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Blades won't spin

Auger housing spins but the augers don't rotate. it was working, but I hit something

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The auger is no longer turning. How do I fix it?


Check for broken shear bolts first. Then, move on and check the auger belt. Finally, if all those are ok, check the gear housing on the auger drive shaft (right in front, between the two auger blades).

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I have an older traeger and it doesnt seem to heat up on high mode. it has 2 fans and both work but one seems to knock now and again. when i cook chicken on high it will take 2 hours to cook.


The Traeger website at http://www.traegergrills.com/ has an FAQ about grills not reaching the appropriate temperature and how to adjust the augur to fix the problem. Here's what they say:
Q. I've been noticing that my grill temperature keeps dropping lower. What is the problem?

A. You need to "true" your auger. To do this:

  1. Run the unit out of pellets.
  2. Remove the allen screw and nut out of the auger and motor shaft.
  3. Try spinning the auger shaft over the motor shaft. The auger shaft should spin freely over the motor shaft without binding.
  4. If the auger binds, loosen the 7/16th inch bolts on the motor bracket and move bracket until you can rotate the auger shaft over the motor shaft. Then re-tighten 7/16th inch bolts. Make sure auger shaft still rotates over motor shaft, or repeat step 4 again until it does.
  5. Reattach auger and motor shafts using the screw and nut which you removed in step 2.
Hope this helps

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Treager BBQ will not get hot at all.


Ensure your fire box is cleaned out and ventilation holes at the base are not obstructed. Ensure the induction fan is operating and moving air into the fire box.

According to Treager FAQ:

"I've been noticing that my grill temperature keeps dropping lower. What is the problem?
You need to "true" your auger. To do this:

Run the unit out of pellets.
Remove the allen screw and nut out of the auger and motor shaft.
Try spinning the auger shaft over the motor shaft. The auger shaft should spin freely over the motor shaft without binding.
If the auger binds, loosen the 7/16th inch bolts on the motor bracket and move bracket until you can rotate the auger shaft over the motor shaft. Then re-tighten 7/16th inch bolts. Make sure auger shaft still rotates over motor shaft, or repeat step 4 again until it does.
Reattach auger and motor shafts using the screw and nut which you removed in step 2."

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On my craftsman snow thrower the auger is stuck (jamed)


you bent it straighten it out as to where it works as it should , easy fix , did you get the bad tile out

Feb 14, 2014 | Garden

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Auger blades are spinning


sound like you might have 2 problems. If auger doesn't engage in heavy snow you probably just have ice accumulation inside the impeller. Dont try to engage until impeller is cleared of snow (shut off and unplug spark plug before cleaning) Second if blades are spinning than you must have hit something in your path and broke the shear bolt (about 2 bucks at hardware shop) remove the old bolt and replace it and it should work again if this is the problem. Good luck.

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I lose power and stall when i engage clutch to spin snowthrowing blades on my mtd 24" two stage snowblower. any way to fix?


You probably have a small rock or stick jammed in the smaller throwing auger. Carefully rotate the small auger backwards using a stick/board and tapping with a light hammer till the jamming object pops out. Be careful not to place your hands or fingers in even if it is not running. Worst case scenario the worm gear that rotates the larger auger is broken and jammed and needs replacement. If both augers move freely then you will have to remove the cover under the motor and inspect the belt drive mechanism.

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The 2 rotating parts in the front that the snow is sucked into the machine, only half of it is rotating the other is not moving at all this causes the snow to pile up in front. whats missing or broke?


There is a shear pin that is broken.it looks like a bolt that is designed too break if you hit something that is hard and won,t break up.while it is not running rotate the side of the auger that is not turning untill the holes in the auger and the shaft line up then put new shear pin through auger and shaft.

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Auger blades won't turn


You need what they call a "friction wheel" replaced.

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