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924116 chute control

I'm helping out a friend. His chute control is horrible. The small gear (9) flops around terribly in the bracket (11). It looks like a design flaw to me. I'm not sure what to do to fix it. It has a "push washer" (12) to retain the gear but I can't imagine that helps for long!!! Any suggestions?
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nt50lanman, the "hair" pin #6 retains the gear. My blower is a 2002 model, has the same arrangement and is still going strong. I believe the 924116 may be listed in my manual, as well, so it could be from the same period.
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That hair pin secures it to the shaft but doesn't keep it tight to the bracket to keep it from being floppy.

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Is the issue that the whole shaft moves front to back or is the issue that the shaft and bracket have worn so much that it bounces up and down?

You could try something like a small shaft lock collar. They are basically little washers with a set screw in them. Slide it over the shaft and lock it down.

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I took the cover off my chute gear and there is no play at all. There can't be any longitudinal play towards the handlebars because of the washer gear and spring clip that hold the gear on the shaft. The play in the other direction is controlled by the "Push nut" on the part of the shaft that goes into the universal. Even if the push nut was loose, there is a spring clip just behind it that would limit the distance the shaft can move. Is the hole in the bracket for the shaft worn? Take good care of that universal; it costs $33.
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I'm pretty sure I have an assembly available. PM if interested.
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Thanks Jack. As always I'd like to try and learn and fix first.

Here are some pictures. You can see #12 is a "push nut" that is supposed to hold things but seems flimsy. The bracket looks bent as well and that's not helping.

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The bracket does look bent. I see a cotter pin so someone has had it apart. Could be me but I see a washer and no push nut.
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That is a push nut but now acts like a washer. The funny part is, if the shaft was longer, and without the U-joint, I think it would work perfectly.

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I went to the dealer and all they sell is the assembly for $26 so I got one. Turns out there is a plastic bushing in there that makes it tighter, but it's still a little floppy and I can see it wearing out fairly quickly.

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