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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
most likely you have a broken shear pin. Look on the side that works, there should be a bolt or pin through it. The side that is not working is probably broke off. Find the hole in the auger and line it up with the inner shaft and replace with proper shear pin/bolt. Shear bolts can be obtained from most outdoor power equipment shops. I do not suggest replacing with standard bolt as it can cause damage to you gear box it auger gets jammed.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
what would you want that for? a blower is a blower, change the oil twice a season and brease every nipple you see. lol
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
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SOURCE: Snowblower seems weak for a 5HP
Check to see if there any surface rust inside the auger assembly. This will cause this problem. Also, you try a silicone spray on a painted surface.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
SOURCE: I have an Ariens 926LE
Hi, The blower spins at full speed? If it does the belt, pulley, and shaft are good. Look at the shaft from the fan to the gear box while it's running and that shaft should be turning at the speed of the fan.
If the blower spins at full speed and the auger doesn't the most likely problem is the worm gear transmission from the blower shaft to the auger shaft.
A good way to visually inspect this is: With the machine turned off and the spark plug wire unhooked go to the front and try to rotate the auger by hand. If the gear box is good you will only be able to move the auger less than an inch. If the box is bad you will be able to move the auger a lot farther. While you are there recheck your shear pins.
You can also remove the blower drive belt and have someone turn the pulley by hand while you watch the auger. Put resistance on the auger with your gloved hand. If the box is good the auger will move smoothly in you hand. If it is bad, it will ****, move roughly, or stop.
While the other person is turning the pulley and you have some resistance on the auger look closely at the shaft running from the gearbox back to the blower. On some models there is a connecting sleeve and the roll pin that connects the sleeve to the shaft and gearbox will break.
If the gearbox is bad, it will have to be replaced as a complete unit.
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Posted on Jan 10, 2011
Testimonial: "Have not tried the trouble shooting steps yet. I does make sense to me and will try them when I get home. Hope it works. Getting a lot of snow."
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