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When i try to engage snow blower...no spin...shear pins on…

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When i try to engage snow blower...no spin...shear pins on auger are good...are their other shear pins? basically pulled on lever attached to cable to engage...nothing

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

The machine will move but will not throw snow...not engage shaft or auger

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With engine off, and spark plug wire removed, engage the auger, and try to spin the auger and impeller to see where there is movement. The belts should be tight and auger should not turn.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Can be shear pin or a pulley loose on shaft.

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