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Hi all! Ariens ST824s Question
Original Message   Feb 15, 2014 6:40 pm
Well....hi all! I have gotten a lot of help from this site just by reading others postings...now I have an issue with my snowblower that I cannot figure out and would like someone who might know a little more about it help me troubleshoot and solve this problem...

I got a "3rd hand" Ariens ST824s from a friend who didnt need it..first year it worked like a boss...just had to tweak the carb and fuel flow and use a lot of SeaFoam and Stabil fuel additive to keep it running smooth..this year I had a tune up done on it and it starts on first pull and runs great with new carb kit.

I have found that when snow blowing, once there is an amount of snow taken in, the auger will stop moving (the second stage inside still blows snow). I thought that it might be very old auger belt...so just replaced it...now when i engage the auger it sounds like i just kicked a dog! I am hoping that it needs a little time to break in...BUT...auger still stops when a certain amount of snow(of any type other than powder) is taken in...checked the Shear Pins...they are good to go...no squealing when auger stops, so as far as i know, the belt is not slipping...engine is NOT bogged down when this happens...I can stop, throw it in reverse, engage clutch and it will work until it chokes on snow again

So...can anyone give me a direction to go in? I really do not know what the heck is keeping the auger from moving...

Thanks in advance, you guys rock!
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