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YARD OPERATOR'S MAN UAL 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 368022 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 9722 . MTD PRODUCTS INC . P . O . BOX 368022 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 9722 PRINTED IN U . S . A . FORM NO . 770 - 10038B ( 3 / 00 )
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TABLEOFCONTENTS Content Page Important Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Assembling Your Chipper Shredder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Know Your Chipper Shredder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Operating Your Chipper Shredder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Maintaining Your Chipper Shredder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 FINDINGMODELNUMBER This Operator's Manual is an important part of your new chipper shredder vacuum . 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 . ( Model Number ) ( Serial Number ) Copy the model number here : Copy the serial number here : MTD PRODUCTS INC CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 CALLINGCUSTOMERSUPPORT If 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 .
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SECTION1 : IMPORTANTSAFEOPERATIONPRACTICES 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 . • Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles TRAINING during operation or while performing an adjustment • 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 • 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 • 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 . • Never allow children under 16 years old to operate • 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 . • Maintain or replace safety and instructions labels , • Never allow adults to operate this machine without as necessary . proper instruction . • To avoid personal injury or property damage use • 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 • 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 . • Use only an approved gasoline container . • Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in • Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and other the feeding chambers and discharge opening . sources of ignition . Contact with the rotating impeller can amputate fingers , hands , and feet . • Neverfuel machine indoors . • Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or • Never remove gas cap or add while the engine is hot discharge opening , remove or empty vacuum bag , or running . or inspect and repair the machine while the engine • Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before is running . Shut the engine off and wait until all refueling . moving parts have come to a complete stop . • Never over fill fuel tank . Fill tank to no more than 1 / 2 Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it inch below bottom of filler neck to provide space for against the engine . fuel expansion . • Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely . PREPARATION • If gasoline is spilled , wipe it off the engine and Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment equipment . Move machine to another area . Wait 5 is to be used . Remove all rocks , bottles , cans , or minutes before starting the engine . other foreign objects which could be picked up or • Never store the machine or fuel container inside thrown and cause personal injury or damage to the where there is an open flame , spark , or pilot light machine .
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( e . g . furnacew , aterheaters , paceheaterc , lothes • Keep your face and body back and to the side of dryere , tc . ) the chipper chute while feeding material into the machine to avoid accidental kickback injuries . Toreduceafirehazardk , eepmachinfereeofgrass , leaveso , rotherdebrisbuild - upC . leanupoilorfuel • Never operate this machine without good visibility spillagaendremovaenyfuelsoakeddebris . or light . • Do not operate this machine on a paved , gravel or Allowmachineto coolat least5 minutesbefore non - level surface . storing . • Do not operate this machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs . OPERMION • Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a • Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts or in burn . Do not touch . the feeding chambers and discharge opening . • Never pick up or carry machine while the engine is Contact with the rotating impeller can amputate running . fingers , hands , and feet . • Before starting the machine , make sure the chipper MAINTENANCEANDSTORAGE chute , feed intake , and cutting chamber are empty and free of all debris . • Never tamper with safety devices . Check their proper operation regularly . • Thoroughly inspect all material to be shredded and • Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at remove any metal , rocks , bottles , cans , or other frequent intervals to keep the machine in safe foreign objects which could cause personal injury or working condition . Also , visually inspect machine damage to the machine . for any damage and repair , if needed . • If it becomes necessary to push material through • Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , stop the the shredder hopper , use a small diameter stick . Do engine and make certain the impeller and all not use your hands or feet . moving parts have stopped . Disconnect the spark • If the impeller strikes a foreign object or if your plug wire and ground it against the engine to machine should start making an unusual noise or prevent unintended starting . vibration , immediately shut the engine off . Allow the • Do not change the engine governor settings or impeller to come to a complete stop . Disconnect the overspeed the engine . The governor controls the spark plug wire , ground it against the engine and maximum safe operating speed of the engine . perform the following steps : • Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels , as • Inspect fordamage . necessary . • Repair or replace any damaged parts . • Follow this manual for safe loading , unloading , • Check for any loose parts and tighten to assure transporting , and storage of this machine . continued safe operation . • Never store the machine or fuel container inside • Do not allow an accumulation of processed where there is an open flame , spark or pilot light material to build up in the discharge area . This can such as a water heater , furnace , clothes dryer , etc . prevent proper discharge and result in kickback of • Always refer to the operator's manual for proper material through the feed opening . instructions on off - season storage . • Do not attempt to shred or chip material larger than • If the fuel tank has to be drained , do this outdoors . specified on the machine or in this manual . • Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for Personal injury or machine damage could result . gas , oil , etc . to protect the environment . • Never attempt to unclog either the feed intake or discharge opening while the engine is running . Shut the engine off , wait until all moving parts have stopped , disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine before clearing debris . • Never operate without the shredder hopper , chipper chute , or discharge chute properly attached to the machine . Never empty or change discharge bag while the engineis running . • Keep all guards , deflectors and safety devices in place and operating properly .
