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craftsman 247.889571 Won’t move

I have a craftsman 247.889571 24” snowblower that won’t move. When I press throttle lever it jerks slightly but then stops. I took off cover on bottom to see what was going on. When I press throttle lever it raises friction plate up to wheel that makes tires spin but then the friction plate and drive belt just completely stop as if something too tight. Any suggestions on what I might need to look at?
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-11-2019, 06:25 PM
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Try Changing the Speed. You could be at "Center" of drive plate
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The speed changes and moves wheel to different part of friction plate as it should
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Check the Drive Belt Tension, might be loose
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Prolly oil or grease on the friction disc or plate
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The belt is tight so think it’s good. I will try cleaning out grease. It seems like friction plate just raises to high so it completely stops it from moving. I appreciate the suggestions I have received so far.
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Loosen the Cable that Pulls the Drive plate in. Can you spin the wheels by hand?
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It spins but is tough to turn so requires a little effort
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Looks like a good inspection of the order of operation is needed. Watch also for broke or missing springs, as well as anything out of place or bent.


Usually a good, careful inspection will give you your answer.
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Ok thanks, I haven’t found anything obvious. Will keep searching
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