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Ryan Berger

Snow blower question

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Ryan Berger

I have a Toro snowblower an older one it runs fine untill there is a load put on it then it dies,, any ideas,, if you need more info to help please let me know,, I'm pretty sure the snow blowing season is done but I would like to get this thing working again

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waskawood

My guess is carburetion. You could try running Seafoam through it but it probably needs to be taken apart and cleaned.

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Gadgetman

I have the same problem. I think that my machine is probably 25 years old. Have had a new carb kit put in etc. I did notice today all I had a around was normal unleaded gas with no additives in it and it seemed to run much better. Usually I run non oxy premium with seafoam in it. i wonder if the higher octane and the additional chemicals are not good for these older engines. anybody know?

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Ryan Berger

Ok I am going to tear it apart tonight and clean the carbs,, good thing is it will prabably run better,, bad thing,, the snow is allready done

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Ryan Berger

Well I cleaned it out, and blew a nice patch in my front yard for the dog to poo in,,

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eurolarva

Does the carb have an adjustment screw on the float bowl?. If so adjust this about an 1/8 turn with a load on the augers. IF it stutters and dies go the other way with the screw till you notice more power.

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Surface Tension

Could be dirty carb or a carb out of adjustment. Could be that your governor isn't working too. The governor limits and controls the rpms. When you put a load on the engine the rpms will want to drop, the governor automatically gives the engine more gas. Look for snow, junk, or old grease around the carb and governor linkage.

Something else could be lack of compression from worn piston rings or bad head gasket.

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