Troubleshooting

Download our Troubleshooting guide or select the issue you are experiencing below. Most Replacements Parts are available for purchase online.

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Issue Description Possible Issue Possible Resolution
Drum is always turning Hublock(s) are engaged. Disengage the hublock on each wheel.

Watch our video on How To Use The Newer Spreader. We show you how to engage and disengage the Newer Spreader. Video applies to all models.
Hublock(s) are bent and continuing to make contact with the coupling nut attached to the wheel rim. Replace one or both hublocks.

Watch our video on How To Replace Hublocks. We show you how to remove & reinstall your Newer Spreader's hublocks. This video applies to all Newer Spreader models.
Pillow block bearings are dry or frozen. Grease pillow block bearings.
Replace pillow block bearings.
Wheel bushings rusted to the axle. Remove wheel(s), clean and grease the axle.

Watch our video on How To Replace Spreader Wheels. We show you how to remove & reinstall your Newer Spreader's wheels. This video applies to all Newer Spreader models.
Drum has debris, hay, straw or horse hair wrapped around the drum ends. Clean out any debris around the drum, axle and side panels.
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Issue Description Possible Issue Possible Resolution
Drum is not turning Hublocks are not engaged. Engage the hublock on each wheel.

Watch our video on How To Use The Newer Spreader. We show you how to engage and disengage the Newer Spreader. Video applies to all models.
Wheels are wobbling. Replace wheel(s).

Watch our video on How To Replace Spreader Wheels. We show you how to remove & reinstall your Newer Spreader's wheels. This video applies to all Newer Spreader models.
Drum has debris, hay, straw or horse hair caught between the drum and side panels. Clean out any debris around the drum, axle and side panels.
Drum is broken. Replace drum assembly.
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Note: Applies to Model 200 & Model 225 Only.
Issue Description Possible Issue Possible Resolution
Drums halves do not turn independently

(Model 200 & Model 225 Only)
Drum has debris, hay, straw or horse hair caught between the drum halves. Clean out any debris that might be wrapped in the center between the drum halves.
Center axle dowel pin is rusted. Spray lubricant in between the drum halves.
Remove drum assembly, separate drum halves and grease center axle dowel pin.
Replace axle.
Replace drum assembly.
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Issue Description Possible Issue Possible Resolution
Material discharging without the drum rotating Gap between the drum and relief panel is too big. Loosen drum assembly and move closer to the relief panel. Ideal gap should be between 1/8” to 1/4”.

Watch our video on How To Adjust Drum Assembly (Fix the gap!). In this How To video we show you how to adjust the drum assembly in order to reset the spacing between your drum, relief panel and rubber strip back to factor settings.
Relief panel is bent or bowed. Replace relief panel.

Watch our video on How To Replace Relief Panel & Hardware. We show you how to replace the relief panel & hardware on your Newer Spreader. This video applies to all Newer Spreader models.
Rubber strip is worn, damaged or missing. Replace rubber strip on back panel.
Front hopper panel is bent or bowed. Replace front hopper panel.
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Issue Description Possible Issue Possible Resolution
Agitator is not rotating Agitator wheels are worn. Replace agitator wheels.
Agitator side panel springs are broken or missing.

(Model 200, Model 225 and Model 350-HD only)
Replace/reinstall agitator side panel springs.

Watch our video on How to install agitator springs. We show you how to installed agitator springs.
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Issue Description Possible Issue Possible Resolution
Agitator not working Agitator beater bars are damaged or bent. Replace agitator.
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Issue Description Possible Issue Possible Resolution
Relief panel is loose Broken or missing hardware. Replace relief panel hardware.

Watch our video on How To Replace Relief Panel & Hardware. We show you how to replace the relief panel & hardware on your Newer Spreader. This video applies to all Newer Spreader models.
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Issue Description Possible Issue Possible Resolution
Wheel(s) are wobbling Wheels with nylon bushings are damaged or worn. Replace nylon bushing.
Wheels with metal pressed bushing are damaged or worn. Replace wheel(s).

Watch our video on How To Replace Spreader Wheels. We show you how to remove & reinstall your Newer Spreader's wheels. This video applies to all Newer Spreader models.
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