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OPERATOR’S MANUAL Chipper Shredder Model Series 462 thru 465 Model 465 Shown IMPORTANT : READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning : This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . In the State of California the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department , P.O . Box 361131 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 . MTD LLC , P.O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 0019 PRINTED IN U.S.A . 770 - 10048F.fm FORM NO . 5 / 2003
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Content Page Important Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Assembling Your Chipper Shredder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Know Your Chipper Shredder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Operating Your Chipper Shredder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Maintaining Your Chipper Shredder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 FINDING MODEL NUMBER This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new chipper shredder . It will help you assemble , prepare and maintain the unit for best performance . Please read and understand what it says . Before you start assembling your new equipment , please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below . The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from our Customer Support Department or an authorized dealer . • You can locate the model number by standing behind the unit and looking down at the frame below the engine . A sample model plate is explained below . For future reference , please copy the model number and the serial number of the equipment in the space below . Copy the model number here : MTD LLC Copy the serial number here : P . O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OH 44136 1330 - 220 - 46830 www.mtdproducts.com 800 - 800 - 73 ENGINE INFORMATION The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine - related issues with regards to performance , power - rating , specifications , warranty and service . Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s / Operator’s Manual packed separately with your unit for more information . CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was purchased , without first contacting Customer Support . Should you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls , operation or maintenance of this unit , please call the Customer Support Department . Call 1 - ( 330 ) 220 - 4MTD ( 4683 ) or 1 - ( 800 ) - 800 - 7310 to reach a Customer Support representative . Please have your unit’s model number and serial number ready when you call . See previous section to locate this information . You will be asked to enter the serial number in order to process your call . For more details about your machine , visit our website at www.mtdproducts.com 2
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SECTION 1 : IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES WARNING : This symbol points out important safety instructions which , if not followed , could endanger the personal safety and / or property of yourself and others . Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine . Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury . When you see this symbol - heed its warning . WARNING : The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . DANGER : This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual . As with any type of power equipment , carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury . This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . 2 . Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles TRAINING during operation or while performing an adjustment 1 . Read , understand , and follow all instructions on the or repair , to protect eyes . Thrown objects which machine and in the manual ( s ) before attempting to ricochet can cause serious injury to the eyes . assemble and operate . Keep this manual in a safe 3 . Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close - place for future and regular reference and for fitting slacks and shirts . Loose fitting clothes or ordering replacement parts . jewelry can be caught in movable parts . Never 2 . Be familiar with all controls and their proper operate this machine in bare feet or sandals . Wear operation . Know how to stop the machine and leather work gloves when feeding material in the disengage them quickly . chipper chute . 3 . Never allow children under 16 years old to operate 4 . Before starting , check all bolts and screws for this machine . Children 16 years old and over proper tightness to be sure the machine is in safe should read and understand the operation working condition . Also , visually inspect machine instructions and safety rules in this manual and for any damage at frequent intervals . should be trained and supervised by a parent . 5 . Maintain or replace safety and instructions labels , 4 . Never allow adults to operate this machine without as necessary . proper instruction . 6 . To avoid personal injury or property damage use 5 . Keep bystanders , helpers , pets , and children at extreme care in handling gasoline . Gasoline is least 75 feet from the machine while it is in extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive . operation . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is 6 . Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite . ventilated area . Engine exhaust contains carbon Wash your skin and change clothes immediately . monoxide , an odorless and deadly gas . a . Use only an approved gasoline container . 7 . Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in b . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and the feeding chambers and discharge opening . other sources of ignition . Contact with the rotating impeller can amputate c . Never fuel machine indoors . fingers , hands , and feet . d . Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the 8 . Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or engine is hot or running . discharge opening , remove or empty bag , or e . Allow engine to cool at least two minutes inspect and repair the machine while the engine is before refueling . running . Shut the engine off and wait until all f . Never over fill fuel tank . Fill tank to no more moving parts have come to a complete stop . than 1 / 2 inch below bottom of filler neck to Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it provide space for fuel expansion . against the engine . g . Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely . h . If gasoline is spilled , wipe it off the engine PREPARATION and equipment . Move machine to another area . Wait 5 minutes before starting the 1 . Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment engine . is to be used . Remove all rocks , bottles , cans , or i . Never store the machine or fuel container other foreign objects which could be picked up or inside where there is an open flame , spark , thrown and cause personal injury or damage to the or pilot light ( e.g . furnace , water heater , machine . space heater , clothes dryer , etc . ) 3
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10 . Keep all guards , deflectors and safety devices in j . To reduce a fire hazard , keep machine free place and operating properly . of grass , leaves , or other debris build - up . 11 . Keep your face and body back and to the side of Clean up oil or fuel spillage and remove any the chipper chute while feeding material into the fuel soaked debris . machine to avoid accidental kickback injuries . k . Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes 12 . Never operate this machine without good visibility before storing . or light . 13 . Do not operate this machine on a paved , gravel or OPERATION non - level surface . 1 . Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in 14 . Do not operate this machine while under the the feeding chambers and discharge opening . influence of alcohol or drugs . Contact with the rotating impeller can amputate 15 . Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a fingers , hands , and feet . burn . Do not touch . 2 . Before starting the machine , make sure the chipper 16 . Never pick up or carry machine while the engine is chute , feed intake , and cutting chamber are empty running . and free of all debris . 3 . Thoroughly inspect all material to be shredded and MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE remove any metal , rocks , bottles , cans , or other foreign objects which could cause personal injury 1 . Never tamper with safety devices . Check their or damage to the machine . proper operation regularly . 4 . If it becomes necessary to push material through 2 . Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at the shredder hopper , use a small diameter stick . Do frequent intervals to keep the machine in safe not use your hands or feet . working condition . Also , visually inspect machine 5 . If the impeller strikes a foreign object or if your for any damage and repair , if needed . machine should start making an unusual noise or 3 . Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , stop the vibration , immediately shut the engine off . Allow the engine and make certain the impeller and all impeller to come to a complete stop . Disconnect moving parts have stopped . Disconnect the spark the spark plug wire , ground it against the engine plug wire and ground it against the engine to and perform the following steps : prevent unintended starting . a . Inspect for damage . 4 . Do not change the engine governor settings or b . Repair or replace any damaged parts . overspeed the engine . The governor controls the c . Check for any loose parts and tighten to maximum safe operating speed of the engine . assure continued safe operation . 5 . Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels , as 6 . Do not allow an accumulation of processed necessary . material to build up in the discharge area . This can 6 . Follow this manual for safe loading , unloading , prevent proper discharge and result in kickback of transporting , and storage of this machine . material through the feed opening . 7 . Never store the machine or fuel container inside 7 . Do not attempt to shred or chip material larger than where there is an open flame , spark or pilot light specified on the machine or in this manual . such as a water heater , furnace , clothes dryer , etc . Personal injury or machine damage could result . 8 . Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper 8 . Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or instructions on off - season storage . discharge opening while the engine is running . 9 . If the fuel tank has to be drained , do this outdoors . Shut the engine off , wait until all moving parts have 10 . Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for stopped , disconnect the spark plug wire and gas , oil , etc . to protect the environment . ground it against the engine before clearing debris . 9 . Never operate without the shredder hopper , chipper chute , or discharge chute properly attached to the machine . Never empty or change discharge bag while the engine is running . 4
