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Snowblower sheer pin for one blade is gone but the cutter won't spin so i can't line up the holes to replace sheer pin

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Could be the remaining piece of sheer pin is binding the auger at the shaft.
Try rocking auger back and forth till it works free.
Disconnect spark plug first

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If auger wont spin heat it up a little

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