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#1 Jazz ONLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Bushings are worn at gear drive. I have the owners manual but don't see how the auger comes off. Removed bolts on sides of blower auger and 2 shear bolts, that's what I am pointing at in pic. What else if anyone familiar with craftsman 944.524500

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 12:57 PM

I assumed removing the shear bolts at impeller the unit would slide out. Apparently not

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 02:20 PM

Pulley in behind. Belt on it from engine. Is my guess. Have to get the pulley loose so shaft will slide out.

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 04:08 PM

Pulley in behind. Belt on it from engine. Is my guess. Have to get the pulley loose so shaft will slide out.

Noel

It appears they built the blower around that one bolt holding the auger pulley on. This should test my limited patience.

AAAH! found a youtube. I have never worked on snowblower at all. Makes sense that the unit separates. This should not be too painful. Looks like the Murray in the video is near identical to my craftsman

 


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Posted March 25, 2016 - 05:01 PM

Forgot to mention that it separates, sorry. Once you get a look at it, it's not to bad, just time consuming. Most blowers are the same.

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 07:32 PM

Forgot to mention that it separates, sorry. Once you get a look at it, it's not to bad, just time consuming. Most blowers are the same.

Noel

"forgot to mention it separates"  minor detail LOL  I will get on it tomorrow


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Posted March 26, 2016 - 01:10 AM

They are right, I have done many of these you need to split the blower in half to remove the pulley. After you remove the pulley you can remove the bolts that hold the auger shaft bearings on. Then it will pull straight out the auger and impeller together.

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Posted March 26, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Yes I pulled two bolts and was expecting to find a third bolt when the unit fell apart,,,,so it is similar to the Murray but not exactly.

Parts ordered and will all be here in MAY!  The drive belt is holding things up as it has yet to be manufactured and one of the bushings is on back order.  Good thing I got on this project now


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