Hello All! My old 924050 appears to have gearbox issues after many years of great service. Today, the bucket was loading up and, when I shut it down, I noted that I could spin the augers without the impeller shaft rotating. So, I suspect the gearbox is dying/dead. It's the aluminum gearbox. I read elsewhere that attempting to repair the gearbox itself is an exercise in futility? New complete gearbox assemblies are way beyond my budget. Might be able to find a used one but how long might that last? Bottom line... is this older machine worth fixing or should I part it out and buy another used machine? It runs great, has a good amount of surface rust but has been reliable here in NH for the past 9 years of my ownership. I bought it used for $50 at that time and rebuild the carb to get it running. Thanks for your thoughts!