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Honda HS50 Drive Problem


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03-06-03, 01:32 PM   #1  
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Honda HS50 Drive Problem

Hello,

I'm not well versed in the mechanical terms involved, but I can try to explain a problem I'm seeing with my Honda HS50 snowblower. Hopefully someone will understand and assist me in the repair. I've taken a picture of the area of concern that you can view at www.farfo.com/hs50.jpg. I've labeled 2 areas of the picture so it can be used as a reference.

This unit has a drive mechanism that isn't working. When I squeeze the drive handle, I can see the belts tightening properly via that mechanism. There is a round metal plate/wheel (A) that begins to rotate and it looks like it should engage a rubber disk (B) that is in lock step with the tires . This rubber wheel moves across the round metal plate depending on the gear (1, 2, 3 or reverse) that is engaged. The problem is that the round metal wheelr (A) is not making proper contact with the black rubber disk (B) that drives the tires. I'm probably explaining the clutch but I don't really know. I can't see anywhere to adjust this so that they make proper contact.

Any assistance would be appreciated. It's snowing here so hopefully I'll hear from someone soon!

John

 
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03-06-03, 06:36 PM   #2  
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Hello farfo, most systems like this have a strong spring that pulls the drive disk, part B in your pic, to the drive plate, part A in your pic. I live where we see snow perhaps once every 4-5 years and I have never seen a s/thrower in person but this system is common to many makes of propelled power machines. I see a spring at the bottom of part B that may be the tension spring I refer to. This machine looks new but if the drive disk is worn in the least amount some or all of the drive may be lost. Make sure the drive plate is turning with force because it doesn't take much to turn it but much force is needed to turn the drive disk.....Mike

 
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03-06-03, 08:06 PM   #3  
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Hello farfo,
Sorry but I'm totally unfamiliar with snowblowers however would you mind telling us something about the camera you used to take that fantastic picture. That's one of the sharpest pictures I've seen.

 
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03-06-03, 08:24 PM   #4  
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It's an Olympus c-4040z.

John
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