Genuine 9460897 Snow Blower Auger Clutch Cable

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These components should all be touching the ground at the same time. If either the auger or wheels are not touching the ground, this means that the shave plate is adjusted too low and needs to be raised.
A broken shear pin is the most common reason the snowblower auger won`t turn properly so replace any broken shear pins. Worn or loose belts also prevent the snowblower auger from spinning. Check and adjust the belts and replace any broken or worn belts when you see the snowblower auger not turning.
Go ahead a place your hand on each auger in turn; they may move slightly; that`s normal, but they should not be free to spin. What is this? If you can spin it, your shear pin has sheared.
Go ahead a place your hand on each auger in turn; they may move slightly; that`s normal, but they should not be free to spin. What is this? If you can spin it, your shear pin has sheared.

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Replacement auger cable for MTD summit series snowblower
ANSWER : 946-04236

My MTD 10hp auger will not turn. I adjusted the auger cable by tightening the bolt on the handle. I disconnected the spark plug and checked the shear pins on both sides of the auger. They are both still there. The snow thrower worked fine when I last used it in
April of 2010. The snow thrower starts, and goes in all gears in forward and reverse. Is there a separate belt to turn the augers?
Thank you
ANSWER : Yes there are 2 belts one for the drive and one for the auger. If you remove the cover on top that is located between the engine and the auger housing you can check the belts. The auger belt has come off the pulley or is broken. Hope this helps you out. Best regards and good luck.

Hi, I have an MTD snowblower model # 31A – 611D352 and bought an auger cable # 946 – 0887 and am trying to get some information on removal of the old broken cable and installation of the new cable. Thanks
ANSWER : No manuals the way you take the old one off is the way you put the new one on YOU CAN DO IT
no ajustments Take cover off remove cable

Snow blower threw oil everywhere and will not move. Engine starts but does not move forward.
ANSWER : The gearbox for the drive has sheared a tooth off the gear to make it leak and not propel the wheels. it has cut into the seal making it leak

How do you put it in neutral
ANSWER : Does it have steering control triggers to turn it left or right…if so hold both at the same time with engine off and see if you can push it..Let me know if that works. Or let me know what kind of controls you have

I have a MTD 5/20 snowblower that won’t engage in Forward. It will transfer to neutral and reverse, but I can’t any forward power. If I tilt it forward, the wheels will spin. I installed a new belt and adjusted the tensioner.
ANSWER : ALL SNOW BLOWERS HAVE WHAT THEY CALL A FRICTION DISC DRIVE IT SOUNDS LIKE THE FORWARD SIDE OF THE DISC IS WORN OR THEDRIVE WHEEL HAS A RUBBER DRIVE RING THAT IS WORN. IF YOU REMOVE THE BOTTOM PLATE YOU WILL SEE TWO DRIVE WHEELS ONE IS JUST A METAL DISC AND THE OTHER LOOKS THE SAME BUT HAS A REBBER RING FOR GRIPPING THE DISC TO MOVE THE BLOWER FOREWARD, WE END UP REPLACING ALL THE DRIVE DISC AND DRIVE WHEELS ON OURS EVERY SPRING THE FOREWARD DRIVE TAKES THE MOST PUNISHMENTTHERE FOR WHEARS OUT THE FASTEST. MTD HAS A WEB SITE FOR ORDERING PARTS AND ARE NOT HARD TO INSTALL.GOOD LUCK LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES

Snow blower gets bogged down in snow.
ANSWER : It sounds like your engine is running lean, see if you can adjust the high throttle mixture on the carburetor (if possible at all). If there is no adjustment possible, it may be the carb is clogged and needs some service. Try cleaning it or find a new replacement carb for it.

Electric Maztang mt 968 auger wont run – Yard Machines 28" Two-Stage Snowthrower
ANSWER : The motor runs but the auger does not , if so the bolt snapped in half from hitting something that you should have not hit , this is a normal thing so as to not blow up the engine , it is a safety feature in all snow blowers , just get the right bolt or make one grind it down to where it will break easy but will work the auger , they sell them on ebay for a couple bucks but I make mine