Craftsman snowblower auger


Old 12-29-06, 09:12 AM
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Craftsman snowblower auger

I have a Craftsman 5 horse snowblower that only one of the two primary augers is working. Anyone have any thoughts on what is preventing the left primary auger from spinning?
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Old 12-29-06, 11:11 AM
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With engine off and plug wire disconnected, I would try to hand turn both augers. If the good one has a drag, and the bad one does not, I would be looking for a thrown or broken drive belt.
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You have a broken shear bolt.

Old 12-29-06, 04:49 PM
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I agree that your problem is likely a shear bolt.
Do not replace it with a normal bolt, even temporarily.

A co-worker loaned his 10 hp Craftsman blower to his brother last week.
He hit a step when getting too close to the house and broke the shear pin.
Replaced it with a bolt, hit the same step and took out the bearing housing for the auger.
Could have been worse because normally the gear box breaks.

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