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Snowblower won't start

Ariens 5520 having trouble starting it. It kicks on but won't run. It stalls as if flooded. It seemed wrunning good last time I used it. It was very cold and snow load was wet and heavty. Toay it's above freesing and raining.

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  • jserge1 Feb 12, 2009

    Thanks for speedy reply. Will try that.

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SOURCE: snowblower starts, but always almost stalls, then finally stalls,

gas fliter or clean the bowl on the carb and drain oll of the gas

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: My Ariens snowblower (model #924048) won't start

Dissamble carburator. Spray Carburator cleaner  through passages, and wash out bowl. Dump gasoilne if old.  Reassemble Carburator. PS count the turns on the two Jet (mixing) screws and place back into the same position after cleaning passages.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: how do I change ariens snowblower belts

on some blowers you have to remove the front auger sya in order to change the belt. it a pain. look down from the top to see if you have room to slid the belts throw, if not remove the front auger

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1984 ariens snowblower with a Tecumseh and no spark

Electronic Ignition was introduced on many engines about that time frame. I would need to have model and type numbers from the engine to fully determine that question. However, have spark is still the issue. If the unit has a switch installed on the operator's console, it should be disconnected at the engine so that any safety switches are not masking or causing a problem that is not engine related.

Let's investigate a few basics first.

a) How have you determined that there is no spark?
b) Have you used a type of spark tester?
c) What is the condition of the plug. Brown or dark brown is OK. Black or silver is NOT Ok.
*If you do not have a spark tester,
a) remove the plug, and with it connected to the wire,
b) find a portion of metal around the cylinder that you can ground it on, and then pull the rope.
c) If the plug is black, you may see spark, but you should replace the plug.
*** PLEASE NOTE ; if there is excess fuel in the cylinder or on spark plug, it can catch fire, so be carefull to cover the hole with a heavy rag so that any fuel cannot be exposed to spark plug durning test !!!!

Get back with me on how this issue works out.
thanks, rwvanlue

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

wireguy212
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SOURCE: ariens snowblower impeller not throwing snow

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.

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Ariens Snowblower won't engage into drive

I had the same problem with my 5HP Dual stage (C950-520240) Canadian model and found that the arm connected to the traction cable (part #85449 "Shaft Traction Clutch") which forces the friction disk up to the rubber friction wheel had a cracked weld and had bent, preventing positive contact with the rubber friction wheel. The drive wheels would turn if you lifted the back of the machine off the ground, but would not work if under load. First I replaced the belt and rubber friction wheel, but no go. I had to basically disassemble the whole drive assembly to find the problem, very frustrating because you could not see the crack in the arm from head on. I had the cracked and bent arm straightened and welded, all is OK now. enb54.jpg

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Let it sit with the the choke off. After a few hours, try starting it again, but don't mess with the choke (leave the choke set as if it was running hot). By your pulling of the recoil cord, you will be helping to clean out the flooded engine. Don not prime it during this excercise. (only pull the recoil 4 or 5 times).

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