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loose wheel on shaft

My snowblower has a lot of play in the wheels. When I slide the wheel assembly on to the axle shaft, there is a lot of slop. Any idea what I need to do to fix it?
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Are you saying that the axle is moving, or the I.D. of the wheel is bigger than the O.D. of the axle ? If the 2nd, then either your wheels have worn, or the axle has worn, and one needs to be replaced. If the axle is moving, then you need to put the S.B. in the service position, and remove the lower cover and either take some pictures and post, or do some inspection/diagnosis yourself.

Either case is not good !

PS - I.D. = Inside Diameter and O.D. is Outside Diameter, S.B. = Snow Blower
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it may be of help to mention the make and model

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Remember that Kenny Roger's song......You picked a fine time to leave me Loose Wheel.........
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Remember that Kenny Roger's song......You picked a fine time to leave me Loose Wheel.........
......with four hundred children and a crop in the field.....

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I suspect the OP is referencing sloppy bushings around the axles as they enter the Housing.
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I suspect the OP is referencing sloppy bushings around the axles as they enter the Housing.
...or , depending on the machine, one or both wheels might be pinned in the wrong hole, that will create tons of horizontal " slop". more info from the op is needed.

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Remember that Kenny Roger's song......You picked a fine time to leave me Loose Wheel.........
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......with four hundred children and a crop in the field.....
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......with four hundred children and a crop in the field.....
Hmm, how did that change from "four hungry children" to "four hundred children"?

And that's the original "Lucille" song. Here are the lyrics to the parody "loose wheel" version for your reading enjoyment:

Loose Wheel, Parody Song Lyrics of Kenny Rogers, "Lucille"
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