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Rick S77

How to remove the impeller/auger assembly on a Craftsman Snowthrower?

Model # 536881550 - Loose impeller. I already know I need to replace the roll-pins for the impeller, but the issue is not enough clearance to bang out the old pin from the shaft. I tried to pull the whole assembly from the front, but something is holding on. I removed the 3 bolts from either side holding thr auger, and also two bolts that lloked they were holding it in, from under the belt cover. I also took off the bottom panel, but still couldn't see anything. I'm not sure if the shaft is seized on the drive, but it's not budging. Major storm hitting in 3 days as well, so I need to get this woring badly. I was able to get the back pin out, bit the front is proving to be unfriendly.

Craftsman , Snow Removal Equipment
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Bill W
Hi Rick, If it is fighting you you will need to pull the auger assembly off the snow blower. This is accomplished by removing the complete auger housing and the the auger assembly and then you will have complete access to the shear pins on the drive shaft. Watch this video at 2:00 to 2:30 to see the process. . I hope this get the snowblower running before the snowstorm gets there.
by Bill W Earned 3,215 community points in Craftsman
February 10th, 2014
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Rick S77
Hi Bill... Not sure if you're still following. I got the machine in two pieces following the video you linked to. But when I go to remove the pulley, there in no bolt, but some strange looking fastener with a tab pushed back, and I can't budge it. It was also covered in some sort of gray putty, which I left as much in place. I'm not sure how get past the pulley..Any ideas? thx, rs
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Rick S77
Hi Bill. Thanks again! You have been all the help I needed, full explanation and great links. I now see where I was going wrong, and I should be able to get it out tonight, and at least pound out the old pins, and will replace them tomorrow.
by Rick S77 Earned 23 community points in Craftsman
February 10th, 2014
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