Auger doesn't turn

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Old 12-29-12, 12:03 PM
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Auger doesn't turn

My ariens model 924028 snow blower augers aren't spinning. The blower in the housing is spinning but not the augers. Both shear pins are fine that was the first thing i checked. I found one post about an MTD blower with this problem and was wondering if that would be the same fix for mine. The auger spins freely by hand and you can see that the shaft it is attached to is alsoo spinning with the auger.
 
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Old 12-29-12, 12:10 PM
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The augers should not spin freely.
I'm afraid you have issues with the gearbox.

It would be a similar fix. You'll need to remove the auger and blower/fan unit.
 
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Old 12-29-12, 12:54 PM
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Andn does that come apart similar to the instructions that wee given for the MTD
 
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Old 12-30-12, 12:32 AM
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Yes.....most snowblowers are set up the same way.
 
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augers spin freely

did you have a look to see if the sheer bolts broke off. If these bolts came off, one or both augers can spin freely. This is a safety mechanism to protect the gear box from being ground to a pulp should you hit something.
 
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Ya, that was the first thing I checked, hoping it was an easy fix like that.
 
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Old 01-04-13, 10:39 AM
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Unfortunately just from use the gearboxes get ground to a pulp. There is a LOT of torque on them.
Last time I rebuilt mine I installed a Zerk fitting and now keep it full of synthetic grease.
 
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