Published on February 1st, 2015 | by Turner Anderson1
Replacing the Auger Belts on an Ariens Two Stage Snow Blower
Watch our video on how to replace the auger belts on an Ariens two stage snow blower.
The auger belts drive the impeller and augers to churn through and blow snow. If the belts become too worn and break, the auger and impeller will stop rotating.
Remove the ignition key
Loosen the bolts and remove the belt cover
Disconnect the chute crank and deflector cable
Remove frame housing bolts (there are 2 on each side)
Remove the belt finger
Remove the auger belts from pulleys
Separate auger housing from frame
Remove bolts on the swing plate assembly and remove the drive belt
Loop the new drive belt around the drive pulleys
Re-install the spacers and bolts on the swing plate assembly
Re-connect the idler pulley spring
Re-attach the housing to the pivot rod on the frame
Slide the belts over the pulleys
Re-install the frame housing bolts
Re-install the belt finger
Re-attach the belt cover
Re-install the chute crank
Re-connect the deflector cable
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