10 Year old Ariens 8524 drive won't disengage when clutch released - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
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10 Year old Ariens 8524 drive won't disengage when clutch released

Recently, my Ariens 8524 started to remain in drive even with the clutch disengaged. It seems to do this only after a few minutes of normal performance. All adjustments appear to be within specs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (All gears are affected)
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Hi Garry
The clutch is not disengaging if it is staying in gear. Could be a lubrication issue or a weak return spring. Since it is not occurring all the time, I would suspect binding issue somewhere in the clutch linkage. MH
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Pretty common. It just needs some oil in the shaft that pivots in and out when the handle is pressed. Take the belt cover and / or bottom cover off and pull the handle up and down and see where the metal disc the belt and friction wheel ride on slides back and forth. Oil it up.

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