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Pacrat
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reply to Dodge

Re: Ariens deluxe 28 snowblower stalling

That unit should still be under warranty! I wouldn't fool with anything... get in touch with the dealer and let him figure it out. You start screwing around with it and they might claim a voided warranty. Why bother yourself with something you've already paid for. Warranty work is factored in to the purchase price... one way or another.

By the way... I, too suspect a problem with the fuel... you could have gotten some condensation in the can after it was partially empty, or you might have even gotten some bad fuel from the gas station. It does happen. But my main point is to let your dealer diagnose and fix the problem.
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Pacrat
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edit- By the way, you did hit the primer bulb the three times, didn't you. My new Cub snow-blower didn't want to start one day. Would fire, sputter, and quit. I checked the choke setting and everything else I could think of... 'til I look at that big red primer bulb and remembered... "Hey, Dummy! You didn't prime the damn thing!" Pushed the primer three times, and it took right off and ran perfectly. And absolutely no problems at all since then, as long as I prime as directed. It's easy to forget to prime when you have a choke to play with. Many mowers have one or the other, but not both, so it's easy to overlook one or the other operations.
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Lurch77
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reply to Pacrat
said by Pacrat:

But my main point is to let your dealer diagnose and fix the problem

If I remember he bought it from Home Depot. They do not service their machines. He'll need to find a dealer willing to do potential waranty work for a non-customer.


Pacrat
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said by Lurch77:

If I remember he bought it from Home Depot. They do not service their machines. He'll need to find a dealer willing to do potential waranty work for a non-customer.

Then the call to Ariens will be necessary. They will have to refer him to an approved service center/dealership.
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Keep your eye on the ball, your shoulder to the wheel, your nose to the grindstone, and your ear to the ground. Now, try to work in that position!!!

25696122

join:2013-12-20
reply to Lurch77
said by Lurch77:

said by Pacrat:

But my main point is to let your dealer diagnose and fix the problem

If I remember he bought it from Home Depot. They do not service their machines. He'll need to find a dealer willing to do potential waranty work for a non-customer.

Any Ariens dealer works. There is no 'willing' they WILL do it.


dennismurphy
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reply to Lurch77
said by Lurch77:

If I remember he bought it from Home Depot. They do not service their machines. He'll need to find a dealer willing to do potential waranty work for a non-customer.

Not exactly true. I bought mine through HD as well, but it was my local dealer who delivered and set it up. They also gave me their contact info for any warranty work. They got paid for the transaction, so I consider myself (and they consider me) a customer.

All good - the only issue with calling the local dealer is that they're libel to be backed up with repair work. I know all of the local shops here run at least several weeks' backlog in the dead of winter.

Dodge
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I bought it from HD and it was delivered by HD, no ariens dealer was involved in the process (which could cause issues here).

Tried calling ariens, 20 minutes on hold, gave up and sent them an email. Let's see what comes from that. Do they usually send someone to look at the machine, or am I going to have to drag it to a service location? I really don't have the time or the means (aside from renting a uhaul van or something) of getting it to the dealer.


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Depending on how urgent the repair will be with the next big storm due to hit the North East tonight/Wed, any how handy you feel you may want to try this trick.

If it is dirt in the carb under one of the needle valves, I have made temporary fixes by doing the following:

Locate the adjustment screws on the needle valves. Usually there are 2. One on the bottom of the bowl and one on the top where the air passes through.

Unscrew each screw about 2 turns but keep track of exactly how much as you will want to put adjust them back where they were.
With unscrewed 2 turns, try to start. This should pull through any small pieces of "stuff" under the seats.

Reset screws back to original setting and try to start.

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Booost

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reply to Dodge
The dealer / repair shop will certainly have a truck they could use to pick up and drop off your snow blower. Whether or not that service is included for warranty repairs is another matter. Have you read your warranty?

And then the shop might very well service their own customers ahead of you. But I'm sure there's no waiting for snow blower repairs in the middle of winter!


Lurch77
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reply to 25696122
said by 25696122:

Any Ariens dealer works. There is no 'willing' they WILL do it.

Sure. But unless they are desperate for work, he'll be on the back burner. Dealers do not have to do the work, and they will prioritize their own customers first. That's a realistic world.

Critsmcgee

join:2011-12-02
said by Lurch77:

said by 25696122:

Any Ariens dealer works. There is no 'willing' they WILL do it.

Sure. But unless they are desperate for work, he'll be on the back burner. Dealers do not have to do the work, and they will prioritize their own customers first. That's a realistic world.

Even then dealers do what makes them the most $$$ first even if you've spend thousands with them.
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