1st engine problem - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 01-02-2016, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 11
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
1st engine problem

My 4 yr old 920404 (enginePW2HK18400178EABOQUVE1M) would not start for the 1st time ever today! I wanted to give it it's monthly exercise and it wouldn't go, pull or electric. I noticed when pushing the bulb primer that the red rubber bulb had an open crack in front, and a small amount of gas was dripping from underneath the carburetor area.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
RickGP is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 01-02-2016, 07:14 PM
Senior Member
 
POWERSHIFT93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: PARADISE CITY, MN
Posts: 9,165
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 480
Thanks (Received): 348
Likes (Given): 290
Likes (Received): 1144
the hose that connects from the bulb to the carb needs to be replaced. that is 1 theory. but I am sure other people here will have more on that 1.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MAHALO!!!!!!!!!
POWERSHIFT93 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 01-02-2016, 08:15 PM
Moderator
 
Shryp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 4,159
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 196
Likes (Given): 6
Likes (Received): 250
Replace the rubber bulb. Without that you can't prime the engine. You could try putting a bit of gas in the carb or down the plug hole if needed. You might still have an air leak from the broken primer bulb though.

Please direct all snow blower questions to the forums and not to me with PMs.
Shryp is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 01-02-2016, 08:24 PM
Senior Member
 
dbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,496
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 32
Thanks (Received): 132
Likes (Given): 200
Likes (Received): 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickGP View Post
I noticed when pushing the bulb primer that the red rubber bulb had an open crack in front, and a small amount of gas was dripping from underneath the carburetor area.

it's not uncommon to have some gas drip from the carb inlet when the primer IS working.
dbert is online now  
post #5 of 8 Old 01-02-2016, 08:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,419
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 5
Thanks (Received): 112
Likes (Given): 13
Likes (Received): 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickGP View Post
My 4 yr old 920404 (enginePW2HK18400178EABOQUVE1M) would not start for the 1st time ever today! I wanted to give it it's monthly exercise and it wouldn't go, pull or electric. I noticed when pushing the bulb primer that the red rubber bulb had an open crack in front, and a small amount of gas was dripping from underneath the carburetor area.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
Get a new primer bulb and hose. If one is gone, the other probably could use replacement as well.

Work fascinates me.
I can watch somebody work for hours...
2008 Craftsman 944.528391 (It's a Husqvarna ST227P)
27", B&S 305cc 13.5 ft/lb Torque 9.5 hp
skutflut is online now  
post #6 of 8 Old 01-02-2016, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 11
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
WOW! that was fast!

Thank you guys!
I ordered
:
SKSN0304.1 PRIMER BULB ASSY WITH HOSE-SNOW
RickGP is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 01-02-2016, 10:33 PM
Super Moderator
 
Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 9,137
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 510
Thanks (Received): 681
Likes (Given): 3844
Likes (Received): 1478
Garage
The crack in the face of the bulb is bad. That needs to be replaced but if you can cover it with your finger you can still prime the carb until you get a replacement.

Does the carb drip fuel all the time or only when you try to prime it ?? If ti's only dripping when you try to prime it then the primer is working as the dripping is normal when priming if you give it a pump too many.

Have you checked to make sure you have spark, fuel shut off is open, throttle isn't sitting on it's stop, key on, ...

.
Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

Please help keep the lights on by subscribing:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kiss4aFrog is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 01-07-2016, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 11
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Thank you guys for your help. I got the bulb-hose assy in mail today. Replaced it and machine good as new!

You guys are the BEST!
RickGP is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome