Snow Blowers How to Replace Auger Belts on Ariens Snow Blower

Published on February 1st, 2015 | by Turner Anderson


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.

Step 1:

Remove the ignition key

Step 2:

Loosen the bolts and remove the belt cover

Step 3:

Disconnect the chute crank and deflector cable

Step 4:

Remove frame housing bolts (there are 2 on each side)

Step 5:

Remove the belt finger

Step 6:

Remove the auger belts from pulleys

Step 7:

Separate auger housing from frame

Step 8:

Remove bolts on the swing plate assembly and remove the drive belt

Step 9:

Loop the new drive belt around the drive pulleys

Step 10:

Re-install the spacers and bolts on the swing plate assembly

Step 11:

Re-connect the idler pulley spring

Step 12:

Re-attach the housing to the pivot rod on the frame

Step 13:

Slide the belts over the pulleys

Step 14:

Re-install the frame housing bolts

Step 15:

Re-install the belt finger

Step 16:

Re-attach the belt cover

Step 17:

Re-install the chute crank

Step 18: 

Re-connect the deflector cable



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One Response to Replacing the Auger Belts on an Ariens Two Stage Snow Blower

  1. Steve says:

    The last part you forgot. Adjustments to the spriing coming down from handlebars. Please tell me how. My drive belt keeps calling off and even before that it gets clogged and won’t throw the wet snow we got today in CT. Can you please help me? I just got out of the hospital with pneumonia so I can’t do much with this wet and heavy snow

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