Use and Care Manual

Setting the Cutting Height
IMPORTANT! Before adjusting the cutting height, make sure
the motor is switched o and the safety key has been pulled.
1. To set the cutting height on your lawn mower, pull out
the cutting height adjustment lever, move the lever to the
left or right and push it back into one of the six cutting
positions indicated below. Make sure that the lever
engages properly (Fig. 22).
6-Position Height Adjustment:
1. 1.18 in. (30 mm) 4. 2.17 in. (55 mm)
2. 1.38 in. (35 mm) 5. 2.60 in. (66 mm)
3. 1.77 in. (45 mm) 6. 3.15 in. (80 mm)
Before you begin to mow, check to ensure that the blade is not
blunt and that none of the fasteners are damaged. To prevent
any imbalance, replace blunt and/or damaged blades. To carry
out this check, rst switch o the motor and pull out the safety
Mowing Tips
mWARNING! Inspect the area prior to mowing and
remove all the stones, sticks, wires and other foreign objects
that could be picked up and thrown by the rotating blade.
Failure to comply not only will damage the mower blade, but
can also lead to serious personal injury.
Be sure to check the mowing blade periodically for signs
of wear and sharpen it at least once per year, as described
in the maintenance section.
NOTE: A sharp blade will greatly enhance the performance
of the mower, especially when cutting tall blades of grass.
When cutting thick grass, reduce your walking speed
in order to allow for a more eective cut and a proper
discharge of the clippings. For a healthy lawn, always cut
o one-third or less from the total length of the grass. The
average lawn should be approximately 1.5 to 2 in.
(3.8 to 5 cm) long during cool months, and more than 2 in.
(5 cm) long during hot months. If there is growth, the lawn
should be cut in the fall.
The lawn will look better if it is always cut to the same
height and in alternate directions.
When crossing any graveled surfaces, release the switch
bar lever to turn o the mower. The stones can be picked
up and thrown by the rotating blade.
Set the mower to the highest cutting height when mowing
on uneven ground or in tall weeds.
mWARNING! If you strike a foreign object, stop the motor
and remove the safety key. Thoroughly inspect the mower and
repair any damage before resuming work.
IMPORTANT! Never open the ejector ap when the grass
bag has been detached (to be emptied) and the motor is
still running. A rotating blade can cause serious injuries!
Always carefully fasten the ejector ap and grass bag.
Switch o the motor before emptying the grass bag.
Always ensure that a safe distance (provided by the length
of the long handles) is maintained between the user and
the mower housing. Be especially careful when mowing
and changing direction on slopes and inclines.
Maintain a solid footing and wear sturdy, non-slip footwear
and long trousers. Always mow across an incline (not up
and down).
For safety reasons, the lawn mower may not be used to
mow inclines with gradients exceeding 15 degrees.
Use special caution when backing up and pulling the lawn
mower towards you as such maneuvering of the machine
poses a tripping hazard.
Cleaning, Maintenance +
Ordering Spare Parts
mWARNING! Before cleaning, repairing, inspecting or
carrying out any other maintenance work, ensure that the blade
is not rotating and that the safety key has been disconnected.
Keep all safety devices, air vents and the motor housing
free of dirt and dust as best as possible.
Wipe the equipment with a clean cloth or blow it with
compressed air at low pressure.
Clean the equipment immediately after use with a damp
cloth and some soft, non-abrasive soap. Do not use
cleaning agents or harsh solvents; these may damage
the plastic parts in the equipment. Ensure that no water
penetrates the equipment's interior.
Do not clean the lawn mower with running water,
particularly with high-pressure water.
Keep the handles dry, clean and free of oil and grease.
At the end of the season, perform a general inspection of
the lawn mower and remove any grass, dirt or other debris
that may have accumulated.
At the start of each season, check the condition of the
mower blade. If repairs are necessary, please call the
Snow Joe
+ Sun Joe
customer service center for
assistance at 1-866-SNOWJOE (1-866-766-9563).
Fig. 22
Cutting height
adjustment lever