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Name Nick Mangone
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Re: MTD Yard Machine 5.5 hp
#1   Jan 28, 2019 9:55 pm
Easy winter here in NJ so far. I have not run the unit in snow yet since replacing parts. Valve clearance check may happen in the off season.
Re: MTD Yard Machine 5.5 hp
#2   Oct 13, 2018 11:58 am
New belts and new carburetor installed, hoping for the best! Runs smooth!
MTD Yard Machine 5.5 hp
#3   Sep 24, 2018 11:11 pm
I picked up a MTD 31A-3CAD762 two stage blower about a year ago. I had it as a 2nd machine that I left by my in-law's house. It started and ran without issue. When I tried it last year after a wet snowfall about 6-8 inches it stalled out when I hit the snow. A family member was supposed to take it and service it but it never got done. I decided to take it back today and looked at the belts and the auger belt looks worn. I have both belts coming in a few days and will change them out promptly. My issue is evaluating the machine without putting it under a load condition. It will run fine, move forward, and turn the auger. Any way to predict how it will work without actually waiting for a snowfall. It runs smoothly but I am willing to change out the carb if needed.
Re: Broken clutch rod on Poulan Pro PR624
#4   Feb 3, 2015 8:52 pm
Thanks, took the belt cover off and was able to remove the pin. Found a replacement in stock at sears parts direct website, hopefully all will be back together before next snow event.
Broken clutch rod on Poulan Pro PR624
#5   Feb 2, 2015 6:17 pm
Anyone ever replace the clutch rod on a Poulan or Husqvarna? It just looks like it broke in the middle today while running it. THe blower won't move without it. I took the bottom cover off and it was just dangling there, not sure how the other end is held in place. Not an expensive part but it a no go without it! Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Nick
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