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SNOW BLOWER STUCK IN DRIVE

While using my Craftsman Model 536.887251 Snow Thrower it became stuck in drive. I released the Traction drive lever and it kept on rolling. After a couple of tries of holding it and releasing it I finally had to shut the engine to get it to stop. Now the wheels are locked and the I am unable to move the shift lever.

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Jack

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    Hi Jerr,
    I took the inspection cover off and did find one of the tension springs had fallen off. Replaced it but still the same problem. There is no clearance between the FRICTION WHEEL and the SWING PLATE and it stays engaged. The only way to free it is to put downward pressure on the SWING PLATE by using a long screw driver. The tension springs could never exert that much pressure. Could something else have come loose?

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I have just taken apart my Troy-Bilt Model 5521 so now I can see how all the bits fit together.

The electric starter is a separate device that engages with the cogs on the outside of the engine flywheel.

The cord pull engages the flywheel at the centre.

The fact that the cord pull starts the engine is a good thing.

If you dismantle the blower and take of the top cover (very annoying with many bolts all over the unit, take a look at the spare parts guide to see the exploded view) the starter it comes away with the power cord.

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Just found the same problem with mine.  The bearing on the gear shaft is frozen.  To replace these, follow the instructions in the manual to replace the friction wheel, then tap out the bearings in the side of the case, you'll probably find one frozen up.  As long as you're there, might as well put in a new friction wheel.  Mine is looking pretty worn after fighting the bearings all winter.  

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