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.....So i just acquired a craftsman with the 9hp snow king....Carb was toast! bought a new one from amazon. I cannot get this thing to idle at all....anything below half throttle and it will just slow right doan and shutoff. I took carb apart and checked and cleaned everything again. What I did notice was the welch plug inside the bowl area is missing! Could this be my issue? I just ordered a rebuild kit with plugs.....We'll wait and see
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I have used 3 of those 13.00 carbs from Amazon with no issues.

What a lot of people do is not keep a track of the spring, throttle, choke and governor linkage position, and/or maybe bend something. Or not get the right one even?
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I would not give these cheap carbs the benefit of the doubt. Tried one on my Wheel Horse and it would "gurgle" at high speed and no amount of adjusting would get rid of it. Then wasted a lot of time thinking it was other things like ignition issues and sticking valves. Rebuilt the original and it runs properly again.

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I'm at 50% success rate with Chinese carbs so if the customer wants one I buy 3. Still cheaper than OEM. Caveat Emptor!
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Agree, I have had good luck with them too. My old man is blown away that you can get a full carb for under $15.
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No matter what you buy, there are always going to be people that have issues with any product.

I have used the Lemon Law twice Ö once on a Chrysler, got a new car a year and a half later, no charge, and once on a Toyota, got all my money back 13 months later.....

Point being, for whatever the reason, there is nothing perfect in this world.
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