Everything works fine except the front impellers turn free and do not auger the snow into the impellers
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Hi Craig,Most snowblowers incorporate “shear pins” between the motor and auger. A shear pin looks similar to a nut and bolt or pin that couples the drive to the auger – but it designed to break or shear off to prevent damage to the auger or motor in the event of a jam or overload. They look like these:Only the shear pin recommended for your particular brand and model snowblower should be used. Under no circumstances should a regular bolt or other steel pin be used instead of a shear pin. Check your manual or consult with Swisher to determine the correct shear pin for your snow blower.I hope this helps & good luck!
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A snowblower auger should not spin freely when the auger control lever is off. A free-spinning auger is a symptom of broken shear pins. Shear pins are a fail-safe feature designed to break when the auger hits a solid object.
Check and adjust the belts and replace any broken or worn belts when you see the snowblower auger not turning. Check the auger drive cable and adjust it if loose or replace the cable if it`s broken. Examine and replace the auger if it`s damaged and won`t spin. Replace the gear case if it won`t spin the auger.
Damaged belt – Cogged or non-cogged V-belts or flat belts drive the auger when the drive pulley or pulleys are engaged. If the belt or belts are worn, stretched, or broken, the auger won`t be able to rotate. You should inspect the belt or belts for any sign of wear or damage and replace with new ones if necessary.
The clutch controls the movement of the auger by engaging them when the engine has reached a set speed. If the carburetor is adjusted too high, the engines idle speed may be too fast which will stop the clutch from disengaging, causing the auger to continuously turn.
To calculate tip speed you simply multiply the diameter of the impeller by pi (3.14159) which gives you the circumference of the impeller at the outermost tip. You then multiply by the rotational speed of the impeller (usually rpm, or rps) and this result is tip speed.
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.
If snow is going in and coming back out of your machine, it`s time to replace the paddles. Your snow blower paddles have wear indicator holes on them, making it easy to keep track of their wear. Look at the wear indicator holes, and when the rubber paddles are worn to the holes it is time to replace the paddles.
If the impeller does not turn freely, remove the inlet and outlet hoses and check for a foreign object caught in the impeller. If the impeller is seized or does not turn easily then you will need to replace the pump. Remove power from the washer before attempting this repair.
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CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE BLADES. HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE PLUG-IN CONNECTION RIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE CLUTCH. TRIED TO RECONNECT IT WITH NO RESULTS. SHOULD I ATTEMPT TO JUMPER PAST THE WIRING CONNECTION OR IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE I SHOULD TRY?
No you will fry the clutch out get a new switch
Broke engine to deck belt after only 33 hours of mowing. Swisher needs to resolve this problem. Will they stand behind their products?
I also had the same problem, belts kept breaking after a short period of time, and the problem turned out to be the four bolts holding the engine to the frame loosened to the point the engine was tilting and letting the belt slip. Once new bolts with lock washers were installed, all has been good.
When i engauge the pto the belt and pulley want turn it wants to turn but cant and starts smoking
Sounds to me that the blades are hung up, either on the deck or something is caught on the bottom of the deck or top. Carefully inspect all things mentioned, if all checks out good then the PTO is seized. Good Luck Tim
My swisher zt blows the fuse every time i engage the blades…can get the engine to run and drive. problem is only when i start the blades. any ideas?
Check the all wiring from the engage blade button back to the electric clutch for worn spots that may be grounding out on the frame.
Swisher will not start with key.
Try changing the soloniod
My p.t.o. wont start my blades the engine runs but the blades wont start when i pull up the p.t.o on
Belt needs tightening or its brocken.Check first.
Toro 826oxe – when the snow shoot is pointed to the left-it slowly rotates to the right. Can the shoot be tighten?
You may have sheared the shear pin under the fly wheel
My swisher25hp-60 in.cut barely moves going forward
Was it working correctly earlier or is this your initial operation?
According to the product manual for “loss of drive”:
1. Bypass linkages in the bypass position
2. Hydro belt worn, damaged, or broken
3. Idler spring loose or broken
1. Make sure that the bypass linkages are in
the drive or engaged position. Located at
the rear of the machine. Refer to decal on
the rear of the unit.
2. Replace Hydro belt.
3. Replace Idler spring