Just used my 22260 for the first time today. It plugged up almost instantly, and even before it plugged up, it didn't seem to blow the clippings from the chute deflector with as much force as expected. It seemed kinda like it was partially clogged before I even started (which it wasn't). Now, I'm thinking the blade could need sharpened, but I have a hard time believing that's all that is wrong. The engine didn't seem to have any lack of power, even with a plugged chute it just seemed to get stronger the taller the grass was. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of somehow removing the foot guard in the cute.