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uncle bark 11-09-2010 02:31 PM

wheels won't turn
wheels won't turn, took off bottom face plate nothing appears to be blocking ...?

DangerMouse 11-09-2010 02:42 PM

Hi... I THINK it'd help if we had a few more details?


uncle bark 11-09-2010 03:09 PM

is there supposed to be a chain, did not find one when i took off face plate, there was a dead mouse but no nest, i thought something might be blocking wheel gears from moving but nothing found.

Bondo 11-09-2010 03:25 PM

Ayuh,... What the 'ell ya workin' on,..?? a Mack truck,..??

uncle bark 11-09-2010 03:44 PM

um a yard machine snowblower

DangerMouse 11-09-2010 03:51 PM

Oh-Kayyyy, now we're gettin' somewheres....

Mouse chewed through sparkplug wire, got zapped dead, when you tried to start it, exposed wire shorted

Make and model? Got photos of the problem areas?


jlhaslip 11-09-2010 03:53 PM

Make sure it is in Neutral and/or hold in the clutch

uncle bark 11-09-2010 04:20 PM

yard machine by mtd model egfff 8.0 hp

uncle bark 11-09-2010 06:20 PM

so where'd everybody go, y won't wheels turn?

bob22 11-09-2010 06:45 PM

How about a model number (look on their website or on your machine); model egfff doesn't exist.
Single- or dual-stage? Look for a drive shaft somewhere from engine to wheels; see what is turning and what isn't when wheel drive is engaged.

Bondo 11-09-2010 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by uncle bark (Post 531570)
so where'd everybody go, y won't wheels turn?

Try typing coherent sentences into coherent paragraphs.....:confused1:

This is a forum, We speak american english, not text messaging...
This is also not a chatroom,...
Good answers take Good information, 'n Time...

If you can Explain what you have,...
What it's doin' or not doin',..
As well as what you see, 'n what you've done so far,...

You'll no doubt get All the help you need to fix the problem....:thumbsup:

uncle bark 11-10-2010 08:56 AM

i thought everything i typed would show uip in the question, not just what i put in the title section, apparently that is not the case. let me begin again.

i have a yard machine by mtd snowblower, 8.0 hp, 2 stage, 26" wide and the wheels won't turn. i removed the bottom faceplate but could not locate any obvious reason why the wheels won't turn. i did find a mouse and thought maybe there was an acorn or something blocking the gears but i did not find that to be the case. is there supposed to be a chain moving the gears? i did not locate a broken chain. does anybody have any idea or suggestions on what i should look for or try in order to correct the problem?

hope that is thorough enough to explain my problem. the only model # i could find was on the card attached and it read egfff or maybe it is e6fff.

DexterII 11-11-2010 07:30 AM

A model number from an aluminum tag, which is riveted to the machine, would go a long way here, so keep looking. In the absence of that, how many speed is this snow blower, and does the gear slector move? With the selector in neutral, can you roll it? Does the engine run? With the engine running, can you put it in gear? If so, what happens when you release the clutch? Does the engine RPM or noise change? In other words, does it act like it wants to engage, or does it act as though nothing is even trying to engage? Does the auger engage? Be careful checking these things. Do not put your hands or feet near the auger.

uncle bark 11-11-2010 09:12 AM

hi and thanks for responding, 6 forward and two reverse gears which change freely, engine starts, auger rotates freely, everything appears normal except whels won't turn. i'll triple check for a model #.

DexterII 11-11-2010 09:52 AM

Okay Uncle Bark, keep looking for the aluminum tag with the model number, but we're making progress. I can think of three things that I would start with; the shift linkage, and the clutch linkage, both of which I believe you will find to be adjustable, as well as the belt(s). Normally, I would start with the belts, but they can sometimes be difficult to access on a snow blower, so you may want to start with the clutch linkage, but without a model number, and not being able to see it myself, you are going to have to do this on your own. I would probably start with a simple visual inspection. If there are loose adjusters, or if the lock nuts are backed off, those would be the places to start. Try, as an example, shortening the rod about an inch or so, and check it. If no change, take it back to where it was, and then an inch or so in the other direction. Most likely, you will see some manner of change. Lastly, do a visual, to see how to access the belts. You will not have to remove the engine, but you may very well need to remove part of the auger chute.

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