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Picked up craftsman from shop running rough, stalling. They said it was fine . No snow to try it yet. Start it this morning, hit the snow engage auger, sputter then dies.start it same thing.my old ariens to the rescue-attachment_1419197285647_img_20141221_161328.jpg can't bother with it now too much snow. I warm up the old girl finish the parking area no problem.my old ariens to the rescue-20141214_143051.jpg. I go look at craftsman. Check gas,fuel line,spark. Everything good .move around wires and find that the plastic key wires were not connected. Just sitting on the factory crimps. Push the wires back in. Collapse connectors more with pliers. So far so good.
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glad you got the craftsman going with only minor surgery

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glad you got the craftsman going with only minor surgery
I can't win with the craftsman. Plow truck came by blocked me in. Fired up craftsman hit snowbank, nothing. No drive, no reverse. Take trap door off find half of a bolt. Turns out the hex bolt for the axle snapped . Oh well atleast it's something easy.my old ariens to the rescue-screenshot_2015-01-27-19-24-05.jpg
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I bought my craftsman new back in '03, it was set up wrong by sears but I didn't know it at the time nor did I have time to take it to have someone look at it. it was used less than a half dozen times and never made it out of my back yard. I got it set up right once I joined SBF. I knew I would never be happy with it so I bought the toro 826 so I could have a two stage snowblower that I would be happy with. the guy that bought my craftsman said his uncle has one just like it that he had used before, he was happy. only way i'll have another craftsman snowbloweris if someone gives it to me

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I can't speak to the new Craftsman's, but I will put my old 70's Craftsman up against almost anything of comparable size and see who comes out on top.
I also have an 8 hp 24" Ariens I keep at the back of the garage to do the alley and the Craftsman will outblow it any day (10 hp 26").

Then again, regardless of brand if it moves the snow you need moved then it's a good day.
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