Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Tommyjohn

Jiffy Propane Ice Auger Spins At Idle

Recommended Posts

Tommyjohn

I've had this Jiffy propane ice auger for a couple years and shortly after I bought it used, it would spin viciously while idling.  I took it apart because I thought it may be the clutch or clutch springs but those appeared okay.  I also adjusted the idler screw on the throttle plate and this did nothing.  Any ideas?

  • Wow 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~

Welcome to the forum. 

The only way this could happen is if the idler is to high or the clutch is stuck and engaging.  Good Luck, let us know if you get it figured out?  It could help others with the same issue. 

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Horseshoe_Don

clutch is broken.   put a new one on and you will be fine.   My Jiffy gas auger did the same thing.

 

Don

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tommyjohn

Sorry for the late response on this thread.  Should I replace only the clutch drum or the clutch driver??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
11 hours ago, Tommyjohn said:

Sorry for the late response on this thread.  Should I replace only the clutch drum or the clutch driver??

 

Yes, replace the whole clutch. If one side is worn chances are the whole thing is worn. You want good clean even surfaces on both sides.  Good luck and let us know how it went-this winter!  😉

Edited by leech~~
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
parrker656
Quote

clutch is broken.   put a new one on and you will be fine.   My Jiffy gas auger did the same thing.

 

My cousin have the same problem, and he says it's not the clutch. Anything else?

Edited by parrker656
  • Confused 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
1 hour ago, parrker656 said:

 

My cousin have the same problem, and he says it's not the clutch. Anything else?

 

Hum, please ask your cousin for his thoughts on what he has and has not tried and how he came to his conclusion that it's not the clutch and share them. Or better yet have him join the forum and he can explain himself.  👍

 

Tommyjohn I would hold off replacing the clutch until parrker656 comes back with this new information to share. No reason to spend money on the wrong thing.  🤔

  • Thumbs Up 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CaptnKirkDaMann

I just got a Strike Master and right out of the box it does the same thing. I thought it was strange and was going to drill some holes before trying to figure out if something is wrong. My auger is less than a week old and has a 5 year warranty so I'm not tripping yet. It's interesting to read that a Jiffy did the same thing. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
parrker656

leech~~, sorry for bothering you, but I'm not sure about all the steps he has done, and he's busy because of work for now, but has model, as I know similar to Jiffy 46 X-Treme ( like this one here). Screenshot_20191230-124603_Chrome.jpg.8a20d82cbc0effdc1209951d5291a99d.jpg

 

What else can it be if it's not about the clutch? I will try to fix it by myself already, spending a little time for that.

  • Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
7 hours ago, parrker656 said:

leech~~, sorry for bothering you, but I'm not sure about all the steps he has done, and he's busy because of work for now, but has model, as I know similar to Jiffy 46 X-Treme ( like this one here).Screenshot_20191230-124603_Chrome.jpg.894d4d67811afd16bfce7f64e32ebe6c.jpg What else can it be if it's not about the clutch? I will try to fix it by myself already, spending a little time for that.

 

Oh no bother at all.  Just not much else it can be.  If you think about it what else engages the auger blade to drill holes?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bucketcastle

Speaking of jiffy augers.  Just put a carb rebuild kit in my 3hp tecumseh model 30 today.  Runs like a champ now.  Was doing a carb cleaning last month and the main needle snapped in my fingers when rubbing gunk off it.  8 bucks for a rebuild kit, for that price a guy could do it every year.

  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
26 minutes ago, Bucketcastle said:

Speaking of jiffy augers.  Just put a carb rebuild kit in my 3hp tecumseh model 30 today.  Runs like a champ now.  Was doing a carb cleaning last month and the main needle snapped in my fingers when rubbing gunk off it.  8 bucks for a rebuild kit, for that price a guy could do it every year.

 

Those things are tanks but drill like crazy. My buddy who doesn't ice fish much has one at his cabin he pulls out once or twice a winter, fills it with gas and drills away. He may not even have changed the plug in it 15-20 years he's had it? 😳

Edited by leech~~
  • Thumbs Up 1
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tommyjohn

I don't want to buy a clutch yet.  Could it be a compression issue??

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mustangsally

I switched to electric Strikemaster 40 volt and hope it holds up. Couldn't get my LP Jiffy lite to not leak oil no matter what position it was layed in or stood up. Mine would stay spinning sometimes but it was related to idle speed...i would run it wide open for a two minutes and then it would work for fine. My brother has a jiffy gas and its been great.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
1 hour ago, Mustangsally said:

I switched to electric Strikemaster 40 volt and hope it holds up. Couldn't get my LP Jiffy lite to not leak oil no matter what position it was layed in or stood up. Mine would stay spinning sometimes but it was related to idle speed...i would run it wide open for a two minutes and then it would work for fine. My brother has a jiffy gas and its been great.

