Originally Posted by nrpinmd View Post
If you shut off the fuel valve when your done, you probably won't see the problem and it can wait until spring when its warm .
Work fascinates me.
I can watch somebody work for hours...
2008 Craftsman 944.528391 (It's a Husqvarna ST227P)
27", B&S 305cc 13.5 ft/lb Torque 9.5 hp
So, like many of you I've given the snowblower a good workout mid-snowfall. Oil is good no more mixing going on. Using the word grinding to describe the second concern was sort of wrong, it's more of a banging or heavy rattle. It's not engine related, it something with the pulleys. If I were to guess the impeller brake needs to be adjusted which I understand there is a procedure for, I've just been avoiding any idling without the auger engaged.
Sometimes there is just noise with machines. Engaging the auger can cause a screech as the belt slips slightly. Disengaging the auger can cause the belt to whip up and into the belt cover and causing a slapping noise.
Please direct all snow blower questions to the forums and not to me with PMs.