Question about Tecumseh LH195SA (HSSK50-55) Snow blower

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Old 03-12-17, 09:25 AM
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Question about Tecumseh LH195SA (HSSK50-55) Snow blower

I have had this snow blower about 7 years or so. I have changed the oil every other year (yes I should change the oil more often). IN the last year of two the snow blower does not THROW the snow that far any more. I do drain all the fuel every year. Have no problem using the electric start or going forward or back ward. Is there a belt or or some thing that connects the engine to the propellers that throw the snow. OR could the engine just starting to die a little at a time.
 
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Old 03-12-17, 09:45 AM
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The number you provided appears to be for the engine and the carb for the engine, not the snow thrower....The make and model of the snow thrower would help.

There are normally two belts going from the engine pulley to the drive pulley and auger pulley.
When you depress the handle to move or engage the auger an idler wheel pushes against the belt to engage the auger or pull a drive wheel into a disk to move forward.

The belt for the auger is likely worn.
It is not usually difficult to change.
There will be a cover you can remove to inspects the belts.
 
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As Greg said . . . . or the Rubber Friction Wheel or the Disk that transmits power to the wheels is worn or it's greased up and slipping. May just need a little cleaning.

You'll have to pull the belly pan off and take a gander to see what's going on inside.
 
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OK my fault--ARIENS --MODEL 932038 ---SERIAL # 016066
 
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Old 03-12-17, 02:27 PM
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Did you remove the cover for the engine pulley and look in there?

The snowblowers I have worked on operate in a similar manner.
When you depress the lever to engage the auger it pulls an idler wheel into the auger belt removing slack for the belt to be able to grab the pulley for it to turn the auger pulley down below.

Remove the cover, take a few clear pics and post them.
 
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Old 03-13-17, 03:48 PM
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Here are a few pictures. Is the idler wheel suppose to be oiled or have some grease on it.I oiled the sides (where the nut is holding it) so it spins easier.Not sure what else to do. Was not able to send a few more pictures.WHY???

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The idler pulleys and possibly others, are sealed and not serviceable. To check them you need to remove or slack the belt, spin them and see if you hear any noise or feel for rough sounding. There should be some resistance but should spin smooth and QUIET!
 
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Old 03-13-17, 07:21 PM
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To address the problem of "does not THROW the snow that far any more", here are a few things to check.
Make sure there are no shear bolts broken on the auger.
Check to see if the auger belt is slipping.
The clutch/brake assembly may need adjusting.

Here is a manual with adjustment info that should be like what you have.
 
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