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Hello. I have an Ariens Sno-Thro...
Hello.
I have an Ariens Sno-Thro 9526DLE Pro , Model 926017.
For the last couple years, it has been having a recurring problem of the drive belt falling off while in middle of clearing snow. It varies how far I can get before this happens.... sometimes I can clear the entire driveway of 12+ inches of snow, and I try to help my elderly neighbor, and then it suddenly decides to jump off. Other times, it will jump off after half way through my driveway.
I have been able to reseat it every time, but for a Pro model machine of this level, it seems that this just some type of adjustment to get it back on track to work more reliably through every storm. I would also like to help some other neighbors, especially a family who just lost their 10 year old son to brain cancer. Clearing snow so they can get on with their day is just one small way I can help them.Appreciate your help in diagnosing this issue and how to correct it properly.Many thanks,
Mike
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 4 months ago

Te drive belt pulley should have a belt finger, that keeps the belt from coming off the pulley. s the belt finger in place on all the pulleys? Is the belt tight? Does the idler spring tension the belt properly? With belt in place, and tight, it should stay on, unless the drive pulley is moving on the shaft, letting the pulley get out of alignment.?

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