ariens st524 auger not turning
Hello everyone I have an older ariens st 524 I believe the full model is the 924046 but it's hard to read on tag and impossible to read the serial # it's at least 15 years old and was given to me it has a 5 hp motor with electric start I have no manual for it the problem I'm having with it is that the rakes stopped turning while in use this past week the shear bolts seem to be OK the 2 belts look OK but I did see some belt residue on the frame under the plastic belt shield if I reach back and turn the black impeller it turns as does the shaft it's attached to going into gearbox I started to take apart but haven t finished getting the assembly out yet so I can open the gearbox can anyone help me or have any suggestions of what may have happened if I can turn impeller freely shouldn't rakes turn as well ? Was wondering if a gear went out or possibly a key way break any advice would help and where to get parts THANK YOU!!
If the impeller is turning, but the rakes are not I would say the brass gear in your gearbox is shot. You might get lucky and find a broken keyway or pin, but that is rare.
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