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PowerSmart

Model # DB765922

Internet # 204746541

22 in. 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

$523.96 /box
  • Powerful 6.5 HP engine
  • Effective snow clearing with 180 Degrees Chute rotation
  • 4-forward and 2-backward speeds

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Product Overview

This snow blower, while smaller and lighter than others, still packs a hefty punch when clearing driveways and walkways. It maneuvers easily as a single-stage snow blower. The push button electric start turns on promptly.

  • 6.5 HP engine offers powerful snow-clearing action
  • Blower allows a snow clearing width of 22 in. and a maximum intake of 16 in.
  • Versatile drive system allows 4-forward and 2-backward speed variations for enhanced driving convenience
  • 10 in. serrated, all-steel augers pull snow into the blower unit to power through tough conditions
  • Self-propelled
  • Innovative rust-proof fiberglass sections inter-lock to provide a strong, secure connection
  • 180° chute rotation for better snow-blowing control
  • Push button electric start or manual starter
  • Snow tires maintain traction in slippery and wet snow and ice
  • Safety override
  • Handle-mounted trigger controls makes turning, reversing and steering easy
  • 13 in. inflatable tires deep snow tread bites into slippery terrain
  • Adjustable, metal skid shoes that enable alteration in height for easy use on varied surfaces
  • Rust-resistant exterior for long-term use
  • Assembly required: estimated time 25 minutes

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.) 
51.2 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
38.2 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
24 in 
Auger diameter (in.) 
12 
Clearing Width (In.) 
22 
Ideal Snow Depth (In.) 
Impeller diameter (in.) 
10 
Intake height (in.) 
16 
Product Depth (in.) 
42 
Product Height (in.) 
36.6 
Product Width (in.) 
22.5 
Tire height (in.) 
Tire width (in.) 
1.5 

Details

Assembly Required 
Yes 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
Not CARB Compliant 
Chute rotation turning radius (Deg) 
180 
Clearing Surface Type 
Paved 
Clearing tool included 
Yes 
Drive System 
Self Propelled 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
208 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Engine Type 
LCT storm force 4 stroke 
Engine torque (ft.-lb.) 
9.5 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
.95 
Number of Forward Speeds 
Number of Reverse Speeds 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
16 
Product Weight (lb.) 
140.8 lb 
Recommended Oil type 
SAE 5W30 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Rust Resistant 
Yes 
Snow Blower Features 
No Additional Features 
Snow Blower Usage 
Medium 
Snow Equipment Product Type 
Two Stage Gas Snow Blower 
Start Type 
Electric 
Terrain 
Flat 
Traction 
Wheel Drive 
Type of Snow 
Heavy 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
EPA Approved 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 Year Limited Warranty 

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Does it have neutral

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November 4, 2015
A couple of the reviews mention the machine has no neutral. I don't see how that could be practical or safe. Are the wheels lock to the transmission with a clutch between the engine and trans?
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January 31, 2016
Answer: 
Picture of what the speed selector label reads on my snowblower that I purchased last year.
The transmission is a rudimentary friction wheel/plate drive system.
When you "don't" have the drive control handle( this is not the speed selector in the attached pic) depressed with the handle of the snow blower, your wheels can roll along like a very heavy push lawn mower because the friction wheel is not in Read More
Picture of what the speed selector label reads on my snowblower that I purchased last year.
The transmission is a rudimentary friction wheel/plate drive system.
When you "don't" have the drive control handle( this is not the speed selector in the attached pic) depressed with the handle of the snow blower, your wheels can roll along like a very heavy push lawn mower because the friction wheel is not in contact with the friction plate. Read Less
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January 7, 2016
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I am not sure why these people are saying there is no neutral.
I looked at mine I have in order from top to bottom R, N, 1, 2, 3.
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December 10, 2015
Answer: 
as they stated it doesn't have a "Neutral", they think that since the gear box is not "engage" by the handle it is in "neutral".
However.... the drive wheels are still engaged with the handle released, it is just not moving.
It takes considerable force to turn the unit on a curved sidewalk, you are sliding the tires sideways as you turn the unit.
Mine is going back to HD for a refund, for that
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as they stated it doesn't have a "Neutral", they think that since the gear box is not "engage" by the handle it is in "neutral".
However.... the drive wheels are still engaged with the handle released, it is just not moving.
It takes considerable force to turn the unit on a curved sidewalk, you are sliding the tires sideways as you turn the unit.
Mine is going back to HD for a refund, for that reason.
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NOTE... the unit itself was easy to assemble and started the 1st pull after filling the oil and gas.
Very light and would work very well for a straight clearing job.
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November 14, 2015
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There is no neutral drive setting since the drive control handle must be engaged for movement. Neutral is achieved when the drive control handle is disengaged.
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November 6, 2015
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Hi NjBuckeye.
Thank you for your great question.
It would indeed seem odd that there is not a specified neutral setting on the PowerSmart Gas Snow Blower but, on this particular unit, there is as special “Drive Control Handle” that must be engaged before any movement can occur. Neutral is achieved while the Drive Control Handle is disengaged.
Check pages 10 and 11 in your owner/operator manual. To Read More
Hi NjBuckeye.
Thank you for your great question.
It would indeed seem odd that there is not a specified neutral setting on the PowerSmart Gas Snow Blower but, on this particular unit, there is as special “Drive Control Handle” that must be engaged before any movement can occur. Neutral is achieved while the Drive Control Handle is disengaged.
Check pages 10 and 11 in your owner/operator manual. To engage the auger, you would pull down on the Auger Control Handle and to engage the drive on the machine, you would Pull Up on the Drive Control Handle. When the Drive Control Handle is released, it effectively puts the machine into neutral.
Once you are finished clearing your snow area, release the Auger Control Handle and then the Drive Control Handle to put the machine into Neutral.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
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What type of gas does this run on?

