Engine Running Problem

Old 07-19-03, 06:39 PM
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10 hsp. tecumseh has to be warmed up.

Everytime I go to use the snowblower I have the same problem.
It fires but to keep it going I have to intermitently tap the primer bulb and if I don't have 10 minutes to let it warm up I can't just throw the accelorator lever up or it chokes out, pops and blows black smoke so I quickly drop it down and it levels off and runs smoothly at idle speed. Once it warms up I can lift the acceloration lever and it usually will be o.k. It was like this when I bought it so I took it to repair and they said they fixed it. I'm tired of holding my head just right. Can someone tell me what to adjust. Thanks
Old 07-19-03, 10:18 PM
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Hello and Welcome Strid to the Do-It-Yourself Web Site and the Small Engine forum.

If I am reading your question correctly, the engine seems to be running too lean when cold. Which may mean the fuel adjustment is not set correctly or the choke is not set correclty or fully closing.

When the engine is cold, before attempting to start it, remove the air filter, set the throttle or close the choke. The choke plate inside the barrel of the carb should be fully closed.

The black smoke you mentioned, I assume, is because you pressed the primer bubble? Or is it because the engine is choking too much <getting too much fuel> and stalling or dieing out?

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