Carb problem solved, Who needs an ultrasonic cleaner!
Tomorrow there is impending mix of rain and snow or 6"-8" snow with possibility of 12" in Trenton NJ.
So I started 2 snowblowers, 9hp & 10hp Tecumseh, pleasant when they start up, the 10hp always seem to start more readily, even by hand. In 2017 & 2016 they both got the Berryman soak and ultrasonic cleaner treatment.
A 3rd, 10hp Tecumseh, wouldn't start, only would start with ether but kept dying. I had filled the empty plastic gas tank but evidently there was just a little old gas with some water left in the bowl because of the lack of a push drain. I drained the bowl by loosening the high speed jet, still wouldn't start. This got the "treatment" in February 2016. But since I have no place to keep my equipment other than outside under a tarp, I expect a yearly problem. I removed the carb, took it apart, found the problem, while apart shot carb cleaner up the holes. The problem was the high speed jet (the bottom jet) had just the slightest bit of residue caused by water. I used steel wool on the jet. Put it back together and on. Satisfied it would start. Then afraid. Then hesitant when it started because it was running a little rough. Then relieved when it kept running so smoothly. Ran it through the gears. Moved it to the patio right outside the sliding door. Filled it with gas.
The problem was just a little water residue or "corrosion" on the high speed jet. I probably didn't need to remove the carb, just the high speed jet, but it wasn't snowing yet and I didn't want a problem tomorrow. I had the time, the temps were comfortable to work in.
So who needs an ultrasonic cleaner to clean a carb and get a snowblower running! LOL
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Last edited by JLawrence08648; 03-06-2018 at 08:09 PM.