After dealing with issues and getting the engine on my "new" toro Power Handle with snowblower attachment running I probably found the reason it was retired. When I removed the clutch/pulley to remove the engine side case what I thought was half of a sheared key fell out. No big deal , thinks I, so I picked up a 3/16 keystock at the hardware store.Turns out the "key" was not a seperate piece with the other half still in the clutch/pulley. The part that fell out has actually sheared off.
In the first pic you can see what I thought was the remaining half of the key. The second pic shows the outside of the piece that goes onto the crankshaft. Obviously with no way to secure the "hub" to the crankshaft the engine cannot pull the drive wheels or the attachment. The only way I can make it work is to either have a new hub or figure out a way to secure the hub to the crankshaft. I've thought of 2 or 3 set screws but that would be complicated because the other hafl of the belt drive pulley has to slide on the splines shown in pic # 2. Any suggestions ? Anybody got a spare clutch/pulley for a Toro Power Handle ? Thanks
Edited by thom, January 28, 2014 - 09:44 AM.