Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Snow Blower, you are not alone. Many Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 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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Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Snow Blower Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710:

The Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Engine Fails to Start

Cause Solution
  • Choke is not in the CHOKE position.
  • Move the choke to the CHOKE position. See Engine Operator’s Manual.
  • The spark plug wire disconnected
  • Connect a wire to the spark plug. See Engine Operator’s Manual.
  • Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
  • Fill the tank with clean, fresh fuel. See Engine Operator’s Manual.
  • The engine is not primed.
  • Prime engine as instructed in Engine Operator’s Manual.
  • Faulty spark plug
  • Clean, adjust the gap, or replace it. See Engine Operator’s Manual
  • The safety key is not in the switch
  • Insert the safety key fully into the switch.
  • The extension cord is not connected when using the electric start button.
  • Connect one end of the extension cord to the electric starter outlet and the other end to a three-prong 120V, grounded, AC outlet. See Engine Operator’s Manual

The Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Engine Running Erratically/Inconsistent RPM (Hunting or Surging)

Cause Solution
  • Engine running on CHOKE
  • Move the choke lever to the RUN position. See Engine Operator’s Manual
  • Stale fuel.
  • Fill the tank with clean, fresh fuel. See Engine Operator’s Manual
  • Water or dirt in the fuel system
  • Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel. See Engine Operator’s Manual.
  • Carburetor is out of adjustment.
  • Contact an authorized Service Center
  • Engine over-governed.
  • Contact an authorized Service Center

The Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Engine Overheats

Cause Solution
  • Engine oil level low.
  • Fill the engine with the proper amount of engine oil.

The Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Excessive Vibration

Cause Solution
  • Loose parts or damaged auger.
  • Stop the engine immediately and disconnect the spark plug wire. Check for possible damage. Tighten all nuts and bolts. Repair as needed. If the problem persists, contact an authorized service center.

The Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Unit Fails to Propel Itself

Cause Solution
  • The drive control cable is in need of adjustment
  • Adjust the drive control cable. Refer to Drive Control on page 16.
  • Drive belt loose or damaged
  • Replace the drive belt. Contact an authorized Service Center
  • Friction wheel worn
  • Replace the friction wheel. Refer to the Service section on page 26

The Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Unit Fails to Discharge Snow

Cause Solution
  • Chute assembly clogged
  • Stop the engine immediately and disconnect the spark plug wire. See Engine Operator’s Manual. Clean chute assembly and inside of auger housing with the clean-out tool. Refer to Cleaning a Clogged Chute Assembly on page 21.
  • Foreign objects lodged in auger
  • Stop the engine immediately and disconnect the spark plug wire. See Engine Operator’s Manual. Remove the object from the auger with the clean-out tool. Refer to Cleaning a Clogged Chute Assembly on page 21.
  • The Auger control cable is in need of adjustment.
  • Refer to Auger Control on page 15.
  • Auger belt loose or damaged.
  • Refer to Auger Belt Replacement on pages 24 and 25
  • Shear pin(s) sheared
  • Refer to Replacing Shear Pins on page 21.

The Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Chute fails to easily rotate 180 -200 degrees

Cause Solution
  • Chute assembled incorrectly
  • Disassemble the chute control and reassemble it as directed in the Assembly & Set-up section.

The Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Unit Plows Snow Instead of Blowing It

Cause Solution
  • Low/slow ground speed in wet/slushy snow 1-3” in depth.
  • Increase ground speed and always operate the snow thrower engine at FULL throttle. Refer to Cleaning a Clogged Chute Assembly on page 21.
  • Shear pin(s) sheared.
  • Refer to Replacing Shear Pins on page 21.

The Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Overhead Chute Crank Does Not Stay Stationary While Throwing Snow

Cause Solution
  • Insufficient preload applied to chute control.
  • Refer to Chute Assembly on page 24.

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How to Diagnose and Repair a Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Cub Cadet 31AH5GVO710 Snow Blower.

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