and my snowblower is out of commission. Small engine repair shop picked it up and took it to their shop. Last night they told me it needs a new auger shaft, bearing and possible a pulley to the tune of ~$200 in parts plus whatever labor ends up being.

I paid $100 for the snowblower like 6 years ago and have only really replaced shear pins and a belt. It’s a monstrous 33" 13hp machine. There’s no way I could replace it with anything close to new for under a grand.

Order them parts small engine guy!