Craftsman 9.0 Auger

dmwesqFebruary 22, 2011

My Craftsman snowblower just started pushing snow. It worked fine the last use, which was a major storm with lots of ice and heavy snow. Looking at the machine I see one shear pin was sheared off, and appears stuck inside the hole. The auger rod also seems as if it might be bent or partially snapped, as there is a noticeable sag and the auger is scraping against the housing. I have the feeling I will need to replace the entire auger rod. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Frankly, you just need to dig into it. You will need to drive out the old pin in order to replace it. Inspect also the bearings at each end of the auger shaft and the support bearing at the back of the impeller for slop. Have an assistant start the machine and engage the auger. After it has run enough to blow out the snow and ice, have a look at how true things are running looking for problem areas. Shut the machine off before inspecting too close!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 9:19PM
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I got the pin out and the rod is definitely snapped. Only problem is Sears shows a back order until 3/31. Is there another bar that would be an equivalent replacement - model # is 247.88790 - 28" model.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 2:51PM
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See that link. You'll probably end up doing a similar job.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 3:21PM
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grassy(Z6 PA)

Did you search for the part? I've bought some parts for my Craftsman (built by Murray) on Amazon.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2011 at 8:41AM
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