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Ariens snowblower THe auger turns when you engage it then the engine starts to die and you have to release the handle for the auger to keep it running. It ran fine the first bad snow this year and towards the end of cleaning it started to sputter and tht is when it all started. The choke is on high.

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  • ldpayne89 Jan 29, 2009

    THe auger turns when you engage it then the engine starts to die and you have to release the handle for the auger to keep it running. It ran fine the first bad snow this year and towards the end of cleaning it started to sputter and tht is when it all started. The choke is on high.

  • ldpayne89 Feb 01, 2009

    If the choke is off it would die

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    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    cannot pull up request please redo thank you

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First thing I would check is to make sure the traction drive belt didn't fall off or break. To do this remove the plastic shroud between the engine and the snow chute. The traction belt is the one closest to the engine.If it isn't broke Make sure it is on the upper and lower pulleys.

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Hi,

it is possible the engine is starving for fuel, so essentially it is a carburetor problem with fuel mixture.
Check and see if your carburetor has mixture adjustment needles, there may be an adjustment possible to fix this problem.
Also, sometimes a tiny vent hole in the carb caseing gets clogged causing the engine to run rough or stall.
Does your engine seem to run better if you close the Choke ?

Hope this helps you.

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my auger and impeller froze too. fixed by clearing all snow, ice,stone build up behind impeller it works fine now.. hope that helps

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Sounds like you are hitting the governor. Watch the arms at the carb when you move it to full throttle. The arm should hit a screw. Turn this screw clockwise, until the reving stops.

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yes you can adjust the throttle cable, did you leave gas in it over the season, if you did this is definitley the problem, dump out the gas and pour new.

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