So I have an old Toro 824 used snowblower from the mid 90's. The last two times I used it we had wet snow. Snow kept getting clogged and I had to break it up with broom and then it would just clog again.
Like an idiot I kept doing this and the augur froze. The belt was smoking a bit and the auger wouldn't turn. I put the blower back in the garage let it sit (and melt). When I came back out the auger turned fine.
We had another snow last night and I used the blower today. The snow clogged pretty easily and it didn't "throw" the snow and eventually clogged. I borrowed the neighbors 524 new blower and that handled the snow albeit poorly.
Is it likely my belt needs to be changed or tightened? Or are belt issues an all or nothing deal? Changing the belts on the two stager's seems pretty challenging and I may have to sub it out. I'm hoping I can chalk it up to wet snow.