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Old 11-09-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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wheels won't turn, took off bottom face plate nothing appears to be blocking ...?

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

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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.
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Ayuh,... What the 'ell ya workin' on,..?? a Mack truck,..??
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um a yard machine snowblower

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

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

Make and model? Got photos of the problem areas?

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Make sure it is in Neutral and/or hold in the clutch
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yard machine by mtd model egfff 8.0 hp
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:20 PM   #9
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so where'd everybody go, y won't wheels turn?
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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.
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so where'd everybody go, y won't wheels turn?
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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.
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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.
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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 #.
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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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