of the hardwarepack ( on page5 ) . Pullonthe cable and rotateit aroundthe bottomof thetrigger , withthe innercable inthe slot , untilthecable endcan be pushedintothe triggerhousingand snappedtight . See Figure 12 . Figure 14 Secure the leftturn triggercable to the lower Trigger handle usingthe othercable tie . Make sureto Assembly route the cable tie below the auger drive cable so that when the trigger cable is secured by the Inner Cable cable tie , the auger drive cable is left outside the cable tie . Trim excess ends from each cable tie . NOTE : The right sidecable tie must be used to keep cable from comingin contact withthe moving shift arm fromthe transmission . Y Lamp Wiring Barrel Slot • Wrap the wirefrom the lampdownthe right Fitting handle . Plugwireintothe aitemator leadwire thisend underthefuel tank . See Figure15 . Figure 12 Note : When the cable is installed correctly , it should I _ Hsn le not be possibleto pullcable out of the trigger housing . Place the rightturn trigger inposition underneaththe righthandle . Secure withscrew and weld nutfrom group H of the hardware pack . See Figure 13 . You will need a phillips screwdriverfor tighteningthe screw . Repeat on left side . Turn S _ ot , Trigger Figure 15 Cable IMPORTANT : Assemble your snowthrower , then check the adjustmentsas instructedand make any Figure 13 final adjustmentsnecessarybefore operatingthe unit . • Secure the rightturn triggercable to the right Failureto follow the instructionsmaycause damage lower handle , usingcable tie providedinthe to the snowthrower . 10
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NOTE : Cables are outof adjustmentif augers Final Adjustments continueto turn whenauger clutchis released and / or machine continuesto run when drive clutchis Adjusting Auger Control released . For more details , refer to the Service and • To check the adjustment of the auger control , Adjustment section . push forward the left hand clutchgrip untilthe rubberbumper is compressed , There should be Adjusting Skid Shoe slack inthe clutchcable . The space between the shave plate and the ground • Release the clutchgrip . The cable should be can be changed by adjustingthe skidshoe . straight . Make certain you can depress the • Returnweight transferlever to normalposition auger controlgripagainst the left handle before adjustingskidshoes . completely . • For closesnow removal , adjust skidshoes • If adjustmentis necessary , loosen the hex jam higher to minimizegap between the shave plate nutand thread the cable in ( for less slack ) or out and the ground . ( for more slack ) , • For snow removalfrom uneven groundlike • Recheck the adjustment . Tighten the jam nut gravel , adjustskidshoes downwardto create against the cablewhen correctadjustmentis sufficientclearance between the bottomedge of reached . the shave plate andthe ground . See Figure 16 . Adjusting Traction Drive Control NOTE : It is not recommended that you operate this To check the adjustmentof the tractiondrive snow throweron gravel as loose gravel can be easily controland shiftlever , move the weight transfer picked up and thrownby the auger causingan injury leverto the transportposition ( shownin Figure or damage to the snowthrower . However , if you do 18 on page 13 ) and the shiftlever allthe way have to use the snow throwerongravel , put the weight forward to sixth ( 6 ) position . transfer lever to transport position . • With the tractiondrive control released , pullthe • Adjustskidshoesby loosening the four hex nuts triggersupto the handleand then pushthe snow and carriage bolts and moving skidshoes to throwerforward to checkthat the tracks turn . desired position . Make certain the entire bottom • Squeeze tractiondrivecontrolagainstthe handle surface of skidshoe is against the ground to and pullthe starter . The tracksshouldturn . avoid uneven wear on the skid shoes . See • Now release the tractiondrive controland pull Figure 16 . the starteragain . The unitshould not move . • Retighten nuts and bolts securely . • Before proceedingwith adjustment , make sure that the spark plug is disconnected . • If the tractiondrive controlneeds adjustment , loosen the jam nut on the tractiondrive cable and thread the cable one turn . Recheck adjustmentand repeat as necessary . • Tighten the jam nutto secure the cable when correctadjustment is reached . Skid Sho _ e _ HeXNa _ t " Bolt Figure 16 11
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Knowing Your Snow Thrower Read thisowner's manual and safety rules before operatingyour snowthrower . Compare withyour snowthrowerto familiarize yourselfwiththe location of variouscontrols and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . The operationof any snow throwercan resultin foreign objectsbeing thrownintothe eyes , which can resultinsevere eye damage . Alwayswear safety glasses for operating the snow thrower , or while performingany adjustmentsor repairson it . Oil Fuel Auger Control Spark Fill Choke \ Control Traction Drive Shift Distance Chute Lever Lever Fuel Chute Crank Tank Starter Handle Throttle Right Recoil Turn Starter Trigger DischargeChute Weight Transfer Lever Track Auger Skid Shoe Figure 17 Meets ANSI Safety Standards Sears snowthrowersconformto the safety standardsB71 , 3 of the AmericanNational StandardsInstitute ( ANSI ) , 12
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Weight Transfer Lever Operating Controls ( See Figure 17 . ) The weighttransfer lever is locatedonthe rightside of the snow throwerand is used to select the positionof Chute Crank the housingand the method oftrack operation . See Figure 18 . Move the lever to the right , then forward or The chute crankis located on the left sideof the snow backward to one of the three positions . thrower . To change the direction in which snow is thrown , turn chute crank as follows : Normal turn clockwise to discharge to the left ; Snow turn counterclockwiseto discharge to the right . Packed Transport Chute Distance Control Snow , / The distance that snow is thrown can be adjusted by adjusting the angle of the chute assembly . Push the \ chute distance control lever forward to move the upper chute down and decrease the distance . Pull the lever back toward the rear to move the upper chute up and increase the distance . Left And Right Turn Trigger The left and rightturntriggers are located onthe undersideof the handles and are used to assist in steeringyour snow thrower . Squeeze the rightturn trigger whenturningright , squeeze the leftturntrigger when turningleft . Operate your snowthrower inopen areas untilyou become familiar withthese controls . Figure 18 Shift Lever a . Transport - - Raises the front end of the The shift lever is located inthe center of the handle snowthrowerfor easytransport . Using panel . It may be moved into one of eight positions : propercaution , thispositionmay also be a . Forward - - oneofsixspoeds ; po , v _ onone ( 1 ) used on many gravel drivewaysto clear is the slowest and position six ( 6 ) is the snowwhile leaving gravel undisturbed . fastest . b . Normal Snow - - Allows the tracks to be b . Reverse - - two reverse ( R ) speeds ; R2 is suspended independently for continuous faster . groundcontact . Use the shift lever to determine ground speed . Do not c . Packed Snow . - - Locksthe front end of the shiftto different speed while the unit is moving . snowthrowerdown to the groundforhard - packed or icysnow conditions . Auger Control Throttle Control The auger controlis located on the left handle . Squeeze the auger controlagainst the handle to The throttlecontrolis located onthe engine . It engage the augers ; release to disengage the augers . regulatesthe speed of the engine . ( Tractiondrive controlmust also be released . ) Safety Ignition Switch Traction Drive Control The ignitionkey must be insertedintothe switchfor The tractiondrive controlis located onthe right the unitto start . Remove the ignitionkey when the handle . Squeeze the tractiondrive controlto engage snow thrower is not in use . the track drive ; release to stop . To Stop The Snow Thrower This same lever also locks the auger control so • To stopthe track , release the tractiondrive lever that you can turn the chutecrank withoutinterrupting of the snowthrower . the snowthrowingprocess . If the auger controlis • To stopthrowingsnow , releasethe augerdrive engaged withthe tractiondrive controlengaged , you leverand the drive leverif engaged . can release the auger control ( onthe left handle ) and • To stopthe engine , pushthe throttlecontrol the augers will remainengaged . Release the traction leverto OFF and pulloutthe ignitionkey . Do not drivecontrolto stopboth the augers andthe track turn key . drive . ( Auger controlmust alsobe released ) . 13
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Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in Before Starting Engine the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . Fill Gas To Start Engine WARNING : Gasolineisflammableand cau - tionmustbe usedwhenhandling orstoringit . WARNING : Be sure no one other than & the operator is standingnear the snow Do notfillfuel tank whilethe snowthroweris & throwerwhile startingoroperating . Do not running , when it is hotor when it is in an operate thissnowthrowerunless the enclosedarea . dischargechuteassembly has been Keep your snowthrower away from any properlyinstalledand issecured . open flame or an electricalspark and do not A . Electric Starter smoke while filling the fuel tank . Never fill the fuel tank completely . Fill the tank to within1 / 4 " - 1 / 2 " from the topto Connect spark wire provide space for expansion of fuel . Always fill the fuel tank outdoorsand use a funnel or spoutto prevent spilling . Make sure to wipeoff any spilledfuel before startingthe engine . Insert key _ button • Store gasoline in a clean , approved container Move and keep the cap in place on the container . • Make sure that the container from which you pour the gasoline is clean and free from rust or other foreign particles . • Fill fuel tank with clean , fresh , unleaded grade automotivegasoline . • At the end of the job , empty the fuel tank ifthe snow thrower is not going to be used for 30 days starter or longer . See storage instructions on page 24 of this manual . CAUTION : Experience indicatesthat alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol ) or those usingetha - Figure 19 nol or methanol can attract moisturewhich leads to For locationof allthe engine controlsreferredto in separation and formationof acids duringstorage . this section , see Figure 19 . Acidicgas can damage the fuel system of an engine Before starting , make sure that the engine has suffi - while in storage . cient oil . The snow thrower engine is equippedwith a 120 voltA . C . electric starterand recoilstarter . The To avoidengineproblems , the fuel systemshouldbe emptiedbeforestoragefor 30 days orlonger . Drain the electricstarter is equippedwith a three - wire power gas tank , start the engineand let it run untilthe fuel cord and plugand is designed to operate on 120 volt linesand carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel nextsea - AC householdcurrent , Foll _ vallinstructioncsarefully . son . See storageInstructionsfor additionalinformation . _ Starting Instructions at a glance Throttle Choke Power Primer ! Snow Spark Drive Ignition Starter After starting control Cord Thrower Plug Levers Key wire Electric Connect Release Move to Push to Move to Connect Push t . Release button Starter FAST FULL to source button 2 . Move Choke to Off snap in 3 . Disconnectcord Recoil IConnect Release Moveto Push to Move to Pnme IPull t . Release handle Starter FAST FULL handle 2 . Move Choke to Off . snap in 14
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ColdStart Operate the engine at full throttle ( FAST ) when throwing snow . NOTEf : f the unit shows any sign of motion ( drive or Warm Start augers ) with the clutch grips disengaged , shutthe engineoff immediately . Readjustas instructedin the If restarting a warm engine after a shutdown , " FinalAdjustments " section onpage 11 . rotatechoketo OFF insteadof FULL and press the starter button . WARNING : The electric starter must be properly grounded at all times to avoid possibility of electric B . Recoil Starter shockwhich may injurethe operator . Make sure that the engine has sufficientoil and the • Determinewhether your house wiring is a three - auger drive and the traction drive levers are released . wire groundedsystem . Ask a licensed • Move throttle control to FAST position . electricianif you are notcertain . • Push key into the ignitionslot so that it snaps into place . Do not turn key . Remove plastic bag not a three - wiregrounded system , do notuse , _ WARNING : Ifyour housewiringsystemis and keep the second key in a safe place . thiselectricstarterunderany conditions . • Rotate choke control to FULL choke position . • Push the primer button while covering the vent • If your house wiringsystem is grounded and a hole . Removeyourfingerfromthe primerbetween thrae - hole receptacle is notavailableat the point primes . Do not prime if temperature is above the snow thrower starter will normallybe used , 50 ° F ; primetwo timesbe { ween50 ° F and 15oF ; one should be installed by a licensed electrician . andprimefourtimesbelow15 ° F . • When connecting the power cord , always connect cord to starter on engine first , then the • Pull the starterhandle rapidly . Do not allowthe handleto snap back , butallow itto rewindslowly other end into a three - hole grounded receptacle . • When disconnecting the power cord , always while keepinga firmholdon the starterhandle . unplug the end from the three - hole , grounded • As the engine warms up and beginsto operate evenly , rotatethe choke knobslowlyto OFF receptacle first . position . If the engine falters , returnto FULL • Attach spark plugwire to spark plug . choke , then slowlymove to OFF chokeposition . • Make sure that the auger drive and the traction • Allow the engine to warm upfor a few minutes drive levers are inthe disengaged RELEASED becausethe engine will notdevelop full power position . • Move throttlecontrolleverto FAST position . untilit reaches operatingtemperature . • Operate the eng ! ne at fullthrottle ( FAST ) when • Removethe keysfrom the plasticbag . Push key intothe ignitionslot . Make sure itsnaps into throwingsnow . place . Do not tum key . Save the second key . Warm Start • Rotatethe choke knobto FULL choke position . • If restartinga warm engine after a temporary • Connect power cord to switchbox on engine . shutdown , rotatechoke to OFF insteadof FULL • Plugthe other end of the power cord into a and do notprime . Press the starterbutton . three - hole , grounded 120 voltA . C . receptacle . Frozen Recoil Starter startingthe enginewith an electricstarter , If the starter is frozen and will not turn the engine , WARNING : Do not use primerwhile proceed as follows : Push down onthe starterbutton untilthe engine • Pull as much rope out of the starter as possible . starts . Do notcrank formorethan 10 secondsat • Release the starter handle and let it snap back a time . This electric starteris thermally against the starter . protected . If overheated , itwill stop • If the engine still fails to start , repeat the first two automaticallyand can be restarted only when it steps . If continued attempts do not free starter , has cooled to a safe temperature ( a wait of follow the electric starter procedures to start . about 5 to 10 minutes is required ) . • Avoid possible freezing of recoil starter and the When the engine starts , release the starter engine controls . button and slowlyrotate the choke to OFF Operating Snow Thrower position . If the enginefalters , rotate the choke to FULL and then gradually to OFF . To Engage Drive Disconnect the power cord from the receptacle With the engine running near top speed , move first and then from the switch box on the engine . shift lever to one of six FORWARD positions or Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes two REVERSE positions . Select a speed because the engine will not develop full power appropriatefor the snowconditionsthat exist . until it reaches operating temperature . 15
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Use slowerspeeds untilyou are familiar withthe • Afterthe area is cleared , stopthe snowthrower operationof the snowthrower . following instructionsgiven below . Squeeze the tractiondriveclutchgrip againstthe Operating Tips righthandle and the snowthrowerwill move . Release it and the drive motionwill stop . NOTE : AIIowthe engineto warm up fora few minutes as the engine willnot developfullpower untilff To Engage Augers reaches operatingtemperature . To engage augers and start snowthrowing , squeeze the left hand auger clutchgrip against the lefthandle . Release to stop augers . surroundingareas mayexceed 150 ° F . Avoid Warning : The temperature of muffler and While the auger control is engaged , squeeze the these areas . tractiondrive controlto move , releaseto stop . Do • For most efficientsnow removal , removesnow not shiftspeeds whilethe drive is engaged . immediatelyafter it falls . NOTE : This same lever also locksthe auger control so • Discharge snowdownwindwhenever possible . you can turn the chute crank without interrupting the Slightlyoverlapeach previousswath , snow throwing process . • Setthe skidshoes1 / 4 " belewthe scraperbarfor normalusage . The skidshoesmaybe adjusted • Release the auger control ; the interlock upwardfor hard - packedsnow . Adjustskidshoes mechanismshould keep the auger control downwardwhen usingon gravel orcrushedrock . engaged untilthe tractiondrive controlis • Clean the snowthrower thoroughly aftereach use . released . • Release the tractiondrivecontrolto stopboth the Before Stopping augers and the track drive . • Run enginefor a few minutesto help dry offany moistureon engine . must be released . To avoidpossible freeze . up of the starter , follow , _ WARNING : To stopthe auger , both levers these steps : Recoil Starter To Throw Snow a . With the engine running , pullthe starterrope witha rapid , continuousfullarm strokethree CAUTION : Check the area to be cleared for foreign or fourtimes . objects . Remove , if any . Electric Starter • Move weight transfer leverto the right , then a . Connect power cord to switchbox , thento backward or forward to the desired position . 120 Volt AC receptacle . • Start the enginefollowing StartingInstructions . b . While the engineis running , push the starter Rotate the discharge chuteto the desired buttonand spinthe starterforseveral direction , away from bystandersand / or buildings . seconds . Move the chute distance controlforward or c . Disconnectpower cord from the receptacle backward to adjustthe distance the snowis to be first , then fromthe snowthrower . thrown . NOTE : The unusual sound from pulling the starter • Select the speed accordingto the snow rope in the case of the recoilstarter , orfromspinning condition . the starterin the case of the electricstarter , willnot CAUTION : Never move the shiftlever withoutfirst harm the engine . releasing the drive clutch . To Stop The Snow Thrower Engage the auger controland tractiondrive • To stopthe track , release the tractiondrive lever controllevers following the preceding on the snow thrower . instructions . • Tostopthrowing snow , releaseaugerdrivelever The interlock feature will allow youto remove and drivelever , if engaged . your left hand from the auger controllever . • To stopthe engine , push throttlecontrolleverto When clearingthe first pass throughthe snow , OFF and pulloutthe ignitionkey . Do not turnkey . controlthe tractionspeed of the snowthrower accordingto the depth and conditionof snow . To turn the unitleft , squeeze left trigger ; to turn right , squeeze righttrigger . On each succeeding pass , readjustthe chute deflectorto the desired positionand slightly overlapthe previouslycleared path . 16
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General Recommendations • All adjustments inthe Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at Always observe safety rules when performing least once each season . any maintenance . • Follow the maintenanceschedule given below . The warranty on thissnow throwerdoes not Periodically check all fasteners and make sure cover itemsthat have been subjectedto these are tight . operator abuse ornegligence . To receive full value from the warranty , operator must maintain WARNING : Alwaysstop the engine and the snow throweras instructedinthis manual . disconnect the sparkplug wirebefore & Some adjustmentswill have to be made performingany maintenanceor periodicallyto maintainyour unit properly . adjustments . Customer Responsibilities MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . _ oJ _ _ _ • _ _ _ _ o SERVICE DATES * Lubricate pivot points < _ Clean snowthrower 0 Clean shave plate a . Clean skid shoes ' _ Check V - belts Check friction wheel rubber Check engine oil ' _ I _ Z Change engine oil _ : _ < _ Z g . l Check spark plug ' _ Check muffler Emptyfuel system ' _ * Fill in dates as you complete regular service Check ; service if needed 17
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Lubrication Bearings For a view of the lubricationpointson the snow Once a season lubricatethe auger bearingsand thrower , see Figure 20 . the bearingson the sideof the frame withlight oil . See lubricationchart below . Sprocket Shaft Check V - belts • Lubricatethe sprocketshaft withgreaseat least Follow instructionsbelow to check the conditionof oncea seasonorafter every25 hoursof operation . the drive beltsevery 50 hoursof operation . • Remove the plasticbelt coveron the front of the IMPORTANT : Keepall grease and oiloff of the engine by removingtwo self - tappingscrews . friction wheel andthe drive plate . • Visuallyinspectfor frayed , cracked , or Shifting Mechanism excessivelywornout belts . • Lubricatethe shiftingmechanism and pivot Check Friction Wheel pointsonthe shiftrodwith engine oilat least Follow the instructionsbelow to check the conditionof once a season or after every 25 hoursof the friction wheel rubber every 25 hours of operation . operation , • Remove the four self - tapping screws from the Traction Drive Control frame cover underneath the snow thrower . • Visually inspect the friction wheel rubber for • Lubricate cams onthe ends of the controlrods excessive wear , cracks , or loose fit on the which interlockthe tractiondrive and auger friction wheel drive hub . controlsat least oncea season or every 25 • Also engage traction drive control and check if hoursof operationwithgrease . The camscan be the friction wheel is making contact with the accessedbeneaththe handlepanel , friction plate . Gear Case • If it does not make contact , adjust the traction drive cable following adjustment instructions . The gear case is lubricatedwithgrease at the Recheck the friction wheel factory and does notrequire checking . If • Replace friction wheel rubber if necessary . disassembledfor any reason , lubricatewithtwo Refer to instructionson page 22 . ounces of Shell Alvania grease . LUBE Figure 20 : Lubrication Chart 18
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• Drainoil while engine is warm . Remove oil drain Engine Maintenance cap located at the bottomof the recoilstarterof Engine Oil the engine . Catch oil ina suitablecontainer . • When engine is drainedof all oil , replace drain Only use high quality detergent oil rated withAPI plugsecurely . serviceclassification SF , SG or SH . Select the oil's Remove the dipstick from the oil till tube . For SAE viscositygrade according to the expected locationof the oil fill tube , see Figure 17 inset . operating temperature . Pour fresh oil slowlythroughthe tube . Replace dipstick . colder . , _ - - - 32 ° warmer • Check and make sure that the oil levelis up to | the FULL mark on the dipstick . 5W30 ' 9 [ I _ ' - _ SAE30 I Viscosity Chart WARNING : Temperature of muffler Cand ) nearby areas may exceed 150 ° F ( 65 ° . Avoid these areas . Spark Plug NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 • Clean area aroundthe sparkplug base . etc . ) improve startingin cold weather , these multi - • Remove and inspect the sparkplug . viscosityoils willresult inincreased oil consumption • Replace the spark plug if electrodes are pitted , when used above 32 ° F . Checkyour snow thrower's burned , orthe porcelain is cracked . See Figure21 . engine oillevel more frequentlyto avoidpossible • Clean the spark plug and reset the gap to 0.030 " engine damage fromrunninglow on oil . at least once a season or every 50 hours of Refer to the viscosity chart forproper selectionof operation . See Figure 21 . engine oil . • Spark plug replacement is recommended at the start of each season . Refer to engine parts list Checking Oil Level for correct spark plug type . IMPORTANT : Before operatingthe snow thrower , NOTE : Do not sandblastspark plug . Spark plug check the oil level shouldbe cleaned by scrapingor wire brushing and • With engine on level ground , the oil must be to washing with a commercialsolvent . FULL mark on dipstick . • Stop engine and wait several minutes before checking oil level . Remove oil fill cap and dipstick . • Wipe dipstick clean , insert it into oil fill hole and tighten securely . • Remove dipstick and check . Ifoil is not up to the FULL mark on dipstick , add 5W30 oil . Changing Oil Figure 21 Change engine oilafter the firsttwo hoursof operationand every 25 hours thereafter . Inorder to do that you willhave to first drain the spent engineoil from the engine and then refillwithfresh oil . 19
