This particular reference page will cover the following topis:
- Similar Models – Reference Page 1
- Specifications – Reference Page 1
- Operating Manual – Click on this LINK (PDF file; external link to John Deere)
- Parts Manual – Click on this LINK (PDF file; external link to John Deere)
- Wiring Harness Diagrams
- Where to get it serviced?
- Oil Change – Should be done beginning of every season; I prefer the synthetic 5w-30 due to its superior engine lubricating quality (I buy Mobil 1 94001 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil – 1 Quart (Pack of 6). I prefer to buy this with individual quart bottles instead of a 5 quart bottle. I also use this oil for my portable generator (Generac Wheelhouse 5550, Briggs and Stratton 5500 Storm Responder)
- Tune Up (Spark Plug Change) – Should be changed start of every season and every 25 hours; You can buy either Briggs and Stratton Spark plug Part #796112 (2 pack; replaces RJ19LM) or Champion RC12YC (71G) Copper Plus Small Engine Spark Plug; Make sure to set the gap to 0.030 in or .75 mm (don’t have a gap tool, buy this 26 Blade Master Feeler Gauge tool)
- Shear Pins – You can’t have enough of these around; I usually have anywhere between 8-12 on hand each season (sounds excessive but sometimes you run into a steady stream of hidden wet newspapers); Please make sure to purchase the correct shear pins as wrong ones may damage your engine! Briggs & Stratton Part #1687404K Shear Pin Kit; when you get them, check to make sure you have those smaller pieces; those are called cotter pins, designed to bend to hold the shear pins in place;
- Check tire pressure – Maximum of 14 psi; remember, slightly under-inflating tires gives you maximum surface area thus giving better traction (if you don’t have a tire gauge, I recommend the Tekton 5941 Digital Tire Gauge for 9 bucks. It’s cheap and reliable)
Wiring Harness Diagrams
I’ve created two separate pages so that they can be updated & published faster.
- Wiring Diagram for the Auger Group (link to another page)
- Wiring Diagram for the Handle Group (link to another page)
Where to get Service and Support for a John Deere branded Walk-behind Snowthrower?
I’ve heard some disturbing story about some JD dealers refusing to service a 1330se unless it was bought from them (for example, no service for Lowes purchases). I have confirmed with JD customer service that this in incorrect.
I strongly urge you to inform these dearlers that it is John Deere’s policy to service all John Deere branded products.
If you need further assistance or support on these products please contact the John Deere Power Products Consumer Helpline at:
USA: (888) 228-3068 (option 3)
Canada: (800) 661-6662
Please have your product ID and serial number available as this will help to identify your unit.
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Thanks and good luck with your John Deere 1330se snowthrower!