Sears Roper 10hp snowblower not running properly

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Old 01-02-05, 02:42 PM
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Sears Roper 10hp snowblower not running properly

Hi! I hope you can help us. We have a Sears Roper 10hp 32" snowblower model 610-S27 with a Tecumseh motor. It has 5 fwd and 1 reverse speeds. It has been running in the recent past but backfires regularly. Today it was sputtering and quit. After cleaning the spark plug it started and ran for 20 minutes, backfiring frequently and then quit again. Now we can't get it started at all. We do not have a manual as we bought this blower used and haven't been able to find a manual. Any help you can give would certainly be appreciated. This is our first snowblower so we're green when it comes to troubleshooting.

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Old 01-02-05, 03:43 PM
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First thing to do is replace the spark plug, it may be nearing the end of it's life and when it is under the cylinder pressure, it may be breaking down.Also how old is the gas, you MUST use fresh gas. Anything older than 30 days should be put in your car or vehicle or disposed of in an appropriate manner. If after doeing this, you still have the problem, you may have to look at carbeuration as the culprit.
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Old 01-03-05, 02:16 PM
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We'll try it

Thanks Snoman! We'll try that and get back to you. We live rural so it may be a week before we can get to the city to pick up that spark plug. Thanks for your help!
 
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Old 01-09-05, 02:56 PM
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Thanks!

Thanks so much Snoman! We replaced the sparkplug and the snowblower started purring like a kitten! We have taken note regarding the gas issue though and will be careful about that as well. Take care and thanks again for all your help!
 
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