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Drive chain coming off craftsman snowblower

All of sudden..drive chain started to come off....is there adjustment for chain tension...or is this wheel bearing problem...feels like bit off play?

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Two things you can do. First if you look close you may see a spot where you can adjust the chain tension. Nest your chain should have what is called master link. Look close and you will see a clip that undoes the link. Pull the link out and the chain will come apart. If you are not mechanically inclined take it to any small engine shop and they will take a link out for you and then you will be home free.Hope this helps. donnyb60

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