Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Snow Blower, you are not alone. Many Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 owners experience issues with their snow blower from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

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Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Snow Blower Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Ariens Deluxe 28 921046:

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Engine will not start

Cause Solution
  • The engine key is the stop position
  • Turn the engine key to the run position. See the Engine key on  page 9
  • Choke is off
  • Turn the choke  control knob to on position See Choke Control Knob on page 9
  • The fuel Valve is close
  • Open valve. See Fuel Valve on page 9
  • The fuel tank is empty
  • Fill the tank with fuel. See Before Operating Unit on page 11
  • The engine is not primed
  • If the engine is cold press the primer bulb three times and starts the engine. Do not prime a warm engine. See Prime Bulb on page 9
  • The ignition switch starter circuit is not functioning.(Electric Staff)
  • See you dealer for repair
  • Build up of dirt and residue around governor/carburetor
  • Clean the area around the governor/carburetor. See the service guide for your unit
  • Spark plug wire is disconnected
  • Connect the spark plug. Refer to the engine manual
  • Spark plug is faulty
  • Replace the spark plug. Refer to the engine manual
  • Excessive fuel in engine cylinder (flooded)
  • Turn the choke control knob to the off position and reattempt starting. See Start The Engine on page 11
  • Engine is Faulty
  • See your Ariens dealer or authorized engine manufacturer’s service center

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Engine starts hard or runs poorly.

Cause Solution
  • The fuel mixture is too rich
  • Turn the choke control knob to the off position. See Choke Control Knob on page 9
  • A spark plug is faulty, fouled or incorrectly gapped
  • Clean and correctly set spark plug gap (refer to engine manual) or see your Ariens dealer.
  • The fuel cap vent is blocked
  • Install a new fuel cap

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Engine stops

Cause Solution
  • The fuel tank is empty
  • Fill the tank with fuel. See Before Operating Unit  on page 11
  • The fuel valve is close
  • Open valve. See Fuel Valve on page 9
  • Obstruction in auger or impeller
  • Stop the engine remove the key and wait for all moving parts to stop. Check for and remove obstruction before restarting
  • Contaminated fuel supply
  • Replace with clean fuel
  • A spark plug is faulty
  • Replace or clean the spark plug. Refer to the engine manual
  • The fuel cap vent is blocked
  • Install a new fuel cap

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Unit runs briefly and then stops

Cause Solution
  • A build-up of fumes in the fuel tank is creating too much pressure in the fuel tank
  • Slowly loosen the fuel tank cap

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Unit does not drive forward or in reverse.

Cause Solution
  • The friction disc is worn.
  • Replace friction disc. Refer to the Service Manual for your unit
  • The traction drive cable is not adjusted correctly
  • Remove slack from the cable. See Adjust Traction Drive Clutch on page 19.
  • The traction belt is not functioning.
  • Repair or replace the traction drive belt. Refer to the Service Manual for your unit
  • The speed selector is not adjusted correctly
  • Adjust the speed selector. See Adjust Speed Selector Lever on page 17

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Unit does not throw snow or throw it poorly.

Cause Solution
  • Shear bolts are broken
  • See Replace Shear Bolts on page 17.
  • The attachment clutch/brake is not adjusted correctly.
  • See Adjust Attachment Clutch & Brake on page 18.
  • Impeller is frozen in place
  • Move the unit to a warm place to thaw
  • Ice or debris is obstructing the auger
  • Stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for the moving parts to stop. Check for and remove obstruction before restarting
  • The discharge chute is clogged with snow
  • Stop the engine, remove the key, and wait for all moving parts to stop and for the hot parts to cool. Clean discharge chute and auger housing with clean-out tool. DO NOT use your hands
  • The Auger drive belt is slipping, worn, or damaged.
  • Adjust or replace auger drive belt. Refer to the service guide for your unit
  • The Auger drive belt is loose or damaged
  •  Replace the belt or adjust the auger control cable. Refer to the service guide for your unit

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Excessive snow is left behind.

Cause Solution
  • The scraper blade is worn or damaged
  • Adjust when worn and replace when damaged or when the blade has been adjusted down as far as possible and does not touch the ground or clear correctly. See Adjust Scraper Blade on page 15.

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Unit pulls to the left or right.

Cause Solution
  • Skid shoes and scraper blades need adjustment.
  • Adjust skid shoes and scraper blade. See Adjust Skid Shoes and Adjust Scraper Blade on page 16.

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Belt squeals continuously

Cause Solution
  • Impeller may be frozen
  • Move the unit to a warm area to thaw
  • The attachment clutch needs adjustment.
  • See Adjust Attachment Clutch & Brake on page 17

The Ariens Deluxe 28 921046 Small rubber beads collect in the frame

Cause Solution
  • Friction disc wear.
  • This is normal friction disc wear and no correction is needed unless chunks or large pieces of rubber are collecting in the frame. If repair is needed, refer to the Service Manual for your unit.

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How to Diagnose and Repair a Ariens Deluxe 28 921046

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