Make Your Own Motor Stop
inexpensive way to update your existing Power Chute to lessen motor failure due to impact damage. By drilling one 3/8" hole
and mounting a single bolt and nut you can have the same updates as all new Power Chutes
being manufactured today.
Caution: DO NOT drill any holes or mount any bolts in a location
that would interfere
with engaged blade
movement. This could cause damage or bodily harm.
Mark the location for the bolt hole to be drilled so the finished
bolt/nut hits against the top of the motor mount when the
is fully opened as shown in the photos.
DO NOT allow the bolt threads to protrude further than the outside of the nut face
when the chute is in the fully closed position (inside of the deck in the
environment of the mower blades). Make sure the threaded
of the bolt goes no further than flush with the outside of the nut. Drill size and bolt/nut should be 3/8".
sure to drill the hole in a location far enough away from the linkage attachment point on the
chute so the bolt/nut will not interfere with the
movement of the linkage.