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Adjust spreader opening. knob does not change opening size. Yard works 65 lb spreader

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  • kakima Sep 13, 2016

    Hi Itisbrok, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

    What make and model?

  • Itisbrok Sep 13, 2016

    65 lb Yardworks spreader, new but knob does not change the size opening as it should.

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