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February 17, 2016
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This uses unleaded gas.
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Silver Spring, MD
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February 17, 2016
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Regular 87 gas
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February 16, 2016
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I use regular gas from the gas station. Though it is also recommended that you have added fuel stabilizer to the gas too.
The LCT Engine operator manual also states on page 8 the following for Fuel Recommendatons:
Use unleaded gasoline with a pump octane reading of 86 or higher. These engines operate best on unleaded gasoline.
Caution. Do NOT use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline Read More
I use regular gas from the gas station. Though it is also recommended that you have added fuel stabilizer to the gas too.
The LCT Engine operator manual also states on page 8 the following for Fuel Recommendatons:
Use unleaded gasoline with a pump octane reading of 86 or higher. These engines operate best on unleaded gasoline.
Caution. Do NOT use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. use only proper fuel containers that are properly marked.
Caution. DO NOT use E85 blended fuels. This engine is not E20/E30/E85 compatible.
Maximum recommended ethanol content: 10% Read Less
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Clogging

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January 24, 2016
We just used ours Friday night/Saturday for the first time in the big snow storm we had. Today using it, it keep getting clogged and we used the tool to unclog it but that doesn't seem to be helping! What else can we do?
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January 25, 2016
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This may be due to your auger belt stretched a bit and thus not having the same amount of tension placed on the belt when you pulled down on the Auger control handle on Friday/Saturday in comparison to Sunday.
I experience no clogging but close, did get the sputtering out of snow (like toothpaste) instead of shooting out from the discharge chute after a while when I was using my snowblower after about Read More
This may be due to your auger belt stretched a bit and thus not having the same amount of tension placed on the belt when you pulled down on the Auger control handle on Friday/Saturday in comparison to Sunday.
I experience no clogging but close, did get the sputtering out of snow (like toothpaste) instead of shooting out from the discharge chute after a while when I was using my snowblower after about 2+hrs on Saturday/Sunday which was a good indicator that I needed to make the auger tension adjustment as well. Once I did that, it was working fine again.
Suggest to tighten by doing the Auger belt tension adjustment and bring it up one more notch to increase tension on the auger adjustment plate that has that black plastic slip cover over it. Follow the cable on the left side, when standing behind your snowblower. Directions on how to do this is on page 15 of the operator manual also. Or via the Amerisuninc.com website, you can download the excerpt file from the Operator manual that specifically addresses this. Amerisuninc.com is the distributor of the Powersmart snowblowers.
Try that to see if that helps to reduce the clogging you are experiencing. Read Less
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January 25, 2016
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No Clogging if you change/add tension on auger belt
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January 25, 2016
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check you dont have the throw out angle too small with dry snow it should throw it 25 foot
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where can i buy replacement belts auger and drive

