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snow moving problem

I have a new (two years old) sears snowthrower. The problem comes in heavy snow. It pushes the snow forward and doesn't seem to direct the snow into the shoot area to be thrown. the auger is turning and the blades in the shoot are spinning. It seems like the augers just don't move the snow into the shoot. Anyone have this problem or know of a solution?
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Several things to consider:
Check your auger cable tension. Just because auger is turning, in heavy snow without proper tension on the cable the belt could be slipping.
You've blown a shear pin and don't realize it. Check those pins.
You are taking too big a pass in heavy snow, exceeding the capabilities of your blower.

Listing the particular model of blower, including engine you have and just how much snow you consider "heavy" would help us to narrow things a bit.

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As Zavie said, check for a broken shear pin.
I once had a situation where the augers would turn when not blowing snow but in fact one shear pin had sheared and that auger would stop turning the moment it touched snow.

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I would certainly go for shear pin first, then unfortunately, especially on rust welded augers, look towards the auger gearbox for damaged gears, especially when under load.
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A replacement auger shear pin solved the symptom on mine. Happens when it tries to bite off more than it can chew I think.

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Post a picture of the augers, by the off chance, they could have been installed incorrectly. Its happen on here before.




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I had that happen April 2018, wet snow after blowing fine for 2'-3' it would just pack the snow in front of the bucket. Break it up with a shovel and you could go another 2'-3' again. Only time that happened in 6 years of use, worked fine after that.
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Look on Youtube and add some paddles to the chute impeller. It improved my 2 stage by 30%. There are several "how to" videos. It's easy and more than worth it.
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