Snow Blowers. 22 in. Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower

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Did you check shear pins on shaft for auger

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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.
If the cogged belt is worn out, misadjusted, or broken, the snowblower auger won`t turn. Inspect the cogged belt to determine if it is broken or worn out, and ensure that the belt is properly adjusted. If the belt is broken or worn out, replace it.
A clogged carburetor is usually the result of leaving fuel in your snow blower for an extended period of time. Old fuel resting in your snow blower can also result in fuel evaporation, which may leave behind a thick, sticky substance. That sticky fuel can clog the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting.
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.
A common issue is a clogged carburetor from stale gas. Using a fuel stabilizer keeps fuel fresh and the carburetor from gumming and varnishing. Third step, check the ignition system with a spark tester. Step four, replace the spark plug and reconnect the spark plug wire.
Examine the Belts

Check them. 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.

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This Old House recommends spraying the exit chute with a silicone (like WD-40® Specialist® Water Resistant Silicone Lubricant) to keep snow from sticking.

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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Snowblower augers wont turn – Yard Machines Snow Blowers. 22 in. Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower
ANSWER : Did you check shear pins on shaft for auger

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

What kind of oil do i use for this snowblower?
ANSWER : 100% refiined one.

Will not start – Yard Machines 24" 208cc Two Stage Snow Thrower
ANSWER : If there is an adjusting screw on the carb turn it out a little bit at a time and see if that works before you do anything else. If that don’t work put the screw back where you started.
If that doesn’t work take the plug out and install a new one and while the plug is out put a table spoon of gas in the spark plug hole and reinstall the plug and put the plug wire back on. If the engine starts but stalls after the little bit of gas is used up. Take the bowl off the carb and clean it out as well as clean the fuel jet that is in the bolt that holds the bowl on. Put back together and see if that works. It is quite often dirty gas that is the problem. Especially if its been sitting. Oh yes put fresh gas in it as well.

Have a 22 inch yard machine snow blower the belt that turns the blades broke what size belt does it take
ANSWER : MTD has made many 22″ machines over the years. Please repost your question indicating the model #

Craftsman snow blower #536.886261,wire connection coming off coil 4 inches long,what does it attache to?
ANSWER : Sears Parts Online has a pdf of this unit. Have you checked there yet?

Chute wanders Directional responds to crank but during use it swings to one side on its own
ANSWER : Sounds like the part that spins the auger is either broken or worn out. Check and see if the bolts are loose . Mine a piece of the plastic that holds every thing in place fell out and I hand made and fastened one in or you can go to a small engine place that sells blowers and order a part. You may have to let him see what is needed.

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.