How To Change A Snow Blower Bearing?

Posted by Bradley Irwin on December 8, 2017

If you have a snowblower that is more than 5-7 years old, that is when wear and tear and rust will start to affect the machine. If the snowblower doesn’t have any propulsion, no matter what gear you put it on, you may want to take a look at the friction discs and the snowblower bearing. There is a good chance that the machine may have a bad snowblower bearing. Hence, it is a good practice to inspect the bearing of the machine whenever you replace the belts or take the machine apart for any other reason.

Once you have removed the old belts from the snowblower, you should inspect the pulleys. If the pulleys wobble or spin easily, you should consider replacing the bearing.

Replacing the bearing is not rocket science. In fact, it can easily be done by an inexperienced homeowner. Don’t worry, it won’t take too long to replace a snowblower bearing. In fact, you don’t require special tools to do this. You only need tools to remove the nuts that are holding the pulley in place. Most of the time, rust may cause the pulley to stick. Hence, you may have to rock the pulley back and forth while removing it. Make sure you position the machine so that the pulley is face up. That way you can easily work on the machine.

Loosen the screws on the sides of the adapter and pull it off. You may have to deal with rust once again. Use some oil to reduce the friction caused by rust, and the screws will come out easily. Once the pulley is removed, pull the Woodruff key out of the slot. Remove the bolts at the base to pull off the cover. Now you can see the snowblower bearing. Here is a video that shows you how to change a snowblower bearing…

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