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One Side of My Snowblower is Not Turning

The snowstorm is coming and only half your snowblower is turning, and the problem is working both sides of your nerves. We understand. You need your driveway clear, and you might even clear your neighbors' paths and driveways, too, so you have to get that augur moving again as soon as possible. That's is where we come in. We'll help you figure out what's going on. The first thing to do is check the shear bolt and shear pin, which are designed to break if they encounter too much force, like a chunk of ice. If one is broken, you can replace it, and we've got them ready to send out to you now. The next thing to do is look through the other possible causes. You'll figure the problem, and when you do, we'll have that part, too, as well as instructions on how to replace it. Then not only will one augur turn, both will, so you can go out and tackle that snow.
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Common solutions for: Snowblower only one auger turns
Solution 1:
Shear Bolt
The shear bolt is a metal bolt that slides through the auger axle sleeve, locking the sleeve in place with the auger drive axle. Shear bolts are designed to break in half if the auger hits a rock or c...hunk of ice to prevent damage to the engine. If the shear bolt breaks, the auger won’t be able to turn. Inspect the shear bolt to determine if it is broken. If the shear bolt is broken, replace it.
Required Part
Snowblower Shear Bolt
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Solution 2:
Shear Bolt and Nut
The shear bolt is a metal bolt that slides through the auger axle sleeve, locking the sleeve in place with the auger drive axle. Shear bolts are designed to break in half if the auger hits a rock or c...hunk of ice to prevent damage to the engine. If the shear bolt breaks, the auger won’t be able to turn. Inspect the shear bolt to determine if it is broken. If the shear bolt is broken, replace it.
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Snowblower Shear Bolt and Nut
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Solution 3:
Shear 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 chun...k 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.
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Snowblower Shear Pin
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Solution 4:
Auger 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.
Required Part
Snowblower Auger Assembly
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Solution 5:
Bearing
One or more of the bearings for the auger might have failed and seized. If a bearing has seized, replace the bearing and check the belt for damage....
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Snowblower Bearing
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Solution 6:
Gearbox
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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Snowblower Gearbox
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