Snowblower Engine Problem ?


Old 02-03-07, 01:45 PM
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Snowblower Engine Problem ?


Have a practically brand new Ariens snow blower with a Tecumseh engine.
Used just a few times last year; worked perfectly.
Having a bit of trouble this year. First time used this year, as we haven't
had any snow to talk about.

Starts right up, runs just fine for 5 to perhaps 8 minutes, and then stops.
Easy to start again, then same thing: 5-8 minutes, and stops.
And again.

Not snow clogged.
New gas.

Doubt that it needs a new plug, as it's been used probably no more than half
a dozen times since bought.
Think it can be gummed up already ?

Anyway was wondering if this "runs and then stops" symptom, for all you
engine experts out there, might suggest what is wrong ?

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Old 02-03-07, 02:07 PM
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Symptoms act like the gas tank cap vent may be plugged. Maybe frozen stuck with moisture or....
When it starts to die try loosening the cap slightly.
Old 02-03-07, 10:06 PM
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Yep, gas cap, or fuel restriction either in the line or shutoff valve.

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