another snapper snowthrower dieing


Old 03-02-09, 01:50 PM
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another snapper snowthrower dieing

i have a snapper le 17 about 14 yo.
she starts up fine and runs fine just replaced a new belt.
now when there's no load she's fine running , when i engage
the auger she's running fine but when she hits snow it dies out
or wants to stall. i put a new carb on it about four years ago
and i run it dry every year to store it over the summer.

any ideas where to begin?
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Old 03-02-09, 03:58 PM
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You can try to adjust the carb, but it sounds like the main jet is blocked. Even draining the fuel still leves a bit around the main jet. Take it out & run wires & carb cleaner & blow out with compressed air & you may be O.K. Geogrubb has a link to a pic that shows the "hidden" passage. Good luck, Roger
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