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New snowblower fuel switch not working

Hey guys, new to the board and new to snow blowers. I have a brand new Husky ST224P and I tried to stop it from running by turning off the fuel switch. It kept running and eventually I **** it off by pulling out the red safety key. Bad switch? What do you think?
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Must have type something else by accident... meant to type “shut it off”
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-18-2020, 05:19 PM
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it takes longer than you may think for the carb to run dry! how long did you let it run before you shut it off ?

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a rookie mistake.

after the fuel valve is shut off, it should take about 30-60 seconds before the fuel inside the bowl is used up.


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I let it run a minute or two. I’ll try again.

Also, i slightly over filled the oil. Is that an issue? I used it on light snow for about 15 min
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I let it run a minute or two. I’ll try again.

Also, i slightly over filled the oil. Is that an issue? I used it on light snow for about 15 min
slightly, no issues............but what is slightly too much

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Maybe 3oz or so.

16oz capacity according to the manual. It was only half way up the dipstick from the factory. I filled it up a little at a time but ended up going over. Hard thing is of course that my garage is slightly pitched so it’s hard to get a flat reading. Driveway slopes as well
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I don't know how critical the "full" mark is, like how much leeway you have before it's a problem. But over-full is bad. The oil can get foamed up, and won't lubricate properly. If it were me, I'd feel better draining just a bit of oil out, until it's within the marks.

Depending on the RPM, it may take a minute or so to run itself dry. Give it a few minutes and see if it dies. At idle, mine probably runs for around a minute before it dies.

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Thanks for the replies.

I drained a bit out via the dipstick. I used a plastic cup and tilted the machine. It wasn’t much so I’m not to worried.

I did end up getting it to turn of via the fuel shutoff, I’d say it took 3 minutes to stop.
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