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Auger Control Arm Issue

Just bought a used H1528e (1696518), manufactured 2014. Upon initial inspection, the auger control cable was woefully slack, but the augers engaged when the control arm was manually lifted. No problem, right? Well, now that I have it in the garage and adjusted the cable to the proper tension, depressing the lever on the handle barely lifts the control arm to engage the augers. It seems most of the force is being absorbed by the spring at the end of the cable, stretching that because the control arm requires too much force to move.

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1) What distance should that arm lift to fully engage the augers?
2) How freely should the control arm move?
3) It just occurred to me that I tested the movement with the machine not running. Would the effort to lift that arm reduce while the engine is running?
4) Are there any parts I should consider lubing that might free the movement?

I thought about replacing the cable but it's not old and the spring appears in good shape (not stretched). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-20-2017, 04:21 PM
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I'm not familiar with that model so hopefully someone who is will be along to help you out.

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I am not sure how similar my 8560EI / 1694845 is to yours. However my auger linkage arm only moves about 7/16", (measured at the hole where the spring connects to it.) After squeezing the hand lever the spring stretches slightly, and I cannot physically move the linkage arm any further by hand. The belt does not seem overly tight at this point, but a little slippage is better than the alternative if something should get lodged in the impeller. Assuming these machines use the same design, I would say if you can't move the linkage further by hand you are good. If you can then maybe your belt is too long or you have some other issue.
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Thanks, GMH. That's about how much mine is moving. I've got the whole darn thing apart at the moment getting everything up to snuff, so live testing will have to be done later. But I'm not selling my 924i until I'm confident the big guy is operational!
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