Snowblower stalls


Old 12-01-08, 04:55 PM
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Location: Boston Massachusetts
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Snowblower stalls

I have a Sears (MTD) snowblower, it starts and runs fine. However when I engage the augers it stalls out.It is a model 247.886640. Basically a 5hp., 24" opening. I bought it used, the previous owner told me his roommate had replaced the belt.
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Old 12-01-08, 05:36 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: MA
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Most likely needs carb cleaning and adjustment. Start by removing nut (this is main jet) that holds bowl on the carb and clean out small holes. If you have a tecumseh engine there will be a very small hole towards the top of the threads, this and fresh gas from pump. See if this corrects problem, if not post engine model and type #'s and we can give you correct carb kit to order
Old 12-04-08, 02:24 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Nova Scotia,Canada
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Also remove/clean any gunk or dirt in the bowl.It's possible that a foreign body may be jaming the impeller.G'luck

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