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How To Winterize Toro 20332 Lawn Mower – Using Briggs & Stratton Part #271716

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It’s important to prep your lawn mower for the winter. At the end of mowing season, take your time tending to your mower. It will make starting and using the machine much easier next spring if it is well prepared for storage during the cold season. Follow this how to guide on winterization and fuel system cleaning to get your machine set for winter.

Safety Precautions – Before performing any repair or maintenance on your Toro walk behind lawn mower:

  • Shut off the lawn mower engine
  • Allow the engine to become cool to the touch
  • Disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent accidental starting

Tools you’ll need:

  • Briggs & Stratton Part #271716
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Ratchet
  • 8 mm socket
  • 13 mm socket
  • Extension
  • Set of fuel line clamps
  • Set of pliers
  • Float bowl nut
  • Extra set of rags to accommodate working with fuel (The fuel is flammable. Do not smoke or have any type of open flame near the fuel or the vapors of the fuel)
  • Drain pan

Here’s what to do:

Take air filter off with the flat head screwdriver, and then take the fastener off the air filter itself. Pull the air filter cover down and out of the way and remove the air filter. Use your ratchet and 8 mm socket to take the air filter base off in order to access the fuel line.

There are two bolts on the carburetor to hold the air filter base on and one more bolt that holds the base to the engine. Connect the ratchet and 8 mm socket, and remove all three bolts. Access the fuel line and drain the fuel into the drain pan. To take the fuel lines off, use the fuel clamps. Clamp down on the fuel line to stop any fuel from flowing out. There is a fuel line clamp on the fuel line where it meets the carburetor. Take that clamp off with the pliers and put the hose into the drain pan.

Once you remove the fuel line you may get some fuel on the deck itself. Use your extra rags to clean the deck, then take the fuel hose clamps off and drain the fuel into the drain pan, removing any fuel that’s in the tank and allowing for proper storage during the winter. Once the fuel is drained, put the drain pan aside and make sure there’s nothing left in the tank. Take the float bowl nut off the bottom of the float bowl, allowing any fuel that’s in the carburetor to drain out so it doesn’t create a varnish when it’s sitting over the winter.

Hold the float bowl on – if you let the float bowl fall you’ll have to replace the gasket and reset your flow. Hold onto the bowl and release the nut to relieve any fuel that’s inside. Use your 13 mm socket and ratchet to remove the float bowl nut and allow any fuel that’s inside it to drain. Take the float bowl gasket and reinstall it or replace it with a new one. Install the new washer gasket on the float bowl nut, and reinstall the nut. Get the nut finger tight and use the 13 mm socket to make it snug.

Now it’s time to put your machine back together. Reinstall the fuel line. Use your pliers to reinstall the fuel clamp where the fuel line meets the carburetor. Put the air filter cover back on – when you reinstall the air filter base note that there is a breather hose on the bottom of the base. When putting the air filter base back on make sure the breather hose gets reinstalled. If not, it will suck dirt into the engine, causing failure to your engine.

Reinstall the three bolts back in the air filter base. Put the bolts in finger tight – if you use the ratchet you run the risk of stripping it out. Use the 8 mm socket to make the bolts snug – because the bolts are going into an aluminum base you don’t want to over tighten them. Once they’re snug, give them a quarter turn to make sure they’re tight. Reinstall the air filter – when reinstalling this there are three little tabs at the bottom. Put the tabs in first and bring the air filter base up to cover up to the base.

Now your Toro lawn mower is set for winter. In the springtime, make sure any fuel you put into the machine is not from last fall – fuel any older than 30 days does expire. Dispose of fuel properly and get fresh fuel for the spring – at least 89 octane of higher.

 

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Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Common Generator Mistakes

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When it’s time to break out your generator, it is important to know that it’s ready for the task ahead. Stay on top of power outages with this guide to common generator mistakes. Recognizing a mistake early on and knowing how to fix it can make all the difference.

Mistake #1: Fuel

Old fuel in your generator is one of the most common mistakes made by generator owners. Fuel will oxidize and deteriorate in storage; old fuel can cause hard starting and leave gum deposits that clog the fuel system. If that happens you may need to have you fuel components serviced or replaced.

The length of time that gasoline can be stored in the generators fuel tank and carburetor depends on many factors, gasoline blend, very warm storage temperatures and whether fuel tanks are partially full or filled to the top. Air in a partially filled fuel tank promotes fuel deterioration; warm air accelerates deterioration. Fuel problems can occur within a few months, or quicker if the gasoline was not fresh at the time of filling the tank. Fuel stabilizers are formulated to extend storage life.

