Alpina AS 31 E manual

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  • Brand: Alpina
  • Product: Snow thrower
  • Model/name: AS 31 E
  • Filetype: PDF
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Table of Contents

Page: 24
Original instructions for use
This symbol indicates WARNING. Serious per-
sonal injury and/or damage to property may re-
sult if the instructions are not followed
The following symbols appear on the machine. They are
there to remind you of the care and attention required in use.
This is what the symbols mean:
Warning. If the regulations are not followed, there
is a risk of danger to life and machine breakdown.
Warning. Risk of fatal electric shocks
Warning. The power supply must be disconnected
before carrying out cleaning or maintenance. Shut
off the motor before unclogging the discharge
Read the owner’s manual before operating the
Keep bystanders at a safe distance from the
Warning of hard objects flying off.
Keep hands and feet away from rotating parts.
Risk of death and maiming. Avoid injury from the
rotating auger, keep hands, feet and clothing away.
Do not touch any rotating parts before the machine
has stopped.
Always use ear protections.
Always use eye protections.
The machine is double insulated.
Conforms to relevant safety standards.
Disposed product shall be recycled according to
local regulations.
1.1.1 Figures
The figures in these instructions for use are numbered 1, 2, 3,
Components shown in the figures are marked A, B, C, etc.
A reference to component E in figure 5 is written “5:E”.
1.1.2 Headings
The headings in these instructions for use are numbered in
accordance with the following example:
“2.3.2” is a subheading to “2.3” and is included under this
When referring to headings, only the number of the heading
is normally specified. E.g. “See 2.3.2”.
• Please read through these instructions carefully. Learn all
the controls and the correct use of the machine.
• Never allow children or anyone who is not familiar with
these instructions to use the snow thrower. Local
regulations may impose restrictions as regards the age of
the driver.
• Never use the machine if others, particularly children or
animals, are in the vicinity.
• Remember that the driver is responsible for accidents that
happen to other people or their property.
• Be careful not to trip or fall, especially when reversing
the machine.
• Never use the snow thrower under the influence of
alcohol or medication and if you are tired or ill.
• Check the area to be cleared and remove any loose or
foreign objects.
• Never use the snow thrower unless properly dressed.
Wear footwear that improves your grip on a slippery
• Check that the mains voltage corresponds with the snow
thrower’s rated voltage.
• Never, under any circumstances, make adjustments while
the engine is running (unless otherwise specified in the
• Allow the snow thrower to adjust to the outdoor
temperature before using it.
• Always use protective goggles or a visor during use,
maintenance and service.
• Keep hands and feet away from rotating parts. Always
avoid the discharge chute opening.
• The snow thrower must never be used to remove anything
but snow
• Be careful when driving on or crossing gravel paths,
pavements and roads. Be aware of hidden dangers and
• Never direct the discharge chute towards a public road or
• If the snow thrower hits a foreign object, stop the engine,
disconnect and carefully inspect the machine for damage.
Repair the damage before using the machine again.
• If the machine starts vibrating abnormally, stop the
engine and look for the cause. Vibration is normally a
sign of something wrong.
• The snow thrower may only be connected to power
sockets that are supplied with earth leakage circuit
breakers. The earth leakage circuit breaker must have a
trip current of max. 30 mA.
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Original instructions for use
• Risk of tripping over the electric cable. Always be aware
of the whereabouts of the electric cable so that it does not
get in the way of your feet or anything else moving about
in the area.
• The snow thrower may only be connected with a cable
that is approved for outdoor use.
• The electric cable with which the snow thrower is
connected must always be intact. It must never be used if
it displays signs of damage.
• The snow thrower must never be used if its plug, electric
cable or other electrical equipment is damaged.
• Repairs to the electrical equipment may only be carried
out by an authorised electrician.
• Never drive over the electric cable for the snow thrower
while working.
• If the electric cable for the snow thrower has been
damaged while working, the following instructions must
be followed:
A. Stop the motor.
B. Leave the site in the opposite direction from the
damaged point on the cable.
