Snow Blower Died


Old 02-16-06, 09:09 AM
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Unhappy Snow Blower Died

I Have A Craftsman Gas-powered Snow Blower. While Running It Yesterday, I Tried To Move The Part That Directs The Snow. It Stopped Throwing Snow Although The Motor Is Running. Should I Have Stopped It First Before Changing The Direction? This Is My Brother-in-laws.yikes!
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Old 02-16-06, 09:43 AM
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First thing to do is check the auger and make sure its not blocked next I would check the auger belt. I can see no reason why changeing the chute pos would hurt the snowblower. Check those 2 things and get back to us

Old 02-18-06, 06:26 AM
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Question Is checking the auger hard to do?

Thanks for the reply. I also posted a message for Sears and they said that it may need new "shear bolts on the auger drive." Is this something someone can do themselves? I hate to pay for an expensive repair if it is something that can be done by a do-it-yourselfer. Thanks again.
Old 02-18-06, 06:55 AM
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Is the unit a single or 2-stage auger? If two stage, you'll need a second person to engage the clutch lever while you look at the two stages for either one to move. If the second stage (impeller) turns but not the first stage (auger collectors) then you either have both shear bolts sheared (strangely) or you have a problem inside the gearbox. If neither of the stages turn then you have a belt issue, although it is possible but not too likely that both shear bolts as well as the roll pins in the impeller have sheared.

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