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post #1 of 18 Old 01-09-2020, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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New member, Eaton Viking 21" 5HP snowblower troubleshooting help needed.

I have a snowblower very similar to the attached photo, however mine has a different engine. I can take a photo of my actual machine later on, when I am at home.



Last winter, the roller chain which drives the blade snapped, and I put the snowblower away. This year, I found the correct size of chain at princess auto, and replaced it. There is a new problem, though. When I engage the engine clutch, nothing happens - the snowblower will not move when I put it into gear, and the auger will also not move.



I have never worked on a snowblower before, and I do not have a manual for this machine. I would very much appreciate if someone could share the following info:


1. Any ideas who made this machine, how old it is, and where to find a service manual?



2. Most likely cause of clutch not working? Is there a cover I can remove, to inspect the transmission?






The engine runs fine. Look forward to getting this beast going again.

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I'd start by looking at the belts . Could you post a photo of the ' other ' side ? That's where the belts are .
Check fuel lines for cracking. Replace with 1/4 " ID TYGON, add a fuel Shut Off . Old hose flakes, clogging carberator .
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I'd start by looking at the belts . Could you post a photo of the ' other ' side ? That's where the belts are .
Check fuel lines for cracking. Replace with 1/4 " ID TYGON, add a fuel Shut Off . Old hose flakes, clogging carberator .

Already have a fuel shut off installed, and it does leak a little at the carb. Can probably pick up 1/4" fuel line at NAPA?



I can take some proper photos tonight, the one in the photo is not mine, but is a similar one I found on the internet.

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Welcome from BC grew up in Edmonton. I am thinking your blower was sold at Eaton's Dept stores as Viking, name rings a bell in my pea brain. I know they sold oil with their name on as I have 5 quarts of Eaton's bulldog motor oil.

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Found this doing a quick search:


Eaton Viking SnowBlower Snow Blower Manual
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Looked to be exactly what I needed ... paid for it, and then got no info about how to download. Hmm. Hope it comes!


Sent an email asking for instructions, and it bounced.. yikes.
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Any word or info on your “purchased” manual.
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