This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the control cable on an Ariens snowblower. The most common reason for replacing the control cable is when the snowblower isn’t throwing snow.
All of the information for this control cable replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Tools needed: snap ring pliers
Before beginning this procedure, be sure to remove the snowblower’s start key from the engine.
To replace the auger control cable, your first step is to remove the cotter pin and washer to release the cable from the clutch handle.
Next, unhook the cable spring from the clutch arm and discard the old cable.
Install the new auger control cable by first attaching the spring to the clutch arm.
Now align the opposite end of the cable with the clutch handle and secure it with the washer and cotter pin.
With the new cable installed you can now return the start key to the snowblower’s engine.