Posted January 16, 2011 - 06:14 PM
Well I took the snow blower off of my snapper 1650 to check it over and replace the short belt which had shredded. I had a new belt on the shelf so I thought this would be a quick and easy repair. As I was turning the double pulley in the snow blower drive setup it sounded and felt rough. I took a good look and one of the bearings has lost its shielding and the retainer that keeps the ball bearings spaced is chewed up and missing. I checked the parts list and came up with a snapper bearing number of 7013443 at $44.93 each times 2. I was wondering if anyone had crossed those bearings over to a cheaper one yet. If not I will take the pulley out and try to cross the bearings over myself but I was just wondering if someone had done this already?