Yard-Man 769-03412 User Manual

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Operator’s Manual

English

IMPORTANT: Read safety rules and instructions carefully before operating equipment.

P/N 769-03412

(8/07)

INTRODUCTION

THANK YOU

Thank you for buying this quality product. This modern outdoor power tool will provide many hours of useful service. You will find it to be a great labor-saving device. This operator’s manual provides you with easy-to- understand operating instructions. Read the whole manual and follow all the instructions to keep your new outdoor power tool in top operating condition.

PRODUCT REFERENCES, ILLUSTRATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS

All information, illustrations, and specifications in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Copyright© 2006 MTD SOUTHWEST INC, All Rights Reserved.

SERVICE INFORMATION

Service on this unit both within and after the warranty period should be performed only by an authorized and approved service dealer.

For service call 1-800-800-7310, or 1-800-668-1238 in Canada to obtain a list of authorized service dealers near you. For more details about your unit, visit our website at www.yardman.com.

If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this unit, please call the Customer Support Department.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Rules for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Know Your Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Maintenance and Repair Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .11 Cleaning and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Troubleshooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S14

Before beginning, locate the unit’s model plate. It lists the model and serial numbers of your unit. Refer to the sample plate below and copy the information for future reference.

 

MODEL :

S/N :

ITEM :

DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER. PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY SERVICE.

Copy the model and parent part number here:

Copy the serial number here:

Make sure you carefully read and understand this manual before starting or operating this equipment.

THIS PRODUCT IS COVERED BY ONE OR MORE U.S. PATENTS. OTHER PATENTS PENDING.

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and their explanations, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.

SYMBOL MEANING

DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.

SYMBOL MEANING

SAFETY ALERT: Indicates danger, warning or caution. Attention is required in order to avoid serious personal injury. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.

NOTE: Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.

WARNING: Failure to obey a safety warning can result in injury to yourself and others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.

CAUTION: Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.

Read the Operator’s Manual and follow all warnings and safety instructions. Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the operator and/or bystanders.

FOR QUESTIONS, CALL 1-800-800-7310 IN U.S. OR 1-800-668-1238 in CANADA

• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS •

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: When using the unit, you must follow the

safety rules. Please read these instructions before operating the unit in order to ensure the safety of the operator and any bystanders. Please keep these instructions for later use.

Before Operating

Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls and proper use of the unit.

Do not operate this unit when tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.

Children under the age of 15 must not use the unit; teens may operate the unit with adult guidance.

Inspect the unit before use. Replace damaged parts. Make sure all fasteners are in place and secure. Replace snow thrower parts that are cracked, chipped, or damaged in any way.

Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.

Thoroughly inspect the area where the snow thrower is to be used. Remove all doormats, sleds, boards, wires, debris, and other foreign objects which may be thrown by the snow thrower.

Make sure the rotor will spin freely before using the unit.

Dress properly. Wear adequate winter outer garments. Wear heavy, long pants, boots, gloves and a long sleeve shirt. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, short pants, sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair above shoulder level.

Wear footware that doesn't leak when operating the snow thrower and that will improve footing on slippery surfaces. Wear rubber boots.

Never attempt to make adjustments while the motor is running.

Let the motor and unit adjust to outdoor temperatures before starting to clear snow.

Always wear safety glasses/shields or goggles at all times during operation or while performing an adjustment or repair to protect eyes from foreign objects that may be thrown from the machine.

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

SAFETY WARNINGS FOR ELECTRIC UNITS

DANGER: When using electric machines, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. Carefully read and understand the entire operator's manual before using your unit. Pay close attention to the operating instructions and safety warnings.

This snow thrower should be grounded while in use to protect the operator from electric shock. The snow thrower is equipped with an approved 3-conductor cord and 3-prong grounding-type plug to fit the proper grounding-type receptacle. The green or green/yellow conductor in the cord is the grounding wire. Never connect this wire to a live terminal. If your unit is for use on less than 150 volts, it has a plug that looks like A in the figure below. If it is for use on 150 to 250 volts, it has a plug that looks like D in the figure.

 

 

Metal

 

 

 

Screw

 

Grounding

A

 

B

Pin

 

 

 

C

 

 

D

Grounding

 

Grounding

Means

 

Pin

 

An adapter (show in B and C in the above figure) is available for connecting 3-prong grounding-type plugs to 2-prong receptacles. The grounding means extending from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly-grounded outlet box. No adapter is available for the plug shown in D.

Use only 3-wire outdoor extension cords that have 3- prong grounding-type plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the snow thrower’s plug. Replace or repair damaged cords.

MINIMUM WIRE SIZE FOR EXTENSION CORDS FOR 120 VOLT APPLIANCES USING 0-12 AMPS

Cord length (ft.)

