small engine repair


Old 01-12-02, 06:45 AM
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small engine repair

I have a sears snow blower that starts ok and runs only when it is fully choked, when I try to open the choke (butter fly ) the engine stalls. if I try to adjust any adj. screws it won' start at all. any clues to whats going on.
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Old 01-12-02, 08:47 AM
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Post your engine's model numbers so we know what you have.
But the engine is probably Tecumseh, so remove the nut/jet
from the bottom of the carb and let any water/junk dribble
out. Look at the nut/jet and clean it thoroughly, look close at the
base of the threads, there , may be a tiny hole there, clean it
out as well and reinstall and see what happens. When you
remove this nut/jet fuel should dribble out so catch it in a can,
and look at it when you are done, it may have water and who
knows what in it. If this doesn't get it running, a full blown
carb rebuild may be in order, but post the engine's model
numbers so I can give you more accurate advice. Let us
know what you find.

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