Are all snowblower auger belts the same?

All snowblowers have at least one belt, whether you have a gas powered version or electric, and the directions are generally the same for all models with very little variation.

How do you measure a snow blower belt?

Use a cloth measuring tape (not a steel one) and wrap it around the outside of the belt. You also use a thin string to take this measurement and place it on a steel tape to get the correct length. Next, for “A” Belts (1/2” width) subtract two-inches from the outside measurement to select the correct V-belt.

How long does auger belt last?

Snowblower belts start to wear out after 5 to 7 years, and should be replaced. You can save money by doing the job yourself. Here’s an overview of the procedure.

What is a MTD snowblower?

It is a self-propelled unit which comes with only one forward speed, making this MTD snowblower easy to operate. Moreover, with a clearing width of 22 inches and an intake height of 16 inches, this snowthrower can easily handle light to moderate snowfall.

How tight should a snowblower auger belt be?

Ideally, the cable should just be barely tight when the auger handle is in the released (disengaged) position. Note: The proper operating tension for a typical V- belt drive is – the lowest tension at which the belt will not slip under a loaded condition.

Why does my auger keep spinning?

It is probably that the auger adjustment was set to account for some stretching in the old belt. When you replaced the belt the adjustment was then needed to account for the now-shorter belt. Look in the manual to see how to adjust the auger setting.

What size fan belt do I need?

The rule I use for belt tightness is that belt deflection with moderate pressure applied should be 1/32nd of the distance between the shafts of the fan and the motor. For example if there is 16” between shafts, belt deflection should be 16” divided by 32 or ½”.