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How I stopped my chute from rotating on it's own

Here is a simple fix that I have used on two of my snowblowers. It's inexpensive (or free if you already have a bungee cord) and works great.

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Guess what I'm doing tomorrow I have a small thin bungee cord that will be just the ticket! Thank you for the idea I had planned to devise a way to stop this issue this weekend and actually forgot about it, just been busy. I am also going to take a couple flat washers and take up a little of the dead space between the worm gear and it's mount down at the chute end, to stop it from shifting back-and-forth quite as much because that was part of the problem as well. Between the two fixes it out to be just right . Thanks ! Two thumbs up
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Chute control

Great idea there. I've actually tried to help a neighbor with a loose chute and though better it still didn't hold tight.

Got to remember this one. Thanks for sharing.
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the chute on a few of my machines moves around. I was thinking a bushing in the control crank rod would tighten it up, or even building it up with friction tape so there is resistance on the crank handle rod, so it can't turn so easily.

also going to try adjusting the sprocket teeth up higher into the chute slots, so it holds the setting.

we go through such efforts to grease all this stuff up, a chute is one place where I noticed, the rust actually does some good, by holding the adjustment steady




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The easiest , quickest way I've found to tighten up chutes is to loosen the eyebolt and turn it so there is some tension on the chute adjusting rod. Instead of the eyebolt being positioned at 90 vertical it is positioned maybe at 75. Works great and your machine looks better too, if looks are important to you.

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The easiest , quickest way I've found to tighten up chutes is to loosen the eyebolt and turn it so there is some tension on the chute adjusting rod. Instead of the eyebolt being positioned at 90 vertical it is positioned maybe at 75. Works great and your machine looks better too, if looks are important to you.
I just did this to my 521E

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This worked for me.
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No one adds a weight to counter-balance the handle?

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No one adds a weight to counter-balance the handle?

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Those are nylon blocks applying friction to the chute shaft and stopping unintended rotation.

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I just did this to my 521E
Like I said... Great minds....

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