Walk This Way - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 01-25-2016, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Garden City, NY
Posts: 19
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 1
Walk This Way

I have a 28" Deluxe, model 921022, that is about three seasons old. I'm in NYC, so my season probably means about as much use as some of you guys get in a week, hahaha.

The machine has started veering to the left. For example I select a medium forward speed and I attempt to walk down the sidewalk, it will turn to the left and be off the sidewalk in about 8 feet.

This problem started late last year and I found a severe tire pressure mismatch. I correct this and the problem still happens, but not as badly.

Where should I start looking to find the problem?

PS: I'm glad I found this forum, I wished I knew about you guys a couple of years ago!
OsoRojo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 01-25-2016, 08:12 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Wilmington, MA
Posts: 781
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 10
Thanks (Received): 100
Likes (Given): 19
Likes (Received): 264
Are the scraper bar and skids on the auger housing adjusted correctly, and not worn out?

A problem with either/both of those items could cause one side to drag more than the other and make the machine want to turn.

~1994 Ariens 924084 (ST1032) "papa bear": restored, re-engined, real nice!
1991 Ariens 924050 (ST824) "mama bear"
Toro PowerCurve 1800 "baby bear"

Be alert! America needs more lerts.
ELaw is online now  
post #3 of 13 Old 01-25-2016, 09:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Magnetic Hill, New Brunswick Canada Average snowfall (111.0'')282.0cms
Posts: 2,638
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 93
Likes (Given): 25
Likes (Received): 570
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL4u...?v=pL4uESRCnv8


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
''Never drive faster than your guardian ANGEL can fly''
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Coby7 is online now  
post #4 of 13 Old 01-25-2016, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Garden City, NY
Posts: 19
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 1
Quote:
Are the scraper bar and skids on the auger housing adjusted correctly, and not worn out?
I will check them out. I've see how to adjust the skids, is there a reference on how to adjust the scraper bar?
OsoRojo is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 01-25-2016, 11:00 PM
Super Moderator
 
Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 9,146
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 511
Thanks (Received): 682
Likes (Given): 3849
Likes (Received): 1480
Garage
to the forum OsoRojo

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...12454388,d.amc


.
Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

Please help keep the lights on by subscribing:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kiss4aFrog is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 01-25-2016, 11:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 3,175
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 142
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 291
Might want to use a couple of paint sticks, instead of the eyeball method that the video uses.

Garage:
MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
db9938 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 01-25-2016, 11:57 PM
Senior Member
 
GoBlowSnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,554
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 5
Thanks (Received): 84
Likes (Given): 56
Likes (Received): 258
sheesh, what did they do to that poor ST? Blue all over the place
GoBlowSnow is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 01-26-2016, 12:22 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 3,175
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 142
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 291
Looks like it ingested a paint can.

Garage:
MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
db9938 is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 01-26-2016, 11:25 AM
Senior Member
 
ChrisJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 330
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 34
Thanks (Received): 5
Likes (Given): 58
Likes (Received): 31
May be a silly question but you never know.
Any chance you broke a shear pin and only one auger is spinning?

1999 Ariens 924108 824SLE.

1933 GE Monitor Top refrigerator restoration video

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ChrisJ is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 01-26-2016, 12:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 814
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 60
Thanks (Received): 113
Likes (Given): 79
Likes (Received): 124
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by OsoRojo View Post
I have a 28" Deluxe, model 921022, that is about three seasons old. I'm in NYC, so my season probably means about as much use as some of you guys get in a week, hahaha.

The machine has started veering to the left. For example I select a medium forward speed and I attempt to walk down the sidewalk, it will turn to the left and be off the sidewalk in about 8 feet.

This problem started late last year and I found a severe tire pressure mismatch. I correct this and the problem still happens, but not as badly.

Where should I start looking to find the problem?

PS: I'm glad I found this forum, I wished I knew about you guys a couple of years ago!
Sounds like you have:
1. excessive resistance in the left side skid shoes or scraper bar poorly adjusted so you can check those settings as others have said.
2. Tire size is different left to right; tire size would be shown on sidewall such as 4.80 x 8 or you could measure the circumference by marking a point on tire and pavement (both tires) and move machine forward to the point where the mark meets the pavement again and mark the pavement; measure the distance between the marks on pavement for each tire and they should be the same, but for machine to veer left the right tire would have a longer distance between its marks.
3. There may be a problem with the trans which is slowing left wheel so you can try holding back machine with engine running and driving forward in second gear to see if both wheels spin or pull you forward as they should, or if drive is on right wheel predominantly. If right wheel spins and not left then the trans needs to be investigated further.

You can check your purchase date against the warranty period and you may be covered. Much easier to get the problem resolved by a dealer usually.

Good luck.

2015 Ariens Platinum 30 SHO - model 921040
Town is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome