Troy-Bilt Squall 521 Snowblower

I got this snowblower last year and am starting to regret it. In anything other than completely dry, light, fluffy snow, the chute gets clogged early on, and snow shoots out the front and back of it. I end up leaving the crazy thing sitting on the sidewalk and shoveling the remainder of the driveway the old fashioned way.
Is there anything to adjust or tweak to make this thing work? The manual mentioned adjusting the auger height but it seems pretty close to the ground. Neighbors across the street have a similar size model (haven't noticed the brand/model yet) that clears the snow without choking and is about half as noisy as mine.
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Yes that is a problem with my Consumer Reports second best rated poorly designed snowblower a John Deere single stage, seems the idiot designers and CR dont test these units in heavy wet snow, its like rating tires without testing them in rain. My partial soultion that does help is Slip Plate a sprayable Teflon? that you spray in the chute and the whole auger area, My neighbor has the same unit and mine with Slip Plate shoots 5ft further. If you cut wet grass and it clogs the mower this helps [ I know its 0f out today] It works on my snow shovel also. Anything that sticks-Slip Plate
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

When it is dry, get a can of PAM spray from the supermarket. Spray the area that is clogging and see if that helps. A lot of people get great results from that treatment.
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Pam might last an hour, Slip Plate lasts me a season or 2 . It is a slipery plastic base coating which can be put on to a build of thickness, it is also in cans to be brushed on thick. It kept my mower clean of wet grass clinging for months.
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Thanks. Know any common retail or internet places that carry it? I did some searching and some people said some John Deere dealers have it... but in suburban Detroit there's not too many of those.
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Try a hardware store, lawnmower- snowblower shop, call.
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