Snow Blower Remote Chute Repair
Briggs & Stratton, Canadiana, Snapper, Murray,
205cc Single-Stage Snow
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This is a great little 22"
Single-Stage Snowblower with a strong (for a
single-stage) Briggs and Stratton 205cc engine. This snow
thrower features the OHV 800 Snow Series winterized four-stroke engine
with a joystick controlled chute and an electric start. It's
sold under many names including Briggs & Stratton, Ariens,
Murray, Snapper, Canadiana and Craftsman.
that many have expressed with this snow blower is that the
joystick / handle that controls the chute rotation stiffens
up and eventually stops turning the chute altogether.
Searching the net didn't explain what was wrong or how to
repair the remote chute so here's a quick guide. This is a
simple and free repair and could even be considered
maintenance every couple of years.
After this repair, the
chute should turn butter-smooth when the remote handle is
pushed or pulled.
|Once the rust has been carefully and
thoroughly removed with
sandpaper and steel wool, the housing will look and feel smooth like this and be
ready for "plastic friendly" grease. Here you can see that white
lithium grease will be used.
Apply generous amounts of grease to anything that rubs together. The other side of this
chute rotation gear
will also get a bit of grease, as well as the teeth of the chute
rotation gear for good measure.
|The large gear rubs on the chute
mounting plate as well, so grease was applied here before
|Re-assemble very loosely so you can
fine tune the position of the chute. In this case the chute
little farther to the right than to the left to fit the pattern
of the particular driveway it snowblows.
Once you're happy, remove
the chute and tighten the rotation gear housing bolts while
testing that nothing is being pinched as you do so. Keep in mind
that some of the lag bolts are screwed into plastic - don't
strip the holes.
Replace the snow blower cover and chute in
reverse order and feel how smooth that chute turns now.
|Snowblower reassembled and ready for
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