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gregryan999 02-12-2008 12:57 PM

Snow Blower problem
Howdy all...

We've had a TON of snow here in Milwaukee this year and my snowthrower is experiencing a problem making it relatively useless.

The engine is running just fine, thank you....but it won't send the snow through the chute reliably.

With wet snow, the snow will "bunch up" inside the chute forcing me to stop blowing snow and remove the snow manually from the machine...

With dryer snow, it works a little better...but it's still doesn't send the snow out of the chute with the gusto it used to show...

It's an older snowblower...maybe 8 years or so...and it's been reliable. I think it's about a 5 HP. No power drive (most of the time it's not needed)...

I'm wondering about the soft parts of the auger system. There are these "flaps" that are bolted onto the auger and I was wondering it they've worn down to the point where they're not in contact with the side the casing anymore...thus allowing snow to slide by and collect? Just a theory.

Thanks for any help!

redline 02-12-2008 02:13 PM

can you post a photo?

You may be able to try and use some car wax on the inside of the chute to allow the snow not to clog up.

Buffalo1 02-14-2008 12:55 PM

Greetings from cold New England,:thumbsup: Check to see if the auger drive system is powered by a Vbelt, it may be losse or worn out. If it is rding inside the pully it is worn out and is probably slipping when trying to throw snow. The flaps you describe should not wear out but check for cracking, if they they are cracked then they need replaced.

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