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OPERATOR'S MANUAL and MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS for TECUMSEH MODELS HSK35,40 , HSSK50 SNOW BLOWER ENGINE HORIZONTAL CRANKSHAFT AIR COOLED - FOUR - CYCLE ENGINE THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH IF NOT FOLLOWED COULD ENDANGER THE PER - SONAL SAFETY AND / OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS . READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL AND ANY PROVIDED WITH THE EQUIPMENT ON WHICH THIS ENGINE IS USED BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR TECUMSEH ENGINE . THESE SYMBOLS MAY APPEAR ON THE ENGINE : FAST SLOW STOP OFF FULL IGNITION KEY INSERT TO RUN REMOVE TO STOP CHOKE California Proposition 65 WARNING : The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . 3 - 1 - 00 181 - 637 - 14 OIL FILL PLUG AND SPARK PLUG WIRE DIPSTICK FUEL FILL CAP SPARK PLUG MUFFLER FUEL TANK MODEL AND D.O.M . DECAL PRIMER CARBURETOR COVER STARTER HANDLE FUEL VALVE CHOKE RECOIL STARTER CHOKE IGNITION KEY OR IGNITION SWITCH ( IF SO EQUIPPED ) OIL DRAIN PLUG OIL DRAIN PLUG ( IF SO EQUIPPED ) MUFFLER HSSK50 HSK35 - 40 Figure 1 181 - 637 - 14 Page 1
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ENGINES WHICH ARE CERTIFIED TO COMPLY WITH CALI - BEFORE STARTING ( Continued ) FORNIA AND U.S . EPA EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR ULGE ENGINES : Are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline . ´ FILL FUEL TANK : Include the following emission control system ( s ) : EM , TWC ( if so equipped ) ; Do not include any user adjustable features - therefore A . Clean area around fuel fill cap , remove cap . no other adjustments are needed . B . Add “ UNLEADED ” regular gasoline , slowly , to fuel tank . Use a funnel to prevent spillage . OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS IMPORTANT : NEVER MIX OIL WITH GASOLINE TO OPERATE ENGINE , YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING : C . Install fuel fill cap and wipe up any spilled gasoline . � A CLEAN , HIGH QUALITY DETERGENT OIL . NEVER FILL FUEL TANK INDOORS . NEVER FILL FUEL TANK WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING OR HOT . DO Be sure original container is marked : NOT SMOKE WHEN FILLING FUEL TANK . A.P.I . service " SF " - " SJ " . NEVER FILL FUEL TANK COMPLETELY . FILL TANK 0 0 FOR SUMMER ( ABOVE 32 F ; 0 C ) USE SAE 30 OIL . TO 1 / 2 ' ’ BELOW BOTTOM OF FILLER NECK TO Tecumseh specially formulated oil is available at any Autho - PROVIDE SPACE FOR FUEL EXPANSION . WIPE ANY rized Tecumseh Service Outlet . Order as part number 730225 . FUEL SPILLAGE FROM ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT BEFORE STARTING ENGINE . Using multigrade oil will increase oil consumption . ANY LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM ( LPG ) OR NATURAL 0 0 FOR WINTER ( BELOW 32 F ; 0 C ) USE SAE 5W30 OIL . GAS FUEL SYSTEM MUST BE LEAKPROOF AND Tecumseh specially formulated oil is available at any Autho - MEET ALL APPLICABLE CODES AND REGULATIONS . rized Tecumseh Service Outlet . Order as part number 730226 . ( SAE 10W is an acceptable substitute . ) ˆ CHECK THE FOLLOWING : 0 0 ( BELOW 0 F ; - 18 C ONLY ) : SAE 0W30 is an acceptable A . BE SURE EQUIPMENT IS IN NEUTRAL GEAR WITH substitute . CLUTCHES , BELTS , CHAINS AND SAFETY SWITCHES DO NOT USE SAE 10W40 OIL . DISENGAGED . ( FOLLOW EQUIPMENT MANUFACTUR - ER’S INSTRUCTIONS . ) THIS SHOULD PLACE ANY OIL SUMP CAPACITY : 21 ounces ( 1 - 1 / 4 U.S . pints ) SAFETY SWITCHES IN SAFE STARTING POSITION . . 62 liter B . Be sure spark plug wire is attached to spark plug ( see ` A FRESH , CLEAN , UNLEADED REGULAR , Figure 1 ) . UNLEADED PREMIUM OR REFORMULATED C . Be sure : AUTOMOTIVE GASOLINE ONLY . DO NOT USE LEADED GASOLINE . - Ignition switch on engine or equipment is in “ ON ” , “ RUN ” or “ START ” position . NOTE : DO NOT USE GASOLINE CONTAINING METHANOL ( WOOD ALCOHOL ) . Gasoline containing up to 10 % OR ethanol or grain alcohol ( “ Gasohol ” ) , or up to 15 MTBE - Ignition key ( if so equipped see Figure 2 ) is inserted ( Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ) , may be used but into ignition keyslot in carburetor cover ( see Figure 1 ) . requires special care when engine is unused for