Trouble with Craftsman 9.0 Snowblower Engine # 143.029001

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Old 10-05-11, 03:08 PM
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Trouble with Craftsman 9.0 Snowblower Engine # 143.029001

Hello,

My snow blowers engine seems to have ceased and i am being told that i will need a new engine but of course i can't find it at sears or sears parts or any local repair shop. could anybody advice on how to go about getting this fixed. The details on my snow blower are as follows...

Craftsman 9.0 electric start snow blower
Engine # 143.029001
Model # 247-888530

thanks in advance for your input!
 
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Old 10-05-11, 04:46 PM
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If you are not going to try and fix it go to Small Engine Warehouse - Repower Outdoor Power Equipment for a replacement, however, just because someone says to buy a new engine doesn't make it true, post what the problem is and how it got that way and someone here may be able to tell you how to fix it. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 10-06-11, 09:44 AM
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Yeah, your engne's problem could be as simple as a loose wire, or it could be toast. What happened and why do you think it is not fixable?
 
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Old 10-11-11, 09:28 AM
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Were you told, specifically, what the trouble was? Aside from a hole in the engine block (due to low or no oil - oops!), you should be able to repair what you have for less than a new engine.
 
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Old 10-11-11, 06:33 PM
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I think the OP may have spelled 'seized' as 'ceased'
 
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Old 10-11-11, 08:05 PM
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Hey there honeydue, pull the spark plug out and make sure it turns over. Sometimes these things fill up with gas leaking by the needle and seat. If you have it at home pull the plug and then pull. How long has it been sitting?? If it is at a shop, stop by and make them pull the plug and pull it over,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,was it running last year??
 
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Old 10-12-11, 06:16 AM
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Right idea mowerdude, only a horizontal shaft engine, such as on a snow thrower, will not dump fuel into the combustion chamber - the carb is below the valves. But, honey, one step at a time. Will the engine pull over by hand? How is and was the oil level? What are some specifics that may explain your trouble?
 
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