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Operator’s Manual Leaf Blowers Model Series 650 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 - 10191E.fm FORM NO . ( 4 / 2004 )
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Content Page Content Page Important Safe Operation Practices 3 Maintaining Your Leaf Blower 7 Assembling Your Leaf Blower 5 Trouble Shooting 8 Operating Your Leaf Blower 6 Illustrated Parts List 9 Adjusting Your Leaf Blower 6 Warranty 12 FINDING MODEL NUMBER This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new leaf blower . 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 . A sample model plate is also given below . You can locate the model plate by standing at the operating position and looking down at the rear of the leaf blower . This information will be necessary to use the manufacturer’s web site and / or help from the Customer Support Department or an authorized service dealer . Copy the model number here : Copy the serial number here : MTD LLC P . O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OH 44136 330 - 220 - 468310 www.mtdproducts.com 800 - 800 - 73 CUSTOMER SUPPORT Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from where it was purchased , without first contacting Customer Support . If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls , operation or maintenance of this unit , you can seek help from the experts . Choose from the options below : Visit mtdproducts.com for many useful suggestions . Click on Customer Support button and you will get the four options reproduced here . Click on the appropriate button and help is immediately available . The answer you are The answer you are looking for could be just looking for could be just a mouse click away ! a mouse click away ! If you prefer to reach a Customer Support Representative , please call 1 - 800 - 800 - 7310 . The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine - related issues with regards to Engine performance , power - rating , specifications , warranty and service . Please refer to the engine Manual manufacturer’s Owner’s / Operator’s Manual , packed separately with your unit , for more information . 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 : Engine Exhaust , some of its constituents , and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm . DANGER : This machine was built to be operated according to the 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 . 10 . Keep all guards and safety devices in place and General Operation operating properly . 1 . Read this operator’s manual carefully in its entirety 11 . Exercise caution when operating blower . Do not allow the before attempting to assemble this machine . Read , discharge to point in the direction of bystanders or pets . understand , and follow all instructions on the machine 12 . If your machine should start making an unusual noise or and in the manual ( s ) before operation . Be completely vibration , immediately stop the engine , disconnect the familiar with the controls and the proper use of the spark plug wire and move the wire away from the spark machine before operating it . Keep this manual in a safe plug . Allow the machine to stop and take the following place for future and regular reference and for ordering steps : replacement parts . a . Inspect for damage . 2 . Your leaf blower is a powerful tool , not a plaything . b . Repair or replace any damaged parts . Therefore , exercise extreme caution at all times . Your c . Check for any loose parts and tighten to assure unit has been designed to perform one job ; to blow continued safe operation . leaves . Do not use it for any other purpose . 13 . Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn . Do 3 . Never allow children under 14 to operate the unit . not touch . Children 14 years and older should only operate under 14 . Do not allow leaves or other debris to build up on close parental supervision . Only responsible individuals engine’s muffler . The debris could ignite and cause a fire . who are familiar with these rules of safe operation should 15 . Do not operate engine if air cleaner or cover over be allowed to use your unit . carburetor air intake is removed , except for adjustment . 4 . Keep the area of operation clear of all persons , Removal of such parts could create a fire hazard . particularly small children and pets . Stop the engine 16 . Only use accessories approved for this machine by the when they are in the vicinity of the unit . manufacturer . Read , understand , and follow all 5 . Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during instructions provided with the approved accessory . operation and while performing an adjustment or repair , 17 . Only operate unit in good daylight . Do not operate unit at to protect eyes from debris or foreign objects that may be night or in dark areas where your vision may be impaired . thrown from machine . 