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a 3.8 Horsepower 4 - Cycle Engine 21 Inch Single Stage Auger Propelled SNOW THROWER 0 MODEL NO . 536.885200 H 0 H Caution : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product . g SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . F - 001072M 09101 / 99
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WARRANTY STATEMENT . . . . . . 2 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART . . 24 SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REPAIR PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS . . . . 5 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ENGINE REPAIR PARTS . . . . . . . 32 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SPANISH ( ESPANOL ) . . . . . . . . . . 38 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 PARTS ORDERING / SERVICE . . BACK COVER SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT . . 18 LIMITED ONE - YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN SNOW THROWER For one years from the date of purchase , when this Craftsman Snow thrower is maintained , lubricated , and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual , Sears will repair , free of charge , any defect in material or workmanship . If this Craftsman Snow thrower is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty ap - plies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . This warranty does not cover the following : Items which become worn during normal use , such as spark plugs , drive belts and shear pins . Repair necessary because of operator abuse or negligence , including bent crankshafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN SNOW THROWER TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITE DSTATES . THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ON LY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN USE IN THE UNITED STATES . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , D817WA , Hoffman Estates . IL 60179 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this snow thrower does not cover items that have been sub - Horse Power : 3,8 jected to operator abuse or negligence . Displacement : 10 cu , in . To receive full value from the warranty , the operator must maintain the snow Fuel Tank : 1 quart thrower as instructed in this manual . Some adjustments will need to be made Spark P ug : CGhaapm0p , 0io3n0 RJ19LM periodically to properly maintain your snow thrower . All adjustments in the Service and Ad - justments section of this manual must be checked at least once each season . F - OO1072M
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IT MEANS - - ATTENTION ! ! ! BECOME ALERT ! ! ! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED . _ IL OOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . b . Never remove fuel tank cap or add fuel to a running engine ( motor ) or hot en - gine ( motor ) , c . Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care . Never fill fuel tank indoors . d . Replace fuel cap securely and wipe up spilled fuel . e . Never store fuel or snow thrower with fuel in the tank inside of a building the spark plug wire and place it , _ WARNING : Always disconnect where fumes may reach an open flame where it cannot make contact or spark . with spark plug to prevent accidental starting during : Preparation , Mainte - Check fuel supply before each use , al - nance , or Storage of you snow thrower . lowing space for expansion as the heat IMPORTANT : Safety standards require oper - of the engine ( motor ) and / or sun can ator presence controls to minimize the risk of in - cause fuel to expand . jury . Your snow thrower is equipped with such 5 . For all units with electric starting motors controls . Do not attempt to defeat the function use electrk ; starting extension cords certi - of the operator presence control under any cir - fied CSNUL . Usa only with a receptacleith cumstances . that has been installed in accordance w local inspection authorities , TRAINING 6 . Never attempt to make any adjustments 1 . Read the operating and service instruction while the engine ( motor ) is running ( except manual carefully . Be thoroughly familiar when specifically recommended by manu - with the controls and the proper usa of the facturer ) . equipment , Know how to stop the unit and 7 . Let engine ( motor ) and snow thrower ad - disengaga the controls quickly . just to outdoor temperatures before starting 2 . Never allow children to operate the equip - to clear snow . ment , Never allow adults to operate the 8 . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields equipment without proper instruction . during operation or while performing an ad - 3 . Keep the area of operation clear of all per - justment or repair to protect eyes from sons , particularly small children and pets . foreign objects that may be thrown from the 4 . Exercise caution to avoid slipping or failing snow thrower . especially when operating in reverse . OPERATION PREPARATION 1 . DO not operate this machine ifyou are tak - 1 . Thoroughly inspect the area where the ing drugs or other medication which can equipment is to be used and remove all cause drowsiness or affect your ability to doormats , sleds , boards , wires , and other operate this machine . foreign objects . 