Mistake #2: Improper storage

Recommended service and storage procedures: (Fuel stabilizers are formulated to extend storage life)

1 – Fuel that is less than a month old – Needs no preparation.

2 – Fuel that is one to two months old – Fill with fresh gasoline and add fuel stabilizer.

3 – Fuel that is two months to a year old – Fill with fresh fuel and add fuel stabilizer, turn the fuel off and drain the carburetor float bowl.

4 – Fuel that is more then a year old – Drain the fuel tank and carburetor, and always store your generator upright.

Mistake #3: Fuel Vent

Most generators have a self venting fuel cap on top of their fuel tank. Some generators have a fuel vent that is located on the top of the fuel cap that can be turned off. This is a safety mechanism. If you make the mistake of not turning the vent on, you will know in a matter of minutes. The generator will run for two to three minutes before shutting off because the vent is not open, causing the fuel not to flow into the carburetor and starving the engine of fuel. If this happens simply turn the vent on and restart the engine.

Mistake #4: Engine oil maintenance

Improper engine oil maintenance is another common mistake which can lead to poor lubrication. This can cause premature wear on your generator’s engine internal parts, and can eventually result in permanent engine damage and generator failure. Always check your engine oil before you start your generator’s engine.

Oil is a major factor that affects performance and engine life. Use 4-stroke automotive detergent oil that is certified by the Society of Automotive Engineering. SAE 10W-30 is recommended for general use. Depending on the ambient temperature other viscosities may be recommended. Always follow your owner’s manual for the recommended oil change schedules and drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining.

Note: Over filling your engine can cause engine problems. If the engine is overfilled with oil, the excess oil may be transferred to the air cleaner case and air filter causing the engine to choke out and stall.

Mistake #5: Watt Requirements

Add up the watts for each appliance that you intend to run off of your generator to find out if your generator is large enough to support all your needs. If all items are turned on at once and are pulling more power than your generator produces the circuit breaker will trip and power will stop. To fix this problem unplug all items and reset your circuit breaker then turn the needed items on one by one being careful not to over load you generator. Knowing your watt requirements will help you avoid tripping a circuit breaker.

Mistake#6: Back feeding

Do not back feed because it’s a very dangerous practice. Back feeding can harm family members, and cause serious injuries to power company line men working on the pole trying to restore your power.

Back feeding occurs when electrical power is being induced into the house power grid. This is done by using a double-ended extension cord to run power backwards into a wall receptacle to power up the circuit. When power is restored it dead heads causing damage to your generator and a possible fire. If you want to avoid running multiple extension cords to run appliances around your house then hire an electrician to install a transfer switch.

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Buyer’s Guide to Electric Snow Blowers

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When winter hits nothing prepares you for the snow more than a snow blower. These machines offer a range of superior power to clear paths on walkways, driveways and more. Electric snow blower models are the smallest snow blowers and engineered in different ways to suit the needs of various homeowners. Read our buyer’s guide to electric snow blowers and learn how this purchase can benefit you and your home.

How do electric snow blowers differ from other models?

Electric snow blowers are lightweight and ideal for removing snow from small tasks. Some models are built without wheels or chutes and use their auger to push snow forward while other models have wheels and a discharge chute. Single-stage snow blowers are also lightweight options, ideal for light snowfall on small and smooth surfaces. They clean right to the pavement, leaving less snow behind while their paddles throw snow up and out of the machine. Two-stage snow blowers work best on gravel and larger surfaces. As the name indicates, these machines remove snow in two steps. Three-stage snow blowers remove huge piles of snow faster than any other blower. Their steel augers collect and discharge snow, completing this process in three stages.

Aspects to consider when selecting a snow blower:

Amount of snow

The amount of snow you receive during the winter is oftentimes unpredictable, and different amounts of snow require different types of snow blowers. If you have light, powdery snow or an average snowfall of less than six inches, an electric snow blower is right for you. These machines are small yet powerful, but do not attempt to use them on large amounts of snow, especially heavy or wet snow.

Area Size

Homeowners with small walkways, driveways and decks should use an electric snow blower. They are small, lightweight, and able to fit into tight areas to clear those decks and small walkways.

Surface – smooth or gravel

Whether your sidewalk and driveway are smooth or gravel, an electric snow blower will get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Operation and Maneuverability

Electric snow blowers have a few different models. Power shovels are lightweight and clear snow faster than shoveling. Theses units do not have wheels or chutes to direct snow but use their auger to push snow forward and create a clear path. These blowers are maintenance free and do not run on gas so you’ll need a winter extension cord to operate them.

You may also choose between corded or cordless electric snow blower models. Both models are equipped with wheels and a discharge chute. Though lightweight, the wheels allow you to easily move the machine without exerting as much energy as pushing the power shovel. These blowers do more than sweep snow forward; their augers cut through snow and send it up and out of the discharge chute.

