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post #1 of 28 Old 01-28-2015, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ariens 910995 Clutch Lever

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Anyone have an idea why the clutch lever would pop out and drop down obviously stopping the augers and impeller from turning? For some reason, that is what is happening with my machine.
Could it possibly be too much tension on the belt?
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Anyone have an idea why the clutch lever would pop out and drop down obviously stopping the augers and impeller from turning?
I'm afraid we might more specifics one the pop out and drop down and some pics if available?

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If I recall- Don't you have a early Ariens? (or was it JD)- If two levers then 'maybe' the clutch lever isn't staying in place due to weak or off spring? I don't recall for sure, but think the clutch lever has a spring to it ?.. Others may know- but need the blower detail.
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Keilbasa,

I had the same thing occurring on my 10m5. To make a short story long, I'll tell you the steps that I took.

1. replaced the 50 year old clutch lever spring - no joy $15 dollars
2. replaced the belt - sure needed it but didn't help however...
3. when I was changing the belt I noticed the idler pulley bearing had a TON of play
4. I replaced the pulley and tightened the arm down so it aligned with the sheave and all is good.

Hope this helps!

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I replaced the spring in 2011
I upgraded to a 1/2" wide belt when I repowered in 2011

I will check the pulley, but I am (almost).......... sure that it is okay.
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Didn't replace belt again recently did you? If did, maybe size smaller and lever not traveling over pivot point enough.. that's just a 'long' shot and then not sure it would apply. I,m really scratching my head on this one. Strange it would just start doing it unless something wore bad or broke.. Keep us posted what you find.
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Here is what I tried this afternoon.

I checked the tensioner idler pulley bearing. It is tight. No slop. Believe it or not, I spray lube it every summer. The bracket that the pulley is mounted to does go back and forth, meaning say to the front of the machine and to the back. It has always done that since I can remember.

I started the machine and lifted the lever. Everything seemed to be turning okay. I dropped the lever and the belt did it's usual slight hop and the fingers kept the belt from jumping off.

I even took the machine and bounced the bucket on the ground and shook the machine side to side. No let go of the lever. I even moved the bracket holding the pulley back and forth and no let go.

The tension does not seem to be too tight.

Now when I repowered her. The new engines shaft alignment is just like the old Tecumsehs. Same height, length and everything. I did change over to a 1/2" belt from a 3/8". Same 2 1/2" diameter sheave. I bought the same length belt in 1/2" but it was too tight with the tensioner pulley ajusted all the way out. The augers would still slightly turn. So I went 1/2" longer with the belt. It was fine. When I let off the tension. The augers slow down and the belt acts just the way it should with the fingers keeping the belt in place.

Now about two years ago during a heavy wet storm, I swear that she wasn't throwing that far. So I checked the tensioner pulley. I swear it was where it was when I repowered her. Because I marked it. But When I did check the belt for tension with the tension on, I could spin the belt, so I moved the pulley over. It is just about all the way over. My first thought was that the belt stretched, but I took the belt off and compared it to a new belt and they were the same.

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I had no problems with the lever during yesterdays storm. While I was glad, it still leaves me dumb founded. Makes no sense.
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What Chute is that? I'd like to mod my 10000 series to a higher chute, the snow piles this year are getting hard to throw over stock.

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It's a 15" chute that came off of a 8/24 machine I believe. I am not sure of the part number, sorry. I bought it from a used Ariens part guy. Over this past summer I used the original 11" chute that my machine came with and I fit it to the upper part of the 15" chute. I gained a length of about 7" or so. It does **** pretty well. It is basically an experiment.
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