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My Sno-Thro speed selector arm has become loose. The machine…

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My Sno-Thro speed selector arm has become loose. The machine will only go in reverse. Looks like the metal piece that the rod enters (behind the rear plate) has detached. What to do ?

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Only happened in this last NH storm. But I had noted that there were times when, going forward, it would seem to pop out of gear and I would have to back up before going forward again. That had probably happened in the last 4 storms.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Hoping to

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Ya. Am I stupid to try ?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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1/6/2018
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago
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what is the make and model, please

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ariens Sno-Thro 932101 - 824
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago

Hi

Thank you for the response

give me a bit to pull that up

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I'm not ready to work on it. Want the answer, and then I'll decide if I want to tackle it at all. No phone call.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Really hard to say. The speed selector arm is loose, and has slid out of the housing about 1". The rod then goes through a hole in the plate (inside the half-moon cut-out). That half-moon is leaning out from the plate at about a 20-degree angle - don't know if that's normal (?). On the other side of the plate, what I'm seeing is a silverish piece of metal which the rod goes into. That piece of metal is just flopping around. Maybe it's #17 on the inside (?).
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have to take off the cover plate to see any of that, right ?
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago

HI

Yes that is correct

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Honestly, getting in there seems like the largest portion of the job. Any tips ?
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago

Hi

Yes I know it is a big ordeal

sorry no tips

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago

Morning

just following up with you

did my answer help you ??

Please rate my answer 5 stars si I get credit for the question

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