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New Toro 724 QXE Loud Auger Noise

Hi everyone, I'm hoping you can help me out. After much research I bought a new 724 QXE last night. I brought it home and used it for the first time today. The machine works great, and I cleared my driveway with no issue. However, whenever the auger is engaged it gets significantly louder, almost like the sound of a hammer drill or something like that. I don't know if this is a normal sound or not, but in the reviews I've watched on YouTube none of those machines made this sound.

I've tried all the things I can think of to try to figure out what the sound might be. I've tilted the machine back and still hear the sound, so it's not a result of the auger hitting the ground. And when powered off I spin the auger with my hand and it does not appear to be impacting or rubbing against the housing or any other parts. Further, there are no obvious wear marks after using it for about an hour. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Here is a link to a video what what it sounds like: https://video.nest.com/clip/d247c9d3...2207beeffb.mp4

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Where did you buy it from????

Great video but too far away to get the noise you mean...because of distance it is hollow and Echoey(new word) sounding. maybe you can run it with a closer video...

That drill hammer sound is Auger and not engine right???

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I'm inclined to think it needs to get checked by a dealer. I can hear the sound you're describing and it does seem to be a bit louder than it should be.

Since that camera/microphone is tucked under an eve or canopy it does make it hard to pick out.

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Bought this one from Home Depot. This was a floor model, so everything was already assembled. I picked this slice of video because you can hear me start and stop the auger several times. After watching a few more videos I think I hear the same sound in those. However, it's not as loud in those and only seems to be when under a significant load (very deep snow). Whereas mine is much louder and constant no matter how much load it's under, as long as the auger is engaged.
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Here is a video, listen to his and see what you think. Does not seem to make much more noise when the impeller is engaged.
It's not too long before he gets into the mulch but Im thinking it's enough for you to tell.

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Here is a longer video, this should confirm it:

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Man, in that second video the Snowmaster is a brute. This guy with his 724QXE is fearless!

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Check him out at 8:22 he's moving as much snow as you can with a Snowmaster!

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Here is a video, listen to his and see what you think. Does not seem to make much more noise when the impeller is engaged. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqmCX05Sflg
It's not too long before he gets into the mulch but Im thinking it's enough for you to tell.
Yeah, in that first video there's almost no change in sound when he engages the auger. All the dealers in town seem to be closed today since we got 12"+ overnight. I'll call around tomorrow and see what they say.
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Yeah, in that first video there's almost no change in sound when he engages the auger. All the dealers in town seem to be closed today since we got 12"+ overnight. I'll call around tomorrow and see what they say.
Not much on these to go wrong. Did you check your oil level? That seems important if you catch my drift.

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