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understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine . WARNING : - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY : Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read , NOTE : Not all safety labels shown may apply to your chipper shredder . WARN _ NG = DO NOT OPERATE TH _ S MACHINE UNLESS THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR HAS £ EEN ROTATING CUTTING BLADES _ PROPERLY INSTALLED AND _ S KEEP HANDS AND FEET OUT SECURED W _ TH TNA HAND KNOBS , SECTION2 : ASSEMBLINGYOURCHIPPERSHREDDER IMPORTANT : This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil DisconnectinSgparkPlugWire 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 plugwire 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 vacuum is observed from the operating position . RemovingUnitFromCarton • 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 LoosePartsinCarton ( SeeFigure1 ) • Hopper Assembly Chipper • Discharge Chute Chute • Chipper Chute ( 463 thru 465 ) • Bag ( Not Shown ) Figure 1
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• Secure both sides of discharge chute to impeller AttachingTheHopperAssembly ( A , Models ) housing using wing knobs previously removed . • Remove six hex nuts and washers from the weld studs on the impeller housing . Leave the support AttachingTheChipperChute plate in place on the weld studs . See Figure 2 . ( Model463 Thru4650nly ) • Place hopper assembly into position in front of impeller housing , aligning holes in hopper • Remove the three cupped washers and hex nuts assembly collar with weld studs . from weld studs besides the opening on the side of the impeller housing . See Figure 4 . Impeller Housing Bracket • Remove the hex bolts , lock nuts , and fiat washers from the two holes on the upper end of the support He : aShe _ brace . Hopper Assembly Chipper Chute . Release Weld Stud Rod Weld Stud pper Bracket Washer Figure 2 Lock Nut • Slide hopper assembly onto weld studs and replace ppo _ Brace washers and hex nuts . Do not tighten completely . • Lift hopper assembly up to impeller bracket Hex Nut assembly and slide the release rod out slightly to Cupped hook the hopper bracket onto the rod . See Figure 2 . Washer • Tighten the six hex nuts that secure hopper assembly to impeller housing and also tighten the Figure 4 hex nuts that secure hopper bracket to hopper • Align the chipper chute over the weld studs , so the assembly . slot in the bottom of the chute is facing down . • Secure chipper chute with the three cupped AttachingTheDischargeChute ( A , Models ) washers ( cupped side against the chipper chute ) • Remove the wing knobs from each side of the lower and hex nuts previously removed . Do not tighten the nuts at this time . impeller housing . See Figure 3 . • The chipper shredder was shipped with one end of Hex Lock Nut the support brace already secured to the lower frame . Loosen but do not remove the bolts securing Bolt 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 frame . • Tighten the three nuts on the weld studs holding the chipper chute to the impeller housing . , Wing Knob scharge Chute AttachinTgheBag ( AM , odels ) Figure 3 • To attach the bag , place the opening of the bag completely over the discharge chute . • Remove the hex lock nut , spacers , and hex bolt • Depress the plunger on the drawstring and pull on from the top of the impeller housing . the drawstring untilthe bag is tight around chute • Align the discharge chute in position on the opening . Release plunger to lock it into position . discharge opening and insert hex bolt with spacer through hinge on discharge chute ( spacers fit inside of hinges ) . See Figure 3 . • Place second spacer over hex bolt inside other hinge and secure with hex lock nut .
