||10-09-2013 11:15 AM
Home depots reply. Sounds like slip clutch is their answer
I love this reply. Written by someone who knows only a very little. Sounds like they want me to slip the belt clutch to get their 3 speed VARIABLE TRANSMISSION to work. Here is their reply to my question to Home Depot.
Your question has been answered!
Your questions are very important to us and the Home Depot community. Thank you for taking the time to ask a question about Power Clear 621 QZE 21 in. Single-Stage Gas Quick Chute Snow Blower.
What is variable speed good for and how do I activate it? I do not see a lever or button to push? Thanx
Hi frank, Great question, since there are wheels on this snow blower, but the wheels are not propelled. The snow removal paddle doubles as the drive mechanism. As the paddle rotates and scoops the snow, the unit is propelled forward. The control switch is the lever that the operator pulls back toward the handle bar. The variable transmission is manipulated by loosening or tightening your grip on the lever. Tighter grip goes faster. Here's an excerpt from the product overview: Snow Blower features a powerful 163 cc OHV 4-cycle engine with variable-speed transmission that lets you adjust snow throwing for different conditions. This snow blower's Power Propel self-propel system has a heavy-duty rotor that contacts the ground, pulling the unit forward and making it easy to operate. Thanks for the question, we're here to help. Travis"