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post #1 of 3 Old 02-23-2015, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Arien 824 "Drive" getting stuck

The unit is over 12 years old.
So the traction cable to the gear drive was loose last year so I took up the slack. Worked better however this year it seems to be sticking in drive mode. after I release it, Seems to relase out OK but it continues on tracking till I bang it a few times. springs all seem to be working OK

I opened up the drive box ,Bottom plate and took a peek. Belts look good the rubber friction drive disk has seen better days as does the friction plate. Hoping to get thru the season and replace both in the spring.
What other adjustments can I do to get it to disengage from the drive? OR better yet what should I be focusing on inspecting a bit better?
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If you're releasing the drive handle and the machine is continuing to move forward until you bang something then your friction wheel is still contacting your drive plate.
The likely cause would be the cable hanging up internally or a spring that should pull the friction disc and drive disc apart is missing, broken or stretched out.
What is the model number of it ??

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I have had the old ones get stuck with rust and stuff. You might have to clean up and oil where the drive plate pivots in and out. Luckily with the old ones they are controlled by a solid rod, so you can lift up on the handle.

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