HONDA HS928, HS1332 User Manual

C
2011 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved
Owner
,
s Manual
SNOWBLOWER
HS1336i
Keep this owner’s manual handy, so you can refer to it any time. This
owner’s manual is considered a permanent part of the snowblower
and should remain with the snowblower if resold.
The information and specifications included in this publication were in
effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or
design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation
whatever.
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
1

INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your selection of a Honda snowblower. We are
certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest
snowblowers on the market.
We want to help you get the best results from your new snowblower
and to operate it safely. This manual contains the information on how
to do that; please read it carefully.
As you read this manual, you will find information preceded by a
symbol. That information is intended to help you avoid
damage to your snowblower, other property, or the environment.
When your snowblower needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind
that your Honda servicing dealer is specially trained in servicing
Honda snowblowers. Your Honda servicing dealer is dedicated to your
satisfaction and will be pleased to answer your questions and
concerns.
Best Wishes,
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
We suggest you read the
Distributor’s Limited Warranty
to fully
understand its coverage and your responsibilities of ownership. The
Distributor’s Limited Warranty
is a separate document that should
have been given to you by your dealer.
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INTRODUCTION

A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY

Safety Labels
Safety Messages
Safety Headings
Safety Section
Instructions
Your safety and the safety of others are very important. And using this
snowblower safely is an important responsibility.
To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided
operating procedures and other information on labels and in this
manual. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could
hurt you or others.
Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the
hazards associated with operating or maintaining a snowblower. You
must use your own good judgment.
You will find important safety information in a variety of forms,
including:
on the snowblower.
preceded by a safety alert symbol and one
of three signal words, DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION.
These signal words mean:
be or if
you don’t follow instructions.
be or if
you don’t follow instructions.
be if you don’t follow
instructions.
such as
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
.
such as
SNOWBLOWER SAFETY
.
how to use this snowblower correctly and safely.
This entire book is filled with important safety information please
read it carefully.
You WILL KILLED SERIOUSLY HURT
You CAN KILLED SERIOUSLY HURT
You CAN HURT
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CONTENTS

...........................................................................SNOWBLOWER SAFETY .6
........................................................................CONTROLS & FEATURES .11
...............................................................................BEFORE OPERATION .35
..................................................IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION .6
.................................................................SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS .9
...........................................COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS .11
............................................................................................CONTROLS .14
....................................................................................Engine Switch .14
................................................................................Fuel Valve Lever .15
............................................................................Manual Start Lever .15
......................................................................Mode Selector Switch .16
.......................................................................Throttle Control Lever .19
................................................................................Main Shift Lever .22
.............................................................................Drive Clutch Lever .23
.........................................................................Auger Clutch Switch .23
...................................................................................Steering Lever .24
........................................................................Chute Control Switch .25
........................................................Auger Housing Control Switch .26
......................................................................................Reset Switch .27
.............................................................................................FEATURES .28
.............................................Drive Control Warning Indicator (red) .28
......................................Drive Control Warning Indicator (orange) .28
............................................................................Charging Indicator .29
.......................................................................................Oil Indicator .29
................................................................................Battery Indicator .30
.........................................................................................Fuel Gauge .31
............................................................................................Headlight .31
...........................................................................................Wheel Pin .32
............................................................................Snow Clearing Bar .33
.....................................................................................Skid, Scraper .34
................................................ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? .35
.........................................IS YOUR SNOWBLOWER READY TO GO? .35
..........................Check the General Condition of the Snowblower .36
...............................................................................Check the Engine .36
.................................................................CHECK YOUR WORK AREA .37
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CONTENTS
..............................................................................................OPERATION .38
........................................................SERVICING YOUR SNOWBLOWER .73
.......................................................SNOWBLOWING PRECAUTIONS .38
......................................................................STARTING THE ENGINE .39
.....................OPERATING THE CONTROLS FOR CLEARING SNOW .42
...............................................................................Skid and Scraper .42
......................................................................Auger Housing Height .45
.................................................................Auger Housing Tilt Angle .47
...........................................................................................Operation .48
.................................................................Turning the Snowblower .58
..........................................................................Battery Run System .61
.............................................Auger Housing Reset Height Position .63
.................................................................................CLEARING SNOW .65
..............................................................REMOVING OBSTRUCTIONS .68
......................................................................STOPPING THE ENGINE .69
.............................................THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE .73
......................................................................MAINTENANCE SAFETY .74
...............................................................................................TOOL KIT .75
................................................................MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .76
...........................................................................................REFUELING .77
...............................................................FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS .78
..................................................................ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK .79
...........................................................................ENGINE OIL CHANGE .80
....................................................ENGINE OIL RECOMMENDATIONS .81
.........................................................................SPARK PLUG SERVICE .82
.........................................................................TRACK ADJUSTMENT .84
..................................................AUGER AND BLOWER INSPECTION .85
......................................SHEAR BOLT REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE .86
......................................................AUGER/BLOWER REPLACEMENT .87
...............................................................................BATTERY SERVICE .88
...................................................................Battery Electrolyte Level .89
............................................................Battery Removal/Installation .91
...............................................................................Battery Charging .94
......................................................................................................FUSE .95
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CONTENTS
..................................................................................................STORAGE .97
....................................................................................TRANSPORTING .106
.....................................TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS .109
..................................................................TECHNICAL INFORMATION .125
.................................................................CONSUMER INFORMATION .131
.............................QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION .Inside back cover
....................................................................STORAGE PREPARATION .97
.............................................................................................Cleaning .97
...................................................................................................Fuel .100
........................................................................................Engine Oil .104
..............................................................................................Battery .104
.................................................................STORAGE PRECAUTIONS .105
................................................................REMOVE FROM STORAGE .105
..............................................................................BEFORE LOADING .106
.............................................................................................LOADING .107
................................................................ENGINE WILL NOT START .109
...........................................................SELF-DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION .111
................................................................................JUMP STARTING .122
...............................................................EMERGENCY TRANSPORT .124
...................................................................Serial Number Locations .125
.....................Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation .126
.............................................Emission Control System Information .127
..............................................................................................Air Index .129
......................................................................................Specifications .130
................................................................Dealer Locator Information .131
............................................................................Honda Publications .131
..........................................................Customer Service Information .132
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Avoid Rotating Impeller and Auger
Clear Operation Area

