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I have an Ariens 5520 that will not engage the blade to throw sno

I have taken off the cover and the belt is loose. How do I tighten the snowblower belt ?

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SOURCE: Ariens sierra 1440G belt configuration

Hi, you may have more than one problem. There should be one belt from the mower deck going to the electric clutch pulley which is on the engine shaft. On the shaft there are two pulleys, one belt comes from the mower deck, and the other comes from the transaxle pulley. check to see if your belts are in the right areas.

If this doesn’t work for you, please write back. Thanks,

Posted on Nov 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 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!

Posted on Jan 13, 2011

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