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J.R., Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Owner of outdoor power equipment business, repairing all makes and models.
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The blades on my snowblower are not turning. Sometimes the

The blades on my snowblower... Show More
The blades on my snowblower are not turning. Sometimes the one side works but not both of them. What is the problem. Thanks
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
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replied 7 years ago.
The problem is a broken shear pin on the side that is not turnng. Look at the side that is spinning and you will see a bolt that goes through the shaft. This is likely broken on the other side and will need to be replaced.
Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
At times both sides spin but as soon as it touches the snow the blades won't spin.
J.R., Small Engine Technician replied 7 years ago.
If the blades stop spinning and the shafts keep turning then you may have broken shear pins on both sides. Provide the model numbers and I will get a diagram.
Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
The model number is XXXXX
J.R., Small Engine Technician replied 7 years ago.

See attached pictures. In the first picture item 30 are the pins. They go through the shaft item 24. They also go through the augers shown in the second picture.

 

 

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Edited by J.R. on 12/20/2009 at 3:27 PM EST
Customer reply replied 7 years ago.

There are no pictures attached to your e-mail.

J.R., Small Engine Technician replied 7 years ago.
Go to the site directly to look at the pictures. See the link in the email.