C. Disconnect the cable from the power socket.
• Stop the motor and disconnect the power supply:
A. If the driver leaves the machine.
B. If the auger housing or discharge chute is blocked and
must be cleaned.
C. Before beginning repairs or adjustments.
• Always make sure the rotating parts have stopped and all
the controls are disengaged before cleaning, repairing or
• Never drive across a slope. Move from the top down, and
from the bottom to the top. Be careful when changing
direction on a slope. Avoid steep slopes.
• Never operate the machine with insufficient protection or
without the safety devices in place.
• Existing safety devices must not be disconnected or
• Never use the snow thrower near enclosures, cars,
windowpanes, slopes etc. without properly setting the
discharge chute deflector.
• Always keep children away from areas to be cleared. Get
another adult to keep the children under supervision.
• Do not overload the machine by driving it too fast.
• Take care when reversing. Look behind you before and
during reversing to check for any obstacles.
• Never point the discharge chute towards bystanders. Do
not allow anyone to stand in front of the machine.
• Only use accessories that are approved by the machine’s
• Never drive the snow thrower in bad visibility or without
satisfactory lighting.
• Always ensure you have a good balance and a tight grip
on the handle.
• Tighten all nuts and screws so that the machine is in safe
working condition.
• Never flush the machine with water. It will make damage
to the electrical equipment and risk of electrical shocks.
• Check all electrical equipment before use. The snow
thrower must never be used if its insulatings, fittings or
other electrical equipment is damaged.
• Always use genuine spare parts. Non-genuine spare parts
can entail a risk of injury, even if they fit the machine.
• Before a long storage, check the instructions for
• Replace damaged warning and instruction stickers.
• Let the engine run a couple of minutes with the auger
connected after use. This prevents the auger from
freezing solid.
1. Open the box carefully.
2. Take care of any documentation in the box, for example
these instructions.
3. Lift the snow thrower from the box.
4. Cut the tie straps and remove all protecting plastic from
the machine.
5. Dispose of the box and packaging according to local
1. Assemble the snow thrower as follows.
2. See fig. 2. Align the square dog at the shank against the
recess in the handle.
3. Se fig. 3. Slide the shank and the handle together until the
tap locks in the shank.
4. See fig. 4. Screw on, and tighten the big plastic nut.
5. See fig. 5. Assemble the black plastic sleeve on the shank
until the tap locks in the shank hole.
6. See fig. 6. Align the shank against the snow thrower so
the sleeve groove fits against the hole bar.
7. See fig. 7. Slide the shank into the snow thrower and
assemble the two screws with nuts. Tighten with a Philips
The snow thrower is intended for small snow cleaning works
quite close to houses with stationary 230 VAC electric net.
The snow thrower controls are shown in fig. 1 and described
Pos Denomination Description
A Starting lockout Prevents the start lever to be
activated unintentionally.
B Start lever Starts the engine. The lever can be
activated if the starting lockout A is
C Connecting device For connection of current.
D Cable support For supporting the connection cable.
E Lock handle For securing the shank handle.
F Handle
G Shank The length can be adjusted.
H Lock handle For securing the shank.
J Auger housing
K Auger
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Original instructions for use
Never start the engine until all the above measures under
‘ASSEMBLY’ have been carried out.
Never use the snow thrower without first reading
and understanding the enclosed instructions and
all the warning and instruction stickers on the
snow thrower and in these instructions.
Always wear protective goggles or a visor during
use, maintenance and service.
The connection cable and its plugs must be fault
free and approved for outdoor use.
The connection cable may only be connected to
power sockets equipped with an earth leakage cir-
cuit breaker with a trip current of max. 30 mA.
The connection cable must be suspended on the ca-
ble support. Otherwise there is a risk of damage
alongside the plug which is potentially life-threat-
Connect the snow thrower with the electric cable from the
property’s power socket.
Suspend the cable on the cable support (1:D) and connect to
the connector (1:C).
Start the motor and the auger as described below.
1. Lean the snow thrower back slightly so that the auger is
raised a little above the ground.
2. Press in and hold the starting lockout (1:A) . Squeeze the
start lever (1:B).
