Yard Machines snow blower augur spins slow

mrath1969February 5, 2014

Hello all. Thanks in advance for your help. I have an MTD Yard Machines 22" snow blower. Even though it is around 6 years old it is in almost new shape due to a lack of use. This season I found upon first use the Augur spins slowly and is only tossing snow 2 to 3 feet away because of this. I have checked all of the belts and cabling. Every thing is in like new condition. Any ideas on how to identify the problem or how to speed it up?

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Maybe adjusting the control cable a tad shorter would help.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 11:59PM
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tom_nwnj(z6 NJ)

My guess is you'll need to tighten the belt.

I have a yardman 1333 (10 years on that belt). Same thing, No power in the auger/fan. Took off the belt cover, belt deflection was ~1". Carefully removed the nut and washer to the belt tensioner. Tightened it to 1/2". Works fine now.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 2:17AM
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