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Toro 1800 power curve electric motor

I know this is a long shot, but my Toro that I use for my decks has lost a bearing in the motor.
Toro part # for the motor #73-3520
The motor is obsolete, but now and then a new old stock pops up but never when you need one.
Right now I'm trying to get the drive gear off the motor shaft to get at the bearing. At this point I don't even know if it's repairable.
If anyone has a line on a replacement motor in decent shape, keep me in mind.
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Is it these? Toro 1800 Power Curve Snow Blower 38025 2 Rotor Ball Bearings 61 8780 | eBay




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No, those are for the paddle/auger
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Have you called any of these shops to see if repairing the motor is economically feasible?

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Have you called any of these shops to see if repairing the motor is economically feasible?

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No, not yet. All of them are 50mi or better from me. We have the big Birkenbeiner ski race this weekend (area is packed with 30,000 racers and support), so I won't be able to really get to checking some of these out till next week. Thanks for the leads.
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I have that same Toro for Decks and some shallow Barn Roofs.

Here's a PartsTree reference that may help you find the Bearing:

https://www.partstree.com/parts/toro...otor-assembly/

I don't think there's much about this unit that's obsolete . . . . they're still making them !

But let's hope that it's just a Bearing or 2 on your Unit, as a new Motor ($251.79) costs nearly as much as a whole new Unit (≈$325.00).

Mine has been trouble-free . . . . except I had to replace the Switch; too much On & Off (but that's how this one is used !)
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I see units on Ebay for much less though......hope you can find the bearings and fix it....




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I looked at the schematic of the blower, but it looks like the motor is sold as an assembly, because I could not see the bearings broke out.
My motor, part #73-3520 is listed at $333..... crazy money, especially when a new machine can be found for less then $250
I've not been able to get the drive gear off the motor shaft yet, and that has to come off to get at the bearing. It's threaded on like a chainsaw clutch, but there is nothing (no flats) to hold the shaft when trying to unscrew it. If I can't figure a way to get that off, it's toast.
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If you can get to the Bearings, you'll probably discover that they're nothing special, and if the size is molded into the vinyl sidewall seal, you'll be able to obtain replacements from general merchandise . . . . not TORO specific.

I go through a lot of sealed ball bearings among my yard/garden/lawn/snow equipment, and buy bearings at an auto supply shop. I've bought them from China on eBay (same item) but for less than $2.00 apiece; but I often have to buy 10 or 12 at a time.

I was surprises when I changes bearings on a Craftsman Trimmer, and pulled the old ones out only to discover that Sears had originally used to same Chinese Ball Bearings when the unit was originally manufactured back in 1997.
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If you can get to the Bearings, you'll probably discover that they're nothing special, and if the size is molded into the vinyl sidewall seal, you'll be able to obtain replacements from general merchandise . . . . not TORO specific.

I go through a lot of sealed ball bearings among my yard/garden/lawn/snow equipment, and buy bearings at an auto supply shop. I've bought them from China on eBay (same item) but for less than $2.00 apiece; but I often have to buy 10 or 12 at a time.

I was surprises when I changes bearings on a Craftsman Trimmer, and pulled the old ones out only to discover that Sears had originally used to same Chinese Ball Bearings when the unit was originally manufactured back in 1997.
Well I got the gear off without messing up the shaft. Now the bearing is stuck on the shaft...grrrr.... it's just one thing after another.
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