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SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS And PRE-OPERATION CHECKLIST FOR
SNAPPER LE MODEL SINGLE STAGE SNOW THROWERS
The Snapper LE snow throwers are shipped with the upper handle folded forward, and with the discharge chute
and chute control handle detached. These machines are designed for quick set-up. No special tools are
required. Carefully follow and complete each step. Review and complete each item as instructed on the Pre-
Operation checklist. The Snapper Product Registration card must be filled out and sent to the Customer Service
department at SNAPPER when completed.
STEP 1: Remove machine from shipping carton. Machine is
shipped in carton with handles folded. Remove and discard
cardboard from between all handles. The right side of upper
handle is positioned on the outside of lower handle. The
upper handle should be moved to the inside of the lower
handle and bolt and knob reinstalled. Raise upper handle
until the lower ends seat into concave area of lower handle.
Securely tighten upper handle with knobs and curved head
bolts on both sides. See Figure 1.
STEP 2: Install lower chute handle onto chute with two
hex cap screws. Install chute/handle assembly onto
discharge opening and secure with three carriage bolts
and nuts. Tighten all nuts and bolts securely but, do not
overtighten. See Figure 2.
STEP 3: Measure auger clutch control cable extension from
a relaxed position to full extended position. Proper extension
should be between 1/2” minimum to 3/4”maximum
extension. NOTE: Measure from the top of spring (The top
is in relation to where spring hooks into auger clutch
control). Loosen jam nut at the upper end of cable. Hold
threaded end of cable and then turn cable clockwise until
correct extension is achieved. Retighten jam nut.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT over tighten cable. The cable must
have slack for the auger brake to function properly. See
INSTRUCTION No. 2-6282 (REV.4, 4/17/01)