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#1 Mark 149 J. ONLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2017 - 12:58 AM

I broke a belt on my snow blower today.  It was a Goodyear belt and I'm not a big fan of Goodyear products.  I went to the local parts store and got a Gates brand belt.  It was Green and a  1/2" longer then the one that broke but it seemed to fit very well. I installed it and used a Teflon spray, that arrived in the mail, in the blower chute.  It was dark outside so I tried it out in an area that had snow blown on to it.  The belt didn't slip like the old belt and the snow seemed to fly out of the chute.  I was very happy with the results.  Time will tell how good the belt and Teflon will hold up. 

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Posted January 12, 2017 - 05:00 AM

Just a thought.  If your old belt was slipping it would have an affect on how fast the blower was turning and how far it would blow snow.


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Posted January 12, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Belts drive from the sides, friction against the sides of the belt And sides of the pulleys.  If the sides are worn on the belt or pulley the belt will ride low in the pulley, possibly low enough that it starts to drive from the bottom of the belt and or pulley this of course produces slippage, heat and a failed belt in short order.  Check your pulleys even though they are steel they do wear out over the decades of use.  Old blowers tend to have the impeller worn and have more clearance between it and the housing producing lackluster performance, install rubber strips to remove clearance and it will throw like it was new again


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Posted January 12, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Just a thought.  If your old belt was slipping it would have an affect on how fast the blower was turning and how far it would blow snow.

That's a possibility.  Time will tell.  I'm new to snow blowers so I have a steep learning curve during a winter like we're having.



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Posted January 12, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Belts drive from the sides, friction against the sides of the belt And sides of the pulleys.  If the sides are worn on the belt or pulley the belt will ride low in the pulley, possibly low enough that it starts to drive from the bottom of the belt and or pulley this of course produces slippage, heat and a failed belt in short order.  Check your pulleys even though they are steel they do wear out over the decades of use.  Old blowers tend to have the impeller worn and have more clearance between it and the housing producing lackluster performance, install rubber strips to remove clearance and it will throw like it was new again

Good information!  I will check the impeller when the weather is much warmer!



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Posted January 12, 2017 - 08:51 PM

I got a chance to use the snow blower for 45 minutes today.  The new belt seemed to make the rpm of the blower increase because I was able to throw the snow much further.  The belt never slipped once and the blower seemed to be able to eat right through the hard packed snow in my neighbors drive way.  I put more Teflon spray in the chute and it never plugged once. 


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