extended periods . DO NOT TURN IGNITION KEY . See “ STORAGE ” instructions on Page 5 . D . Be sure fuel valve is open ( see Figure 3 ) . NOTE : Use clean oil and fuel and store in approved , clean , ENGINE WILL NOT START covered containers . Use clean fill funnels . UNLESS IGNITION KEY IS Never use “ stale ” gasoline left over from last season INSERTED INTO IGNITION or stored for long periods . KEYSLOT IN CARBURTER COVER . BEFORE STARTING DO NOT TURN IGNITION KEY � READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THE EQUIP - IGNITION KEY MENT ON WHICH THIS ENGINE IS USED . Figure 2 ` TO FILL OIL SUMP OR CHECK OIL LEVEL : IMPORTANT : To avoid engine damage never run engine unless : - Oil level is between “ FULL ” and “ ADD ” marks on dipstick . - Oil fill plug is tightened securely into oil fill tube or hole . CHECK OIL LEVEL OFTEN DURING ENGINE BREAK - IN . TURN CLOCKWISE TO A . POSITION EQUIPMENT SO ENGINE IS LEVEL . FUEL VALVE " OFF " POSITION B . Clean area around oil fill plug ( see Figure 1 ) . " OPEN " POSITION SHOWN C . Remove oil fill plug and dipstick . D . Wipe dipstick clean , insert it into oil fill hole and tighten Figure 3 securely . Remove dipstick . If oil is not up to “ FULL ” mark on dipstick , add recommended oil . POUR SLOWLY . Wipe dipstick clean each time oil level is checked . IMPORTANT : DO NOT FILL ABOVE “ FULL ” MARK ON DIPSTICK . E . Install oil fill plug and dipstick , tighten securely . See “ MAINTENANCE ” section for further oil instructions . Page 2 181 - 637 - 14
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STARTING STARTING ( Continued ) ` ELECTRIC STARTER ( see Figure 5 ) NEVER RUN ENGINE INDOORS OR IN ENCLOSED , WARNING : THE 120V A.C . STARTER IS EQUIPPED WITH A THREE - POORLY VENTILATED AREAS . ENGINE EXHAUST WIRE POWER CORD AND PLUG , AND IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE CONTAINS CARBON MONOXIDE , AN ODORLESS AND ON 120V A.C . HOUSEHOLD CURRENT . THE STARTER MUST BE DEADLY GAS ( CARBON MONOXIDE IS ALSO PRESENT IN PROPERLY GROUNDED AT ALL TIMES TO AVOID THE POSSIBILITY ENGINE EXHAUST FROM LIQUID PETROLEUM ( LPG ) AND OF INJURY OR DEATH FROM ELECTRICAL SHOCK . DETERMINE NATURAL GAS FUEL SYSTEMS ) . THAT YOUR HOUSE WIRING IS A GROUND FAULT INTERRUPTED ( G.F.I . ) THREE - WIRE GROUNDED SYSTEM , OR ASK A LICENSED KEEP HANDS , FEET , HAIR AND LOOSE CLOTHING AWAY ELECTRICIAN IF YOUR ARE NOT SURE . IF YOUR HOUSE WIRING FROM ANY MOVING PARTS ON ENGINE AND EQUIP - SYSTEMISNOTAG.F.I.THREE - WIREGROUNDEDSYSTEM , DONOT MENT . NEVER LEAVE EQUIPMENT UNATTENDED WHEN USE THIS ELECTRIC STARTER UNDER ANY CONDITION . IF YOUR ENGINE IS OPERATING . HOUSEWIRINGSYSTEMISGROUNDEDBUTAG.F.I.THREE - PRONG WALL RECEPTACLE IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE LOCATION YOUR WARNING - TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND NEARBY STARTER WILL BE USED , ONE SHOULD BE INSTALLED BY A 0 0 AREAS MAY EXCEED 150 F ( 65 C ) . AVOID THESE AREAS . LICENSED ELECTRICIAN . NOTE : If your engine is equipped with a 12V battery - operated electric starter , disregard instructions regarding power cord . � RECOIL STARTER ( see Figure 1 ) : A . Connect power cord to switchbox on engine . B . Plug other end of power cord ( see Figure 5 ) into wall A . Move equipment control ( see equipment manufacturer’s receptacle . instructions ) or engine control lever to “ FAST ” or “ START ” IMPORTANT : When connecting power cord , always con - position . nect power cord to switch box on engine first ; then into wall receptacle . B . Move engine choke to “ FULL ” . C . Move equipment control ( see equipment manufacturer’s NOTE : IF RESTARTING A WARM ENGINE AFTER A instructions ) or engine control lever to “ FAST ” or “ START ” SHORT SHUTDOWN : position . 1 . MOVE CHOKE TO “ OFF ” INSTEAD OF “ FULL ” . D . Move engine choke to “ FULL ” . 2 . DO NOT USE PRIMER . E . Push primer three times , making sure to cover vent hole C . Push primer three ( 3 ) times ( see Figure 4 ) . Always cover when pushing ( see Figure 4 ) . vent hole when pushing primer . See warm engine restart NOTE : If restarting a warm engine after a short shutdown : “ NOTE ” above . 