Model #24788970 CRAFTSMAN Snowthrower, Gas

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4-Way Chute Control Adjustment - Up/Down control. 247.88970

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
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April 30, 2015
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Model # 247.88790.0 with the 4 way chute control.

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Mark -
April 30, 2015
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Adding a headlight to a 247.88970 snow blower 24788970 Craftsman 26

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

This snow thrower's engine (370-SUB) does have a stator, so you should be able to install the headlight. The part numbers you've provided look like they will work, but you may also need the light lens (part 731.05324). I don't think the LED light assembly will include the lens. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
February 24, 2015
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4 way chute control 684-04331 - totally loose 247.88970

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your snow thrower. Upon researching model247.88970; the chute controls is broken down into parts. It sounds like key number 63 and 64 are the parts you are referring to. Click here for the diagram. It’s the two middle boxes on the right side of the diagram.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
February 05, 2015
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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your snow thrower. Upon researching model247.88970; the chute controls is broken down into parts. It sounds like key number 63 and 64 are the parts you are referring to. Click here for the diagram. It’s the two middle boxes on the right side of the diagram.

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
February 05, 2015
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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your snow thrower. Upon researching model247.88970; the chute controls is broken down into parts. It sounds like key number 63 and 64 are the parts you are referring to. Click here for the diagram. It’s the two middle boxes on the right side of the diagram.

Thank you for choosing Sears. We appreciate your business. Have a great day.    

 

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
February 05, 2015
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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be happy to help with your snow thrower. Upon researching model247.88970; the chute controls is broken down into parts. It sounds like key number 63 and 64 are the parts you are referring to. Click here for the diagram. It’s the two middle boxes on the right side of the diagram.

Thank you for choosing Sears. We appreciate your business. Have a great day.    

 

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Jeff Wallace Jr -
Sears Technician
February 05, 2015
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For some reason, Jeff Wallace Jr.'s response to my question came back 4 times - the SAME response. In his response he wrote "Click here for the diagram" but there is no link to a URL or PDF to this diagram so his response is of no use. Yesterday I used the snow thrower again and for 20 minutes or so, the red button on the handle of the chute control handle worked fine - pulling back the pin that holds the chute's position so you can change it. Then the trigger suddenly became useless again and I had no way to lock the chute direction. There are 3 screws in the side of the handle. I took them out and the handle/trigger opened up. There are only 3 pieces to it - left & right (in black) and the red "trigger". There is a tab on the trigger that fits in a slot in a metal shaft that the handle screws to. Inside the slot appears to be a cable with another slot for the tab on the red trigger. I wonder if over time the cable has simply stretched out and that is why it only works occasionally. Not sure how to tack up the slack in it. When I put the handle/trigger back together - making sure the trigger tab was in the slot in the shaft & cable and the 2 protruding bottom tabs lined up with the slots in the black outer sides - the controller seemed to sort of work, but not well...and at times the trigger would just act completely loose: you pull it and nothing happens; it has no spring to it. I really doubt I need to replace the entire chute controller for $132...so is there something I can do inside that trigger/handle mechanism to get the chute lock to behave as it should?

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Paul -
February 06, 2015
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Hey Paul, I am having the exact same problem and have pulled apart the handle/trigger seeing exactly what you describe. Not quite sure where to go from here, when I put it back together the button is non-functional and loose, just as it was before I pulled it apart. Have you had any other success? I am not looking to spend $100+ and it's snowing now so I will have work to do tomorrow. Thanks,

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Lance -
February 14, 2015
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I have the same problem but mine is stuck in the middle. Let me know if you resolved this. There is a cord that comes from the trigger to a plate that has holes in it and that is what makes the shoot go from side to side. I wonder if I open it up will I be able to adjust the cable?

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richard -
February 21, 2015
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Lance/Richard...for some reason, the chute controller has been working properly the last 2 times out in the snow. I literally did nothing except look inside the handle/trigger. I'm guessing that perhaps the cable has stretched over time and (depending on the temperature?) works some days but not others - or works for a while and then loosens up and slips. But I don't know how to adjust it. Sunday is March 1st and I'm hoping to limp thru the rest of this season w/o doing much more. Please let me know if you find any real solutions.

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Paul -
February 23, 2015
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