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Craftsman Snow Thrower Weird Driving Problem


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02-04-12, 01:49 PM   #1  
Craftsman Snow Thrower Weird Driving Problem

I just bought a new Craftsman 22" 179cc* Dual-Stage Snow Thrower here:
Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more

Then the first time I tried to use it, I found two strange but possibly related issues:

First, the wheels are locked up when the machine is not started. I can not easily move it out of my garage -- the wheels just don't roll.

Second, when it's started, it moves on its own even though I don't engage the driving handle! I have to drag it back with all my strength so that I don't lose control of it.

This is ridiculous. Any idea what's wrong?

Thanks,
Todd

 
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02-04-12, 02:32 PM   #2  
The blower

Read the manual. Get familier with the controls, see what moves when you change the speed lever, and any clutch or blower or fan and auger control. Learn the safety features also. Don't loose any fingers. Good luck.
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12-16-13, 03:10 PM   #3  
drive ring

your drive ring iS touching the aluminum diSk..........juSt Slack off the cable a bit and make Sure thereS no contact between the two wheelS. Should Solve the problem

 
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