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Craftsman snow blower auger rubber xref


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12-24-08, 01:02 PM   #1  
Craftsman snow blower auger rubber xref

Hi,

I have a Sears Craftsman 5 hp 22" snow blower, model 536.881500. The Auger rubber is worn and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, they do not sell the rubber alone. I have to buy the entire auger. For the cost of the auger, it would be more cost effective to buy a new blower. I do not want to do that.

Does anyone know of a cross reference on augers? If I can find another machine that uses the same auger, I will buy that rubber kit. I will have to drill out the rivets, but that is not a problem. I don't want to resort to cutting up an old tire.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance......jster

 
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12-31-08, 03:15 PM   #2  
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I bought a new auger this year and, frustrated with the cost (they say $125 but it comes to $142), I did just what you suggested...I drilled out the rubber and made new pieces out of new left over industrial conveyor belt rubber. I thought that I would keep this rebuilt one as a spare....but 2 nights ago I threw a rod.
You can do this work yourself, but it will go much easier if you use a band saw (the reinforced rubber is tough to cut with a utility knife). Also, use a 1/4" dowel cutter instead of a drill bit and you will get clean holes for the replacement bolts....
or just buy my slightly used auger and/or my rebuilt auger.

 
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01-01-09, 12:14 PM   #3  
Thanks for the info Jackx,

I would have loved to buy your auger 3 days ago, but I do not want to take my auger off again. I can replace the rubber right now without taking off the auger. I took it off to replace the auger housing that was broken.

I was able to drill out the rivets as well. I have not finished yet, but I plan to use the same rubber and just move it up. I plan to drill new holes in it slightly aft to give about a 1/4"- 3/8 inch shift. Great idea to use the dowel cutter. This should give it the correct amount of rubber sticking out.

If this does not work, where can I get industrial conveyor belt rubber? I'm glad someone else has similar ideas.

Thanks again......jster

 
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01-29-09, 08:16 PM   #4  
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Posted By: jackx I bought a new auger this year and, frustrated with the cost (they say $125 but it comes to $142), I did just what you suggested...I drilled out the rubber and made new pieces out of new left over industrial conveyor belt rubber. I thought that I would keep this rebuilt one as a spare....but 2 nights ago I threw a rod.
You can do this work yourself, but it will go much easier if you use a band saw (the reinforced rubber is tough to cut with a utility knife). Also, use a 1/4" dowel cutter instead of a drill bit and you will get clean holes for the replacement bolts....
or just buy my slightly used auger and/or my rebuilt auger.
Im looking for an auger for the same machine you have Craftsman 22" 5hp, Actually I need two augers for that machine and an auger housing. Are you thinking about selling your parts? How much are you looking for and where are you located?

 
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01-29-09, 08:22 PM   #5  
Im looking for (2) 22" craftsman augers and an auger housing for the same unit I think you said you have with a blown engine. Are you looking at selling your parts? If so how much and where are you located?

 
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01-30-09, 04:49 AM   #6  
Hey Jmal1969,

I'm sorry, I was able to fix my blower. I ordered the auger housing from Sears parts direct. A local repair shop had a Craftsman 20" scrap blower. He let me have the rubber off the auger for free. The flat rubber was too small. However the curved rubber is exact. I drilled out the rivets and replaced them with stainless nuts, botls, and lockwashers.

Once again I'm sorry, but right now it is not for sale. Take care....jster

 
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01-30-09, 08:02 PM   #7  
I to have the same problem with a sears 5hp 22" snow thrower, rubber is worn and housing is cracked
I was on this site called jackssmallengines and it said that they have replacement rubbers for sears 5hp snow throwers I was wondering if anyone ever ordered these replacement blades from here and if they fit

Anyone think that you could fiberglass the housing and that it would hold?

 
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01-31-09, 06:19 AM   #8  
I'm not sure if the fiberglass would work. However, not a bad idea to try. My scraperbar broke completely off taking 1" of the auger housing with it. I needed it fixed quickly (i travel and my wife needs it) so I could not experiment very much.

As for your rubber, Sears only sells the auger and not the rubber. HOW DUMB IS THAT!!!
It is more cost effective to buy a new blower, then to have the housing and auger replaced. I hate our throwaway society.

That rubber on jackssmallengines looks like it will work, EXCEPT the 2 flat parts. I had to drill holes in my old flat rubber, and move it outward. The rubber I used was from a 20" Craftsman, but the flat rubber was not long enough. The round part was exact.

Good luck and let me know how things work out for you.....jster

 
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01-31-09, 07:57 PM   #9  
right now mine is split down the side and I got it held together with duct tape as its been snowing almost every day around here.
I really don't want to spent 80 bucks for a new housing and then 140 for an auger then have to tear it apart to put it together
I was thinking about drilling some holes into the housing before I applied the glass and that way it would sort of seal itself to each side that is if it last till it gets warmer so i can work on it

 
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02-01-09, 05:20 AM   #10  
sears 21" large paddles are the same as 22". the 2 smaller center paddles are 1" smaller in length, but will fit. You need 4 large paddles and 2 small. sears has no kit.large paddles cost 20.00 each. small at 3.00 each. sears 21 model # 536.885214/ use 1/4 inch rivets to attach new paddles.

 
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02-08-09, 06:33 PM   #11  
Thinking about replaceing the paddles by cutting my own
would anyone have the measurements that I need to do this
Sears 22" 5hp junk snowblower

 
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02-21-09, 03:28 PM   #12  
Replacement kit available

You don't have to buy a new auger. Besides, I don't think it comes with the rubber blades anyway. I just bought a new set, cost me a total of $30.75, which included shipping. Just do a search for "302565" and you will find quite a few suppliers. I have the model 536-88150 snowthrower, they fit perfectly. The straight ones are a little shorter than the originals, no big deal.

 
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02-23-09, 06:08 PM   #13  
Posted By: SteveSzu You don't have to buy a new auger. Besides, I don't think it comes with the rubber blades anyway. I just bought a new set, cost me a total of $30.75, which included shipping. Just do a search for "302565" and you will find quite a few suppliers. I have the model 536-88150 snowthrower, they fit perfectly. The straight ones are a little shorter than the originals, no big deal.
the sears blower has a 22" auger on it is the one you mention the same size?

 
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01-12-10, 01:09 PM   #14  
Craftsman 22" auger rubber replacement

Hey guys, if you go to Milford Power Equipment and order part number R5533 and it cost $28.95 with shipping of $9.68 i got mine today (ordered Sat.) for $38.63. I have since found them cheaper, but more shipping and longer delivery.

 
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