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Bought 9-26 late last fall and everything seemed to work fine but should have known price was toooooo good.
Did check up and changed oil etc. but when I went to use it in snow it went about 10 feet and then funny noise and no snow out chute. Auger seemed to move-shear pins were good but with motor off I could turn shaft from motor to gear housing turned freely until7 turns then it jammed . Finally got housing torn apart and found that worm-gear on end of shaft was really chewed off and main gears teeth were flattened and curled over. Checked dealer I deal with and he couldn't find either part so he checked around and only found shaft at $300can. but gear was NOT available. I looked around and found one in Texas(I live in Ont. Canada)for $300USD. Checked again and found both parts for around$600Can. with free shipping. Wife dosen't think it is worth fixing and suggested buying new one. This one seems to be solid and build solid with no rust. I think according to ser# 091696 is it a 2009 or 96? Looks brand new otherwise.
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It's your money and I won't tell you how to spend it, but if it was me, I'd walk away. I'd maybe keep the engine for a future project, or sell the entire snowblower as-is for parts.


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I usually look at it like this - cost of parts versus the value of machine.
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Make is someone else's problem. Run, don't walk away. Sell it for parts try to recoup your money. If it were mine, that's what I'd do.
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if the wife gave you the green light to get a new one I would be at a dealer looking at some nice new shiny snowblowers

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I wouldn't want to put that kind of money into it.

Now, if you found someone selling a machine for cheap with the same augers setup, but a blown engine, that might be a good approach.

The transmission in my lawn tractor failed a few months ago. I figured out the cost to replace the obvious internal parts, some were used replacements from eBay, to keep cost down. Then I found someone near me selling used complete tractor transmissions on Craigslist. I got a whole different tranny for basically the price of the parts I'd identified in mine, and just swapped the whole thing.

Individual parts can be expensive. Entire assemblies or machines can be cheaper. Admittedly, they can be tougher to find, but it might be worth a try.

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I wouldn't want to put that kind of money into it.

Now, if you found someone selling a machine for cheap with the same augers setup, but a blown engine, that might be a good approach.
That would be my thinking too. It could be a summer project when a parts machine would be cheap. Also check after it's snowed to see who's broken what That way you'd get more of the money you've spent back.

With your wife saying go new, I'd go new.

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I agree with other members that suggest you find a cheap donor machine during offseason or use this one for parts depending on rest of condition.

but **** YAH!!!!! if the wife told me i would be better off getting a new one, that would be a no-brainer.

When my wife tells me that i know then she will want something new for herself.........haha

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It's a Husqvarna 9-26E.
Like I said it is in great shape otherwise -no rust and heavier steel than the NEW Chinese ones.. I bought it mainly because it is a heavy machine(I have bad shoulders and it was hard using my old one -too light) so it would go down to pavement with-out much effort.
The new one she wants me to buy is a big box Chinese model which is the same as my old one.
Been looking for used one but this make doesn't go for used very often at all. Might go to show how well they are built I guess.
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