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The driver belt of my gilson snowblower broke to day. how do you replace it?

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SOURCE: The serpentine belt broke replaced it and i broke

I had this problem, it turned out that A/C compressor had seized and wouldn't turn, because the compressor was stuck it would rip up the new belt- so you can one of two things;

replace the compressor and belt

get a shorter serpentine belt and bypass the A/C compressor- there are several sites that show you how to route this.- i did this being a college student, not having A/C isn't that bad

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Older Wards GILSON Snowblower. Just replaced AUGER

no, they are self-adjusting. you probably got the wrong belt

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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SOURCE: I broke a belt on

First, are you sure you broke a belt or did you break the shear pins in the auger?
I am going to assume you have a 2 stage snow blower. Here is a manual for a "typical" two stage blower.
Your blower may be a different color or make, but changing the belts will be basically the same.
Follow the instructions in the manual.
If you have a single stage send me the make and model number off the nameplate and I'll walk you through the belt change.
I'll be glad to answer any other questions or help you though this repair.

Posted on Jan 06, 2011

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SOURCE: my snowblower belt broke. How

Rotate the snow blower forward so it rests on the front intake with the tiller, there should be 4 or so bolts holing a rear lower plate on the immediate back of the blower. Remove them and you will see the pulley system where the belt goes. depending on the model, you'll see the adjustment wheel that may need to be loosened, most are simply tension. If you have the belt, bring it to a dealer, agway, etc and buy a belt. If no belt, measure with a piece of string. reverse the procedure to install.

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

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If the motor runs well, the two most common causes of this are the drive belt is worn and/or the shear pins are broke.
If you remove the cover (usually plastic) in the middle of the snow thrower and look at the belts.
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The auger drive has two belts, and in order to replace them you need to seperate the auger from the engine (split) the blower.

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The web site below sells Gilson belts - you need the part number. If you do not have the part number, maybe if you contact them, they can match the belt to your tiller number.

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