Hit Slate Stone with Craftsman 88835 Original Message Feb 9, 2010 2:17 pm
This is a new 88835, used about 4 times and I was recently clearing snow off my back patio that has 2 x 2 slate stonework. The machine hit an edge on one of the stones and it chewed it up, taking about 1/4 of the stone. Following that, when engaging the auger and impeller there a relatively loud banging noise. The shear pins are intact, so I'm looking for ideas on what is causing the noise. Bent auger blades or something else? Thanks.