I was blowing some dry snow one morning w/ my walk behind before it got full daylight and noticed sparks jumping from the chute to the rotator bracket. After some thought it occurred to me there is a plastic chute between the blower housing and the metal rotating chute. The dry snow builds a charge going thru the plastic and transfers to the metal. The metal chute must be insulated from the rest of the machine and when it's in a certain position I can see the sparks jumping to the rotator bracket. I thought for awhile there maybe I needed another cup or two of joe until I figured it out!! Wish I could get a pic but I was only issued two hands at birth.
Edit: Yeah, I know, w/o pics it didn't happen!!
Edited by ol' stonebreaker, December 25, 2015 - 03:42 PM.