Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/snow blower auger belt


hi, I have a older craftsman snowblower that needs a new auger belt. I cannot find any replacement part numbers for this machine anywhere, therefore I cannot find a new belt that I know for sure will fit. it is a craftsman snow king II model number 71-52540-5. I have looked everywhere online for manuals. I need a replacement part number for the auger belt

Did you try calling Sears?  Once challenge I have with the Canada models is finding the model numbers on the Sears Parts Direct website...the Canada model parts diagram are blocked in the US as I have found with several Sears Canada products.

You could use a piece of string wrapped around the pulleys to get an idea of the belt length you need then go buy a few sizes and see which belt will work.


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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.

MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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