Trigger lock trouble- again! - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 03-01-2015, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Central Massachusetts
Posts: 247
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 14
Thanks (Received): 17
Likes (Given): 36
Likes (Received): 31
Trigger lock trouble- again!

I was having trigger wheel lock trouble earlier in the season. The cable appeared to have stretched and the spring on the end was bent so I replaced the cable. It worked fine for 2 storms but now it's not working again. The left wheel won't engage. I put it in service position and took a look. The seems to be adjusted ok, but the large spring on the axle doesn't seem to be applying enough pressure against the gear. I cleaned it all up and lubricated it with WD40. But it's still messed up. With 3/6 " predicted for later today, I just put it back together and will have to use as is. This may have to go to the shop. I'm not sure if it's just that spring or if the gear is stripped inside.
Loco-diablo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 03-01-2015, 05:21 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 86
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 3
Likes (Received): 6
i have to wonder what it would cost to convert it to autoturn instead??

2014 ariens deluxe 28+
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


fixer5000 is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 03-01-2015, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Central Massachusetts
Posts: 247
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 14
Thanks (Received): 17
Likes (Given): 36
Likes (Received): 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by fixer5000 View Post
i have to wonder what it would cost to convert it to autoturn instead??
Good question. I'm Going to look into that to see if it's a viable option. The trigger lock system is a bit hokie. It was fine for the first 5 years but giving me a bit of trouble now in season six.

2010 Ariens Deluxe 27 (921012)
250cc B&S (1150 ft lbs)
Loco-diablo is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 03-01-2015, 06:13 PM
Super Moderator
 
Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 9,857
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 590
Thanks (Received): 770
Likes (Given): 4371
Likes (Received): 1743
Garage
WD40 works great for breaking down "crud" and cleaning but it's a poor lubricant IMHO.

If you use it for cleaning your tools you'll notice by the time you put the tool down it's dry. There is a slight film on it but it's not lubricated the way most moving parts need to be. Try using some regular engine oil to lubricate it and maybe it will free up and continue to work for a good long time. WD40 usually just gives you temporary relief.

.
Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

Please help keep the lights on by subscribing:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kiss4aFrog is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 03-01-2015, 07:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Peabody Ma
Posts: 146
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 2
Thanks (Received): 24
Likes (Given): 5
Likes (Received): 33
Lubricants

WD-40 not so much.
Try Tri Flow or a similar brand.
http://www.triflowlubricants.com/Tri...Lubricant.html
rosco61 is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Kiss4aFrog liked this post
post #6 of 9 Old 03-03-2015, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Central Massachusetts
Posts: 247
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 14
Thanks (Received): 17
Likes (Given): 36
Likes (Received): 31
I called my dealer and he seemed to think it's the cable or spring. I adjusted the cable to the best of my ability but to no avail.
My next question was "how busy are you guys?" His response was that they're in good shape there as far as repair backup log goes and said they could repair and get it back to me in less than a week. My next question: "when can you come get it?" Answer: "tomorrow".

So as much as i'd like to really get in there and delve a bit deeper than I already have and due to my time restraints, impending bad weather and the fact that it's been a constant 20 degrees or below in my garage at night for the past 6 weeks or more, (which is the only time i could work on it) I conceded and told them to come get it. All after i promised myself I was going to try to be a bit more of a DYIer. I'll report back on the prognosis.

2010 Ariens Deluxe 27 (921012)
250cc B&S (1150 ft lbs)
Loco-diablo is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 03-05-2015, 12:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 86
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 3
Likes (Received): 6
ill be the first to agree its way too cold to be wrenching lately lol i did do an oil change in my tacoma saturday though...had to !!

2014 ariens deluxe 28+
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


fixer5000 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 03-05-2015, 07:55 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Muskoka, Ontario
Posts: 2
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 1
You aren't alone!

Try warming the machine up inside.
My 2011 Deluxe 30 had/has the exact same problem. Asked the dealer to fix it, but they could not reproduce the problem. Why? When the machine thawed in their shop, everything worked fine. (My machine is stored in an unheated shed.)
I believe water is in there somewhere near the axle, preventing free movement of the enagement-disengagement mechanism. My cable is fine.
I also note the same thing with seizing drive wheels: they refuse to budge without bouncing the machine up and down and further coaxing. Water is in there too, freezing somewhere.
I hope this helps!
Chasy is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Kiss4aFrog liked this post
post #9 of 9 Old 03-11-2015, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Central Massachusetts
Posts: 247
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 14
Thanks (Received): 17
Likes (Given): 36
Likes (Received): 31
UPDATE:
Well, I got my machine back today. Wheel lock required deep cleaning and lube, no parts.
In addition a complete tuneup was done including, new friction disc, carb kit, oil, new plug, complete lube, etc, etc...

2010 Ariens Deluxe 27 (921012)
250cc B&S (1150 ft lbs)
Loco-diablo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome