toro snowblower problems

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Old 12-01-08, 07:37 PM
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toro snowblower problems

i have inherited an old Toro snowblower and am trying to get it up and workking

Model # 38040 serial# 9011159
i believe it is a 5hp Tecumseh

Starts right up but will not run without full choke on

I took the inlet valve? ( the one on the bottom of the bowl)
and cleaned both the bottom and top holes out with a thin wire and then sprayed them out with carb cleaner
Still have the same probelm

Whats my next step
Is a rebuild kit easy to do?

Also noticed that while it is running in the Garage (heated or at least not as cold as outside tonight(29 degrees) I put it in drive and as soon as it gets outside it dies
looking at repair manuals i notice my machine does not have a heater box over the carb. Is the heater box necessary?

any Help would be appreciated Winter is here!
 
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Old 12-02-08, 05:05 AM
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Sounds like you need to soak the carb, then blow out ALL holes with compressed air.
And yes, you do need the heater box.
 
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Old 12-02-08, 09:23 AM
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Thanks for the info

Before soaking the carb does anything have to be removed?

i.e. float bowl etc...
 
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Old 12-02-08, 10:47 AM
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[QUOTE=jmc1964;1474667]Thanks for the info

Before soaking the carb does anything have to be removed?

i.e. float bowl etc...[/QUOTE

Go to Toro website--homeowners--parts--type in your model #
pick serial #---pick your carb..........
Get rebuild kit-------follow instructions............
Get heater box................
 
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