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MTD blower drive not working

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by zkslawn, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. zkslawn

    zkslawn Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 3

    I have an older mtd blower model number 317e760f118.. this storm we had to use it a lot more than usual and now the drive system isn't working correctly. it seems to be jumping. If you kick the track most of the time it will start to go for ft or so than stop again.. i took the bottom plate off and found that this part (see below) is really chewed up so im ordering a new one but i want too see if anyone has any other ideas ??

    http://www.milfordpower.com/Genuine-MTD-718-0494-Friction-Wheel-p/718-0494.htm
     
  2. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    Normal wear part, replace and go. It acts as your clutch, friction causes wear.

    Also to reduce wear on it make sure not to shift 'gears' while moving under power. It will drag that gear sideways on the drive plate and tear the rubber off.