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Sticky snow-blower cable

I’ve had growing problems the last couple years with one of the control cables on my Sears snowblower.  One of those cables like a bicycle brake cable, with the inextensible inner wire, and the incompressible outer sheath.  I’m sure there’s a technical name for cables like that, but I don’t know what it is.  (Update: They’re called Bowden cables.)

It’s the cable that directs the discharge chute up or down.  It became very sticky, so that I could pull the lever to lower the chute, but when I pushed the lever to raise the chute, it wouldn’t go back up by itself.

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