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post #1 of 23 Old 12-06-2014, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Husqvarna ST227P issues

Hi everyone. So I just purchased my very first snow blower a few days ago, and I'm having some issues. I'm hoping I can get some clarification here as to what's normal. The machine is brand new, and it hasn't seen any snow yet. The first day I had it I started right up, but there was a knocking coming from the belt cover. When I removed it you could see where the small drive belt tensioner pulley was hitting and wearing away at the plastic cover. It's only at idle that it makes contact. I took it to the dealer, where I bought it, and they said everything looks fine, but they will order me a new belt cover. Now today I noticed that the Auger shaft has a lot of movement in it when running. It will move about a centimeter up and down. looks quite wobbly. So I guess I'm wondering if I just bought myself a lemon? It's all very new to me so I'm not sure what to expect.

Thanks for any help.

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The issues you state, relate to the reason my tech friend who works at husky, told me to buy a Yamaha/Honda.

He states the quality and fit/finish isn't what it used to be.

Take it back and make them fix it.
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hello ae101, welcome to SBF
seeing that its new don't do anything other than take it back where you got it from and let them fix it

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Thanks for the welcome. I'm really wondering if a made a big mistake buying a new model with no testing. Just to clarify, what would be a normal amount of movement for the auger/impeller shaft differential?

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mine is nice and snug. don't be bummed, take it back to your dealer and have him fix it. I know my dealer would be all over it if I had a problem.
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Just wanted to update for those who might be curious. I was in communication with my dealer and they basically told me nothing is wrong with this machine. I couldn't accept that, and asked for an exchange or refund. They seemed uninterested in keeping me as a customer and quickly gave me a refund. So that still leaves me without a snow blower in mid December.... The hunt continues.
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Sounds like a dealer that would not stand behind his product. Better to cut bait now then in the middle of a big snowfall when bigger issues come up.

Keep hunting for a good dealer, they are out there. Try to avoid a big box store purchase, but I do understand you may have a sour taste for dealers bases on this situation.

If you wanna stick with Huskey, maybe it would be worth while to make a run up the food chain to the corporate level and see what they have to say. Just a thought.

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It's really a shame what some companies put their name on just to be in a certain market. Husqvarna makes a heck of a chainsaw, but the blowers they put their name on are not made by them and are not the same quality as their chainsaws. They are just painted orange and slapped with a Husqvarna decal. I used to own a "Husqvarna" 16530E for a couple years before I sold it.
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It's true about the sour taste, I'm turned right off. It's not a big town either, so choice is limited.

Who is making these Huskies? My father just bought a Yamaha YT624EJ so I'm probably going to take his old Husqvarna 10527sb-lsb off his hands.

JRHAWK9, What were your issues with the 16530E?
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Your father has great taste. Why not get a yammy too?
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