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Troy Bilt Chute Diverter Stuck Fully Open

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The chute diverter on my Troy Bilt 24" snowblower won't move up and down - when I try to drop it down it remains stuck in the fully open position. This has just started happening - note that it has been in the minus teens here for about a week! Looks like two cables run to it from the chute control
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Loosen the bolts on the sides where it pivots and spray some silicone or Teflon all over everything. Heat the cables up with a hair dryer to make sure they are not frozen. Lube them and all of the control parts with the silicone or Teflon spray.

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If you know anyone who works on motorcycles, they may have a can of cable lube. This stuff works great.

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Squirt antifreeze into the cable ends where the cable goes into the sheathing. Will never freeze. Cheap ,easy, and effective.
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