Poulan Pro PR18530ES Snow Blower Parts Lookup List Manual 96198004901

IMPORTANT MANUAL

Do Not Throw Away

OWNER'S MANUAL

MODEL NUMBER:

PR18530ES

SNOW THROWER

WARNING:

Read the Owner's Manual and follow all Warnings and Safety Instructions. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.

Always Wear Eye Protection During Operation

Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable for use in this machine. The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty.

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IMPORTANT

Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Snow Throwers

This snow thrower is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury.

Look for this symbol to point out im- portant safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.

WARNING: Always remove safety igni- tion key and disconnect spark plug wire and place it where it cannot contact plug in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs.

WARNING: This snow thrower is for use on sidewalks, driveways and other ground level surfaces. Caution should be exercised while using on sloping sur- faces. Do not use snow thrower on surfaces above ground level such as roofs of residences, garages, porches or other such structures or buildings.

WARNING: Snow throwers have ex- posed rotating parts, which can cause severe injury from contact, or from ma- terial thrown from the discharge chute. Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, small children and pets at all times including startup.

CAUTION: Muffler and other engine parts become extremely hot during operation and remain hot after engine has stopped. To avoid severe burns on contact, stay away from these areas.

WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemi- cals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Training

1.Read, understand and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual(s) before operating this unit. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the equipment. Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly.

2.Never allow children to operate the equipment. Never allow adults to operate the equipment without proper instruction.

3.Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, par- ticularly small children.

4.Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially when operating the snow thrower in reverse.

Preparation

1.Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and remove all doormats, sleds, boards, wires, and other foreign objects.

2.Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before starting the engine (motor).

3.Do not operate the equipment without wearing adequate winter garments. Avoid loose fitting clothing that can get caught in moving parts. Wear footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces.

4.Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable

(a)Use an approved fuel container.

(b)Never add fuel to a running engine or hot en- gine.

(c)Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill fuel tank indoors.

(d)Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground, away from your vehicle, before filling.

(e)When practical, remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment on a trailer with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.

(f)Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times, until refuel- ing is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.

(g)Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe up spilled fuel.

(h)If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing im- mediately.

5.Use extension cords and receptacles as specified by the manufacturer for all units with electric drive motors or electric starting motors.

6.Adjust the collector housing height to clear gravel or crushed rock surface.

7.Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine (motor) is running (except when specifically recommended by manufacturer).

8.Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during op- eration or while performing an adjustment or repair to protect eyes from foreign objects that may be thrown from the machine.

Operation

1.Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.

2.Exercise extreme caution when operating on or cross- ing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.

3.After striking a foreign object, stop the engine (motor), remove the wire from the spark plug, disconnect the cord on electric motors, thoroughly inspect the snow thrower for any damage, and repair the damage before restarting and operating the snow thrower.

4.If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.

5.Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the oper- ating position, before unclogging the collector/impeller housing or discharge chute, and when making any

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repairs, adjustments or inspections.

 

6.When cleaning, repairing or inspecting the snow thrower, stop the engine and make certain the collector/impel- ler and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent someone from accidentally starting the engine.

7.Do not run the engine indoors, except when starting the engine and for transporting the snow thrower in or out of the building. Open the outside doors; exhaust fumes are dangerous.

8.Exercise extreme caution when operating on slopes.

9.Never operate the snow thrower without proper guards, and other safety protective devices in place and work- ing.

10.Never direct the discharge toward people or areas where property damage can occur. Keep children and others away.

11.Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.

12.Never operate the machine at high transport speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care when operating in reverse.

13.Disengage power to the collector/impeller when snow thrower is transported or not in use.

14.Use only attachments and accessories approved by the manufacturer of the snow thrower (such as wheel weights, counterweights, or cabs).

15.Never operate the snow thrower without good visibility or light. Always be sure of your footing, and keep a firm hold on the handles. Walk; never run.

16. Never touch a hot engine or muffler.

Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute

Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge chute is the most common cause of injury associated with snow throwers. Never use your hand to clean out the dis- charge chute. To clear the chute:

1.SHUT THE ENGINE OFF!

2.Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades have stopped rotating.

3.Always use a clean-out tool, not your hands.

Maintenance and Storage

1.Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.

2.Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building where ignition sources are present such as hot water heaters, space heaters, or clothes dryers. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

3.Always refer to operator’s manual for important details if the snow thrower is to be stored for an extended period.

4.Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.

5.Run the machine a few minutes after throwing snow to prevent freeze-up of the collector/impeller.

CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new snow thrower. It has been designed, engineered and manufac- tured to give best possible dependability and performance.

Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit.

Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your snow thrower properly. Always observe the “SAFETY RULES”.

SERIAL NUMBER: ___________________________

DATE OF PURCHASE: _______________________

THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND ON A DECAL ATTACHED TO THE REAR OF THE SNOW THROWER HOUSING.

YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Gasoline Capacity 2.0 Gallons (1,89 Liters)

and Type: Unleaded Regular only

Oil Type

SAE 30 (above 50°F)

(API SG–SL):

SAE 5W-30 or 10W-30 (32° to 50°F)

 

SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)

 

 

Oil Capacity:

38 Ounces (1,12 Liters)

 

 

Spark Plug:

Champion F6RTC

Gap:

0.030" (0,762 mm)

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

Read and observe the safety rules.

Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your snow thrower.

Follow the instructions under “Maintenance” and “Stor- age” sections of this owner’s manual.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SAFETY RULES

2-3

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

3

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

3

ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION

4-7

OPERATION

8-13

MAINTENANCE

14-15

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

14

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

16-18

STORAGE

19

TROUBLESHOOTING

20

REPAIR PARTS

21-39

3 WARRANTY

BACK PAGE

PARTS PACKED SEPARATELY IN CARTON

(1) POWER CORD

(1) MULTI-

(3) RETAINER

(198563)

WRENCH

SPRINGS

 

 

(180684)

(169675)

 

(2) SHEAR BOLTS 1/4-20 x 1-3/4

(2) LOCKNUTS

 

 

1/4-20

 

(192090)

 

 

 

(73800400)

 

 

 

(2) FLAT WASHERS

 

 

 

 

SAFTEY

 

 

 

IGNITION KEY (S)

 

 

 

(443059)

 

 

(2) CARRIAGE BOLTS

(1) LOCKNUT

(1) CARRIAGE BOLT

3/8-16 x 2.25

5/16-18

 

5/16-18 x 5/8

 

(751153)

 

(72250505)

 

(1) WASHER 3/8

(1) LOCKNUT 3/8

(1) LOCKNUT

(1) SHOULDER

 

(2) HANDLE KNOBS

1/4-20

BOLT 1/4-20

(1) SPRING

(19131316)

(73800600)

(191730)

(179829)

(184505)

 

ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION

Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety

 

2.

Cut down all four corners of carton and lay panels flat.

before you attempt to assemble or operate your new

 

3.

Remove the two (2) screws securing the auger housing

snow thrower. Reading the entire manual will familiar-

 

 

 

to the pallet.

ize you with the unit, which will assist you in assembly,

 

 

 

4.

Remove all packing materials except plastic tie holding

operation and maintenance of the product.

 

 

 

speed control rod to lower handle.

