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Where is toro 31820 auger shear bolt?

I need to repair my toro 832 snow blower. right auger will not spin.

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Shearbolt is located at #54 in this diagram.
https://homeownersolutions.toro.com/portal/server.pt?space=CommunityPage&cached=true&parentname=CommunityPage&parentid=1&in_hi_userid=19462&control=SetCommunity&CommunityID=214&PageID=238#drawingDiagramPage
part#322-9

It may be hard to spot on the auger shaft as it may have sheared flush with the holes so look close. You may also need to remove the part of the bolt remaning inside the shaft.

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