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The model number and serial number information can be found by standing behind the snow blower and leaning down. Look between the two wheels and below the handles.
When shopping for used snow blowers, invariably, they are older than they appear. It is hard to distinguish age. However, the Build Date (or DOM) on various machines can be found on the product label.
Look for the model and serial number on the garden tractor. According to the company, this can be found on the front left or front right side of the tractor frame. It may also be located on the right side of the dash support. The Ariens model and serial number indicates the year Ariens manufactured the garden tractor.
How Do I Locate the Engine Model Number on My Snow Blower? The engine model number is usually a number stamped into metal directly on your engine. It may be stamped onto the left side of the overhead valve cover, the metal shield below the muffler, or the cylinder shield on the side of the engine.
Designed and manufactured in Brillion, Wisconsin and Oxford in the United Kingdom, Ariens outdoor power equipment has been serving commercial operators and homeowners for over 80 years.
Ariens snow blowers are powered by either a Briggs and Stratton Polar Force engine, or Ariens new AX series engines.
To Determine Manufacture Date Based on Serial Number: The 1st three numbers of your serial number will always provide your manufacture date. The 1st number is the YEAR of manufacture; the 2nd & 3rd numbers indicate the MONTH of manufacture.
Model & Serial Number

The model and serial number of an Ariens riding mower can be located on the side of the mower frame, on the side of the dash support, or under the seat.

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Where can i get the washer that hold the blade flush to the star-gear under the mower. A flat washer do not work and allows the blade to flop. None of the small engine repair shops care Ariens parts..When I bought the mower I never recieved a owners manual with a parts list who do I contact for one of those too. Thanks for your help, by the way my name is Eric
ANSWER : Get them direct
http://www.ariens.com/corporate/pages/partsradar.aspx

Have just bought a used ariens st1032. have no manual and wondering if unleaded gas and 10w – 40 oil will work on this machine?
ANSWER : That should do on both counts. be sure not to over fill the oil

Where can a find a manual that shows how to put the carberator back on a Ariens ST724 snowblower
ANSWER : Need to know the engine manufacture and then look the engine numbers up… If it’s a tecumseh they are no longer producing engines in america so no luck, if its a briggs then you can go to their site with the engine numbers and look for a service manual…

I need an owners manual for an Ariens Sierra 1640 riding mower.
ANSWER : Go you to this page and enter your model and serial number:http://apache.ariens.com/cgibin/ctrg0005?SESSIONID=0.8213132047263072&Site=ARIENSSGood Luck

How to relace drive belt on ariens tractor a20va46?
ANSWER : There are multiple belts on the Ariens A20VA46 lawn tractor. Which belt are you asking about?

Service and Owner’s manuals can be downloaded from the following link: Find Manuals by entering your tractor’s model and serial numbers.

The deck drive belt is easy to change by releasing spring pressure on the idler pulley (usually under a plastic cover). See the user’s or service manual for directions from the above link.

The two transmission belts are somewhat more difficult, but are usually long-lasting. The newer type of continuously variable transmissions used on these tractors have a friction belt like a snowmobile but under much less load. As a result, they are long-lasting. The engine to transmission belt is a conventional V-belt and may require occasional replacement. Usually, there’s a similar tensioner pulley you would release in order to replace this belt.

Ariens st24e leaking gas from carb body
ANSWER : As you said, it’s probably got a stuck float. If stored without draining and fuel petcock turned off, gas evaporates from carb bowl and sticks float down, allowing fuel to flow all the time.

Solution: Remove carb and fully clean. Carb dip can be effective if left long enough but it will not clean out totally closed-up holes or clogged passages. Cleaners can only dissolve varnish if they can get to it and totally clogged passages won’t allow cleaner to flow to where it’s needed. Pros use a hot bath of cleaner and/or ultrasonic cleaners.

Start with a carburetor rebuild kit and use as many parts as necessary. Be careful to remove rubber parts like O-rings and gaskets before cleaning with solvents. Adjust mixture screws to factory recommendations and fine tune after you get it running. Good idea to purchase an engine service manual for you particular engine.

Trying to find an operators manual for a ariens mower Model #936066, Serial # 000725. Can you help me? Thanx…Ron
ANSWER : Ron, I have a Arfiens 1540 ZTR and found my info here.
ight take some searching with model or serial number. Good Luck. Brian

http://partsradar53.arinet.com/scripts/EmpartISAPI.dll?MF&app=ARNC531&lang=EN&TF=Empartweb&loginID=ariensc&loginpwd=consumer&partner=ARNC

I wish to install a manual choke since the automatic choke no longer works
ANSWER : Brent,Most any auto parts store will have a manual choke conversion kit for about $10us.You will have to be a little creative to hook it up. But…your engine shouldn’t need to be choked once it runs awhile and is still warm. I would look for other causes like binding linkages, unhooked springs and loose carburator mounting.