#536887250 craftsman snowblower chue

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Old 02-11-15, 03:34 AM
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#536887250 craftsman snowblower chue

I have a craftsman model #536887250 snowblower problem. The chute will turn freely while blowing snow will not stay in the position I put it into. I have a new chute and inner ring I put in last year. The pinion gear looks like it is not meshing with ring, thought I could move bracket up a little for a better mesh but bracket does not have an adjustment. Do you think the chute collar is worn and I need a new one. Will not be tearing apart with all the snow and sub zero weather until it warms up.thanks for the help.
 
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Old 02-11-15, 10:23 AM
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I see that your machine's OEM was 536 (Western Machine and Stamping) so my contribution may not have any value for you; but I just had a similar problem with my White Outdoor Snowblower (manufactured by MTD), and my chronic problem is due to a cable inside the joystick becoming frozen in whatever position I last left the machine in.

I don't have a heated garage for these items, so I sometimes go out with a reliable hairdryer and heat up the metal components inside the joystick until they free up. Today, it's too cold to disassemble the joystick, so I just heated the metal until I saw melting water seeping out, and now the chute will again lock into whatever angle I choose.

If it were warmer, and I had the inclination to deal with this, I'd open up the handle and squirt some silicon grease down inside the area where melting snow seems to accumulate and bind up the chute control cable until nature or the Owner thaws it out.

If that doesn't help you . . . . maybe it'll help someone else. Good Luck !
 
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