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While using snow blower notice ariens snow blower leaking oil

Area is coming from the rear of engine wondering if its a seal or something else. machines starts but doesnot have much power.while using the machine i noticed it wasn't throwing light snow very far

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that should do on both counts. be sure not to over fill the oil

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Hello. Actually, Many snow thrower manufacturers now recommend using synthetic motor oil particularly for subzero temperatures. Synthetic oil, such as Mobil 1 doesn’t contain any of the waxes that cause conventional oils to congeal in cold temperatures. As a result, synthetic oil makes starting easier and also prevent parts from running dry when a cold engine first starts. Synthetic oil also has higher film strength and stands up to high temperatures better than conventional oils. You’ll pay more for a quart for a full synthetic and you still have to change it as often as conventional oils, but you are giving your snow thrower engine the best chance for a long trouble free life.

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SOURCE: Only one blade turns automatically on Ariens snow blower.

There is a bolt that goes through the center of the shaft that shears off if you hit something. You will need to line up the holes of the internal shaft with the auger tube and install a new bolt.

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As you said, it's probably got a stuck float. If stored without draining and fuel petcock turned off, gas evaporates from carb bowl and sticks float down, allowing fuel to flow all the time.

Solution: Remove carb and fully clean. Carb dip can be effective if left long enough but it will not clean out totally closed-up holes or clogged passages. Cleaners can only dissolve varnish if they can get to it and totally clogged passages won't allow cleaner to flow to where it's needed. Pros use a hot bath of cleaner and/or ultrasonic cleaners.

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I have a ariens 24 "sno tech it will not throw


The most common cause of this is the drive belt is worn. If you remove the cover (usually plastic) in the middle of the snow thrower and look at the belt closest to the blower assembly. This is the blower drive belt. (Your operators manual will show you the location and how to remove the cover if you are unfamiliar with your snow blower)
With the engine not running, have someone depress the drive lever and check the belt. You should only be able to depress the long side 1/2 inch or less. More than that the belt has stretched and needs to be replaced. On some older blowers you can adjust the tension pulley, but most made in the last 15 years, you can't.
The belt may be frayed on the edges or glazed causing it to slip (it is shiny on the sides of the belt)
You can get parts (the new belt) through your local Ariens dealer or jackssmallengines.com
Feel free to ask any other questions. I know Snow Blowers. Please remember to rate this answer!

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I have an old (late 1960's!!) ariens snow thrower w/a 7 hp tecumseh motor and cannot find where to change the oil out on it and do these models have an oil filter?


No they don't have an oil filter.If you look at the bottom of your engine where it sits on the body of the blower you should see a small pipe with a cap to stop oil from coming out. This pipe goes just past the base of engine so you can put a container to catch the oil coming out. Sometimes there is no short piece of pipe just a plug, so it is much more difficult to contain the oil coming out. I hope this helps you out. Best regards and good luck.

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Only one blade turns automatically on Ariens snow blower.


There is a bolt that goes through the center of the shaft that shears off if you hit something. You will need to line up the holes of the internal shaft with the auger tube and install a new bolt.

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Hello. Actually, Many snow thrower manufacturers now recommend using synthetic motor oil particularly for subzero temperatures. Synthetic oil, such as Mobil 1 doesn’t contain any of the waxes that cause conventional oils to congeal in cold temperatures. As a result, synthetic oil makes starting easier and also prevent parts from running dry when a cold engine first starts. Synthetic oil also has higher film strength and stands up to high temperatures better than conventional oils. You’ll pay more for a quart for a full synthetic and you still have to change it as often as conventional oils, but you are giving your snow thrower engine the best chance for a long trouble free life.

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Mtd snow blower,8hp 2 stage, 1995, Problem: oil leaking on axles, and on casing wear axle come out.wheel stop turning , no gear selection. could you direct me ???


The oil leak normaly would make the 'friction disc' inside the frame slip so as to not drive the axle.
Locate the oil leak
#1 engine crankshaft seal
#2 engine crankcase cover gasket
#3 engine overfull so that the excess oil is coming out of the crankcase breather tube and running down inside the frame

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Have just bought a used ariens st1032. have no manual and wondering if unleaded gas and 10w - 40 oil will work on this machine?


assume it's 4-cycle engine. regular gas, and 10w-40 should be safe- might want to use single weight 30w oil. you won't need multi-weight if you're living in a cold climate- won't be using it in the snow! check oil level, and top-up when needed!
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