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Well IL finally blessed me with a snow but I have a question. My Platinum 24" leaves a trail of snow going from the right side of the drum. The left side leaves a perfect cut but the other side is basically plowing a pile up. Is this normal to leave a rather large pile like this?
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Shear bolts broken? Auger on backwards? Although I dont think that can happen.
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I'll check the bolts and auger tonight. As for the video it doesnt seem to be kicking any snow forward like that. It seems that the auger wouldn't be turning.

I'll look this eve and see whats up
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Well the dealer that delivered my unit is picking it up tomorrow for inspection. On the phone he feels the right side auger was installed backwards.

By any of you looking at this photo can you tell if its installed incorrectly?
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Yep, right side was installed backwards..
both sides are supposed to turn opposite of each other, and "face in opposite directions" so that that both sides push snow toward the center of the bucket (and the impeller)..should look like this:



On yours, both sides are pushing to the right..
the left side is pushing to the right (toward the center) as it should..
but the right side is also pushing to the right! toward the outside of the bucket..
thats the problem..have the dealer flip the auger, and you should be good to go..

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OK, you guys have me worried now....lol I too just recently bought a new Ariens. I took a look at my auger directions and they look to be right, but can I get a confirmation? I cropped the attached photo from a photo of the entire machine, so it's not the greatest....but it should work.

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JRHAWK9 - Your's looks good to go. Notice the difference between yours and jobes. Your rakes are all "leaning" towards the center/your gearbox. Where you can see on jobes that the right side rakes are clearly clearly "leaning" to the right/outside of the bucket.
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Thanks for confirming. So who does the auger install Ariens or the dealer? Geez between this and my screwed up sticker install the craftsmanship really has my thinking.
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Hawk, yours is fine!
Look at the top-half of the augers, above the shaft, at the front side of the bucket.
both sides should look like they are leaning toward the center, like this:



yours is correct..both augers push snow toward the center of the bucket, so the auger can pick it up and shoot it out..

But Jobes machine has the right-side (from the operator position) installed backwards:



The left-side auger is fine, it pushes snow to the center in proper fashion, but the right-side auger is pushing show to the outside of the bucket! instead of toward the center, creating the behavior he described..

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