Published on February 2nd, 2015 | by Turner Anderson1
Replacing a Shear Pin on a Simplicity Two Stage Snow Blower
Watch our video on how to replace a broken shear pin on a Simplicity two stage snow blower.
The shear pins are designed to break when the auger shaft is over-torqued, so the gear case won’t be damaged if you get something stuck in the augers.
Remove the ignition key
Tilt the snowblower back onto it’s handles
Generally, shear pins will fall off if they break, but if some still remains, remove the piece, if it is wedged in there you may need a hammer and punch.
Align the hole in the auger shaft with the hole in the gear case shaft
Install the new shear pins through those holes
Tighten with the socket wrench, and then jiggle the auger to be sure it is tight
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