5 HP Craftsman Snow Blower


Old 02-16-06, 01:40 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 14
5 HP Craftsman Snow Blower

I have a 5 HP Craftsman Snowblower . It runs ok when idling ...but as soon as you put a load on it........i.e. SNOW, ......it bogs down and stalls out it doesn`t have the ooomph anymore to throw snow. Is it an engine problem ?loss of compression?, or is it maybe a clutch problem. Could anyone advise me towards a solution? Thanks ,Bill Connelly
Sponsored Links
Old 02-16-06, 06:13 PM
v8driver's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 767
Sounds like you picked up some trash in the carb, this engine is how old? I'm guessing horizontal? May be water in the tank, may be clogged pickup tubes, or a stiff diapragm.
Old 02-17-06, 02:04 PM
puey61's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,224
Generally, with snowthrowers, the carburetor is to blame. You may need to remove such and recondition it with the correct OEM repair kit and gasket(s). When is the last time the machine was used? Has it sat for an extended time? If so, the carburetor likely has varnish build-up and will need to be soaked in a quality bath type cleaner prior to the recon.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes