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mikeyis4dcats. 12-19-2012 08:50 PM

Any small engine guys here? Snowblower issue
 
Went out to fire up the snowblower, and it turned over briefly then died. I tried for a bit to start it to no avail. I let it sit for a while and tried again, and now it's leaking fuel from the muffler area - a small spray when I try to start it, and a small pool if I lay the blower back.

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Flachief58 12-19-2012 08:53 PM

I'd say it's flooded. Did you put fresh gas in?

Hoover 12-19-2012 08:54 PM

You call that a snow blower?

Shogun 12-19-2012 08:54 PM

Yep. Flux Capacitor is out. Need to change it. Pretty costly though

JASONSAUTO 12-19-2012 08:57 PM

Gotta be flooded all to hell
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JASONSAUTO 12-19-2012 08:58 PM

Take out the spark plug, shut off the fuel and crank till it's dry.probably need a new plug though
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Chiefaholic 12-19-2012 09:00 PM

Check your fuel line to make sure it's not dry rotted if flooding isn't the issue.

mikeyis4dcats. 12-19-2012 09:03 PM

I suppose I flooded it, though I didn;t think I pushed the wet bulb more than 4 or 5 times over 5 minutes of trying to start it, then let it sit for an hour. It continues to leak gas each time I lay it back. I'd say it's leaked a half dozen tablespoons total.

And yes, it's a little pice of crap, but my dad gave it to me, and we only ever need it maybe once a year.

mikeyis4dcats. 12-19-2012 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chiefaholic (Post 9225952)
Check your fuel line to make sure it's not dry rotted if flooding isn't the issue.

hoses all seem fine. My dad did say he had the carb rebuilt last year before he gave it to me.

mikeyis4dcats. 12-19-2012 09:05 PM

that is the muffler on the bottom right?

DaKCMan AP 12-19-2012 09:05 PM

You have a small engine, huh? LMAO

BigMeatballDave 12-19-2012 09:06 PM

Well that blows...

Mr_Tomahawk 12-19-2012 09:06 PM

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It peed on your garage floor!

Rub it's nose in it!

cosmo20002 12-19-2012 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeyis4dcats. (Post 9225931)
Went out to fire up the snowblower, and it turned over briefly then died. I tried for a bit to start it to no avail. I let it sit for a while and tried again, and now it's leaking fuel from the muffler area - a small spray when I try to start it, and a small pool if I lay the blower back.


Try a shovel, lazy.

Flachief58 12-19-2012 09:09 PM

How long has it been since youi fired that thing up?


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