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WARNING : Always stop the engine , dis - NOTE : ff you placed plastic underthe gas cap , be certain to remove it , connect sparkplug wireand move it away A fromthe spark plug before performingany Augers adjustmentsor repairs , The augers are secured to the spiral shaft withtwo Never attempt to clean the chute or make shear boltsand hex lock nuts . If you hit a foreign any adjustmentswhile the engine is running . object or ice jam , the snowthrower is designed so that the boltswill shear . Adjustments • If the augers will notturn , check to see ifthe Traction Drive Control boltshave sheared . Replace ifnecessary . See Figure23 . Two replacementshear boltsand hex Refer to the Final Adjustmentsection of the Set - Up locknuts have been providedinGroup D of the Instructionsto adjust the traction drive control . If you hardwarepack which is illustratedon page 5 . are not sure of proper adjustment , check as follows . • Drain the gasolineor place plasticfilm underthe gas cap if the snow throwerhas already been ShearBolt operated . • Tip the snowthrowerforward and remove the four self - tappingscrewsthat holdthe frame cover underneaththe snowthrower . With the tractiondrive controlreleased , make sure that there is clearance between the friction wheel and the friction plate in all positionsof the shiftlever . See Figure22 . \ Figure 23 " _ l _ I I Drive Auger Clutch Sproc . e , To adjustthe auger clutch , refer to Final Adjustment sectionof Assembly Instructions , Chute Assembly • IILIIIi . _ , i - II The distance snow is throwncan be adjusted by , r , ct , on - - . . . lli - ° tlLJlitllL I adjustingthe angle of the chute assembly , Skid Shoe ° , ' Lon The space between the shave plate and the ground can be adjusted by adjustingthe skid shoe . Refer to page 11 of thismanual . Shift Rod Toadjust the shiftrod , proceed as follows . Figure 22 • Remove the hairpin clipand flat washerfrom the With the tractiondrive controlengaged , make ferrule underneaththe shiftpanel . Remove the surethat the frictionwheel is makingcontact ferrule from the hole inthe shiftlever . withthe friction plate , Also make sure that the • Place the shiftlever onthe handle panel inthe overtravelspringis stretched . sixth ( 6 ) speed position ( all the way forward ) . If adjustmentis necessary , loosen the jam nut • Pushdown onthe shiftrod ( and shift arm on the tractiondrivecable and thread the cable assembly ) as far as it will go . Holdit in this in or outas necessary . position . See Figure 24 . Tighten the jam nutto securethe cable when • Thread the ferrule up or downthe shiftrod as correct adjustmentis reached . Reassemble the necessary untilthe ferrule lines up withthe frame cover . upper hole inthe shiftlever . 20
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Auger Drive Belts • Disconnectthe chute crank at the chute Shift Chute Distance Lever Control assembly by removing the cotterpin andthe flat washer . Drive Auger Clutch • Remove the plasticbeltcover onthe frontof the engine by removingtwoself - tappingscrews . See Figure 25 , Upper Self - Tapping Shift Clip Lever Flat Washer Spring Washer Rod Cover Assembly Clip Flat Washer Figure 24 • Insertthe ferrule intothe upper hole in the Shift \ Self - Tapping lever fromthe rightsidewhen adjustmentis Screw correct . Secure with the fiat washer and the hairpinclip that you had earlier removed . See Figure 25 Figure24 . • Check for correctadjustmentof the traction Unthread the bottom of the auger cable fromthe drive controlas instructedinthe Final top ofthe cable , leavingthe hex nut inplace . Adjustment section . Removethe sixlockwashersandhex nutswhich attachthe augerhousing assemblyto the frame . Service See Figure26 . ( Onlytwopairsof lockwashersand hex nutsare showninthefigure . ) Shave Plate And Skid Shoes The shave plate and skidshoes on the bottom of the snow throwerare subject to wear . They should be checked periodicallyand replaced when necessary . • To remove skidshoes , remove the two carriage bolts , beUevillewashers and hex nuts ( on each side ) whichattach them to the snowthrower . • Reassemblenewskidshoeswiththe hardware Lock Washer earlierremoved , Make sureto insertthecupped and Hex Nut sideofthe washeragainstthe skidshoesothatthe skidshoe isadjusted to be level , • To remove shave plate , removethe carriage bolts , bellevillewashers and hex nutswhich attach it to the snow throwerhousing , Reassemble new shave plate , making sure heads of the carriagebolts are to the insideof Figure 26 the housing . Tighten securely . Separate the housingfrom the frame assembly Belt Removal and Replacement by standinginthe operatingpositionand lifting up onthe handles . The frame and housingwill from the spark plugand groundit . WARNING : Disconnect the spark plugwire separate and the rearauger drive beltwillcome off the pulleys . 21
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• Back outthe stopbolt untilthe supportbracket dropson the auger pulley , See Figure 28 . • Slip belt betweenfriction wheel and friction disc Drive Belt plate and removethe belt . See Figure 28 . • Reassemble withnew drive belt . NOTE : Thesupportbracket must rest onthestopbolt after thenew belthas been assembled . See Figure 28 . Friction Wheel Rubber The rubberonthe friction wheel is subjectto wear and shouldbe checkedafter the first 25 hoursof operation and periodicallythereafter . Replace the friction wheel rubber ifany signsof wear or crackingare found . • Drainthe gasolinefrom the snow thrower , or Figure 27 place a pieceof plasticunderthe gas cap . To remove the front auger drive belt , push the • Tip the snowthrowerupand forward , so that it idler pulleyto the leftand liftfront auger drive restson the housing . belt from the front auger pulley . See Figure27 . • Remove four screws from the frame cover Replace both auger drive belts by following the underneaththe snow thrower ( Figure 25 ) . precedinginstructions . • Usinga 7 / 8 " wrench to holdthe shaft , loosen , butdo not completelyremove , the hex bolt and NOTE : When reassembling the two halvesof the unit , bell washer from the leftend of the shaft . See make sure that the auger drive cable is routed Figure 29 . throughthe cable roller guide . Drive Belt • Remove the plasticbelt coveron the front of the engine by removingthe two self - tappingscrews . See Figure 25 . • Drain the gasoline from the snowthrower , or place a piece of plasticunderthe gas cap . • Tip the snowthrower upand forward so that it rests onthe auger housing , • Remove four self - tappingscrewsfrom the frame cover underneaththe snow thrower . • Pullingthe idlerpulleyupward , rollthe beltoff the idlerpulleyandthe engine pulleyand liftbelt off fdction wheel disc . See Figure 28 . lFriction Whee Disc Friction Wheel Figure 29 Remove belt • Move the weight transfer leverto the packed here snow position . Refer to Figure 18 . • Lightlytap the head of the boltto dislodgethe ball bearing from the rightside of the frame ; theneft remove the hex boltand the bellwasher from l end of the shaft . • Slidingthe shaft to theTight , remove the spacer , the sprocketand the friction wheel assembly from the shaft . See Figure30 . • Remove the six screwsfrom the friction wheel Supportt Bracke assembly ( three from each side ) . Remove the friction wheel rubber from between the friction Figure 28 wheel plate . 22
