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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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SOURCE: Ariens 926LE snowblower won't engage

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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SOURCE: Craftsman 247 88190 0 snow blower auger frozen

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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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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Both augers turn when not trying to clean snow,as soon as I try to use it and snow gets to the augers,only one auger moves on my ariens 520 snowblower


It sounds like the auger always turning is the auger engagement handle/line/connections are not adjusted correctly. They/it is too tight causing the auger to engage before it should. It may be up at the handle where you loosen a jam nut, screw in or out a threaded shaft, and retighten the jam nut. (If you have ever adjusted a bicycle brake it is similar.) (I have a craftsman, made by MTD, and I think I saw MTD also list Ariens.) Or it could be an adjustment somewhere else (but I'm not sure where).

As far as one auger moving and the other not, you may have a shear-pin (shear bolt as the manual calls them) on each side of the auger's shaft (my craftsman has one on each side), and the one on the side that stops turning is sheared off. (It moves without snow present due to the driveshaft inside the outer auger shaft turning, but it won't turn under load (snow).) You may confirm a sheared-pin by turning the machine off and try to turn the auger blade. If it turns somewhat easily, that's a bad shear pin. Remove the old shear pin. If the old one is as long as the new one, that aint the problem. The shear pin in the image is one kind. Mine appear as a straight bolt (no grooves), threaded the entire length. You will have to rotate the auger blade until it aligns with the hole in the shaft. Use a nail that fits and rotate the blade until the nail goes in. Remove the nail and screw in the shear bolt:

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The auger clutch control up at the handle looks like this:
25398197-u3i4ko1tk2s0xlbbi4fvvtzj-2-2.png From my manual
Auger Control
  • To check the adjustment of the auger control, push forward the left hand clutch grip until the rubber bumper is compressed. There should be slack in the clutch cable.
  • Release the clutch grip. The cable should be straight. Make certain you can depress the auger control grip against the left handle completely.
  • If adjustment is necessary, loosen the hex jam nut and thread the cable in (for less slack) or out (for more slack). Recheck adjustment. Tighten the jam nut when correct adjustment is reached.
Here's another view of that:
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