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Old 12-06-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Hi, is this a good place to get help with snowthrower maintenance? If not, could someone recommend a good forum....small engines or something?

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Old 12-10-2005, 02:36 PM   #2
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What seems to be the problem with your snowblower?
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:25 PM   #3
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What seems to be the problem with your snowblower?
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Thanks for replying....was beginning to wonder if anyone would!

Actually the problem wasn't with the snowblower, but with its owner (me). A short between the headphones, as they say.

It's brand new, and I wanted to change the oil after 2 hrs of operation. I found the oil plug in the engine manufacturer's manual, but when I located it on the machine, it was right in the middle! I thought I would have to remove the left wheel to get at the plug, and then turn the damn snowblower on its side to drain it. LOL.

And I was actually preparing to do just that when I decided to look through the snowblower manual (the Craftsman manual, as opposed to the Tecumsah manual). At the last minute, I noticed they had inserted a stand-off pipe to make oil changes simple.

In my defense, it's the first snowblower I have ever owned.
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:57 PM   #4
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At least ya 'got-er-done'. Happy snow tossing or whatever you do with the stuff.

I'm going fishing, highs are still in the 80's here.
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Old 12-11-2005, 08:20 AM   #5
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Br,
I hear about this all the time, couple of weeks ago a guy in our sister co. did it! DON'T UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES STICK YOUR HAND IN THEIR TO CLEAR ANYTHING OUT WITH OUT SHUTTING IT DOWN FIRST! Poor guy now has two thumbs and 7 3/4 fingers. Happy snowblowing.
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I hear about this all the time, couple of weeks ago a guy in our sister co. did it! DON'T UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES STICK YOUR HAND IN THEIR TO CLEAR ANYTHING OUT WITH OUT SHUTTING IT DOWN FIRST! Poor guy now has two thumbs and 7 3/4 fingers. Happy snowblowing.
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We had a teacher in highschool who lost parts of two fingers and mangled two others in a snowblower. He was known throughout the school henceforth, as Frodo.
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Old 01-05-2006, 08:46 PM   #7
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you want to take it to a company that does small engine repairs. look under lawn equipment repair in the yellow pages or go on-line to the manufacturer. they will have a listing of local repair specialists.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:17 PM   #8
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Good day:

Before I tear it apart and lose some pieces. Toro 824; engine runs fine, drive wheels don't want to turn, they are not locked up. Is the friction drive a likely culprit?
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:32 PM   #9
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I recently purchased the snow blower attachment for my tractor. It is a 42" 2 stage blower. The manual that I got with it does not show how the manual PTO cable connects to the blower. I have it connected but Im not sure it is done correctly. Something just does not seem right. Is there any help out there for this gal??

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