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Interlock Switch failure

During the last clean up my interlock switch stayed closed to ground so I had to disconnect it to finish up work.

Probably a simple repair but I have heard other saying how they should have posted here first before doing a repair.. so I am.

I haven't even pulled the bottom cover yet. I thought I might wait for some pearls of wisdom.

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I think most people just unhook them and call them fixed. I know when I put new engines on my couple Ariens I didn't bother with any of the stock wiring. Just be careful with it and you should be fine without the interlock.

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Ain't no interlock bs on dad's '67

He's still kickin just fine.
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Replace your interlock. It is a safety device that protects you against careless mistakes that are prone to happen. S..t happens...Murphy's Law, etc. etc. Snow blowers are dangerous enough without adding to the mix. Older stuff had little or no safety devices. Many a finger and thumb missing as a result. Most of us know someone. Just saying. MH

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Replace your interlock. It is a safety device that protects you against careless mistakes that are prone to happen. S..t happens...Murphy's Law, etc. etc. Snow blowers are dangerous enough without adding to the mix. Older stuff had little or no safety devices. Many a finger and thumb missing as a result. Most of us know someone. Just saying. MH
Yes, I am going to repair and/or replace the interlock. It's easier than putting on new fingers. Some safeties are lawyer induced bs, but I like this one.
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Yes, I am going to repair and/or replace the interlock. It's easier than putting on new fingers. Some safeties are lawyer induced bs, but I like this one.
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I'm curious- what interlock is this? I've never had a machine with an interlock.

I did have an old Simplicity that had a 2-position handle for the augers. Pull that up, and they'd stay spinning all day, even if you went inside to warm up

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The interlock is wired to the right hand lever on some Ariens machines. It stops the engine whenever the implement clutch is engaged, and the lever is released. It prevents the user from approaching the auger end with a turning auger. Toro 38050 models had a similar setup. MH

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The interlock is wired to the right hand lever on some Ariens machines. It stops the engine whenever the implement clutch is engaged, and the lever is released. It prevents the user from approaching the auger end with a turning auger. Toro 38050 models had a similar setup. MH
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