Question about Craftsman 16" High Garden Tractor Snow and Dozer Blade
I have a 12 year old Craftsman snowblower with an engine that runs like a charm. When engaging the augers, the belt wheels will turn except for the bottom wheel. This forces the auger not to turn and it cuts the engine off. I've tightened the belt etc. Any idea before I have to pay to ahve it fixed? Thanks.
SOURCE: My Craftsman 5.0 horsepower 5
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.
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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Posted on Jan 13, 2011
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