Dave leaf: do you know what kind of fluids or gear lube goes inside the auger gear
gwadaman31: GREAT VIDEO AND VERY GOOD EXPLANATION, BRAVO!
Mark Cramer: what would cause the impeller shaft to move back and forth ? so much so
that the impeller blades scrape the back of the auger housing and the auger
pulley hits the engine frame ? Auger Pulley looks like it woobles a bit
Michael Rumak: Rebuilding a very similar blower mtd 29 inch and have looked at the diagram
for the blower it only calls for one washer by the gear box and in my parts
box i only have 4. Am i missing something?
dick bailey: don, i know you are very busy, but ive a question. i have an mtd
snowblower,8/half hp. my auger housing is all bent up,on the bottom, what
should i expect to pay for a good used one? pickle bailey thankyou
Rob Kennedy: I am having trouble pulling or separating the Auger and impeller from the
bearing! Any advice?
Bruce Bastarache: Can you explain how to determine RH vs LH and in/out on the auger spirals
need to be in the case that they get mixed up?
John Romanoff: Thanks for the video. I got the gear box replaced, but now I can't get the
impeller/auger assembly back in the housing. The shaft for the impeller
won't fit into the bearing. I've greased it, but I don't want to start
pounding on the thing now that I fixed it!
Enrique Benedicto: Salut Don,
I think I've detected a bit of a French Canadian accent... but I'm going to
go ahead and ask my question in English, in case I'm wrong... :)
I have one of those tractor mounted snow thrower from MTD (model
My auger gear seems all messed up. I'd like to take the assembly out
WITHOUT taking the whole Impeller assembly out in the process. There are a
couple of spirol pins on the shaft that goes through the Impeller. Is
there a way to remove those pins easily without having to pull the Impeller
and/or snow housing assembly?
If I need to pull everything out... this may just be too much work for me.
If I could, however, remove those pins... then the job (with your videos)
seems pretty easy.
Any help would be appreciated.
P.S. I'm using the user's manual for part names... I have no clue what I'm
talking about :)
dick bailey: don, thankyou very much, for your quick reply. i had no idea that the
auger housing was that expensive used. thanks again, pickle bailey
Jonathan Dignam: Donnyboy, great video as always. Very detailed. Do I have to maintain the
gear case in anyway? Do I have to remove the grease plug and add grease? I
have not lubed the MTD snowblower. When I remove the shear bolts what kind
of oil do I put in there. There is no nipple for a grease gun anywhere.
lanp2502: First, thanks for this very helpful video! My problem is very similar to
the one in the video, except that my gear is not snapped, but very worn.
Is there a way to replace only the gear? It seems to be pressed on the
Grant Parr: I had a similar problem. There is a pin on the shaft, just behind the gears
that broke a couple of times. Difficult to replace the first time.
Jon Jones: Thanks... bought an old one the other day, and the gearbox blew after an
hour. With your video and $85, I'm running again
sunshineman68: I forgot to mention that I couldn't find a video that included removing the
shaft from the housing. It looked like an easy thing, but since I didn't
see anything I ended up taking the bearing retainer plate to see if
something else was needed, but didn't see anything. I gave it a couple of
taps with a brass hammer, then some anti rust spray, let it sit, and tried
the brass hammer touch. Nothing was happening, so I took it into a shop for
repair. Here in Michigan we need our snowblowers this year, but I don't
think Michigan needs me to be here while all this snow is coming
Lisa Iobst: Thank you so much. I fixed my snow blower yesterday and today we had a
foot of snow and worked great! Thanks to your great videos!
sunshineman68: I just watch the video and it looks like you favor replacing the gearbox,
maybe because you have them. I haven't taken mine apart, but I'm sure
something is broke inside. I guess 12 years of Michigan snow have done it
in. Although I did find it interesting about not making shear bolts tight.
So I think I might have shortened the life of this part because I usually
make my shear bolts snug. I don't really tighten these with a lot of power,
just enough so the shear bolts don't spin.
Could you have just changed the worm gear on the blower from this video?
ryanarey79: Great video
mtbdudex: Thank you for posting this my worm gear went and I'm going to fix now.
Pejones95: Appreciate the video. I am working on my 2005 MTD Pro, the bearing in the
housing behind the impeller did not want to come off the shaft. I used a
gear puller to get it off. Should that actually just slide out? - I am
afraid I stripped the threads inside the impeller shaft when I did it. Also
can you recommend a site to purchase parts?
