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toro shooting snow forward not out chute

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by carsoncity, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. carsoncity

    carsoncity Member
    Messages: 30

    Toro snowthrower keeps getting clogged, but will shoot the snow forward nicely, just not up the chute. It's only two years old. A few older models that we have went through the same snow no problem, so the snow isn't too heavy.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I bet the snow is heavy today.
  3. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Single stage or two stage?
  4. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    sounds like its time for new paddles
  5. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Mine was doing that with the heavy wet and some stuff that was lighter when there wasn't enough of it. My is a couple seasons old and overall doesn't get much use so I wouldn't think the problem is the paddles. I used a shovel today it was bearable because I hope I'm done.
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    Mines so old it doesn't have a chute, they designed it with directional fins on the front....
    so yours is working the way they originally designed it to work.:D
  7. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    you should have 0 space between the paddles and the housing.
  8. rebelplow

    rebelplow Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    It sounds like your engine is firing on the exhaust cycle and exhausting on the fire cycle, causing it to shoot the snow straight out, instead of up the chute. I see it all the time. To remedy the situation, First :drinkup: a cold one. Then slowly give the handle on the pull rope just a light pull until you feel it start to turn catch... then release the pull rope handle to let it go back in the housing. Now the timing is set again. Now, pull the rope as you normally do to get it started, and it should be good to go! Now you're a shadetree mechanic :mechanic:
  9. carsoncity

    carsoncity Member
    Messages: 30

    paddles are good, will try pulling the cord lightly, don't see how that will work though, so many problems with these , think the next one we buy will be a Honda
  10. schrader

    schrader PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,325

    Time for new paddles, Hondas are no better than the Toro's only difference is the price.
  11. tntstinomite

    tntstinomite Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    sounds like a bad belt
  12. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    Finaly someone said it!

    This is most likely your issue.