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WARNING : - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY : Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read , understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine . NOTE : Not all safety labels shown may apply to your chipper shredder . SECTION 2 : ASSEMBLING YOUR CHIPPER SHREDDER IMPORTANT : This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil Disconnecting Spark Plug Wire in the engine . Be certain to service engine with gasoline Before setting up your chipper shredder , disconnect the and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual spark plug wire from the spark plug and ground against before operating your machine . the engine . NOTE : Reference to right or left hand side of the chipper shredder is observed from the operating position . Removing Unit From Carton • Remove staples , break glue on top flaps , or cut tape at carton end and peel along top flap to open carton . • Remove loose parts if included with unit ( i.e . , operator’s manual , etc . ) • Cut along corners , lay carton down flat , and remove Discharge Chute packing material . • Roll or slide unit out of carton and check carton Hopper thoroughly for loose parts . Assembly Loose Parts In Carton ( See Figure 1 ) • Hopper Assembly Chipper • Discharge Chute Chute • Chipper Chute ( 463 thru 465 ) • Bag ( Not Shown ) • Tamper Plug ( If Equipped ) • Safety Galsses ( Not Shown ) Figure 1 5
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• Place second spacer over hex bolt inside other Attaching The Hopper Assembly ( All Models ) hinge and secure with hex lock nut . • Remove six hex nuts and washers from the weld • Secure both sides of discharge chute to impeller studs on the impeller housing . Do not remove the housing using wing knobs previously removed . support plate . See Figure 2 . • Place hopper assembly into position in front of Attaching The Chipper Chute impeller housing , aligning holes in hopper ( Model 463 Thru 465 Only ) assembly collar with weld studs . • Remove the three cupped washers and hex nuts Impeller Impeller Housing Bracket from weld studs besides the opening on the side of Washer the impeller housing . See Figure 4 . Hex Nut NOTE : Engine is not shown for clarity . Hopper • Remove the hex bolts , lock nuts , and flat washers Bracket from the two holes on the upper end of the support Release brace . Rod Chipper Chute Weld Stud Support Weld Stud Plate Hopper Assembly Hex Bolt Figure 2 Flat • Slide hopper assembly onto weld studs and replace Washer washers and hex nuts . Do not tighten completely . Lock Nut • Lift hopper assembly up to impeller bracket assembly and slide the release rod out slightly to Support Brace hook the hopper bracket onto the rod . See Figure 2 . • Tighten the six hex nuts that secure hopper Hex Nut assembly to impeller housing and also tighten the Slot Cupped hex nuts that secure hopper bracket to hopper Washer assembly . Figure 4 • Align the chipper chute over the weld studs , so the Attaching The Discharge Chute ( All Models ) slot in the bottom of the chute is facing down . • Remove the wing knobs from each side of the lower • Secure chipper chute with the three cupped impeller housing . See Figure 3 . washers ( cupped side against the chipper chute ) Hex Lock Nut and hex nuts previously removed . Do not tighten the nuts at this time . Spacer • The chipper shredder was shipped with one end of Hex Bolt the support brace already secured to the lower frame . Loosen but do not remove the bolts securing the brace to the frame . • Align the holes in the chute with the holes in the top of the brace and attach brace to chipper chute with hardware previously removed . Tighten securely . • Tighten the bolts securing the support brace to the Wing Knob frame . • Tighten the three nuts on the weld studs holding the Discharge Chute chipper chute to the impeller housing . Figure 3 • Remove the hex lock nut , spacers , and hex bolt from the top of the impeller housing . • Align the discharge chute in position on the discharge opening and insert hex bolt with spacer through hinge on discharge chute ( spacers fit inside of hinges ) . See Figure 3 . 6
