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Mistermojo

Auger questions - part 2

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OK, so we're pretty confident my auger is 3HP Jiffy model 30. I was running it today (wishing I could cut some holes) and the auger started turning (pretty rapidly) when it was in idle without me giving it any throttle? Is the idle set too high or is there another issue?

I'm new to these things, so any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

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Its either your idel or your clutch spring is broken. Mine broke last winter. And the auger is only 2 years old. The problem is with the spring is you will need the whole set up. You cant just buy the spring and replace that. In saying that, its not a spending thing. It just [PoorWordUsage] a guy off that you have to replace something on a two year old machine.

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I hear ya there - been searching the web and guys on other forums suggest taking one of the good ones to a small engine shop and see if they can match it.

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If it sounds like it is idling to fast you can follow the linkage and adjust to a lower idle but you might want to wait till you are on the ice because when the motor is cold you might find that the idle is close to where you want it and by adjusting it now you will have a auger that won't idle at all when cold.

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by adjusting it now you will have a auger that won't idle at all when cold.

Yep, been there, done that... Adjust it at the temp you will be using it. Or you will be swearing a lot like I was wink

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