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SECTION3 : KNOWYOURCHIPPERSHREDDER Read this operator's manual and safety rules before Material can be raked into hopper assembly by operating your chipper shredder vacuum . Compare the lowering the hopper assembly . See Figure 5 . illustrations in Figure 5 with your unit to familiarize Bag ( NotShown ) yourself with the location of various controls and Collects shredded or chipped material fed through the adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . chipper chute or hopper assembly . Starter Handle ThrottleCentrel Lever ( Net Shewn ) The starter handle is located on the engine . Pull the The throttle control lever is located on the engine . It starter handle to start engine . See Figure 5 . controls the engine's speed and stops the engine . See ReleaseRod separate engine manual packed with unit for details . The release rod is located on the impeller bracket Engine Centrels 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 StoppingEngine 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 . Hepper Assembly • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and Allow leaves and small branches up to 1 / 2 diameter to ground against the engine . be fed into the impeller for chipping and shredding . Chipper Chute Hopper Assembly Rod " Starter Handle Model 465 Shown Figure 5 SECTION4 : OPERATINGYOURCHIPPERSHREDDER WARNING : The operation of any chipper GasAndOilFill - Up shredder can result in foreign objects Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in being thrown into the eyes , which can the separate engine manual packed with your chipper damage your eyes severely , Always wear shredder vacuum . Read instructions carefully . the safety glasses provided with this unit or eye shields before chipping or shred - ding and while performing any engine running or until the engine has , _ WARNING : Never fill fuel tank indoors with been allowed to cool for at least two adjustments or repairs , minutes after running ,
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StartingEngine • Attach spark plugwire 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 : Move choke lever on engine to CHOKE position . ( A warm engine may not require choking ) . • Engines with primer : Prime engine as instructed in separate engine opper Release manual . Assembly Rod • The throttle control lever is located on the engine . Move engine throttle control lever to FAST or START position . • Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until Figure 6 engine reaches start of compression cycle ( rope will pull slightly harder at this point ) . UsingTheChipperShredder NOTE : A noise will be heard when finding the start of Yard waste such as leaves and pine needles can be the compression cycle . This noise is caused by the fails raked up through the hopper assembly for shredding . and fingers , which are part of the shredding mecha - After material has been shredded by the flail blades on nism , and it should be expected until the impeller the impeller assembly , it will be discharged out of reaches full speed . opening or into catcher bag . Do not attempt to shred or • Pull rope with a rapid , continuous , full arm stroke . chip any material other than vegetation found in a Keep a firm grip on starter handle . Let rope rewind normal yard ( i . e . branches , leaves , twigs , etc . ) Avoid slowly . fibrous plants such as tomato vines until they are • Repeat the previous steps until engine fires . When thoroughly dried out . Twigs and small branches up to 3 " in diameter on models 463 thru 465 and 2 " in diameter engine starts , move choke control ( if equipped ) gradually to RUN position . on models 462 can be fed into the chipper chute . See Figure 7 . or in a poorly ventilated area . Engine WARNING : Never run the engine indoors exhaust contains carbon monoxide , an Discharge odorless and deadly gas , Chute Chipper Chute ToEmptyBag • Depress the plunger on the drawstring and slide the plunger out to loosen bag from discharge chute opening . • Empty bag and reattach to the discharge chute Assembly opening . Depress the plunger on the drawstring and pull on the drawstring untilthe bag is tight around the chute opening . Model 465 Shown LoweringTheHoppeAr ssembly Figure 7 • With one hand grasp the handle at the top of the hopper assembly and liftslightly . IMPORTANT : The flail screen is located inside the • With the other hand pull out on the release rod and housing in the discharge area . If the flail screen lower the hopper assembly to the ground . becomes clogged , remove and clean as instructed in See Figure 6 . SECTION 5 : MAINTAINING YOUR CHIPPER SHREDDER VACUUM . For best performance , it is also important to keep the chipper blade sharp .
