Model #536881800 Craftsman snowthrower, gas

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Q:

Craftsman Snowthrower Model #536881800

A:

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you. It is common for moisture to get into the oil when the engine sits for long periods. The reason is the engine is not completely sealed and when it is humid, the moist air gets into the engine and when the ambient temperature drops the moisture condenses in the engine and runs into the oil. It will keep doing this is if conditions are right. That is why it is recommended to change the oil before you start to use it for the season.

I looked up the engine model number and do not see any throttle controls listed for this model.

Please let me know if you need further assistance. I will be happy to help.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 30, 2011
Q:

Burns from unguarded muffler 536881800 Craftsman Snowthrower, gas

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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I searched and there is not a muffler guard for this model engine. I hope this is helpful.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
February 10, 2014
Q:

How do I change a part on my snowthrower model 536881800.

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To replace a part in the gear box, you need to remove the auger and gearbox from the auger housing.

Remove the auger belt and the pulley from the rear of the auger housing. Remove the bolts and then the bearing for the gear box shaft. Remove both bearings for the auger shaft.

Slide the auger toward either side of the auger housing so the shaft comes out of the side of the auger housing. Pull the loose side of the auger shaft forward until the other end of the shaft comes out of the auger housing.

You can then remove the auger, gear box, and impeller from the auger housing.

If you mean how to remove the auger from the auger housing, follow these instructions. To remove the auger, you will have to remove the auger and gearbox with the impeller.

Remove the auger belt and the pulley from the rear of the auger housing. Remove the bolts and then the bearing for the gear box shaft. Remove both bearings for the auger shaft.

Slide the auger toward either side of the auger housing so the shaft comes out of the side of the auger housing. Pull the loose side of the auger shaft forward until the other end of the shaft comes out of the auger housing.

You can then remove the auger, gear box, and impeller from the auger housing.

If you mean how to remove the auger from the shaft, remove the shear pin and turn the auger, gearbox, and impeller so the auger you want to remove is on top. Pour rust buster on the end of the auger shaft and tap the center of the auger with a hammer from top to bottom. This will help the rust buster to penetrate through the shaft.

You need 2 large pipe wrenches, preferably 24 inch. put the auger assembly down so it is setting on the ground. Place one pipe wrench on the auger you are not replacing to take the load off the gears in the gear box. Place the other pipe wrench on the center hub of the auger you want to remove near the gearbox. Use a 1 1/2 inch pipe around 2 feet long on the handle of the pipe wrench and turn the auger on the counter clockwise. Once you break it loose the auger will unscrew off the shaft.

You should put the auger back on and replace the shear pin. Reverse the pipe wrenches and remove the other auger. Clean both shafts and coat them good with anti seize grease before installing the auger assembly back into the auger housing.

When you get the gearbox and auger out of the auger housing, remove the bolts that hold the gearbox together and separate the 2 halves. The gear and bearings will slide off the shaft of the gearbox. Be sure to catch the key that holds the gear to the shaft.

You should wash all the old grease out of the gearbox and replace the auger shaft that has the other gear on it. Coat all the gears and bearings inside the gearbox with a good quality axle grease before putting it back together.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
December 29, 2009

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