How to Adjust the Carburetor on your snowblower with a Tecumseh engine. Visit my channel for more repair videos.

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Author Michael Hammer (1 month)
my carb is leaking fuel, and it is not running well. i tried cleaning out
the jets and ports with it on the snowblower. i did remove the bowl and
clean it and the purge jet. i did not remove the float, and clean the
needle, and seat. i am thinking the seat is dirty and not letting the
needle seat properly.

Author Paul Huskey (3 months)
First time with my snowblower... seems like it's revving too high. Not sure
what it's supposed to sound like. Do you adjust the upper screw CW or CCW
to decrease idle speed?

Author Jim Dent (4 months)
I just cleaned the carb on my snowblower which would not run for me very
well this year. It runs great now but I notice that the muffler is glowing
a bit and flames shoot out the muffler when I go from high to low RPMs.

My carb is like the first one you show in this video. Any suggestions?


Author Stephen Kuper (1 month)
I bought a Sears craftsman worked great for last 4 years. This winter it's
seems to surge up and down during idle and when underload. Sometimes small
backfire after coming out of being under load if load not put back on it
right away. Any ideas.

Author J Smitty (4 months)
Where is the air filter on the newer engines?

Author Terry g (4 months)
Thanks for your help bud, you fixed my issue...good video.

Author Dan Allain (2 months)
I have the older type carburetor, When I prime it, fuels squirts out near
the top, an inch or so above the bowl gasket... Do i need a new carb, do
you think? I took it apart and the float has a crack in it also.

Author flamethis (3 months)
I was messing with mine all night (just picked it up as a freebie) it won't
run. Starts if I squirt some fuel in the carb but dies right out. I'm
thinking it's the adjuster on the bottom of the bowl now. I didn't check it
before cleaning so I think I tightened it right up.

Author Tyler P (5 months)
Hey thanks for this video... I just finished cleaning and tuning the
carburetor on a 80's 9 horse craftsman snow blower I got from a friend.
Got it up and running like a top with your help. Thanks again

Author pete barber (4 months)
Great video bro...keep on keeping on...hope the wife is feeling better...

Author bsox67 (1 month)
Used this video and the carb cleaning video to fix a freebie toro snow
blower and got it running like a top...Then moved on to a problematic husky
saw and fixed it (broken gas line) by watching Don's chain saw vids. No
other way to say it... Don's the man!

Author Frank Breen (1 month)
I have the 9HP OH318SA/OH358SA model. It "hunts" rpm goes up and down
without a load. With a load it runs fairly smoothly. What video would you

Author Vince Ski (5 months)
Hi just repaired my hsk-70 tecumsech after the repair I noted that the main
crank seal belt side Is leaking oil, thay turn the auger the will I need a
puller after I lousen the set screw? any tips for doing this, I plan to
replace all 3 seals cam and flywheel

Author fjqtaxch9 (2 months)
Great video how-to! Enabled me to tune my 18 year old Toro with the old
style Tecumseh 10hp engine. The shute had been clogging in the heavy wet
snow we've been having. Doesn't clog anymore!

Author Daniel Goins (3 months)
This was good had to familiarize with this carb,mine has more issues than
news week. 

Author Mario Lap (3 months)
Finally I'm going to make my snow blower work. This summer I had no time
and someone gave is snow blower and it was outside all summer. My
carburetor was all clogged. I clean it and install a new carburetor kit. I
just to make the adjustment. THANKS

Author James Guild (1 month)
Hammer, Mine was leaking bad and I discovered it was the bowl gasket.

Author noclouds111 (3 months)
dony, you were born to teach. Thanks!

Author william staley (2 months)
Thanks for taking the time your a good man

Author noynic (2 months)
When I purge the carb I see fuel leak out from the bowl. How can I stop
this or is it a safety measure? Seems odd if it is a safety measure.

Author MyDailyFocus (4 months)
Hey dony! Love your videos. I have a snow blower that starts and idles but
shuts off as soon as it touches even 2" of snow. I've been told maybe I'm
getting too much air. Any tips?

Author Pro1er (2 months)
Nice video and very nice camera work!

Author MrZombieIsHungry (3 months)
My snow blower was running a bit rough and I was not sure exactly how to
adjust it to run smoother. I came on youtube looking for answers and found
your video. Thank you for a well done video that explains everything very
easy and clear as it was a great help. 

