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Raygg


Joined: Feb 16, 2014
Points: 7

Ariens 8526 goes reverse when fwd speed selected
Original Message   Feb 16, 2014 9:33 pm
Here in MA clearing snow from my driveway I noticed the bottom end of my speed selector shaft (or rod or connector- not sure what to call it) danglingling on the ground instead of being attached to a rod coming out of the rear plate. I know little about how snoblowers work so i took it back to my garage and discovered the bottom end of the speed selector can be reconnected to the steel rod coming out of the housing with a cotter pin. So I inserted the first cpin I found and continued on with my snoblowing. But then I discovered that my fwd speeds put me in reverse and my rev speeds ran me fwd. 1. How do I adjust this so I everything is back to normal and my fwd speeds go fwd and rev speeds go backwds? 2. when adjusting that wearbar under the leading edge of the augurbox should it be even with the augurbox or stick out beyond the abox- and if so how far? 1/4,1/2 inch? I just discovered this website and it looks great.
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RIT333


Joined: Jan 3, 2008
Points: 19

Re: Ariens 8526 goes reverse when fwd speed selected
Reply #1   Feb 16, 2014 10:25 pm
The owners manual has a good discussion of how this is done.
Paul7


Joined: Mar 12, 2007
Points: 425

Re: Ariens 8526 goes reverse when fwd speed selected
Reply #2   Feb 16, 2014 11:48 pm
Ariens dot com makes most of their manuals availble for free download online. Just go to the site, select support and enter your model and serial numbers to get the set up manual.
niper99


Location: London Ont
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Points: 335

Re: Ariens 8526 goes reverse when fwd speed selected
Reply #3   Feb 17, 2014 12:45 am
it sounds like to me that when the rod came disconnected the shaft on the blower swung past the halfway point (friction wheel moved past half way)... so disconnect the rod from the shaft and swing the shaft (friction wheel) the other way past the halfway point then re-install rod.. hope that makes some sense
Raygg


Joined: Feb 16, 2014
Points: 7

Re: Ariens 8526 goes reverse when fwd speed selected
Reply #4   Feb 19, 2014 12:03 pm
That worked! I removed bottonm plate covering friction wheel and whem I turned that shaft 1/2 turn it moved fr wheel over to the left. I reconnected shaft and all my fwd/rev speeds/directions work as intended.Thanks for asvice.
niper99


Location: London Ont
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Points: 335

Re: Ariens 8526 goes reverse when fwd speed selected
Reply #5   Feb 19, 2014 3:06 pm
Raygg wrote:
That worked! I removed bottonm plate covering friction wheel and whem I turned that shaft 1/2 turn it moved fr wheel over to the left. I reconnected shaft and all my fwd/rev speeds/directions work as intended.Thanks for asvice.

NICE!!!
grump


Joined: Jan 14, 2008
Points: 58

Re: Ariens 8526 goes reverse when fwd speed selected
Reply #6   Feb 21, 2014 11:24 am
Mine, the same model, broke in the identical location and did the same thing last year! 

I think I'll preventatively replace the cotter now with something hardened.
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