I removed the auger assembly from the bucket the other day and noticed there were 2 flat washers on the shaft by each outer bushing carriers. The parts diagram for 1973 and 1974 machines only show 1 washer installed on each side (2 in total).
I know that the 1972 and older 10000 series have 1 washer there and one between the gear box and and the rake (auger) on both sides (4 washers total).
The previous owner installed new auger bushings and gear box seals in the past and I want to make sure he installed the washers correctly, or if they should be installed like the earlier machines.
I think you have a 1973 10000 series, would you be able to check if you have 2 washers on each of the outer ends of the shaft and/or if you have a flat washer on each side of the gear box on the auger shaft?
Your help would be much appreciated.
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I'm a complete newbie with these snowblowers. I'm sure that more experienced guys would know the answer.
I'm still debating whether mine is a 1973 or 1974. It's probably a 1973 ½ LOL.
I seem to remember that there was a total of 2 flat washers: one at each end of the auger shaft (none close to the gearbox).
It's quite a coincidence that you ask me this because, after cleaning both auger rakes this afternoon, I realized that the holes for the shear bolts are elongated. I therefore decided to dismantle the ones on the 924 "organ donor". These are a bit better. I believe that the 924 also has only one washer at each end. I'll check tomorrow to confirm.