Michael Hammer: hey donyboy. i changed a disc today on a 20 " ariens. i believe its a 1975
model. the disc only has 3 bolts holding in on and smaller than that one
you got there. changing it was not too bad, but after i was done something
felt different. this model only has one squeeze lever to engage the drive.
its on the right side. when i squeeze the hand lever now it travels in much
further than it did before. the gear selector seems harder to move also. it
did not want to roll in neutral, it was tight. i loosened up the adjuster
till it would roll. then i tried it out, and the drive lever is traveling
in much further than before i changed the disc. it seemed to be slipping
when i tried to resist it. i tightened the adjuster back in some and it was
grabbing better. just not sure why it seems different now? the old disc was
in very bad shape. it was hard to hold the drive lever in. i had to use a
lot of pressure to keep it moving. it started losing power to the wheels so
i changed it today. before changing it would start in any gear. now it
seems to be locked out " drive lever will not squeeze in when it is
neutral " idk what do you think? i am sorry for the long post. please help!
i am, and have been a subscriber. your videos are the best! thank you. o
and it seems only the left drive wheel is grabbing. when i hold the lever
in with it not running, the left wheel is locked but right wheel seems to
be free. is this normal? it has 2 new drive belts and they seem tight.
Raymond Denis: Hi Donyboy73,
Thank you very much for sharing !
I really retrieved much info from it and you make it so simple.
What type of grease do you recommend for auger grease fitting?
Cheers ! Raymond Denis
John Supersport: Wish I saw this video 2 years ago, when I replaced the friction wheel on my
2003 Ariens 824. It wasn't hard, but seemed much tricker than this.
Ray Brunelle: hi don...
i didn't find anything specific to my machine on your channel. sorry.
MrMrfreedom1: Don, my 926102 will not go forward or backward. Also the right wheel is
locked and will not release. Where do I start???
Ray Brunelle: hi don. i plan on doing your friction disc replacement, but i need to
change the belts on my ariens #924028 snow blower and i'm not sure how to
do it. do you have a video on this? it's an 8hp 24".
thanks for the excellent explanation.
oddone30: Man I love your channel. Its been a Ron of help with my machines I have
laying around. Thank you so much man !! Keep it up :)
airman423: I have an older ariens(5520). I replaced the friction disc, It does not
have to nut adjustment to bring friction plate down, machine runs away
when not engaged and is hard to shift as rubber is up against plate all the
time, I did adjust drive cable no change. any ideas?
Scott Gordon: Hi Don
i have arien snowblower model #932105 my reverse only works sometimes
and the speeds 1-6 is all mixed up do you think this is my friction disk? I
also didn't see any videos on that on your channel .
mark1953100: I have an Ariens Snow blower ST824 Model # 924050 wheels will not turn
either forward or reverse the friction disk looks fine does it need
adjusting or replace. Or is it something else. Thanks for your help.
toofew100: Great Video - good style. Replaced plate without a problem.
MisterModder123: Hello, the entire shaft that the friction disc is on is "seized" and will
not move on my snowblower. It is old, from 1966. Do you have any idea what
can be stopping it from turning? I have been getting it to turn, but it is
VERY hard. Thank you.
donyboy73: @patsguy369 yes the disc is to turn the wheels, not the augers
craig1974: Thats an easy job compared to my 6hp Ariens. On mine you need to remove the
whole drive assembly to change the disc.
donyboy73: @danysniper22 hopefully this summer, i'll be fixing that ct 90 in my garage
donyboy73: looks like it, the engine is newer than 77
MaksWebber: Hey Dony, I have an ariens St724 and the Friction disk is seized. It won't
move side to side. I tried applying penetrant and lube to the shaft, but I
can't get it to budge. Can you do a video on the R&R of this part or even
give me an idea of how to fix it? thanks.
Nickster7ROR: Very helpful mechanical videos. My grandpa has an ariens auger propelled,
two stage blower with a tecumseh engine. The engine does not run when the
choke is completely off, or if it is not running full throttle. Is this a
scubagator2006: I have an older Ariens, model 10ML60D. At first I thought that I might need
to replace the friction wheel and that's how I found your nice video. It
now appears to me that I issues with the wheel hubs. I don't think that
have ever been serviced and they seem to be working intermittently. The
right wheel no longer engages at all. Searching around it appears that
parts are no longer available. Question - How would you deal with
non-functioning wheel hubs? Pin them permanently to the axel?
huckstered: @donyboy73 Great instructional video, I got ambitious, took my ancient 1977
Ariens Thrower belly pan off just to see how it worked and the wheel
bushings were gone. Don's snowthrower reality show !
donyboy73: @goBUHuskies thank you
donyboy73: @custer123100 mid 70'
Joe Link: @donyboy73 nice
Caballingus: great video - thanks for sharing.
