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scopes01


Location: Montreal, CANADA
Joined: Nov 27, 2011
Points: 22

Problems with New Ariens Professional 28 ST28DLE (926038) Quick-Turn Chute system.....
Original Message   Jan 28, 2012 10:22 am
Hi guys...I recently purchased a new Ariens Professional  28 snowblower model ST28DLE (926038). This machine is a real work horse and built like a tank. So far so good with the machine. The new 420 cc Briggs & Stratton engine is very smooth and works real fine. However, the quick turn chute system is starting to become really annoying for me. It moves on its own while blowing snow..especially when its heavy and wet...I have the service manual and tried to adjust it the best way I can...however, in my opinion the complete design is weak. The concept of the design is efficient, but unfortunately the adjustments available are very limited. I am considering buying the Ariens Deluxe crank chute system and replacing it with it. Or perhaps, if there is an update kit available from Ariens that I can use that can work too. The main problem in my opinion, is that the locking arm and the round receiving square teeth gear has too much backlash. Therefore, making this chute very flimsy and easy to unlock while in action. I have tried adjusting it by giving it more tension, but then the locking arm starts touching the gear and doesn't turn freely as it should. Also below there is a kit that is available from Ariens...but I am not quite sure if this upgrade will improve it's performance. Attached below is a picture of the kit. Any sugestions would be very much appreciated...thank you!

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scopes01


Location: Montreal, CANADA
Joined: Nov 27, 2011
Points: 22

Re: Problems with New Ariens Professional 28 ST28DLE (926038) Quick-Turn Chute system.....
Reply #2   Jan 29, 2012 8:48 pm
Thanks Snowmann...I really appreciate your advice and suggestions...I will have a go at it again with your instructions. Hopefully, I will be able to get it right. If not I will follow your advice and bring it to the dealer and get it adjusted. By the way...what do you think of the idea of installing the crank chute system from the latest Ariens Deluxe model?...is it feasible to this? Regards, scopes01
thundada1


Location: Massachusetts
Joined: Jan 18, 2017
Points: 1

Re: Problems with New Ariens Professional 28 ST28DLE (926038) Quick-Turn Chute system.....
Reply #3   Jan 18, 2017 9:04 pm
Hello scopes01 I have that same problem and I put a spring on the top part to pull it closed and seems to be working ok so try that it is cheap and easy to do! I would put a picture up but I don't know how to on here good luck thundada1
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