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Simplicity chute controls

Hi I have a Simplicity 28" snowblower with electrically operated chute controls. The horizontal control has stopped working. Pushh the rocker switch and nothing happens.
Anyone have a similar problem and a solution?? My guess is the switch. I even bought a replacement. If it is the switch, I can't figure out how to remove the present one. Seems like it sort of snaps in but I can't quite figure it. Any thoughts or suggestions?
If not the switch, what else? motor?

Any advice, help or suggestions would be most helpful. With 100 inches of snow so far and more coming, I probably need to fix this myself

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Switches.

Removing the connector. Look underneath the switch you will see little tabs that hold the switch in place. There are 2 on each side. They may be connected but they look like there are 2.
You need to squeeze them closed to remove the switch. You could use a flat bladed screwdriver to push on side closed and lift the switch from the top at the same time.
You need to close both sides to remove it.
It's a little finicky but very doable.
You need a new switch. They have a new version out recently that hopefully addresses the problem. Go to a dealer if possible and have the tech there apply some dielectric grease under the switch to prevent moisture from ginning it up again.
Here's your part number for chute rotation.

Simplicity 1737379YP
SWITCH, Deflector Control
(Use on 28", 32" & 38" Models) $29.99

Simplicity 1752240YP
SWITCH, Rocker, Chute Rotation $35.50


Yes I know from experience.
Good luck.
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Thanks very much

Thank you fo the help. Sounds like you have been there and I really appreciate gaining from your experience. I guess that's what this forum is all about - sharing and learning.

Thanks agfain.

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Thanks very much

Thank you fo the help. Sounds like you have been there and I really appreciate gaining from your experience. I guess that's what this forum is all about - sharing and learning.

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If you see the motor move in any way, (mine made a little lifting motion) as you press switch. It may indicate the worm gear is frozen (seized). I poured warm water over my worm gear housing, then worked WD 40 onto threads. Now when I put my blower away I work all functions. Electric chute rotation and chute deflector.

Last edited by CremeStout; 02-17-2015 at 11:50 AM. Reason: Did not mean over the motor.
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