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model number is 932029 serial number is 003807

I just bought this older machine in very good condition. The guy said the wheel drive belt was loose and needs a new one. So, after doing some digging in the machine, noticed the idler pulley on the drive belt was missing the spring that holds it to tension. Put new belt on, but, do not see where the spring would attach to the blower body to administer tension on the drive belt, any ideas and/or answers to where it should be set would be appreciated, it seems to go behind the 12 inch pulley that is on bottom of housing of blower
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I am in the process of this as well in my rebuild. I will look at this tonight if I can and will reply if I figure it out. When I was screwing around with the tensioner pulley, the spring came off of the blower...I could not easily figure out where it hooks to as well.
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On some machines it just hooks around the bottom lip, others there is a protruding metal tab, a slot in the metal, or a bulging slit. Using the length of the spring as a guide adding an inch or two for tension, do an area search, you know there has to be tension, and you can figure out the direction of the spring.

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Hi Ron:
I THINK I found where it goes. I believe the lower end hooks to a hole above the axle (just below the drive idler). On my machine 924116, there is a larger hole right by the bearing flange. I looked all round and this appears to be the only place that it might go.
Now how to hook it up without removing the pulley is another question for another day.
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Some manuals that might help:


http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/032299H.pdf


http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/032342F.pdf


http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/00040900.pdf


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I think this is where it goes on mine.
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very much appreciated!!
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that pulley is a nightmare, not sure if I want to pull it off, but, may have too... lol
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thank you Scot... I looked at these manuals already, 2nd manual, part 52 is the culprit, where does it go on the body of the machine and stay in place, tough to find the answer on this one.
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