Have an Ariens 7524 Snowblower.
It looks like the Attachment/Clutch Brake cable has stretched and
loosened up. This is the cable that connects the right hand handle bar
squeeze lever to engage the Auger and Impeller.
So, there is apparently not enough pull on the cable when the handle is
squeezed to put enough force on the belt that connects the engine to the
Auger/Impeller pulley drive to prevent its slipping during operation.
Would like to tighten up the cable a bit.
I do realize that when the handle is released, the cable needs "some"
slack to make sure the Auger does not turn.
Unfortunately, the cable is not the type with as threaded barrel which
would make adjustments easy. Rather, for this model, they use the cable
with the adjustment nuts on each end of it.
The manual (http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/00429300B_ENG.pdf ) [pg 21]
has a bit about adjusting them, but for someone without a PHd in
engineering, it is really poorly written and hard to understand.
Was wondering if anyone who is familiar with the procedure could perhaps
walk me thru it, in excrutiating detail.
Would be most appreciative.
At my age now, this kinda "stuff" seems to be getting harder and harder.
Would like to try, though.