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I have an old (but good) Craftsman model 53682562 snow blower. The drive disc or friction disc is soaked with oil. It is no longer available from Sears or any other supplier that I have been able to access. The part number is: 28047 is called a "speed disc". Is there a way to get the oil out of the rubber without ruining the drive disc? I tried brake cleaner and it worked for a little bit, but then started slipping again. I have adjusted the clutch rod too. Perhaps there is another kind of friction disc that I can "make work" in place of the original???? Any help would be greatly appreciated. It runs and works great otherwise. It has been kept in doors evidently (I just bought it), but must have leaked oil into the drive train area. At least nothing is rusty in there like they usually are.
Thank you,

Based on the model number the part you need is a Murray 27046MA.

Can you verify the link below is the parts list for your blower?


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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