This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the cooling fan on Toro snowblowers. The most common reason for replacing the cooling fan is if the snowblower is not throwing snow.
All of the information in this cooling fan replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Toro. Tools used: 3/8th inch socket , Phillips-head screwdriver, 8mm socket, half-inch socket, 10mm socket, pipe wrench, 19mm socket. Step-By-Step Instructions 1 Toro Snowblower - Model 38752 2 Snowblower Cooling Fan Replacement 4 "You will need a 3/8th inch socket, a phillips-head screwdriver, an 8mm socket, a half-inch socket, a 10mm socket, a 10mm deep-well socket a pipe wrench and a 19mm socket for this procedure." 5 Make sure the engine has cooled. 6 Use a 3/8th inch socket to unthread the three mounting bolts securing the chute handle and the chute itself. 7 Remove the assembly and detach the handle. 8 "Using a phillips-head screwdriver, unthread the screw to release the chute ring seal." 9 Unthread the two front housing mounting screws. 10 Unthread the three screws from the right side of the housing. 11 Use the 3/8th inch socket or nut driver to unthread the mounting bolt securing the housing to the rear bracket. 12 Unthread the screws to release the two retaining clamps holding the housing to the handle. 13 You can now fully remove the housing. 14 Use an 8mm socket to unthread the six bolts securing the muffler cover. 15 Use a half-inch socket to fully unthread the upper bolts securing the handle assembly. 16 Lower the handle to fully remove the muffler cover. 17 Disconnect the wires from the key switch terminals. 18 Use a 10mm socket to unthread the nuts securing the control housing. 19 Pull the housing off of the mounting bolts. 20 "Use a 10mm socket to unthread the two nuts and an 8mm socket to unthread the screw securing the side access cover, then pull the cover off." 21 Detach the starter rope and handle from the retainer. 22 Use the 8mm socket to unthread the lower bolts securing the fan cover. 23 Use a 10mm deep-well socket to unthread the upper studs â€“ this may require some effort. 24 "With the studs unthreaded, detach the fan cover." 25 Use the 3/8th inch socket or nut driver to unthread the three mounting screws to release the belt cover. 26 "Use a pipe wrench to secure the drive pulley and a 19mm socket to unthread the nut securing the starter cup and cooling fan, then remove the starter cup and the old fan." 27 Install the new cooling fan by aligning it on the flywheel. 28 Reposition the starter cup then thread the mounting nut - secure the drive pulley as you tighten the nut. 29 Replace the belt cover and secure it with the screws. 30 "Reposition the fan cover, then rethread the upper mounting studs." 31 Rethread the lower bolts as well. 32 Secure the starter rope and handle in the retainer. 33 Realign the side access cover and thread the screw and nuts to secure. 34 "Reposition the control housing, then thread and tighten the mounting nuts." 35 Connect the wires to the key switch terminals. 36 Reposition the muffler cover and thread the six bolts to secure; then reposition the handle assembly and rethread the upper bolts; then reposition the housing. 37 Align the two retaining clamps and thread the screws to secure the housing to the handle. 38 Rethread the mounting bolt to secure the housing to the rear bracket. 39 Replace the three right-side screws. 40 Rethread the two screws securing the front of the housing. 41 "Reposition the ring seal on the housing so the phillips-head screw hole aligns with the appropriate screw hole in the gear ring, then thread the screw." 42 "Realign the handle on the chute, then reposition the assembly on the ring seal and thread the three mounting bolts to secure." 43 Congrats! Your snowblower is ready for use.