Snow blowers are an essential tool to have if you live in an area that gets lots of snowfall during the winter months. However, like any machine, they can malfunction. One of the most common snow blower issues occurs as a result of snow getting clogged in the machine, stopping it from working. However, there are a few precautions you can take to avoid snow blower clogs and spare your back from having to shovel heavy snow manually.
Things You'll Need
- Snow blower spray
Apply a non-stick spray to the snow blower's shoot and auger. This will coat the machine just like cooking spray, making it less easy for snow to accumulate in these areas.
Get a move on it and plow faster. The slower you move, the more likely your machine is to clog. Going faster will prevent clogs because the snow mobile will spin faster, throwing out more snow.
Avoid using your snow blower to plow through really heavy, wet snow. Unfortunately, when snow is very wet and heavy, this will clog your machine much easier than light, fluffy snow.
Get a more powerful snow blower if you find your machine is constantly clogging, or if you live in an area that has a lot of wet snow. The more powerful the machine, the easier it will be to push snow out and the less clogs you will have to deal with.
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