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Power Auger starts but doesn't stay running...

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when the gas is burned up from the primer.

Do I just need to pull the carb off and clean it?

Easy to do?

Jiffy Legend 3 hp.

Thanks all!

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It could be a dirty carb but it sounds to me like a bad diaphragm "fuel pump" they are about $4 and fairly easy to install.

Has it been running good up until this point.

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Like Pier said, most likely a bad diaphram. Not har to do but pay attention to the throttle string.

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Check also the fuel filter.

As long as you are putting in a new diaphragm (fuel pump) you might as well do a thorough cleaning of the carb (clean everything, pull the jets out, etc).

Put all the parts out on a bench so you dont lose anything!

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Where is a good place to buy these parts?

Thanks!

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I tried to search to find help in cleaning carbs, etc and the search only works for like 5 days :-(

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The number one problem with augers is.

The carb.

How can I say that?

Because the amount of total hours on that engine isn't jack squat.

In fact you'll never have enough engine wear to wear it out. confused.gif

However the carb will need to be cleaned and diaphragms replaced over and over.

Tecumseh changes carb models and manufacturers more then I do underwear! Its gotten to the point where they'll put their name on a walbro or tillotson carb. Well just enough to the point the carb is unidentifiable. SO getting documentation on a series of auger is a hair pulling experience.

Go to your auger manufacturers website and find your auger model and order a kit from them.

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Thanks Surface, I found a service center and will call them for parts.

Have a good one!

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my guess is the diaphram as already sated!

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