Never thought I’d start a post with that title. I have a 5660 with the 38” blower on it. Love it. And as seems to happen bought another. This ones a 16G professional ride on with a 48” blower. Bought the rider because the splined short driveshaft the goes from the fan to the auger gearbox stripped. This is the 38” blower. Anyway 2 nights ago we got 12” of snow up in the NEK of Vermont and was happily blowing my dirt/gravel driveway and it dug in pretty good and jammed a rock between the auger blade and the housing. Took me a bit to see the fan was going but the auger was not. After I pried the rock out with a screw driver and the auger would turn freely but still no luck. Fan goes great auger will not turn. Left it till morning and in the light tightened all the slip clutch bolts on the auger shaft. Same result. So I am thinking it ate the worm gear. So back to my title. The 38” blower is just parts now. The gear box looks more or less the same as the 48” blower. Can I use the worm gear from one in the other?