I just purchased a Poulan 10530es snowblower via AMAZON.
Put it together today. Instructions very simple, just connect 3
control rods, and the hood cables. Fired right up. Auger and
impeller works. No action on the drive wheels. Acts like there is a
pin or something missing on the final drive to the axle.
Went through the entire manual line by line and nowhere does it list
anything but a snail mail for customer service.
Ran that through the white and yellow pages - no listing.
Tried Google - multiple hits but if it is there I missed it.
Appreciate any help
On the right-hand drive control, there should be an adjustment and a
spring. When engaged (handle to bar) adjust so the spring stretches
about an inch.
That pulls the drive plate into the drive disk.
Hope this helps
Thanks a bunch!
I finally got a phone number via Amazon which led to some real
people. Still havaing a problem with the e-mail address they gave me
for the help desk. I will try the one you gave.
I am looking a 6" of new snow on top of 5" that I wasn't able to clear
yesterday. Snowing like a royal baitch still. Was just out and
cleared a bit of patio and a path to the woodshed plus enough area to
back the car out of the garage. Still have 90 ft to go to reach the
highway to say nothing of the 20ft of snow the state plowed into my
entrance. Good thing I am in pretty fair shape for 72.
Open the cover where the belts are...there is a hinged plate with a
disk driven by one of the belts.
The right hand lever with cable/rod should move that plate to the rear
so it can drive the rubber wheel.
Maybe the cable is hung-up on a guide pulley?
On Jan 29, 1:08 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I don't have a Poulan but maybe if you have a similar setup as mine?
On my wheel hubs there is a pin on each one that you can put into
different holes. If the pins are in just the right holes the wheels
are not driven. On mine I have to pull out the pins and either push
or pull out the wheel to locate the other holes. In other words the
pin is either going through the wheel hub and spindle(axle) to drive
the wheel or the pin just goes through the spindle(axle) and the wheel
is not driven. Just a thought for you to check out.
The problem has been solved! A local 'small engine' guy picked it up
last night, workedon it todya and found just what we had expected.
A chain was off the final drive sprocket! I know that is hard to
The 'pin in anohter hole' thing is anohter problem I will be
discussing with them if I can ever get a working e-mail address for
them (haven't tried 'igot2P one yet). The manual absolutely sucks.
My machine must be a newer model and there are things that don't match
the manual. The 'extra hole is one of them. The axle only has one
hole. The trick is that you have to pull the pin and not only reverse
the wheels from the shipped condition but also swap axles with them.
Not word one mentioned about that. Fairly obvious though upon
Another one was the 'hood deflector control' whereby you can change
the angle it shoots from the handle bars. Nothing in the manual about
it. I finally found the holes used to connect it in the exloded parts
diagram in the back.
That there was nothing in the manual about contacting the company
(other than an overall snail mail address), nothing aobut registering
the warranty, no warranty card at all, etc. is beyond belief.
That looks really good. This is getting weirder and weirder! Went to
that which has everything on it I need. Made an e-mail describing the
problem. Rejected "not a valid name". Tried changing the name. Same
result. Gonna try the 'register' one this morning to register the
machine and see what happens.
Then back on the phone if that doesn't work.
If I didn't mention it in one of my posts, the link I got from a real
person on the phone rejects as 'not a valid address'.
Needless to say, the name "Poulan" will never, ever appear on any
equipment here again.
I had a smaller poulan chain saw once and it wasn't any good either.
It had a manual oiler that you could only pump oil to the chain if the
saw was not running. JUNK with capital letters! I bought it used so
I was stuck with it.
Good luck with your blower!
The only chainsaw that Poulan ever made that was decent was the Poulan
3400. All the rest were crap. I bought a Poulan rototiller and it
came in a box with the Frigidaire name & logo, which should have been
a warning to me.
Talk about weird!
It looks like the 'register' worked. Tried the 'contact us' and got
back the same 'invalid name'. Noticed a phone number at the bottom.
Called. Wrong division but gave me a number for the right one.
Called that. Got a _very_ helpful person at the right department.
He admitted that the 'contact us' thing rarely works. Asked what to
do. Believe it or not, the only thing he could suggest was to send
him a personal e-mail and he would walk it through the system!!
Done. Waiting for a reply but not expecting one.
Oh yes. The blower is working. Not well...well, everyting on it
works but it is helpless in deep snow. Will be fitting up some chains
to it tomorrow - that cured that problem on my old, small blower.
Now that _is_ a thought. IIRC though the fastener method is
different. I"ll check to day.
Another add on as to why no Poulan will ever again be seen here.
Remember I said it is helpless in deep snow? Actually it was helpless
in anything over a couple inches.
Hit the drive yesterday with snow from 4" up to 18". Promptly plugged
it up luckily. In unplugging it I found a missing shear pin and thus
only 1/2 the auger was working.
Fixed that and a whole different machine. Goes through the snow just
fine except slow in deep stuff.
There was not sign, not a scrape in paint, not a burr, nothing that
showed a shear pin had ever _been_ in that hole.
On Feb 1, 1:17 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
And you base that on just what? Care to stop by and I will
demonstrate how to tear down, and rebuild a small gas engine. I quit
that business 30 years ago and at my age I find it is much simpler to
fix things by checkbook.
If you can read everything I wrote and find anything in there that
demonstrates I don't know what I am doing, do so. Of course I did
fail on the Googling but that ain't mechanical.
Sounds to me like you are a typical blowhard moron.
On Feb 1, 9:28 pm, email@example.com wrote:
What part of having found it did you miss?
Wha part of a new machine that shouldn't have a misconnected chain or
a missing shear bolt did you miss?
What part of "why should I have to inspect a new machine for missing/
incorrect installastions?" did you miss?
Did your mommy drop you on your head?
What part of having a new snowblower and asking for help don't you
If you were once a mechanic...you would have fixed or analyzed this in
Drives on new machines are as basic as you can get!
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