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The auger on my snowblower won't turn. Shear pins are intact

The auger on my snowblower...
The auger on my snowblower won't turn. Shearpins are intact and it seems clear (no stones or anything I can see).
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12/27/2008
Bobby
Bobby, Technician
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Experience: 16 years experience in small engines, Bobcat loaders, Hyd , and electrical repair.
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Hello I'm Bobby.

 

I got a question for you.

 

Does the impeller spin?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Yes, slowly
Well , Most snowblowers have a cover over the belts, I would remove that cover and take a look at the belt .
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The belts loook fine. When I start up the snowblower and press the auger control, the auger still doesn't turn but there is a small squealing sound.
OK, With the engine off , Can you turn the big pulley that the belt turns by hand?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Yes, that turns fairly easy and turns the impeller.
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Update: The impeller turns when I pull the belt manually, but not when I hold down the auger control handle.

I would Try to tighten up the cable that engages the idler arm so it will pull on the belt more. You should be able to shorten the cable at the handle depending on the model. Im thinking that the belt is not getting pulled enough and its slipping.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I adjusted everything around the belt and it started to turn however, is there supposed to be a screw holding the auger pulley in place? That is what seems to be slipping. There is a hole but no screw. Any idea what I would need to get? I have a Simplicity intermediate.

Yes there should be a bolt holding the pulley onto the shaft , Can you give me all your numbers off of your snow blower so I can look it up .?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Bobby,

 

I got it! I went to the Simplicity dealer in this area and got a screw and pin needed to hold the pulley in place. After that and some other adjustments you suggested, it works great. Thank you!!! (Kind of a big accomplishment for a girl who knows nothing about engines) I really appreciate your help.

 

Mary

Mary.

You GO GIRL!!!! LOL Im glad you got it up and running . Laughing

 

 

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