25

50

100

150

 

 

 

 

 

Wire size (AWG)

16

16

14

14

 

 

 

 

 

CORD SETS: Please see your dealer for the appropriated extension cord to use with this product. Make sure your cord set is in good condition, with a cord that is heavy enough to carry the current that your unit will draw. An undersized cord set will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in a loss of power, as well as overheating. The table shown above illustrates the correct size to use depending on the cord length and nameplate amperage rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier size line gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. To prevent the cord from disconnecting from the unit, use the cord hook shown in the Operating Instructions.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, use only SW-A, SOW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTW-A or SJTOW-A cord types.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection should be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) that will be used for the unit. Use receptacles with built-in GFCI protection for an extra measure of safety.

A data plate on your unit indicates the voltage used. Never connect the unit to an AC voltage that differs from this voltage.

WARNING: To prevent electric shock, use only with an extension cord suitable for outdoor use.

Inspect all extension cords and the unit power connection periodically. Look closely for deterioration, cuts or cracks in the insulation. Also inspect the connections for damage. Repair or replace the cords if any defects appear.

When cleaning, inspecting or repairing the unit, make certain the rotor and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the extension cord to prevent accidental starting.

Do not abuse the extension cord. Never carry the snow thrower by the cord or yank on the cord to disconnect it from the receptacle.

Keep the extension cord away from heat, oil, and sharp edges to prevent damage.

If the extension cord is damaged in any manner while it is plugged in, pull the extension cord from the wall receptacle.

Prevent any possible disconnection of the cord receptacle from the extension cord during operation by using the cord retainer and guide bar. Refer to the section Using the Cord Retainer.

Avoid accidental starting. Don't carry a plugged-in snow thrower with your finger on the switch. Be sure switch is off when plugging in the unit.

Always unplug the unit and allow it to cool before putting it into storage. Store indoors.

Always unplug the unit when not in use, and before performing any maintenance or repairs.

WHILE OPERATING

Walk, never run.

Be sure the snow thrower is not in contact with anything before starting the unit.

Stay away from the discharge opening at all times. Keep face, hands, and feet away from concealed moving or rotating parts.

Be attentive when using the snow thrower, and stay alert for holes in the terrain and other hidden hazards or traffic.

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

Do not use on a gravel surface or crushed rock surfaces. Use extreme caution when crossing gravel/crushed rock drives, walks, or roads.

Clear snow from slopes by going up and down. Never go across the slope. Use caution when changing directions. Never clear snow from steep slopes.

Never attempt to use the snow thrower on a roof or any steep, inclined, slippery surfaces.

Never operate snow thrower without proper guards, plates or other safety protective devices in place.

Never operate the snow thrower near glass enclosures, automobiles, trucks, window wells, dropoffs, etc. without proper adjustment of the snow discharge angle. Keep children and pets away.

Don’t force or overload the snow thrower. The snow thrower will perform at its best and safest when it is run at the rate for which it was designed.

Never operate the machine at high speeds on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care when backing up.

Never direct discharge towards people or allow anyone in front of the unit while operating.

Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked as meeting ANSI Z87.1 standards, and ear/hearing protection when operating this unit.

Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.

Avoid accidental starting. Remain in the starting position whenever starting the unit. The operator and unit must be in a stable position while starting. See

Starting/Stopping Instructions.

Use the right tool. Only use this tool for the purpose intended.

Do not overreach. Always keep proper footing and balance.

Always hold the unit with both hands when operating. Keep a firm grip on handles or grips.

Keep hands, face, and feet at a distance from all moving parts. Do not touch or try to stop the rotor when it is rotating.

If the rotor will not rotate freely due to frozen ice, thaw the unit thoroughly before attempting to operate it under power.

Keep the rotor clear of debris.

Never attempt to clear the rotor with the motor running. Turn the motor off first and unplug the extension cord.

Keep clothing and body parts away from the rotor.

Do not operate the motor faster than the speed needed. Do not run the motor at high speed when not

clearing snow.

Always stop the motor when clearing snow is delayed or when walking from one location to another.

Disengage power to the rotor when snow thrower is transported or not in use.

After striking a foreign object, turn the unit off and inspect the snow thrower for damage. Unplug the unit. Repair damage before restarting and operating the unit.

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

Stop the motor and unplug the unit whenever you leave the operating position, before unclogging the rotor or discharge vanes, and when making any repairs, adjustments, or inspections.

Never discharge snow onto public roads or near moving traffic.

Let the snow thrower run for a few minutes after clearing snow so moving parts do not freeze.

Use only original equipment manufacturer replacement parts and accessories for this unit. These are available from your authorized service dealer. Use of any unauthorized parts or accessories could lead to serious injury to the user or damage to the unit, and void your warranty.

