Smoking snowblower

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Old 11-20-20, 01:36 PM
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Smoking snowblower

After changing the oil and refueling, I started my snowblower for the first time of the season to test it. It started up ok and sounded like it was running fine, but it filled up my garage with smoke, so much that I shut it off after a couple of minutes. I know I should have started it outside, but the tires were removed. In any case, I'm wondering what the cause might be. Is it possible that it was just smoking because it was the first start of the season?

 

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11-20-20, 01:55 PM
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Happens a lot.

Check the oil level and if it is over filled and smells gassy the float is probably sticking. The over fill in the crankcase would cause the smoking.

If you do have gas in the crankcase, drain the oil, fix the float valve sticking and refill to proper oil level.. That usually takes care of it.
 
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Happens a lot.

Check the oil level and if it is over filled and smells gassy the float is probably sticking. The over fill in the crankcase would cause the smoking.

If you do have gas in the crankcase, drain the oil, fix the float valve sticking and refill to proper oil level.. That usually takes care of it.
 
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Just a thought: could you have filled the gas tank with 2-cycle fuel?
 
 

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