How to Clean Out a Clogged Snow Thrower Chute
In most cases, the chute clean-out tool is conveniently fastened to the rear of the auger housing with a mounting clip. Should ice and snow become lodged in the chute assemble during operation, proceed as follows to safely clean the chute assembly and chute opening.
WARNING: Never use your hands to clear a clogged chute assembly. Shut off the engine and remain behind handles until all moving parts have stopped before unclogging.
Step 1 - Release both the Auger Control and the Drive Control.
Step 2 - Stop the engine by removing the ignition key.
Step 3 - Remove the clean-out tool from the clip which secures it to the rear of the auger housing (location may vary by model).
Step 4 - Use the shovel-shaped end of the clean-out tool to dislodge and scoop any snow and ice which has formed in and near the chute.
Step 5 - Refasten the clean-out tool to the mounting clip. Reinsert the ignition key and start the snow thrower's engine.
Step 6 - While standing in the operator's position (behind the snow thrower), engage the auger control for a few seconds to clear any remaining snow and ice from the chute assembly.