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Snow thrower wont throw

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by cmo18, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Hey, I have a small MTD snow thrower that 2 cylinder. It works for a second then gets clogged up even on the lightest stuff. Any ideas to why?
  2. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I have 2 mtd's and they are garbage... I havent even tried starting them yet this winter... Are the rubber paddles worn out on yours, made a big difference when I changed mine... My little toro though is a tough little blower.
  3. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Do you have any adjustments to the handle u pull on. If you can make that tighter it will pull on the belt harder. thats one option others our to see if you have any bad bearings or worn out augers or paddels. Worn out things take off power and cause issues
  4. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I'm with KGR, check your belt tension
  5. unit28

    unit28 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,634

    1st----Make sure to turn it off before you try to unclog it

    leave it outside.
    If the machine throwing chute matches the outside temperature it will throw better.
    I think I read that on a Husqvarna website.
    I have had the same problem as you and I have a big 11HP Husky.

    Just leave it outside when it starts to snow and start it up when it's done snowing.
    Also you could try cooking oil spray or FF in on and around the chute.
  6. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    it seems like its not throwing the snow up, maybe a belt slipping?