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Older Sears 5hp snowblower question


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02-02-09, 06:25 AM   #1  
Older Sears 5hp snowblower question

I am having a problem with my older Sears snowblower.

It has "gage wheels" ( not skid shoes) to adjust the space between the ground and the scraper blade.

There is more of a gap (1/4") on the right side than the other, even when both of the guides are removed. Could the housing near the impeller be misalligned? Any ideas?

 
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02-02-09, 06:38 AM   #2  
Please post the model number.

 
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02-02-09, 07:42 AM   #3  
It's model 536.909400. It's 5hp and 22".

 
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02-02-09, 08:17 AM   #4  
After looking at the parts list on the Sears site, I would check the scrapper blade.

 
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02-02-09, 08:24 AM   #5  
The scraper blade is fixed (riveted).

What would you recommend? Where did you access the manual?

 
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02-02-09, 08:47 AM   #6  
Photos are not very clear, but better than nothing.

Parts & Accessories | Shop & Find Lawn & Garden, Appliance Parts at Sears PartsDirect | SearsPartsDirect.com

 
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02-02-09, 09:25 AM   #7  
Thanks. The scraper blade is the same width across the whole front. I don't think it's the scraper blade.

Is the housing adjustable? (since the scraper blade isn't the problem).

 
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02-02-09, 10:38 AM   #8  
Check the tires

Are the tires the same size? Are the inflated to the same pressure?

 
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02-02-09, 10:47 AM   #9  
They are hard rubber and are the exact same size.

 
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