2 . Do not use this machine if you are mentally 2 , Disengage all clutches before starting the or physically unable to operate this ma - engine ( motor ) . chine safely . 3 . Do not operate the equipment without 3 . Do not put hands or feet near or under ro - wearing adequate winter outer garments . tating parts . Keep clear of the discharge Wear footwear that will improve footing on opening at all times . slippery surfaces . 4 . Exercise extreme caution when operating 4 . Handle fuel with care ; it is highly flam - on or crossing gravel drives , walks or mable . roads . Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic . a . Use an approved fuelcontainer . F O0t072M
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15 . Never operate the machine at high trans - Aftesrtrikinagforeign object , stop the en - port speeds on slippery surfaces . Look be - gine ( motor ) , remove the wire from the hind and use care when backing up . spark plug , thoroughly inspect snow thrower for any damage , and repair the 16 . Never direct discharge at bystanders or damage before restarting and operating allow anyone in front of the unit . the snow thrower . 17 . Disengage power to the collector / impeller when snow thrower is transposed or not in 6 . if the unit should start to vibrate abnormal - use . ly , stop the engine ( motor ) and check im - 18 . Use only attachments and accessories ap - mediately for the cause . Vibration is proved by the manufacturer of the snow generally a warning of trouble . thrower . 7 . Stop the engine ( motor ) whenever you 19 . Never operate the snow thrower without leave the operating position , before un - good visibility or light . Always be sure of clogging the auger / impeller housing or d [ s - your footing and keep a firm hold on the charge chute and when making any handles . Walk ; never run . repairs , adjustments , or inspections . 20 . Do not over - reach . Keep proper footing 8 . When cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , and balance at a _ ltimes . make certain the auger / impeller and all 21 . Do not attempt to use snow thrower on a moving parts have stopped and all controls roof . are disengaged . Disconnect the spark plug MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE wire and keep the wire away from the spark 1 . Check bolts at frequent intervals for proper plug to prevent accidental starting . tightness to be sure the equipment is in 9 . Take all possible precautions when leaving safe working condition . the snow thrower unattended . Disengage 2 . Never store the snow thrower with fuel in the auger / impeller and stop the engine the tank inside a building where ignition ( motor ) . sources are present such as hot water and 10 . Do not run the engine ( motor ) indoors , ex - space heaters , clothes dryers , and the like . cept when starting the engine ( motor ) and Allow the engine ( motor ) to cool before for transporting the snow thrower in or out storing in any enclosure . of the building . Open the outside doors ; ex - 3 . Always refer to operator's guide instruc - haust fumes are dangerous ( containingS tions for important details if the snowed CARBON MONOXIDE , an ODORLES thrower is to be stored for an extend and DEADLY GAS ) . period . 11 . Do not clear snow across the face of 4 . Maintain or replace safety and instruction slopes , Exercise extreme caution when labels , as necessary . changing direction on slopes . Do not at - 5 . Run the snow thrower a few minutes after tempt to clear steep slopes . throwing snow to prevent freeze - up of the auger / impeller . 12 . Never operate the snow thrower without proper guards , plates or other safety pro - tective devices in place . , _ WfoAr RuNsIeNGo : n sTidheiswaslnkos , w tdhrrivoewwearysis and other ground level surfaces . 13 . Never operate the snow thrower near en - closures , automobiles , window wells , Caution should be exercised while using on drop _ ffs , and the like without proper ad - steep sloping surfaces . DO NOT USE justment of the snow discharge angle . SNOW THROWER ON SURFACES ABOVE Keep children and pets away . GROUND LEVEL such as roofs of resi - dences , garages , porches or other such 14 . Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate . structures or buildings . F - 001072M 4
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IMPORTANT : Many of the following symbols are located on your unit or on literature sup - plied with the product . Before you operate the unit , learn and understand the purpose for each symbol . Control And Operating Symbols Slow Fast Electric Start Engine Start Engine Run I - I N Engine Off Engine Stop On Choke Off Choke On Neutral Ignition Off Ignition On Throttle Primer Button Ignition Key Drive Clutch Forward Reverse Auger Clutch Auger Collector Engage Fuel Oil Fuel Oil Mixture Push To Engage Electric Starter Discharge DOWN Discharge UP Discharge LEFT Discharge RIGHT let + + Weight Transfer Weight Transfer Transmission Ignition Key Lift Handle To Depress Pedal Insert To Run , Engage To Disengage Pull Out To Stop , F - OO1072M 5
