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Quick Fix for Iced Up Ejector Rotor

My Augers would not turn, the ejector had Ice, preventing it from turning. I propped the bucket up on a scrap of 2 x 4 . I planned on using a Propane Torch to warm it . The torch was out of fuel, so I poured about a quart of Windshield Washer Fluid down the chute. Came back 20 minutes later, the ice melted, all was well .

The way I figure it, propping the bucket up caused the fluid to concentrate in the ejector body, covering, and melting the ice. I'm sure this would work on a wide variety of machines, and you probably have Washer Fluid handy .
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I just use half a bucket of hot water. Since doing the impeller mod, I find the auger freezes more often and I admit I am slack about clearing it thoroughly when finished. So I take a bucket of hot water out with me, just in case.

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