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JasonnB


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Craftsman Snow Blower 536.887990, made 11/2002, how to adjust skids and scraper???
Original Message   Jan 28, 2015 5:57 pm
Been using this for 8 years and now I'm hitting the expansion joints on my driveway real hard all of a sudden. I think the side skids wore down and I'm not sure how to adjust the side skids and the rear scraper plate behind the front blades. Any tips on this? Just want some kind of guide to go by?
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jrtrebor


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Re: Craftsman Snow Blower 536.887990, made 11/2002, how to adjust skids and scraper???
Reply #1   Jan 28, 2015 10:56 pm
Find a flat area to park the blower.
Lift up the blower housing and place two pennies under the scraper.
One on each side.
Loosen the nuts holding the side skids to the blower housing.
Push the skids down so that they are in contact with the ground.
Hold them in that position and tighten the nuts.
Or you can forget about the pennies and let the scraper run right along the ground.
If you don't a real flat place to park the blower.
You can also just park it on a piece of 3/4" playwood.
Just make sure that the entire blower is on the plywood not just the blower housing.
hirschallan


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Re: Craftsman Snow Blower 536.887990, made 11/2002, how to adjust skids and scraper???
Reply #2   Jan 29, 2015 1:34 am
jrtrebor wrote:
Find a flat area to park the blower.
Lift up the blower housing and place two pennies under the scraper.
One on each side.
Loosen the nuts holding the side skids to the blower housing.
Push the skids down so that they are in contact with the ground.
Hold them in that position and tighten the nuts.
Or you can forget about the pennies and let the scraper run right along the ground.
If you don't a real flat place to park the blower.
You can also just park it on a piece of 3/4" playwood.
Just make sure that the entire blower is on the plywood not just the blower housing.


Just my 2 cents here. Before attempting to adjust the skid shoes, I find it very important to get the tires inflated to where the psi on tire states it should be. Then I use paint stirrs, 2 of them as the gap for the scraper bar, then drop the skids to the floor and snug the bolts. Make sure what ever you use as a surface for this adjustment is close to flat, otherwise your wasting your time . Very important to check tire pressure at the beginning of the season because they always lose a good amount of air over the long storage time. If you use the blower with under inflated tires it puts alot of pressure on the back edges of the skid shoes and they wear at an angle. Ask me how I know.
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