Model #31AM62EE799 MTD Snowthrower, Gas

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Q:

ignition air gap on snow blower

A:

Thank you for your question on the correct ignition air gap on the snow thrower engine.

.0125 is what I would set it too.

Thank you.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
December 28, 2012
Q:

i need the red primer bush in ruber botton for my blower

A:

Thank you for your question.

I have checked the model number you have submitted. The part number for the primer bulb is 951-10639A and can be ordered from our parts website Sears Parts Direct . I have also added the instructions for replacing the primer. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
December 06, 2010
Q:

Snow Thrower auger won't turn

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having problems with the snow blower. If the auger is not turning, I recommend checking the belt first. I have provided you with the instructions for checking the belt. If the belt seems to be fine start the engine and have, someone pull the auger lever while you watch the augers from a safe distance. If the impeller is spinning and the augers are not I recommend checking the shear bolts. The shear bolts are made to break if the auger comes into contact with something hard. If the shear bolts are ok, the problem would be a sheared gear in the front gear box. To replace this gear you have to completely disassemble the front of the snow blower. Removing the auger assembly on a snow blower is not an easy repair that is usually done by a service technician. If you decide to repair the blower yourself, please follow the steps below.

  • Remove the spark plug wire and belt cover.

  • Disconnect the chute control rod.

  • Remove the belt and the auger control cable if it is attached to the blower head.

  • Locate and remove the bolts that attach the blower head to the drive assembly.

  • Once the blower head is removed tip it onto the nose so the pulley is up.

  • Remove the pulley from the shaft. It should have a setscrew on the backside, maybe two. I recommend spraying the shaft and pulley with a penetrating oil to help with removal. I have seen in some cases a puller is needed to remove the pulley because of rust. Some models have a bolt in the center securing it. Remove the bolt and the pulley will come off. Then remove the pulley adapter. You might need a puller to remove it depending on the amount of rust.

  • Once the pulley is removed you can remove the bolts securing the bearing. Then slide the bearing off the shaft. This can be difficult to do if the shaft is rusted. I recommend cleaning the shaft with emery cloth before trying to move the bearing. You might also need to use a puller here also.

  • Remove the bolts securing the bearing for the left and right auger shaft. Then slide the whole assembly out of the blower housing.

  • Remove the shear bolts and remove the augers. Make sure to mark the augers left and right so you do not get them mixed up. If they are reversed, the snow will not be pulled into the impeller. Most of the time I fine the augers are rusted to the shaft so you might need to spray it down with penetrating oil and let it sit over night. If they do not come off you may have to heat them up to break them loose.

  • Once the augers are removed you can split the gear case and replace the auger shaft.

  • Make sure to clean all the old grease out of the case and repack it with high quality grease.

  • Just reverse the above steps to reassemble the snow blower.

I have found a video that should give you a little more confidence in doing the repair. Please click here to watch the video along with this Video

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
December 14, 2012

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