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Cracks in plastic housing

While preparing my snowblower for winter yesterday, I noticed 3 cracks in the plastic housing below the actual chute. There are no holes in the housing, just cracks. The plastic seems to be intact at the cracks, but I can move the pieces with my hand. Undoubtedly this happened last winter when the temp was 0 and the plastic was brittle. Just wondering if someone has a suggestion on a type of epoxy/glue, etc that will withstand the low temps and moisture that accompany snow blowing. The snow blower is a Toro 826 LE.

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You might be able to "weld" it, type in plastic welding, there are quite a few posts on it. That might hold it until you find a used chute.
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hello blake, welcome to SBF!! you'll have to find out what type of plastic is being used to properly repair it, that I don't know but you should be able to find the right epoxy at hope depot or some place similar. I would reinforce the cracked plastic with some sheet steel or aluminum

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How old is the unit? Is it still under warranty?
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I thought Toro had a lifetime warranty on some of that plastic.

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William, My snowblower is an 826 LE and it is 8 years old. Not sure I understand your reply? Are the numbers after the model numbers some type of plastic code?
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While preparing my snowblower for winter yesterday, I noticed 3 cracks in the plastic housing below the actual chute. There are no holes in the housing, just cracks. The plastic seems to be intact at the cracks, but I can move the pieces with my hand. Undoubtedly this happened last winter when the temp was 0 and the plastic was brittle. Just wondering if someone has a suggestion on a type of epoxy/glue, etc that will withstand the low temps and moisture that accompany snow blowing. The snow blower is a Toro 826 LE.

Many thanks....
better get that fixed under warranty there.

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William, My snowblower is an 826 LE and it is 8 years old. Not sure I understand your reply? Are the numbers after the model numbers some type of plastic code?
no the letters after 826 have nothing to do with the type of plastic toro used. the type of plastic ( abs or pvc or some other type of plastic ) use is important because if you use and epoxy and plastic of the same type the bond will be stronger

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Is there a lifetime warranty on this? If so, please advise who I contact to get this replaced.
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Is there a lifetime warranty on this? If so, please advise who I contact to get this replaced.
call TORO HQ. about the plastic warranty.

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