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x411


Joined: Mar 8, 2007
Points: 3

Ariens snow thrower not throwing snow very far.
Original Message   Mar 8, 2007 1:37 pm
Hi,

I have an Ariens snow thrower that starts fine. Engine seems to run
fine but the snow thrower is not able to throw snow out of the shoot
very far. Max 1 feet. The Auger blades are spinning so that snow is
being collected. The impeller/fan is also spinning (I think that's
what it's called) but the snow is not being tossed out of the shoot
very far.

The make is Ariens

Model is 922008

Engine Make is a Tecsumshe

Engine Model is HS50 67008

Any suggestions as to where to start looking?

Thanks.
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jubol


Location: Dover, De
Joined: Oct 3, 2003
Points: 1558

Re: Ariens snow thrower not throwing snow very far.
Reply #1   Mar 8, 2007 1:51 pm
In Search on this page, type in "Belt Adjustment"!!

I think you will find your answer to your problem!!

Fred

Husqvarna STE927(11.5HP) snowblower,  MTD Pro Series 18/42 Lawnmower, MTD 6.5 HP  Self Prop Lawn Mower,  Weedeater 1500 Blower, Web Gensis  2000 
Jonathan


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Location: Near Albany NY
Joined: Sep 12, 2004
Points: 320

Re: Ariens snow thrower not throwing snow very far.
Reply #2   Mar 10, 2007 9:42 am
I agree with Fred that this is probably a belt adjustment issue for the auger/impeller/brake. If you have the manual for the machine, this should tell you how to do the adjustment. If you don't have the manual, go to the Ariensd web site and click on Customer Service. Then click on Order Service Manuals. Hopefully they will have the one you need.

2004 Ariens 11528LE, Troybilt Horse "Big Red" Tiller (original), Troybilt Tuffy Tiller (original), Sears LT1000 mower, Lawn Boy 7073 21" mower, Stihl FS55 RC trimmer, Poulan Countervibe 3400 chainsaw
nibbler


Joined: Mar 5, 2004
Points: 741

Re: Ariens snow thrower not throwing snow very far.
Reply #3   Mar 11, 2007 9:27 am
Even if Ariens doesn't have the exact manual get one for a similar sized machine, the adjustment procedure will be extremely close if not identical. You can also download the manuals instead of ordering them.

There have been postings on the adjustement procedure but the manuals will have pictures as well.
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x411


Joined: Mar 8, 2007
Points: 3

Re: Ariens snow thrower not throwing snow very far.
Reply #4   Mar 11, 2007 11:50 pm
Thanks everyone.  I contacted Ariens support and they said that there's no belt adjustments for this model and that the manual is not downloadable as the unit is fairly old.  They were however kind enough to provide me with 2 scanned pages with instructions on how to access and remove the belt.  Everybody's advise was on the ball as I discovered that the belt was broken but not severed.  I guess there was still enough tension in the belt to turn the impeller and auger but not enough to throw the snow very far.
I will be picking up a belt tomorrow and will let everyone know the outcome.  Hope there's still snow to test the new belt.  Warmer weather is melting the snow away.

Thanks to all for the excellent advice.
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jubol


Location: Dover, De
Joined: Oct 3, 2003
Points: 1558

Re: Ariens snow thrower not throwing snow very far.
Reply #5   Mar 12, 2007 10:02 am
X411,

Glad you found your problem!!!

You also might want to put Clarence's "Impeller Kit" on your blower.

Check it out!! Google "Clarence's impeller kit" for his site!!!

Fred

Husqvarna STE927(11.5HP) snowblower,  MTD Pro Series 18/42 Lawnmower, MTD 6.5 HP  Self Prop Lawn Mower,  Weedeater 1500 Blower, Web Gensis  2000 
x411


Joined: Mar 8, 2007
Points: 3

Re: Ariens snow thrower not throwing snow very far.
Reply #6   Mar 12, 2007 8:39 pm
Well,  I changed the v-belt today and test the throwing distance.  The snow is a little slushy and I only managed to get about 1-2 feet  away from the snow thrower.  I figured if it was fresh snow I would manage 5-6 feet max.  The impeller is definitely spinning faster but I don't think the entire problem has been resolved.  Can I grease the shaft that spins the v-belt?  What about the idler? (not the part where the belt is) It was cluttered with fiber from the damaged belt.  What other components should I lubricate to reduce friction?  I also noticed that the gear case that the auger was attached to was vibrating left to right as the auger blades spinning.

Comments.

I'll check out the impeller kit as suggested.

Thanks.
This message was modified Mar 12, 2007 by x411
Jonathan


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Location: Near Albany NY
Joined: Sep 12, 2004
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Re: Ariens snow thrower not throwing snow very far.
Reply #7   Mar 13, 2007 12:52 pm
I don't think that the auger case should be moving. That could have something to do with the belt tearing up. Someone with more experience than I with tearing down machines can probably tell you what to look at next.
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2004 Ariens 11528LE, Troybilt Horse "Big Red" Tiller (original), Troybilt Tuffy Tiller (original), Sears LT1000 mower, Lawn Boy 7073 21" mower, Stihl FS55 RC trimmer, Poulan Countervibe 3400 chainsaw
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