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We have a 8 HP 24 YardMaster snowblower purchased about 4

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We have a 8 HP 24" YardMaster snowblower purchased about 4 years ago, Model 31AE6FEE503, Serial No. 1I234B30502002. Yesterday while blowing snow a stick got caught in the auger. The result was the auger housing broke and the threads on the gear shaft were stripped. We will need some parts and wonder if this is a repair we can do ourselves, or are special tools required? Where will we get the parts (we live in Saskatooon, Saskatchewan, Canada)? What would be the approximate cost for this repair?

From the MTD manual for 600 series blowers, it looks like these are the parts we need:

45 (NNN) NNN-NNNN RH Reduced Auger Housing
46 (NNN) NNN-NNNN LH Reduced Auger Housing
53 717-04126 Worm Shaft
50 Auger Housing components
684-04069, 711-04285, 790-00120, 618-04171, 731-04870

Thank you,
Brenda Weenk
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  James W replied 4 years ago.

I am working on your problem

 

I am trying to verify your part numbers.. I was at first confused that you included photo references for some of your part numbers and not others, but I am on the right track now to cost this out for you..

 

I have found a source of parts (I think)..

 

Just a few minutes..

Expert:  James W replied 4 years ago.

OK, now for the bad news.

 

These are the current part numbers as best as I can get the cross referenced.

 

Do not order them until you are 100% sure.

 

These prices are US dollars and it does not include shipping to Canada even though it quotes a shipping price.

 

You can order them from any MTD dealer even one locally to you..

 

Your cart contains:
QuantityItemPriceStatusShipping methodTotal
918-0123A
RH REDUCER HSG ASSY
$24.74 In-StockMail $24.74 Remove
918-0124A
HSG ASM:REDUCER LH
$24.70 In-StockMail $24.70 Remove
917-04126
SHFT:WORM .75 OD
$39.22 In-StockMail $39.22 Remove
684-04069
HSG ASM:AUGER 24"
$207.98 In-StockMail $207.98 Remove
711-04285
AXLE:AUGER:24"
$41.21 In-StockMail $41.21 Remove
790-00120
PLT:SHAVE:2.25 X 23.66 LG
$19.99 In-StockMail $19.99 Remove
918-04171A
GRBX ASM:AUGER:24"
$198.03 In-StockMail $198.03 Remove
731-04870
SPCR:1.25OD X .75ID X 1.00 LG
$2.29 In-StockMail $2.29 Remove
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Subtotal: $558.16
Shipping: $29.99
* Tax: $0.00
Total: $588.15

 

 

YES, you are looking at $558 in parts (US) alone not including any labor to pay someone to fix it.

 

 

James W, Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 3700
Experience: 7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years
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Expert:  James W replied 4 years ago.

There are 4 dealers in your town where you can order these parts.

 

They are authorized service dealers..

 

Understand, I am not suggesting that you order them, because it may be new snow thrower time. But, I wanted to answer all your questions first..

 

In order to help keep your equipment in top operating condition, MTD has over 1200 Authorized Service Centres across Canada.

 

LAMBERT DISTRIBUTING INC.
814 - 47TH ST E
SASKATOON,SASKATCHEWAN
S7K 0X4(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>

 

SASKATOON LAWN & GOLFXXXXXbr />SASKATOON,SASKATCHEWAN
S7N 2H8(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>

MINI-TUNE MOBILE SM ENG REPAIR
2120 ST GEORGE AVENUE
SASKATOON,SASKATCHEWAN
S7M 0K7(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>

 

PRIMROSE LAWN & GARDEN
738-45TH STREET W
SASKATOON,SASKATCHEWAN
S7L 5X1(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>

Expert:  James W replied 4 years ago.

Here is the MTD website for Canada. It may help you.

 

http://www.mtdcanada.com/servicecentres.asp?Province=Saskatchewan

 

About the prices of the parts. Please do not kill the messenger..

 

I am not an MTD employee rather I am an independent Expert consultant for justanswers.com

 

We do the research and report. I do not get paid off of your purchase of parts, rather Only when you hit ACCEPT with your answer.

 

If you have further questions, please reply and I will be glad to follow up.

Expert:  James W replied 4 years ago.

Expert Robert1532 reports:

"I went to my MTD disc , looked up your model and looked at breakdown . I beleive you only need # XXXXX assy , everything else is just the breakdown of the complete assy .And you might need the scraper plate if it's worn ".

 

I think he is on the right track here..

 

But a little over simplified..

 

If you look at parts breakdown again, you see a reference 25 in a circle.

 

That is the one that he speaks of that points to the gearbox assembly.

 

It is hard to tell if it includes the part ref 53 or not(NNN) NNN-NNNNbut I think it may.

 

But it would not have ref 50 which is 711-04285 the 24" auger axle. because they are different with width of unit.

 

And still need

 

Auger Housing components 684-04069, 790-00120, and 731-04870

 

I will come up with a new list here shortly with prices..

 

 

 

 

Expert:  James W replied 4 years ago.

Here is the new parts list with prices.

 

Robert did help us save you about $90 with his good eye.

 

But you still have a decision to make.

 

QuantityItemPriceStatusShipping methodTotal
918-04171A
GRBX ASM:AUGER:24"
$198.03 In-StockMail $198.03 Remove
711-04285
AXLE:AUGER:24"
$41.21 In-StockMail $41.21 Remove
684-04069
HSG ASM:AUGER 24"
$207.98 In-StockMail $207.98 Remove
790-00120
PLT:SHAVE:2.25 X 23.66 LG
$19.99 In-StockMail $19.99 Remove
731-04870
SPCR:1.25OD X .75ID X 1.00 LG
$2.29 In-StockMail $2.29 Remove
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Subtotal: $469.50
Shipping: $29.99
* Tax: $0.00
Total: $499.49

 

Quantity Item Price Status Shipping method Total


918-04171A
GRBX ASM:AUGER:24" $198.03 In-Stock Mail $198.03 Remove


711-04285
AXLE:AUGER:24" $41.21 In-Stock Mail $41.21 Remove


684-04069
HSG ASM:AUGER 24" $207.98 In-Stock Mail $207.98 Remove


790-00120
PLT:SHAVE:2.25 X 23.66 LG $19.99 In-Stock Mail $19.99 Remove


731-04870
SPCR:1.25OD X .75ID X 1.00 LG $2.29 In-Stock Mail $2.29 Remove




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Subtotal: $469.50

 

And this still does not include shipping to Canada.
Expert:  James W replied 4 years ago.

Make sure you take your model numbers and serial numbers with you as some part numbers may have changed because they were superceded.

 

All prices I gave were US Dollar Pirices.

 

If I was going to spend this much money on parts, I would take the whole unit to a dealer and make sure I was ordering the exact correct part and also not ordering something I could do without.

 

ALSO, the dealer might make you an exchange price for the whole unit that looks attractive to you..

 

Could end up with a new unit for not too much more money.

 

 

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