JorgeOcampo22: Thanks donyboy, this is my e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
donyboy73: @semtech30 i never put in regular bolts, this is a shear bolt
dude1352: The machine is 2 years old and seems like no gas going into the carb and I
just filed up the tank how can I fix it myself?
donyboy73: @JorgeOcampo22 send me ur email, i have pics of where they go
mcdowlake: @donyboy73 thanks again, i will report back with the result if i can get it
just incase your curious.
donyboy73: probably a carb issue
mrbluenun: This is a case of 'false economy', because it really did not need much work
doing to it. Some mechanical aptitude and the previous owners would have
realised the problem and made what is essentially a new machine from the
bits. Nice clear explanations thanks.
donyboy73: @mcdowlake for $50 i would buy it just for the parts and maybe u can get it
going??? cheaply who knows, but it's a project
VE9REJ: Great Vid as usual Dude . 5 * Reg
mouse4ahouse: You have some very good videos here on snowblower repair. I have a question
though. I have an MTD Snowblower that I am trying to get the gear assembly
and auger out of......I have it apart like in this video but can not get it
to break free from the bearing in the back. In another video you put a
piece of wood on that area and hit is lightly with a hammer and it came
out.....no luck for me....suggestions?
donyboy73: @runningtat i would have to physically see it to diagnose it, but make sure
nothing is rubbing on the belts, check the idler pulleys to make sure they
are in good shape
Larry Lafferty: Thank you I replaced the auger belt and found a stone stunk in the wheel
the throws the snow out the shoot. well I have a new auger belt on know. I
have to watch your videos on how to tighten the belt a little loose.
mcharb7522: Hi Donyboy, Marc from Ottawa here. I have a 10HP MTD, with 2 auger belts.
I've replaced them following the very informative videos from another post.
I have a problem though, every time I fire up the engine, the belt closest
to the engine keeps jumping off. The idle pulley can't be adjusted like you
show in another post. Any ideas how to keep the belt from jumping?
craigpc1974real: Those cheap gearboxes are a reason why i love my 40 plus year old Ariens
Greg D: Interesting that most of the snowblowers you repair are MTD-built
donyboy73: practice makes better
rocsvt1: hey donyboy i have a 5/23 craftsman track snowblower and i was wondering
what oil to use for the gear box?
Larry Lafferty: I have a tecumseh snow king press the auger lever the auger well not turn I
get a squeal what is broke?
WJCTechyman: Yupp, but you still do a good job, and that was fast.
Garrett Jdbe: i like how simple Mtds are i have a MTD myself
WJCTechyman: I can see a vast improvement between this video and your newer ones, as you
list what each bolt size is and also how the parts are to be reassembled.
Either way you do instruct but you've gotten much better.
Frank Toscano: HI Donyboy,my yardmaster two stage snow thrower wheels lock up when the
engine is off. Waiting for Service Advisory MTD 028A Seems there is a
bering defect with certain models, lucky me I have one. Have You,
encountered this problem?
LARRY NORTON: GREAT VIDEO, MADE MY LIFE A LOT EASIER. I JUST REPLACED A GEAR BOX ON MY
SNOWKING 5.5 HP SNOWBLOWER. GREAT JOB, EASY TO UNDERSTAND, KEEP POSTING.
imtrev4: darkphoenix, I'm having the same issue w my MTD 8/26 blower. I think it is
around a 2005-2008 model. Bought used so not sure. There appears to be a
bushing or something that holds it in place. Did u figure out how to get
donyboy73: @mcdowlake I just bought the gear for the gear box on a 4 hp/20" myself and
paid $55 from randysenginerepair on ebay. it all depends how many parts are
shot. if u buy a complete assembly it's around $200
deannicholle: I have a yardworks 48" snowblower. The propeller spins but the augar
doesn't. I can move the augar by hand no problem with the brake on. I
looked online and it looks like it could be a shear pin inside the gear
box. Could it be that or could it be something else? Of Course this would
happen after getting 30 cm's of snow the other day.....
Larry Lafferty: I am replacing the auger belt hopefully tomorrow just got the belt today
donyboy73: they break the most, never have honda and rarely ariens
JorgeOcampo22: Hello donyboy. I have a small problem with my mtd 10.5HP snow blower. Its
not functioning right and I found out that one spring by the friction wheel
is loose and one more , smaller spring is broken and I don't know where it
goes. i believe the one loose is like a a belt tensor, but the small one I
have no idea where it goes and i have to buy it because its broken, Thanks
or your videos, they are very helpful.