Your new snow thrower has been assembled at the factory

 

 

 

5. Remove the two (2) plastic ties securing the upper

with the exception of those parts left unassembled for ship-

 

 

 

handle to the pallet.

ping purposes. All parts such as nuts, washers, bolts, etc.,

 

 

 

6. Remove snow thrower from carton and check carton

necessary to complete the assembly have been placed in

 

the parts bag. To ensure safe and proper operation of your

 

 

thoroughly for additional loose parts.

snow thrower, all parts and hardware you assemble must

 

HOW TO SET UP YOUR SNOW THROWER

be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary

 

to ensure proper tightness.

 

TOOL BOX (See Fig. 10)

 

 

REMOVE SNOW THROWER FROM CARTON

 

A toolbox is provided on your snow thrower. The toolbox is

1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes

 

located on top of the belt cover. Store the extra shear bolts,

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nuts and multi-wrench provided in parts bag in the toolbox.

from carton.

 

 

ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION

NOTE: The multi-wrench may be used for assembly of the chute rotator head to snow thrower and making adjustments to the skid plates.

UNFOLD UPPER HANDLE

1.Raise upper handle to the operating position and tighten handle knobs securely. Additional carriage bolts, washers and handle knobs are in bag of parts. Use to secure upper handle to lower handle. Install in lower holes in handles.

INSTALL SPEED CONTROL ROD (See Figs. 1 and 2)

1.Remove plastic tie securing rod to lower handle.

2.Insert rod into speed control bracket and secure with retainer spring.

SPEED

CONTROL

ROD

PLASTIC TIE

UPPER

HANDLE

HANDLE

KNOB

LOWER

HANDLE

FIG. 1

SPEED CONTROL ROD

 

RETAINER

 

SPRING

SPEED

SPEED

CONTROL

CONTROL

BRACKET

LEVER

INSTALL TRACTION DRIVE CONTROL ROD (See Figs. 3 and 4)

The traction drive control rod is installed on the snow thrower.

1.Remove plastic tie securing rod to lower handle.

2.With top end of rod positioned under left side of control panel, push rod down and insert top end of rod into hole in drive control bracket. Secure with retainer spring.

PLASTIC TIE

TRACTION DRIVE

CONTROL ROD

VINYL

SLEEVE

FIG. 3

TRACTION DRIVE

RETAINER

CONTROL LEVER

SPRING

 

TRACTION

 

DRIVE

 

CONTROL

 

ROD

DRIVE

 

CONTROL

 

BRACKET

 

FIG. 4

FIG. 2

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ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION

INSTALL AUGER CONTROL ROD (See Figs. 5 and 6)

1.Retrieve vinyl sleeve and spring from bag of parts and retrieve the auger control rod from carton chute tray. Slide straight rod end through the small hole in the vinyl sleeve. Hook spring in hole in rod end.

2.Hook end of spring into control arm with loop opening up as shown. (See Fig. 5)

3.With top end of rod positioned under right side of control panel, push down on rod and insert end of rod into hole in auger control bracket. Secure with retainer spring.

AUGER

CONTROL

ROD

VINYL

SLEEVE

CONTROL

ARM

LOOP

OPENING

UP

FIG. 5

AUGER CONTROL ROD

AUGER

RETAINER

CONTROL

LEVER

SPRING

 

 

AUGER

CONTROL

BRACKET

FIG. 6

INSTALL DISCHARGE CHUTE / CHUTE ROTATOR HEAD (See Fig. 7)

NOTE: The multi-wrench provided in your parts bag may be used to install the chute rotator head.

1.Place discharge chute assembly on top of chute base with discharge opening toward front of snow thrower.

2.Position chute rotator head over chute bracket. If neces- sary, rotatechute assembly to align square and pin on un- derside of chute rotator head with holes in chute bracket.

3.With chute rotator head and chute bracket aligned, position chute rotator head on pin and threaded stud of mounting bracket.

4.Install 3/8 washer and locknut on threaded stud and tighten securely.

CHUTE

 

 

ROTATOR

 

3/8 LOCKNUT

HEAD

 

 

 

 

3/8 WASHER

 

 

PIN

 

 

THREADED

 

 

STUD

 

ALIGN BEFORE

ROTATOR HEAD

CHUTE

MOUNTING

BRACKET

TIGHTENING LOCKNUT

BRACKET

FIG. 7

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ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION

INSTALL CHUTE DEFLECTOR REMOTE CONTROL (See Figs. 8 and 9)

1.Install remote cable bracket to discharge chute with 5/16-18 carriage bolt and 5/16-18 locknut as shown. Tighten securely.

2.Install remote cable eyelet to chute deflector with 1/4-20 shoulder bolt and 1/4-20 locknut as shown. Tighten nut securely. Eyelet will be loose on shoulder bolt.

3.Install spring hooks between hex nuts on chute rotater head and into hole in chute deflector as shown.

1/4-20

SPRING

CHUTE

SHOULDER

DEFLECTOR

BOLT

 

 

HOOK

 

BETWEEN

 

HEX NUTS

 

ON CHUTE

1/4-20

ROTATER

LOCKNUT

HEAD

 

5/16-18

 

CARRIAGE

 

BOLT

CABLE

 

EYELET

 

REMOTE

 

CABLE

 

BRACKET

 

5/16-18

 

LOCKNUT

 

FIG. 8

CHUTE DEFLECTOR

CONTROL LEVER

FIG. 9

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

The tires on your snow thrower were overinflated at the fac- tory for shipping purposes. Correct and equal tire pressure is important for best snow throwing performance.

Reduce tire pressure to 14-17 PSI.

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OPERATION

KNOW YOUR SNOW THROWER

READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SNOW THROWER. Compare the illustrations with your snow thrower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.

These symbols may appear on your snow thrower or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.

DANGER

 

 

 

PRIMER

 

 

OR WARNING

READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY INFORMATION

AND INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. FORWARD REVERSE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

IGNITION KEY.

 

INSERT TO START

 

AND RUN,

 

PULL OUT TO STOP.

 

DISENGAGED

ENGAGED

 

SNOW

TRACTION

DISCHARGE

DRIVE CONTROL

 

8

OPERATION

MUFFLER

GASOLINE

FILLER CAP

CHOKE

CON-

TROL

SAFETY

IGNITION

KEY

ON / OFF

SWITCH

PRIMER

FUEL SHUT-OFF VALVE

RECOIL (AUXILIARY) STARTER HANDLE

NOTE: ITEMS ABOVE

ARE SHOWN IN

THEIR TYPICAL

LOCATION ON THE

ENGINE. ACTUAL

LOCATION MAY VARY

WITH THE ENGINE

ON YOUR UNIT.

AUGERS

ELECTRIC

STARTAUGER

BUTTONCONTROL LEVER

POWER

CORD

PLUG

CHUTE

DEFLECTOR

DISCHARGE

CHUTE

CLEAN-OUT

TOOL

FIG. 10

DRIVE

SPEED CONTROL LEVER

DISCHARGE CHUTE

CONTROL LEVER

DEFLECTOR REMOTE

CONTROL LEVER

TRACTION

DRIVE

CONTROL

LEVER

LH TURN

TRIGGER

LIGHT

HANDLE

KNOB

MUFFLER

TOOLBOX

SKID PLATE

MEETS A.N.S.I. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

Our snow throwers conform to the standards of the American National Standards Institute.

Toolbox - used to store spare shear bolts, locknuts and wrench.

Safety ignition key - must be inserted for the engine to start and run. Remove when snow thrower is not in use.

Electric start button - used for starting the engine.

Recoil (auxiliary) starter handle - used for starting the engine.

Primer - pumps additional fuel from the carburetor to the cylinder for use when starting a cold engine.

