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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.

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V-Belt for your CraftsmanSnowblower
V-Belt - Part # 1619932 Mfg Part # 954-04260
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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 3V-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
V-Belt - Part # 3391090 Mfg Part # 954-04050A

Snow blower V belt. This belt drives the pulley for the ground drive transmission. If the self-propel feature does not work, this belt may be worn.

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Cause 4Auger Assembly

First, check the shear pins for damage. If the shear pins are broken or worn out, replace them. Next, check the auger blades. If the auger blades are bent or damaged, replace them. If the entire auger assembly is worn out, replace the auger assembly.

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Auger Assembly for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Auger Assembly - Part # 1824039 Mfg Part # 684-04107-0637

Snowblower auger assembly for left side

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Cause 5Auger Assembly

First, check the shear pins for damage. If the shear pins are broken or worn out, replace them. Next, check the auger blades. If the auger blades are bent or damaged, replace them. If the entire auger assembly is worn out, replace the auger assembly.

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Auger Assembly for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Auger Assembly - Part # 4368663 Mfg Part # 684-04108A-0637

Snowblower auger assembly for right side

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Cause 6Bearing

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

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Bearing for your CraftsmanSnowblower
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Cause 7Bearing

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

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Bearing for your CraftsmanSnowblower
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Cause 8Bearing

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

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Bearing for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Bearing - Part # 1842923 Mfg Part # 941-0309

Snowblower auger housing bearing, .75 ID x 1.85 OD

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Cause 9Bearing

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

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Bearing for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Bearing - Part # 2394310 Mfg Part # 741-04388A
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Cause 10Gearbox

The gearbox might have failed. The gearbox is located between the two halves of the auger. The gearbox has three shafts: one shaft connects to the drive system, and the other two shafts power the two halves of the auger. If the drive system is powering the main shaft and the shear pins are intact, but the two auger shafts aren’t rotating, replace the gearbox.

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Gearbox for your CraftsmanSnowblower
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Cause 11Gearbox

The gearbox might have failed. The gearbox is located between the two halves of the auger. The gearbox has three shafts: one shaft connects to the drive system, and the other two shafts power the two halves of the auger. If the drive system is powering the main shaft and the shear pins are intact, but the two auger shafts aren’t rotating, replace the gearbox.

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Gearbox for your CraftsmanSnowblower
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Cause 12Gearbox

The gearbox might have failed. The gearbox is located between the two halves of the auger. The gearbox has three shafts: one shaft connects to the drive system, and the other two shafts power the two halves of the auger. If the drive system is powering the main shaft and the shear pins are intact, but the two auger shafts aren’t rotating, replace the gearbox.

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Gearbox for your CraftsmanSnowblower
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Cause 13Gearbox

The gearbox might have failed. The gearbox is located between the two halves of the auger. The gearbox has three shafts: one shaft connects to the drive system, and the other two shafts power the two halves of the auger. If the drive system is powering the main shaft and the shear pins are intact, but the two auger shafts aren’t rotating, replace the gearbox.

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Gearbox for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Gearbox - Part # 3436869 Mfg Part # 918-04172C

Gearbox asm- 26" auger

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Cause 14Gearbox

The gearbox might have failed. The gearbox is located between the two halves of the auger. The gearbox has three shafts: one shaft connects to the drive system, and the other two shafts power the two halves of the auger. If the drive system is powering the main shaft and the shear pins are intact, but the two auger shafts aren’t rotating, replace the gearbox.

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Gearbox for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Gearbox - Part # 3436870 Mfg Part # 918-04173B

Gearbox asm- 28" auger

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Cause 15Gearbox

The gearbox might have failed. The gearbox is located between the two halves of the auger. The gearbox has three shafts: one shaft connects to the drive system, and the other two shafts power the two halves of the auger. If the drive system is powering the main shaft and the shear pins are intact, but the two auger shafts aren’t rotating, replace the gearbox.

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Gearbox for your CraftsmanSnowblower
Gearbox - Part # 3539338 Mfg Part # 918-04801B

Gearbox assembly for snowblower chute rotation

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