MTD 8 HP Snowthrower screech when engaging impeller

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Old 02-10-10, 03:37 PM
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Angry MTD 8 HP Snowthrower screech when engaging impeller

I was snow blowing along when my MTD 8 hp Snowthrower started screeching when the impeller was engaged. I don't see the auger or impeller turning, just get the load screech. Sounds like something is binding. I shut it off and cleaned all of the snow from the inside of the auger and impeller and I don't see anything in the way to cause it too bind. If anyone has some ideas, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 02-10-10, 04:33 PM
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Sounds like the belts are slipping. Could be worn and need replacing.
 
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