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Any help would be awesome. I went to use my snowblower for the first time this season. Usually I just add new fuel and have no issues. This year is different, I went to start it and had to keep pushing the primer to keep it running. I just did a complete tune up last season. This is a 31AE5HTG799. It does start right up, but won't stay running without hitting that primer button continually. Has anyone had the same issue or at least a place to start?
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fuel line maybe blocked, float stuck....not getting fuel it sounds like. Could be the carb needs replacing or cleaning.....try taking off the bown and cleaning it first...may be a few drops of water in it...
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I took it off yesterday and sprayed it with carb cleaner and Replaced it. It was doing the same thing. Do you think I should pull it again? I just was wicked baffled because it starts right up, but did not stay running unless i pushed the primer.
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On this
, the mechanic has just that problem at about the 31:45 mark and what he does to fix it, is basically clean the carburetor.

Hope this helps.

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People have to learn to use Stabil and half the rate of Seafoam in there gas, or whatever other additive they choose to use.

Leaving untreated gas in a machine is no.1 issue for screwing up a carb on a snow blower, but most people don't care and do it anyways.

Actually its great for me, as I wind up with a free machine that works great after a 13.00 new carburetor
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People have to learn to use Stabil and half the rate of Seafoam in there gas, or whatever other additive they choose to use.

Leaving untreated gas in a machine is no.1 issue for screwing up a carb on a snow blower, but most people don't care and do it anyways.

Actually its great for me, as I wind up with a free machine that works great after a 13.00 new carburetor





Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! You'll dry up your source of cheap snowblowers..


Well not really, I find that most people are too lazy to bother with preventative maintenance these days.


I put the sta-bil in my gas cans before they leave the garage to go to the filling station so everything in my small engines is treated gas all the time. Saves from remembering to run stabil through the tank when the seasons are over.










So if you're getting fuel to the primer then the line to the carb is good and something inside the carb is plugged, get some safety glasses on or a face shield and spray into EVERY SINGLE ORIFICE you see on the carburetor and hope you get the crud out. Also if it has the main jet in the float bowl then make sure you spray that clean too.
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Welcome to SBF Roger. If your carb has the adjustable jets, this will help with cleaning it.


https://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs...arb_632107.asp

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watch some vids, theres plenty, on cleaning the carb, not just spraying cleaner as theres more to it than that, and adjusting the fuel air mix screw

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That number you gave comes up as a Craftsman/MTD 2006 model year (?)


Anyway I agree with the carburetor cleaning comments. I've gotten several free/cheap snow blowers that way.



A little bit of starting fluid down the fuel line to loosen things up in the carburetor internals and the machine is brought back from the dead.

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