snowblower chute freezes when blowing wet snow

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Yesterday, 25oF outside, was blowing wet snow in Minneapolis suburb. After 30 minutes or so the chute would not turn to the right. It had frozen - today, 41oF out, it works fine. How do I prevent this from happening again (it happened one other time)?
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Judy Norrell

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Posted 9 months ago

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Interesting Judy... I wonder if you just happened to hit that sweet spot where some liquid water got involved as it was just cold enough to freeze? If that’s the case I’d say that there’s not likely much you can do to prevent it, but that it’s also very unlikely to happen again.

As far as I know you’re the first person here to report this issue. If there are no obvious gaps or fitment issues with the chute it may be just a super rare occurrence.

Sorry I can’t offer something more concrete.
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Thanks for taking the time to reply. It is appreciated. It did happen earlier once this winter . . . under same conditions. I will go look at it closer tomorrow and see if I notice anything I missed. 
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Did you use the blower for a long period without moving the chute.  (I generally move my chute from side to side frequently due the the pattern I follow.)  If you are not moving it often maybe just rotate it even when not needed to keep it loose.  Not a great solution, but if it does that trick then at least a work around.
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Thanks. Definitely worth a try!