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post #11 of 16 Old 01-02-2020, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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If it’s going the wrong direction the wheel is on the wrong side of center, and why would you wait for snow to see if it’s going right, just start it and see if it’s going the right way at the right speed.
You have a point there about the friction wheel going on the wrong side of the center of the friction pulley… (but I understand that it has to go to the other side of center to allow backing up). I'll remove the belly pan to see how far out from the center the friction wheel goes. This might be the explanation of the problem because when I move the shifter to let's say position "3" or "4", the snowblower does move forward, but slowly, not as fast as it should, so… I think that the problem is with the long threaded rod which is out of adjustment (too short) and not allowing the friction wheel to ride far enough out from the center of the friction pulley on one side (forward) and too far on the other side (reverse) resulting in too much reverse speed and not enough forward speed. Makes sense doesn't it?

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Actually had a craftsman doing the same when I got it, Turned out who ever put a new drive wheel in it put it in backward, which put the rubber wheel about 3/4 of an inch too far over and 1 and 2 went in reverse, Flipped it over and all went well from that point on So if it has to be put to the extream end of adjustment to get it in the right place it may be on the wrong way. Easy to put in wrong actually.

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Actually had a craftsman doing the same when I got it, Turned out who ever put a new drive wheel in it put it in backward, which put the rubber wheel about 3/4 of an inch too far over and 1 and 2 went in reverse, Flipped it over and all went well from that point on So if it has to be put to the extream end of adjustment to get it in the right place it may be on the wrong way. Easy to put in wrong actually.
When I took the snowblower apart to restore it, I didn't remove the friction wheel from the shaft because it was in good condition so it is in the same position as before I (see pictures below for a "before" on the left vs. "after" on the right comparison) … Thanks for the suggestion though. I still think it's only a question of adjusting the long threaded rod to allow the friction wheel to slide out more on one side of the hex shaft and less out on the other side...

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Just put it in service position, pull the belly pan, set the dash shifter to neutral. The friction wheel should be dead center on the plate. If it's not remove the ball joint from the shifter yoke arm, put the friction wheel dead center on platter and hold down the drive handle with a clamp or rubber band. Loosen the jam nut on the shifter rod and move the ball joint up or down until it matches up to the yoke arm hole, attach ball joint, tighten jam nut, remove clamp on handle bar.
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Just put it in service position, pull the belly pan, set the dash shifter to neutral. The friction wheel should be dead center on the plate. If it's not remove the ball joint from the shifter yoke arm, put the friction wheel dead center on platter and hold down the drive handle with a clamp or rubber band. Loosen the jam nut on the shifter rod and move the ball joint up or down until it matches up to the yoke arm hole, attach ball joint, tighten jam nut, remove clamp on handle bar.
Thank you "oneboltshort" That's what I'm going to do because all I've done now is "guesswork". I know the shifter rod needs to be adjusted by how much, I don't really know... but now that you explained the correct method I'll be able to do it right once and be done.
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I finally got it right after a few tries. The rod had to be lenghtened a little and now the shifter's position corresponds with the machine's movement.

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