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  • Jan 9, 2009, 06:40 PM
    Agway snow blower 8hp 24" Model # 82-3059
    I just bought this 2 stage snowblower used. One auger is rusted frozen and the second has a good shear pin in it, but the augers do not always spin. Once they hit the snow they usually stop all together. The augers feel like they have about 6 inches worth of play, ONLY when it's at a certain point in it's rotation. Other wise, they feel tight with the 2nd stage, and move with the 2nd stage when I spin it with my hands.

    I hope it's one of the keys that were sheared off. The other issue I think it may be is the worm gear with broken teeth... because the 2nd stage still spins without issue

    1) Is anyone familiar enough to confirm either of these or tell me that I am way off?

    2) This machine may be 10-15 years old. While it has a Tecumsuh engine, I have done random googles and found slight references that MTD or Murray/Noma made this machine. Can anyone tell me who made these machines for Agway?
  • Jan 9, 2009, 06:54 PM

    I believe Murry/Noma is MTD too. They gobbled up a lot of things, however there are sometimes aftermarket parts available even though the parts are unavalable from MTD. Example: Drive wheels for a Troy Built mower.

    Suggest calling MTD for a parts manual. You'll also need the seril number.
  • Jan 10, 2009, 02:26 PM

    I tore down the machine today and found that it was the worm gear in the front gear box, in between the augers. That's why you MUST use shear pins! Apparently the previous owner didn't think this was important.

    I did find a sticker on the machine with Murray, Inc on it.
  • Nov 19, 2011, 08:29 AM
    I just replaced a carburetor on my snowblower. I bought this machine, the previous owner told me the carburetor was bad.
    The machine skips now that I replaced the carb. Did not run until I put carb on. Any ideas on why the machine is skipping?

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