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The transmission that moves the auger is the most likely problem. If the Auger is a hydrostatic drive check the fluid in the drive unit.

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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.
If your snowblower won`t turn on or start, you can insert the key in the starter switch. There could be a problem with your starter switch or motor. To test the starter switch, you can use a multimeter. If the starter switch is not working properly, replace it.
If the auger doesn`t turn even though the main shaft is being powered and the shear bolts or pins are intact, then it`s likely the gears inside the gearbox have stripped and the gearbox assembly will need to be replaced.
Drain the Fuel

‚ÄčEven if the gas has been stabilized, we recommend completely draining your snow blower`s fuel system before storing it away for the season. Gas oxidizes and breaks down over time, creating sludge that can build up inside your snow blower`s fuel tank, carburetor and fuel lines.

Run Engine to Drain out Residual Gas

Despite your pumping efforts, a bit of gas will remain behind in the snowblower. You can get rid of this by running the engine. Replace the cap to the fuel tank, start the engine, and let it run until it shuts off on its own due to lack of gas.

Examine the Belts

One or more of the belts slipping off the pulleys can be the cause of a snowblower not throwing snow. If they can be put back around the pulleys snugly, that might be all it needs. But if the belts are stretched or broken, they absolutely need to be replaced.

Turn off the snowblower engine and leave it to cool. Remove the carburetor bowl, float bowl and flathead. Spray and clean the dirty carburetor with a carburetor cleaner, removing debris with a cloth. Let it sit to remove impurities.
If your engine runs but the auger doesn`t turn, a problem with the drive train is the most likely situation. Frequently, the issue can be traced back to the flexible shaft core. The best way to determine if the flex shaft is the issue is to inspect the core end fittings for cracks or breakage.
A worn or stretched auger belt won`t spin the auger blades fast enough to throw snow off the pavement. This is why we recommend you replace the auger belt if it`s worn out or stretched. This is an easy repair, however it will vary slightly depending on your exact model.

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How do I adjust the chute on the cub cadet snow blower it only goes partway to one side and all the way on the other side
ANSWER : Un plug the chute control rod..put the chute in middle (foward) and the handle at 1 oclock and remount the chute rod..see at 3:40 on this video ===>

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PTO will not engage on my 0 turn Cub Cadet RZT 50. What should I check and how do I check it?
ANSWER : See if the switch is getting power to it and if it is see if the clutch is getting power. it needs 12 volts in order to engage.

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Cub Cadet zero turn. Cannot get the blades to turn when PTO switch is pulled. Belts are fine and attached. Please help.
ANSWER : I had the same problem. there was a short in the relay just before the wire gets to to back pulley assembly.

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It will not go forward or revirse – Cub Cadet Snow Blowers. 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow
ANSWER : Look to see if your friction wheel needs replacement.

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My snow blower does not start – Cub Cadet Snow Blowers. 26 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow
ANSWER : Warm up to thaw any water that may be frozen in carb
check gas be sure you have some in it
pull bottom of carb off inspect for water or dirt
put back together try to start

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I just put new battery in will not start is it fuse ? if so where is it located
ANSWER : The fuse is close to the starter solinoid about center above the battery.Follow the battery cables to it.Probably tucked in under the lip. Dont forget it will not turn over without the parking brake on.Also you cant fold the levers in without turning the parking brake off.

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How do I wire the starter solenoid for my 2005 Cub Cadet RZT 50…?

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This is a cub cadet zero turn 2007 model

The problem: electronics will not engage.

The unit was mowing and running when I moved to another location and started the mower it started fine.

Unloaded and went to engage the blades but they would not engage. Got off the machine to check things out belts etc. were OK got back on the machine and it wouldn’t start even the hour meter failed to light up.

Battery is fully charged, I can take a screw driver and “jump” the leads at the seleniod and get the engine to turn over, but not start.

I just need to know where to start looking for the problem. I though about hard wiring the safety switches starting with the seat.

ANSWER : Have you tried moving your brake lever around, if it do,s not make contact with the saftey switch nothing will operate

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