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SECTION5 : MAINTAININGYOURCHIPPERSHREDDER CustomerResponsibilities SERVICE MAINTENANCE ee ° e'e _ e'z ' q _ ' < ' ° " _ e _ " ° _ e . < _ ' ¢ ' ° " _ _ e " _ ° _ , . ee " . . ° " _ DATES SCHEDULE no " , : . _ e _ , . _ e " < _ 4e _ _ , , . no Lubricate Release Bracket t - - y Lubricate Hopper Assembly a © Lubricate Discharge Chute 4 _ rY n Check Chipper Blade 4 _ Check Oil 4 _ Change Oil 4 _ ZuJ Clean Air Filter _ Z LU Clean Engine _ Check Spark Plug _ • The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap nect spark plug , and ground against reset once a season . Check engine manual for , _ WARNING : Always stop engine , discon - engine before cleaning , lubricating or correct plug type and gap specifications . doing any kind of maintenance on your machine . RemovinTgheFlailScreen If the discharge area becomes clogged , remove the flail Lubrication screen and clean area as follows : Release Rod : Lubricate the on the release rod and • Stop the engine and make certain the chipper spring with light oil once a season . shredder has come to a complete stop . Hopper Assembly : Lubricate the pivot points on the • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and hopper assembly with light oil once a season . ground against the engine . • Remove the two wing knobs on each side of the Discharge Chute : Lubricate the pivot points on the discharge chute and lift the discharge chute up to chute deflector with light oil once a season . keep it out of the way . See Figure 8 . Engine : Follow the separate engine manual packed with you unit for lubrication instructions . Di . , Chute Maintenance Engine Refer to the separate engine manual for all engine maintenance instructions . Check engine oil level before each use as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit . Read and follow instructions carefully . Clips Clean air cleaner every 25 hours under normal conditions or once a season . Clean every few hours under extremely dusty conditions . To service the air Wing Knobs cleaner , refer to the separate engine manual packed with your unit . Figure 8
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NOTE : Make certain blades are reassembled with the • Removethetwohairpinclipsfromeachclevispinhe whichextendthroughthehousingandremovet sharp edge facing upward . pins . SeeFigure8 . • Removetheflailscreenfrominsidethehousingith SharpeningOrReplacinTgheShredder andcleanthescreenbyscrapingorwashingw Blade water . • Reinstatlhl escreenm , akingcertaintoreassemble • Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against theflailscreenwiththecurvesidedown . the engine . • Reattachthedischargcehutewiththehardware • Lower the hopper assembly and block up the previouslryemovedandconnectthebag ( if housing . • Remove the six hex lock nuts and flat washers from equippedto ) unit . the weld studs on the flail housing . • Separate the hopper assembly from the impeller SharpeninOgrReplacinCghipperBlades assembly and remove the support plate . • Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against the engine . NOTE : When reassembling the support plate , make • Remove the flail screen as instructed in the certain the embossed tab faces inward towards the previous section . impeller . • Remove the chipper chute by removing three hex • Remove the two wing knobs and cupped washers nuts and washers . that secure the discharge chute and raise the Models 463 or 465 chute . • Remove the chipper chute support brace from the • Insert a 1 / 2 " or 3 / 4 " diameter pipe through the flail frame by removing the hex bolts . screen into the impeller to keep it from turning or All Models remove the flail screen and insert a piece of wood • Rotate the impeller assembly by hand until you into the chute opening . locate one of the two chipper blades in the chipper • Remove the two outside screws on the blade , using a 3 / 16 " allen wrench and a 1 / 2 " wrench . chute opening . • Remove the blade using a 3 / 16 " allen wrench on See Figure 10 . the outside of the blade and an adjustable wrench on the impeller assembly . See Figure 9 . Discharge Chute Blade Weld Stud Flat Screw Figure 10 Figure 9 • Remove the blade by removing the center bolt , lock Rotate the impeller to expose other blade and washer , and flat washer . remove in the same manner . NOTE : Use caution when removing the blade to avoid Replace or sharpen blades . contacting the weld studs on the housing . When sharpening the blade , protect hands by using gloves and follow the original angle of grind . Also , When sharpening the blade , follow the original make sure to remove an equal amount from each angle of grind as a guide . It is extremely important blade and torque to 250 - 300 in . Ibs . that each cutting edge receives an equal amount of grinding to prevent an unbalanced blade . 10
