MTD 2 Cycle Snow Blower Won't Keep Running


Old 10-12-08, 05:16 PM
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MTD 2 Cycle Snow Blower Won't Keep Running

Ok....this is one of those dinky small snow throwers.

When it starts it runs for a second...and then dies.

I have tried everything I can think fuel....but without just continuing to prime while it is running, the motor will not stay running.

Any ideas.
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Old 10-12-08, 05:28 PM
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Need to clean/rebuild carb. Start by removing screw on bottom of carb and removing bowl. Clean out bowl, and the nut (which is the main fuel jet). There will be a hole down the center, 2 at the bottom that go through and one tiny one on the threads about 3/4 way up. Run wire through all holes and blow out with compressed air. Be sure the mix you put in was fresh from pump and not old gas that has been around for a while. You should not have to worry about removing bowl as most of the 2 cycles have a dampening spring which holds the float up.I would tip machine up onto augers and work on it like that, this will help to keep float from dropping also
Old 10-16-08, 07:57 PM
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MTD Techcumsa 2 cycle motors

You have two set screws on the left side of the carb top is idle and bottom is airmixture. Check to see if your choke is disengaged and let us know. Then I'll talk about the set screws.
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