Model #536886531 CRAFTSMAN Snowthrower, Gas

  • Handle Assembly
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  • Chute Control
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  • Auger Housing
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  • Belt Cover
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  • Discharge Chute
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  • Frame Components
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  • Engine Components
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  • Drive Components
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  • Wheel Assembly
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  • Gear Box
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  • Decals
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  • Shift Yoke
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Q:

repair to craftsman 5 hp snowblower model 536.886531 536886531 Craftsman Snowthrower

A:

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I am sorry to hear of the issue you're having with the snow thrower stalling when the auger is engaged. I know how frustrating that is. 

The most common reason this would happen would be a sticking pulley. If the pulley checks out, I would suspect a fuel issue that is starving the engine while under load. This would indicate a partially blocked main jet within the carburetor. When the auger is engaged, the partially blocked jet is not allowing enough fuel to the engine to maintain the load. I wouldn't suspect the gear box until the carburetor has been thoroughly cleaned and ruled out. 

I would pull the carb from the engine. With a full can of carb cleaner, a wire brush, and a bread tie wire to poke through and clean the main jet; I would recommend a very thorough cleaning. Start by taking off the float bowl. Douse it very liberally with carb cleaner, and undo the pin for the float, and remove the needle and float. Clean them very thoroughly with the wire brush and carb cleaner. Pay close attention to the seat the needle sits in and clean it well. Once clean, start brushing the carb bowl and body and make sure you get all the varnish out. It may take three or four brushings with carb cleaner dousing in-between. From there, take the straw of the carb cleaner and shoot carb cleaner through any little hole or passageway of the carb. Shoot out the throat of the carb and poke the main jet with the bread tie wire. You have to make sure you get everything the first time, if you leave anything behind, it’s likely to reclog once you have it reassembled. 

If you would feel more confident have a Sears Home Service technician help assist with the diagnosis/repair, you can call 1-800-469-4663, or click here to be directed to the page to set up service.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
February 17, 2015
Q:

Electric Start doesn't work 536886531 Craftsman Snowthrower

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I am sorry to hear that the electric starter is not working properly. I know how frustrating that is.

If the electric motor on the starter is running when you push the button, it might only need to be cleaned and lubed. 

Once it is removed spray around the gear with WD-40 and let it soak. After a while, try to get the gear to move with a screwdriver. If it seems to move free, reinstall the starter and check the operation. If this does not cure the problem, you will need to replace the starter. Before ordering the starter, check the teeth on the flywheel. If any of the teeth are broken, you will need to replace it as well. If needed, the replacement starter kit part number is 435-627.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
February 04, 2015
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Clutch Control Parts 536886531 Craftsman Snowthrower

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The parts list diagram is the best reference that we have for internal components on that model of snowthrower. The control cable in that picture appears to connect to the clutch cable (Key #14 on Page 32 of your owner's manual). 

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
September 29, 2014

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