The cordless electric snow blower models are just as easy to operate as the corded ones, but move more freely without the use of a cord.

Noise

If you’re concerned about the amount of noise your snow blower is letting off, an electric snow blower solves that problem. Since these models run on electricity and don’t use gas engines, they are smaller and quieter than two and three-stage models.

Features

Different snow blower models are designed with different features. Electric snow blower features range from 20-inch clearing widths and snow director chute control to folding handles for compact storage.

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Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Buyer’s Guide to Single-Stage Snow Blowers

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Snow blowers offer superior power and smooth maneuvering to clear paths, driveways and more. They are efficient and reliable, and built with a wide range of exclusive technology that gets winter tasks done quickly. To learn more about buying a single-stage snow blower read our guide below.

How do single-stage snow blowers differ from other models?

Single-stage snow blowers are ideal for light snowfall on small and smooth surfaces. They use a paddle to throw snow up and out of the machine while electric blowers use their auger to push snow forward like a broom. They handle small tasks and do not run on gas, requiring an extension cord to operate. Two-stage models work best in gravel drives and walkways, removing snow in two steps. Three-stage snow blowers remove huge piles of snow faster than any other blower. Their steel augers collect and discharge snow in three stages.

The following are aspects to consider when selecting your snow blower.

Snowfall – How much snow do I need to clear?

Single-stage snow blowers are great for everyday home use and ideal for smaller snowfalls. They have the right amount of power to quickly and easily remove six to nine inches of snow.

Area Size – How large is the area I need to clear?

Homeowners with small walkways, driveways and decks should use a single-stage snow blower. With clearing widths up to 21 inches, these snow blowers are able to fit into tight areas, allowing you to easily clear small areas.

Surface – What type of surface do I need to clear: smooth or gravel?

If your driveway is smooth, use a single-stage blower. If your driveway is covered with gravel, select a two or three-stage model. Do not use a single-stage unit on gravel surfaces. These machines clean right to the pavement, meaning their rubber paddles touch the ground. In addition to snow, they collect rocks from the gravel and throw them to the side. It would be very unfortunate if one of those rocks hit a car, or worse, one of your neighbors. Again, avoid using single-stage snow blowers on gravel surfaces.

Operation – How does my snow blower remove snow?

With powerful and efficient augers that clean right to the pavement, single-stage snow blowers scoop up snow at a high speed and throws it out the discharge chute quickly. They’re perfect for clearing small areas but also work well on mid-sized driveways and are even able to tackle some parking lots. Single-stage models are popular among both homeowners and professionals.

Maneuverability – How does my snow blower move?

Unlike two and three-stage snow blowers, single-stage blowers are not self-propelled. However, they move forward easily by the pull of rubber paddles. They’re also smaller and lighter so you never have to worry about pushing around a large machine.

Single-stage snow blowers are compact in size but powerful enough to handle big jobs. Their small size makes them easy to store.

Features – What features come with my snow blower?

Single-stage snow blowers are designed with a wide range of features that help you stay ahead of the rough winter weather, but different models have different features. These features range from push-button electric start and remote chute control to simple, user-friendly controls and convenient one-hand operation levers.

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Buyer’s Guide to Two-Stage Snow Blowers

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When buying a snow blower it is critical to cover all your bases. Keep in mind the terrain you’re working on, the amount of snow you need to clear, and the size of the area that needs to be cleared. Read this guide to learn more about the aspects to consider when buying a two-stage snow blower.

How do two-stage snow blowers differ from other models?

Two-stage snow blowers remove snow in two stages. They work best on gravel drives and walkways, and have bigger and stronger augers than single-stage units. Single-stage blowers use a paddle to throw snow up and out of the machine while electric blowers use their auger to push snow forward and out of the way. Three-stage snow blowers are efficient and powerful, removing huge amounts of snow quickly. Their steel augers collect and discharge snow in three stages.

Aspects to consider when selecting a snow blower:

Snowfall and Area size

You have a few options when it comes to choosing a two-stage snow blower. If you want to clear a moderate amount of snow, a two-stage unit with basic components and features is the way to go. With more powerful engines than single-stage models, these machines are more durable and can clear up to 12 inches of snow at a time.

A mid-grade two-stage snow blower is bigger and more powerful, clearing snow up to 10 feet farther than the basic two-stage model. These machines tackle piles of snow, and make clearing the mountain at the end of your driveway a breeze. The last option for two-stage blowers units is professional-grade blowers. These machines are a bit harder to acquire, but are worth the trouble if you need a machine built with commercial-quality components and features.