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l , " i ' _ ' Io ] A - q Safety Warning Symbols A DANGER DANGER WARNING Thrown Objects . Thrown Objects . Keep Bystanders Away . Keep Bystanders Away . DANGER DANGER IMPORTANT Read Owner's Manual Avoid injury From Stop The mEngineg Before Unclogg Before Operating Rotating Auger . Keep This Machine . Hands , Feet And Discharge Chute ! Clothing Away . STOP WARNING Hot Surface F - OO1072M 6
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Contents of Parts Bag ( actual size ) 1 - Owner's Manual ( not shown ) 1 - Packet of Fuel Stabilizer ( not shown ) 1 - Container 5W30 Oil 2 . Locateall parts packed separately andremove from the carton . safety glasses or eye shields , _ k WARNING : Always wear while assembling snow NOTE : Place fuel stabilizer in a thrower , safe place until needed for storage . 3 , Remove and discard the packing material from around the snow TOOLS REQUIRED thrower . 1 - Knife to cut carton Cut down all four corners of the car - 4 . ton and lay the panels flat . Figure 1 shows the snow thrower in the 5 , Loosen the knobs holding the upper operating position . handle to the lower handle ( See Figure 2 ) . Raise the upper handle to References to the right or left hand side the operating position . Tighten the of the snow thrower are from the view - knobs . point of the operator's position behind the unit . 6 , Roll snow thrower off the carton by pulling on the lower handle . CAUTION : DO NOT back over Auger Drive Lever cables , 7 , Remove the packing material from handle assembly . Chute Crank Deflector Assembl A Upper Handle Figure 1 Knob HOW TO REMOVE FROM THE CARTON Figure 2 1 . Locate and remove container of Craftsman 5W30 oil . F - O01072M
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ZAI : ) il " d CHECKLIST While learning how to use your snow Before you operate your new snow thrower , pay extra attention to the fol - thrower , to ensure that you receive the lowing important items : best performance and satisfaction from this quality product , please review the Engine oil is at proper level . following checklist : _ ' Make sure gas tank is filled properly All assembly instructions have been with clean , fresh , unleaded gasoline . completed . Become familiar with all controls - The discharge chute rotates freely . their location and function . Operate controls before starting engine . . _ " No remaining loose parts in carton . F _ 01072M 8
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[ o ) KNOW YOUR SNOW THROWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SNOW THROWER . Compare the illustrations with your SNOW THROWER to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Recoil Starter Chute Deflector Handle Discharge Chute Control Primer Button Figure 3 Ignition Lever - Must be moved to the Auger Drive Lever - Starts and stops on position to start the engine . the auger . RecoilStarter Handle - Starts the en - Crank Assembly - Changesthedireclion gine manually . of snow throwingthroughthe dischargechute . Choke Control - Used to start a cold Chute Deflector - Changesthe distance engine . the snowis thrown . Primer Button - Injects fuel directly into the carburetor manifold for fast starts in Discharge Chute - Changesthedirec'don the snowisthrown , cold weather . F - 001072M 9
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HOW TO THROW SNOW The operation of any snow thrower can result in foreign objects being thrown 1 . Engage the auger drive lever . into the eyes , which can result in se - 2 . To stop throwing snow , release the vere eye damage . Always wear safety auger drive lever . glasses or eye shields while operating the snow thrower . We recommend standard safety any snow thrower can result _ 1 = ARNING : The operation of glasses or a wide vision safety mask for in foreign objects being over your glasses . thrown into the eyes , which can re - sult in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields Manual before operating A ARNING : Read Owner's machine . Never direct dis - while operating the snow thrower . We recommend standard safety charge toward bystanders stop the glasses or use a wide vision safety engine before unclogging discharge mask over your glasses . chute or auger housing and before leaving the machine . HOW TO MOVE FORWARD TO STOP YOUR 1 . Hold the auger drive lever against the handle ( See Figure 5 ) . The au - SNOW THROWER ger will begin rotating . 1 . To stop throwing snow , release the 2 . To go forward , raise the handle to auger drive lever . See Figure 3 . allow the rubber auger blades to NOTE : If the snow thrower contin - contact the ground . Maintain a firm ues to slowly move forward , see hold on the handle as the snow " How To Adjust The Auger Control thrower starts to move forward . Cable " in the Service And Adjust - Guide the snow thrower by moving ment Section . the handle either left or right . Do not attempt to push the snow threw - 2 . To stop the engine , move the igni - er . tion lever to the off position . 3 . Tostop , releasethe augerdrivele - ver . NOTE : If the auger continues to rotate , TO CONTROL SNOW DISCHARGE see " How To Adjust The Auger Control 1 . Turn the chute control red to set the Cable " in the Service and Adjustments direction of the snow throwing . section . 2 . Loosen the wing knob on the chute deflector and move the deflector to set the distance . Move the deflector ( Up ) for more distance , ( Down ) for less distance . Then tighten the wing knob ( See Figure 4 ) . Deflector Down Deflector Up Figure 5 Wing Knob Figure 4 F _ 001072M lO