LH and RH turn triggers - used to steer the snow thrower. Choke control - used for starting a cold engine.

ON / OFF switch - used to STOP the engine.

Traction drive control lever - used to engage power- propelled forward or reverse motion of snow thrower.

Auger control lever - used to engage auger motion (throw snow).

Deflector remote control lever - used to change the distance the snow is thrown.

Discharge chute control lever - used to change the di- rection the snow is thrown.

Skid plate - used to adjust height of scraper bar from the ground.

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OPERATION

The operation of any snow thrower can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear

safety glasses or eye shields while operating 00155 your snow thrower or performing any adjust- ments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses

or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.

HOW TO USE YOUR SNOW THROWER

Know how to operate all controls before adding fuel or attempting to start the engine.

STOPPING

TRACTION DRIVE

Release traction drive control lever to stop the forward or reverse movement of the snow thrower.

AUGER

Release the auger control lever to stop throwing snow.

ENGINE

1.Move ON / OFF switch to “OFF” position.

2.Remove (do not turn) safety ignition key to prevent unauthorized use.

NOTE: Never use choke to stop engine.

TO USE FUEL SHUT-OFF VALVE (See Fig. 11)

The fuel shut-off valve is located beneath the fuel tank on the engine. Always operate the snow thrower with the fuel shut-off valve in the OPEN position.

OFF

OPEN

FIG. 11

TO USE CHOKE CONTROL (See Fig. 12)

The choke control is located on the engine. Use the choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine.

To engage choke, turn knob counterclockwise. Slowly turn knob clockwise to disengage.

FIG. 12

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TO CONTROL SNOW DISCHARGE (See Fig. 13)

WARNING: Snow throwers have ex- posed rotating parts, which can cause severe injury from contact, or from ma- terial thrown from the discharge chute. Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, small children and pets at all times including startup.

WARNING: If the discharge chute or auger become clogged, shut-off engine and wait for all moving parts to stop. Use the clean-out tool, NOT YOUR HANDS, to unclog the chute and/or auger.

The DIRECTION in which snow is to be thrown is controlled by the discharge chute control lever.

To change the discharge chute position, press downward on discharge chute control lever and move lever left or right until chute is in desired position. Be sure lever springs back and locks into desired position.

The DISTANCE that snow is thrown is controlled by the position of the chute deflector. Set the deflector low to throw snow a short distance; set the deflector higher to throw snow farther.

Press downward on chute deflector control lever and move lever forward to raise the deflector and increase the distance. Move lever back to lower the deflector and decrease the distance. Be sure lever springs back and locks into desired position.

DISCHARGE CHUTE

CONTROL LEVER

CHUTE DEFLECTOR

REMOTE CONTROL LEVER

FIG. 13

TO THROW SNOW (See Fig. 14)

The auger rotation is controlled by the auger control lever located on the right side handle.

Squeeze auger control lever to handle to engage the auger and throw snow.

Release the auger control lever to stop throwing snow.

AUGER

CONTROL

LEVER

FIG. 14

OPERATION

USING THE CLEAN-OUT TOOL (See Fig. 15)

In certain snow conditions, the discharge chute may be- come clogged with ice and snow. Use the clean-out tool to dislodge this blockage.

When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain all controls are disengaged and the au- ger/impeller and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the wire away from the spark plug to prevent ac- cidental starting.

Release the auger control lever and shut off the engine.

Remove the clean-out tool from it's mounting clip. Grasp the tool firmly by the handle and push and twist the tool into the discharge chute to dislodge the blockage.

After the packed snow has been dislodged, return the clean- out tool to it's mounting clip by pushing it into the clip.

Make sure the discharge chute is pointed in a safe direc- tion (no vehicles, buildings, people, or other objects are in the direction of discharge) before restarting the engine.

Restart the engine, then squeeze the auger control lever to the handle to clear snow from the auger hous- ing and the discharge chute.

DISCHARGE CHUTE

CLEAN-OUT

TOOL

MOUNTING

CLIP

FIG. 15

TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See Fig. 16)

SELF-PROPELLING, forward and reverse movement of the snow thrower, is controlled by the traction drive control lever located on the left side handle.

Squeeze traction drive control lever to handle to engage the drive system.

Release traction drive control lever to stop the forward or reverse movement of the snow thrower.

SPEED and DIRECTION are controlled by the drive speed control lever.

Press downward on the speed control lever and move lever to desired position BEFORE engaging the trac- tion drive control lever. Be sure lever springs back and locks into desired position.

CAUTION: Do not move speed control lever when traction drive control lever is engaged. Damage to the snow thrower can result.

Slower speeds are for heavier snow and faster speeds are for light snow and transporting the snow thrower. It is recommended that you use a slower speed until you are familiar with the operation of the snow thrower.

NOTE: When both traction drive and auger control levers are engaged, the traction drive control lever will lock the auger control lever in the engaged position. This will allow you to release your right hand from the handle and adjust the discharge chute direction without interrupting the snow throwing process.

TRACTION DRIVE

CONTROL LEVER

DRIVE SPEED

CONTROL LEVER

FIG. 16

POWER STEERING OPERATION (See Fig. 17)

Steering triggers are used to assist in steering your snow thrower. The triggers are located on the underside of each handle. When a trigger is squeezed, it disen- gages the drive wheel on that side of snow thrower and allows it to turn in that direction.

To turn left – squeeze left side trigger.

To turn right – squeeze right side trigger.

LH TURN

RH TURN

TRIGGER

TRIGGER

FIG. 17

11

 

 

OPERATION

 

TO ADJUST SKID PLATES (See Fig. 18)

 

 

TO ADJUST SKID PLATES (See Fig. 17)

WARNING: Wipe off any spilled oil or

NOTE: The wrench provided in your parts bag may be

NOTE: The wrench provided in your parts bag may be

fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline

used to adjust the skid plates.

 

used to adjust the skid plates.

 

near an open flame.

Skid plates are located on each side of the auger housing

 

 

Skid plates are located on each side of the auger housing

 

 

and adjust the clearance between the scraper bar and the

 

 

and adjust the clearance between the scraper bar and the

 

 

ground surface. Adjust skid plates evenly to proper height

CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gaso-

ground surface. Adjust skid plates evenly to proper height

for current surface conditions. For removal of snow in

hol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract

for current surface conditions. For removal of snow in

normal conditions, such as a paved driveway or sidewalk,

moisture which leads to separation and forma-

normal conditions, such as a paved driveway or sidewalk,

place skid plates in the highest position (lowest scraper

tion of acids during storage. Acidic gas can

place skid plates in the highest position (lowest scraper

damage the fuel system of an engine while in

clearance) to give a 1/8" clearance between the scraper

clearance) to give a 1/8" clearance between the scraper

storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel

bar and the ground. Use a middle position if the surface

bar and the ground. Use a middle position if the surface

system should be emptied before storage of

to be cleared is uneven.

 

to be cleared is uneven.

 

30 days or longer.

Drain the gas tank, start

NOTE: It is not recommended to operate the snow thrower

NOTE: It is not recommended to operate the snow thrower

the engine and let it run until the fuel lines

over gravel or rocky surfaces. Objects such as gravel, rocks

and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next

over gravel or rocky surfaces. Objects such as gravel, rocks

or other debris, can easily be picked up and thrown by the

season. See Storage Instructions for additional

or other debris, can easily be picked up and thrown by the

impeller, which can cause serious personal injury, property

information. Never use engine or carburetor

impeller, which can cause serious personal injury, property

damage or damage to the snow thrower.

cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent

damage or damage to the snow thrower.