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As mentioned previously you can contact Amerisuninc.com, or knowing the naming designations of the drive synchronous belt or auger v-belt you could also seek other vendors/sellers of belts from local auto stores or websites, like the one with the smile.
Also, when installing the new auger belt and it slips off again quickly please make sure that when you reinstall the belt that it is seated properly on Read More
As mentioned previously you can contact Amerisuninc.com, or knowing the naming designations of the drive synchronous belt or auger v-belt you could also seek other vendors/sellers of belts from local auto stores or websites, like the one with the smile.
Also, when installing the new auger belt and it slips off again quickly please make sure that when you reinstall the belt that it is seated properly on the bottom pulley where there is an auger brake. If you don't have it seated properly on the bottom pulley and have the belt instead sitting on top of the pulley brake, it will slip off again and possibly break your new belt too. Here is a picture of where is that auger brake and how the belt should seated in the pulley. Follow the direction of the Operator manual for Auger belt installation and pay attention to the "push the auger tension pulley arm to move the auger brake to allow access for installation of the belt into the auger pulley." The Instructions can be found in the Operator manual or on the Amerisuninc.com site. Read Less
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You can contact Amerisuninc.com the distributor of the Powersmart brand snowblower.
The Operator manual identifies the "Auger" belt as:
Original - Gates Truflex G 4LXP655
Alternate - MTD 954-0219
There are comparable auger belts as well, that may be called A24 or 4L260 designations (note these are FHP belts), or the Jason MXV4-260 which has Kelvar/Aramid fiber cords.
The "Drive" belt is a HTD 5M720 Read More
You can contact Amerisuninc.com the distributor of the Powersmart brand snowblower.
The Operator manual identifies the "Auger" belt as:
Original - Gates Truflex G 4LXP655
Alternate - MTD 954-0219
There are comparable auger belts as well, that may be called A24 or 4L260 designations (note these are FHP belts), or the Jason MXV4-260 which has Kelvar/Aramid fiber cords.
The "Drive" belt is a HTD 5M720 that is on my snowblower. Read Less
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Dayco L426 from auto parts store
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 184 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fun, Easy to use, Great Machine Not sure why we waited so long to get a snowblower :/ This 2 stage is a great machine! Assembly instructions are easy, starts right up, runs great! Keep in mind that if the snow nears 24 inches you will have to make a couple passes. It is fun to use, so this is not an issue for us. We did not have any assembly problems or missing parts as other reviewers stated. We did purchase extended warrenty through The Home Depot due to the seasonal use and it would sit for 8 months between winters. May 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not what I expected Easy to order, shipped quickly, great help from the store in getting blower and helping to put into car. Got the blower home and went to assemble Missing bolts for handle, had to fine one in my shop to fix complete the assembly. Went to use it and the shift cable was not set properly. I had to disassemble to adjust, still not right, had to take apart and readjust again. The electric start worked great and started right away. Drive "sticks", the handle does not release to the neutral position. Not what I expected for this kind of money. February 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Multiple Issue with the unit 1. Upon received the unit, all the bolts and nuts for the upper handle is missing. Probably work it self loose during shipping. A quick response and replacement from the manufacture solve the problem. 2. Here is the big problem... First time use the snow blower after the North Easter in the New York area..... Half way thru clearing the 20" of snow, the auger stop working. Upon close inspection, the auger belt has been stretch to a point it just won't provide any tension at all. I don't believe I use it too hard... It proper has the wrong size belt or wasn't adjusted properly from the factory. I just emailed the service department and let see how quickly they will response this time. January 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Even Better than Advertised It arrived and was very easy to assemble - took all of 15 minutes. It is as easy to use as a walk behind self-propelled lawn mower. Super easy to start both with the electronic start as well as the pull cord. Did an awesome job of removing 8+ inches of snow! March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent machine Received the package and noted it was well packed and mostly assembled. I finished up the assembly and had it running in less than 30 minutes. A recent snowstorm afforded the opportunity to use it. Did fine with light snow but the wetter components didn't get thrown far. Not a serious problem as that was picked up on future passes as necessary. Adjusting the output helped a lot. Easy to operate and the self drive worked well. It simplified the job and I put in 90% less effort vs shoveling. February 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by So sorry, history repeated itself with the drive belt flying off. It did not have a tension spring on the tension roller. It appeared that the assembly was incomplete resulting in the drive belt flying off. The bearings were on the wrong side of the retainer plate, the bolt was loose and there was not a tension spring on the belt idler roller. Sorry, The electric starter was great as is the engine; what a shame. Home Depot accepted the return graciously and unloaded the snow blower for me. February 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A whole lot of power and built like a tank. Don't let the size fool you. This little Snow Thrower packs a huge 208cc punch and kicks snow well over 30 feet. Starts on the first pull and is easy to use. I added a picture of my 5'1" tall Wife using the PowerSmart in 8 inches of snow. She has never used a snow thrower/blower and found this a breeze to work with. She was having so much fun I was afraid she wouldn't give it back to me. Self-propelled worked incredibly well on the unpaved driveway of 100 feet and on top of the snow packed grass. The 13" tires handled the rough terrain with no problem. I would like to thank Home Depot's Customer Service Staff for having it assembled for me free of charge since I had to come back the next day with a different truck due to car problems. December 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mighty for it's size! .....This is a smaller snowblower, but it will do a great job on deeper snow. We had a 24" snowfall, and it cleared it very well. Because of it's smaller width and height, I had to break down the deepest snow, but it cleared the snow away very well. ..... My only caution is before you use it, remove the black plastic cover over the belts right in front of the motor, and behind the blower, You will find 2 belts. One drives the wheels, and the other drives the auger and impeller to clear the snow. MAKE SURE the idler pulleys are pushing against the belts in a parallel manner. In other words make sure the idler pulleys are pushing the belts correctly into the drive pulleys, not at an angle. The belts get worn out quickly if not adjusted properly. ..... Otherwise this is a powerful little machine that does a bigger machine's job. I love the electric start too. February 21, 2016
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