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post #1 of 16 Old 11-22-2015, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Just enough snow today that I thought it wpuld be a good idea to try out the new st324p. Motor start up was no problem. Getting the unit to move forward or back was a total fail. As a first time user and owner I am asking if there is something simple Ican check to see why the trans isn't working. I did recheck the manual several times with no apparent oversights.
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How did you move it off the crate or to whatever position it was it from the store ?
You did check the linkage - Left Hand Side ?
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How did you move it off the crate or to whatever position it was it from the store ?
You did check the linkage - Left Hand Side ?
The linkage is working, but wonder which hole the spring should be put through.
Store personell uncrated it.
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The linkage is working, but wonder which hole the spring should be put through.
Store personell uncrated it.
This unit has an hydrostatic transmission, isn't it possible you need to warm up the transmission before use? Check your operator's manual for use in cold temps. Good Luck

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If memory recalls, stock from the factory is on the 4th hole from the bottom, I think....
I moved mine a bit lower (looser) with the intent that I may have to move it back up depending how it behaves with load. I think I moved mine to the 2nd hole from the bottom.

FWIW, easiest way to redo the spring IMO, is to loosen the 4 bolts, drop the handlebar, giving it some slack, remove the rod from the lever and just put the handlebar back into position, reposition and then put the rod back in the handle.

LOL, I'm the idiot that spent like 25 minutes messing with getting the control rod out without dropping the handlebar, when I was rushing it after getting it back home ;-0
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No experience with Huskys, lots of experience with hydrostatic transmissions. If it doesn't move at all the first thing I'd check is the lever that disables/enables the hydrostatic transmission.
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No experience with Huskys, lots of experience with hydrostatic transmissions. If it doesn't move at all the first thing I'd check is the lever that disables/enables the hydrostatic transmission.
I'm in the same position and I agree!

I've never owned a hydro snowblower but have it on my riding lawn mower. The mower has a lever that when put in a certain position, will allow the mower to be moved by pushing it around... but when the lever is in that position the drive will not work. The lever basically disconnects the drive from the wheels, like a clutch.

If you're able to move your snowblower by pushing it, there may be a lever or knob of a similar nature that's preventing the drive from working.

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jayarr -

how's the patient doing ?
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Plan to take the machine to a Husqvarna service center near me on Wednesday.
Will report findings asap.
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This happened with mine as well when I went for a dry run after assembling. The spring that the drive level attaches at the bottom of the blower was inverted so it didn't pull when I pressed the lever. I set it the right way and all was fine. IF this is it it's a 2 second fix. Just rotate it. Don't even need to unhook it.
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