Ariens 120000 User Manual
Date: November 21, 2013 No.
Ariens Company 655 W. Ryan St. Brillion, WI 54110 www.ariens.com
Product Family: Ariens
Subject: Briggs & Stratton Service Bulletin
Dealer Action: Investigate and Repair if Necessary
Briggs & Stratton
120000 & 150000
12051788xxxxx through 13061888xxxxx
Ariens Company had been notified by Briggs & Stratton® Corp. that some Briggs & Stratton engines in the serial number ranges above may have been manufactured with residual fuel hose assembly lubricant in the carburetor potentially resulting in repeated starting difficulties or erratic operation.
If encountered during
As stated in the attached letter from Briggs & Stratton (see page 2), dealers are to file a warranty claim with Briggs & Stratton for each repair following the warranty guidelines.
Any questions regarding this bulletin should be directed to your Briggs & Stratton Distributor.
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BRIGGS & STRATTON SERVICE NOTIFICATION
HARD STARTING / ERRATIC ENGINE OPERATION
120000 & 150000 HORIZONTAL SHAFT SNOW ENGINES
CODE OR SERIAL #: 12051788XXXXX THROUGH 13061888XXXXX
During recent routine quality audits of subject engines, we identified that some of our fuel hose assembly lubricant had entered the carburetor on subject engines, potentially affecting performance. We subsequently cleaned the fuel systems of affected product with an isopropanol solution or by running the engine with aviation fuel. In some of the cleaned engines, we have since identified traces of oxidation and/or a gel residue on the internal surfaces of the carburetor. Engines with this condition may exhibit repeated starting difficulties or erratic operation, generally reported on new
INSPECTION / REPAIR ACTION:
If the engine starts easily and operation is stable, no further action is required. If, during routine
Model Series 120000 – P/N 593357
Model Series 150000 – P/N 593358
NOTE: Transfer the choke shaft and choke plate components from the original carburetor to the new one, per the instructions included with the carburetor.
File warranty claims per normal warranty guidelines. Carburetor cleaning/repair or replacement can typically be accomplished in 45 minutes or less. Enter 125 in the IPL Reference Number field and enterSP in the Condition Code field. In addition to recording the required engine information in the respective fields, also include the snowthrower model and serial number in the equipment section of the claim form. Please retain and tag any carburetor that is replaced under warranty so that, if requested, factory returns can be accommodated.
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