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Ariens Sno-Tek Carb Question

Hello from Ohio, I pulled my trusty Sno tek out of the Barn to prep for winter and had some minor problems,

Model 939401 Sno Tek 20 E, Serial 35000, Geini 208CC Snow engine.

Unit was stored with Fuel Shut off and Tank filled with Stabilized fuel. When I opened the Fuel valve and Hit the electric start, No GO.

After a couple trys it ended up flooding. I got a new Plug the next day and tried round 2. Same result with new plug, flooding, Old plug was original and a little carboned up, so it was due for a change anyway.

I removed the Carburetor bowl, and it was a little rusted, but float appeared to move freely.

So here are my questions, Any thoughts on other things to check?

Does anyone know the part number for the carburetor and where to get one, I think I could replace it myself It was running rough at the end of last season so It needs a good cleaning or replacement anyway.

Thanks, for any help. Better to start now then when I see a foot of snow out the window
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Hi Robert

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After you turned off fuel line did you run blower until it died before putting it away????
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Is that an LCT engine???
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My brother used something called "Mechanic in a bottle" or such and it cleaned up a surging carb on a generator.

Also are you sure you're getting spark?

You can always give a quick spritz of ether in the carb and see if it fires. If so then it's a carb issue, if not then it's spark or air.

I put a cheapish ($12 or so) fully adjustable one I found on ebay on a 10 hp Tecumseh that is on my JD 1032D. That machine was never stored properly and I'd 1,000,000,000 times rather have an adjustable carb than the california factory lean ones so if you can find a cheap fully adjustable one then I'd do that and if not then clean the one on there or run some of the "mechanic in a bottle" stuff through the tank and make sure it's in the carb by opening the drain for a little bit and then closing and let it sit for a day and drain and then try to start.
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That Snow-Tek engine should be an LCT engine. Last I remember, LCT didn't have parts available for just the carburetor, they only had the whole carburetor assembly offered, and they were cheap, not expensive. You could find them on EBay cheap, they were a Chinese carb for the Chinese engine, so you didn't spend much money for them.
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Ariens Sno-Tek Carb Question

You will need the model number of the carb itself to make sure the correct fitment. As mentioned above amazon and eBay have cheap aftermarket carbs. I use them all the time with no issues

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Replaced a few and the prices are getting cheaper, they were closer to $25 last year at this time.

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