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Hi, I have a Craftsman 8hp snow-blower and on auger spins freely and doesn't move with the other. How do I fix it? Thanks, Paul

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You need to replace the shear pin on the free side

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You need to take it apart in the middle and replace the friction wheel.

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I am going to assume the belt is good if the impeller it running. You can check the belt by removing the plastic cover in the center of the snow blower.
With the unit safely turned off reach in and turn the blower by hand while putting a little resistance with your other hand on the impeller. Does the shaft from the impeller to the gear box turn?
Does the shaft that the augers are attached to turn? If the impeller shaft turns but the auger shaft doesn't, the gearbox in the front is bad and will have to be replaced.
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I thank you for your help, it is a great service. ojohn

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