Snow Blowers power-brush

Published on November 17th, 2016 | by Brandon

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How to Adjust the Speed Selector on Your Ariens Power Brush

Inspecting and adjusting all major components of your unit should always be a part of your maintenance routine. Ensuring that the speed selector on your Ariens power brush is working correctly will prevent you from being unable to move and correctly operate your unit.

To inspect and, if needed, adjust the speed selector on your Ariens power brush, follow the steps listed below.

These instructions are specifically for the Ariens 921 series brushes. Always consult and be familiar with your owner’s manual for information specific to your unit. Take the proper safety precautions laid out in your manual when working on your equipment.

  1. Detach the adjustment pivot pin from the speed selector arm. Keep any hardware that you remove and set it aside.
  2. Set the speed selector that is located on the dash panel to the fastest forward speed position.
  3. Rotate the speed selector arm downwards toward the ground until it is as far down as it will go.
  4. Guide the adjustment pivot pin along the shift rod until you see that it is aligned with the hole that is on the speed selector arm.
  5. Using the hardware that you removed in step 1, attach the adjustment pivot pin to the speed selector arm.
  6. Test your unit and check both the forward and reverse speeds. To do so:
  7. a. Start the engine.
    b. Shift the speed selector into the first forward speed setting.
    c. Engage the traction clutch and your unit should begin to move forward.
    d. Stop the unit.
    e. Shift the speed selector into the first reverse speed setting.
    f. Engage the traction clutch and make sure your unit is moving backward.
    g. Turn off the engine.

  8. Make any adjustments to the pivot pin on the shift rod that are necessary for your unit to move forward when speed selector is in first forward position and move backward when speed selector is in first reverse position.
  9. Connect the pivot pin to the speed selector arm with the hardware removed in step 1 if any adjustments are to be made.
  10. For information about safety, warranty, and your specific model, read and be familiar with your owner’s manual.

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