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Ariens 1028 drive issue

Ariens 1028 model#924116. Cleaning up the driveway this morning when machine stopped moving. It's happened a few times this winter but always seemed to move after a few minutes. I replaced the friction plate last fall and machine was working fine. I removed the belt cover and belt wasn't broken. Then i put it in service position and removed the bottom cover and the bottom pulley is loose. Has a lot of movement like a bad bearing. Is there a bearing or a bushing that maybe worn out? Easily replaced?
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Sounds like the impeller bearing went bad. That will loosen the belt so it doesn't engage properly....You have to split the machine ...pull the impeller pulley, then replace bearing...a PIA during blowing season, but not hard.
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Is that bearing attached to the pulley? Didn't see the bearing on a parts list.
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Sounds like you are talking about the wheel drive system and not the auger drive system? For the wheel drive system the belt closer to the engine drives a pulley which is attached to the swing plate through a bearing assembly. The pulley is the drive plate that is moved toward the rubber tired driven disc when you engage the drive clutch to move the swing plate to power the wheels.

The parts list for my machine does not show a replacement for that bearing or bearing assembly and so the swing plate (pulley, swing plate and bearing assembly) must be replaced as a unit. Sounds like your machine is similar. You may be able to replace the bearing in the assembly, but I have never needed to do that.

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Yes wheel drive system. The bottom pulley has a lot of play.
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Yes wheel drive system. The bottom pulley has a lot of play.
Before you get the chance to replace the swing plate assembly (or the bearing if you are lucky) try the lower forward gears since they are close to center of drive plate and the worn bearing would have less effect in not being close enough to the drive disc. Another approach is to tighten the drive clutch adjustment so the bearing play will have less effect. But be careful that you do not over adjust so that it is always driving.

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Tried in all gears. In the lower gear the machine would move about a foot then felt like it jammed. Once i engaged the lever and roll the machine it would loosen up.
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Looked on the web at a parts schematic for my model and doesn't show a swing plate assembly. Any idea where i can find a good parts diagram showing this part?

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Looked on the weed at a parts schematic for my model and doesn't show a swing plate assembly. Any idea where i can find a good parts diagram showing this part?
Your fairly close to me, if you have means to bring your machine to me on Saturday I'm sure we can get it fixed up properly and back into snow fighting duty. Send me a pm if interested and I'll give you my info.
I'm pretty sure I have any necessary parts if they are needed, and 110% sure I can fix it with / for you.

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Click on the view/download link on this website to see and or download your manual. Should be easy fix whatever it is. Worse case scenario is an elongated hole in the tractor body from worn shaft. Easily repaired with a little welding.

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