In addition to clearing medium to large drive and walkways, two-stage snow blowers are perfect for clearing snow from large parking lots and other business areas.

Surface

Two-stage snow blowers are ideal for concrete, asphalt and gravel driveways. Single-stage snow blowers clean right to the pavement, meaning their rubber paddles touch the ground. They collect everything, including rocks, and throw it to the side. You won’t run into this issue with two-stage snow blowers.

Operation

Two-stage snow blowers remove snow in two stages. Their augers collect and chop up snow and ice at a high rate of speed in the first stage and a high-impeller throws it out of the discharge chute to complete the second stage.

Maneuverability

Two-stage snow blowers are self-propelled, removing deep amounts of snow with superb maneuverability. These machines move snow and ice accumulation with ease. Some two-stage snow blowers are available in wheel drive and track drive models.

Wheel drive models feature treads and large tires for better traction and stability. These models have great maneuverability and work well for most snow conditions. Track drive models offer excellent traction on rough surfaces and steep inclines. These models tackle difficult clearing conditions such as hard packed and frozen snow.

Features

While all snow blowers are equipped with a variety of features, different models offer different features. Two-stage models have a wide range of features from single-hand chute control, trigger-control power steering and push-button start to skid shoes and bright LED lights. Again, not all two-stage snow blowers come with these features. Once you’ve zeroed in on a model that fits your basic needs, evaluate which features will come in handy when removing tough snow.

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Buyer’s Guide to Three-Stage Snow Blowers

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A snow blower is a rewarding purchase. It’s also a major purchase, and the process of selecting the right model can be overwhelming. This guide will teach you what you need to know if you’re considering buying a three-stage snow blower.

How do three-stage snow blowers differ from other models?

Three-Stage Snow Blowers are the most efficient and powerful option for removing snow. They remove huge piles of snow faster than any other blower. Their steel augers collect and discharge snow in three stages while two-stage models complete the process in two steps. Two-stage models work best on gravel drives and walkways, and have bigger and stronger augers than single-stage units. Single-stage blowers use a paddle to throw snow up and out of the machine while electric blowers use their auger to push snow forward like a broom. They handle small tasks and do not run on gas, requiring an extension cord to operate.

Questions to ask when selecting a snow blower:

How much snow do I need to clear?

Three-stage snow blowers have the ability to clear up to 23-inches of average snowfall. If you need to tackle large amounts of snow, including heavy, wet snow, select a three-stage unit. Their engines are more powerful than single and two-stage models and are more durable when it comes to moving high piles of snow.

These snow blowers are designed with two heavy-duty augers that not only break up snow, but ice and slush as well. They move up to fifty percent more snow two times faster than other snow blowers, leaving less snow behind.

How large is the area I need to clear?

For mid-sized and larger driveways a three-stage snow blower will work best. These snow blowers are bigger, allowing you to clear bigger paths more quickly. These units also feature more powerful engines that help improve performance on difficult terrain.

What type of surface do I need to clear: smooth or gravel?

Whether your driveway is smooth or covered with gravel, use a three-stage snow blower. These models are ideal for gravel driveways and larger paved areas. Unlike single-stage units, which clean right to the pavement and collect everything from snow to rocks, three-stage snow blowers’ augers do not touch the ground.

Other aspects to consider:

Operation

No other snow blower can collect and clear snow quite like a three-stage snow blower. Their steel augers collect snow, ice and slush in the first stage and then quickly move it through the machine for the accelerator to chop and push it to the impeller in the second stage. The third stage is completed when the snow blower throws the snow from the discharge chute up and away from the ground.

Since these models clear an abundant amount of snow they’re popular among homeowners with a lot of ground to cover, as well as landscaping professionals looking to clear public municipals, parking lots, and other business areas.

Maneuverability

Three-stage snow blowers are usually self-propelled, taking the work out of pushing the large machines yourself.

Features

Snow blowers are equipped with a wide range of innovative features, and different models offer different features. Three-stage models allow you to change the direction of the discharge chute to place snow where you want. They’re designed with push-button electric start and multiple forward and reverse speeds. Some models are designed with headlights that allow you to take care of snow any time of the day, and even offer heated handles. Again, different snow blowers offer different features. Just be sure to choose the three-stage snow blower that fits your personal needs.

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Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Buyer’s Guide to Paddles and Scraper Bars

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Your snow blower’s paddles and scraper bar play an important role in the operation of your machine. They protect the snow blower’s housing while ensuring that snow is properly being gathered and discharged. There is no fail-safe method to care for your snow blower’s paddles and scraper bar. Your paddles and scraper bar will wear over time. The wear and tear is inevitable. The best thing for you to do is learn when the paddles and scraper bar on your single stage snow blower need to be replaced.

