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Ariens 624e won't start

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by goodgreen, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. goodgreen

    goodgreen Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Very frustrating - I just do some snowblowing in the winter months for small to medium drives. Just bought a new Ariens 624E snowblowing that has been working fine. But it would not start at all today. Had to do a couple of drives by hand (1st time in 8 years)!! Even tried the electric start and it wouldn't even turn over. Thought maybe it was just flooded, but I let it sit a couple of hours and it's still dead. Any ideas??
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Does the unit fire? If so, you have carb issues (or other fuel supply problems). If it's not firing then you most likely don't have spark and need to look at the ignition coil.

    Don't know what else to say without looking at it.
  3. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    If Its New Take It Back...

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    i usually carry a can of starting fluid . sometime it helps with a frozen or flooded carb.
    have you checked the plug to see if its wet?

  5. goodgreen

    goodgreen Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Well this is interesting - finally took it back to the dealer who sold it to me. I bought it from a lawn dealership for good service. He discovered the problem was using gasahol. And sure enough, it says something about that in the manual. Caused some real problems with rubber and valves in the brand new unit.
  6. plower13

    plower13 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    besides the starting issue u had how do u like the unit?does it push the snow good?
  7. goodgreen

    goodgreen Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Yes, I've had no problem with the operation of the unit. The intake is a bit small but it really kicks snow a long ways.