18 . If situations occur which are not covered by this manual , 6 . Wear close fitting slacks and shirt . Shirt and slacks that use care and good judgment . Contact your dealer for cover the arms and legs are recommended . Do not wear assistance . loose fitting clothes or jewelry and secure hair so it is above shoulder length . They can be caught in moving Children parts . Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the 7 . Do not operate the unit while under the influence of presence of small children . Children are often attracted to the alcohol or drugs . blowing activity . Never assume that children will remain 8 . Never place your hands or any part of your body or where you last saw them . clothing near rotating parts . Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times . Never insert your hands , fingers , 1 . Keep children out of the work area and under the feet , or any other part of your body or clothing into the watchful eye of a responsible adult other than the discharge or air intake openings as the rotating impeller operator . inside the housing can cause serious injury . 2 . Be alert and turn the unit off if a child enters the area . 9 . Never operate unit without directional discharge chute 3 . Never allow children under the age of 14 to operate the and plastic impeller guard properly affixed to unit . These leaf blower . devices shield the operator from accidental contact with the rotating impeller . 3
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9 . To reduce fire hazard , keep engine and muffler free of Service leaves , grass , and other debris build - up . 1 . Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other fuels . 10 . Clean up fuel and oil spillage . Allow unit to cool at least 5 They are extremely flammable and the vapors are minutes before storing . explosive . 11 . Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , make certain 2 . Store fuel and oil in approved containers , away from heat the impeller and all moving parts have stopped . and open flame , and out of the reach of children . Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep wire away from 3 . Check and add fuel before starting the engine . Never spark plug to prevent accidental starting . Do not use remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is running . flammable solutions to clean air filter . Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling . 12 . Keep all nuts , bolts , and screws tight to be sure the 4 . Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe off any spilled equipment is in safe working condition . gasoline before starting the engine as it may cause a fire 13 . Never tamper with safety devices . Check their proper or explosion . operation regularly . 5 . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes and other sources 14 . Do not alter or tamper with the engine’s governor setting . of ignition . The governor controls the maximum safe operating 6 . Never refuel unit indoors because flammable vapors will speed of the engine . Overspeeding the engine is accumulate in the area . dangerous and will cause damage to the engine and to 7 . Never store the machine or fuel container inside where other moving parts of the machine . there is an open flame or spark such as a gas hot water heater , clothes dryer or furnace . 8 . Never run your machine in an enclosed area as the exhaust from the engine contains carbon monoxide , which is an odorless , tasteless and deadly poisonous gas . 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 leaf blower . WARNING REVOLVING BLADES - KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM ALL SAFETY GLASSES OPENINGS . DO NOT REMOVE SHOULD BE BLOWER EXHAUST OR STAND WORN IN FRONT OF DISCHARGE 2542 AREA WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING . S30003 4
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SECTION 2 : ASSEMBLING YOUR LEAF BLOWER IMPORTANT : This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine . Be certain to service engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual Upper Handle before operating your unit . NOTE : Reference to right or left hand side of the leaf blower is observed from the operating position . Handle Knob Removing Unit From Carton Curved Head Lower Handle Bolt • 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 . ) Saddle Washer • Cut along corners , lay carton down flat , and remove packing material . • Roll or slide unit out of carton and check carton Figure 1 thoroughly for loose parts . Attaching The Directional Discharge Loose Parts In Carton ( Hardware B ) • Upper Handle • Slip end of directional discharge over chute • Directional Discharge opening and secure with the hex sems bolts . • Hardware Pack See Figure 2 . • Operator’s Manual Hardware Pack This leaf blower is shipped with the following loose Hex Sems Bolt parts in the hardware pack : Hardware A • Curved Head Bolts ( 710 - 1174 ) - Qty . 2 • Saddle Washers ( 736 - 0451 ) - Qty . 2 • Handle Knobs ( 720 - 0241 ) - Qty . 2 Hardware B • Hex Sems Bolts ( 710 - 0259 ) - Qty . 2 Directional Discharge Attaching The Upper Handle ( Hardware A ) • Place the upper over the lower handle , aligning the Figure 2 holes in the upper handle with the middle holes in the lower handle . See Figure 1 . • Secure with the curved head bolts , saddle washers , and handle knobs . 5