 

Yep.

Posted December 7, 2019

Welcome to the forum. 

The only way this could happen is if the idle is to high or the clutch is stuck and engaging.  Good Luck, let us know if you get it figured out?  It could help others with the same issue. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
4 hours ago, Tommyjohn said:

I don't want to buy a clutch yet.  Could it be a compression issue??

 

Have you checked your Troll up and down switches? 🤔

image.png.114f9afc8a9ad53d28321065dfc8bb64.png

  • Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bucketcastle

@Tommyjohn, will it still put a hole in the ice with a high idle?  If so, you're good to go.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
borg0196

My buddy just dropped his off at the shop for the same issue. I will let you know what they say.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bnegs23

I also had a neighbor who had the same issue with a jiffy auger. It was an older model so he didnt bother to have it repaired. He eventually replaced it with a eskimo propane auger.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bnegs23
On 1/13/2020 at 4:24 PM, borg0196 said:

My buddy just dropped his off at the shop for the same issue. I will let you know what they say.

 

On 12/30/2019 at 5:59 AM, parrker656 said:

leech~~, sorry for bothering you, but I'm not sure about all the steps he has done, and he's busy because of work for now, but has model, as I know similar to Jiffy 46 X-Treme ( like this one here). Screenshot_20191230-124603_Chrome.jpg.8a20d82cbc0effdc1209951d5291a99d.jpg

 

What else can it be if it's not about the clutch? I will try to fix it by myself already, spending a little time for that.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • DonkeyHodey
      Thanks for your efforts.  Praying for your speedy recovery. Great!  prayers for you too.
    • Skibo
      Last summer I used a product called "30 SECONDS Spray & Walk Away".  You literally spray it on and walk away.  It worked really well.  I searched and read quite a bit about killing moss on roofs and sidewalks, and this product came up time and time again.  It kills slowly over a period of several weeks.  The moss turns from green to brown and then can be "gently" washed off so it doesn't take the mineral granules off of the shingles.  Most of what I read online indicated that a bleach solution is not very effective at killing the moss.
    • Mike89
      good luck!!  hope yours goes as good as mine did!!!    1st post surgery check up was yesterday and all was good..  prayers sent...
    • mbeyer
      Same here....get mildew and moss off granular shingles. What's the best method? Can I just spray a heavy layer of bleach solution on it??
    • smurfy
      And our family has helped do it's share to help the DNR reduce that population. Makes great pickling material.😆👍
    • jurick
      Well, my annual trip was only an extended weekend this year, as I had to use my actual vacation to go to Florida for a wedding.    Drove up Friday morning after work, and was able to hit Two Island Lake for a few hours in the evening. As soon as we boated to my secret spot, a storm cloud moved over and the wind was insane! Temps dropped, and I only caught a few smallies.   on Saturday we went to Greenwood Lake. Even though we caught about 50 bass, it was still a slow day. Weather was perfect. Bugs were horrible! My dad caught a nice lake trout. My daughter caught her first northern pike, and I also caught one. Fished this lake for 30 years and never even seen a pike, now they’re taking over!   Fished Hungry Jack on the final day. Weather was once again perfect! Only caught a few bass. My son absolutely loves fishing off the resort’s dock. So the kids had a blast catching sunnies (including my daughter’s first).    Was a bummer we only got to stay up there a few days. My dad stayed until today, but I haven’t heard how he did. Didn’t see any moose. Was also the first time I’ve been up there and did not catch a trout. We got our fill of Sven & Ole’s and world’s best donuts. We might try to go back up next month.
    • gunner55
      Sand does too, but the size structure has gotten a bit better the last 5 years or so IMO. Still a lot of 17-23" ones in there, personally I like 'em around 20" if I'm going to keep them. Only 1(32") > 26" in the last 10-15 years out of there but I, like most I know,  don't use minnows very much.
    • fish_hunt_guy
      Ya I fished the edge as I do every year and have yet to catch a fish ha. Marked 2 good fish 1 had no interest in my jig and the one raced up to it then just drifted off without eating.  
    • PRO-V
      There are a ton of lakes with the same name. There are two different Trout Lakes within 20 miles of me.
    • eyeguy 54
      Bowstring has a gazillion. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.