Model #917881060 CRAFTSMAN Snowthrower, Gas

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Q:

Tightening a spark plug

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Here is a generic chart I found.

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Steve -
January 20, 2012
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Keeping your tools in tip-top shape is the smart way to go. Doing this correctly is important. I hope these two articles that I found will assist you until your epert can respond. They are attached below.

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James -
January 20, 2012
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Typically the spark plug will have a torque value of about 15 foot pounds. That can vary slightly but 13-15ft pounds should suffice for your engine.

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XX Wade_ -
Sears Technician
January 21, 2012
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snowblower

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Having issues with a Snow blower can be quite a concern. While you are waiting for an expert to reply I recommend to reply back to this thread with a detailed model number to your Snow blower. Which this will allow an expert to reply with a detailed answer to your issue.

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Priscilla V -
January 03, 2011
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snowblower - right wheel does not engage until after 15 or so minutes of pushing. Craftsfan model - 917-881060

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Anonymous -
January 04, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having problems with your snow blower. I have checked the manual for your snow blower. If the left wheel were driving just, I would suspect the slide clutch is binding on the right side or the cable is hanging up. When you pull the trigger on the right handle, it releases the slide clutch for the right wheel. Then when you release the trigger, it is not coming back. I recommend removing the wheel and checking the clutch. Tip the snow blower onto its nose it will make it easier. Then use the image I have provided below. It shows the break down of the clutch. Remove the cover and inspect the springs. If they seem to be fine, remove the clutch and clean any rust with emery cloth. Then reassemble the clutch making sure to apply light oil to the shaft before hand. This will help the clutch slide. You have reassembled the snow blower check the operation. If the drive now works like it should I recommend cleaning up the left side also.

Please let me know if you need further assistance on this problem.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 05, 2011
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I NEED A BREAKDOWN OF MY SNOWBLOWER MODEL536.889252 SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE FRICTION WHEEL AND HOW TO REMOVE AND REPLACE IT.

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STANLEY -
March 05, 2011
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Thank you for the reply. I have checked the model number you have submitted. Your snow blower has a transaxle for the drive. The belt from the engine connects to the pulley on the transaxle. If the drive is not working, I recommend checking the belt first. Then the cables connected to the transaxle. I have provided you with the instructions below on how to replace the belts. The best way to check the cables is to tip the snow blower onto its nose and remove the bottom panel. If every thing looks fine, check the bolt in the axle. It looks like the axle passed through the transaxle and is secured with a bolt. If the bolt is in place, I suspect a defective transaxle but to make sure I recommend having a service technician diagnose it. Please let me know if you need further assistance on the snow blower.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 07, 2011
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How to change the belt for a craftsman snowblower, that controls the auger.

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I understand that you want to replace the auger belt on your snow thrower. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below if you are interested in viewing. I hope the link that I provided is helpful.

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Alina F. -
January 29, 2011
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Thank you for your question. I should be able to assist you with replacing the belts on the snow blower. I have added an image below that has the instructions for replacing the belts. You can also find the same instructions in the owner's manual for the snow blower. If you do not have the belts yet, you can order them from our parts website Sears Parts Direct . If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 30, 2011
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