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I have an MTD 31A56 snowblower. The auger and impeller

I have an MTD...

I have an MTD 31A56 snowblower. The auger and impeller continue to spin when the lever is released. The cable from the lever is attached to the spring but the pulley does not retract and shut off the auger

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

I just noticed it

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

I plan on trying

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not that I can think of.

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Wayne
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Hi I’m Wayne

I will be assisting you with this issue today

give me a bit to pull up that diagram

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok thanks
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No thank you.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I don’t have access to the machine right now so you can’t walk me through it

HI

Ok you say the spring is there

what your issue is the tensioner is sticking

make sure the is free moving #3 in the Pic below

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I didn’t get any pics. Make sure the what is free moving? There was no word there
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Looking at this I’m guessing that spring #7 is probably broken

HI

That will do it

I will look up your part number

Wayne

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Hi

Here is the part number

MTD(###) ###-####/strong> (replaces(###) ###-####/p>

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you. Have a great day. Goodbye

Hi

You are welcome

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