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My Ariens 824 Sno Thro first stage auger will not turn. The

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My Ariens 824 Sno Thro first stage auger will not turn. The second stage impeller spins fine. However if I engage the auger lever and kick the auger with my foot it will catch and spin but as soon as it meets resistance from snow it stops. Auger gear box?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Ranwell1 replied 7 years ago.

You need to check the shear pins in the auger. These are special bolts that hold the auger to the shaft. They are located on the auger on either side of the gear box sometimes about half way between the gearbox and the side of the frame.


If that is not the problem you probably have a bad gearboc. I would also check the belt and make sure it is not slipping.


I hope this helps.


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