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Snowblower broke... 2 days old

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Hercules, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Hercules

    Hercules Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I'd appreciate any help I can get right now, since there's a good 3/4 foot of snow outside and my snowblower just crapped out. It's a Honda 4 cycle.

    I used the pull start, it started going just fine and after some time just died... didn't run. I tried to pull the cord to start it again but I can't even pull the cord, it's wedged in tight. The electric start doesn't work either.

    Also, before it crapped out I noticed that the auger wasn't working even though I engaged it. Shortly thereafter it crapped out.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. chopcor

    chopcor Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Herc- Did you happen to check the oil level after bringing this home? Most small engines are shipped "dry"(no oil, must be added before running)? Just a thought. Stan
  3. GSORK

    GSORK Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    It sounds like the motor siezed. does it have oil in it?
    lent mine to to a friend forgot to check oil mine went about 50 feet and just died
    hope it is not that, but from what you said it sounds like it
    good luck
  4. Bummer... Yeah, sounds like she's seized up. Like chopcor said, nearly all engines are shipped with either no oil or just enough to keep things coated. Better get it looked at asap. The cylinder is prolly scored and the rings may be history, but the piston could be salvageable.
  5. Hercules

    Hercules Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    It's not oil, I figured out the problem... the belt slipped from the auger and wrapped itself around the crankshaft.

    Now I'm calling around to find a replacement belt, but it's fully working at least :)
  6. cheesedawg1

    cheesedawg1 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I bought a toro 6.5 h/p snow pusher this morning for $740. After using it all day for about 10 driveways it has already has broken peices. The bottom part underneath where it gets the snow off the ground better came off. Less than 6 hours of use and it is already broken.
  7. hey Hecr-glad to hear that you didn't smoke you motor. :cool:
  8. doogiegh

    doogiegh Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Where in nJ

    Where in Nj are you and who did you buy it from? can it be fixed?
  9. cheesedawg1

    cheesedawg1 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Re: Where in nJ

    I bought it from the Toro Dealer in Columbus NJ. It should be able to be fixed.