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Old 04-18-2014, 02:05 PM
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Having a hard time with my spreader today. There is a little white plastic "stopper" around the spinner shaft in the hopper. It keeps feet from spilling out. I keep pushing it back down and here it lock into place but after a few lawns it come out.

Any trick to getting it to stay?
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:24 PM
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Having a hard time with my spreader today. There is a little white plastic "stopper" around the spinner shaft in the hopper. It keeps feet from spilling out. I keep pushing it back down and here it lock into place but after a few lawns it come out.

Any trick to getting it to stay?
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Buy a new one, or some kind of adhesive
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:59 PM
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Thy wear out every so often. It's the bushing to keep the impeller shaft from wearing on the slide plate. Rabbit gave you the only 2 real options.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:04 PM
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Having a hard time with my spreader today. There is a little white plastic "stopper" around the spinner shaft in the hopper. It keeps feet from spilling out. I keep pushing it back down and here it lock into place but after a few lawns it come out.

Any trick to getting it to stay?
Man feet are spilling out ?! I thought my permagreen was weird
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:27 PM
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Having a hard time with my spreader today. There is a little white plastic "stopper" around the spinner shaft in the hopper. It keeps feet from spilling out. I keep pushing it back down and here it lock into place but after a few lawns it come out.

Any trick to getting it to stay?
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How old is the unit? If its older, the grommet may be worn out. They're cheap from LT Rich. Order some tips or something too(to make it worth the shipping.)

If its a new unit, the shaft coming from the hopper motor may not be in good alignment and can be adjusted slightly.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:51 AM
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I took a thin piece of metal about 1.5" x 3", cut a slot in it so you can place it around the spinner shaft and in top of the plastic bushing. Put 4 small bolts from the hopper down (nuts on bottom of hopper.) This will basically keep the bushing from lifting and sliding up the shaft. Make sure to cut the groove wide enough to not rub on the shaft but not too wide as you want to keep pressure on the bushing. You'll still have to replace the bushing when it wears out but you won't be dependent on the plastic tabs to keep it in place anymore.
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:02 PM
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I took a thin piece of metal about 1.5" x 3", cut a slot in it so you can place it around the spinner shaft and in top of the plastic bushing. Put 4 small bolts from the hopper down (nuts on bottom of hopper.) This will basically keep the bushing from lifting and sliding up the shaft. Make sure to cut the groove wide enough to not rub on the shaft but not too wide as you want to keep pressure on the bushing. You'll still have to replace the bushing when it wears out but you won't be dependent on the plastic tabs to keep it in place anymore.
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:07 PM
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I heated the white plastic with a hot air gun then pounded it in. When it cooled off it never came out again.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:45 PM
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Don't make it so difficult.

Changing the bushing is simple and quick.

Order an extra one to have in case it wears out again.

If you can't afford an extra one you shouldn't be in business.
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