Snowthrower Starting Problem

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Old 12-15-01, 08:40 AM
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Snowthrower Starting Problem

I have a Toro CCR 3000 GTS Snowthrower since 1996. It has started perfectly each year. This year, it starts OK, but when I push the choke in it stalls.
 
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Old 12-15-01, 12:58 PM
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Not sure which engine you have, but your problem is in the carburetor. Remove the bowl and clean it out, clean the jets, and reassemble. That should take care of it. Let us know how it goes!
 
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Old 12-15-01, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply. Do you think this is a job for a pretty handy guy? Anything I should I should really know?
 
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Old 12-15-01, 04:46 PM
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Hello Johnam

What you really need to know can be found in a service and repair manual. I would highly suggest you make this minor investment in reading material prior to attempting any services and or repairs.
 
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Old 12-15-01, 06:25 PM
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should be fairly simple, but as I'm not sure which engine you have, I can't tell you how simple it will be. Most small engine carburetors are fairly easy to work with. Like Tom said, a service manual may prove quite valuable.
 
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Old 12-18-01, 11:17 AM
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The engine is a Toro 2 cycle 5hp. Where can I purchase a service manual? Is there a short-cut to correcting my problem....like putting some Gum-Out in the gasoline. By the way after many attempts at making it run with the choke in, it now takes about 1 minute before it stalls. Thanks, guys, for the help.
 
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Old 12-19-01, 05:19 PM
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Most chain style auto parts places have manuals that should cover your engine. As for gasoline addatives, they won't do the job. If nothing else, remove the bowl on the carburetor and clean it out. it should be held on with a bolt through the bottom. Sometimes the bolt has tiny holes in it that need to be cleaned out too. Many times that is all that is needed, and from your description of engine operation, it will probably take care of your problem.
 
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Old 12-21-01, 04:08 AM
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To cheese & Tom......THANKS...........I removed the bowl (it seemed clean) I looked for what might have been the jets and I sprayed some carb cleaner in the hole and now it's running fine. I'll give it another test tomorrow. THANKS AGAIN.
 
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You're quite welcome, glad we could help!!!:.)
 
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