Model #536886140 Craftsman snowthrower, gas

  • Engine Assembly
    3 Results
  • Electric Start Assembly
    3 Results
  • Frame Assembly
    3 Results
  • Drive Assembly
    3 Results
  • Gear Case
    3 Results
  • Auger Housing
    3 Results
  • Discharge Chute
    3 Results
  • Handle
    3 Results
  • Wheel Assembly
    3 Results
  • Shift Yoke
    3 Results
  • Decals
    3 Results
  • Chute Control Rod
    3 Results

Question and Answers

Q:

My snowthrower model 536-886140 can't start, can't you help me?

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the snow blower. By the symptoms you are having I suspect the problem is dirty passages in the carburetor. You will need to purchase a can for carb cleaner from the local auto parts store. Then click on the following link to watch a video on how to clean the carburetor on your engine. How to clean snow blower carburetor

Please use extreme caution when dealing with fuel.

Then after you have cleaned the carburetor, start the engine and slowly turn the choke off.

Please let me know if you have any other question 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 .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 03, 2011
Q:

How do I remove the housing from my Craftsman snowblower model 536886140 inorder to replace the RH auger?

A:

Thank you for your question.

I should be able to help you replace the auger on the snow blower. Please follow the steps below.

  • Remove the spark plug wire.
  • Remove the belt cover and remover the blower head from the drive assembly. The first image shows how to do this.
  • Place the blower head face down and remove the auger pulley. I recommend using some kind of rust buster to aid in removing the pulley.
  • Once the pulley is removed clean the shaft with fine sand paper. This will help the shaft slide through the bearing.
  • Remove the bolt in the auger bearing on each side of the auger housing.
  • Slide the whole auger assembly out of the housing and remove the shear bolts.
  • I recommend marking the left and right side augers so they do not get mixed up.
  • If the augers do not slide off the shaft, I recommend soaking over night with a rust buster. If this does not work, it may be necessary to use heat to remove the augers from the shaft.
  • When reassembling the snow blower you may want to use anti-seize on the shafts. It will keep the part from rusting in the future.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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
December 14, 2010
Q:

My snowthrower model 536-886140 can't start, when I push the primery button two or three times, it start, but after one or two second, the engine stop.

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the snow blower. By the symptoms you are having I suspect the problem is dirty passages in the carburetor. You will need to purchase a can for carb cleaner from the local auto parts store. Then click on the following link to watch a video on how to clean the carburetor on your engine. How to clean snow blower carburetor

Please use extreme caution when dealing with fuel.

Then after you have cleaned the carburetor, start the engine and slowly turn the choke off.

Please let me know if you have any other question 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.

Read More
Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 03, 2011