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FILL OIL : tial synthetic 0W30 motor oil for easier starting . NOTE : Engine may already contain some residual oil . Check frequently NOTE : S . A . E . 5W30 motor oil may be when filling the crankcase . DO NOT used to make starting easier in areas overfill . where temperature is consistently 20 ° F , or lower . The snow thrower was shipped with a container of 5W30 motor oil . This oil must be added to the engine before op - erating . 1 . Remove the oil fill cap / dipstick and fill the crank case to " FULL " line on dipstick . DO NOT overfill . See Figure 6 . 2 . Tighten the fill cap / dipstick securely each time you check the oil level . NOTE : Oil level must be between full and NOTE : For extreme cold operating Add mark . Figure 6 conditions of 0 ° F and below , use a par - FILL GAS : storage for 30 days or longer . Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines NOTICE : ENGINES WHICH ARE CER - and carburetor are empty . Use the car - TIFIED TO COMPLY WITH CALIFOR - NIA AND US EPA EMISSION buretor bowl drain to empty residual REGULATIONS FOR ULGE ENGINES : gasoline from the float chamber . Use fresh fuel next season . See the Stor - Are certified to operate on regular un - leaded gasoline . Include the following age section in this manual for additional emission control system ( s ) : EM , TWC information . ( if so equipped ) . Include any user ad - justable features - therefore no other ad - Never use engine or carburetor cleaner justments are needed . products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . dicates that alcohol blended _ IL WARNING : Experiences In - 1 , Fill the fuel tank only with a fresh , fuels ( called gasohol or clean , unleaded regular , unleaded those using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to premium , or reformulated automo - tive gasoline . DO NOT use leaded separation and formation of acids gasoline . Make sure that the con - during storage . Acidic gas can dam - tainer you pour the gasoline from isor - age the fuel system of an engine clean and free from rust or other f while in storage . eign particles . Never use gasoline NOTE : To avoid engine problems , the that may be stale from long periods fuel system must be emptied before of storage in the container . 11 F - 001072M
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COLD START mable . Always use caution 1 . Move the ignition lever to the on _ lb ARNING : Gasoline is flam - when handling or storing position . gasoline . 2 . Make sure the auger drive lever is Do not fill fuel tank while snow in the disengaged ( RELEASED ) thrower is running , when it is hot , or position . when snow thrower is in an en - 3 . Move the choke control to the full closed area . choke position . Keep away from open flame or an 4 . Push the primer button while cov - electrical spark and do not smoke ering the vent hole as follows : Re - while filling the fuel tank . move finger from primer button Never fill the tank completely . Fill between primes . the tank to within 114 " - 112 " from the Do not prime if temperature above top to provide space for expansion 50 ° F ( 10 ° C ) . of fuel . Push two time if temperature is 50 ° Always fill fuel tank outdoors and F ( 10 = C ) to 15 ° F ( - 10 ° C ) . use a funnel or spout to prevent spilling . Push four times if temperature is Make sure to wipe up any spilled below 15 ° F ( - 10 ° C ) . fuel before stating the engine . Push five time if temperature is be - Store gasoline in a clean , approved low 0 ° F ( - 18 ° C ) . container and keep the cap in place 5 . Pull the starter handle rapidly ( See on the container . Figure 7 ) . Do not allow the handle to snap back , but allow it to rewind slowly while keeping a firm hold on BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE the starter handle . 1 . Before you service or start the en - gine , familiarize yourself with the Pull starter handle repidly . snow thrower . Be sure you under - stand the function and location of all controls . 2 . Be sure that all fasteners are tight . 3 . Before starting the engine , make sure all controls operate correctly . HOW TO STOP THE ENGINE To stop the engine , move the ignition lever to the stop position . Figure 7 HOW TO START THE ENGINE 6 . As the engine warms up , move choke lever to " 1 / 2 choke " position . When engine runs smoothly , move ( RECOIL STARTER ) choke lever to " No Choke " Posi - Make sure that the engine has sufficient tion . oil . The engine is equipped with a recoil NOTE : Allow the engine to warm up for starter . Before starting the engine , several minutes before blowing snow in make certain that you have read the fol - temperatures below 0 ° F . lowing information . 12 F - 001072M
