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Old 01-19-2011, 10:00 AM   #16
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Josh, I'm still not understanding this.

You're saying that the augers are stuck, yet the snowblower works very well. I don't understand how that's possible. Does it actually blow snow that way?
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:29 AM   #17
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Oh. You just want to prepare for the future in case you need to disassemble the snow blower further.

The collectors are probably rusted to the shafts.

I suggest leaving it the way it is and leaving the shear bolts removed for now. One of the following things may happen sooner or later.

1. The collectors break free from the shaft (maybe one at a time) and then you can re-insert the shear bolts.
2. Something else breaks first in which case it is probably not worth the time and effort to bust the collectors free and disassembling further.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:49 PM   #18
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Joshi I do know what you are talking about. I work on snow blowers as a hobby. I don't think that your method will work. And it is not a good Idea to use heat on the auger or the rake when it is fully assembled. There are oil seals in the auger and impeller assembly that will be destroyed by the heat of a torch.

Your machine is probably a good one you should consider freeing the rakes from the shaft sooner than later to prevent damage to the gear box.

Below is a link to another forum where all the guys do is talk about snow blowers, mowers, and other outdoor power equipment. The guys on that forum would have recognized your problem right away. The following link is to a thread where your problem is discussed.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:53 PM   #19
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seized collector / auger shaft

Thank-you everyone and ALL

I loved the debate and discussion about my predicament and a extra cookie for
AllanJ and mikecwiz for the web link that
talks more about small engines

I do have some other topics that I plan to post here and see what kind of ideas i get back

talk with you all again sometime


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