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post #1 of 19 Old 01-24-2015, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question 826 Question

I am working on a friends 826 and have a question for the group.

This is the back side of the blower impeller. As you can see there is a pice of metal welded on the back side. I am guessing that this is on there so the shaft assembly doesn't go to far back, but not sure. As you can see it is worn out completely.



I can't seem to find out any info on this, but that is my best guess. I am assuming it got that way because the bushing that the shaft goes through is also worn out.



Is there anything else that I should be looking for at this point?

The repair started out that he couldn't get it started and burned out the starter, fixed that, then every time I tried it out in some snow it would quit blowing, which lead to noticing the slop in the auger shaft with the pully on it.

"Helpful" suggestion if it won't start holding the starter button won't help.


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My guess at first was a stiffening thing, but on only one side I would probably rule that out. Maybe it was there as a counterbalance like wheel weights on a car?

If the impeller shaft it loose forwards and backwards I would say the bushings in the front gearbox are worn out.

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My guess at first was a stiffening thing, but on only one side I would probably rule that out. Maybe it was there as a counterbalance like wheel weights on a car?

If the impeller shaft it loose forwards and backwards I would say the bushings in the front gearbox are worn out.

Thats what I was thinking. Not exactly where I want to go with this one but might have to. It started out as a simple carb cleaning and replacing the starter. Now it just keeps getting worse the farther I go. He is paying me for parts, but didn't really think it would need any of this extra stuff. I have a new bushing assembly coming for the impeller shaft, so I have some time to look into the front gear box assembly.

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Well I got it apart, and the front bushing is shot. In fact there nothing left of the bushing that controls the front to back movement.






Here is the new bushing I got.



So, now the problem I have is that I need to get the augers off so I can punch out the old bushing, but I don't think the have moved on the shaft in a long time. Been using my MAP gas torch and penetrating oil, I think I might need to have one of my mechanist friends help me get it off, not a one person job.

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You could try drilling and taping a couple holes in the bushing, screw in a couple short bolts and use a puller or a pry bar to remove it???

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Well in order to replace the auger bushings I needed to get the augers off, so I could get the shaft out, so I could hammer the old ones out. That was a lot more work. I ended up having a friend who teaches automotive repair help me get it off at the shop. Oxy/Acetylene torch and a air hammer, and it is free.




Guess I will be doing some painting after I get this reapired.

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So now that the housing is free I could drive out the bushings. That went very nicely, for a change. As you can see the front bushing was completely worn out. The bronze one is the new one, and since it was all apart I might as well replace all of the other ones. They didn't look bad, but its apart so let's replace them and make it good for another 30 years.










Now off the the John Deere Parts Page to order new parts.

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Kind of amazing that with a little care and some new parts it really can make it another 30 yrs.

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I figure that since it had virtually no care for the first 30 years and now that I am here to take care of it, it should be good for the next.

I plan on putting in some grease zerts on the auger so the auger won't seze on the shaft again. Plus since I torched off some of the paint I will be doing some reprinting on the front housing.

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How did you get the auger flights off. I have been trying everything and they wont come off the shaft. Are they suppose to just slide off the ends once they sheer pins are removed?
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