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I built a Mob XP farm with a hopper and chest for drops, but for some reason the hopper doesn't put the items into the chest. Drops just seem to sit in the hoppers inventory.

Has anyone had similar issues?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Kevin Reid, Zommuter, Xenox, kotekzot, fredley Aug 15 '13 at 8:10

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Is the hopper pointing to the chest? –  Batophobia Aug 15 '13 at 2:12
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a screenshot of the hopper and chest would help –  Ender Aug 15 '13 at 2:16
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I don't see why the question is unclear, it's in the title. –  LTPro Aug 15 '13 at 10:37
    
@LTPro it's more like he didn't say how he oriented the hopper (which is the answer here most likely) –  ratchet freak Aug 15 '13 at 14:17
    
@LTPro This should remain closed until a screenshot is posted. Answers can cover all possible problems, but we want to specifically cover the asker's problem. –  MBraedley Aug 15 '13 at 14:59

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The hopper is probably not attached to the chest. You have to right-click the chest with the hopper in your hand to place the hopper and connect it to the chest.

You can right-click the hopper onto the chest by holding shift while you right-click. Since right-clicking a chest normally opens the chest and the shift-right-click trick is new, people don't try it, and they get non-functioning, unconnected hoppers sitting beside chests.

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the shift click is new to vanilla but has been around for a while in modded minecraft (where the inspiration for it comes from no doubt) –  ratchet freak Aug 23 '13 at 13:21

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