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post #1 of 35 Old 12-17-2016, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Glowing muffler on 2015 Toro 826 HD OXE

Hi. I have a 2015 Toro 826 with the Briggs 1150 engine. The snow blower is 2 years old but has only been use for 3-4 hours. I bought it this year so this is the first time using it. The inside of the muffler glows red within 5 minutes of starting it. Is this normal?

It ran great for the 8 inches of snow I moved and for the 45 minutes I used it. There was a slight quiet popping here and there. The carb bowl looked like new but i sprayed cleaner in there anyways.

I called Briggs and Stratton and the guy sounded like he was in outer space and unconvincingly said I should get it checked out with no other advice.

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The popping noise and the muffler glow could mean it's running a little rich.

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Its running lean. The carb needs cleaning. You could try running a tank with some Sea Foam or Berrymans B12. It that doesn't clear it up, the carbs going to need to be removed and cleaned. Did you drain the gas and run it dry after last season?




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Plus 1 for lean. Clean the carb.
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THanks for the advice. I just bought it this year and the previous owner bought it in 2014 but got hurt and didn't use it so i suppose it's very possible he didn't store it correctly. I'll probably take the carb off and clean it.

I removed the bowl and cleaned the one jet and sprayed cleaner up the carb but that didn't help.

I hope that's all it is because there's a 3-4 week wait on snowblower repairs and I don't have the sales receipt either, so itll be a hassle to get warranty work done.

I'm going to have to use it tonight as it isn't. 6-8 inches of snow.

I'll let you know if it the cleaning works. Hope that's all it is because I paid $1000 for the blower so that I would have something without problems.
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Should I try sea foam first though?
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try running it with the choke set in the first notch and see if the muffler still runs hot.

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Should I try sea foam first though?
Yes, run it on the strong side 2oz, or so, to a full tank. When you say you cleaned the jet, what do you mean? The jet is screwed up the center of the carb, where the nut that holds the bowl goes into. Find a good screwdriver, that fits up there, without damaging the jet, or the threads that are in the casting (The nut threads into) and clean that.




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Warranty won't cover a dirty carb in most cases. They blame that on the user.

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I took the bowl and nut/jet, sprayed the jet w/carb cleaner & stuck a needle through the hole. Sprayed carb cleaner up the carb. The bowl looked like new when I took it off--no residue.

I ran a whole bottle of sea foam w/no gas. Shut it off and let it sit for 10min. Ran the rest through. May have helped a small amount. Muffler still glows but not quite as bright. Didn't smoke at all though. I thought that stuff made a lot of smoke.

Blower ran fine for 45 min clearing 6-8 inches i snow. Had choke on 2nd click but it ran ok on any choke setting except the first.

Should I still take the carb off and clean it? Run more sea foam through it?
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