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Ariens 8 hp snow blower impeller wont turn


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08-22-08, 10:51 AM   #1  
Ariens 8 hp snow blower impeller wont turn

Hello, and thanks to any one who can help me. The impeller on my snow blower stops turning as soon as pressure is put on the auger. Sheer pins are in place in the auger and on the shaft in front of the impeller (closest to the auger) Belt is on.

Please help!!!!!

 
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08-22-08, 11:13 AM   #2  
can you trun the impeller by hand? (with engine off, of course).

 
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08-22-08, 11:23 AM   #3  
test

testing to see how this works

 
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08-22-08, 11:28 AM   #4  
I will try that. i did have a friend hold the auger and i slowly pulled the start cord and the impeller did not turn. i checked for belt slipping. its not. Is there some kind of pin on the shaft holding it to the impeller or are they gears. I see a shaft with some sort of gear on it right below the pully and belt

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08-22-08, 11:32 AM   #5  
hello testing
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08-22-08, 12:43 PM   #6  
There is a roll pin or sometimes called a split pin holding the worm gear to the shaft internally of the gear box. They're known to break. Try draining the gear box and see if any pieces come with the oil. There is oil ...right..?

 
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08-22-08, 12:47 PM   #7  
Thank you I will also try that. Thers is oil in the engine but I have not checked the gear box on the auger. I have not taken it all apart yet but will also check the split pin.

I really appreciate the help!

 
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08-23-08, 08:02 PM   #8  
Posted By: CPeppy There is a roll pin or sometimes called a split pin holding the worm gear to the shaft internally of the gear box. They're known to break. Try draining the gear box and see if any pieces come with the oil. There is oil ...right..?
Yes there is a roll pin inside the gearbox which can shear but if that was the case the impeller would turn but not the augers. I am under the impression the augers are turning and not the impeller. There is a roll pin that goes through impeller and auger shaft. These often shear and will cause impeller not to turn as shaft is spinning freely inside impeller without roll pin. You may be able to replace by removing chute but most likely have to pull entire auger assembly out of bucket to punch out and replace. $1 part and all labor !

 
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01-19-12, 09:44 AM   #9  
auger problem

i have a similar problem . One of the augers turns but when i put my foot against it it stops.both side turns with the motor running and clutch engaged. when you put a load on it one side of the auger stops turning. I can stop it by putting my foot against the auger blade . when stopped and clutch engaged i cant turn the one side yet the other side spins freely. i believe it to be the keyway in the gear housing .
can anybody add some insight please . this is my first time on this site . thanks for any input

 
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01-19-12, 01:19 PM   #10  
The auger

If one of the augers turns, it's not the gearbox. It is a broken and or a missing shearbolt on the auger that turns freely, It should be visable as a hole in the auger center shaft sleeve that rides on the auger shaft. Just compare both auger shafts there should be a bolt and nut on the shaft that does not turn. You need to get a proper shear bolt for your make and model machine's dealer. I hope wnen you'r spinning that machine over, you remove the spark plug wire. Work safely.
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