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Just got my first snow blower delivered, a pro 28 disc drive.

I was just messing around with it in my garage...no snow yet... When the chute deflector is put in the down position it goes down nicely, however, when I put it in the UP position it doesn't spring back. If I give it a little assistance it will spring back. Is there something that needs to be adjusted?

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Just got my first snow blower delivered, a pro 28 disc drive.

I was just messing around with it in my garage...no snow yet... When the chute deflector is put in the down position it goes down nicely, however, when I put it in the UP position it doesn't spring back. If I give it a little assistance it will spring back. Is there something that needs to be adjusted?
Welcome to the forum ,there is an adjustment on the side of the chute deflector.
Give it a try to tighten the spring and try to lube each side of the deflector.

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Congrats on your new Ariens Pro 28 that is a serious machine. I would try the adjustment Normex recommended if that doesn't work I would call the dealer, he should have tested it before delivery. Best of luck with it.
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Welcome to SBF. No problem at all with your newbie question, that's what we're here for. Hope to hear from you often as you get to use your new snow blower.

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Welcome to the forum Jewcati


Very nice choice for a first machine

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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on that machine. Hopefully that problem is an easy fix with just a simple adjustment. I will be eager to hear your comments on that machine...
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Just got my first snow blower delivered, a pro 28 disc drive.

I was just messing around with it in my garage...no snow yet... When the chute deflector is put in the down position it goes down nicely, however, when I put it in the UP position it doesn't spring back. If I give it a little assistance it will spring back. Is there something that needs to be adjusted?

Thank you and sorry for the newbie question


It is probably dragging on the sheet metal chute,look for scrape marks on the side of the chute.I had to bend in one I had

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I expect the cable attaches to the deflector and is anchored to the chute. This design is sensitive to the tightness of the cable attachment nut on the deflector. Try loosening the nut a little so the cable can pivot freely.

The spring seems to have little mechanical advantage so all other parts must operate freely to compensate for the weak spring force. You can increase the spring force a little by mounting a washer on the shaft to preload the spring. I did it to my machine but it is a potch to do.

Cable routing is important to avoid friction from tight curves affecting the deflector return.

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I find mine does this when the weather is warm. I guess it expands the metal a bit and there is a bit of rub. In the cold it does not. Even if it did, the second there is snow going out the chute it will open...

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The spring seems to have little mechanical advantage so all other parts must operate freely to compensate for the weak spring force. You can increase the spring force a little by mounting a washer on the shaft to preload the spring. I did it to my machine but it is a potch to do.
I did the same but added a lock nut approx. 3/8" thick to increase preloading pressure and it works in summer and winter like it's suppose to.

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