1 . Leave choke in " OFF " position . D . Grasp starter handle ( see Figure 1 ) and pull rope out , 2 . Push primer one time only . slowly , until it pulls slightly harder . Let rope rewind slowly . F . Push starter button ( see Figure 5 ) or turn ignition switch key Then pull rope with a rapid full arm stroke . Let rope return ( see equipment manufacturer’s instructions ) to crank en - to starter slowly . gine . NOTE : If RECOIL STARTER is frozen and will not crank G . When engine starts , release starter button and move choke engine , proceed as follows : gradually to “ OFF ” . 1 . Pull as much rope out of starter as possible . H . If engine falters , move choke immediately to “ FULL ” and then gradually to “ OFF ” . 2 . Release starter handle and let it snap back against starter . I . Disconnect power cord ( see Figure 5 ) from wall receptacle first , and then from switchbox on engine . NOTE : The above should be done only when necessary to free a frozen starter . IMPORTANT : When disconnecting power cord , always unplug wall receptacle end first ; then unplug switchbox on engine . E . If engine fails to start after 3 pulls , repeat instructions C - E NOTE : The electric starter is thermally protected . If overheated , as necessary , until engine starts . it will stop automatically and can be restarted only when F . When engine starts , move choke gradually to “ OFF ” . it has cooled to a safe temperature ( a wait of approxi - G . If engine falters , move choke immediately to “ FULL ” and mately 5 - 10 minutes is required ) . then gradually to “ OFF ” . If , after following the preceding instructions , the engine does not start , have it checked by your Authorized Tecumseh Service Outlet . SWITCHCORD TO STARTER � VENT HOLE SWITCHBOX STARTER BUTTON POWERCORD Figure 4 � TO OUTLET 120V A.C . APPLICATION Figure 5 Page 3 181 - 637 - 14
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STOPPING MAINTENANCE � BEFORE STOPPING ( see Figure 1 ) : WARNING - TEMPERATURE OF MUFFLER AND NEARBY 0 0 AREAS MAY EXCEED 150 F ( 65 C ) . AVOID THESE AREAS . A . Run engine for a few minutes to help dry off any moisture � ENGINE OIL LEVEL : on engine . Check oil level every five ( 5 ) operating hours or each time B . To help avoid possible freeze - up of starter , proceed as engine is used . See “ TO FILL OIL SUMP OR CHECK OIL follows : LEVEL ” on Page 2 . RECOIL STARTER : With engine running , pull starter rope with a rapid continu - ous full arm stroke three or four times . ` CHANGE OIL : NOTE : The unusual sound made by pulling starter rope Change oil after first two ( 2 ) operating hours and every 25 will not harm engine or starter . operating hours thereafter , more often if operated in extremely dusty or dirty conditions . ELECTRIC STARTER : Change oil while engine is still warm from recent running . 1 . Connect power cord to switchbox , then to wall outlet . A . Clean area around oil drain plug . 2 . With engine running , push starter button and spin starter for several seconds . B . Position equipment so engine oil drain plug is lowest point on engine ( see Figure 1 ) . NOTE : The unusual sound made by spinning starter will not harm engine or starter . C . Remove oil drain plug and oil fill plug to drain oil . 3 . Disconnect power cord from receptacle first , and then D . Replace oil drain plug and tighten securely . from switchbox . E . Fill oil sump with recommended oil . See “ OIL & FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS ’ ’ and “ TO FILL OIL SUMP OR CHECK OIL LEVEL ” on Page 2 . ` STOP ENGINE ( see Figure 1 ) : F . Replace oil fill plug and tighten securely . A . Move equipment control ( see equipment manufacturer’s G . Wipe up any spilled oil . instructions ) , engine control lever or ignition switch ( if so equipped ) to “ STOP ” or “ OFF ” . B . Remove ignition key ( if so equipped see Figure 2 ) from ´ SPARK PLUG ( see Figure 6 ) : carburetor cover . This spark ignition system meets all requirements of the DO NOT TURN IGNITION KEY . Canadian Interference - Causing Equipment Regulations . This engine complies with all current Australian and New Zealand limitation regarding electromagnetic interference . ´ AFTER ENGINE IS STOPPED ( see Figure 1 ) : Check spark plug yearly or every 100 operating hours . A . To help avoid possible freeze - up of engine controls , A . Clean area around spark plug base . proceed as follows : B . Remove and inspect spark plug . 