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WARM START Also move throttle control , choke control , and starter handle several If restarting a warm engine after a short times . shutdown , leave choke at " OFF " and do not push the primer button . If the en - gine fails to start , follow the Cold Start gine indoors or in enclosed , instructions . _ b WARNING : Never run en - poorly ventilated areas . En - gine exhaust contains CARBON FROZEN STARTER MONOXIDE , AN ODORLESS AND If the starter is frozen and will not turn DEADLY GAS . Keep hands , feet , engine : hair and loose clothing away from 1 . Pull as much rope out of the starter any moving parts on engine and as possible . snow thrower . 2 . Release the starter handle and let it The temperature of muffler and snap back against the starter . nearby areas may exceed 150 F . If the engine still fails to start , repeat the Avoid these areas . two previous steps until the enginerec - DO NOT allow children or young starts . Then continue with the di teenagers to operate or be near tions for cold start . snow thrower while it is operating . To help prevent possible freeze - up of recoil starter and engine controls , pro * to remove any item that may _ L ARNING : Do not attempt ceed as follows after each snow remov - become lodged in auger al job . without taking the following precau - 1 . With the engine running , pull the tions : starter rope hard with a continuous Release auger drive lever . full arm stroke three or four times . Move the ignition lever to the Pulling of starter rope will produce a stop position to stop the engine . loud clattering sound . This is not Disconnect spark plug wire . harmful to the engine or starter . Do not place . your hands In the 2 . With the engine not running , wipe all snow and moisture from the carbu - auger or discharge chute . Use a retor cover in area of control levers . pry bar . The distance the snow will be dis - 5 . SNOW THROWING TIPS charged can be adjusted by moving 1 . When the handle is raised , the au - the discharge chute deflector . Raise ger blades will engage the groundfor - the deflector for more distance or and the snow thrower will move lower the deflector for less distance . ward . When the auger drive lever is 6 , In windy conditions , lower the chute released , the auger blades will stop . deflector to direct the discharged If the blades do not stop , see " How snow close to the ground where it is To Adjust The Auger Drive Cable " in less likely to blow into unwanted the Service And Adjustment section . areas . 2 . Most efficient snow throwing is ac - complished when the snow is re - 7 . For safety and to prevent damage moved immediately after if falls . to the snow thrower , keep the area to be cleared free of stones , toys 3 . For complete snow removal , slightly and other foreign objects . overlap each previous path . 8 . Do not use the auger propelling fea - 4 . Whenever possible , discharge the snow down wind . ture when clearing gravel or 13 F - 001072M
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crushed rock driveways . Move the depth , slow your pace to allow the discharge chute to dispose of the handle down to slightly raise the au - snow as rapidly as the auger re - ger . ceives the snow . 9 . The forward speed of the snow thrower is dependent on the depth 2 . Plan to have the snow discharged in and weight of the snow . Experience the direction the wind is blowing . will establish the most effective method of using the snow thrower WET PACKED SNOW under different conditions . Move slowly into wet , packed snow . If 10 . After each snow throwing job , allow the wet , packed snow causes the auger the engine to run for a few minutes . to slow down or the discharge chute be - The snow and accumulated ice will gins to clog , back off and begin a series melt off the engine . of short back and forth jabs into the 11 . Clean the snow thrower after each snow . These short back and forth jabs , use . four to six inches , will " belch " the snow 12 . Remove ice , snow and debris from from the chute . the entire snow thrower . Flush with water to remove all salt or other chemicals . Wipe snow thrower dry . SNOW BANKS AND DRIFTS In snow of greater depth than the unit , DRY AND AVERAGE SNOW use the same " jabbing " technique de - scribed above . Turn the discharge 1 . Snow up to eight inches deep can be removed rapidly and easily by chute away from the snow bank . More time will be required to remove snow of walking at a moderate rate . For snow or drifts of a greater this type than level snow . F - OO1072M 14
