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Ariens remote deflector kit?

After using the 1999 Ariens two times I realize I really need to be able to control the deflector without stopping constantly.

Has anyone ever installed one of these?

Remote Deflector Control Kit [72405300] for Ariens Lawn Equipment | eReplacement Parts

I'm assuming it's fairly simple, I'm just hoping I won't run into any problems or part's I'm missing being the machine didn't come with it originally. I assume, that's the entire point of the kit, but you never know.
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After using the 1999 Ariens two times I realize I really need to be able to control the deflector without stopping constantly.

Has anyone ever installed one of these?

Remote Deflector Control Kit [72405300] for Ariens Lawn Equipment | eReplacement Parts

I'm assuming it's fairly simple, I'm just hoping I won't run into any problems or part's I'm missing being the machine didn't come with it originally. I assume, that's the entire point of the kit, but you never know.
Nice OEM kit and reasonably priced but I wonder about the attachment where the impeller mouth exits and where you would put the handle attachment.

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Nice OEM kit and reasonably priced but I wonder about the attachment where the impeller mouth exits and where you would put the handle attachment.
I'm 90% sure the handle bars have a slot for the handle under the plastic sticker.

The mouth I *assume* is the same.


I was hoping someone would say all machines shipped line mine and the remote kit was a dealer installed item.
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I installed one on my 924508, 1128 Pro. The dash decal hides the slot for the lever. I simply trimmed the decal with a razor blade. The kit came with a new chute with attachment points for the cable. The remote control makes snowblowing much easier.

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Installed the kit today.
The only thing I'm kind of disappointed in is how stiff the lever is to move. Even if I don't have any pressure on the friction washers, it's very difficult to fight the strong spring on the deflector. And then add the friction washers to keep the thing in place, because of the strong spring fighting it, and it's it's quite difficult to move.

I mean I can, but you need to hold onto the handle bar to keep the machine from tipping. I oiled the rod that slides in the spring and all and it just seems to be the nature of the beast.

My dad's White / MTD works a ton easier with a two cable setup.

Any one else notice this?
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Another member asked me what the diameter of this chute was so I took some pictures.

Hopefully these can help others down the road.


Unfortunately I couldn't figure out any easy way to measure the cable without taking things apart and I just didn't have time today.
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Installed the kit today.
The only thing I'm kind of disappointed in is how stiff the lever is to move. Even if I don't have any pressure on the friction washers, it's very difficult to fight the strong spring on the deflector. And then add the friction washers to keep the thing in place, because of the strong spring fighting it, and it's it's quite difficult to move.

I mean I can, but you need to hold onto the handle bar to keep the machine from tipping. I oiled the rod that slides in the spring and all and it just seems to be the nature of the beast.

My dad's White / MTD works a ton easier with a two cable setup.

Any one else notice this?
Is the friction in the chute or the lever? Does the lever move easy with the cable disconnected?
I'm noticing the heavy spring at the lever. Could it be overtightened?
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How about heading down to a hardware store or big box store and trying a different spring

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Is the friction in the chute or the lever? Does the lever move easy with the cable disconnected?
I'm noticing the heavy spring at the lever. Could it be overtightened?
The lever is tightened no more than necessary to compete with the beefy spring on the chute.

The chute it self is fairly hard to pull down even without the friction of the lever, but it works.

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How about heading down to a hardware store or big box store and trying a different spring
The spring on the chute is something like 8" or 10" long.

Also, why would I change something Ariens engineered? I'm just confused as to why it needs to be so strong.

And as I said, from what I've seen two cable setups seem to work nicer.

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