1 . Wipe all snow and moisture from engine in vicinity of control lever and choke . C . Replace spark plug if electrodes are pitted , burned or porcelain is cracked . For replacement use Champion 2 . Move equipment control ( see equipment manufactur - RJ - 19LM or equivalent . er’s instructions ) or engine control lever back and forth several times and leave in the “ STOP ” or “ OFF ” NOTE : A resistor spark plug must be used for replace - position . ment . 3 . Move engine choke back and forth several times and D . Check electrode gap with wire feeler gauge and set gap at leave in the “ FULL ” position . . 030 if necessary . B . Close fuel valve ( see Figure 3 ) . E . Install spark plug in engine and tighten securely . C . DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG AND KEEP IT AWAY FROM SPARK PLUG . ELECTRODES D . TURN IGNITION SWITCH KEY ( IF SO EQUIPPED ) TO “ OFF ” POSITION AND REMOVE KEY FROM SWITCH . THIS WILL REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF UNAUTHO - RIZED STARTING OF ENGINE WHILE EQUIPMENT IS NOT IN USE . NEVER STORE ENGINE WITH FUEL IN TANK IN - PORCELAIN . 030 GAP DOORS OR IN ENCLOSED , POORLY VENTILATED AREAS , WHERE FUEL FUMES MAY REACH AN OPEN Figure 6 FLAME , SPARK OR PILOT LIGHT AS ON A FURNACE , WATER HEATER , CLOTHES DRYER OR OTHER GAS APPLIANCE . ˆ CHECK ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT OFTEN FOR LOOSE NUTS , BOLTS AND ATTACHMENTS AND KEEP THESE ITEMS TIGHTENED . 181 - 637 - 14 Page 4
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ADJUSTMENTS STORAGE ( Continued ) DO NOT MAKE UNNECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS . FACTORY SETTINGS ARE SATISFACTORY FOR MOST APPLICA - ` DRAIN CARBURETOR : TIONS AND CONDITIONS . IF ADJUSTMENTS ARE NEED - Drain carburetor by pressing upward on bowl drain ( see Figure ED , PROCEED AS FOLLOWS : 7 ) , which is located below carburetor cover ( see Figure 1 ) . DRAIN FUEL INTO APPROVED CONTAINER OUTDOORS , � CARBURETOR : AWAY FROM OPEN FLAME . BE SURE ENGINE IS COOL . If you think your carburetor needs adjusting , see your nearest DO NOT SMOKE . AUTHORIZED TECUMSEH SERVICE OUTLET . Engine NOTE : Do not drain carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . performance may be affected in altitudes above 7,000 feet . For operation at higher elevations , contact your AUTHORIZED TECUMSEH SERVICE OUTLET . CARBURETOR ` ENGINE SPEED : NEVER TAMPER WITH ENGINE GOVERNOR WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED . OVERSPEEDING ENGINE ABOVE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE DANGEROUS . CHANGING OF ENGINE GOVERNED SPEED WILL VOID ENGINE WARRANTY . For engine adjustments and / or repairs not covered in this “ OPERATOR’S MANUAL ” see “ WARRANTY & REPAIR ” on BOWL DRAIN Page 6 . Figure 7 STORAGE ´ CHANGE OIL : NEVER STORE ENGINE WITH FUEL IN TANK INDOORS Change oil if it has not been changed in the last three ( 3 ) OR IN ENCLOSED , POORLY VENTILATED AREAS , months . See “ CHANGE OIL ” instructions in “ MAINTENANCE ” WHERE FUEL FUMES MAY REACH AN OPEN FLAME , section . SPARK OR PILOT LIGHT AS ON A FURNACE , WATER HEATER , CLOTHES DRYER OR OTHER GAS APPLIANCE . ˆ OIL CYLINDER BORE : IF ENGINE IS TO BE UNUSED FOR 30 DAYS OR MORE , PREPARE AS FOLLOWS : A . Remove spark plug . Squirt one ( 1 ) oz . ( 30 ml ) of clean engine oil into spark plug hole . B . Cover spark plug hole with a rag . � DRAIN FUEL SYSTEM : C . Crank engine over , slowly , several times . Remove all gasoline from carburetor and fuel tank to prevent gum deposits from forming on these parts and causing AVOID SPRAY FROM SPARK PLUG HOLE WHEN possible malfunction of engine . CRANKING ENGINE OVER SLOWLY . DRAIN FUEL INTO APPROVED CONTAINER OUTDOORS , D . Install spark plug . Do not connect spark plug wire . AWAY FROM OPEN FLAME . BE SURE ENGINE IS COOL . DO NOT SMOKE . ̃ CLEAN ENGINE : Run engine until fuel tank is empty and engine stops due to lack of fuel . Remove any snow , ice or slush from exterior of engine . NOTE : If “ Gasohol ” has been used , complete above instruc - tions and then put 1 / 2 pint of unleaded gasoline into fuel tank and repeat above instructions . TM NOTE : Tecumseh " SMART START " gasoline preservative and stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimiz - ing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage . Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container . Always follow mix ratio found on stabilizer container . Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow it to reach carburetor . Page 5 181 - 637 - 14
