Ariens is a manufacturer of snow blowers, riding lawn tractors and riding mowers as well as push mowers. Machinery used for mowing a lawn, tilling a garden, clearing snow from a drive or walkway can break due to the multitude of moving parts each product contains.
From blades to blowers, here are some steps you can take to repair components within your Ariens machines.
Troubleshooting tips for Ariens lawn and outdoor tools
Walk behind lawn mowers that will not start or that stall out quickly might need to have the spark plugs cleaned or replaced. The carburetor may also be clogged and need cleaning, or it may need to be repaired or replaced.
If a mower ceases to self-propel, it could be that the V-belt rotating the drive pulleys for the wheels is worn or broken. Replace the drive belt if you find it worn or broken. Worn wheel assemblies and bad drive pulleys are the other common reasons a push mower stops self-propelling.
Riding mowers have occasional trouble starting or stalling out. These issues can usually be traced to fuel that was left in the engine while the mower was being stored. Other solutions include cleaning and replacing the spark plug, carburetor, fuel filter, starter switch or ignition coil.
Riding lawn tractors tend to have some common issues reported regularly. Blades that will not cut correctly are likely bent or dull. Replace cutting blades if they're damaged or dull.
Typical snow blower glitches seem to involve the spark plugs or carburetors needing to be cleaned or replaced. These parts can affect the snow blower’s performance; resulting in the snow blower not starting, starting then stopping, or running rough.
Repairing your snowblower
Fuel that remains in your snow blower once you put it away for the season causes many of the troubles you encounter with your blower. If you can't start your blower or it runs rough, check for fuel remaining in the tank. If the smallest amount of fuel sat very long, it can become gummy due to the low octane levels and fuel additives. This gummy substance gets into your carburetor and clogs up and corrodes elements around it. Furthermore, it can clog your fuel line. Clean or replace the carburetor if it's gummed up.