Snowblower Not Throwing Snow. If your snowblower isn’t clearing pavement, first turn it off and clear any snow that might be blocking the chute.
If the chute becomes jammed, it’s going to make the snowblower have difficulties throwing the snow anywhere.
A worn or stretched-out auger belt won’t let the auger spin fast enough to throw snow off of hard surfaces, so replace the auger belt if you notice how it appears worn.
Snowblower Not Throwing Snow
The following is a discussion of some issues with snowblowers when they do not throw snow.
Issue With Impeller
The impeller helps propel the snow through the chute. When not jammed or broken,
it lets the snow move from just beneath the auger to out in the direction of where you’re throwing it.
If your impeller breaks, look for leaks on your shaft and if there are any cracks or holes you’ll need to replace both parts.
Problem With V-Belt
A V-belt is responsible for rotating the drive pulleys in a snowblower. If a V-belt fails, the belt and wheels that it rotates will fail to move in a uniform manner and cause the snowblower to stop operating.
A common sign of a faulty V-belt is if you are unable to rev up your snowblower engine when starting it up.
If your V-belt appears to be damaged or worn out, you’re going to want to replace it with a new one right away.
Faulty Cogged Belt
Ensure that the belt is not damaged in any way by inspecting it. Whenever the cogged belt appears to be damaged or out of place, you might want to consider replacing it with a new one.
Blade For Augers
The auger blades of a snow thrower are very important for ensuring the product works properly and that it remains in good working condition.
In the event that the blades get worn down, they won’t be able to effectively remove packed snow from the chute when they are worn out.
Ensure that you inspect the blades of your machine carefully and replace them if necessary.
Defective Auger Assembly
Replace damaged shear pins. Replace those that are broken, or worn out. Check the auger next. If any of the auger blades are bent or broken, replace each one individually.
If you can see a crack making an appearance just above the surface of the wood chunks that get fed into it, and/or.
If any part of it appears to be entirely missing replace the entire auger assembly now as new individual parts won’t matter if there’s a larger problem with its structure entirely.
Error In Shear Pin
An auger drive sleeve is locked in place by a shear pin moving through the sleeve of the axle to secure the sleeve to the axle of the auger drive.
In order to prevent damage to the engine, the pin is designed to break in half if the auger hits a rock or chunk of ice.
A broken shear pin will prevent the auger from turning. It is necessary to check for broken shear pins and if necessary, replace them.
Bolt And Nut Shearing
In order for the shear bolt to lock the sleeve onto the drive axle of the auger, it slides through the auger axle sleeve.
Basically, it’s designed to break apart or separate if the auger hits a rock or chunk of ice. This protects the engine.
If you notice your shear bolt has broken, inspect it closely because it means you need to replace it as soon as possible.
A replacement shear bolt will allow your machine to function properly again so you don’t have any trouble starting.
Shear Bolt Malfunction
The sheer bolt is the little piece of steel, wider at one end than at the other. Its job is to stop things from getting caught up between the axle and the gearbox.
Also, it’s that thing that will break in half if you hit a rock because it doesn’t want you to break anything. If it breaks off, let your dad know and he will fix it for you and tell you never to do that again.
Once it’s in there good though, with its shiny new square headpiece and not round one, there’s cardboard around all those sharp edges so keep your fingers away from them or they might get hurt.