Craftsman Snow Thrower Wheels Won't Turn


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Old 12-08-12, 06:35 AM
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Craftsman Snow Thrower Wheels Won't Turn

I have a Craftsman 8.0 hp 27" Snowthrower. Model# 536.881800. I have used it for a few winters and now the wheels will not turn.
 
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Old 12-08-12, 07:28 AM
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Wont turn or wont drive two different things!! If wont drive most likely there is a broken bolt in the drive sprocket on the wheel axle it is a special bolt part number 01X193MA and lock nut 15X145MA. Properly installed it must still turn it the hole. So don't try to drive the nut too far.
 
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Old 12-10-12, 05:33 AM
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The wheels will not drive.
 
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Well than you have your answer. Tip the machine up on the bucket remove the bottom pan inspect & repair as necessary.
 
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It will be a belt more then likely. Either it's worn and slipping, broken or jumped out of place.
Every blower is different however.
Both my old MasterCraft and my current Craftsman blowers used a belt to drive the wheels.

When you take the belly pan off, you'll see how the pullies drive the wheels. Squeeze the handle and see how things move. You'll spot right away what is not working.

For tipping the blower, I always found that tipping it forward onto the front (agger housing) was easiest as it doesn't normally want to fall over this way. On my blowers, I've also had no fuel leaking out the carb/intake as a result.
 
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could also be a rubber disc drive
 
 

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