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Fluid levels in gear box


Amber. With machine on level surface,fill gear box with specified gear oil until it starts running out the fill hole on front of gear box.
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Troubleshoot snowblower model 536.886160


With the machine sitting normally the gearbox is normally filled up to the level of the fill plug leaving some room for expansion.
The fluid can be either a gear oil like a 80-90 weaight or a grease "00". 00 grease is almost liquid and it's used a lot in riding mower transmissions so it has excellent warm weather protection yet proper flow at sub zero temps. It's handy in older units with worn seals that might leak gear oil.
To find the exact stuff I'd contact Sears service. You can always email them at searspartsdirect.

Mar 02, 2013 | Garden

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John Deere G049K Snow Thrower Service Repair


An older snowthrower will make some noise, but it depends on what kind of noise you are hearing. A "growl" is not common and can indicate the gearbox is low of oil or the oil needs to be changed. The gearbox is mounted on the back of the snowthrower and there will be a dipstick on top. There should be oil on the dipstick, and it should be kind of thick. Proper gear lube is 80-90, and should be a gold color. Also check to make sure the auger bearings are not going bad. You can grab ahold of the auger while the machine is off and try to wiggle it. If it moves at all the bearings will have to be replaced. Start there and let me know if you need anything else, Daniel.

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My Craftsman 5.0 horsepower 5 speed forward, 2 speed reverse snowblower has a problem with the auger. After using it this morning working fine now the auger isn't turning. It's about 8 years old and has...


If the blower (impeller) turns and the auger doesn't there is a 90% chance you broke the shear bolts that protect the auger gear box.
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Look at your auger and you will find the bolts shown at the arrows in this picture are missing. Some snowthrowers will have two bolts and others like the new Craftsman will have four.
You can get new ones at your local mower repair shop, your local Sears mall store, or online at sears.com.
Use shear pins or shear bolts not regular bolts. The shear bolts are designed to break off so you don't tear out the front gear box.
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Jan 12, 2011 | Craftsman Garden

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Last winter my blower blades grabbed a rope and stopped turning, the blower will fire up, but the blades wont turn


If the blower (impeller) turns and the auger doesn't there is a 90% chance you broke the shear bolts that protect the auger gear box.
toolboxhero_3.jpg
Look at your auger and you will find the bolts shown at the arrows in this picture are missing. Some snowthrowers will have two bolts and others like the new Craftsman will have four.
You can get new ones at your local mower repair shop, your local Sears mall store, or online at sears.com.
Use shear pins or shear bolts not regular bolts. The shear bolts are designed to break off so you don't tear out the front gear box.
Feel free to ask any other questions. Don't forget to rate this answer!

Jan 12, 2011 | Garden

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I have a new Troy Bilt Snowblower. My father ran over a large extension cord while blowing snow, which in turned wrapped the cord around the auger shaft ends. I can now only get one side of the auger to...


Your snowblower has 4 shear pins keeping the front auger safe. Use the manual to locate them if you are unsure where they are and how to change them. Since your snowblower is new I am going to assume you have the manual.
Your snowblower came with 2 spare shearpins. Check up by the handles and see if they are still there. If you don''t have them go to your local Lowes, Sears, or MTD repair shop to get new ones. DO NOT USE STANDARD BOLTS!

The drive shaft coming out of the gear box is one, solid piece all the way across the snowthrower so if one side is turning there is a 95% chance it's the shear pins.
Feel free to ask any other questions. I know Snow Blowers. Please remember to rate this answer!

Jan 11, 2011 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

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I have an Ariens 926LE snowblower. The blower spins but the auger spins slowly. It barely throws snow. Some times the auger stops spinning. Shear pins are fine.


Hi, The blower spins at full speed? If it does the belt, pulley, and shaft are good. Look at the shaft from the fan to the gear box while it's running and that shaft should be turning at the speed of the fan.
If the blower spins at full speed and the auger doesn't the most likely problem is the worm gear transmission from the blower shaft to the auger shaft.
A good way to visually inspect this is: With the machine turned off and the spark plug wire unhooked go to the front and try to rotate the auger by hand. If the gear box is good you will only be able to move the auger less than an inch. If the box is bad you will be able to move the auger a lot farther. While you are there recheck your shear pins.
You can also remove the blower drive belt and have someone turn the pulley by hand while you watch the auger. Put resistance on the auger with your gloved hand. If the box is good the auger will move smoothly in you hand. If it is bad, it will ****, move roughly, or stop.
While the other person is turning the pulley and you have some resistance on the auger look closely at the shaft running from the gearbox back to the blower. On some models there is a connecting sleeve and the roll pin that connects the sleeve to the shaft and gearbox will break.
If the gearbox is bad, it will have to be replaced as a complete unit.
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Jan 10, 2011 | Garden

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Cozy model 100 pellet stove.auger seems to be jamming sometimes ,removed motor and it turns,could problem be in gearbox?have motor in a vise and it has been turning for 4 hours


How about the pellets getting trapped between the auger and case? Look to see that the auger is down and seated correctly, not saying that the gear box is not the problem. I just think that you should look at all of the simple things first. Does the auger spin freely with out pellets in it? How are the bearings on the auger? Does it require lubercation? Does the gear box turn easily with out the motor?

Dec 23, 2010 | Cozy (W352E) Heater

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Badger plus auger runs, but the auger doesn't spin


Here's a online free manual you can download and print for a Tanaka post hole digger, as your title stated that's what you have.

http://www.tanaka-usa.com/pdf/manuals/TIA-340-350S.pdf

However, I noticed that you wrote you have a Badger Plus auger, so I tried to find info on that, but a manual doesn's exist outside the manufacturer, you can call them to see if they'll mail you one.

I's suggest you look at the gearbox, as it sounds as if you've sheared a key inside the gearbox on the main drive shaft, based on your description. The gear box is straightforward with a simple 12:1 gear reduction ratio and uses only two (2) gear wheels and shafts.

I couldn't attach the picture but here's a link that will show the gear box, just scroll down once it loads. It should be easy to open and repair the gearbox, as there isn't much to it. Drain the gear oil and separate the halves and you can check for a sheared key on either of the gear wheels and replace the broken one. They're designed to shear to prevent damaging the more expensive gear wheels, etc.

http://www.gemplers.com/docs/IS/RFM100.pdf

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Aug 22, 2009 | Tanaka TIA-350s Post Hole Digger -...

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