Top 6 Snowblower Replacement Parts

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When heavy snow falls, a snowblower can make easy work of the normally backbreaking task of clearing a driveway. A malfunctioning part, though, can prevent a snowblower from performing the way it should and relegate the car to the garage when that big storm arrives. Snowblower owners should therefore replace snowblower parts as soon as it is necessary to do so. The top six snowblower replacement parts are those that users commonly need to keep their snowblowers running like new. Users should check these parts on their snowblower periodically and purchase new ones from eBay as necessary.
1 Carburettor
Carburettor

The carburettor mixes air and fuel to generate the combustion that powers the engine. Problems with the carburettor can lead to wasted fuel or a non-functioning snowblower, so this is one of the first parts to check if there are engine problems. Corrosion or broken parts can cause the carburettor to malfunction. Users can check the carburettor by removing the air filter above it. They should inspect the gaskets, the needle, and the float. Users might be able to rebuild the carburettor using a repair kit, but they should replace the whole carburettor if kits do not cover the parts in need of repair.


2 Auger Paddles
Auger Paddles

Both single-stage and two-stage snowblowers have an auger that breaks up snow to make clearing from the path easier for the snowblower. A rubber paddle sits on the auger assembly and chops up snow as the assembly rotates. If users notice that their snowblower leaves significant amounts of snow in the path, there could be a problem with the auger. It can be challenging to locate auger parts, but users should invest the time in searching because replacing the entire auger can cost nearly as much as a new snowblower. Auger paddles, however, are inexpensive and often the cause of an underperforming auger. They wear down with time, becoming less effective at breaking up snow.


3 Belt
Belt

Many snowblowers use belts to keep the auger and wheels turning. These tend to require replacement after five to seven years, so users should periodically check the belts to see if they exhibit signs of wear. Most snowblowers house their belts beneath a belt cover. If the belts are cracked or heavily frayed, it is probably time to replace them. Users should be able to fit new belts onto their snowblowers, but they should check their machine's owner manual for instructions on this and determine whether they can replace the belts without professional assistance.


4 Scraper Bar
Scraper Bar

The scraper bar sits along the back edge of auger housing, and it clears snow from the ground that auger paddles did not collect on their pass. Because it comes into direct contact with the ground, the scraper bar wears out with use. If the snowblower leaves a thin layer of snow on the ground, it is probably time to replace the bar. This is a relatively simple process requiring users to remove the bolts holding the old scraper bar on the auger housing and affixing them to the new bar.


5 Shear Pin
Shear Pin

pins">Shear pins join the auger assembly to the auger shaft. When the auger comes into contact with an object in its path, it might create too much torque. The pins snap when this happens to allow the engine to continue running even though the auger stops spinning. This prevents further and more expensive damage to the snowblower. Users can consult their machine's owner's manual to check which pins they need. Having extra pins on hand enables users to finish clearing snow without making a trip to purchase the pins they need.


6 Friction Wheel
Friction Wheel

The friction wheel rests on the hex shaft inside of the auger housing and turns the axle on which the snowblower's drive wheel sits, helping to push the snowblower forward. A worn or damaged friction wheel causes the snowblower to move slowly or unevenly. Users who have difficulty moving their snowblower should check this part and replace it if it shows wear.


How to Buy Snowblower Replacement Parts on eBay

eBay is a solid source for otherwise hard-to-locate snowblower replacement parts. You can use the search bar on any page of the website to pull listings for the part you need. Before purchasing from a seller, check that seller's feedback. This collection of reviews from previous buyers helps you determine if the seller is likely to provide the level of customer service you expect. eBay gives you access to sellers from around the world, so you can source your snowblower parts globally if you are unable to find them locally. Using eBay, you should be able to find the parts you need to get your snowblower running like new.
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