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Ariens ST824 Auger Spring Broken....HELP

Hi All, I appreciate any help you can give. The Auger Pulley tension spring broke today on my 1994 Ariens ST824. I found the part online and could order a new one. I just can't figure out how it attaches?

I've been doing searches on these forums, youtube, google etc.

It's not the drive pulley spring - it's definetly the auger as the belt is very loose unless the auger stayes engaged.

THANKS SO MUCH to anyone that can point me in the right direction. I appreciate it!

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Just an FYI - this spring is internal and attaches to the auger pulley system. Again, thanks for anyone that can assist, much appreciated.
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Is this the spring you are talking about? Part 37 in the drawing which I hope is attached.

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YES! Part 37 of that schematic - that's the spring! Any idea of how it attaches? Thanks!
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both ends have a hook, and one attaches to the clutch lever through what appears to be a hole in the lever. The drawing is not clear on where the long end of the spring attaches, but it may hook over the bolt that holds the idler pulley. Get the new spring in your hands, and perhaps you can figure it out by attaching the short loop where you know it goes and seeing if the is a specific hole in the bracket behind the idler pulley. I see a hole in part 24 bracket that might be the spot.

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Thanks Skutflut for taking the time to respond and post the diagram. Much appreciated! I ordered the spring and should have it by Weds. I'll post some pictures if I figure it out and hopefully that can help the next person. Thanks again.
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GMorning H123, Just to be clear, the belt that engages the auger belt should be loose until the auger is engaged. The spring you are trying to replace should be pulling the pulley away from the belt when you release the lever? Thanx, J
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If you look at the attached image, I think what you're talking about is the upper of the two springs.

One end goes through a hole in the metal "tab" that sticks off the clutch shaft (or whatever it's called), the other hooks into a hole in the housing.
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GMorning H123, Just to be clear, the belt that engages the auger belt should be loose until the auger is engaged. The spring you are trying to replace should be pulling the pulley away from the belt when you release the lever? Thanx, J
Hi JayzAuto - The belt is loose until the auger is engaged. In fact - it's so loose it comes undone unless the auger is engaged. At least this is my experience now that the spring broke. I had to finish snow blowing my driveway by keeping the auger engaged 100% of the time. (19 inches on Saturday for us and I have 125 foot driveway.) I thought the spring kept tension on the auger pulley - just enough to keep the belt from having too much slack without the auger being engaged? Thanks for the post
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If you look at the attached image, I think what you're talking about is the upper of the two springs.

One end goes through a hole in the metal "tab" that sticks off the clutch shaft (or whatever it's called), the other hooks into a hole in the housing.
THANKS ELaw! I sincerely appreciate the photo! That helps me very much!
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