Rick S77

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

by Rick S77
February 10th

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. youtube.com/watch?v=DExt0JeR4fg . I hope this get the snowblower running before the snowstorm gets there.
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