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Yardman Snow Thrower - Drive Help


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01-24-05, 07:13 AM   #1  
Yardman Snow Thrower - Drive Help

Hello everyone, I am new to this board. I have a 7 HP 24" Snow Thrower. Have really had no problems with it until recently. The drive belt had snapped, so I bought myself some new belts. When I went to replace the belt I noticed the drive plate was damaged. So I replaced the drive plate and changed the belt. But the snow thrower does not want to move in any gear. I took the belt cover off and noticed that the belt does not really tighten enough around the pulleys. I can see the gear spinning from the motor but the belt is not spinning. Is there any way to tighten the belt tensioner? Any help would be appreciated.

 
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01-24-05, 11:10 AM   #2  
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Were the replacement belts the correct Manufactures replacement belts? Does the damaged plate lead to any other damage? Is the new belt properly routed?
If you can find the model #'s you can find manuals online.
Not sure on snowthrowers but some yardman products I find manuals at sears
http://www3.sears.com/

 
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01-24-05, 11:15 AM   #3  
Yes the belts are geniune MTD replacement parts and the part #'s match what is in the manuals. Just seems to me that there must be a way to adjust the tensioner or maybe the tensioner has broken.

 
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01-24-05, 11:24 AM   #4  
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The tensioner should have a spring of some sort on it. Is it still intact? Also what engages the tensioner? Possibly linkage damaged or off loose...?
Just mentioning some things I would check, I am not really a snowthrower guy but I bet some will pop in.

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01-24-05, 11:32 AM   #5  
Thanks for some of your advice. I have check the tensioner and the spring is still there. The tensioner is engaged by the depressing the handle on the snowblower. When I depress the handle the snowblower seems like it wants to go but then it doesn't. I noticed if I depress the handle just a little then she starts to move slowly. There is an adjustment on the cable going to the drive but I followed the manufacturer's instructions in the manual and still get the same thing. Hope someone else out here has run into the same or similar problem and can help.

 
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01-28-05, 08:43 AM   #6  
Does anyone have any info on this. I need to get this repaired and would really hate to bring it to a shop.

 
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01-28-05, 12:31 PM   #7  
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This might sound silly but what if in the manual they made a typo and printed the wrong belt number? If you can, match the size of the broken belt up against the new one or better yet, see if there is a number stamped on the broken belt. As Azis said, If just the belt broke it should be a straight forward replacement.

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