Throwing Only a Few Feet

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I just used my brand-new EGO snowblower for the first time. It just isn't throwing the snow very far, maybe a few feet. I have increased the power, but it hasn't helped. I changed the angle of the chute, but it doesn't seem to help either. Is there anything else I can do?
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Bob Bohlman

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Sounds like your snow blower is under-performing, Bob. Please give our service team a call at 1-855-346-5656. They'll make this right! 
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Bob, mine does the same thing if the snow is real wet. When the snow is powdery, mine threw at a normal distance.
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If you only have a few inches of snow, therer is not enough snow getting in the auger to create a vacuum. Typically 3 inches and up, the auger gets enough snow to create the necessary pressure inside the auger. Hope this helps.
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Agee all others plus I found when wet snow or low inch total, if you move faster, it throws fine
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Three great posts!

I will add, when it only snows a little I push the snow to one side of the driveway with a shovel and then use the snowblower to blow that pile. This seems to work much better than trying to blow an inch of snow.
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I count five great posts and will add that it is great that you guys posted since I don't know squat about the snowblower.