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Attaching The Bag ( All Models ) • To attach the bag , place the opening of the bag Clip completely over the discharge chute . • Pull on the drawstring until the bag is tight around discharge chute opening . • Clip the drawstring back on itself , tight against the discharge chute to secure into position . Discharge Chute Chipper Bag SECTION 3 : KNOW YOUR CHIPPER SHREDDER Read this operator’s manual and safety rules before Hopper Assembly operating your chipper shredder . Compare the Allow leaves and small branches up to 1 / 2 diameter to illustrations in Figure 5 with your unit to familiarize be fed into the impeller for chipping and shredding . yourself with the location of various controls and Material can be raked into hopper assembly by adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . lowering the hopper assembly . See Figure 5 . Starter Handle Tamper Plug ( If Equipped ) The starter handle is located on the engine . Pull the The tamper plug is designed to insert in the chipper starter handle to start engine . See Figure 5 . chute to push material toward the impeller . See Figure 5 . Release Rod The release rod is located on the impeller bracket Engine Controls assembly and it is used to release or lock the hopper See the separate engine manual for the location and when raising or lowering . See Figure 5 . function of the controls on the engine . Chipper Chute Allow twigs and small branches up to 3 ” in diameter on Stopping Engine models 463 thru 465 and 2 ” in diameter on models 462 • Move throttle control lever to STOP or OFF to be fed into the impeller for chipping . See Figure 5 . position . • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and ground against the engine . Chipper Chute Hopper Assembly Release Rod Tamper Plug Starter Handle Model 465 Shown Figure 5 7
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SECTION 4 : OPERATING YOUR CHIPPER SHREDDER WARNING : The operation of any chipper To Empty Bag shredder can result in foreign objects • Un - clip drawstring and loosen bag from discharge being thrown into the eyes , which can chute opening . damage your eyes severely . Always wear • Empty bag and reattach to the discharge chute the safety glasses provided with this unit opening . Pull on the drawstring until the bag is tight or eye shields before chipping or shred - around the chute opening and clip the drawstring ding and while performing any tight against the discharge chute . adjustments or repairs . Lowering The Hopper Assembly Gas And Oil Fill - Up • With one hand grasp the handle at the top of the Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in hopper assembly and lift slightly . the separate engine manual packed with your chipper • With the other hand pull out on the release rod and shredder . Read instructions carefully . lower the hopper assembly to the ground . WARNING : Never fill fuel tank indoors with See Figure 6 . engine running or until the engine has been allowed to cool for at least two minutes after running . Starting Engine • Attach spark plug wire to spark plug . Make certain the metal cap on the end of the spark plug is fastened securely over the metal tip on the spark plug . • Engines with choke lever : Hopper Release Move choke lever on engine to CHOKE position . ( A Assembly Rod warm engine may not require choking ) . • Engines with primer : Prime engine as instructed in separate engine manual . Figure 6 • The throttle control lever is located on the engine . Move engine throttle control lever to FAST or Using The Chipper Shredder START position . • Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until Yard waste such as leaves and pine needles can be engine reaches start of compression cycle ( rope raked up through the hopper assembly for shredding . will pull slightly harder at this point ) . After material has been shredded by the flail blades on the impeller assembly , it will be discharged out of NOTE : A noise will be heard when finding the start of opening or into catcher bag . Do not attempt to shred or the compression cycle . This noise is caused by the fails chip any material other than vegetation found in a and fingers , which are part of the shredding mecha - normal yard ( i.e . branches , leaves , twigs , etc . ) Avoid nism , and it should be expected until the impeller fibrous plants such as tomato vines until they are reaches full speed . thoroughly dried out . Twigs and small branches up to 3 ” • Pull rope with a rapid , continuous , full arm stroke . in diameter on models 463 thru 465 and 2 ” in diameter Keep a firm grip on starter handle . Let rope rewind on models 462 can be fed into the chipper chute . If slowly . equipped , use the tamper plug to push material into the • Repeat the previous steps until engine fires . When chipper chute . See Figure 7 . engine starts , move choke control ( if equipped ) gradually to RUN position . WARNING : Never run the engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area . Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide , an odorless and deadly gas . 8
