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Auger not turning on Compact

super wet snow today. Was working OK, then nothing. the wheels still engage and propel it, but no auger. it sounds like something is happening under the belt cover. I put it inside to melt all the snow and ice off from it. the two bolts look intact on the auger shafts. What should I do?
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If the shear bolts on the auger are still intact, it's most likely dropped the auger drive belt. One sure fire way to tell is to simply remove the belt guard/cover and look. Its either on the pulley or its not.

If slipped off, you put it back on and check the tensioning mechanism. If the belt is where it belongs you can now start it up and either reach over to the handle to engage it, or have someone else do it. Keep you hands out of there! Look with your eyes, not your soon-to-be-detached fingers.

If the belt gets snug while engaged, the impeller/ager shaft turns. If that's turning and the auger isn't, you may have blown the worm drive for the auger.

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If the shear bolts on the auger are still intact, it's most likely dropped the auger drive belt. One sure fire way to tell is to simply remove the belt guard/cover and look. Its either on the pulley or its not.

If slipped off, you put it back on and check the tensioning mechanism. If the belt is where it belongs you can now start it up and either reach over to the handle to engage it, or have someone else do it. Keep you hands out of there! Look with your eyes, not your soon-to-be-detached fingers.

If the belt gets snug while engaged, the impeller/ager shaft turns. If that's turning and the auger isn't, you may have blown the worm drive for the auger.
thanks. it is supposed to melt off and warm up this week. I'll pull the belt cover. this machine doesn't have many hours
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Make sure you double check the auger shear bolts by pulling or wiggle them good as they may be broken but not off, it happens sometimes, otherwise follow the good recommendations by PixMan and Good Luck

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OK, it was a very small rock in the paddles behind the augers. couldn't see it because of the snow. sush and ice
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