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Broken Impeller on P1524E

I have a P1524E snow blower that got some damages to the impeller. The impeller blades broke right off the hub, as the welds cracked.
I ordered a new one, and when it arrived I noticed it had a circular weld on the back of the impeller to the hub, as well as the welds on the impeller blades. The thing is my old one had no circular weld on the back at all. Was this the way it was supposed to be, and then later the additional weld was added?

To me it seems like it might just be a defect, where they forgot to weld it from the factory. However my dealer says the additional weld is a "new improvement".


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My 80s 860se has the same looking impeller, and The hub is fully welded in the back.

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Term: "New Improvement"


def: Modern day corporate spin for "D**n, we sure screwed up on the last version of this! But look at the improvement we are offering you now--- all at no additional charge"!
Synonyms: "Product Enhancements"




Software companies do it all the time.....
"Wow! Look at all the new free stuff we added to this app in this latest revision!". (And try not to notice the mess we had to mop up from the previous version, which made your computer vulnerable to 5 year old hackers in the Ukraine").


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If the welds just broke by the hub and the rest of it is true , I think I would see about welding the impeller back to the hub as a spare. If possible.
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The original one was probably designed by accountants...just think how much money they saved.
My 2006 GMC Sierra's transmission was also designed by accountants after the engineers. The sun gear shell had weak welds (common problem with them) that broke at 61K and tore up the rest of the tranny...$2400 I was back on the road.
Just had to be designed to make it past the warranty period.
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Term: "New Improvement"


def: Modern day corporate spin for "D**n, we sure screwed up on the last version of this! But look at the improvement we are offering you now--- all at no additional charge"!
Synonyms: "Product Enhancements"




Software companies do it all the time.....
"Wow! Look at all the new free stuff we added to this app in this latest revision!". (And try not to notice the mess we had to mop up from the previous version, which made your computer vulnerable to 5 year old hackers in the Ukraine").


I know. That's very cynical of me. I can be even more cynical if you want......
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Software companies are BRILLIANT at this. They put out a defective product and then CHARGE THE USER TO FIX IT.
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Thanks for the feedback guys, very disappointing that the dealer didn't want to help me out. No way 4 little welds is enough for what that impeller goes through. Even at 60+ I am still surprised by people not not wanting to fix their mistakes. You"d think I would have learned by now, so much easier to just pass the buck.
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Whirlyg, what year is that machine, I have a 2011 buried in the back of my shed, I may take a walk out there tomorrow and check it out to see how the impeller is welded. My 2011 parts manual lists it as 1612187A. The last few years it has been single stage weather around here and I have not had use the "big one"
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