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Is the engine chasing?

Is the engine chasing?
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Have you actually looked at the friction wheel?...

Have you actually looked at the friction wheel? Also if you put it in neutral can you spin the wheels manually?
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The new owner at Tec makes no secret of pushing...

The new owner at Tec makes no secret of pushing towards moving the whole production including assembly to China. This will not be as big a change as it sounds though, since the engines have been...
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Check for ice inside the casing at the base of...

Check for ice inside the casing at the base of the clutch handle, that's where the locking latch assembly should be. 90% of the time the problem you describe is caused by ice or impacted snow...
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Yup, and proper documentation is hard to come...

Yup, and proper documentation is hard to come by... until you stumble upon the wealth of info Honda provide its customers with in Europe. Even for a dealer it's a hassle to get a shop manual for...
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AFAIK Craftsman machines are relabeled units from...

AFAIK Craftsman machines are relabeled units from other makes (MTD, AYB/Husqvarna, etc.) so finding a manual for the original model should solve the problem.
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I have. My Hondas have never surged until the...

I have. My Hondas have never surged until the bowl was removed for a first time so from now on it'll never come off unless absolutely necessary. The rubber gasket apparently can't survive exposure...
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I had to deal with a troublesome Honda carb last...

I had to deal with a troublesome Honda carb last month (snowblower), it was chasing just like yours. Turned out the bowl had tiny punctures due to undetected long-term water contamination. At first I...
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Posted By KarlK

Gotta be the ethanol, I used to wash oil paint...

Gotta be the ethanol, I used to wash oil paint off my hands with gasoline with no ill effects, wouldn't do that now.
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I just looked them up and it appears to be...

I just looked them up and it appears to be Australian indeed and they have more walk-behind models than any of our brands apparently, both 2-stroke (their own Victa engine) and 4-stroke (B&S Quattro...
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Acetone dissolves a wide range of compounds...

Acetone dissolves a wide range of compounds including very dense (hard) ones. Many people think that it's weak because it won't burn skin but yet it dissolves nail polish (and that's hard!) while...
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Any solvent I can think of that would remove the...

Any solvent I can think of that would remove the stuff costs more than gasoline so you'd want one that's stronger (requires smaller quantity to do the job). I would start with acetone, available in...
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That's the not-so-good part, it cost me $123.99...

That's the not-so-good part, it cost me $123.99 and included... just the carb, no head gaskets (that cost $5 more). There are generic carbs available for about $50 including head gaskets though but...
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OK I'll have a close look at the wiring when I...

OK I'll have a close look at the wiring when I get home and report back.
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Posted By KarlK

Which HS928 do you have? Wiring is different on...

Which HS928 do you have? Wiring is different on different models, some have a battery and DC starter, some have AC start, etc.

I have a tracked HS928 with DC starter, it has a battery so wiring...
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Posted By KarlK

I had the same problem about 3 weeks ago and when...

I had the same problem about 3 weeks ago and when I reached the step you're at I gave up and ordered a new carb from Honda. Had to wait 2 weeks for it but it was worth it, blower works like brand new...
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Posted By KarlK

HS50 is the engine model. Dynamark snowblowers...

HS50 is the engine model. Dynamark snowblowers were made by Murray which is now part of Briggs and Stratton, knowing this it shouldn't be too hard for you to find a parts list for your blower. If I...
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Posted By KarlK

Does the engine run rough on idle or does it...

Does the engine run rough on idle or does it sound like usual? This could help determine if it's a carb issue or governor problem.
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Sure ain't, and frozen hands don't feel the...

Sure ain't, and frozen hands don't feel the gasoline eating through your skin until they thaw. I don't know what they put in gas lately but chafes skin like a SOB. Now I see why techs at the shop...
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I think MTD manufactures its snowblowers in...

I think MTD manufactures its snowblowers in Canada, in any case I have noticed that a lot of MTD based brands have Made in Canada decals.
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Posted By KarlK

I don't think "gasohol" would cause such a...

I don't think "gasohol" would cause such a serious and widespread problem, it would affect far too many engines to go unnoticed from the public. If your engine won't run lean (choke off) the most...
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You may have hit more than just the kill switch,...

You may have hit more than just the kill switch, for good measure make sure that the fuel shut-off valve is open and the spark plug cable still connected to the plug.
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Let's see... apart from Honda South Side Total...

Let's see... apart from Honda South Side Total Power also sells Toro, Cub Cadet, Briggs and Stratton, Husqvarna, MTD, Murray, Tecumseh and Troy-Bilt. Obviously you'll have to avoid those and any...
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Hi, I live in Maine and have an HS928 TCD which...

Hi, I live in Maine and have an HS928 TCD which is the Canadian version of the HS928 TAS, I had my local dealer import it because it has features that are not available on the TAS, namely electric...
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Posted By KarlK

It's not a serious problem obviously but it's...

It's not a serious problem obviously but it's intriguing. I figure a snowblower's engine is powerful enough to break the impeller free of ice unless a belt is slipping, maybe that's the cause?
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