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SECTION 3 : OPERATING YOUR LEAF BLOWER • Move the choke lever on engine to CHOKE WARNING : Read , understand , and follow position . ( A warm engine may not require choking . ) all instructions and warnings on the • Move the throttle control on engine to FAST machine and in this manual before position . operating . • Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until engine reaches start of compression cycle ( rope Gas And Oil Fill - Up will pull slightly harder at this point ) . Let the rope Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in rewind slowly . the separate engine manual packed with your leaf • Pull rope with a rapid , continuous , full arm stroke . blower . Read instructions carefully . Keeping a firm grip on the starter handle , let the rope return to the starter slowly . Repeat until engine WARNING : Use extreme care when han - starts . dling gasoline . Gasoline is extremely • When engine starts , move choke control gradually flammable and the vapors are explosive . to RUN position . Never fuel machine indoors or while the engine is hot or running . Extinguish ciga - rettes , cigars , pipes , and other sources of Stopping Engine ignition . • To stop engine , move throttle control lever to OFF position . Starting Engine • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and ground against the engine . • Attach spark plug wire to spark plug . Make certain the metal cap on the end of the spark plug wire is NOTE : See your engine manual packed with your unit fastened securely over the metal tip on the spark for more detailed instructions . plug . See engine operator’s manual . SECTION 4 : ADJUSTING YOUR LEAF BLOWER WARNING : Do not at any time make any Height Adjustment adjustments without first stopping engine The height adjustment crank is located on the right and disconnecting spark plug wire . hand side of the leaf blower . • Turn the crank clockwise to raise the discharge Two - Way Discharge chute . The leaf blower can be adjusted to discharge toward • Turn the crank counterclockwise to lower . the front of the unit or to the side . • Simply push down on the handle and swing door toward the front to discharge out the side or swing door to the side to discharge out the front . Handle Figure 4 Directional Discharge Engine Adjustment Refer to the separate engine manual for engine adjustment instructions . Figure 3 6
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SECTION 5 : MAINTAINING YOUR LEAF BLOWER Clean the engine regularly with a cloth or brush . Keep WARNING : Before performing any mainte - the cooling system ( blower housing area ) clean to nance or repairs , stop the engine , wait permit proper air circulation which is essential to engine until the machine comes to a complete performance and life . Be certain to remove all grass , stop , disconnect the spark plug wire and dirt , and combustible debris from muffler area . ground against the engine to prevent unin - tended starting . Storing Your Leaf Blower Lubrication • Clean the equipment thoroughly . Wheels : Rear wheels are provided with light oil • Wipe equipment with a oiled rag to prevent rust . bearings . Lubricate by placing a few drops of SAE 30 oil • Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage on each bearing once a season . instructions . • Store unit in a clean , dry area . Do not store next to Engine : Follow the separate engine manual packed corrosive materials such as fertilizer . with you unit for lubrication instructions . • For more compact storage , store unit in the Engine shipping position with the upper handle folded Refer to the separate engine manual for all engine toward engine . See ASSEMBLY section for details . maintenance instructions . WARNING : Never store the machine or • Maintain engine oil as instructed in the separate fuel container indoors where there is an engine manual packed with your unit . open flame , spark , or pilot light such as on • Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal a water heater , furnace , clothes dryer , or conditions . Poor engine performance and flooding other gas appliance . usually indicate that the air cleaner should be serviced . To service the air cleaner , refer to the separate engine manual packed with your unit . • The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset once a season . Spark plug replacement is recommended at the start of each leaf blowing season . 7
