100435 (060-3732-6) 22" Snow Blower - Model Year 17 Auger Belt Replacement
This bulletin covers the following models: 100435 (060-3732-6) 22" Snow Blower MY17 Only.
- To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator's manual before using this product.
- DO NOT make any adjustments to the snowblower without first stopping the engine, removing the engine key, and disconnecting the spark plug wire.
- Burns from hot parts - let the engine cool for 30 minutes before touching hot parts.
- Injury from moving parts - this machine may pick up and throw objects which can cause serious personal injury. Keep bystanders at a safe distance.
- To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from all fuel-related parts.
- DO NOT run the engine with the belt guard removed.
Replace Auger Belt
Triangle Belt, 4LXA880E
Aftermarket belt model ‐ 4L350K / 8423‐6835
Ratchet and 18” extension
Needle Nose Pliers
- Remove the plastic belt cover on the front of the engine by removing the two M6 x 16 bolts.
- Remove the clip with the needle nose pliers; remove the clip and washer.
- Pull the support rod 1/2 way out from the other side of the snowblower.
- If you have a single belt guard, remove the 1 x 20 mm bolt holding the belt guard. Note: the spring is loose at this point.
- If you have a double belt guard, remove the two bolts (20 mm/30 mm) holding the belt guard. Note: the spring is loose at this point.
- Carefully pivot the snowblower up and forward, so that it rests on the auger housing. Place a piece of cardboard or moving blanket on the ground before tipping forward. Make sure all fluids are removed and spark plug is disconnected.
- Remove the base cover (1) from the underside of the snowblower by removing the six M6 x 16 screws which secure it.
- Slide the speed adjusting handle to the right.
- Remove the loose belt by cutting it or any remaining belt pieces if the belt has already broken. If cutting the belt, be careful of the tensioning pulley and arm as they are spring loaded and could cause injury when the belt is cut.
- (Read this step and next one before performing these.) Slip the new auger drive belt into the compartment from the bottom of the snowblower placing it around the bottom of the auger drive pulley on the engine. Ensure the belt is positioned between the bottom belt guard and the bottom of the auger drive pulley.
- You may need to remove the bolt holding the lower belt guard in place to properly seat the belt into the pulley, replace the belt guard, and bolt it after installing the belt into the pulley.
- Ensure the belt is seated below the belt guide on the idler pulley pivot arm.
- With the belt properly placed on both the front pulley and the auger drive pulley, pull the auger idler pulley back away from the belt and slip the belt inside the pulley. You can pull the recoil to rotate the pulley to help get it seated.
- If you have a single belt guard, place the belt guard back into place and install the 1x bolt that was removed earlier.
- If you have a double belt guard, place the belt guard back into place and install the (20 mm/30 mm) 2x bolts that were removed earlier. Once reinstalled, make sure there is equal distance on both sides between the pulley and the guard.
- Reassemble the support rod by pushing back into place and ensure that it is properly engaged into the friction disc assembly and replace the washer and clip.
- Pull the auger control handle to ensure the idler pulley is properly engaging the belt. Under the belt cover area, make sure the distance on both sides between the guide and pulley is the same.
- Reinstall the base frame cover.
- Install the plastic belt cover using two M6 x 16 bolts set aside from an earlier step. Torque until snug. Do not over-tighten or you risk damaging the plastic belt cover. Perform a drive test to confirm everything is in working order.