SNOWBLOWER SAFETY

Honda snowblowers are designed to clear snow from driveways and
walkways. Other uses can result in injury to the operator or damage to
the snowblower and other property.
Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge chute is
the most common cause of injury associated with snowblowers. The
snowblower auger can also cause serious injury. Keep away from the
impeller and auger whenever the engine is running. If you need to
work around the snowblower to clear snow for any reason, always
shut off the engine. If the snow discharge chute becomes clogged,
stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug cap. Use the snow
clearing bar or a wooden stick to remove the obstructions. Never put
your hand into the snow discharge chute while the engine is running;
serious personal injury could result.
Most injuries or property damage with snowblowers can be prevented
if you follow all instructions in this manual and on the snowblower.
The most common hazards, are discussed below, along with the best
way to protect yourself and others.
The snowblower can throw rocks and other objects with enough force
to cause serious injury. Before operating the snowblower, carefully
inspect the area and remove any visible stones, sticks, bones, nails,
pieces of wire, and other loose objects. Never use the snowblower to
clear snow from a gravel road or driveway, as rocks may be picked up
and ejected. They may cause injury to bystanders.
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SNOWBLOWER SAFETY
Keep Shields in Place
Refuel with Care
Turn Engine OFF When Not Operating the Snowblower
Operation on Slopes
Guards and shields are designed to protect you from being hit by
thrown objects and to keep you from touching hot engine parts and
moving components. For your safety and the safety of others, keep all
shields in place when the engine is running.
Adjust the snow discharge chute to avoid hitting the operator,
bystanders, windows, and other objects with ejected snow. Stay clear
of the snow discharge chute while the engine is running.
Children and pets must be kept away from the area of operation to
avoid injury from flying debris and contact with the snowblower.
Gasoline is extremely flammable, and gasoline vapor can explode.
Allow the engine to cool if the snowblower has been in operation.
Refuel only outdoors in a well-ventilated area with the engine OFF. Do
not overfill the fuel tank. Never smoke near gasoline, and keep other
flames and sparks away. Always store gasoline in an approved
container. Make sure that any spilled fuel has been wiped up before
starting the engine.
If you need to leave the snowblower for any reason, even just to
inspect the area ahead, always turn the engine off.
The muffler and engine become very hot during operation and
remains hot for a while after stopping the engine. Be careful not to
touch the muffler and engine while they are hot. Let the engine cool
before storing the snowblower indoors.
To avoid overturning, be careful when changing the direction of the
snowblower while operating it on a slope. Do not use the snowblower
to remove snow from roofs. The snowblower may overturn on steep
slopes if left unattended, causing injury to the operator or bystanders.
8
SNOWBLOWER SAFETY
Operating Conditions
Operating Near Roads
Operator Responsibility
Do not use the snowblower when visibility is poor. Under conditions
of poor visibility, there is a greater risk of striking an obstacle or
causing injury. Adjust the snow discharge chute to avoid hitting
passing bystanders or vehicles.
Stay clear of the snow discharge chute while the engine is running and
be aware that loose clothing can get drawn into the moving parts.
Always watch for vehicle traffic when operating the snowblower near
roads and driveways.
Know how to stop the snowblower quickly in case of emergency.
Understand the use of all snowblower controls.
Never permit anyone to operate the snowblower without proper
instruction. Do not let children operate the snowblower. If people or
pets suddenly appear in front of the snowblower while it is in
operation, immediately release the auger and drive clutch levers to
stop the snowblower and avoid possible injury from rotating auger
blades.
While operating the snowblower, hold the handle firmly and walk,
don’t run. Wear suitable winter boots that resist slipping.
Wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation to protect eyes
from thrown objects.
Exercise caution on slippery surfaces to avoid falling, especially when
operating in reverse.
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SNOWBLOWER SAFETY

SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS

These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious
injury. Read them carefully.
If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda
dealer to purchase a replacement.
10
SNOWBLOWER SAFETY
11

CONTROLS & FEATURES

COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS

TRACK
ENGINE OIL DRAIN BOLT
DISCHARGE CHUTE
SNOW CLEARING BAR
AUGER
AUGER HOUSING
ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP/DIPSTICK
HEADLIGHT
Use the illustrations on these pages to locate and identify the most
frequently used controls.
×
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CONTROLS & FEATURES
FUEL GAUGE
FUEL TANK CAP
STEERING LEVER (right)
REAR COVER
TOOL BOX
MUFFLER
SPARK PLUG CAP
MANUAL START LEVER
FUEL VALVE LEVER
BATTERIES (12V 2)
STEERING
LEVER (left)
FUSE BOXES
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CONTROLS & FEATURES
MAIN SHIFT LEVER
MODE SELECTOR SWITCH
AUGER HOUSING
CONTROL SWITCH
RESET SWITCH
AUGER CLUTCH
SWITCH
ENGINE SWITCH
DRIVE CONTROL WARNING
INDICATOR (red)
DRIVE CONTROL WARNING
INDICATOR (orange)
CHARGING INDICATOR (red)
BATTERY INDICATOR (orange)
OIL INDICATOR (red)
DRIVE CLUTCH
LEVER
THROTTLE CONTROL
LEVER
CHUTE CONTROL SWITCH
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

CONTROLS

Engine Switch

ENGINE SWITCH
ON
OFF
START
The engine switch controls the ignition system. The key (if equipped)
can only be inserted and removed when turned to OFF.
Engine switch position to stop the engine.
(The engine switch key can be removed/inserted with the switch
in this position.)
Engine switch position to start the engine. The starter motor
turns. Release the engine switch key, and the engine switch
automatically returns to the ON position.
Engine switch position while the engine is running.
Each electric circuit comes on.
(It produces a clicking sound with the switch set in this position.)
OFF
ON
START
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

Fuel Valve Lever

Manual Start Lever

ON
OOFFFF
FUEL VALVE LEVER
OONN
((PPUUSSHH))
MANUAL START LEVER
The fuel valve opens and closes the fuel line leading from the fuel tank
to the carburetor. Make sure that the fuel valve is positioned exactly at
either the ON or OFF position. When the snowblower is not in use,
always leave the fuel valve in the OFF position to reduce the possibility
of fuel leakage.
This snowblower is equipped with the auto choke system. Do not need
to operate the manual start lever to start using the normal starting.
However, it may not function properly when foreign material (ice, etc.)
is stuck on the system.
If the engine does not start after 5 attempts, push and release the
manual start lever one time and try to start the engine (see page ).40
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

