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Craftsman snowblower one track moves the other slips

My craftsman snowblower has tracks not wheels,one track moves while the other slips and wants to grip but then does a one wheel peal.

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  • johnmaxp Feb 06, 2009

    I have a Honda that has the same issue. It's a hydrostatic drive (if that makes a difference) Any help would be appreciated.

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SOURCE: Screws on my Sears track drive snowblower unthread themselves.

Back wheels have a gear that connects to the drive chain. on each side. those spin.
The front ones which are Idlers do not spin as the idler wheel as a bushing in it that allows free motion on the shaft without resistance. Use a nylock nut with Locktight for starters. The try that.

Hope this helps. -Jeff anchorage small engine repair.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Sears model

There is nothing to be frozen in there - all the Craftman snowblowers from Sears have the clutch sealed so unless you have dumped it entirely in a deep pool of water and left it there for days there is no way the water has got in the mechanism and froze in there.
Use this parts diagrams to check the belts and the commands - one of them is broken and you will need to replace it.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Sears-Parts/Snow-removal-equipment-Parts/Model-247885550/0934/1507200/10034936/00004?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

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