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Check to see if the shear pins are broken off if so remove any fragments and replace. if not..With the engine off, try moving the auger with the handle engaged (you may need to have someone hold the handle while you wiggle the auger. If the auger spins freely without moving the belt mechanism you have either a shear pin issue or shaft breakage if it will not move or moves with great difficulty work your way back through the machine looking for the obstruction or damage. If the auger moves freely and the belt pulleys etc. move with it you likely need to adjust/ replace the tensioner, control handle or belt.
On the handle end (usually) of the cable is a curved metal connector. Attached to the connector is a threaded rod with a nut. Attach a pair of pliers to the threaded cylinder that the threaded rod goes into. Loosen the nut. Turn the threaded cylinder into the threaded rod to tighten or out to loosen. When you have the correct adjustment, tighten the nut back down onto the cylinder. To be correctly adjusted, pull the cover off the auger belt and push down on the handle. The spring attached to the cable at the pulley end should stretch out when the handle is fully depressed. Spring tension keeps the belt tight.
If you start the machine and the axles spin but the augers do not it is because the shear pins are broke. If you look closely you will see the the augers have shear bolts and nuts or shear pins. If you jam a piece of ice or a stick in the augers while they are spinning the bolts will shear so you do not damage the expensive augers or the worm drive gears. If the axle spins with the augers you may have torn up the front worm gear in the front of the auger intake. If you spin the small auger and the large auger moves but when you start and engage the auger nothing happens you will have to remove the under cover and inspect the drive belt pulleys for jammed or broken parts or more commonly broken drive belts.
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.
my auger cable is not working the auger so i adjusted it and it was to tight and the plastic holder that holds the cables poped off and broke,now the cable i adjust it and nothing happens,cable is all hooked up and seems ok but it will not work right,but the auger spins with out the cable,wondering if it needs a new auger cable