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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the height of the deck rear to the height of the deck front. Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the type of mower.
Often the highest setting on most mower types is 3 inches. Mowing the grass at 3 inches or taller will prevent diseases, promote deep digging roots, help the grass conserve water, improve turf density, and improve turf color.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the height of the deck rear to the height of the deck front. Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the type of mower.
Often the highest setting on most mower types is 3 inches. Mowing the grass at 3 inches or taller will prevent diseases, promote deep digging roots, help the grass conserve water, improve turf density, and improve turf color.

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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

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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

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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

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I just purchased a used Ariens sport zoom 1440. The origanl owner misplaced the owners manual and this is my first mower. Can somebody please tell me what basic maintenance I have to do on this mower? Thank you for your time.
ANSWER : Change the oil and air filter. Look for grease fittings on all moving parts and give them a shot.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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…

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