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blower only runs on prime

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by clark lawn, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i have an Airens snow blower single stage. i the last time we used it halfway throught he night it started stalling out, now it will only run when you prime it. it will fire and run for a few seconds then die, plug is good, pulled bowl off and float moves up and down and gas flows when float drops. any ideas before i take it to the shop?
     
  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Your carb is plugged up...Did you leave old gas in it that evaporated?...That will leave a varnish and plug up passages......Carb needs to come off, taken apart and cleaned out.
     
  3. 4speed

    4speed Member
    Messages: 93

    Could be Water in the gas. I use a little dry gas in mine to prevent freeze up.
     
  4. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    im thinkin dirt or varnish in the carb too. doubt its water i filled the other 2 blowers with the same can and they run fine.