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Auger Won't turn

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With the spark plug disconnected and the key out, try to move the auger from the front.It may be jammed (sometimes a rock). Then look behind the auger at the belts. Of course I'm guessing that you checked the shear pin that goes thru the auger and the shaft

Posted on Jun 03, 2014

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SOURCE: on my two stage snow blower--main auger stops turning .

Hi, I figured out the problem. The gear transfer case between the augers must be broke. The auger spins slowly until it hits snow and then stops-- The discharge fan continues to spin fast. I will try to get a local handyman to fix it or else but a new machine, this one must be at least 15-16 years old.
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Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: auger on my snow blower won't turn.

First take a look at the shear pins they will be located on the augers going thru the auger and auger shaft, if they look ok then you need to take the belt off, with the belt off try to turn the im peller by hand. If the impeller does not turn then you need to look to see if something is stuck in the impeller or in the auger. If nothing is stuck in between anything then I would have to say it's going to be the gear box. If the impeller turns then look to see if the auger is turning also while turning the impeller. If the auger doesn't turn then it's probably the gear box. If it does turn then you have an issue at the pulleys

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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my auger and impeller froze too. fixed by clearing all snow, ice,stone build up behind impeller it works fine now.. hope that helps

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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I also had this problem. I actually pulled the ears off of the hub using 2 different pullers. I ended up heating the hub and hiting the shaft through the hub with a small sledge. It took 45 minutes. Then I tried to remove the impeller from the shaft. Not a chance! Both pins out but it would not budge. This is a customers machine and it needed a gearbox. I'm going to end up putting an impeller on it as I can't get it off the old shaft.

Posted on Dec 07, 2010

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The most common cause of this is the drive belt is worn.
If you remove the cover (usually plastic) in the middle of the snow thrower and look at the belts.
Your operator's manual will show you how to remove the cover and check/change the belts.
The belt closest to the blower assembly drives the auger/blower and the belt closest to the engine drives the transmission.
With the engine not running, have someone depress the drive lever and check the blower belt.
You should only be able to depress the long side 1/2 inch or less. More than that the belt has stretched and needs to be replaced.
On some older blowers you can adjust the tension pulley, but most made in the last 15 years, you can't.
The belt may be frayed on the edges or glazed causing it to slip (it is shiny on the sides of the belt) It may be torn and broke completely.
You can get parts for you Craftsman and most Husqvarana, MTD made models through searspartsdirect.com. You can also get parts through jackssmallengines.com or your local dealer.
If you are unfamiliar with repairing machines take it to your local dealer. They will have a technician troubleshoot and repair the unit.
Feel free to ask any other questions to troubleshoot this problem farther. I know Snow Blowers. Please remember to rate this answer!

Posted on Jan 13, 2011

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