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post #1 of 9 Old 12-09-2016, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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all blow and no go

Did some snow blowing this morning, got to the end of the driveway, and it wouldn't go any more. Would it be safe to assume that the friction disk would give out like that?
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-09-2016, 08:33 AM
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Maybe, just Maybe you smoked a belt????????

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Of course it could be that too...leave it to me to always think the worst case scenario first.
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I think you have hit both potential issues on the head.

I've ran into this in the past and it's been one of three scenarios- a smoked belt, a hardened/wore out friction disk, and lastly, my clutch had loosened up a little bit allowing some belt slippage.

At least it's the go and you still have the blow. I'm no mechanic but have found over the years the drive systems on these are pretty simple.

It's when I lose my go and my blow.....and it isn't related to an empty gas tank.....I get in trouble.

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It's when I lose my go and my blow.....and it isn't related to an empty gas tank.....I get in trouble.
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Good news everybody it was just the belt. I think it stretched by about an inch or so, and I don't think the pulley being as lose as it was helped any
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That's great....!
If the friction disc was to fail, I would expect it to start slipping before it "stops".
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Ok new problem...So I had to replace the auger belt, since we're on the subject, now it seems like after running it for a while the auger stays on even if I let go of the auger handle
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I'm a newbie to snow blowers but I would guess the cable needs adjusted so it disengages properly.


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