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Adjusting chute deflector down

Hello all.

First time posting. Last year my electric greenworks bit the dust and this year I upgraded to Deluxe 24. Just had a chance to use it last week. We got 6 inches of fluffy stuff. It worked great, still getting use to the controls though.
My property is very small and I can't throw snow very far. I have neighbors everywhere within spitting distance
After I was done

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...123986&thumb=1

Here is a closeup of the machine
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I adjusted this part:
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...124002&thumb=1

and it seems i ran out of distance to adjust even more down.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...124010&thumb=1

Anything else I can do to lower the discharge distance and angle?

Thank you

Alex
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My machine has a different setup, so I can't help with adjustments, sorry.

But perhaps you could add another angled flap at the end of the tilting portion of the chute? Something to help deflect the snow further down. Just like a flat piece of metal along the top of the tilting portion, at the end, bent down to aim the snow further down.

Alternately, if the tilting portion does have more ability to move (like it's not banging into the top of the long vertical chute), then maybe adjustments/modifications could gain you a little more tilt.

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Just fashion yourself some type of cowl deflector for the end, paint it orange or black, then weld or drill and bolt it on the tip end of the chute. This will give you even more down direction. Or just cut the corner seams bend it down even farther and weld it. Take it off and bring it to a local welding shop... easy peasy for them ...

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Ha. Thank you redoctobyr and oneacer. Didn't even think of doing that
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A little tip I use it to point the chute more forward and less at 90 degrees to the side. By throwing it forward and just a little to the side you use up some of the distance.

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lower the throttle
That will work, however,

1. A lot of new equipment doesn't come with a throttle.
2. The engine is cooled and lubricated by running. Slowing it down will lower the amount if air cooling it as well as the amount of oil being splashed around.
3. Because of the above it is generally recommended to run an engine at full throttle.

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That will work, however,

1. A lot of new equipment doesn't come with a throttle.
2. The engine is cooled and lubricated by running. Slowing it down will lower the amount if air cooling it as well as the amount of oil being splashed around.
3. Because of the above it is generally recommended to run an engine at full throttle.
The one I have does have throttle control. I'll to lower it a bit and see if it helps.
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I agree, these small engines were meant to run at full throttle. Also, running at 1/2 throttle will give you much less auger and impeller action.
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From your fourth pixx.....

Adjust / thread those nuts on the cable to the other end of assembly .....
Not the tip where they are now, but the inch or so you can see in the pixx. That should give you a bit more pull on the cable. But I'm thinking your deflector will bottom out on the chute and cable will be at the end of movement, and or it will STOP maximum upward movement.

To adjust for maximum downward travel I would first move dashboard control lever to full downward position...
Loosen the nuts, thread to each end of the threaded portion of that cable, each nut will be at the beginning of thier threads on this assembly...
Then with one elbow push down on deflector as far as it will move, then adjust nuts so cable is tight or as much as your threads will allow. I'm guessing that on the dashboard end of cable there is no adjustment.
Let us know how you make out with your adjustments.

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