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Generic Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" Electric Snow Thrower

The Snow Devil Electric Snow Thrower provides real snow clearing capability without the maintenance of a gas engine. Sized to remove snow from residential walks as well as driveways, its 20-inch wide path and spiral auger can clear up to 239 square yards per hour. As simple to use as an electric lawn mower, it can handle snow up to 9 inches deep and its 180-degree-rotatable chute throws it up to 20 feet.
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Questions & Answers for Generic Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" Electric Snow Thrower

Question

Do I get the Electric cord with this product,if yes the what would be the length of the cord?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
liyavan
on Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" Electric Snow Thrower
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the machine is not equipped with an extension cord, I recommend a 12-2 wire exterior cord for the maximum efficency, remember this is a 13 amp. motor and needs the larger wiresize! Also get the longest cord available to minimize the resistance in the cord.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Bookank
answer 2
No, you do not get an extension cord with this product. You must supply your own 14-gauge cord and it plugs directly into the unit. You may use either a 2 prong or a 3 prong cord.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
LoveToCook1234
 - Bellingham, MA
answer 3
No, it will not come with a cord.

You will want to buy a heavy gauge and highly flexible low-temperature outdoor extension cord in order to use it.

Determine the maximum distance from your outlet to the farthest spot you will use the blower, and get a slightly longer cord than that for extra length to work with.

But, keep the cord size to as short as reasonable; as the longer the cord, the more power that will be lost through resistance, which translates into a lower amount of power reaching the blower.

The blower uses 13 amps, therefore a minimum of 14 gauge wire would be needed for safety (as it can carry 15 amps), however you should always go for a thicker wire any time you have long runs (50-100+ feet) so it would be best to consider 12 gauge wire instead. You shouldn't need any larger than 12 guage wire, but if you're willing to deal with the heavy/thick wire and higher cost, thicker is always better/safer/less power loss.

Also, ensure that you purchase wire with plastics/rubbers that stay flexible down past the lowest temperature you are expecting to use the blower. In my area that means 20 below at least. Use of any cheap extension cords usually crack at temperatures below 0-10 degrees or so, causing a sigificant safety hazzard.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
MrLateNite
 - North Dakota
Question

Starting problem

I've assembled the unit as per instructions, plugged in the cable, pushed the start button and pulled and held the start bar- but nothing happens. I also hardly felt any resistance pressing the button or while pulling back on the bar. Is this normal or should I have some tactile feedback or hear a 'click' or something? Is there a fuse or wiring or something I should check? There's no help on troubleshooting in the manual.
Any help appreciated.
Thank you.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
SeldomReview
 - Cheyenne, WY
on Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" Electric Snow Thrower
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
UNPLUG THE UNIT, OPEN THE COVER, WITH YOUR METER CHECK FOR CONTINUITY, THAT IS AFTER YOU CHECK THE HOUSE VOLTAGE AND FOUND 110 VOLTS AT THE PLUG. CHECK BETWEEN THE MOTOR AND SWITCH FOR THE HANDLE. IF THERE IS CONTINUITY, CHECK THE SWITCH IN THE OPEN AND CLOSED POSITION. iF NO VOLTAGE, PUT THE BLOWER AT THE CURB AND HAVE THE SANITATION RECYCLE IT!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Bookank
 - NYC
answer 2
Pull the bar first, than press the button
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
uki3
 - North Jersey
answer 3
My mistake - I didn't understand the instructions properly! I had to hold the start button in WHILE pulling back on the bar at the same time! The motor started right up - now to wait for the snow to test it out!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
SeldomReview
 - Cheyenne, WY
Question

Can you use Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" on a wood deck?

Can you use the Snow Devil on a wood deck or would the blades damage a wood deck?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
slowflyer
 - Montezuma, IA
on Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" Electric Snow Thrower
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I USE IT ON THE DECK ALL THE TIME! jUST KEEP IT A LITTLE RAISED SO THE IMPELLER DON'T TOUCH THE WOOD, YOU WILL GET THE FEEL QUICKLY, IT WORKS GOOD ON MY DECK.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Bookank
 - NYC
answer 2
The blade system is protected by a plate or strip on the bottom which prevents the blades from touching the driveway surface .
I'm thinking, try a small section and go in the direction that the boards are laid down .
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
seniorshopper62
 - 66619
Question

who is the manufactuer of this snow blower?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" Electric Snow Thrower
2 answers
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answer 1
Airco Hong Kong Ltd, Google them and their website will come up.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
getfuggled
answer 2
Snow Devil is the manufacturer. I couldn't find anything in the manual that mentioned their products being made by a larger company. The quality seems to be pretty good so far. The unit is made of plastic, with metal blades covered in rubber. The handle is also metal.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
LoveToCook1234
 - Bellingham, MA
Question

Question regarding extension cord

Can someone tell me if this takes a 2 prong or 3 prong extension cable i.e should I go for a 12-2 or a 12-3? p.s. since I'm running a 100' cable I need to go for the higher gauge.

thank you.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
SeldomReview
 - Cheyenne, WY
on Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" Electric Snow Thrower
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
12-2 WITH A GROUND, THE GROUND WILL BE FOR SAFETY, THESE THINGS MELT A LOT OF SNOW ON THE HOUSING, THE GROUND WILL PROTECT THE OPERATOR IF THE LINE GETS CUT!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Bookank
 - NYC
answer 2
The blower had a receptical for a 2 prong plug, but will work with any standard 3 prong extension cord as well. Since there is no active connection to the ground plug on the blower, there is no additional safety in purchasing a 3 wire over a 2 wire cord.

Correct, at 100' you must use a 12 gauge cord due to the added resistance limiting the amperage reaching the blower. At 50' you could get by with 14 gauge.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
MrLateNite
 - North Dakota
Question

is this a rechargeable snow blower, or do you have to keep it plugged in while using it.

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Jim1958
on Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" Electric Snow Thrower
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
KEEP IT PLUGGED IN , IT WORKS BETTER!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Bookank
 - NYC
answer 2
the specs say:
Motor: 120 volts, 13 amps
so it must be plugged in
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
alttthegoodnamesaregone
Question

where can you get spares for this item?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - At my second home in Wisconsin
on Snow Devil 13-Amp 20" Electric Snow Thrower
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
MY DAUGHTER HIT A PIPE AND SHATTERED THE FLYWHEEL (PLASTIC) I CALLED WAL MART AND GOT A COMPANY IN CANADA THEY SENT THE PARTS AND THE MACHINE WORKS GOOD!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Bookank
 - NYC
answer 2
The manual makes it seem like you can order spare parts directly from the manufacturer.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
LoveToCook1234
 - Bellingham, MA
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