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I got a tree limb caught in auger. Auger will not turn.

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I got a tree...

I got a tree limb caught in auger. Auger will not turn. Shear pins appear to be intact

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Snowed Sunday when this occurred

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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HI I'm Wayne

I will be assisting you with this issue today

best thing to do is remove the spark plug

and use a pry bar on the auger and turn it backward to free it up

with the plug out no tension on the engine

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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