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Thanks HSS1332ATD! CLOGGING

I literally just wasted way too much time trying to clear a wet/heavy snowed in driveway, some it threw OK but kept clogging leading me to eventually say f8ck it, you can add me to the list if we're keeping track..





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D*mn, JD, that s*cks. Thanks for posting the pics.


Would you please PM Robert@Honda on this and share his reply?


Sorry to ask, but I have the same machine so I want to know:


- Would you say this was slush when you worked it, or just a heavy, wet snow?


- Was the throttle at full, wide open, the whole time?


- Were you running at full forward speed? (I'm not suggesting slower might help, but I'd like to know.)


- Did you spray the chute with PAM or silicone spray? (I'm not suggesting that will help, but I'd like to know.)


Is this the first wet snow you tackled with the machine?


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Im in NewHampshire and have the same machine mine went through the 3 inches of ice we got today fine
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D*mn, JD, that s*cks. Thanks for posting the pics.


Would you please PM Robert@Honda on this and share his reply?


Sorry to ask, but I have the same machine so I want to know:


- Would you say this was slush when you worked it, or just a heavy, wet snow?


- Was the throttle at full, wide open, the whole time?


- Were you running at full forward speed? (I'm not suggesting slower might help, but I'd like to know.)


- Did you spray the chute with PAM or silicone spray? (I'm not suggesting that will help, but I'd like to know.)


Is this the first wet snow you tackled with the machine?


Thanks,


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I'd say it was a mixture somewhere in between heavy/wet snow and slush..

Throttle was at full wide open, only ever run the blower there..

Full forward speed, which I wish was faster but that's another story..

I haven't tried using anything on the chute yet..

This isn't the first day I've had this snowblower clog just annoyed me enough that I came to the forum to post. Luckily I have a heated garage so it'll work itself out.

Last couple years before this Honda I had new Toro's, an 8/26 and also a HD1028, don't remember ever having those clog up once but this has been an odd winter..
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That's a relief! Hate to see it happening to JD. Hoping for a workaround by different approach or something.


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Im in NewHampshire and have the same machine mine went through the 3 inches of ice we got today fine


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So it's been clogging, as in clogged before for you. Frustrating as heck with this new machine, I'm sure, and a concern for me as I read this.

I was hoping you would say lower than full throttle. I'd say "duh!" and the problem would be solved.

I figure a guy who could afford this Cadillac has the smarts to know the different approaches to try. That's what worries me. I picture myself with 6 inches of snow to shovel because this machine is clogging. Not good.

That bucket looked pretty full. How much snow was it?

I'm trying to determine why it clogs for some and not others.




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I'd say it was a mixture somewhere in between heavy/wet snow and slush..

Throttle was at full wide open, only ever run the blower there..

Full forward speed, which I wish was faster but that's another story..

I haven't tried using anything on the chute yet..

This isn't the first day I've had this snowblower clog just annoyed me enough that I came to the forum to post. Luckily I have a heated garage so it'll work itself out.

Last couple years before this Honda I had new Toro's, an 8/26 and also a HD1028, don't remember ever having those clog up once but this has been an odd winter..


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My auger bucket will look just like jd's first photo quite often (as well as my 828's), just neither has ever clogged.

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Another stupid question.... have you checked that all the shear bolts are intact?
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I will say again that you guys should measure the distance from the end of the impeller to the housing in few different places,
if you measure anything from 3/16" or more you are a candidate for clogging. The fix is simple: add an impeller kit, just do a search on this site. This problem is not limited to Honda as all manufacturers have the same ailment especially with the type of snow we're having this year.
I have yet to find anyone having the same problem once an impeller kit is installed.

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by Princess Auto in Canada.

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Just add an impeller kit. It's a simple, cheap fix. With the added advantage that you'll throw the snow even farther!! I haven't done it to mine yet, but plan to in the near future.
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