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. 

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