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 assembly during operation, proceed as follows to safely clean the chute assembly and chute opening.
Warning: Never use your hands to clean 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 assembly.
- 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.