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Published December 03, 2013, 04:48 PM

Mechanics can't keep up with snow blower repair

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With more snow in the forecast many people will be digging out, some of them with shovels only.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With more snow in the forecast many people will be digging out, some of them with shovels only.

Take a look at this; these snow blowers - more than 120 of them - won't be ready to tackle the winter drifts until at least Christmas.

With such an influx of business, mechanics at Scheels Home and Hardware are working thirteen hour days.

Even with the overtime hours, they can't seem to catch up.

The Service Shop's Manager says due to the late fall they're still repairing lawn mowers - and now winter is on our doorstep.

While some of the blowers just need to be serviced, others are broken.

Either way, it can be an expensive bill and none the less, a hassle.

Todd Gunderson/Shop Manager, Scheels Home & Hardware: “90 percent of everything that comes in here is mostly fuel related and just about all of that is because of ethanol. The ethanol fuel doesn't work very well in the small engine has a tendency to fall apart a little quicker. So if you have old fuel it will gum up the carburetor. We've been doing a lot of carburetor.”

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