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Question Plastic Gas fitting replacement.

Hi all, I have a Craftsman 5hp Model # 536.886141.
It has served me well for years, though I wish I had bought a larger one instead. Last year I did not even have to use it, not much snow fell.

I am guessing the engine is a Craftsman? Though the part number for the fitting is listed as Tecumseh.
I ordered a replacement fitting, the plastic part on mine is cracked and leaking. Why the heck do they make them plastic!

I attached a picture of the new one. My question is how are they held in?
I did not get the new one yet. Are they screwed in or pressed in?
Where the plastic part sits on the rest of the fitting, is that made to come off, I don't think it should. Mine comes off but that is where it is cracked.

Thanks in advance, I did not want to try to turn it or try yanking it out before I knew how it properly came out.


Took the plastic fitting picture out, making room in my attachment folder.

I bought parts from here, so I guess it is OK to post the picture?
I am sure they won't mind.

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They are a press fit. Put a skim coat of gas proof sealer on the rim before pressing it in. Also make sure it is pointing the way you want it to. Once it is in its in. If you spin it afterwards it will leak.
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I had to replace one the other day I drilled it out as much as I was comfortable with and then used an easy out to get the remainder. I put the carb in my hand vise and gently cranked it shut to get the new fitting in.
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I had to replace one the other day I drilled it out as much as I was comfortable with and then used an easy out to get the remainder. I put the carb in my hand vise and gently cranked it shut to get the new fitting in.

I kind of figured it was pressed in.
Thanks TD I will make sure of that it is directed the right way.

Flannel, how do you protect the plastic piece when you cranked it in?
That plastic piece is not made to come off right?
I am afraid of cracking it in the process.
Why the heck don't they make it screw in!

And instead of plastic why not brass, I wonder if anyone ever tried to chase some threads in it, so they could screw a fitting in?

Anyway thanks for the reply's, much appreciated.

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Here is a shortcut to manual/parts/schematics of your Craftsman.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...entId=10061492

your engine is a Tecumseh HSSK50-67338S(Horizontal Small frame Snow KING-HSSK) 50=5HP
craftsman equivalent #143.985003
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fittings do come threaded and in brass. they are 1/8 ips, or iron pipe size. common thread but the problem would be you would need a bottoming tap (not as pointed as a regular) in 1/8 pipe thread. dont know if you could buy one. need that so it does not go in too far and destroy the carb. pipe taps are pretty blunt any way, I will have to go outside and take a look.
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Here are a couple of stats on HSSK50

MODEL LH195SA, HSSK50
HORSEPOWER 5.0
3.73 kW
BORE & STROKE 2.795 x 1.938 in.
70.99 x 49.23 mm
DISPLACEMENT 11.88 cu. in.
195 cc
OIL CAPACITY 21 oz.
.62 ltr.
(APPROX.) WEIGHT 33 lbs.
15.0 kg
BOLT MTG. CIRCLE 3.625 in.
90 mm
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Here is a shortcut to manual/parts/schematics of your Craftsman.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...entId=10061492

your engine is a Tecumseh HSSK50-67338S(Horizontal Small frame Snow KING-HSSK) 50=5HP
craftsman equivalent #143.985003
Thanks, yes I found that manual and somewhere I have the hard copy, as it came with the snow blower.... I think. I can't find it
In that manual it says, CRAFTSMAN 4-CYCLE ENGINE MODEL NUMBER 143.995001
That is a copy and paste from the section of the engine breakdown picture.
So they used Tecumseh's? I always thought it was called a Craftsman engine.
I thought they made their own brand engine?
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fittings do come threaded and in brass. they are 1/8 ips, or iron pipe size. common thread but the problem would be you would need a bottoming tap (not as pointed as a regular) in 1/8 pipe thread. dont know if you could buy one. need that so it does not go in too far and destroy the carb. pipe taps are pretty blunt any way, I will have to go outside and take a look.
I am not going to try and chase a thread in it, my luck is I would screw the carb up.


That plastic piece is not made to come off right?
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Nope any power equipment made by craftsmen is usually another brand. The prefix in front tells it all. Most Kenmore appliances which use to be made by whirlpool are now mostly made by LG. Depends on first three numbers with sears.

Click Here: Craftsman OEM List | VintageMachinery.org



That link I gave gave you has all the group diagrams of your machine with the parts with prices.

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