2003 yardman snowblower wont move - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 02-03-2018, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 9
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
2003 yardman snowblower wont move

I redid a yardman track snowblower also replaced a bunch of items on it the snowblower shaft that the auger is on all the bushings in the front auger area 2 orings inside the carb also motor drive belt sanded and painted all the metal ok im having a problem i had to take it all apart so im thinking i didnt put it back right i also took off the arm that goes to the forward and reverse level
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 02-03-2018, 12:36 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 3,246
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 118
Thanks (Received): 277
Likes (Given): 358
Likes (Received): 633
There could be several things causing it to not move. Most blower transmissions use a rubber wheel (the friction disk) that slides back and forth along a shaft. The gearshift lever moves the location of the rubber wheel on this shaft. Then, when you squeeze the drive lever, this rubber wheel is pressed against an aluminum disk, to spin the aluminum disk, which drives the wheels.

If the drive lever isn't pulling the rubber wheel and aluminum disk together, you won't move. Either it's not making anything pivot when squeezing, or the rubber wheel could possibly be located beyond the edge of the aluminum disk. It will also freewheel easily, even with the drive lever squeezed. You'd still be able to push it with or without the drive lever squeezed.

Or, if the rubber wheel is located right at the center of the aluminum disk, you won't move, but you wouldn't be able to push the machine by hand with the drive lever squeezed.

A specific model number, and pictures (at least of the transmission area under the machine, with the bottom cover removed) would help people better understand the situation.

Ariens 1024 Pro
Toro Power Clear 221QR
Toro Power Curve 1800
RedOctobyr is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 02-05-2018, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 9
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Ok I figured out the drive belt issue I had the pulley behind it instead of in front of it so the drive is all set but now I'm having an issue with the auger belt two pulleys two belts the belt closest to the motor keeps falling off so can I use just one belt on the auger
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1517846280295404997115_1517846304783.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	135.3 KB
ID:	130298   Click image for larger version

Name:	15178463796572047542136_1517846418388.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	98.5 KB
ID:	130306  
post #4 of 8 Old 02-05-2018, 01:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 3,246
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 118
Thanks (Received): 277
Likes (Given): 358
Likes (Received): 633
You can probably use just one belt, though that single belt may not last as long, since it'll be taking all the load. If they are significantly different lengths, however, the loose one may not be doing much anyhow, and the tighter one may be doing the majority of the work already.

At least you'd have the 2nd belt as a spare. If this one fails, you could install #2, and then take it easy until you could replace them both together with matching belts.

Ariens 1024 Pro
Toro Power Clear 221QR
Toro Power Curve 1800
RedOctobyr is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 02-05-2018, 02:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: bolton, ont(north of toronto)
Posts: 782
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 56
Thanks (Received): 62
Likes (Given): 51
Likes (Received): 148
the idler pulley doesnt look right, should have a lip on the outer edges to keep belt from slipping off

Bought a dead but now fixed 1980ish craftsman II 10/28....ITS ONE HEAVY BEAST

MY VIDS ON FIXIN HER UP

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

vinnycom is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 02-05-2018, 04:36 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 3,246
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 118
Thanks (Received): 277
Likes (Given): 358
Likes (Received): 633
Also make sure the idler isn't backing off too much, allowing too much slack in the belts.

Ariens 1024 Pro
Toro Power Clear 221QR
Toro Power Curve 1800
RedOctobyr is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 02-07-2018, 10:40 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 3
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Ok I figured out the drive belt issue I had the pulley behind it instead of in front of it so the drive is all set but now I'm having an issue with the auger belt two pulleys two belts the belt closest to the motor keeps falling off so can I use just one belt on the auger
You need to tell your supplier you need a matched set of belts to begin with , they make sure they are from the same batch, I do the same when servicing my air compressors etc. , commercial belts and should be packaged as a set , mower decks can be dual also and they are HD , usually green

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
dsc440 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 02-07-2018, 11:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,643
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 12
Thanks (Received): 112
Likes (Given): 115
Likes (Received): 254
Seems that people are missing the fact his belt fingers that keep the belts on the pulleys when no tension is there are both ummm NOT there.
here is a pic off the net of a Ariens belt keeper or whatever they call it.

Sno-Tek Modded, 15"X-Track tires (Now has same X-Track tires but 13"x4" for better fit), 254cc engine LED light and hand warmers.
Snapper 6/22 sold but not forgotten. Was my first.
Ariens ST1027LE workhorse and going strong.
New 2017 Ariens Deluxe completely rebuilt after losing a fight with a forklift.

Last edited by Dauntae; 02-07-2018 at 11:18 PM.
Dauntae is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome