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Hi I have a Ariens Deluxe snowblower, 3 years old. I was using it last week and suddenly it stopped going forward or backwards. I took the bottom plate off and discovered that the friction disc was destroyed. The rubber casing just came apart. I changed them before on other brand blowers because they were worn but this was clearly a faulty disc.
Has anyone else had this experience.? Was there a recall on this part.?
Not what I expected from Ariens product.
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-09-2019, 01:23 PM
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One thing that will shorten the life of a friction disk, shifting to another gear while moving. How much? Not sure. Just makes sense to me. When the engine is running, the friction plate is turning. When not engaged there is a space between the friction disk and friction plate. When moving there is no space. If you shift while moving, they are rubbing while turning but rubbing sideways, slipping. Best to stop, then shift, then engage.

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Could have been an Bad 1 also. AnyHOO, ALOHA From The Paradise City.

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Also having the adjustment of the friction disk set more towards the center for a slower first gear...this will cause more twisting action on the contact patch of wheel to disk.
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