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Figure 7 IMPORTANT : The flail screen is located inside the Discharge Chipper housing in the discharge area . If the flail screen Chute Chute becomes clogged , remove and clean as instructed in SECTION 5 : MAINTAINING YOUR CHIPPER SHREDDER . For best performance , it is also important to keep the chipper blade sharp . Hopper Assembly Model 465 Shown SECTION 5 : MAINTAINING YOUR CHIPPER SHREDDER Customer Responsibilities hours use season hours storage hours each MAINTENANCE SERVICE 100 50 25 a Before Every Before Once Every Every SCHEDULE DATES Lubricate Release Bracket PRODUCT Lubricate Hopper Assembly Lubricate Discharge Chute Check Chipper Blade Check Oil Change Oil ENGINE Clean Air Filter Clean Engine Check Spark Plug WARNING : Always stop engine , discon - Maintenance nect spark plug , and ground against Engine engine before cleaning , lubricating or doing any kind of maintenance on your Refer to the separate engine manual for all engine machine . maintenance instructions . • Check engine oil level before each use as instructed in the separate engine manual packed Lubrication with your unit . Read and follow instructions Release Rod : Lubricate the release rod and spring with carefully . light oil once a season . • Clean air cleaner every 25 hours under normal Hopper Assembly : Lubricate the pivot points on the conditions or once a season . Clean every few hours hopper assembly with light oil once a season . under extremely dusty conditions . To service the air Discharge Chute : Lubricate the pivot points on the cleaner , refer to the separate engine manual chute deflector with light oil once a season . packed with your unit . Engine : Follow the separate engine manual packed with you unit for lubrication instructions . 9
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• The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset once a season . Check engine manual for All Models correct plug type and gap specifications . • Rotate the impeller assembly by hand until you locate one of the two chipper blades in the chipper Removing The Flail Screen chute opening . • Remove the blade using a 3 / 16 ” allen wrench on If the discharge area becomes clogged , remove the flail the outside of the blade and an adjustable wrench screen and clean area as follows : on the impeller assembly . See Figure 9 . • Stop the engine and make certain the chipper shredder has come to a complete stop . • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and ground against the engine . • Remove the two wing knobs on each side of the discharge chute and lift the discharge chute up to keep it out of the way . See Figure 8 . Discharge Chute Flat Screw Blade Hairpin Figure 9 Clips • Rotate the impeller to expose other blade and remove in the same manner . Wing Knobs • Replace or sharpen blades . • When sharpening the blade , protect hands by using gloves and follow the original angle of grind . Also , Figure 8 make sure to remove an equal amount from each blade and torque to 250 - 300 in . lbs . • Remove the two hairpin clips from each clevis pin which extend through the housing and remove the NOTE : Make certain blades are reassembled with the pins . See Figure 8 . sharp edge facing upward . • Remove the flail screen from inside the housing and clean the screen by scraping or washing with Sharpening Or Replacing The Shredder water . • Reinstall the screen , making certain to reassemble Blade the flail screen with the curve side down . • Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against • Reattach the discharge chute with the hardware the engine . previously removed and connect the bag ( if • Lower the hopper assembly and block up the equipped ) to unit . housing . • Remove the six hex lock nuts and flat washers from Sharpening Or Replacing Chipper Blades the weld studs on the flail housing . • Separate the hopper assembly from the impeller • Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against assembly and remove the support plate . the engine . • Remove the flail screen as instructed in the NOTE : When reassembling the support plate , make previous section . certain the embossed tab faces inward towards the • Remove the chipper chute by removing three hex impeller . nuts and washers . • Remove the two wing knobs and cupped washers Models 463 or 465 that secure the discharge chute and raise the • Remove the chipper chute support brace from the chute . frame by removing the hex bolts . • Insert a 1 / 2 ” or 3 / 4 ” diameter pipe through the flail screen into the impeller to keep it from turning or 10
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NOTE : Use caution when removing the blade to avoid remove the flail screen and insert a piece of wood contacting the weld studs on the housing . into the chute opening . • Remove the two outside screws on the blade , using • When sharpening the blade , follow the original a 3 / 16 ” allen wrench and a 1 / 2 ” wrench . angle of grind as a guide . It is extremely important See Figure 10 . that each cutting edge receives an equal amount of grinding to prevent an unbalanced blade . • An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration Discharge Chute when rotating at high speeds and may cause damage to the unit . The blade can be tested by balancing it on a screwdriver or nail . Remove metal Blade Weld Stud from the heavy side until it is balanced evenly . • When reassembling the blade , tighten center bolt to between 550 and 700 in . - lbs . and the two out bolts Flat Screw to between 250 and 350 in . - lbs . Storing Your Chipper Shredder • Clean the equipment thoroughly . Hex Bolt • Wipe equipment with an oiled rag to prevent rust . • Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage instructions • Store unit in a clean , dry area . Do not store next to corrosive materials such as fertilizer . Figure 10 • Remove the blade by removing the center bolt , lock washer , and flat washer . 11