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• An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration StoringYourChipperShredder when rotating at high speeds and may cause • Clean the equipment thoroughly . damage to the unit . The blade can be tested by • Wipe equipment with an oiled rag to prevent rust . balancing it on a screwdriver or nail . Remove metal • Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage from the heavy side until it is balanced evenly . instructions • When reassembling the blade , tighten center bolt to • Store unit in a clean , dry area . Do not store next to between 550 and 700 in . - labs , and the two out bolts corrosive materials such as fertilizer . to between 250 and 350 in . - labs . SECTION6 : TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Remedy Engine fails to start 1 . Spark plug wire disconnected . 1 . Connect wire to spark plug . 2 . Fuel tank empty or stale fuel . 2 . Fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . 3 . Throttle control lever not in correct 3 . Move throttle lever to FAST position . starting position . ( If Equipped ) 4 . Choke not in CHOKE position . 4 . Move choke to CHOKE position . ( If Equipped ) 5 . Blocked fuel line . 5 . Clean fuel line . 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean , adjust gap , or replace . Engine runs erratic 1 . Spark plug wire loose . 1 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 2 . Unit running on CHOKE . 2 . Move choke lever to OFF position . ( If Equipped ) 3 . Blocked fuel line or stale fuel . 3 . Clean fuel line ; fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . 4 . Drain fuel tank . Refill with fresh fuel . Water or dirt in fuel system . 5 . Dirty air cleaner . 5 . Clean or replace air cleaner . 6 . 6 . See authorized service dealer . Carburetor out of adjustment . Too much vibration 1 . 1 . See authorized service dealer . Loose parts or damaged impeller . 1 . Engine overheats Engine oil level low . 1 . Fill crankcase with proper oil . 2 . Dirty air cleaner . 2 . Clean or replace air cleaner . 3 . 3 . See authorized service dealer . Carburetor not adjusted properly . 1 . Occasionalskip ( hesitates ) Spark plug gap too close . 1 . Adjust gap to . 030 " . 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 . Foreign object lodged in impeller . 2 . Stop engine and disconnect spark plug wire . Remove lodged object . 3 . Lowengine RPM 3 . Always run engine at full throttle . 4 . Vacuum bag is full . 4 . Empty bag . Rate of discharge slows 1 . Lowengine RPM . 1 . Always run engine at full throttle . considerably or 2 . Chipper blade dull . 2 . Replace chipper blade or see your authorized service dealer . composition of discharged material changes . NOTE : For repairs beyond the minor adjustments listed above , contact your nearest authorized service dealer . 11
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ModelSeries462 Thru465 10 17 21 25 26 37 36 \ 48 27 35 57 56 61 \ 6O 12
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ModelSeries462 Thru465 Ref . Ref . PaN No . PaN No . Part Description Part Description No . No . 1 . 728 - 0175 34 . 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 Pop Rivet 2 . 731 - 1899 35 . 712 - 0411 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 24 Chipper Chute 3 . 735 - 0249 36 . 781 - 0735 Chute Flap Pin Clip 4 . 781 - 0633 37 . 719 - 0329 Flail Blade Chute Flap Strip 5 . 681 - 0095 38 . 711 - 0833B Clevis Pin Chipper Chute 1 " 6 . 681 - 0068A 39 . 715 - 0166 Pin Chipper Chute Assembly 7 . 710 - 0751 40 . 736 - 0247 Flat Washer 3 / 8 x 1.25 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 620 8 . 712 - 3027 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 41 . 742 - 0571 Shredder Blade 9 . 710 - 0106 42 . 710 - 1254 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.25 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 2.25 10 . 736 - 0173 Flat Washer . 28 ID x . 74 OD 43 . 738 - 0813 Axle Assembly 11 . 736 - 0242 Bell Washer . 340 ID x . 872 OD 44 . 750 - 0786 Spacer 12 . 712 - 3010 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 45 . 734 - 1597A Wheel Assembly 10.0 x 4.0 13 . 749 - 1004 46 . 726 - 0214 Support Brace Push Cap 14 . 710 - 0106 47 . 734 - 1600 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.25 Wheel Assembly 10.0 x 2.5 1 " 15 . 714 - 0149B Cotter Pin 48 . 681 - 0004A Outer Impeller Housing Assembly 16 . 681 - 0048 49 . 710 - 0825 Wing Knob 5 / 16 - 18 Hex Cap Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 3.75 17 . 681 - 0094 50 . 781 - 0515 Discharge Chute Assembly 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 54 . 736 - 0117 Flat Washer Spacer 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 . 750 - 0785 Spacer . 382 ID x . 500 OD 26 . 710 - 0805 59 . 736 - 0362 Flat Washer . 320 ID x 1.25 OD Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.50 27 . 736 - 0170 Bell Washer 5 / 16 x 1.0 60 . 712 - 0429 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 28 . 681 - 0117 61 . 731 - 1710 Inner Impeller Housing Assembly Hopper Collar 29 . 710 - 3008 62 . 681 - 0123 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 Hopper Bracket Assembly 30 . 710 - 0157 63 . 711 - 1128 Lock Rod Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x . 75 31 . 781 - 0490 64 . 731 - 1707 Chipper Blade Hopper Assembly 32 . 710 - 1054 65 . 710 - 3008 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x 1.0 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 33 . 681 - 0030 66 . 764 - 0199A Impeller Assembly Bag ( Not Shown ) t Model462 Only 13
