Re: Ariens Model # 924028 Serial # 006182 Auger Drive Sheave Slipping
Wow, thanks Kshansen. Coffeed up or no, your on the ball. The link is helpful. I have downloaded the literature and will see what I can see. The parts are not showing significant undo wear, no excessive wobble, and the shaft is hardened steel of course. I did try new set screws (a fart in the wind). As I've studied the issue, it seems to me that the drive pulley from the engine may be mis-aligned to the auger sheave slightly towards the auger. This may be enough for the belt to pull the sheave along the shaft and off the key as described. I'll inspect that portion of the assembly, make sure the engine pulley isn't loose, and see what I see. Again, I appreciate the quick response. If you really need some snow, I've got some to spare.