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WARRANTY AND REPAIR For engine adjustment , repairs , or warranty service not covered in this manual , contact you nearest AUTHORIZED TECUMSEH SERVICE OUTLET . It is listed in your telephone book yellow pages under " Engines , Gasoline . " If you have a general understanding of internal combustion engines and wish to repair and service your engine yourself , a " MECHANICS HANDBOOK " which covers repairs and adjustments not covered in this OPERATOR'S MANUAL is available from your AUTHORIZED TECUMSEH SERVICE OUTLET . Order as Part No . 692509 . Tecumseh manufactures and is responsible only for the engine used on this power equipment . If repair or service is needed for unit , other than engine , contact service source as recommended by equipment manufacturer . Warranty requirements for engines sold outside of the USA may vary from country to country . For warranty details for your specific country , contact your national Tecumseh Service Distributor . If help is needed in locating your national service distributor , you may contact Tecumseh c / o International Service Coordinator , Engine & Transmission Group Service Division , 900 North Street , Grafton , Wisconsin USA 53024 - 1499 . Telephone in USA is 262 - 377 - 2700 . LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW TECUMSEH ENGINES AND ELECTRONIC IGNITION MODULES For the time period shown below from the date of purchase , Tecumseh Products Company will , at its option as the exclusive remedy , either repair or replace for the original purchaser , free of charge , any part of any new Tecumseh engine which is found , upon examination by any Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet or by Tecumseh’s factory in Grafton , Wisconsin , to be DEFECTIVE IN MATERIAL AND / OR WORKMANSHIP , except as provided below . This Limited Warranty DOES NOT COVER ( i ) any Tecumseh engine or part ( s ) thereof used to power any vehicle in competitive racing and / or used on any commercial or rental track , or ( ii ) defects or damage caused by alterations or modifications of new Tecumseh engines or parts or by normal wear , accidents , improper maintenance , improper use or abuse of the product , or failure to follow the instructions contained in an Instruction Manual for the operation of the new Tecumseh engine or part . The cost of normal maintenance or replacement of service items which are not defective shall be paid for by the original purchaser . At the time warranty service is requested , evidence must be presented of the date of purchase by the original purchaser . Any charge for making service calls and / or for transporting any engine or part ( s ) thereof to and from the place where the inspection and / or warranty work is performed is payable solely by the purchaser . The purchaser is responsible for any damage or loss incurred in connection with the transportation of any engine or part ( s ) thereof submitted for inspection and / or warranty work . WARRANTY SERVICE CAN ONLY BE PERFORMED BY A TECUMSEH AUTHORIZED SERVICE OUTLET OR BY TECUMSEH AT ITS FACTORY IN GRAFTON , WISCONSIN . Warranty service can be arranged by contacting either a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet ( any Tecumseh Registered Service Dealer , Tecumseh Master Service Dealer , Tecumseh Authorized Service Distributor , or Tecumseh Central Warehouse Distributor ) or by contacting Tecumseh c / o Service Manager , Engine and Transmission Group Service Division , 900 North Street , Grafton , Wisconsin 53024 - 1499 . ENGINE WARRANTY PERIOD " CONSUMER USE " + " COMMERCIAL USE " + + Warranty Within U.S.A . Outside U.S.A . Within Outside Category † and Canada and Canada USA and Canada USA and Canada ( A ) 90 day 90 day No Warranty No Warranty ( B ) 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year ( C ) 2 Years 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year ( D ) 2 Years 2 Years * * 1 Year 1 Year ( E ) 2 Years 