Repairing an Ariens Riding Mower?

Category Lawn Mowers
Ariens is a highly respected manufacturer of lawnmowers and other yard equipment. Small repairs can often be done at home while other issues should be taken to a business specializing in small engine repair.


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July 11, 2018

I have been troubleshooting my riding lawn mower all the way to the starter. Everything is in check and I have a new battery, but it hasn't been started in a couple years and the flywheel will only turn one time and stop when I turn the switch. I wonder what could be the problem?


July 11, 20180 found this helpful
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If you stored it with gas, that may be the problem. The fuel lines may be clogged.

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August 23, 20180 found this helpful
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usually when these things sit for a while they have trouble starting precisely because fuel lines get clogged or bent or they just need to be used. Also sometimes the terminals get gunked up. I would just keep trying it and cleaning it out and then starting again

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April 28, 2019

My Ariens riding mower motor is popping while running; it sounds like popcorn popping! It has fresh gas, a new fuel filter, etc. Several times I used carb. starter spray.


April 28, 20190 found this helpful
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Could it be the spark plug gap length? Shutting off the motor, without letting the mower idle a bit, could cause this.


Also a damaged spark plug will cause backfire, and a carburetor which needs adjustment will also cause afterfire.

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April 28, 2019

I have a Ariens riding lawn mower. It will crank and run, but it will stop cutting while continuing to run. The blade will not engage. Any suggestions?


April 29, 20190 found this helpful
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If the blade doesn't engage, you may have problems with the pulley or switch.

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