I have single stage snow blower that is having trouble trowing snow. I replaced the belt last year, and the rubber impellors last night. I now throws light snow, but won't throw anything with any substance. It's like it doesn't have enougth RPM's
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Re: snow blower gets bogged down in snow.
It sounds like your engine is running lean, see if you can adjust the high throttle mixture on the carburetor (if possible at all). If there is no adjustment possible, it may be the carb is clogged and needs some service. Try cleaning it or find a new replacement carb for it.
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There should be metal shoes on the side of the snowblower. They have adjustment bolts that allow the auger housing to move up and down. loosen them and adjust to how close you want it to the ground. It also depends on the model. This process only applies to large self propelled models which are a two stage snowthrower. if its a small single stage there is usually no adjustment.
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/34068/Cub-Cadet-Swe-528.html?page=20#manual Check this page, Two stage snow blowers all tend to have sheer pins I would suspect that the holes seen in the picture are for the sheer pin, check with club cadet, figure same as auger pins, if so feel for the hole with your finger then inser a short nail till you feel a rough spot then tap with a hammer till it comes out, otherwise you have to take the mess apart completely.
The most common cause of this is the drive belt is worn. In other cases the cable from the hand lever to the belt drive breaks or comes off.
To look at the belts and inspect the operation of the cable you remove the cover (usually plastic) in the middle of the snow thrower.
Your operator's manual will show you how to remove the cover and check/change the belts. If you don't have a copy you can get the manual through managemyhome.com
You will need the model number off the snowblower. It is usually located on the bottom right hand corner of the frame (from the handle side). The model number looks like 247.123456.
The belt closest to the to the engine drives the transmission. This is the transmission drive belt. (Your operators manual will show you the location and how to remove the cover if you are unfamiliar with your snow blower)
With the engine not running, have someone depress the drive lever and check the belt. You should only be able to depress the long side 1/2 inch or less. More than that the belt has stretched and needs to be replaced.
On some older blowers you can adjust the tension pulley, but most made in the last 15 years, you can't. The belt may be frayed on the edges or glazed causing it to slip (it is shiny on the sides of the belt) It may be torn and broke completely.
You can get parts for you Craftsman and most MTD made models through searspartsdirect.com. With other makes you can get parts through jackssmallengines.com
If you are unfamiliar with repairing machines you can get your snow blower repaired by taking it to your local Sears. They will have a technician troubleshoot and repair the unit.
Feel free to ask any other questions. I know Snow Blowers. Please remember to rate this answer!
Yes there are 2 belts one for the drive and one for the auger. If you remove the cover on top that is located between the engine and the auger housing you can check the belts. The auger belt has come off the pulley or is broken. Hope this helps you out. Best regards and good luck.
Hi clearwatered, sounds like your high speed adjustment may be a little lean. Back it out(counter clockwise) a quarter to 1 half turn and see if that helps. I am assuming your not asking it to do more than designed to do. Happy holidays.
I am guessing you did not run a gas stabilizer through the unit. Start the unit and run it while spraying carburetor cleaner in spurts into the carburetor. What has happened is that the small amount of gas has dried or what we call varnished causing internal parts to stick. If that fails, removed carb and disassemble and clean, reinstall.