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post #11 of 20 Old 12-21-2019, 08:47 AM
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Is there any "secret" parts source to get parts for a Troy-Bilt 42050 snow blower? I need a gear case or impeller shaft as the impeller shaft broke off inside the gear case. I can't find either part anywhere.

I was going to buy an Ariens or Toro Professional model, but I can't see spending $2,300 for something that doesn't have steel as thick as my 20 year old Troy-Bilt. The Toro even has an aluminum gear case instead of cast iron.
Do you have an eBay account?
Lot's of good used parts (and new) can be found on eBay if you put in a search and remain patient.
I've got some hard to find used parts for my old Ariens.
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Yes, I have looked on Ebay. I found a guy who says he can get me a used impeller shaft. I don't have a problem with used as long as the worm gear is good I guess.
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so are you sure the shaft broke and you don't have a stripped gear? have you opened things up? usually it is common for the brass gear to strip and not the impeller shaft to fail.

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so are you sure the shaft broke and you don't have a stripped gear? have you opened things up? usually it is common for the brass gear to strip and not the impeller shaft to fail.
Yes, the shaft broke. I unbolted the auger supports at each end and was able to pull the augers and gear case out to expose the broken shaft. The end of the shaft is rough and I can still see the rest of the shaft inside the gear case. The exploded parts diagram for the gear case shows two grooves in the impeller shaft in front and back of the worm gear. It appears the shaft snapped at one of the grooves.
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Ebay is my goto place for all hard to find stuff! Not that I recommend it, I am almost ready to bet one could even buy a wife there!

OK guys——- above was stated with tongue in cheek
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I might have what your looking for. Post a few pictures of the old parts.
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@reader2580, your other thread has run off the rails; see what happens when you mention shovels on a snowblower site? Did you have any luck with a Garden Way or Bolens part to fix your Troy-Bilt?
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@reader2580, your other thread has run off the rails; see what happens when you mention shovels on a snowblower site? Did you have any luck with a Garden Way or Bolens part to fix your Troy-Bilt?
Not yet. There is a local guy with a huge collection of broken snow blowers including a Troy-Bilt and a Bolens with the right parts, but he wants $200 and must take everything. Not surprisingly the ad has been up for a month and no takers for his pile of junk.
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I might have what your looking for. Post a few pictures of the old parts.
Here is a picture of the gear case. I can't figure out how to get the metal disk out to remove the rest of the broken impeller shaft. No obvious damage internally. The impeller shaft broke when an auger support assembly snapped and the auger twisted the gear case sideways.
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I think the big question is ... Can you get a part Number ? With one, any online parts store can search by part #
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