Needs more diagnostic. Maybe second person to watch, while he holds the
machine some where, engage the drive, and see if the auger and impeller both
Can also coat the surfaces with silicone lube spray, to help keep snow from
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My son has a 6 yr old typical Ariens 2-stage snowblower.
He doesn't live in my area, but I am hoping to help him out diagnosing
a problem that has developed.
Starts right up, and engine runs normally.
Auger turns as it should.
But, as soon as he moves it any amount, the chute just clogs right up.
He clears the chute, moves it again, and again an immediate clog..
Snow has been reasonably dry, so not what you would expect, e.g., with
really wet snow.
Almost sounds to me that the "high-speed" Impeller is not turning as it
normally should, due to perhaps becoming disconnected from the shaft
that turns it (and apparently the auger, via the front gearbox), and the
auger is just pushing the snow into the chute where it is not being
pushed out by the Impeller, and clogs right up.
What do you think ? Other possibilities ?
Is this something that is a common problem in 6 yr old machines ?
Easy to fix ?
Thanks, and Happy New Years',