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Cub cadet snowthrower owners

01/28/16     I bought a new Cub Cadet 3X by 28 snowthrower.    Had to return 2 of them for belt slap.   The auger belt slaps against the plastic auger cover and make a machine gun rap when engaging and disengaging the auger.   Noise quits when fully engaged and fully disengaged.    Any one have any ideas.    I don't want to buy another MTD with the same problem.
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    Re: Cub cadet snowthrower owners 2016/02/08 11:19:20 (permalink)
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    The belts might not be tight enough around the pulleys, only when fully engaged to they fully tighten.
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    Re: Cub cadet snowthrower owners 2016/02/08 15:57:40 (permalink)
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    02/08/16     To Turner:
                                      Thanks for your post.   A repairman who owns a 3x recommended that, but he said as soon as the belt stretches and the rapping starts again you have to tighten the auger idler pulley, but he also said you can still hear it a little bit.     So I thought it is not good to tighten up the idler pully too much cause then you might still have the auger blades spinning with the handle released.   I turned 2 new 3x's in and rebuilt the carb on my 30 year old Bolens.   I don't know if other years did this ,  you would think something had to change if they were alright before.
     
     
     
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