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toro snow thrower idles up and down

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by carsoncity, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. carsoncity

    carsoncity Member
    Messages: 30

    toro snow thrower starts but the idle is high one second and then low the next, almost like the blower is going to die. When under load the blower doesn't seem to idle high enough to blow the snow. Also when the paddles are going I know the machine should pull along almost on its own, but it doesn't run high enough to do this.
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    clean the carb
  3. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    the gasket under the carb is bad letting it suck air.
  4. carsoncity

    carsoncity Member
    Messages: 30

    thanks guys, I'll clean the carb and check the gasket