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Yard Machines snow blower augur spins slow

Posted by mrath1969 none (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 5, 14 at 15:52

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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RE: Yard Machines snow blower augur spins slow

Maybe adjusting the control cable a tad shorter would help.

RE: Yard Machines snow blower augur spins slow

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.

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