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Craftsman snowblower auger

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12-29-06, 09:12 AM   #1  
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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12-29-06, 11:11 AM   #2  
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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12-29-06, 12:29 PM   #3  

You have a broken shear bolt.


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12-29-06, 04:49 PM   #4  
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.

GregH.........HVAC/R Tech

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