I bought the snowblowet with the 7.5 amp batteries. I thought it would pull itself into the snow with the paddles, but it won't

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Snow also piles up in front of it, then I stop, and push some more. If didn't seem to throw the snow very far. Am I doing something wrong?
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How deep is the snow you're blowing?
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It's not technically a snow thrower...it's more of an ego margarita mixer with headlights....
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Geez. Here we go.
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If I weren't so confident in these blowers, I wouldn't have three of them sitting in the garage...c'moonnnn snowwwww!
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I have 6+ inches coming this weekend so get ready for a video Sunday.
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Hide the kids cause a "that's what she said" joke is in the making.. .But not really i love this forum too much to be moderated out of it. Thank you Ego for your great products!
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Hahahha. I didn't even notice.

*6+ OF SNOW
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Weird. Turn the auger all the way up.
Mine launches snow 30' easy
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Also its not self propelled, however the paddles do pull it into the snow a little. So it assists itself a little, but you have to push it. Try to overload it. I couldn't overload mine and i was brisk walking in spots
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Is there an optimal angel the chute should be set for in order to throw the snow? I have seen with my gas ones that having the chute facing either left or right at the full 180 degree really kills the distance it throws, I always aim them forward at either a left or right slight direction to get the best distance, just my 2 cents. 
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Absolutely. If the chute is not pointed close to vertical it will kill the distance. This is normal, and on blowers with no auger speed control (read: any other electric I'm aware of), angling the chute is the ONLY control you have over distance.

Throwing it left or right hurts distance as well, but not nearly as much.
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I like to put it down and point it at where my last pass was so i can keep blowing
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I have the exact same problem with my 5 amp one. Just finished the driveway. We have about 3 inches of light fluffy snow. It would push the snow into a pile in front of the snowblower, I'd then back up and go through the pile, then it would work. We're expecting 10 inches of wet snow tomorrow, so I'm hoping that the heavier snow will go through easier. First time out, I'm pretty disappointed.
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I could understand if it was wet snow. Kind of like it was compacting it. But fluff, i don't have a clue why that would happen. Did you have the auger speed all the way up? Were the paddles clogged with snow, kind of like it was cylinder so no more snow could feed into the paddles? I will find out tomorrow as we are also getting alot of snow.

The design is identical to the gas powered ones i have looked at so i would expect that they would also have the same issues? Maybe.
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Thanks for your replies, but I tried it again today with the same disappointing result. The intake housing is designed so that the paddles won't come in contact with the pavement. I wonder if that is to protect the electric motor from the impact of doing that. Our ground is not frozen here In West Michigan yet, and the snow closest to the ground is heavy slop that bunches up in front of the scraper bar. Maybe when the ground freezes it will work better.
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So it seems there is a slush under the surface that is like plate tectonics. You push the mush under and everything follows . Thats so weird but makes sense. Same thing happens if you were to plow it.
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This picture with Joe Pesci on the website looks promising to say the least. Maybe you got a dud, within 90 days homeless despot can swap it and you can give it another try. 
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I'll be doing that Sunday. I'm preety excited
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Day Two. We have roughly about 3 inches of  snow this morning. The snow today is more dense than the snow I tried yesterday. I'm happy to report that this snowblower ate right through it with minimal build up in front of it. I don't know if it was just a weird snowfall yesterday (I know that sounds absurd) because like the original poster, I too am in West Michigan. But today it worked like it was supposed too. Happy once again (for now :P).
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Congrats on your new snow blower FJ, and glad to hear it's working like it should.

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