• If snow thrower must be operated over gravel surface,

damage may occur.

 

• If snow thrower must be operated over gravel surface,

 

 

 

use extra caution and be sure skid plates are adjusted

 

 

 

use extra caution and be sure skid plates are adjusted

 

 

 

to lowest (highest scraper clearance) position.

 

 

 

to lowest (highest scraper clearance) position.

 

RECOIL (AUXILIARY)

1. Shut off engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.

ON / OFF

1.

Shut off engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.

SWITCH

STARTER HANDLE

2. Adjust skid plates by loosening the hex nuts, then

 

 

GASOLINE

2. Adjust skid plates by loosening the rear 1/2" hex nut

 

 

moving skid plate to desired position. Be sure both

 

FILLER CAP

 

only, then moving skid plate to desired position. Be sure

 

 

plates are adjusted evenly. Tighten securely.

 

ENGINE OIL FILL

 

both plates are adjusted evenly. Tighten securely.

CHOKE

 

 

 

CAP / DIPSTICK

HIGH POSITION

 

CON-

 

 

(LOW GROUND

HEX

TROL

 

CLEARANCE)

NUTS

 

STARTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGER

 

BUTTON

 

 

HOUSING

 

 

LOW POSITION

SCRAPER

 

 

(HIGH GROUND

BAR

 

 

CLEARANCE)

SKID PLATE

 

 

 

 

SAFETY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IGNITION

 

 

FIG. 18

 

KEY

 

 

 

 

 

SCRAPER BAR (See Fig. 18)

PRIMER

 

The scraper bar is not adjustable, but is reversible. After

 

POWER

considerable use it may become worn. When it has worn

FUEL SHUT-OFF VALVE

CORD

almost to the edge of the housing, it can be reversed,

PLUG

 

 

providing additional service before requiring replacement.

NOTE: ALL ITEMS ARE SHOWN IN THEIR TYPICAL LOCATION.

Replace a damaged or worn scraper bar.

ACTUAL LOCATION MAY VARY WITH ENGINE ON YOUR UNIT.

BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE

FIG. 19

CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 19)

TO START ENGINE

The engine on your snow thrower has been shipped from the factory already filled with oil.

1.Check engine oil with snow thrower on level ground.

2.Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until “FULL” mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.

To change engine oil, see “TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL” in the Maintenance section of this manual.

ADD GASOLINE (See Fig. 19)

Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not over- fill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.

Be sure fuel shut-off valve is in the “OPEN” position.

Your snow thrower engine is equipped with both a 120 Volt A.C. electric starter and a recoil starter. The electric starter is equipped with a three-wire power cord and plug and is designed to operate on 120 Volt A.C. household current.

Be sure your house is a 120 Volt A.C. three-wire grounded system. If you are uncertain, consult a licensed electrician.

WARNING: Do not use the electric starter if your house is not a 120 Volt A.C. three-wire grounded system. Seri- ous personal injury or damage to your snow thrower could result.

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OPERATION

COLD START - ELECTRIC STARTER

1.Insert safety ignition key (tied to recoil start cord) into ignition slot until it clicks. DO NOT turn the key. Keep the extra safety ignition key in a safe place.

2.Place ON / OFF switch in “ON” position.

3.Move choke control to “FULL” position.

4.Connect the power cord to the engine.

5.Plug the other end of the power cord into a three-hole grounded 120 Volt A.C. receptacle.

NOTE: Do not use primer when starting engine with the electric starter.

6. Push starter button until engine starts.

IMPORTANT: Do not crank engine more than five continu- ous seconds between each time you try to start. Wait 5 to 10 seconds between each attempt.

7.When the engine starts, release the starter button and slowly move the choke control to the “OFF” position.

8.Disconnect the power cord from the receptacle first, then from the engine.

Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes. Engine will not develop full power until it has reached normal operat- ing temperature.

WARM START - ELECTRIC STARTER

Follow the steps above, keeping the choke control in the “OFF” position.

COLD START - RECOIL STARTER

1.Insert safety ignition key (tied to recoil start cord) into ignition slot until it clicks. DO NOT turn the key. Keep the extra safety ignition key in a safe place.

2.Place ON / OFF switch in “ON” position.

3.Rotate choke control to “FULL” position.

4.Push the primer four (4) times if the temperature is below 15°F, or two (2) times if temperature is between 15° and 50°F. If temperature is above 50°F, priming is not necessary.

NOTE: Over priming may cause flooding, preventing the engine from starting. If you do flood the engine, wait a few minutes before attempting to start and DO NOT push the primer.

5.Pull recoil starter handle quickly. Do not allow starter rope to snap back.

6.When the engine starts, release the recoil starter handle and slowly move the choke control to the “OFF” posi- tion.

Allow the engine to warm up for a few minutes. Engine will not develop full power until it has reached normal operat- ing temperature.

WARM START - RECOIL STARTER

Follow the steps above, keeping the choke in the “OFF” position. DO NOT push the primer.

BEFORE STOPPING

Run the engine for a few minutes to help dry off any mois- ture on the engine.

IF RECOIL STARTER HAS FROZEN

If the recoil starter has frozen and will not turn the engine, proceed as follows:

1.Grasp the recoil starter handle and slowly pull as much rope out of the starter as possible.

2.Release the recoil starter handle and let it snap back against the starter.

If the engine still fails to start, repeat the above steps or use the electric starter.

SNOW THROWING TIPS

Go slower in deep, freezing or heavy wet snow. Use the drive speed control, NOT the ON / OFF switch, to adjust speed.

It is easier and more efficient to remove snow imme- diately after it falls.

The best time to remove snow is the early morning. At this time the snow is usually dry and has not been ex- posed to the direct sun and warming temperatures.

Slightly overlap each successive path to ensure all snow will be removed.

Throw snow downwind whenever possible.

Adjust the skid plates to proper height for current snow conditions. See “TO ADJUST SKID PLATES” in this section of this manual.

For extremely heavy snow, reduce the width of snow removal by overlapping previous path and moving slowly.

Keep engine clean and clear of snow during use. This will help air flow and extend engine life.

After snow-throwing is completed, allow engine to run for a few minutes to melt snow and ice off the engine.

Clean the entire snow thrower thoroughly after each use and wipe dry so it is ready for next use.

WARNING: Do not operate snow thrower if weather conditions impair visibility. Throwing snow during a heavy, windy snowstorm can blind you and be hazardous to the safe operation of the snow thrower.

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MAINTENANCE

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

The warranty on this snow thrower does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain snow thrower as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your snow thrower. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season.

Once a year, you should replace the spark plug and check belts for wear. A new spark plug will help your engine run better and last longer.

Follow the maintenance schedule in this manual.

NOTE: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts to service this unit. Failure to do so can cause the unit to malfunction and pose a risk of injury to the operator.

LUBRICATION CHART

SAE 5W-30 Motor Oil

See “ENGINE”

in Maintenance section

Pivot points

BEFORE EACH USE

1.Check engine oil level.

2.Check for loose fasteners.

3.Check controls to be sure they are functioning properly.

LUBRICATION

Keep your snow thrower well lubricated (See “LUBRICATION CHART”).

SNOW THROWER

Always observe the safety rules when performing any maintenance.

TIRES

Maintain proper air pressure in both tires (14–17 P.S.I. ).

