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Sluggish snow throwers

Thanks to all for the suggestions.  I have gotten two suggestions for 
lubricating the auger and chute to reduce clogging:

Oasis654 aol com writes:

> an electrak friend recommended spraying the chute and inside 
> of snoblower with pam, a non stick spray for frypans.

darrylmcmahon igs net writes:

> Lubricating the chute will help - graphite spray lubricants have 
> more staying power than vegetable oil based spray lubricants. 

I wonder if silicone or Teflon spray would be effective.  Anyone have an 
experience one way or the other?  

What about a mineral oil-based product like WD-40 or LPS?

It also occurs to me that I probably will need to repaint the inside of 
the housing and chute -- there is some rust which may be making the 
problem worse.

Thanks again for the suggestions!

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