Posted this to the Lesco forum a week ago and never got a reply. I ordered and received their 80 broadcast spreader. I assembled and calibrated it. When the control lever is placed in the full open position, the threaded end of the control rod hits the impeller. The control rod itself has a downward bend about a third of the way down from the control lever. Seems to me that if the control rod was straight it wouldn't hit the impeller? Contacted Lesco and they said it was the incorrect part and sent me a new control rod which is exactly like the one I already have. So, my question to those of you who use this spreader is, should the control rod be straight or bent?