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Ok anyone that uses the impeller mod after your done and put the blower away have you ever had an issue with the impeller freezing up because of the tight tolerance? If so haow do you free it up? Thanks
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Just run your impeller to dry it before you put it away. If the worst happens you can put it in a heated garage. If that doesn't work you can use a space heater or heat gun in front of it. We recently had a member accidentally discover his clothes dryer vent worked great. You could also pour boiling water on it, however be sure to get the water off before it freezes again and makes it worse.

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If you are actually talking about it freezing then you might want to park it with the back wheels on a 2X4 or something so the bucket is tilted down and any water drains out. That is a good idea no matter what. Also to have it on a plastic entrance mat, plastic carpet or something to keep it off the concrete and out of any salt water from a cars melting wheel wells. The impeller housing usually has a small hole in it for drainage but I like to leave it so it drains better.

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Ok anyone that uses the impeller mod after your done and put the blower away have you ever had an issue with the impeller freezing up because of the tight tolerance? If so haow do you free it up? Thanks
I've only used mine one time after doing the "mod" but I always spray it down pretty well with Fluid-Film after running it to clear the impellers.I can attest to the difference between "pre mod performance" too,this last 4" snow we had, shot out of the chute in a much more "solid" stream and went a lot further.Chute stayed cleaner than ever before too.
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Ok anyone that uses the impeller mod after your done and put the blower away have you ever had an issue with the impeller freezing up because of the tight tolerance? If so haow do you free it up? Thanks
I never had a problem with mine freezing up but I have a heated Garage. I do brush my snowblowers off with a broom before I put them away however and running the auger to make sure all the snow is out of the bucket is a good idea like Shryp said
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