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® Owner’s Manual Snowthrower HS520A · HS520AS See page 39 for instructions on setting up your Snowthrower. 19992005 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.– WARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. 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 snowthrower and should remain with the snowthrower if resold. The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatever. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission. INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your selection of a Honda snowthrower. We are certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest snowthrowers on the market. We want to help you get the best results from your new snowthrower 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 NOTICE symbol. That information is intended to help you avoid damage to your snowthrower, other property, or the environment. We suggest you read the Distributor’s Limited Warranty (page 50) and the Emission Control System Warranty (page 52) to fully understand its coverage and your responsibilities of ownership. When your snowthrower needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind that your servicing Honda dealer is specially trained in servicing Honda snowthrowers. Your Honda servicing dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer your questions and concerns. Best Wishes, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Power Equipment Division 1 INTRODUCTION A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others is very important, and using this snowthrower 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 snowthrower. You must use your own good judgment. You will find important safety information in a variety of forms including: · · Safety Labels — on the snowthrower. Safety Messages — preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These signal words mean: DANGER WARNING CAUTION You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. Safety Headings — such as IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. Safety Section — such as SNOWTHROWER SAFETY. Instructions — how to use this snowthrower correctly and safely. This entire book is filled with important safety information — please read it carefully. 2 CONTENTS SNOWTHROWER SAFETY . .4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION 4 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS . 7 CONTROLS & FEATURES .8 COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS . 8 CONTROLS . 9 BEFORE OPERATION .11 ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? 11 IS YOUR SNOWTHROWER READY TO GO? . 11 CHECK YOUR WORK AREA 12 OPERATION .13 SNOWTHROWING PRECAUTIONS . 13 STARTING THE ENGINE . 13 STOPPING THE ENGINE . 16 CLEARING SNOW 17 SNOW-CLEARING TIPS 18 REMOVING OBSTRUCTIONS . 18 SERVICING YOUR SNOWTHROWER .19 THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER MAINTENANCE . 19 MAINTENANCE SAFETY . 20 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE 21 REFUELING . 22 FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS 23 ENGINE OIL . 23 SPARK PLUG SERVICE 25 AUGER . 27 SCRAPER BLADE . 29 STORAGE .31 STORAGE PREPARATION 31 STORAGE PRECAUTIONS . 34 REMOVAL FROM STORAGE 34 TRANSPORTING .35 BEFORE LOADING 35 LOADING AND UNLOADING 35 TAKING CARE OF UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS .36 SET-UP .39 TECHNICAL & CONSUMER INFORMATION .42 TECHNICAL INFORMATION 42 EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM 45 SPECIFICATIONS . 48 CONSUMER INFORMATION 49 INDEX . .56 QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION
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