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Snowblower sound - normal?

Hello, I have a new 7 day old Briggs stratton 205cc single stage snow blower. Its my first.

Again its brand new (summer here now) and I just put it together to make sure its working instead of finding out in December....

Anyhoo, whenever I pull the lever to start the augor(to get the thing turning) it makes a noise. Starting it up is fine, its just when I pull the lever to engaged.

I made a video, and after watching it, it doesn't appear loud. However in person it seems loud, and sounds like a quick,sharp metal scrape,but goes away in an instant and doesn't return while holding in or releasing it. It only happens when its at a standstil, and I pull the lever to engage it.

Is this normal? A friend of mine has a poulan pro, 208cc single, and when he pulls the lever is nice and smooth, zero noise during that transition




Please advise, thanks

EDIT: im unable to post a link to my youtube video since im new.Im sure that would help to get an idea of what im talking about. Guess I have to post a few times,then I can come back and post the youtube link
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MD, email me the link, sscotsman at yahoo dot com, and I will post it in this thread for you.
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The sound is probably just the belt. When belts are brand new they are really tacky so when you are engaging the auger the auger is at 0 rpm and the engine is at 3600 rpm. The belt slips a little with the sudden jolt and causes a sound like squealing tires.

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The sound is probably just the belt. When belts are brand new they are really tacky so when you are engaging the auger the auger is at 0 rpm and the engine is at 3600 rpm. The belt slips a little with the sudden jolt and causes a sound like squealing tires.
Ah okay, thats does sound about right. Like I said my first snowblower and I got worried because my buddy got a new one couple weeks ago too and his didn't do it at all (different maker/brand tho)

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sounds like the belt to me too! nice combination of metal teeth and rubber paddles on the auger, seems like good idea.
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Is it a toothed belt?

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Like Shryp said, you're going from zero to ~3600 rpm somewhat instantly, there's gonna be some noise. Keep in mind on a SS you are applying all the torque from the belt on one side. 2 stagers apply the torque to the middle of the machine, through a belt and secondly through a set of gears and usually "screech" on engagement to start the process. Could be your friend's (assuming also a SS) has a more sound absorbing housing or different bearings? That engine of yours sounds nice to me, doesn't have a hint of bog on engagement. Wish you good service from her this winter
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Being a single stage I bet the rubber of the augers is rubbing on the housing slightly too. With a single state the tighter the fit the better it throws.

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Like Shryp said, you're going from zero to ~3600 rpm somewhat instantly, there's gonna be some noise. Keep in mind on a SS you are applying all the torque from the belt on one side. 2 stagers apply the torque to the middle of the machine, through a belt and secondly through a set of gears and usually "screech" on engagement to start the process. Could be your friend's (assuming also a SS) has a more sound absorbing housing or different bearings? That engine of yours sounds nice to me, doesn't have a hint of bog on engagement. Wish you good service from her this winter
thanks for the kind words
my friends has a Poulan pro 208cc single stage,with the sequahana(spell check) engine in it I believe.
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