Snowblower Auger Not Turning. When you start your snowblower auger after a long time, it doesn’t turn on? Is your snowblower running rough or leaking fuel? Snowblowers, just like any motor or electronic device, wear out over time if proper maintenance is not performed.
A snow blower is a complex machine with a lot of moving parts, and it’s only a matter of time before it breaks down. You may be able to minimize or avoid certain issues if you catch them early, and you may also avoid more expensive future repairs or replacements.
Snowblower Auger Not Turning
Here we discuss some problems of snowblower when its Auger will not turn.
Problem With Auger Cable
When the auger cable is engaged, the auger should rotate to scoop or push material. If the auger is off-balance or if cables have been damaged in any way, it may not turn as designed.
Inspect the auger cable for damage and replace it if required. Be sure to check that its tension is set properly so that your material stays where you put it.
In some cases, it might be necessary to remove damaged machinery parts even though they are not visible from the outside of the machine – if this is a possibility, we recommend taking that route so as not to risk further damage.
The auger might have failed. The auger goes from top to bottom inside the unit and is only one part of the machine. The auger is engaged by the gearbox when there’s power.
If a problem isn’t obvious in either of these components, then we need to guess that perhaps the issue could be related to the motor or drive system.
Shear Pin Failure
The shear pin is a vital part of the auger. Metal pins slide through the sleeve of the auger axle and snap into place on the drive axle.
The shear pin helps keep the auger stable and working correctly. Should the auger hit a rock or chunk of ice, for example, it keeps everything together so that nothing more serious occurs and wreaks havoc on your machine.
If you identify that the shear pin is broken, it’s important to repair it as soon as possible so that your snow-blower can continue running smoothly throughout future snow-removal tasks.
Faulty Shear Bolt
The auger drive axle shear bolt secures the auger’s axle sleeve onto the axle. The shear bolt is made of metal and slides through a hole in the sleeve while being bolted to the back section of the auger housing so that it remains locked in place with its respective axle.
The shear bolt is designed to break into two smaller pieces in cases where heavy rock or ice is caught between both parts of the bolt, thus yanking it out with force.
If this happens, then the engine will be pulled forward since it’s joined to the rear section by that same continuous axle.
The V-belt connects the engine to the gearbox and makes it possible for the auger to turn. If the V-belt is broken, out of adjustment, or worn out, the auger will not turn and sugar will not be processed.
Check the V- belt to see how badly it is worn or if it has come apart. Replace any V-belts that are unfit for use in your factory and ensure that those you keep serve their purpose properly by assessing whether they are correctly in place, correctly adjusted, and correctly serving their purpose.
Defective Cogged Belt
The cogged belt connects the engine with the gearbox. A worn-out and broken cogged belt will prevent the auger from turning.
You can check to see if it is broken or worn out by either examining it or just replacing it if you know for a fact that it has to be replaced.