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New Simplicity 1730 impeller problems

My nephew purchased a new Simplicity 1730 or 1732 for about $1600. With about 1 hour of run time, the impeller bent up and stalled the machine. The dealer repaired it my nephew ran it about 100 feet on clean grass with 6" of snow and the impeller was destroyed again. The dealer has been stand up about the whole thing. Has anyone had a similar experience? Is it possible that there is a defect in the machine? My nephew is convinced he did not hit anything. I've got an old John Deere 1032 and a gravel driveway and have never even sheared a pin on it.
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Is that the same impeller that was fixed the 1st time. I would get a new impeller for it sounds like that 1 is a little wonky. anyhoo ALOHA from the paradise city.

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The dealer replaced the original impeller with a brand new part and it did the same thing in about 5 minutes. The dealer also reset the shoe height to about 1 1/4 inches. (from 3/4 inches) I wonder if the impeller shaft is not correctly centered in the impeller housing due to a manufacturing error? I can't find a reference about that anywhere on the net. My nephew is pretty careful with his machinery.
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The dealer replaced the original impeller with a brand new part and it did the same thing in about 5 minutes. The dealer also reset the shoe height to about 1 1/4 inches. (from 3/4 inches) I wonder if the impeller shaft is not correctly centered in the impeller housing due to a manufacturing error? I can't find a reference about that anywhere on the net. My nephew is pretty careful with his machinery.
Ball park what the impeller now looks like. this 1 could be a real head scratcher.

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I doubt it is an alignment issue. because there would have some vibration felt even at the dealership. well if it is brand new you can always return it for a different 1.

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Is the only damage to the impeller? What about the housing the impeller spins in? What's the dealer say about it. I can't see how something big enough and tough enough to bend an impeller could get through the augers without breaking shear pins. The wouldn't be one of those plastic impellers, would it

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??? *** Guss? How about try it at the dealer before you leave and see how things go? I can't imagine what would cause that other than the obvious striking something...... haven't heard of anybody else with similar prob's anyway. I don't think I'd leave without testing it - and then I'd check the drive very carefully for something like a rock or something that has pushed up out of the ground.... I have had concrete from stakes poke up on me at my place!! Evidently the hammered them in rather than pull them...... :>/




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