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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My name is ***** *****- I got a piece of aluminum wrapped

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Customer: Hi Doug My name is ***** *****- I got a piece of aluminum wrapped around my snow blower's auger, cleaned it out 'noticed the belt(s) seemed to be smoking, shut it down and now the pull start won't budge
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: disconnected the spark plug-tried to move the auger blades by hand-they wouldn't move
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

The drive belts for the blower/auger are off the pulleys and are seizing the engine. Do you have owners manual showing the belt arrangement? I need your make and model to find the belt diagram. But you an bet the belts are locking the engine.