jiangdong snowblower auger belt slips off

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Old 12-14-08, 03:16 PM
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jiangdong snowblower auger belt slips off

i have a 5.5 hp jiangdong, snowblower and the auger belt is brand new installed by a small engine repair shop. they said they couldn't find any numbers for it so had to match up the belt by sight. took it in because wanted a tuneup and because the auger belt kept slipping off on me. anyway got it back last week and used the first time three days later and the belt came off again. they want to charge me again but already gave 130.00 bucks anyone have a clue? pulley is tight nothing to me looks abnormal they said they didnt see anything either (the repair shop).
 
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Old 12-14-08, 03:56 PM
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The shop that put the belt on needs to take a look at it again. If it's something they did not do right the first time, there should not be any charges, however it needs additional work there could be charges for work that was not done the first time. There must be a reason the belt is jumping off, and that issue must be addressed. If the shop does not want to stand behind their work, you should demand, at least a partial refund.
 
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Old 12-14-08, 04:42 PM
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Did you take it back to the shop you bought it from? Since this is a Chinese made snowblower, you may have to take it back where you bought it to get the correct parts. The belt is most likely metric. I refuse to work on ANY Chinese equipment as parts for them are virtually non-exsistant. Chinese made stuff has always been cheap throw away when it breaks.
 
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Old 12-14-08, 05:05 PM
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Belts are pretty forgiving if they are even close to the correct size. I doubt seriously that the belt is the reason it's jumping off. It does not matter whether or not you will work on any Chinese equipment, the shop he took it to did and charged for the repair, it's up to them to make it right now.
 
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Old 12-27-08, 04:11 PM
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You could do a little basic checking yourself under the belt cover.

Do the pulleys and tensioners line up?

Are the tenserners spring loaded and adjusted - operate
correctly from the handlebar levers?

Are there belt guards that may have vibrated out of place?

I don't have any idea what your snowblower is like but there could be some sort of weird mechanism used the shop is not catching. For example like on some Toro's the large lower pully assembly moves to give the drive belt tension. When you first look at the 521 there is nothing obvious to look at that tensions the drive belt and a big puzzle until you stumple across the lower pulley moving.

Do you have a manual with your machine - even service manual? Can you get one? Service manuals are tough but these days are not like the old days. A lot of Chinese equipment comes with a basic user manual and often there is a troubleshooting section and parts explosion in the back of the manual. Not always but much better than it used to be for Chinese and certainly Japanese it's better.

You could even try online customer service on the company website. Most have a website, sections in English, and sometimes will help.

I'm itching to see a Chinese snowblower. I'm sure there are many grades of product. You might post what you think of yours. I'm sure it attract the usual rabble of Chinese bashers but it would be interesting to read what you thing. I think the blower name was Jiangdong. They make engines so possibly the engines are just a division of a much larger company.

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Old 10-21-09, 03:26 PM
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Thumbs down creteeater_247

the snowblower works greate if the belt stays on but auger screw broke and srtarting coil messes up not a good product at all
 
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