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4. Loosen the bolt s hown inFigure 31securing the belt k eeper
bracket and remove the other bolt. Push t he belt k eeper and
bracket upoffthe engine pulley.
f
Loosen
Figure31
Auger Belt Replacement
1.
Removethebow-tieclip and flat washerfrom theferrulein order
to disconnectthe augeridlerrod from the brakebracketassem-
bly. See Figure32.
Figure32
ger Idler Rod
NOTE: Makesurethat the locationof the ferruleon the augeridler rodis
maintained.
2.
Slip the augercontrolbelt (thefront belt) off the enginepulley.
3.
Pull the brakebracketassemblytowardsthe cableguide roller
and unhookthe augercable z-fitting.See Figure33.
4.
Fromboth sidesof the the frameassembly,use a 1/2" wrenchto
removethe threehex tap screwssecuringthe frameto the auger
housingassembly.Referbackto Figure29.
NOTE:Do not removethe lowerhexflangelock nuton eachside.
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z-fitting
Figure33
5.
Placea blockof woodunderneath theaugerhousingas shownin
Figure34 and separate augerhousingfromtheframebytiltingthe
housingforwardand pullingup the handles.
6.
Blocktheimpeller w itha pieceofwoodto prevent i tfromspinning and
usea 1/2"wrench to remove thehexscrewandflatwasherfromthe
centerofthe pulleyon theaugerhousing. S eeA in Figure 35.
7.
Lift the brakebracketassemblyout of the pulleygroove(B in
Figure35) and slide the pulleyassemblyoff the postsof the auger
pulleyadapter(C) to remove the old belt.
Figure34
NOTE: The pulley adapter may slide offtheauger i nput shaft w hen removing
thepulley. U se e xtra caution toensure t headapter does falland/or g et
damaged when removing t hepulley.
8.
Placethe newauger beltin the V-grooveof the auger pulleyand
placethe pulleyw/belt insidethebelt keepers.
Turnthe pulleyas necessary to alignits threeslotsapproximately
with thepostsof thepulleyadapter, t henpivotthe brakebracket
assemblyawayfrom the pulleygroove. Whilealigningthe pulley
slotsand adapterposts, pushtheauger pulleyfully onto the
adapter.Referto Figure35. Ensurethebrakepuck of the brake
bracketassemblyalignsand is fully seatedin the pulleygroove.

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