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Snowblower Auger Not Throwing Snow? Snowblower Troubleshooting

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01 - 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 chunk 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
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02 - 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 chunk 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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03 - 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 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.
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Snowblower Shear Pin
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04 - 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.
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Snowblower Auger Assembly
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05 - Auger Blade
The auger blade or blades collect the snow and throw it out of the chute. If the blades get worn they will not effectively throw the snow. Visually inspect the blades for excessive wear and replace if needed.
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Snowblower Auger Blade
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06 - Cogged Belt
Inspect the belt to see if it is broken, stretched out, or out of place. If the cogged belt is broken or stretched out, replace it.
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Snowblower Cogged Belt
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