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02-01-15, 04:40 PM   #1  
Rug stuck in snow blower.

A rug accidentally stuck in the auger of the snow blower. I tried to pull it out but the rug stuck deep and didn't move at all. see attached picture. how can I get this thing out?

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02-01-15, 05:01 PM   #2  
Have you tried cutting out as much of it as possible? Cutting it into smal pieces.


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02-01-15, 05:48 PM   #3  
Take the belt off and then turn the pulley "backwards" so that it pushes the rug out.

You can't turn the augers, the worm gear won't let you. You need to turn the impeller shaft - by using the pulley and it will turn the auger.

 
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02-01-15, 06:06 PM   #4  
You may be able to use a broom stick to turn the blower impeller backwards thru the discharge chute. If the blower wont turn then the belt will have to be removed like aandpdan suggested.

Disconnect the spark plug before sticking your hands in there.


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02-01-15, 07:39 PM   #5  
Thanks all guys!!

I finally got it out by cutting the rug alone the auger blade... took me 2 hours since the rug was thick and frozen. exhausted now.

 
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02-01-15, 08:15 PM   #6  
Should not be running it inside the house like that.

 
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02-01-15, 08:58 PM   #7  
That's fei's welcome mat...... "Welcome to my Snowblower"


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02-01-15, 09:33 PM   #8  
Actually it is the mat outside, right in front of garage. I just forgot it for a second while dealing with piles of snow.

I have this mat there(two of them) because my garage is a little bit higher than the driveway, the mat will make the less bump when I pull car into garage.

 
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02-01-15, 10:54 PM   #9  
That's all right..... every once in a while I'll located the newspaper with my snowblower.


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02-02-15, 06:19 AM   #10  
Sort or related....

Back when I was boy I used the neighbors snowthrower to do both drives. My father would used bricks to keep the garbage can covers on. The owner of the snowblower did not do regular maintenance and the augers were frozen on the shaft. Well, you guess what took place. The whole damn front end was twisted like a pretzel. Back then snow blower were relatively a new appliance and expensive. I think my parents split the cost of repair with the owner. I always check for debris. One time a large piece of ice sheared one of my shear pins.

 
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02-13-15, 07:08 PM   #11  
I have the same issue with a garage floor that is higher than the driveway. This thread has alerted me to not EVER using a mat to aleviate this problem!

 
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02-13-15, 08:56 PM   #12  
I had a similar thing happen. a few years back

Mine was a bit more complicated I can show pictures of what happened to mine.

However I would of suggested in possibly taking out the shear pins, but was going to mention that it may be a bit time consuming but compared to the two hours it took to cut it out, I guess it may have been worth trying? I would think it may be easier than going the belt route? food for thought.
glad it worked out

 
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02-13-15, 09:08 PM   #13  
I think you are right, trying to take out shear pins maybe much faster and easier. however unfortunately I didn't know at that time.

 
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