MTD Yardmachine Snowblower flooding, won't run


Old 01-02-10, 03:28 PM
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MTD Yardmachine Snowblower flooding, won't run

I"m sorry if this is a repeat, but I've looked through the forum and didn't find a solution to this one. I have an MTD Yardmachine snowblower model 31-32AD700.
I used the machine fine a week ago, now when I go to prime it today gas drips out of the carburetor. I used a fuel additive, no difference. I took the carb apart and cleaned the pin. The float is intact with no obvious leak. The gas line is clear. I adjusted the screw on the bottom, trying different amounts, but none have done the trick. When I prime the gas I can see gas squirting out of the green tiny tube that's in the center of the chamber. I presume that means that the fuel system is OK leading up to that point.
The engine will start, but dies after a few seconds, sounding like it doesn't have enough gas.
I'm actually considering seeking professional help, for me and for the machine.
Thanks in advance
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Old 01-03-10, 05:16 AM
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Could be that the seat for that pin has worn out and is flooding the carb. You could try and change it, but I would just spring for a whole new carb.
Old 01-03-10, 05:42 AM
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Maybe a dried out gasket that needs to be lubricated or replaced.
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