Indicators that it’s time to replace your snow blower’s paddles and scraper bar:

Your snow blower is leaving snow behind. A worn scraper bar no longer clears snow as well as it did before. If this is the case with your snow blower it’s time to replace your scraper bar. As a result of your machine leaving snow behind you may feel the urge to push your snow blower down into the cement. Avoid doing so. This causes more damage to your already worn scraper bar.

Your snow blower doesn’t blow snow as far. If snow is going in and coming back out of your machine, it’s time to replace the paddles.

Track paddles wear. Your snow blower paddles have wear indicator holes on them, making it easy to keep track of their wear. Take a look at the wear indicator holes in the paddles. When the rubber paddles are worn to the holes, it is time to replace the paddles.

Check scraper bar wear. It’s a good idea to check the scraper bar for wear at this time. Paddles and scraper bars usually wear at the same rate so get in the habit of replacing both at the same time.

 How to Replace Paddles and Scraper Bars 

See which paddles and scraper bar kit is right for your snow blower.

Toro Powerlite Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware TOPLPKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPLPKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Powerlite Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware fits the Toro Powerlite models. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Paddles (Part #84-1980), 12 Screws & 12 Nuts (Part #3296-56) , 1 Scraper Bar (Part #75-8780) with 3 Screws, 3 U Nuts , 3 Washers .

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

 Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZE 38473

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZR 38472

 

Toro Powerlite Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Without Hardware TOPLPKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPLPKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Powerlite Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit Without Hardware fits the Toro Powerlite models. This package includes only the paddles and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part # 84-1980) and 1 Scraper Blade (Part # 75-8780).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

 Weingartz will also ship this kit for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Order Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZE 38473

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZR 38472

 

Toro CCR 1000 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Kit With Hardware TOCCR1PKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOCCR1PKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The CCR 1000 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware fits the Toro CCR model 1000. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. These parts fit Toro CCR 1000 snow blower . This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Paddles (Part #104-2753) 12 Screws, 12 Nuts, 4 Spacers (Part#55-9370), 1 Scraper Bar (Part #71-5390).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

 Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

 

Toro CCR 1000 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar TOCCR1PKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOCCR1PKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The CCR 1000 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit fits the Toro CCR model 1000. This package includes only the paddle and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #104-2753), 1 Scraper Bar (Part #71-5390).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex, Texture – Smooth.

 

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

 

Honda Engines HS 520 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware HOHS520PKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-HOHS520PKG1The HS 520 Honda Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware fits the Honda HS 520 models HS520A and HS520AS. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Honda snow blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

Part numbers included in this kit: 1 Set of Paddles w/Screws (Part 06720-V10-030), 16 Nuts, 1 Scraper Bar (Part #76322-V10-020), 3 Bolts, 3 Washers, 3 Nuts.

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Honda snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Honda Single Stage Snow Blower HS720AA

Honda Single Stage Snow Blower HS720AM

Honda Single Stage Snow Blower HS720AS

 

Toro CCR 2000 – 3650 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware TOCCR2PKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOCCR2PKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The CCR 2000 – 3650 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware fits the Toro CCR models 2000, 2400, 2450, 2500, 3000, 3600, and 3650. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313), 12 Screws, 12 Nuts, 4 Spacers, 1 Scraper Bar (Part #55-8760), 3 Screws, 3 Nuts.

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

 

Toro CCR 2000-3650 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Without Hardware TOCCR2PKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOCCR2PKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The CCR 2000 – 3650 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar fits the Toro CCR models 2000, 2400, 2450, 2500, 3000, 3600, and 3650. This package includes only the paddles and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313), 1 Scraper Bar (Part #55-8760).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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 This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

 

Toro Power Clear 180 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware TOPC180PKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPC180PKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Power Clear 180 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar fits the Toro Power Clear model 180. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Paddles (Part #117-7700), 12 Screws, 12 Nuts, 1 Scraper Bar (Part #117-7717), 3 Screws, 3 Washers, 3 U-Nuts.

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZE 38473

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZR 38472

 

Toro Power Clear 180 Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Without Hardware TOPC180PKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPC180PKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Power Clear 180 Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar fits the Toro Power Clear model 180. This package includes only the paddles and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddle & Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Auger Paddles (Part #117-7700), 1 Scraper Blade (Part #117-7717).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex, Texture – Smooth.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Order Today – Ships Today!