Do not use the unit in the hand held position. Do not pick up the unit when it is powered and running. The unit is designed to travel along the ground.

OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS

Be sure to secure the unit while transporting.

Store the unit in a dry area, locked up or up high to prevent unauthorized use or damage, out of the reach of children.

Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liquid. Keep handles dry, clean and free from debris. Clean after each use, see Cleaning and Storage instructions.

If the labels on the unit become defaced or start lifting off, contact your authorized service dealer.

Keep these instructions. Refer to them often and use them to instruct other users. If you loan someone this unit, also loan them these instructions.

Maintain snow throwers with care. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION

This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product. Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information.

SYMBOL

MEANING

SYMBOL

MEANING

 

• SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL

 

• THROWN OBJECTS AND

 

Indicates danger, warning or caution.

 

ROTATING CUTTER CAN CAUSE

 

 

SEVERE INJURY

 

May be used in conjunction with other

 

 

 

symbols or pictographs.

 

WARNING: Small objects can be

 

 

 

propelled at high speed, causing

 

 

 

injury. Keep away from the rotating

 

 

 

rotor.

WARNING - READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL

Read the operator’s manual(s) and follow all warnings and safety instructions. Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the operator and/or bystanders.

• KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY

SPINNING ROTOR CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY

WARNING: Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from the discharge area. Do not step in front of the unit, or use hands to clean the rotor area.

WARNING: Keep all bystanders,

especially children and pets, at least • KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY 50 feet (15 m) from the operating area.

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KNOW YOUR UNIT

APPLICATIONS

As a snow thrower:

Clears snow from walkways, driveways, sidewalks, pathways and more

Starter

Button

Overload

Protection

Switch

Front Handle

Vanes

Rotor

Belt Case

Bail

Cord

Retainer

Discharge

Control

Cord Outlet

Receptacle

Handlebar

Knob

Wheels

Cover

Screws (7)

Handlebar

Cord Guide

Bar

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

STARTING INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: Avoid accidental starting. Make sure you are in the starting position when using the snow thrower. To avoid serious injury, the operator and unit must be in a stable position while starting.

You must follow this sequence correctly to start the unit.

1.Make sure you have plugged in the unit.

2.Press in and hold the red starter button (Fig. 4).

3.While holding the starter button, lift and hold the bail.

NOTE: The unit will NOT start if you fail to press and hold the starter button until you lift the bail.

4. Hold the bail and begin operating the unit (Fig. 5).

STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS

1.Release your hand from the bail.

2.The starter button will pop out and the unit will stop.

Bail

Starter

Button

Overload

Protection

Switch

Fig. 4

Fig. 5

OVERLOAD PROTECTION SWITCH

This unit is equipped with an overload protection switch to protect the circuit (that the unit is plugged into) from short circuit overloads.

If the switch pops out:

1.Release the bail and allow the unit to stop and cool for a minute.

2.Press the overload switch to reset. Resume operation (Fig. 4).

If the switch pops again shortly after the first time:

1.Allow the unit to cool for 15 to 30 minutes.

2.After the unit has cooled, press the overload switch to reset. Resume operation.

If the switch does not stay in, or if it continues to pop out during operation, take the unit to an authorized service dealer for repair.

OPERATING THE UNIT

1.Start the unit according to the Starting Instructions. The depth and weight of the snow governs the forward speed.

2.Push the unit so that it rides on the wheels and scraper.

3.Make sure the power cord is attached to the cord retainer and rests on the guide bar. The power cord should trail to the side of the operator.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Discharge Direction Adjustment

Snow may be discharged to the left, straight forward, or to the right of the operator.

To change the direction, use the following instructions:

1.Release the bail to stop the rotor.

2.Firmly grasp the discharge directional control handle and pull it up. This releases the spring-loaded rod from the discharge direction slot and allows free movement (Fig. 6)

3.Turn the discharge directional control to the left, the center or the right, depending on which direction you want to throw the snow (Fig. 7).

NOTE: From the center position, the discharge directional control turns approximately 45 degrees in either direction (left or right). Do not force it.

4.Release the discharge directional control so it fits into the slot to secure the desired position.

NOTE: Make sure the discharge directional control is securely positioned in direction slot and cannot rotate freely.

5. Restart the unit according to the Starting Instructions.

Pull the Discharge

Directional Control

Upwards

Top View

 

 

Discharge snow

 

in FRONT

45°

45°

Discharge snow to

Discharge snow to

LEFT of operator

RIGHT of operator

Fig. 7

Tips for Best Snow Throwing Results

For the most efficient snow throwing, keep the vanes parallel and throw snow downwind.

Slightly overlap each swath you make (Fig. 8).

