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I have a snowblower very similar to the attached photo, however mine has a different engine. I can take a photo of my actual machine later on, when I am at home.



Last winter, the roller chain which drives the blade snapped, and I put the snowblower away. This year, I found the correct size of chain at princess auto, and replaced it. There is a new problem, though. When I engage the engine clutch, nothing happens - the snowblower will not move when I put it into gear, and the auger will also not move.



I have never worked on a snowblower before, and I do not have a manual for this machine. I would very much appreciate if someone could share the following info:


1. Any ideas who made this machine, how old it is, and where to find a service manual?



2. Most likely cause of clutch not working? Is there a cover I can remove, to inspect the transmission?






The engine runs fine. Look forward to getting this beast going again.
 

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ALOHA From The Paradise City. :smiley-rpg027::smiley-rpg027::smiley-rpg027::smiley-rpg027::smiley-rpg027:
 

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I'd start by looking at the belts . Could you post a photo of the ' other ' side ? That's where the belts are .
Check fuel lines for cracking. Replace with 1/4 " ID TYGON, add a fuel Shut Off . Old hose flakes, clogging carberator .
 

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I'd start by looking at the belts . Could you post a photo of the ' other ' side ? That's where the belts are .
Check fuel lines for cracking. Replace with 1/4 " ID TYGON, add a fuel Shut Off . Old hose flakes, clogging carberator .

Already have a fuel shut off installed, and it does leak a little at the carb. Can probably pick up 1/4" fuel line at NAPA?



I can take some proper photos tonight, the one in the photo is not mine, but is a similar one I found on the internet.
 

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Welcome from BC grew up in Edmonton. I am thinking your blower was sold at Eaton's Dept stores as Viking, name rings a bell in my pea brain. I know they sold oil with their name on as I have 5 quarts of Eaton's bulldog motor oil.
 

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Looked to be exactly what I needed ... paid for it, and then got no info about how to download. Hmm. Hope it comes!


Sent an email asking for instructions, and it bounced.. yikes.
 

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Yes, they sent me a manual for an Ariens machine which is clearly much newer than the Viking machine, with a cover page showing a photo of the Viking machine. The sender's email address bounces, so I filed a paypal "not as described" claim, which was denied on the basis that they sent me a manual. I bought it thinking I was protected by Paypal, but Paypal only protects goods, and not services.



This website is fraudulent and impossible to communicate with. They take your money and send the wrong manual, it is a complete waste of time. I would suggest to anyone reading this to avoid this website, unless you like to make a donation to someone's bank account and not receive anything of value.



Have been getting a workout using the shovel! :)



Meanwhile it has been way too cold here to work on the machine, hopefully I can get to it soon if things get a little more mild.
 

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have you tipped it up on it's auger (service position) and pulled off the transmission cover to see what's in there ? Can you post a photo ?


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Yours is different with the tank transverse. You'd need to have the tank pretty much empty and you'd also want to put down some cardboard just in case the engine leaks a little oil.
The newer blowers with a tank on the side of the engine can usually be tipped up with most of the fuel in them. The tank caps are vented so you just need to make sure you have less fuel when tipped than will reach the tanks opening.
It's likely you'll also get some gas dripping out the carb. Don't have an open flamed heater in the vicinity.
 

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Yours is different with the tank transverse. You'd need to have the tank pretty much empty and you'd also want to put down some cardboard just in case the engine leaks a little oil.
The newer blowers with a tank on the side of the engine can usually be tipped up with most of the fuel in them. The tank caps are vented so you just need to make sure you have less fuel when tipped than will reach the tanks opening.
It's likely you'll also get some gas dripping out the carb. Don't have an open flamed heater in the vicinity.

OK, I think I know what I need to do. Mine has a very ancient looking Tecumseh engine on it. This seems like a good case for working outdoors.
 

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You can stop the gas tank cap from leaking by removing the cap, placing a plastic bag over the opening and screwing the cap down tight.
 

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You can stop the gas tank cap from leaking by removing the cap, placing a plastic bag over the opening and screwing the cap down tight.

Mine has a fuel shut off valve on the line to the carb, so that should do it - what a good idea!


I like this idea a whole lot more than trying to siphon the tank, or run it out of gas.
 

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Hello from Montreal

Same machine here! Its made by MTD, bought it new in 1979 and sold it last year.

I had the same problem in the past! You need to remove the little chain sprocket behind the chain guard cover because the safety bolt hole gets deformed by years of use causing the sprocket to wobble and the chain to slip.To fix it, take the guard off and remove the chain sprocket.Drill a slightly bigger hole through the sprocket with a metal bit.Replace the old bolt with a safety pin or safety bolt. :smile2:
 

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Hey max_edmonton, I have the exact same snowblower. Mine had a tecumseh engine on it, I replaced it with a Princess Auto Honda clone motor. Changed the belt and all the chains inside and out on it. I also changed all the bearings, it's a really good machine. If your needing any help just ask, I can always pull the over off mine and look at what mine is set up to and post pics if needed.
 
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