Ariens snow thrower auger does not rotate. The toothed belt creates the connection between the engine and the transmission. If the timing belt is worn, misaligned, or broken, the snow thrower auger will not rotate. If the V-belt is worn, misaligned or broken, the auger will not turn.

Then you can also ask how does the auger work on a snow blower?

The impeller has a shear pin mounted on the drive shaft. The end of the impeller shaft is connected to the gearbox. The gearbox changes the shaft direction 90 degrees, allowing the auger shaft to run across the width of the snow thrower. Each auger is attached to the auger drive shaft with a shear pin.

Also, how many years should a snow thrower last?

Average lifespan for an average snow thrower with average care… probably 15 up to 25 years. Original quality and level of care are the two most important factors. The same model can last 10 or 50 years depending on how it is cared for.

Similarly, it asks, Why isn’t my snow thrower‘s auger turning?

A broken shear pin is the most common Reason for the auger not turning properly, so replace any broken shear pins. Worn or loose belts also prevent the auger from turning. Inspect and adjust belts and replace broken or worn belts. Check the auger drive cable and adjust if it is loose, or replace the cable if damaged.

Should a snowthrower auger be turned by hand?

The snowthrower auger does not rotate by hand . The auger can only be turned by turning the impeller (the “fan” at the bottom of the shaft).

How tight should the auger belt be?

Ideally the cable should be just tight when the drill handle is in the released (disengaged) position. Note: The correct operating tension for a typical V-belt drive is – the lowest tension at which the belt will not slip under load.

Why isn’t my Toro snowthrower throwing snow?

Toro snowthrowers have a scuff mark on the blades (it’s a small pinhole). If it’s worn past this mark, it’s time to replace the paddles. The gap between the blades and the auger housing should be very narrow. If the gap isn’t tight, the snow thrower won’t pick up and throw as much snow.

How do I know if my shear pin is broken?

Look at the Drill shaft to locate the shear pins. The shear pins connect the worm shaft and drive shaft. If a shear pin is broken, parts of it may still be lodged in the shear pin holes, or the entire shear pin may be missing. Use a hammer and punch to remove shards from the hole.

How do I maintain my Ariens Snowblower?

Case Checklist

  1. ADD STABILIZER AND FRESH FUEL FOR YOUR SNOWBLOWER.
  2. CHANGE OIL, FILTER AND SPARK PLUG.
  3. CHECK BELTS AND PULLEYS.
  4. STORE YOUR SNOWBLOWER PROPERLY.
  5. FILL YOUR MOWER STABILIZER AND FRESH FUEL.
  6. CHANGE THE OIL AND SPARK PLUG.
  7. CLEAN THE BLADES AND UNDERCARRIAGE.
  8. STORE YOUR LAWNMOWER CORRECTLY.

Why does my snowblower keep turning off?

The carburetor may be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by fuel being left in the snowthrower for an extended period of time. This sticky fuel can clog the carburetor and cause the engine to stall. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner.

What’s wrong with my snowblower?

Clogged carburetor.. These sticky Fuel can clog the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting. If your carburetor is clogged, clean it with carburetor cleaner. However, if this is ineffective, you will need to overhaul or in some cases replace the entire carburetor.

How fast does the auger on a snow blower turn?

3600 rpm engine, 1 closed 2 belt reduction to the fan (impeller?) and a 10 to 1 reduction to the screw (? the big auger thing that gets the snow in the middle to be blown across the bank.) This gives an impeller speed of about 1700 rpm and an auger rotation of 170 rpm or about 3 revolutions per second.