I have a snowblower that I bought used. I put in a new HMSK-80 engine
last year. It worked great for a while, and then for some reason,
instead of blowing snow far as it used to do, it blew snow not very
far, like 4-5 feet instead of maybe 10-20 feet before.
That happened last year on the last pile of snow, so could not check
much more, but this year it is happening again.
Why could that be? It is a Bolens 24" two stage snowblower.
Belt slipping? -- if it's belt driven. Our previous church was given one
by another church. It didn't work very well, and when I investigated, I
found that the belt had been installed the wrong side of the idler pulley.
On 01/05/05 05:17 pm Ignoramus584 tossed the following ingredients into
the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
Something similar happened to me last year with my relatively new John
Deere. I found that the drive belt had loosened and the impeller wasn't
running at full speed, therefore, throwing the snow only a short distance.
This was 100% a belt tension issue. The belt was not tensioned and I
did all I could to tension it a bit more. That helped a lot and I
blowed snow. Now it blows it like 10 feet away, and I know that it
could do better than that. This belt is old and cracked and, I
suppose, lengthened a bit. I do have new belts lying somewhere, which
I bought last year, will try putting them in.
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