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Ariens blower sucks wood now drive system kaput

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A piece of wood got jammed in the auger and I heard a metallic clunk before I was able to react and shut down the motor.....I've dealt with replacing sheer pins before but this time the pins seems ok, but when engaged, the auger won't spin, and the drive system won't engage forward or reverse.....I own a 1970's ariens..with 4 forward and 1 reverse gear drive..all that works now is the motor......any ideas...thanks
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Pull your belt cover off and have a look.

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Start with the belts. Then, is the impeller turning?
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Welcome to the forum. Hope you get it straightened out.

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Hey there,
Well with the engine not running, I can turn the impeller by hand and the auger turns along with it, but with the engine running, nothing works, forward and reverse drive included......Maybe something with the chain drive or broken bolt ...be a couple of days before I can get a look at her........

Well I couldn't wait....went outside with a flashlight and got the belt cover off....whatta you know, belts busted......

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Hey there,
Well with the engine not running, I can turn the impeller by hand and the auger turns along with it, but with the engine running, nothing works, forward and reverse drive included......Maybe something with the chain drive or broken bolt ...be a couple of days before I can get a look at her........

Well I couldn't wait....went outside with a flashlight and got the belt cover off....whatta you know, belts busted......
Thats good news... It takes a lot to bust up an old Ariens.
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Welcome to the forum Romcad. Too bad you had to start out here with a bad experience, but at least it turned out ok.


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Well I couldn't wait....went outside with a flashlight and got the belt cover off....whatta you know, belts busted......
Glad you found it.
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Yes... I love my 1971/72 model, neighbor put it in the trash because of cracked engine block...think he was running it without oil...anyways, I rescued it with his permission, had engine rebuilt and it has served me well these past 5 years.....he just bought a new snowblower and hasn't been able to get it running this winter... I sometimes see him at his window when I'm outside blowing the snow and know he's cursing me in Italian....ahh well....I almost feel guilty....thanks for info guys, I'm in the process of downloading varios pdf's about the machine to be able to better deal with problems as they come up.....cheers!
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romcad.. It was your neighbor that tossed that chunk of wood.
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