Every manufacture and retailer has one piece of junk and this is Sears. This single stage snowthrower in under powered, built too cheaply, and too many plastic parts. The engine is simply a 4 hp lawn mower engine. The chute falls off or breaks easily. It doesn’t throw snow well. Don’t waste your money on this machine. If you buy one of these machines and it breaks don’t complain to me………..I told you it was a poor choice.