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Craftsman Snowblower Auger Not Turning

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Snowblower auger not turning are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Snowblower auger not turning

Cause 1V-Belt

The V-belt makes the connection between the engine and the gearbox. If the V-belt is worn out, misadjusted, or broken, the auger won’t turn. Inspect the V-belt to determine if it is broken or worn out. If the belt is broken or worn out, replace it. If the belt is not broken or worn out, ensure that the belt is properly adjusted, and adjust the belt if necessary.

Parts
V-Belt for your CraftsmanSnowblower
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Cause 2V-Belt

The V-belt makes the connection between the engine and the gearbox. If the V-belt is worn out, misadjusted, or broken, the auger won’t turn. Inspect the V-belt to determine if it is broken or worn out. If the belt is broken or worn out, replace it. If the belt is not broken or worn out, ensure that the belt is properly adjusted, and adjust the belt if necessary.

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V-Belt for your CraftsmanSnowblower
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Cause 3Shear Pin

The shear pin is a metal pin that slides through the auger axle sleeve, locking the sleeve in place with the auger drive axle. Shear pins are designed to break in half if the auger hits a rock or chunk of ice to prevent damage to the engine. If the shear pin breaks, the auger won’t be able to turn. Inspect the shear pin to determine if it is broken. If the shear pin is broken, replace it.

Parts
Shear Pin for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Shear Pin - Part # 1783476 Mfg Part # 1501227MA

Briggs & Stratton snowblower shear pin. Shear bolts are designed to break in half if the auger strikes a hard object to prevent damage to the transmission and engine. If the shear bolt is broken, the auger won’t be able to turn.

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Cause 4Bearing

One or more of the bearings might have seized. If a bearing has seized, replace the bearing.

Parts
Bearing for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Bearing - Part # 1668745 Mfg Part # 334163MA

Bearing & retainer

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Cause 5Bearing

One or more of the bearings might have seized. If a bearing has seized, replace the bearing.

Parts
Bearing for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Bearing - Part # 1668776 Mfg Part # 9517MA

Bearing auger black

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