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES SERVICE RECORDS Fill in dates as you Before Every Every Every complete regular Each 5 10 2S Each Before SERVICE service . Use Often Hours Hours Hours Season Storage DATES Check Engine Oil Level - _ _ Change Engine Oil _ j _ / _ ghten All Screws and _ J Nuts Check Spark Plug - , j _ j Lubricate Chute Control _ / Flange Drain Fuel _ ] Check Fuel Check Auger Ddve Cable Adjustment ( See Cable Adjustment ) _ j GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS • If any parts are worn or damaged , replace immediately . The warranty on this snow thrower does not cover items that have been • Run the machine to clear the auger of snow . subjected to operator abuse or negli - gence . To receive full value from the • To prevent freezing of the auger or warranty , the operator must maintain controls , remove all snow and s ) ush the snow thrower as instructed in this • from the snow thrower . manual . LUBRICATION CHART Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain Lubricate chute control your snow thrower . flange . Lubricate flange All adjustments in the Service and Ad - with a clinging type grease such as justments section of this manual Lubdplate . should be checked at least once each season . AFTER EACH USE • Check for any loose or damaged parts . • Tighten anyloose fasteners . • Check and maintain the auger . • Check controls to make sure they Figure 8 are functioning properly . F - OO1072M 15
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A HOW TO REMOVE THE TOP COVER B There are no adjustments under the top C Top Cover cover . If removal is required , follow the C steps below . 1 . Remove screws A that attach the md support clamp the the top cov - er . Pivot crank assembly rod up and lay on unit . 2 . Remove locking screw B . 3 . Remove attachment screws C from lower rear edge . 4 . Slide the top cover approximately 3 / 8 inch toward the gas tank and lift Crank up . _ ossemblyd R 5 . To install the top cover , reverse the Figure 9 above steps . HOW TO REMOVE THE BELT COVER 4 . To install the belt cover , reverse the above steps . 1 . Remove the screws A and nuts B NOTE : The belt cover has belt guides from the belt cover . moulded onto the inside of the cover . When you install the belt cover , engage 2 . Remove attachment screw C from the auger drive lever to tighten the belt the rear of the belt cover . against the pulley . This will provide ade - 3 . Remove the belt cover from the quate clearance for the belt guides when unit . installing the belt cover . C / Belt Cover BI B \ A A A A Figure10 16 F _ ) 01072M
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ENGINE 3 . Carefully remove the oil fill cap / dip - stick . Oil will begin to flow into the LUBRICATION Check the crankcase oil level before oil drain pan . starting the engine and after each five 4 . After all the oil has drained from the ( 5 ) hours of continuous use . Bee engine , set the snowthrewer in the Figure 11 . Add S . A . E . 5W30 motor oil operating position . as needed . Tighten oil fill cap / dipstick 5 . Fill the engine with S . A . E . 5W30 oil . securely each time you check the oil Make sure the oil reaches the FULL level . mark on the oil fill cap / dipstick . DO NOT OVERFILL . 011Fill Cap / Dipstick NOTE : For extreme cold operating conditions of 0 ° F and below , use a par - tial synthetic 0W30 motor oil for easier starting . SPARK PLUG NOTE : Oil level must be between the FULL and ADD mark . Check the spark plug every twenty - Figure 11 five ( 25 ) hours . Replace the spark plug Change the oil every twenty - five ( 25 ) if the electrodes are pitted or burned or hours or at least once a year if the if the porcelain is cracked . snow thrower is not used for twenty - five ( 25 ) hours . 1 , Make sure the spark plug is clean . Clean the spark plug by carefully HOW TO CHANGE THE ENGINE OIL scraping the electrodes ( do not TOchange the engine oil , the engine sand blast or use a wire brush ) . must be tilted forward and the oil 2 * Checkthe spark plug gap witha drained from the oil fill tube as follows . feeler gauge andreset gapto 0.30 " 1 . Lift the rear of the snowthrower and if necessary . See Figure13 . tilt the unit forward . In the correct position , the snowthrower will be 3 , Before installing the spark plug , setting on the front of the auger coat the threads lightly with oil for housing . easy removal . Tighten the spark 2 . Put an oil drain pan under the oil plug to a torque of 15 foot - pounds . fill tube ( See Figure 12 ) . FeelerGauge 0.030 " Fill Tube OII Drain , Pan Spark Plug Figure 13 Figure 12 F - 001072M 17
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dental starting when making _ ARNING : To prevent acci - any adjustments or repairs , always disconnect the spark plug wire and place it where it cannot make contact with the spark plug , HOW TO ADJUST THE AUGER DRIVE CABLE 6 . Tightenthe nut that holdsthe cable The auger drive cable was adjusted at tension spring . the factory . If the auger will not engage or disengage correctly . Adjust the auger drive cable as follows : 1 . Loosen the nut that holds the cable tension spring ( See Figure 14 ) . 2 . Slide the cable tension spring to - ward the rear of the unit until all cable slack is removed . NOTE : The auger drive cable is properly adjusted when the free cable slack is removed and there is no tension on the idler arm , 3 . Tighten the nut that holds the cable tension spring . If belt stretch has occured , move the end the auger drive cable to the out - side hole as follows : Figure 14 1 . Loosen the nut that holds the cable tension spring ( See Figure 14 ) . 2 , Move the cable tension spring to - ward the front of the unit to achieve Auger maximum cable slack , DriveLever 3 , Remove the upper end of the auger Handle drive cable from the auger drive lever . 4 , Install the auger drive cable in the hole shown in Figure 15 . 5 . Slide the cable tension spring to - ward the rear of the unit until all cable slack is removed . NOTE : The auger drive cable is properly adjusted when the free cable slack is removed and there is Figure 15 no tension on the idler arm . F - 001072M 18
