5hp tecumseh - starts only when primed


Old 10-22-06, 03:27 PM
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5hp tecumseh - starts only when primed

I have a 5hp tecumseh (snowblower) that will only start when primed approx 10 times. Starts than dies, starts than dies, etc.
Choking it has no effect. Advise appreciated.
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Old 10-22-06, 03:43 PM
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the carb bowl probley has junk in it varnish etc
un-bolt the nut that holds the carb bowl on then
clean that nut it has holes in it call jets put a small
wire through theses holes and re assemble it should
fire up for you......
Old 10-22-06, 04:01 PM
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Thank-you for the response...This afternoon I managed to unbolt the carb from the engine. I sprayed with carb cleaner and also removed the carb bowl and checked the fuel float but to no avail. Same problem after reassembly.
Old 10-22-06, 09:08 PM
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You'll need to remove, disassemble, and soak the carb in a bath type carb cleaner and reassemble with a carb kit installed.

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