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I got this snowblower last year and am starting to regret it. In
anything other than completely dry, light, fluffy snow, the chute gets
clogged early on, and snow shoots out the front and back of it. I end
up leaving the crazy thing sitting on the sidewalk and shoveling the
remainder of the driveway the old fashioned way.

Is there anything to adjust or tweak to make this thing work? The
manual mentioned adjusting the auger height but it seems pretty close
to the ground. Neighbors across the street have a similar size model
(haven't noticed the brand/model yet) that clears the snow without
choking and is about half as noisy as mine.

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I got this snowblower last year and am starting to regret it. In
anything other than completely dry, light, fluffy snow, the chute gets
clogged early on, and snow shoots out the front and back of it. I end
up leaving the crazy thing sitting on the sidewalk and shoveling the
remainder of the driveway the old fashioned way.

Is there anything to adjust or tweak to make this thing work? The
manual mentioned adjusting the auger height but it seems pretty close
to the ground. Neighbors across the street have a similar size model
(haven't noticed the brand/model yet) that clears the snow without
choking and is about half as noisy as mine.



Check to see if both tines are tilted inwards.

While clearing the neighborhood block, I had hit a Sunday newspaper.
Instead of the shear pins shearing, the gears broke. I took it to what I
thought was a reputable dealer. They installed one set of tines wrong,
when putting it back together. I kept getting clogs, and after looking at
new blowers, noticed one set of my tines tiled outwards. I called the
dealer, and they said bring the machine back. They fixed it, and no more
clogs.

On another note, I was just up at the Sears Hardware store to get a
shovel. I was looking at their snowblowing machines and noticed one of
the new ones had one of the tines tilted outwards. All the rest of the
machines had them tilted inwards. One of the employees asked if they
could help me. I asked if they were assembled on site or shipped in this
way. He said they were shipped in assembled. I pointed out the tines, and
the guy knew immediately what I was talking about.

Anyways, might be worth checking out.

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