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Inherited Ariens 910955

Hi all, I have inherited an Ariens model 910955 serial 046447 when my father in-law past almost two years ago.
I did not use the machine last year as I was renting. But now that I own a home 20 minutes from downtown Rochester NY I would like to be able to use the machine.

For what I know is the pull cord mechanism had broken at some point and my father in-law was using a power drill with a 12" extension and socket instead.


other then that I have been going on figuring it out as I can. The throttle control is not original and like to stick. the float like to stick and leak. and generally I can barely get the Tecumseh engine to start let alone keep running. I was able to blow a 10' long path today only because I was holding the throttle on the carb open by hand.


I have had it with tinkering with out guidance. So please the more knowledgeable help educate a young unknowing owner.
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A Harbor Freight Predator would almost bolt on with little modification and solve all your problems...fixing the recoil and carb aren't a big deal if you have done it before, but can be daunting to a first timer.
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Sorry for the loss of your father in law but I'm liking his use of a drill to get her going! Cranman has good ideas!

Wake me up when the snow's done...
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Getting a new pull rope is easy stuff. It's 4 screws, use some penetrating lubricant on them prior. and let them soak a day. I got a new pull rope starter for my 910962 for $20 delivered off "The Bay".

A carb rebuild for an H70 (assuming it's a 7 HP Tecumseh) is easy cheese also. Carb kit, can of Gumout, a video from DonyBoy and you're all set.

I'm 100% self taught doing these two things, never repaired a snowblower in my life until last February. They ain't hard to do. Roughly $40 total, maybe 4 hours tops.

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Where would I look on the motor for identification? I know it is a tecumseh but that's it.
As for rebuilding the carb, I have no problem with this other then seeing new ones for $15 on Ebay or Amazon. Is there anything to look out for with these?
For now I'm thinking of just using the drill method.
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Where would I look on the motor for identification? I know it is a tecumseh but that's it.
As for rebuilding the carb, I have no problem with this other then seeing new ones for $15 on Ebay or Amazon. Is there anything to look out for with these?
For now I'm thinking of just using the drill method.

Howdy neighbor!


At the top of the engine cover you will find the Tecumseh model identification. Or if you post the blower model number we might be able to determine from that.


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There also might be an identification plate on the left hand side, rear lower on the flywheel cover if the engine is old enough.


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1971 Ariens 922002/922003 "The Badger", recent addition, ready for snow
1971 Ariens 922002/922003 "Juneau", finally ready for snow
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You'll definitely want the heater box. Used ones aren't hard to find, but getting the correct box in decent condition might be. Not all the heater boxes are the same even though they have the same dimensions.

Did the carb have the original primer button mounted over the carb opening (not a gas primer, more or less a spring mounted choke), along with the "arrow" choke lever that operates full right/full choke and full left/choke off? Are you missing a throttle cable (having to hold the throttle manually at the carb)?

Looks like you got a 10962 7HP tractor (1969-1970) with a 910995 24" attachment (1971-1972). The carb looks like a well worn typical original carb one would find on a Tecumseh H70-130067 engine of the era assuming it is the original 7HP on the tractor.

I'd say the carb needs a full blown rebuild or proper replacement.

Here's a good image of a 10962 engine like yours probably is, with it's heater box with primer button etc.


1974 Ariens 922008/922003 "Frankenstein", my dad's 1st new snowblower
1971 Ariens 922002/922003 "The Badger", recent addition, ready for snow
1971 Ariens 922002/922003 "Juneau", finally ready for snow
1971 Ariens 910962/910995 "Bill", SOLD 3/7/2019
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These were the only numbers that I could find. Looking at new carbs off of Amazon and want to make sure it is the right size. Thank you all for your help
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Any of the 7 hp carbs on e-bay will work, get one with the adjustable jets if possible, and you can change out the choke lever to yours if they are different.
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