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SECTION 6 : TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Remedy 1 . Connect wire to spark plug . Engine fails to start 1 . Spark plug wire disconnected . 2 . Fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . 2 . Fuel tank empty or stale fuel . 3 . Move throttle lever to FAST position . 3 . Throttle control lever not in correct starting position . ( If Equipped ) 4 . Move choke to CHOKE position . 4 . Choke not in CHOKE position . ( If Equipped ) 5 . Engine not primed . 5 . Prime engine . 6 . Blocked fuel line . 6 . Clean fuel line . 7 . Faulty spark plug . 7 . Clean , adjust gap , or replace . 1 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . Engine runs erratic 1 . Spark plug wire loose . 2 . Move choke lever to OFF position . 2 . Unit running on CHOKE . ( If Equipped ) 3 . Clean fuel line ; fill tank with clean , fresh 3 . Blocked fuel line or stale fuel . gasoline 4 . Drain fuel tank . Refill with fresh fuel . 4 . Water or dirt in fuel system . 5 . Clean or replace air cleaner . 5 . Dirty air cleaner . 6 . See authorized service dealer . 6 . Carburetor out of adjustment . Too much vibration 1 . Loose parts or damaged impeller . 1 . See authorized service dealer . Engine overheats 1 . Engine oil level low . 1 . Fill crankcase with proper oil . 2 . Dirty air cleaner . 2 . Clean or replace air cleaner . 3 . Carburetor not adjusted properly . 3 . See authorized service dealer . 1 . Spark plug gap too close . 1 . Adjust gap to . 030 ” . Occasional skip ( hesitates ) at high speed Unit does not discharge 1 . Discharge chute clogged . 1 . Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire . Clean flail screen and inside of discharge opening . 2 . Stop engine and disconnect spark plug 2 . Foreign object lodged in impeller . wire . Remove lodged object . 3 . Always run engine at full throttle . 3 . Low engine RPM . 1 . Always run engine at full throttle . 1 . Low engine RPM . Rate of discharge slows 2 . Chipper blade dull . 2 . Replace chipper blade or see your considerably or authorized service dealer . composition of discharged material changes . NOTE : For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above , contact your nearest authorized service dealer . 12
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Model Series 462 Thru 465 3 4 1 67 2 5 7 9 10 17 7 8 6 15 8 21 22 16 13 9 25 23 26 11 24 12 68 8 37 19 20 15 36 30 23 18 48 31 27 40 21 38 49 39 28 23 32 29 23 32 20 33 34 41 42 35 47 29 55 52 53 56 54 44 45 57 56 51 63 59 46 58 43 50 60 60 56 56 62 60 61 59 60 56 56 59 57 61 56 64 60 65 13
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Model Series 462 Thru 465 Ref . Ref . Part No . Part Description Part No . Part Description No . No . 1 . 728 - 0175 Pop Rivet 37 . 719 - 0329 Flail Blade 2 . 731 - 1899 Chipper Chute 38 . 711 - 0833B Clevis Pin 3 . 735 - 0249 Chute Flap 39 . 715 - 0166 Pin 4 . 781 - 0633 Chute Flap Strip 40 . 736 - 0247 Flat Washer 3 / 8 x 1.25 5 . 681 - 0095 Chipper Chute † 41 . 742 - 0571 Shredder Blade 6 . 681 - 0068A Chipper Chute Assembly 42 . 710 - 1254 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 2.25 7 . 710 - 0751 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 620 43 . 738 - 0813 Axle Assembly 8 . 712 - 3027 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 738 - 0814 Axle Assembly † 9 . 710 - 0106 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.25 44 . 750 - 0786 Spacer 10 . 736 - 0173 Flat Washer . 28 ID x . 74 OD 45 . 734 - 1597A Wheel Assembly 10.0 x 4.0 11 . 736 - 0242 Bell Washer . 340 ID x . 872 OD 46 . 726 - 0214 Push Cap 12 . 712 - 3010 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 47 . 634 - 04009 Wheel Complete 10 x 4 x 4 † 13 . 749 - 1004 Support Brace 734 - 1600 Wheel Assembly 10.0 x 2.5 † 15 . 714 - 0149B Cotter Pin 48 . 681 - 0004A Outer Impeller Housing Assembly 16 . 681 - 0048 Wing Knob 5 / 16 - 18 49 . 710 - 0825 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 3.75 17 . 681 - 0094 Discharge Chute Assembly 50 . 781 - 0515 Support Bracket 18 . 711 - 0835 Clevis Pin 51 . 781 - 0574 Support Plate 19 . 781 - 0457 Flail Screen 52 . 681 - 0104 Impeller Bracket Assembly 20 . 726 - 0211 U - Nut 5 / 16 - 18 53 . 732 - 0306 Compression Spring 1.75 21 . 750 - 0793 Spacer 54 . 736 - 0117 Flat Washer 22 . 712 - 3027 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 55 . 714 - 0104 Cotter Pin 23 . 712 - 3004A Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 56 . 736 - 0264 Flat Washer . 330 ID x . 630 OD 24 . 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 57 . 710 - 0376 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.0 25 . 681 - 0184 Frame 58 748 - 0453 Spacer , . 375 ID x 2.50 LG 26 . 710 - 0805 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.50 59 . 736 - 0362 Flat Washer . 320 ID x 1.25 OD 27 . 736 - 0170 Bell Washer 5 / 16 x 1.0 60 . 712 - 0429 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 28 . 681 - 0117 Inner Impeller Housing Assembly 61 . 731 - 1710 Hopper Collar 29 . 710 - 3008 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 62 . 681 - 0123 Hopper Bracket Assembly 30 . 710 - 0157 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x . 75 63 . 711 - 1128 Lock Rod 31 . 781 - 0490 Chipper Blade 64 . 731 - 1707 Hopper Assembly 32 . 710 - 1054 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x 1.0 65 . 710 - 3008 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 33 . 681 - 0030 Impeller Assembly 67 . 731 - 1617 Tamper Plug ( If Equipped ) 34 . 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 68 . 736 - 0451 Washer , . 320 ID x . 93 OD 35 . 712 - 0411 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 24 69 . 662 - 04022 Chipper Bag Assembly ^ 36 . 781 - 0735 Pin Clip † Model 462 Only ^ Not Shown 14