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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 start position . 3 . Throttle control lever not in correct starting position . ( If Equipped ) 4 . Clean fuel line . 4 . Blocked fuel line . 5 . Clean , adjust gap , or replace . 5 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Wait a few minutes to restart , but do not 6 . Engine flooded . prime . 1 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . Engine runs erratic 1 . Spark plug wire loose . 2 . Clean fuel line ; fill tank with clean , fresh 2 . Blocked fuel line or stale fuel . gasoline . 3 . Clear vent . 3 . Vent in gas cap plugged . 4 . Drain fuel tank . Refill with fresh fuel . 4 . Water or dirt in fuel system . 5 . Replace air cleaner . 5 . Dirty air cleaner . 6 . See authorized service dealer . 6 . Carburetor out of adjustment . Engine overheats 1 . Engine oil level low . 1 . Fill crankcase with proper oil . 2 . Dirty air cleaner . 2 . Replace air cleaner . 3 . Air flow restricted . 3 . Remove blower housing and clean . 1 . Reset gap to . 030 ” or replace spark Idles poorly 1 . Spark plug faulty or gap too wide . plug . 2 . See authorized service dealer . 2 . Carburetor improperly adjusted . 3 . Replace air cleaner . 3 . Dirty air cleaner . NOTE : For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above , contact your nearest authorized service dealer . 8
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SECTION 7 : PARTS LIST FOR MODEL SERIES 650 11 26 27 Ref . Ref . Part No . Part Description Part No . Part Description No . No . 1 . 14540B Engine Housing Bracket 16 . 710 - 1254 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 2 . 710 - 0607 Hex Self Tapping Screw 5 / 16 x . 5 710 - 1273 † Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 24 x 2.75 3 . 710 - 1260A Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 17 . 736 - 0217 Lock Washer 3 / 8 4 . 736 - 0170 Special L - Washer 5 / 16 ” x . 88 OD 18 . 681 - 0075A Blower Impeller Assembly 5 . 14541 Right Angle Bracket 681 - 04015 † Blower Impeller Assembly 6 . 710 - 0627 Hex Locking Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 x . 75 19 . 14496B Blower Housing Assembly 710 - 0672 † Hex Locking Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 x 1.25 22 . 710 - 0259 Hex Sems Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x . 62 7 . 710 - 0260A Carriage Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x . 62 23 . 736 - 0242 Bell Washer . 34 ID x . 87 OD 8 . 14479 Directional Discharge Assembly 24 . 710 - 3008 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 11 . 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 25 . 736 - 0247 Flat Washer 12 . 712 - 0267 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 711 - 04221 † Impeller Hub 13 . 731 - 0608 Blower Guard 26 . 750 - 3198 † Engine Spacer 1.0OD x . 34LG 14 . 711 - 0758 Hex Shoulder Nut . 50 ” 27 . 714 - 0105 † Square Key , 3 / 16 15 . 14563A Nozzle Plate Assembly † Honda Engine 9
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Model Series 650 42 Ref . Ref . Part No . Part Description Part No . Part Description No . No . 1 . 749 - 0784 Upper Handle 23 . 736 - 0300 Flat Washer . 38 ID x . 57 OD 2 . 726 - 0100 Push Nut 3 / 8 24 . 750 - 0528 Spacer . 382 ID x . 50 OD x . 180Lg 3 . 720 - 0171 Crank Knob 25 . 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 3 / 8 ID 4 . 736 - 0117 Flat Washer . 385 ID x . 62 OD 26 . 712 - 0354 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 8 6 . 710 - 0805 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.50 27 . 710 - 0118 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 7 . 16453 Engine Mounting Frame Assembly 28 . 711 - 0797 Ferrule 8 . 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 ID 29 . 720 - 0241 Hand Knob 9 . 712 - 0267 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 30 . 710 - 1174 Carriage Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 2.0 10 . 736 - 0187 Flat Washer . 63 ID x 1.25 31 . 749 - 0785 Lower Handle 11 . 714 - 0115 Cotter Pin 32 . 734 - 1035 Wheel Assembly 12 x 3 12 . 712 - 0206 Hex Nut 1 / 2 - 13 33 . 738 - 0185 Rear Axle 13 . 736 - 0921 Lock Washer 1 / 2 34 . 710 - 0599 Self Tap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 5 † 14 . 734 - 1036 Swivel Caster Wheel 5 ” Dia x 1.25 35 . 710 - 1502 Screw 8 - 18 x . 375 † 15 . 16273 Caster Arm Assembly 36 . 712 - 3004A Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 † 16 . 710 - 0726 Hex Washer Screw 5 / 16x . 75 37 . 736 - 0329 Lock Washer † 17 . 14529 Caster Arm Bracket 38 . 751 - 0447 Deflector † 18 . 747 - 0542 Height Adjustment Crank 39 . 751 - 0632 Muffler Guard † 19 . 736 - 0451 Saddle Washer . 32 ID x . 93 OD 40 . 751 - 0646 Muffler Guard Bracket † 20 . 736 - 0159 Flat Washer . 34 ID x . 87 OD 41 . 736 - 0162 Flat Washer 21 . 710 - 0170 Hex Lock Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 x . 64 42 . 712 - 3004A Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 † If Equipped 10
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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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