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    John Deere LX 172 - Snow Blower not blowing out chute

    Well, I got my snow blower installed on my LX172 and we just had our first big snowfall in Minnesota. I jumped on the tractor and headed out to blow some snow. Engaged the blower and everything sounded fine. I hit the snow and it seemed like the snow was blowing out of the chute but then after a few seconds, snow was shooting out the front of the blower and nothing out of the chute. It was acting like it was clogged with wet snow. I stopped and looked at the chute and the auger area but nothing was clogging the machine, it actually looked pretty clean. Is it possible to hook up the belt so the blower is working backwards? Maybe the belt is slipping when it hits the snow but it doesn't seem to stop moving, I can still hear it working.
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    Is your auger turning in the correct rotation?
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    And, check your shear pins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    And, check your shear pins.

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    Sounds like the belt is routed backward around the PTO.

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    I moved the auger with my hand and the belt moves when I turn the auger. I haven't started the machine yet to look at the way the auger is moving. I will do that today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    And, check your shear pins.
    Where are the shear pins on a John Deere? Are they on the auger? I looked, but did not see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CemeteryRestoration View Post
    Where are the shear pins on a John Deere? Are they on the auger? I looked, but did not see them.
    I checked on JD Parts and I also don't see any shear pins on this unit
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    Quote Originally Posted by CemeteryRestoration View Post
    Where are the shear pins on a John Deere? Are they on the auger? I looked, but did not see them.
    Quote Originally Posted by dzldanz View Post
    I checked on JD Parts and I also don't see any shear pins on this unit
    Well, I stand corrected. Deere must feel that maybe being a belt drive it doesn't need any. Or that stalling out this machine is OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    Well, I stand corrected. Deere must feel that maybe being a belt drive it doesn't need any. Or that stalling out this machine is OK.
    Wow... that is surprising. Every walk-behind blower I have ever owned had shear pins on the auger and they were all belt driven by 5-13HP engines.
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