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Noma Snowthrower 8HP 27" - Loose belts?


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12-31-07, 07:02 AM   #1  
Noma Snowthrower 8HP 27" - Loose belts?

I have the Noma Snowthrower listed above, and it has the following problems:

1-The gears do not work, the machine moves at whatever speed it chooses when it operates (usually fast), no matter where the shift lever is (this happened first)

2-The snowthrower shaft will not engage. For most of last season, it would engage for a while and then not engage for a while. Now it won't at all.

The engine runs fine. I think it is loose belts, but I do not have an owners manual and don't know how to adjust. Is this something I can do myself (or do I have to send to mechanic)? Thanks!

 
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12-31-07, 07:16 AM   #2  
You could go a couple of ways with this one. First, I'd prop the machine up and see if there is an access plate on the bottom of the machine. Remove it and if you can, watch the mechanisms as you engage the handles (auger and drive if seperate). It may be that the moving parts need to be lubricated. Can you tell us the model and serial numbers of the machine?

 
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12-31-07, 07:16 AM   #3  
FYI..

Model No. is E2784000

 
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12-31-07, 07:24 AM   #4  
I can't find a single link relating to that model number. Is Noma the actual manufacturer?

 
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12-31-07, 07:28 AM   #5  
Just noticed on the serial no. plate that is manufactured by Murray

 
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01-05-08, 02:29 PM   #6  
Noma Snow Thrower

I just purchased a used Noma E2784000 snow thrower in excellent condition , but I need a service manual (so I can keep it that way) and can't locate one anywhere. Any suggestions?

Murray bought-out Noma and Murray is of no help.

 
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01-06-08, 01:02 PM   #7  
most of the parts listings for the Noma machines are on micro film and you will need to find a dealer that has kept his for reference. The whole thing is now owned by Briggs. I have been successful in obtaining the information from my Briggs distributer for my area as a lot of the part numbers have changed and the history is not there except at the Briggs / Murray / Simplicity Distributors. Sorry

 
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01-15-08, 11:11 AM   #8  
Belt Adjustments and friction wheel alignment

After removing the topside belt shroud, work your auger handle
to see mechanism throw and identify the idler pulley.
The only adjustment, other than a new belt, is to loosen the
carrier bolt on the tensioning pulley and move it towards the
center of your machine (in it's slot). Then retighten the bolt.
The drive belt for the wheels has a constant tension pulley
without adjustment. Replacing the belt would get you back
into the game here.
To reset the friction wheel alignment; remove the skid plate
from underneath (tip your machine onto it's auger housing -
drain fuel tank if too full). Select 1st gear and note position
of friction wheel. Observe mechanism and condition of
friction wheel (replace if badly damaged). Shift to 6th gear
and note position. It should be near the outside edge of the
disc drive plate. In 1st gear the friction wheel should be just
to the right of center. Adjustment is made by screwing the
trunion nut up or down on the shift rod (where it connects
to the speed select rod by washer and cotter pin.)
I have a neighbor's manual for this machine and could scan
as attach. to eMail


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01-15-08, 07:21 PM   #9  
I have seen th "High Speed" problem on these machines before. The shaft gets dried out & sticky that the friction wheel slides on & the "Fingers" that move it will bend enough to slip off the shift mechenisum (sp??) & its stuck in high gear. Clean & very lightly lube the friction wheel shaft & put it back together with the two thrust washers & that's fixed!!

The snowthrower shaft not engaging may be a stipped gear box, or just broken shear bolts. Give us some more info about it & we'll figure it out!! Roger

 
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01-20-08, 11:47 AM   #10  
NOMA 27' snowthrower owner's manual

Hello, Do I understand correctly that you can forward the NOMA 27" snowthrower owner's manual as an attachment? I've had the thrower since 1996 and now have drive line problems and can't find a manual anywhere. I will also try the info you posted. If you can forward the manual, please forward to
Thank you.

Posted By: bamboo After removing the topside belt shroud, work your auger handle
to see mechanism throw and identify the idler pulley.
The only adjustment, other than a new belt, is to loosen the
carrier bolt on the tensioning pulley and move it towards the
center of your machine (in it's slot). Then retighten the bolt.
The drive belt for the wheels has a constant tension pulley
without adjustment. Replacing the belt would get you back
into the game here.
To reset the friction wheel alignment; remove the skid plate
from underneath (tip your machine onto it's auger housing -
drain fuel tank if too full). Select 1st gear and note position
of friction wheel. Observe mechanism and condition of
friction wheel (replace if badly damaged). Shift to 6th gear
and note position. It should be near the outside edge of the
disc drive plate. In 1st gear the friction wheel should be just
to the right of center. Adjustment is made by screwing the
trunion nut up or down on the shift rod (where it connects
to the speed select rod by washer and cotter pin.)
I have a neighbor's manual for this machine and could scan
as attach. to eMail


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01-17-09, 11:22 AM   #11  
Operator & User manuals

I have the Operator & User manual for the Noma snowblower being discussed (mfg. Murray), circa late 90s. Since it is no longer available, email me and I'll scan one or all three and send it on. I also have the Tecumseh 8hp engine manual for my thrower, let me know if you need that too.
Op manual works for 4 models, 2454, 2784, 2785, and 2914. Parts manual for 2784 only.

Regards.


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02-10-10, 09:30 AM   #12  
Hello, thanks for the info, I think you covered the questions I had, but I have the noma snow blower 27" actually it is a murray snow king, I found 3 names on the blower, anyway do you think you might be able to send me the manual via email, I do not have one my brother-in-law gave me the snow blower and he could not find the manual? I am having trouble with the wheels pushing the blower, it will push in very small bursts, I will try and make the necessary adjustment you mention in your answer blog. My email is:
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02-10-10, 09:04 PM   #13  
ipl can be seen here
Murray st Parts Diagram Index for E2784-000

 
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04-04-10, 04:33 PM   #14  
Noma Snow Thrower Manual

Posted By: jpsullivan I have the Operator & User manual for the Noma snowblower being discussed (mfg. Murray), circa late 90s. Since it is no longer available, email me and I'll scan one or all three and send it on. I also have the Tecumseh 8hp engine manual for my thrower, let me know if you need that too.
Op manual works for 4 models, 2454, 2784, 2785, and 2914. Parts manual for 2784 only.
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Regards.
Could I get a copy of the above mentioned manuals.


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12-05-11, 06:03 AM   #15  
Needing Manuals

JP Sullivan, I have the Noma Snowthrower, serial # D2784010 and would like a copy of the manual for the snowthrower as well as the 8h.p. Tec engine if you still have these. Thanks


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01-03-12, 08:50 PM   #16  
To jpsullivan and biganugly1-
I am another guy looking for manuals for my noma snowthrower. I have an f2784000 made by murray with an 8hp tecumseh, and could use any manuals available. It was given to me in working condition but i can not find much about it online so i would have a tough time if i needed anything for it. I understand noma was made by murray and bought by briggs, but it shouldnt be this tough to find manuals. Even the oil capacity and the best place to find parts online would help.
Thanks in advance.

 
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01-04-12, 07:37 PM   #17  
The web address listed below should have parts diagram for your snow thrower, your oil cap will be listed with whatever type of engine you have. Get the Tecumseh model, and serial numbers and search the net. If this will help you my snowthrower has 8hp Tecumseh snow king and the oil cap is 21 oz.

Murray st Parts Diagram Index for F2784-000

 
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02-18-13, 06:27 AM   #18  
Would love a copy of the NOMA 27' snow thrower owner's manual....model # E2784000
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