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Question Ariens chute problem

Ariens 9526dle Pro. Chute will lock only to the left side. Adjusting the two nuts underneith causes no position to lock. I can sometimes get back to only the left side locking, but cannot get a lock anywhere else. On this diagram...https://www.jackssmallengines.com/ja...ischarge-chute, #21 does not seem to be getting into the gear and locking it down. Do I need to replace just that, or do I need everything that is under the hood (#2)? . Thanks.
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Sounds like either the lock cable is binding, or you are adjusting it incorrectly. If you totally slack off the lock cable, will the lock engage? And can you freely move themlock cable in it's sheath? If it's hanging in the 'pulled' position, the locking mechanismmcan be perfect, but it won't allow it to engage.
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This problem on a 926 model has come up before. There were a few problems: #21 locking arm was bent a little and replaced; #18 the spring was not installed correctly and that was fixed; and then the cable adjustment needed adjustment (as @tadawson said) so afterward all was ok.

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Here is the thread related to the 926 model: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...ute-issue.html that was just a spring attachment and cable adjustment problem.

Check that the locking lever can move into mesh with the gear since it could be damaged (bent) by contact (in my case by a ramp handrail). The spring forces the lock lever into mesh with the gear.

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On the diagram, part # 18, (torsion spring), rests on top of #21 (arm locking)... am I supposed to be able to left this up (just using my finger), or is that not supposed to happen? With more tension on this spring, the arm locking would then get into the gears. If this is the problem, is that the only thing that I should order and replace?
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On the diagram, part # 18, (torsion spring), rests on top of #21 (arm locking)... am I supposed to be able to left this up (just using my finger), or is that not supposed to happen? With more tension on this spring, the arm locking would then get into the gears. If this is the problem, is that the only thing that I should order and replace?
The spring and spring tails #18 are mounted inside the U shape of the #21 locking arm at the large hole. Hold the right tail upward (easy to do with your finger) and move assembly onto the bushing #17 so that the spring tail rests against the housing and then release it.

You need to check that the locking arm is not damaged and will easily fit between the gears, it may only be slightly damaged but still may not slide into mesh with the gears. Make sure you can adjust the cable.

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Saved this site to my Ariens repair bookmarks a while back. I've fixed several by taking the lock out and filing them to fit the teeth. Even undamaged the lock doesn't fit all that well into the teeth many times. Ariens has a kit that basically replaces parts if you got stuck and muscled it past the teeth. Like Town mentions, the spring has to torque the lock to engage the teeth.
You do have to have the correct cable adjustment to clear the lock and release it, but without the cable it should toggle hard enough to engage the teeth, but it's gotta fit in the teeth too

There were a couple different spring alignment positions too if you read the other site fixes.
https://www.diyforums.net/i-have-an-....-9024414.html
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And the culprit is....

#21 (locking arm). I have attached two images bent1, and bent2. Two differnt angles of this, showing the bent locking arm. So I need to order #21, and #18, should I replace any other parts while I am at this?
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