What I would do, is dissconnect the cable at the main junction. Just slide the loop off the end for now. With your fingers, slide the levers (where the cable end attached) as if the cable was there and confirm smooth movement throughout the gates and system. Adjust the drum so both gates close snuggly and are even. Then, with everthing closed, push in the knob all the way and compare the end (the loop) with the attachment pin.....is it right on, too long, too short?, Then fully open it all (second position) by hand again, and pull out the cable, but stop before the cable shows.....now where is the loop in relation to the attachment point. I would guess that both times, the loop is on the right side or too long.
I'm not telling you to do this in case you break your chit, but "I" would heat the end loop and gentlly add one more wrap via a screwdriver shaft or something the same size as the other loop.Add another wrap. That would shorten the cable and SHOULD solve the problem. BUT it it breaks, your looking at a new cable (which you may need anyway).
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