Chain stuck around snowblower blades, is there a reverse spin option?

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Tried to be nice and snowblow the drive and walk while partner was working. I got close to the front steps and accidently sucked the dog chain up inside the blade and it spun until it got stuck. I've tried feeding the chain through to unwind it but it seems parts of the chain are tuck on the screws inside. Is there a way to put the blades in reverse to unjam the chain from the blades? HELP PLEASE!
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Mike Bloomquist

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Might be easier to use an angle grinder and carefully grind at the chain links (be careful!).
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Hi Mike! There unfortunately isn't a way to put the blades in reverse. Have you tried removing the rotor assembly? 
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Maybe, remove the drive belt and try turning the blades in reverse by hand (make sure the batteries are out).
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This ^

The rotor should spin by hand in either direction, but as William says, take the batteries out first! :-)
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I love the official response. Cut it out lol!! LOVE IT!.
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I'm embarrassed to say I have done this twice with my snowblower (before EGO). I used a dremel tool to cut the cable. The upside is that I fixed it faster the second time.

I don't believe that simply reversing rotation would free a cable. I don't know about a chain.

Every repair shop has seen this problem before. Either disassemble the snowblower or bring it in to a shop.
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No mention of the poor doggie did it survive the tumble?