To change the belts on an Ariens two-stage snow blower, remove the belt cover, disconnect the chute crank and deflector cable, remove the frame housing, belt finger and auger belts, and remove the old drive belt. Then, loop the new drive belt around the pulleys and reconnect the housing, cute crank, deflector cable and belt cover.
There are several simple steps to follow when changing the belts on an Ariens two-stage snow blower. Before you begin disconnecting or removing anything, turn the ignition off and remove the key for safety. Once the key is removed from the ignition, loosen the bolts on the belt cover and remove the cover.
Underneath the cover you can see the chute crank and the deflector cable. Disconnect both, and locate the frame housing bolts. There are two bolts on each side of the frame housing. Remove all four bolts and the belt finger. Then, remove the auger belts from the pulleys, and separate the auger housing from the frame. Remove the bolts from the swing plate assembly, and remove the old drive belt.
Loop the new drive belt around the drive pulleys, and reattach the bolts on the swing plate assembly. Reconnect the idler pulley spring, reattach the housing to the frame, and slide the belts over the pulleys. Finally, reinstall the frame housing bolts and the belt finger, reattach the belt cover, and reconnect the chute crank and the deflector cable.