Discharge chute control cable

johnkohlDecember 29, 2009

My Craftsman snowblower has control cables for moving the snow discharge chute as well as the chute deflector. The chute deflector cable works smoothly without effort. However, the discharge chute cable is very hard to use and I mostly have to move the discharge chute manually. Any ideas/help?

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canguy(British Columbia)

Can you give us the model number?

    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 9:49PM
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Model 917881051

    Bookmark   December 30, 2009 at 2:57PM
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Generic advice. Does the operation bind at the same point consistently? White grease and/or adjustment may relieve it. How does the cable wrap?

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 9:10AM
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John , have you disconnected one end of the cable and tried to determine if the cable operates smoothly or perhaps both ends as canguy has indicated you may have to reroute the cable or relubricate with a moly spray and let the cable hang overnight to allow penetration. On the downside replacement may be req'd. My chute is crank with cable for deflector , I finally had to replace the cable since it refused to not freeze up half way through a usage even with kleenflow sprayed liberally down the cable sheath lol . All the Best Dude .

    Bookmark   January 1, 2010 at 9:59AM
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