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John Deere 826 Auger Shaft Play

Hello All! Im new to the forum and would love some assistance! I consider myself mechanically inclined, but not so much with snowblower and gear boxes.

I inherited a John Deere 826 from my father that needs a bit of work. When the auger is engaged, the auger pulley is moving in/out of the auger housing. You can visually see the pulley moving and you can also see from the auger that it is moving in and out.

I have split the motor and the auger house to ensure that the auger bearing behind the auger housing is not damaged. The auger bearing/bushing both look in great shape. The issue is also that the auger shaft/pulley is moving in/out and not side to side play or up and down as would be expected from bearing/bushing wear from the auger bearing.

If i grab the auger shaft and pull in/out, i notice that the shaft moves slightly from the gear box. I dont believe the shaft is supposed to move in/out but ill leave that to an expert to tell me otherwise.

From this thread i found https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...haft-play.html , it seems to be a similar issue; mine does not seem to move that much in and out; but i did not remove the gear box cap and cap screw attached to the auger shaft under the cap.

Would next step be to remove the auger cap and make sure the cap screw is tight? Any guidance is appreicated!
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Hello All! Im new to the forum and would love some assistance! I consider myself mechanically inclined, but not so much with snowblower and gear boxes.

I inherited a John Deere 826 from my father that needs a bit of work. When the auger is engaged, the auger pulley is moving in/out of the auger housing. You can visually see the pulley moving and you can also see from the auger that it is moving in and out.

I have split the motor and the auger house to ensure that the auger bearing behind the auger housing is not damaged. The auger bearing/bushing both look in great shape. The issue is also that the auger shaft/pulley is moving in/out and not side to side play or up and down as would be expected from bearing/bushing wear from the auger bearing.

If i grab the auger shaft and pull in/out, i notice that the shaft moves slightly from the gear box. I dont believe the shaft is supposed to move in/out but ill leave that to an expert to tell me otherwise.

From this thread i found https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...haft-play.html , it seems to be a similar issue; mine does not seem to move that much in and out; but i did not remove the gear box cap and cap screw attached to the auger shaft under the cap.

Would next step be to remove the auger cap and make sure the cap screw is tight? Any guidance is appreicated!
There is always going to be play when grabbing the auger shaft from the gear box. that is the backlash from the gears mating in there. I am going to need a pic or 2 so I can have a looksee at the other thing you are talking aboot here. Anyhoo, ALOHA From The Paradise City.

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Hi POWERSHIFT93! is there a way to attach a local video i recorded?
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Attached are a few photos of the auger pulley. Under auger operation, that pulley is moving in/out. Hopefully the images help a bit

I do have a video of the pulley under operation moving in/out but i cannot seem to attach it here.
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Attached are a few photos of the auger pulley. Under auger operation, that pulley is moving in/out. Hopefully the images help a bit

I do have a video of the pulley under operation moving in/out but i cannot seem to attach it here.
u cant attach videos in a forum but u can
upload vid to utube then post a link to that vid in a post

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Thanks Vinny! I kind of figured that out If only i had a youtube account... lol
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Thanks Vinny! I kind of figured that out If only i had a youtube account... lol
just setup up a google gmail account, easy, that will be your youtube account....or upload vid to gdrive

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Should be able to view the video here. Hopefully this helps
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i think u have a bent auger shaft, either the left or right one or both, dont think its your impeller shaft thats bent

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Would a bent auger shaft cause the impeller pulley to push in and out like that?
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