Keep tires free of gasoline and oil, which can harm rubber.

NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due

 

to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your

 

local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot

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and corrosion.

Engine oil

BELTS

Check belts for deterioration and wear after every 50 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. (See “TO REMOVE BELT COVER” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

The belts on your snow thrower are of special construction and should be replaced by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) belts available from your nearest dealer. Using other than OEM belts can cause personal injury or damage to the snow thrower.

MAINTENANCE

AUGER GEAR CASE

The gear case was filled with lubricant to the proper level at the factory. The only time the lubricant needs attention is if service has been performed on the gear case.

If lubricant is required, use only Ronex ED #1 grease.

TRACTION DRIVE SYSTEM

DO NOT lubricate the drive components inside the snow thrower. The sprockets, hex shafts, drive disc and friction wheel require no lubrication. The bearings and bushings are lifetime lubricated and require no maintenance.

CAUTION: Any lubricating of the above compo- nents can cause contamination of the friction wheel and damage to the drive system of your snow thrower.

ENGINE

See engine manual.

LUBRICATION

Use only high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG–SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.

NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil.

Changetheoilafterevery25hoursofoperationoratleastonce a year if the snow thrower is not used for 25 hours in one year.

Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each five (5) hours of continuous use. Tighten oil fill cap / dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.

TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL

Determine temperature range anticipated before next oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG–SL.

Be sure snow thrower is on level surface.

Oil will drain more freely when warm.

Catch oil in a suitable container.

NOTE: The left side wheel may be removed from snow thrower for easier access to the oil drain plug and place- ment of a suitable container. The unit tilted, resting on the frame with the left wheel removed, will help drain any oil trapped inside the engine. (See “TO REMOVE WHEELS” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

1.Remove safety ignition key and disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug. Place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

2.Clean area around drain plug.

3.Remove drain plug and drain oil in a suitable container.

4.Install drain plug and tighten securely.

5.Wipe off any spilled oil from snow thrower and engine.

6.Install left wheel (if removed for draining oil). Be sure to install wheel pin and retainer pin into proper hole in wheel axle (See “TO REMOVE WHEELS” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

7.Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine.

8.Refill engine with oil through oil dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see “PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.

9.Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at “FULL” line on dipstick.

10.Wipe off any spilled oil.

MUFFLER

Inspect and replace corroded muffler as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.

SPARK PLUG

Replace spark plug at the beginning of each season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in the “PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.

CLEANING

IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep snow thrower housing free of any dirt or trash. Clean the outside of your snow thrower after each use.

WARNING: Remove safety ignition key and disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug. Place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

Keep finished surfaces/wheels free of gasoline, oil, etc.

We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your snow thrower unless the electrical system, muffler and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in shortened engine life.

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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

WARNING: To avoid serious injury, before performing any service or adjustments:

1.Be sure the on/off switch is in the OFF position.

2.Remove safety ignition key.

3.Make sure the augers and all moving parts have completely stopped.

4.Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

SNOW THROWER

TO ADJUST SNOW THROWER HEIGHT

See “TO ADJUST SKID PLATES” and “SCRAPER BAR” in the Operation section of this manual.

CHUTE DEFLECTOR

The chute deflector, attached to the top of the discharge chute, is provided to direct discharging snow away from the operator. If the deflector becomes damaged, it should be replaced.

2.Remove safety ignition key and disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug. Place wire where it cannot come in contact with spark plug.

3.Align holes in impeller hub with holes in impeller shaft and install two (2) new 1/4-20 x 1-5/8" capscrew/shear bolts. Install 1/4-20 locknuts and tighten securely.

CAUTION: Do not substitute. Use only original equipment capscrew/shear bolts as supplied with your snow thrower.

WARNING: To avoid serious injury, never operate your snow thrower with the deflector removed or damaged.

To change direction and/or distance snow is discharged, see “TO CONTROL SNOW DISCHARGE” in the Op- eration section of this manual.

SHEAR BOLTS (See Fig. 20)

AUGER SHEAR BOLTS

Both right and left-hand augers are secured to the auger shaft with a shear bolt and hex nut. Should a foreign ob- ject or ice become lodged in the augers, the shear bolts are designed to break, preventing damage to any other components. If one or both augers do not turn when auger control lever is engaged, check to see if one or both of the bolts have sheared. To replace the shear bolts:

1.Disengage all controls and move throttle control to STOP position. Wait for all moving parts to stop.

2.Remove safety ignition key and disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug. Place wire where it cannot come in contact with spark plug.

3.Align hole in auger hub with hole in auger shaft and install a new 1/4-20 x 2" shear bolt. Install 1/4-20 lock nut and tighten securely.

CAUTION: Do not substitute. Use only original equipment shear bolts as supplied with your snow thrower.

4.Insert safety ignition key and reconnect spark plug wire to spark plug.

IMPELLER SHEAR BOLTS

The impeller is secured to the impeller shaft with two (2) capscrew/shear bolts and hex nuts. Should a foreign object or ice become lodged in the impeller, the capscrews are designed to break, preventing damage to any other com- ponents. If impeller does not turn when auger control lever is engaged, check to see if the capscrews have sheared. To replace the capscrew/shear bolts:

1.Disengage all controls and move throttle control to STOP position. Wait for all moving parts to stop.

4.Insert safety ignition key and reconnect spark plug wire to spark plug.

1/4-20

1/4-20 x 1-5/8

1/4-20 x 2

LOCKNUT

CAPSCREW /

SHOULDER /

 

SHEAR BOLT

SHEAR BOLT

 

IMPELLER HUB

 

 

IMPELLER

 

 

SHAFT

 

 

 

AUGER

 

 

HUB

1/4-20

 

 

LOCKNUT

AUGER HUB

AUGER SHAFT

FIG. 20

TO REMOVE BELT COVER (See Fig. 21)

1.Loosen the two (2) screws securing belt cover to frame.

2.Remove belt cover.

Replace belt cover by installing cover and tightening screws.

 

BELT

 

COVER

FRAME

SCREWS

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FIG. 21

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

TO REPLACE BELTS (See Fig. 22)

The auger and traction drive belts are not adjustable. If the belts are damaged or begin to slip from wear, they should be replaced. It is recommended that the belt(s) be replaced by a service center/department.

NOTE: It is recommended that both the auger and traction drive belt be replaced at the same time.

The V-belts on your snow thrower are of special construc- tion and should be replaced by original equipment manu- facturer (OEM) belts available from your nearest service center/department. Using other than OEM belts can cause personal injury or damage to the snow thrower.

WARNING: Belt replacement requires separation of the snow thrower. While separating the auger housing from the frame assembly, it is important that an assistant stand in the operating position and hold the snow thrower handles. Serious personal injury and/ or damage to the unit could occur if the snow thrower should fall during the belt changing process.

FRAME

AUGER

ASSEMBLY

HOUSING

HANDLES

1.REMOVE GASOLINE FROM FUEL TANK - Drain gasoline from fuel tank into a suitable container, out- doors, away from fire or flame. Wipe up any spilled gasoline.

2.REMOVE DISCHARGE CHUTE - Loosen locknut securing chute rotator head to mounting bracket only enough to allow chute rotator head to be raised and discharge chute to be removed from snow thrower.

3.REMOVE BELT COVER - See “TO REMOVE BELT COVER” in this section of this manual.

4.REMOVE ENGINE PULLEY - Remove bolt, flat washer securing pulley to engine crankshaft. Remove outside (auger) pulley only from crankshaft.

