Snowblower: Chute won't turn

Inspect the drive mechanism of the chute direction system and remove any foreign objects caught in the drive system. If the drive system is clear, adjust the cable, shaft or gears that move the chute. View this video to get more troubleshooting tips on how to fix the chute: Snowblower Chute Won't Turn: Troubleshooting Chute Control and Gearbox Problems Video.

These repairs may help solve your Snowblower problem:

Replace the snowblower chute control gearbox

Chute control gearbox

The snowblower chute gearbox moves the discharge chute left or right as the joystick rotates the chute rod. If the chute control gearbox is damaged or stripped and the discharge chute won’t move, replace the snowblower chute gearbox.

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Replace the snowblower 4-way chute control assembly

Chute control

When you move the snowblower joystick on the snowblower 4-way chute control assembly, the joystick turns the snowblower chute rod, which then rotates the snowblower chute control gearbox. Replace the snowblower 4-way chute control assembly if it won't rotate the snowblower chute rod.

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Adjust or replace the snowblower chute deflector cable

Chute deflector cable

Examine the chute deflector cable if the chute defector isn't moving properly. Sometimes the cable just needs to be adjusted. But if the chute deflector cable is damaged or broken, replace it.

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Repair the snowblower chute control assembly

Chute worm gear

Examine the chute control assembly for the cause of a problem with this component. The owner's manual usually shows how to properly assemble and adjust the chute control assembly. Replace the chute control assembly if it's damaged or defective.

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Clear the snowblower chute and housing

Chute

Snow and ice can build up inside the chute and housing, restricting the exit path of the snow being cleared. Shut off the snowblower and clear built-up ice and snow.

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