||02-10-2013 08:44 PM
Ariens Not Starting
I have an Ariens with a 250cc B&S Polar Force engine that is just over 1 year old. I've used it a lot over the past 2 days. Like most people in the NE we were slammed. I used it today for about 45 minutes to clear snow that was about 3 feet high at its lowest point. The drive I was clearing was easily 200ft long. It was working hard!
Toward the end it wasn't blowing snow, the dual interlock wasn't working either. I tipped the machine onto the housing to adjust the the nut and screw on the cable adjustment barrel. This worked perfectly. I had to do the same thing yesterday. Not sure why it keeps coming loose though.
Anyway, afterward I couldn't get the machine to start. After a few minutes I gave in and tried the electric start. It started. However, as I was going out to where I left off before this whole thing started, it quit only 60 seconds later.
I left the machine alone, thinking that it was flooded or overheated for about 45 minutes. Unfortunately, now it won't start at all, it doesn't even turn over. What could be wrong? I've never had a problem starting it before.