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maxmilano


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1970 Airens Sno Thro Model 10962 need advise on changing fricton wheel
Original Message   Dec 1, 2012 2:22 pm
Hi, hope someone has some advice, I am trying to change the friction wheel on this machine, the manual I found that lists my machine has instructions for changing the wheel but states it is for 1972 and later models. Do you need to remove the bearing flanges and chain to slide the hex axle out to remove the wheel, thats what it looks like to me.  The nuts on the bearing flange just spin and the bolt seems to be tack welded from the other side, if anyone has experience with this please point me in the right direction, thanks in advance for any and all assistance.
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jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
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Re: 1970 Airens Sno Tho need advise on changing fricton wheel
Reply #1   Dec 1, 2012 3:59 pm
Most of the Ariens blowers are set up the same way.
Posting the model # of the blower would be a big help.

Normally there are (if I remember correctly) five bolts holding the friction wheel on.
The bolt heads would be on the right side of the friction wheel.
Slide the friction wheel assembly on the hex shaft (using the gear shift lever) to a position that gives you
the best access to the bolt heads.  I normally put a crescent wrench on the hex
to hold the shaft while I loosen up the bolts.
After you've removed all of the bolts you will have to move things around in order
to get the friction wheel out of the housing.  It may involve removing the
flat steel plate/arm out of the way.  A couple of cotter pins and then remove the pins.
The arm comes loose and you can move it out of your way.
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maxmilano


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Re: 1970 Airens Sno Thro Model 10962 need advise on changing fricton wheel
Reply #2   Dec 1, 2012 4:42 pm
Thanks for the response, I edited the post, the model # is 10962, I am wondering if there is a trick to remove the lock nut's from the bearing flange, they all just spin in place and won't back off? thanks for getting back to me.
jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
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Re: 1970 Airens Sno Thro Model 10962 need advise on changing fricton wheel
Reply #3   Dec 1, 2012 7:32 pm

If the nuts are just spinning.  You will have to use
a short or stubby flat bladed screwdriver to hold the bolts
while you loosen the nuts.
Some of the heads are hard to get too.  And just plain hard to
find or see because of the grease that is sometimes built up
inside the case.
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jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
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Re: 1970 Airens Sno Thro Model 10962 need advise on changing fricton wheel
Reply #4   Dec 1, 2012 7:42 pm

After looking at the parts breakdown for your blower.
It looks as if your blower has a different drive setup.
It's hard to tell, but you might have to remove a shaft to
get the friction hub out.  Then you would remove the
disk from the hub.
He
re's a video that shows how to remove a friction disk
on most Ariens blowers.
Friction Disk removal
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maxmilano


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Re: 1970 Airens Sno Thro Model 10962 need advise on changing fricton wheel
Reply #5   Dec 3, 2012 1:38 pm
Thanks for helping Jrtebor, the threads on all but one of the bearing flanges were stripped, it must have seen some repairs along the line since 1970.  I ended up removing the whold disc bracket assembly to get at everything and make it right, now to put it back together, thanks for your assistance, let you know when she's up an running, they don't make em like this beast anymore!!
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