Briggs and Stratton 1222EE - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 12-14-2019, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 9
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 2
Briggs and Stratton 1222EE

Greeting everyone!
I just received this snowblower and started it for the first and when I engage the auger, smoke was coming from the belt side. Took the cover off and 2 things...it looks like the belt isn't fully on the auger pulley and when I started it again and engaged the auger, the belt started smoking by the engine pulley. Chunks of that last belt rib were coming off, so going to replace the belt. Any suggestions on why it would be smoking on the engine pulley? I'm thinking it might be that belt slip issue that happens occasionally on these, but surprising on a brand new machine. Thanks!
ekaz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 12-14-2019, 02:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,662
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 150
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 543
There should be no belt slippage on any machine, period.

I would think maybe the wrong belt, or something broke or misaligned, or froze/seized? Or maybe in the wrong route?

Photos would help.
oneacer is online now  
post #3 of 15 Old 12-14-2019, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 9
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 2
Thanks! I agree. Pics attached.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20191214_150623_1576365725293.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	132.7 KB
ID:	160931   Click image for larger version

Name:	20191214_150631_1576365740837.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	101.3 KB
ID:	160933   Click image for larger version

Name:	20191214_150636_1576365755306.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	105.7 KB
ID:	160935  
ekaz is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 12-14-2019, 10:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 494
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 40
Thanks (Received): 85
Likes (Given): 48
Likes (Received): 192
Garage
Looks to me that the belt on the left side of the idler pulley might be hitting the bracket a bit when u engage the auger or possibly something has seized the auger from turning.
Just a guess.... hard to see without a video...

Ariens 24" 910962 7HP
Ariens 24" 924117 Modified Pro 342cc / 15.50 GT.. Currently Under Construction and testing trials commenced .......
Ariens 32" 924044 Modified Pro 342cc / 16.50 GT
Ariens / Troy Bilt 36" Frankenblower 16HP
~~ And Lastly ~~
Ariens 28" 924??? Double auger & impeller 14HP v-twin BEAST !!!
Plans are being drafted, parts are accumulating in the pile......
Shaw351 is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 12-14-2019, 10:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 232
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 22
Likes (Given): 10
Likes (Received): 38
That looks like a belt guide for when not engaged like the fingers on regular 2 stage. If it were under it would probably be in the way if you look sort of from bottom of the idler to top of auger sheave.
all3939 is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 12-14-2019, 10:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 232
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 22
Likes (Given): 10
Likes (Received): 38
Op needs to engage the auger with motor off and inspect if it's hitting/rubbing somewhere and if belt tightens up fully because from pictures now the bottom of the belt has slack but that's normal with it disengaged. The burning could be from not enough friction to to an unadjusted idler assembly.
all3939 is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 12-15-2019, 03:08 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Northeast, Easton, Pa
Posts: 813
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 202
Thanks (Received): 126
Likes (Given): 420
Likes (Received): 266
I'm looking at a bolt that comes up through the bottom of the case right next to the belt near the engine pulley. It appears to be rubber coming off of the belt by looking at the one picture.
If something was miss-aligned or the bolt drilled at the wrong location, that could be a problem if its hitting the belt.
Another thing to check is the auger paddle to see if it rotates freely.
Unfortunately some of the Briggs power products are not made with very high quality to keep prices down. We have seen many Briggs products like the generators and some water pumps that did not perform to expectations. That was upsetting, thinking of their reputation with their engines being much better than the product that the engine was powering. You would think the product would be built a bit better.
ST1100A is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 12-15-2019, 07:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,395
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 71
Thanks (Received): 118
Likes (Given): 571
Likes (Received): 270
Quote:
Originally Posted by ekaz View Post
Greeting everyone!
I just received this snowblower and started it for the first and when I engage the auger, smoke was coming from the belt side. Took the cover off and 2 things...it looks like the belt isn't fully on the auger pulley and when I started it again and engaged the auger, the belt started smoking by the engine pulley. Chunks of that last belt rib were coming off, so going to replace the belt. Any suggestions on why it would be smoking on the engine pulley? I'm thinking it might be that belt slip issue that happens occasionally on these, but surprising on a brand new machine. Thanks!
"I just received this snowblower" ?? Was it a gift, an order? Did you buy it new? This is not uncommon from the single stage Briggs and Simplicily. I know this from my dealers and reading reviews. Strongly urge you, get it to a dealer if new and under warranty.

2016 Ariens Professional 28
2017 Toro Power Clear 721R
2018 Simplicity Select 1024
Zavie is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 12-17-2019, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 9
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 2
Thanks for the input everyone! I think it may be that bolt by the engine pulley. I had someone engage the auger and the belt is probably rubbing on it. @Zavie, it is new and I did just buy it. I was checking it out since we were supposed to get some snow. Luckily the snow didn't come, and I was just going to fix it instead of taking it to the dealer if it was something simple to avoid the hassle and headache.
I think this one may have been built on a Friday at 5 since the cover didn't look too well aligned and the last bolt in back by the handle was stripped or forced in and will not come out. Yay quality control. lol
That said, it fired right up once I put the oil and some gas in, so as long as I don't engage the auger, I'm good. LOL
ekaz is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 12-17-2019, 12:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Minneapolis suburb that is the sister city to Lomianki Poland
Posts: 1,038
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 172
Thanks (Received): 70
Likes (Given): 1217
Likes (Received): 303
Garage
I know it isn't any fun but maybe bring it back and swap it for another that has all the bolts put in properly? I'm sure you paid quite a bit for it.

Wake me up when the snow's done...
gibbs296 is offline  
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