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New 28 inchPro P2128 issues

Just got a new one so far all good but lights flicker/ go out when I use the electric chute. The chute also stalls for a second Anyone else have this issue? Seems like a poor design if normal as just not enough power to keep all it working smooth
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I tried to get to the manual on the Simplicity site but I need the ID #s. xxxxx-xxxxx

From what I can find it looks like it does not have an on board battery. Adding one might help greatly in smoothing out the lights and chute operation but it's a bit of a hassle and it seems like it shouldn't be needed.
Adding capacitors to the headlight circuit should fix the flickering but wouldn't help with the chute operation.
Have you contacted the dealer with your concerns ?? Maybe something like a ground is loose of the engine isn't making all the electrical power it should. The light I could understand depending on how bad it's flickering but the chute operation sure wouldn't be acceptable IMHO.

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Try this the serial # 4000059146 yes no battery
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check all electrical connections from the alternator leads( two wires coming out of the engine) back to the chute motor, and the light.
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I have the 2012 Pro 24" and my light dims a little when i move the chute. Make sure you are running the engine full throttle. It is really noticeable at lower engine rpms. As far as the chute goes the only problem i have had is the switch. I have two spares on hand at all times. You can take it apart and clean and adjust it when it fails. I swap it out and finish the clean up then clean the old one later.
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As toms wrote throttle it up. Alternator output is in relation to engine speed.
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I picked up a new 28 this year as well and also noticed the flicker. Definitely a couple things I could really nit pick on the machine but overall its nice. Wish we would have actually gotten some snow to use the thing!!! I literally used it one time for like three maybe four inches. Felt stupid even using it for that haha. I just wanted to try the dang thing... My luck I tell ya...
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Dont feel bad simplyorange, My Pro gets used maybe once every 2 or 3 years. I use my Honda single stage most of the time around here. It seems like all the Noreasters miss us nowadays.
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Just got a new one so far all good but lights flicker/ go out when I use the electric chute. The chute also stalls for a second Anyone else have this issue? Seems like a poor design if normal as just not enough power to keep all it working smooth
I have a 2011 model P1728EX , light flickers if I run the shoot to the end of either left or right, it actually has a function because gives me a signal (light goes out) that I have rotated the shoot max.


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