Model #247-462B000 THRU 465A000 Mtd chipper shredder/vacuum, gas

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Q:

manual- craftsman shredder-chipper model#247 broke shredder plate

A:

Thank you for your question.

I should be able to help you remove the shredder plate. The easiest way I have found to remove the plate is to thread the bolt back into the crankshaft but not all the way. Leave it loose three or four turns. Then lift the shredder by the plate so the engine is hanging down. This is heavy so you might need a strong helper. While the holding the it above the ground about 3 inches have someone hit the head of the center bolt with a hammer the shock should break the plate loose from the shaft but the head of the bolt will keep the engine from falling to the ground.

If the engine is a straight shaft, you might have to loosen the bolt a little more and tap it again to get the plate to slide off the shaft. Make sure the center bolt is treaded into the shaft 3 to 4 turns so it does not damage the threads of the crankshaft. If the plate is rusted, you might have to spry it down with WD-40 to break up the rust. If you get to the point the center bolt is not long enough you will need to purchase a longer bolt from a hardware store.

You can also use a two jaw puller if you have one large enough to grip the plate.

I hope this is helpful. if you run into problems please reply back and I will get you an answer quickly.

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 .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 24, 2010
Q:

I just downloaded a manual for my lawnmower and i dont know how to save it to my computer

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem saving the manual. Once you have the manual brought up, you should see a tool bar above the manual. In the tool bar, you will see a i con that looks like a disk. Click on the disk and find the location you want to save it. Just in case you have problems saving the manual, I have emailed a copy to you.

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
October 22, 2011
A:

I tried to email the manual but the email was returned because your in box is full.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 22, 2011
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Q:

The tire will not go back on my snow blower model 247 88355. It stops before it should not allowing enough space for the bolt to be replaced on the tire rim. What causes this?

A:

You should not need to pound the wheel to move it on the axle. Check the axle for rust, clean it with sand cloth if needed. It is best to keep some grease on the axle to keep the rim from seizing on it.

Be sure the axle is pulled as far toward the wheel as it will go. Be sure the spacer and washers are correctly placed. You might need to get someone to hold the other wheel while you install this one.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
February 10, 2010