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wheels turn when there is no load on them but stop as soon as auger hits a pile of snow. what's up?
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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 2 years ago
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It sounds like you either have the belt slipping or the drive disc is slipping on the drive wheel.

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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 2 years ago

One other thing, make certain that you have both wheels pinned onto the shaft. If one is and the other one not it will cause the machine to not pull properly.

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