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post #1 of 31 Old 01-18-2014, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Snowblower vs. Newspaper

So.. buried under snow was a newspaper I didn't see, until I heard it. Sigh. I cancelled that **** thing months ago.

So i picked out as much as I could, but it's jammed in the tiny space between the propeller (behind the auger) and the hood.

While I feel like a total idiot.. I'm hoping someone has an idea as to how to unjam this w/o taking it apart.


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Can you get some hot water in there to soften up the newspaper?


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I haven't tried .. i can't seem to find anywhere that that works, just that people have suggested it.. plus, I'm afraid it'll freeze and make it worse.

it's so far in the back, i can't get any tools in there to coax it out.

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someone on the board just had the same thing happen and to unclog the machine he burned the news paper

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What's Black and White and Shredded all over??

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Try grabbing the motor shaft pulleys with good gloves on, and rotating them in the reverse direction???

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Try soaking with WD40 over night ???

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What's Black and White and Shredded all over??

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haha! Indeed. Good thing I read it online =)

Fire always seems like a bad idea in my hands.. but inviting..

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Could you light something like a precise burn using one of those trigger lighters ment to light bbqs or fire places? That way you don't have to worry about a bir fire and the paper is reduced to ashes.
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It's packed in there real tight. What's left there will be hard to get burning I think. I vote for water, hot if possible. Do you have a garden sprayer, or something like that with an extended nozzle?


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Do you have a heat gun?? I'd think that would melt the ice and leave you with just limp newspaper.
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Yea, I would avoid fire on a new machine. It is likely to damage the paint. Water can always be thawed if it freezes on you. As long as it works start the machine up and run it to dry it out. Heck, even if it doesn't work maybe you can use the engine to force it out. And then again maybe it is jammed bad enough that that would make it worse and possibly damage something.
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