I bought a Troy Bilt Storm 2840 this year from Lowes. Haven't had any real problems until yesterday. The joystick that moves the chute won't turn from side to side at all. It is just kind of hanging there. I'm not sure if there is some sort of gear box inside there that is out of alignment or what the deal is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know I should just find a place to take it. But up here in Maine we are looking at three more storms this week alone and if I have to move the chute manually then that is what I will do. Thanks.
The chute still goes up and down and the button you push to move the chute still works. The cotter pin is still there and the hex rod is all the way into the reciever. The joystick spins around in the tube that comes up from the reciever but it seems like the gears don't match up with each other. Guess I will take the box apart when it stops snowing.