Mode Selector Switch

MODE SELECTOR SWITCH
AUTO
POWER
MANUAL
Use the mode selector switch to change the work mode (automatic
adjustment) of the snowblower. The work mode can be selected from
one of three modes: AUTO, POWER, or MANUAL.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES
Characteristics of AUTO mode:
Characteristics of POWER mode:
Travel speed is automatically adjusted according to the workload,
which reduces the tendency of snow to pile up in front of the
snowblower.
Engine speed is automatically adjusted according to operating
conditions so the snow discharge distance remains constant.
The auger is automatically raised when the snowblower is reversing.
In case the auger clutch switch is in the ON position, the auger is
automatically returned to the original position when the
snowblower begins moving forward again.
Forward speed is set low. Select another mode to make the
snowblower travel faster.
Travel speed is automatically adjusted according to the workload so
engine power can be maintained at or near the maximum level.
Engine speed is automatically adjusted according to operating
conditions so the snow discharge distance remains constant that
have been set with the throttle control lever.
The auger is automatically raised when the snowblower is reversing.
In case the auger clutch switch is in the ON position, the auger is
automatically returned to the original position when the
snowblower begins moving forward again.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES
Characteristics of MANUAL mode:
No automatic adjustment is made. Manually adjust the engine
speed and travel speed according to the workload.
Do not turn the mode selector switch to another position while the
snowblower is moving. The electronic control unit will interpret this as
a failure; the snowblower will stop moving and the auger will stop
turning.
When the snowblower and auger stop moving/turning, move the main
shift lever to the N (neutral) position, release the drive clutch lever
once, and then squeeze it again.
Check each part to verify it is in its proper position before resuming
operation.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES
Throttle Control Lever
FAST
SLOW
MANUAL
3rd
4th (Long)
2nd
1st (Short)
POWER

THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER

Note that the engine speed and snow discharge distance cannot be
adjusted by operating the lever when the AUTO mode is selected.
Use the throttle control lever to adjust the engine speed and/or snow
discharge distance with the mode selector switch set at the POWER or
MANUAL position.
Moving the throttle control lever to the FAST side increases both the
engine speed and snow discharge distance.
Moving the throttle control lever to the SLOW side decreases both the
engine speed and snow discharge distance.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES
POWER mode:
POWER mode
4th (Long)
3rd
2nd
1st (Short)
THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER
Long Short
Slow Fast
Travel speed is automatically reduced so that the engine speed and
snow discharge distance are held at the given speed and distance that
have been set with the throttle control lever.
Setting the discharge distance control lever in the second range from
the bottom clears snow the fastest (maximum snow-clearing
efficiency), but the snow discharge distance is shorter. Set the control
lever in most appropriate engine speed and snow discharge distance
for the work.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES
MANUAL mode:
3rd
MANUAL mode THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER
FAST
SLOW
When the workload increases while clearing the snow, the engine
speed and snow discharge distance drop below the given speed and
distance that have been set with the throttle control lever. Reduce the
workload applied to the snow clearing part of the snowblower to hold
the engine speed/snow discharge distance at the given speed/distance.
If you are not sure of the appropriate position to set the engine speed
and snow discharge distance, we recommend that you set the control
lever in the third position from the bottom (maximum power position).
Then, adjust the snow discharge distance at the desired position while
you are clearing the snow.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

Main Shift Lever

N (neutral)
FORWARD
FAST
RANGE
FAST
RANGE
REVERSE
MAIN SHIFT LEVER
FORWARD
REVERSE
FAST RANGE
SLOW RANGE
N (neutral)
SLOW RANGE
FAST RANGE
FAST
SLOW
SLOW
FAST
SLOW RANGE
Operate the main shift lever to drive the snowblower in forward or in
reverse direction.
The lever has two ranges, slow range and fast range.
The speed of the snowblower can be increased and decreased in any
of these two speed ranges.
To drive forward:
Move the main shift lever slowly forward from the N (neutral) position.
To reverse:
Move the main shift lever slowly rearward from the N (neutral)
position.
Set the main shift lever in the N (neutral) position while the
snowblower is not in operation.
Set the travel speed by setting the main shift lever to the desired
position within the low speed range according to the nature of the
snow, and clear the snow.
Set the travel speed according to the road surface condition and
environment before moving the snowblower.
This snowblower has a function that limits the maximum speed in
reverse. Consult to your authorized Honda snowblower dealer for
details.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

