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snowblower issue

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Morrissey snow removal, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    one of my craftsman 6 hp snowblowers runs for 5 min then shuts off sometimes sooner then u can start it back up any ideas thanks
  2. rohlofftodd

    rohlofftodd Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    sounds like you have a dirty carb. also check the float in the bowl so that is adjusted correctly.
  3. snowbankr

    snowbankr Member
    Messages: 49

    crap in the carb, water/ice in the carb, floats have hole(s) in them not allowing proper operation, needle valve sticking, not working, water in gas. Seems this Ethanol additive is a moisture magnet. Use a good fuel stabilizer/additive. These snowblowers take alot of abuse from us even when we treat them nice!! Bad low oil sensor??
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  4. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Could be a clogged vent on the gas cap - but that would be way to easy and inexpensive.