2 Years 1 Year 1 Year ( H ) 2 ' n 10 * 2 ' n 10 * 1 Year 1 Year ( K ) 2 ' n 10 * 2 ' n 10 * 2 ' n 10 * 1 Year * 2 years on engine and 10 years ( first 5 years covering parts and labor only , the second 5 years covering parts only ) on electronic ignition . * * 1 year for Australia / New Zealand for rotary mower engines . + For purposes of this warranty policy , " consumer use " shall mean consumer's personal , residential , household use by the original retail purchaser . + + For purposes of this warranty policy , " commercial use " shall mean all other uses , including use for commercial , income producing , or rental purposes . † The engine warranty category of your engine can be determined by review of the engine model number on the " Important Engine Information " decal . One letter in the engine model number will be surrounded by parens ( A ) , ( B ) , ( C ) , ( D ) , ( E ) , ( H ) or ( K ) and that letter is your engine warranty category designation . IN CALIFORNIA ONLY , THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY IS SUPPLEMENTED BY THE TECUMSEH CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT . THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES . Neither Tecumseh nor any of its affiliates makes any warranties , representations , or promises , written or oral , as to the quality of the engine or any of its parts , other than as set forth herein . ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MARKETABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE , TO THE EXTENT THAT EITHER MAY APPLY TO ANY TECUMSEH ENGINE OR PART ( S ) THEREOF , SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIODS OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES SHOWN IN THE WARRANTY PERIOD CHART ABOVE AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED . IN NO EVENT WILL TECUMSEH BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL , CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES AND / OR EXPENSES . Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , so the above limitation ( s ) or exclusion ( s ) may not apply to you . This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state - to - state . 8.99 EXAMPLE : HSSK40 55510T ( H ) 5244A FILL IN : ENGINE SPEC . WARRANTY SERIAL ENGINE SPEC . WARRANTY SERIAL MODEL NUMBER PERIOD NUMBER MODEL NUMBER PERIOD NUMBER TECUMSEH PRODUCTS COMPANY Engine & Transmission Service Group Service Division • 900 North Street • Grafton , WI , USA • 53024 - 1499 Page 6 181 - 637 - 14
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CALIFORNIA & US EPA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT The U . S . Environmental Protection Agency ( “ EPA ” ) , the California Air Resources Board ( “ CARB ” ) and Tecumseh Products Co . are pleased to explain the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your new utility or lawn and garden equipment engine . In California , new 1995 and later utility and lawn and garden equipment engines must be designed , built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti - smog standards . In other states , new 1997 and later model year engines must be designed , built and equipped , at the time of sale , to meet the U.S . EPA regulations for small non - road engines . Tecumseh Products Co . will warrant the emission control system on your utility or lawn and garden equipment engine for the periods of time listed below , provided there has been no abuse , neglect , unapproved modification , or improper maintenance of your utility or lawn and garden equipment engine . Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor , ignition system and exhaust system . Also included may be the compression release system and other emission - related assemblies . Where a warrantable condition exists , Tecumseh Products Co . will repair your utility or lawn and garden equipment engine at no cost to you for diagnosis , parts and labor . MANUFACTURER’S EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY COVERAGE Emission control systems on 1995 and later model year California utility and lawn and garden equipment engines are warranted for two years as hereinafter noted . In other states , 1997 and later model year engines are also warranted for two years . If , during such warranty period , any