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Snow thrower not throwing

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Join Date: Dec 2008
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12-11-08, 09:01 AM   #1  
Snow thrower not throwing

I have a 2 Stage 5 hp Murray that starts and runs well, seems powerful.
When I get into light snow- not even heavy wet snow, the snow leaving the discharge chute barely clears 1 width of the snow thrower.
I put a new belt on it, but the old belt was hard to read. I think have the right one, I doubt if it is slipping. I kept tightening the tension, until the belt was actually burning against the pulley that engaged it. Discharge was still poor. Could a different belt make a difference?

Are there any other adjustments? Is anything within the gear box that may cause this?

It is a 6 speed, and the top speed is about an easy walking pace. Maybe the engine is not putting out enough rpm to spin shaft?

I am assuming the main auger is spinning fast enough, but the shaft that spins the discharge chute also controls the main auger, and uses the same belt.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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12-11-08, 09:39 AM   #2  
Please post the snowblower model number. What is the belt number & brand you put on?

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