Steven Pelletier: my ariens snow blower won't shift out of N what would cause that. and i
getit to start but shuts off after like two or three mins.
donyboy73: can u post a video so i can see?
dumpstermower: I have a very similar machine which I acquired when some residents were
evicted from our park and left this behind. It is a 7HNP Ariens Tecumseh
that I would like to get running. The shifter is jammed in neutral, and the
wheels won't turn unless I squeeze the handle trigger, and then very
reluctantly. Worth fixing?
dylansrockinrigs: great vids now i will be able to trouble shoot the tranny on my old snapper
Liamautomechanic: @donyboy73 aye, the weather, is not so bad , here,these times, about + 6
today, rain, a bit warmer,
donyboy73: @icomeforu2 turn the fuel valve off, make sure the tank isn't too full
because it will come out of the cap
donyboy73: @Kuth70 thanks for watching
craig1974: May i add that its sad people overlook the longevity of these old machines
compared to the brand new ones.
yonnybxx: you are the man! thanks
HomeOwnerRepair: Great video, pretty simple job. I have an old Toro 824, you can't kill that
shaymaster1: should you drain the oil before tipping it up like that?
donyboy73: @Liamautomechanic filmed it a while ago. still cold here, 0 celcius today
northerbrewer: You have an old one or new? One set is for the 10,000 series and older.
siraverageguy: This is a great video. This is closest to the problem I am facing. I have
1973 Ariens 7 HP snowblower. It starts just fine. I put it in gear and it
stops running within 15-30 seconds. Also, if it does continue to run, it
deos goes into gear. When I release the lever, the snowlblower continues to
be in gear and continues to travel. From this video, it seems that they may
be related. would greatly appreciate any thoughts!!!!?
Liamautomechanic: Good vid, there don,
goBUHuskies: One of the "better" well made videos on youtube. Good job and very
dumpstermower: Oops, should say, "7 HP Ariens."
weasel884: nothing better than a ariens snowblower!
donyboy73: no i haven't heard of that
DonOscarMartinez: I am so happy a found your videos.I have a 2005 926102-11528LE engine
tecumseh, it has save my back here in Regina,SK. Not too sure about the
spark plug #, also what maitenance do i do to the gearcase, It calls for
L-2 gear lubricant,, is it GL 4 or GL5,? drain and fill or shoud i leave
alone, i will be cheking the belts this summer, Thank you for this great
classiclistener01: Thank you for posting this! :)
Kuth70: Thank you for this. I was able to get my snow blower running again by
cleaning off the rubber on the friction disc and the metal plate it
connects to. Also adjusted the tension on the lever that engages the bottom
metal disc (not sure what its called).
jkcamperspecial: @donyboy73 thanks for the reply! took it apart lubed the hex shaft that the
chain case slides on so its nice an smooth cleaned disc an plate with
brakeclean.by the way all belts an friction disc are new.with engine off
clutch engauged wheels dont turn but in reverse doesnt spin in reverse
direction but freewheels when i roll wheels fowards is that normal or may
be chain case issue?now goes foward in all detents normal.did i mess it up
rollin it backwards down my ramps maybe?
Jimmynitr: I have a Ariens snowblower and my brother has the same model when I tried
to get shear pins with the part numbers there are two sizes one is correct
the other is .020 bigger. They are 1128's. Have you heard of this? We live
in different states and have the same problem.
youroldbuddy1: My snow blower dose not have a back cover
siraverageguy: Thanks for getting back. I will try to help. No video but I will do what I
can. The video I referred to was yours. Here is the problem w/making
video.. Pls let me know of what. Basically, when I put it into gear (press
the left hand lever), it engages and goes no problem. When I let go of the
lever, the snowblower continues to go forward in a herky jerky fashion. I
have to either disengage it it or get it into neutral. Getting a video
would be tough since I am holding on for dear life .