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Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines
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I have a craftsman snow thrower. Works great! The speed

Customer Question

I have a craftsman snow thrower. Works great! The speed selector rod is suddenly very hard to change speeds.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: It just began last week.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it is in the transmission I will have to call a sears technichan'
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: nope. I can t find anything in troubleshooting
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The snow blower moves fine. The speed shifter is very hard to change speeds and change from forward to reverse.
Expert:  Wayne replied 6 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

what is the model number ,Please

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hello Wayne.
I found it is the shaft that shifter moves on. This needs to be cleaned and lubricated. I have just made an appointment with Sears.
Expert:  Wayne replied 6 months ago.


Well glad you have a easy fix, that is something you can do yourself

get a can of WD 40 and spray all the linkage joints

I hope this helped you