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How do I adjust snowblower auger?

Quite often I press the auger lever to throw snow & it doesn't work. Sometimes I have to press & release the lever 4 or 5 times and then it will finally work. Is there an adjustment to fix this?

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  • Joey S. Feb 12, 2012

    2010 Ariens Compact 24 snowblower. Model 920014 LE. I bought it used in Jan. 2010. When I try to engage the auger by pressing the handle lever, often times the auger doesn't work. I just re-try a few times and it will then work. Sometimes it works on the first try, but a lot of times
    I have to press and release the lever 4 or 5 times before it engages. So, I always get my snow blowing job done, but it's just annoying to have to keep trying to get the augers to work.

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Sounds like you have a broken or partially broken shear pin in the auger.Check along the auger[machine off]and see if there is what looks like a bolt anywhere along the auger shaft.If there is [and there will be] remove and inspect it and you will see why the auger is not working.Next time,never clean out a chute or auger while the engine is running,people loose limbs this way.

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Hi, The blower spins at full speed? If it does the belt, pulley, and shaft are good. Look at the shaft from the fan to the gear box while it's running and that shaft should be turning at the speed of the fan.
If the blower spins at full speed and the auger doesn't the most likely problem is the worm gear transmission from the blower shaft to the auger shaft.
A good way to visually inspect this is: With the machine turned off and the spark plug wire unhooked go to the front and try to rotate the auger by hand. If the gear box is good you will only be able to move the auger less than an inch. If the box is bad you will be able to move the auger a lot farther. While you are there recheck your shear pins.
You can also remove the blower drive belt and have someone turn the pulley by hand while you watch the auger. Put resistance on the auger with your gloved hand. If the box is good the auger will move smoothly in you hand. If it is bad, it will ****, move roughly, or stop.
While the other person is turning the pulley and you have some resistance on the auger look closely at the shaft running from the gearbox back to the blower. On some models there is a connecting sleeve and the roll pin that connects the sleeve to the shaft and gearbox will break.
If the gearbox is bad, it will have to be replaced as a complete unit.
Was this helpful? If you have any other questions, please ask.

Posted on Jan 10, 2011

Testimonial: "Have not tried the trouble shooting steps yet. I does make sense to me and will try them when I get home. Hope it works. Getting a lot of snow."

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