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post #1 of 8 Old 01-04-2018, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Simplicity 860 auger gear box disassembly

I picked up an older 860e ( model 1691376) a couple of days ago, or I should say I got ripped off a couple of days ago.

I noticed the front auger was turning very slow but I don't really know anything about two stage blowers, the seller insisted it worked fine and it always turned that speed.

Well I just tried it and it is more of a snowplow then a snowblower. I grabbed the auger and can feel the gear teeth skipping when I turn them by hand.

Can anyone put me to a write up of how to disassemble the gear box and see what's going on? I do have the parts diagram but anytime I could minimize in the cold, I'd appreciate it.

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imo i would demand a refund and if he says no call the cops on him. or threaten to sue small claims, usually a threat is all it takes they dont want to bother dealing with court. unless he sold as is thats fraud

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I think when fixed that will be a great blower. Find a warm spot to work on it though......outside in the winter is no picnic.....talking to the seller is an option...maybe you can get at least a partial refund....How much was the blower?
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I have the service manual on the 860 - which is basically the same as that of the 870 - and it will give you step-by-step instructions on how to take apart that gearbox.

Bottom line is that you have to put the stripped down auger assembly in a vice. I can email a zipdrive file of said service manual to you tonight if you would like to pass along an email address in the private correspondence section.

Don't feel too bad - the inside of the bucket looks in great shape as does the exterior paint. From what I've seen out there, the exterior condition of the machine I'd rate a 7 to an 8. Most of these used ones out there are complete rust buckets....
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You might want to check the availability of the bronze gear before you start.I have an 870 and noticed last night,as a matter of fact,that Simplicity no longer offers that part.I found a few online dealers that had limited stock and couple on E-bay.The worm shaft for mine is available,of course.

Yours may not use the same gear(hopefully),just thought I'd mention it.

Those gears are very expensive,not to mention the wormshaft.If the parts are available I would print out the cost and show that to the seller.If he had any conscience at all,he'd make it right.But it seems like he was being sketchy from the get go.

I know one thing,I'd love to have that Briggs sitting on her.I'd have that on my 870 in a heartbeat.

OOPS:Just noticed the post date-you've probably already done something with it by now.

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Can either of you send me that service manual when you get a chance? I'm in the middle of working on my 870 as we speak. Thank's
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Briggs sent me a paper copy, if anyone ever needs it pm me.
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