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Ariens Pro 36" Platinum - Left wheel spins freely on axle

I have an Ariens Pro 36" snowblower. I replaced the Friction Plate this weekend, and in doing so, I removed both wheels. I reassembled everything, as I thought it should all go, but now the left wheel spins independently of its axle.

When I engage the drive handle, the left axle spins inside of the left wheel hub. Did I forget to put in a locking pin of some sort? I do not remember removing any locking pins from the wheel. The only attaching piece I see is the brass clip on the very end of the axle that keeps the wheel from sliding off of the axle.

(The right side wheel spins fine, and everything else seems to working properly.)

Thanks for any help.

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My guess is there was a keyway inside it. One side fell out but not the other.

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My guess is there was a keyway inside it. One side fell out but not the other.
ditto......

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My guess is there was a keyway inside it. One side fell out but not the other.
ugh...I think you're right. I'm looking at an exploded view of the parts for wheel and axles. Item # 11 is a key that sits in the axle. I guess I'll be ordering up one of those because the original probably got shot into the woods this morning. Thank you for the help!

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Most likely a basic key that any hardware store should have. Remove both wheels and have a look and see if the other side has one and the broken side just has a hole. If that is the case take the one you still have to any hardware store or Home Depot and match it up. Make note of the size on that link you posted as well.

When you are done be sure to put some grease or anti seize on those axles so the wheels come off easy next time for you as well.

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Just wanted to update and let you know that the missing "key" was exactly what the problem was. I went to the dealer where I bought the snowblower and bought a new one for a dollar. Went home, replaced it in the keyway, and it drove like it was brand new snowblower.

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Glad they didn't rip you off on the part.

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