User Manual

1. To power on, depress and hold the safety switch button
found alongside the switch housing (Fig. 15).
2. While depressing the safety switch button, pull the
ON/OFF switch lever toward you. Once the machine
powers on, release the safety switch button and begin
operation (Fig. 16). The machine can only be started by
depressing the safety switch button rst, followed by
squeezing the ON/OFF switch lever; reverse operation will
not start the machine.
3. To power o, release your grip on the ON/OFF
switch lever.
4. On the SJ621 model, the halogen light can be used to
illuminate the forward road in the dark. To use the light,
turn on the light switch located on the back side of the
snow thrower (Fig. 17).
NOTE: The light will only turn ON when the snow thrower
is running. After nishing your work session, REMEMBER
to TURN OFF the light switch.
Moving the Machine + Plowing the Snow
1. Keep the area of operation free of foreign objects that can
become thrown by the rotor blades. Perform a thorough
inspection of the area since some objects may be hidden
from view by surrounding snow. If the snow thrower hits an
obstruction or picks up a foreign object during use, stop
the snow thrower, disconnect the extension cord, remove
the obstruction and inspect the unit for damage. Repair or
replace any damaged part before restarting and operating
the unit.
2. Keep children, pets and bystanders away from the area of
operation. Be aware that the normal noise of the machine
when turned on may make it dicult for you to hear
approaching people.
3. When moving the snow thrower, use the wheels on one
side as the pivot point. Slightly tilt the snow thrower on
this pivot point to move it forward or backward.
4. Start your clearing path near the electrical outlet and work
outward, throwing snow in a back and forth motion. To
clear in the opposite direction, step over the cord and
pivot the snow thrower on its wheels. Make sure to overlap
clearing paths.
5. Note the wind direction. If possible, move in the same
direction as the wind so that the snow is not thrown
against the wind (and thus back into your face and onto
the just cleared path).
6. While moving the snow thrower, do not drag the power
cable violently or roughly. The snow thrower should move
within the range that the cable can reach.
7. Do not push the snow thrower with excessive force. You
should push the machine gently and evenly in accordance
with the unit’s throw rate.
8. Do not apply additional man-made load to the engine
since this may cause engine damage.
Fig. 15
Fig. 16
Fig. 17
Foreign objects, such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire,
or string, can be picked up and thrown by the snow
thrower, causing serious personal injury.
Remove all foreign objects from the area to be plowed
before operating the snow thrower.