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Darren wrote at 2012-12-03 21:07:07
I have had this happen to me also. I beleive it is because I usually have both wheels locked solid to the axle for max traction. When you need to turn the snowblower you are skidding one or the other wheel which puts a lot of strain on the bearings and small shaft eventually shifting the alignment of the sprockets causing the chain to bind preventing movement. It is difficult to use the blower with the wheel unlocked cause then you only have traction on one side.


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Ex-Tool & Die Maker. For the last 30 years I have performed maintenance on a large estate, including mechanical repairs of cars, trucks, tractors, ATV's, carts & trailers, chainsaws, mowers, snowblowers, machinery, hand tools. I do blade & tool sharpening, modifications and adaptations requiring designing and fabrication of accessories or parts made of metal, wood or plastic. Indoor skills include repair of appliances, furniture, electrical wiring, plumbing and structure.

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