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• Reassembtlheenewfrictionwheerlubbetro Carburetor thefrictionwheeal ssembltyightenintghesix WARNING : If any adjustmentsare made to screwsinrotationandwithequaflorce . • Positionthe frictionwheel assembly uponto the engine whilethe engine is running ( e . g . A carburetor ) , keep clear of all movingparts . the pin of the shiftrod assemblyand slide the Be careful of heated surfacesand muffler . shaft throughthe friction wheel . See Figure 30 . • Slide the shaft intothe hex I . D . of the sprocket , If youthinkthe carburetorneeds to be adjusted , see the spacer and the leftball bearing and secure your nearest authorizedTecumseh Service Outlet . withthe bell washer and hex bolt . Shift Rod ly Washer \ Friction Wheel Figure 30 23
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If your snow thrower is leftunusedfor 30 days or WARNING : Drain fuel into approved longer , it needsto be prepared for storage . Also , at containeroutdoors , away from any open & the end of the snow season , you should follow the flame . Be certainengine is cool . Do not smoke . same set of instructionsend store the snow thrower properly for the off - season . Proper storage ensures Fuel leftin engine duringwarm weather longer life of the snow thrower . deteriorates and will cause seriousstarting problems , Preparing Engine Run the engine untilthe fuel tank is empty and it WARNING : Never store snow thrower with stopsdue to lack of fuel . fuel intank indoors or in poorlyventilated A Drain carburetor by pressing upwardon bowl areas , where fuelfumes may reach an open drain , located below the carburetorcover . See flame , spark or pilotlightas on a furnace , Figure 31 . water heater , clothesdryer or gas appliance . WARNING : Do not drain carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . Never use engirle or & It is important to prevent gum depositsfrom carburetorcleaning productsin the fuel tank forming inessential fuel systempartsof the or permanent damage may occur . engine suchas the carburetor , fuel filter , fuel hose ortank duringstorage . NOTE : Fuel stabilizer ( suchas STA - BIL ) is an Also experience indicatesthat alcohol acceptable alternativeinminimizing the formationof blended fuels ( called gasohol or using fuelgum depositsduring storage . Add stabilizerto ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture gasoline in fuel tank or storage container . Always which leads to separation and formation of followmix ratio foundonstabilizer container . Run acids duringstorage . Acidic gas can engine at least 10minutesafter addingstabilizerto damage the fuel system of an engine while allow it to reach the carburetor . Do not drain instorage . carburetorff usingfuelstabilizer . To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should be Remove the spark plug and pour one ( 1 ) ounce emptied before storagefor 30 days or longer . Follow of engineoil through the spark plughole intothe these instructionsto prepareyour snowthrowerfor cylinder . Place a rag over the hole . Crank the storage : engine several times to distribute the oil . • Remove allgasolinefromthe carburetor and the Replace spark plug . fueltank to prevent gum depositsfrom forming on these partsand causingpossible malfunction Preparing Snow Thrower of the engine . • When storingthe snowthrower inan unventilatedor metal storage shed , care should Carburetor be taken to rustproofthe equipment . Usinga \ lightoilor silicone , coat the equipment , especiallyany chains , springs , bearings and cables . • Remove alldirt from exteriorof engine and equipment . Followlubricationrecommendationson page 18 . Store ina clean , dry area . Bowl Drain Figure 31 24
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Problem Possible Cause Corrective Action Shiflet venroltocking1 , Shiftrodoutofadjustment 1 . Remove washer and pin . Turn ferrule intothesixthspeed clockwiseone turn and reinstall , Enginefailstostart 1 . Fuel tank empty , or stale fuel 1 . Filltank with clean , fresh gasoline . 2 . Fuel shut - oft valve closed 2 . Open valve . 3 . Ignitionkey not inswitchor engine 3 . Insert key . 4 . Spark plugwire disconnected 4 . Connect spark plug wire . 5 . Blockedfuel line 5 . Clean fuel line . 6 . Faulty spark plug 6 . Clean , adjustgap orreplace . Engine runs erratic . 1 . Unit running on choke 1 . Turn choketo offposition . 2 . Blockedfuel line orstale fuel 2 . Clean fuel line , fill tank withfresh fuel . 3 . Water or dirtinfuel system . 3 . Drain carburetorfollowing instructionson page 24 , Refill withfresh fuel . 4 . Carburetor out of adjustment 4 . Contact Sears service center . Lossof power 1 . Spark plugwireloose 1 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 2 . Gas cap vent hole plugged 2 . Remove ice and snow from cap , Make sure that the vent hole is clear , Engineoverheats 1 . Engine oil level low . 1 . Fill crankcase withproper engine oil 2 . Contact Sears service center . 2 . Carburetor notadjusted properly Excessivevibration 1 . Loose parts or auger damaged 1 . Stop engine immediatelyand disconnect spark plugwire . Tighten all nuts and bolts . Check for the sourceof vibration . Make all neceseePl repairs . If vibrationpersists , contact Sears service center . Hardto shiftspeed , or 1 . Shift red not adjusted 1 . Readjust shift red . willnotshift 2 . Hex sha _ lnot lubricated 2 . Lubricatesprocket shaft . Unitfails to propel 1 . Incorrectadjustment of drive clutch 1 . Adjust driveclutch . itself 2 . Ddve belt loose ordamaged 2 . Replace drivebelt . Unitfails to discharge 1 . Auger shear bolt broken 1 . Replace shear bolt . snow 2 . Discharge chute clogged 2 . Stop engine , disconnectspark plugwire and clean discharge chute and insideof auger housing . 3 , Foreignobject lodgedin auger . ' 3 . Stop engine , disconnectspark plugwire and remove object from auger . 4 . Auger drive clutchcable not adjusted . 4 . Adjust propady . 5 . Auger drive beltloose ordamaged . 5 . Replace belt . Trackdoes notturn 1 . Track controlcable not inserted . 1 . Insert the cable completely intothe trigger assembly . 2 , Lowercable bracket not fullypositionedagainst 2 . Loosentwo self - tappingscrews on each slot gear box . of bracket . Retighten makingsure that the bolt is completely at the bottom of the slot . please contact your nearest SEARS service center . Forrepairs bey ° nd the min ° r adjustmentslistedabove ' 25
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SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9.0 H . P . SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.888550 Key KeY Part No . Part No . Description Qty , Description Qty . No . No , 1 629 - 0058 1 40 736 - 0509 2 Harness for Headlight SpecialWasher 1 2 684 - 0008A - 1 41 737 - 0133 Grease Shift Arm Assembly 0637 43 746 - 0896 Chute DeflectorControlCable 1 3 684 - 0053 1 Chute Crank Assembly 44 746 - 0901 1 Chute Deflector Cable w / Clip 4 684 - 0066 Hardware Pack * 45 747 - 0798A Shift Rod 1 6 684 - 0102 1 Handle Panel Assembly w / 46 747 - 0877 Cam Rod 2 Tilt 47 748 - 0362 Cam Handle Lock 2 684 - 0111 1 Handle Assembly 48 748 - 0363 Pawl Handle lock 1 Engagement ( L . H . ) 49 749 - 0908A 1 Right Handle 684 - 0112 1 Handle Assembly 50 749 - 0909 Left Handle 1 Engagement ( R . H . ) 51 784 - 5594 Cable Bracket 1 8 710 - 0262 1 Carriage Bolt5 / 16 - 18 x 1.50 52 784 - 5604 Chute Tilt Handle 1 9 710 - 0442 Hex Bolt5 / 16 - 18 x 1.5 53 784 - 5619A Shift Handle 1 10 710 - 0451 1 Carriage Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 54 784 - 5679 1 Handle Supt . Bracket LH 5 / 8 11 710 - 0459 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.5 55 784 - 5680 1 Handle Supt . B _ ' acketRH 5 / 8 12 710 - 0599 Hex Washer Hd . 3 - 1 " Screw 56 784 - 5681 1 Handle Supt . Bracket LH 3 / 8 1 / 4 - 20 x 0.5 " 57 784 - 5682 1 Handle Supt . Bracket RH 3 / 8 13 710 - 0896 2 Hex AB Tap Screw 1 / 4 x . 62 58 712 - 3010 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 Thd . 4 14 710 - 1003 2 Hex B - Tapp Scr # 10 - 16 x . 62 59 ' 12 - 3027 Hex FI . Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 Thd . 