Fig. 6

Fig. 8

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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS

REPLACING THE SCRAPER

CLEANING

WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, always turn your unit off and unplug it before you perform maintenance.

Use only original equipment manufacturer replacement parts.

1.Place the unit on the ground or on a work bench. Position the unit so the vanes and rotor are facing up.

2.Beneath the rotor, locate the three (3) screws securing the scraper to the housing. Remove them using a #T20 Torx bit or flat blade screwdriver (Fig. 11).

3.Remove the scraper and discard it appropriately.

4.The new scraper will snap into place. Once in place, attach it to the unit by reinstalling the three (3) screws.

Torque the screws to:

25-30 in•lb (2.8-3.3 N•m).

WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, always turn your unit off and unplug it before you clean or service it.

Use a small brush to clean off the outside of the unit. Do not use strong detergents. Household cleaners that contain aromatic oils such as pine and lemon, and solvents such as kerosene, can damage plastic housing or handle. Wipe off any moisture with a soft cloth.

TRANSPORTING

Allow the motor to cool before transporting.

Secure the unit while transporting.

To move the unit, grasp it by the top and middle front handles (Fig. 12).

If you are transporting the unit with the handles folded, be careful not to make contact and accidentally bend the discharge directional control (Fig. 6). If you bend or damage the control, you can no longer adjust the vanes.

Scraper

Fig. 11

Fig. 12

STORAGE

Allow the motor to cool before storing.

Store the unit locked up to prevent unauthorized use or damage.

Store the unit in a dry, well-ventilated area.

Store the unit out of the reach of children.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIT WILL NOT START

 

 

 

 

 

C A U S E

 

A C T I O N

Unit is unplugged

 

Check cord to make sure it is plugged into an electrical outlet

Starter button or bail were improperly used

 

Press in starter button, hold it, and hold bail

Overload protection switch has popped out

 

Push it in and follow the Starting Instructions

 

 

MOTOR IS ON, BUT ROTOR WILL NOT TURN

 

 

 

C A U S E

 

A C T I O N

Belt is damaged

 

Replace the belt, according to Inspecting/Replacing the

 

 

Driver Belt

 

 

UNIT LEAVES A THIN LAYER OF SNOW ON PLOWED SURFACES

 

 

 

C A U S E

 

A C T I O N

Scraper is worn

 

Replace the scraper

 

 

 

If further assistance is required, contact your authorized service dealer

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

MOTOR*

 

 

 

Motor type ...............................................................................................................................................................

A.C.,120 Volts Electric

Operating RPM ..............................................................................................................................................................

up to 14,000 rpm

Ignition Switch ......................................................................................................................................................

Bail Lock Safety Button

Amperage ....................................................................................................................................................................................

8.5 amps

Overload Protection.................................................................................................................................................

120V, 15 amp Breaker

 

 

DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY AND SNOW THROWER UNIT*

 

 

 

Handles ....................................................................................................................................................................................

Steel Tube

Approximate Unit Weight .....................................................................................................................................................

20 lbs. (9 kg.)

Snow Depth (maximum)........................................................................................................................................

6 inches (0.152 meters)

Cleared Path Width.............................................................................................................................................

12 inches (0.318 meters)

*All specifications are based on the latest product information available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice.

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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:

The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC (“MTD”) with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its possessions and territories.

MTD warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the installation or use of any accessory or attachment not approved by MTD for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting damage. This warranty is limited to ninety (90) days from the date of original retail purchase for any MTD product that is used for rental or commercial purposes, or any other income-producing purpose.

HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER. To locate the dealer in your area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or contact the Customer Service Department of MTD LLC by calling 1-800-800-7310 or writing to P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland OH 44136-0019 or if in Canada call 1-800-668-1238. Or visit our website at www.yardman.com. No product returned directly to the factory will be accepted unless prior written permission has been extended by the Customer Service Department of MTD LLC.

This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:

A.Tune-ups - Spark Plugs, Carburetor Adjustments, Filters.

B.Wear items - Bump Knobs, Outer Spools, Cutting Line, Inner Reels, Starter Pulley, Starter Ropes, Drive Belts.

C.MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported outside of the United States of America, its possessions and territories, except those sold through MTD’s authorized channels of export distribution.

MTD reserves the right to change or improve the design of any MTD Product without assuming any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured.

No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty or guaranty, whether written or oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product shall bind MTD. During the period of the Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above. (Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.)

The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. MTD shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damages including, without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services, for transportation or for related expenses, or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted product.

(Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.)

In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty. You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others and their property arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use the product.

This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser, original lessee or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.

How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

To locate your nearest service dealer dial 1-800-800-7310 in the United States or 1-800-668-1238 in Canada.

MTD LLC

P.O. Box 361131

Cleveland, OH 44136-0019

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