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Offline Spider1

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clam plate gear box recall
« on: December 22, 2016, 01:06:49 PM »
I just read that there is a recall on the gear reducer box from clam. Turns out that they used powdered metal gears instead of cut gears. The gears can come apart. The replacements will be available in a few weeks. Here's the official release from clam.

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We’ve identified an issue with a defective gear in some of the gear boxes that attach to the Clam auger conversion plate.  There is NO issue with any of the conversion drill plates themselves, and this is NOT a safety concern.  The issue is specific only to gear boxes shipped over the past 60 days.  To be sure all gear boxes sold are in perfect working condition, Clam has asked retailers to return to Clam the gear boxes as well as the conversion kit that includes an 8” auger and a gear box.  Clam will be replacing the gear boxes and getting the units back out to stores over the next two weeks.  Anyone who has a gear box in their possession that fails (we believe there are approximately 200 in consumers hands that may be defective) should call Clam.  You will be shipped a replacement gear box within the next couple of weeks along with a return slip so you can return your defective unit.  Any questions please call 1-800-ice-fish or email us at customerservice@clamcorp.com.


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clam plate gear box recall
« on: December 22, 2016, 01:06:49 PM »

Offline diehard

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Re: clam plate gear box recall
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 05:47:44 PM »
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Re: clam plate gear box recall
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 06:23:47 PM »
Wait ? R u saying that there is a new 8" plate conversion ?

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Re: clam plate gear box recall
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 07:54:47 AM »
I just read that there is a recall on the gear reducer box from clam. Turns out that they used powdered metal gears instead of cut gears.

WTH???!!! So they used "powdered" metal and they had a problem? Go figure!  ::)

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Re: clam plate gear box recall
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 07:54:47 AM »