I own an old craftsman snowblower and the auger won't turn anymore. I
think that an object, probably a rock, is logged in there somewhere.
The blower is already opened up and split in two, but I can't seem to
figure out how to dismantle the auger to remove the object jamming it.
Any help is much appreciated, I would hate having to bring it to a
Typically you will need to remove the drive pulley, remome the bearings on
the blower shaft and ends of the augers. If it is jammed from a rock or
simular object you should be able to see it. There is a chance that the gear
box from the blower to the auger stripped and the gears are jammed. I have
seen it more times than you want to know!
On most blowers after you seperate the two halfs as you say you have done, then
it is just a matter of removing the pulley from the eingine side and sliding
the auger and shaft out as a unit. I may be seized in the support bearing. If
that's the case remove the 4 bolts from the pillow block supposrt bearing and
see if that will help you remove it.
Have you tried moving the auger in the opposite direstion?
NOT BY HAND
try to pry it somehow with a 2x4 just to see if it moves. It just might
clearyour jam. If not follow the post above.
My guess is the tranny gearing is jammed.
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