8 15 711 - 0653 Clevis Pin 1 60 _ 12 - 0287 Hex Nut 1 / 4 - 20 2 16 712 - 0116 Hex Ins . Look Nut 3 / 8 - 24 9 61 736 - 0119 LockWasher 5 / 16 4 17 712 - 0415 2 Self Threading Nut 2 62 784 - 5599 Handle Tab 18 712 - 0429 Lack Nut 5 / 16 - 18 2 63 710 - 3180 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.75 Gr . 5 2 19 712 - 3010 Hex Nut 3 2 64 710 - 3008 Hex Bolt 20 714 - 0507 Cotter Pin 3 65 736 - 0275 Flat Washer 5 / 16 2 21 715 - 0138 Roll Pin 1 66 736 - 0185 Flat Washer 3 / 6 x , 738 x . 063 2 22 720 - 0201A Chute Crank Knob 1 3 Hairpin Clip 2 67 714 - 0104 23 720 - 0300 Shift Knob 3 Chute Flange Keeper 1 68 731 - 0851A 24 725 - 1300 Headlight Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 20 x 0.75 " Gr . 5 8 1 69 710 - 3015 25 726 - 0100 Push Cap Ferrule 1 1 70 711 - 0677 26 731 - 1300A Lower Chute 4 Cardage Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.50 2 71 710 - 0262 27 731 - 1313C Cable Guide 2 Z Fitting 28 1 72 746 - 0778 731 - 1317 Headlight Bezel Hex Nut # 10 - 24 2 1 73 712 - 0121 29 731 - 1320 Upper Chute Chute Crank Reinforcement 1 30 731 - 1773A Handle Panel 1 74 705 - 5266 Bracket 31 732 - 0145 1 CompressionSpring 75 736 - 0242 4 Cupped Washer . 340 I . D . x 32 732 - 0193 1 CompressionSpring . 872 O . D . 33 732 - 0705 Cable Control Wire 1 76 714 - 0101 HairpinClip 34 732 - 0746 1 TorsionSpring 35 735 - 0199A RubberBumper 2 77 750 - 0785 1 Spacer 36 736 - 0105 BellWasher . 380 x . 880 x . 062 t 78 747 - 0737 1 Upper Chute crank 37 736 - 0119 LockWasher 5 / 16 I . D . 2 79 736 - 0270 Bell Washer 2 38 736 - 0159 Washer 5 / 6 I . D . 2 80 7t5 - 0138 ; Roll Pin 2 39 736 - 0506 SpecialWasher • Includes references 58 through 75 NOTE : Forpainted parts , please refer to the listof color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part , numbered 700 - xxxx , is painted polo green , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 0689 . PoloGreen : 0689 PowderBlack : 0637 27
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SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9.0 H . P . SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.888550 Key Part No . Key Part No . Qty . Description Qty . Description No . No . 611 - 0053 2 41 719 - 0295A Track Housing 1 Axle Assembly 43 725 - 0157 Cable Tie 2 2 618 - 0043 Dogg Assembly : RH 3 618 - 0044 46 732 - 0209 Dogg Assembly : LH Extension Spring 2 47 732 - 0264 4 618 - 0169 Extension Spring 1 Shift Assembly : Track Dnve 7 683 - 0024 48 736 - 0105 Bell Washer t Hub Assembly : Track Drive 2 9 684 - 0014B 49 736 - 0160 Flat Washer I 1 Shift Rod Assembly 10 684 - 0021 50 738 - 0176 Flat Washer 2 FrictionWheel Support Bracket Assembly 51 736 - 0242 Bell Washer 5 12 684 - 0031 Frame Assembly 52 736 - 0270 Bell Washer 2 14 r _ 4 - 0042B FrictionWheel Bearing 54 736 - 0287 Flat Washer 2 Assembly 58 738 - 0924 Shoulder Screw 3 17 710 - 0643 Hex Lock Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 4 59 741 - 0339 Flange Bearing 4 . 625 Grade 5 60 741 - 0563 Ball Beadng 2 18 710 - 0599 Hax Washer Hd . " 17 " Screw 2 61 741 - 1111 Hex Flange Bearing 2 19 710 - 0602 Hex Washer Hd . TT Screw 8 62 746 - 0897 Auger Clutch Cable 1 20 710 - 0604 Hex Washer Hd , TT Screw 6 63 746 - 0898 Drive Clutch Cable 1 21 710 - 0654A Hex Washer Hd . TT Screw 4 64 746 - 0948 Track Steering Cable 2 22 Hex Washer Screw 1 710 - 0788 65 746 - 0950 Trigger Control 2 23 710 - 0809 Hex Washer Screw 1 66 748 - 0190 Spacer 1 24 TT Screw 2 710 - 0875 67 748 - 0234 Shoulder Spacer 2 25 710 - 0898 Hex Washer Head AB Screw 10 70 750 - 0903 Split Spacer 2 27 710 - 1233 Oval C - Sunk Screw 2 71 750 - 0904 SplitSpacer 1 28 711 - 0911 Actuator Shaft 1 74 750 - 0997 Spacer 1 29 711 - 1042 Hex Shaft : Track Ddve 1 75 756 - 0625 Roller Cable 3 i 30 712 - 0127 Flanged Weld Nut # 10 - 24 2 76 784 - 5590 Shift Bracket 1 33 712 - 0324 Top Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 i 1 77 784 - 5609 SteeringCable Bracket 1 36 7 ! 2 - 0711 Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 24 1 Frame Cover 1 80 784 - 5648 Chain Links 1 37 713 - 0233 81 784 - 5687A AugerClutch Cable Bracket 1 38 713 - 0413 Sprocket : 10T 1 82 784 - 5688 Drive Cable Bracket 1 39 713 - 0437 Chain 2 83 784 - 5689A Front Support Bracket 1 40 714 - 0474 Cotter Pin 1 NOTE : Forpainted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part , numbered 700 - xxxx , is painted polo green , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 0689 . Polo Green : 0689 Powder Black : 0637 29 f
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SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9.0 H . P . SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.888550 Key Key Pad No . No . PartNo . Description Qty . No . Description Qty . 750 - 0547 1 631 - 000329 Wheel Assembly Idler 2 23 Spacer 2 2 684 - 00 750 - 0909 Rod Track Pivot 1 24 Spacer 2 3 684 - 0024 750 - 0995 Axle Assembly 1 25 Spacer 22 4 684 - 0038 784 - 5639 - 048 _ Plate - Track Side Handle Assembly 1 267 5 710 - 0157 784 - 5642 Screw 1 2 Plate - Track Lockout 1 6 710 - 0459 717 - 1211 Screw 1 28 Gear Ring 262 7 710 - 0604 717 - 1209 Screw 2 29 Gear 12 - Toothth 8 710 - 1231 Screw 2 30 717 - 1210 Gear 18 - Too 9 712 - 0214 741 - 0542 Lock Nut 1 31 Pin Dowel 6 11 712 - 0346 718 - 0188 Jam Nut 4 32 Carrier 2 12 712 - 0429 618 - 100462 Hex Nut 6 33 Carrier Assembly 2 711 - 09 13 720 - 0223 Shaft - - Track Drive 1 Grip 1 3435 14 731 - 1292 713 - 0414 Track 2 Sprocket - - 13 Tooth 1 15 731 - 1538A 715 - 0120 Wheel - Track Drive 2 3637 Spring Pin 162 17 736 - 0242 Bell Washer 1 738 - 305026 Flat eWasherr 18 736 - 0272 736 - 03 Flat Washer 4 38 Flat Wash 19 736 - 0406 716 - 0115 Flat Washer 4 39 Snap Ring . 625 ' Shaft 2 20 737 - 0170 716 - 0114 Lubricant 1 40 Snap Ring . 56 " Shaft 1 21 738 - 0140 Shoulder Screw 41 22 748 - 0353 , _ Lift - Shaft Drive LABELS Key Part No . No . Description Qty . 1 777120077 TractionControl RH 111 2 777120078 TractionControl LH 3 777120079 Chute Tilt 4 777120401 Auger Control 11 5 777120402 Traction Drive 6 777120404 Transport 11 7 777S30005 Danger Warning 8 777S30004 Danger , Top of Chute 1 NOTE : Forpainted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part , numbered 700 - x . xxx , is painted polo green , the partnumber to order would be 700 - xxxx - 0689 . PoloGreen : 0689 PowderBlack : 0637 31
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SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9.0 H . P . SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.888550 NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicablecolor code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , ifa part , numbered 700 - xxxx , is painted pologreen , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 068g . Polo Green : 0689 Powder Black : 0637 32
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SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9.0 H . R SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.888550 Key Part No . Key Pad No . Description Qty . Description Qty . No . No . 1 05931 ExtensionSpdng 1 Bearing Housing 1 20 732 - 0611 LockWasher 5 / 16 9 2 605 - 5192A SpiralAssembly 1 21 736 - 0119 LookWasher 3 / 8 1 3 605 - 5193A SpiralAssembly 1 22 736 - 0169 Wave Washer 1 4 618 - 0121 Auger Gear Assembly 1 23 736 - 0174 FlatWasher . 76 I . D . x 1,49O.D . 6 5 684 - 0040A Spiral HousingAssembly t 24 736 - 0188 Bell Washer . 345 I . D . x . 88 16 6 684 - 0065 Impeller Assembly 1 25 736 - 0242 Chute Reinforcement 1 26 736 - 0463 Flat Washer 1 / 4 x . 630 5 7 705 - 5226 Shoulder Screw f 8 710 - 0703 Carriage Screw I / 4 - 20 X , 75 5 27 738 - 0281 9 710 - 0451 Hex Flange Beadeg 2 Carriage Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 X . 75 10 28 741 - 0245 Hex Scr 3 / 8 - 24 X 1,5 1 29 741 - 0309 10 710 - 0459A Ball Bearing 1 Hex Washer Head 1 - r - Screw 6 30 741 - 0475 It 710 - 0604 : Plastic Bushing 1 5 / 16 - 18 X . 62 31 741 - 0493A Flange Bushing 4 12 710 - 0890A Shear Bolt5 / 16 - 18 X 1.5 2 32 756 - 0178 Flat Idler 1 13 712 - 0116 Jam Lock Nut 1 33 784 - 5582A Shave Plate 1 14 712 - 0324 Toptock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 5 34 784 - 5580 Slide Shoe 2 15 712 - 0429 Hex Lock Nut 5116 - 18 2 35 784 - 5618 Bearing Assembl , / 2 16 712 - 0798 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 16 1 36 784 - 5632A Auger IdlerArm 1 17 712 - 3010 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 19 37 784 - 5647 Chute Crank Bracket 1 18 715 - 0114 Spiral Pin 2 38 712 - 3068 Patch Nut 5 / 16 - 18 1 Grease 1 19 731 - 1379A Chute Adapter 1 39 737 - 3007 40 710 - 0260 Carriage Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x . 62 " 4 I i I I Key Key No . Part No , c _ y Descdption NO Part No . Descdpfion aty 721 - 0325 1 10 1 618 - 0123 Plug Housing - - - HRH 11 721 - 0327 2 618 - 0124 1 Seal , Oil Housing - - L 721 - 0328 12 Lo _ ite 5699 , Ultra 3 710 - 0642 Screw 5 2 13 736 - 0351 Washerr 4 711 - 0909 1 Spiral Axlero Washe 4 14 736 - 0369 5 714 - 0161 1 Key , Hi - P 15 736 - 0445 Washer 111 6 715 - 0143 1 Spiral Pin Grease 16 737 - 0168 717 - 0526 Shaft Worm 1 7 17 741 - 0662 8 717 - 0528 I Worm Gear 1 Flange nBearingg 18 741 - 0663 1 Thrust Collar 1 Flange Bead 9 718 - 0186 33
