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I have an old 32 inch Ariens,have really been using it the last few days and its been running great.Went into some deep snow,chained wheels spun,then stopped...auger still spun.. I pulled lower inspection cover off and found that chain that drives wheels had broken.Upon closer inspection,the Master link had failed..I got new one,# 41... and tried to put it back together.I spent awhile trying to get it back on with no success,took wheel off and inspection cover for top sprocket that drives the chain...Is there a trick to doing this job?its very tight in there and my large hands dont fit very well.
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Welcome to the forum Georgegn

If there is a trick I don't know it. Usually try to have the open space end up on a sprocket so the master is easier to put in but each transmission is different on how you get your hand in there.

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I have an old 32 inch Ariens,have really been using it the last few days and its been running great.Went into some deep snow,chained wheels spun,then stopped...auger still spun.. I pulled lower inspection cover off and found that chain that drives wheels had broken.Upon closer inspection,the Master link had failed..I got new one,# 41... and tried to put it back together.I spent awhile trying to get it back on with no success,took wheel off and inspection cover for top sprocket that drives the chain...Is there a trick to doing this job?its very tight in there and my large hands dont fit very well.
assuming you tilted the blower up, try using a fish like a coat hanger to route the chain over the small sprocket from underneath and behind, also you may need a half link to make it work if it seems just shy. probably best to use a new chain, its cheap to buy
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If you can get one link to grab you should be able to rotate something and pull the chain through.

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I think I missed the point before. Using a paint stirrer, extra long blade screwdrive or long needle nose to get it over the far sprocket is sometimes helpful. I've even used a coat hanger as a hook to fish it in there.

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Got it fixed today in the daylight,when it wasnt snowing.Was able to fish chain through,looped end of chain with a piece of mechanics wire.New Master Link and its good to go.
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Got it fixed today in the daylight,when it wasnt snowing.Was able to fish chain through,looped end of chain with a piece of mechanics wire.New Master Link and its good to go.
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