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jimbedro


Location: Maynard MA
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Friction wheel replacement.
Original Message   Apr 18, 2013 11:22 am
How often does a friction wheel require replacement? My brother has an Ariens he is the second owner. He got the machine with about 6 years of age and the wheel had all the rubber removed and chewed the flywheel. I replaced the friction wheel and fly wheel 3 years ago and now the rubber on the friction wheel is needing replacement.
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jimbedro


Location: Maynard MA
Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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Re: Friction wheel replacement.
Reply #4   Apr 19, 2013 1:59 pm
I used OEM parts when I replaced them. I don't remeber anything in a proximity that would cause rubbing.
Snowmann


Joined: Dec 3, 2003
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Re: Friction wheel replacement.
Reply #5   Apr 20, 2013 10:25 am
What is your model and serial number? I might have some insight for you if I can identify the machine more precisely. Model number starts with a 9.
jimbedro


Location: Maynard MA
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Re: Friction wheel replacement.
Reply #6   Apr 20, 2013 8:49 pm
Snowmann wrote:
What is your model and serial number? I might have some insight for you if I can identify the machine more precisely. Model number starts with a 9.

I'll ask my brother to send me the serial and model number.
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jimbedro


Location: Maynard MA
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Re: Friction wheel replacement.
Reply #7   Apr 21, 2013 7:56 am
Model # 932100 Serial # 010108
Snowmann


Joined: Dec 3, 2003
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Re: Friction wheel replacement.
Reply #8   Apr 22, 2013 10:29 pm
That model was built in 2001. They used a "standard duty" R2 932 series drive. Starting in 2003 similar units used a high performance drive (models 932104 and 932105). These were easier on friction disks. There is a kit to upgrade older models, 53212100. List price is $155.10. Jack's small engines sells it for under list price. Also make sure to check and lube the axle bushings with oil, both hex shafts for the friction disk carrier and drive plate (NLGI 2 grease), and check the bushing for the drive plate (05512000). This bushing can be damaged by lack of lubrication or over-tightening of the drive cable. Also, be sure to buy Ariens OEM friction disks. Aftermarket parts of this type are poor. I hope this helps.
jimbedro


Location: Maynard MA
Joined: Feb 20, 2009
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Re: Friction wheel replacement.
Reply #9   Apr 23, 2013 9:18 pm
Thanks for the info. I'll have him get the upgrade kit.
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