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post #11 of 13 Old 01-22-2016, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by nrpinmd View Post
All right, cleaned out the carb. I didn't see any issues but sometimes a tiny particle can mess things up. Changed the oil which kind of needed to be done anyways. Turned it on for 5 mins and no signs at all of gas coming out of the valve cover vent tube. So far so good just as the first flakes are falling. If I were to guess, someone didn't turn the fuel cutoff.

I'm still not sure what the "grinding" is. It's not a constant grinding, almost sounds similar to the noise when the auger is engaged, just happens for a fraction of a second. Im basically just going to keep an eye on it and give it a go for the blizzard.

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Keep an eye on the oil level. If it starts filling up above FULL again, and gas starts disappearing from the tank, you still have a problem.

If you shut off the fuel valve when your done, you probably won't see the problem and it can wait until spring when its warm .

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So, like many of you I've given the snowblower a good workout mid-snowfall. Oil is good no more mixing going on. Using the word grinding to describe the second concern was sort of wrong, it's more of a banging or heavy rattle. It's not engine related, it something with the pulleys. If I were to guess the impeller brake needs to be adjusted which I understand there is a procedure for, I've just been avoiding any idling without the auger engaged.
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Sometimes there is just noise with machines. Engaging the auger can cause a screech as the belt slips slightly. Disengaging the auger can cause the belt to whip up and into the belt cover and causing a slapping noise.

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