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Diagnose & TroubleshootWood Chippers, Shredders & Vacuums

Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions for your MTD wood chipper, shredder or vacuum.

Unit does not discharge

Possible Causes

Corrective Actions

1Discharge area clogged

Stop engine immediately and disconnect spark plug wire. Clean flail screen and inside of discharge opening

Foreign object lodged in impeller

Stop engine and disconnect spark plug wire. Remove lodged object

Low engine RPM

Always run engine at full throttle

Vacuum bag is full (if unit has a vacuum bag)

Empty bag

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