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what is this wire on Ariens 414 engine?

Digging thru PDF parts diagram not seeing what this wire is? it just looks like its just hanging there? is it supposed to be secured somewhere somehow? (like via a zip tie, or??).

If you have a 414 do you have this same wire in this location hanging out?

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It's really hard to see the wire you're referring to. Is there a connector on the end, or is it just bare? I'm assuming it's not plugged into something else. Sometimes a single wire is for running a headlight, or perhaps heated grips. A single wire could also be to kill the ignition, but if that had come loose, you'd probably have other problems.

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I thought it might have been sloppy assembly from the dealer. I googled the 414 for images. The wire is there as well.


It reminds me of something I saw a long time ago in my production equipment days. A wire that connected to a plastic cover. It wound up being a primitive kill switch in case the chain broke under the cover. But your wire location pretty much excludes that. Unless a customer somewhere found a way to kill themselves with a pull starter.

My second guess is a warranty "tamper" tag.

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It's really hard to see the wire you're referring to. Is there a connector on the end, or is it just bare? I'm assuming it's not plugged into something else. Sometimes a single wire is for running a headlight, or perhaps heated grips. A single wire could also be to kill the ignition, but if that had come loose, you'd probably have other problems.
This. Far right red arrow points to a connector though I didn't yank on it to see further. Its def a wire in a sheath of some kind.


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I thought it might have been sloppy assembly from the dealer. I googled the 414 for images. The wire is there as well.


It reminds me of something I saw a long time ago in my production equipment days. A wire that connected to a plastic cover. It wound up being a primitive kill switch in case the chain broke under the cover. But your wire location pretty much excludes that. Unless a customer somewhere found a way to kill themselves with a pull starter.

My second guess is a warranty "tamper" tag.
Thanks, I tried Googling images as well before posing, did not find one of this region?

I have not removed the sideplate to look...it looks like a few bolts to remove (??) but did not notice it until today and dont' see this item/region in the parts PDF offhand.

Any idea where you saw the image? It just seems like this should be secured to something somewhere.

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thats your ground lead. if you look up into the heater box you can trace it to your ignition switch harness
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thats your ground lead. if you look up into the heater box you can trace it to your ignition switch harness
thanks. clarify 'heater box'?

Is it supposed to just be hanging there? it just seems snag-able
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so if you pull off the heater box theres usually a black plastic clip that clips to part of the carburetor shrouding, some engines is just a tiny zip tie and they bundle it together, we have had a few brand new ariens come dangling like that though
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The heater box is the shrouds around the carburetor. They're intended to warm the air flowing into the carb, to prevent the carb from freezing. Usually they take advantage of air warmed by the exhaust or the engine itself.

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If you disconnect that wire the shutoff switch wonít work


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