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New Ariens, friction wheel gone bad

What would make a friction wheel start peeling apart with only 7 or 8 hours of use on it

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Poor quality control, oil / gas contamination or improper adjustment.

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I agree with Shryp on all counts. My FIL picked up a 3 year old creampuff rider this summer with only 3 hours on it, and I had to replace the friction disk because even when fully engaged it would slip so much going up small hill the machine would just stop. Maybe it was a bad disc, but maybe sitting for two years unused did it in?
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I also put this topic in the Ariens section. If one is in the wrong place please combine them where they belong .

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Poor quality control, oil / gas contamination or improper adjustment.
Didn't see any oil / gas contamination. So maybe just a bad one out of the many thousands they use .

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I just had my new Platinum 30 SHO serviced for this exact reason! Bad friction disc with only 8 hours on machine. New friction disc is better, but these systems are not robust to begin with unfortunately. Dealer said mine must have been defective and it was all chewed-up. They had it adjusted correctly to begin with too. No oil or any contamination.
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Didn't see any oil / gas contamination. So maybe just a bad one out of the many thousands they use .
did you get the bad news now????

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No news. They picked it up yesterday @ 1 pm , dealer is only open 1/2 day on Saturdays . With any luck I'll get it back next week.

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I wonder if the friction disk is the same size as the one from the older snapper rear engine lawn mowers ?
May have to look into that if this happens again.

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I wonder if the friction disk is the same size as the one from the older snapper rear engine lawn mowers ?
May have to look into that if this happens again.
Might just be there. BROTHER 1894.

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