5.SEPARATE SNOW THROWER - With your assistant standing in the operating position holding the handles, remove the two (2) bolts holding the auger housing and frame together.

WARNING: As the last bolt is removed, have your assistant carefully lower the handles down to the ground.

6.REMOVE HAIRPIN FROM CLUTCH ROD and re- move clutch rod from swing plate. Tip swing plate forward.

7.REMOVE AUGER BELT from around pulley.

8.RELIEVE TENSION ON TRACTION DRIVE BELT IDLER and remove traction drive belt from around pulleys.

HINT: Insert a 3/8" drive ratchet (in the “ON” position) into the square hole in idler arm and rotate ratchet clockwise to relieve tension.

9.With tension relieved on idler, install new traction drive belt around pulleys and inside belt keepers.

10.Install clutch rod in swing plate; secure with hairpin.

11.Place auger belt around and inside the groove of auger pulley only.

12.While your assistant slowly raises handles to rejoin the auger housing and frame assembly, pull up on the auger belt and squeeze sides together above pulley so belt is fully seated in groove of pulley.

13.Move idler arm so it does not hit impeller pulley as you bring snow thrower completely together and check carefully for proper routing of belts. If auger belt has become dislodged from the pulley (by catching the idler arm bracket while bringing snow thrower together), separate the snow thrower and repeat step 12. Belt must be fully seated in pulley groove when bringing the snow thrower together.

14.Install the two (2) hex bolts and tighten securely.

15.INSTALL ENGINE PULLEY - Place belt in pulley groove and slide pulley on crankshaft. Install flat washer, bolt and tighten securely (41-47 N-m torque). Make sure belt is inside belt keeper.

16.INSTALL BELT COVER and two (2) screws. Tighten securely.

17.INSTALL DISCHARGE CHUTE – See “INSTALL DIS- CHARGE CHUTE / CHUTE ROTATER HEAD” in the Assembly / Pre-Operation section of this manual.

 

BELT KEEPER

 

 

 

TRACTION DRIVE BELT

 

 

ENGINE

FLAT WASHER

 

PULLEY

 

 

 

 

 

BOLT

 

IDLER ARM

 

AUGER

SQUARE

 

BELT

HOLE

 

 

 

CLUTCHING

 

 

 

IDLER ARM

 

 

 

BRACKET

 

 

FRAME

AUGER PULLEY

AUGER

HOUSING

 

 

 

BOLTS

 

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FIG. 22

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

TO REMOVE WHEELS (See Fig. 23)

Remove the wheel pin and retainer pin and remove wheel from axle.

NOTE: To seal punctures or prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.

ENGINE

SEE ENGINE MANUAL.

CARBURETOR

Your carburetor is not adjustable. Engine performance should not be affected at altitudes up to 2,134 meters. If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected

WHEEL PIN (INSTALL IN OUTER HOLE OF AXLE ONLY)

RETAINER

PIN

OUTER HOLE

AXLE

carburetor problems, take your snow thrower to a service center/department.

ENGINE SPEED

Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous and will void the warranty. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a service center/depart- ment, which has the proper equipment and experience to

WHEEL

WHEEL HUB

FIG. 23

TO ADJUST CABLE TENSION (See Fig. 24)

Adjust cable tension by turning the adjuster turn buckle, located on the right hand cable. Grasp the long section tightly and turn the short section to lengthen the adjuster. Adjust until cable is snug.

ADJUSTER TURN

BUCKLE

FIG. 24

make any necessary adjustments.

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STORAGE

Immediately prepare your unit for storage at the end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more.

WARNING: Never store the snow thrower with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer or gas appliance. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

SNOW THROWER

When snow thrower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.

1.Clean entire snow thrower (See “CLEANING” in the Maintenance section of this manual).

2.Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See “TO RE- PLACE BELTS” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

3.Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.

4.Be sure that all nuts, bolts, screws, and pins are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary.

5.Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting.

ENGINE

See engine manual.

FUEL SYSTEM

IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage.

Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.

Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.

Use fresh fuel next season.

NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in min- imizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.

ENGINE OIL

Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See “ENGINE” in the Maintenance section of this manual).

CYLINDER

1.Remove spark plug.

2.Pour one ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole into cylinder.

3.Pull recoil starter handle slowly a few times to distribute oil.

4.Replace with new spark plug.

OTHER

Remove safety ignition key; store it in a safe place.

Do not store gasoline from one season to another.

Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.

If possible, store your snow thrower indoors and cover it to protect it from dust and dirt.

Cover your snow thrower with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe, which allows condensation to form and will cause your snow thrower to rust.

IMPORTANT: Never cover snow thrower while engine/ex- haust area is still warm.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a service center/department.

PROBLEM

CAUSE

CORRECTION

 

 

 

 

 

Does not start

1.

Fuel shut-off valve (if so equipped)

1.

Turn fuel shut-off valve to OPEN position.

 

 

in OFF position.

 

 

 

2.

Safety ignition key is not inserted.

2.

Insert safety ignition key.

 

3.

Out of fuel.

3.

Fill fuel tank with fresh, clean gasoline.

 

4.

Throttle in STOP position (or ON/

4.

Move throttle to FAST position (or ON/OFF switch to ON position).

 

 

OFF switch is OFF).

 

 

 

5.

Choke in OFF position.

5.

Move to FULL position.

 

6.

Primer not depressed.

6.

Prime as instructed in the Operation section of this manual.

 

7.

Engine is flooded.

7.

Wait a few minutes before restarting, DO NOT prime.

 

8.

Spark plug wire is disconnected.

8.

Connect wire to spark plug.

 

9.

Bad spark plug.

9.

Replace spark plug.

 

10.

Stale fuel.

10.

Empty fuel tank & carburetor, refill with fresh, clean gasoline.

 

11.

Water in fuel.

11.

Empty fuel tank & carburetor, refill with fresh, clean gasoline.

 

 

 

 

 

Loss of power

1.

Spark plug wire loose.

1.

Reconnect spark plug wire.

 

2.

Throwing too much snow.

2.

Reduce speed and width of swath.

 

3.

Fuel tank cap is covered with ice or

3.

Remove ice and snow on and around fuel tank cap.

 

 

snow.

 

 

 

4.

Dirty or clogged muffler.

4.

Clean or replace muffler.

 

 

 

 

 

Engine idles or

1.

Choke is in FULL position.

1.

Move choke to OFF position.

runs roughly

2.

Blockage in fuel line.

2.

Clean fuel line.

 

 

3.

Stale fuel.

3.

Empty fuel tank & carburetor, refill with fresh, clean gasoline.

 

4.

Water in fuel.

4.

Empty fuel tank & carburetor, refill with fresh, clean gasoline.

 

5.

Carburetor is in need of adjustment

5.

Contact an authorized service center/department.

 

 

or overhaul.

 

 

Excessive

1.

Loose parts or damaged augers or

1.

Tighten all fasteners. Replace damaged parts. If vibration

vibration

 

impeller.

 

remains, contact an authorized service center/department.

Recoil starter is

1.

Frozen recoil starter.

1.

See “IF RECOIL STARTER HAS FROZEN” in the Operation

hard to pull

 

 

 

section of this manual.

Loss of traction

1.

Drive belt is worn.

1.

Check / replace drive belt.

drive / slowing of

2.

Drive belt is off of pulley.

2.

Check / reinstall drive belt.

drive speed

3.

Friction drive wheel is worn.

3.

Contact an authorized service center/department.

 

Loss of snow

1.

Auger belt is off of pulley.

1.

Check / reinstall auger belt.

discharge or

2.

Auger belt is worn.

2.

Check / replace auger belt.

slowing of snow

3.

Clogged discharge chute.

3.

Clean snow chute.

discharge

 

4.

Augers / impeller jammed.

4.

Remove debris or foreign object from augers / impeller.

 

 

 

 

 

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REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

AUGER HOUSING / IMPELLER ASSEMBLY

1

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

NO.

NO.

1

532 44 47-62 AUGER HOUSING

2

532 40 76-45 SCRAPPER BAR

3

872 27 05-05

CARRIAGEBOLT5/16−18X.625

4

532 15 53-77

NUT 5/16−18

3 (5x)

4 (5x)

2

01.07.003-A

2

1

KEY

PART

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

NO.

NO.

 

1

532 42 11-24

AUGER ASSEMBLY 30 LH

 

2

532 42 11-25

AUGER ASSEMBLY 30 RH

01.07.019-A

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

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REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

AUGER HOUSING / IMPELLER ASSEMBLY

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

7

 

16

 

 

 

14

11

 

8

 

 

12

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

11

 

 

17

 

 

3 12

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

37

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

32

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

 

 

30

 

 

31

 

 

 

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

26

36

 

 

 

27

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

22 21

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

 

35

18

24 23

22

21

2 (EXPLODED)

 

19

01.07.026-E

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

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REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

AUGER HOUSING / IMPELLER ASSEMBLY

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

NO.

NO.

1

532 18 41-05

IMPELLER

2

532 42 71-48 GEARBOX ASSEMBLY

3

532 18 89-09

BEARING

4532 42 71-46 IMPELLER PULLEY

5532 44 24-38 DISCHARGE BASE

6532 18 40-95 CORNER BRACKET

7532 19 21-99 CLEAN OUT TOOL

8

532 40 54-00

TOOL CLIP

9

873 80 04-00

NUT 1/4-20

10

874 78 04-26

SCREW 1/4-20 X .625

11

532 42 79-42

NUT 5/16-18

12532 16 31-83 SCREW 5/16-18 X .625

13532 42 71-45 IMPELLER HUB

14532 42 71-54 IMPELLER SLEEVE

15

873 90 06-00 NUT 3/8-16

16532 18 03-55 CARRIAGE BOLT

17532 19 41-89 SCREW 13-16 X .625

18

532 40 77-60

PLUG

19

532 42 73-02 GEARBOX COVER RH

20

532 42 73-45

GASKET

21

532 40 77-70

SEAL

22

532 40 77-62

BEARING

23

532 17 46-97 THRUST WASHER 1.00

24

532 40 77-63

WORM GEAR

25

532 40 77-64

AUGER SHAFT

26

532 18 92-82

SQUARE KEY

27

532 40 77-58

BEARING

28532 17 46-83 THRUST WASHER

29532 42 71-47 IMPELLER SHAFT

30

532 78 36-00 ROLL PIN

31532 17 46-81 THRUST WASHER

32532 17 46-84 THRUST BEARING

33

532 40 77-69

BEARING

34

532 40 77-68

O-RING

35532 40 77-67 SCREW 5/16-18 X .750

36532 42 73-17 GEARBOX COVER LH

37

532 19 20-90 SHEAR BOLT

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

23

REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

AUGER HOUSING / IMPELLER ASSEMBLY

2

3

 

1

1

2

3

01.07.024-B

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

NO.

NO.

1532 42 04-78 AUGER BEARING

2532 41 19-39 BEARING PLUG

3532 17 95-82 SCREW 5/16−18 X 1.00

1

201.11.003-B

2

 

 

 

1

3

3

 

 

 

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

 

NO.

NO.

 

1

532 43 59-51 PLATE SKID PLASTIC HDPE

 

2

532 42 65-89

NUT 5/16-18 LARGE HEX

 

 

 

FLANGE BLK

 

3

872 11 05-10

CARRIAGE BOLT 5/16-18 X 1.25

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

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REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

CONTROL PANEL / DISCHARGE CHUTE

5

7

15

3

16

 

 

 

*14

 

 

*11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

*10

 

 

 

4

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

NO.

NO.

6

 

 

 

1

532 43 88-29

CHUTE WELDMENT

 

 

*13

 

 

 

2

532 43 88-32 DEFLECTOR WELDMENT

 

 

 

 

3

532 42 06-73 DEFLECTOR CONTROL ASSEMBLY

1

 

*12

4

532 42 03-25 DEFLECTOR SEAL

 

 

 

 

 

5

532 41 42-80

KNOB BLACK

 

 

 

 

6

532 12 84-15

POP RIVET

 

 

 

 

7

817 50 10-10 SCREW 10-24 X .625

 

 

 

 

8

532 43 03-24 CHUTE SNOW SHIELD

 

 

 

 

9

532 42 17-28

SHIELD RETAINER STRAP

6

 

 

 

*10

532 17 98-29 SHOULDER BOLT 1/4-20 X .375

 

 

9

 

*11

532 19 17-30

NUT 1/4-20

 

8

 

01.09.015-C

 

 

*12

872 25 05-05

CARRIAGE BOLT 3/8-16 X .625

 

 

 

*13

532 75 11-53

NUT 5/16-18

 

 

 

 

*14

532 18 45-05 DEFLECTOR SPRING

 

 

 

 

15532 42 06-79 (SERVICE PART) DEFLECTOR CONTROL

16532 42 06-72 (SERVICE PART) DEFLECTOR CABLE BLACK

NOTE:

1.ALL ITEMS INDICATED WITH AN * ARE PROVIDED IN THE BAG OF ITEMS SHIPPED LOOSE WITH PRODUCT.

2.ITEMS 15 AND 16 ARE SERVICE PART NUMBERS TO ALLOW PURCHASE OF INDIVIDUAL ITEMS IF NECESSARY.

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

25

REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

CONTROL PANEL / DISCHARGE CHUTE

2

2

*3

1

*7

*6

*4

01.09.010-B

*5

 

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

NO.

NO.

1532 42 82-72 LEVER/CABLE ROTATOR ASSEMBLY

2817 50 10-10 SCREW 10-24 X .625

*3

532 42 06-78 ROTATOR HEAD

*4

532 40 59-32

ROTATOR PIVOT BRACKET

*5

532 42 06-75

PULLEY PIVOT

*6

532 42 82-73

CABLE ASSEMBLY ADJUSTABLE

*7

532 42 83-10

CABLE ASSEMBLY HEAT SHIELD

NOTES:

1. ITEMS INDICATED WITH AN * ARE LISTED AS REFERENCE FOR SERVICE PARTS ONLY.

2

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

NO.

NO.

1

532 43 86-29

STEER CABLE

2

874 04 10-24

SCREW 10−24 X 1.50

1 01.15.017-A

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

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REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

HANDLES

3

3

 

 

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

 

 

NO.

NO.

4

4

1

532 42 11-20 LOOP HANDLE LH

4

 

2

532 42 11-21 LOOP HANDLE RH

 

3

874 78 05-24 SCREW 5/16−18 X 1.50

 

1

 

4

532 75 11-53

NUT 5/16−18

3

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

01.08.004-B

1

4

3

4

4

01.05.013-A

 

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

2

NO.

NO.

