While some clogging may be inevitable, we use a no-stick spray on areas that come into contact with snow. This will reduce the number of jams. Be careful when clearing a snow or ice jam. People suffer serious hand and arm injuries when they attempt to clear snowblower jams with their hands. Snowblower augers will continue to spin for a while after the bale arm located at the handle has been released. Therefore, one should never place a hand or arm inside of a chute. Thick gloves will not prevent injury. Instead, a small shovel or the end of a broom should be used to clear snow and ice jams in the auger housing or chute after the motor has been shut off.