Author James Braun (2 months)
One of my neighbors gave away a 179CC Craftsman electric start snowblower.
I started and it runs, but runs rough. Do you have a recommended video on
how to start diagnosing this problem. Thank you.

Author Steven Zucchi (2 months)
Thanks, nice explanation!

Author Sam Jonhanson (4 months)
Thanks Dony! My Tecumseh in my sander/salter was a pain to start and ran
crappy. I cleaned the bowl, nozzles etc......and it works great!
Thanks again!

Author James Silverman (3 months)
I got some small stones caught in the snowblower on second time I used it.
The auger is stuck shut and if I try to engage it it makes a high pitched
sound, but does not turn. Please offer suggestion what to fix and how.
Thank you

Author Dylan Forrest (3 months)
well it run then die then run and die 

Author Kenny Walters (2 months)
Terrific and super informative videos. All of your information is right on
target and 100% accurate. I appreciate the time you have taken to prepare
your videos. They have saved me a lot of time correcting issues and saving
spending unnecessary money. Many, many thanks. Ken W..

Author tim pontius (2 months)
My carb is leaking and I replaced the bowl gasket

Author Kevin Pipes (2 months)
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." -
Albert Einstein
Nicely done.

Author David Allan (3 months)
Very nice video. You did a really nice job showing all those screws. Clear
and instructive. Thanks.

Author steve M (3 months)
Man you my hero.u too smart and you do a good job.

Author FirstFrank LastBesek (1 month)
Just watching your videos are fun and enlightening donyboy. I like to see
what makes it tick and you do a tremendous job in explaining it and filming
it. Many thanks for your taking the time and trouble to share. God Bless !

Author Roomie Kay (2 months)
Great video, such a young man with so much knowledge, I have gotten less
information from a guy thats been in business for 30 years. 

Author Robert Banas (2 months)
Awesome videos! Can't wait to get this old 87 craftsman snowblower running
tomorrow. Gonna clean and readjust the carb according to your advice and
should be up and running in no time. Thanks Again!

Author irtoast (2 months)
Great videos. Just saved me a ton of time. Thanks.

Author JaY fOSTER (2 months)
if my engine is the old type, and it is surging (revving up and down
constantly in idle or in use)....which screw should I be adjusting?

Author Pierre-Luc Simard (3 months)
Would both types of carburetor fit older generation models?

Author TheTbubba (3 months)
Hi Donny: Love your videos. Changing the drive gear on an electric starter
was a breeze thanks to you. Today I discovered that my older model Briggs
snow thrower is leaking from the plunger valve on the bottom of the carb. I
suspect the gasket inside the bowl has disintegrated. Do you have a video
that shows how to change that part out? Hopefully while leaving the carb
attached. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Author Shawn Stewart (4 months)
I just cleaned and adjusted per your great videos and my exhaust smokes
when I stop the engine? Its an older craftsman snow blower with 5 hp. What
causes this?

Author Mark Trachy (4 months)
I need that first carb...any idea of where I can get it?

Author TA223R (4 months)
Very good info, got my machine running great, just in time for darkness,
lol. Oh well guess i get to play tomorrow. Thanks

Author tchjjal (4 months)
Thanks. This was very helpful!

Author whitegreg56 (3 years)
My Ariens works great except for one problem. When moving a lot of snow the
engine suddenly stalls out for no apparent reason. It has nothing to do
with the auger/impeller get jammed up. I've found that if I shake the whole
blower as it starts to stall, it sometimes comes back. I did clean the
carburetor and adjust the mixture screws. Is this likely a problem with the
high-speed jet getting plugged?? Or, something else??? Should I drain the

Author Lucian Marin (2 years)
Great vids! I have the same Tec engine with the old carburetor and when I
prime it it squirts gas and the priming rubber feels spongy as if it's not
building pressure. Do you know what it could be?

Author VlogginLife (2 years)
Thanks man...I think you just saved me some time. I just did a rebuild on
my tecumseh carb and its running fine with full choke but when you turn the
choke off it sputters and dies. I ended up setting the fuel mixture screw
out 2.5 turns..looks like I went a bit too far.

Author donyboy73 (2 years)
@papasmeghead lol, i had a guy drop a snowblower off when it was 80 degrees

Author donyboy73 (8 months)
from it being tightened

Author donyboy73 (3 years)
@ChannelErik thank you sir

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