emission - related part on your engine is defective in materials or workmanship , the part will be repaired or replaced by Tecumseh Products Co . OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES As the utility or lawn and garden equipment engine owner , you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Owner’s Manual , but Tecumseh Products Co . will not deny warranty solely due to the lack of receipts or for your failure to provide written evidence of the performance of all scheduled maintenance . As the utility or lawn and garden equipment engine owner , you should , however , be aware that Tecumseh Products Co . may deny you warranty coverage if your utility or lawn and garden equipment or a part thereof has failed due to abuse , neglect , improper maintenance or unapproved modifications . You are responsible for presenting your utility or lawn and garden equipment engine to a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet ( any Tecumseh Registered Service Dealer , Tecumseh Authorized Service Distributor or Tecumseh Central Warehouse Distributor ) as soon as a problem exists . The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time , not to exceed 30 days . Warranty service can be arranged by contacting either a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet or by contacting Tecumseh Products Co . , c / o Service Manager , Engine and Transmission Group Service Division , 900 North Street , Grafton , WI 53024 - 1499 . Telephone 1 - 262 - 377 - 2700 , or see your local telephone yellow pages under “ Engines , Gasoline ” for the name , address and telephone number of a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet near you . IMPORTANT NOTE This warranty statement explains your rights and obligations under the Emission Control System Warranty ( “ ECS Warranty ” ) which is provided to you by Tecumseh Products Co . pursuant to California law . Tecumseh Products Co . also provides to original purchasers of new Tecumseh Products Co . engines . The Tecumseh Products Co . Limited Warranties for New Tecumseh Engine and Electronic Ignition Modules ( “ Tecumseh Products Co . Warranty ” ) which is enclosed with all new Tecumseh Products Co . engines on a separate sheet . The ECS Warranty applies only to the emission control system of your new engine . To the extent that there is any conflict in terms between the ECS Warranty and the Tecumseh Products Co . Warranty , the ECS Warranty shall apply except in any circumstances in which the Tecumseh Products Co . Warranty may provide a longer warranty period . Both the ECS Warranty and the Tecumseh Products Co . Warranty describe important rights and obligations with respect to your new engine . Warranty service can only be performed by a Tecumseh Products Co . Authorized Service Outlet , or by Tecumseh Products Co . at its factory in Grafton , WI . At the time of requesting warranty service , evidence must be presented of the date of sale to the original purchaser . The purchaser shall pay any charges for making service calls and / or for transporting the products to and from the place where the inspection and / or warranty work is performed . The purchaser shall be responsible for any damage or loss incurred in connection with the transportation of any engine or any part ( s ) thereof submitted for inspection and / or warranty work . If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities , you should contact Tecumseh Products Co . at 1 - 262 - 377 - 2700 . 181 - 637 - 14 Page 7
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY Emission Control System Warranty ( “ ECS Warranty ” ) for 1995 and later model year California utility and lawn and garden equipment engines ( for other states , 1997 and later model year engines ) : A.APPLICABILITY : This warranty shall apply to 1995 and later model year California utility and lawn and garden equipment engines ( for other states , 1997 and later model year engines ) . The ECS Warranty Period shall begin on the date the new engine or equipment is delivered to its original , end - use purchaser , and shall continue for 24 consecutive months thereafter . B.GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE : Tecumseh Products Co . warrants to the original , end - use purchaser of the