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I just received my 1 stage mtd blower, the auger is in contact with the auger housing, so the snowblower vibrate a little bit and the engine power goes up and down when the auger hits the housing, is that normal?
 

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:welcome: to the forum Tbtaoufiq

No on both counts. The auger/paddles shouldn't be hitting the housing and the engine shouldn't be surging.

Where did you get it ??
 

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I'd call them tomorrow or tonight and let them know you're having problems. Might have been damaged in transit.
What is the model number of it ??
 

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I called and there willing to replace it but also offered 10% off if i keep, so i m wondering what should i do!!!
It s a 21" remington 179 cc 1 stage snow blower. The book says it s made by mtd
 

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I'd just get a replacement.If it took a hit or fell off a truck you may be looking at other damage down the road.If it was 50 percent I'd reconsider ,but not for 10 percent.
 

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Ok thanks. I ll follow your advise.
Is remington a good brand?? I m kind of hesitent now because of this
 

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Ok thanks. I ll follow your advise.
Is remington a good brand?? I m kind of hesitent now because of this
Well..since you asked, no, its not that great..pretty low-end.
Honda and Toro are generally considered the top two for single-stage machines..Ariens and Simplicity/Snapper would also be good.

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Well..since you asked, no, its not that great..pretty low-end.
Honda and Toro are generally considered the top two for single-stage machines..Ariens and Simplicity/Snapper would also be good.

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fully agree , but if it is what your budget allows its better than a shovel...i hate shovels !! with that being said, if you take really good care of it, it "should" treat you ok. jmo
 

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I would post some pics of the business end of the machine. That might give folks a better idea of whether the 10 % discount would be better served in repairing yourself, or sending it back.
 

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Ouch !

IMHO I'd rather have a new, new one. I haven't see one (yet) where the paddles or auger are adjustable in the housing so normally whatever the engineer designed as a clearance between the auger and housing is fixed.

Maybe the paddle rubbers are a little thick, they shifted a bit during assembly or the auger housing is bent somehow. IMHO, I don't think trying to fix is worth the 10%
 

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Here is the pictures...
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In a couple of those pictures, it appears that the scraper bar may be bent upward into the path of the paddles. Bent sheet metal can be a bear to straighten out. Not impossible, but not worth the trouble for only 10% discount. If you had to take it to a body shop, Im sure it would cost you over 100 to get it fixed, not to mention the damage to the paint.
 

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Agreed, this could be costlier than what they are willing to discount.

Could the auger axle be bent?
 

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By any chance do the instructions say not to run dry? I'm thinking of the way some impeller kits need to marry while running with soapy water or snow.
 

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Take that thing back and either get a new replacement blower or buy another brand if you can afford it..
 
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