Drive Clutch Lever

Auger Clutch Switch

AUGER CLUTCH SWITCH
OONN
DRIVE CLUTCH LEVER
OOFFFF
DISENGAGED
ENGAGED
Squeezing the drive clutch lever drives the snowblower forward or
backward with the main shift lever operation.
If you are moving the snowblower from one place to another, squeeze
the drive clutch lever only.
Both the auger and blower stop turning by pushing the auger clutch
switch for 4 seconds or more.
If the indicator (green) does not come on and neither the auger nor
blower turns by pressing the auger clutch switch, have your
authorized Honda snowblower dealer check the snowblower.
If you continue pressing the auger clutch switch, the indicator comes
on as a reminder and the snow blowing mechanism starts. Releasing
the switch stops the mechanism and the indicator goes off. With the
drive clutch lever squeezed, the auger clutch switch will be on
continuously by pressing it once. Releasing the drive clutch lever
stops the snowblower from moving and stops the auger.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

Steering Lever

STEERING LEVER
(left)
STEERING LEVER
(right)
Use the steering lever to turn the snowblower.
Squeeze the steering lever on the side to which you want to turn the
snowblower. Note that the radius of turn can be adjusted depending
on a position of the main shift lever and the amount of squeeze of the
steering lever.
To turn to the right: Squeeze the right steering lever.
To turn to the left: Squeeze the left steering lever.
Reduce speed when making turns.
Use extra care when making turns
as the location of the handle and
panels relative to the operator will
change suddenly and can cause
injury.
Note that the road condition (e.g.
asphalt road, covered with snow,
slope, bumpy surface, etc.) can
affect the radius of turn and your
steering feel.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

Chute Control Switch

RIGHT
HIGH
LOW
CHUTE
LLEEFFTT
RRIIGGHHTT
LLOOWW
HHIIGGHH
LEFT
CHUTE CONTROL SWITCH
Adjust the snow discharge direction
and angle with care not to hit by-
standers, windows, and other
objects with thrown snow.
The snow discharge direction and angle can be adjusted by operating
the chute control switch.
Turn the engine switch to the ON position and operate the chute
control switch to adjust the snow discharge direction and angle up/
down or right/left (see pages , and ).
Operate the chute control switch while the engine is running.
Operating the chute control switch while the engine is OFF may cause
a dead battery.
Do not keep operating the chute control switch with the chute/chute
guide motor locked. The protection function gets armed, preventing
the chute from moving. Wait a few minutes before operating the
chute control switch again.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

Auger Housing Control Switch

AUGER HOUSING CONTROL SWITCH
LLEEFFTT
DDOOWWNN
UUPP
RRIIGGHHTT
HIGH (UP)
MIDDLE
LOW (DOWN)
LEFT
RIGHT
AUGER HOUSING AUGER HOUSING
Operate the auger housing control switch to adjust the auger housing
height and tilt angle (see pages and for adjustment).
Operate the auger housing control switch while the engine is running.
Operating the auger housing control switch while the engine is OFF
maycauseadeadbattery.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

Reset Switch

RESET SWITCH
OONN
OOFFFF
Use the reset switch to return the auger housing to the reset height
position (current set position). This switch is convenient to move the
auger housing by operating the auger housing control switch and to
return the auger housing to the original height position. The reset
height position has been set at the factory in the position where the
snow clearing part contacts the ground with the snowblower set on a
level ground.
The reset height position can be changed (see page for reset height
position changing procedure).
The reset switch can not reset the right and left direction of the auger
housing angle to the reset position.
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CONTROLS & FEATURES

FEATURES

Drive Control Warning Indicator (red)

Drive Control Warning Indicator (orange)
DRIVE CONTROL WARNING INDICATOR (red)

DRIVE CONTROL WARNING INDICATOR (orange)

The drive control warning indicator (red) turns on for a few seconds
when the engine switch is turned from OFF to ON. The indicator goes
off while the engine is running. If the indicator does not come on when
starting and it comes on or blinks while the engine is running, contact
your authorized Honda snowblower dealer.
The drive control warning indicator (orange) turns on when the engine
switch is turned from OFF to ON. The indicator (orange) turns off when
the engine is started. The indicator goes off while the engine is
running. If the indicator does not come on when starting and it comes
on or blinks while the engine is running, contact your authorized
Honda snowblower dealer.
If the orange indicator blinks, the drive control protection system may
be activated because of such things as a drive control system problem
or overload. See page for the protection system.60
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