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 This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZE 38473

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZR 38472

 

Toro Power Clear 21″ Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit With Hardware TOPCPKG1

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPCPKG1This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Power Clear 21″ Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit with Hardware fits the Toro Power Clear models 721R, 721E, 721QZR, and 721QZE. This package includes the paddles, scraper bar, and all hardware required to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar. This kit gives you everything you need to keep your Toro snow blower performing strong all winter long.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313), 8 C-Sunk Screws, 4 Center Screws, 12 Nuts, 1 Scraper Bar (Part #108-4884), 2 Bolts, 2 Nuts.

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

 

Toro Power Clear Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Without Hardware TOPCPKG2

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TOPCPKG2This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Power Clear 21″ Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar Kit Without Hardware fits the Toro Power Clear models 721R, 721E, 721QZR, and 721QZE. This package includes only the paddles and scraper bar to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles and Scraper Bar.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313), 1 Scraper Bar (Part #108-4884).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex, Texture – Smooth.

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

 

Toro 99-9313 OEM Snow Blower Paddle Set 99-9313

Paddles and Scraper Bar Kits-TO99-9313This package includes Genuine OEM Parts. The Toro  99-9313 Paddles fits the Toro Power Clear models 721R, 721E, 721QZR, and 721QZE and Toro CCR 2000, 2400, 2450, 3000, 3600, 3650. This package includes the paddles to replace your Toro Snow Blower Paddles.

OEM Part numbers included in this kit: 2 Blade-Rotor Paddles (Part #99-9313).

Visit our web site for detailed video on How To Replace Paddle and Scraper Bars on your Toro snow blower.

Other Info: Color – Black, Age Group – Adult, Pattern – Solid, Gender – Unisex, Texture – Smooth.

 

Weingartz will also ship your parts for a flat rate shipping of only $8.95. Orders Today – Ships Today!

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 This kit is used on the following Toro Snow Blowers:

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 38741

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 38742

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZR 38743

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 QZE 38744

Toro Single Stage Snow Blower Power Clear 721 RC 38751

 

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Generator Operation And Safety Tips

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Power outages are unexpected annoyances. They interrupt the flow of everyday tasks, work time, and recreational activities. Having the right generator handy can make all the difference. Once you’ve purchased yours, you need to make sure you’re knowledgeable about generator operation and safety measures. Take a look at these tips to help you properly handle surprise outages.

Tip: Read your owner’s manual

Always read your owner’s manual before operating your generator. It’s important for you to know how to operate and care for your specific model. Reading your manual has multiple benefits, from where to locate and how to use your generator’s controls to eliminating fuel related issues.

Tip: Properly start your generator

 Move your generator outside and, if necessary, check the fuel level, oil level, and air filter. Turn the circuit breaker off, turn the fuel valve on, and start your generator. Give it a few minutes to warm up before turning the circuit breaker back on. If applicable, connect appliances or the transfer switch.

Tip: Properly stop your generator

It may seem like a no-brainer to shut off your generator. To prevent unwanted issues for your machine you should take the time to properly stop your generator. Make sure you follow these three steps: turn off the circuit breaker, turn off the engine switch, and turn off the fuel valve.

Tip: Properly store and transport your generator

Turn your generator’s fuel valve off. If this valve is left on gasoline may get into the engine crankcase and dilute the engine oil, which can result in engine damage. After you’ve properly shut off your machine, allow it to cool for 15 minutes before moving it. Parts of the machine become extremely hot while in use, and remain hot after the engine has stopped. Don’t store your unit until it has completely cooled. Always store your generator upright.

Once you’ve read your manual and learned to properly start and stop your generator, you’re still not out of the woods. You also need to familiarize yourself with methods of safety while operating your generator.

Tip: Operate your generator outside

Always, always run your generator outside, and close all windows and doors. Since your machine is powered by gasoline, it produces carbon dioxide. To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, run the generator outdoors and well away from the house. Don’t attempt to operate it inside the garage, house, basement, etc.

Tip: Give your generator space

Proper ventilation is important so leave at least 3 feet of space around the top and sides of the generator. Again, never confine the unit in a box or other cramped spaces. Make sure your generator is resting on a firm, level surface at all times. Additionally, make sure it’s kept dry. Never operate in wet conditions like rain or snow, or near a sprinkler system or pool. Never operate your machine with wet hands. Keeping your generator dry at all times is the best way to avoid possible electrocution.

Tip: Beware of improper use of fuel

Putting the wrong fuel in your machine is a common mistake among generator owners. Honda engines are designed to run on unleaded fuel, which reduces deposit build up in the generator’s muffler, valves, spark plugs and spark arrestor. Use unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Never use stale or contaminated gasoline and don’t use an oil/gas mixture.

