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HOW TO REPLACE THE BELTS ON YOUR SNOWBLOWER – Craftsman, Husqvarna, Poulan

Written By: Snow Blowing Man - Dec• 04•12

HOW TO REPLACE THE BELTS ON YOUR SNOWBLOWER, Craftsman, Husqvarna, Poulan Models. These Units are made by AYP ( american yard products. Made in the USA. Visit my channel for more repair videos. www.youtube.com

Originally posted 2011-10-28 07:04:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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25 Comments

  1. montezumameddie says:

    Great job ,Very thorough in video as well as verbal explaination. All videos of this instruction type should be this well done Thank you.

  2. donyboy73 says:

    @Cymbr0gi nice to hear you were able to get it running no mechanical experience!

  3. Cymbr0gi says:

    Thank you so much for all your videos on snowthrower repair/maintenance. I got an old thrower from my stepdad when he passed away, which is strange because I’m a mechanical idiot. Your vids helped me get it up and running!

  4. warmtoffee says:

    Great video. I have just bought a second hand one. I spotted the deliberate mistake. You did not replace the flat washer under the 9/16 nut at the end :-)
    I always have a few nuts and washers left over too.

  5. donyboy73 says:

    @charger19691 thank you!

  6. charger19691 says:

    These Canadian snowblowers look like they get used really hard. Thanks for all your videos Donyboy, your a damn good mechanic!

  7. donyboy73 says:

    @KevinByrne2 thanks for watching

  8. KevinByrne2 says:

    Hi, donyboy73. My Craftsman snowblower’s engine ran okay, but it wouldn’t throw snow. Following your videos, I determined that the belt driving the auger was off the pulleys. I ordered a new belt via the Internet. (The old belt was worn and nicked.) Today (3 April 2011) I replaced the belt, again following your instructions. The snowblower works again. MANY THANKS !!!

  9. marathoner43 says:

    Wanted to say thanks for posting these. I have the mechanical ability of a rock, but I think even a mechanical midget like me could follow the instructions in this video.

  10. cameramonkey2 says:

    @spanky656 yea its fine. as long as its not moving the impeller or auger while the handle is off. that just means the belt is a little loose. but its a normal amount of loose dont worry.

  11. donyboy73 says:

    @dbonacum nice to hear that, thanks

  12. dbonacum says:

    Thank you for creating this video! We are having a helluva winter here in New England and the shops are back logged for weeks now – I ordered the belts on line and following your directions, the job was a piece of cake. Just in time for this weeks storm. Thanks again!

  13. dbonacum says:

    Thank you for creating this video! We are having a helluva winter here in New England and the shops are back logged for weeks now – I ordered the belts on line and following your directions, the job was a piece of cake. Just in time for this weeks storm. Thanks again!

  14. spanky656 says:

    @stewgotz100
    I tried what you told me and it worked great.
    Thanks for the help

  15. stewgotz100 says:

    You might have the belt tensioner applied too tight. Loosen the bolt on the tensioner and pull it away from the auger belt just slightly and then check it again. You may have to try this a few times to get it just right. After a few hours of use, the belt will break in and you may have to re-adjust it again and this time move it closer to the belt.

  16. ragingbullhcwf says:

    Too much work…all you have to do is flip the machine on its face, unbolt the pan and fish the belt from underneath.

  17. spanky656 says:

    Hi I have a question. Is it normal for the auger belt to move after you release the auger drive handle? When the augers and impeller are running it works excellent but when I release the handle everything stops but the belt still moves around slowly. I just replaced the belt and the auger drive cable today. It’s the first snowblower I’ve owned and not to familiar on how this stuff works. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  18. donyboy73 says:

    @chrismak1 sorry i don’t have a repair video for the honda snowblower, i rarely get them to repair

  19. chrismak1 says:

    Excellent job Dony on how to do this. Are these similar to the Honda. I have a honda TS70 and I believe I have burned out the drive belt. The auger turns but when the gear is engage I have no movement. Do you have a video on this. Keep up the great work

  20. tom2002a says:

    Really helped me – thanks for posting

  21. lucasavaitor says:

    You make excellent videos! Thanks you so much for sharing your knowledge with us.

  22. wenis1990 says:

    @mrreveen Wheels and auger will spin when both levers are disengaged, ive been starting the snowblower in gear so it wont harm the gearbox. Will try to adjust the tensioners.

  23. donyboy73 says:

    @caseman2294 then you make a small step ladder as your friend..

  24. caseman2294 says:

    What if I don’t have any friends? :P

  25. mrreveen says:

    @wenis1990 Is just the belt spinning or is the auger or wheels spinning? If it is just the belt that is ok, but if your auger or wheels are spinning without the tensioner engaged you need to adjust your tensioner to reduce the pressure on the belt.

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