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Auger continues to spin

Hello. I have a craftsman 9 hp tecumsah (sp) 28 inch wide blower that the auger continues to spin even with the handle not held down. I can spin the ejector freely while not pressed but when the motor is running, so is the auger. The pully seems to be adjusted right as the belt is pretty loose until the handle is pressed down. The belt on it has grooves and is not smooth like the belts that replaced it. Could that have anything to do with it?
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Some photos would help, as well as what type of blower?
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Probably check for the belt guard not adjusted within an 1/8" on tension side of belt, See first pic with the right side of belt guard being the critical dimension. Also that the belt has a 1/2" of free play on tension side as shown in attached diagram. The other aspect is the brake pad attached to the clutch apply lever abutting the impeller pulley being worn out.

Depending on make and model these features may not apply.

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I took a couple. But can’t figure out how to post lol. I’ll keep looking.
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I just drag and drop Ö.
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Think I got it 🙂
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its possible the return spring on the tensioner/brake is broke or gone. i know the one on my snowblower is gone all together and have fixed a few machines where they were rusted and broken.

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I just watched a YouTube video on the brake spring. That makes perfect sense. The guy has to pull the whole thing apart to get top it tho. How bad is it to leave as is? I know it’sa safety thing I suppose, but beyond that are there any ill affects?
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hard to say exactly without a model number but most of the time they are at the bottom. pull the bottom pan and should be connected to the arm near the impeller brake. you can see the one on my machine in this pic

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