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How do I replace a Chute Control Gearbox Assembly in a Gas Snowblower?

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect the trigger cable

    The snowblower joystick handle has screws on it. Set the cable slide receiver and the joystick handle aside. The control panel has a triggered cable. Remove the cable from the shroud.

  2. Remove the chute control gearbox

    Remove the chute rod cotter pin from the gearbox. There is a bolt that connects the chute to the gearbox. The wing nut is in the bottom of the gearbox. The cotter pin is on the mounting pin. The mounting pin is needed to remove the gearbox. The support and chute need to be removed.

  3. Connect the trigger cable

    The cable is routed through the shroud. The control panel has an opening in it's bottom that you can push the cable through. The end of the cable needs to be in the slide receiver. The cable slide should be placed in the right half of thetrigger handle. Remove the pivot hole on the right half of the handle and slip the tab into the receiver slot. The cable sleeve end is on the right side of the handle. While holding the two halves together, slide the left half of the Trigger handle onto the right half. The mounting screws need to be reinstalled.

  4. Install the new gearbox assembly

    The chute should be positioned facing straight ahead. Align the flat sides of the shaft with the flat sides of the receiver by holding the new gearbox over the chute. The gearbox shaft should be pushed into the chute support brackets. The mounting bolt needs to be put through the gearbox and into the chute. Attach the bolt through the gearbox and the chute support bracket with the wing nut. Attach the pin to the cotter pin through the support chute and the bottom of the gearbox. Make sure that the chute is facing straight ahead and that the control panel is centered on the trigger. Take the end of the chute rod and put it in the new gearbox. Remove the cotter pin and align the holes in the chute rod with the ones in the drive shaft receiver.

Time required:

15 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

needle nose pliers, phillips screwdriver, work gloves, wrench set.

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