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HOW TO ADJUST THEAUGERBRAKE The auger brake is adjusted at the faco Adjuster tory to assure safe operation of the Nut snowthrower . If the auger brake needs an adjustment , follow the steps below : 1 . To access the auger brake , tilt the front of the unit up . 2 . Make sure the auger drive belt is properly installed . See " How To Re - move The Auger Drive Belt " . Figure 16 3 . Make sure the auger drive lever is in the disengaged ( released ) posi - tion . 4 . Turn the adjuster nut ( See Figure 16 ) in or out until the brake arm is in contact with the auger drive belt ( See Figure 17 ) . 5 . Hold the auger drive lever in the en - Auger gaged position and push the brake Drive Bel arm down to remove all slack . 1 / 4 inch 6 . In correct adjustment , there will be 1 / 4 inch clearance between the Brake Arm brake arm and the auger drive Figure 17 belt when the auger drive lever is engaged ( See Figure 17 ) . F - 001072M 19
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HOW TO REMOVE THE AUGER DRIVE BELT The auger drive belt is made of special construction and must be replaced with an original equipment belt available from the nearest Sears Store . If the auger drive belt is damaged , the snowthrower will not discharge snow and will not move forward . Replace the damaged belt as follows : 1 . Disconnect the spark plug wire . 2 , Remove the belt cover . See " How To Remove The Belt Cover " . 3 . Note the path of the auger drive Idler belt . For assistance , a diagram de - cal is provided . Figure 19 4 . Remove the belt guide screw and the belt guide See Figure 18 ) . To remove the belt guide , rotate the belt guide down . 5 . Remove the idler screw and idler pulley from the idler arm ( See Figure 19 ) . 6 . Remove the auger drive belt from the engine pulley and pull through side of motor box ( See Figure 20 ) . 7 . To remove the auger drive belt from the impeller pulley , move the idler arm to the engaged position . This will provide clearance between the impeller pulley and the brake arm to remove the auger drive belt ( See Figure 21 ) . Auger Drive Belt 8 . To install a new auger drive belt , re * ure 20 verse the above steps . 9 . Check the adjustment of the auger drive cable . See " How To Adjust The Auger Drive Cable " . Impeller Pulley Belt Brake Arm Guide earance Figure 21 Screw . = 18 _ i ! i ! i ! ! _ ii ! ii _ i 20 F - O01072M
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HOW TO REMOVE THE AUGER 8 . Slide the auger out of the right side of the auger housing ( See 1 . Remove the belt cover . See " How Figure 22 ) . To Remove The Belt Cover " in the 9 . Slide the auger out of the bearing maintenance section . on the left side of the auger hous - 2 . Remove the auger drive belt . See ing . " How To Remove The Auger Drive 10 . To install the auger , reverse the Belt " in the Service And Adjustment above steps . section . 3 . Remove the auger pulley from the auger shaft ( threads are left hand ; turn clockwise to remove ) . Washer 4 . To keep the auger from rotating , set a 2 " x4 " piece of wood on the cen - ter paddle to secure auger . 5 . Remove bolts A , washer F , and nuts B from front of right cover ( See Figure 23 ) . 6 . Remove screw C from back of right cover . Auger Figure 22 7 . Remove bolts D and nuts E . Right Cover C / AF A B B B Augerng Housi Auger Auger Pulley Figure 23 _ 001072M 21
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TO ADJUST THE CARBURETOR The carburetor is not adjustable . En - proper engine speed . Over - speeding gine performance should not be af - the engine above the factory high fected at altitudes up to 7,000 feet . For speed setting can be dangerous . If you think the engine _ : joverned high speed operation at higher elevations , contact needs adjusting , contact your nearest your nearest Sears Store . Craftsman Store , which has the proper equipment and experience to make any IMPORTANT : Never tamper with the necessary adjustments . engine governor , which is factory set for TO ADJUST OR REPLACE THE scraping the electrodes ( Do not sand blast or use s wire brush ) . SPARK PLUG 2 . Be sure spark plug is clean and NOTE : This spark ignition system free of foreign material . Check elec - meets all requirements of the Canadian trodes gap with a wire feeler gauge Interference _ 3ausing Equipment Regu - and reset gap to 0.030 " if neces - lations . sary . See Figure 24 . To Replace : NOTE : This engine complies with all current Australian and New Zealand 1 . If you need a new spark plug , use limitations regarding electromagnetic only the proper replacement spark interference . plug . 