1

532 42 15-36 LOWER HANDLE

 

 

2

532 44 36-17 PIVOT SUPPORT WELDMENT

 

3

532 42 88-67

SCREW 5/16−18 X .750

 

4

817 00 06-16

SCREW 3/8−16 X 1.00

 

3

 

 

 

4

 

 

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

27

REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

HANDLES

10

10

2

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

NO.

NO.

1

532 18 04-80 IMPELLER ROD

13

8 9

4

10

5

5

7

2

532 40 57-40 TRACTION ROD

3

532 18 04-45 SHIFTER ROD TOP

4

532 18 77-16 SHIFTER ROD BOTTOM

5

532 18 04-47

SPRING SLEEVE

6

532 17 86-69

IMPELLER SPRING

7

532 18 09-26

TRACTION SPRING

8

872 27 05-05

CARRIAGE BOLT 5/16-18 X .625

9

532 15 53-77

NUT 5/16-18

10

532 16 96-75

RETAINER

6

01.12.001-E

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

28

REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

HANDLES

10

 

 

 

 

2

11

 

 

4

7

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

7 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

13

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

12

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

12

14

01.08.002-H

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

NO.

NO.

1532 41 55-39 CONTROL PANEL

2532 42 88-59 CONTROL LEVER LH

3532 42 88-60 CONTROL LEVER RH

4532 41 55-46 TRACTION ROD ARM

5532 42 90-98 IMPELLER ROD ARM

6532 41 26-77 INTERLOCK BAIL

7

532 42 16-13

SPACER

8

532 16 96-75

RETAINER

9

817 06 04-10 SCREW 1/4-20 X .62

10

532 41 42-80

KNOB BLACK

11

532 41 42-81

KNOB RED

12

532 17 88-99

HANDLE KNOB

13

819 13 13-16

WASHER 3/8

14

872 12 06-18 CARRIAGE BOLT 3/8-16 X 2.25

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

29

REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

HANDLES

4

 

 

 

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

NO.

NO.

 

 

 

1

532 41 62-88 INTERLOCK SPRING

 

 

3

2

532 41 45-72 INTERLOCK CAM

 

 

3

532 17 88-31 TORSION SPRING

 

 

 

5

2

 

4

532 16 96-75

RETAINER

 

5

817 06 04-10 SCREW 1/4−20 X .625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

532 42 18-14 INTERLOCK STOP

 

1

 

 

 

 

6

 

01.08.007-B

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY

PART

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

3

 

 

5

NO.

NO.

 

 

 

1

532 18 29-06 CONSOLE PANEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

532 17 86-68 HEADLIGHT BEZEL

 

 

 

 

 

3

532 18 09-27 FLOOD HEADLIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

4

532 18 44-71 SHOULDER SCREW 10−24 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.625

 

 

4

1

 

5

532 17 52-62 SCREW 10−24 X 1.25

 

5

 

6

532 17 87-70 WIRE HARNESS

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

532 18 37-84

BULB

 

 

01.10.007-B

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

30

REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

DRIVE

6

 

 

7

9

 

 

 

 

8

1b

4

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

7

1b

 

1a

 

 

 

2

5

3

 

4

6

01.03.002-B

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

NO.

NO.

1532 40 49-23 AXLE ASSEMBLY (assy of 1a,1b)

1a

532 40 43-07

AXLE SHAFT

1b

532 18 42-06 ROLL PIN 3/16 X 1.50

2

532 40 26-91

SPROCKET

3

532 17 46-97

THRUST WASHER

4

532 17 98-30

BEARING

5532 14 63-15 SCREW 5/16−18 X .625

6817 49 05-08 SCREW 5/16−18 X .500

7532 17 12-71 CLEVIS PIN 1/4 X 1−3/4

8

532 18 92-82

SQUARE KEY

9

532 12 47-88

RETAINER

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

31

REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

DRIVE

2

ITEM 42 EXPLODED

46

1

 

11

9

9

 

10

11

 

8 53

 

 

7

 

 

6

5

 

 

 

 

53

 

 

3

 

2427

26

4

232425

 

 

 

 

16

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

12

 

9

 

14

15

 

 

11

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

 

 

19

 

 

 

13

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

29

30 31

32

 

 

 

28

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

54

 

39

 

39

 

 

 

 

45

 

18

47

 

 

 

 

49

 

22

24

 

 

 

34

4

23

24 33

33

38

42

43

41 40

48

51

 

50

 

52

 

44

01.02.013-C

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

32

REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

DRIVE

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

KEY

PART

DESCRIPTION

NO.

NO.

NO.

NO.

1

532 19 88-75 SPEED SELECTOR

28

532 17 53-44

BEARING

 

 

ASSEMBLY

29

532 17 86-13

WHEEL HUB

2

817 50 10-10 SCREW 10-24 X .625

30

874 76 05-14 SCREW 5/16-18-.875

3

532 43 88-37

END PLATE

31

812 00 00-12 RETAINER RING

4

817 49 05-08 SCREW 5/16-18 X .50

32

532 40 21-87 SPROCKET SHAFT

5

532 05 70-79

WASHER

33

532 40 16-19

CHAIN

6

532 40 54-85 CONTROL ARM

34

532 43 73-03 SPROCKET WELDMENT

7

532 19 85-80

CLEVIS PIN

35

532 41 54-29 SHIFTER BRACKET

8

532 41 54-50 SHIFTER PLATE

36

532 18 01-35

SPRING

9

532 40 28-81 SHOULDER BOLT

37

532 40 26-52 PLATE PIVOT ROD

10

532 41 54-33 SHIFTER BRACKET

38

532 42 82-88

E-RING .375

11

532 19 17-30

NUT 1/4-20

39

532 18 44-71 SHOULDER SCREW

12

532 41 54-35 CLUTCH PLATE

40

532 41 08-77

BOTTOM PAN

13

532 41 68-64 CLUTCH BRACKET

41

532 41 66-82 SPRING BRACKET

14

532 18 71-01

SHIFTER LINK

42

532 40 26-89 DRIVE PLATE ASSEMBLY

15

532 70 02-79

RETAINER

43

532 41 45-57

IDLER SPRING

16

532 42 75-42 CONTROL SHAFT

44

532 17 88-28

IDLER SPRING

17

532 40 25-68

CLUTCH ROD

45

532 40 25-04 PULLEY SHAFT

18

532 16 96-75

RETAINER

46

532 40 18-20

DRIVE PLATE

19

532 40 17-32 SHIFTER YOKE

47

532 19 87-91

BEARING

20

532 40 23-10

PIVOT ROD

48

532 40 23-93

PULLEY HALF

21

812 00 00-36

RETAINER

49

817 54 10-08 SCREW 10-24 X .50

22

532 40 28-78 RETURN SPRING

50

532 40 25-11 SPACER BEARING

23

532 75 11-53

NUT 5/16-18

51

532 42 29-41

SWING PLATE

24

532 40 89-81

BEARING

52

532 13 20-10

NUT 3/8-16

25

873 93 05-00

NUT 5/16-18

53

532 42 88-67 SCREW 5/16-18 X .750

26

532 19 95-09 RUBBER WHEEL PLATE

54

817 00 05-10

SCREW

27

532 44 06-20

RUBBER RING

 

 

 

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm

IMPORTANT: Use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (O.E.M.) replacement parts. Failure to do so could be hazardous, damage your snow thrower and void your warranty.

33

REPAIR PARTS SNOW THROWER - MODEL PR18530ES (96198004901)

CHASSIS / ENGINE / PULLEYS

2