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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.