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MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR : YARD c . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD blade sharpening and tune - ups , or adjustments such PRODUCTS INC ( " MTD " ) with respect to new merchandise as brake adjustments , clutch adjustments or deck purchased and used in the United States , its possessions adjustments ; and normal deterioration of the exterior and territories . finish due to use or exposure . d . MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold MTD warrants this product against defects in material and or exported outside of the United States of America , workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years commencing on its possessions and territories , except those sold the date of original purchase and will , at its option , repair or through MAD's authorized channels of export distribu - replace , free of charge , any part found to be defective in tion . material or workmanship . This limited warranty shall only No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of apply if this product has been operated and maintained in merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , accordance with the Operator's Manual furnished with the product , and has not been subject to misuse , abuse , com - applies after the applicable period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified . No other mercial use , neglect , accident , improper maintenance , alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water or damage because express warranty or guaranty , whether written or oral , of other peril or natural disaster . Damage resulting from the except as mentioned above , given by any person or installation or use of any accessory or attachment not entity , including a dealer or retailer , with respect to any approved by MTD Products Inc . for use with the product ( s ) product shall bind MTD . During the period of the War - covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any ranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of resulting damages . the product as set forth above . ( Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to the above limitation may not apply to you . ) separate terms as follows : All normal wear part or compo - nent failures will be covered on the product for a period of The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the 90 days regardless of cause . After 90 days , but within the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales . MTD two year period , normal wear part failures will be covered shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss ONLY IF caused by defects in material or workmanship of or damages including , without limitation , expenses OTHER component parts . Normal wear parts and compo - incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care ser - nents include , but are not limited to , belts , blades , blade vices , for transportation or for related expenses , or for adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , seats , snow rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted thrower skid shoes , shave plates and tires . Batteries are product . ( Some states do not allow the exclusion or limita - covered by a 90 - day limited replacement warranty . tion of incidental or consequential damages , so the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you . ) HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER . To locate the dealer in amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration your area , please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or of the safety features of the product shall void this War - contact the Customer Service Department of MTD PROD - ranty . You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or UCTS INC by calling 1 - 800 - 800 - 7310 or writing to RO . Box injury to you and your property and / or to others and their 368022 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 9722 . property arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the the product . following cases : a . The engine or component parts thereof . These items This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than carry a separate manufacturer's warranty . Please refer the original purchaser , original lessee or the person for to the applicable manufacturer's warranty on these whom it was purchased as a gift . items . b . Log splitter pumps , valves and cylinders have a sepa - How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This limited rate one year warranty . warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state .
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