Model #24777638 CRAFTSMAN chipper shredder/vacuum, gas

  • Impeller/hopper
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  • Chute/frame
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Question and Answers

Q:

Removing Impeller Assembly 24777638 Craftsman Chipper shredder

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the chipper. The engine shaft is tapered (no puller available for this) you have to break the impeller loose from the shaft. Remove the bolt and washer holding the impeller on the motor shaft. Start the bolt back in the hole. Run it in until the head is only 1/8 inch away from the impeller. Place a large screw driver or pry bar between the impeller and the rear of the chipper, and pry hard on one side. Hit the head of the bolt firmly with a good sized hammer. The shock will break the impeller loose and it will come off. If the impeller does not loosen up with a couple of whacks with the hammer use a quality penetrating oil and allow it to sit for at least half an hour. If the impeller does not loosen after that, do not continue banging on it, you could damage the shaft or the engine.

I highly recommend calling a service professional to diagnose and repair your chipper. If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician remove the impeller, you can take the chipper shreader into your nearest Sears Repair Center or Sears Store. Here is a link for the Sears Service website that has information on the nearest repair facilities in your area: Sears Home Services.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. 

 

 

 

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 02, 2013
Q:

shredder chipper won't start

A:

Thank you for your question on the chipper shredder not starting after a long non-use period of time.

I guess my question is if you can remember. Did you run the engine long enough to run the carburetor out of gas as well as emptying the fuel tank?

If there was still gas in the carburetor it would have varnished the inside of the carburetor.

I would suggest the you remove the bowl on the carburetor and see if there is any fuel in the bowl, and the condition of the inside of the carburetor is and if the needle valve which is operated by the float is not stuck closed. Check the float to see if it is moving feely.

Please let me know what you find out and we can continue to troubleshoot with that information.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
September 22, 2012

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