2 . Set the gap to 0.030 inches . If you have difficulty starting the snow thrower , adjust or replace the spark 3 . Before installing the spark plug , plug . Replace the spark plug if the elec - lightly coat the spark plug threads trodes are pitted or burned or if the por - with oil or grease to insure easy re - celain is cracked . Follow the moval . instructions below . 4 . Firmly tighten the spark plug in the engine . TO adjust : 5 . If a torque wrench is available , 1 . Clean spark plug by carefully torque the plug to 15 foot pounds . Feeler Gauge 0.030 " - - Spark Plug Figure 24 22 F - 001072M
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1 . To remove gasoline , run the engine snow thrower indoors or in until the fuel tank is empty and the _ IL ARNING : Never store your an enclosed , poorly venti - engine stops . lated area . If gasoline remains in the 2 . If you do not remove the gasoline , tank , fumes may reach an open use fuel stabilizer supplied with unit flame , spark or pilot light from a fur - or purchase Craftsman Fuel Stabi - nace , water heater , clothes dryer , lizer No . 3550 . Add fuel stabilizer to cigarette , etc . any gasoline left in the tank to mini - NOTE : To prevent engine damage ( ifhan mize gum deposits and acids . It the snow thrower is not used for more t fuel tank is almost empty , mix stabi - 30 days ) follow the steps below . lizer with fresh gasoline in a sepa - rate container and add some to the SNOW THROWER fuel tank . 1 . Thoroughly clean the snow thrower . 3 . Always follow the instruction on the 2 . Lubricate all lubrication points . See stabilizer container . After the stabi - the Maintenance section . lizer is added to the fuel tank , run the engine at least ten minutes to 3 . Be sure that all nuts , bolts and allow the mixture to reach the car - screws are securely fastened . In - buretor . spect all visible moving parts for damage , breakage and wear . Re - 4 , Change the engine oil . place if necessary . 5 . Lubricate the piston / cylinder area . 4 . Touch up all rusted or chipped paint First , remove the spark plug and surfaces ; sand lightly before paint - squid a few drops of clean engine ing . oil into the spark plug hole . Next , 5 . Cover the bare metal parts of the cover the spark plug hole with a rag blower housing auger and the im - to absorb oil spray . Then , pull two or peller with rust preventative , such three times on the recoil starter rope as a spray lubricant . to rotate the engine . Finally , install the spark plug and attach the spark NOTE : A yearly checkup or tune - up by a Sears service center is a good way of plug wire . ensuring that your snow thrower willthe provide maximum performance for next season . OTHER 1 . If possible , store your snow thrower ENGINE indoors and cover it to give protec - tion from dust and dirt . line outdoors , away from _ IL ARNING : Drain the gaso - 2 , If the machine must be stored out - fire or flame . doors , block up the snow thrower to Gasoline must be removed or treated to be sure the entire machine is off the prevent gum deposits from forming in ground . the fuel tank , filter , hose , and carburetor 3 . Cover the snow thrower with a suit - during storage . Also , during storage al - able protective cover that does not cohol blended gasoline that uses etha - retain moisture . Do not use plastic . nol or methanol ( sometimes called gasohol ) attracts water . It acts on the IMPORTANT : Never cover snow gasoline to form acids which damage thrower while engine and exhaust areas are still warm . the engine . 23 F - 001072M
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CORRECTION TROUBLE CAUSE Defectivesparkplug . Replace spark plug . Difficult starting Use carburetor bowl drain to Water ordirt in fuelsystem . flush and refill with fresh fuel . Engine runs erratic Blocked fuel line , empty gas Clean fuel line ; check fuel tank , or stale gasoline , supply ; add fresh gasoline Engine stalls Unit running on CHOKE . Set choke lever to run or off , osition . Engine runs erratic ; Water or dirt in fuel system . Use carburetor bowl drain to Loss of power flush and refill with fresh fuel . Excessive vibration Damaged auger assembly Repair or replace the auger assembly , Replace drive belt . Unit fails to propel itself Drive belt loose or damaged . Incorrect adjustment of auger Adjust auger drive cable . drive cable Auger drive belt loose or Adjust auger drive belt ; Unit fails to discharge snow damaged , replace if damaged . Auger control cable not Adjust auger control cable . adjusted correctly . Discharge chute clogged . Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire . Clean discharge chute end inside of auger housing . Foreign object lodged in Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire . auger Remove object from auger . F - 001072M 24
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