Forums Archive Index > Outdoor Power Equipment > Hello! And looking for help w/Craftsman 536.909700 Snowthwr

Author: Ken W

Date: 28 Nov 2006 12:30 pm

Hello Everyone,

I've recently "inherited" my family's snow blower which was a veteran of the "Blizzard of '78" and was very grateful to have found your forum. :)

The 7hp, 24" model had been maintained pretty well - starts right up on the first or second pull, idles well, throttles smoothly, doesn't burn oil, has new a belt and it is in very good mechanical condition. However the owners manual could not be found so I've been searching the web and reading a lot of topics in this forum for any maintenance tips and repair info I can find. I've found a lot that will help (engine type, plug, gap, oil to use, fuel issues, etc) but I could still use some advice.
For instance I was wondering what kind of oil I should put down these small holes labeled "oil" that are located on a few shaft/bearing caps?
Also, does anyone have any suggestions as to where I might find a manual for this machine? Sears is out and I've emailed several online OPE dealers to no avail.

Thanks!

Ken


Author: Highwind

Date: 28 Nov 2006 7:22 pm

Hi Ken,

This one seems to have gotten pushed down into the bottom of the snowdrift.

If my memory serves correctly (and it often doesn't), your machine is a Murray.
Support for older machines isn't too good since Briggs bought out parts of the company.
You could try to contact a local Murray dealer or check the Murray website. You'll need the Murray model number.


Author: HGK

Date: 28 Nov 2006 7:26 pm

Highwind wrote:
Hi Ken,

This one seems to have gotten pushed down into the bottom of the snowdrift.

If my memory serves correctly (and it often doesn't), your machine is a Murray.
Support for older machines isn't too good since Briggs bought out parts of the company.
You could try to contact a local Murray dealer or check the Murray website. You'll need the Murray model number.


Or maybe Ebay will be the best place to find a manual.


Author: HGK

Date: 28 Nov 2006 7:46 pm

Try this....
RYOUNG@murrayinc.net
Rose Young
Parts & Service Coordinator
Phone 1-800-661-6662...ext 511
Fax 905-565-0259
Send a mail and ask for a manual.


Author: jubol

Date: 29 Nov 2006 6:53 am

Hi,
Try Google and search for Murray of Canada.

I emailed them for a manual, had it in 5 days!!!

Fred :lol:


Author: Ken W

Date: 29 Nov 2006 4:15 pm

Thank you for the very helpful replies!

I've watched eBay for a while and a few have been close in model number but no cigar.

But I'll definitely try calling Murray and before it's too late.

Thanks !

Ken


Author: jubol

Date: 29 Nov 2006 4:38 pm

KEN,

Email Murray of Canada with model and serial numbers .

Requesrt a ops and maintenance manual.

You will most likly have them in less than a week if you do it today!!

Fred :lol:


Author: Ken W

Date: 4 Dec 2006 12:49 pm

Yeeha :) Thanks jubol and all. I did call Murray of Canada by phone last week but had to leave a voice message for a gentleman there.

I truly did not expect a return call, especially regarding such an old machine, however not only did I receive one just now but he also told me he had the manual and it was being put into the mail to me today.

I *really* appreciate the help guys!

Ken


Author: SnowPro

Date: 4 Dec 2006 12:59 pm

:welcome:

Hi Ken!
Welcome to the forum...

Ken
:)

That seemed weird somehow........... :groan:


Author: Ken W

Date: 9 Dec 2006 3:16 pm

Thanks Ken :)

And just a quick note to say the owners manual arrived. If anyone else needs a copy let me know and I'll photocopy it and send one on.


Author: mrmom

Date: 9 Dec 2006 5:41 pm

Good on ya Ken!


Author: scotty
Subject: Craftsman 536-909700

Date: 10 Dec 2006 9:50 pm

Hello all
I just joined this forum in hopes of trying to get more info on a snowblower I just inherited. A Craftsman model 536-909700 "Eager-1".
Looks to be pretty mechanically sound, but it appears someone tried to "fix" the electrical system the key switch is no longer hooked up and it stopped working before I got it. (No spark to the plug) I Was hoping to locate a repair manual for it so I can attempt to restore it to it's original state. Hoping someone has one ?
Thanks!
Scotty
sgg41658@hotmail.com


Author: Majorxlr8n

Date: 11 Dec 2006 12:27 am

Hi Scotty & Welcome! :D

Heres a link for your engine, Sears model 143.666382, a Tecumseh engine:
http://www.cpdonline.com/692509.pdf

I would install a new spark plug first. If that doesn't work, then I would check to make sure the shutoff wire isn't grounding out somewhere which will cause a no spark condition. If you're still sparkless, then you should replace the points & a condensor.

That should get you in the general direction to resolve this...
Marty