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Question Storm 2410 - intake jams

I have a Storm 2410 model that I've had for about 5-6 years. Live in central NJ and we got about 4" of wet snow last night but today it was already 33 degrees and I knew I needed to clear the driveway soon before it started melting and turning into slush so went out at 7:45am.

I get the unit on for maybe 1 minute (first use of the season) and start going down the driveway and after 5 seconds it stops throwing. I pull it back and basically the entire intake is jammed with snow. I wasn't going very fast so not sure why it jammed up but I started having this issue occur often last year. I know the snow is already turning to slush so I used the tool to totally clear out the intake and chute. I start again and after 5 seconds it's totally jammed up again. At this point I give up and shovel the entire driveway which isn't good with my bad back since it's so wet and heavy.

One of my neighbors has the exact same model I do and it's about 2-3 years old. He bought it after seeing how well mine worked. He was able to clear his entire driveway without any issues and went out almost 2 hours after I did (it was warmer and therefore slushier snow). I was astonished as mine would not work at all.

I'm trying to figure out what's wrong with my unit since it gets jammed with snow immediately yet my neighbor's unit works with no issues. Does anyone have any ideas? We are supposed to get another 4" of snow by Monday morning so I'd like to get it fixed ASAP.

I did run the unit and had my wife look from the front and she said all parts were moving correctly so it's not like one part is not working, it's just not pushing everything out of the shoot and then fills the intake.

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I did run the unit and had my wife look from the front and she said all parts were moving correctly so it's not like one part is not working, it's just not pushing everything out of the shoot and then fills the intake.
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First hand I would tend to say your auger belt may be on the fritz, so first thing remove the cover and inspect your belts closely and replace if you see the problem and report back here if the belts are good. Good Luck

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Belt looks in good condition but if anything seems a little loose but not sure. Let me see if I can link pics. There was also a little slack in the auger control wire so I tightened that a bit just in case.






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It looks a little loose to me also and, clean off that rust!
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It is normal for the belt to have some slack when not pressing on the auger handle but with the cover off you should press on the handle and see if there is any slack still, you should attach a cord around the handle to have the belt tensioned and check with your fingers (engine off!) how taunt it is. From the photo the belt seems to have lots of slack but better check it with the handle pressed.

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It's good and tight with the auger handle down so don't think that's the issue. Any other ideas?

It was the first time I ever opened it so never saw the rust. What's the best way to fix that?

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It's good and tight with the auger handle down so don't think that's the issue. Any other ideas?
It was the first time I ever opened it so never saw the rust. What's the best way to fix that?
Don't worry about the rust it is only surface rust but if you really want it rust free just remove with sandpaper but you'll see it will return.

For the augers check if the shear pins are still good, with engine off try to turn your augers by hand and if they do turn then your shear pins or bolts may be broken hopefully. Check this and post back results. The snow will come basketball or not.

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The rust is fine. If the belt is fine the next things to do is make sure the engine is running well. You should be running around 3600 rpm and no bogging down. If that checks out fine then look into adding an impeller kit. Just search for it since there are many threads already.

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Yes, the shear pins are good but I did replace one last year. I had my wife hold down the auger handle and I watched from front and everything looked good, augers moving and the center thing was spinning pretty fast.

I'll see how it goes on Monday as maybe the small amount I tightened the auger cable did something. If not, I'll look into getting the impeller kit (after borrowing the neighbors unit).

Thanks for your help guys!
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