Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Tecumseh 5hp Snow King Snowbloser


mattimis's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1

01-09-09, 10:25 AM   #1  
Tecumseh 5hp Snow King Snowbloser

I have a 2 stage snowblower that seems to be leaking gas somewhere at the top of the carberator. Also, I have to start it several times to get it to keep running, priming each time. Also, I have to leave the chock on, or it stops. Periodically, it dies and I have to restart it. Should I replace the carberator and does the new carb come with all the gaskets, etc.?

Another question. The gas shut off seems to only turn a click left or right, and that's it. Is this normal?

Thanks,

Mattimis

 
Sponsored Links
indypower's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 754
NH

01-09-09, 01:25 PM   #2  
Yes, that is how the gas shut off works. It is a "ball valve" which is a ball with a hole in the middle. 1/4 turn aligns the hole with the gas line, turn the other way and the ball plugs the gas line.
Your carb it plugged up. You can get a carb kit, remove and take apart the carb, soak it in a carb cleaning solution, rinse off with water, blow out all holes with compressed air, re-assemble it using new parts.
Carb kit about $15-$20. New carb(which is complete) about $100.

 
Search this Thread