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You should check for belt condition and adjustment. Under more load the auger/impeller belt might start to slip and would result in poor performance. For improved performance in wet slush there is an "impeller modification" that can be found with a web search. It's adding rubber wipers to the impeller blades and it does a great job of tossing that stuff out the chute instead of clogging it.

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