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Should I tighten this bearing next to the Friction Disk?

Getting my new-to-me snowblower in shape.
Checking the friction disk, there is a bearing next to it. I see that the nuts on the bearing are loose so the bearing jiggles around . The nuts have those nylon inserts in them.
I'm guessing I should I tighten them so the bearing doesn't rattle around or is it supposed to be loose?
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I'd take it apart and replace the friction wheel first. Wobble may be the bushing is worn out, not the torque on the bolts. Can't tell, but that friction wheel may be a three piece and all you need is the rubber part to sandwich between the metal halves.
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I went ahead and tightened the 3 bolts holding the bearing together.
had to take the friction wheel off to get to one bolt, and the wheel is one piece.
The bearing seemed fine, but the two plates that hold it together were loose slapping around. Nice and tight all around now.
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as jtc mentioned, your friction wheel should be replaced......if it bites the dust, it will happen at the worst possible time and as far from your shed as possible.
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Or when your in the slush trying to cross your street before the plow comes through
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STICK a fork in that 1. it is done and gone with the Schwinn.

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yup, defiantly time for a replacemant. not fun when your in the middle of cleaning up after a big snowfall and your friction disc crumbles
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Originally Posted by BillyM View Post
Getting my new-to-me snowblower in shape.
What snow blower, Make ? Model #?

Friction disc is shot as previously mentioned. You should check to see if you can get the rubber ring or if it's replaced as an assembly. I've seen them both ways.
You want to replace it before you end up losing the rubber and also damaging the drive disc. My hand me down Troy came with a thrown rubber ring and the aluminum drive plate was junk.
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Thanks to Bob, I've found the model manual with parts numbers, and MTD has all the parts I'm looking for, including the friction disk. I think their price on the disk was $27. Not too bad.
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