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post #1 of 23 Old 11-27-2018, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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2nd stage of Storm 2410 won't budge.

I had just got my Troy Bilt Storm 2410 running by cleaning out the carburetor. I made about 3 passes on the driveway when it stopped suddenly. It might have something to do with the rebar I hit. It started right up but when i squeeze the handle to make the auger spin the engine shuts down. I can hear the front where the auger is strain trying to spin the two stages then just shuts down. I have tested the front auger and it spins freely. The second stage, won't even budge. I can see no physical damage to the second stage blades or anywhere where it is stuck or grinding.

I assume the damage is somewhere deeper inside. What should I do to start this repair?
Pull off the front augers or open up another area to inspect belts and or transmission?
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I would take off the bet cover and watch what happens when you engage it
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Agree . . . take the belt cover off and see what you got. Post a few pictures if you can. Also on the auger see if there are some shear pins broken. there should be 4 shear pins . . . one on each auger section. The auger and impeller should rotate together, with the impeller rotating much faster than the auger. If one or more shear pins are broken (i.e. missing) the blade sections would spin without the auger shaft spinning.



Check these things out and let us know what you find. . .

1) How things look under the belt cover
2) A deeper dive into what spins and what does not

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All my shear pins are intact. The Auger spins freely. The impeller does not budge. My local Ace hardware has a 30" version of this snow blower on the floor, I can inspect. On in the auger spins easily but the impeller takes a bit of effort to spin, but it does spin. On mine the auger feels unmoveable.

Space in my garage which is a woodshop is tight to move this snowblower around. I will do some re-arranging today if I am going to need to get around the blower and start removing panels.

Can I get a lead as to where the belt cover is on this blower?
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Belt cover . . . Click thumbnail photo to enlarge . . .


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Broke something in the gearcase? I would have hoped the shear pins would have gone first, but maybe not.

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Broke something in the gearcase? I would have hoped the shear pins would have gone first, but maybe not.

I was also thinking the shear pins should have broken, because that is what they are for . . .



Anyway, as you look the machine over, tell us what shafts turn and what does not ( 1, 2 or 3), based on the attached picture . . .


2nd stage of Storm 2410 won't budge.-2410auger.png

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It almost looks like there's an empty shear pin hole right in front of the impeller?
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Broke something in the gearcase? I would have hoped the shear pins would have gone first, but maybe not.
That is what I am feeling also.

I flipped the snowblower up and took off the belly pan to see what is going on there. It all looks good the belts are loose until I pull the mechanism to tighten them. The gear to move the augers/impellers does not budge when I try to move by hand, but the belt seems intact.

When I go around to the business end I can not crank the impeller but I can rotate the auger. It rotates freely as a group. But at one point it go "Kachunk" as I rotate it. Obviously a broken gear somewhere in the gear case. I think the rebar was long ways and went straight into the center and skipped the augers and right into the impeller, that is why the shear pins did not save the day and the gear case took the hit.

Can I get to the gearcase by unbolting it or do I need to remove the whole impeller/auger front end to get at it?
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