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Ariens 22" Compact kept clogging.

Noob here, hello! So, as you know, pretty decent snow fall this past weekend here in NY. So, I had the 22" Ariens 9.5 Subaru engine already to go. Went outside, started her up and she was purring beautifully. As I was going along, it kept clogging up in the chute. I lost count of how many times. The auger was definitely turning as well as the impeller. So, a neighbor stopped by with a 26" Toro and had absolutely no issues. Now, I don't expect to cut through the snow like he did, but I didn't expect to keeping getting clogged. Any advice? Thanks!
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Have you even checked the belts on it???????????? ALOHA from the paradise city.

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Noob here, hello! So, as you know, pretty decent snow fall this past weekend here in NY. So, I had the 22" Ariens 9.5 Subaru engine already to go. Went outside, started her up and she was purring beautifully. As I was going along, it kept clogging up in the chute. I lost count of how many times. The auger was definitely turning as well as the impeller. So, a neighbor stopped by with a 26" Toro and had absolutely no issues. Now, I don't expect to cut through the snow like he did, but I didn't expect to keeping getting clogged. Any advice? Thanks!
I would put an impeller kit in the snowblower. My MTD has 3 paddles built into the impeller and I used baler belt and put in an air tight impeller kit. A couple years ago in early April I had a puddle that formed in my driveway since the snow was still high on the sides of the driveway that it could not drain off towards the sides. Well my snowblower was even tossing wet soupy snow and water out of the chute for about 3 to 4 feet. I remember when I hit the snow covered puddle it put a load on the Predator 212cc engine and wet soupy snow and water were spashing out from the chute a few feet rather than clogging it up. All I can say is more horsepower and an Impeller kit makes for an effiecient snowblower.
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Thanks for the replies.
@ Powershift93, no I have not checked the belts, but I'm going to. if you wouldn't mind, what am I looking for?
@Gusto guy, I assume the impeller kit as seen on youtube?
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May I also suggest you wax up the inside of the bucket, the augers, and the discharge chute? It will help big time. Can you get us a few photos of your machine? also can you remove the belt cover and shoot some photos? We can probably be of help here.
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Thanks for the replies.
@ Powershift93, no I have not checked the belts, but I'm going to. if you wouldn't mind, what am I looking for?
@Gusto guy, I assume the impeller kit as seen on youtube?
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To see if the are worn and cracked beyond the point of no return. or if there is something else going on in there. post some pics of this problem.

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I will take some pics. and post tomorrow. Thanks!
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hello sandman, welcome to SBF!! my toro 521 is about the size of your compact 22 if not smaller and even without an impeller kit slower is best in deep snow. do check the belts and I would add an impeller kit

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Thanks to all. First, I checked the belt and I was able to pretty much slip the belt right off the pulley(not sure if that's normal). Here are some pics. If more are needed, please let me know and I will get them. Once again, thanks!
http://imgur.com/a/XyRWe

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Not sure , but it looks like some new belts are in order

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