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post #1 of 22 Old 01-07-2017, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Loud chattering sound ariens snowblower

Have an issue only when engaging the Auger. It makes a loud chattering while engaged and looks like the belt is not tight enough. I went through the manual and everything is set to spec. I don't know why it keeps doing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Update: I did notice a few things, there is a slight wear in the belt where it looks like it is rubbing on inside, it did thin the belt out in one spot about 3 inches. the second thing I realized is that if i do not fully engage the auger it will NOT make any noise. the belt will spin and spin the auger pulley but once i put full pressure on the belt (pushing handle down fully) i get the chatter.

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if its 10000 series i always engage the auger on those before starting the engine
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is this a 1965 or a 2015 ? more info is needed

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A loud chatter when the auger is turning can be different things...the impeller rubbing on something, the belt slipping on the pulley, a badly worn auger bearing. I would try a belt change first and go from there. MH

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Adding some basic info on what you are talking about would be very helpful. Things like the manufacturer, the model number and the size engine for starters.
Photos never hurt either. (You'll need to make 5-10 posts before you can post photos)

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Chattering issue with video

Thanks for the feedback. The snowblower is an Ariens 920013 I believe 2013/14 Here is a video of the issue. Also is it normal to have a slight lateral movement in the shaft connected to the front blades?

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FYI I also checked to make sure there is no rubbing. There is not.
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is this a 1965 or a 2015 ? more info is needed
That is funny...could be both!

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Have you checked to see if the impeller or auger is turning ?? Turning smoothly ?? Have you slipped the belt off the big pulley and tried to turn the pulley that turns the impeller by hand to see if it's catching ?? In the video it looks like the idler stays stationary when you engage it. Maybe it's just the idlers bearing hanging up.

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I will have to check the idler bearing. The Auger does turn freely when engaged. The idler is not stationary though it may be hanging up and that is why it is bouncing and perhaps causing the noise. When making adjustments to the idler is it possible I made it too tight? Causing it to bind? I will investigate tomorrow, let you know how it goes. Thank you.
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