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Date: September 22, 2010 No. B-2068

Service Bulletin

Ariens Company 655 W. Ryan St. Brillion, WI 54110 www.ariens.com

Product Family: 920 Series Sno-Tek™Snow Throwers

Subject: LCT Engine Missing Safety Shield

Dealer Action: Inspect and Correct Immediately

Model

Serial Number Range

Description

920402

000816 — 006650

Sno-Tek24, 120V

920403

000171 — 002653

Sno-Tek28, 120V

Ariens Company has been notified by LCT Engines (Liquid Combustion Technology) that they have identified that there is a missing safety shield on a limited number of engines used on Ariens Sno-Tek™Sno Thros®. This condition only exists on electric start equipped winter engines with the LCT serial number range 1065HO4008325A — 1065HO4012104A.

LCT has released the enclosed Technical Service Bulletin which identifies the issue, and also explains what to do if a machine displays this defect. Please read the enclosed Bulletin, and inspect all 920402 and 920403 Sno-Tekmodels in your inventory per the instructions in the Bulletin.

If it is determined the proper shielding is not present, please contact LCT USA customer service at 800-552-8094and a service kit will be provided to correct the issue.

When contacting LCT USA customer service please have the following information available: Ariens product model and serial numbers and LCT engine model and serial numbers.

Cost of kit and installation is covered by LCT. Dealers should contact LCT USA customer service at 800-552-8094for information on any warranty claims.

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TechnicalServiceBulletin

To: LCT Service Center

Date: 9/20/2010

LCT Model Affected: PW1HK18650781DE-ABGOQUVE1M

LCT Serial Range Affected: 1065H04008325A - 1065H04012104A

Ariens Sno-Tek Models: 920402 Serial Range: 816-868,872, 925, 945, 951, 956, 1055, 1067, 1069,

 

1115, 1149,1152, 1153, 1203, 1216, 1220, 1238, 1248,

 

1249, 1322, 1330, 1348, 1355, 1357, 1368, 1369, 1376,

 

1381, 1383-1398,1400-1442,1444,1496-1499,1501-

 

1535, 1539, 1579, 1581, 1617-1619,1626-1645,1657,

 

1662, 1675, 1678, 1700, 1701, 1710, 1731, 1733, 1750,

 

1764, 1770, 1774, 1783, 1825, 1847, 1894, 1896, 1900,

 

1920-1922,1930, 1934, 1942,1989-1991,2011, 2054,

 

2061, 2089, 2092, 2097, 2116, 2119, 2162, 2260, 2266,

 

2287, 2293, 2308, 2366, 2376, 2381, 2396, 2400, 2401,

 

2412, 2440, 2446, 2448, 2449, 2451, 2492-2496,2498-

 

2643, 2692-2701,2753, 2773, 2796,2802-2821,2827,

 

2842-2871,2953, 2984, 3072,3100-3106,3111, 3116,

 

3126, 3127, 3139, 3167, 3168, 3170, 3171, 3173-3175,

 

3194, 3196, 3198-3350,3378,3390-3400,3415, 3539,

 

3565, 3598, 3599, 3601, 3638, 3697, 3699, 3727, 3749,

 

3752, 3778, 3795, 3876, 3913, 3929, 3937, 3959-4009,

 

4022, 4040, 4051, 4093, 4097-4099,4101-4207,4237-

 

4312, 4350-4401,4403,4424-4440,4475, 4496, 4521,

 

4543-4600,4634-4636,4649-4673,4701-4737,4749,

 

4768-4879,4945,5000-5030,5046,5154-5269,5325,

 

5372-5496,5611, 5618,5629-5749,5785,5813-5925,

 

5972, 5983-6096,6127, 6163,6165-6234,6262, 6266-

 

6268, 6337, 6348, 6354-6356,6359, 6624,6626-6637,

 

6639-6650

920403

171-1043,1062, 1066,1073-1083,1104-1466,1479,

 

1520, 1545, 1551, 1566, 1581, 1596, 1629, 1632, 1701,

 

1713-1721,1745, 1791, 1835, 1866, 1931, 1954, 2046-

2050, 2052-2079,2100-2198,2200-2274,2276, 23352354, 2400, 2421,2487-2496,2500-2531,2642-2653

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September 20, 2010

Dear Service Technician,

There is a possibility of a missing shield on 208cc engine model number PW1HK18650781DEABGOQUVE1M. This condition only exists on electric start equipped winter engines within the serial

number range 1065H04008325A - 1065H04012104A.

Please see the attached inspection procedure to verify the shield in question is properly installed.

If it is determined the proper shielding is not present, please contact LCT USA customer service at 800- 552-8094and a service kit will be provided to correct the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We thank you in advance for your continued patronage.

Cordially,

Chris Higgins Technical Services

Liquid Combustion Technology 800-552-8094

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SHIELD INSPECTION PROCEDURE FOR LCT ENGINE MODEL NUMBER

PW1HK18650781DE-ABGOQUVE1M

1.Visually inspect engine to verify shield is present (see picture below). If shield is present, no further action is required.

2.If it is determined the proper shielding is not present (see picture below), please contact LCT USA customer service at 800-552-8094and a service kit will be provided to correct the issue. When contacting LCT USA customer service please have the following information available: Ariens product model and serial numbers and LCT engine model and serial numbers.

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September 20, 2010

SHIELD INSTALATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR LCT ENGINE MODEL

NUMBER PW1HK18650781DE-ABGOQUVE1M

Tools you will need: -Ratchet

-10mmdeep-wellsocket

-Ratchetextension (ifdeep-wellsocket not available)-Torquewrench

1.Remove top electric starter mounting bolt in a counter-clockwiserotation with a 10mmdeep-wellsocket and ratchet.

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2.Re-installthe top electric starter mounting bolt with the supplied shield located in between mounting bolt head and starter body.

3.Tighten the bolt in a clockwise rotation using a torque wrench to a torque value of 10-12n-m(86-106in-lbs).

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