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I accidentally ran over the Sunday paper under the snow and it is wedged in the impeller. on my TORO snowthrower I cut away as much of the paper as possible but cannot get it free. Do I need to disassemble the impeller and how do I do that
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soak it with warm water..turn it to mush, should be able to pull it out that way.
get some big pliers, and just pull out little bits at a time until the whole thing is loose enough to come out..

you could also try a small saw, like this:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-...-556/203730285

that should rip it up nicely..
I doubt you will need to disasemble the auger..just hack away at the paper, it will come out..

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See, many of us don't have that problem because we either don't get the paper or get it online! Or we have a much better paper carrier!

You have to keep trying to remove as much as possible, use a utility knife, a hacksaw blade, a saw, keep sawing away.

There's been many suggestions before, over a dozen do a search for newspaper.

One of the things suggested is using a 2x4 to pry the impeller blade or auger rake, but there were many other good suggestions. It all depends upon the situation. Maybe you can even burn it away with a propane torch but then you are also burning the paint away. On some machines it's very easy to remove the sides giving you better access to the impeller.

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If it is that jammed up in there, you just might have to. otherwise post some pics of this mess. so the masses here can have a looksee at it all. ALOHA from the Paradise City.

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Already soaked. Guess I just need to keep hacking away

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soak with hot water and some dish detergent.
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Be sure to come back and tell us how you managed and especially if the Toro sustained any damage from sucking up a frozen Sunday paper.
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If you're not already beyond the thawing stage, a Hair Dryer can be useful in accelerating that process; maybe with a blanket put over the scoop to retain some of the heat.
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Been there, done that on my Toro 521. Try to get the impeller to go backwards . . . usually that will free things up.

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Already soaked. Guess I just need to keep hacking away

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if you could get it into the garage and throw some heat on it , maybe a hair dryer or portable heater and unthaw. then use some big channel locks or something similar.

very common problem around here. newspapers, tarps, pine cones, firewood, slippers, etc. it all comes out without disassembly with patience. however real fine stuff like tarp remnants, wire, string , etc. may need disassembly.

after you clear it, make sure your shear pins are still okay. or nothing was bent.

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