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SEARS CRAFTSMAN 9.0 H . P . SNOW THROWER MODEL 247.888550 Key Keyo . No . Pad No . Description Qty . N Pad No . Description Qt _ , 1 05896A BracketionCord 1 18 1 736 - 0505 Flat Washer 2 Extens 629 - 0071 1 19 748 - 0234 1 Shoulder Spacer 3 710 - 0627 Screw 2 20 748 - 0360 11 Adapter Pulley 4 710 - 1245 Screw 1 21 V - Belt 754 - 303460 5 710 - 0230 Screw 1 22 754 - 04 V - Belt Matched 2 6 710 - 3005 Screw 1 23 756 - 0313 Flat Idler 14 7 710 - 0696 Screw 1 24 756 - 605697 Half Pulleylley 9 710 - 1652 Screw 2 25 756 - 09 21 Auger Pu 10 712 - 0181 Jam Nut 1 26 756 - 809867 Pulley Half 11 731 - 1324 Belt Cover 1 27 756 - 09 1 Pulley Half 12 732 - 0710 Spring 1 28 390 - 987 Starter 1 13 736 - 0119 Flat Washer 1 29 Engine , Craftsman 14 736 - 0242 Bell Washer 1 model143 , 999005 15 736 - 0247 Flat Washer 1 30 770 - 10051C Owner's Manual 16 736 - 0270 Lock Washer 1 ( Not Shown ) 17 736 - 0331 Bell Washer 1 31 737 - 3007 Grease 34
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Craftsman Engine Model No . 143.999005 for Craftsman Snow Thrower Model 247.888550 CARBURETOR Key Part No . No . Description Qty . 0 640052 Carburetor ( Incl . 184 of 1 Engine Parts List ) 1 631776A 1 Throttle Shaft & Lever Ass'y 2 631970 1 Throttle Return Spring 6 631778 Throttle Shutter 1 7 650506 Shutter Screw 2 10 632112 1 Choke Shaft & Lever Ass'y . 14 632174 Choke Shutter 1 15 630735 1 Choke Positioning Spring 16 632164 1 Fuel Fitting 17 650417 Throttle Crack Screw / Idle I Speed Screw I 18 630766 I Tension Springr 20 640016 Idle Restricto Screw I 20A 20A 640053 Idle RestrictorScrew Cap 25 631951 Float Bowl Ass'y . ( Incl . 32 & 11 33 ) 27 631024 Float Shaft 28 632019 Float 11 29 631028 Float Bowl " O " Ring 30 631021 Inlet Needle , Seat & Clip 1 ( Incl . 31 ) 31 631022 11 Spring Clip 32 27136A Bowl Drain Ass'y . 33 27554 1 Drain Plunger Gasket 36 640005 Main Nozzle Tube 1 37 632547 21 O Ring 40 640055 High Speed Bowl Nut 44 27110 Bowl Nut Washer 1 47 630748 Welch Plug , Idle Mixture Well _ P _ 37 48 631027 Welch Plug , Atmospheric Vent " 25 35
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Craftsman Engine Model No . 143.999005 for Craftsman Snow Thrower Model 247.888550 > 300 305 18 ! _ 120 , 308 87 70 69 101 ' q _ 325 224 . 323 282 173 25 26 " 275 182 185 . 315 9O 370C 200x f f 327 36
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Craftsman Engine Model No . 143.999005 for Craftsman Snow Thrower Model 247.888550 Part Key Part Key No . No . Description Qty . No . No . Description Qty . 90 611093 Flywheel ( W / Ring Gear ) 1 1 35385 Cylinder 1 92 650880 BellevilleWasher 1 2 27652 Dowel Pin 2 93 650881 650820 Screw 2 Flywheel Nut 1 3 100 35135 Solid State Ignition 1 4 Oil Drain Extension 1 101 610118 Spark Plug Cover 1 5 30969 Extension Cap 1 102 651024 Governor Rod 1 Solid State Mounting Stud 2 15 30699C 103 651007 Screw , Torx 2 15A 30700 Governor Yoke 1 110 35187 Ground Wire 1 Screw 1 15B 650494 110A 37047 Ground Wire 1 16 33454 Governor Lever 1 119 36448 29916 Cylinder Head Gasket 1 17 Governor Lever Clamp 1 120 36449 Cylinder Head 1 18 651028 Screw , Torx 1 125 27878A Exhaust Valve ( Std . ) 1 19 34663 Speed Control Spring 1 125 27880A Exhaust Valve ( 1 / 32 " Os ) 1 20 35319 Oil Seal 1 126 34035 Intake Valve ( Std . ) 1 25 36460 Blower HousingBaffle 1 126 34036 Intake Valve ( 1 / 32 " Os ) 1 Screw 2 26 650561 127 650691 Washer 2 28 30322 Lock Nut 1 Screw 7 130 6021A 35980A Crankshaft 1 30 130A 650727 Screw 2 Screw 1 35 29826 130B 650727 Screw 2 36 29918 Lock Washer 1 135 35395 Lock Nut 1 Resistor Spark Plug 1 37 29216 Governor Gear Bracket 1 139 33369 38 29642 Retaining Ring 1 140 650836 Screw 2 40011 40 Piston , Pin & Ring Set ( Std . ) 1 149 27882 40 40012 Valve Spring Cap 1 Piston , Pin & RingSet ( . 010 " O ; ) 1 149A 35862 Valve Spring Cap 1 41 40009 Piston , & Pin Ass'y . ( Std . ) 1 150 27881 Valve Spring 2 41 40010 Piston , & Pin Ass'y . ( . 010 " OS ) 1 151 32581 40013 Valve Spring Keeper 2 42 Ring Set ( Std . ) 1 169 27896A Valve Cover Gasket 1 42 40014 Ring Set ( . 010 " OS ) 1 170 28423 43 27888 Breather Body 1 Piston Pin Retaining Ring 2 171 28424 Breather Element 1 45 36897 Connecting Rod Ass'y . 1 172 28425 Valve Cover 1 47 651033 Connecting Rod Bolt 2 Breather Tube 1 173 35350 48 34034 Valve Lifter 2 174 6501281 Screw 2 49 36896 Oil Dipper 1 178 29752 Nut & Lock Washer 2 50 36655 Camshaft ( MCR ) 1 Screw 2 182 30088A 33273A 60 BlowerHousing Extension 1 183 34587A Choke Bracket 1 65 650128 Screw 1 184 33263 Carburetor to intake 1 69 35262A Cylinder Cover Gasket 1 pipe gasket 70 35445A Cylinder Cover 1 185 33877 71 35377 Intake Pipe 1 Crankshaft Bushing 1 186 34667 Governor Link 1 Oil seal 1 75 35319 186B 36652 Choke Spring 1 76 28926 Camshaft Seal 1 Control Bracket 1 200 34677 80 31845 Governor Shaft 1 203 31342 30590A Washer 1 Compression Spring 1 81 204 651029 Torx . Screw 1 82 35378 Governor Gear Asss'y . 1 Terminal 1 206 610973 83 30588A Governor Spool 1 Throttle Link 1 207 33878 84 29193 Retaining Ring 17 209 650821 Screw 2 Screw 86 650833 215 35440 ControlKnob 1 87 650832 _ Screw 1 219 34586 Choke Rod 1 89 32589 Flywheel Key 1 Table continued on next page 37
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Craftsman Engine Model No . 143.999005 for Craftsman Snow Thrower Model 247.888550 Table continued from previous page Part Key Key Part . No . No . No Description Qty , Description Qty . No . 220 35438 Choke Knob 1 323B 611118 Terminal 1 29443 222 28820 Screw 2 325 1 Wire Clip 223 650378 35392 1 Screw , Torx 2 327 Starter Plug 35593 2 224 27915A _ Intake Pipe Gasket 1 328 Ignition Key 610973 Terminal 260 35447A 1 BlowerHousing 1 329 261 650788 Screw 2 335 35057A Carburetor Cover 1 650765 Screw 262 29747B 1 Screw , Torx 2 336 264A 650802 Screw 1 338 28942 Screw 2 265 33272B 34154 Fuel Tank Bracket 1 CylinderHead Cover 1 340 275 35056 Muffler 1 341 34155 Fuel Tank Bracket 1 Screw 276 31588 650561 1 LockingPlate 1 342 277 651002 Screw 2 343 35079 1 Key Switch Bracket 570682 Primer Bulb 1 281 33013 Starter BubbleCover 1 350 32180C Primer Line 282 650760 Screw 1 351 1 285 35985B 590574 Starter Handle 1 Starter Cup 1 355 33377 Carburetor Cover Bracket 287 29752 Nut & LockWasher 4 364 1 290 30705 Fuel Line 1 365 650767 Screw 2 36501 Primer Decal 292 26460 1 Fuel Line Clamp 4 370C 298 650665 Screw 2 370H 35077 Choke Decal 1 3OO 34156A Fuel Tank 1 3701 35878 1 Warning Decal 301 35355 640052 Carburetor 1 Fuel Cap 1 360 590749 Rewind Starter 305 35554 Oil Fill Tube 1 390 1 307 35499 37000 ElectricStarter Motor 1 = O " Ring 1 396 308 35540 36450A Gasket Set 1 FillTube Clip 1 400 310 36205 Dipstick 1 900 0 Replacement Engine - - none 314 650873 Screw 1 900 Replacement Short Block 315 611111 Alternator Coil 1 756325 Order from 71 - 999 38
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Craftsman Engine Model No . ' 143.999005 for Craftsman Snow Thrower Model 247.888550 Recoil Starter mll Key Pa _ No . No . Description a _ . 0 590733 Rewind Starter 1 1 590599A 1 Spring Pin ( Incl . 4 ) 12 2 590600 Washer 1 13 Retainer 3 590696 11 4 590601 Washer 5 590697 1 Brake Spring 6 590698 22 Starter Dog 7 590699 Dog Spring 8 590709 1 Pulley & Rewind SpringAss'y 11 590734 1 Starter HousingAss'y . 12 590535 Starter Rope ( Length 98 " x 9 / 64 " Dia . ) 13 590574 Mitten Grip Handle ( Notr ) IncludedWith Starte _ mS Recoil Starter ( Optional ) - - 11 Key , Part No . No . Description Qty . 0 590749 Rewind Starter 1 1 590599A0 Spring Pin ( Incl . 4 ) 11 12 2 59060 Washer 3 590679 Retainer 1 4 590601 Washer 1 5 590678 Brake Spring 1 6 590680 Starter Dog 22 7 590412 Dog Spring 8 59068250 Pulley & Rewind Spring Ass'y . 1 11 5907 Starter Housing Ass'y . 1 12 _ 590535 ° , # - , Starter Rope ( Length 98 " x 9 / 64 " Dia , ) 1 13 590574 Mitten Grip Handle ( Not IncludedWith Starter ) 1 B - - 5 39
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Date Comments 62
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0777S30004 Danger label
0777120078 Traction control lh
0777120079 Chute tilt
0777120077 Traction control rh
0777120401 Auger control
0777120402 Traction drive
0777120404 Transport
0777S30005 Danger warning
1629-0058 Light harness
10710-0451 Carr. bolt
11710-0459 Hex hd screw, 3/8-24 x 1.5, gr5 (for model 645a)
12710-0599 Screw
13710-0896 Screw
14710-1003 Screw-hex wa
15711-0653 Pin
16712-0116 Nut-hex ins
17712-0415 Self tap nut
18712-0429 Nut-hex ins
19712-3010 Nut-hex 5/16
2684-0008A-0637 Arm shield
20714-0507 Pin-cotter-3
21715-0138 Pin - roll
22720-0201A Crank knob
23720-0300 Rear Knob - shift
24725-1300 Headlight
25726-0100 Push nut
26731-1300A Chute-lower
27731-1313C Guide - cable
28731-1317 Light bezel
29731-1320 Chute
3684-0053 Crank-assy-c
30731-1773A Handle panel
31732-0145 Complete spring
32732-0193 Complete spring
33732-0705 Control wire
34732-0746 Spring
35735-0199A Bumper
36736-0105 Washer-bell
37736-0119 Lock washer
38736-0159 Flat washer
39736-0506 Washer
4684-0066 Hardware pack (includes references 58 through 75)
40736-0509 Washer
41737-0133 Grease
43746-0896 Cable
44746-0901 Cable: chute deflector with clip
45747-0798A Shift rod
46747-0877 Cam rod
47748-0362 Cam-handle lock
48748-0363 Handle pawl
49749-0908A Rh handle
5684-0102 Handle panel assembly w/tilt
50749-0909 Left handle: powder black
51784-5594 Cable bracket
52784-5604 Chute handle
53784-5619A Handleshift
54784-5679 Hand bracket
55784-5680 Handle bracket
56784-5681 Bracket
57784-5682 Hand bracket
58712-3010 Nut-hex 5/16
59712-3027 Nut-lock 1/4
6684-0111 Handle engagement assembly lh
60712-0287 Nut-hex 14-
61736-0119 Lock washer
62784-5599 Tab-handle
63710-3180 Bolt hex
64710-3008 Screw-hex 5/
65736-0275 Flat washer
66736-0185 Flat washer
67741-0104 Hairpin clip (3)
68731-0851A Chute keeper
69710-3015 Screw-hex 1/
7684-0112 Handle
70711-0677 Ferrule
71710-0262 Bolt
72746-0778 Control cable
73712-0121 Hex nut
74705-5266 Chute bracket
75736-0242 Washer
76714-0101 Internal c pin
77750-0785 Spacer
78747-0737 Chute crank
79736-0270 Bell - washer
8710-0262 Bolt
80715-0138 Pin - roll
9710-0442 Hex screw
0777S30004 Danger label
0777120401 Auger control
0777120079 Chute tilt
0777120077 Traction control rh
0777120078 Traction control lh
0777120404 Transport
0777120402 Traction drive
0777S30005 Danger warning
1611-0053 Axle sprocket
10684-0021 Bracket
12684-0031 Frame assembly
14684-0042B Wheel front
17710-0643 Screw
18710-0599 Screw
19710-0602 Hex bolt
2618-0043 Dog
20710-0604 Hex washer head self-tapping screw 5/16-18 x .62"
21710-0654A Hex screw
22710-0788 Tap screw
23710-0809 Hex bolt
24710-0875 Screw
25710-0896 Screw
27710-1233 Screw
28711-0911 Actuating shaft
29711-1042 Drive shaft
3618-0044 Dogg assembly - lh (not shown)
30712-0127 Flat nut
33712-0324 Nut, hex lock, 1/4-20, gr8, nylon
36712-0711 Nut
37713-0233 Chain--1/2 pitch x 30 links
38713-0413 Spkt 10t #41 x .500
39713-0437 #420 chain, 32 links, endless
4618-0169 Drive shaft assembly
40714-0474 Pin-cotter-1
41719-0295A Track housing
43725-0157 Tie cable
46732-0209 Extension spring
47732-0264 Extension spring
48736-0105 Washer-bell
49736-0160 Flat washer
50736-0176 Flat washer
51736-0242 Washer
52736-0270 Bell - washer
54736-0287 Washer-fl
58738-0924 Shoulder screw, .340 x .335 x c x 1/4-28
59741-0339 Flange bearing
6735-0243 Disc asm-fri
60741-0563 Ball bearing
61741-1111 Hex bearing
62746-0897 Clutch cable
63746-0898 Clutch cable
64746-0948 Cable:steeri
65746-0950 Control - trigger
66748-0190 Spacer
67748-0234 Spacer
6A656-0012A Disc-assy fr
7683-0024 Hub assy
70750-0903 Spcr,. .514 x .632 x 2.44
71750-0904 Shoulder spacer
74750-0997 Spacer
75756-0625 Guide roller
76784-5590 Shift bracket
77784-5609 Steering cable bracket
80784-5648 Frame cover
81784-5687A Brkt-guide-a
82784-5688 Brkt-guide-d
83784-5689A Guide bracket
9684-0014B Rear Shift assembly
0777S30004 Danger label
0777120078 Traction control lh
0777120079 Chute tilt
0777120401 Auger control
0777120402 Traction drive
0777120404 Transport
0777120077 Traction control rh
0777S30005 Danger warning
1631-0032 Assembly i wheel
11712-0346 Hex l-nut
12712-0429 Nut-hex ins
13720-0223 Grip
14731-1292 Snow track
15731-1538A Drive wheel
17736-0242 Washer
18736-0272 Flat washer
19736-0406 Flat washer
2684-0009 Rod
20737-0170 Lubricant
21738-0140 Shoulder screw
22748-0353A Lift shaft drive
23750-0547 Spacer
24750-0909 Spacer
25750-0995 Spacer
26784-5639-0483 Plate-track side (2)
27784-5642 Plate-track lockout
28717-1211 Ring gear
29717-1209 12-tooth gear
3684-0024 Replacem kit
30717-1210 18-tooth gear
31741-0542 Dowel pin
32718-0188 Carrier
33618-0046 Carrier
34711-0912 Drive shaft
35713-0414 Sprocket--13 tooth
36715-0120 Shear pin
37736-0502 Flat washer
38736-0336 Flat washer
39716-0115 Snap ring
4684-0038 Handle
40716-0114 Snap ring
5710-0157 Bolt
6710-0459 Hex hd screw, 3/8-24 x 1.5, gr5 (for model 645a)
7710-0604 Hex washer head self-tapping screw 5/16-18 x .62"
8710-1231 Eye bolt
9712-0214 Nut-self loc
0777S30004 Danger label
0777120079 Chute tilt
0777120401 Auger control
0777120077 Traction control rh
0777120402 Traction drive
0777120078 Traction control lh
0777120404 Transport
0777S30005 Danger warning
105931 Housing - bearing
10710-0459A Hex hd screw, 3/8-24 x 1.5, gr5 (for model 645a)
11710-0604 Hex washer head self-tapping screw 5/16-18 x .62"
12710-0890A Shear bolt
13712-0116 Nut-hex ins
14712-0324 Nut, hex lock, 1/4-20, gr8, nylon
15712-0429 Nut-hex ins
16712-0798 Hex nut
17712-3010 Nut-hex 5/16
18715-0114 Pin roll
19731-1379A Chute adapter
2684-04184-0637 Spiral
20732-0611 Extension spring
21736-0119 Lock washer
22736-0169 Lock washer
23736-0174 Washer
24736-0188 Flat washer
25736-0242 Washer
26736-0463 Flat washer
27738-0281 Shoulder screw
28741-0245 Flange bearing
29741-0309 Bearing
3684-04185-0637 Spiral
30741-0475 Plastic bush
31741-0493A Flange bearing
32756-0178 Idler pulley
33784-5582A Shave plate
34784-5580 Slide shoe
35784-5618 Bearing assembly
36784-5632A Auger idler arm
37784-5647 Chute bracket
38712-3068 Nut .312-18
39737-3007 Grease
4618-0122 Auger gearbox assembly
40710-0260 Bolt-carriag
5684-0041C-089 Spiral housing assembly
6684-0065 Impeller
7705-5226 Chute reinforcement
8710-0703 Center Bolt
9710-0451 Carr. bolt
0777S30004 Danger label
0777120401 Auger control
0777120079 Chute tilt
0777120078 Traction control lh
0777120077 Traction control rh
0777120404 Transport
0777120402 Traction drive
0777S30005 Danger warning
1618-0123 Hsg asm
10721-0325 Plug
11721-0327 Oil seal
12721-0328 Loctite 5699, ultra
13736-0351 Flat washer
14736-0369 Washer
15736-0445 Flat washer
16737-0168 Grease
17741-0662 Flange bearing
18741-0663 Flange bearing
2618-0124 Hsg asm-lh
3710-0642 Screw-hex hd
4711-0909 Spiral axle, 26"(h5c3f)
5714-0161 Key-hi-pro
6715-0143 Spiral pin
7717-0526 Impeller shaft
87170528 Worm gear
9718-0186 Collar
0777S30004 Danger label
0777120078 Traction control lh
0777120079 Chute tilt
0777120077 Traction control rh
0777120401 Auger control
0777120402 Traction drive
0777120404 Transport
0777S30005 Danger warning
105896A Idler brkt
10712-0181 Nut-hex top
11731-1324 Cover belt
12732-0710 Extension spring
13736-0119 Lock washer
14736-0242 Washer
15736-0247 Washer
16736-0270 Bell - washer
17736-0331 Belleville w
18736-0505 Washer
19748-0234 Spacer
2629-0071 Extension cord
20748-0360 Pulley
21754-0346 Belt-v 3/8 x
22754-0430 Belt-v (set
23756-0313 Pulley
24756-0569 Pulley
25756-0967 Pulley
26756-0986 Half pulley
27756-0987 Half pulley
28390-987 Starter
29N/P Engine, craftsman model 143.999005
3710-0627 Screw cap
30770-10051C Manual
31737-3007 Grease
4710-1245 Hex screw with patch: 5/16-24 x .875" gr. 5
5710-0230 Thumb screw
6710-3005 Screw
7710-0696 Hex screw
9710-1652 Screw hex.wa