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Discharge chute lock controls

i have the auto chute on my ariens and it has never worked. has anyone modified or put on a diferent control on theirs ? my old 1032 has a side hand crank and i liked that and i see that some ariens have a hand crank up on the dash can you put on on mine or something else ?

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It would help if you post the model number of your machine.




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What kind of problem are you having? It may be as simple as adjusting the cable. I have similar, if not the same on my machine. And the cable has to be adjusted properly or the chute will not lock down. The adjustment is at the outer end, by the chute.




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there's also a little u shaped metal clip under the plastic cover where you adjust the cable..that engages that gear that locks down the chute
getting cranky trying to figure that thing out,..will sometimes lead to that clip getting squeezed ever so slightly,..and it won't engage properly..had to take it off and open it up a hair,..been fine ever since...just don't lose that little spring inside the clip..

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I assume your chute control has a bent lever on the top left of the dash that you pull back to release the lock and move the lever to the side to position the chute. The chute deflector is operated by a separate control on right of dash. The rubber gasket that you pull the lever against to unlock is a damper and increases the force needed so I just cut it out to make moving the control much easier.

The Ariens manual says that if the chute lock fails to operate then it is likely the cable is too short, so you need to lengthen it. To adjust the cable remove the cover over the chute mechanism, loosen the rear lock nut on the cable and tighten the forward lock nut. That should allow the pivoting lever (attached to the cable) to move forward and engage with the sector shaft gear and lock the chute.

There is a small L shaped spring that keeps the "lock pivoting lever" engaged with the sector shaft so that spring may be out of position or broken and would likely cause the same problem.

I have some pictures of the set-up of my machine if you want a general look at the way the parts are assembled. The Ariens owner manual contains a wealth of information and can be downloaded as a pdf from the Ariens site at no charge.

Good luck.

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i have the auto chute on my ariens and it has never worked. has anyone modified or put on a diferent control on theirs ? my old 1032 has a side hand crank and i liked that and i see that some ariens have a hand crank up on the dash can you put on on mine or something else ?
I have to agree with you 100%

What a poor design

I have the same exact machine 28 pro series # 926038

It constantly drifts or does not hold in the position

I just spend 30 minutes trying to adjust it properly as per the manual

It either is too loose and drifts or it locks up and doesn't move at all

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That was a ridiculous troublesome chute control system. Wonder what the engineers were smoking that day?
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there was a chute upgrade kit for those blowers. dont remember the part number
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Weird because my works perfectly, and always has.
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