Tip: Turn engine off and let cool before touching

Refuel your generator only when the engine is off and it is in a well-ventilated area. We’ve already mentioned carbon monoxide poisoning. Additionally, the gasoline in your machine is flammable and explosive under certain conditions. Make sure you don’t over fill and clean up and spilled fuel. Just as you operate your generator in a well-ventilated area, you also need to store it in a well-ventilated area because gasoline fumes can collect and ignite.

Regardless of which piece of equipment you’re using, make sure you always read your owner’s manual and practice basic operation and safety tips.

 

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Clarkston, MI 48346
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5 Common Snow Blower Problems and Solutions

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Just as your motor vehicle needs regular maintenance and upkeep, so does your snow blower. Occasionally your snow blower will have an issue that a pre-snow tune-up or end-of-season repair won’t fix. It’s normal for your machine to have a hiccup every now and again. There may be times where multiple issues prevent your snow blower from functioning correctly. However, where there’s a problem, there’s also a solution. Use this as a guide to help you power through unwanted snow blower issues.

Snow Blower Problem #1 – Snow Blower Not Starting

Defective spark plug. Check your spark plug for any deposits, cracks or other damage. If you have a spark tester, use it to see if the spark plug is working properly. You should see a strong spark if your spark plug is okay. If the spark plug is damaged or not getting a sufficient spark, it’s possible you need to replace the spark plug or you may also have a bad ignition coil. 

Old fuel. Make sure there is no old fuel resting in your snow blower. If there is any old fuel drain it by disconnecting the fuel line between the fuel tank and carburetor. The gas from the fuel tank can then be drained into a drain pan and properly disposed. Any residual fuel in the carburetor should be drained by removing the carburetor bowl. Clean the bowl and replace the bowl gasket.

Clogged carburetor. A clogged carburetor is usually the result of leaving fuel in your snow blower for an extended period of time. Old fuel resting in your snow blower can also result in fuel evaporation, which may leave behind a thick, sticky substance. That sticky fuel can clog the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting. If your carburetor is clogged, clean it with carburetor cleaner. However if that is ineffective, you’ll need to rebuild or, in some cases, replace the entire carburetor.

Snow Blower Problem #2 – Not Blowing Snow

Build-up of snow. A build-up of snow in the discharge chute can prevent the snow from blowing. Shut off your snow blower and clear any snow buildup in the chute. If the chute is clear, check the augers and auger drive system for problems.

Defective impeller. Your snow blower’s impeller propels snow through the chute. If the impeller is broken or jammed the snow blower won’t blow the snow. If your impeller is broken, replace it.

Worn scraper bar or paddles. This issue is common among single stage snow blowers. A worn scraper bar no longer clears snow as well as it did before. If this is the case with your snow blower it’s time to replace your scraper bar. If snow is going in and coming back out of your machine, it’s time to replace the paddles. Your snow blower paddles have wear indicator holes on them, making it easy to keep track of their wear. Look at the wear indicator holes, and when the rubber paddles are worn to the holes it is time to replace the paddles. Check the scraper bar for wear at this time. Paddles and scraper bars usually wear at the same rate so get in the habit of replacing both at the same time.

Snow Blower Problem #3 – Auger Not Turning

Broken shear pin or bolt. The shear pin and bolt fasten the augers to their drive shaft. They’re designed to break if your snow blower’s auger hits a large rock or chunk of ice to protect the engine from damage. If the shear pin or bolt breaks, the auger is unable to turn. Check to see if the pin or bolt is broken. If so, replace it.

Free Parts Lookup - Click HereDefective cogged or V-belt. The cogged belt or V-belt make the connection between the engine and gearbox. If either belt is damaged or broken your snow blower’s auger won’t turn. Inspect each belt for wear and tear, and if it is broken or worn out it should be replaced.

Damaged auger cable. If the auger cable on your snow blower is broken, the auger won’t turn. Inspect the auger cable; if it’s broken replace it.

Broken auger blades. Check the auger blades on your snow blower. If the blades are bent or damaged, replace them. If the auger assembly is worn, replace the entire thing.

Snow Blower Problem #4 – Leaking Gas

Dried out or missing carburetor gasket. If fuel is leaking from the bottom of the carburetor, the carburetor gasket may be dried out or missing. Try replacing the carburetor gasket. Another result of fuel leaking from the bottom of the carburetor is a dried out or missing carburetor bowl gasket. If that’s the case, replace the carburetor bowl gasket.

Damaged fuel filter. To solve to issue of your snow blower leaking, check the connections to the fuel filter and the filter housing. If it is cracked don’t try to fix it. Instead, replace it completely. If any fuel lines are cracked, replace them as well. Additionally, check the fuel pump. Make sure the fuel lines and pulse line are tightly on the fuel pump, and check for cracks in the fuel pump.

