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Retaining clip f2484020

Opened up the bottom cover and seen this retaining clip just sitting on the shaft. Does anyone know where it goes? Do I need to replace it?
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look for a grove near where it is, very possibly it helps hold the chain gear to the shaft as the gear looks a bit out of place allowing the chain to ride against the other
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Looks like an "External" Snap Ring, which is made of a high tinsel strength steel which wouldn't move by itself unless someone had previously sprung it by opening it too far. These usually require a special set of pliers to properly spread (open up) and install; but when people try to manipulate them with a screwdriver or regular pliers, they get often warped and can't be relied on to stay put.

The Snap Ring Pliers are usually sold in a kit containing Pliers for removing and re-installing both Internal and External Snap Rings, along with a multitude of differently shaper "tips".

If this one is loose and won't stay in its groove, then it should be replaced (easier said than done); but most hardware stores will have them and they're sized based upon the diameter of the shaft that they ride on; the groove usually being only 1/32" deep or thereabouts.

As the Old One suggested, look for the groove that this ring was intended to occupy and see if it was just never properly installed in that groove, or if it was fiddled with, was warped, and will no longer stay put. A Parts Schematic for that specific Murray Model Number Blower would be helpful in isolating the Snap Ring's purpose, and the proper location that was intended for it.

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Is this a Murray or Noma? To the right of the clip is a groove, doesn't it go there? You need to slide it over. If it's loose you need to squeeze it together however to replace it you need to remove the wheels and side bearings, pull that axle in, slide the gear off, what a greasy mess. Best to use a spray degreaser, high pressure washer, if not, use rubber gloves. What a mess. Pain to get the chain back on again. Consider replacing the rubber friction disk for $15.I

Might be easier to drill a hole and put a Clevis or hitch pin in, or at the least a cotter pin.

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