Stuck on hs828 auger spring replacement. pictures included.
broken auger spring and also would not go forward or back. drive belt was almost torn up so got new belt and new auger spring.
matched up springs to make sure right one.
split machine apart, installed spring according to factory manual pictures. installed drive belt no problem.
problem I am having that I don't have enough tension with auger cable. have to have lever halfway down to keep tension so spring does not fall off. if i put the lever all the way up then it is way too loose and the spring falls off. I had to take box off twice.
this may seem dumb but can't figure it out. i tried adjusting the cable a couple times and even adjusted out it is too loose.
either i ankored the bottom of the spring in the wrong hole ( i don't think so ) or something else obvious.
have included a couple pics. have replaced belts and a impeller bearing in the past so this is my only 4th time splitting a machine.
before putting the box back on I tested the new drive belt and moved forward and backward. and I checked the auger lever and clutch brake. It seemed fine with tension on spring through range of motion. i clamped the auger lever down when replacing the box . Could something jam up the auger clutch leverso it won't move through it's whole range?
the pics show the new spring and pulleys. I know the pics are not that good but what do you all think i am doing wrong?
anyone else have a similar problem and fixed it?
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