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Snowblower auger quit

I inheirated a pretty old wedgefield snowblower. I got it running no problem and got about 3/4 of my driveway finished when the auger stopped turning. WHen i move auger lever on to off it doesnt even flinch. none of the shafts are turning at all??any ideas...thanks

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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
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!

Posted on Jan 13, 2011

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you could call Sears as they sold/carry this item, but the length and width would allow you to check at a car parts store. Good Luck Tim

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Usually on the bottom of those there is a scraper plate on the bottom behind the auger this is made to wear out check to see if needs replacing.

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