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Thumbs down Snapper 8/26" 8265 thrower not throwing well

Hi, new member posting first question.

Had the blower since new - going on ten years and noticed the throwing is getting worse every year. I change the oil each few years as well as the spark plug and drain out the gas and run it dry every season. No matter whether new snow or end of season wet snow it struggles and clogs up. I've tried WD40 and spraying cooking oil on the chute.

When there's no snow the impeller is spinning really good and actually good breeze coming out of the chute but the minute a load gets in there it slows and clogs eventually. Tried to spin the augers and they're tight so shearing pins are good? Can actually rotate the impeller and it's tight - don't know if that's good or bad.

Took the belt cover off and inspected both belts and the tension and (I'm not a mechanic or repair tech) they seem to be in pretty good shape - no obvious cracks. Started the thrower (is it a blower or a thrower)and the belts seem to be on track - not floating all over the tensioner/idle pulleys.

What else to try/can I do to get it working like it used to - the sucker used to throw snow like 20' away!

Thanks for the help and advice.

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Replace the carb with a new adjustable one, could be lacking power.

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Could be a few things. Is engine bogging down like it's having trouble? If not I would look & make sure all shear pins and impeller bolts are intact. Belts maybe be glazed or stretched. Being 10 yrs old might not hurt to throw belts at it anyways. Is impeller and housing showing lots of wear? Might look into impeller kit.
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how old are those belts? they may look good but still be worn

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Thanks jtclays for the welcome and the advice (ditto detrbuzzard n uptrapper123) - I was going to replace the belts but figure before I spend some $ that I asked to see what experts would say and do :-)
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Hi JLawrence08648,

Yeah I was thinking that too but the engine (Tecumseh) again from a non-repair/tech person
sounds like it's running well unlike the Briggs & Stratton engine on my tractor which ran bad until I replaced its carburetor.
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If you havenít checked your roll pins I recommend you check them. I had to replace mine a few years ago

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Red face Thanks again for all the good advice!

Thanks SnapperInMA - will do that as well - like most of you guys recommended, Im going to replace all the belts and will check all the bolts. The augers look good - not beaten up tho the impeller housing is pretty rusty so perhaps take out the auger/impeller and grind down the rust or rustoleum it? :-)

Do I have to the the greasing every season? I always spray WD40 at ends of the augers into the scoop and near the gear housing.
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Pull the shear bolts and verify they are intact! I have had a few that when they shear, leave enough 'swarf' that the ends stay in place and appear intact, while the bolt is sheared.
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