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Discharge chute control cable

Posted by johnkohl Colorado (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 29, 09 at 14:29

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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RE: Discharge chute control cable

  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 29, 09 at 21:49

Can you give us the model number?


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RE: Discharge chute control cable

Model 917881051


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RE: Discharge chute control cable

Generic advice. Does the operation bind at the same point consistently? White grease and/or adjustment may relieve it. How does the cable wrap?


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RE: Discharge chute control cable

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 .


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