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Pro 28 Chute Adjustments Question

One thing I noticed on my pro 28 is I do not get the full 200 degree rotation. I get 110 to the left and slightly less than 90 to the right. I told this to the dealer and he said the pro on the floor was the same way. I went to see it and he showed me how the floor model chute turned less than 90 degrees when turned to the right.. He took the cover off exposing the gears. Each way he turned the chute the gears seemed to travel right up to the last tooth, yet travel to right was restricted. He told me no further adjustment was possible. To prove his point he pulled the pin and withdrew the shaft to see if he could perhaps change the alignment of the gears. It was obvious that doing so would just make matters worse. He then told be I was being to picky. What do you folks here think? Am I being to picky to expect full travel from the chute?
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I saw something somewhere where someone took the gears apart and filed something down to get more turn. I think it was someone talking about it on a youtube video. I personally like turning the chute past 90 degrees. If it was up to me they would turn 360 degrees and you would be responsible for not smacking yourself in the face.

Though, that isn't really possible with the remote deflector cables these days.
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doc! let me know what you come up with! my old machine chute went towards the rear past 90 degrees on the left but the new 921 doesn't.
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Geez, I just went down to the garage to see if i could do any thing with it. While moving it back and forth it got stuck. It seem the cable came out of it's detent. When I pull the cable with thumb and forefinger the chute will turn. I put the cable back in it's detent but the chute won't turn. I'm looking in the book now to see about it.

I too seem to remember something about filing something now that you mention it.
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Geez, I just went down to the garage to see if i could do any thing with it. While moving it back and forth it got stuck. It seem the cable came out of it's detent. When I pull the cable with thumb and forefinger the chute will turn. I put the cable back in it's detent but the chute won't turn. I'm looking in the book now to see about it.

I too seem to remember something about filing something now that you mention it.
That is the one thing I HATE about my Pro28 - The chute deflection control - It is a sh!tty setup to say the least... I am REAL close to removing the remote setup and adding a crank like the Deluxe models...

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Here are two photos, one shows the cable out of detent, the other shows the collar with set screw on the backside. As you can see there is a white plastic grommet/bushing which has become detached from it's home position and chute shaft has become bound up. I can't rotate the chute at all.
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Maybe you should email those pictures to the chucklehead at the dealership that called you picky, or better yet, his boss. Mine goes the full 200 degrees or whatever it's supposed to be and there's no reason yours shouldn't too. Picky my Aunt Petunia!!


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MKD look at the video in the Platinum control rod thread to see a way to increase the chute rotation. It's by peisnowguy
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doc! my chute rotation is not quite the same. i have to spin the rod like a hand drill to rotate the chute. next summer i will look and see if it can be modified.

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It's part # 15 in this illustration...

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