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Where does the extension spring goes. I got one of the hook connected to the center idler bracket. but I don't know where the other end go to

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You can go to and put you units model number in and order the cable yourself. They can ship it right to your house and you can swap the cable yourself with just simple hand tools.

You can see the details on the idler attachment in the parts schematic when you are ordering your new cable.

Good luck and be careful!

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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