snowthrower gearbox question

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Old 12-09-08, 05:17 PM
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snowthrower gearbox question

i have opened up the gearbox since i have removed the impeller/auger assembly
there's a lot of metal specks mixed with the grease,is this just normal wear and tear?
how to tell if the gears is badly worn?
all the teeth on the gears looks the same curved inward
the auger turns fine when i turn the impeller shaft
i was going to clean it out and add fresh grease
 
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Old 12-09-08, 06:21 PM
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Gear box

Post some pictures.

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Old 12-09-08, 06:35 PM
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are your gears steel, aluminum, or brass?
 
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Old 12-09-08, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by indypower View Post
are your gears steel, aluminum, or brass?
i think it's steel
i know it's not brass
 
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Old 12-10-08, 05:12 AM
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If a magnet will stick to it, then it's steel, if not, it's alumunim
 
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now looking at it in the daylight,
it looks to be brass, has a goldish tint
magnet does not stick to it
replacement gear cost about $80
the worm gear is steel
sorry for the wrong answer indypower
 
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Yep, the gold gears are brass. Are the metal specks gold?
What is the part number of the $80 gear?
 
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Old 12-10-08, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by indypower View Post
Yep, the gold gears are brass. Are the metal specks gold?
What is the part number of the $80 gear?
yes, seems coming from edge of teeth sides
i was thinking of lightly filing,sanding out the rough edges
part number is 53730MA
at sears site ,gear is $88+
 
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