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I have the husqvarna st131 snow blower and have noticed that while pushing it on the sidewalk the rubber augers rub a great deal on the ground causing the blower to vibrate and creates a loud scraping noise.

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With the engine not running, have someone depress the drive lever and check the blower belt.
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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.
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If you are unfamiliar with repairing machines take it to your local dealer. They will have a technician troubleshoot and repair the unit.
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