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR : The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with e . MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the exported outside of the United States , its possessions United States , its possessions and territories . and territories , except those sold through MTD’s authorized channels of export distribution . “ MTD ” warrants this product against defects in material and f . Replacement parts that are not genuine MTD parts . workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years commencing on the g . Transportation charges and service calls . date of original purchase and will , at its option , repair or replace , free of charge , any part found to be defective in No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of materials or workmanship . This limited warranty shall only merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose , apply if this product has been operated and maintained in applies after the applicable period of express written accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the warranty above as to the parts as identified . No other product , and has not been subject to misuse , abuse , express warranty , whether written or oral , except as commercial use , neglect , accident , improper maintenance , mentioned above , given by any person or entity , alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water , or damage because of including a dealer or retailer , with respect to any product , other peril or natural disaster . Damage resulting from the shall bind MTD . During the period of the warranty , the installation or use of any part , accessory or attachment not exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product approved by MTD for use with the product ( s ) covered by this as set forth above . manual will void your warranty as to any resulting damage . The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the Normal wear parts are warranted to be free from defects in sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale . MTD material and workmanship for a period of thirty ( 30 ) days from shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or the date of purchase . Normal wear parts include , but not damage including , without limitation , expenses incurred limited to items such as : batteries , belts , blades , blade for substitute or replacement lawn care services or for adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , seats , snow thrower rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted skid shoes , shave plates , auger spiral rubber and tires . product . HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE , through your local authorized incidental or consequential damages , or limitations on how service dealer . To locate the dealer in your area , check your long an implied warranty lasts , so the above exclusions or Yellow Pages , or contact MTD LLC at P.O . Box 361131 , limitations may not apply to you . Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 , or call 1 - 800 - 800 - 7310 or 1 - In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the 330 - 220 - 4683 or log on to our Web site at amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration www.mtdproducts.com . of safety features of the product shall void this warranty . This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or injury to following cases : you and your property and / or to others and their property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product . a . The engine or component parts thereof . These items may carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty . Refer This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the to applicable manufacturer’s warranty for terms and original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased conditions . as a gift . b . Log splitter pumps , valves , and cylinders have a HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY : This separate one year warranty . limited warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may c . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , also have other rights which vary from state to state . blade sharpening , tune - ups , brake adjustments , clutch adjustments , deck adjustments , and normal IMPORTANT : Owner must present Original Proof of deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or Purchase to obtain warranty coverage . exposure . d . Service completed by someone other than an authorized service dealer . MTD LLC , P.O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 0019 ; Phone : 1 - 800 - 800 - 7310 , 1 - 330 - 220 - 4683
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