Ariens S18 938026 Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Ariens S18 938026 Snow Blower, you are not alone. Many Ariens S18 938026 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 S18 938026 Snow Blower Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Ariens S18 938026:

The Ariens S18 938026 Engine will not start.

Cause Solution
  • Engine key is not in unit.
  • Insert key. See Engine Key on page 8.
  • Choke is off
  • Move choke cont rol lever to on position. See Choke Control Lever on page 8
  • Fuel tank is empty
  • Fill fuel tank with fuel. See Before Operating Unit on page 9.
  • Engine is not primed
  • If engine is cold, press primer bulb three times and start engine. Do not prime a warm engine. See Primer Bulb on page 8.
  • Excessive fuel in engine cylinder (flooded).
  • Move choke control lever to off position and reattempt starting. See Start Engine on page 9.
  • Engine is faulty
  • See your Ariens dealer or authorized engine manufacturer’s service center
  • Spark plug wire is disconnected
  • Connect spark plug. Refer to engine manual
  • Spark plug is faulty
  • Replace spark plug. Refer to engine manual
  • Contaminated fuel supply
  • Replace with clean fuel.

The Ariens S18 938026 Engine starts hard or runs poorly

Cause Solution
  • Fuel mixture is too rich
  • Turn choke control lever to off position. See Choke Control Lever on page 8.
  • Spark plug is faulty, fouled or incorrectly gapped
  • Clean and properly set spark plug gap (refer to engine manual) or see your Ariens Dealer
  • Fuel cap vent is blocked.
  • Install new fuel cap

The Ariens S18 938026 Excessive vibration

Cause Solution
  • Loose parts or damaged auger paddles.
  • Stop engine immediately. Replace auger paddles. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11 or see your Ariens Dealer.

The Ariens S18 938026 Excessive snow left behind

Cause Solution
  • Scraper blade is worn or damaged
  • Replace scraper blade. See Replace Scraper Blade on page 14 or see your Ariens Dealer

The Ariens S18 938026 Snow does not discharge.

Cause Solution
  • Auger drive belt is loose or damaged
  • Replace belt or adjust auger control cable. See Replace Belt on page 13 and Adjust Auger Cable on Page 12. See your Ariens Dealer.
  • Discharge chute is clogged with snow.
  • Stop engine immediately. Clean discharge chute and auger housing. DO NOT use your hands
  • Auger paddles are worn or damaged
  • Replace auger paddles. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11 or see your Ariens Dealer.

Ariens S18 938026 Replacement Parts

How to Diagnose and Repair a Ariens S18 938026

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Ariens S18 938026 Snow Blower.

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