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Wheels stop when auger engaged

Hi guys;
I'm hoping someone has an idea what's up with my snowblower.
Its a Craftsman 9.5 HP 27" Two stage

If I have the auger disengaged the drive wheels move forward.

When I engage the auger the drive wheels lose all power. They sometimes start moving forward but its weak. I can hold the blower back easily.

I opened up the bottom to see the rubber friction wheel but it looks like its sealed (?)
(maybe i'm not looking at the right thing)

I replaced the belts last year. The auger belt is a regular belt but the drive blet is a kevlar one (i was told theyre better?)

Any thoughts would be great.

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Maybe the idler pulleys are tangled up and tightening the auger belt is loosening the drive belt?

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