older blower. 7hp, 24" width, 14" auger. put new belts on for auger pulley. adjustment is a little tight so auger spins a bit with deadman handle released. so in effect, it should throw snow like crazy when its engaged? well, it throws snow very poorly. if i rotate exit chute inline with auger, it throws ok. if i turn it 180, it throws snow 5-6 ft. maybe. wet slushy snow gets thrown 2 ft. motor runs fine, auger belt is too tight and it will not throw snow? what the heck? oh, it has always thrown snow like this. had it for 10 years. never has thrown snow well.