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Drive chain from Noma snowblower keeps slipping off


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01-07-09, 01:32 PM   #1  
Drive chain from Noma snowblower keeps slipping off

Can anyone tell me why and what to do about it??

Thanks for any information you can give me.

 
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01-07-09, 02:08 PM   #2  
Reason: chain is too loose.
Causes:
1). chain is "stretched" which is the term used for the wear of the chain links.
2). Bushings on the shafts are worn.

I would first check the bushing on the shafts that the chain is on. If these are worn(usually plastic and Noma went bankrupt in 2002 making your snowblower at least 6 years old) that would allow the 2 shafts to move around and taking the tension off the chain and causing it to slip off.

 
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01-07-09, 02:32 PM   #3  
Thanks Indypower,

I am sure you are right as there is quite a bit of slack on the chain. I will take a link out and hopefully that will work. If not I will have to look for a chain somewhere.

Yes, my Noma is 13 years old.

 
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01-09-09, 09:07 AM   #4  
If it's just a worn chain, that can be found in almost any hardware store, because the size ranges are universal. Example: #50 chain is the same for all machines that use it, there really isn't a Honda #50 vs. a Toro #50.

 
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01-11-09, 07:38 AM   #5  
Thanks for all the help.

The chain was "stretched" and we removed one link and were able to buy a half link and put that on.

Tried it yesterday and every thing seems to be just fine. Can't believe I'm anxious for a big snowfall so I can really test it out!


 
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