Ariens Snowblower Auger Jams

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by crap@stocknet.ca, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Guest

    My old dual-stage Ariens snowblower is giving me trouble just when I
    need it. The engine runs fine but when I engage the auger clutch, it
    either stalls or the auger turns very slowly.

    I have replaced the oil in the gearbox between the drive shaft and the
    auger shaft, so I am sure it is not freezing in the gearcase. What
    else might be causing it to seize up when the auger is engaged?
    Thanks,

    Ian
     
    , Jan 25, 2005
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  2. wrote:
    >
    > My old dual-stage Ariens snowblower is giving me trouble just when I
    > need it. The engine runs fine but when I engage the auger clutch, it
    > either stalls or the auger turns very slowly.
    >
    > I have replaced the oil in the gearbox between the drive shaft and the
    > auger shaft, so I am sure it is not freezing in the gearcase. What
    > else might be causing it to seize up when the auger is engaged?


    Clutch slipping?

    Bad bearings somewhere?

    Bent shaft or other damage from having hit something last time operated?
     
    Duane Bozarth, Jan 25, 2005
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  3. Jeff Wisnia Guest

    Eric Tonks wrote:
    > Check the belt drive, possibly the clutch idler is not engaging properly, or
    > the belt is stretched oversize and slipping.


    Pray inform us just how a loose belt is gonna stall the engine?

    Read well before replying...


    Jeff
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    > news:...
    >
    >>My old dual-stage Ariens snowblower is giving me trouble just when I
    >>need it. The engine runs fine but when I engage the auger clutch, it
    >>either stalls or the auger turns very slowly.
    >>
    >>I have replaced the oil in the gearbox between the drive shaft and the
    >>auger shaft, so I am sure it is not freezing in the gearcase. What
    >>else might be causing it to seize up when the auger is engaged?
    >>Thanks,
    >>
    >>Ian
    >>

    >
    >
    >



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    Jeffry Wisnia

    (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)

    "As long as there are final exams, there will be prayer in public
    schools"
     
    Jeff Wisnia, Jan 25, 2005
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  4. Jeff Wisnia Guest

    wrote:

    > My old dual-stage Ariens snowblower is giving me trouble just when I
    > need it. The engine runs fine but when I engage the auger clutch, it
    > either stalls or the auger turns very slowly.
    >
    > I have replaced the oil in the gearbox between the drive shaft and the
    > auger shaft, so I am sure it is not freezing in the gearcase. What
    > else might be causing it to seize up when the auger is engaged?
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ian
    >


    I'd shut the engine down, pull the sparkplug wire and disengage the belt
    tightening "clutch". Then see if you can rotate the large belt pulley by
    hand to help locate the binding.

    If your Airen's is as old as mine, (Mine is circa '65) removing just two
    bolts will let you easily tip the auger/blower part away from rest of
    the machine, disengaging a forked coupling between them. That will let
    you tell whether the binding is in the auger/blower section or back in
    the wheel driving "transmission".

    I once had a piece of thin rope get dragged in and wound up behind the
    blower imnpeller. It got wedged in so tightly that it created an effect
    like what you describe.

    Good luck and let us know what you find,

    Jeff

    --
    Jeffry Wisnia

    (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)

    "As long as there are final exams, there will be prayer in public
    schools"
     
    Jeff Wisnia, Jan 25, 2005
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  5. djs0007 Guest

    I have a 2 stage Ariens and after using it on Sunday for about 40
    minutes it just shut down oin me and When I try to restart it it will
    only run for about 35 seconds and then shuts down and smoke comes out
    of the Carburator. Can anyone tell me what seems to be the problem? I
    can't seem to find anyone that wants to repair it or at leasdt be open
    past 5:00 PM for me to drop it off.
    DJS
     
    djs0007, Jan 25, 2005
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