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Auger on snowblower turns sporadically and results in snow not being blown. Could it be the shear pins?

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Hello,

It is most likley the gearbox. The bronze gear fails from not being greased. If the shear pins sheared, it would not work at all.

Sorry, but hope you can use this info to remedy your problem.

Matt

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

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