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Hi. New forum user. I have an 826 old school machine. I had my local small engine guy replace a blown engine on it, runs awesome. One problem. The impeller and augers keep running even when disengaged. My safety hand grips aren't operational. I'd like to make whatever adjustments needed so that when it is disengaged, it is disengaged. Any help with adjustments, appreciate it.
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It sounds like your belt(s) is too tight. Maybe there's a tension adjustment that you can just loosen. Check your manual, and/or check the auger controls from the handle down into the base of the machine for an adjustment.

Or maybe the belt is too short for the new engine (the new engine may be a bit taller than the old one, for instance). I'm assuming that the pulley size wasn't changed during the engine swap.

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If you take off the belt cover usually there is an adjustable tension pulley to the auger belt. There is a screw to the Tension pulley(in middle of that pulley) and you need to back it off. so instead of pulley where it is you need to back it off a quarter of an inch by loosening that screw. Say you are on right side of machine... auger housing is to your immediate right... left is towards middle of machine..... right is you move pulley towards tire/outside of machine towards your belly(haha). That should do it(Tighten nut).
If not move another quarter of an inch towards you but do it in small increments see if augers still run after releasing auger handle. It might stop the augers but you do not want it so loose so when you hit snow the belt slips. Check condition of belts do they look fresh or cracked and shiny???? Might want to replace if the later.


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When I typed this RED had not commented yet....Sorry Red.
No need to apologize! I'm not familiar with this actual machine, so your explanation was a lot better than mine, thanks.

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Hi. New forum user. I have an 826 old school machine. I had my local small engine guy replace a blown engine on it, runs awesome. One problem. The impeller and augers keep running even when disengaged. My safety hand grips aren't operational. I'd like to make whatever adjustments needed so that when it is disengaged, it is disengaged. Any help with adjustments, appreciate it.

Your local engine clown should have made sure he checked that after install
Iam sure he charged you plenty make him fix it
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Your local engine clown should have made sure he checked that after install
Iam sure he charged you plenty make him fix it
Well, I wound up moving like 80 miles away. Never noticed it til this season, as he fixed it at the end of last season. Otherwise I would
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thanks for the replies, I'll go see if I can back the tensioner off a bit. Not sure if there is a screw there or not. Must be.
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If the belt is one size width smaller than called for the auger will spin.

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I don't see a screw on the tensioner..all i see is a nut/bolt combo (7/16) but it doesn't really adjust
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Nick it is a nut and bolt...loosen the nut and the pulley wheel will slide to and fro.....


I said screw but I meant nut and bolt....


You should see a groove on the tension arm where pulley is on??? if not then might not be adjustable...
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