3. Release the starting lockout, lower the auger towards the
ground and start to clear the snow.
After starting and before use of the machine, it is essential
to perform the safety test below.
If the unit fails to operate as described, DO NOT operate it.
In this case, contact an authorised workshop for repair.
Auger test
Release the start lever. The motor and the auger should stop
5.5 STOP
Stop the motor and the auger by releasing the start lever
Never aim the snow at bystanders.
Always stop the engine before unclogging.
Always wear eye protection when operating the
snow thrower.
If the auger is blocked, never try to keep the motor
engaged for more than 20 seconds. Extensive en-
gagement will damage the motor.
1. Start the motor as described above and check the ejection
distance and direction.
2. Push the snow thrower slowly forwards and hold it in a
slight angle to throw the snow to the left or to the right.
3. Stop working by releasing the start lever (1:B).
1. Clear away the snow immediately after snowfall.
2. For complete snow clearance, slightly overlap each
clearance pass.
3. If possible, discharge the snow downwind.
4. For safety and to prevent damage to the snow thrower,
keep the area to be cleared free of stones, toys and other
foreign objects.
5. The snow thrower’s capacity depends on the depth and
density of the snow. Learn how the snow thrower works
in different snow conditions.
5.7.1 Dry and normal snow
Snow up to 15 cm deep can be removed quickly and easily
by clearing at an even speed. Plan for downwind discharge of
the snow.
5.7.2 Wet, packed snow
Chop packed snow using a spade or similar. Then push the
snow thrower slowly forward. Never hoe with the snow
thrower. This will destroy it.
The snow thrower must never be rinsed with wa-
ter. Risk of damage to the electrical system and
risk of electric shocks.
1. Stop the motor.
2. Disconnect the electric cable from the snow thrower and
the property’s power socket.
3. Clean the inside and outside of the snow thrower with a
suitable brush.
4. Check that there are no damaged or loose parts. Repair/
replace parts if necessary.
The electrical connection must be disconnected
before carrying out maintenance work.
• Every time the snow thrower is to be used, check that the
electrical equipment is intact and free of faults. The snow
thrower must not be used if there are any faults or if
anything is missing.
• Check that the auger rotates easily.
• Check that all screw joints are tightened. Tighten if
• Apply silicon spray to the auger. This prevents icing.
• Check that the starting handle cannot be activated
without the ignition lock being moved to the left.
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Original instructions for use
The faults described below can usually be rectified directly
by the user. If there is any doubt, contact an authorised agent.
The motor does not start:
• The electric cable is not connected or is defective.
• The fuse has blown. If a higher amp fuse needs to be
installed, contact an authorised electrician.
The motor hums, but does not start:
• Auger or discharge chute blocked.
• The capacitor is defective. Contact your GGP agent.
The motor stops suddenly:
• Loose plugs.
• The overload protection has been tripped. Wait for 10
minutes, then attempt to start again.
The snow thrower vibrates:
• Loose parts.
• Defective auger.
When the snow thrower is to be stored for an extended
period, such as during that part of the year when snow
clearance does not need to be carried out, the following
measures must be taken.
1. Clean the whole snow thrower thoroughly.
2. Inspect the snow thrower for damage. Repair if
3. Store the snow thrower in a clean, dry place.
A full warranty is issued against manufacturing and material
defects. The user must carefully follow the instructions given
in the enclosed documentation.
The warranty does not cover damage due to:
- Neglect by users to acquaint themselves with
accompanying documentation
- Carelessness
- Incorrect and non-permitted use or assembly
- The use of non-genuine spare parts
- The use of accessories not supplied or approved by GGP
Neither does the warranty cover:
- Wear parts such as drive belts, augers, wheels
- Normal wear
- Engines. These are covered by the engine manufacturer’s
warranties, with separate terms and conditions.
The purchaser is covered by the national laws of each
country. The rights to which the purchaser is entitled with the
support of these laws are not restricted by this warranty.
Take care of the environment!
Do not discard with household waste!
This product contains electrical and
electronic components that must be
Hand the product in for recycling at the
indicated location, e.g. the municipal
recycling station.

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