new engine or equipment and to each subsequent purchaser that each of its utility and lawn and garden equipment engines is : 1 . Designed , built and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations adopted by the Air Resources Board pursuant to its authority in Chapters 1 and 2 , Part 5 , Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code , and 2 . Free from defects in materials and workmanship which , at any time during the ECS Warranty Period , will cause a warranted emissions - related part to fail to be identical in all material respects to the part as described in the engine manufacturer’s application for certification . C . The ECS Warranty only pertains to emissions - related parts on your engine , as follows : 1 . Any warranted , emissions - related parts which are not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Owner’s Manual shall be warranted for the ECS Warranty Period . If any such part fails during the ECS Warranty Period , it shall be repaired or replaced by Tecumseh Products Co . according to Subsection 4 below . Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for any remainder of the ECS Warranty Period . 2 . Any warranted , emissions - related part which is scheduled only for regular inspection as specified in the Owner’s Manual shall be warranted for the ECS Warranty Period . A statement in such written instructions to the effect of “ repair or replace as necessary ” , shall not reduce the ECS Warranty Period . Any such part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty Period . 3 . Any warranted , emissions - related part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the Owner’s Manual , shall be warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled replacement point for that part . If the part fails prior to the first scheduled replacement , the part shall be repaired or replaced by Tecumseh Products Co . according to Subsection 4 below . Any such emissions - related part repaired or replaced under the ECS Warranty , shall be warranted for the remainder of the ECS Warranty Period prior to the first scheduled replacement point for such emissions - related part . 4 . Repair or replacement of any warranted , emissions - related part under this ECS Warranty shall be performed at no charge to the owner at a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet . 5 . The owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a part covered by the ECS Warranty is in fact defective , provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet . 6 . Tecumseh Products Co . shall be liable for damages to other original engine components or approved modifications proximately caused by a failure under warranty of an emission - related part covered by the ECS Warranty . 7 . Throughout the ECS Warranty Period , Tecumseh Products Co . shall maintain a supply of warranted emission - related parts sufficient to meet the expected demand for such emission - related parts . 8 . Any Tecumseh Products Co . authorized and approved emission - related replacement part may be used in the performance of any ECS Warranty maintenance or repair and will be provided without charge to the owner . Such use shall not reduce Tecumseh Products Co . ECS Warranty obligations . 9 . Unapproved add - on or modified parts may not be used to modify or repair a Tecumseh Products Co . engine . Such use voids this ECS Warranty and shall be sufficient grounds for disallowing an ECS Warranty claim . Tecumseh Products Co . shall not be liable hereunder for failures of any warranted parts of a Tecumseh Products Co . engine caused by the use of such an unapproved add - on or modified part . EMISSION - RELATED PARTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING : 1 . Carburetor Assembly and its Internal Components 4 . Catalytic Muffler ( if so equipped ) a ) Fuel filter a ) Muffler gasket ( if so equipped ) b ) Carburetor gaskets b ) Exhaust manifold ( if so equipped ) c ) Intake pipe 5 . Crankcase Breather Assembly and its Components 2 . Air Cleaner Assembly a ) Breather connection tube a ) Air filter element 3 . Ignition System , including : a ) Spark plug b ) Ignition module c ) Flywheel assembly 7.22.97 EPA / CARB 181 - 637 - 14 Page 8
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