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Powerlite 325 Idles too high

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Snaaar, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Snaaar

    Snaaar Member
    Messages: 76

    Hi. I own four of these snowblowers. Spring 2006 we ran them out of fuel for storage, but fall 2006 had to pay to have 2 worked on (carb problems). Anyway, upon firing them up last week for pre-season maintenance, we found that one starts OK but idles extremely fast and loud - can't be good. Do you have any idea what could be causing the problem? The others run fine right now.
     
  2. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    before you adjust the carb i'd make sure the linkage and thottle cable was working freely
     
  3. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Just make sure it's got plenty of oil and be thankful for the additional rpm's.

    ;)

    Unless it's on idle only then it's some adjustment or another.
     
  4. Snaaar

    Snaaar Member
    Messages: 76

    I don't think these blowers features any throttle control: only on/off switch and a three-position choke. They just run at a specific "idle" speed - if you need to walk away from these suckers you need to turn them off because the business parts keep spinning. I was hoping someone had specific experience with this same problem. I can usually repair my own breakdowns, except have never had a carb apart before.