Preventing and Unclogging A Clogged Snowblower Chute. You need that snowblower up and running to keep the snow out of your way so you can function out in your white front yard during the winter. Unfortunately, sometimes annoying things happen to it, like a clogged chute. They aren’t very hard to unclog, but you should try using some simple steps to prevent it from clogging and save yourself a lot of time and energy. We’ll show you what causes the chute to clog, how you can prevent it from clogging or how you can unclog it. Cause: Sticky snow or ice builds up around your machine’s auger or in the discharge chute. This stops the snow from flowing through it like it usually does. Icy snow is more likely to cause clogs than would lightweight or soft snow. The chute may also get clogged if the machine is moving too slowly, causing the snow to move slower through it and possibly sticking on surfaces. Prevention: Use a non-stick snow blower spray in your snowblower. It works like cooking spray, by keeping the surface slippery and harder for snow to stick there. Move the snowblower faster as you use it. The more you move it, the quicker snow flows through it and the less time it has to settle and clog. Unclogging: Don’t try to unclog it with your hands or your feet. This is dangerous! Turn the snowblower off and wait for about 10 seconds for it to stop completely. Use some long, stiff object to stick into the chute and scrape the frozen ice out. You might also find that according to the type of snowblower you have, it comes with a tool that’s meant for unclogging. Use that.. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, lawn mower and lawn tractor repairs and tune-ups, or snow blower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers and home generators. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment. Also if you are looking for generator repair services in Ottawa to ensure that you have sufficient power for your home if the power goes out then give us a call to book your mobile power generator repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up all major brands of home generators to keep your powered up during power outages. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your power generator for your home in Ottawa.