The Gutter Is Running “Downhill”

Category: Seamless Gutter Machines

When looking at the bottom of your gutter from one end, you can tell it’s “running downhill” when you see the gutter is bowing slightly downward. Downhill is when the ends of the gutter are lower than the center of the gutter.

Refer to your gutter machine manual before making any adjustments to your machine.

Learn How to Sight a Gutter and Identify Gutter Shape Issues

If your machine has multiple issues simultaneously, like “downhill” and “into/away from the house” only adjust one thing at a time. If you’re unsure how to adjust your gutter machine contact the Service department first.

How to Adjust the Blue Station to Fix “Downhill” Gutter

If the gutter is running “downhill,” adjusting the blue station of the gutter machine swing shaft assembly. Follow the steps demonstrated in this video or read this article on sighting and adjusting your gutter machine to run properly:

To fix the gutter going “downhill”, you’ll adjust the vertical axis, which is color-coded blue, on the exit mount adjustment assembly. By raising or lowering the box and rollers inside appropriately, you’ll control the uphill or downhill effect of the gutter.

  1. Loosen the “F” bolt on top of the box assembly.
  2. Turn the “E” bolt COUNTERCLOCKWISE to lower the box to adjust for a downhill gutter.
  3. Retighten the “F” bolts. 
gutter box assembly

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