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I would suggest that since you experienced the burnt belt smell, it's probably time to replace. Overall, the procedure looks pretty simple and straight forward. Here are the instructions for replacing the traction drive belt: REPLACING AUGER/IMPELLER DRIVE BELT Pull high tension wire off spark plug and make sure it does not contact the plug accidentally. ...


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It looks to me as though the main screw and washer comes off from the shaft, then you can just pull it off. It is probably splined. If you apply a little PB Blaster on it and let it sit for a half hour, then put two long flat tip screw drivers, one on top, one bottom pointing in opposite directions. With this setup, just gently pry back and forth and the ...


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I think you could very well be ok. I think some mitigating circumstances are these surround if the gasoline was extremely hot repeatedly. Sitting outside in the sun every day would qualify. The heat would break down your fuel a bit every day. If the fuel smells bad and doesn't smell like gasoline, you could have bad gas. If you did, you can try draining ...


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I would apply a silicone grease or silicone spray lubricant into the opening regardless of your freezing issue, this will definitely help with displacing and preventing moisture build-up. Plus, it will operate more smoothly. To address the problem, I assume this is happening during storage? Can you store it such that it doesn't get wet or snowed on? If it'...


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I would make sure the rubber covers don't have splits in them. then use a water dispersant, WD40 is one example, in copious amounts to get any moisture out. Then re-treat as often as necessary. I had this happen with a throttle cable on a commercial van - the moisture froze and the engine could not shut down - my Dad was swearing a lot about that!!


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I would try a 5w-30 or 0W-30 synthetic oil, to lower the pour point and viscosity of the engine oil. The 30 (warm) rating will give you the at temperature viscosity. The synthetic oils provide better cold weather characteristics. Your owner's manual will likely not specifically recommend this, because synthetics were not in as widespread use, and were not ...


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@Paulster2 gives great information in his answer. Consider one other thing in snowblowers: surface friction. With wet snow, sometimes spraying the chute, auger and other snow contacting surfaces with silicone spray can help provide better feed. Using silicone spray may help your blower move more snow without sticking as much, but it is not a substitute for ...


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