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2019/12/05 08:39:13
gregjo1948

belts

I need to know the length of the 2 auger belts for a 26" Gardenway by Troy-Bilt  snow blower. It came in without the belts on it and it looks like a 3/8" width but very hard to measure the length. It has a 358cc Tecumseh engine. Haven't found any actual model number for the machine. Best I can measure is probably a bit over 35". Can anyone help? thank you, gregjo1948 
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AVB
See if you can find a model number on it and post it.
2019/12/05 09:21:12
gregjo1948
I found this number on the "dash" and it was tiny. It didn't say model or anything with it. D07582     AC
2019/12/05 11:04:47
AVB
On 1997 or newer unit the model tag should be between the frame and one of the wheels on two stage blowers.
Troy-Bilt's current (1997 and later) model and serial numbers are generally 11 characters in length. Also should start with 31.
2019/12/05 11:40:13
gregjo1948
There was a tag on the wire going to the light:629-058 also date: 9-18-03
Could it be 03291CB0107 
I tried 2 belts 3/8"x35" and they were a little tooshort. They were a little slack but bot enough to let the auger stop.
Should I just get belts 1/2" longer? 
 
2019/12/05 12:36:38
AVB
The 03291CB0107 would be the serial number and the 629-058 would the manufacture of the wiring and not Troy-bilt (MTD) PN.
 
The closest I found for a 2003 26" model is a 3/8" x 36" PN GW-1772310 which is superseded to 1772310.
 
Let's see if Roy can help you out as he is a lot more familiar with snowblowers than I since I am the Southeast US and I have never seen a snowblower in person.
 
 
2019/12/05 13:44:55
gregjo1948
Thanks for the help. I'm going to NAPA tomorrow morning and pick up 2 belts, 35 5/8", that they have in stock. If they are wrong, I'll take them back and try again.
2019/12/05 15:11:47
gregjo1948
Hey AVB,
 The reason this machine came in was because it wouldn't stay running. It seems to be running out of gas due to lack of air in the gas tank.(the drinking straw with a thumb over one end will hold liquid--my theory)  If I loosen the cap, it runs fine. The cap doesn't appear to have any kind of vent. Has someone changed the cap or does it vent another way?  gregjo1948
2019/12/05 15:55:57
kshansen
AVB
 
Let's see if Roy can help you out as he is a lot more familiar with snowblowers than I since I am the Southeast US and I have never seen a snowblower in person.
 


OK AVB rub it in!
 

The reason this machine came in was because it wouldn't stay running. It seems to be running out of gas due to lack of air in the gas tank.(the drinking straw with a thumb over one end will hold liquid--my theory)  If I loosen the cap, it runs fine. The cap doesn't appear to have any kind of vent. Has someone changed the cap or does it vent another way?  gregjo1948

 
I would say you have it right just need to figure out where the air is suppose to come from, some vented caps are not that obvious and being a snowblower they may have it protected someway to keep snow out of the tank.
2019/12/06 10:23:56
gregjo1948
It's really odd that the cap isn't vented. There isn't any vent in the tank either. I must be missing something. Without  a vent the fuel won't flow unless I leave the cap loose.
I got 2  35 5/8" belts for the auger and they fit fine.
2019/12/06 15:05:29
kshansen
gregjo1948
It's really odd that the cap isn't vented. There isn't any vent in the tank either. I must be missing something. Without  a vent the fuel won't flow unless I leave the cap loose.
I got 2  35 5/8" belts for the auger and they fit fine.


What engine is on this machine? Sometimes the venting of caps is not real obvious at a glance. I believe the Briggs OHV engines I installed on my two Ariens blowers a couple years back are vented by a groove or two in the surface the gasket for the cap seals on. You would have to remove the gasket to see the groove.
 
 
2019/12/07 09:47:33
AVB
I believe he has LH358SA and their fuel caps does the channeled rubber seal with a foam insert. Here I need to replace the same version of the cap on go-carts due  the rubber going bad and owner simply remove it and screws the cap back. This causes engines to die due fuel tank vacuum.
2019/12/07 11:41:50

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