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Question New to me 924028 Drive Problems

Picked up a nice old 8hp 24" this Spring.

Went through the whole machine, cleaned and lubed all the linkages cleaned the friction disc, put on new belts, and shift seemed fine.

Did a small snow last week & it worked fine.

Today I ended up doing 8-12" of light snow up my 300' long drive and did the patio.

It seemed as though it now does not want to drive the wheels. If I shift in & out through the gears sometimes it is fine and I cannot hold it back.

When I pull the bottom cover off what should I look for?

p.s. I noticed the shift rod was hitting the slot on the bottom cover so I had to take the top 2 bolts off the cover so it didn't interfere; I also notice the rod had been rubbing on the bottom of the pull start when I got the machine.

Otherwise it runs great, 1-2 pulls to start and really throws the snow.

This is supplementing my 1974 Homelite (Simplicity) T16 with plow & blower.

Thanks for any input.
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Most likely either the rubber has gone bad on the friction disc, water has gotten in there, grease has been slung on there or it needs the adjustment tightened. As for the shift rod hitting things, I have noticed that separating mine (to get to the belts) if you let the back rock all the way down to the ground the rods hit the ground and can get bent.

There is a nut on the bottom of the drive clutch rod right where it goes into the machine. The manual says to lift the rear wheels off the ground, put the shifter into neutral, and then spin the tires while tightening that nut. When the wheels start to bind up loosen that nut 3 turns.
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That friction disc is really a wear item and needs to be replaced every 5 or 10 years depending on use. Its not expensive, the part costs like 20 bucks. Change it and the machine will drive like new.

i just had mine replaced on a 724. First time in 15 years.
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Looking at the linkage from the handle on the left that engages the wheels, at the bottom it connects to a piece and pulling down the handle pulls that piece up. When it pulls that piece up, there's a bolt sticking straight out of it that gets pulled back somewhat, that makes the friction disk contact the drive wheel. Adjusting that bolt will get you a little tighter grip.

Here's he manual:

http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/PM%2024000.pdf
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