Snow Blower Problem #5 – Wheels Not Turning

Replace wheel. Inspect the wheels of your snow blower before each use. If you spot a flat tire, repair or replace it. If the wheel rim is damage, you should replace it as well.

Defective cogged or V-belt. The cogged belt and V-belt make the connection between the engine and gearbox. If either belt is damaged or broken your snow blower’s wheels won’t turn. Inspect each belt for wear and tear, and if it is broken or worn out it should be replaced.

Defective drive disk. The drive disk has a rubber outer layer that grips and turns the drive plate. If this drive disk is worn or greasy it will slip and the drive plate won’t turn. As a result, your snow blower wheels won’t turn. Clean the drive disk if it is wet or greasy, but if it’s worn out replace it.

Broken cable control. Make sure that the control cable on your snow blower is not broken. Make sure the cable moves freely; if not apply a small amount of oil to the cable. If lubricating is ineffective, replace the control cable.

If you are unable to repair your snow blower or just aren’t a DIY person, bring your machine to us and we’ll take care of the necessary maintenance and repairs. Our experts know that great service and regular maintenance are key to long-lasting equipment. They provide the best service to keep your snow blower running like new.

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Utica, MI 48317
(586) 731-7240
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How to Replace Paddles and Scraper Bars on a Single Stage Snow Blower

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Your snow blower’s paddles and scraper bar protect your machine’s housing. Scraper bars also scrape stubborn layers of snow loose and scoop it into the auger housing where it is thrown away by the paddles.

Unlike your snow blower, there is no foolproof way to care for your snow blower’s paddles and scraper bar. Your paddles and scraper bar will wear over time. It’s normal and happens to everyone. Paddles and scraper bar wear and tear is inevitable; however it helps to know when the paddles and scraper bar on your single stage snow blower need to be replaced.

Here are some indicators:

Your snow blower is leaving snow behind. A worn scraper bar no longer clears snow as well as it did before. If this is the case with your snow blower it’s time to replace your scraper bar. As a result of your machine leaving snow behind you may feel the urge to push your snow blower down into the cement. Avoid doing so. This causes more damage to your already worn scraper bar.

Your snow blower doesn’t blow snow as far. If snow is going in and coming back out of your machine, it’s time to replace the paddles.

Track paddles wear. Your snow blower paddles have wear indicator holes on them, making it easy to keep track of their wear. Take a look at the wear indicator holes in the paddles. When the rubber paddles are worn to the holes, it is time to replace the paddles.

Check scraper bar wear. It’s a good idea to check the scraper bar for wear at this time. Paddles and scraper bars usually wear at the same rate so get in the habit of replacing both at the same time.

Before performing any repair or maintenance on your snow blower, follow these safety precautions: shut off the engine and allow it to cool, and disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent your machine from starting.

How to Replace Snow Blower Paddles

To carry out this task, you’ll need these tools: wrench, power drill, and a needle nose vice grip.

Your snow blower’s paddle is held in place by a few nuts and bolts. Remove the ones in the center of the paddle first. Place the wrench around the nuts on the outside of the paddle and use your power drill to remove the bolts. There are more nuts and bolts on the side of the paddle; these are more difficult to remove so you’ll need to change the drill bit to a torx bit.

Place your wrench on the outside of the nuts and use your drill to remove the bolts as you did with the bolts in the center of the paddle. Once all bolts are removed, remove the rubber paddle itself.

To properly place the new paddles on your snow blower, be mindful of the threads that are molded into the paddle. They are located on one side of the paddle and the other side is solid rubber. Make sure the thread side is up as the paddle goes into the scooping motion to scoop snow up and throw it out the shoot.

Place your new paddles on the snow blower, with the thread side up, and install the bolts through the center first. Leave the bolts hand tight until every bolt is installed. Reinstall the other nuts and bolts that were previously removed. It may help to use a needle nose vice grip to secure the nuts to reinstall on the side of the paddle.

Use your needle nose vice grip to hold the nuts in place while. Apply pressure to the bolts with your power drill to tighten them. Tighten all other bolts. Change your drill bit to tighten the bolts in the center.

How to Replace a Snow Blower Scraper Bar

To carry out this task, you’ll need these tools: power drill.

The scraper bar is held in place by three bolts. Use the power drill to remove the bolts, and pull the scraper bar off your snow blower. Put the new scraper bar on your unit, and put the screws back in through the housing and through the scraper bar. Put the removed nuts on the bottom of the screws. Begin tightening them with your hands, and then use the power drill to make sure you’re turning the right way and to tighten the nuts.

While replacing the paddles and scraper bar on your single stage snow blower is a seemingly simple task, performing the maintenance yourself bring it to us and we’ll perform the speedy repair.

 

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 239-8200
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