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post #1 of 20 Old 02-17-2014, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Brand Spanking New Won't Start

Just bought a Brand New Deluxe 30" Ariens from a box store.

got home, put gas in and it wont start!!! I thought it might be bad gas. I drained it, put new gas in and even drained the carb. NOTHING! Checked the spark plug by using a screwdriver and looking for an arc. NOTHING! Seems like something is keeping it from getting spark. The key is in. Its set to the run position. Possibly a bad switch??? If so.... ANNOYING
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I think I would just bring it back and exchange it.
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There has been a report of a shorted switch a few days ago here on the board. Ariens walked the owner through a fix. I'll see if I can find the post and link it.
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Pull the pair of wires off behind the stop switch.
I'd return it if it proves further diagnosis and study.
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Problem is... Its the only one in the area. I went all over the state of NH looking for it. And... There is a storm coming tomorrow. Returning it isnt that easy! Ariens is supposed to be reliable.
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I was going to pull the wires. I started to. They were really on tight. I didnt want to break them, trying to get them off. Im thinking there is a short there or one of the wires is grounded. The only other possibility is the off/run switch.
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Ariens support chat is still open, phone support may also be open.
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Where is the support chat? I tried Ariens website. It closed at 4pm central time
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The spade lug has a tiny tooth that locks in a tiny hole onto the male prong back of the switch . Wiggle your long nose holding on to the wire crimp area, till the tooth fails. It should slip off after that. Leave both air hang. No danger of shock from this small current involved here. They are easy to reinsert back on.

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