How to Clean Out a Clogged Snow Thrower Chute

Follow these simple instructions to ensure you clear snow from your snow thrower augers safely.


Step 1

Release both the Auger Control and the Drive Control.

Step 2

Stop the engine by removing the ignition key.

Step 3

Remove the clean-out tool from the clip which secures it to the rear of the auger housing (location may vary by model).

Step 4

Use the shovel-shaped end of the clean-out tool to dislodge and scoop any snow and ice which has formed in and near the chute.

Step 5

Refasten the clean-out tool to the mounting clip. Reinsert the ignition key and start the snow thrower's engine.

Step 6

While standing in the operator's position (behind the snow thrower), engage the auger control for a few seconds to clear any remaining snow and ice from the chute assembly.