Side discharge chute won't stay on

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Just bought the mower, gave it a tough workout on wet long grass and it worked great.  The grass catcher didn't work very well, but I expected that given how my 5.5 hp gas mower would work under the same circumstances.

I found that the side discharge chute will not stay on the mower.  It comes off every time I pivot the mower in a turn.  The bottom of the discharge chute hits the grass/ground and gets disengaged from the back of the mower.  This looks like a design problem, that the chute needs to curve upward more.  Any other ideas on how to keep it on?
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Hi Treborg.  We’re sorry to hear about the issues you are
having with your side discharge chute. Are you placing the lower flange of the
discharge chute into the groove located on the mower before tilting it into the
discharge area at the back of the mower?  From there the bag cover has to
come down to apply the pressure to keep it in.  Perhaps you are just
tension fitting the side discharge chute into the back of the mower without
using the groove.  If the chute is properly fitted into the groove, it
should not come out.  We also have a video that might help you with
installation as well: