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I have a model 536886260 craftsman snow thrower,belts slip off

I bought this used and have only used it once before , I think the shear pin snapped and I think that the belts are worn and need to be replaced. They or one has slipped off once before.I am a female, who is willing to try and fix anything, but I don't have the owners manual and I don't know where or which type of belts to get. Do I get them only from Sears or can I get them at Autozone?My husband travels and is out of town frequently, so I would like to fix it before this storm comes over the next few days.Can anyone help me find the parts?and possibly walk me through replacing them?

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deadnthesnow

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  • mamashanayna Feb 14, 2009

    I have the manual, but the parts were out of stock today and I need them yesterday. Sears is not reasonablly priced for me. I live in a remote area and it will be weeks before they could get me an appointment. I did go to autozone and I will need to bring the belts with me tomorrow.Note also the part numbers in the manual are only from Sears.When I called sears parts they couldn't even tell me what sizes the belts were or what type of shear pins to get, basically no help from Sears.Thanks for your help, I'll be replaceing the belts tomorrow.

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I have the same machine and it sounds like the belt is indeed slipping.  If the belt is not worn or stretched too badly, you can perform a small adjustment on the idler-wheel (the thing that controls belt tension) by sliding back the plastic cover on the spring that is attached to the bottom of the lever-cable and tightening the nut so that there is less slack in the cable.  If the nut is all already all the up, then you need to replace the belt, which can be easily accessed by removing the plastic cover in front of the motor under where the spare shear pin compartment is located.  There are two bolts (one on each side) that need to be removed and then the cover just pulls off.  This will expose both belts.  The front one is for the auger drive and the rear one is for the wheel drive.  The belt can be easily replaced without any further dis-assembly by simply removing and replacing it in the reverse manner.  Don't forget to readjust the spring so that excessive tension is not applied to the new belt.  Hope this helps.   

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