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2013 Ariens eaing friction wheels

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My Ariens platinum 30 is eating friction wheels like crazy.

New one last year(i bought it second hand last year) replaced worn friction wheel and this year have to replace again after a total of a dozen storms.A friction wheel should last for years if all is normal.The friction material is laying on the bottom pan like shredded cheese.I adjusted the gap and spring tension as per manual.The plate the friction wheel runs on seems in good shape
Anybody have any ideas,i would appreciate a hand.

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I don't really *know* exactly, but it seems to me that there are three possible causes.

1: The wheel is pressing too hard on the plate, causing undue friction
2: The wheel is too far forward or backward, causing sideways motion to eat away at it
3: The wheel is at an angle (this seems less likely, the angle would probably have to quite noticeable)

That's all I got
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What is the Condition of the drive Plate? If it is scored badly, that could cause undue wear on the Friction Wheel.
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Are the bearings good on both ends of the shaft that the rubber disc is on? Is the disc carrier assembly tight, and alined. ?
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Thanks guys I'll check all those things and put the new wheel on.
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Are you running the machine on Gravel ??
Do you have many times the machine stops moving or throwing even when you have the handles all the way down ??
You mentioned the drive disc was in good shape, is it nice and flat and smooth to the touch ?? Any signs on the drive plate of the rubber ground into it or burning ??

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My experience is its adjusted too tight, after the loss of the first rubber the plate gets chewed up and contributes more to eating more rubber.


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Do you have pix of the "Shredded Cheese" laying at the bottom of the pan? Your not trying to change gears while in motion, are you?? Jay
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