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Craftsman auger zerk fitting

Hello,

I went to grease the auger on my craftsman snowblower and when I went to remove the grease gun the zerk fitting was still attached to the grease gun.

Is this a common problem?

I hammered it back on gently but I'm concerned it may not stay on.

Any advice?
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It's going to come out. Use super glue, epoxy, better a construction adhesive, I think Fuse-It would be the best. Think about drying time.

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Pressed in,./.. once out, not going back in.

Get in the habit of periodically pulling the shear pin and spray lube in both auger ends and the shear pin hole as well as the missing zerk hole, and spinning the auger freely.

People should be spinning that auger periodically anyways.
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I've been wondering, my augers do not have zerk fittings. There are plastic disks on the shaft in between the augers though. Question: What is the purpose of those disks ? Are they supposed to keep moisture out ? If so how well do they work ? Thinking of installing zerks on my augers as a mod / upgrade.

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I've been wondering, my augers do not have zerk fittings. There are plastic disks on the shaft in between the augers though. Question: What is the purpose of those disks ? Are they supposed to keep moisture out ? If so how well do they work ? Thinking of installing zerks on my augers as a mod / upgrade.

My guess is you have an MTD manufactured snowblower. From what I have seen, they make the rake's sleeves a fair amount larger diameter than the gearbox shaft, and then use plastic sleeves to make up the difference in diameter. It is a pretty neat way to do it, and the auger shaft never touches the gearbox shaft, and it will never rust to it.
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