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How to Fix a Craftsman Snow Blower

by TM Maria Be a king in your own kingdom

Regular maintenance of your snowblower will prolong life and minimize repair costs. A quality, well-maintained snowblower can last up to 20 years. Follow the steps with the help of the expert for snow blower repair.

A Craftsman fan drive snow belt requires replacement after years of service. The belt will stretch, causing the self-propelled mower to not engage, which makes the user do all the work of pushing the snow fan around. However, with a new belt costing $30 or less, replacement drive belts are cheap. In addition, a new tape can be installed in about 30 minutes.


Instructions

1 Place a piece of plastic wrap around the fuel cap. This will prevent any gas leakage through the plug.

2 Unscrew the plastic belt cover on the front of the snow thrower with your hands. Remove the cover. The belt is wrapped around a series of pulleys.

3 Pull the belt of the engine pulley, the upper pulley. Loosen the lower pulley with a 3/8 inch wrench. The belt will become loose and it will slide to the right of the pulley. Now the belt can slide out of the final pulley with ease.

4 Sit the snow thrower on the auger housing. Locate the bottom plate under the engine. Unscrew the screws with your hands. Under the plate, the drive belt is wrapped around a pulley between two discs. Remove it from the pulley and pull the strap away from the snow thrower.

5 Slide a new belt onto the pulley at the bottom of the snow thrower. Place the rest of the belt inside the snowblower and screw the back plate onto the motor.

6 Adjust the fan on the tires. Feed the belt through the plastic belt cover pulleys. Place the plastic cover over the open section of the motor and screw in place with your hand.

Tips and Warnings

·         If you are having problems with gas leakage from the snow thrower, drain the gas before you start.

·         This guide is for Craftsman snowblowers only. Other snowblowers will require different instructions.


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