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Got 12 inches of snow yesterday. Got out the snowblower (921037/1.5 seasons old) started up hit the drive lever and it didn't seem to have any torque. Took off the bottom plate to check the drive wheel found it was very worn. Reset the tension and replaced the cover. Seemed to run but seemed slow for the speed setting. Made one pass down the steep driveway and got half way back up and it refused to move forward. Pulled it back up the hill to the garage. Went in the house to lookup parts on the web. My wife tells me that the computer is not working. I tried and sure enough, no go. Got on the phone to the Dealer I bought the machine from and asked if they had a drive wheel. They did. I drove the 25 miles (1 Way) in white out conditions to get it. Took me 3 hrs. to change the wheel. Put back together, started up, hit drive lever. Nothing. Pulled the bottom plate everything seemed fine. Started up with drive plate off and noticed the drive disk was not moving. Took off the belt cover and the tension wheel was all the way down and resting on the chassis. Pulled the belt off and found the belt tension wheel had scraped the chassis until it wore through and pushed a piece of sharp metal against the belt and ate up the belt. I bent the sharp piece back so they didn't hit the belt or the tension wheel. Went in house and call dealer for the belt. THEY DON'T HAVE ONE!
They give me another dealers phone number and the part number. I call them and they say the belt number has been changed and the don't have one. Called the first dealer and asked if they could suggest someone else. They told me they didn't Know of anyone. Asked if they could order it. They said yes, it would be arrive in a week to 2 weeks. Called a friend and had him get me all the dealers on this side of the State (West Michigan). I called them all and none of them had the belt. I found at least one that was helpful and offered to order it. So, on Monday I get to drive 120 miles round trip to get the belt. I would advise anyone with this model to check that belt and tension wheel. Considering mine was only a year and a half old machine and failed. The rant is over!
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That's amazing for such a young machine... how many hours of use do you estimate it has? I wonder if maybe it was incorrectly set up at the dealer.

Do you have a part number for the belt? I bet you could find it somewhere online and get it shipped express. Or if Amazon has it and you have Prime, get free 2-day shipping.

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Lesson to be learned from OPs comments is that anyone that owns a snowblower ought to purchase a spare set of belts and sheer pins, and keep them handy - no matter how new their snowblower is. $hit happens, and at the worst time.

End of lesson...
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Yeah my 28 SHO is brand new and i ordered belts and pins just in case. Sorry to hear such bad luck

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I know you went through a lot of effort to make it right.
I need to ask about warranty, weren't they offering 3 years back then or was it only one, did the subject ever come up? Was there any mention about the dealer/factory may be at fault in their setup?

I had a friction disc problem with mine (2002 824 Ariens )it was a little past the year warranty. In its second season.
I noticed I hardly had any forward drive ,slipping action. So I called my dealer they acknowledged their was a factory problem, drove 45 miles round trip picked it up and returned it back in two days! with all new parts worked great still running!
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I would call the factory! may not hurt!

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You dont NEED to use an Ariens belt. In a pinch, any belt the right width and length will do. Auto store, ag store will have what you need

What is the part number of the belt?

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What Zed said. Take the broken belt you have, drive to your closest NAPA Auto Parts store and I'm betting they can cross reference it and find something that will work better.
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Also- You can always call Ariens and order a belt from them and they'll ship it to you. No need to have it shipped to a dealer and you have to drive 120 miles to go get it.
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Lastly- I feel bad you have gone to all that time and effort, my friend. God bless.
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Lesson to be learned from OPs comments is that anyone that owns a snowblower ought to purchase a spare set of belts and sheer pins, and keep them handy - no matter how new their snowblower is. $hit happens, and at the worst time.

End of lesson...
ding ding winner winner...absolutly correct on this point. you left out a new spark plug though

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