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B&S 7.75 HP Engine Problem

On my Craftsman snow blower. Used the machine and heard a clunk and machine stopped. Gas looked empty. Filled tank and tried to pull rope starter and moves a few inches and then jammed.

Tried electric start and no go. Took rope starter off and it works good. Removing hood to access plug is my next step. I'll see if I can turn engine over with plug removed.

It seems that something is seized.
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when was the last time you checked the oil??????

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Sounds like maybe a broken rod. Not sounding good. Look on both sides of the engine and see if it is cracked or has a hole in it. With the belt cover or recoil off see if the crank will turn backwards. If it turns like half a turn in each direction and stops something in the engine is probably broken.

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It would happen to be one of this model?




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It would happen to be one of this model?
No an older model, think I bought in 2002. Just before they came with removal tools mounted on the machine, which I wish I had.
My machine mdl #536.887750 mfg date 01225 26inch

I'll check it out more than post results.

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when was the last time you checked the oil??????
October. Greased the machine and silicone the chutes and checked the oil which is 5/30 synthetic. First time I used it this year. I'm in Buffalo, hit with the massive snow fall. Cutting thru 4 feet of snow when it happened. Got an extra 2 feet to top the 4 feet.

Haven't heard but one other snow blower the last few days. It's almost worthless using them.
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when was the last time you checked the oil??????
Bingo!
It was filled with oil. Per your post checked the dipstick and no oil?

Found that the bottom, oil fill plastic cap?, had come off and all the oil blew out. With feet of snow had no indication it was blowing out.

If I buy a replacement I will safety wire the cap in place.

Think I got the right replacement engine here. Will remove old and buy the attached.
link: Briggs and Stratton Engines 12c3140131e1CO 7.75 HP Intek Snow Series Horizontal Engine

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October. Greased the machine and silicone the chutes and checked the oil which is 5/30 synthetic. First time I used it this year. I'm in Buffalo, hit with the massive snow fall. Cutting thru 4 feet of snow when it happened. Got an extra 2 feet to top the 4 feet.

Haven't heard but one other snow blower the last few days. It's almost worthless using them.
I'm in Rochester, I'm pretty sure you guys are going to win the annual snowfall competition this year. I was thinking about how with the kind of snow you guys got you would have to repeatedly clear the snow as it fell or the blower would be useless.

P.S. $10 an hour is not nearly worth it to shovel 6 feet of snow even if they throw in a free ticket to a game that might be moved anyways.

Most people are going to do whatever they want. What I find entertaining is how people justify what they do.
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I'm in Rochester, I'm pretty sure you guys are going to win the annual snowfall competition this year. I was thinking about how with the kind of snow you guys got you would have to repeatedly clear the snow as it fell or the blower would be useless.

P.S. $10 an hour is not nearly worth it to shovel 6 feet of snow even if they throw in a free ticket to a game that might be moved anyways.
There was a slight coating of ice/slush under the snow, with a delightful 4 feet of snow on top the first day. Topped with 2 more feet the next day. Wind was gusting also.

Buffalo avg is 93 inches of snow a season, Syracuse 117 inches, Rochester 92 inches. Think my area got 65 inches in two days.

Snow plows are worthless. The government has to use pay loaders and trucks to remove the snow. At least 4 feet of packed snow on the streets.

Highly doubtful the Bills game will be played in Orchard Park this week.

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Good time to try a Harbor Freight Predator engine.

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