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My B & S 900 snow series snowblower is giving me problems. It worked properly for 5 minutes this morning then began malfunctioning. The snow does not fly out of the chute, nothing comes out. I cleared all snow and ice. THe blades are spinning. Everything else seems to be operating normally. Any suggestions? Thank You. Mike O'Shea
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Hi I'm Wayne

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Check that the belt is tight and not stretched

this will cause the issue

it will gather snow with the paddles , but not throw it

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