Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Amazon Chinese carb sellers
I've ordered carbs from 3 different Chinese sellers on Amazon. What I've learned from ordering anything on Amazon, my preference is to order from a seller that lists a phone # in case there is a problem with the order and a phone # where they answer the phone!
All the carbs are the same, order the cheapest but keep in mind the ratings and customer service, phone #, return policy, guarantee.
My favorite seller is the ROP Shop. They have a phone #, answer right away, problems are dealt with immediately and if they need to get back to you, it's done quickly.
With every order they put a piece of paper in the order saying please do not leave a bad review on Amazon, call us first on our free 800 number, give us a chance to correct the problem.
I ordered 2 adjustable carbs for a 5hp Tecumseh and received 2 non adjustable carbs. I called them, they apologized, their mistake. 3 days later, I missed the shipping deadline for the day, I have Amazon Prime, I received my 2 new adjustable carbs with a postage paid return bag to put the non adjustable carbs/boxes in. No credit card charges or refunds. Just an even exchange.
There's one company, Huri, on Amazon that gives you a free tape measurer with every carb. Nice to have around! But the carbs are the same!
Always order a carb with low and high mixture adjustment screws. When a snowblower has a fixed adjustment carb such as 640084b, I order the equivalent carb with the mixture adjustment screws.
Also don't be fooled by getting a primer bulb and hose with the carb, the hose never fits! It's always to big.
All the Chinese rebuild kits are junk but they do work. The rebuild kits for a Tecumseh 8-10 hp are $5 or less, with the welch plugs, you only need to remove the side welch plug. There are 2 or 3 holes, they control the idle and low speed mixture. For a 5hp Tecumseh the kits are $12-$15 with the welch plugs, same as a Chinese new carb, BUT you are keeping your carb, a much better carb than the Chinese carbs.