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Snowbird Chute Cable Repair

Today I noticed the chute cable coming apart. It is an old snowbird with the barrel that rolls and chute that rotates with a little cable. Has anyone replaced this cable before? If so, how do you do it?
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Today I noticed the chute cable coming apart. It is an old snowbird with the barrel that rolls and chute that rotates with a little cable. Has anyone replaced this cable before? If so, how do you do it?
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What is the model number?
Have you took a look under the cover yet?

Do you have the parts diagram to look at?
I never screwed around with the cable but it looks like it just attaches to a pulley behind the front engine cover.

Take off the little cover on the chute assemble and then you have to take off the front cover where the pull rope is to see the pulley it goes on.

At least that is what it looks like for model, a 226.

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Yes..... I've done the job. Once. It's NOT fun. That is.... it's not a fun job if you have to replace the whole thing. Sometimes you can repair it which much easier. Where is the break at?
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I just did it to my craftsman blower. I used a pedal bike brake housing a stailness gear cable, bike barrel adjusters and some 2 way cable crimps from Home Depot. Let me know if you want pictures of it. Works so smooth now. My cable just broke on me the first snow we got. Cheers
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I just did it to my craftsman blower. I used a pedal bike brake housing a stailness gear cable, bike barrel adjusters and some 2 way cable crimps from Home Depot. Let me know if you want pictures of it. Works so smooth now. My cable just broke on me the first snow we got. Cheers

Heck, post some pictures here in case my cable breaks.
I would like to see how for future reference.
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Will photo it up tomorrow. It was really easy and beats the $30 cable sears sold.
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I'm very interested in this fix, did you have pictures?
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Will photo it up tomorrow. It was really easy and beats the $30 cable sears sold.
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I'm very interested in this fix, did you have pictures?
I wonder when tomorrow is?
I guess the original poster forgot he asked too?

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I wonder when tomorrow is?
I guess the original poster forgot he asked too?

We are still patiently waiting Whitebassbenny?

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There is simply no way that is an easy repair. Been there done that
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