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How to install the 1/2 X 36" drive belt - Garden

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  • drobert1 Dec 12, 2009

    I tried to include the fact that this is an Ariens snowblower model 910013. The problem is that there is no easy way to get the belt past the spline shaft, the cog connectors are in the way and therefore the belt can't be looped around the main drive pulley. I fear that something has to be pulled apart. I need to know what that is. Perhaps the whole auger section needs to come off. If so, is there a procedure.

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You don't mention the make or model of the mower nor the make of the engine. If you bought an exact replacement belt for your machine, this should be pretty straight forward job. The belt and mower were made for each other!

You will have a pulley, probably with a clutch device, attached to the engine and there will be a pulley on the transmission. Put the belt over these two pulleys. BE careful of any plastic fans you encounter. You will have slack in the belt. With your finger pressing against the inside of the belt, follow the path it COULD take while looking for a idler pulley. Use eye protection - it is dirty under there and get a drop light to help you see.

The idler pulley will probably be spring loaded requiring both hands to pull against the spring. The belt will ride INSIDE (outside of the belt presses against pulley) or OUTSIDE (inside of the belt rides against the pulley) this pulley. You should recognize the proper path when you find it.

You may have to try this with both the "parking brake" and the clutch both engaged and free wheel or locked and unlocked positions. It may help if you have a helper who can press the foot petal / operate the hand lever while you do the dirty work. WATCH YOUR FINGERS!!!!!!!!! AND MAKE SURE THE ENGINE CANNOT START - I suggest you disconnect the spark plugs.

I offer these variations because I don't know what kind of engagement equipment you have.

If you don't have an electric clutch, you have a manual engage system. In this case you will have a pulley on the motor, one on the transmission one that rides on the manual clutch device and maybe a idler pulley. Follow the same process I descrived above.

If you need more guidance with this, please post a comment outlining your concern to this quesiton and I will do some more work on this.

Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

  • A Miller Dec 12, 2009

    Well now ... that is a horse of a different color.



    The snow blowers I am familiar with used a different drive mechanism. I went to Ariens to look for the information you need - I don't have your serial number so I cannot look at the electronic manual they offer on line.



    Here is the link where you can go to see the manual which I am certain describes the procedure. http://apache.ariens.com/cgibin/ctrg0005...



    You may haave to go in here, however, http://www.ariens.com/corporate/pages/cu... and select download manuals.



    I hope this helps you ... if you need more - please post another comment to this question so I can try again. (hee hee hee - I don't make the $ if I cant help you)



    Serioiusly, thanks for the clarification ... and think snow ... next week.



    Thanks



    a (from the Jersey Shore)

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