My Frontier SB1164 Snowblower is causing me some grief. I have had the same issue twice now, late last winter and again just last night. The bolt the screws into the impeller has broken off. This is the bolt that goes through the center of the impeller and screws into a spline that comes off the gear box on the blower. The screw does not "back-off" and fall out it breaks off inside the spline and I have to get a local mechanic to use a screw extractor to get the broken bolt out and then replace it. The last time required quite a bit of disassembly (remove gear box and the attached drive arms, etc.) and it was not a quick fix. This is the 5th winter for this blower (purchased new from local JD dealer) and I only started having this issue starting late last winter.
I have two quick questions....
(1) Is this a common thing to have happen on an SB1164?
(2) Is there a way to get the impeller out without having to disassemble everything behind it?
Thanks in advance.
New Brunswick, Canada