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HELP? TroyBilt Storm 5024

My first season with a snowblower, lived in northern NV mostly, lots of cold not much snow. Same temps here (Idaho) but lots of snow. Bought my first machine during the summer, used hardly at all, Troy Bilt Storm 5024
2 stage. Model 31AH63N2011. From what I have learned, was manufactured in 2008 unless I am wrong. Have used it extensively this season, stabilized fuel, 100% gasoline. No issues until yesterday, motor surging i.e.. speed oscillating after it runs for 15-20 min. then will stall out if under load. Figured its a carburetor issue. Cannot decipher it is a Tecumseh engine or MTD as 2008 was year things changed at Troy.
Would welcome any suggestions for help as it's supposed to snow everyday this week, and the folks that could fix it have a weeks worth of work before they could get to it. And would like to identify the engine so I can find a service manual for it. Found this site and seems loaded with lots of great information and members.
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Use a fuel system cleaner first, before any wrenching IMO. Easy, cheap.
Sea Foam is my choice for fuel system cleaner.


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@mrfixit:

thanks for replying. Fuel is non ethanol, 100% gas, stabilization with well, stabil and seafoam as well. thinking of adding jet/carb cleaner to the fuel
next or get the wrench as you say. thanks.
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May drop the bowl if it's easy. Increase amount of Sea Foam? Stabil isn't needed with Sea Foam IMO, it's a stabilizer also. I use it for that reason, cleans and stabilizes.


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GEvening I/D, Quick check on eRplacements shows that as a Tecumseh L-Head engine. It's a fairly simple carb to remove, clean and install again. Probly doesn't have any adjustments on it. so a thorough cleaning of the main jet, with torch tip cleaners, should have you up and running in short order. GLuck, Jay
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@ JayzAuto1,

Thanks for the info. Guess my first stop this morning will be to some place that sells torch tip cleaners. Nothing opened yesterday of course.
Welding supply or perhaps Harbor Freight. Everyone here has been great, this site is a lucky find.
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@ JayzAuto1,

So just looking at eReplacements, engine pictures, there are 2. How does one know it is a Tecumseh engine? Do not see any designation anywhere
noting that. Also, any idea who has service manual for engine and/or the entire machine? Also wondering about who sells carburetors for it, thinking about the future. Thanks again.
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@ JayzAuto1,

I now see that it is 2 views of the same engine. Still in learning phase here.
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After so many posts you will be able to post pics here, Pics will help us see what you have. As for the carb, once we can figure what engine you have exactly you can get a replacement carb on EBay for around $12-$20 They are chinese made but they work very well and I have installed many of them and all have worked well on the engines I installed them on including on my snow blower and wood chipper. For the engine ID there is a number on the top of it that may be covered by the electric starter plug that can be searched to see exactly which engine it is. Tecumseh engines have quit a few variations but also are very close to each other, They have small engines on almost all small yard equipment. I will see if I can find a service or repair manual, I had a site with them but can't seem to find the link at the moment.
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Hello Dave. After looking up your snow blower model number, it appears you have an MTD Chinese made over head valve engine and I believe the service manual link below is for your motor.

http://service.mtdproducts.com/Train...horizontal.pdf

Toro 8/24 (38080) 1989
Toro 421-QZE (38585) 2008 (Gone)
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