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01-05-14, 08:42 PM   #1  
sorry for the hiatus

Hi Cheese
It's been a long time but I'm still around. I've just taken a little hiatus to see where I am needed. It's seems it's still in the snowblower and small motor area and I am soooooo glad. I am now working with people that need help and want to be educated on how to keep their machines running excellent. So I am back and hopefully I can still contribute to this excellent forum from where I got my start.
But now I have a question that I would appreciate some feedback on it. A good friend of mine has a (canadian made, nothing available on the net) craftsman snowblower with transmission problems. It's not the regular friction disc drive but an actual enclosed transmission. I would appreciate any info could get to help alleviate the problem. When engaged the pulleys turn but no output to the axles. I haven't torn it down yet but maybe one of the great people in this forum have had some experience on these units. The canadian model number is 944-524702 091106M. Any info would be greatly appreciated and I want to get back to helping lots of people make their machines run good all the time.
Thanks in many times in advance
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01-06-14, 08:07 AM   #2  
Hello snoman,

From my experience most enclosed transmissions of this type use chains and sprockets to drive the different shafts, It would be my guess you have worn sprocket(s) that caused a chain to roll off or just a worn stretched chain that rolled off a sprocket.....

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01-06-14, 09:41 AM   #3  
Hey there snoman, welcome back!

I have no experience working on snowblowers since it doesn't snow down here. That said, I'm sure they used a chain drive system like 31YTech said. I would expect the transmission to be similar in construction to several of the tiller transmissions I've seen. I'm betting the chain rusted and broke.


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01-06-14, 03:13 PM   #4  
Hi
Glad to be back, and thank you for the advice.
This type of transmission isn't large enough to hold chains or sprockets. it also has a lockout lever which I am going to look at. From the size, I would guess it has some type of meshing gear system but until I split the machine I am going to continue doing some reading. The machine is approx 5 years old and being a canadian Sears product, literature is not available online.
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01-07-14, 09:00 AM   #5  
This is a Husqvarna built unit Trans is a hydro as far as I know no internal parts available. Similar Husky model 1130 SB XLS. Could be as simple as a broken bolt that connects the axle to the trans or damage to the wheel rims. If internal trans is over $700. Trans part number 532187776.

 
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01-07-14, 03:46 PM   #6  
Thank you aj allen
At least that gives me a little more insight into what I am up against. I am definitely going to look at the simplest solutions first because the way it quit, it may be something as simple as a sheared key.
Thank you again
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