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03-05-05, 05:03 PM   #1  
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Craftsman 26" snowblower

I have a Craftsman 26" snowblower that is about two years old. I was moving 14 inches of snow and luckly just as I was finishing up the driveway the gears stopped working. I looked at the housing and it looks complicated to get inside to see where the drive belts are. Is this a difficult job? It looks to be in the 3 to 4 wrench catagory and I am about a one wrench guy but willing to give it a try. Any thoughts?
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03-06-05, 07:47 AM   #2  
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Sorry I don't see many snowblowers, however being a craftsman, if you can locate your model #, prolly on the rear like a shroud or fender will be a placard. Use that at this site http://www3.sears.com/
You can find illustrated parts diagrams as well as purchase replacement parts.

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03-07-05, 12:01 PM   #3  
When you say the "gears" stopped working, do you mean the wheel drive? Or the auger gearbox? When you post back with the answers, also have the chassis ID #'s. And if you should need engine related repairs/questions we'll need engine ID #'s. We'll go on once we have more info.

 
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03-08-05, 07:05 PM   #4  
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Thanks

Thanks guys. It was a pin in the drive shaft and one of the kids in our high school replaced it for me. Just in time too, we are getting a wicked blizzard in Southern New England right now. Thanks

 
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03-09-05, 08:28 AM   #5  
You didn't mention a model number but...it is likely a Murray product and based on my experience with these, your problem of shearing the drive axle bolt is common. These are 1/4" bolts and I suggest drilling out to 5/16" thereby reducing the likelyhood of shearing such anymore. We have done just this on numerous like throwers and not one has come back to our shop.

 
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