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Just picked up this nice snapper today. Model is 10305E and serial is 85057143. I am wondering what year this machine is? I could not find anything on the parts websites. My dad has a late 80ís 826 which is a beast so I couldnít pass this up this series 5 1030! The only thing I noticed was that the auger gear box seems to float slightly side to side along the auger shaft, is this normal?
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looks like a great machine, do you have the numbers off of the engine itself? There should be a sticker with the part number (HMSK100) followed by type followed by a date code. That should tell when the engine was made.

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Welcome to SBF. Remove the electric start push button, underneath will be the model number and serial number. The first number of the serial number indicates the year made. Problem is, early Tecumseh motors only indicate the year, but not the decade. A serial # that starts with a 2 for example, could be a 1992, 2002 or 2012.


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The snappers I've seen were great......
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I would check and see if the impeller shaft is bent, or if one of the auger shafts is bent .... not typical for the auger gearbox to be floating side to side in my opinion, but hey, I never had a Snapper.
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Thank you so I must look to see when the motor was made to tell the year of the blower.

Oneacer: I am puzzled as to why the gear box moves slightly side to side. It doesn't move while the auger is running, it makes no weird noises of any kind. Nothing is visibly bent or noticeable when running the auger. You can move it a 1/8" left or right by hand when the machine is not running. I looked up the parts schematic for the gearbox and there is nothing that keeps the gearbox from sliding side to side (i.e.- pins, clips, etc.) just he gears in the case with thrust washers on each side.
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does the gearbox move relative to the auger shafts, or do the gearbox and shafts move together left and right. Either way, 1/8" doesn't sound out of ordinary, especially if there are bushings on the ends of the shaft.

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paulm12- the gearbox moves independently along the auger shaft. All bushing, bearings, etc are tight. Like I said, it does make any noise just seems odd.
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